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April 02, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Gauges To Glass, Part III 04.03.06

If you look back in your podcasting directory... you'll see the past couple of aero-casts have been devoted to some of the things you might think about in considering a conversion from a cockpit fu

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.03.06

Apache down in Iraq... two crewmembers are presumed dead.

The flight recorders are found after a Bazilian crash...

And the latest on talks between both the FAA and its controllers a

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.03.06

Apache down in Iraq... two crewmembers are presumed dead.

The flight recorders are found after a Bazilian crash...

And the latest on talks between both the FAA and its controllers a

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Two Airmen Lost In Iraq Apache Downing

Hostile Fire Suspected

Two US Army pilots are presumed dead after their AH-64D Apache Helicopter went down Saturday west of Yousifiah, Iraq.

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Expedition 13 Crew Docks With ISS

Brazil's Marcos Ponce Carries Flag, Soccer Jersey Onto Station

Two days after blasting off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome, the Soyuz TMA-8 capsule carrying cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov, astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Brazil's first voyager into space, Marcos Pontes, docked with the International Space Station at 11:19 pm EST Friday.

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NATCA's Carr Responds To Blakey's Denial That Talks Are Over

Says FAA Is Becoming "FEMA With Wings"

On Friday, Aero-News brought you the latest volley between officials with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and the FAA, concerning what NATCA called the "break down" of nine months of negotiations over a new contract for ATC employees. The FAA responded, saying talks were still on... and now, NATCA President John Carr rebutes FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's denial that those talks are over.

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Brazilian Commuter Plane Accident Claims 19 Lives

Flying Construction Employees Home For Weekend

Team Empresa Aerea airline confirmed Saturday one of their Czech-made LET-410 commuter planes impacted a mountainside near Saquarema, about 60 miles east of Rio de Janiero. Two crewmembers and 17 passengers were lost in the Friday accident.

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CSA Czech Airlines Takes Delivery Of Its First New A320

Currently Relishing "New Plane" Smell

The Czech national carrier CSA Czech Airlines took delivery of its first directly purchased A320 during a ceremony in Toulouse Friday.

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Lockheed Martin Delivers Newest MH-60R Helo To US Navy

Fully Integrated For Anti-Sub And Surface Warfare Missions

Last week, Lockheed Martin delivered the first new-production MH-60R helicopter fully integrated for its anti-submarine and surface warfare missions to the US Navy.

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Elite Receives FAA Certification On New Low-Cost Advanced ATD

See It For Yourself At Lakeland!

Elite Simulation Solutions told Aero-News the company has received FAA approval of its RC-1 Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). The approval was made official on March 29, following an evaluation of the device at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Avidyne Launches Enhanced Customer Support Program

Last week, Avidyne Corporation announced a company-wide initiative to expand and enhance customer service and support for owner-pilots who use Avidyne products -- including Entegra integrated flight decks, FlightMax multi-function displays and TAS600 series active surveillance traffic advisory systems.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (04.02.06): Brakes

Aero-Tips!

A number of wheel fires resulting from repetitive or overly aggressive braking in Cirrus airplanes reminds us that all aircraft brakes absorb tremendous stress and can get very hot if overtaxed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.02.06)

Aero-Linx!

Many a pilot received his or her start from these little guys (ok some are not so little).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.02.06): Cone Of Silence

Aero-Terms!

ADF/NDB Station passage where the aural tone briefly disappeared as the aircraft flew directly overhead.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.02.06)

"The FAA's desperate hypothesis that "talks continue" is more tired rhetoric from an agency that has never been known for its credibility. Now that the FAA is hell-bent on becoming "FEMA with wings," there's really no telling what they will say, but you can be certain of this: not too much of it will be true."

Source: NATCA President John Carr, firing the latest salvo in the most recent war of words between the air traffic controllers union and the FAA, this time concerning the alleged breakdown in contract talks between the two entities.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2006-07-02 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-07-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-301, -311, and -315 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-07-04 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-07-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2006-07-05 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-07-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-131, -132,and -133; A320-232 and -233; and A321-131, -231, and -232 airplanes.

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