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February 24, 2007

FAA Approves Next Phase In ADS-B Deployment

Three Contractors To Bid On Implementation

This week, the FAA signed off on the next phase of its Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Program.

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UPS Opts To Wait On A380F Decision

Carrier Signs Agreement To Postpone Decision Until After 2007

Those of us wondering what UPS will ultimately decide to do with its order for Airbus A380 Freighters, will have to wait a little longer. The cargo company signed an agreement Thursday that sets a timetable for deciding the status of the 10-plane deal.

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Gathering Of Mustangs Attracts USAF Heritage Week

Both Events To Be Held This September In Columbus, OH

Aero-News has learned the US Air Force selected Columbus, OH as the site of this year's Air Force Heritage Week, in conjunction with the Gathering of Mustangs & Legends at Rickenbacker International Airport in September.

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NASM Sees Drop In Crowds In Recent Years

2006 Numbers Down Over Four Million Since 2003

If you've ever wanted to visit the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, now's the time -- as the huge crowds present in past years have dwindled considerably.

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Lockheed Martin Team To Bid On Developing NextGen ATC System

Will Propose Solutions For ADS-B

Aero-News learned Friday a team led by Lockheed Martin has been "down selected" by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to propose a solution for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) program, a cornerstone initiative for the agency's much-ballyhooed next generation air transportation system.

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Callers Say Mystery Wreckage Is Former Oil Company Plane

State Cessna 180 Was Abandoned After 1966 Accident

The mystery surrounding airplane wreckage discovered earlier this month by a hunter in a Louisiana swamp could be close to resolution.

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Wannabe Spacefarer Launches Website To Accomplish His Goal

Send Ben Into Space... For A Dollar A Pixel

With the dawning of true commercial spaceflight just around the corner, a few enterprising "tourinauts" have come up with some interesting and varied ways to raise the funds for a $200,000 ticket into (sub)orbit. On that note, we introduce you to Ben Riecken, a flight instructor with Embry Riddle in Daytona Beach, FL.

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Columbia Aircraft Unveils Online Education Program

New White Paper Series Covers Broad Variety Of Topics

Quick quiz: what are the differences between turbocharged and turbo-normalized? Unclear on the nuances of spin certification? Want to know how range affects payload? Answers to these questions and many more can be found in a new white paper series recently published on Columbia Aircraft’s website.

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Approach Systems Intro's APIC Real Time Approach Plates

Available Via Online Subscription; Current Users Will Receive Free Update

Representatives with Approach Systems Corporation, developer of APIC Glass Cockpit Software Technology, told ANN this week of the addition of Real Time Approach Plate capability to APIC's suite of glass cockpit software technologies.

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Azerbaijan Airlines Signs For New Boeing Planes

Three 787-8s, Two 737-900ERs Add Western Flavor To Fleet

Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines signed an order this week for three 787-8 Dreamliners and two 737-900ER (Extended Range) airliners. Based in Baku, Azerbaijan, the airline becomes the first carrier throughout the republics of the former Soviet Union to order the 787 and the 737-900ER.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.24.07)


Gotta have that shirt of that favorite plane? This Web site is sure to have it.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.24.07): Powder Puff Derby


During the late 1940s and through the 1950s, the best known air race was a trans-continental event for women pilots, the "Powder Puff Derby."

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.24.07)

"This agreement will provide us additional time to evaluate our network requirements and make a decision once and for all as to how best to ensure service to our customers,"

Source: Bob Lekites, vice president of Airline and International Operations for UPS, on the freight carrier's decision to postpone its final decision on whether to cancel its order for 10 Airbus A380 Freighters until the end of 2007.

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