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June 24, 2007

Certified: Sandel SA4550 Primary Attitude Display

Completes Plug-Compatible Retrofit Suite

Sandel Avionics announced Saturday that its advanced SA4550 Primary Attitude Display has been certified by the FAA for Part 23 and Part 25 operations, allowing the new Technical Standard Ordered unit to be installed in corporate jets and turboprops.

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News From Paris: PW4000 Engines Awarded Contracts

Deals Valued At Up To $235 Million

Announced at the Paris Air Show Friday, both Guggenheim Aviation Partners and Air Caraibes ordered PW4000-100 engines to power up to four new A330 freighter aircraft and two new A330-300 aircraft, respectively. The deals are valued up to $235 million together, according to the two companies.

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News From Paris: John Travolta Finds Airbus A380 'Easy To Fly'

Hopes To Outdo Rival Tom Cruise As A Real-Life Top Gun

When you're a Hollywood star, a qualified pilot with more than 5000 flight hours logged, and you own your own customized  Boeing 707 that you park by your own private runway (actually, he owns five planes, including three Gulfstream jets and a Lear)... when you talk aviation, people listen. Large European planemakers do, too.

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Mustang Love Benefits Sporty's Foundation

More Than $3 Million Raised Through Cessna Citation Mustang Auction

When the bidding concluded earlier this month, the anonymous winner of Sporty's Cessna Citation Mustang, serial number 13, was ponying up $3,117,000 for his new aircraft.

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Two Walk Away From Vintage Airplane Accident In CA

Plane Goes Down Near Redlands Municipal Airport

A pilot and his passenger were able to exit their downed 1946 Commonwealth Friday and walk 200 feet down an embankment to meet rescue workers.

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NTSB Report On Fatal ROTC Flight In Maine Released

3 Students, Pilot Killed One Year Ago

A year after a Cessna 172 crash in western Maine took the lives of three Lewiston High schools ROTC students and the pilot, the NTSB issued its final report that said that the pilot few barefoot and performed unusual flight maneuvers earlier in the day, reported the Associated Press.

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Commercial Flight In Final Descent: Please Don't Open Emergency Exit

Should This Be Included In Flight Attendant's Safety Rules To PAX?

 It was fortunate for the passengers of US Airways Flight 78 from Phoenix to Seattle Thursday that off-duty Benton, WA, Sheriff's Deputy Doug Stanley was onboard to help quell the disruption to open an exit door - while the pland was still airborne.

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United Arab Emirates Airport To Implement New Aviation Security Measures

Measures Begin June 30 At Abu Dhabi International Airport

Remember the phrase, "Just like Mike (Michael Jordan)?" Well the United Arab Emirates is implementing new security measures "just like US" that begin June 30.

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India, US Establish Cooperative Program To Modernize India's Civil Aviation

Memorandum Of Understanding Signed in Washington

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed last week in Washington by visiting Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel and Secretary, US Transportation Department, Mary Peters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.24.07)

Aero-Linx!

Group dedicated to protecting the water flying rights of all seaplane pilots by minimizing restrictions and opening new waters. Founded in 1972, the SPA is a great spot to learn about how to get your wings wet.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.24.07): Nimbostratus

Aero-Terms!

A principal cloud type, grey colored and often dark. The appearance of nimbostratus clouds is often accompanied by continuously falling rain or snow, which usually reaches the ground. Nimbostratus clouds are normally thick enough to obscure the sun.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.24.07)

"I did fly that A380 you know. I was the first non-test pilot to fly that and I'm telling you it's a very easy plane to fly but technically complicated."

Source: Actor, and accomplished pilot, John Travolta... who told attendees at the Paris Air Show this week he co-piloted an Airbus A380 last November -- becoming the first non-test pilot to do so.

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