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March 21, 2009

NBAA, Alliance For Aviation Across America Denounce JetBlue Ad

"Welcome Bigwigs" Campaign Draws Fire

A tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign introduced this week by JetBlue Airways -- offering 'helpful hints' for fat-cat CEOs now relegated to traveling on commercial airliners -- has drawn significant objection from two organizations fed up with stereotypical portrayals of business aviation users.

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EAA Says Homeland Security Initiatives Could 'Lock Out' GA

Urges Pilot Community To "Rally To Protect Its Interests"

General aviation is under attack on several fronts in the name of national security, in the words of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

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Boeing Hands Out New Layoff Notices To 900 Workers

Machinists Among Nearly Latest To Lose Their Jobs At Planemaker

As part of its effort to slash 10,000 jobs companywide this year, on Friday Boeing handed out a new round of layoff notices... advising 900 employees they would no longer have jobs 60 days from now.

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AERO Friedrichshafen 2009 Kicks Off April 2-5

New To This Year's Event: "E-Flight-Expo"

Organizers for AERO Friedrichshafen 2009 tell ANN leading general aviation companies have expanded their presence at the international aviation trade show.

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ATA Reports Sharp Decline In Passenger And Cargo Demand

Recession Hits Aviation Marketplace Hard, And It's Spreading Outside US

The Air Transport Association of America, industry trade organization for most US airlines, issued its first of what is expected to be a series of reports on the impact of the global recession on passenger and cargo airline traffic. And the news isn't good.

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FlightSafety International CEO To Chair 21st Annual GWAO

Bruce Whitman Named Honorary Chairman For Event

Bruce Whitman, President & CEO of FlightSafety International, has been named the Honorary Chairman for the 21st Annual Greater Washington Aviation Open (GWAO) to be held May 4 at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA.

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Jeppesen Captain Receives FAA Authorization For PBN Flight Checks

Company "First And Only Vendor" Able To Make That Claim

Captain Robert Holleran, Jeppesen chief technical pilot, has successfully completed the flight validation training course per FAA notice 8260.66 [Flight Validation of Satellite-Based Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and Special Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP)]. This makes Captain Holleran one of only four individuals who have received this authorization, and makes Jeppesen the first and only third-party vendor authorized to flight check PBN procedures. Required Navigation Performance (RNP) falls under the overall umbrella of PBN.

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NASA Debuts Unique Movie About 'Frozen' Earth

Part Of 'Science On A Sphere' Project

NASA has created a unique "spherical" movie about Earth's changing ice and snow cover as captured by NASA spacecraft. "Frozen," a 12-minute, narrated film, premieres at science centers and museums March 27.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.21.09)

Aero-Linx!

The purpose of this site is to provide a comprehensive source of information to all those interested in aviation and the important job that AMARC carries out in support of the various branches of the US Military and other Government agencies.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.21.09): Amalthea

Aero-Terms!

Amalthea (J-V) is the third-closest moon of Jupiter and the largest of Jupiter's smaller moons. It is a small, red, elongated, cratered moon (with two very large craters); it has the fastest speed of any known moon.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.21.09)

"JetBlue does not seem to realize that small and medium sized businesses that rely on general aviation every day are the backbone of America’s economy. Until JetBlue decides to send its flights to places like Hot Springs, AR and Gallup, NM general aviation will remain the lifeline to those communities and countless others all across America."

Source: Selena Shilad, spokesperson for the Alliance for Aviation Across America. A tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign introduced this week by JetBlue Airways -- offering 'helpful hints' for fat-cat CEOs now relegated to traveling on commercial airliners -- has drawn significant objection from two organizations fed up with stereotypical portrayals of business aviation users.

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