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August 29, 2009

Air Shows On Track To Break All-Time Attendance Record

Numbers Are "Way, Way Up" Even During Time Of Recession

With five months completed and roughly two months remaining in the 2009 North American air show season, the news regarding air show attendance is a stark contrast to what other industries are experiencing amid a recession of historic proportions. The air show industry will see record attendance during the 2009 season.

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FAA Issues TFR's For UN General Assembly Sessions

Airspace Will Be Affected September 15th To October 2nd

Four separate TFR's will be in place around New York City when the United Nations General Assembly meets next month, one of which will be in effect for two weeks. The initial NOTAM for the UNGA-64 will be in effect from September 15th through October 2nd, 2009.

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Myrtle Beach Aviation Park Plans Underway

City Hopes To Convert Former Air Force Base To Commercial Use

The Myrtle Beach, SC city council got its first look at plans to convert parts of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base into an Aviation Park, which Hugh Owens with the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation says could bring thousands of jobs to the area and millions of dollars to the local economy.

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Aero-Instruments Begins Delivery Of Replacement Airbus Pitot Probes

FAA-Approved Replacement Parts For Six Airbus Models

Aero-Instruments announced Thursday that it has begun customer deliveries of FAA-approved replacement Pitot Probes for installation on Airbus S.A.S.-manufactured aircraft.

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Military Must Speed Adoption Of Information Technology

Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Says Procurement Timeline A Major Hurdle

The U.S. military must leverage information technology to deliver capabilities to the battlefield and needs to catch up with technology before the nation falls behind in cyberspace, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a speech in Montgomery, AL, Monday.

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Salina Airport Schedules Runway Closure

20 Days Set Aside for Re-Paving, New Lighting Installation

The Salina Municipal Airport primary runway will be closed from September 8 to 27 due to airport improvement construction.  Runway 4-22 will periodically be shut down during this time. During the closure, crews will place asphalt and complete the LED taxiway lighting installation.  

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.29.09)

"(W)e've yet to hear from even a single air show with lower attendance than they had expected and nearly all of our events are reporting that they are way up as compared to the last time they held the show." Source: John Cudahy, ICAS president.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.29.09): Touchdown Zone

Even though pre-season football is underway, this has nothing to do with the gridiron. It is the first 3,000 feet of the runway beginning at the threshold. The area is used for determination of Touchdown Zone Elevation in the development of straight-in landing minimums for instrument approaches.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.29.09)

STS-128 By the time you read this, Discovery may already be on her way to ISS following a couple of delays. We'll be providing mission updates, of course, but if you'd like to really get down into the fine print, you can check out this website from NASA.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2009-18-02

MANUFACTURER: Boeing Model 767 Airplanes. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent possible ignition sources in the auxiliary fuel tank, main fuel tanks, and surge tanks.

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AD: Air Tractor

AD NUMBER: 2009-18-04

MANUFACTURER: Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-802 and AT- 802A Airplanes  

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