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March 15, 2010

FAA Issues Emergency AD For Boeing 737s

Order Will Affect Some 600 Aircraft

The FAA has issued an Emergency AD (2010-06-51) for all Boeing 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. The FAA received a report of failure of the aft attach lugs on the left elevator tab control mechanism, which resulted in severe elevator vibration.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 03.15.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.15.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.15.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Spring Training - 03.15.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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NORAD Flight Exercise Planned For Washington, D.C.

Flights To Begin After Midnight Tuesday And Continue For Two Days

North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct a three-day exercise, Falcon Virgo 10-06, beginning Tuesday and ending Thursday in the skies over the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C.).

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.15.10

The Falcon 9 has a successful test-firing.
Air Trek wins legal fees from the FAA - again.
And American Airlines faces fines for maintenance issues.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.15.10

The Falcon 9 has a successful test-firing.
Air Trek wins legal fees from the FAA - again.
And American Airlines faces fines for maintenance issues.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Spring Training - 03.15.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves, who observes that if elite baseball players need spring training to be proficient to start their season, maybe pilots do, too.


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Australia Still Bullish On The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

STOVL Aircraft Performs Low-Speed Landing At Pax River

Australia's Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, confirmed on Thursday that the Australian Government remains confident the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is the right choice for the Australian Defence Force's next-generation air combat capability.

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NASA Offers 'Fast' Opportunities For Zero-G Technology Testing

Proposal Deadline Is April 19

NASA has announced opportunities to test emerging technologies during flights on an airplane that simulates the weightless conditions of space. The technologies should have potential use in future NASA projects, support future exploration systems, or improve air and space vehicle capabilities.

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TrueNorth Announces First Simphone Global Broadband Certification

Worldwide Business Broadband System Certified On Gulfstream IV

TrueNorth Avionics received the initial supplemental type certification (STC) of its Simphone (pronounced ‘symphony’) Global Broadband System Thursday.

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Rockwell Collins Transportable Black Hawk Simulator Headed To Bahrain

Second Foreign Miliary Sale For T-BOS System

The Kingdom of Bahrain has selected the Rockwell Collins Transportable Blackhawk Operations Simulator (T-BOS) to train their UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter pilots. The T-BOS will be delivered to the government of Bahrain under a Foreign Military Sale contract.

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Nigerian Mock Rescue Ends In Real Disaster

G222 Crashes During Training Exercise

Nigerian Air Force G222 skidded off the runway at Port Harcourt International Airport (DNPO) at 12:13pm on Saturday as it was arriving for a mock disaster drill.

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Unidentified Mexican Helo Enters US Airspace

Eyewitness Accounts Point To The Mexican Navy Mi-17

Residents in a community near Falcon Lake, TX, were anxious after spotting a helo with armed personnel inside and a logo for the Mexican Navy on the outside.

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BLR Aerospace Winglets Certified for King Air 90

First Deliveries To Begin Immediately

BLR Aerospace recently announced newly certified Winglet Systems for King Air 90s that may significantly increase aircraft performance and result in cost savings.

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AD: Airbus

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MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes  

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AD: Hawker Beechcraft

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MANUFACTURER:  Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model G58 Airplanes  

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Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation – The Family of Culver Cadets

The Morris Family Showcases Their Twin 1941 Culver Cadets
 
In 1937, shortly before the outbreak of World War II, renowned aircraft designer Al Mooney joined Culver as chief engineer.  During those few years, Mooney spearheaded the design and production of the Culver Cadet.  The aircraft quickly gained a reputation for its speed and efficiency; Mooney’s Culver Cadet design, featuring retractable landing gear, was unheard of in competing aircraft.  The hand-cranked retraction and extension mechanism proved popular due to its reliability; small Plexiglas windows located on the floor of the cockpit allowed pilots to check the placement of the gear.  Mooney’s revolutionary design allowed the Culver Cadet to reac

Aero-TV: Citation ProAdvantage – Cessna’s Aircraft Coverage Programs

Cessna Sales Rep Rob Mast Explains the ProAdvantage Programs
 
Unexpected maintenance costs can be extremely difficult for aircraft operators.  In response to these unpredictable fees, Cessna developed a unique set of coverage options, the ProAdvantage Programs, for Citation owners.  Unlike an extended warranty, that often eliminates such wear components like brakes or tires, Cessna designed the programs to reflect the true cost of operation and maintenance.    
 

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CERTIFIED! Cessna Citation CJ4 Gets THE Nod From FAA

Latest CJ Gets Its Flying Papers

Cessna Aircraft has confirmed the awarding of an FAA TC for the Citation CJ4. Deliveries are set to begin later this year. Cessna notes that the Citation CJ4 is the newest and largest member of the popular CJ family of business jets consisting of the Citation CJ1+, CJ2+ and CJ3.

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Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation – The Family of Culver Cadets

The Morris Family Showcases Their Twin 1941 Culver Cadets

In 1937, shortly before the outbreak of World War II, renowned aircraft designer Al Mooney joined Culver as chief engineer.  During those few years, Mooney spearheaded the design and production of the Culver Cadet.  The aircraft quickly gained a reputation for its speed and efficiency; Mooney’s Culver Cadet design, featuring retractable landing gear, was unheard of in competing aircraft.  

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Aero-TV: Citation ProAdvantage – Cessna’s Aircraft Coverage Programs

Cessna Sales Rep Rob Mast Explains the ProAdvantage Programs

Unexpected maintenance costs can be extremely difficult for aircraft operators. In response to these unpredictable fees, Cessna developed a unique set of coverage options, the ProAdvantage Programs, for Citation owners.

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USA To Host 2012 World Hot Air Balloon Championship

Bi-Annual Event Returns to Battle Creek, MI

A bid by the Balloon Federation of America to host the FAI Category I event was approved unanimously today.

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Small Town Reporter Snags Piper Thief

Woman Does Soft Field Landing After Running Out Of Fuel

Susan Alexandria, 27, has been arrested after allegedly stealing a Piper Cherokee and flying it until she ran out of fuel.

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Klyde Morris (03.15.10)

Klyde Says... 'Adios'

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NASA Conducts Follow-Up Helicopter Crash Test

This Time, Helo Fuselage Was Dropped Without The 'Airbag'

A second crash test of a small lightweight helicopter at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, produced the results that engineers expected ... the aircraft was badly damaged and the occupants would have suffered severe injuries.

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HBC And FlightSafety MxPro Training Course Certified In China

Clears A Path For Development Of Practical Training For King Air C90, Hawker 4000

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) and FlightSafety International said Wednesday they have received approval to conduct theoretical and practical, hands-on technical training to support the Hawker 4000 and Beechcraft King Air C90 by the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC).

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TSA Union Thanks Lawmakers For Support Of H.R. 1881

AFGE Urges Congress To Pass The TSA Workforce Enhancement Act

The American Federation of Government Employees has publicly thanked House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and others for their support and sponsorship of H.R. 1881, the Transportation Security Workforce Enhancement Act.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.15.10)

"She did admit to the fact she had taken the plane... We found all her luggage was still in the plane. Found her credit card. And she had the keys to the plane in her pocket, so there wasn't much she could say."  Source: Modoc County Undersheriff, Gary Palmer, describing the arrest of the thief of a single-engine Piper on Thursday morning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.15.10): Expedite

Expedite Used by ATC when prompt compliance is required to avoid the development of an imminent situation. Expedite climb/descent normally indicates to a pilot that the approximate best rate of climb/descent should be used without requiring an exceptional change in aircraft handling characteristics.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.15.10)

Aero-Linx: National Aeronautical Navigation Services The National Aeronautical Navigational Services (AeroNav Services) Group supports Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers, and Aviation Planners with a myriad of products and services to promote safe aeronautical navigation.

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