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March 17, 2010

Avidyne Reports Possible Issues With Entegra Release 9

Pilots Advised Not To Navigate Solely By Reference To GPS Until Release 9.0.2.2 Is Installed

Avidyne issued a Service Information Letter (SIL) Tuesday which advises owners and operators of Avidyne Entegra Release 9-equipped aircraft that the GPS solution may not be accurate in all cases.

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Florida Legislature Considering Laws Targeting FBOs

Would Place Restrictions On What Some FBOs May Charge For Fuel, Other Services

Florida Senator Carey Baker (R) has introduced an amendment to Florida SB1500 which would prohibit FBOs from controlling the price of their fuel if they're the sole contractor at a public-use airport. The bill is on the calendar of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means at 1300 Wednesday, March 17th.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.17.10

An emergency landing kills a pedestrian.
Two Northwest pilots settle their case with the FAA.
And Boeing has a fourth Dreamliner in the air.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.17.10

An emergency landing kills a pedestrian.
Two Northwest pilots settle their case with the FAA.
And Boeing has a fourth Dreamliner in the air.


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FAA Administrator Babbitt Presents Akron-Canton Airport With $16.6 Million

Airport Improvement Program Funds Will Complete Runway 5/23 Safety Upgrade, Extension

Akron-Canton Airport (KCAK) and leaders from throughout the region welcomed FAA Adminstrator Randy Babbitt to the airport Monday. The administrator made a special trip to the airport to deliver a $16.625 million check to Airport Trustees and President and CEO Rick McQueen.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 03.17.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.17.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.17.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II - Homebuilt Safety & Skewed Data - 03.17.10 (ANN Special Report, with Earl Lawrence)

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SpaceX And Space Systems/Loral Sign Contract For Falcon 9 Mission

SpaceX Will Launch A Satellite Into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit As Early As 2012

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) have signed an agreement for the launch of an SS/L manufactured satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 as early as 2012.

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Aerojet, Orbital Complete Taurus II Main Engine Lifetime Testing

Engine Completes Two Times Normal Firing Duration of a Taurus II Launch Profile

Aerojet and Orbital Sciences Corporation, along with Aerojet's Russian partner, SNTK, announced Tuesday that a series of NK-33 rocket engine tests conducted in Samara, Russia were successfully completed in support of the development of Orbital's Taurus II space launch vehicle.

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NORAD Clarifies Incident Involving A Mexican Helicopter

Chopper Flew Into U.S. Airspace Over The Weekend

NORAD has issued a statement it says clarifies its position on an incident which happened over the weekend involving a Mexican Navy helicopter in a Texas border town.

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Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy Honored for World Record

41 Worlds Records Set On A Single Mission

The C-5M Super Galaxy was honored last Thursday by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for setting one of the most memorable aviation records of 2009.

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Boeing Readies GOL Airplane with Chrome-Free Paint

Goal Of The Program Is Reduced Environmental Impact

Boeing recently prepared a new GOL Airlines 737-800 for Boeing's first-ever application of a chrome-free primer to a single-aisle airplane bound for revenue service.

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Near-Term Growth Expected In Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market

Production Estimates Valued At Over $92 Billion Over 10 Years

In a new study, "The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft," Forecast International projects that 4,319 such rotorcraft will be produced during the 10-year time period between 2010 and 2019. The value of this production is estimated at $92.3 billion in constant 2010 dollars.

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ZERO-G To Offer Flights From Dulles International Airport

Zero Gravity Corporation Plans Weightless Flight On April 3

Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G), G-FORCE ONE will take off from IAD Airport on April 3, offering fliers a rare opportunity to defy the laws of gravity.

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General Dynamics Gets Contract To Modernize FAA Communications System

$228 Million To Upgrade Telephone System To VoIP

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract to support and modernize the FAA's Administrative Voice Enterprise Services (FAVES) program. The single-award contract is valued at $228 million over ten years.

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Major Airline Plans MD-80 Interior Upgrades

TIMCO Aerosystems To Provide Engineering And Certification Services For Fleet Reconfiguration

TIMCO Aerosystems, announced Monday that it has been chosen by a still-unnamed major global airline to provide engineering and certification services on over one hundred MD-80 series aircraft interior reconfigurations.

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Venezuela Takes Delivery Of Chinese Fighter Jets

Six Chinese-Built K-8 Aircraft Undergoing Flight Testing

China has delivered six K-8 training and light attack jets to Venezuela it says are for defense and drug interdiction. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has order a total of 18 of the planes.

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Aero-TV: Sport Aviation Perspectives – What Do You Want in an LSA?

2010 Sport Aviation Expo Attendees Reflect on the LSA Market
 
On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, sport aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport Aviation Expo.  Held in Sebring, Florida, the Expo is the place to see, buy, and sell aircraft operating under the LSA rule such as fixed-wings, trikes, powered parachutes, motor-gliders, and gyroplanes.  In addition, LSA industry leaders display the latest in sport aviation technology including new aircraft and electronics.  The Expo also provides educational forums, such as training programs and insurance seminars, specifically geared towards aviation’s Sport Pilot.
 

Aero-TV: Sport Aviation Perspectives – What Do You Want in an LSA?

2010 Sport Aviation Expo Attendees Reflect on the LSA Market

On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, sport aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport Aviation Expo. Held in Sebring, Florida, the Expo is the place to see, buy, and sell aircraft operating under the LSA rule such as fixed-wings, trikes, powered parachutes, motor-gliders, and gyroplanes.

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ANN and Aero-TV Are Ready To Bring YOU DAILY Coverage of AEA2010

Attention GA Companies... It's TIME To Get Your News To ANN!

 The 2010 rendition of AEA's annual Tradxe Show and Convention is but 20 days away, and, if history is any indicator, it's likely those of you in the GA sector may have some news/announcements to make. FMI: We Have AEA2010 News For ANN!

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FAA Issues SAIB For Cessna 336, 337 Wingtip Mods

Notice Follows Fatal Accident In New Jersey

The FAA has issues a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) for the type of wingtip modification that separated from a Cessna 337 in Monmouth, New Jersey. The airplane went down, killing all five people aboard.

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Northwest Pilots Who Overflew Airport Drop Bid To Keep Licenses

May Apply For Reinstatement In 10 Months

The Northwest Airlines pilots who had their airman certificates pulled in an emergency revocation after they overshot their destination airport by 150 miles have dropped their bid to have the licenses returned, the FAA said Monday.

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Official Hails Effect Of Unmanned Aircraft On Warfare To House Panel

Flight Operations Have Grown To Over A Half-Million Hours Annually

A senior defense official told a Congressional hearing Thursday that perhaps no other weapon platform has more significantly transformed the way the U.S. military wages war in recent years than unmanned aerial aircraft.

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NAFI, FAA Cooperate On Student Sign-Off Language

NAFI Provides Updated Endorsement for Student Sign-offs

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has released an updated logbook endorsement for instructors to use when signing their students off for practical tests.

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TTF Legislation Introduced In U.S. House And Senate

Bill's Sponsors Say The Intent Is To Correct FAA's "Through The Fence" Airport Policy

The "Community Airport Access and Protection Act of 2010" was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 10th by Congressmen Sam Graves (R-MO) and Leonard Boswell (R-IA).  Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has introduced a companion bill in the Senate.

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Purdue University Training Aircraft Fleet To Get GA-FDM Flight Data Monitoring

Provides First-Ever Internet-Enabled FDM Systems For US Collegiate Flight Program

GA-FDM announced at the National Training Aircraft Symposium Monday that Purdue University's Department of Aviation Technology is factory-equipping its fleet of new Cirrus training aircraft with GA-FDM's predictive Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) and recording systems.

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Navy Confirms F/A 18 Mid-Air Collision

Two Hornets Go "Bump" In The Night, One Plane Lost, Both Pilots Survive

The Navy has confirmed that two single seat, F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft were involved in a mid-air collision at approximately 2200 PDT March 15 while on a routine training mission flying in the Fallon Range Training Complex. Neither pilot was injured.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.17.10)

"As the centerpiece of our CAK 2018 capital improvement plan, this runway project is absolutely vital to the future of our airport and the community.  Source: Rick McQueen, president and CEO of the Akron-Canton airport Board of Trustees.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.17.10): Outer Area

Outer Area

Nonregulatory airspace surrounding designated Class C airspace airports wherein ATC provides radar vectoring and sequencing on a full-time basis for all IFR and participating VFR aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.17.10)

GA Flight Data Management (FDM)

Flight data managemen may soon be in the reach of many more GA aircraft with new Internet-based services coming ... well ... online for lack of a better term. We have a story about Purdue University using such a system for its aviation academy in the mix today, but thought the concept was worth a closer look.

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