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March 28, 2011

Diamond Idles 213 In London, Ontario

Layoffs Pending Federal Government Decision On External Financing

Diamond Aircraft announced the temporary lay-off of 213 employees at its London, Ontario facility Monday. The job cuts affect mostly D-JET program employees, temporarily suspending D-JET program work pending the arrangement of external financing. There is no direct impact on other Diamond operations.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 03.28.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.28.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.28.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Land on One Wheel - 03.28.11 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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First PurePower PW1200G Engine Completed For Mitsubishi Regional Jet

Next Stop: Palm Beach For Testing

Assembly has been completed on the first PurePower PW1217G engine to test for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft.

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C. R. Smith Museum Presents An Evening With Dick Rutan

Special Presentation By Record-Setting Pilot And Aviation Pioneer

As part of a continuing series of presentations by leaders and legends in the aviation community, American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum welcomes aviation futurist Dick Rutan.

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Sanswire Files Provisional Patent On New Airship Design

Company Moves To Protect New Airship Design

The developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and related technologies, said Thursday that it has filed a provisional patent application in the United States for a new airship design.

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GPS/LPV Approach Approval Granted for A Canadian North Airlines B737

Esterline CMC Electronics' WAAS GPS Landing Systems Certified For The Aircraft

The Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) IntegriFlight global positioning system (GPS) landing system has been certified for GPS Localizer Performance with Vertical (LPV) Guidance approach operations on a Boeing 737-300 aircraft operated by Canadian North Airlines.

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Private Jet Charter Company Encouraged By Market Activity

Talon Air Grows With Pilot Additions, Several New Managed Aircraft, New Hangar And Office Complex

Private jet operator Talon Air says it is continuing its expansion following the two strongest quarters in the company’s 10 year history.

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Saab Receives Order For Airborne Self-Protection System

Multiple-Sensor Warning System For A Variety Of Aircraft

Defence and security company Saab has received an order for airborne Electronic Warfare self-protection system of approximately $40 million.

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Associated Aviation Optimistic About Canadian Helicopter MRO Market

CEO Sees Opportunities In The North American Region

Associated Aviation (Associated) and its subsidiary, Timber Wolf Aviation say they are continuing to increase market share in the North American and International helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) markets.

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Electronic Flight Strip System Goes Into Operation At UK's Jersey Airport

Northrop Grumman Traffic Management System Replaces Paper Strips

An Electronic Flight Strip (EFS) system is now operational at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands, UK. In December 2010, Jersey Airport's new control tower and approach center became fully operational.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.28.11

An airshow accident proves fatal in Florida.
Randy Babbitt addresses the case of the sleeping controller.
And NTSB and NATCA wag fingers at the FAA.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.28.11

An airshow accident proves fatal in Florida.
Randy Babbitt addresses the case of the sleeping controller.
And NTSB and NATCA wag fingers at the FAA.


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ANN Special Feature: Land on One Wheel - 03.28.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about why it's sometimes better to land on one wheel, and why getting a tailwheel endorsement is worthwhile.

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Aero-TV: The Wolf Aviation Fund -- The Charitable Side of Aviation

Aviation Has A Heart... As Seen In The Work of The Wolf Aviation Fund

It is one of the most quietly impressive stories in the general aviation world. The Alfred L. and Constance C. Wolf Aviation Fund was created to help individuals work together in support of general aviation. 

Aero-TV: A 2011 LSA Q&A -– What Brings You To Sebring?

A Four-Part Interview Series Looking At The People Of The LSA World (Part One)

One of the most enjoyable interactions we at ANN and Aero-TV undertake at the dozens of events we attend is the chance to talk NOT with the newsmakers... but to those that the news we report on affects most... YOU. At the 2011 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, we spent extra time asking the attendees a series of five questions... both to gauge the kind of interest that LSA holds for th aviation community as well as the strength of that interest.

Congressman Cravaack Urges Caution In Cirrus Deal With China

Sends Letter Treasury Secretary Geithner On Cirrus Purchase

U.S. Congressman Chip Cravaack (R-MN-8) has sent a letter to Treasury Department Secretary Timothy Geithner regarding the proposed purchase of Cirrus Industries Incorporated by the China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company.

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Aero-TV: A 2011 LSA Q&A -– What Brings You To Sebring?

A Five-Part Interview Series Looking At The People Of The LSA World (Part One)

One of the most enjoyable interactions we at ANN and Aero-TV undertake at the dozens of events we attend is the chance to talk NOT with the newsmakers... but to those that the news we report on affects most... YOU. At the 2011 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, we spent extra time asking the attendees a series of five questions... both to gauge the kind of interest that LSA holds for the aviation community as well as the strength of that interest.

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Aero-TV: The Wolf Aviation Fund -- The Charitable Side of Aviation

Aviation Has A Heart... As Seen Via The Work of The Wolf Aviation Fund

It is one of the most quietly impressive stories in the general aviation world. The Alfred L. and Constance C. Wolf Aviation Fund was created to help individuals work together in support of general aviation.  

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Baumann Floats Succumbs To The Economy

Assets Being Transferred To Basler Turbo Conversions In Oshkosh

While there are signs of recovery in the economy, at least for some larger aviation businesses, you don't have to look very far to realize that many companies are still struggling, and not all are surviving.

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Cessna Plans Unveiling Of Its 'New Piston Star'

Event To Be Held In Tampa In Late March

Cessna says it plans to unveil what it says will be the "new star of its piston model line" in a ceremony in Tampa March 28th.

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Klyde Morris (03.28.11)

Klyde Just HATES Grandstanding...

FMI: www.kydemorris.com

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Estate Taxes And Aircraft Ownership Explained

Twin Commander University Delves Into Liability Exposure

What do IRS estate tax rules have to do with owning and operating a Twin Commander? The answer is, plenty.

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Gulfstream Donates $50,000 To Corporate Angel Network

Financial Contribution In Addition To CAN Flights

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has donated $50,000 to Corporate Angel Network in support of the charity's 30-year program of arranging free flights to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats on business aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.28.11): Oceanic Published Route

Oceanic Published Route  A route established in international airspace and charted or described in flight information publications, such as Route Charts, DOD Enroute Charts, Chart Supplements, NOTAMs, and Track Messages.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.28.11)

Aero-Linx: Helicopter Wrecking  Ball You don't very often thing about a helicopter swinging a wrecking ball to induce a rock slide, but that's what they apparently do in Norway to loosen enormous boulders in danger of falling from cliffs into the fjords below, endangering cars on the highway that is cut into the cliff face. Take a look.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.28.11)

"Our donations of empty seats on regular business flights help transport cancer patients who need critical care both quickly and comfortably to the best possible treatment for their particular type of cancer, and that sometimes involves traveling long distances... Corporate Angel's work of easing the load and brightening the lives of those touched by cancer also requires financial support, and we are proud to be among the many companies that see this need." Source: Joe Lombardo, in comments associated with Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation's donation of $50,000 to Corporate Angel Network in support of the charity's 30-year program of arranging free flights to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats on business aircraft

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