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July 23, 2011

Honeywell Power Selected For Kestrel Turboprop

TPE331-14GR Chosen for 'Efficiency, Reliability and Power'

Kestrel Aircraft finally tipped their hand and filled the aviation world in on their selection of a powerplant for the Company announced today the selection of the all composite, single-engine turboprop Kestrel, with the selection of the Honeywell TPE331-14GR engine. The Kestrel team went through a vigorous process to determine which engine would be best suited to power the current product in development. The Kestrel mission is to combine high cruise speed and long range, while carrying large payloads in and out of short runways, with particular attention to ease and cost of operation. The power and efficiency of the -14GR is reportedly "ideally suited to this mission."

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GA Groups Press Ahead Toward Day In Court On BARR

Government Plans To Dismantle Program On August 2nd

The NBAA, AOPA and EAA said Thursday that, following a court's decision not to suspend the government's looming deadline for curtailing the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program, the three associations will move ahead expeditiously toward a full hearing on the matter.

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Russia Says End Of Shuttle Program Ushers In The 'Era Of Soyuz'

Points To 'Reliability' Of Its Spacecraft In A Post-Shuttle World

Russia says the end of the U.S. Space Shuttle program marks the beginning of the "Era Of Soyuz" for transportation to the International Space Station.

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Kansas Leaders Demand The President Support Kansas Jobs, Stop Attack On Aviation

Governor Brownback, Congressman Pompeo, Industry Leaders Gather To Send The Message

Joined by elected, union and business leaders, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Fourth District Congressman Mike Pompeo held a news coference Thursday to demand that President Barack Obama support Kansas jobs and stop his attack on the aviation industry.

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Garmin Offers New Extended Warranty

FliteLevel Select Offers Choice Of Term, Transferability

Garmin International Thursday introduced an extended warranty program that covers its complete line of certified, retrofit avionics equipment.

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New Safari 400 Will Be Introduced At EAA AirVenture 2011

Company Says It Looks The Same, But Improvements Made To Improve Performance And Safety

At EAA AirVenture 2011 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin this year, CHR International Inc., the producer of the Safari Helicopter, will introduce the first ever new model Safari Helicopter, the Safari 400. A more robust rotor head design results in smoother operation, reduced maintenance, and increased useful load. Additional standard features include electric cyclic trim and rotor speed governor.

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NBAA Praises Bipartisan House Bill Opposing EU-ETS

Bill Says Emissions Trading Scheme Has Negative Consequences For U.S. Economy

The NBAA on Thursday praised the bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation Committee for introducing legislation prohibiting U.S. participation in a European-led Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) that would impose new fees on U.S. aircraft flying into and out of the European Union.

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Boeing Delivers First 737 With Performance Improvement Engines

Performance, Drag Improvements Provided At No Additional Cost

The first Boeing Next-Generation 737 with the certified performance improvement engines was delivered on a 737-800 to China Southern Airlines at Boeing Field in Seattle last week.

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Escape Artist To Be Sent Into Space Without Oxygen

David Merlini Can Hold His Breath For Over 21 Minutes

Hungarian David Merlini, 32, is about to face the most death-defying challenge of his life as he attempts to hold his breath, this time in space.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.23.11)

"While we are disappointed by the court's decision, it's important to emphasize that it is a decision based on a request for an emergency halt, not on the merits of the BARR program, or the DOT's intention to severely curtail it." Source: NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.23.11): Dual-Use Product Or Part

Any product or part manufactured for civil application by a production approval holder (PAH) authorized by the FAA and produced under a U.S. military contract.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.11)

Aviation Archeology

Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research, AAIR, is a source for U.S. military aircraft accident reports, individual aircraft record (history) cards, and aviation archaeology information.

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