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July 29, 2008

Martin 'Jetpack' Wows HUGE AirVenture Crowd

5,000 People Witness First Public Flight

EAA officials report as many as 5,000 eager spectators were on hand Tuesday morning on AeroShell Square to witness the first public flight of the much-anticipated Martin Jetpack... and having been among that crowd ourselves, we think that number might even be slightly low.

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Embraer Announces Executive Jet Development And Maturity Campaigns Status

First Flight Test of Phenom 300 Two Months Ahead Of Schedule

Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets, Luis Carlos Affonso briefed media Monday on the flight test, certification and maturity campaigns for its line of six executive jets during its third year of participation at AirVenture.

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Lycoming Intros Integrated Engine Technology Across Engine Line

Shows 10-15 Percent Improvement In Fuel Economy

Engine-maker Lycoming Monday announced what it described as a new standard for piston engine controls in its IE2 Series engines. Starting with its twin-turbocharged, 350-HP TEO-540-A1A flat six, Lycoming plans to certify its new Integrated Electronic Engine technology across its entire line.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 07.29.08

Raburn Ousted From Eclipse Aviation

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.29.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.29.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Raburn Ousted At Eclipse Aviation: 07.29.08 (ANN Special Report, with Vern Raburn's announcement of his resignation as President and CEO of Eclipse Aviation, and

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Avidyne Announces Platinum Service Guarantee

Company Wants To Take Back Glass Panel Segment

Avidyne announced Monday morning they are now holding themselves to a higher standard in terms of their commitment to customer service... part of the company's resurgent push to take back the glass panel segment from Garmin.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.29.08

The Vern Raburn Era ends at Eclipse Aviation.
Roel Pieper steps in as Interim CEO.
And the synthetic vision war is on.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.29.08

The Vern Raburn Era ends at Eclipse Aviation.
Roel Pieper steps in as Interim CEO.
And the synthetic vision war is on.


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ANN Special Feature: Vern Raburn, Eclipse Aviation - 07.29.08

Vern Raburn's announcement of his resignation as President and CEO of Eclipse Aviation, and comment from new Acting CEO Roel Pieper.

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Virgin Charter Unveils First-Ever GDS Solution For Private Aviation

Private Charter Online Marketplace Makes Booking Charter Flights Easy

From the NBTA International Convention & Exposition, full-service online charter booking tool Virgin Charter announced the first ever GDS solution for private jet charter.

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OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Daily Update: Opening Day!

Despite The Obstacles... Gas Prices, Bad Economy, Whatever - Flyers Flocked to Oshkosh!

Monday, July 28th, was a banner day for Oshkosh... despite the fears of many that economic factors might keep aviation fans away in great numbers, it became clear to many that this year's big event as likely to be one of the best attended yet.

OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Feature: ICON A5 Unveiled!

Plane Makes Public Debut

Startup light-sport aircraft manufacturer ICON unveiled its original prototype aircraft at Oshkosh during a media-only reception Sunday, ahead of yesterday's  scheduled public unveiling Monday morning at 10:30 AM on AeroShell Square.

OSHCast 2008: Aero-TV Heads Skyward With The Rocket Racing League

Advanced Technologies Allow For A Safer "Aero-Future"

Founded in 2005 by two-time Indianapolis 500 champion team owner Granger Whitelaw and aerospace pioneer and X PRIZE Foundation founder Dr. Peter Diamandis, the Rocket Racing League (www.rocketracingleague.com) is the only entertainment sports league that combines the exhilaration of racing with the power of rocket engines, fully satisfying our universal love for power and flight through the thrill of Rocket Racers.

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OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Exclusive: The End Of An Era -- Vern Raburn Steps Down

AirVenture 2008 Kicks Off With Stunning News

Vern Raburn left the helm at Eclipse Aviation accompanied by a two-minute standing ovation from those in attendance at the company's Monday press conference at AirVenture 2008.

OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Daily Update: Opening Day!

Despite The Obstacles... Gas Prices, Bad Economy, Whatever - Flyers Flocked to Oshkosh!

Monday, July 28th, was a banner day for Oshkosh... despite the fears of many that economic factors might keep aviation fans away in great numbers, it became clear to many that this year's big event as likely to be one of the best attended yet.

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OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Exclusive: The End Of An Era -- Vern Raburn Steps Down

AirVenture 2008 Kicks Off With Sad/Stunning News

As previously reported, ANN was the first to break the news that Vern Raburn had left the helm at Eclipse Aviation -- accompanied by a two-minute standing ovation from those in attendance -- during the company's Monday press conference at AirVenture 2008.

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Aero-TV Heads Skyward With The Rocket Racing League

Advanced Technologies Allow For A Safer "Aero-Future"

Founded in 2005 by two-time Indianapolis 500 champion team owner Granger Whitelaw and aerospace pioneer and X PRIZE Foundation founder Dr. Peter Diamandis, the Rocket Racing League (www.rocketracingleague.com) is the only entertainment sports league that combines the exhilaration of racing with the power of rocket engines, fully satisfying our universal love for power and flight through the thrill of Rocket Racers.

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Focus Is On Energy During Congressional Delegates' Visit To Oshkosh

Taking A Break From The "Logic-Free Environment" Of Washington, DC

Congress is in session, but five members the House of Representatives took a break and came to Oshkosh for the day to hold a town hall style meeting at AirVenture on Monday, July 28, 2008. Their purpose was to answer questions and brief attendees on issues being discussed in the House Aviation Subcommittee.

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Show Center... Where The Air Bosses Shine

Rules Contribute To Safe Operations

We all go to AirVenture for various reasons, but there's one thing we can all agree on: The daily air shows are fantastic!

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Frontier Receives $75 Million In Debtor-In-Possession Financing

Animal Tails Live To Fly Another Day Under New Majority Shareholder

A struggling airline has won something of a reprieve. Frontier Airlines announced Monday it has received a $75 million commitment in post-petition debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from Perseus LLC. Perseus also agreed to serve as equity sponsor for Frontier's plan of reorganization, allowing Perseus to purchase 79.9% of the equity in the reorganized company for $100 million.

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Virgin Galactic Rolls Out White Knight Two At Mojave SpacePort

Aircraft Christened "VMS Eve" by Sir Richard Branson's Mother, Eve Branson

At 8:35AM PST Monday at Mojave, CA the Virgin Galactic White Knight Two aircraft was officially unveiled to the public and media for the first time. Sir Richard Branson's Mother, Eve, was on hand to christen the ship, "Eve."

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Klyde Morris (07.29.08)

Klyde Takes His "Rocket Racer" Status To Heart...

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EADS Socata Adds Garmin SVT To TBM 850

Also Extends Warranty Program

At a news conference held Monday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, EADS Socata announced the new Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) will be offered as an optional feature on the new G1000-equipped TBM 850.

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Jeppesen Unveils New Logo, Product At AirVenture 2008

New VFR+GPS Nav Chart Billed As "Perfect VFR Chart"

Jeppeson unveiled its new corporate logo reflecting the evolution of its products and services, as well as its expansion into all transportation markets. Known for its aeronautical navigational products, now they offer an array of solutions for land and sea operations as well.

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Garmin Intros GMA 240 Audio Panel For Experimental, Light Sport Planes

Offers Impressive Capabilities For Less Than $1000

Though Garmin's announcement of certification for its G600 retrofit glass panel made most of the headlines Monday, the Olathe, KS-based electronics wizards also had news to share on a much smaller scale. Garmin announced the new GMA 240 audio panel, a noncertified audio panel designed for experimental and light sport aircraft.

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Missing Adventurer's Widow Dismisses Faked Death Claims

Risk Assessor Says "There's No Proof" Fossett Died

A lawyer speaking on behalf of Peggy Fossett has dismissed claims that his client's husband, aviation adventurer Steve Fossett, may have faked his own death. Michael LoVallo disputed suggestions from investigators and insurance assessors that the record setting pilot could still be alive after his mysterious disappearance in the Nevada desert 10 months ago.

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Gone West: Noted Aviatrix Margaret Ringenberg

Died In Her Sleep... At Oshkosh

Another World War II flyer, and one of EAA's Timeless Voices, went west this week... and from AirVenture, no less. Margaret Ringenberg, 87, passed away in her sleep Monday morning, reports The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

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LoPresti Expands Its Operations

Breaks Ground On New Facility At X26

LoPresti Aviation and Florida's Sebastian Municipal Airport (X26) broke ground on a new $1.4 million hangar on July 19. This marked the beginning of a 15-year lease agreement.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.29.08)

Aero-Linx!

The company was first established as a Texas-based commuter carrier called Muse Air, named for its founder and one time president of Southwest Airlines, Marion Lamar Muse. It began service between Dallas and Houston in 1982 with two Douglas DC-9 aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.29.08): Bypass Ratio

Aero-Terms!

The ratio of the mass airflow, in pounds per second, through the fan section of a turbofan, to the mass airflow that passes through the gas generator portion of the engine.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.29.08)

"FAA has been given the hook, now we're waiting for FAA to swallow so we can yank and reel them in."

Source: Robin Hayes (D-NC) speaking about the FAA's desire to implement ADS-B during a Monday forum at AirVenture 2008. Five members the House of Representatives took a break and came to Oshkosh for the day to hold the town hall style meeting, to answer questions and brief attendees on issues being discussed in the House Aviation Subcommittee.

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