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August 13, 2008

AIR Inc. Notes Steep Dropoff In Airline Pilot Hires

Trend Will Only Continue... But Some ARE Still Hiring

Here's clear evidence economic woes are taking their toll on airline hiring. Airlines that report to AIR, Inc. hired a total of 287 pilots in July, 56% fewer than in the previous month.

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Investigation Into Qantas Maintenance Expands

Planes Pulled From Service To Check Records

A closer look into maintenance records at Australian flag carrier Qantas has resulted in grounded planes, frustrated passengers... and some questions from investigators.

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NTSB Says Crew Did Not Intercede In Raytheon Cobra Accident

Wanted To See If UAV Would Correct Problem Autonomously

The decision to allow a unmanned aerial vehicle to correct its final approach course without human intervention appears to have led to the July 28 loss of an experimental Raytheon Cobra UAV, which was under evaluation by crews at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

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Remains Of Missing WWII P-51 Pilot Identified

To Be Buried At Arlington Next Month

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Tuesday the remains of a US serviceman, missing from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Avidyne's MLX770 Satellite Downlink Now Available In Latin America

Continues To Expand Coverage For Weather, Texting Capabilities

Avidyne Corporation announced Tuesday graphical weather and two-way text messaging is now available for Latin America on its two-way datalink transceiver, the MLX770.  The announcement came during LABACE, the annual gathering of Latin America's business aviation community, currently being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 08.13.08

A Lycoming Renaissance, With Research & Development VP Michael Kraft

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.13.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.13.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A Lycoming Renaissance: 08.13.08 (ANN Special Report, with Michael Kraft, VP research, Development and Engineering for Lycom

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Investigators Say Mice To Blame For Cessna Downing

Nest Sucked Into Carburetor

A warning for pilots everywhere: the mice are numerous, and they ARE out to get you. If that sounds a tad paranoid... just ask Danny Hall.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.13.08

More details on Patty Wagstaff's law enforcement encounter.
Another Angel Flight is down.
And the problems with Constellation aren't all technical.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.13.08

More details on Patty Wagstaff's law enforcement encounter.
Another Angel Flight is down.
And the problems with Constellation aren't all technical.


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ANN Special Feature: Michael Kraft, Lycoming Engines - 08.13.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Michael Kraft, VP research, Development and Engineering for lycoming Engines. At AirVenture, Lycoming announced a new electronic engine series, a new piston engine aimed

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Akron-Canton Airport Celebrates Runway 5/23 Halfway Point

Two Million Yards Of Earth Removed... Only Two Million More To Go!

"Airplanes flying farther." That's the capability officials at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) look forward to, as they celebrate the halfway point of the extension of Runway 5/23, the airport's main runway.

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Northrop Grumman Says DoD Tanker Meeting Was Productive

Company Prepared To Move Forward With Revised Proposal

Representatives of the Northrop Grumman/EADS KC-45 Tanker team met Tuesday with US Department of Defense acquisition officials to discuss the draft amendment to the KC-X Tanker Request for Proposals. Following the meeting, Northrop Grumman vice president and KC-45 program manager Paul Meyer issued the following statement.

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Group Says 87 Percent Of Americans Support Missile Defense

Over Half Believe A Real Threat Exists

A national poll released Tuesday revealed that 87 percent of the American Public believes that the United States should have a missile defense system, according to a group dedicated to the development of just such a program.

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Copa Airlines Receives Embraer 190 Flight Simulator

First Latin American Airline With E-190, B737 Sims

Copa Airlines has received an Embraer 190 flight simulator, becoming the first airline in Latin America with both Embraer 190 jet and Boeing 737 Next Generation simulators for pilot training.

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Aero-TV Goes Inside TCM With CEO Rhett Ross (Part 1)

From The O-200 To The IO-550 Series, TCM Is A Major Force In Aviation

There have been some big changes at Teledyne Continental motors over the last year... with the retirement of long-time boss Bryan Lewis, a man with a new vision has take the reins of one of GA's leading powerplant manufacturers with an eye toward keeping TCM at the forefront of GA tech. In addition to that, TCM's investment in FADEC is paying off as over 100 FADEC equipped Continental engines are now flying the skies, and Cessna has chosen a redesigned Continental O-200D to power the SkyCatcher LSA.

Aero-TV Goes Inside TCM With CEO Rhett Ross (Part 1)

From The O-200 To The IO-550 Series, TCM Is A Major Force In Aviation

There have been some big changes at Teledyne Continental Motors over the last year... with the retirement of long-time boss Bryan Lewis, a man with a new vision has taken the reins of one of GA's leading powerplant manufacturers with an eye toward keeping TCM at the forefront of GA tech. In addition to that, TCM's investment in FADEC is paying off as over 100 FADEC equipped Continental engines are now flying the skies, and Cessna has chosen a redesigned Continental O-200D (shown below) to power the SkyCatcher LSA.

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New Air Force Leaders Pledge To 'Reinvigorate' Service

Will "Return The Vigor And The Rigor To All Processes And Missions"

Newly sworn-in Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz pledged Tuesday to "reinvigorate" his service's acquisition woes and mishandling of nuclear weapons.

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Helo Pilot Pleads Guilty To Reckless Flying Charges

Faces Two Months In Jail

A Florida-based helicopter pilot faces up to two months in prison after pleading guilty to a slew of charges connected to an incident last November.

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Navy Workhorse Trainer's Service Comes To An End

Last Flight For The Buckeye

It's the end of an era. Last week, a T-2 Buckeye made its last student training flight from Naval Air Station Pensacola, before the type was retired from service after close to 50 years.

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Report: Soldiers Must Pay To Check Duffels On American Airlines

Really, AA? I Mean... Seriously???

Well, so much for being able to report a nice story about a US airline, without that same carrier providing its own sad counterpoint.

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Sniper ATP-Equipped B-1B Scores Combat First

New Targeting Pod Used To Drop Guided Munitions

A Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod-equipped B-1B Lancer had its first weapon employment in combat over Southwest Asia August 4, successfully targeting enemy forces on the ground and dropping one guided bomb unit-38 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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AOPA Asks Presidential Candidates: Where Do You Stand On GA?

Will Publish Answers In November Magazine

It's a seemingly impossible task -- getting a straight answer out of a political candidate. But that's exactly what the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has asked for from the likely Democratic and Republican presidential nominees.

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STL Prepares To Mark Valuable Staffer's Retirement

Record-Setting Canine To Stand Down Friday

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport will witness the retirement of one of its hardest working employees this week. Pino, a 13 year-old Belgian Malinois, will end her tour of duty with the Airport Police Department this Friday, following a run of 10 years and 11 months... a record at Lambert.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.13.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Golden Age Air Museum was established in 1997, its mission is to entertain visitors and educate them about the early days of aviation, through its special events and daily operations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.13.08): Barycenter

Aero-Terms!

The center of mass of two or more bodies, usually bodies orbiting around each other, such as the Earth and the Moon.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.13.08)

"My pledge to all today is that the Air Force will keep the promise to our teammates and to our families and to all our partners who rely on us every day. That trust is critical, is born from expertise, respect for our joint partners, and rigorous accountability. We will work together to reinvigorate the Air Force's institutions and show ourselves completely worthy of America's trust."

Source: Newly sworn-in Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, who pledged Tuesday to "reinvigorate" his service's acquisition woes and mishandling of nuclear weapons.

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