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April 19, 2007

Embraer Spreads Its Wings... From VLJs To Military Planes

Updates Phenom Progress At LAL; Announces Transport Study At LAAD

It's no secret Brazilian planemaker Embraer is serious about increasing its presence in the business aviation marketplace, with development progressing on the company's Phenom 100 VLJ and slightly larger Phenom 300. As those aircraft near their first flights, the company is also increasing its presence at Fly-In events like Lakeland 2007, as well.

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Mooney Basks In Acclaim From Speedy Transcontinental Trip

Record Set In An Acclaim... That Name May Not Be A Coincidence...

Do you really think a single engine piston aircraft is able to fly transcontinental in less than eight hours? Yes, it can... and aviation writer Scott Perdue proved it last month in Mooney's new M20TN Acclaim.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 04.19.07

How Durable ARE Composite Planes? Columbia Aircraft's Tom Bowen Weighs In

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.19.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.19.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Stress-Testing Composite Aircraft -- 04.19.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Columbia Aircraft VP/Engineering Tom Bowen.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.19.07

More aluminum gets bent at Lakeland.
AOPA gets lots of petition signatures.
And Sonex has a new entry-level offering for aerobatic competitors.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.19.07

More aluminum gets bent at Lakeland.
AOPA gets lots of petition signatures.
And Sonex has a new entry-level offering for aerobatic competitors.

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Bowen, Columbia Aircraft. 04.19.07

ANN's Paul Plack is in Lakeland, Florida, talking with Tom Bower, VP/Engineering for Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing. Tom explains how last year's freak hailstorm, which damaged 66 aircraft awaitin

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Avemco Announces Rate Decreases At Lakeland

Will Also Research Human Factors In Accidents

How often do we hear about an insurance company lowering its rates? At a Wednesday press conference at Sun 'N Fun, Avemco Insurance Company announced the company has lowered its rates on coverage for specific models in the Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) category. Rates have been reduced for all Cirrus models and Diamond's new DA-42.

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Build A Plane Gets By With A Little Help From Its Friends

Non-Profit Gets Aircraft, Inspiration From Around The Globe

Since 2003, Build A Plane has dedicated itself to growing general aviation through educational programs. Lyn Freeman, founder of the non-profit, became familiar with unusual requests and probably thought he had seen everything... until 2005, when he heard from Kasarachi "Kasa" Ejimofor.

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Another Day, Another 16 Orbits For Expedition 14 Crew

Landing Delayed One Day Due To Soft Ground

It looks like the 14th crew of the International Space Station will spend one more day in space.

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Diamond Appoints Vice President Sales And Marketing For North America

Aero-News learned this week Diamond Aircraft has appointed Heike Larson as Vice President Sales and Marketing. In her role with the planemaker, Larson will be responsible for managing Diamond’s distributor network, and will be in charge of setting the sales and marketing strategy for North America.

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China Plans Third GA Airport

Target Completion By 2010

The possibility of having a third general aviation airport in Shanghai by 2010 is being considered by the regional aviation authority.

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Auckland Airport ID's Possible Explosive Device

Device Eventually Determined To Be Harmless

An X-ray machine identified a possible explosive device in a package being shipped through the New Zealand Post international mail center at Auckland Airport Tuesday.

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Hijacked Helo Used In Belgian Jailbreak

Two-Time Escapee Goes For Hat Trick

Two men hijacked a helicopter on Sunday, and forced the pilot to land in a prison yard. There, they picked up a French prisoner in a dramatic jailbreak.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-07-05R1 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-07-05R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 777 airplanes.

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Report: Some Airline Execs Reconsidering Support Of User Fees

Piston Aircraft Could Escape Taxes... But BizAv Would Still Pay

Could even some airline representatives be coming around on the subject of user fees? It sounds hard to believe... but weekly congressional newspaper The Hill quotes an airline industry source as saying the FAA erred in proposing increased taxes on small aircraft to pay for air traffic control modernization.

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AOPA: Thousands Of Lakeland Attendees Have Signed Petitions Against User Fees

Ms. Blakey... Prepare To Receive A VERY Large Envelope

It's been but two days since the 2007 Lakeland Fly-In got underway... and within those 48 hours, thousands of pilots have rushed to sign the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s petition opposing the FAA’s funding proposal.

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S-Tec Earns STC For Roll Servo Install On SR22s

Provides Enhanced Capabilities For S-55X Autopilots

At a Wednesday morning conference at Sun 'n Fun, S-Tec Corporation announced the company has earned FAA-STC approval for the installation of the company's standard roll axis servo on Cirrus SR22 aircraft equipped with System Fifty-Five X autopilots.

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Sikorsky Airport Gains Construction Approval

Plan Calls For 65 T-Hangars On Unused Runway

New construction was approved Tuesday for Connecticut's Sikorsky Memorial Airport (BDR) -- the first in 23 years. Not for the long-debated airport expansion or runway improvements, but for 65 T-hangars to be placed on a runway that has not been used for more than 20 years.

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Long Beach Council To Vote On Airport Size

Opponents Urge Incremental Expansion

Expansion plans for the Long Beach (CA) International Airport continue to meet with opposition. In a special session Tuesday, the Long Beach City Council heard a presentation from HOK, the architectural firm contracted to design the expansion.

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LAL Ground Accident Results In Bent SR22, And Many Theories

Plane Makes Inadvertant Taxiway Excursion

The sight of a SATSAir Cirrus SR22 -- tail in the air and nose in the weeds, with its wing resting on the stone outcropping of a drainage ditch adjacent to taxiway XXX at Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport -- attracted many onlookers Wednesday morning... and even more theories on the series of events that led to the spectacle.

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Garmin Adds New Feature To Pilot My-Cast

Pilots Now Able To Flight Plan Via Cell Phone

This week, Garmin subsidiary Digital Cyclone, Inc. unveiled a new version of its Pilot My-Cast cell phone application, that enables pilots to file a flight plan using a mobile phone.

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FedEx Protests Landing Changes At Memphis International

FAA Plans To Stagger Flight Patterns

Air traffic controllers have long held the runway situation at Memphis International Airport poses a potential risk to pilots. In the wake of national spotlight recently cast on the situation, the FAA decided to make some changes.

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Pilatus Celebrates 700th PC-12 Delivery

NextGen-Version On Tap For Later This Year

Aero-News learned this week Pilatus Aircraft recently celebrated the delivery of its 700th PC-12 turboprop.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.19.07)

Aero-Linx!

Aviation video and photo sharing where you can store your videos and photos for free, share your stuff with friends, explore thousands of aviation videos and photos and connect with old friends and make new friends.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.19.07): Gull-Wing

Aero-Terms!

Descriptive of wing in frontal view bent as the wing of a seagull; a distinctive shallow, inverted "V" shape - see Stinson SR-7 or inverted gull-wing Vought F4U.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.19.07)

“If costs go up significantly, it’s likely the public service missions will be hit first."

Source: Rol Murrow, president of the Air Care Alliance, which represents nonprofits that do volunteer missions. Concern over the impact user fees would have on medical flights and other charitable, often life-saving missions has reportedly swayed some airline executives to reconsider their support for the FAA's proposed reauthorization plan, an unnamed source in the industry told weekly congressional newspaper The Hill.

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