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September 24, 2008

Spectrum To Exhibit At NBAA Light Business Airplane Conference

Says Group "Has Really Hit One Out Of The Park With This Event"

Austin Blue, President of Spectrum Aeronautical, LLC, recently announced plans to exhibit at the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA's) inaugural Light Business Airplane Exhibition and & Conference (LBA) next year.

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ACI-NA Celebrates 60 Years Of Airport Progress

Tucson's Burg, Airport Communications and Marketing, Environmental Award Winners Honored

At the 2008 Airports Council International- North America (ACI-NA) Chairman’s Honor’s and 60th Anniversary Luncheon, held on September 24 during the ACI World/North America Conference and Exhibition in Boston, more than 500 attendees applauded the winners of ACI-NA’s awards and recognized accomplishments of ACI-NA’s past 60 years.

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Wreckage From 2001 Accident Found On California Peak

Seven Year-Old Plane Mystery Solved

The wreckage of a Piper Cherokee that went missing in 2001 has been discovered in California by San Bernardino County Sheriffs deputies on routine patrol.

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FAA Gives Its Blessing To Union Of Delta, Northwest

"If Anyone Has Any Objections... Yes, You In The Back, In The IAM Shirt?"

Delta and Northwest Airlines have checked off another big box on their to-do list in preparation for a merger. The Detroit News reports the FAA has given the two carriers its blessing to combine operations within the next 15-18 months.

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NTSB Says Ditched C210 Suffered Oil Loss Through Crankcase

Preliminary Report Notes Hole In Engine

While the official ruling remains months away regarding the circumstances that led two men to ditch their Cessna 210 Centurion in the waters of San Francisco Bay earlier this month, a preliminary report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board identified the likely cause.

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AOPA, NBAA Respond To Latest FAA Funding Extension

Bolen Reiterates Need For Multi-Year Reauthorization Bill; Boyer Notes Short-Term 'Victory' Over User Fees

Congress on Tuesday sent a bill to President Bush that will continue to fund the Federal Aviation Administration until March 31, 2009... and while that extension falls far short of the need to authorize the money the FAA says it needs to implement its oft-touted NextGen modernization plan, AOPA President Phil Boyer chose to focus on the positive.

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Napping go! Pilots Wake Up From FAA Suspensions

But They'll Need To Find New Jobs

The infamous napping go! Airlines pilots, who fell asleep en route to Hilo, HI on a short flight from Honolulu on the morning of February 13, have both completed their suspensions by the FAA and may return to flight duty... though it's unclear whether another airline would hire them.

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AD: Honeywell

AD NUMBER: 2008-19-12 MANUFACTURER: Honeywell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-19-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. TFE731-4, -4R, -5, -5AR, -5BR, and -5R series turbofan engines, with interstage turbine transition (ITT) duct, part number (P/N) 3075292-1; 3075292-3; 3074766-1; 3077063-1; 3075655-1; 3075655-2;3075699-1; or 3075699-3, installed.

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NASA Works To Rally Support For Ares Program

Over 200 Companies At Work On NextGen Booster

The Ares I rocket, America's next flagship in space, is now in development by NASA and its industry partners, and soon will carry human explorers and new missions of discovery to the moon and beyond.

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Civilian Leaders Learn Strength Of US Air Power In Europe

Includes "Hands-On" Time In F-15 Sim

Civilian business and community leaders got firsthand and sometimes hands-on exposure Tuesday to US Air Forces in Europe's multiple missions of supporting warfighters, building partnerships and strengthening its historic NATO ties.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 09.24.08

It's That Time Again! NBAA Is Fast Approaching

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.24.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.24.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- NBAA Approaches! 09.24.08 (ANN Special Report, with Ed Bolen, president of the National Business Aviation Association.)

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Redbird's Full Motion FMX Flight Sim Receives FAA Certification

First Full-Motion Device To Receive AATD Approval

Redbird Flight Simulations announced this week it has received FAA certification for its FMX and SD flight simulators.

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AD: Turbomeca

AD NUMBER: 2008-19-11 MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-19-11 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) provided by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2B1,2B1A, 2B2, and 2K1 turboshaft engines.

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AD: Dassault Aviation

AD NUMBER: 2008-19-08 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-19-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.24.08

Eclipse announces approval of funding for its Russian plant.
ATA says oil speculators are back.
And Congress will pass yet another temporary extension for the FAA.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.24.08

Eclipse announces approval of funding for its Russian plant.
ATA says oil speculators are back.
And Congress will pass yet another temporary extension for the FAA.


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ANN Special Feature: Ed Bolen, NBAA - 09.24.08

National Business Aviation Association President Ed Bolen gives ANN's Jim Campbell a preview of NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention, October 6th thru 8th, at Orlando, Florida's Orange Count

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Aero-TV Surveys Cirrus Flyers: Question 2--How Does GA Stack Up Against Airline Travel?

ANN Poses Three Questions For The Cirrus Community

As previously noted, the 2008 COPA 'Migration' (M6) happened to be a GREAT place for ANN and Aero-TV to gauge the mood and feelings of the Cirrus community... about the organization that has gained such a sterling rep throughout GA, about the realities of GA travel... and whether there is an undercurrent of 'jet envy' among the crowd of fast-moving piston drivers. Second time around, though, we have a little fun with the airlines and ask Cirrus Pilots from all over the world as to whether GA is effectively competing with airline travel. So here we go with Question 2 -- How is GA comparing with airline travel these days?

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Prototype SkyCatcher's Loss Complicated By BRS Deployment Failure

Airframe Chute's Failure Forces Real-Live Bail-Out...

ANN has learned some surprising details surrounding the recent loss of a non-conforming flying prototype of the Cessna SkyCatcher LSA during exclusive conversations with personnel from Cessna Aircraft and BRS Parachutes.

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Aero-TV Surveys Cirrus Flyers: Question 2-How Does GA Compare To Airline Travel?

ANN Poses Three Questions For The Cirrus Community

Second time around, though, we have a little fun with the airlines and ask Cirrus Pilots from all over the world as to whether GA is effectively competing with airline travel. So here we go with Question 2 -- How is GA comparing with airline travel these days?

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Congress Passes Yet Another Extension For FAA Funding

Would Keep Agency Funded Into March 2009

The Federal Aviation Administration will continue to operate, thanks to a short-term funding extension passed Tuesday by the US House of Representatives... but any hope for true reauthorization of the agency's agenda, and the money the FAA maintains it needs to implement it, will remain out of reach at least into early 2009.

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DOT Proposes Evergreen Int'l Airlines For New US-China Cargo Service

Would Join Four Other Carriers Now Operating On Routes; Restrictions Disappear In 2011

The US Department of Transportation proposed Tuesday to name Evergreen International Airlines as a new all-cargo entrant in the US-China aviation market.  Evergreen, if granted final authority, will operate six round-trip flights per week to Shanghai from New York with additional traffic stops in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and Columbus, OH.

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NASA's Kepler Spacecraft 'Baked,' Ready for More Tests

Planet-Hunting Probe Scheduled To Launch In 2009

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler mission, scheduled to launch in 2009, has survived an extreme temperature test.

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Bahamas Habitat Announces Second Fly-In For Hurricane Relief

Will Support Hurricane Relief, Set Up Donated Dental Equipment

A chance to fly to the Bahamas... and, to know you're doing it for a good cause, beyond a quick weekend excursion. Bahamas Habitat told ANN this week that due to the recent hurricanes, it is asking pilots to join additional relief mission flights to Inagua on Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5.

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GA-ASI Passes ATP Testing Of First Iraqi ISR Aircraft, Ground Station

System Mounted On King Air 350ER Increases Current ISR Collection Capabilities Significantly

Unmanned aircraft systems manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced Tuesday that under subcontract to Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) of Wichita, KS, it has successfully passed acceptance test procedure (ATP) testing for the first of five Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and related ground stations to be supplied to the Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) under the US Government's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

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Oceana County Airport Gets AWOS

Belfort DigiWx II Installed At CO4

The Oceana County Airport (CO4) in Shelby, MI recently completed the installation of the Belfort DigiWx II AWOS AV system.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.24.08)

Aero-Linx!

An ongoing gallery of flight and aviation-related tattoos collected from around the web -- displaying the passion for flight that the wearers exhibit. TIF features the the world's most skilled artists who excel in the craft and subject matter, allowing aviation enthusiasts to make more informed decisions in choosing an artist. Tats aren't for everyone... but if you love airplanes and ink, this is your place!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.24.08): Aerodynamics

Aero-Terms!

The study of forces and the resulting motion of objects through the air.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.24.08)

"In order to continue to provide essential safety and capacity improvement funds to our airports we must pass this extension."

Source: Illinois Congressman Jerry Costello, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee. The Federal Aviation Administration will continue to operate, thanks to a short-term funding extension passed Tuesday by the US House of Representatives... but any hope for true reauthorization of the agency's agenda, and the money the FAA maintains it needs to implement it, will remain out of reach at least into early 2009.

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