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October 21, 2009

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 10.21.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.21.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.21.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Tim Bailey on the Future of Commercial Spaceflight - 10.21.09 (ANN Special Report, with Tim Bailey)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.21.09

Piper picks Garmin's new G3000 for the PiperJet.
Embraer updates NBAA on the new Legacy 650.
And certification testing on the new GE/Honda jet engine is underway.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.21.09

Piper picks Garmin's new G3000 for the PiperJet.
Embraer updates NBAA on the new Legacy 650.
And certification testing on the new GE/Honda jet engine is underway.


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ANN Special Feature: Tim Bailey on the Future of Commercial Spaceflight - 10.21.09

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks about the future of commercial space travel with Tim Bailey, 2009 Chairman of the International Space Development Conference.

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JetSet Hopes MS760 Will Be A Jetsetter's Jet

U.S. Type Certificate Acquired For Classic Paris Jet

JetSet Aviation Holdings SAS, announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with SOCATA for the purchase and transfer of the type certificate and associated rights for the world's first VLJ, the MS760 Paris Jet. The four-seat twin-engine jet cruises at 400 mph and has a range of 1000 miles.

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Need To E-Valuate Your Plane? NBAA And GAMA Want To Help

New Online Toolkit Unveiled At NBAA 2009

The NBAA and GAMA have unveiled a new online resource to help businesses of all types calculate and explain the value a business aircraft brings to a company's overall business objectives, The announcement was made Monday at a Media Kickoff Breakfast held during NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention.

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Cessna Launches GreenTrak Program To Lower Citation Emissions

Software Determines Optimum Climb, Cruise, Descent Times To Reduce Emissions

Cessna announced the introduction of GreenTrak Flight Planning software Monday. The new flight planning program for current production Citation operators optimizes a flight profile not only for time and cost, but also for the lowest carbon footprint as well.

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Rolls-Royce AE 3007A2 Engines Chosen For New Legacy 650

Certification Expected In The Second Half Of 2010

Rolls-Royce officially introduced the latest engine in its AE 3007 series - the AE 3007A2 on Monday.  This is the exclusive powerplant for the Legacy 650, the new Embraer large executive jet. The engine will be certificated in the second half of 2010 and Entry-into-Service (EIS) on the Legacy 650 will take place in the same year.

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Lufthansa Technik Tapped For Learjet 85 Cabin Management System

Bombardier Learjet Updates NBAA Audience On Aircraft Progress

Bombardier Aerospace announced Monday that Lufthansa Technik has been selected to develop the new all-composite Learjet 85 aircraft's cabin-management system. The digital, Ethernet-based CMS and in-flight entertainment system will integrate all passenger entertainment and cabin environment management functions.

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Cessna Customer Service To Stream NBAA Maintenance Sessions On Internet

Online Viewer Polling Will Allow Immediate Feedback On Services And Options

Cessna  said it will stream a number of maintenance and overhaul sessions for Citation aircraft conducted during the NBAA annual convention live on the Internet. The live streams will allow more universal access for Citation operators around the world who can't attend the event in person.

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Dassault Falcon Delivers 100th Falcon 900EX EASy

321 Falcon Aircraft Operating With EASy Flight Deck

Dassault Falcon recently delivered the 100th Falcon 900EX EASy aircraft into service.  As of September 30, 2009, the 4,500 nm Falcon 900EX EASy fleet had performed over 80,000 takeoffs and landings and accrued 157,000 flight hours.  The 900EX EASy was certificated in December 2003 and features the EASy flight deck. 

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Flight Display Systems Debuts New 6 Channel MP3 Player, CMS

Music Player Holds 90 Hours Of Tunes In A Single Unit

Flight Display Systems introduced a new MP3 player for in-flight entertainment systems on Tuesday. The 6-Genre Music Player provides up to 90 hours of music in one compact unit. Six independent memory cards each hold up to 15 hours of music. Each card can be programmed by the user for six different genres.

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Alexander Craig Named New CEO At Stratos Aircraft

Company Moves Forward With Next-Gen Personal Jet

Stratos Aircraft introduced Alexander Craig as  their new Chief Executive Officer during a news conference at the 2009 NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention Monday. Craig joins the Stratos Aircraft team just as the innovative aircraft manufacturer starts to accept refundable deposits for their Very Light Personal Jet (VLPJ).

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Mid-Continent Instruments Amps Up, Debuts Two New Backup Power Supplies

Partners with AeroMech to Certify New Lithium Emergency Power Unit

Mid-Continent Instruments introduced their newest battery system, the MD420-1 Emergency Power Supply at the 2009 NBAA Meeting and Convention on Monday. The MD420-1 is a 2.5 Amp-hour battery that powers electronic flight displays, standby instruments or other critical avionic systems.

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50,000 Hour Milestone Reached For Sierra Industries Re-Engined Citation Fleet

54th Aircraft Is In The Modification Process

Since Sierra Industries was awarded an STC for the first FJ44 upgrade – the Eagle II – in 2002, the fleet has grown to a total of 54 aircraft. The high-performance mix of Citation I, II and S-II aircraft have amassed a total of more than 50,000 hours of Williams engine operation with no mechanical problems.

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Aero-TV: Going To War For BizAv -- Hawker Beechcraft's CEO At NBAA 2009

Talk About Setting a Tone....

Rarely has anyone set a tone for an event as swiftly and as dramatically as Hawker Beechcraft's CEO, Bill Boisture. Having survived one of the toughest years in the history of aviation (much less business aviation), Boisture showed up in military livery, as did his entire staff and management team, using a strong military metaphor to describe the year past as well as the attitudes that may be necessary to weather the storm of the next few.

Aero-TV: Gulfstream's Joe Lombardo -- Promoting Aviation Professionally

Dealing With The Ups and Downs Of Our Aero-Image

ANN does not have to tell anyone that aviation has not had a good year... and one of the reasons for that, economics notwithstanding, is the fact that our image has suffered dramatic hits this year in terms of public, media and governmental perceptions of who and what this industry truly is.

Babbitt, Karlgaard, Buffenbarger, and Palmer Open 2009 NBAA

Speakers Express Guarded Optimism About The Future, But Not In The Near Term

Speakers at the opening session of the 2009 NBAA Meeting and Convention sounded notes of cautious optimism in a year when business has contracted, jobs have been lost, and the business aviation industry has been targeted by Congress, the White House, and the mainstream press.

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Aero-TV: Gulfstream's Joe Lombardo -- Promoting Aviation Professionally

Dealing With The Ups and Downs Of Our Aero-Image

ANN does not have to tell anyone that aviation has not had a good year... and one of the reasons for that, economics notwithstanding, is the fact that our image has suffered dramatic hits this year in terms of public, media and governmental perceptions of who and what this industry truly is.

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Aero-TV: Going To War For BizAv -- Hawker Beechcraft's CEO At NBAA 2009

Talk About Setting a Tone -- HBC Goes To War....

Rarely has anyone set a tone for an event as swiftly and as dramatically as Hawker Beechcraft's CEO, Bill Boisture. Having survived one of the toughest years in the history of aviation (much less business aviation), Boisture showed up in military livery, as did his entire staff and management team, using a strong military metaphor to describe the year past as well as the attitudes that may be necessary to weather the storm of the next few.

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Hawker Beechcraft Reports AT-6 Program Proceeding As Planned

Light Attack Prototype Production, Flight Testing Progress

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation gave an update Monday in Orlando, Florida before the official opening of the 62nd NBAA Meeting and Convention on the successful progress of its Beechcraft AT-6 light attack aircraft program. The AT-6 is a structurally strengthened derivative of the highly successful T-6A/B.

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Atlantis Launch Date Pushed Back

Move Gives NASA More Ares I-X Launch Opportunities

NASA is now targeting Nov. 16 for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 mission from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Managers for NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate and Exploration Systems Mission Directorate met Monday and decided to adjust Atlantis' target launch date.

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AAM Is Embraer's First Legacy 650 Customer In Europe

Germany’s DC Aviation Will Take Two Legacy 650 Executive Jets For Its Charter Fleet

Embraer signed a contract with Aircraft Asset Management AAM GmbH, of Hallbergmoos, Germany, for the sale of two Legacy 650 executive jets. The announcement was made Monday at the NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando, Florida.

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Falcon 7X Fleet Leader Passes 2,000 Flight Hours

Approaching One Million Nautical Miles

Falcon 7X s/n 04 recently passed the 2,000 flight hour mark, making it the leader of the Falcon 7X fleet.  The aircraft entered service in July, 2007 and is operated by Dasnair in Geneva, Switzerland. During its first 24 months in service, the aircraft has carried over 2,100 passengers and made 543 stops in 73 countries. 

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Cessna Partners with Williams International On Engine Maintenance Program

Fixed Hourly Rates For Engine Maintenance

Cessna is partnering with Williams International to offer customers fixed hourly rates for engine maintenance on most Citation CJ business jets, the company announced Monday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.21.09)

"I don't know if a year from now or two years from now we're going to come back as happy as we were two years ago, but I guarantee in three or four years we will." Source: Forbes Magazine Publisher and business aircraft owner and pilot Rich Karlgaard.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.21.09): LPV Approach

An approach which can only be flown with a WAAS receiver, and enables descent to 200-250 feet above the runway. LPV approaches are operationally equivalent to the legacy instrument landing systems (ILS) but are more economical because no navigation infrastructure has to be installed at the runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.21.09)

Aero-Linx: Team MS760 As a company works to revive a 50-year-old design conceived as a military traniner but marketed a half century ago as the first U.S. business jet, Team MS760, led by Captain Dale "Snort" Snodgrass, will be flying airshows next year to show off the airplane.

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