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April 04, 2009

Extra 500 To Get Entegra Glass

Release 9 Will Grace Bizplane's Flight Deck

At Germany's Aero Friedrichshafen this week, Avidyne announced it was selected by Extra Aircraft LLC of Lancaster, PA as the avionics partner for the upcoming Extra EA-500 aircraft. Avidyne will provide their Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck avionics for the EA-500, including high-resolution Integrated Flight Displays, the WAAS-capable FMS900w Flight Management System, and dual 16-watt all-digital VDL-capable VHF radios.

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Tecnam Planes To Receive Garmin Glass

G600, G950 Optional In Single, Upcoming Twin

Garmin and Tecnam Aircraft announced Friday at AERO Friedrichshafen 2009 the availability of Garmin G950 and G600 as optional avionics for the twin-engine P2006T, and single-engine P2002 JF & P2002 JR, respectively.

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Northrop Grumman Pays $325 Million To Settle Whistleblower Case

Scientist Exposed Faulty Military Satellite Parts

A company's efforts to stop a scientist from revealing his research findings about faulty electronic components the company sold to the government for military and intelligence-gathering satellites were the basis for a whistleblower lawsuit that Northrop Grumman Corp. settled this week, for a record sum of $325 million.

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Airman Missing In Action From Vietnam War Identified

Was Unable To Eject From Stricken F-4D Phantom

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced this week the remains of a US airman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Ball Aerospace Wins Ares Flight Computer Contract

Now Provides Star Trackers For Shuttle Program

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by The Boeing Company as the contractor for the Ares I Instrument Unit Assembly (IUA) Flight Computer (FC) and Command Telemetry Computer (CTC).

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DFW International Airport Weathers Challenging Economic Times

'State of the Airport' Address Calls For Cost Controls

DFW International Airport CEO Jeff Fegan presented the "State of the Airport" address to the board of directors Thursday, highlighting DFW's success through tough economic times and calling for continued development and growth of the region's economic engine.

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Dassault Names Candler GM Of Reno Service Center

New Facility Set To Open Shortly

Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) recently named Robert Candler as Vice President/General Manager of its new Reno Service Center, set to open shortly. DAS – Reno will provide OEM quality service and support to Falcon operators in the western area of the United States.

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TKS Extends Ice Protection Approval To Columbia 300/Corvalis 350

Full Range Of Former Columbia Planes Now Covered By STC

CAV Aerospace, Inc. has received an amended STC from the FAA to retrofit its TKS ice protection system on Corvalis 300 and 350 model aircraft. To obtain the amended STC, CAV Aerospace installed the proprietary TKS system on an early model 350 and flight-tested the prototype aircraft to confirm aerodynamic integrity.

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Raytheon Introduces Rapidly Deployable Space Payload Design

Responder Allows Quick Military Switchouts

Raytheon Company unveiled this week the Responder, an innovative payload design concept featuring a suite of interchangeable mission-specific sensors that could be deployed rapidly to meet immediate customer needs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.04.09)

Aero-Linx!

The Intruder Association is a fraternal organization, the goals of which are: To facilitate and maintain contact among the former members of the Intruder community.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.04.09): Quiescent Prominence

Aero-Terms!

A long, sheet-like prominence of relatively cool solar material that hangs nearly vertically to the Sun's surface for days or months.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.04.09)

"Since their founding over 60 years ago, Tecnam Aircraft has developed a reputation for manufacturing a diverse fleet of extremely reliable and high quality aircraft. We're are looking forward to working with Tecnam and are confident their customers will appreciate the situational awareness and integration that comes from the G950 and G600."

Source: Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. The avionics manufacturer joined Tecnam Aircraft Friday in announcing at AERO Friedrichshafen 2009 the availability of Garmin G950 and G600 as optional avionics for the twin-engine P2006T, and single-engine P2002 JF & P2002 JR, respectively.

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