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October 20, 2010

David AND Goliath... Eclipse and Sikorsky Announce Equity Stake Agreement

Deal Should Be Complete by Year End

You could have knocked a bunch of folks over with a feather (on the normally calm second day of this year's NBAA Convention) as Eclipse, the 'little jet company that wouldn't quit', ganged up with the monstrously successful aerospace giant, Sikorsky Aircraft.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 10.20.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.20.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.20.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Cessna and Garmin at NBAA - 10.20.10 (ANN Special Report, with Cessna CEO Jack Pelton, and Garmin VP Ben Kowalski)

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PiperJet Altaire To Fly With L-3 Avionics

The Trilogy ESI-2000 Will Be Installed In The Re-Designed Jet

Piper selected the L-3 Avionics Systems Trilogy ESI-2000 Electronic Standby Instrument with battery backup as standard equipment for the new PiperJet Altaire, a seven-seat very light jet.

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Avantair Is First To Deploy Jeppesen's New 'e-Chart Viewer'

New Digital Navigation Solution For Business Aviation Operators

Jeppesen has taken chart viewing and updating to a new level with the introduction Tuesday of a new digital charting solution for the business aviation community – Jeppesen eChart Viewer.

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Rolls-Royce Launches AE 3007C2 Engine To Power New Cessna Citation Ten

Certification For The New Engine Expected In 2013

Engine maker Rolls-Royce launched the newest member of its highly successful AE 3007 family of engines Monday. The AE 3007C2 will power Cessna’s new Citation Ten, a new, larger version of the Citation X.

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StandardAero to Provide Pratt & Whitney Canada PW300 Service

Signs Agreement For Installation Of Engine Trend Data Transmission Equipment

StandardAero announced Monday at the NBAA Convention and meeting in Atlanta that it will add service and support for Pratt & Whitney Canada PW300-series engines in early 2011.

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American Legend Adds Another Grand Champion Award To Its Restoration Roster

Classic Airplane Was Built In 1947

American Legend Aircraft Company announced Monday that one of its customers is the recipient of the 2010 Grand Champion Award at Sentimental Journey Fly-In for the company's work on restoring a classic Piper J3 Cub.

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Groundbreaking Held For New Tower In Frederick, MD

ARRA Funds Will Pat For The Facility At Fredrick Municipal Airport

The FAA announced over $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars will be used to build a new air traffic control tower at Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, MD.

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Clay Lacy Aviation Announced Managed Aircraft Growth

Named Top Aircell Installation Facility In Western US

Clay Lacy Aviation (CLA) has added eight business jets to its managed aircraft fleet, and reports a 22 percent increase in charter hours and a 13 percent increase in total flight hours from 2009.

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Hawker 4000 Recognized For Six World Speed Records During NBAA 2010

Official Certificates Presented By NAA

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) on Monday received recognition for setting six world speed records in its flagship Hawker 4000 business jet between October 2009 and April 2010.

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FAA Grants Multiple Internet STCs To Innotech

I-Ku Pairs Innotech Software, Technology With ViaSat Terminal, Worldwide Yonder Network Service

Innotech Aviation has received multiple FAA STCs for its I-Ku airborne high-speed Internet system for installation on Bombardier Global Express aircraft

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Pentagon Awards $68 Million Contract For HUD Systems

Elbit Systems Of America To Supply Components

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded a 5-year, $68 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Elbit Systems of America to supply the U.S.Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard with AN/AVS-7 Head-Up Display components.

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Boeing May Whittle Down Employee Benefits

Says National Health Care Plane Is Partly To Blame

The new health care law which is currently set to be phased in over the next several years could have an effect on Boeing employees, the company told its workers last week.

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Aero-TV at NBAA 2010: Hawker Plus Two -- 'New' Jet, New King Air

Hawker Responds Solidly To Market Input With New Birds

DO NOT count Hawker Beech out in this tough market... as the company seems more than willing to do what it must to earn as much market share as possible... even to the point of putting the pressure on with expansive R&D efforts. Proof positive of that sentiment was Monday's official announcement of the newest member of its famed Hawker lineup the Hawker 200, as well as yet another variation on the venerable King Air.

Aero-TV at NBAA 2010: Ch-Ch-Changes! Piper Altaire Gets 'Bigger/Better' Treatment

A Great Concept Plane Gets Bigger Dimensions In Response To Customer Demand

Piper is very serious about getting the Piper jet to market... and making sure that it becomes the flagship product of this iconic GA manufacturer. Now named the Altaire, the Piper folks have tweaked the design aggressive to offer more cabin room and a host of other refinements... an turning the Piper Jet concept into a potential force to be reckoned with.

Aero-TV at NBAA 2010: Hawker Plus Two -- 'New' Jet, New King Air

Hawker Responds Solidly To Market Input With New Birds

DO NOT count Hawker Beech out in this tough market... as the company seems more than willing to do what it must to earn as much market share as possible... even to the point of putting the pressure on with expansive R&D efforts. Proof positive of that sentiment was Monday's official announcement of the newest member of its famed Hawker lineup with the Hawker 200, as well as yet another variation on the venerable King Air.

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Aero-TV at NBAA2010: Ch-Ch-Changes! Piper Altaire Gets 'Bigger/Better' Treatment

A Great Concept Plane Gets Bigger Dimensions In Response To Customer Demand

Piper is very serious about getting the Piper jet to market... and making sure that it becomes the flagship product of this iconic GA manufacturer. Now named the Altaire, the Piper folks have tweaked the design aggressive to offer more cabin room and a host of other refinements... an turning the Piper Jet concept into a potential force to be reckoned with.

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FAA, TSA Commit To Continued Partnership With Business Aviation

Pistole: "One Size Fits All" Won't Work For Aviation Security

 In remarks made during Tuesday's Opening General Session, TSA Administrator John Pistole and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt pledged to seek industry input on pending regulations and initiatives.

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Integrated FMS Introduced For Eclipse Jet

Innovative Solutions & Support Partners With Personal Jet Company

An Integrated Flight Management System (FMS) has been introduced for the Eclipse Twin-Engine jet by Eclipse Aerospace and Innovative Solutions & Support.

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State of Industry Assessed Before NBAA General Opening Session

Chairman Cunningham: "It's Been A Challenging Couple Of Years."

Tuesday's NBAA2010 Media Kickoff Breakfast was an opportunity for general aviation leaders to take a snapshot of the slowly recovering industry, and acknowledge the notable media coverage of the sector during the past year.

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Aerion Announces Details Of Recent Supersonic Flight Tests

Moving Closer To A Supersonic Business Jet

Preliminary results from flight testing done in conjunction with NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center were released at the NBAA convention in Atlanta by Aerion Corporation, which is working on what would be the world's first Supersonic Business Jet.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.20.10)

"Obviously, a one-size-fits-all [aviation security protocol] doesn't make sense." Source: TSA Administrator John Pistole

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.10): Permanent Echo

Radar signals reflected from fixed objects on the earth's surface; e.g., buildings, towers, terrain.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.20.10)

American Aviation Historical Society

The primary objective of the organization is the preservation and dissemination of the rich heritage of American aviation. 

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