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September 28, 2010

Piper Laying Off 60, Mostly In Manufacturing

Sluggish Sales Cited As Forcing The Move

Piper on Monday told employees that it would be laying off about 6 percent of its workforce, or about 60 employees, according to media reports. Most of those being let go are in the manufacturing sector, though some outside that division will be downsized as well.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.28.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.28.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.28.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: Phil & Lois's Excellent Adventure - 09.28.10 (ANN Special Report, with Former AOPA President Phil Boyer)

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NBAA Applauds Presidential Signing Of Bonus Depreciation

Companies Can Receive Tax Benefits Before Year-End On Business Aircraft Purchases

The NBAA has added its voice to those praising President Obama for signing into law legislation that includes a provision for "bonus depreciation," to accelerate cost recovery of strategic business purchases this year, including business aircraft. Obama signed the bill Monday afternoon.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.28.10

Bonus depreciation is back, and fingers are crossed.
GAMA is optimistic about the effect on general aviation.
And Hawker Beechcraft lays off another 350 workers.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.28.10

Bonus depreciation is back, and fingers are crossed.
GAMA is optimistic about the effect on general aviation.
And Hawker Beechcraft lays off another 350 workers.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I: Phil & Lois's Excellent Adventure - 09.28.10

Former AOPA President Phil Boyer and his wife, Lois, took some time this summer to tour the US in a Bonanza. ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks with Phil about the perspective on the in

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DOT Touts Compliance With NTSB Recommendations

LaHood: More Already Completed This Year Than In Any Of The Last Five

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Monday that the U.S. DOT has already completed more NTSB safety recommendations in 2010 than in any of the last five years.

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Brazil Approves DFC90 For Retrofit Installation

Avidyne Autopilot Now Available For Brazil-Based Cirrus Aircraft

The Agência Nacional De Aviação Civil -Brasil (ANAC) has approved retrofit installation for Avidyne's Avidyne's DFC90 attitude-based digital autopilot in Brazilian-registered Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft. 

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AgustaWestland Congratulates 2010 Cormorant Trophy Winners

Honored Crew Rescued Three During 36-Foot Seas, 50 Knot Winds

AgustaWestland announced Monday that the crew of "Rescue 912" from Canadian Forces Squadron 103 in Gander, Newfoundland has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Cormorant Trophy for Helicopter Rescue.

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Helicopter Market May Be In For Some Turbulence

Long-Term Instability Seen For Light Military Rotorcraft Sector

The "Light Military" rotorcraft market will see some near-term growth, but the longer term is far more uncetain, according to a new study, "The Market for Light Military Rotorcraft," from Forecast International.

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Strongly Supports Senate NASA Spending Bill

Encourages Prompt Resolution Before New Fiscal Year Begins

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation said in a news release Monday that it strongly supports Senate bill S.3729, the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, which has been approved unanimously by the Senate.

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DOT Slaps United With A fine for 'Wasting Department Resources'

Fined For 'Reporting Innacurat Data' Following A Long Delay

United Airlines has reportedly been fined $12,000 in association with a long, weather-related ground delay in May, but the fine is not for having a plane on the ground beyond the DOT-imposed three-hour limit.

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Pilots Kidnapped In Congo Freed

Ukrainian, Congolese Pilots Released On Friday

Two pilots kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo the first of the month were reportedly freed by their kidnappers on Friday.

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Rockwell Collins Shuffles Government Systems Executives

Forms "Communications Products" Division

Responding to what it says are changing conditions in the defense market, Rockwell Collins has announced a series of leadership moves and organizational changes.

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What’s The Point of ‘Next-Gen’ If ‘Now-Gen’ Crashes and Burns? (Part 2)

A Continuing Look At The Obstacles We Face

Aero-Analysis/Commentary by James R. Campbell, ANN Editor-In-Chief/Rabble-Rouser I'm at a point in all this that I should cease being surprised at the impressive response I get when I start a conversation with the readers of ANN. Your input and commentary on Part 1 of this obsessive rant was intriguing… and voluminous… and pretty damned inspiring. Keep it up.

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Aero-TV Redux: AAA’s New Generation – Antique Aircraft Inspires Young Pilots

Colorado Youth Find Mentorship in Antique Aviation Community

ANN E-I-C Note: In light of the tone of some recent efforts to to look to the future of aviation, I thought it might make sense to see how one amazing effort is paying off in inspiring young people to seek a future that includes aviation... enjoy! -- Jim Campbell, ANN Editor-In-Chief. Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique Aircraft Association is the world's oldest organization specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft. Yet as airfield accessibility continues to diminish and the general aviation community continues

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Flight Testing Underway For Eurocopter X-3 Hybrid

Company Expects Cruising Speeds North Of 220 Knots

Eurocopter has begun test flights of the X3 demonstrator for its innovative High-speed, long-range Hybrid Helicopter (H3) concept, which combines vertical takeoff and landing capabilities with cruise speeds of more than 220 kts.

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Going Up: South Carolina 787 Final Assembly Building

Ceremony Held After Last Steel Was Put In Place

Boeing said Friday that the steel framework for its new 787 Dreamliner Final Assembly building in South Carolina has been completed, and recognized the milestone with a special topping-out ceremony. The event was held in conjunction with BE&K/Turner, the design-builder of the facility.

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FIFI Flying Again

CAF B-29 Completes Flight Testing In Time For AIRSHO

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) said Monday that the world's only flyable Boeing B-29 Superfortress has returned to the skies just in time for the 2010 CAF AIRSHO presented by Western National Bank, October 9-10 at Midland International Airport.

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ISS Expedition 24 Crew Lands Safely

Soyuz Spacecraft Landed In Kazakhstan Saturday

Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko landed their Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Saturday, wrapping up a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

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American Airlines Closes Missouri Overhaul Facility

Once Kansas City's Largest Employer

The commercial aircraft maintenance facility in near Kansas City, MO, in Platte county was once the largest such operation in the world, employing some 6,000 people when it was owned by TWA.

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500th G550 Tail Section Delivered To Gulfstream

Supplier Fokker Builds The Components In Europe

The 500th tail section for the Gulfstream GV/G550 program was handed over on September 20th to representatives of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. This delivery is regarded by both companies as a milestone.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.28.10)

"There are many years ahead of FIFI for touring the country and telling the stories of the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom." Source: CAF President Stephan Brown.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.28.10): Radar Identified Aircraft

An aircraft, the position of which has been correlated with an observed target or symbol on the radar display.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.28.10)

Seaplane Pilots Association

The public section of the website for the Seaplane Pilots Association makes available hundreds of articles and discussions about seaplane Training, Advocacy issues, and a deep Library of online material.

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