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May 19, 2011

No Canadian Bailout For D-Jet

Furloughed Workers To Remain Off The Job

Newly-elected conservatives in the Canadian federal government have declined Diamond Aircraft Industries' request for a 35-million-dollar loan to recall furloughed workers and resume the D-Jet program.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.19.11

Airbus claims exoneration in the Air France 447 case.
The Canadian government tells Diamond "no deal."
And AOPA expands the leveraging of its membership lists.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.19.11

Airbus claims exoneration in the Air France 447 case.
The Canadian government tells Diamond "no deal."
And AOPA expands the leveraging of its membership lists.


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ANN Special Feature: FAA's Randy Babbitt at PTRS - 05.19.11

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt's May 5, 2011 keynote speech to the Pilot Training Reform Symposium chaired by the Society of Aviation & Flight Educators.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.19.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.19.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: FAA's Randy Babbitt at PTRS - 05.19.11 (ANN Special Report, with FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt)

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Six European Companies Recognized With Safety Awards

Safety Of Flight Awards Presented For Outstanding Achievements In Flight Operations And Maintenance

The EBAA and NBAA announced the recipients of the 2011 EBAA Safety of Flight Awards Monday night, given to six organizations for outstanding safety records.

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The First Annual Brunswick International Fly-In Set

Maine's Brunswick Executive Airport Will Host The Event, Take Center Stage

The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) of Maine is hosting the First Annual Brunswick International Fly-In at Brunswick Executive Airport (KBXM) on June 4 from 0800-1600.

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NASA Mission Will Observe Earth's Salty Seas For Climate Clues

Aquarius/SAC-D Observatory Will Study Ocean Circulations

Final preparations are under way for the June 9 launch of the international Aquarius/SAC-D observatory. The mission's primary instrument, Aquarius, will study interactions between ocean circulation, the water cycle and climate by measuring ocean surface salinity.

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Creature Comforts Highlighted By Rockwell Collins At EBACE

Cabin Management Systems For A Variety Of Business Aircraft

Rockwell Collins announced Tuesday at EBACE that it has completed aftermarket installation of its Venue Cabin Management System (CMS) on two Dornier 328DBJ aircraft.

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GE Integrated Propulsion System Dubbed 'Passport'

Engine For Bombardier Global 7000 And Global 8000 Business Jets Incorporates TechX Technologies

GE Aviation's integrated propulsion system, which includes the engine, nacelle and thrust reverser, for the new Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets has been named Passport.

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PA Company To Design And Build Global Wings In TX

Triumph Group Subsidiary Selected For New Bombardier Global 7000, Global 8000 Aircraft Program

Wayne, PA-based Triumph Group announced Wednesday that its subsidiary, Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division, has been selected by Bombardier to design and build the wing for the new Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets.

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Cockpit Design Award Presented To US Air Force Academy

Cadets Win Boeing-Sponsored Crew System 2035 competition

By 2035, fighter jets might become so advanced that a pilot could control a fleet of unmanned air and ground vehicles from the cockpit, flip a switch to transform a canopy into a laser beam shield, select a target with the wink of an eye, or even talk to the aircraft to fire a weapon.

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Cessna To Offer Optional Global Data Service In 2012

Aircell Hardware To Facilitate Service In Citation X and Citation XLS+

Among the announcements from Cessna at EBACE this week is that it will offer Aircell’s Aviator 300 worldwide in-flight data system as an option on new Citation XLS+, Citation Sovereign and Citation X aircraft beginning in 2012.

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Three VVIP S-92 Helicopters Delivered To Royal Thai Air Force

First To Include Lifeport High-End Medical Kit In A VIP S-92 Aircraft

Three VVIP S-92 helicopters have been delivered to the Royal Thai Air Force, Sikorsky said in a news release Wednesday, The aircraft are the first S-92s to include the LifePort medical system.

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TOPGUN Commander, Chief Operating Officer Tapped By ATAC

Company Provides Commercial Services Supporting Airborne Fighter Requirements For DoD

Former TOPGUN Commander Thomas "Trim" Downing has joined ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), a company which provides tactical airborne services to the Department of Defense. Businessman Ralph Kunz has also joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.

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Aero-TV: The Ninety-Nines -- Inspiring Women Pilots Since 1929

The First Women's Flying Organization Has Plenty of Life Left In It

While Peggy Chabrian's amazing work with the Women in Aviation organization has helped to popularize the role of the "better sex" (as Vicki used to remind me, persistently, to describe them), it was the Ninety-Nines that first put women and aviation together in the public eye.

Aero-TV: The Ninety-Nines -- Inspiring Women Pilots Since 1929

The First Women's Flying Organization Has Plenty of Life Left In It

While Peggy Chabrian's amazing work with the Women in Aviation organization has helped to popularize the role of the "better sex" (as Vicki used to remind me, persistently, to describe them), it was the Ninety-Nines that first put women and aviation together in the public eye.

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Bombardier Aerospace Releases Annual Aircraft Market Forecasts

20-year Business Aircraft Market Forecast predicts 24,000 deliveries from 2011 to 2030

Bombardier's annual aircraft market forecasts for the business and commercial aircraft markets were released Tuesday at EBACE.

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Cessna Announces Orders For Caravans, Skyhawks At EBACE

Three 208Bs And Ten 172s Set For European Delivery In 2011

Business aviation isn't all about bizjets and high-performance turboprops. Cessna announced Monday at EBACE that it has orders to deliver three 208B Grand Caravans and Ten C172s in Europe this year.

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Pro Line 21 Upgrade Now Available For Falcon 2000 And 2000EX Aircraft

STC Granted To Retrofit Pro Line 4 Equipped Aircraft

Rockwell Collins has been granted another STC for its Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 retrofit program, making the update available to Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX aircraft flying Pro Line 4.

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FAA Certifies Honeywell EASy II Suite For Falcon 900

Enhanced Honeywell Avionics Package Delivers Greater Situational Awareness, More Efficient Routing

The FAA has certified Honeywell's Primus Epic-based EASy II software package for the Dassault Falcon 900 EASy series business jet.

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CAE, Bombardier Grow Business Aviation Training Network

Dubai Facility Expanded, New Training Center Established In Mexico City

CAE and Bombardier Aerospace announced Wednesday at EBACE that they have strengthened their long-term relationship. CAE has been designated as the Authorized Training Provider (ATP) by Bombardier for the Challenger 605 aircraft in Dubai.

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Advanced Sonic Boom Experiment Conducted For JAXA

Models Dropped From High-Altitude Balloons Record Sound Levels

Swedish aerospace company SSC has developed and conducted an advanced stratospheric balloon experiment to measure sonic booms on behalf of the Japanese space organization JAXA.

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St. Augustine, FL, Airshow Set For Memorial Day Weekend

Organizers Promise A "Spectacular" Event Honoring Veterans

The arrival of the St. Augustine Air Show usually elicits feelings of excitement from residents all over Florida, but in St. Augustine particular. Organizers say this two-day annual event is filled with thrills and entertainment for the families viewing the show.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.19.11)

"We believe it's important not only to focus on how we can continually improve business aviation safety going forward, but also to honor those with exemplary safety records to date." Source: Brian Humphries, EBAA President and CEO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.19.11): Approach Speed

The recommended speed contained in aircraft manuals used by pilots when making an approach to landing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.19.11)

Constellation Survivors Website

Conceived by Howard Hughes in the late 1930's, the Constellation represented the ultimate in airline performance and luxury during the 1950's.

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