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March 31, 2009

Cirrus Goes With Garmin For SF50 Vision Avionics

Perspective Suite Selected For Upcoming Jet

Cirrus Aircraft has just announced the selection of Garmin as its avionics provider for production models of the Vision SF50 personal jet, which is now in flight test.

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Lawmaker Uses GA To Survey District Flood Damage

"If I Didn't Fly, I Don't Know How I'd Do It"

Here's evidence of something that sometimes seems, from the outside looking in, to be a decided rarity -- a fan of general aviation in Washington, DC.

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TCM Completes First Flight On Unleaded AvGas

Milestone In Company's Alternative Fuels Program

Teledyne Continental Motors has just told ANN about its first test flight of a certificated aircraft using unleaded aviation fuel. The flight, in collaboration with Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, was conducted using a production G36 Bonanza.

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NASA's Shuttle Atlantis Moves To Launch Pad

STS-125 Will Service Hubble Telescope One Final Time

Space shuttle Atlantis' rollout to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida began at 4 am EDT on Tuesday, March 31, as preparations for the STS-125 mission move forward. Atlantis is targeted to lift off May 12 to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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Redoubt Redux: Airlines Once Again Suspend ANC Flights

And This Could Be Just The Beginning

Alaska Airlines once again suspended flights in and out of Anchorage, AK Monday morning, following a volcanic eruption at Mount Redoubt that generated a continuous ash cloud. This latest service cancellation comes less than 24 hours after the airline -- and other carriers serving Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) -- resumed service to the airport.

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Bombardier Collects Second CSeries Order

Lease Corporation Int'l Signs Contract For 20 Planes, 20 Options

Bombardier Aerospace announced Monday that Lease Corporation International Aviation (New Buildings) Limited has signed a firm purchase agreement for three CS100 and 17 CS300 jetliners, marking the second customer for the upcoming narrowbody airliner intended to compete head-on with smaller variants of the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 lines.

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SpaceX To Launch ATSB RazakSAT Satellite

Company Aims For First Successful Commercial Delivery

Space Exploration Technologies announced Tuesday the launch window for ATSB's RazakSAT on Falcon 1 Flight 5 is currently scheduled to open Monday, April 20 at 4:00 pm PDT/ 7:00 pm EDT.

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Company Introduces 'Green' Around-The-World Trip, Via G-IV

Safari Air Package Includes Carbon Offsets

Given the current anti-bizav environment permeating Capitol Hill and among the general public... this is either a great idea, or an ill-timed one.

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Cubcrafters Intros Super Sport Cub LSA

CC340 Engine Makes 180 HP On Takeoff

Yakima, WA-based CubCrafters seems determined to offer a Cub for nearly anyone's tastes. On Tuesday, the company unveiled its new Super Sport Cub, the company's most powerful aircraft to date... and, it's an LSA.

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Does Your Mood Need A Lift? Go See An Air Show!

Recession Could Prove To Be Boon For Attendance

With each day seemingly delivering more news of economic despair, the air show industry begins its 2009 season this month under a sky of optimism... with all indicators pointing to an attendance surge as families search for low-cost, high-value, local entertainment, according to the International Council of Air Shows.

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Embraer Reports Progress On Phenom 300 Development

Fourth Aircraft Joins Test Fleet

Brazilian planemaker Embraer tells ANN it is moving "steadily forward" with its Phenom 300 light jet program, with the first flight of the fourth test aircraft at the end of February 2009.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 03.31.09

Lessons From Flight 1549: The Battle Of The Birds

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.31.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.31.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Lessons From Flight 1549: 03.30.09 (ANN Special Report, with testimony before the US House Aviation Subcommittee about measures to prevent bird str

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.31.09

Has the CEO of Airbus given up on the A400M?
A lawsuit against Cessna is sent to Italian courts.
And is Red Bull's Albatross safe and legal?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.31.09

Has the CEO of Airbus given up on the A400M?
A lawsuit against Cessna is sent to Italian courts.
And is Red Bull's Albatross safe and legal?


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ANN Special Feature: Lessons from Flight 1549, Part VII: Battle of the Birds - 03.31.09

In our final installment of this series, we'll hear SeaTac International Airport Managing Director Mark Reis, and Bird Strike Committee USA Chairman John Ostrum tell the US House Aviation Subcommit

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Aero-TV: WAI Perspectives -- Assessing Economic Equality (Part 2)

A Three Question Survey Of This Year's Amazing Women In Aviation Conference

At a number of the more intriguing special events that ANN and Aero-TV partake in, we engage in an interesting exercise in which we pose at least three questions to a dozen or so of those attending to gauge the mood on a range of issues pertaining to the subject at hand. This year's Women In Aviation Event was ripe for another such pursuit. Of the three topics raised this year, one was the obvious issue of whether or not there was still a perceptible level of discrimination against women in the aviation industry, the second (today's episode) was whether or not the current economic issues might make it easier or more difficult for women to enter this industry -- and finally, what advice our respondents mi

Aero-TV: WAI Perspectives -- Assessing Economic Equality (Part 2)

A Three Question Survey Of This Year's Amazing Women In Aviation Conference

At a number of the more intriguing special events that ANN and Aero-TV partake in, we engage in an interesting exercise in which we pose at least three questions to a dozen or so of those attending to gauge the mood on a range of issues pertaining to the subject at hand. This year's Women In Aviation Event was ripe for another such pursuit.

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Group: Officials Reject Stimulus Money For O'Hare Modernization

Critics Declare Victory Against Controversial Project

Chicago aviation officials announced Monday no funds will be going towards the O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP) from the $12 million in federal stimulus money sent to O'Hare to help improve existing infrastructure.

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Two Unhurt In P210 Downing Near GTU

Plane Descended Onto Residential Street

The pilot and passenger onboard a Cessna P210 Centurion suffered only minor injuries when their aircraft landed on a neighborhood street near Georgetown Municipal Airport (GTU) in Texas Sunday evening.

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South Dakota Airport Receives State Honor

YKN Named State GA Airport Of The Year

If you're flying to Oshkosh this summer, one the airports that will be courting your business along the way is the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport (YKN) in Yankton, SD. The airport was just named the state Office of Aeronautics’ 2008 large general aviation airport of the year.

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Delta's Acquisition Of Northwest Becomes Increasingly Visible

Crews Now Dressed In Delta Uniforms

Seattle-based flight attendant Christie Colegrove, a 25-year Northwest Airlines veteran, hung up her Northwest uniform Monday in exchange for a new Delta Air Lines uniform. Colegrove joined nearly 40,000 flight attendants, pilots, airport lounge representatives, ticket counter and gate agents who donned Delta uniforms Monday -- one of the first outwardly visible signs the two airlines are now one.

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Red Bull Albatross Comes Under Groundhog Media Attack

ABC News Report Questions Safety Of Grumman HU-16E

ABC News is raising questions about the Grumman HU-16E seaplane used to market Red Bull energy drink at major sporting events and air shows. ABC notes the Albatross was decommissioned and disposed of by the Coast Guard in 1976 because of concerns with the structural integrity of the aircraft's wings.

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Yingling Aviation Delivers 100th Oasis-Equipped C208B

Popular Caravan Interior Package Includes Leather, Custom Woodwork

Yingling Aviation marked a significant milestone Monday with the delivery of the 100th Cessna Model 208 Caravan fitted with an Oasis interior. The single-engine turboprop was delivered to Wichita businessman Arthur Alvis, president of Commtech Communications Technologies, a manufacturer of specialty computer products.

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K-State Forms Aviation Flying Club For Enthusiasts

Common Group To Support Competitive Student Events

Kansas State University's Aviation Department has established the K-State Aviation Flying Club for any aviation enthusiasts to support the university's competitive aviation teams. K-State at Salina -- proud of its recognition as a top-five aviation program in the country -- has students who participate competitively in the FlightTeam, the Women's Air Race Team, and the SkillsUSA Maintenance Team.

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ICG Enhances NxtMail Server

Allows Interfacing With Iridium And InMarSat Networks

International Communications Group (ICG) announced Tuesday it has enhanced its new NxtMail with modifications that will add ease and flexibility to its installation in virtually any aircraft and offer customers the ability to interface with both the Iridium satellite network and InMarSat Swift Broadband.

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Concorde Battery Intros BC-5000 Battery Capacity Tester

Approved For Commercial And Military Use

Concorde Battery Corporation announced Monday the new BC-5000 Battery Capacity Tester. Loaded with failsafe features and designed for operator safety, BC-5000 Battery Capacity Tester is intended for use by any maintenance facility -- commercial, military, and civilian.

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CAV Aerospace Installs 100th Cessna 400 TKS System

Offers Peace-Of-Mind During Inadvertant Icing Encounters

CAV Aerospace recently installed its 100th TKS system on the world's fastest fixed-gear aircraft, the Cessna 400 Corvalis TT and its predecessors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.31.09)

Aero-Linx!

An easy to use, easy to navigate guide to all things related to airships.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.31.09): Earthshine

Aero-Terms!

Light reflected from the Earth and its atmosphere onto the dark part of the Moon when it is not full. Earthshine explains why the full disk of the Moon remains dimly visible even when only part of it is illuminated by sunlight.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.31.09)

"It’s pretty fierce competition. Yankton ought to be proud. This is the community’s airport." Source: Gary Carlson, who with his wife owns Carlson Aviation, the FBO based at Chan Gurney Municipal Airport (YKN) in Yankton, SD. YKN was recently honored by the state Office of Aeronautics as the 2008 large general aviation airport of the year.

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