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April 25, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.25.11

Lambert-St. Louis International hustles to recover from a tornado.
A small plane carrying cocaine has gone down in New Mexico.
And US Airways sues Sabre Holdings.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.25.11

Lambert-St. Louis International hustles to recover from a tornado.
A small plane carrying cocaine has gone down in New Mexico.
And US Airways sues Sabre Holdings.


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ANN Special Feature: Landing Below Minimums - 04.25.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the decision chain of a pilot who impacted terrain short of a runway in conditions below published minimums.

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Missing WWII Airman Identified

Crewman Flew Aboard A C-87 In China

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Friday that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.25.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.25.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.25.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Landing Below Minimums - 04.25.11 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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FAA: ACSF Audit Standard Meets ICAO SMS Requirements For GA

InFO Bulletin Confirms Agency's Position

The FAA has recognized the Air Charter Safety Foundation's (ACSF) Industry Audit Standard (IAS) as meeting the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety management system (SMS) standards for general aviation (Part 91) operators.

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TSA Announces Key Enhancements To Contact Center Procedures

Tracking Number Fulfills Another Requirement From The 9/11 Commission

Individuals who contact the TSA Contact Center (TCC) to report suspicious activity will now receive a tracking number as confirmation of their phone call or email—fulfilling a key requirement of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.

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First Level D Approval Granted For EP-8000 Image Generator

Rockwell Collins To Upgrade Air France B777-300 FFS

The French Civil Aviation Authority, La Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) has granted Level D approval for Rockwell Collins’ EP-8000 image generator on an Air France Boeing 777-300 full flight simulator.

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EBAA and NBAA To Host Pre-EBACE European Business Aviation Safety Workshop

Runway Incursions, Risk Management, Advance Cockpits Among The Focus Areas

The day before the EBACE exhibition opens next month, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will jointly host a workshop dedicated to the safety issues facing aircraft operators in Europe.

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Centurion Takes A Look Back At AERO

Several Key Developments Highlighted The Show For The Engine Manufacturer

The AERO trade fair in Friedrichshafen was a successful one for Centurion Aircraft Engines, the company reports.

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AgustaWestland Develops iPad Training With GL Studio

New Aircraft-Specific Multimedia Learning Content For Popular Tablet Device

Beginning with the iPad, AgustaWestland is developing a range of mobile applications to improve the flexibility and effectiveness of training media within its courses.

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Unique Aviation Business Unifies Marketing Efforts

Sheltair Brings Its Three Lines Under One Umbrella

Holland Sheltair Aviation Group, an aviation company offering fixed base operations (FBOs), property leasing and facility construction, says it has unified all three divisions of the company under one brand, Sheltair.

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NASA Seeks Education Partners To Help Inspire The Next Generation Of Explorers

Proposals Being Accepted Through December 31

NASA is seeking partners to help achieve its strategic goals for education, including informal education done at museums, science centers, and planetariums.

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Aero-TV: Up Close and In-Depth -- The Garmin GTN 650 and GTN 750 (Part 1)

Garmin's Next-Gen Avionics System Picks Up Where the GNS 430/530 Left Off

The industry has been waiting for years to see the follow-up to one of the most successful avionics platforms in the history of general aviation. Greatly anticipated, and buoyed by an aggressive rumor mill, the Garmin folks spent a considerable period of time with our Aero-TV teams to explain why the GTN 650 and 750 systems represent Garmin's best bet for future cockpits.

DHS Targets GA AGAIN... And The Rules of Engagement Promise Trouble

It's Getting Harder To Tell Who The 'Good Guys' Are, Anymore

I grew up in a family that respected the law and had a little more of an idea as to how justice was (properly)  meted out due to the presence of a LEO in the family (the late, great, Bob MacDonald, a New York State Trooper and my Uncle). Over the years, I realized that the job of law enforcement was a tough one... on those upon whom the penalties of the law fell... as well as those who were empowered to see justice done. Still; as amazing and brave as most LEOs are, they are often only as good as the system within which they work. In the case of the US Department of Homeland Security's Air and Marine Operations Center, we have a great number of reasons to believe that something is going seriously wrong... a

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Aero-TV: Up Close and In-Depth -- The Garmin GTN 650 and GTN 750 (Part 1)

Garmin's Next-Gen Avionics System Picks Up Where the GNS 430/530 Left Off

The industry has been waiting for years to see the follow-up to one of the most successful avionics platforms in the history of general aviation. Greatly anticipated, and buoyed by an aggressive rumor mill, the Garmin folks spent a considerable period of time with our Aero-TV teams to explain why the GTN 650 and 750 systems represent Garmin's best bet for future cockpits.

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Klyde Morris (04.25.11)

Klyde Has A Plan... For A Plan

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Air Force On Track With KC-46A Program

Post-Award Review Featured Details, Draft Schedule

Air Force and Boeing Company officials met for the KC-46A program post-award conference recently to discuss program specifics, including a technical overview of the program.

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Gulfstream Delivers 500th PlaneView Cockpit

More Than 200 Synthetic Vision Systems And 100 Enhanced Nav Systems In The Fleet

The 500th PlaneView cockpit was recently deliverd by Gulfstream just eight years after the flight deck was first delivered. The mark was reached with the delivery of the 209th large-cabin, long-range G450 aircraft.

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Rotary-Wing Safety, Greener Technology Top Helitech 2011 Conference

Event To Be Held In Late September In Duxford, UK

The latest European safety requirements for helicopter operators is just one of the high profile topics that will be discussed in depth at Helitech’s conference this year.

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Duncan Aviation Adds New Authorizations For CAAC Repair Station Certification

Five Airframes And Two Engines Added To Duncan's Lineup

Duncan Aviation has added several authorizations to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Repair Station Certificate in Lincoln. New authorizations were granted to the current Repair Station Certificate after a CAAC audit of the Duncan Aviation facility in Lincoln.

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Bell Helicopter Honors 'Kiowa Warriors'

Artwork Pays Tribute To Col. Mike Morgan

The first painting of the Bell Helicopter "Heroes of Aviation" series was unveiled at a ceremony at the 2011 Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) professional forum and exposition, held in Nashville TN.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.25.11): Final Approach Point

Final Approach Point The point, applicable only to a nonprecision approach with no depicted FAF (such as an on airport VOR), where the aircraft is established inbound on the final approach course from the procedure turn and where the final approach descent may be commenced. The FAP serves as the FAF and identifies the beginning of the final approach segment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.25.11)

Aero-Linx: FAA Safety and Quality Assurance The Safety and Quality Assurance Office assures the safety, effectiveness and supports quality of Aviation System Standards programs through the development and oversight of organizational safety and quality assurance policies and procedures. Key components of the Aviation System Standards integrated safety system include Flight Safety, Environmental, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Management System, and Internal Evaluation Programs.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.25.11)

"We urge pilots to exercise extreme caution in any ground intercept activity or "Air Bust" since Law Enforcement is apparently primed to confront serious bad guys... though the record of accuracy in such activities is abysmal. If these activities go unchallenged and unchecked, someone is likely to be hurt or killed... and, of course, aviation will get yet another nail in its coffin -- courtesy of Uncle Sam." Source: ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell -- from his commentary and analysis of a troublesome DHS dcoument outlining information imparted to local Law Enforcement agencies involved in the interception of General Aviation aircraft.

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