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May 20, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.20.11

Business aircraft indicators are trending upward.
An STC may let you update your Pro Line 4.
And Bombardier's new wing will be built in Texas.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.20.11

Business aircraft indicators are trending upward.
An STC may let you update your Pro Line 4.
And Bombardier's new wing will be built in Texas.


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ANN Special Feature: Ninety-Nines President Susan Larson - 05.20.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks about the past, present and future of the Ninety-Nines with President Susan Larson.

FMI: www.ninety-nines.org

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 05.20.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.20.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.20.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Ninety-Nines President Susan Larson - 05.20.11 (ANN Special Report, with Ninety-Nines President Susan Larson)

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Delta Applauds House Committee Decision To Investigate Labor Board

Airline Employees Rejected Union Representation, Claims Partisan Politics Stifle Voter Choice

Delta Air Lines issued a statement Thursday applauding the decision of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to further investigate the National Mediation Board (NMB) .

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Thunderbirds To Perform First Demo With Alternative Fuel

Air Show At Joint Base Andrews Will Be Flown With Camelina-Based Fuel

The Thunderbirds will use alternative fuel, unprecedented for any Department of Defense aerial team, at the Joint Services Open House at Joint Base Andrews in the Washington, DC area May 20 and 21.

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Comlux The Aviation Group Signs For Three Legacy 650 Jets

Deal Includes Options For Another Four Aircraft

A contract for the acquisition of three large Legacy 650 executive jets was signed Wednesday by Embraer and Comlux The Aviation Group. The aircraft will fly for the Fly Comlux Division, in Kazakhstan.

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Honeywell Enhances In-Flight Connectivity In Embraer Legacy 450/500 Jets

Embraer Opts For Honeywell Ovation Select Cabin Management System

Embraer has chosen Honeywell’s Ovation Select Cabin Management System (CMS) for its new family of Legacy 450/500 jets, providing passengers with state-of-the-art connectivity for work and leisure.

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Genel Havacilik A.S. Orders A GrandNew Helicopter

Aircraft Delivery Expected In June Of This Year

Turkish aviation service provider Genel Havacilik A.S. has placed an order for an AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform VIP transport missions.

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AAMS Announces Official Launch Of 'MedEvac Hour'

Hopes People Will Learn More About Air Medical Transport

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) has kicked off something it is calling "MedEvac Hour," an effort to educate the general public about the unique and crucial role that MedEvac transport plays within the larger EMS system.

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Embraer And APG Launch Flight Operations Software For iPad

New Application Offers Convenience, Optimization And Safety To Customers In A Single Package

The iPad is continuing to make its mark in the aviation world as a flight planning and tracking tool. Embraer and APG (Aircraft Performance Group) have partnered to develop an iPreFlight application for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 executive jets.

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RAF Announces New Reaper Squadron

Will Take The Designation Of A Recently-Disbanded Tornado Squadron

A new Reaper squadron is to form at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire which will control the aircraft over Afghanistan from the UK for the first time.

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Classic Aero-TV: Albuquerque Balloon Museum -- Where Ballooning Comes Alive

Preserving The History Of An Amazing Facet Of Aviation

ANN's phenomenal trip to Albuquerque for the 2010 ABQ Balloon Fiesta is the gift that keeps on giving... both with the memories we have of the extraordinary visual delights of that week as well as the tremendous opportunities our Aero-TV crews had to experience so much of the world of ballooning, its people and its history.

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Boeing, European Commission See WTO Appellate Review Very Differently

Both Interpret Appellate Body Ruling As Vindicating Their Point Of View

Both Boeing and the European Commission have released statements indicating that the ruling by an appellate body of the WTO vindicates their position on government subsidies to the planemakers.

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NATA Welcomes Thune Appointment To Key Subcommittee Leadership Post

Now Ranking Republican On Senate Subcommittee On Aviation Operations, Safety & Security

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), the Ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, announced new minority subcommittee ranking member assignments for the 112th Congress Wednesday.

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Klyde Morris (05.20.11)

Klyde, Like The Rest of GA, is NO Fan Of FAA Re-Registration

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Pilots, Flight Attendants Blast United For Re-Instating 9/11 Flight Numbers

Pilots Call "Inadvertent" Move "Reprehensible," FAs Say Flight Numbers Should Be Permanently Retired

The pilots of United Airlines issued a statement Wednesday saying the carrier's "inadvertent" reinstatement of Flight Numbers 93 and 175 "demonstrates an absolute and blatant disrespect of the pilots, crew and passengers who lost their lives on that date."

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Ground Testing Begins On First PW1217G Engine

Pratt & Whitney Powerplant Selected For The Mitsubishi Regional Jet

Ground testing of Pratt & Whitney's first PW1200G family engine -- the PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) -- is well under way.  The engine, the first of an eight-engine validation and certification program, has completed nearly 16 hours of testing.

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Embraer Reports That Legacy 450, 500 Programs On Schedule

Over 500 Engineers Are Engaged In The Programs

Embraer’s Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 programs are well underway, the company said this week at EBACE, and are moving steadily through their Detailed Design and Certification Phase (DDCP) in the hands of more than 500 of the company’s engineers.

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Bombardier Learjet 85 Aircraft Program Progressing On All Fronts

Work Has Transitioned To Build, Test, And Evaluation Phase

Development and production teams in Wichita, Kansas, Montreal, Quebec, Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Queretaro, Mexico, are moving forward with Bombardier Aerospace's Learjet 85 aircraft development program.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.20.11)

“The WTO has concluded that launch aid and other illegal Airbus subsidies distorted the market, harmed U.S. industry and now must end.” Source: Jim McNerney, Boeing chairman, president and chief executive officer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.20.11): Rime

The rapid freezing of supercooled water droplets as they touch an exposed object, forming a white opaque granular deposit of ice.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.20.11)

Flights of Inspiration

"Flights of Inspiration" is for anyone who has an interest in the history and science of flight.

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