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May 22, 2011

Transport Canada Certifies Viking Twin Otter Series 400 For Production

Five Aircraft Are Complete, Ten More In Final Assembly

With the first five aircraft completed and another ten in final assembly, Viking Air Limited of Sidney, BC, Canada has received Transport Canada final “Production” approval for the manufacture of the Series 400 Twin Otter.

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FAA Certifies Honeywell HTF7250G Turbofan Engine

New Engine Selected To Power Gulfstream’s G250 Business Jet

The FAA has certified Honeywell's HTF7250G turbofan engine, which has been selected to power Gulfstream’s new G250 super mid-size business jet.

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Cessna Enjoys Success With Russia’s Jetalliance East

Two BizJets Flying For The Russian Charter Operator

Cessna is reporting “great success” for the two Citation aircraft now flying with charter operator Jetalliance East in Russia.

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UTair Takes Delivery Of The First ATR 72-500 To Operate In Russia

Regional Carrier Has Ordered 20 Of The Aircraft

The Russian air carrier UTair has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-500 aircraft, which is also the first one of this type to be operating in Russia.

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High-Altitude Rescue On Mt. McKinley

Climber Suffered A Broken Leg At Over 19 Thousand Feet

On Thursday, May 12, 2011, an AS350 B3 helicopter from Denali National Park & Preserve performed a high-altitude rescue on Mt. McKinley of an injured climber, who had broken his leg in a fall near the summit. It was one of the highest rescues ever recorded on Mt. McKinley.

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HTF7000 Reaches One Million Hours On Bombardier Challenger 300

Honeywell Claims Engine Delivers 99.96 Percent Reliability

The fleet of Honeywell Aerospace HTF7000 turbofan engines has accrued more than one million hours of operation on the Bombardier Challenger 300 and is delivering more than 99.96 reliability for operators, according to the company.

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Wi-Fi Cabin Networking System For Telecom And IFE Certified

TrueNorth Express+ Manages All Wireless Devices Used On Business Aircraft

TrueNorth Avionics has introduced a compact new Wi-Fi cabin networking device, the TrueNorth Express+, that manages all wireless communications, IFE and cabin management devices.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.22.11): Unfrozen

Unfrozen The Scheduled Time of Arrival (STA) tags, which are still being rescheduled by traffic management advisor (TMA) calculations. The aircraft will remain unfrozen until the time the corresponding estimated time of arrival (ETA) tag passes the preset freeze horizon for that aircraft's stream class. At this point the automatic rescheduling will stop, and the STA becomes "frozen."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.22.11)

Aero-Linx: National Balloon Museum Childrens Learning Center The Museum's Learning Center provides a learning environment for children, youth and adults. It includes a "Book Basket" filled with cushions covered with balloon fabric where children can sit and read a book about ballooning. It also has places to color balloon pictures. A special feature is a video game called "Hot Air Pilot" which allows older children and adults to fly a virtual hot air balloon. There is a balloon basket in the Children's Learning Center which people can walt into and get their picture taken. FMI: www.nationalballoonmuseum.com/SpecialFeatures/ChildrensL

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.22.11)

"We would like to commend the pilot and everyone involved in this extraordinary rescue... Eurocopter helicopters are designed and built to meet and exceed the demanding missions of our customers. Rescues like this show the commitment of our customers to doing what it takes to complete the mission and their confidence in our aircraft." Source: Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter, following the rescue of climbers atop Mt McKinley via an AS350B3 -- one of the highest rescues ever recorded on that peak.

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AD: British Aerospace

AD NUMBER: 2011-11-01

MANUFACTURER: British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1, Jetstream Series 200, Jetstream Series 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 Airplanes

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