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November 07, 2005

Kelly Aerospace Acquires Northcoast Technologies

Last week, Kelly Aerospace Inc. announced the acquisition of Northcoast Technologies, Ltd, a Cleveland, OH-based company awaiting final FAA certification of a patented thermo-electric aircraft wing-and-tail ice protection system known as "Thermawing."

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ISS Spacewalk To Install Camera Leaves Station Unattended

Astronauts Leave The Nest As Nervous NASA Looks On

After some delay caused by a stubborn airlock not used in three years, astronauts William McArthur, Jr. and Cosmonaut Valery Tokarev (file photo, below) left the International Space Station Monday to install a massive camera and discard a non-functioning probe -- all in the first spacewalk directed by NASA since a cooling system glitch contaminated the US airlock and the spacesuits inside in early 2002.

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ANN Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 11.07.05

AOPA's Andy Cebula Talks About Restricted Freedoms In The Face Of The Washington ADIZ

With the dawning of a new week comes a fresh round of ANN's Aero-Casts, our extremely well-received foray into the exciting world of podcasting. That's not just us tooting our own horn (or, in this case, iPod) -- you've told us so!

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Independence Air Parent Flyi Goes Chapter 11

No Immediate Flight Disruptions Expected

Confirming months of speculation among industry analysts, Flyi Inc, parent company of year-old LCC Independence Air, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday in Delaware.

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Why Huskies Have No VGs

Stu Horn On His Planes, And Competing With Himself

After introducing two new versions of the Husky sport/bush plane, featuring 160 and 200 horsepower engines (instead of the original 180) and better handling around the longitudinal axis thanks to new ailerons and flaps,

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Illinois GA Community Reaches-Out to Local Politicians for Support

Group says Aviation Tax is Hurting Illinois

During the first meeting of its kind, The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) invited several political officials from the State of Illinois to attend their October 21st meeting held in West Chicago / Dupage Airport (DPA) at a corporate hangar located on the field.

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Top FAA/DOT Officials to Participate in NBAA's 'Meet the Regulators' Session

NBAA has announced that several officials with the FAA and Department of Transportation (DOT) will participate in a “Meet the Regulators” session during NBAA’s 58th Annual Meeting & Convention taking place in Orlando, FL, from November 9 to 11.

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Diamond Aircraft Updates Website

There's a whole new look for the website covering one of the GA world's most respected product lines. After much anticipation, Diamond Aircraft has launched its new, highly interactive website.

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Bombardier Enhanced Vision System Awarded Full Certification

Bombardier tells ANN that Transport Canada, the FAA and EASA have granted full operational approval for the Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS).

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CASA AD: Airbus

Electronic Instrument System Display Units 13/2005 Applicability: Airbus A330 aeroplanes, all certified models, all serial numbers, equipped with Electronic Instrument System EIS 2 software versions as follows: a. Version L4-1 installed through either modification 51153 during production or Airbus Service Bulletin (SB) A330-31-3056 or A330-31-3057 whilst in service. b. Version L5 installed through either modification 51974 during production or Airbus SB A330-31-3056 or A330-31-3069 whilst in service.

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China Flips The Switch On ADS-B, Alaskan Company Smiles

Special By Rob Stapleton for Aero-News Network ADS-B Technologies, completed the first full air-to-ground installation of ADS-B a new aviation technology outside the United States at the Civil Aviation Flight University of China's GuangHan Airfield on November 1st.

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Almost 9.000 Attended AOPA Expo

Numbers Good Overall, Best For Central FL Despite Hurricane

Almost 9,000 people -- 8,584 to be exact -- attended this week's AOPA Expo in Tampa, Florida. That's more than the last time the Expo, which moves around from city to city, was held in central Florida (Orlando), but not as many as last year's Expo in Long Beach.

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One Lost In New Jersey Midair

Homebuilt Destroyed; Second Pilot Safe

A Saturday noontime collision between a Zenair Zodiac 601 and a Cessna 172 left the 601 pilot dead, and the 172 pilot shaken, but physically unhurt.

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Klyde Morris 11.07.05

Klyde Survives His Zero-G Adventure

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Columbia Aircraft Adds Three New Int'l Sales Centers

Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (CAM) has announced that it has appointed new International Sales Centers serving Brazil, France and Poland. The firms will market, sell and support the Columbia 350 and 400 certified aircraft models in those countries.

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ISS Update: Expedition 12 Prepares For A Walk

ISS Status Report #54

The Expedition 12 crew prepared for its first spacewalk and kept the international space station ship-shape this week as they passed a milestone of five years of human presence aboard the complex. 

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Goodrich Named To Supply Fuel Injection System On Dreamliner

It's All Coming Together For Company And Airplane

Charlotte, NC-based Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems to supply an integrated fuel injection system, consisting of fuel atomizers and flexible manifolds, for the APS5000 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) to be used onboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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USAF Maintainers Resurrect Historic Aircraft

A team of 36 maintainers from the 412th Equipment Maintenance Squadron's corrosion control, armament, structural maintenance, inspection flight and fabrication flight and from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron worked weekends and nights for more than three months to restore an F-106 Delta Dart in time for display at the 2005 Edwards Open House and Air Show.

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AD: Pilatus

AD NUMBER: 2005-22-13 MANUFACTURER: Pilatus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-13 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 airplanes.

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AD: Grob-Werke

AD NUMBER: 2005-22-14 MANUFACTURER: Grob-Werke SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-22-14 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all GROB-WERKE Model G120A airplanes.

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