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November 10, 2008

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.11.08

AOPA Expo succeeds despite the economy.
Airbus celebrates some welcome good news.
And airport checkpoints get family lanes just in time for the holidays.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.11.08

AOPA Expo succeeds despite the economy.
Airbus celebrates some welcome good news.
And airport checkpoints get family lanes just in time for the holidays.


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ANN Special Feature: Alexander Kaufman, VLJ in Latin America - 11.11.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Alexander Kaufman, International Sales Director for Cirrus Chile, and director of Aerocardal, a major FBO in Santiago, about the market in Latin America for general avia

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Dangers Near Home, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.10.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.10.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Dangers Near Home: 11.10.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)

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Former Beechcraft President Forms Aviation Consulting Company

Randy Groom Has Advised A Number Of Businesses

Randy Groom, former president of Beechcraft, has formed his own consulting company to bring a collaborative brand of leadership to other aviation organizations. The president of Groom Aviation, LLC has already provided counsel to a wide range of aviation companies.

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Grupo Marsans Places Order For 61 Airbus Planes

Order Includes Four A380s

European planemaker Airbus, hit hard by the global economic slump, received a needed shot in the arm Monday... with the announcement Grupo Marsans, the largest tourism and transport group in Spain and fourth in Europe, has signed a firm order for 61 Airbus aircraft -- including four A380s, ten A350-900s, five A330-200s and 42 A320 Family aircraft (of which 12 A319s, 25 A320s and five A321s).

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Cessna Develops 'Next-Generation' Flight Training Program

Student Will Start Out With Sport Pilot Training On C162s

Cessna said last week the planemaker continues the development of its new web-based pilot training curriculum. The program will guide customers through learning to fly and their sport pilot certification featuring the Cessna 162 SkyCatcher.

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Women In Aerospace Announces 2009 Board Of Directors

Chair, Vice-Chair Also Selected

Women in Aerospace (WIA) announced Monday the selection of five new members to their board of directors. In addition to selecting new members, the board also elected Debra Facktor Lepore, AirLaunch, as their 2009 chair and Cindy Malawy, The Boeing Company, as vice-chair.

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NASA Hosts Mars Atmosphere Workshop in Virginia

Meeting Comes To US After Two Years In Europe

More than 150 Mars atmosphere experts from the US, Canada and Europe will be in Williamsburg, VA for a NASA sponsored workshop focusing on atmospheric conditions on Mars.

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2008 Michelin/Careers In Aviation Scholarship Awarded

Winner Will Apply $1000 Award To Flight Time, Books

Careers in Aviation announced Monday the 2008 Michelin Scholarship recipient has been awarded to Desiree Nicole White from Mary Esther, FL. The $1000 scholarship was open to students to complete their education in the field of aerospace.

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AOPA Says San Jose Event Drew Surprisingly High Attendance

Approximately 9,500 Came Out For Boyer's Last Expo

There's just something about the West Coast. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association says last week's 2008 Expo in San Jose, CA drew a surprising number of attendees, despite concerns about the current economic crisis.

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NTSB To Hold Public Hearing On EMS Operations

Three-Day Meeting Coming In February 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing on the safety of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations. The three-day hearing will begin on February 3, 2009, at the NTSB's Board Room and Conference Center in Washington, DC.

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Diamond Publicly Unveils Lycoming-Powered DA42 L360

AvGas-Powered Twin Star Comes To AOPA

Diamond Aircraft revealed its new DA42 L360 to the public for the first time last week, after flying the prototype aircraft to the AOPA Expo 2008 in San Jose, CA from the company's facility in London, Ontario.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.10.08

Phil Boyer gets a royal send-off at AOPA Expo.
The airlines were a little more punctual in September.
And Glasair's "Two Weeks to Taxi" passes FAA muster.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.10.08

Phil Boyer gets a royal send-off at AOPA Expo.
The airlines were a little more punctual in September.
And Glasair's "Two Weeks to Taxi" passes FAA muster.


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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, Dangers Near Home - 11.10.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the dangers of your local airport pattern, and Bob's thoughts on concentrated instrument training.

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Aero-TV At AOPA Expo 2008: The Changing Of the Guard

AOPA, Boyer, Fuller: The Passing Of The Torch!

Following Friday's general session at AOPA Expo 2008, ANN spoke with outgoing group president Phil Boyer, about what he thinks is the greatest challenge facing not only pilots, but Americans of all stripes...

Aero-TV At AOPA Expo 2008: The Changing Of the Guard

AOPA, Boyer, Fuller: The Passing Of The Torch!

Following Friday's general session at AOPA Expo 2008, ANN spoke with outgoing group president Phil Boyer, about what he thinks is the greatest challenge facing not only pilots, but Americans of all stripes... 

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India's Jet Airways Planning To Phase Out Foreign Pilots

Will Hire More Indian Pilots In Cost-Cutting Initiative

Employing nearly 780 Indian and 260 foreign pilots, Jet Airways has developed a plan to reduce operational expenses by hiring more Indian pilots and gradually phasing out foreign pilots. Foreign pilots working for Jet currently earn almost twice as much as Indian pilots.

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Report: Boeing, SPEEA May Be Nearing Agreement

Negotiations For New Labor Contract Showing Progress

After a two-hour session held Friday, negotiators from the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace and the Boeing Company reported "some progress" had been made toward hammering out a new labor contract.

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If You Want Luggage, Items Stolen... LAX Is Your Airport

Over 3,700 Claims For More Than $300 Million In Goods Since 2001

A recent sting operation conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department at Los Angeles International Airport resulted in the arrest of two baggage handlers and the recovery of 272 stolen items and over $10,000 in cash.

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JetBlue Sets Long Distance Record For Embraer E190

Non-Stop Flight From Anchorage To Buffalo Covers 2,694 NM

JetBlue Airways recently reported a new world record for distance flown by an Embraer E190, after logging a 2,694 nautical mile non-stop flight from Anchorage, AK to Buffalo, NY.

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Klyde Morris (11.10.08)

Klyde Marks The Changing Of The Guard At AOPA...

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NWA Temporarily Grounds 27 Boeing 757s

Compliance With Landing Gear AD Causes Some Delays, Cancellations

An internal audit by Northwest Airlines resulted in the grounding of 27 of its Boeing 757s the night of November 7, as NWA contacted the Federal Aviation Administration after discovering an airworthiness directive had not been fully complied with.

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British Union Tells Passengers To 'Lighten Up' To Save Money

Weightlifters To Be On Hand At Two Airports

Britain's strongest men could face their toughest task yet when they attempt to persuade air travellers to pack lighter Monday. The men will be on hand at two of the UK's busiest airports, Heathrow and Manchester, to help passengers to guess the weight of their luggage before they check-in as part of a three-pronged campaign by Unite, the UK's biggest union, to urge travellers to cut the weight of airport baggage to 23kg -- or 51 pounds.

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Woman Deplanes, Walks Into Moving Prop At FDK

Right Arm Partly Severed, Woman Taken To Specialists

A woman deplaning from a Cessna at Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) in Maryland November 6 is lucky to be alive, after walking into the moving propeller of the airplane.

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Apollo 8 Astronauts Landing At The Newseum On November 13

Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Historic Mission

The Newseum announced this weekend the crew of Apollo 8 -- mission commander Frank Borman, command module pilot James Lovell and lunar module pilot William Anders -- will reunite in a special public program marking the 40th anniversary of their historic mission on December 21-27, 1968. The program will take place on Thursday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the Newseum's Knight TV Studio.

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Pratt & Whitney's F135 Completes Engine Air Restart On F-35

Successful Test Moves Program Forward

Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine successfully completed engine restart testing at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. The engine air restart tests are a significant program milestone demonstrating the reliability of the F135 engine in flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.10.08)

Aero-Linx!

MaxAir2Air Pictures is an online magazine of photo essays about aviation. This site has some truly breathtaking shots featuring all facets of aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.10.08): Geosynchronous

Aero-Terms!

A direct, circular, low inclination orbit about the Earth having a period of 23 hours 56 minutes 4 seconds.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.10.08)

"Flight 4500 took off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport at 11:23 am (Alaska time) and landed some 6 hours and 11 minutes later, at 9:34 pm (ET), at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. This ultra-long segment was the first leg of the aircraft's return to JFK and its eventual return to scheduled service in the coming days."

Source: From a JetBlue Airways intranet statement, reporting a new world record for distance flown by an Embraer E190, after logging a 2,694 nautical mile non-stop flight.

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