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November 19, 2009

Air Traffic Disrupted By Computer Glitch

Communications And Radar Were Not Affected

At approximately 0500 EST Thursday, a router problem disrupted a number of air traffic management services including flight plan processing.  The problem was resolved at approximately 0900 EST.

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ANN Special Feature: Part I - EAA President Tom Poberezny - 11.19.09

ANN Editor in Chief Jim Campbell asks Tom Poberezny, Chairman and President of the Experimental Aircraft Association, about progress in the search for a new EAA president.

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ANN Special Feature: Part II - EAA President Tom Poberezny - 11.20.09

ANN Editor in Chief Jim Campbell asks Tom Poberezny, Chairman and President of the Experimental Aircraft Association, whether EAA's Young Eagles program is effective.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.19.09

Textron Systems gets a new CEO.
Jay Carter finally finds a big company that wants to license his Slowed-Rotor Compound Technology.
And the days of searching for black boxes may be nea

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.19.09

Textron Systems gets a new CEO.
Jay Carter finally finds a big company that wants to license his Slowed-Rotor Compound Technology.
And the days of searching for black boxes may be nea

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SCOTUS Asked To Hear Flight Path Case

Connecticut AG Asks For Review Of Court Of Appeals Decision

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal filed a formal petition Tuesday seeking a review by the U.S. Supreme Court of a Court of Appeals ruling allowing flight path changes over the state. The new routes will send more large aircraft over the southwestern part of Connecticut.

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AERO 2010 Hopes To Set Trends In GA

Over 200 Exhibiting Companies Have Already Registered For German Show

AERO 2010 Project Manager Thomas Grunewald returned to Germany from the 2009 AOPA Aviation Summit declaring "AERO is now an internationally established brand." Grunewald reported that in Tampa, he encountered a great deal of interest in the development of Europe's GA industry.

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NBAA Offers Aeromedical Service Discounts

Virtual Flight Surgeons To Make Discounted Services Available

The NBAA has implemented a program to offer a 10-percent discount on the Complete Aeromedical Services Program (CASP) offered by Virtual Flight Surgeons, Inc. NBAA partnered with Virtual Flight Surgeons so that Members would have expert guidance when it comes to their medical certificate.

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AFGE Urges Quick Senate Committee Action On Southers For TSA

Agency Desperately Needs A Strong Leader, Union Says

The American Federation of Government Employees on Tuesday urged the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to favorably report out the nomination of Erroll Southers to be assistant secretary of the Transportation Security Administration.

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Rolls-Royce Gets A $171 Million Lift From F-35 Program

F-35 STOVL Liftsystem Contract Is Second JSF Production Deal For R-R

Rolls-Royce announced Tuesday it has signed a $171 million contract with Pratt & Whitney to supply the Rolls-Royce LiftSystem for a further 9 Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant F-35B Lightning II aircraft. The deal is part of the third lot of Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP).

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First Flight Design CTLS Registered In India

LSA Begins Training At India's Largest Flight School

Flight Design announced Wednesday that Carver Aviation, which claims to be the biggest Flight School in India, has registered the first two Flight Design CTLS Light-Sport Aircraft in India. Flight Design may now deliver the LSA aircraft to the emerging Indian general aviation market.

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FAA Clarifies Airliner Seat Pocket Rules

InFO Issued On What May Be Stowed In Airliner Seat Pockets

The FAA has issued an "Information for Operators" (InFO) in an effort to eliminate some confusion about what items passengers may or may not stow in the seat back pockets in airliners. The FAA says the intent of the carry-on baggage regulation is to prevent carry-on items from slowing an emergency evacuation.

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Group Of Aviation-Related Companies Engage In Renewable Fuel Project

Companies Expect To Perform A Demo Flight By 2012

Embraer, General Electric, and Amyris announced the signing, today, of a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the technical and sustainability aspects of Amyris’ No Compromise renewable jet fuel.

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Korean F-15's To Get Powerplant Upgrades

Pratt & Whitney Delivers First F100-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) Engine

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first ever F100-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) Engine for installation in a Republic of Korea Air Force F-15. This is the first of six EEP engines to be delivered to the ROKAF this year.

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HBC Receives Major Aircraft Order From Saudi Government Agency

12 Aircraft Ordered Range From Hawker 900XP To King Air C90GTi

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced the sale and delivery of 12 aircraft to the Saudi Arabia Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME). Aircraft deliveries have taken place throughout the past year and are expected to conclude by the end of the year.

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Aero-TV: Product Liability – Cirrus CEO at NBAA 2009

Brent Wouters Addresses the Continued Need for Product Liability Reform

In the 1980s, the general aviation industry was brought to its knees by an explosion of product liability lawsuits.  Industry representatives estimated that the cost of litigation added $70,000 to each new aircraft; the financial blow resulted in widespread plant closures and bankruptcy.  GAMA reported a staggering decrease in single-engine piston aircraft production from 13,286 aircraft in 1978 to a mere 1,833 aircraft in 1983.  The dramatic decrease resulted in an employment drop of sixty-five percent.  With general aviation on the verge of extinction, industry leaders successfully lobbied for the General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994.  The law impleme

Aero-TV: The Aero Associations Speak – Pete Bunce on Value of General Aviation

Bunce Address GAMA’s Studies into General Aviation’s Economic Contribution

On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their annual Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located in Tampa, Florida.  Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended various forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring the latest in G.A. technology.

Aero-TV: Product Liability – Cirrus CEO at NBAA 2009

Brent Wouters Addresses the Continued Need for Product Liability Reform

In the 1980s, the general aviation industry was brought to its knees by an explosion of product liability lawsuits.  Industry representatives estimated that the cost of litigation added $70,000 to each new aircraft; the financial blow resulted in widespread plant closures and bankruptcy. GAMA reported a staggering decrease in single-engine piston aircraft production from 13,286 aircraft in 1978 to a mere 1,833 aircraft in 1983. 

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Aero-TV: The Aero Associations Speak – Pete Bunce on Value of General Aviation

Bunce Address GAMA’s Studies into General Aviation’s Economic Contribution

On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their annual Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located in Tampa, Florida. Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended various forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring the latest in G.A. technology.

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Emergency AD: Teledyne Continental Motors

AD NUMBER: 2009-24-52

MANUFACTURER:Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) 240, 360, 470, 520, and 550 series reciprocating engines.

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NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman Tweaks (Some) Journalists At NPC

But Tells National Press Club That Coverage Is Generally Good

NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman appeared before The National Press Club in Washington, DC Monday, and gave a generally good assessment of the coverage of the agency, it's issues, and the accidents it investigates.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 11.19.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.19.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.19.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I - EAA President Tom Poberezny - 11.19.09 (ANN Special Report, with EAA Prez, Tom Poberezny)

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Decades-Long Legal Battle Over O'Hare Expansion Settled

Village Opposed To Plan Ran Out Of Money

The village of Bensenville near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been fighting a plan to extend runways at the major hub for decades, but Tuesday the village said it was dropping it's legal challenges, clearing a major hurdle in the $15 billion expansion plan.

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Aviation Analyst Sees Signs Of Biz-Av Economic Recovery

Forecast International Says There Is "Light At The End Of The Tunnel" For Bizjets

In a newly released study on "The Market for Business Jet Aircraft," Forecast International predicts that a total of 11,277 business jets, worth an estimated $197 billion, will be produced in the 10-year period from 2009 through 2018.

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Stork Aerospace Becomes Fokker Aerospace Group

Name Change To Take Advantage Of Recognized Fokker Brand

Ninety years after Anthony Fokker started the 'Nederlandsche Vliegtuigenfabriek' (Dutch aircraft factory), the market presence of the unique Fokker name and brand will be further strengthened. Beginning Wednesday, the group name Stork Aerospace will be changed to 'Fokker Aerospace Group'.

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UAL Attendants Honor (Mock) Picket Lines At American

Union Members Stand Together In Mock Strike At AA

While American Flight Attendants conduct a mock strike and walk the picket line, United Flight Attendants joined them in solidarity for a fair Contract and coordinated efforts to lift the standard for Flight Attendants across the industry.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.19.09)

"(O)ccasionally we encounter reporters at the accident scene who don’t routinely cover transportation issues. Some of the favorite questions our people have received while on scene were: “Who makes 747s besides Boeing?” Source: NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman at the National Press Club.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.19.09): Ground Clutter

A pattern produced on the radar scope by ground returns which may degrade other radar returns in the affected area. The effect of ground clutter is minimized by the use of moving target indicator (MTI) circuits in the radar equipment resulting in a radar presentation which displays only targets which are in motion.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.19.09)

Jatropha Alliance

Jatropha is one of the plants that is most often mentioned in discussions of altenative bio-fuels for jet aircraft. We have another such story today. The Jatropha Alliance believes that Jatropha has the potential to become a “second generation” feedstock for biofuels.

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