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November 10, 2009

King Air Goes Down On Maintenance Test Flight

All Three Aboard The Aircraft Survive

A Beechcraft King Air Turbo went down just short of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport near Greer, South Carolina. Witnesses say the aircraft "skipped" over a highway and came to a stop on a hill just shy of the runway threshold. All three people aboard the aircraft were injured, but survived.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.10.09

More production cuts may be coming at Bombardier.
A new organization fights the FAA on through-the-fence agreements.
And Olympic TFRs may require a two-hour pilots briefing.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.10.09

More production cuts may be coming at Bombardier.
A new organization fights the FAA on through-the-fence agreements.
And Olympic TFRs may require a two-hour pilots briefing.


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ANN Special Feature: Liberty Aerospace CEO Keith Markley - 11.10.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Liberty Aerospace President and CEO Keith Markley, who says his company is weathering the recession well, and has a very bright sales future in Asia.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 11.10.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.10.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.10.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Liberty Aerospace CEO Keith Markley - 11.10.09 (ANN Special Report, with Liberty Aerospace's Keith Markley)

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'Coyne's Video Briefings' Highlight Issues For NATA Member Companies

Coyne Says It Allows Him To Speak Directly To The Members

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) unveiled the first video in an ongoing series featuring NATA President James K. Coyne on Monday. Called "Coyne's Video Briefings," a new video will be released every few weeks and will focus on "hot topics" and important current events.

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Eight Flight 447 Families Sue Airbus In The U.S.

Claim Negligence On The Part Of Several Subcontractors

Relatives of eight of the victims aboard Air France Flight 447, which went down in the Atlantic Ocean on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris last May, have filed lawsuits against several U.S. companies which provided products or components for the aircraft.

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Toronto Airways Purchases King Air C90 Flight Simulator

Sim Is Customized To Company's Systems And Training Curriculum

Toronto Airways of Toronto, Canada has purchased a full motion King Air C90 flight simulation device from Fidelity Flight Simulation of Pittsburgh, PA. The Fidelity simulator will be highly type specific to the King Air C90, and include aircraft systems and instructor operations customized for Toronto Airways' training curriculum.

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Missoula International Receives FAA Grant For New Tower

Nearly $7 Million To Replace Facility Built In the 1960's

The FAA has awarded a $6.77 million grant to Missoula International Airport for construction of a new control tower, which will replace the 1960's-vintage facility currently in use. Airport director Cris Jensen said the 60-foot-tall tower is the oldest in Montana, and perhaps the oldest in the region.

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Avro Bizjet Makes Its Debut At Dubai

BAE Systems Displaying The ABJ For The First Time Next Week

The ABJ, an RJ70 delivered in late 2008 to Bulgaria Air after conversion at Inflite Engineering Services at London-Stansted Airport, will make its public debut at the Dubai Air Show next week.

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Unite Announces Dates For BA Cabin Crew Strike Ballot

Union Says BA Has Left It With "No Other Choice"

The ballot of BA's 14,000 cabin crew will open on Monday 16th November, Unite the union announced Monday. Unite says that BA's continued failure to consult properly on 2000 notified redundancies and the company's determination to impose fundamental changes to working practices leave it no other option.

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Aero-TV: First Year and Counting -- One On One With Craig Fuller, Part 2

A First Year Update With AOPA's President, Part 2

Its been a trial by fire for First Year AOPA Boss, Craig Fuller... not only did he follow a leader (the irrepressible Phil Boyer) who was much beloved by the membership, but he stepped into the mess that 2009 made of the aviation business (much less the rest of the world). We've been getting mixed signals about how folks are judging his first year and are not quite sure if the pro-Phil folks are still missing the long-time leader or folks genuinely have some grief with the new leadership. Questions put to attendees AT the 2009 AOPA event were met with a somewhat more pro-Fuller response, but we decided that checking with the guy at the center of the storm was the most appropriate way to gauge where he was as his first year at the

Difficulties Continue -- More EAA Board Resignations Expected

Longtime Board Member Reported Ready To Resign, Others Expected

ANN is monitoring reports, this day, of another possible high-profile resignation from the EAA Board. David Pasahow, who had been directing the search for EAA President Tom Poberezny's successor, is reportedly considering his resignation over a number of issues...

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New Firm Named In Search For Poberezny Successor

Is This The Next Chapter In Difficult Succession Effort?

ANN was informed late Monday that 'Counsel provided to the EAA by Korn/Ferry International culminated in the award of the global executive search engagement for the EAA's next President.'

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Aero-TV: First Year and Counting -- One On One With Craig Fuller, Part 2

A First Year Update With AOPA's President, Part 2

Its been a trial by fire for First Year AOPA Boss, Craig Fuller... not only did he follow a leader (the irrepressible Phil Boyer) who was much beloved by the membership, but he stepped into the mess that 2009 made of the aviation business (much less the rest of the world).

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Construction Begins On Flight 93 National Memorial

Secretary Salazar, Governor Rendell, Senator Casey And Others Break Ground On Permanent Memorial

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Senator Bob Casey and the families of the Flight 93 heroes on Saturday to break ground on the Flight 93 National Memorial. Senator Arlen Specter and Congressmen John Murtha and Bill Shuster had representatives there on their behalf.

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Teterboro Airport Industry Working Group Seeks New Control Tower

Request Made To The FAA Last Week

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne joined with ten other members of the Teterboro Airport Industry Working Group last week in asking FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt to increase the priority for construction of a new Air Traffic Control Tower at Teterboro Airport.

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Economy Claims Executive Director Of Aviation Hall Of Fame

Position Eliminated Due To Declining Membership, Sponsorships

The Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio announced late last week that Executive Director Ron Kaplan was let go as a cost-savings measure due to declining memberships and commercial sponsorships. A second full-time employee was also released.

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NASA Spinoff 2009 Highlights Technologies That Improve Life On Earth

49 Examples Of NASA Innovation Now Available To Us All

The 2009 edition of NASA's Spinoff, a publication that shows how NASA technology is being put to use in everyday life here on Earth, is now available in print and online. The latest Spinoff highlights 49 significant examples of how NASA innovations have been transferred to the commercial marketplace.

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$10 Million Drug Bust In Northern Michigan

Aircraft Dropped Several Bags On A Runway, Left With One

Customs and Border Protection said it started watching an airplane on a hunch Friday night, but it turned into a $10 million dollar drug bust in Sandusky, Michigan.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.10.09)

“May this memorial stand as a testament of our gratitude to these men and women as we remember their sacrifice, honor their valor and commemorate their lives.  I wish to thank the Families of Flight 93 for their dedication to this endeavor.” Source: Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey (D).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.10.09): Obstacle

An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain at a fixed geographical location or which may be expected at a fixed location within a prescribed area with reference to which vertical clearance is or must be provided during flight operation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.10.09)

NASA Spinoffs

Your tax dollars at work. Each year, NASA publishes a list of the spinoffs ... products that are in everyday use which can be directly attributed to the space program. Today's Aero-Linx is this year's list.

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