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November 07, 2009

Cessna Piston Aircraft Sales Spike

Credits Sales Programs And Tax Incentives For The Surge

Officials at Cessna report an increase in piston aircraft sales over the past two months, thanks in part to sales programs and tax incentives set to expire at the end of the year. Cessna has extended two of its successful programs through the end of 2009 to coincide with the federal depreciation provision.

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VH-71 Loses Support On Capitol Hill

Congressman Murtha Says He Won't Insist On Helicopter Funding In Defense Appropriations Bill

Congressman John Murtha (D-PA) said he will not include funding for the embattled VH-71 Presidential helicopter program in the final version of the Defense Appropriations bill despite the fact only 30 members of the House voted against it.

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Union Receives Notice of NetJets' Intent to Furlough Pilots

459 Pilots Temporarily Off The Job In January

The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) Executive Board has received notice of NetJets Aviation, Inc.'s, intent to furlough up to 495 pilots; the effective furlough date is anticipated for mid January 2010.

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Northwest Flight 188 Pilots Appeal License Suspensions

Tickets Pulled For Overflying Destination, Going 90 Minutes With No Radio Contact

The two pilots who flew 150 miles beyond their destination two weeks ago have filed an appeal to the revocation of their pilot certificates, an NTSB spokesman said Thursday.

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Amphib Floats Tested For Remos GX-F

Expects To Be Able To Take Orders By Spring 2010

Remos Aircraft introduced its GX-F amphibious float concept at AirVenture in July and began flight testing in September. The company expects to complete the float installation approval and begin taking orders in the Spring of 2010.

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Gippsland Certifies Turbocharged Airvan

Improved High-Altitude Cruise, Payload Capabilities

Gippsland Aeronautics announced Thursday that the FAA has approved the new turbocharged GA8-TC 320 Airvan. The new GA8-TC 320 is powered by a turbocharged Lycoming TIO-540-AH1A rated to 320 horsepower at 40 inches of manifold pressure at 2500 rpm from sea level to 5000 feet.

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Airbus Flies New A330-200 Freighter

Start Of The Aircraft's 180-Hour Flight Test Regimen For Certification

The new dedicated Freighter variant of the A330 flew for the first time Thursday, a four hour flight over Toulouse. The flight marks the start of a 180 hour flight-test and certification campaign, and paves the way for first delivery of the type to launch operator, Etihad Crystal Cargo, in the summer of 2010.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.07.09)

"I look at fuel prices, I  make decision on do I need to fly or not, I do fewer hundred-dollar hamburgers. But I pull it out, I'll fly for an hour, and that's more relaxation than I usually get in a weeks vacation." Source: AOPA Aviation Summit attendee Pat Reed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.07.09): Cleared As Filed

Cleared As Filed Means the aircraft is cleared to proceed in accordance with the route of flight filed in the flight plan. This clearance does not include the altitude, DP, or DP Transition.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.07.09)

ADS-B

One of the technological innovations discussed as being available for GA Aircraft, and which wil be required for all aircraft in certain airspace in 11 years, is ADS-B, or Automatic Dependent, Surveillance Broadcast. It will allow pilots to have accruate traffic information in the cockpit.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2009-10-09 R1

MANUFACTURER: Cessna Aircraft Company 150 and 152 Series Airplanes

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