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April 24, 2009

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendation On B757/767 Procedures

NTSB Safety Recommendations A-09-41 and -42

Require the Boeing Airplane Company to revise its 757/767 procedures and training for addressing an illuminated Standby Power Bus OFF light...

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ANG: Air Sovereignty Mission Needs Attention

Air Guard Chief Addresses Congress

New commitments need to be made to the nation's airmen and others who defend North America from threats to its air sovereignty, the Air National Guard's senior officer told members of Congress April 22.

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Spirit Resumes Driving While Analysis of Problem Behaviors Continues

Mars Exploration Rover Mission Status Update

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit drove on Thursday for the first time since April 8, acting on commands from engineers who are still investigating bouts of amnesia and other unusual behavior exhibited by Spirit in the past two weeks.

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EASA Certified: Embraer's Phenom 100

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a type-certificate for the Embraer Model EMB-500 business jet, otherwise known as the "Phenom 100" (or in ANN-speak... 'what we want but can not afford...').

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Certified: Lycoming IO-390-A1A6

FAA Approves Type Certification

Lycoming has yet another TC under its belt... as the FAA has certified the IO-390-A1A6. Lycoming tells us that they developed the certified IO-390 in response to airframe manufacturers and aircraft owners who have requested a higher horsepower, four-cylinder engine.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 04.24.09

 ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.24.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.24.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CubCrafters President Jim Richmond - 04.24.09 (ANN Special Report, with CubCrafters' Jim Richmond)

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.24.09

Flight Design innovates to stay ahead.
A new Master Instructor program is recognized by the FAA.
And times are hard, but air show attendance is up.


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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.24.09

Flight Design innovates to stay ahead.
A new Master Instructor program is recognized by the FAA.
And times are hard, but air show attendance is up.

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ANN Special Feature: CubCrafters President Jim Richmond - 04.24.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CubCrafters President Jim Richmond about his company's interesting history, and about its latest variation on the classic Super Cub, an LSA called the Super Sport Cub.

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NTSB's Rosenker Praises DOT's Bird Call

NTSB Acting Chairman Praises Dot Secretary For Release Of Bird Strike Data, Suggestion For Mandatory Reporting

National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has praised Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for his decision to publicly release a government database on aircraft bird strikes.

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NTSB: Open Baggage Door Downed Chieftain

Maintenance Issues, Unapproved Latch, Appear To Have Contributed To Downing

 It was a tragic accident... 6 people dead, and 4 injured... all because of the hazards of an open baggage door.

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New Terminal Chart Viewer Configuration For Jeppview Flitedeck

Jeppesen has intorduced a new JeppView FliteDeck terminal chart viewer configuration that gives pilots an innovative way to quickly and easily access and organize charts. Pilots can select a departure, destination and two alternate airports, then specific charts can be posted on that airport’s clipboard --pilots can even specify the order in which the charts are displayed.

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Air China Cargo Receives 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter

China's TAECO Completes Combi-To-Freighter Conversion

 Got a load to haul? Call Air China -- they've got just the bird for the job... Boeing, Air China Cargo and TAECO (Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Co.) are touting the 'redelivery' of the carrier's first 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter, the first of three 747-400BCFs ordered by the airline.

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FAA Grants Its Highest Award For Qualified Executive Jet Service Center

Embraer has been awarded two Diamond Certificates of Excellence by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its recently certified wholly owned executive jet service centers in Mesa, Arizona, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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3rd Annual European Safety Standdown Scheduled For May 11th

Respected Experts, Latest Information to Be Featured

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) indicate that planni

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Aero-TV: Avidyne's Next-Generation Flight Deck -- Flying Entegra Release 9

Simple, Capable, Ingenious... Release 9 Puts Avidyne At The Top Of The Flight Deck Game

Here it is, Aero-TV's Jim Campbell gets his hot little hands on one of the most avidly awaited Flight Deck upgrades in recent memory... Avidyne's "Next-Generation" Release 9.

Master Instructors LLC Now Officially Admins Of Master Instructor Program

Master Instructors LLC has confirmed to ANN that its internationally acclaimed and FAA approved Master Instructor Continuing Education Program, (the preeminent aviation educator credentialing program in the United States), has been updated, restructured, and is once again available to all qualified applicants.

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Just Plane Wrong: That Sun 'n Fun 'Thing'

SnF's Decade Long Attempts To Evade Responsibility For Its MANY Problems Has To Stop

Observation/Opinion by ANN Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell FMI: What This All About?? Read It Here

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Aero-TV: Avidyne's Next-Generation Flight Deck -- Flying Entegra Release 9

Simple, Capable, Ingenious... Release 9 Puts Avidyne At The Top Of The Flight Deck Game

Here it is, Aero-TV's Jim Campbell gets his hot little hands on one of the most avidly awaited Flight Deck upgrades in recent memory... Avidyne's "Next-Generation" Release 9.

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Hawker Beechcraft Lauds Industry-First Test Flight on Sustainable Fuel

Partners With Teledyne Continental Motors, Swift Enterprises

In a partnership with Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) and Swift Enterprises, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced the successful test flights of its certificated Beechcraft Bonanza G36 on unleaded aviation fuel and Swift Sustainable Fuel.

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Klyde Morris (04.24.09)

Oooooohhhhh Klyde... That's REALLY Pushing It!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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2009 TBM 850 Makes US Debut

DAHER-SOCATA has intro'd the latest version of the TBM 850 to the US market. Featured with a new standard paint scheme, the 2009 TBM 850 demonstrator brought to Florida this week  incorporates the new optional Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT), which now is available for the aircraft's Garmin G1000 all-glass integrated flight deck.

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AAMS Outlines Importance of Heli Med Services at House Subcommittee Hearing

Stresses Need for Funding of Low-Altitude Infrastructure, Airport Improvements

Testifying before a crowded hearing, this week, on the Oversight of Helicopter Medical Services, Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) President Sandy Kinkade offered an overview of the medevac helicopter industry and discussed the need for greater funding for airport and low-altitude infrastructure  improvements, among other initiatives aimed at making  patient air transport safer.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.24.09)

  "Most people don't realize the life-and-death role that emergency medical helicopters play in our healthcare system. But the critically ill and injured are airlifted once every 90 seconds in our nation. That's why it is important not to underestimate the value of air medical services - because the life saved might be yours or a loved one's." Source:  AAMS President Sandy Kinkade, testifying before a crowded House hearing, this week, on the Oversight of Helicopter Medical Services.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.09):

"V" Weapons A series of Vergeltungswaffen - "vengeance weapons" - designed and built in Nazi Germany for use against allied countries in World War II. The only ones to be significantly deployed were the V-1 and V-2. The latter was extraordinarily influential in the years leading up to the Space Age. FMI: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/v_weapons.htm

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.09)

Aero-Linx:  Royal Netherlands Aeronautical Association  KNVvL is the Dutch name of the Royal Netherlands Aeronautical Association (RNAA) founded in 1907. It is a non-governmental and non-profit making national organization with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical activities and airsports in the Netherlands. FMI: http://www.knvvl.nl/knvvl_en

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