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October 14, 2010

Montrose, CO Greenlights Extra Aircraft Assembly Plant

Company Hopes To Bring 200 Jobs To The Region

Wednesday evening at a public hearing of the Montrose County Commissioners, the Extra Aircraft assembly plant was approved by a unanimous vote of the county’s three commissioners.

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Certified: Entegra Release 9 For Piper Matrix

Retrofit Available For PA-46 Aircraft

The FAA has granted STC approval to Avidyne Corporation for the installation of their Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (R9) in the Piper PA-46  Matrix aircraft, the company announced Wednesday.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.14.10

ATA doesn't like European environmental mandates.
DOTs three-hour rule is wildly successful.
And BRS is hiring in Florida.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.14.10

ATA doesn't like European environmental mandates.
DOTs three-hour rule is wildly successful.
And BRS is hiring in Florida.


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ANN Special Feature: Part III: EAA President Rod Hightower - 10.14.10

Rod Hightower tells ANN's Paul Plack what it's like to become only the third EAA president in 57 years - and the first one who's not named Poberezny.

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NASA Selects Astronaut Leland D. Melvin To Lead Office Of Education

Will Lead The Development, Implementation Of The Agency's Education Programs

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday the selection of Leland D. Melvin as the agency's new associate administrator for education, effective immediately. He succeeds James L. Stofan, who had served in an acting capacity since the spring.

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United Airlines Applies To DOT For Increased Shanghai Service Authority

Proposes Daily Non-Stop Flights To And From LA

United Airlines filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday for authority to begin daily nonstop service between the airline's Los Angeles hub and Shanghai, starting May 20, 2011.

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Bell Helicopter Donates $200,000 To MedEvac Foundation International

Funds Will Support Advancing The Air Medical Transport Industry

Bell Helicopter demonstrated its continued support for MedEvac Foundation International at the 2010 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) Tuesday, making a $200,000 donation in support of the foundation's research, education, outreach and other charitable services.

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FedEx Express Caravan Fleet To Get Icing, Avionics Upgrades

Yingling Aviation, CAV Aerospace, Cessna, And Garmin Are All On The Team

FedEx Express is getting set to upgrade its fleet of Cessna Caravans with the help of Wichita-based companies Cessna, Yingling Aviation, and CAV Aerospace, and Garmin is getting into the act as well.

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LA County Sheriff Selects Becker Avionics' Digital Audio And Intercom System

To Be Installed In 14 New AS350 Helicopters

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) has announced the selection of the Becker Avionics' Digital Audio and Intercom System (DVCS6100) for their new fleet of 14 Eurocopter AS 350 B2 patrol helicopters.

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Pittsfield, MA Airport Expansion Is Underway

Ground Broken Tuesday After 12 Years Of Planning

City and FAA officials gathered with golden shovels at Pittsfield Municipal Airport (KPSF) in Massachusetts to turn the first dirt on a planned expansion of the facility. The ceremony was the culmination of 12 years of planning.

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Norwegian Firm Signs Contract For 3 AW139 Helicopters

Aircraft To Be Configured For Offshore Passenger Transportation

Norwegian helicopter company BlueWay AS says it has signed a contract for three AW139 medium twin engine helicopters.

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Vermonters Can Get A 3D View Of The Cosmos

"NASA Exploration Experience" Exhibit Visits Burlington Friday And Saturday

The "NASA Exploration Experience" will visit Burlington, VT on Friday to propel visitors on a 3D journey across the solar system -- and to demonstrate the countless rewards made possible back on Earth by NASA's 50-plus years of science, discovery and technology development.

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Air Show In Dasara, India Abruptly Cancelled

Indian Air Force Cites A Scheduling Conflict

Visitors arriving at the Lalitha Mahal Palace helipad to watch the Dasara air show on Tuesday were surprised and angry to find that the show had been abruptly cancelled.

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Intermountain Healthcare Orders 3 GrandNew Helicopters

Aircraft To Be Equipped For In-Flight Patient Care

Intermountain Helathcare has signed an agreement with AgustaWestland for three GrandNew helicopters with options for two additional aircraft.

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Aero-TV: Slow and Steady -- Updated Eclipse Program Maintains Course

Embattled VLJ Keeps Up With Promising Comeback

With the 2010 rendition of NBAA's annual convention literally days away, a recent trip to KABQ necessitated a run over to Eclipse to see what they might have in store for this year's event in Atlanta, GA.

Aero-TV: Slow and Steady -- Updated Eclipse Program Maintains Course

Embattled VLJ Keeps Up With Promising Comeback

With the 2010 rendition of NBAA's annual convention literally days away, a recent trip to KABQ necessitated a run over to Eclipse to see what they might have in store for this year's event in Atlanta, GA. We covered a number of topics... though Eclipse Honcho Mason Holland refused to divulge any of the announcements planned for Atlanta... but did offer up a status report on all things Eclipse and Total Eclipse.

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What’s The Point of ‘Next-Gen’ If ‘Now-Gen’ Crashes and Burns? (Part 4)

A Continuing Look At The Obstacles We Face

Aero-Analysis/Commentary by James R. Campbell, ANN Editor-In-Chief/Rabble-Rouser What’s The Point of ‘Next-Gen’ If ‘Now-Gen’ Crashes and Burns? (Part 1) What’s The Point of ‘Next-Gen’ If ‘Now-Gen’ Crashes and Burns? (Part 2) Read More

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HBC Machinists Contract Includes Ten Percent Pay Cut

But Keeps Most Union Jobs In Wichita

An offer on the table for the machinists union at Hawker Beechcraft includes a 10 percent pay cut, but also pledges to keep most union jobs in Wichita. The union vote is Saturday, and union leadership is recommending a vote for the contract.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.14.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.14.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.14.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part III: EAA President Rod Hightower - 10.14.10 (ANN Special Report, with EAA President Rod Hightower)

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FAA Proposes Civil Fines Against Parachute Center, Corporate Air

Cites Use Of Unsafe Jump Aircraft, Improper Maintenance

The FAA has proposed fines against two unrelated aviation companies for alleged aircraft safety violations.

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FAA To Hilton Head: Runway Less Than 5,000 Feet Not Worth The Cost

A 700 Foot Extension Would Preserve Existing commercial Service

The FAA has told Hilton Head Island airport officials that any proposal to extend the runway on the resort island to less than 5,000 feet would receive a cool reception from the agency, and would be difficult to justify in terms of funding.

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X-37B Is Missing From Orbit Again

Some Speculate That The Mini-Shuttle May Be About To Land

After 173 days in orbit, and an unofficial cat-and-mouse game with amateur sky watchers, the X-37B has dropped out of sight again, and some say the Air Force is possibly about to land its secret unmanned mini-shuttle.

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Atlantic Southeast Airlines Mechanics And Related Workers Join Teamsters

ASA Workers First To File For Union Representation Under NMB Rule Change

Nearly 600 mechanics and related workers at Atlantic Southeast Airlines voted to join the Teamsters by a 2-to-1 margin, Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa announced Tuesday.

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Lawsuit Stops Skydive From 'Space'

Independent Promoter Says Red Bull "Stole" His Plans

It would take a certain kind of attitude to step out of the gondola of a weather balloon on the fringe of space with nothing but years of planning, a pressure suit, and a parachute to back you up, but that is exactly what Austrian Felix Baumgartner had been planning as part of the Red Bull Stratos Project.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.14.10)

"My passion for education was inspired by my parents, who were both middle school teachers." Source: Astronaut Leland Melvin, on his appointment to lead NASA's Office of Education.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.14.10): Handoff

An action taken to transfer the radar identification of an aircraft from one controller to another if the aircraft will enter the receiving controller's airspace and radio communications with the aircraft will be transferred.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.14.10)

My Mom Flies

"My Mom Flies -- Military Fly Moms Sharing Memories, Building Legacies, Inspiring Hope" tells the stories and shares the legacies of the following seventy women who all have one thing in common—they are moms who fly or have flown military aircraft. Many have flown in combat.

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