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February 14, 2010

Update: Washington State Considers Ponderous Aircraft Taxes

Another Government Attempts To Cure Self-Induced Ills With Excessive Taxation

News and Analysis by ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell We've been looking over this for the last few days and trying to get info back from the State of Washington (which has not yet returned our calls) but it appears that the home state of Boeing Aircraft is about to proclaim itself an anti-aviation state in the worst possible way.

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NATA Announces New Maintenance Organization Award

Developed In Coordination With the NATA Maintenance Committee

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has developed a new maintenance organization honor open to any full-time aircraft and/or components maintenance or repair business or a Part 91, 121, 125, 127, 129, 133, 135, 137, 141, 145 or 147 entity that conducts aviation maintenance.

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Aspen Avionics President Launches Blog

John Uczekaj Installs Three-Display Evolution System In His Diamond DA40

Aspen Avionics President and CEO John Uczekaj will be using a blog to record his own experience as an Aspen customer, having recently installed a three-display Evolution Flight Display System in his personal airplane, a 2002 Diamond DA40.

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U.S. Army Orders Aviation Crew Sims From SAIC

Company To Design, Develop First Integrated Helicopter Crew Member Simulators

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced Thursday that it was awarded a delivery order by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to develop the first integrated crew member simulators for CH-47 and UH-60 helicopters.

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Western Aircraft Named As Piaggio Aero Authorized Service Center

Boise, ID FBO To Offer Full Live Of Services For Piaggio

Western Aircraft of Greenwich AeroGroup has been selected by Piaggio Aero to become an Avanti Authorized Service Center. 

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Air Algérie Receives The First ATR 72-500

Four Aircraft Were Ordered In 2009

The national airline Air Algérie took delivery Thursday morning of an ATR 72-500, the first of four ordered in 2009. This aircraft was delivered during a ceremony organized in Toulouse.

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NASA Successfully Launches a New Eye on the Sun

Mission Is To Help Understand The Sun's Dynamic Processes

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, lifted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41 on a first-of-its-kind mission to reveal the sun's inner workings in unprecedented detail. The launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket occurred at 1023 EST.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.14.10): Radio Altimeter

Radio Altimeter Aircraft equipment which makes use of the reflection of radio waves from the ground to determine the height of the aircraft above the surface.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.14.10)

NASA JPL Education Site The Education home page for NASA JPL is the perfect place for parents and teachers to find activities for a budding rocket scientist, engineer, technician, or any kid that dreams of going to space.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.14.10)

"Not the sharpest pencils in the box, these Washington state legislators..." Source: From the ANN analysis of proposed legislation that would impose a .5% tax on aircraft in the State of Washington... and in which the money would be given to the general fund and not the State DOT.

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AD: Dassault

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