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June 19, 2009

Grand Canyon Airport Threatened With Closure

Arizona Budget Negotiations Threaten Airport

Literally hundreds of thousands of people may have had the opportunity to experience The Grand Canyon from the air. Scenic rides over the gash in the Arizona desert have been a staple of family vacations for decades.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.19.09

Is champagne already on ice in Seattle?
Military UAVs gain more in common with civilian hardware.
And is EADS serious, or just window shopping in the US?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.19.09

Is champagne already on ice in Seattle?
Military UAVs gain more in common with civilian hardware.
And is EADS serious, or just window shopping in the US?


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ANN Special Feature: Stu & Kathy Fields, Experimental Helo Magazine - 06.19.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Stu and Kathy Fields of Experimental Helo Magazine at Rotors Over The Rockies in Utah's West Desert. Stu has been raising eyebrows with his engineering articles looking

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EASA Certified: DA42 Multi-Purpose Platform

Upgraded MPP Ready For New Missions And Capabilities

Diamond Aircraft Industries has received EASA certification for the DA42 MNG. Christian Dries, CEO of Diamond Aircraft was handed the EASA certification by Frédéric Copigneaux, Deputy Director Certification...

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 06.19.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.19.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.19.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Stu & Kathy Fields, Experimental Helo Magazine - 06.19.09 (ANN Special Report, with Stu and Kathy Fields)

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Air Power To Protect Iraq Security Gains As Forces Withdraw From Cities

As US forces in Iraq prepare to pull back from most major cities by June 30 according to an agreement with the Iraqi government, U.S. air support will continue to enable and protect security gains made over the past two years...

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Final Assembly For First Production Dreamliner Underway

Delivery Scheduled To ANA In Early 2010

Final assembly has begun on the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner destined for delivery to launch customer ANA (All Nippon Airways) of Japan.

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Boeing Renews Commitment To F-15 Development

"Silent Eagle" Could Fly Next Year

The Boeing Company will dedicate funding to further development of the F-15 Silent Eagle program, with the goal of a flight demonstration in the third quarter of 2010. The announcement came at the Paris Air Show.

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Eurocopter Signs Retrofit Deal With Germany

Transport Helicopters To Get SAR Capability

Eurocopter Deutschland and the German Federal Agency for Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) signed a contract at the Paris Air Show to retrofit 26 of the German Army’s CH53 GS/GE transport helicopters.

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Major Paris Takeaway: GE Lands Orders Worth $8 Billion

17 Deals And Partnerships For Engine Maker

With its unveiling of the GEnx engine(cutaway view shown below), and its strategic agreement with Mubadala Development Company, GE and its joint ventures, CFM and Engine Alliance, announced more than $8 billion in orders at this week’s Paris Air Show.

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Alaska Company Receives Forward Vision STC For All Cessnas

Installation Available For Entire Piston Engine Line

One Sky Aviation announced today the award of FAA STC for installation of the Forward.Vision EVS-100 (powered by Max-Viz) Enhanced Vision System as an “All Models List” for the entire Cessna single engine piston product line.

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Indy Firm Selected To Build Presidential Hangar

New Marine One Facilities Going Up At Quantico

The squadron responsible for getting the President from point "A" to point "B" will have new facilities at Marine Base Quantico in a couple of years.

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Aircell Receives Full Certification For Onboard Wi-Fi

Now You Won't Have To Leave Your Facebook On The Ground

Aircell has announced it has received full FAA certification (STC and PMA) for its new High Speed Internet system in the business aviation market and that shipments have commenced three months ahead of schedule.

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Two Twin Otters To New Caledonia

Agreement Brings Viking Paris Sale To Three

Air Loyaute, represented by SODIL ("Societe d'Investissement et de Developpement des Iles Loyaute"), has signed a purchase agreement for two new Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft.

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Aero-TV: Silent And Radical -- Manfred Radius Glider Aerobatics

Extraordinary Energy Management, Exquisite Skills Make For An Amazing Airshow!

Manfred Radius began his career in flying sailplanes in 1961 at age 17 in Hamburg, Germany. He has logged in excess of 4,000 flights and accumulated over 1,900 hours in at least 60 types of sailplanes. Manfred immigrated to Canada in 1969 and became a gliding instructor in 1972, adding the glider aerobatic instructor's endorsement in 1977. He is a former member of the Flight Training and Safety Committee of the Soaring Association of Canada.

Aero-TV: Silent And Radical -- Manfred Radius Glider Aerobatics

Extraordinary Energy Management, Exquisite Skills Make For An Amazing Airshow!

Manfred Radius began his career in flying sailplanes in 1961 at age 17 in Hamburg, Germany. He has logged in excess of 4,000 flights and accumulated over 1,900 hours in at least 60 types of sailplanes.

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Klyde Morris (06.19.09)

Yup, Our Klyde's A Space Buff!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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As Paris Winds Down, Finally An Order For Boeing

Japanese Leasing Company Buys Two 737's

Boeing and MC Aviation Partners (MCAP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., have finalized an order for two Next-Generation 737-800s valued at $153 million at list prices.

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Ground Breaking On New Mexico Spaceport Friday

Business Model Goes Beyond Tourism

Officials from the New Mexico Spaceport Authority have scheduled a formal ground breaking ceremony of Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport, for Friday, June 19.

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House Panel Votes To Keep F-22

Close Vote In House Armed Services Committee

By a 31-30 vote, the House Armed Services Committee agreed to keep funding for the embattled F-22 Raptor program, despite objections from the White House.

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NASA Goes Full Court Press On Hydrogen Leak

Leaky Valve Has Scrubbed Two Endeavour Launch Attempts

Space Shuttle Program teams are working on plans for carrying out a through engineering investigation into the reoccurring hydrogen gas leak that has postponed space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission to the International Space Station until next month.

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New Contract For Island Pilots

4 Year Deal Includes Wage Increases, Furlough Protection

Island Air pilots, who are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), today announced the signing of their new collective bargaining agreement with management.

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Pilot Dies During Transatlantic Flight

Co-Pilots Safely Land Aircraft

A 60-year-old pilot suffered an apparent heart attack on a transatlantic flight from Brussels to Newark, but the co-pilot and relief pilot landed the airplane safely at its destination.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.19.09)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "General aviation presents only limited and mostly hypothetical threats to security. We also determined that the steps general aviation airport owners and managers have taken to enhance security are positive and effective." Source: Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Report On General Aviation Security.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.19.09): Nautical Mile

Nautical Mile A measure of distance used in air and sea navigation. One nautical mile is equal to the length of one minute of latitude along the earth’s equator. The nautical mile was officially set as 6076.115′.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.19.09)

Airplane Museums

One of the things we all love to do when we're not able to actually fly is wander through a museum, particularly an airplane museum. There's something about walking under the wings of famous aircraft. Airplane Museums is a state-by-state listing of where you can find some cool places to spend an afternoon wondering what it might have been like ... or remembering what it was like ... to fly THAT.

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