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August 05, 2013

Field Narrows For New President Of AOPA

One Frequently-Mentioned Name Is James Hagedorn, CEO Of Scotts Miracle-Gro

It appears the field is narrowing in the search for the next president and CEO of AOPA, and one name seems to be rising to the top of the association's short list. ANN has received several messages today saying that James Hagedorn may have been selected as the new head of AOPA to succeed Craig Fuller.

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FAA Proposes Policy To Discontinue Certain Instrument Approach Procedures

Would Cancel Some NDB And VOR Approaches As NextGen Comes Online

The FAA has posted a policy proposal in the Federal Register that would mean the end to some NDB and VOR approaches around the country,

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If Flying Is Your Passion...

Here Is A Way To Capture The Amazing Adventure Of It All

The Airborne Sensor company produces a HD video pod system that uses the GoPro cameras. The Eagle 360 is STC'd for 52 different certified aircraft, and it allows an unobstructed view of your flight. Currently, it is primarily designed for mounting on a metal skin.

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New Engines And New Instruments From MW Fly And PAT Avionics

Canadian Aircraft Kit Maker Bush Caddy Is First North American Partner

MW Fly introduced a new line of Aeropower engines rated from 115 to 150 horsepower at AirVenture.  Developed and manufactured in Italy, the new engine is water-cooled and features electronic fuel-injection, integrated reduction gear, and dual fully redundant ECUs.

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Dr. Brent Bowen Joins Embry-Riddle Prescott As Dean Of College Of Aviation

Noted Researcher Produces Widely Quoted Annual Ranking Of Airline Quality

Dr. Brent Bowen has been selected as Dean of the College of Aviation at the Prescott, AZ, campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He comes to his new position from Purdue University, where he was Professor and Head of the Aviation Technology Department. In previous academic experience, Bowen was Professor and Chair of Aviation Science with Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.

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First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Features New Boeing Livery

Features Prominent Model Numbering On The Tail

The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has just rolled out of the paint hangar and it's wearing the new Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. The new livery retains many of the features of the original 787-8 livery, adding a prominent number on the tail to help distinguish among models within the same product family. This refreshed look for the Boeing family began with the 747-8 and evolved further with the 737 MAX.

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NEMSPA Attacks Air Medical Aircraft Accidents On Two Fronts

Currently Seeking Additional Funding For Validation Study

The National EMS Pilots Association is mounting an aggressive campaign to eliminate preventable accidents from helicopter air medical transport operations. Controlled flight into the terrain (CFIT) is a recurrent tragedy in air medical flights and NEMSPA's two-pronged attack is designed to provide the tools and the changes needed to effectively prevent these tragic crashes.

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King Schools Releases Free iPad Companion App

Works with All King Schools Online Knowledge Test Courses

John and Martha King of King Schools announced that they have released a free iPad and iPhone compatible app that connects to King Schools Online Knowledge Test Courses and allows customers to download the course's video lessons. This means the video lessons can be watched at any time, with or without an Internet connection.

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The Airplane Factory Unveils New App For Sling Aircraft Kit Builders

The In-App Barcode Scanner Provides Inventory & Organizational Assistance

In an effort to provide customers with the greatest amount of information through the most convenient medium, The Airplane Factory has created an iPhone/iPad app for the Sling line of kit aircraft. The app contains useful documents such as Builder's Manuals, POHs, and Maintenance Manuals as well as How-To videos for the aircraft.

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Electroair Announces New Electronic Ignition Systems And Developments

Six-Cylinder Electronic Ignition System Is Moving Rapidly Towards STC Approval

Electroair produces a certified electronic ignition system for 4 cylinder engines and now is close to STC approval for 6 cylinder engines. Differing from other electronic ignitions systems which produce a very high voltage spark over a short time span, Electroair produces a spark of 70,000 volts thru 20 degrees of crankshaft rotation providing a more even, thorough burning of the fuel.

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Aero-Business 101: Diversification Is A Sound Economic Maneuver

Aerolite 103 Designer Diversified Differently

A sound means of weathering this economy is to horizontally diversify your business. That's because what might be devastating to one aspect of your business, may not be as devastating to another aspect. The key here is to diversify into something that is recession-proof, and in a totally different field of endeavor.

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JFI Jets Owner Donates Gulfstream Business Jet To LI Vocational Academy

GII Was Once Owned By Frank Sinatra

JFI Jets owner and Long Island resident Arik Kislin donated his Gulfstream II business jet to Wilson Technological Center at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York.  The Gulfstream, once owned by Frank Sinatra, will have an active retirement as a training jet for future aviation mechanics in the Western Suffolk BOCES aviation maintenance technology program at Wilson Tech's Republic Airport campus.

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Amelia Rose Earhart To Carry On Her Namesake’s Passion

Amelia Earhart “A2” To Fly Historic Equatorial Circumnavigation Of The Globe

Pilatus, Jeppesen and the Wings Over the Rockies museum announced Wednesday that they will be sponsoring Amelia Rose Earhart’s flight to circumnavigate the globe following the original Amelia Earhart course as closely as possible. She will be flying a Pilatus PC-12 with some modification to the fuel system to allow them to fly the longest leg of the flight. The new fuel system will give the PC-12 a range of 2,200 nautical miles.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.05.13

Will the FAA Discontinue Some Instrument Approach Procedures?

Building the Next Pilots’ Bill of Rights…

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jack

More AERO-Casts

OSH2013, Day One, Revisited: ICON, Pelton, Cessna, SubSonex, BendixKing

Also: Jam-Packed Opening Day Promises That "This Isn't Over" in EAA v FAA Fight

ICON Aircraft has been granted a waiver by the FAA to allow a maximum gross takeoff weight to sixteen-hundred-eighty pounds, which the company says will allow it to proceed with producing the airplane. The company plans to have the first production airplane flying in 2014, but ICON has made predictions about production dates in the past that have not been met. In addition, Hawkins said that the airplane’s performance will be negatively affected by the increase in weight. The price has gone up as well, with a new ICON A-5 now expected to cost about 189-thousand dollars

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For Lancair International, The Future is PT6-Powered

Pratt & Whitney Canada Has Signed A 5-Year Contract With The Kit Manufacturer

For Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), AirVenture is among the highlights of the calendar year. The company has been attending the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, event for more than a decade, and this year the company says  it provides an especially ideal venue to showcase the PT6 engine, celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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Congressional Aviation Leaders Attend EAA Air Venture

Industry Discusses Potential Legislation with Inhofe, Graves

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Representative Sam Graves (R-6-MO) … both EAA members … attended AirVenture this year, as they have for many years.

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Kelly Ortberg Appointed CEO Of Rockwell Collins

Succeeds Clay Jones, Who Retired After 34 Years With The Company

Rockwell Collins announced today that its board of directors elected company President Kelly Ortberg, 53, to the additional role of CEO, effective immediately. He has also been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors and to the Board’s Executive Committee. Ortberg succeeds Clay Jones, 64, who retired as CEO after nearly 34 years with the company. Jones will continue as non-executive chairman.

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Safari Helicopter's New Fuselage Shape

The Experimental Helo Looks Like A Loach (OH-6)

Safari Helicopter has developed a new skin that fits over the original existing cabin frame. It is a composite shell with Lexan glass. It offers more interior room and seats 2+1/2.

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Another Option For Your 150-180 HP Engine Replacement

Experimental Engine Enters The Certified Market

ECI, one of the oldest and largest assemblers of Lycoming and Continental Engines has decided to get in the certified engine business with the TITAN 340 Stroker via the STC method.  ECI found a way to make an engine the size and weight of the Lycoming O-320 deliver the power of an O-360 by increasing the stroke of the cylinder.  It is a direct replacement for the O-320.

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Klyde Morris 08.05.13

At Least Another Vacation Would Distract The Media, Klyde


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Sensenich Propellers Updates Prop Line-Up

Carbon Composites Leading The Product Line

Senenich propellers unveiled their newest offering targeted at VW derivative powerplants. Don Rowell, Sensenich General Manager, showed off the company’s newest propeller, the 2A2V5L56F model intended for up to 100hp and 170mph operation.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.05.13)

“As we welcome Kelly to his new role, we owe a great deal of gratitude and admiration to Clay for his tireless efforts working on behalf of our customers, shareholders and employees.” Source: Anthony Carbone, Rockwell Collins' lead independent director.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.05.13)

North Central Airlines

North Central Airlines was one of the largest and most profitable of the local service air carriers operating in the United States during the late 1940's through the 1970's.

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