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July 28, 2008

NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium, Space Florida Award $375,000 In Grants

Embry-Riddle, FIT, UCF And UF Among 17 R&D Programs Selected

Seventeen proposals for conducting scientific research and development will receive funding in 2008 from the Florida Joint Matching Grant Program, a collaboration of the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium and Space Florida.

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Cirrus Sales Take Off In South America

Chile Poses Interesting Challenges For Pilots

Sometimes, stories have a way of falling into your lap... especially at shows like AirVenture. While talking with Alan Klapmeier Monday morning in front of the Cirrus booth, his Chilean Service Center sales representative wandered over and introduced himself.

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Diamond Formally Announces New DA42 Variants

Austro Engine, Lycoming-Powered Twins Comprise New Offerings

At Oshkosh on Monday, Diamond provided more details on its plans to introduce two successor models for the beleaguered, Thielert-powered DA42 tdi --­ the Austro AE 300-powered DA42 NG, and the DA42 L360 -- a 180 hp per side, normally aspirated, Lycoming IO360 version specifically designed for the North American market.

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Honeywell Accepting Dealer Orders For Bendix/King Apex Edge Series

KFD 840 PFD Available Now; KSN 770 MFD Coming In Q1 2009

Honeywell took the wraps off its Bendix/King Apex Edge Series, a new line of IFR certified avionics for general aviation aircraft, Monday at AirVenture 2008.

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GE's Walter Aircraft Engines Launches New Turboprop

"Robust" Design Aimed At Ag Use, Retrofit Market

GE Aviation's recent acquisition of certain assets of Walter Engines is already yielding fruit, as the company takes aim at challenging Pratt & Whitney Canada's PT-6 in the light turboprop segment. On Monday the company announced a new turboprop derivative engine, the M601H-80, aimed at the utility, agriculture and retrofit aircraft segments. The new derivative engine will be offered to customers starting at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008.

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Cessna Debuts Production SkyCatcher At AirVenture 2008

Comes One Year After Model's Introduction

Cessna unveiled to the public the first production Model 162 SkyCatcher light sport aircraft, complete with a production interior, Monday morning at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture 2008.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.28.08

CFII Bob Miller, And Flight Design's Matthias Betsch

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.28.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.28.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- From The Campground, And The Flightline, At AirVenture: 07.28.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller, And Flight Design's Matthias Betsch.

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Raburn Out At Eclipse; Pieper Named Acting CEO

AirVenture 2008 Kicks Off With Stunning News

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.28.08 0801 CDT: A bit over one year ago this day, a jubilant Vern Raburn exited the flying prototype of his company's Eclipse Concept Jet at AirVenture 2007, and asked his applauding audience "well, what do you think?" Raburn's entrance to this year's Eclipse press conference at AirVenture will be far more somber.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.28.08

Wittman Field is filling up, despite the cost of fuel.
Rocket Racing lights up the night...briefly.
And the Icon A5 is every bit as cool as we hoped.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.28.08

Wittman Field is filling up, despite the cost of fuel.
Rocket Racing lights up the night...briefly.
And the Icon A5 is every bit as cool as we hoped.
 


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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller; Matthias Betsch - 07.28.08

ANN's Paul Plack is at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves, who's camping in Camp Scholler with EAA Chapter 46; and with Matthias Betsch, CEO of Flight Design, deb

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Garmin’s G600 Receives Certification, Deliveries Begin

Garmin has confirmed to ANN that it has received FAA Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certification with an Approved Model List (AML STC) for the G600, a revolutionary new avionics suite designed for the retrofit and forward fit avionics market. The FAA’s approval allows the G600 to be installed in 785 different makes and models of normal and utility category aircraft...

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Avidyne's Back: Company Unveils Synthetic Vision With EVS

Also Intros 15-Inch Envision Displays

Avidyne Corporation had a message for pilots, manufacturers, and the general aviation industry as a whole Monday at AirVenture 2008: the company's back, and anyone who had written them off should take notice.

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Avidyne Intros Entegra PFD4000 Retrofit Panel

Compact 8" PFD Fits Almost All GA Planes

Avidyne introduced the Entegra PFD4000, a new compact, 8-inch primary flight display system, this week at AirVenture 2008. The panel is designed to fit virtually any general aviation aircraft, adding the enhanced situational awareness and reliability of an all-glass flight deck.

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Aero-TV Profiles A 'Mammoth of A Miniature'

Dan Gryder's Herpa DC-3

Dan Gryder may just be the luckiest guy in aviation... as he gets paid to fly a spotless, pristinely-maintained Douglas DC-3 throughout the country, and even offers interested pilots the chance to earn the ONLY DC-3 type rating available today. ANN's Paul Plack talked with Dan, who brought the Herpa DC-3 to Florida this past spring, about the plane's history, and what it can do.

L-3 Adds Synthetic Vision To SmartDeck Glass Panel

Includes 3-D Terrain And Obstacles Rendering

The battle has been joined in the quest to bring synthetic vision capabilities into the cockpits of general aviation aircraft. L-3 Avionics Systems announced Monday at AirVenture 2008 the addition of Synthetic Vision to its SmartDeck Integrated Flight Controls and Display System.

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ICON Aircraft Unveils A5 Amphib Sport Plane

Plane Will Make Public Debut Monday Morning

Startup light-sport aircraft manufacturer ICON unveiled its original prototype aircraft at Oshkosh during a media-only reception Sunday, ahead of a scheduled public unveiling Monday morning at 10:30 AM on AeroShell Square.

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'Meet Me At The Tower' Takes On New Meaning At OSH

New Control Facility Gets A Shakedown At AirVenture '08

As you enter the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport this year, you'll see a new sight from almost anywhere on the grounds. The new control tower is up and operational!

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Klyde Morris (07.28.08)

Klyde Begins His Weeklong Adventure In The RRL...

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ATSB Says Exploding O2 Cylinder May Have Caused Qantas Damage

One Unaccounted For Following Decompression Incident

Investigators looking into Friday's explosive decompression incident onboard a Qantas Boeing 747-400 have identified a likely explanation -- that an exploding oxygen cylinder may be to blame.

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RRL Announces Presence Loudly At AirVenture 2008

Taxi Tests Light Up Evening Sky

If there's anyone left who isn't sure the Rocket Racing League will be fun to watch, they weren't at Wittman Regional Airport at dusk on Saturday night.

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'What's New At The Museum?'

NASA Relocates To Help EAA Out

This isn't one of those phrases like "giant shrimp" or "military intelligence." It's actually the sort of question museum directors love to answer, and as this is the museum's 25th year, Alan Westby, the EAA Airventure Museum Director, was pleased to let ANN know what's new.

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Pilatus Earns Additional Certifications For PC-12 NG

Worldwide PC-12 Fleet Surpasses Two Million Hours

Pilatus Aircraft announced recently the receipt of additional country certifications for the PC-12 NG. Approvals by TC (Transport Canada), CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Australia) and SACAA (South African Civil Aviation Authority) signal the commencement of PC-12 NG deliveries to these countries.

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Embry-Riddle, Tech Employers Host Career Expo In Daytona Beach

Among Largest Job Fairs Dedicated To Aviation/Aerospace, Related Careers 

Jobseekers are invited to expand their horizons at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's 2008 Industry/Career Expo, one of the largest of its kind in the nation, attracting top employers in aviation, aerospace, business, engineering, and other high-tech fields.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.28.08)

Aero-Linx!

Central Airlines was founded by Keith Kahle in 1944 to operate charter and fixed base services in Oklahoma. Due to financing difficulties, it did not begin scheduled air service until September 15, 1949 just before its original certification expired.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.28.08): Aperiodic Compass

Aero-Terms!

A form of aircraft compass that has damping vanes on the float. The vanes keep the compass from oscillating when flying in rough air or when the aircraft is turned to a new heading.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.28.08)

"Synthetic Vision elevates SmartDeck's sophistication to the next level. Even with zero visibility, the pilot has sharp graphics of the ground below right on the display. It makes the cockpit even safer and more manageable, and it looks fantastic. We invite pilots to fly SmartDeck and compare it to the other systems. When pilots fly it, they love it. The graphics are unparalleled."

Source: Adrienne Stevens, president of L-3 Avionics Systems, which announced Monday at AirVenture 2008 the addition of Synthetic Vision to its SmartDeck Integrated Flight Controls and Display System. Synthetic Vision will be available as an option on new SmartDeck systems or as an add-on for existing models after certification, which is expected later this year.

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