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January 19, 2010

ANN Special Feature: A Great Year for Air Shows, Pt II - 01.20.10

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell asks ICAS President John Cudahy what's needed to hold 2009's increased air show attendance into the upcoming 2010 season, and how the rest of us in GA can help.


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ANN Special Feature: A Great Year for Air Shows, Pt I - 01.19.10

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell asks John Cudahy, President of the International Council of Air Shows, for his thoughts on big attendance increases seen at some air shows in 2009, despite the down

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.19.10

Honeywell says you may need a database update before your next flight.
Officials charge a Haitian man with triggering Saturday's JFK evacuation.
And Hawaiian Airlines pilots have appr

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.19.10

Honeywell says you may need a database update before your next flight.
Officials charge a Haitian man with triggering Saturday's JFK evacuation.
And Hawaiian Airlines pilots have appr

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Belite Tricycle Gear And Superlite Models To Debut At Sebring

Higher Performance And Nose-Wheel Equipped Variants Both FAR Part 103 Compliant

Belite Aircraft is unveiling two new versions based on its existing Belite '254' FAR Part 103 compliant ultralight aircraft at the annual US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, January 21-24, 2010. 

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EU Presidency Says Tighter Air Security Checks 'Probable

Use Of Full Body Scanners 'Inevitable'

People traveling by air in Europe can expect more stringent security measures, the Spanish Presidency of the European Union said over the weekend.

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Florida Guard Establishes Flight Center For Haiti

Coordinating The Flow Of Relief Supplies To Port-au-Prince

The Florida Air National Guard's 101st Air and Space Operations Group here is paving the way for air operations in the emergency response to Haiti.

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Students Begin Nation's First Aviation Ph.D. Program At Embry-Riddle

Three-Year Research-Intensive Program Tackles Major Issues In Aviation And Aerospace.

Eleven students have begun course work in a pioneering Ph.D. in Aviation program offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ... the only one in the nation.

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US Airways Pilots Seek Help Fighting Boston Base Closure

Call On Both Massachusetts Senate Candidates To Denounce Airline's Decision

Jan 15, 2010 The US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), representing the pilots of US Airways, Friday called on both candidates for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts to denounce the decision by US Airways to close its Boston crew base on May 2, 2010.

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Emirates Airline Takes Delivery Of Airbus' 6,000th Aircraft

Milestone Aircraft Is An A380

Emirates Airline and Airbus have marked a major achievement, by celebrating the hand-over of the 6,000th aircraft in the airframe manufacturer's 40 year history. The aircraft, an A380, was handed over to Emirates Airline in a ceremony in Hamburg, Airbus announced Monday.

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Analyst: Threat To Scrap A400M May Be Real

But Ditching The Program Could Have A Serious Impact The European Aerospace Industry

The recent threat from the Airbus Chief about the cancellation of the A400M Military transport aircraft program, and the subsequent meeting of the representatives of the partner countries, have triggered a wave of anxiety among various industry stakeholders.

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Embry-Riddle Announces Aviation Industry Manufacturing Summit

Orlando Conference To Focus On Industy Recovery

Earlier this week Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide division announced its first Aviation and Aerospace Industry Manufacturing Summit.

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TB Patient Flies Around Do Not Board List

CDC Says Other Passengers Not Likely Infected

Despite being on a "do not board" list from the CDC, a passenger with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis (TB) was allowed to board a US Airways flight 401 from PHL to SFO last week. 

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NASA Safety Panel Worries Over Shuttle Extension Options

Astronaut Safety, Shuttle Extension, And Workforce Transition Highlighted

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, or ASAP, has released its 2009 annual report.

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Aero-TV: Penalty-Free Deployment – Insurance Adjusts CAPS Deductible

Dale Klapmeier Explains Key Insurance Policy Changes for Cirrus Safety

Early in his flying career, Alan Klapmeier survived a mid-air collision; the event inspired Klapmeier to find a viable safety solution for other pilots in similar emergency situations.  After thorough research and development, Cirrus premiered the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS).

Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week – Tom Turner, Avoiding Landing Gear Mishaps

Turner Describes Some of the Most Common Gear-Related Accidents

Tom Turner, Manager of Technical Services for the American Bonanza Society and leading instructor for FlightSafety, Bonanza’s international pilot training program, has dedicated significant effort to understanding what factors lead to simple, but dangerous piloting mistakes.  As a Master CFI and renown safety expert, Tom Turner holds a Masters Degree in Aviation Safety.

Aero-TV: Penalty-Free Deployment – Insurance Adjusts CAPS Deductible

Dale Klapmeier Explains Key Insurance Policy Changes for Cirrus Safety

Early in his flying career, Alan Klapmeier survived a mid-air collision; the event inspired Klapmeier to find a viable safety solution for other pilots in similar emergency situations.  After thorough research and development, Cirrus premiered the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS).

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Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week – Tom Turner, Avoiding Landing Gear Mishaps

Turner Describes Some of the Most Common Gear-Related Accidents

Tom Turner, Manager of Technical Services for the American Bonanza Society and leading instructor for FlightSafety, Bonanza’s international pilot training program, has dedicated significant effort to understanding what factors lead to simple, but dangerous piloting mistakes.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Achieves Initial Airworthiness Milestone

15 Flights And Nearly 60 Hours Of Flight Time Have Been Logged

Boeing has completed initial airworthiness testing on the 787 Dreamliner. This milestone will enable more crew members to take part in flights and will allow more airplanes to join the flight test program.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In Hawaii Fatal Accident

Pilot Apparently Proceeded VFR Into IFR Conditions

The NTSB has released its preliminary report into an accident in which a Piper PA-32 impacted a mountainside while on approach to Honolulu International Airport. The accident killed the 61-year-old pilot and his 20 year old son. 

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Colonel Describes Orderly Traffic at Haiti Airport

600 Takes Offs And Landings Through The Weekend

Six hundred flights carrying humanitarian personnel, relief provisions and evacuees have transited through the Port-au-Prince, Haiti, airport since the U.S. Air Force began operating there a day after a magnitude 7 earthquake rocked Haiti January 12.

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U.S. Navy Awards $33 Million Contract For JATAS Technology Demonstration

Lockheed Martin Developing New Threat Warning System For Helicopters

The U.S. Navy recently awarded a $33 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to Lockheed Martin for the technology demonstration phase of the Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS).

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GA Steps In To Help In Haiti

Bahamas Habitat Delivering Relief With Private Aircraft

Bahamas Habitat announced Monday their aviation relief operation is "up and running" to Haiti. 

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Uproar Over Lease Changes At Little Rock Airport Meeting

Crowd Rallies Against Short Leases And Facility Seizures

The North Little Rock Airport Commission may have been surprised when their meeting last week was attended by about 40 owners, operators, and aviation supporters. 

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Miracle Crew Returns To The Hudson On One Year Anniversary

Passengers, Crew, And Rescuers Reunite To Celebrate And Give Thanks

To mark the one year anniversary of the ditching of US Airways flight 1549, 90 of the 155 passengers and crew returned to the middle of the Hudson for a toast.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.19.10)

"... [W]e've controlled approximately 600 takeoffs and landings from this 10,000-foot strip that normally operates three aircraft out of it on a daily basis. " Source: Air Force Col. Buck Elton, commander of the U.S. forces directing flights at Haiti's airport.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.19.10): Waypoint

A predetermined geographical position used for route/instrument approach definition, progress reports, published VFR routes, visual reporting points or points for transitioning and/or circumnavigating controlled and/or special use.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.19.10)

Turbocharging

Turbocharging has been around since 1918. It's a term that sometimes gets tossed off lightly, but how does it really work?

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