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May 04, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.04.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.04.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.04.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I - Carter Aviation Technologies - 05.04.10 (ANN Special Report, with Jay Carter, Jr., founder, CEO and Chief Designer of Carter Aviation Technologies)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.04.10

Pilots are treading cautiously in comments about the United-Continental merger.
The machinists union warns its members must be satisfied.
And Falcon 9 is a "Go" for next wee

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.04.10

Pilots are treading cautiously in comments about the United-Continental merger.
The machinists union warns its members must be satisfied.
And Falcon 9 is a "Go" for next wee

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ANN Special Feature: Part I - Carter Aviation Technologies - 05.04.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jay Carter, Jr., founder, CEO and Chief Designer of Carter Aviation Technologies, about the terms and benefits of a $4-million loan received from the Wichita Falls Econo

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Dassault Delivers 75th Falcon 7X

New Software Updates to Improve Capability and Procedures

Dassault is set to deliver its 75th Falcon 7X during a ceremony at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday.  The 7X was jointly certified by the FAA and EASA in April, 2007, and has since received type certification from 14 countries with orders being received in 42 countries.

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Higher, Faster, More Efficient: HBS To Offer Upgrade For 800XP

Improved Aerodynamics, Upgraded Powerplants In The 800XPR

Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) Monday took the wraps off the aftermarket Hawker 800XPR package, an upgrade for the Hawker 800XP.

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Pilots Say They Are Unwelcome At Reno-Tahoe Airport

Airport Executives Claim No One Is Being Forced Out

Two companies that provide hangar space to the business aviation community at Reno-Tahoe (KRNO) airport will be closing their doors when their leases expire June 30th, and some pilots are charging that airport officials want the space for new businesses that will pay increased rents.

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NASA Speaker Wants Aeronautics To Go 'Garage Band'

Envisions Small-Scale Development Of Green, Quiet, Electric, Cutting-Edge Aircraft

Dr. Brien Seeley will discuss electric-powered and other innovative aircraft when he presents "Green, Quiet, Electric V/ESTOL Aircraft: The Second Century of Flight" at 1400 EDT in the Reid Conference Center on Tuesday at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.

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ExecuJet Partnership Enhances HBC International Support

Companies Will Focus On HBC's Turbine-Powered Aircraft

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) unveiled a partnership with ExecuJet of Zürich, Switzerland, at EBACE in Geneva on Monday. The companies have gotten together to provide delivery and the initial phase of operation support for international customers of HBC's line of turbine powered aircraft.

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Hold It! Blocked Lavs On BA Flight Cause Passenger Discomfort

Passengers On A Flight To Grand Cayman Were Asked To Stop Drinking ... Anything

169 passengers on a British Airways flight from London to Grand Cayman Island via Nassau in the Bahamas were asked to stop consuming liquids for more than two hours because every lavatory on the Boeing 767 became unusable.

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Maxcraft Avionics Gets Transport Canada STC For Becker Avionics Transceivers

AR3202 and AR3209 VHF/Com Units Approved For Certain Bell, Sikorsky Helos

 Transport Canada has granted an STC (#SH09-57) to Maxcraft Avionics Ltd near Vancouver BC, for installation of the Becker Avionics AR3202 and AR3209 VHF COM Transceivers into Bell 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 212, 214B, 214ST, 412, 412CF, 412EP, and Sikorsky S-61L/N, S-76A/C helicopters.

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Jeff Skiles To Keynote ... Bird Strike Conference

He Certainly Could Be Considered An Authoritative Speaker On The Subject

So imagine you're on the panel selecting a keynote speaker for the American Association of Airport Executives' (AAAE) Bird Strike Conference, slated for June 21-24 in Salt Lake City. How many names do you have to kick around before you arrive at Jeffrey Skiles?

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Prince Harry Earns His Wings

Third In Line To The British Throne Is Lt. Harry Wales

Lt. Harry Wales, AKA Prince Harry, AKA His Royal Fly-ness, has earned his wings after passing his final exams to qualify him as an army helicopter pilot. The Prince said he hopes his career will take him back to the front lines in Afghanistan.

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Couple At NTSB News Conference Threatened By A Pistol-Packing Homeowner

Relatives Of A Pilot Who Died In A Plane Crash Parked In The Wrong Driveway

The sister and brother-in-law of a pilot who was fatally injured when his plane went down in Friendswood near Galveston, TX were threatened by a man with a gun Thursday while attempting to attend an NTSB news conference on the crash.

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Aero-TV: True American Legend – Reinventing the Classic Cub Again

American Legend Aircraft Company Introduces New S-LSA Cub
 
At the 2010 Lakeland Fly-In, American Legend Aircraft Company premiered their newest tribute to the classic Piper Cub, the aptly named Classic J3.  The Classic J3 development emerged from conversations with Legend Cub owners, the highly successful American Legend LSA aircraft.  For the past five years, the Legend Cub has been the best selling American-made light-sport aircraft in the industry.  Legend Cub owners convinced company representatives that additional buyers would be interested in a slimmed-down, all-new model of the Cub.
 

Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week – Skip Koss, Understanding Battery Airworthiness

Concorde Battery’s Skip Koss Discusses System Safety
 
As a battery and electrical systems expert, Skip Koss has seen it all when it comes to the power that keeps today’s aircraft in the sky.  Recently, however, Koss has grown concerned over the increase in aircraft that apparently consume power even when all systems appear to be off.  These “parasitic loads” can be considerable, draining the battery to the extent of even permanent damage.  Koss joins Aero-TV in the last of his safety tips to explain how general aviation pilots can address this potentially dangerous problem.
 

Aero-TV: True American Legend - Reinventing the Classic Cub Again

American Legend Aircraft Company Introduces New S-LSA Cub

At the 2010 Lakeland Fly-In, American Legend Aircraft Company premiered their newest tribute to the classic Piper Cub, the aptly named Classic J3. The Classic J3 development emerged from conversations with Legend Cub owners, the highly successful American Legend LSA aircraft.

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Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week - Skip Koss, Understanding Battery Airworthiness

Concorde Battery's Skip Koss Discusses System Safety

As a battery and electrical systems expert, Skip Koss has seen it all when it comes to the power that keeps today's aircraft in the sky. Recently, however, Koss has grown concerned over the increase in aircraft that apparently consume power even when all systems appear to be off.

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FAA Proposes $297,000 Civil Penalty Against Air Mods

Charge That The Company Was Out Of Compliance With FARs

The FAA has proposed a $297,000 civil penalty against Air Mods and Repair Corporation of Wilmington, DE, for allegedly operating two general aviation aircraft when they were not in compliance with FARs.

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Cessna Sees Signs Of Recovery In The European Business Jet Market

CEO Pelton Says EU Will Be Cessna's Largest Non-U.S. Market For "Some Time"

Speaking at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, Jack J. Pelton, chairman, president and CEO of Cessna, said the business jet industry is showing signs of returning to life in Europe.

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Air Force C130s, Navy Equipment to Support Oil Slick Response

Aircraft Will Spray Oil Suppressant If Needed To Help Contain Spill

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has authorized two Air Force Reserve C-130H aircraft to support the response to a massive oil slick that threatens wetlands and beaches along the Gulf Coast, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell confirmed late last week.

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Third G250 Test Aircraft Nearly Ready To Fly

Stall Testing And Other Program Activities Proceeding "Well"

Gulfstream said Monday at EBACE that the wing, empennage and engines have been installed on the third Gulfstream G250 test aircraft, and testing of the aircraft's systems is under way. Known as serial number (S/N) 2003, the aircraft will be used to test systems functionality and reliability.

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Quadriplegic Pilot Revives Career In Aviation

Back In The Business As A Teacher Thanks To Indiana State University

For 20 years of his life, Errett "E.J." Bozarth spent nearly as much time in a cockpit as he did on the ground. Bozarth's career as a professional pilot officially ended in 1989 after an automobile accident near his Dallas home left him paralyzed from the neck down with minimal control of his shoulder muscles.

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Nearly Ready For Prime Time ... Dassault Falcon 900LX In Final Flight Tests

Completion Underway On First Customer Aircraft

Dassault's Falcon 900LX has entered the last phases of the flight test and certification program while completions on the first two customer aircraft have begun. Final certification is anticipated during the third quarter of 2010 with deliveries starting quickly after that happens.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.04.10)

"We old pilots that have some experience have an obligation to mentor the younger pilots that are coming along, to kind of pass the baton to the next generation of aviators." Source: Former Marine Corps and airline pilot Errett "E.J." Bozarth.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.04.10): D-ATIS

Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service. A data link service that provides automated delivery of ATIS information such as destination weather and terminal conditions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.04.10)

CAFE Foundation The Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) foundation has as its mission the creation and advancement of the understanding of personal aircraft technologies through research, analysis, and education.

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