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May 05, 2010

StandardAero And Associated Air Center Highlight Capabilities, New Authorization

Showcasing Overhaul And Repair Services At EBACE In Geneva

StandardAero and Associated Air Center (AAC)  are highlighting an extensive array of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and completion capabilities and services at this year's EBACE show in Geneva, Switzerland.

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US Airways 1549 Investigation Concludes With 34 Safety Recommendations

Crew Actions And Safety Equipment Credited With Saving Passengers' Lives

The  NTSB has issues its probable cause report for US Airways flight 1549, in which a US Airways A320 jetliner bound for Charlotte was ditched into the Hudson River after striking a flock of Canada geese shortly after departing New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

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Chevron Fuel Distribution Changes Raise Concerns Over GA Supply and Pricing

Chevron’s General Aviation 'Aligns its Assets with Supply Strengths'

 Responding to an inquiry from ANN late Tuesday, Chevron General Aviation General Manager Keith Sawyer has responded with an official statement on their behalf. ANN's inquiry was necessitated by the receipt of reports and documents alleging that Chevron was poised to pull out of a significant part of the GA fuel market and cut a number of programs that benefitted the industry.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.05.10

Jack Pelton says bizjets are making a comeback in Europe.
The FAA wants to fine a delaware company almost 300-grand.
And an airport battles pilots upset over losing their hangars.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.05.10

Jack Pelton says bizjets are making a comeback in Europe.
The FAA wants to fine a delaware company almost 300-grand.
And an airport battles pilots upset over losing their hangars.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II - Carter Aviation Technologies - 05.05.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jay Carter, Jr., founder, CEO and Chief Designer of Carter Aviation Technologies, about whether the Carter Personal Air Vehicle will one day have more of us flying, and

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HBC Features King Airs At EBACE

350i Makes EBACE Debut, C90GTx On Tour

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) gave EBACE its first look at the new Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprop on Monday.  HBC received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Type Certification for the twin-engine aircraft in December .

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 05.05.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.05.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.05.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II - Carter Aviation Technologies - 05.05.10 (ANN Special Report, with Jay Carter, Jr., founder, CEO and Chief Designer of Carter Aviation Technologies)

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2010 European Business Aviation Awards Presented At EBACE

Elie Zelouf, Aéroports de Paris Officials Win Biz-Av Honors

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the NBAA used the backdrop of EBACE Tuesday to announced that Elie Zelouf, senior vice president of Jet Aviation, and officials at Aéroports de Paris are the recipients of the 2010 European Business Aviation Awards.

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NASA Explorer Schools Symposium Showcases Student Research

Partnerships Mean A Sustained Involvement In NASA Programs For Students, Families, Schools

Students in a special NASA program will share their research findings at a NASA Explorer Schools symposium Wednesday to Friday this week at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Intermountain Healthcare Orders Three GrandNew Helicopters

Options Two Additional Aircraft For EMS Services

Intermountain Healthcare has placed orders for three "GrandNew" helicopters, with options for two additional aircraft, AgustaWestland, said Monday   These aircraft will join two A109K2's already in service performing critical medevac missions in Utah and Northern Nevada.

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WiFi Comes To King Air

Hawker Beechcraft Adds Broadband Connectivity To King Air Turboprops

Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) says it has selected the Thrane & Thrane AVIATOR 200 system to provide broadband connectivity for its Beechcraft King Air family, including 90, 200, 300 and 350 model aircraft.

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Citation Mustangs Picked By Turkish Airlines For Training

TAL Academy Had Great Success With C172's

Turkish Airlines pilots will be soon be training in Citation Mustangs. Cessna announced Monday at the European Business Aviat

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Think Of It Like 'Jet Airplane Meets Luxury Yacht'

BAE Systems And Design Q Unveil ABJ Explorer Concept At EBACE

BAE Systems and UK design consultancy Design Q unveiled two exciting new concepts for the Avro Business Jet (ABJ) Tuesday, on the opening day of the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) show in Geneva. And they definitely fall into the category of "if you have to ask ... "

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Jeppesen Makes Five Year Deal With ExecuJet Aviation

Contract Covers Flight Planning, Digital Charting, And Document Management

Jeppesen and Zurich-based ExecuJet Aviation Group have agreed to a five-year JetPlan flight planning, NavData digital charting and document management service contract. 

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Baltimore Police Pilot Files Federal Suit In Dismissal

Says He Was Let Go After Reporting Maintenance And Other Discrepancies

 A pilot who says he was recruited from Arizona to Baltimore to fly helicopters for the police department there claims to have been dismissed after writing a report critical of the way the helicopter unit was run.

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Bell 407 Operators Get More Power - For Free

Existing STC Being Offered To Current Operators And New Owners

Bell Helicopter and Aeronautical Accessories, Inc. are offering customers substantially better hot-and-high performance from the Bell 407 through a previously announced STC now being offered to current operators and new customers at no cost to them.

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Twin Flight Design CTLS's Embark On Circumnavigation Attempt

Identical LSA's On A Flight Around The World

On the one-hundredth anniversary of the first flight of an airplane in Switzerland, a pair of European pilots departed an airport in Sion, Switzerland intending to follow a carefully-designed route around the planet.

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Aero-TV: WIFI Goes Skyward – Aircell Brings Those Onboard Online

John Wade Outlines Aircell’s Potential for the Aviation Industry
 
On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the general aviation avionics and electronics systems.  At AEA’s 2010 ‘New Product Introductions,’ Aircell, the world’s leading provide of airborne communications, made several exciting announcements.  Since acquiring an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built an extensive mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation.
 

Aero-TV: WIFI Goes Skyward - Aircell Brings Those Onboard Online

John Wade Outlines Aircell's Potential for the Aviation Industry

On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the general aviation avionics and electronics systems.

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St. Augustine Airport Rebrands As Northeast Florida Regional Airport

Airport Officials See Job Creation As A Key Component To Rebranding

With its heritage as the oldest continuous European settlement in the U.S., St. Augustine was for centuries a gateway to commerce in Northeast Florida. The St. Augustine-St. Johns County Airport Authority seeks to reclaim that heritages by developing the airport as the economic gateway to Northeast Florida.

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New FAA System Improves Air Safety At Juneau

WAM Shows Airplanes In Areas Where Radar Can't See

A new surveillance technology called the Wide-Area Multilateration System (WAM) is now allowing air traffic controllers to track aircraft along the difficult approach to Juneau - a mountainous area where radar coverage isn't possible.

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WA Gov Gregoire Signs Proclamation Highlighting The Importance Of GA

Announces May As "General Aviation Appreciation Month" in Washington State

Governor Christine Gregoire signed a proclamation declaring May as "General Aviation Appreciation Month" in Washington State Tuesday. The proclamation outlines the critical role general aviation plays in business, agriculture, emergency medical air-service, as well as to the overall economy.

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United Airlines Flight Attendants On Merger: Contract And Job Protections First

Union Says It Will Oppose Any Transaction That Violates Contracts

Flight Attendants at United Airlines have made it clear that a new contract with pay, benefit and work rule improvements must be concluded before they can consider support for the announced merger between United Airlines and Continental Airlines.

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DOT Grants Slot Waivers For Delta/US Airways

Airlines Swap Slots At Reagan National And LaGuardia

The U.S. DOT has decided to allow Delta Air Lines and US Airways to swap slots at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA), subject to the condition that the carriers divest themselves of a number of slots at both airports to preserve competition.  

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Cessna Citation CJ4 Makes European Debut at EBACE

The Continent's First Look At Cessna's Newest Bizjet

Cessna is giving Europe its first look at the Citation CJ4 at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibit (EBACE), where Monday the company announced it expects to receive EASA certification for the airplane by the end of the year.

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Florida Tech And Bristow Academy Announce Strategic Partnership

Combine Programs To Offer University Aviation Education And Helicopter Flight Training

Two Florida education institutions have formed a strategic partnership to offer a combined program of university aviation education and helicopter flight training beginning with the fall 2010 semester.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.05.10)

"General aviation means good jobs, business growth and access to medical care, disaster relief, law enforcement, and a host of important resources to communities across the state of Washington." Source: Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire (D)

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.05.10): Angle Of Incidence

The angle at which an airfoil is normally fixed in relation to the longitudinal axis of an aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.05.10)

Wide Area Multilateration

This technology came up Tuesday in a story about tracking airplanes making an approach to Juneau Airport in Alaska. Today's Aero-Linx is an explaination of how WAM works.

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