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May 06, 2010

Scotland, Ireland Re-Open Airspace

Had Closed A Second Time Due To Icelandic Volcano Eruption

Airspace over Ireland and Scotland re-opened to all air traffic Thursday, after being closed most of the day Wednesday.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.06.10

Chevron and Texaco are disappearing from airports in 27 states.
The flight attendants union comments on the Continental-United merger.
And a round-the-world record attempt is stopped

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.06.10

Chevron and Texaco are disappearing from airports in 27 states.
The flight attendants union comments on the Continental-United merger.
And a round-the-world record attempt is stopped

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ANN Special Feature: Part I - NTSB's Deborah Hersman - 05.06.10

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman addresses attendees at the Women in Aviation International convention by recalling the professionalism demonstrated by the WASPs of WWI

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 05.06.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.06.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.06.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I - NTSB's Deborah Hersman - 05.06.10 (ANN Special Report, with NTSB's Deborah Hersman)

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Cessna Announces Dates For New European Service Center

Also Unveils Plans For First European MSU

Cessna is set to begin construction of its new Citation Service Center in Valencia, Spain, in January of next year, they said Monday at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE).

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Sometimes, It's Good To Get A 'D'

Cessna Citation CJ4 Simulator Qualified To Level D By FAA

The FAA has qualified the first Citation CJ4 training simulator to Level D, Cessna announced this week. The simulator, owned and operated by FlightSafety International at its Wichita Citation training facility, is the first Citation simulator qualified under new federal simulator regulations.

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Space-X Feeling Pressure As Falcon 9 Launch Nears

Rocket Being Touted As Space Shuttle Replacement

It's an entirely new concept. Not the rocket its self, that works like most rockets do. But in the case of the Falcon 9, a rocket designed and financed by a private company rather than the government could become the nation's primary delivery vehicle for cargo, and eventually crew, to the International Space Station.

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EBAA Launches Flight-Time Limitations Web Survey

Results Could Eventually Impact Aviation Regs For EU Pilots

The EBAA has launched a web-based survey on Flight Time Limitations (FTL) whose input will be used to help develop a tailored business aviation regulation for EU pilots.

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Hawker Beechcraft Plans MedAire Services On All New Aircraft

Medical Equipment, Training, And Access To Doctors Included In Purchase

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) plans to provide MedAire's medical equipment, medical training and 24/7 access to doctors to its customers on all new aircraft purchases. The program is scheduled to begin with aircraft deliveries this summer, the company said Monday at EBACE in Geneva.  

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Certification Testing Continues On GE Honda's HF120 Engine

Company Says It Is "Meeting Design Objectives" In All Categories

GE Honda Aero Engines continues to make steady progress toward certification of the HF120 engine. "The HF120 engine has demonstrated that it is meeting design objectives for thrust, fuel burn and operability," said Bill Dwyer, president of GE Honda Aero Engines.

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Rebecca Johnson To Lead Gulfstream International Sales Team

Appointed Regional Vice President For Central South Europe

Gulfstream has tapped Rebecca Johnson to be a regional vice president in the company's International Sales division.  Her territory is central south Europe.

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Dahar-Socata Delivers TBM 850 To Nigerian Aviation College

TBM Will Be Used For Advanced ATP Courses

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) has taken delivery of a new TBM 850 very fast turboprop aircraft, Dahar-Socata announced Tuesday. The TBM will be used primarily for advanced airline transport pilot (ATP) training courses.

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Royal Saudi Land Forces' Black Hawk Helicopters To Receive Upgrades A-To-L

Engine, Flight Controls, Avionics Will Be Brought Up To Date  

Sikorsky Aerospace Services has signed a contract with the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command (RSLFAC) to upgrade its fleet of BLACK HAWK helicopters from the UH-60 A model configuration to the more modern UH-60L aircraft configuration, the company said Monday

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First Arrival Of Gulfstream G150 At London City A Media Show

Airplane Recently Won Approval From London City Airport For Departures, Landings

A G150 aircraft made its first arrival at London City Airport Monday as part of a demonstration for London-based media. The mid-size business jet recently received approval from the London City Airport Operations and Control Department for landings and departures at the British airport.

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Indian Pilots Test Positive For Alcohol

39 Found To Have Been Drinking Before Flight Last Year

39 pilots and co-pilots in India tested positive for alcohol in pre-flight breathalizer screening last year, according to India's Civil Aviation Authority.

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Aero-TV: New Future for Zodiac – CH 650 Design Review Brings Updates

Mathieu Heintz Details Structural Changes in the Zodiac CH 650
 
2009 proved to be something of a trying year for Zenair, Ltd. A series of tragic accidents involving the Zodiac CH601XL and CH650 aircraft prompted investigations by both the FAA and NTSB. The FAA's investigation, done in cooperation with the aircraft manufacturer, resulted in a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin. The agency urged owners and operators to suspend flight until wing maintenance properly complied with the FAA safety directives.
 

 

Aero-TV: New Future for Zodiac - CH 650 Design Review Brings Updates

Mathieu Heintz Details Structural Changes in the Zodiac CH 650

2009 proved to be something of a trying year for Zenair, Ltd. A series of tragic accidents involving the Zodiac CH601XL and CH650 aircraft prompted investigations by both the FAA and NTSB. The FAA's investigation, done in cooperation with the aircraft manufacturer, resulted in a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin. The agency urged owners and operators to suspend flight until wing maintenance properly complied with the FAA safety directives.

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Passenger 'Inadvertently' Caused Trike Crash In California Last Year

NTSB Probable Cause Reports Throttle Was Activated By Accident

The NTSB has released a probable cause report in a fatal accident involving a weight-shift power glider in Torrance, CA in February of 2009. The probable cause was shown to be the aircraft's passenger’s "inadvertent activation of the engine throttle."

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Atlas Air Slapped With Half-Million Dollar FAA Penalty

Administration Alleges Improper Window Replacements On B747's

The FAA has proposed to assess $572,150 in civil penalties against Atlas Air of Purchase, NY, a scheduled air cargo airline, for alleged violations of the FARs.

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Lombardo Sees 'Major Role' For Gulfstream Worldwide

Emerging Economies Will Drive Emerging Markets

At a news conference at the EBACE air show in Geneva this week, Gulfstream President Joe Lombardo told journalists that "The 10th anniversary of EBACE corresponds with the maturing of the international business-jet market, certainly in Europe, but also increasingly in emerging economies." 

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FAA Issues SAIB For Some PA-28 And PA-44 Nose Gear Assemblies

Concerns Raised That Drag Bolt Might Fail

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) regarding the potential failure of the nose gear drag link bolt on some Piper PA-28 and PA-44 airplanes. The bolt failure could case the landing gear to collapse.

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FAA Fleet Upgrade Goes To Three Ohio Companies

Contracts Support Aerospace Industry Jobs And Economy In Central Ohio

Three central Ohio companies are working together to upgrade the FAA national aircraft fleet, thanks to a new multi-million dollar contract. 

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FAA Certified: AW139 Full Ice Protection System

EASA Gave FIPS The Nod Earlier This Year

The Full Ice Protection System (FIPS) for the AW139 medium twin helicopter has received FAA certification, AgustaWestland announced Wednesday. The FAA certification follows EASA certification which was issued in February of this year. TCAA (Canada) certification is expected soon.

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HBS Completes Engineering On Beechcraft 1900D Upgrade

First Installation Underway, Second Set For July

Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) said Wednesday that engineering is complete for the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Integrated Display System (IDS) upgrade on Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. The company's first article installation is well underway at its Wichita service center.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.06.10)

“Even in an accident where everyone survives, there are lessons learned and areas that could use improvement.” Source: NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.06.10): Pattern

The path of aircraft traffic around an airfield, at an established height and direction.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.06.10)

NEEMO

Working in space means working in a low-gravity environment with no breathable air, save what you can carry. The best way to simulate those conditions on earth is under water, so it makes sense that NASA would have an underwater habitat specifically for that purpose.

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