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November 19, 2008

Fighting Economics with Innovation: New Hawkers, New King Airs

Icing On The Cake! HBC Receives Brazilian Order Worth Nearly $200M

When Hawker Beechcraft said earlier this year it wanted to strengthen its foothold into international markets... the company wasn't kidding, or making idle comments. In the early hours of NBAA 2008, HBC announced Brazilian-based Líder Signatures S.A. had ordered 23 aircraft spanning the Hawker Beechcraft product line. Líder, a Hawker Beechcraft dealer and authorized service center since 1996, purchased what is considered to be one of the largest general aviation aircraft orders in Brazilian history with a value estimated at nearly $200 million. The contract was officially signed by Líder CEO Eduardo de Pereira Vaz at NBAA.

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.19.08)

Aero-Linx!

Aerolocker specializes in aeronautical parts and memorabilia for collectors, restorers and enthusiasts. Stock includes items from the earliest days of aviation, through to the supersonic era. They have a large collection of WW2 instruments including British, German and North American - even aircraft for sale.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.19.08): Kuiper Belt

Aero-Terms!

A disk-shaped region about 30 to 100 AU from the sun considered to be the source of the short-period comets.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.19.08)

"Companies far and wide can now look to Paulding County for operations that require the connectivity and direct access this new airport will provide. This has truly been a team effort, from our elected officials in Washington, our federal agency partners and state and local leaders who all committed to working together to see this project complete."

Source: Georgia Governor and active pilot Sonny Perdue. Paulding County Regional Airport -- located in Dallas, GA, northwest of Atlanta -- officially opened Friday, the state's first new airport in 33 years.

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