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November 24, 2008

FAA Gives Green Light To Nationwide Deployment Of ADS-B

Agency Wants 794 Ground Stations By 2013

In a step the agency says will improve the efficiency of air transportation for millions of Americans, FAA Acting Administrator Robert A. Sturgell gave the green light Monday to nationwide deployment of a system that allows aircraft to be tracked by satellite rather than radar.

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Klyde Morris (11.24.08)

Wow... Seems A LOT Of Readers Dislike Airline Execs...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.24.08)


This Web site features the big Stinsons. The Reliants, Juniors and Detroiters, as well as some Tri-Motor stuff.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.24.08): Nutation


A small nodding motion in a rotating body. Earth's nutation has a period of 18.6 years and an amplitude of 9.2 arc seconds.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.24.08)

"...[U]ntil such time as the Federal Aviation Administration and the aviation fuel industry has a clearer idea of the full effects of these issues, the ExxonMobil Aviation position is that diesel powered aircraft should not be fueled with jet fuel."

Source: From a letter to ExxonMobil Aviation fuel distributors from General Aviation Operations Manager Martin Tippl, stating the company does not support or endorse the supply of jet fuel to aircraft powered by diesel engines.

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