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April 30, 2008

ANN Special Feature: Mike Haenggi, Pilatus Aircraft - 04.30.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Mike Haenggi, VP/Marketing for Pilatus Business Aircraft, about why some very light jet shoppers find a PC-12 NG turboprop turns out to be a better choice for their miss

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.30.08)


In 1995, seven men responded to a small ad in the local paper looking for others to gather for some hangar flying. Thus, the "Plane Wranglers" were formed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.30.08): Vertex


The last fix adapted on the arrival speed segments. Normally, it will be the outer marker of the runway in use. However, it may be the actual threshold or other suitable common point on the approach path for the particular runway configuration.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.30.08)

"Why on earth would we ever send a message to airport personnel that we don’t want you in Massachusetts? And don’t think for a minute that businesses aren’t looking where they can save a buck, because they are. The economy is weak, not only in Massachusetts, but across the nation ... and if that buck means leaving Massachusetts they will."

Source: Massachusetts State Representative Brad Hill of Ipswich. The state's House of Representatives Monday voted to eliminate the state's five-year-old sales tax exemption on aircraft sales, parts, and maintenance. Many representatives apparently believe, like Governor Deval Patrick, that the 40 percent increase in aircraft based in Massachusetts over the last five years is just coinciden

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