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April 02, 2009

NTSB: 2008 Aviation Accident Statistics Show 'Mixed Picture'

Notes Spike In Fatalities Among Part 135 Ops; GA Accident Rate Climbs Per Hours Flown

The National Transportation Safety Board released Thursday its preliminary aviation accident statistics for the 2008 calendar year, showing improvements in some industry sectors but increased accident rates in others.

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ANN Special Feature: Brian Foley, Used Bizjet Glut - 04.02.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Aviation Investment Consultant Brian Foley about how "insincere sellers" are helping drive the inventory of used business jets to record levels.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.02.09)

Aero-Linx!

Inside you will find an extensive history relating to all of the British Airships from 1900 to the present day. The Trust is a charitable voluntary run organization based in the U.K aiming to promote the interest and study in the history of airships and lighter than air travel, along with the preservation of Cardington airship station and its principal buildings.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.02.09): Radial Pulsation

Aero-Terms!

A pulsation in which a star oscillates around an equilibrium state by changing its radius while maintaining a spherical shape. The radial pulsation is just a special case of non-radial pulsation, in which some parts of the stellar surface move inward, while others move outward at the same time.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.02.09)

"Safety is our number one priority, and we apologize for the inconvenience this has been causing the passengers."

Source: Kate Modelo, spokesperson for Atlantic Southeast Airlines. On Wednesday the SkyWest-owned regional operator grounded 60 of its Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets to verify compliance with an engine inspection procedure.

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