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August 02, 2007

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 08.02.07

Rotary Aircraft Engines, With RotaMax President Eric Barger

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.02.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.02.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Rotary Aircraft Engines -- 08.02.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Part Two of Wednesday's Alphabet-Group Forum on User Fees.)

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American Airlines To Launch Inflight Wi-Fi Service

Price Not Yet Announced For AirCell Service

It's one giant step for inflight connectivity. This week, wireless data and voice communications provider AirCell announced it is teaming with American Airlines to test broadband services with passengers across the US beginning in 2008.

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British Airways, Korean Air Plead Guilty To Price Fixing

DOJ Investigation Kicks Into High Gear

The US Department of Justice announced this week British Airways and South Korean-based Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd. have each agreed to plead guilty and pay separate $300 million criminal fines for their roles in conspiracies to fix the prices of passenger and cargo flights.

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'Passengers Bill Of Rights' Suffers House Setback

Deplaning Provision Stripped From H.R. 2881

A proposed airline passenger bill of rights has run into trouble in the House, as a key provision -- the right for trapped passengers to deplane an airliner trapped over three hours -- ran into a brick wall.

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Motorcycle/Gyroplane Hybrid Kit Begins Serial Production

Will Dentists Darken The Skies Over Sturgis?

The name, "Super Sky Cycle," sounds like something out of a 1960s sci-fi short story, and perhaps that's appropriate. The notion of a road-going flying machine has been Larry Neal's dream for decades, according to friends. Now, Neal has done what no other designer before has done -- brought his hybrid motorcycle/gyroplane into production.

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NTSB: Pilots Weren't In Formation In OSH Landing Accident

Says Race Aircraft Were Landing Separately

The National Transportation Safety Board released Wednesday its Preliminary Report on last Friday's tragic landing accident at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, WI during AirVenture 2007.

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No One Injured As Aerostar Lands On Road Near FXE

Witnesses Praise Pilot For Avoiding Cars

It appears some expert flying kept an emergency landing near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) Wednesday night from turning into a crisis.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.02.07

Glass panels are safer...but not a free pass.
Congressmen tell GA the user-fee fight is not over.
And Brazil offers new info on the TAM overrun accident.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.02.07

Glass panels are safer...but not a free pass.
Congressmen tell GA the user-fee fight is not over.
And Brazil offers new info on the TAM overrun accident.

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ANN Special Feature: Eric Barger, RotaMax Aircraft Engines - 08.02.07

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Eric Barger, president of RotaMax Rotary Engines. This company is introducing a line of aviation rotaries based on a long-established, non-automotive design.

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Alliance For Aviation Across America Says ATA Is At It Again

Airlines Attempt To Reintroduce Tax Cut Scheme

They're still at it. The Air Transport Association, the lobbying organization representing the major airlines, attempted Wednesday to repackage and reintroduce for the second time their latest tax cut scheme as the House Ways and Means Committee’s Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee considered FAA reauthorization.

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NASA 'Endeavours' To Solve Air Leak Problem

Launch Remains On Schedule For August 7... For Now

NASA engineers managed to make some headway Wednesday in tracking down a stubborn air leak inside the shuttle Endeavour's crew compartment. The leak has been traced to one of two positive pressure-relief valves, which ensure that the crew cabin does not become over-pressurized.

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Older Pilots Say They Have The Answer To End Pilot Shortages

Call On FAA To Speed Up Action On Age-60 Rule

Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Marion C. Blakey could help to ease the current US airline pilot shortage, and minimize inconvenient airline delays, right now if she wanted to. That's the word from the Senior Pilots Coalition, a group of pilots calling on the agency to expedite the elimination of the "Age 60 Rule."

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Canadian Air Force Releases Report On 2004 Snowbird Midair

Says Pilot Hadn't Received Adequate Training

A report released this week by the Canadian Air Force's Directorate of Flight Safety says the December 2004 mid-air collision of two members of the Snowbirds demonstration team was caused not by defects with their aging Tutor jets, but by inadequate training and experience.

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FAA Investigates Reports Of Planes Flying Under MI Bridge

Witnesses Say Two Red Seaplanes Flew Under 'The Mighty Mac'

Attention, pilots flying around Northern Michigan: if you happen to own a red, single-engine seaplane, chances are good the FAA may be coming around to speak with you shortly.

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"Queen' Guitarist At Work On Astrophysics Degree

Working On Thesis... Which We Couldn't Begin To Understand

When athletes or celebrities leave college to become rich and famous, you always wonder if they ever make it back to finish their degrees. Aero-News has learned of at least one that is.

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Beechcraft Premier IA Receives Canadian Certification

Aircraft Now Certified In 44 Countries

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) told ANN Wednesday the planemaker received certification authority for the Beechcraft Premier IA from Transport Canada on July 6, 2007. The Beechcraft Premier I/IA is now certified in 44 countries around the world.

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Northrop Grumman Completes First KC-30 Build In One Month

Says Quick Assembly Key To Replacing Aging Fleet

Aero-News learned this week Northrop Grumman's first KC-30 Tanker aircraft completed initial airframe assembly in July, within a timeframe NGC says exemplifies "an efficient and low-risk approach for quickly replacing the US Air Force's KC-135 tanker fleet."

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Weekend Seaplane Accident Claims Two

1999 Seaplane Pilot Of The Year Lost

The FAA is investigating a seaplane accident Saturday that claimed two lives in Oregon.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.02.07)

“What we saw today was just more of the same from the big, commercial airlines. This proposal was unpopular when it was first introduced, and no amount of repackaging changes the fact that it amounts to nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to get yet another huge tax cut.”

Source: Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance Aviation Across America -- a group of general aviation interests working to stave off user fees for small aircraft pilots.

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