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November 01, 2009

Dynon Intro's New SkyView Glass Panel

$3,900 SkyView System Heading For EXP and LSA Markets 

Dynon Avionics announces SkyView, a new generation glass cockpit system destined for the Experimental and LSA markets. Dynon's SkyView reportedly offers high quality glass panel avionics with 'incredibly bright' screens, redundant systems, design flexibility, and future upgradability -- and at an affordable price.

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Three Million Flight Hour Milestone Reached By E-Jets

More Than 600 Are Flying Worldwide

The fleet of E-Jets of the Embraer 170/190 family continues to attain significant numbers, the most recent being its 3 million flight-hour mark, with outstanding schedule reliability. More than 600 aircraft have transported over 130 million passengers.

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FlyteOne Unveils GA Fractional Ownership Program

LSAs and Experimental Jets Among Diverse Offerings

 FlyteOne tells ANN that it is developing a fractional ownership program for general aviation aircraft. FlyteOne reports that they have developed ownership programs that can start as low as $5,250, depending on location and equipment.

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Runway 12L/30R Reopens At Minneapolis-St. Paul International

Record Rainfall Did Not Slow Down Runway Reconstruction

North Parallel Runway 12L/30R at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) reopened Thursday evening, marking completion of a 20-year effort to replace aging runway pavements at the facility.

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Eurocopter Closes A Deal For Mitsubishi Jet Doors

Will Design And Manufacture Passenger, Service, Cargo Doors For MRJ

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) currently under development will have doors designed and manufactured by Eurocopter's Business Center Airplane Door Systems based in Donauwörth, Germany.

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Air Evac Lifeteam Selects Becker Avionics Transponders

BXP6403 Mode S Transponder Class I Will Be Installed In EMS Aircraft

Air Evac EMS has picked Becker Avionics' 160mm BXP6403 Mode S Transponder (Class I) for installation in its EMS aircraft. The BXP6403 helps Air Evac to meet the future requirements of transponder technology by enhancing safety and situational awareness through the use of traffic information.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.01.09): Crater

Crater A bowl-shaped depression caused by a comet or meteorite colliding with the surface of a planet, moon, or asteroid. On geologically active moons and planets (like Earth), craters can result from volcanic activity.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.01.09)

Aero-Linx: Unreasonable Rocket Unreasonable Rocket developed two vehicles to compete in the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. Unreasonable Rocket is a small father and son team located in Solana Beach, CA. The team tests their vehicles in the Cohen dry lake bed or the F.A.R. Rocket Test Facilities near Cantil, CA.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.01.09)

"Despite the challenges presented by near-record rainfall in October, the runway is reopening according to schedule... This was the last significant project in the $3.1 billion MSP 2010 expansion program. With the completion of that program, all pre-existing runway pavement has been replaced and a new 8,000-foot runway developed, providing ample airfield capacity for decades to come." Source: Jeff Hamiel, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which owns and operates MSP and six general aviation airports.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2008-04-18 R1

MANUFACTURER: EMBRAER Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT Airplanes

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2009-22-08

MANUFACTURER:Boeing Model 747 Airplanes; and Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 Series Airplanes.

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