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May 11, 2009

EBACE 2009: Dallas Airmotive Love Field Airport RTC Expands PW305 Capability

 Dallas Airmotive has expanded its PW305 capabilities at the company's Regional Turbine Center (RTC) located at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) in Dallas, Texas. The latest addition is the tooling and equipment to perform IBR (Integrally Bladed Rotor) replacement on the PW305A used on Learjet 60 aircraft. The first two engines to receive this replacement were completed in April.

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Engine Bargains Galore! Lycoming Offers Zero-Time Engines For Overhaul Prices

RUN, Do Not Walk... Factory Rebuilt Engine Deal Ends August 31, 2009

GA's engine builders are in a bargaining mood and we're all the better for it. A case in point, until August 31, 2009, Lycoming is now offering zero-time factory-rebuilt Lycoming engines to select pilots and owners at the price of a Lycoming factory overhaul.

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HIGHER Education: KSU Adds RJ Simulator

Kansas State University's new Paradigm CRJ 200 flight training simulator is being brought online to "enhance the learning experience for K-State students in the professional pilot and aviation maintenance programs," according to Kurt Barnhart, head of the department of aviation at K-State at Salina.

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EBACE 2009: Hawker Logs Order For Premier II

Hawker Beechcraft Receives Order For Premier II From RayaJet and Ayla Aviation Academy

Hawker Beechcraft is logging in an order from Jordan-based RayaJet and Ayla Aviation Academy for a Premier II.

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And Now The Work Begins -- STS-125 Heads For Hubble

Historic Launch Proceeds On Time

Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, rising on twin columns of fire to embark on ST-125, the final shuttle mission to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.11.09

A Beech Baron is down in Nevada with five souls lost.
NASA is using Twitter and YouTube to reach the masses.
And hang on, Hubble, help is on the way!

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.11.09

A Beech Baron is down in Nevada with five souls lost.
NASA is using Twitter and YouTube to reach the masses.
And hang on, Hubble, help is on the way!


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Stepping into Fast, New Planes - 05.11.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about recent accidents involving veteran pilots transitioning to fast, technologically advanced aircraft. What specific steps could h

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ARINC Direct Adds Electronic APIS Filing

An Added Service for Business Aircraft

Talk about good timing... as complaints pour in about the "poorly designed" interface developed by Customs for interaction between international flights and CBP, there seems to be no end of a need for a way to accomplish the task in a simpler and more dependable fashion.

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Patty Wagstaff Joins SAFE

The juggernaut continues, this time with a very high profile name throwing her support to the upstart SAFE program that pretty much dethroned NAFI as the voice of the flight instruction community.

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Helo v Powerlines, Powerlines Win

NTSB Factual Report Speaks For Itself

'See and avoid...' an adage that not only applies to the "other aircraft" but to anything that can take an otherwise aviating vehicle and turn it into an earthmover. If you have a legitimate reason to be working at low altitudes, make SURE you know what's in your flight path or take a run overheard (higher) to survey the scene before doing so.

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Boeing Building 'Phantom Ray'

Will Develop, Fly 'Phantom Ray' Technology Demonstrator

Boeing has announced plans to develop and demonstrate an unmanned flying test bed for advanced air system technologies.

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Falcon 2000s Get Winglets

 Aviation Partners tells ANN that both the FAA and EASA have granted STC approval for its High Mach Blended Winglets on the Falcon 2000 Series.

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UAL Mechanics Launch Campaign to Oust Teamsters

Is It 'War?'

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is publicizing a campaign to help United Airlines' (UAL) 9,000 Mechanic & Related employees return to Machinists Union representation.

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Aero-TV: From CFI To Author -- QRef's Doremire Does It All

Another Of Our Favorite "Under-Recognized" Friends, Bridgette Doremire Is An Aero-Powerhouse

One of the greatest of the many joys that comes our way are the friendships and relationships we develop with hundreds of people each year... some of whom truly impress us even though the normal rank and file of aviation rarely hear of them. It's our job to fix that, here and there. Bridgette Doremire is a good person to add to that group.

Barnstorming: In Search Of 'Fly-In 2.0'

Building A Template For A New Generation Of Aviation Events.. and Thereby Rebuild Aviation

Do you feel that? It's slipping away... little bit by little bit. Do you feel that -- the bits and pieces, the ones we treasure the most about all that is right and good in aviation -- slipping away... stolen by the thieves of time, government, misunderstanding, economics, and a world that fails to value the true treasures that exist in our midst? FMI: I Want To Share My Ideas About How To Create 'Fly-In 2.0'

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Will The GPS Constellation Falter in 2010? GAO Report Voices Concern

New Satellites May Not Keep Up With Needs

 It's not exactly a page-turner but a recently issued GAO report ANN is reading has us a mite concerned... according to some of the data published therein, the GAO found that, "It is uncertain whether the Air Force will be able to acquire new satellites in time to maintain current GPS service without interruption. If not, some military operations and some civilian users could be adversely affected."

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Aero-TV: From CFI To Author -- QRef's Doremire Does It All

Another Of Our Favorite "Under-Recognized Friends, Bridgette Doremire Is An Aero-Powerhouse

One of the greatest of the many joys that comes our way are the friendships and relationships we develop with hundreds of people each year... some of whom truly impress us even though the normal rank and file of aviation rarely hear of them. It's our job to fix that, here and there. Bridgette Doremire is a good person to add to that group.

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Klyde Morris (05.11.09)

Flight Schools... Desperate? Who Knew?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Baron A55 Down In NV, Five Dead

Low Pass Over Gathering Preceded Impact

An early model Beech Baron (A55), N1533Z, went down Saturday with five people aboard east of Lake Tahoe, NV.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 05.11.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.11.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.11.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Stepping into Fast, New Planes - 05.11.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Navy Search, Rescue Swimmers Ready To Take Plunge

You Want Me To Jump Out Of What? Where?

Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmers aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) continually train in preparation for lifesaving missions. Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 21 Squadron, 3rd Detachment is deployed aboard Boxer in support of maritime security and counterpiracy operations, where training and preparedness are key priorities.

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STS-125 Ready To Repair Hubble

Historic Launch Set To Be Busiest Yet

At Sunday morning's final countdown status briefing from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA Test Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson said that the countdown timeline is on target and "Atlantis is ready to fly."

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Boeing, Rolls-Royce, RUAG and Deharde Maschinenbau Partnering On Open-Rotor Tech

Boeing, Rolls-Royce, RUAG Aerospace and Deharde Maschinenbau are talking about a collaborative research agreement to explore the potential of fuel-efficient open-fan (open rotor) propulsion technology for future commercial airplanes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.11.09)

Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Established under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, this program provides grants to public agencies - and, in some cases, to private owners and entities - for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrates Airport Systems. Eligible projects include those improvements related to enhancing airport safety, capacity, security and environmental concerns.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.11.09)

Aero-Linx: USAF GPS Fact Sheet The Air Force has a succinct fact sheet detailing the basics and overall operation of the GPS Constellation. The Global Positioning System is a constellation of orbiting satellites that provides navigation data to military and civilian users all over the world. The system is operated and controlled by the 50th Space Wing, located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.11.09)

"The GA Report makes a recommendation that the Secretary of Defense appoint a single authority to oversee development of GPS space, ground control, and user equipment assets, to ensure they are synchronized, well executed, and potential disruptions are minimized. DOD reportedly  concurred with GAO's recommendations."

 

Source: From a GAO report calling the future stability and reliablity of the GPS Constellation into serious question.

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