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August 07, 2009

Aero-News Alert: Former FBI Agent Eyed For Top Job At TSA

President Obama Floating A Name Among Members Of Congress

President Obama is considering former FBI special agent Erroll Southers to lead TSA, according to sources close to the matter.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.07.09

Congressmen hate private jets, except their own.
Richard Santulli leaves NetJets after 25 years.
And EADS opens a subsidiary in Japan.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.07.09

Congressmen hate private jets, except their own.
Richard Santulli leaves NetJets after 25 years.
And EADS opens a subsidiary in Japan.


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ANN Special Feature: Airshow Performer Renny Price - 08.07.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with airshow performer Renny Price about his packed schedule, and about how airshows have changed during his years in the industry.

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Rentech’s Synthetic Jet Fuel Certified for Commercial Aviation

Currently The Only Certified Alternative Fuel

Top it off with ... synthfuel. Rentech, Inc. announced Wednesday that ASTM International’s full governance committee has unanimously approved modifying the specifications for commercial aviation jet fuel to include up to a 50/50 blend of synthetic Fischer-Tropsch jet fuel.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 08.07.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.07.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.07.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Airshow Performer Renny Price - 08.07.09 (ANN Special Report, with Airshow Pilot Renny Price)

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Veteran Aerospace Leader Marv Vander Weg Joins SpaceX

Tapped As Vice President Of The EELV Customer Office

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has brought Marv Vander Weg on board in the role of Vice President of the EELV Customer Office, where he will be responsible for acquiring and managing EELV missions for SpaceX's U.S. Government customers.

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SAFE Recognizes Members, Sets Goals During AirVenture

The Organization Added More Than 20 Members During The Week

Approximately one hundred members, corporate supporters, and guests participated in the first annual dinner meeting of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE). Held during AirVenture, attendees were given the opportunity to interact with all nine of SAFE's elected Directors.

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Delta Connection Pilots Finally Reach Deal with Management

Union Will Vote On The Agreement In The Coming Weeks

After more than four and a half years of contract negotiations with management, the Pinnacle Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, (ALPA) reached a tentative agreement with management on a new collective bargaining agreement.

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Gulfstream Aerospace In Brunswick Earns FAA Award

Georgia Facility Honored For 100 Percent Participation In Maintenance Training Program

The Gulfstream Aerospace service center in Brunswick, GA recently received the FAA 2008 Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Certificate of Excellence Award. It is the eighth consecutive year the facility has been honored with the distinction.

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First Production Parts Arrive For CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter

Still No Firm Date Set For Prototype Assembly To Begin

The first of the 8,500 supplier parts that will constitute the new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter Sikorsky is developing for the U.S. Marine Corps are rolling into Sikorsky. Arrival of the parts indicates steady and solid progress toward production of the first prototypes.  

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Women Continue To Make Their Mark In Army Aviation

Women Serving As Medevac Pilots, Maintenance Crew, And In Other Non-Combat Roles

In southern Afghanistan, women serve on aircrews that provide medical evacuation throughout the combat zone. Company C, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, includes men and women among its aviators and medical specialists.

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Biography Of Harold Pitcairn, Developer of the Autogiro, Published

Includes Never-Seen Letters Documenting Important Stages in Aviation History

On those days when the weather keeps us on the ground sometimes the best thing to do is to get lost in a good book. Just published by Bryn Athyn College Press is 'Harold F. Pitcairn: Aviator, Inventor, and Developer of the Autogiro', the story of aviation pioneer Harold F. Pitcairn.

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MANUFACTURER: Boeing Model 767 Airplanes

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AD: Teledyne Continental Motors

AD NUMBER: 2009-16-03

MANUFACTURER: Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) IO-520, TSIO-520, and IO-550 Series Reciprocating Engines With Superior Air Parts, Inc. (SAP) Cylinder Assemblies Installed

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Aero-TV: ProJet CEO Shye Gilad -- BizAv Day At Oshkosh 2009! (Part 4)

It Was Business Aviation Day At Oshkosh... But Its Business Aviation WEEK At Aero-TV (Part 4)! 

On Oshkosh Friday, AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the best-known business aircraft flying, as EAA President Tom Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, and a parade of professionals brought the message of business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.

TSA and ALPA Announce Enhanced Security Initiative for Airline Crews

Biometrics Will Be Used To Identify Airline Crews

TSA announced Wednesday it has set the standards for the CrewPASS program, paving the way for nationwide expansion. CrewPASS is an initiative that verifies flight crew identity through biometrics, enhancing security and expediting the screening process for all travelers.

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Aero-TV: ProJet CEO Shye Gilad -- BizAv Day At Oshkosh 2009! (Part 4)

It Was Business Aviation Day At Oshkosh... But Its Business Aviation WEEK At Aero-TV (Part 4)!

On Oshkosh Friday, AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the best-known business aircraft flying, as EAA President Tom Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, and a parade of professionals brought the message of business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009 REDUX: Garmin Avionics - Oshkosh 2009 Product Update

Garmin's Got Goodies... Too Many To Count!

Starting off Oshkosh 2009 with a bang, Garmin International announced the G500, a new avionics suite designed specifically for Part 23 Class I and Class II aircraft, which are defined as single and twin-engine piston and turbine engine aircraft under 6,000 pounds.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009 REDUX: The Polar Pumpkin - Art Mortvedt at AirVenture

Polar Pumpkin Premieres at Oshkosh

Aero-TV sat down with Art Mortvedt, the current pilot and owner of the Polar Pumpkin, to discuss his exciting plans to land the aircraft at both Poles.

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Industry Analyst Sees Negative Order Year For Business Jets

More Cancellations Than Orders a Possibility, Foley Says

At least one industry analyst sees 2009 as shaping up to be one of the most challenging years on record for new business jet orders. "We could easily end the year with the industry as a whole having more order cancellations than new ones" according to Brian Foley Associates President Brian Foley.

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Klyde Morris (08.07.09)

TSA Personnel As Guinea Pigs? Sounds About Right To Us...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Air Transport Association Applauds Synthetic Fuels Approval

Synthetic Fuels To Be Allowed For Aviation

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, Wednesday applauded the ASTM International Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants for passing a new specification that will enable the use of synthetic fuels in aviation.

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ENAC Completes Tests For The First Helicopter IFR Route In Italy

AgustaWestland AW139 Helicopter Serves As Test Platform

AgustaWestland says that the ENAC (Ente Nazionale Aviazione Civile - Italian Civil Aviation Authority) last week successfully completed the first stage of qualification and authorization tests for the creation of a helicopter low altitude IFR route between Turin and Venice in Italy.

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Daniel Webster College President Fired

New Owner ITT Tech Has Not Named A Successor

Following the layoff of 23 other employees, Robert Myers, the president of Daniel Webster College, was abruptly fired on Wednesday. DWC owner ITT Technical Institute would not comment on the move.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.07.09)

"As a result, the identity of U.S. pilots will be positively verified and crewmembers will be expedited through security screening checkpoints." Source:  ALPA President Capt. John Prater on the implementation of CrewPASS.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.07.09): Required Visual Reference

That section of the visual aids or of the approach area which should have been in view for sufficient time for the pilots to have made an assessment of the aircraft’s position and rate of change of position, in relation to the desired flight path.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.07.09)

Portal Of The Folded Wings Today's Aero-Linx was sent to us by one of our readers. The Portal Of The Folded Wings - Shrine To Aviation is the final resting place for many of aviation's pioneers. Restoration of the building began in 1995 and was completed in 2001.

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