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January 13, 2010

ANN Special Feature: Optimistic CEOs - 01.13.10

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks with two CEOs who see bright futures ahead for their businesses, Piper Aircraft's Kevin Gould, and Jeppesen's Mark Van Tine.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.13.10

Leisure fliers think current airport screenings are inadequate.
It turns out the TSA's full-body scanners can save and transmit images after all.
And LORAN-C will go dark in the US ne

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.13.10

Leisure fliers think current airport screenings are inadequate.
It turns out the TSA's full-body scanners can save and transmit images after all.
And LORAN-C will go dark in the US ne

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 01.13.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.13.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.13.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Optimistic CEOs - 01.13.10 (ANN Special Report, with Piper Aircraft's Kevin Gould, and Jeppesen's Mark Van Tine)

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Aero-Eval: The Best FBOs We Visited/Worked With In 09 -- 2M2 Lawrence Co Airport

2M2 Lawrenceburg/Lawrence County Airport, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee We can't close 2009 without noting the exceptional experiences we've had during a few fuel stops in ever-so-rural Lawrenceburg Tennessee, a 'countrified' location that's becoming one of our favorite "middle of nowhere" refueling locations.

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Certified: Onboard Systems AS355 Cargo Hook Kit

FAA Certification Received, Transport Canada, EASA Applied For

Onboard Systems International's  new replacement cargo hook kit for the Eurocopter AS355 aircraft has been certified by the FAA and is currently in production, the company announced Monday .

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Certified: AFS High Performance Engine Inlet Filter For Bell 430

Company Claims Increased Engine Protection, Lower Operating Costs

Aerospace Filtration Systems has received an STC from the FAA for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the Bell 430 helicopter. AFS worked in partnership with a large offshore energy exploration operator who assisted in the flight test development program to achieve the certification.

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Air Force Pilot Missing In Action From Vietnam War Is Identified

Maj. Russell C. Goodman Was Shot Down In 1967

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial.  

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Plan 68th Reunion

April Gathering At The Air Force Museum In Dayton

The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders are planning their 68th reunion celebration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio April 15 thought the 19th, including an aviation historic first.

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Embraer Reports 244 Deliveries in 2009

Surpassed Goal Set For The Year

Embraer delivered 91 jets to the airline, executive and defense markets during the fourth quarter of 2009, bringing total deliveries to 244 airplanes for the year.  The figure surpasses the company's estimate of 242 deliveries. The Company’s firm order backlog totaled $16.6 billion on December 31, 2009.

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Flight Design Teams Up With Pilot Journey

LSA Flight School Program Reaches Out To Potential Student Pilots

Flight Design USA has partnered with Pilot Journey, a website catering to those seeking a place to obtain flight training, in an effort to supply flight schools with quality leads for student pilots.

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Terrafugia Uses Dassault Systèmes To Help Create Street-Legal Airplane

Second Prototype Will See Refinements In Wing Design And Materials

Dassault Systèmes' CATIA has been chosen by Terrafugia, creators of the Transition Roadable Aircraft, for 3D composite and finite-element modeling, the company said Monday.

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Scottsdale Aircenter At SDL Joins Avfuel Network Of Branded FBO's

Will Be Offering Contract Fuel Services, Pilot Rewards

Avfuel Corporation announced Monday that luxury FBO Scottsdale AirCenter of Scottsdale Airport (SDL) will be joining the Avfuel network of high quality branded FBOs.

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VIH Cougar Helicopters Adds An AW139

Primary Mission Will Be Offshore Oil Transport

VIH Cougar Helicopters has taken delivery of an AW139 medium twin helicopter during an official ceremony recently held at AgustaWestland's Vergiate plant in Italy, the company announced Tuesday. This 12 seat-configured helicopter will be operated for offshore transport missions in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Zenair Ships First Amphibious Float Kits

Larger LSA Floats In Development

Less than a year after announcing it would be returning its float production to North America, Zenair Ltd has begun deliveries of its light-weight all-aluminum floats.

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Aero-TV: The Cessna Skycatcher – Testing the Aircraft Across Country

Test Pilot Kirby Ortega Discusses the Advantages of Cessna’s New LSA

At the 2009 AOPA Summit, attendees experienced an up-close encounter with Cessna’s newest aircraft to enter the LSA market.  Since the announcement of the 162 Skycatcher program in 2007, Cessna has received over 1,000 orders.  A two-place, single-engine piston, high-wing aircraft, the Skycatcher is a strong contender in the training market.  Powered by the Continental O-200D 100-hp engine, the 162 Skycatcher weighs in at an extremely light 830 pounds empty weight, 280 pounds less than the 150.  As a result, the aircraft features a cruise speed up to 118 knots and a maximum range of 470 nautical miles.

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week – Evolution of Synthetic Vision

Garmin's Avionics Product Manager Bill Stone Explains the History of SVT

On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their annual AOPA Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located in Tampa, Florida.  Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended various forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring the latest in G.A. technology.

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week – Evolution of Synthetic Vision

Garmin's Avionics Product Manager Bill Stone Explains the History of SVT

On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their annual AOPA Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located in Tampa, Florida. Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended various forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring the latest in G.A. technology.

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Aero-TV: The Cessna SkyCatcher -- Testing The Aircraft Across Country

Test Pilot Kirby Ortega Discusses the Advantages of Cessna’s New LSA

At the 2009 AOPA Summit, attendees experience an up-close encounter with Cessna’s newest aircraft to enter the LSA market.  Since the announcement of the 162 Skycatcher program in 2007, Cessna has received over 1,000 orders. 

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Finally... ANN'S FINAL Top Picks About To Be Revealed

It's Nearly Time to Put 2009 Away... and Look Forward -- With Hope

Over the last few weeks ANN has had the pleasure and privilege of expressing our admiration for some of the better products, planes, and people that we worked with in 2009 -- while also expressing a little disappointment (OK, in some cases, more than a little...) and disdain for those other planes, products, and people that for one reason or another made 2009 a bit of a downer.

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FAA Lights Up ADS-B System In Houston

Satellite-Based Tracking Monitors Air Traffic Over Gulf Of Mexico

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced Tuesday that Houston air traffic controllers are beginning to use an improved satellite-based system - Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) - to more efficiently and safely separate and manage aircraft flying over the Gulf of Mexico.

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Former Master Jet Base Designated Nation's 8th Commercial Spaceport

Jacksonville's Cecil Field Receives It's Spaceport License

The Navy's former Master Jet Base in Jacksonville, Florida, has received a Launch Site Operators License from the FAA, making it the nation's 8th designated horizontal launch commercial spaceport. 

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Four Airlines And The oneworld Alliance Sweeten Offer For JAL

AA, BA, Qantas, And Cathay Pacific Suggest $2 Billion In Commercial Benefits

American Airlines, along with fellow oneworld Alliance founding members British Airways, Qantas Airways and Cathay Pacific Airways, outlined $2 billion in commercial benefits to Japan Airlines (JAL) over three years on Monday.

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FAA Denies Downgrade For KVNC

City Council Favors Nearby Homes, Golf Course

The FAA has sent a letter to the Venice, Florida City Council denying a request to downgrade Venice Municipal Airport, which would have paved the way for a shorter runway at KVNC.

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The Price Of A $100 Hamburger Just Went Up

Two Pilots Land On A Frozen Lake, On Purpose, But Found They Shouldn't Have

Here's another good example of why flight planning is so important. Two pilots who landed their airplanes on frozen Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis face fines of up to $1,000 ... because aircraft are not allowed on Minneapolis park property.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.13.10)

"I'm not enthusiastic about creating a synthetic currency for lawyers and investment bankers to play with." Source: American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey, commenting on pending "cap-and-trade" legislation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.13.10): Feathered Propeller

A propeller whose blades have been rotated so that the leading and trailing edges are nearly parallel with the aircraft flight path to stop or minimize drag and engine rotation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.13.10)

Composite Aircraft Construction

Lightweight, strong, fast. Three words often associated with aircraft that use composite materials in their construction, from the Dreamliner to some of the smallest experimental aircraft.

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