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December 22, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.22.10

The first HondaJet conforming test aircraft makes its first flight.
Kansas gets HBC to stay at least ten more years.
And another online flight-planning tool closes the doors.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.22.10

The first HondaJet conforming test aircraft makes its first flight.
Kansas gets HBC to stay at least ten more years.
And another online flight-planning tool closes the doors.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: US Sport Aviation Expo - 12.22.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bob Wood, Chairman of the US Sport Aviation Expo. The 2011 event is scheduled for January 20-23 in Sebring Florida, and grown large enough to justify an FAA control towe

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 12.22.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.22.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.22.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: US Sport Aviation Expo - 12.22.10 (ANN Special Report, with Bob Wood, Chairman of the US Sport Aviation Expo)

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FAA Approves Falcon 3D Design And Completion Process

Dassault Falcon Is First OEM To Receive Such Approval

The FAA has given Dassault Falcon approval for the use of 3D data for type design in the  completions process of Falcon aircraft.

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HAI To Host Public-Use Aircraft Meeting January 20

FAA Confirmed, NTSB Expected To Participate

HAI President Matt Zuccaro will host a forum on public aircraft in Alexandria, VA on Thursday, January 20, 2011 in cooperation with the FAA and industry participants. The NTSB also is expected to participate.

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Anderson, Speigel Chosen To Lead CAP's Board Of Governors

Anderson Is Life Member Of CAP, Speigel Retired From USAF

One of Civil Air Patrol's long-serving and most active members, former CAP National Commander Brig. Gen. Richard L. Anderson of Woodbridge, VA, has been elected chairman of the nonprofit, all-volunteer organization's Board of Governors.

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Avolon Announces Order For Eight A320s

Engine Decision Coming Soon

The aircraft leasing group Avolon said late last week that it had made a firm order for eight A320 aircraft from Airbus. The eight A320 aircraft will be equipped with the new fuel-saving Sharklets option. Avolon will make an engine selection for the aircraft in the near future.

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Bombardier Rolls Out New CF34-8-Powered CRJ1000 Aircraft

Largest CRJ Gets New Engines

The first GE CF34-8C5A1-powered CRJ1000 aircraft was rolled out at a special ceremony last week at Bombardier's headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

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Introducing: The Worlds Most Expensive Mobile Phone App

Connects Bluetooth Devices To Satellite Links In Biz Jets

An Australian company has introduced what it says is the world’s most expensive mobile phone app, but is quick to add they think it's worth the money.

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Gulfstream G200 Sets Two City-Pair Speed Records

One-Stop Trip From Savannah To Russia

A Gulfstream G200 business jet recently set two city-pair speed records, connecting Savannah to Keflavik, Iceland, and Keflavik to Vnukovo, Russia.

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Eurocopter Delivers To Poland, Brazil

Three Military, Two Medevac Helos

Eurocopter has delivered three military helicopters to Brazil, while two medevac aircraft have made it to their new home in Poland.

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Obama Letter Indicates Strong Support For Missile Defense

Advocacy Organization Welcomes Comments To U.S. Senate Leadership

The Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) says he has analyzed a recent statement by President Obama regarding his support of missile defense to the leadership of the United States Senate.

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AD: Dassault Falcon

AD NUMBER: 2010-26-05

MANUFACTURER: Multiple Dassault Aviation Airplanes.

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AD: Kaman Aerospace

AD NUMBER: 2010-26-11

MANUFACTURER: Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) Model K-1200 Helicopters.

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Classic Aero-TV: US Air' Jeff Skiles -- Making History and Looking To The Future

Skiles Reflects On His Ring-Side Seat To An Historic Event

Jeff Skiles, First Officer of US Airways Flight 1549, "The Miracle on the Hudson," was the guest speaker for the AEA Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 9th, during the Aircraft Electronics Association's 53rd annual International Convention & Trade Show, from April 7-10, in Orlando, FL -- he was also our guest for an intriguing interview shortly before that speech. 

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Airbus Document Acknowledges Pitot Problem

Telex Sent To A330/340 Operators Recommends Checking Airspeed Indications Before Engaging Autopilot

A telex message sent by Airbus to companies operating A330 and A340 aircraft seems to acknowledge a problem with the airspeed sensors on the aircraft.

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FAA Issues Emergency AD For Piaggio P-180

Applies To All Known Owners Of P-180 Airplanes

The FAA has issued an emergency AD 2011-01-53, which supersedes AD 2011-01-51, issued December 18, 2010, which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners/operators of Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A (Piaggio) Model Piaggio P-180 airplanes.

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Kyle Hardman Named President Of Brantly International Helicopters

Helicopter Industry Veteran To Lead The Reintroduction Of The Brantly B-2B Light Helicopter

Helicopter industry veteran Kyle B. Hardman has joined Brantly International Helicopters as its new president, according to a company news release Tuesday.

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FAA Issues Emergency AD For Some Schweizer Helicopters

Tailboom Locknut Could Work Loose, Causing Loss Of Control

The FAA has issued an emergency AD 2011-01-52 for Schweizer Model 269A, A 1, B, C, C-1, and Th-55 series helicopters.

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Navy Launches First Aircraft Using EMALS

Electromagnetic Launch System Will Replace Steam Catapults On Aircraft Carriers

The Navy has been using steam for more than 50 years to launch aircraft from carriers. Saturday, the Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) program launched an F/A-18E Super Hornet using an Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS.

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NASA Selects Companies For Further Lunar Demonstrations Data

Goal Is To Demonstrate Robotic Lunar Landing Missions

NASA has issued delivery orders to three companies as part of its Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) project. Each order is worth $500,000 and will help develop vehicle capabilities and demonstrate end-to-end robotic lunar landing missions.

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Master CFI-Helicopter Accreditation Now Available

Sixth Master Accreditation Offered By The Company

Master Instructors of Longmont, Colorado recently introduced its new Master CFI-Helicopter (MCFI-H) accreditation.  Designed to better serve the needs of the nation's rotorcraft instructors, the MCFI-H designation is the sixth in a line of Master accreditations offered by the company.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.22.10)

"This aircraft was assembled and tested under strict FAA certification processes, and we are very pleased to have achieved this successful first flight. " Source: Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.22.10): Known Traffic

With respect to ATC clearances, means aircraft whose altitude, position, and intentions are known to ATC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.22.10)

Internet SAR

This site, and the effort to organize an Internet based SAR organization for the purpose of analyzing aerial imagery, grew out of the Internet search effort for aviator Steve Fossett who disappeared on September 3, 2007, in southern Nevada.

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