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February 02, 2010

Piper Ramps Up Global Efforts

Investment By New Singapore-Based Parent Company Brings New Hires, More Resources, Expanded Opportunities

Despite the current economic downturn, the new, Singapore-based owners of Piper Aircraft say strategic investment has enabled the company to move forward on many fronts.

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PiperSport Makes Asian Debut At Singapore

Light Sport Market In Asia Seen As "Burgeoning" Growth Area

Piper Aircraft, Inc. took the wraps off the all-new PiperSport at the Singapore Air ShowTuesday as it made its debut in Asia/Pacific markets.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.02.10

Obama calls out a new direction for America's space program.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden launches the campaign for it.
And space contractors and small developers weigh in.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.02.10

Obama calls out a new direction for America's space program.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden launches the campaign for it.
And space contractors and small developers weigh in.


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ANN Special Feature: General Aviation Helping Haiti - 02.02.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with 2008 National CFI of the Year Max Trescott about his recent trip to South Florida, where he watched highly organized efforts to stage relief flights bound for Haiti.


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Alabama Senator Reacts Negatively To Obama's NASA Budget

Republican Richard Shelby Calls Budget Document A "Death March" For Space Exploration

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) , the ranking GOP member of the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, Monday issued a statement sharply criticizing the Obama Administration’s proposed NASA budget for fiscal year 2011. 

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Cirrus Jet Program Showing Signs Of Life On New Orders

Production Target Date Is 2012

Cirrus says it has nearly 430 orders for the Cirrus Jet, giving the company the impetus to move forward with its production plans. But the price tag has jumped from $1.3 million to $1.72 million as the airplane is refined and upgraded.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 02.02.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.02.10(ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.02.10(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: General Aviation Helping Haiti - 02.02.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Max Trescott)

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12 Aviation Educators On January Master Instructors List

National Accreditation Recognized By The FAA

Master Instructors LLC and its Board of Review take pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. 

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Less Than One Week To Final Shuttle Night Launch

NASA Technicians Are Packing Up Endeavour STS-130

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, prelaunch activities are in full swing this week with the official launch countdown to space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission set to begin at 0200 EST February 4.

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IATA Report: Intra-Asia Market Eclipses North America As World’s Largest

Air Travel In The Region Expected To Continue To Grow

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that in 2009 intra-Asia-Pacific travel had eclipsed the number of travelers in North America as the world’s largest aviation market. Asia-Pacific’s travelers numbered 647 million compared the 638 million who travelled within North America.

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Two-Place 'Patrol' Joins The Bearhawk Aircraft Line Up

AviPro Begins Producing The Bearhawk Patrol Kit

A new two-place tandem utility kit aircraft was announced Monday by AviPro Aircraft, Ltd. The "Bearhawk Patrol" is a high wing aircraft AviPro says is designed for comfort, endurance and fun.

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Venice, Florida City Council Presses Case To Downgrade Airport

FAA Recently Denied Such The Request

The Venice, Florida City Council has paid about $700,000 to a consulting firm in an effort to press its case to downgrade Venice Municipal Airport (KVNC). The FAA had sent a letter to the city council last month denying the request.

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Georgia Aerodrome Hosts Town Hall Meeting On LASP

Organizers say TSA Proposed Program Could Severely Restrict General Aviation

On March 27th 2010 at 1400 there will be a Town Hall meeting at Peach State Aerodrome (GA2) south of Atlanta in Williamson, GA. The meeting has been organized to discuss the Large Aircraft Security Program, and how it will affect General Aviation.

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NYC Garbage Facility Gets FAA Blessing Despite Objections

Observations To Confirm New Plant Is Not Attracting Birds

The FAA payroll will expand to include a bird-counting USDA biologist when the new NY North Shore Marine Transfer Station (MTS) opens in 2012.

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NASA Streams Live View Of Life In Space

Public Gets Inside Look at International Space Station with Streaming Video

Astronauts are used to being watched by co-workers in Mission Control, but soon anyone on Earth could peek inside the station to see what's happening in orbit.

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Aero-TV: Full-Featured Solution – ComLinkPro’s Angel Aviation Headset Adapter

Co-Owner Greg Custer Introduces ComLinkPro’s Newest Headset Solution

ComLinkPro premiered their latest in headset technology, introducing the Angel to the general aviation market.  With an effortless, yet powerful audio interface, pilots can create a high fidelity Bluetooth connection by simply plugging in a headset.  Audio clarity, achieved through a high quality audio Codec with low distortion audio amplifier and RF rejection, quickly eliminates cockpit noise for clear, understandable communication.  The Angel’s cell phone capabilities allow a pilot to answer and initiate calls, end and mute calls, as well as engage in conference calls.

Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week – The Emergency Vision Assurance System

CEO Captain John Cox Explains a Simple Solution for a Complex Problem

According to the Airline Pilots Association, there are an average of three smoke incidents daily in the United States.  In all, one out of every third emergency landing is due to smoke.  Air Safety Week reports that smoke is the leading defined cause of emergency landings for extended Twin-Engine Operations aircraft; dense smoke in a cockpit renders essential flight instrument panels useless if they are unable to be seen.

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'Letter Groups' Praise President's Decision To Squelch Aviation User Fees

Additional Funds Included For Safety Inspectors

AOPA, NBAA, and GAMA all reacted to the Monday release of President Obama's budget proposal, saying Obama's decision to drop aviation user fees from the FY2011 federal budget would benefit the industry.

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Aero-TV: Full-Featured Solution - ComLinkPro's Angel Aviation Headset Adapter

Co-Owner Greg Custer Introduces ComLinkPro's Newest Headset Solution

ComLinkPro premiered their latest in headset technology, introducing the Angel to the general aviation market.  With an effortless, yet powerful audio interface, pilots can create a high fidelity Bluetooth connection by simply plugging in a headset. 

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Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week - The Emergency Vision Assurance System

CEO/Captain John Cox Explains a Simple Solution for a Complex Problem

According to the Airline Pilots Association, there are an average of three smoke incidents daily in the United States.  In all, one out of every third emergency landing is due to smoke. Reports indicate that smoke is the leading defined cause of emergency landings for extended Twin-Engine Operations aircraft; dense smoke in a cockpit renders essential flight instrument panels useless if they are unable to be seen.

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Bolden Outlines NASA Budget For FY2011

President's Budget Request Jeopardizes Return To The Moon

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden held a news conference Monday to outline the agency's budget for fiscal year 2011, in which the President zeroed out the Constellation and Ares programs which had been intended to return men to the moon.

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Statement from Buzz Aldrin: A New Direction in Space

Endorses President Obama's Budget Request For NASA

The second man to set foot on the lunar surface released the following statement Monday reacting to the proposed NASA budget for FY2011: "Today I wish to endorse strongly the President’s new direction for NASA"

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FAA Slaps American Eagle With Civil Fines Of Nearly $2.5 Million

Says Airline Did Not Properly Calculate Baggage Weight On 154 Flights

The FAA has proposed a civil penalty totaling almost $2.5 million against American Eagle Airlines for operating flights without adequately ensuring the weight of baggage was properly calculated.

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Boeing Provides First Look at 787 Stall Tests

Dreamliner Performs Like A ... Dream ... In Stalls

It's a routine part of any aircraft evaluation, and yet you might not think about stalling an airliner. But Boeing's 787 Dreamliner pilots conducted the program's first stall tests late last week as part of the initial airworthiness program for the airplane.

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Obama: Defense Budget Targets 'Wasteful' Spending

President Cites C-17 A Specific Example Of Waste

Though the Defense Department is exempt from a proposed federal spending freeze, President Barack Obama said wasteful defense spending has been trimmed from the $3.83 trillion fiscal 2011 budget he submitted to Congress Monday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.02.10)

"The truth is, that we have already been to the Moon – some 40 years ago." Source: Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.02.10): High Speed Taxiway

High Speed Taxiway

A long radius taxiway designed and provided with lighting or marking to define the path of aircraft, traveling at high speed (up to 60 knots), from the runway center to a point on the center of a taxiway. Also referred to as long radius exit or turn-off taxiway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.02.10)

Dreamliner Stall Tests

Stall tests are an important part of any airplane's certification regimen, even if it's an all-composite airliner. Our Aero-Linx today takes you to Boeing's video of some of the stall tests with commentary by chief pilot Mike Carriker.  

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