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April 04, 2010

Virgin Blue Boeing Buy

Australian Discount Airline To Buy Up To 105 New Boeing 737's

Virgin Blue Group confirms it has formally signed an agreement with aircraft manufacturer Boeing for up to 105 brand new 737 aircraft.

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Alaska Airman's Association Finalizes Trade Show Plans

Organizers Expecting Numerous Static Displays And "Hundreds" Of Vendors

The Alaska Airmen's Association Tradeshow and Convention is coming up May 1st and 2nd, and expects to draw over 21,000 people to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport for the free event.

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Frasca Bell 206B FTD Gets Level 7 Qualification

Only The Second FTD So Qualified

Frasca International has received FAA Level 7 qualification on its 206B Flight Training Device (FTD) installed at FlightSafety International's (FSI) Learning Center in Lafayette, LA.  This is the highest level of qualification for Flight Training Devices and only the second FTD qualified to the Level 7 standard.

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Final Flight Of The Nimrod MR2

Nimrod MR2 Fleet Retires After Over 40 Years Of Service

On Friday, March 26, VIPs, RAF personnel, their families and a number of veterans attended an event at RAF Kinloss to mark the last days of the Nimrod MR2.

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'Version 2' Enhancements Available For Rockwell Collins Airshow 3D Moving Maps

Upgrade Utilizes NASA's Blue Marble Map Data

Rockwell Collins announced today that Version 2 software enhancements for its Airshow 4000 Moving Map System for business jets are now available and in production. The new software features dramatic 3D enhancements and updates the look of Rockwell Collins’ Airshow 3D Moving Map product lines.

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Hawker Beechcraft Announces Key Positions In Global Sales Organization

Six New Vice Presidents To Direct Various Regions

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced updates to key positions in the company's global sales organization Thursday. HBC says these roles will be instrumental as the company continues to expand its footprint in the global marketplace.  

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.04.10)

"We are clearly sorry to see the Nimrod MR2 retire but today is an opportunity to reflect on the marvelous contribution to national security made by the Maritime Patrol Force. The Nimrod has been involved in every major conflict in the last 40 years as well as protecting the UK's shores and supporting those working at sea through its Search and Rescue role. Much of our work has necessarily been shrouded in secrecy, but it is with great pride, affection and confidence that we say farewell to this version of 'The Mighty Hunter'." Source: RAF Kinloss Station Commander, Group Captain Robbie Noel, on Friday, March 26, as VIPs, RAF personnel, their families and a number of veterans attended an event at RAF Kinloss to mark the last days of the Nim

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.04.10)

Aero-Linx: SAFE Responds To FAA Pilot Cert Proposal The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has submitted a detailed response to the FAA ANPRM entitled, "New Pilot Certification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations". Earlier this year, the FAA solicited input on proposals to enhance air safety through improved pilot qualification and training requirements.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.04.10): VFR On Top

VFR-On-Top ATC authorization for an IFR aircraft to operate in VFR conditions at any appropriate VFR altitude (as specified in 14 CFR and as restricted by ATC). A pilot receiving this authorization must comply with the VFR visibility, distance from cloud criteria, and the minimum IFR altitudes specified in 14 CFR Part 91. The use of this term does not relieve controllers of their responsibility to separate aircraft in Class B and Class C airspace or TRSAs as required by FAAO JO 7110.65.

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AD: SOCATA

AD NUMBER: 2010-07-07

MANUFACTURER: SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes  

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AD: Kelly Aerospace Energy Systems

AD NUMBER: 2010-07-08

MANUFACTURER: Kelly Aerospace Energy Systems, LLC Rebuilt Turbochargers  

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