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September 18, 2010

AgustaWestland AW139 Obtains Russian Civil Certification

Medium Twin Helicopter Selected As Benchmark

 It's official. AgustaWestland announced Friday that it has been awarded Russian civil certification for its AW139 medium twin helicopter and that MAK has now issued the Russian AW139 Type Certificate Data Sheet.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.18.10)

"Our industry has been waiting for this key measure to be passed to help in our recovery. We look forward to swift passage of this bill in the House and to the president's signature on this important piece of legislation." Source: GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.18.10) : Microburst

A small downburst with outbursts of damaging winds extending 2.5 miles or less.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.18.10)

Balloon Events Comprehensive, up-to-date, free listing of hot air balloon events, fiestas and festivals for balloon enthusiasts, pilots, crews and the public in the Unites States and abroad.  

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GAMA, NBAA Applaud Bonus Depreciation in Senate Small Business Tax Bill

Aircraft Purchased This Year Must Be In Service By The End Of 2011

GAMA and the NBAA have issued a statements concerning Senate passage of H.R. 5297, the Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010.

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Nearly A Done Deal: United-Continental Merger

"Overwhelming" Vote By UAL Stockholders Sets The Table For Deal To Close October 1st

United Airlines announced Friday that its stockholders approved the merger of a wholly owned subsidiary of UAL with and into Continental Airlines, clearing the way for the merger to close by an expected date of October 1st.

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GAO Says F136 Engine Cost Estimates May Be High

$2.9 Billion "Not A Detailed, Comprehensive Estimate"

A new government report concludes that development of the F136 alternate engine for the F-35 JSF may come in significantly less that the estimated $2.9 billion, but leaves open the possibility that it could cost more as well.

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Conviasa Airline Suspends Flight Operations

Venezuela's State Airline Standing Down For Two Weeks Following Accident Monday

The Venezuelan state airline Conviasa released a statement Thursday saying they would be suspending all flight operations in the wake of an accident Monday which fatally injured 17 people.

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First Flight: EADS Airbus UK Tanker

Aircraft Is Similar To The Proposed EADS KC-45

The Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA), designed and built for the U.K. Royal Air Force (RAF), completed a successful first flight Thursday after being configured for its tanker transport mission.

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Colorado EXTRA Aircraft Deal Still 'Line Up And Wait'

County Wants More Time To Review Incentives Package

EXTRA Aircraft is planning to build its first North American manufacturing facility in Montrose, CO. However, the German-based manufacturer, as well as 220 potential new employees, will have to wait while the Montrose Board of County Commissioners concludes its investigation into an incentives package.

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Pilot Who Attempted To Fake His Death Pleads Guilty To Securities Fraud

Marcus Schrenker Will Pay Restitution, Faces Additional Prison Time

The pilot who attempted to escape charges of fraud for bilking 11 people out of more than $1 million dollars pleaded guilty to five of the 11 counts against him in an Indiana court Wednesday.

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