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October 08, 2011

NTSB: No Obvious Engine Malfunction In Bell 206 Accident

No Metal Fragments Found On Magnetic Chip Detector 

The NTSB on Thursday held its final on-site media briefing associated with an accident Tuesday in which a Bell 206 went down in the East River in New York City, fatally injuring one passenger. Four others, including the pilot, survived the accident.

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Congressman Says Transparency Needed To Evaluate GPS Interference

House Science, Space, And Technology Committee Chair Calls For Further Investigation Of LightSquared Issue

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Ralph Hall (R-TX) and Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Paul Broun (R-GA) have reiterated their request that agencies provide the Committee with their assessments of the potential impacts of the LightSquared network on their operations.

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AgustaWestland Shedding Jobs In The UK

Cites Falling Military And Export Orders

AgustaWestland says it is planning to cut 375 jobs in the UK because of a decline in military and export revenues. In a statement, AW said the job cuts will be primarily in management and corporate departments at the the Yeovil and Farnborough locations.

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Audio Recording Released In Airliner Intercept Of NORDO Cirrus

Airline Pilot Said She Could "See Heads" In The GA Aircraft

An audio recording of transmissions between a Southwest Airlines pilot and air traffic controllers in Florida on March 27th indicates the Southwest 737 pilot flew her plane within 100 feet vertically and 528 feet laterally of a Cirrus SR-22 which had been NORDO for about 90 minutes. The pilot did so at the request of Orlando air traffic control.

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ALPA: NextGen Holds Key To Future Of U.S. Air Transportation

Obama Administration, Congress Must Fully Support Modernization

Following testimony Wednesday before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation, Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued a statement calling on Congress and the Obama Administration to fully support the modernization of the air traffic control system.

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Australia Grounds CH-47D Chinooks

Software Problem Indentified In Fatal May Crash

The Australian Army announced Thursday it is grounding its fleet of five Chinook CH-47D helicopters temporarily, but indefinitely, after determining that a glitch in the software for the aircraft's Advanced Flight Control System was a factor in the death of one of its pilots in Afghanistan.

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Gone West: WWII Triple Ace Kenneth Dahlberg

Pilot And Entrepreneur Had A Cameo Role In The Watergate Scandal

Former WWII fighter pilot and hearing aid entrepreneur Kenneth Dahlberg passed away Tuesday at his home in Deephaven, MN. He was 94 years old. The entrepreneur founded the company which became Miracle-Ear, which he later sold to become a venture capitalist who helped finance other companies. But before his business success, he had been a highly-decorated fighter pilot during WWII.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.08.11)

“The ramifications of destroying critical national security and economic infrastructure such as GPS should be fully vetted in the light of day.” Source: House Science, Space, And Technology Committee Chair Ralph Hall (R-TX).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.08.11): Takeoff Distance Available (TODA)

The takeoff run available plus the length of any remaining runway or clearway beyond the far end of the takeoff run available.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.08.11)

Flight History

Flight-history.com is a historical aviation site dedicated to preserving aviation history.

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AD: Boeing 737-600 Through -900

AD NUMBER: 2011-20-10

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER Series Airplanes

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