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May 29, 2011

Back To Work: Gulfstream Resumes G650 Flight Testing

Gulfstream Says Certification Still Anticipated For 2011

Gulfstream has resumed the G650 flight-test program, following a temporary suspension of flying after an April 2 accident. The first flight since the accident took place May 28, with Serial Number 6001 flying for 1 hour and 39 minutes. The crew included senior experimental test pilots Jake Howard and Tom Horne and Flight Test Engineer Bill Osborne.

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NBAA: FAA's Elimination of BARR Amounts to a 'Paparazzi Protection Rule'

Against Overwhelming Opposition, Officials Move to Dismantle Program

If you had any doubts as to whether or not the powers-that-be in Washington had little or no concern for the aviation industry (or much of the private business world, for that matter), here is yet more proof that things have gone seriously wrong in the District Of Colombia. The damage that our lawmakers have done to this industry is ponderous... and the hits just keep on coming...

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Seven Decades Of Flying Comes To A Close

Ninety-Year-Old Retired AF Colonel Makes Final Flight In A Piper Saratoga

More than 70 years of flying experience came to a close after one last flight in a Piper Saratoga aircraft May 20 in Valdosta, GA. While retired Col. Clarence Parker has been a pilot for the majority of his life, the now 90-year-old has decided to hang up his wings and start a new chapter in his life.

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FlightSafety, K-State Connection Helps Students Gain Experience And Jobs

Internships Can Lead To Jobs, Type Ratings, More

During the last decade, FlightSafey International and Kansas State University Salina have built a strong relationship.

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GA Aftermarket Company Announces New Business Structure

Engine Components International Look For Global Reach

General aviation aftermarket parts distributor Engine Components International is now operating under a new name and business structure. The company, formerly Engine Components Inc.  deals primarily in parts, services, and engine kits.

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easyJet Takes Delivery Of Its 200th Airbus Aircraft

Quickest To Reach 200 Airbus Fleet Of Any Carrier

easyJet has become the world’s youngest and quickest airline to reach a fleet of 200 Airbus aircraft with an airplane delivered at a ceremony in Toulouse.

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Becker DVCS6100 Audio System Integrated Into Bell 412s

System Selected For Houston Police Department, Australian Rescue Service

Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Audio System was recently selected by the Houston PD Air Support Unit for integration into their newly acquired multi-mission Bell 412EP.

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UK Plant Rolls Out 'Century' Typhoon

One Hundredth Aircraft Comes Off The Warton In Lancanshire Line

The 100th Typhoon aircraft built in the UK's final assembly facility at Warton in Lancashire has come off the assembly line.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.29.11): VFR Military Training Routes

VFR Military Training Routes Routes used by the Department of Defense and associated Reserve and Air Guard units for the purpose of conducting low-altitude navigation and tactical training under VFR below 10,000 feet MSL at airspeeds in excess of 250 knots IAS.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.29.11)

Aero-Linx: The Moonlight Fund for Kyle and Amanda Kyle Franklin and Amanda Younkin Franklin, a much loved young husband and wife wingwalking team, were seriously injured following an accident at the Air Fiesta 2011 air show in Brownsville, Texas, on March 12. Both received serious burn injuries when Kyle, who was the pilot of the aircraft, performed a forced/emergency landing following an engine failure in his highly-modified Waco biplane. Kyle is in the process of recovering from his injuries... much of which were received in an attempt to rescue Amanda. On May 27th, Amanda's fight for life ended and the entire aviation world is shocked to lose such a bright and vibrant presence. The following is one of two funds established

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.29.11)

"We have worked closely with the Federal Aviation Administration in this process and received the agency's concurrence to resume flight testing. It is our responsibility to move forward with the flight-test program, and we will do so in a safe and prudent manner. The G650 will enter service as the flagship of our product line, where it will represent the very best in business aviation technology." Source: Pres Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream, speaking about the resumption in the G650 flight test program.

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