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September 24, 2011

Despite Eviction, Canadian Air And Space Museum Says It's Turning Its Biz Around

Museum Officials Say They Have Resumed Daily Operations

The Canadian Air And Space Museum is literally fighting for it's life following an eviction notice and the changing of the locks on its buildings on Tuesday by landlord Parc Downsview Park, which is an agency of the Canadian federal government. In a newsletter forwarded to ANN by museum officials, they say they are decidedly not "calling it quits," and are back in business for the time being.

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FAA Approves Use Of 100VLL Gasoline In 100LL Engines

Maximum Lead Content Is Reduced By 19% In New Fuel

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) indicating that grade 100VLL aviation gasoline meeting the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fuel specification D910 is acceptable for use on aircraft and engines certificated for operation with D910 grades 80, 91, 100, and 100LL aviation gasolines.

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Memorial Fund Created In Honor Of Jimmy Leeward

Donations Will Support EAA's Youth Aviation Education Programs

The Leeward family and EAA have created the Jimmy Leeward Memorial Fund in his memory to benefit EAA's youth aviation education programs. Proceeds from this fund will go directly to those programs that each year help tens of thousands of young people pursue their own dreams of flight and create a new generation of aviators.

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Southwest, Air Tran Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement On Seniority Lists

Integration Proposal Headed To Members Of Both Pilot Unions For Ratification Vote

Southwest Airlines said Thursday that a tentative agreement has been reached between the unions representing pilots of both Southwest Airlines (SWAPA) and Air Tran (ALPA). This tentative agreement would integrate the two groups' seniority lists.

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Cessna: Skycatcher Surpasses 100 Deliveries

Adds Flight Training Schools To Cessna Pilot Center Network

Cessna Aircraft Company said Thursday at the AOPA Aviation Summit in Hartford that it has surpassed 100 deliveries of the Model 162 Skycatcher light sport aircraft. The milestone 100th aircraft was delivered to Sporty’s Pilot Shop this summer and will be given away in Sporty’s annual drawing early next year. Cessna began deliveries of the Skycatcher in December 2009 and has received orders for more than 1,000 of the aircraft.

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Embraer Releases Chinese Regional Aviation Market Outlook for 2011-2030

Company Forecasts A Total Delivery Of 975 New Regional Jets Over The Next 20 Years In China

Embraer released its outlook dedicated to the Chinese regional aviation market for 2011-2030 at a news conference held Wednesday in Beijing, China, on the opening day of the 14th Beijing Airshow, September 21-24. The outlook indicates that world aviation showed signs of recovery in 2010, after the economic crisis of 2008, with China emerging as one of the fastest growing and most important air transport markets.

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Civil Air Patrol, Recreational Aviation Foundation Receive Lightspeed Grants

Ten-Thousand Dollar Checks Go To Aviation Charitable Organizations

The Civil Air Patrol and the Recreational Aviation Foundation are among the recipients of $10,000 grants from the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation. The grant winners were announced Friday. Five aviation organizations were chosen by pilots casting votes for their favorite among the twenty finalists announced in March.

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JetBlue CEO: ATC Reform 'Imperative'

Remarks Come At Boston College's Chief Executive's Club

The CEO of JetBlue told the Boston College Chief Executive's Club Thursday that reform of the FAA air traffic system is "imperative."

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iFlightPlanner Announces Release Date For iPad App

Cooperation Between Companies Helps Pilots Realize An Integrated, Flexible Flight Planning Experience says that an integrated flight planning application specifically designed for use on the Apple iPad and iPad 2 will be avialable next month. iFlightPlanner for iPad, which is fully integrated with, will be available as a free download in the Apple iTunes Store in October.

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International Women’s Air And Space Museum Appoints New Executive Director

Suzanne 'Suzie' Dills Succeeds Toni Mullee

The International Women’s Air and Space Museum has appointed Suzanne “Suzie” Dills as the Museum’s new Executive Director. Ms. Dills replaces Toni Mullee.  Ms. Mullee is currently serving on the Museum’s Board of Trustees.

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Missing Moon Rock Found In Clinton Papers

Had Been Lost Arkansas When Former President Was Governor

They say you never know what might turn up in the papers of government officials, and that is certainly the case with a recent discovery among the files of former President Bill Clinton. The director of the Central Arkansas Library System says that a moon rock missing since at least 1980 has turned up in the files of the former President.

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Death Of Veteran Skydiver Ruled A Suicide

Intentionally Unhooked 'Chute, Died On Impact With The Ground

Investigators are puzzled by the suicide of a skydiver. 60-year-old Bob Raecke of Duanesburg, NY had lots of experience, with 9,000 logged jumps. For some reason, last Sunday, he stepped out of an airplane near Saratoga Skydiving Adventures, but instead of deplying his parachute, he intentionally unhooked his rig, and died on impact with the ground.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.24.11)

"While there is uncertainty, we have regained limited access to the Museum building, we have resumed daily business operations." Source: Canadian Air And Space Museum CEO Robert Cohen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.24.11): Desired Track

The planned or intended track between two waypoints. It is measured in degrees from either magnetic or true north.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.24.11)

Business Aviation Blog

No website is a substitute for legal advice, of course, but if you're interested in keeping up on legal issues related to business aviation, one place to check might be the Business Aviation Blog, kept by the partners of Boston law firm Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

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