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October 05, 2008

Gulfstream Introduces Upgraded G250 Super Mid-Size Jet

Improvements Over G200 Include New Wing Design, PlaneView Avionics

Gulfstream Aerospace announced Sunday at NBAA 2008 the introduction of its newest super mid-size business jet, the Gulfstream G250. An update to the Israel Aerospace Industries-sourced G200, the G250 will offer the largest cabin and the longest range at the fastest speed in its class, according to Gulfstream.

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Dassault Launches EASy Synthetic Vision At NBAA 2008

Part Of 'EASy Phase II' Series Of Options

In a Sunday morning conference at NBAA 2008, Dassault Falcon launched its new 'EASy Phase II' series of enhancements to the already capable EASy flight deck.

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Hawker Beechcraft Announces Two New Variants On Popular Platforms

King Air 350i, Hawker 450XP Added To Company's Diverse Offerings

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation had the honor Sunday of revealing two new aircraft programs... the new Beechcraft King Air 350i, and Hawker 450XP. With particular attention paid to significant customer upgrades, Hawker Beechcraft tells ANN both aircraft will offer passengers greatly improved levels of luxury and inflight entertainment.

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StandardAero Launches Honeywell Display Retrofit Program For Falcon 900

Company Also Reflects On First Year Under DAE Oversight

StandardAero announced Sunday at NBAA 2008 the company will be the launch partner and handle the initial Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Honeywell’s DU-875 flight deck upgrade program for Falcon 900C and EX series aircraft. The upgrade program will replace the existing Honeywell Primus 2000 DU-870 cathode ray tube (CRT) displays with new Honeywell DU-875 liquid crystal displays (LCD).

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Soldier Lost In Helo Midair Over Baghdad, Four Others Injured

Official US And Iraqi Reports Conflicting

An apparent midair collision of two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters in northern Baghdad has killed one and injured four soldiers, according to US military reports.

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Universal To Showcase Trip Planning Capabilities At NBAA 2008

It's More Than "Just" Weather Info... A LOT More

Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. will showcase how it delivers successful trips to business aviation operators at the National Business Aviation Association's 61st Annual Meeting and Convention (NBAA2008), held in Orlando, FL on October 6-8.

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WSI Announces Global Weather Datalink Partnership With Avidyne

Company Also Unveils New Mobile Product

We've barely scratched the surface of news from NBAA 2008... but already, it appears easier access to weather information will be one of the dominant topics of the show.

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Columbia Astronaut's Diary Displayed In Jerusalem

Museum Features Text In Exhibit Marking Israel's 60-Year Anniversary

Pages from a diary belonging to Space Shuttle Columbia astronaut Ilan Ramon will be shown for the first time as part of an exhibit of famous documents from Israel's history on display at the Israel Museum. Opening on Sunday, the exhibit is in honor of Israel's 60-year anniversary.

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Advanced Center For Aero-Propulsion Established At ERAU

Mankbadi Named Director Of Embry-Riddle Center  

Capitalizing on its strength in aerospace engineering and participation in a recent multi-year, multi-million dollar grant from the State of Florida, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced recently the establishment of a Center of Excellence as part of its College of Engineering. The center will be devoted to advanced research in aeronautics and propulsion systems.

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Pratts Alive! Dallas Airmotive Tooling Up For PW308 MRO Work

BBA Also Sees Growth In PW500, JT15D Overhauls

BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company Dallas Airmotive is tooling up to service PW308 series engines used on Falcon 2000EX/DX and Hawker 4000, as delivery of these new business jets increases. Dallas Airmotive is the only OEM authorized, independent repair and overhaul facility for the PW300 series in North America where more than half of the aircraft using these engines are based.

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More Schools Make Air Traffic Controller Training Available

Eight Add'l Colleges Sign Up For CTI

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected eight additional colleges or universities to participate in the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program. Approved colleges and universities in the program prepare and train students interested in a career as an air traffic controller.

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Capacity Cuts Doing The Trick, Delta Says

Load Factors At Record High For September

Delta Air Lines reported record load factors for September 2008 last week, with system, domestic and Latin American results at an all-time high for the month of September over all of Delta's history.

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NASA Selects Science Teams For Astrobiology Institute

10 Teams To Join Agency's Astrobiology Institute

NASA has awarded five-year grants, averaging $7 million each, to 10 research teams from across the country, including two from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, to study the origins, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

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Embraer Opens Second Of Three Planned Service Centers

BDL Facility Will Serve Northeastern US

Embraer celebrated the opening Thursday of its hangar at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. This is the second of three new service centers the company will have up and running in the US for its executive jets this fall.

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Physical Challenges Left Behind As KC Area Kids Take To The Skies

Challenge Air Shows Some Special Children Only The Sky Is The Limit

Nearly 100 disabled and seriously ill children from the Kansas City area will experience the wonders of aviation at the upcoming Challenge Air Fly Day, hosted by Executive Beechcraft. This inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime introduction to aviation takes place on Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 9am to 4pm at the Kansas City Downtown Airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.05.08)

Aero-Linx!

This web site was started in 1998, under the name "HeavyBombers" and has grown ever since. It exists to enable research concerning the United States Army Air Forces of World War II.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.05.08): Headless Fastener

Aero-Terms!

A type of friction-held fastener used to join mechanical parts. Neither end of the fastener is enlarged to form a head. A roll pin is an example of a headless fastener.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.05.08)

"It's almost a miracle that it survived -- it's incredible."

Source: Israel Museum curator Yigal Zalmona. Pages from a diary belonging to Space Shuttle Columbia astronaut Ilan Ramon will be shown for the first time as part of an exhibit of famous documents from Israel's history on display at the Israel Museum. Opening on Sunday, the exhibit is in honor of Israel's 60-year anniversary.

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