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March 26, 2009

AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2009-06-04 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-06-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2009-07-03 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-07-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2 and CF6-80E1 series turbofan engines with high-pressure compressor rotor (HPCR) spool shaft stage 14 disks, part number (P/N) 1703M49G02, 1703M49G03, or 1509M71G10 installed.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2009-06-16 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-06-16 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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Arrow Cargo DC-10 Sheds Engine Parts Over Brazil

Pieces Strike Homes, One Car

No one was injured when a DC-10's engine began shedding parts as the Arrow Cargo frieghter flew over Manaus, Brazil early Thursday. At least 12 homes suffered roof damage, however, and one car was also hit by the falling debris.

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DOT's LaHood Announces Over $28 Million For Arizona Airports

Economic Recovery Act Continues To Speed Funding For Improvements

US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced Thursday more than $28 million for Arizona airports under the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), including a $10.5 million grant for runway rehabilitation at the heavily traveled Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

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Report: Boeing Expects Few 'White Tails' Will Stack Up On Ramp

But Company's Public Statements Differ From Analyst Expectations

It's not difficult to understand how the longer a person is subjected to bad news, the worse they'll feel about themselves. If that's true, the reverse should be as well: if people hear positive news on a regular basis, their overall attitude will trend upward. Perhaps no other company right now is adhering to the latter philosophy as much as planemaker Boeing.

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Rotorway Says It Continues To Expand Operations

Recent Acquisition Of PMA Gives Helomaker Knowledge Of Certified Ops

Self-build helicopter manufacturer Rotorway International tells ANN the company continues to forge ahead with expansion efforts. Rotorway execs state the company's recent acquisition of PMC manufacturing allows Rotorway to grow into the certificated environment and also allows both companies to benefit from their respective strengths.

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SAFE Opens Membership Ranks... And Honors Late Pilot

Organization Names Sparky Imeson Member #001

The Society of Aviation & Flight Educators (SAFE) tells ANN the group is now accepting regular and charter memberships. The organization adds additional membership levels will become available in the near future.

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Expedition 19 Lifts Off From Baikonur

Will Rendezvous With ISS On Saturday

Traffic around the International Space Station is beginning to look a little like rush hour in Dallas... and no, we're not talking about space debris. Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt of the 19th International Space Station crew launched in their Soyuz TMA-14 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:49 am EDT Thursday, heading to the ISS and a six-month stay in space.

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Embraer Delivers Phenom 100 To Pakistan's Air Force

Gov't Ordered Four Planes For Official Transport

Embraer delivered the first Phenom 100 jet this week to Pakistan’s Air Force. The Pakistan government has acquired four of this aircraft model, which will be used to transport government officials of that country.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 03.26.09

Lessons Of Flight 1549: Is Airline Crew Training Adequate?

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.26.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.26.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Lessons Of Flight 1549: 03.26.09 (ANN Special Report, with testimony from Captain John Carey, Chairman of the Accident Investigation Commi

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Virgin America Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Follows Time At XOJET As SVP Finance And Controller

California-based low-cost airline Virgin America announced this week the appointment of Holly Nelson as the company's Chief Financial Officer.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.26.09

NTSB downplays the role of icing in the crash of Flight 3407.
A Lockheed test pilot is dead in an F-22 crash.
And it looks like Randy Babbitt to lead the FAA.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.26.09

NTSB downplays the role of icing in the crash of Flight 3407.
A Lockheed test pilot is dead in an F-22 crash.
And it looks like Randy Babbitt to lead the FAA.


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ANN Special Feature: Lessons from Flight 1549, Part VI: USAPA, AFA - 03.26.09

Is the current airline model preparing up-and-coming flight and cabin crews to face situations like those which faced the crew of US Airways Flight 1549 on January 15th?

The US House Aviati

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Sikorsky Aircraft Delivers 100th New UH-60M To US Army

More Than 1,740 Black Hawks In Service With Branch

In a rollout ceremony attended by government officials, armed services personnel, and employees, Sikorsky Aircraft celebrated Wednesday the delivery of the 100th new production UH-60M Black Hawk to the US Army.

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Factual Report Implies Fueling Error Led To Emergency Landing

Lineman Admitted To Not Following Proper Procedures

A lineman's confusion appears to have been behind the January 2009 emergency landing of a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle in Wichita, KS, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's factual report on the mishap.

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Sutterer Named New NATA Chairman

Vice-Chair, Three BoD Members Also Selected

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne announced Wednesday that Kurt Sutterer, president of Midcoast Aviation, Inc., recently assumed the chairmanship of the association.

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Gulfstream Brings Back Price-Matching On Parts Through July

'Meet The Quote' Valid On Most Popular Exchange Components

Gulfstream Aerospace recently reinstituted its "Meet the Quote" spare parts price-matching program, which was initially launched in March 2004.

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AIAA Partners With The Conrad Foundation

Organizations Unite To Promote, Support Annual Competition

Officials with The Conrad Foundation announced Wednesday the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the newest partner to support the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards.

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Aero-TV: Stunning Perspectives -- Lockwood's AirCam (Part 1)

One Of The Seven Wonders Of The Aeronautical World

Ask ANN's Jim Campbell, a guy who may have flown more unique aircraft types than anybody on Planet Earth, what some of his favorite airplanes are and one name, in particular, will come up quickly -- The Lockwood AirCam.

Report: Accident Pilot Followed Orders To Continue To Miramar

Marines Say Lieutenant Showed "Unacceptable Lack Of Assertiveness"

Public officials and news media in California have obtained the US Marine Corps report on the December 8, 2008 downing of an F/A-18D into a San Diego neighborhood... and it raises at least two troubling questions.

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Aero-TV: Stunning Perspectives -- Lockwood's AirCam (Part 1)

One Of The Seven Wonders Of The Aeronautical World

Ask ANN's Jim Campbell, a guy who may have flown more unique aircraft types than anybody on Planet Earth, what some of his favorite airplanes are and one name, in particular, will come up quickly -- The Lockwood AirCam.

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Discovery Begins Its Journey Back To Earth

Undocks From ISS After Nine-Day Stay

The shuttle Discovery separated from the International Space Station at 3:53 pm EDT Wednesday, after spending 9 days, 20 hours and 10 minutes docked to the orbital outpost.

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ILFC Seeks To Refinance Massive Debt

Says Failure To Find Money Could Endanger Survival

As they say, you're judged by the company you keep... and aircraft lessor International Lease Finance Corp. has taken it on the chin lately due to its affiliation with infamous bailout queen AIG.

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TCM Announces New Rebates On New, Rebuilt Powerplants

If You Need An Engine... Now's The Time To Buy

Teledyne Continental Motors announced this week a new rebate offer on all Genuine Continental New and Rebuilt Powerplants. The rebate comes on the heels of the January 15 announcement the company reduced engine prices by as much as 10% depending on model.

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Pilots Balk At Higher Rents At New Panama City Airport

Monthly Fees Will Triple For Some

General aviation pilots with sweetheart hangar deals at the current Panama City-Bay County International Airport (PFN) in Florida are holding out for continued low rent at the airport's new location, scheduled to open next year.

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Florida Space Transportation Institute Bill Passes Council

STRDI Moves To State House Floor For Consideration

The Florida House Economic Development and Community Affairs Policy Council unanimously passed this week a bill to help keep Florida at the forefront of cutting edge space technology. That bill is co-sponsored by State Representative Dorothy L. Hukill (R-Port Orange) and Senator Evelyn Lynn (R-District 7).

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Praying Pilot Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For 2005 Accident

Crew Failed To Follow Emergency Procedures; Crash Killed 16

A pilot who prosecutors say opted to pray when confronted with an inflight emergency, instead of attempting to remedy the problem, was sentenced to 10 years in prison this week for his role in a 2005 crash that claimed the lives of 16 people.

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NC High School Orders ELITE RC-1 Training Device

Will Be Used By Magnet School To Train Young Aviators

ELITE Simulation Solutions announced this week T. Wingate Andrews High School in High Point, NC has finalized an order for the company's RC-1 Advanced Aviation Training Device with delivery scheduled in late April.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.26.09)

Aero-Linx!

Welcome to The Ejection Site. The goal is to educate and entertain people of all interests with details on one of the most interesting fields of engineering.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.26.09): Canadarm

Aero-Terms!

The Candarm is the robotic arm on the Space Shuttle. The robotic arm lets astronauts on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle manipulate objects (like satellites) in space.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.26.09)

"It had gone right into a house. I screamed in horror when I realized what had happened."

Source: Comments attributed to USMC Lt. Dan Neubauer, identified in media reports as the pilot of an F/A-18D that impacted a neighborhood near MCAS Miramar near San Diego, CA.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2009-06-06 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-06-06 SUMMARY: This airworthiness directive (AD) supersedes two existing ADs. One AD applies to certain Airbus Model A310-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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AD: 328 Support Services (Dornier)

AD NUMBER: 2009-06-09 MANUFACTURER: 328 Support Services GmbH SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-06-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2009-06-10 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-06-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 727-100 and 727-200 series airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2009-06-05 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-06-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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