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June 15, 2009

AD: Agusta

AD NUMBER: 2009-12-07

MANUFACTURER: Agusta S.p.A. Model A109E, A109S, A119, and AW119MKII Helicopters SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-12-07

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AD: Dornier

AD NUMBER: 2009-12-16

MANUFACTURER: Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH Models Dornier 228-100, Dornier 228-101, Dornier 228-200, Dornier 228-201, Dornier 228-202, and Dornier 228-212 Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-12-16

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New Launch Date For Endeavour Set

Hydrogen Vent Leak Repair Underway.

 NASA managers are expected to make a final decision by (this) Monday afternoon about whether to launch space shuttle Endeavour on Wednesday, June 17 or wait until later in the week.

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Two Dead, One Missing, In New York State Crash

11-Year-Old Boy Among The Casualties

Authorities say three people are apparently dead after a 1969 Piper Cherokee crashed into the Mohawk River on takeoff from Mohawk Valley Airport Sunday. According to various media reports, witnesses say the airplane "bounded down the runway", struggled to get into the air, then "lost power" before crashing 'tail-first' into the river.

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FAA: Call to Action Leads to Improvements in Pilot Training/Access to Records

Babbitt: "We Want To Make Sure We're Not Just Checking Boxes..."

Senior officials from US airlines, pilot unions and the FAA have reportedly agreed on several major actions to improve safety programs and pilot training at the nation's airlines.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.15.09

Nature's simplest molecule grounds man's most complicated machine.
Cessna will shed another 13-hundred jobs.
And Airtran expects a profit in 2009.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.15.09

Nature's simplest molecule grounds man's most complicated machine.
Cessna will shed another 13-hundred jobs.
And Airtran expects a profit in 2009.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Slips...Correct Use and Associated Dangers - 06.15.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about using slips to produce a faster descent, and how they can become dangerous. Also, an update on Bob's novel 13-week ground schoo

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Progress Report: Bombardier’s CRJ1000 NextGen Development Going Well

Bombardier reports that testing and production of the world’s first CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft seems to going well. The technologically advanced 100-seat regional jet was launched in 2007 as the next major step in the evolution of the CRJ Series airliners, the world’s most successful family of regional aircraft.

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Jumping For Joy! Former President Bush Jumps Again

Golden Knights Help Him Celebrate 85th Birthday 

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 85th birthday with a tandem jump with the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights. The event took place in Kennebunkport, Maine at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, which is the same location where the former president's parents were married.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 06.15.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.15.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.15.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Slips...Correct Use and Associated Dangers - 06.15.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Fuel Exhaustion Considered In Daytona Crash

Pilot Says He Thought Plenty Of Fuel Was On Board

The NTSB investigation of the May 25th crash of an Aero Commander (file photo, below) in Daytona Beach, Florida, which killed one person and injured the pilot, is focusing on whether the airplane had sufficient fuel on board.

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Global Hawk UAV Adapted For Environmental Research

NASA Partnering With NOAA On High Altitude Research Tool

 NASA and Northrop Grumman Corporation have unveiled the first Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system to be used for environmental science research, heralding a new application for the world’s first fully autonomous high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft.

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AD: Bell

AD NUMBER: 2009-12-01

MANUFACTURER: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Model 47, 47B, 47B3, 47D, 47D1, 47E, 47G, 47G-2, 47G-2A, 47G-2A-1, 47G-3, 47G-3B, 47G-3B-1, 47G-3B-2, 47G-3B-2A, 47G-4, 47G-4A, 47G-5, 47G-5A, 47H-1, 47J, 47J-2, 47J-2A, and 47K Helicopters SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-12-01

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Aero-TV: ICG Means Business -- Building The Office In The Sky

It's ALL About Staying In Touch To Stay Competitive

Despite what our elected leaders are trying to shovel our way these days, airplanes are amazing and undeniable tools of commerce... actually, vital tools, according to our direct experience as business aircraft operators. 

Eagle Creek Aviation Launches Avidyne Retrofit Program

1st Delivery Of Entegra Release 9-Equipped Cirrus SR22 Aircraft

Avidyne tells ANN that Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Inc. of Indianapolis has completed and delivered its first customer retrofit of the new Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system in a Cirrus SR22 aircraft. 

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Aero-TV: ICG Means Business -- Building The Office In The Sky

Its ALL About Staying In Touch To Stay Competitive

Despite what our elected leaders are trying to shovel our way these days, airplanes are amazing and undeniable tools of commerce... actually, vital tools, according to our direct experience as business aircraft operators.

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Trans States Pilots Vote to Authorize Strike

Trans States Airlines pilots overwhelmingly voted to authorize their local pilot union leaders of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the right to call a strike if a mutually agreeable contract cannot be reached through negotiations.

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Price Wars Continue! TCM Guts Prices on Improved TopCare Cylinders

Looking For A Bargain?

Teledyne Continental Motors is definitely doing its part to reach out to aviators trying to keep themselves in the air despite the problems of a troublesome economy and an overtly anti-aviation regulatory scene.

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Klyde Morris (06.15.09)

Good Grief, Klyde... That's WAY Over The Top!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Boeing Delivers Four Super Hornet TOFTs To The Navy

New Generation Trainers To Oceana and Lemoore

Boeing and teammate L-3 have delivered four Block II F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Tactical Operation Flight Trainers (TOFT) to the U.S. Navy and declared them “Ready for Training.” Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va., has two of the trainers, and two are located at NAS Lemoore, Calif.

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Light At The End Of The Tunnel? OAG Reports Hopeful Trend

Decline In Airline Seat Capacity Slows In June

This may be the 11th successive month of cutbacks in global airline schedules. However the rate of decline in seat capacity is lower than at any time since October 2008, reports OAG, as it releases its monthly report on trends in the supply of airline flights and seats.

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US Delivers Four Russian-Built Helicopters To Pakistan

Additional Aircraft May Be On The Way

The United States delivered four Mi-17 cargo helicopters to the Pakistani army last week to support Pakistan's counterinsurgency as well as humanitarian efforts, officials at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad announced.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.15.09): Aurora

Aurora A phenomenon produced when the solar wind (made up of energized electrons and protons) disturbs the atoms and molecules in a planet’s upper atmosphere.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.15.09)

Aero-Linx: Diamond Aviators Association The Diamond Aviators Association (the DAA) is a membership organization established to educate, promote the safety of, and support the owners and pilots of certified aircraft manufactured by Diamond Aircraft Corporation, encourage ownership of these aircraft and provide social activities for its members.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.15.09)

"The world's airlines have scheduled 4% fewer flights for June 2009 compared with the same month last year, with a 2% drop in seat capacity of 6.7 million fewer seats. The total number of flights scheduled to operate worldwide this month is 2.43 million, offering 297.5 million seats to travelers around the globe." Source: Details from the recent monthly OAG report on trends in the supply of airline flights and seats.

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