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November 12, 2010

Rolls-Royce: A380 Problem Limited To Trent 900 Engine

Component Which Cause Oil Fire Identified

Rolls-Royce says it has identified the Trent 900 engine component which it believes caused the failure of an engine on the Airbus A380 operating as Qantas flight QF32 on 4 November 2010.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.12.10

AOPA opens with a critical look at flight training.
SAFE will convene a symposium in May.
And US tarmac strandings remain way down.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.12.10

AOPA opens with a critical look at flight training.
SAFE will convene a symposium in May.
And US tarmac strandings remain way down.


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ANN Special Feature: Pilot Population in Crisis - 11.12.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Doug Stewart, chairman of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, about some of the issues facing the flight training community, and about SAFE's related symposium

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United, Continental, ANA Awarded Anti-Trust Immunity

US DOT OK's Trans-Pacific Joint Venture

The U.S. DOT issued a final order Wednesday granting anti-trust immunity to United Airlines, Continental Airlines and ANA, enabling the three carriers to execute a trans-Pacific joint venture under which they intend to jointly develop flight schedules and sales activities.

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Aerojet Joins The Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Propulsion Systems Company Accounts For Over 3000 Jobs Nationwide

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation announced Thursday that Aerojet has joined the Federation. With over 3,000 employees nationwide, the company is a leading provider of aerospace propulsion systems.

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Charter Companies, Flight Schools Sue Canada For Olympics Losses

Suit Filed For Loss Of Revenue During Vancouver Olympics

A group of six air operators located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC), announced today that six B.C. carriers and flight schools will be filing a claim against the Government of Canada.

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Yingling Aviation Expands To Independence, Kansas

Opens Maintenance and Service Facility to Support Cessna’s Manufacturing Site

Yingling Aviation has opened a full maintenance and service facility in a leased 10,000 square foot hangar at the Independence Municipal Airport in Independence, Kansas adjacent to Cessna Aircraft Company’s manufacturing site at the southeastern Kansas location.

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PA Governor Rendell Announces $10 Million Investment In Seven Airports

Projects Range From New Hangars To Runway Enhancements

Seven airports in Pennsylvania can make upgrades and safety enhancements with the aid of a $10 million state investment from PennDOT's Aviation Capital Budget/ Transportation Assistance Program, Governor Edward G. Rendell (D) announced Wednesday.

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Avidyne Delivers 500th DFC-Series Autopilot

FAA Certification Granted In June Of 2010

The 500th DFC-Series digital autopilot has been delivered by Avidyne. Avidyne's DFC-Series includes the DFC90 autopilot, which is designed to work with existing Entegra Flight Deck systems, and the DFC100 which is compatible with their new Entegra Release 9 suite.

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Washington State DNR Picks Up Vintage Helicopters For A Dollar

One Was Possibly The First Cobra Gunship To See Action In Vietnam

Recently, a DNR helicopter mechanic in Washington State had an experience which might have been right out of the TV show "American Pickers."  ...  he found what may have been the first Cobra (Bell AH-1) combat helicopter to be deployed and see action in the Vietnam War in the agency's inventory.

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Wipaire Celebrates 50 Years Of Wipline Floats

Floatplane Pilots Can Win A Set At AOPA

Any business that makes it 50 years is probably doing something right, and Wipaire is continuing its celebration of 50 years of Wipline float design and manufacturing. Bernard "Ben" Wiplinger started design and certification on the Wipline 3700 float for the Cessna 185 in 1960.

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2011 Bahamas & Caribbean Pilot's Guide Is An Island Companion

Published For 33 Years, It's Up To 400 Pages

Written primarily for pilots, the 400-page spiral bound Bahamas & Caribbean Pilot's Guide is the only single-source reference for island travel, according to current publishers John & Betty Obradovich, who have just produced their 15th edition of the guide.

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Inaugural Commercial Human Spaceflight Technical Forum Slated For Colorado

Special Aerospace Services Will Host The Meeting In January

Special Aerospace Services plans to host its first Commercial Human Spaceflight Technical Forum on January 12-14, the company announced Monday.

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Daher-Socata Introduces Its TBM 850 Exclusive Maintenance Program

Scheduled Service For Five Years Or 1,000 Flight Hours

An Exclusive Maintenance Program for newly-purchased TBM 850s is being unveiled this week in Long Beach, California.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 11.12.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.12.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.12.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Pilot Population in Crisis - 11.12.10 (ANN Special Report, with Doug Stewart, chairman of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators)

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Aero-TV: Now Premiering -- The Diamond DA40XLS Premier Edition

DA40XLS -- Not Your Average DA40

ANN recently had the chance to fly the Diamond DA40XLS, and the airplane offers some significant upgrades over the company's base model airplane. The airplane flown by ANN is equipped with the new scimitar prop, which gives the airplane some additional speed and climb performance, according to Premier Aircraft Sales Regional Sales Manager Michael Fabianac. He said the airplane flew to St. Augustine, FL from Ft, Meyers at about 147 knots consuming about 10.5 GPH for the flight.

Aero-TV: Now Premiering -- The Diamond DA40XLS Premier Edition

DA40XLS -- Not Your Average DA40

ANN recently had the chance to fly the Diamond DA40XLS, and the airplane offers some significant upgrades over the company's base model airplane. The airplane flown by ANN is equipped with the new scimitar prop, which gives the airplane some additional speed and climb performance, according to Premier Aircraft Sales Regional Sales Manager Michael Fabianac. He said the airplane flew to St. Augustine, FL from Ft, Meyers at about 147 knots consuming about 10.5 GPH for the flight.

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Investigation Of The Fire Onboard ZA002 Continuing

Company Reports Significant Damage To Electrical Panel

Boeing is continuing its investigation of Monday's incident on flight test Dreamliner ZA002. The company said Thursday they have determined that a failure in the P100 panel led to a fire involving an insulation blanket.

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Klyde Morris (11.12.10)

Klyde Will Do WHATEVER It Takes To Get That Falcon 7X

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Cessna: Skycatcher Production Continues To Grow

Thirty Are Scheduled For Delivery By The End Of The Year

The Skycatcher seems to be catching on, based on an announcement from Cessna at the AOPA Summit in Long Beach. The company says that production of the 162 Skycatcher has continued to grow through 2010, with the 50th aircraft on its way this week to the U.S. reassembly facility.

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Training Simulator Developed For Entegra Release 9

First Unit To Be Delivered To Western Michigan University

Avidyne announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Frasca International to develop two Cirrus SR22 Flight Training Devices (FTD) featuring Avidyne's Entegra Release 9 (R9) integrated flight deck system.

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Jeppesen Navigation Data Now Available For LSA, Experimental Aircraft

Advanced Flight Systems Avionics Units Teams With Chart Company

Jeppesen and Advanced Flight Systems, a supplier of avionics hardware for the light sport and experimental aircraft, have entered into an agreement to provide Jeppesen NavData and obstacle services for Advanced Flight Systems avionics navigation systems.

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California Flight School To Take Delivery Of First Tecnam Twin

Ocean Air Flight Services To Take Delivery Of A Tecnam P2006t Light Twin Next Week

Ocean Air Flight Services, a Tecnam Flight Center located at the Watsonville Municipal Airport (KWVI), announced Thursday that it will take delivery of the first Rotax powered P2006T in the U.S. immediately following the AOPA Aviation Summit.

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Radio Host Says She Was 'Humiliated' By TSA

Refused Full Body Scan, Questioned Pat-Down Search, Wound Up Handcuffed To A Chair

A contributor to the "Free Talk Left" radio show says a recent trip through Ft. Lauderdale International Airport turned into an "ordeal" when she refused both a full-body scan at the airport.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.12.10)

the Deficit Commission also appears to misunderstand the very nature of the Commercial Crew Program. Rather than being 'a subsidy to the private sector,' the Commercial Crew program is fulfilling an essential national need." Source: Bretton Alexander, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.12.10): Pre-Departure Clearance

An application with the Terminal Data Link System (TDLS) that provides clearance information to subscribers, through a service provider, in text to the cockpit or gate printer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.12.10)

Buying An Airplane

Learn to purchase airplanes at this site: financing, trade-ins and trade-ups, insurance, adding a custom registration "N" number, delivery, service and warranty, ownership costs, business use and tax strategies.

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