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March 22, 2010

Aero-News Alert: Senate Passes FAA Reauthorization

'Bill From Hell' Finally Sees Senate Passage

Just a few moments ago, the US Senate did something that was nearly as controversial (and even more delayed) as the Health Care Bill by approving the FAA's reauthorization.

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Rescheduled: First FAA Approved Webinar For CFI Renewals

"Live" Online CFI Renewals Pushed To April 10, 11

The FAA gave approval February 26, 2010 to AVSeminars to offer the nation's first CFI Renewal through a "live" Webinar. The process of renewing a CFI Certificate is essentially identical to attending a live FIRC, but without the travel and hotel costs.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 03.22.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.22.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.22.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Power Lines - 03.22.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Boeing A160T Proves Resupply Capability For US Marines

The Hummingbird Met Or Exceeded Demonstration Requirements During Tests

The Boeing A160T Hummingbird has successfully completed a cargo delivery demonstration under a U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory contract, proving the unmanned rotorcraft's ability to resupply frontline troops in rough terrain.

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Airbus Military Receives EASA STC For The A330 MRTT

Allows Transition From Passenger Jet To Military Multi-Role Tanker

Airbus Military has obtained a civil STC from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. The STC covers military equipment and modifications to the basic passenger A330-200 jetliner, which was certified in 1998 for its entry into commercial service.

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CAE Awarded $37.3 Million Contract By Lion Air

Will Provide Three Full-Flight Simulators, Two Integrated Procedures Trainers

CAE has sold three CAE 7000 Series full-flight simulators (FFS) to Lion Air, Indonesia's leading domestic airline, the company announced Monday. One FFS is for the ATR72-500 aircraft and the other two for the Boeing 737-900ER model.

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Pilot Of Downed VariEze Had Two Prior Accidents

Man Was Flying With An Expired Medical And Had Two Prior Mechanical Incidents

The pilot of a VariEze that went down in the Arizona desert this week was flying on an expired medical and had two previous accidents on his record.

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Applications Open For 2010 Teacher Of The Year Award Nominations

Scott Crossfield Foundation Recognizes Aerospace-Minded Educators

Who among us doesn't know a very special teacher... the one who influenced our lives, and even changed the way we looked at the skies and stars?

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Navy Controller Selected As Air Boss For Show At NAS El Centro

Enlisted Sailor Runs Air Show in El Centro

A Sailor ran his first air show at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, CA, as the base's "Air Boss" on March 13.

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AD: MD Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2010-06-06

MANUFACTURER: MD Helicopters, Inc. Model MD-900 Helicopters  

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AD: Thielert Aircraft Engines

AD NUMBER: 2010-06-12

MANUFACTURER: Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH (TAE) Models TAE 125-02-99 and TAE 125-01 Reciprocating Engines  

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AD: Learjet

AD NUMBER: 2010-06-13

MANUFACTURER:Learjet Inc. Model 45 Airplanes  

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.22.10

Boeing might get a KC-X competitor after all.
Lycoming announces incentives for owners of used engines.
And CAP planned ahead, and it's been needed.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.22.10

Boeing might get a KC-X competitor after all.
Lycoming announces incentives for owners of used engines.
And CAP planned ahead, and it's been needed.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Power Lines - 03.22.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves, who cautions that power lines and other obstacles can be deadly if we rush getting down to pattern altitude.

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Aero-TV: Aero-TV: Citation Service Ctr–Maintaining Performance for Cessna Jets

Cessna’s Kelly Reich Introduces the Citation Parts Distribution Service

Every year, Cessna invests crucial time and assets to provide their customers with the utmost service. In order to provide this service to Citation owners and operators, Cessna created a worldwide network of nine Cessna-owned Citation Service Centers and 24 Authorized Citation Service Centers. 

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Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation – Ed Scott, Keeping Old Traditions Alive

KAM Restoration Expert, Ed Scott, Explains His Interest in Antique  

The Kansas Aviation Museum is more than just a showcase for Wichita’s rich aviation history; it is history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum is housed in Wichita’s original municipal airport terminal. Dedicated on March 31st, 1935, the Wichita Municipal Airport served as a major mid-continent stopover for commercial operations as the last stop before crossing the Rockies to Denver or Los Angeles.

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Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP) Announced

Created To Advance Green Aviaiton Technology And Inspire Students

At a press conference this week, Erik Lindbergh, announced the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP).

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Klyde Morris (03.22.10)

Klyde Takes On The TSA Again... He Likes Easy Targets

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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British Airways Strike Update - Day One

Union And Airline Give Opposing Views

BA says they have been able to operate all of their planned flights from Heathrow and Gatwick and reinstated some of longhaul services because more crew than expected have reported for work.

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Cessna Citation Service Centers Earn Sixth Consecutive FAA Diamond Award

Recognition Goes To All Eight Domestic Service Centers

All eight of Cessna's domestic Citation Service Centers have earned the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Employer Diamond Award of Excellence from the FAA, the company announced Thursday.

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Experienced Astronauts Sought For Private Ventures

Former NASA Astronauts Could Work For Bigelow Aerospace

Bigelow Aerospace is seeking to hire professional astronauts to consult on business development and eventually fly to their the commercial space stations. 

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Virgin America Announces 2010 Growth Plan

Airline Ends Flights From John Wayne, Adds Orlando And Looks To Toronto

Virgin America recently announced network expansion plans that include daily nonstop flights from both LAX and SFO to Orlando International Airport (MCO) beginning August 19, 2010.

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But Will The Flight Crue Be ... Motley?

Motley Crue Frontman Vince Neil Enters The Charter Jet Business

Vince Neil, the frontman for the rock band Motley Crue, says he will soon be in the charter jet business with Vince Neil Aviation, based in Las Vegas at McCarren Airport's (KLAS) Signature Terminal.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.22.10)

"The Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize is the culmination of my work over the last decade in aviation, education and prize philanthropy. LEAP represents the perfect focal point to light up both kids and adults. We are literally teaching the next generation to imagine and create their future." Source: LEAP Founder, Erik Lindbergh. LEAP is a new technology prize designed to stimulate meaningful advances in the fledgling electric aircraft industry.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.22.10): Supplemental Type Certificate

A supplemental type certificate (STC) is a type certificate (TC) issued when an applicant has received FAA approval to modify an aircraft from its original design.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.22.10)

FAA Academy The FAA Academy provides technical and managerial training and development for our workforce and the aviation community.

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