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August 24, 2010

Airliner Down In China, 48 Rescued

91 People Were On Board The Henan Airlines Flight

A Chinese regional airliner with 91 people aboard has gone down during a landing attempt after overshooting the runway at Yichun city. 48 people have reportedly been rescued, with 20 of those hospitalized.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.24.10

Arizona may be about to copy a really bad idea from California.
A Florida city fails in a suit against its FBO.
And airline pilots invite controllers along for sim training.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.24.10

Arizona may be about to copy a really bad idea from California.
A Florida city fails in a suit against its FBO.
And airline pilots invite controllers along for sim training.


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ANN Special Feature: Kestrel Turboprop, Present & Past - 08.24.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Cirrus Design Founder and new Kestrel Aircraft CEO Alan Klapmeier about his new project, and ANN's Paul Plack explores the project's history with Adrian Norris, former

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Plane Down In Nepal, 14 Fatally Injured

Passengers Were On Their Way To The Mt. Everest Region

A small passenger airliner with 14 people on board has gone down in poor weather near Katmandu. The 11 passengers on board the aircraft were on their way to Lukla near Mt. Everest, a popular spot for hikers.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 08.24.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.24.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.24.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Kestrel Turboprop, Present & Past - 08.24.10 (ANN Special Report, with Cirrus Design Founder and new Kestrel Aircraft CEO Alan Klapmeier and Adrian Norris, former Director of Business

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Building Hours Flying Across Canada

Teenager Delivers A J-3 Cub Over 3,200 NM

A Canadian teenager has delivered a 1946 J-3 Cub on a ferry flight of more than 3,200 NM for a $20 Per Diem and the chance to build up some hours.

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Army Improving Helicopter Protective Measures

Integrated Approach To Aircraft Survivability Combines Input From Multiple On-Board Sensors

The U.S. Army is in the process of crafting an integrated approach to aircraft survivability that combines input from multiple on-board sensors and uses that information to detect, track and defeat incoming enemy fire.

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AIG Airplane Unit Repays $3.9 Billion Loan Ahead Of Schedule

Leasing Company Says It Can Now Operate Without Help From "Bailed Out" Parent

The aircraft leasing unit of American International Group (AIG) says it has repaid a $3.9 billion loan early, and has now regained its "financing freedom."

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FAA Announces Category 1 Safety Rating For Nigeria

Rating Means The Country Complies With International Safety Standards

The FAA announced Monday that Nigeria has achieved a Category 1 rating under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, which means that Nigeria complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Cessna's Pelton To Deliver Keynote At Citation Jet Pilots Convention

Bolen And Fuller Also On The Tenative Speakers List

Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack Pelton will deliver the keynote address September 2 during the second annual convention of the Citation Jet Pilots owner and pilot association.

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Upgraded Surveillance Aircraft Arrive In Afghanistan

Desert Hawks: Small UAV's Which Can Record Day And Night Video For Transmission To Troops

Upgraded Desert Hawks - hand-launched, remote-controlled surveillance aircraft which can record video footage day and night, sending it directly to troops on the ground - arrived in Afghanistan over the weekend.

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Power Runs For Williams FJ44-3AP Engine Certification Under Way

Test "Breathes New Life" Into Beechjet 400A/XP Program

Nextant Aerospace says they have begun the full power ground runs stage of the Williams International FJ44-3AP certification process.

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NASA Plans Green Aviation Summit

Bolden to Highlight Importance of Issue to Future of NASA

NASA will host a Green Aviation Summit September 8-9 to highlight the agency's work to develop "environmentally responsible" aviation technologies.

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Boeing Bids On B-52 Training Program

Teams With Orlando, FL Technology Company

Boeing has partnered with ProActive Technologies LLC of Orlando, FL, in submitting a proposal for the U.S. Air Force's B-52 Training System Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) program.

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Aero-TV: Something Old, Something New -- The Launch of Kestrel Aircraft

Alan Klapmeier Fills In More Details On The Kestrel Development Program

One of the best pieces of news to come out of Oshkosh 2010 (outside of the fact that the floods had abated) was the announcement and details surrounding two amazing 'Re-Introductions' -- the rebirth of the speedy and rugged Kestrel turbo-prop program and re-emergence of Cirrus Founder Alan Klapmeier to lead yet another innovative aircraft development program.

Aero-TV: Something Old, Something New -- The Launch of Kestrel Aircraft

Alan Klapmeier Fills In More Details On The Kestrel Development Program

One of the best pieces of news to come out of Oshkosh 2010 (outside of the fact that the floods had abated) was the announcement and details surrounding two amazing 'Re-Introductions' -- the rebirth of the speedy and rugged Kestrel turbo-prop program and the re-emergence of Cirrus Founder Alan Klapmeier to lead yet another innovative aircraft development program.

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PA Governor Rendell Announces $1.9 Million Investment In 15 Airports

Funds Will Go Towards Infrastructure Improvements, Safety Enhancements

The investment of $1.9 million in federal and state funds will help 15 Pennsylvania airports upgrade equipment and facilities and enhance safety, PA Governor Edward G. Rendell (D) announced Saturday.

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Velma L. Wallace To Receive First Ever Wichita Aero Club Trophy

Wife Of Former Cessna Chairman To Be Honored At Aero Club Ball

The Wichita Aero Club has announced that will present its first Wichita Aero Club Trophy to Mrs. Velma L. Wallace.

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EADS North America Awarded U.S. Coast Guard Contract

USCG To Buy HC-144A Maritime Patrol Aircraft

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded prime contractor EADS North America a $117 million contract for three HC-144A Ocean Sentry Maritime Patrol Aircraft, with options for up to six more aircraft over the next four years.

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Business Aviation Value On Display At Chicago-Area Forum

Association Says Successful Event Highlights Importance Of NBAA's Local Gatherings

The value of business aviation to companies of all sizes, all across the country was evident by the strong attendance and speakers at the NBAA's Chicago-Area Regional Forum last week.

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Virgin Atlantic Pilots Call For 'Last Ditch' Talks With Airline

Dispute Centers On Pilot's Days Off

The British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) confirmed Monday that it has asked to meet the management of Virgin Atlantic on Tuesday for 'last ditch' talks to avoid confrontation between the airline and its pilots.

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Aerobatic Pilot Backs Idaho Wind Farm

Greg Poe Will Help Open The State's Largest Green Energy Facility

Idaho native and well-known airshow pilot Greg Poe will fly on August 24th at a ceremony to formally welcome Idaho's largest wind farm.

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Plane Hits Car In Southern New Jersey

The Only Person On Board The J-3 Cub Suffered Minor Injuries

The pilot of a J-3 Cub reportedly narrowly avoided hitting a house during an emergency landing attempt just after noon on Saturday in Glouster County, New Jersey, but did hit a parked car in front of the house he managed not to hit.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.24.10)

"While we continue to seek ways to address the state's growing infrastructure funding challenges, it's essential for us to maintain our investment in all transportation modes, including aviation." Source: PA Governor Ed Rendell (D).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.24.10): Aircraft Approach Category

A grouping of aircraft based on a speed of 1.3 times the stall speed in the landing configuration at maximum gross landing weight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.24.10)

The J-3 Cub

Piper J-3 Cubs showed up in a couple of stories on Aero-News today, so what better time to take a look at that classic airplane which some have called an LSA before LSA's were cool.

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