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November 07, 2008

Woman Taped To Seat Following Altercation On UAL Flight

'Speed' Tape Proves To Be Effective Restraint

One of the most versatile and indispensible tools ever invented has yet another use.

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US Airways Receives Cash Infusion From Regional Carrier

Air Wisconsin Lends Airline $35 Million

US Airways is getting by with a little help from its friends. Air Wisconsin Airlines revealed Thursday it plans to provide the carrier with a $35 million loan, as part of a larger $950 million financing plan US Airways announced in October.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 11.07.08

Day One At AOPA Expo 2008, With Rob Finfrock

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.07.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.07.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Day One At AOPA Expo 2008: 11.07.08 (ANN Special Report, with ANN Managing Editor Rob Finfrock.)

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Bombardier Opens Third Regional Support Office For 2008

Munich Center To Serve Europe, Africa And Middle East Customers

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft's Customer Services and Support group recently opened a Regional Support Office (RSO) at Garching near Munich, Germany. Located about 20 minutes from the center of Munich and Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, the facility is Bombardier's fourth customer support office and the first in Europe; it will support customers operating CRJ and Q-Series airliners in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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President Of ATXA To Give Keynote Address At Second Annual VLJ Summit

Focus On Aviation Business Opportunities In Latin America, Caribbean

The 2nd Annual Very Light Jet Summit -- coming November 10-11 to Miami, FL -- will explore the latest developments in the VLJ sector and new business opportunities in business, private and commercial aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Airline On-Time Performance Improves In September

Detailed Monthly Air Travel Consumer Report Released By DOT

Flights operated by the nation's largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past September than in either September of last year or in August 2008, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released Friday by the US Department of Transportation.

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Alabama Airbus Facility Reaches 100-Employee Milestone

Engineering Center Tasked With Post-Production Mods

EADS' presence in the United States recently marked a new step at the Airbus Engineering Center, which now employs more than 100 persons at its Mobile, AL facility.

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Lawmakers Blast Pentagon Over F-22 Appropriation

Pentagon Holds Up Funds To Continue Production

Congress and the Pentagon are at odds over both the scope, and the very continuation of, production of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. At a cost of $140 million each, the funding of the F-22 is rapidly becoming a political football.

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CFM56-7B Receives Joint FAA/EASA Cert For P-8A Poseidon

Flight Tests Slated To Begin Next Year

CFM International's CFM56-7B27A/3 engine model has been jointly certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency for the US Navy's P-8A Poseidon, paving the way for flight tests in 2009 and initial operational capability in 2013.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.07.08

Is Embraer about to branch out into larger planes?
Russia's president ratchets up the rhetoric.
And an NTSB team will assist the Mexican government.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.07.08

Is Embraer about to branch out into larger planes?
Russia's president ratchets up the rhetoric.
And an NTSB team will assist the Mexican government.


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ANN Special Feature: Rob Finfrock, AOPA Expo - 11.07.08

Today, Paul Plack talks with ANN Managing Editor Rob Finfrock about highlights of the opening day of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's AOPA Expo in San Jose, California, the last of the

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Raytheon To Modernize F-15 Radar Systems

Boeing Awards Contract To Upgrade Strike Eagles

A system design and development award from Boeing will allow Raytheon to launch its latest active electronically scanned array radar program for the US Air Force, the company announced Thursday.

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Aero-TV At AOPA Expo 2008: Opening Day

GA's Pivotal Gathering Starts in San Jose, CA
 
There was one question on the minds of attendees Thursday at AOPA Expo 2008 in San Jose, California... "how will the results of this week's elections impact the general aviation community?" AOPA brought in four heavy hitters in the industry to offer their opinions on what's to come in an Obama administration...

Aero-TV: Flying for Gold -- Cessna's Special Olympics Airlift

Cessna Launches Sixth Citation Special Olympics Airlift With Harrison Ford

Cessna provided an inspiring addition to the early hours of last month's NBAA 2008, with the announcement of the company's sixth annual Citation Special Olympics Airlift Program, to help athletes travel to the 2010 USA National Games to be held near Lincoln, NE.

Aero-TV At AOPA Expo 2008: Opening Day

GA's Pivotal Gathering Starts in San Jose, CA

There was one question on the minds of attendees Thursday at AOPA Expo 2008 in San Jose, California... "how will the results of this week's elections impact the general aviation community?" AOPA brought in four heavy hitters in the industry to offer their opinions on what's to come in an Obama administration...

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Aero-TV: Flying for Gold -- Cessna's Special Olympics Airlift

Cessna Launches Sixth Citation Special Olympics Airlift With Harrison Ford

Cessna provided an inspiring addition to the early hours of last month's NBAA 2008, with the announcement of the company's sixth annual Citation Special Olympics Airlift Program, to help athletes travel to the 2010 USA National Games to be held near Lincoln, NE.

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Election's Impact On GA Subject Of First AOPA General Session

Panel Discusses Impact Of Election To GA

Themed "The Day Before Yesterday," Thursday's panel discussion at the first General Session of AOPA Expo 2008 brought together four industry experts to analyze the impact of the recent US presidential election, and what it could mean to general aviation.

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FAA Says WAAS Instrument Approaches Now Outnumber ILS

And More GPS-Based Approaches Are Coming

While the technology is still fairly new, many pilots have at least limited experience flying a Wide Area Augmentation System approach. It's one of the few tangible benefits seen so far in the Federal Aviation Administration's push towards its purported "NextGen" air traffic control system... and, in September it passed a major milestone.

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Cessna 'Optimistic' About SEP, Turboprop Sales

Environment "Difficult"... But Buyers Are Still Out There

Despite recent, disconcerting economic news, Cessna brought seven aircraft and a positive outlook to AOPA Expo 2008, running through Saturday in San Jose, CA.

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NTSB Sends Team To Mexico To Assist In Lear 45 Accident Investigation

Officials Stress No Foul Play Suspected

Tuesday's downing of a Learjet 45 on approach to Mexico City International Airport has raised several eyebrows, given that two of the nine persons onboard the aircraft lost in the crash were prominent -- and controversial -- officials tied to the Mexico government. But authorities state they have no reason to suspect foul play.

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Avidyne Launches Entegra WX Series

Aims To Become Single Source For GA Weather Solutions

Avionics manufacturer Avidyne continued making news at AOPA Expo Thursday, with the launch of its Entegra Wx Series -- a full suite of weather sensors and data services comprising the newly-TSO'd MLX770 Two-way Datalink Transceiver and the MLB700 Broadcast Datalink Receiver serving worldwide WSI InFlight datalink weather, as well as Avidyne's TWX670 Tactical Color Lightning System providing real-time on-board weather detection.

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Klyde Morris (11.07.08)

Klyde Provides Some Insight On Tuesday Election...

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GAMA Announces 2009 Leadership

Six New Member Companies Added To Organization

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Board of Directors has elected Mark Van Tine of Jeppesen as chairman for 2009. Van Tine, Jeppesen's president and chief executive officer, previously served as GAMA’s vice chairman of the board and chairman of the International Affairs Committee.

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Hartzell Awarded STC For Top Props On Beech 58/58A Twins

Barons Fitted With Fluid Deice Systems May Now Use Scimitars

Hartzell Propeller recently earned FAA approval of a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) which will permit its scimitar PHC-J3YF-2UF/FC7391DB 3-bladed propellers to be offered for Beechcraft 58 Barons factory-equipped with fluid anti-ice systems. This complements Hartzell's original STC for these propellers which covered only the 58 and G58 Barons equipped with electrothermal boots or without any ice protection equipment.

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Plastek Intro's Polycarbonate Repair System

EZClear Products Restore, Detail Aircraft Windows

Plastek chose AOPA Expo 2008 this week to introduce its aviation-grade repair system for polycarbonate windows.

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Cessna To Sponsor NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown

Light Business Aircraft Conference Coming March 12-14, 2009

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced this week that Cessna will sponsor the Single Pilot Safety Standdown to be held March 14, 2009, in conjunction with the Association's inaugural Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference (LBA2009).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.07.08)

Aero-Linx! 

Warbird Recovery is committed to the International recovery and restoration of rare and historic military aircraft. The first aircraft recovery trip took place in the Summer of 1993 in Siberian Russia and the mission was to recover rare Japanese and US fighters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.07.08): Radio Magnetic Indicator

Aero-Terms!

Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.07.08)

"If you really think about the way things work, if you took away all the special interests and left congressmen to their own devices, what the hell would they know?"

Source: Steve Alterman, president of the Cargo Airline Association, responding to a question from an audience member at Thursday's opening General Session at AOPA Expo 2008.

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