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September 22, 2008

STC'd: FAA Gives 'The Nod' To FJ44-3A-Powered Sierra Super II

Less than 11 months after first flight and a year and a half of design, engineering and test flights, the FAA has awarded Sierra Industries, Ltd. STC ST09559AC Approved Model Listing (AML) for their Citation 550-based Sierra Super II modification.

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FAA: Better Traffic Management Reduces Delays

According to the FAA, passenger delays are being reduced thanks to a program that increases the efficient use of runway capacity at major airports. Airlines are reporting major savings in time – and money – because of Traffic Management Advisor (TMA...

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NBAA2008 Is Right Around the Corner!

NBAA2008 Will Take Place from Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8

This October, NBAA continues its tradition of providing the business aviation community with the world’s largest purely civil aviation trade show at the 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) in Orlando, FL.

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Air Taxi Association Companies Unite to Support DayJet Customers/Communities

Companies to Provide Support, Increase of On-Demand Flights

Company/members of the Air Taxi Association (ATXA) have announced their 'full support' of DayJet customers and communities following DayJet’s discontinuation of passenger operations.

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NTSB Investigating Runway Incursion In Allentown, PA.

Weekend Near-Miss Pitted Skyhawk v. CRJ

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a runway incursion Friday evening in Allentown, Pennsylvania involving a general aviation aircraft and a Chicago-bound regional jet airliner.

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Infinity Aviation To Rep EADS Socata In Russia

EADS Socata has appointed Moscow-based Infinity Aviation as its Aircraft Sales Representative for Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 09.22.08

The Dangers Of Trim Stalls... And The Fun Of Grass Strips!

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.22.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.22.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Dangers Of Trim Stalls... And The Fun Of Grass Strips: 09.22.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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ILFC Borrows BIG In Wake Of AIG Bailout

Maxing Out Three Credit Lines Raises $6.5 Billion In Emergency Funding

International Lease Finance Corporation is borrowing a total of $6.5 billion against its three credit lines to help keep the company solvent into the first quarter of 2009. The funds were requested on September 16 -- the same day its parent company, American International Group, obtained an $85 billion loan from the US government.

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IAM Encourages Striking Machinists To File For Unemployment

"Slim" Chance For Benefits Hinges On Labor Practice Complaint Against Boeing

Workers represented by the International Association of Machinists on strike against Boeing are getting union encouragement to apply for unemployment benefits.

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Frenchman Plans Pedal-Powered Airship Flight Across English Channel

Waiting For Calm Winds To Launch Helium-Filled Dirigible

Stephane Rousson, a 39-year-old French extreme sports enthusiast, awaits calm conditions to make his second attempt to cross the English Channel is his pedal-powered airship. Seeking to promote awareness of renewable energy and protection of the environment with his venture, Rousson hopes to depart from Hythe Beach in Kent, England for the coastal village of Wissant, France.

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New iPhone App Released... And It Really Flies

Finally... Compelling Argument For Spending $400 On A Cell Phone

The folks at Laminar Research have now brought the acclaimed X-Plane flight simulator program to the iPhone.

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Aero-TV Special Series: Understanding The Critical Pilot Shortage (Part Three)

This Episode Features A Presentation By Captain Ronald Levy, University Aviation Association (Part 3 Of A Series)

We've been hearing about it for years... a pilot shortage... a critical one, at that. For many in the aviation community, it sounded like good news... at least if you were on the bottom rungs of the pilot hiring ladder and working desperately to climb your way up. However; after engaging in discussions thorough the industry over the last year and in attending a particularly pointed (and very well-organized) presentation at the FAA Forecast Conference some months ago, ANN and Aero-TV are left with the troubling impression that aviation has a BIG problem on its hands.

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Aero-TV Special Series: Understanding The Critical Pilot Shortage (Part Three)

This Episode Features A Presentation By Captain Ronald Levy, University Aviation Association (Part 3 Of A Series)

The second presentation, and one that set quite a trend for the session, was delivered by Captain Ron Levy of the University Aviation Association. The UAA is a professional association and unifying voice for promoting and furthering aviation education as a collegiate academic discipline.

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Big Upgrade Plans For Sikorsky Memorial Airport

$27 Million Project Breaks Ground Despite Fickle Economy

Confidence in the potential of Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, CT is running high as a major upgrade gets underway. Shared by the communities of Stratford and Bridgeport, the airport will soon benefit from a new terminal, office buildings, and hangars at the facility that's not been updated in decades.

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SPEEA Says Boeing May Soon Have Another Strike To Contend With

Dreamliner: A Step Closer To Being Just A Dream?

Already in the throes of a strike by the International Association of Machinists, Boeing faces another looming labor action... this time by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace.

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US, Czechs Sign Ballistic Defense Treaties

Will Host Limited (But Controversial) Defense Against Iranian Missiles

The United States and the Czech Republic signed agreements Friday that will allow the United States to build a limited ballistic missile defense system to protect Europe from missiles fired from Iran or other rogue nations.

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Two Lost When R44 Impacts Wisconsin Home

Fog Reported At Time Of Early Morning Crash Near Kenosha Airport

Two people onboard a Robinson R44 helicopter were killed Sunday morning, when the helicopter crashed into a home one mile south of Kenosha Regional Airport (ENW).

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Klyde Morris (09.22.08)

Wow... That Nostradamus Guy Knew His Stuff!

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CAP Gives NWS Meteorologists Birds-Eye Views Of Ike Damage

Ground Teams Pass Out Water, Food As Recon Flight Continue Overhead

Civil Air Patrol pilots flew National Weather Service meteorologists up and down the East Texas coast Friday in a Gippsland GA8 Airvan. The meteorologists are developing a report on Hurricane Ike and they will use photography taken aloft in the CAP plane and observations made while flying along the coast and above Galveston in their assessment.

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DART Earns FAA Approval For Bell 205A-1/205B Drive Shaft Tunnels

Can Accommodate Larger-Diameter Tail Rotor Drive Shafts

DART Helicopter Services announced recently its affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA approval of its Drive Shaft Tunnel for 205A-1/205B helicopters. This product has been Transport Canada certified; EASA certification is pending.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.22.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Veterans Airlift Command provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.22.08): Dynamical Time (DT)

Aero-Terms!

Replaces Ephemeris Time, ET, as the independent argument in dynamical theories and ephemerides. Its unit of duration is based on the orbital motions of the Earth, Moon, and planets. DT has two expressions, Terrestrial Time, TT, (or Terrestrial Dynamical Time, TDT), and Barycentric Dynamical Time, TDB.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.22.08)

"Things are looking worse. These negotiations will end up in the same train wreck as they did with the machinists if they don't change how they're approaching us."

Source: Ray Goforth, executive director for Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, which is threatening strike action against Boeing similar to the walkout now underway by 27,000 workers represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

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