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April 11, 2009

Elliott Aviation Completes First King Air 200 G1000 Installation

Demostrator Panel To Be Displayed Next Month At EBACE2009

Elliott Aviation announced this week the Moline, IL-based business aviation services company has become the first authorized facility to install Garmin's G1000 Integrated Avionics Suite glass cockpit in a Beechcraft King Air B200/200 aircraft, completing the installation in a 1995 King Air B200.

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Colorado Airport Has Prairie Dog Problem

Containment Hasn't Proven Completely Effective

Officials at Vance Brand Airport (LMO) in Longmont, CO have a vexing problem: their efforts to contain the resident prairie dog population have proven unsuccessful, and may endanger the airport's hopes for receiving new state grant money for improvements.

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Pararescuemen Conduct Water Recovery Tests Of New NASA Capsule

USAF Will Be First On Scene After Splashdowns

Six pararescuemen from Patrick Air Force Base, FL conducted recovery testing on a mockup of NASA's next-generation spacecraft March 8 at the Trident Turn Basin at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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Hawker Beechcraft Delivers First USAF King Air 350ER

Contract For 23 Aircraft Valued At Approx. $171 million

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) recently delivered the first special mission extended-range (ER) King Air 350 to the United States Air Force.

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Lucky Sevens! Boeing Delivers 777th 777 To Air France

First Plane To Sport Carrier's Updated Livery

Boeing and longtime customer Air France celebrated significant milestones Friday with the delivery of the 777th Boeing 777 airplane. The new Boeing 777-300ER also will be the first to bear a new Air France livery and company brand identity.

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Teams Set For Final Round Of Team America Rocketry Challenge

Top 100 Teams Will Compete In May Event

The top 100 student rocketry teams in the country are ready for the final round of competition of the Team America Rocketry Challenge next month after AIA announced the qualifiers for the fly-off on Friday.

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Sonex Offers New Discount Incentive For Tail Kit Builders

$2,000 Discount Available Against Other Sub-Kits In Single Purchase

"Building" -- so to speak -- on its earlier announcement of the availability of airframe sub-kits, Sonex Aircraft announced this week a new incentive package for purchasers of its Sonex and Waiex Tail Kits.

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Embraer Promotes Defense Offerings At LAAD 2009

Defense, Security Trade Show Now In Its 12th Year

Embraer will participate in the seventh edition of Latin America Aero and Defence (LAAD). This aeronautics and defense trade show takes place April 14 to 17, at RioCentro, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.11.09)

Aero-Linx!

The Tennessee Museum of Aviation opened in mid-December 2001. The 50,000 sq. ft. facility is located right beside the 5,500 ft. runway at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (GKT).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.11.09): Lifting Body

Aero-Terms!

A wingless aircraft that derives lift from the shape of its hull. Lifting bodies are used, for example, as models and prototypes for space plane designs. An example was the M-2.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.11.09)

"We don't think airports and prairie dogs go together."

Source: Colorado DOT Airports Engineer T.K. Gwin. Officials at Vance Brand Airport (LMO) in Longmont, CO have a vexing problem: their efforts to contain the resident prairie dog population have proven unsuccessful, and may endanger the airport's hopes for receiving new state grant money for improvements.

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