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June 01, 2009

SpaceX And ATSB Announce New Launch Date For Razaksat Satellite

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn Bhd (ATSB) of Malaysia have announced an updated launch window for Falcon 1 Flight 5, carrying the RazakSAT satellite to orbit. The launch window opens Monday, July 13th and extends through Tuesday, July 14th, with a daily window to open at 1600 (PDT)/1900 (EDT).

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Official: Navy Terminates VH-71 Contract

That's Pretty Much It... BuhBye!

 The Navy has announced that it will terminate the VH-71 System Development and Demonstration (SDD) program contract. The announcement follows a Department of Defense (DoD) decision to cancel the existing presidential helicopter replacement program. The VH-71 was intended to replace both the VH-3D and VH-60N aircraft currently used to conduct presidential support missions.  

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Advanced FlightSim For TBM 850 Now Operational At SimCom/Florida

New FTD Features G1000 Integrated Cockpit And New High-Def Visuals

 A new TBM 850 flight training device (FTD) is now fully operational at the Orlando, Florida training center of SimCom. This new training tool has a high-resolution visual system and is configured with the TBM 850’s Garmin G1000 integrated avionics suite.

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GOOD NEWS: Cirrus Increases Production... Again

Announces Higher Production For Second Time In 45 Days -- Requiring Increased Staffing

We're SO ready for some good news... and Cirrus seems intent on providing it. As we write this, Cirrus Aircraft is notifying employees of continued strong demand for its entire product line and of the associated increase in its new aircraft production rate to eight (8) aircraft per week. Increased staffing requirements are precipitating upcoming callbacks of some previously furloughed employees...

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Air France Airbus 'Missing' Over Atlantic, Presumed Down

Paris Bound Jet Had Departed Rio De Janeiro

 ANN is monitoring multiple reports involving an Airbus A330-200 which is currently reported missing at a point some 354 km out over the Atlantic. The only supplemental info revolves around an 'automated' signal that indicates that the aircraft was having an electrical issue -- which some sources have attributed to a possible lightning strike.

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Slowly But Surely -- Another SJ30 Takes Wing

SJ30 Production Moves Forward with First Flight of Next Customer Aircraft

Emivest tells ANN that SJ30, serial number 008, has taken to the skies for its production flight checks over Texas. This marks a significant step in moving forward with production and establishing a regular delivery schedule.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.01.09

How aviation is doing depends on where you stand.
TSA softens its security directive...or, so we're told.
And Italy lobbies on behalf of the VH-71.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.01.09

How aviation is doing depends on where you stand.
TSA softens its security directive...or, so we're told.
And Italy lobbies on behalf of the VH-71.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Clean is Better - 06.01.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about why clean airplanes are better, and why your airspeed indicator may be more important than you knew.

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NATA's Coyne Takes On Bizarre Grant-Valkaria Flight Ban

This Story Continues To Get Stranger...

The President of the NATA is taking on the increasingly bizarre actions of some town leaders who are seeking to usurp Federal Law using local restrictions that not only seem to be illegal but continue to paint some of the town's leadership as more than a little off the wall.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 06.01.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.01.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.01.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Clean is Better - 06.01.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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TSA: Not So Secure

Systemic Weaknesses Revealed?

A Pennsylvania woman who triggered an Amber Alert last Tuesday with a false claim that she and her 9-year daughter had been locked in a trunk by carjackers has triggered a controversy surrounding airport security.

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USAF-Navy-Raytheon AIM-120D AMRAAM Continues Test Program

Raytheon Company's newest variant of the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile continued to demonstrate its advanced warfighting capabilities when it completed its seventh test flight. During the recent test, the AIM-120D AMRAAM was fired from a USAF F-15D fighter aircraft. Initial analysis shows the missile achieved all primary test objectives.

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Aero-TV: L-3 Trilogy ESI-1000 -- Completing The All-Glass Cockpit

Makes The All-Glass Part 23 Cockpit A Highly-Capable Reality

L-3 Avionics Systems is fielding the new Trilogy ESI-1000 Electronic Standby Instrument -- which should be certified and available within a few weeks. Designed as a backup for glass cockpit avionics, Trilogy is the first solid-state integrated standby system created specifically for Part 23 aircraft.

Aero-TV: L-3 Trilogy ESI-1000 -- Completing The All-Glass Cockpit

Makes The All-Glass Part 23 Cockpit A Highly-Capable Reality

L-3 Avionics Systems is fielding the new Trilogy ESI-1000 Electronic Standby Instrument -- which should be certified and available within a few weeks. Designed as a backup for glass cockpit avionics, Trilogy is the first solid-state integrated standby system created specifically for Part 23 aircraft.

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Gyros Seek FAA's LSA Blessing

LSA Designation Could Jump-Start Stalled Gyro Sales

The FAA appears ready to let a little sunlight into one of general aviation's darkest statistical corners. The agency is now accepting comments on new petitions from three manufacturers of small gyroplanes, seeking authorization to sell them as Experimental Light Sport Aircraft in the US.

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Klyde Morris (06.01.09)

Klyde Bemoans TSA's Continued Attacks On GA

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Has BizAv Slump Hit Bottom?

Pain's Not Over, But Some Upturns Reported

 When Cirrus announced a few weeks ago that it was stepping up production of its top-selling piston singles, it was tempting to think the first robins of an economic spring were hopping across business aviation's lawn. Now, Brian Foley Associates, a New Jersey-based firm which assists investors on due dilligence in the business aviation segment, says there are other signs the business aviation slump is hitting bottom.

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Boeing Team Rebuilds B-1 'Backbone'

Damaged B-1 Returned To Service

A USAF B-1B bomber returned to flight last week after a Boeing team replaced its catastrophically damaged upper-center boron longeron – the aircraft's "backbone." The B-1, Swift Justice, was damaged during a routine training mission in December 2007.

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JPL Team Discovers New Planet

Jupiter-Sized Body Is 20 Light-Years Away

This new neighbor is practically next door, as distances in space go. The newfound "exoplanet", called VB 10b, is about 20 light-years away in the constellation Aquila. It is a gas giant, with a mass six times that of Jupiter's, and an orbit far enough away from its star to be labeled a "cold Jupiter" similar to our own.

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Grosshans IT Announces Cell Phone Navigation

Company Reports They Put FMS In A Flip Phone

Is that a Flight Management System in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me? Grosshans IT Service International has released its next generation application dubbed "CyNAV" The company says it is their first real and feature rich aviation application in a cell phone.

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Italian Canadairs To Help In Protecting Europe From Wildfires

Sorem Deploys Two Canadair CL-215 to Corsica, France

Following a competitive bid award from the French Ministry of Interiors on last May 29, Itlay-based Sorem has won a firefighting contract on the European territory for the incoming summer. Starting on next July 1, two Sorem’s Canadair CL-215 will be deployed to the airport of Bastia, Corsica...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.01.09): Radiation Fog

Radiation Fog Fog that is created when radiational cooling at the earth's surface lowers the temperature of the air near the ground to or below its dew point. Formation is best when there is a shallow surface layer of relatively moist air beneath a drier layer, clear skies, and light surface winds. This primarily occurs during the night or early morning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.01.09)

Aero-Linx: NOAA's National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center The Aviation Weather Center delivers consistent, timely and accurate weather information for the world airspace system. We are a team of highly skilled people dedicated to working with customers and partners to enhance safe and efficient flight. Our Vision: The trusted authority and leading innovator for aviation weather information.  

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.01.09)

"This is an exciting discovery because it shows that planets can be found around extremely light-weight stars. This is a hint that nature likes to form planets, even around stars very different from the sun." Source: Wesley Traub, the chief scientist for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program at JPL, following the discovery of a newfound "exoplanet", called VB 10b, about 20 light-years away in the constellation Aquila.

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