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March 31, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 03.31.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.31.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.31.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Women in Aviation - 03.31.10 (ANN Special Report, with Attendees From The 2010 WAI Conference)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.31.10

NTSB wants airman knowledge tests updated for the glass panel era.
The emergency landing killed a bystander, but it could have been even worse.
And a headless TSA may face negotiation

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.31.10

NTSB wants airman knowledge tests updated for the glass panel era.
The emergency landing killed a bystander, but it could have been even worse.
And a headless TSA may face negotiation

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ANN Special Feature: Women in Aviation - 03.31.10

Attendees at the recent Women in Aviation International Convention comment on what made them choose aviation as a career,and where they think the best opportunities for advancement are found.


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Sikorsky Helicopter Support Services Division Awarded FAA Diamond Award

Fourth Year In A Row For The Prestigious Designation

The Services Division of Sikorsky's Helicopter Support, Inc. (HSI) has won the FAA Diamond Certificate of Excellence award for the fourth year in a row, the company announced Monday.

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Air Museum Set To 'Take Off'

Fundraising Begins For 'Wings Over Salina' Museum

The Salina Airport Authority, with the help of the Greater Salina Community Foundation, has established two funds to raise the money needed to build and maintain the museum.  The Authority started a provisional fund with $500 to raise money for planning and construction. 

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Ontario Ministry Of Natural Resources To Get Three EC130's

Will Fill Forest Fire And Other Utility Missions

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources will acquire three EC130 B4 single-engine helicopters for forest fire management work and utility missions across Canada’s second largest province. Eurocopter Canada (ECL) announced the sale Tuesday.

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WAAS/LPV Available On Pro Line 21-Equipped King Air C90GTi Aircraft

Hawker Beechcraft Services Scheduling Upgrades

Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) today announced that the certified Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) is available on Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21-equipped King Air C90GTi aircraft. HBS facilities are now taking orders and scheduling aircraft for this new upgrade.

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K-State Prof Earns Master Aviation Educator Accreditation

Raylene Alexander Leads The "Jet Ahead" Program For Women

Raylene Alexander, an assistant professor of aviation at Kansas State University, has earned Master Aviation Educator accreditation. Alexander is one of only 22 Kansas teachers of aviation and one of seven K-State at Salina faculty members to earn the accreditation.

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FIDAE Air And Space Show 2010 Fruitful For Eurocopter

Signs Contract For Seven Aircraft, Receives Training Center Certification

Eurocopter Chile and Cono Sur, subsidiary of the Eurocopter Group announced contract signatures for the sale of 7 helicopters to several parapublic and private operators from Argentina and Chile during FIDAE Air and Space Show 2010.

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Wayfarer Aviation Names Craig Acton CFO

Former Air Transport Consultant Specializing In Financial Analysis

Wayfarer Aviation announced Monday that Craig Acton has been named Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Bill Koch, CEO. Acton will be based in Purchase, NY at the corporate Headquarters.

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Pilatus Looks To Poland For PC-12 Fuselage And Wing Assembly

Announced Partnership With PZL Swidnik S.A.

Pilatus Aircraft and PZL Swidnik S.A. are teaming up for the assembly of PC-12 fuselage and wing cells, the companies announced Tuesday.

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Aeroflex Introduces Portable Positional Simulator For GPS/Galileo Receivers

Three-Dimensional Simulations In A Portable Unit

Aeroflex introduced the GPSG-1000 on Monday, the first truly portable GPS and Galileo positional simulator. The GPSG-1000 is lightweight, easy to use, configurable, and inexpensive. It fills a gap in the market by providing a low-cost 12-channel test set that creates three-dimensional simulations.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2010-06-14

MANUFACTURER: Rolls-Royce plc RB211-Trent 800 Series Turbofan Engines  

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2010-06-17

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 757 Airplanes  

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Aero-TV: LSA Market Perspectives – What Will Attract Customers in 2010

2010 Sport Aviation Expo Company Attendees Reflect on the LSA Market
 
On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, sport aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport Aviation Expo.  Held in Sebring, Florida, the Expo is the place to see, buy, and sell aircraft operating under the LSA rule such as fixed-wings, trikes, powered parachutes, motor-gliders, and gyroplanes.  In addition, LSA industry leaders display the latest in sport aviation technology including new aircraft and electronics.  The Expo also provides educational forums, such as training programs and insurance seminars, specifically geared towards aviation’s Sport Pilot.

 

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week – Avidyne’s EX600 New Helicopter Features

Tom Harper Introduces Some of the All-New EX600 MFD Capabilities 
 
At the 2010 Heli-Expo, the Avidyne Corporation announced all-new helicopter-specific interfaces for their EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD).  For helicopter owners and operators, the EX600 MFD will be available as a display replacement for the CRT-based RDR-1400 radar systems found on most helicopters; more specifically, the EX600 is approved as a display replacement for the Telephonics’ RDR-1400-Series Color Weather and Search & Rescue Radar System.  In addition, Avidyne has added significant new MFD functionality including the Honeywell MK XXI and MK XXII Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS).  The EX600 has also achieved

Aero-TV: LSA Market Perspectives – What Will Attract Customers in 2010

2010 Sport Aviation Expo Company Attendees Reflect on the LSA Market

On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, sport aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport Aviation Expo.  Held in Sebring, Florida, the Expo is the place to see, buy, and sell aircraft operating under the LSA rule such as fixed-wings, trikes, powered parachutes, motor-gliders, and gyroplanes.

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week – Avidyne’s EX600 New Helicopter Features

Tom Harper Introduces Some of the All-New EX600 MFD Capabilities

At the 2010 Heli-Expo, the Avidyne Corporation announced all-new helicopter-specific interfaces for their EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD).  For helicopter owners and operators, the EX600 MFD will be available as a display replacement for the CRT-based RDR-1400 radar systems found on most helicopters; more specifically, the EX600 is approved as a display replacement for the Telephonics’ RDR-1400-Series Color Weather and Search & Rescue Radar System.  

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NTSB Investigating Near Mid-Air Collision Over San Francisco

Incident Involved A Commercial Airliner And A GA Aircraft

The NTSB has launched an investigation to determine why a commercial jetliner and a small light airplane came within an estimated 300 feet of colliding over San Francisco on Saturday.

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ICAO Holds Safety Conference To Discuss Global Safety Targets

Recommendations Based On "Transparency" and "Information Sharing"

A high-level Safety Conference hosted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) opened Monday in Montreal. The attendees stressed the need for greater transparency and sharing of safety-related information among ICAO Member States and air transport industry stakeholders.

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Bombardier Tests CSeries Aircraft Composite Demonstrator Wing

All-New Aircraft Targeted For First Deliveries In 2013

Testing of the Bombardier CSeries aircraft’s composite demonstrator wing is under way, representing another significant milestone in the development of the all-new aircraft due to enter service in 2013. 

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Air Force Scientists Test, Develop Bio Jet Fuels

Recent A-10 Test Was Just Latest Step In The Process

While the world searches for more efficient ways to fuel automobiles and create usable energy, Air Force scientists are looking for cleaner, more efficient ways to fuel the military's aircraft.

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TSA Names Federal Security Director For George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Ann M. Testa Tapped For Top Houston Security Post

TSA has named Ann M. Testa as Federal Security Director for George Bush Intercontinental Airport (KIAH).

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Certification Testing Underway For GE Aviation's H80 Turboprop Engine

Engine Targeted At The GA And Biz Av Markets

The first H80 turboprop engine began its certification testing on March 8 in a test cell at the GE Aviation Czech facility in Prague in the Czech Republic.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.31.10)

"We're at the cutting edge of alternative fuels." Source: Betty Rodriguez, Air Force chief engineer for the alternative fuels certification office.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.31.10): Center TRACON Automation System (CTAS)

A computerized set of programs designed to aid Air Route Traffic Control Centers and TRACONs in the management and control of air traffic.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.31.10)

TCAS Explainer

The NTSB is on its way to San Francisco to look into an incident in which a very big 777 and a vey small 11AC Champ nearly collided. One of the ways the 777 crew was alerted to the situation was through TCAS, the airplane's Traffic Collision Avoidance System.

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