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April 09, 2010

Philadelphia Jury Blames Lycoming For 1999 PA-28 Crash

Awards $89 Million To Survivor And Families

A Common Pleas Court in Philadelphia has awarded $89 million to the survivor of a 1999 plane crash in Youngstown, Ohio, as well as the families of those who lost their lives in the accident.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.09.10

AEA 2010 opens in Florida.
PS Engineering's new audio panel does bluetooth.
And Mid-Continent earns a TSO for its lithium-based backup power supply.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.09.10

AEA 2010 opens in Florida.
PS Engineering's new audio panel does bluetooth.
And Mid-Continent earns a TSO for its lithium-based backup power supply.


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ANN Special Feature: The Beauty of the Warthog - 04.09.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Major Paul Brown of the USAF A10 West Demonstration Team about his flying career, the unique attributes of the Thunderbolt II, and the challenges of participating in a d

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 04.09.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.09.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.09.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Beauty of the Warthog - 04.09.10 (ANN Special Report, with Major Paul Brown of the USAF A10 West Demonstration Team )

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X-48B BWB Team Completes Phase 1 Test Flights

Scale Model Of Hybrid Wing Body Aircraft Proves Concept

A team led by NASA and Boeing has completed the first phase of flight tests on the subscale X-48B blended wing body aircraft at the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, CA.

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Aircell To Offer Additional High-Speed Internet Billing Option

New Package Is Based On Actual Monthly Data Consumption

Aircell announced Thursday at the 53rd AEA Convention in Orlando, FL that it will soon add a usage-based billing option to its suite of service packages available with its Aircell High Speed Internet products for business, military and government aviation.

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NASA Extends ISS Contract With Russian Space Agency

Russia To Provide Crew Transportation Services Though 2014

NASA has signed a $335 million modification to the current International Space Station contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency for crew transportation, rescue and related services in 2013 and 2014.

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PS Engineering Returns To Its Roots

Retooled PMA6000B Updates Company's First Audio Panel

PS Engineering has unveiled an updated version of the PMA6000B. This new model takes advantage of the evolution in technology and manufacturing, as well as the experience from thousands of audio panels.

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Hawker Beechcraft Delivers 600th T-6 Military Trainer

Navy's Newest Trainer Will Be Based At NAS Whiting Field In Florida

In a special ceremony Wednesday, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) celebrated the delivery of the 600th Beechcraft T-6. The U.S. Navy took delivery of the milestone aircraft, a T-6B, which will be based at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, FL.

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Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Major Retrofit Expanded

Now Available For Additional King Air Aircraft

Rockwell Collins has received STCs to provide its Pro Line 21 major retrofit for Beechcraft King Air B200 and King Air 300 aircraft. These major retrofit STCs allow operators of older Beechcraft King Air B200 and 300 aircraft the ability to upgrade to a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system.

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Dassault Falcon Delivers First Business Jet With True VoIP Telephony

High-Speed Data And Voice Communications Over Broadband Network

The first Falcon business jet equipped with Honeywell's new MCS 7120 Swift Broadband Communications Gateway was delivered by Dassault Falcon on March 24th. The system provides a fully integrated wired and wireless cabin communication system and high speed global connectivity.

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German Women Attempted To Bring A Dead Relative Onto A Plane

But Instead They Were Arrested At John Lennon Airport

Two German nationals living in Oldham, UK, have been arrested for attempting to bring a deceased 91-year-old relative onto a plane bound for Berlin. The women told airport officials that the elderly man in the wheelchair was "sleeping."

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ANN's EXTRAORDINARY AEA2010 Live-Streaming Programming Continues Today, Saturday

OK... Ya Gotta Admit It, Our First Major Live-Steaming Programming Looked GREAT!

Thursday's amazing live-streaming programming of the AEA 2010 New Products Introduction session is now behind us andwhile we had GREAT expectations, we also KNEW that it was going to be tough to accomplish to the extremely lofty standards we set for all things we do under the Aero-TV banner. As usual, the Aero-TV crew did NOT disappoint us and pulled off a truly spectacular effort. I am phenomenally proud of them... but we still have three exciting sessions coming in the next 36 hours.  

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Classic Aero-TV: Dynon’s SkyView System – Avionics Solution for LSA, EXP Market

Dynon Intro's New $3,900 SkyView Glass Panel 

E-I-C Note: As ANN continues its first major LIVE Aero-TV programming, we have to admit that we've been flogging the video geeks to within an inch of their lives to make it all happen and today's AMAZING programming proves it was all worth it... Still, since we really put the pressure on, we've decided to give them a SLIGHT break and will be offering classic episodes of Aero-TV, most of which with an Avionics Theme, in order to make up for "hell week."

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Great News: NTSB Accident Statistics Show On-Demand Accidents Lowest In 20 Years

100 Fewer Accidents Overall When Compared To 2008

The NTSB released preliminary aviation accident statistics for 2009 on Thursday, and the results are encouraging. The statistics show an overall decrease in U. S. civil aviation accidents that includes general aviation and on-demand Part 135 operations. 

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FAA Suspends Darby Aviation's Air Carrier Certificate

Company Has Not Shown Acceptable Operations Manual Or Training Program

The FAA has issued an emergency order suspending Darby Aviation's air carrier certificate until the company demonstrates to the FAA it can conduct operations in accordance with regulatory requirements.

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Aspen Unveils Version 2.2 Software For Evolution

Previews Synthetic Vision, Backup Instruments

Aspen Avionics introduced version 2.2 software for its popular Evolution EFD at the 53rd annual AEA Convention and trade show Thursday. The new version of the Aspen software adds some new user-friendly features that increase functionality and decrease cockpit workload.

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Avidyne And RocketRoute.com Unwrap European Flight Planning, Tracking

RocketRoute.com's New Flight Planning Service Connects To Avidyne's MLX770.

Avidyne announced Thursday that they have partnered with RocketRoute.com to provide Eurocontrol-approved Flight Planning for the European General Aviation market and world-wide flight tracking.

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Small Business Receives Major NextGen Engineering Contract

Woman-Owned Business Awarded Contract Worth $280 Million

The FAA announced today that CSSI, Inc., of Washington, D.C., a woman-owned small business, has won a contract to perform engineering work that will help transform and modernize the nation's airspace system into the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).

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Rockwell Collins LPV Upgrades For King Air Approved

STC's For Pro Line 21 Systems

Rockwell Collins has received STCs to provide Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) upgrades for King Air C90GTi, B200, B200GT, B200C, B200CGT, 350 and 350C aircraft. The announcement was made at the Aircraft Electronic Associations' (AEA) tradeshow in Orlando, FL.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.09.10)

"Small businesses are uniquely positioned to help make NextGen a success." Source:  Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.09.10): Ident

A request for a pilot to activate the aircraft transponder identification feature. This will help the controller to confirm an aircraft identity or to identify an aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.09.10)

X-48B Background

The X-48B blended wing aircraft has recently completed its first phase of flight testing. NASA says the concept may be a glimpse of the future of military aircraft.

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