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March 12, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.13.09

The race is on in the North Atlantic.
The NTSB issues urgent recommendations involving 777s.
And the ISS survives a threat from orbital debris.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.13.09

The race is on in the North Atlantic.
The NTSB issues urgent recommendations involving 777s.
And the ISS survives a threat from orbital debris.


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ANN Special Feature: Doug Stewart, SAFE - 03.13.09

ANN's Paul Plack gets an update on what happened at the first meeting of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators from spokesman Doug Smith.

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North Carolina Police Receive Sky Arrow LSA

Plane Bought Through DOJ Study On Effectiveness Of Light Planes

North Carolina sheriff's deputies have a new set of eyes in the sky: a Sky Arrow 600 light-sport aircraft.

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Pennsylvania Airports Receive First $12 Million Of Stimulus Money

DOT's LaHood Releases Economic Recovery Funds For Improvements At PIT, AGC

US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced Thursday that Pittsburgh International and Allegheny County Airports will receive the first funding allocations for airport infrastructure projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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City Council Accepts Lindbergh Field Makeover Plan

Proposed Overhaul Includes New Terminal, Transit Center

A change is gonna come to San Diego International/Lindbergh Field (SAN); at least, that appears likely after the city council accepted a report this week calling for a total makeover of the busy airport.

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Avidyne, Cessna Named In Suit Tied To February 2008 Lancair Accident

Claims Plane's PFD Was "Defective And Dangerous"

The family of a pilot killed in a February 2008 landing accident has sued avionics manufacturer Avidyne, claiming the accident plane's primary flight display was "defective and dangerous"... despite a National Transportation Safety Board ruling that pilot error was to blame.

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NASA Contest To Name ISS Module Runs Amok

'Colbert' Leads Popular Vote

Anytime you open up a decision to a popular vote, you give promotionally-minded media personalities a platform to mobilize fans.

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Terror 'Watchlist' Hits New Milestone

One Million Names... But "Only" 400,000 People, DHS Says

In response to requests from USA Today, the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed the terrorist watch list used to screen US passengers has reached a new milestone -- one million names.

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NASA Gives ISS All-Clear After Debris Passes

Station Crew Takes Precautionary Measures

All clear. NASA reports the debris threat to the International Space Station has passed. The crew was notified of the all clear at 12:45 pm EDT, and is now departing the Soyuz capsule in anticipation of returning the station to normal operations.

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Search Continues For Survivors Of North Atlantic S-92 Downing

One Survivor Found, One Body Recovered

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 03.12.09 1430 EDT (UPDATED 2230 EDT: One person has been rescued and another presumed lost  following Thursday morning's downing of a Sikorsky S-92 in the North Atlantic. The search continues for signs of the other 16 persons reported onboard the helicopter, which was bound for two offshore oil rigs off the coast of Newfoundland.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 03.12.09

New Planes And Taxes, With CPA Daniel Cheung

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.12.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.12.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- New Planes And Taxes: 03.12.09 (ANN Special Report, with CPA Daniel Cheung of Aviation Tax Consultants.)

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Wichita Mayor Invites Obama To City

Wants Prez To See Economic Impact Of Bizjet-Bashing

The city of Wichita, KS is getting pretty tired of hearing all business aviation painted with the same broad brush by the Obama administration. So it's decided an intervention is in order.

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White Plains FBO Challenges Proposed Hangar Lease To JPMorgan Chase

Aviat Westchester Says County Proposal Will Cost County Millions

In what it sees as a one-David-vs.-two-Goliaths battle, Avitat Westchester is challenging a proposal by Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano to give its lease for one of the largest hangars at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY to JPMorgan Chase.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.12.09

The TSA's Operation Playbook is back.
Discovery's launch is delayed, again.
And an MD-83 sheds parts after departing LaGuardia.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.12.09

The TSA's Operation Playbook is back.
Discovery's launch is delayed, again.
And an MD-83 sheds parts after departing LaGuardia.


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ANN Special Feature: CPA Daniel Cheung, New Planes and Taxes - 03.12.09

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks with CPA Daniel Cheung of Aviation Tax Consultants about how recent tax law changes affect the decision to buy a new aircraft for business use.

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Aero-TV: Almost A Mustang -- Titan's T-51 (Part 1)

EVERYONE Loves A Mustang... Here's One That Can Be Owned/Flown -- Affordably!

With real-live P-51s pretty much ruining a million dollar bill these days, there are few of us that can aspire to ownership of such a treasure.

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NASA Won't Launch Discovery Before March 15

Hydrogen Leak Discovered During Fueling

No sooner than Sunday. That's the word from NASA regarding the launch of the space shuttle Discovery, after crews discovered a potentially catastrophic hydrogen leak while fueling the orbiter Wednesday.

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NTSB Issues Urgent Recommendation Affecting Trent 800

Rolls-Royce Says Redesigned Component Is Under Development

Following two engine thrust rollback events on Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce engines, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a pair of urgent safety recommendations Wednesday to the FAA and EASA, calling for the redesign of a Rolls-Royce engine component -- said to already be in development -- and the prompt installation of that redesigned part once it is approved.

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Aero-TV: Almost A Mustang -- Titan's T-51 (Part 1)

EVERYONE Loves A Mustang... Here's One That Can Be Owned/Flown -- Affordably!

With real-live P-51s pretty much ruining a million dollar bill these days, there are few of us that can aspire to ownership of such a treasure.

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NASA Successfully Reboots Mars Odyssey Orbiter

CTRL-ALT-DEL-Red Planet

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter properly followed commands sent Wednesday to shut down and restart, a strategy by its engineers to clear any memory flaws accumulated in more than five years since Odyssey's last reboot.

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Gone West: Paul Wesley Airey, First Chief Master Sergeant Of Air Force

"A Man Of Honor And Commitment To Things Greater Than Himself."

Aero-News has learned former Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Paul Wesley Airey died March 11 in Panama City, FL. Airey was the first person to hold the position of CMSAF.

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Southwest Airlines Begins Service To Minneapolis/St. Paul

Inaugural Festivities Culminate With Airport Celebration and News Conference

Southwest Airlines took aim squarely at Northwest Airlines this past weekend, as the low-cost airline started service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

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Cessna's Wichita Citation Service Center Adds PWC Engine Expertise

All CSCs Will Have Access To New Program

Starting next month, Cessna will offer Citation turbine engine hot section inspections for Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D and PWC 500 series engines across its Citation Service Center network, through a unique arrangement with Dallas Airmotive.

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Sporty's Intros 'Fly-Thru Service' For Order Pickup

"Yeah, I'll Have #3 Flight Bag Special, Medium Coke... Hold The AOPA Watch"

Aiming to balance customer service, mobility, and the unconventional schedules of many pilots, Sporty's Pilot Shop recently introduced "Sporty's Fly-Thru Service." As the name implies, the new customer service initiative makes it possible for customers to fly to Sporty's and pick up their order in person 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Executive AirShare Tweaks Fractional Aircraft Ownership Program

Company Eliminates Flight-Hour Limits, "Peak Days" Designation

Recognizing that simplicity is a virtue in most any situation -- including aircraft ownership -- Executive AirShare announced this week it has instituted two enhancements to its regional fractional aircraft ownership program. The Kansas City, MO-based company aims to attract business owners and executives seeking the highest level of service and the greatest return on their business aviation investment.

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Revolution Air Notes Increase In Charter Business

Bailed-Out Corporations Flying Their Aircraft Less

Finally... evidence the policies set forth by government stimulus plans are actually working, at least for some aviation companies. In something of a mixed blessing, charter broker Revolution Air tells ANN it has seen an increase in corporate charter flights from companies receiving government financial assistance... as those companies are discouraged from maintaining their own corporate aircraft fleets.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.12.09)

Aero-Linx!

The visitor's experience begins in Hanger 37, a 42,000 square foot former seaplane hangar that survived the December 7, 1941 attack.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.12.09): Air Data Boom

Aero-Terms!

An air data boom provides air pressure, temperature, and airflow direction data to data acquisition and air data computers for the computation of aircraft orientation, airspeed, altitude, and related information.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.12.09)

"From his first days flying World War II combat missions in Europe, to his work improving the welfare of enlisted personnel as the first Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and his recent role as a mentor to today's Airmen, Chief Airey was a man of honor and commitment to things greater than himself."

Source: Michael Donley, Secretary of the US Air Force, speaking of former Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Paul Wesley Airey. Airey -- the first CMSAF -- passed away March 11 at his home in Panama City, FL.

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