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April 23, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.23.10

Tom Poberezny could be joining the board at Garmin.
DOT refuses to exempt airlines from the tarmac stranding rule.
And IAM members have a new contract with Hawaiian Airlines.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.23.10

Tom Poberezny could be joining the board at Garmin.
DOT refuses to exempt airlines from the tarmac stranding rule.
And IAM members have a new contract with Hawaiian Airlines.


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ANN Special Feature: Part III - FAA's Randy Babbitt at AEA 2010 - 04.23.10

In a session which followed his prepared remarks, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt fields questions from attendees at AEA 2010.

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Estimated Cost Of Volcano Eruption To Airlines $1.7 Billion

IATA Urges Measures To Mitigate Impact

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimated that the Icelandic volcano crisis cost airlines more than $1.7 billion in lost revenue through Tuesday-six days after the initial eruption. For a three-day period (17-19 April), when disruptions were greatest, lost revenues reached $400 million per day.

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First Flight: Modified T-1A Combat Systems Officer (CSO) Aircraft

Confirms Operation Of Basic Aircraft Systems

A T-1A aircraft with the modification to support CSO training, had its first flight Wednesday, according to a Camber Corporation news release. The aircraft took off at 1116 EDT from Dayton International Airport and flew for 1 hour and 55 minutes. 

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NATA Taps Three For Board Of Directors

Executives Named Have A Broad Range Of Experience In Aviation Industry

NATA elected three new members to its board of directors Wednesday at its annual membership meeting. The new members are Bob Marinace, president and chief executive officer, Key Air, Alfred G. Peterson, airport manager, Nantucket Memorial Airport, and Jim Sweeney, president, Fargo Jet Center.

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Last Of A Breed: Doolittle Raiders Reunite At Air Force Museum

For 68th Reunion, Only Four Of Eight Could Make The Trip

Four of the remaining eight Doolittle Raiders, known for their nearly impossible bombing raid on Japan during World War II, reunited for the 68th year at the National Museum of the United States Air Force April 16 through 18.

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Embry-Riddle's Summer Academy Offers Variety Of Programs For Teens

Aviation And Aerospace Camps At Both Florida And Arizona Locations

Teens who'd enjoy hands-on exploration of aviation and aerospace topics will want to sign up for the Summer Academy operated by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at either its Daytona Beach, FL or Prescott, AZ campus.

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Sometimes, What Goes Up Goes Straight Up

Vertical Challenge 11th Annual Helicopter Air Show Set For June 19

Pilots from across the United States will showcase their helicopters at the 11th Annual Hiller Aviation Museum’s Vertical Challenge on June 19, 2010. This event illustrates the many different abilities of the agile aircraft.

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Busted: Canadian-Built UAS Aids Central American Drug Raid

Recon Photos Taken By Aeryon Scout Credited With Finding Key Entry Point

A small, man-portable UAS is being credited with giving law enforcement officers the break they needed in a recent drug bust in Central America. The reconnaissance photos taken by an Aeryon Scout allowed for a successful raid, and subsequent conviction.

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New Glass For KC-135 Tankers

ARINC To Start Upgrades Under Air Force Block 45 Program

As the Air Force gets ready to evaluate bids for a tanker to replace the KC-135, the existing aircraft are still flying daily, and need to be kept as up-to-date as possible. ARINC Engineering Services, LLC has contracted with Rockwell Collins to perform the initial avionics upgrade on the U.S. Air Force's tanker fleet.

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Gone West: Balloon Altitude Record Holder David Simons

Set Record In 1957 As Precursor To The U.S. Space Program

David Simons, who in 1957 flew a helium balloon to the edge of space, passed away at his home in Covington, GA on April 5th. He was 87 years old.

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From Auto CAD Design To The Shop Floor, A New Jet Starts To Take Shape

Embraer Performs First Metal Cut For Legacy 500

Early this week, Embraer performed the first metal cut for the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 programs. This manufactured part belongs to the first Legacy 500 prototype aircraft. The event took place at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil.

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X-Prize Foundation Fundraiser Adds ICON A5 Flight To Prize List

Joins A Trip Aboard SpaceShipTwo As An Enticement To Make A Donation

It's the stuff that most of us only are able to sit back and say "wouldn't that be really cool." But for those invited to attend the X-Prize Charity fundraiser, it could mean an sneak preview flight of the new ICON A5 Amphib, or a trip to space aboard SpaceShipTwo.

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President, Vice President Travel To NYC On Earth Day In Separate Planes

Leaders Attended Events A Few Miles Apart, Air Traffic Disrupted

There is probably really no way this could have been avoided, but it perhaps sends mixed messages about Earth Day. Both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden traveled to New York City on Thursday ... Earth Day ... to separate events in separate jumbo jets.

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Aero-TV: The Carbon Cub SS – Classic Design Gets Modern Treatment

CubCrafters’ President, Jim Richmond, Introduces the Latest in LSA Innovation
 
On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport Aviation Expo.  In a sea of light sport aircraft, one particular company made quite a splash for its one-of-a-kind LSA.  The Cubcrafters’ Carbon Cub SS is the first and only 180-horsepowered aircraft to hit the LSA market.  Dramatically reinventing the 1940s Piper Super Cub, CubCrafters has re-sculpted the aircraft into a modern design with the latest in composite carbon fiber and engine technology.
 

Poberezny: 'No Conflict' In Joining Garmin Board

Serving Two Masters? Poberezny Up For Election, May 20th, for Garmin Director

 Both Garmin and EAA President Tom Poberezny have confirmed reports of the EAA leader's nomination for a Director's slot on the board of Garmin Ltd. Rumors surfaced earlier this week as a result of inquiries to ANN from members of the avionics and EAA community who were concerned about the potential for a conflict of interest.

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Aero-TV: The Carbon Cub SS – Classic Design Gets Modern Treatment

CubCrafters’ President, Jim Richmond, Introduces the Latest in LSA Innovation

On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport Aviation Expo. In a sea of light sport aircraft, one particular company made quite a splash for its one-of-a-kind LSA. The Cubcrafters’ Carbon Cub SS is the first and only 180-horsepowered aircraft to hit the LSA market.

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North-Aire Aviation Responds Publicly To FAA Proposed Fine

Flight School Does Not Agree With FAA's Assessment Of The Situation

A response to an FAA news release earlier this week announcing a fine against North-Aire Aviation was published on the flight school's website.

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Klyde Morris (04.23.10)

Klyde Gets Back To The CREAPs

FMI: www.klydemorris.com  

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Earth Day F/A-18 Flight Goes Supersonic On Biofuel Blend

Navy Tests "Green Hornet" On Half-And-Half Camelina And Standard Jet Fuels

The Navy celebrated Earth Day April 22 by showcasing a flight test of the "Green Hornet," an F/A-18 Super Hornet multirole fighter jet powered by a biofuel blend. The test, conducted at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, drew hundreds of onlookers, including Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

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DOT Denies Requests For Waiver Of Tarmac Delay Rule

Airlines Had Requested Relief At Congested New York Region Airports

The U.S. DOT today denied the requests of five airlines for a temporary exemption from the new rule limiting tarmac delays. As a result, all U.S. carrier flights covered by the rule will be subject to its terms effective April 29.

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FAA SAIB Focuses On Oil Filter, Adapters

Incorrect Filter Installed On Superior Air Parts Adapters May Cause Oil Loss

An FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) released by the FAA this week focuses on potential problems when an incorrect oil filter is installed on Superior Air Parts, Inc. (SAP) oil filter adapter, part number (P/N) SL2157, which can be installed on certain Lycoming Engines reciprocating engines.

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The Wedding's Off. No Merger Between UAL And US Airways

US Airways Issues Statement Regarding Merger Discussions

After flirting with United Airlines in merger discussions, in what some analysts saw as a way for UAL to re-open talks with Continental Airlines,  US Airways Group said Thursday that it has discontinued recent talks with UAL Corporation regarding a potential merger between the two companies.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.23.10)

"I am the first one to say that this industry does not want or need bailouts. But this crisis is not the result of running our business badly." Source: Giovanni Bisignani, IATA's Director General and CEO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.23.10): Homing

Flight toward a NAVAID, without correcting for wind, by adjusting the aircraft heading to maintain a relative bearing of zero degrees.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.23.10)

National Institute Of Aeronautical Research (NIAR)

NIAR was established in 1985 when Wichita State University President Warren Armstrong felt a need to strengthen research and services support to the aviation industry. The institute celebrates its 25th anniversary with an open house next week.  

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