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April 08, 2010

ANN REALTIME! PS Engineering Announces Breakthrough Technology for Audio Panels

PMA8000BT Is A Bluetooth-Enabled Device

PS Engineering says it has reached a breakthrough in cockpit convenience and connectivity. The new PMA8000BT, featuring Bluetooth capability, was unveiled at the 53rd AEA convention in Orlando Thursday.

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Solar Impulse Makes First Test Flight

Swiss Group Hopes To Circumnavigate On Power From The Sun

The Solar Impulse, an aircraft being developed by a Swiss group for an attempted flight around the world only on solar power, completed its first test flight Wednesday at a military air base in Western Switzerland.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 04.08.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.08.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.08.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Video from AEA 2010 - 04.08.10 (ANN Special Report, with ANN's Sarah Curtiss)

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The EBAA France Announces Annual Meeting

To Be Held At Eur-Avia Cannes 2010 In June

The EBAA France will held its annual meeting on Friday June 4th 2010 during the fourth edition of the international exhibition of general aviation Eur-Avia Cannes, in partnership with Cannes-Mandelieu airport.

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Banyan Completes High Speed Data And Direct TV Upgrade On Challenger

Installation Was Performed At The Aircraft Owners Home Base

Admittedly, its for the folks in the back and not the ones up front flying the airplane. Still, Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport recently completed an avionics installation on a Bombardier Challenger (CL-604).

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Jeppesen Unveils 'FliteDeck Pro'

Jepp's Next Evolution Of Electronic Flight Bag Technology

Jeppesen has rolled out the FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) application - and says it has come up with a category-changing solution developed through extensive operational testing and design coordination with pilots and flight operations staff in the commercial and military aviation industries.

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Monterey, CA Students Set To Receive Call From Shuttle Astronauts

Former Teacher Among The Mission Specialists Oh Her Way To ISS

Eighth grade students and children of the military community in California's Monterey Peninsula area will have an opportunity to speak with astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth on Saturday, April 10.

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Mid-Continent Instruments Receives TSO For Lithium Emergency Power Supply

Company Says The TSO Covers A "Wide Range" Of Business Aircraft

Mid-Continent's MD835 Emergency Power Supply, recently received TSO certification from the FAA. Rigorous RTCA DO-160 environmental testing and DO-311 testing for Rechargeable Lithium Systems was conducted to receive TSO approval. 

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Pilatus Performs Well Despite Tough Aviation Market

Company Reports Record Income, Strong Orders

2009 was another year of new records for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd despite of the general financial and economic crisis.

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Cessna Adds Mid-West Mobile Service Unit

Sixth Facility Is Based In Ohio

Akron-Canton Airport (KCAK) is the home to a new Citation Mobile Service Unit, Cessna announced Wednesday. It is the sixth facility in its ServiceDirect system to augment support capability to the domestic Cessna Citation business jet fleet.

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New Kit For 'Airshow' Owners Is Easy Upgrade To Satellite Maps

Pin-For-Pin Replacement Systems

Flight Display Systems on Thursday announced an upgrade kit for Airshow 100, Airshow 200, and Airshow 400 owners.

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TrueNorth Avionics Adds Management, Sales and Technical Support Staff

Three New Staff Members Join The Company

TrueNorth Avionics has added three new employees to meet the increasing demand for the company's new Simphone OpenCabin airborne communications system, including Jason Lee as Canadian sales manager, Bret Gilligan as international field service representative and Gerry Wall as business manager.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.08.10

Airlines share their plans to deal with DOTs tarmac rule.
NTSB rules in that Learjet overrun in South Carolina.
And we're taking you inside AEA 2010 with streaming video today.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.08.10

Airlines share their plans to deal with DOTs tarmac rule.
NTSB rules in that Learjet overrun in South Carolina.
And we're taking you inside AEA 2010 with streaming video today.


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ANN Special Feature: Video from AEA 2010 - 04.08.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Sarah Curtiss, Senior Video Producer for Aero TV, about how and why portions of the 53rd Annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Sho

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Avidyne Unveils Innovative 'FMS Preview' For Release 9

Entegra Release 9 Enhancement Provides Real-Time Graphical Depiction Of Flight Plan Mods

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, Thursday rolled out an innovative new feature called "FMS Preview" for their award-winning Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (R9) avionics system. 

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Classic Aero-TV: Aero-TV: P-51 Brotherhood - Journey Home for the Pattillo Aces

The Pattillo Brothers Share Their Extraordinary History and Journey to Oshkosh

E-I-C Note: As ANN prepares for 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 get ready... Still, before 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 prepare for "hell week."

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Extra Aircraft Shows First EA-500 Aircraft With Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Suite

Release 9 Selected For Next-Generation System Archetecture

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, and Extra Aircraft LLC Thursday unveiled the Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck avionics suite for the Extra EA-500 aircraft. 

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PS Engineering Showcases the PMA5000EX Audio Panel

Low-Cost, Feature Rich Panel For Experimental And LSA Markets

PS Engineering has introduced its Experimental Audio Panel line. PS Engineering says the PMA5000EX achieves a new level of price/performance for the homebuilder.

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FAA's Babbitt Presses For Changes At LAX

Takes Issue With NASA Report On Safety At The Airport

In a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAX airport officials, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt says it would be a "serious mistake" to not reconfigure the north portion of the airfield.

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FAA Pledges More Than $400 Million For O'Hare

Expansion Plan Includes Two New Runways

The DOT says it would commit $410 million for the second phase of a planned expansion at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, airport officials said at a news conference Tuesday.

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MGL Avionics Launches Generation 2 EFIS

Upgrades for Odyssey And Voyager Adds Numerous Features

MGL Avionics unveiled the culmination of over 10 years of avionics development by the company on Tuesday. The Generation 2 versions of the popular Odyssey (10.4") and Voyager (8.4") EFIS units are now shipping.  

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.08.10)

"The status quo is not good enough for the FAA, and the city of Los Angeles should not view it as good enough for the traveling public." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.08.10): Terminal Data Link System (TDLS)

A system that provides Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS) both on a specified radio frequency and also, for subscribers, in a text message via data link to the cockpit or to a gate printer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.08.10)

53rd Annual AEA Convention In Orlando

The 53rd Annual AEA convention kicked off Wednesday in Orlando, and Aero-TV will be presenting live webcasts from the convention Friday and Saturday.

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