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July 20, 2010

Piper Shuffles Executive Roster

Imprimis Puts Geoffrey Berger In 'Interim' Top Spot

 After the successful sale of Piper to Imprimis, industry observers were wondering when, and if, the company would take a more active role in the management of the company... we now know the answer. Geoffrey Berger, Managing Director of Imprimis' Brunei operations will serve as interim CEO of Piper Aircraft, Inc., effective immediately.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.20.10

SAFE has a busy week planned at Oshkosh.
Two new Able Flight pilots will get their wings at AirVenture.
And Ford creates another million-dollar Mustang to benefit Young Eagles.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.20.10

SAFE has a busy week planned at Oshkosh.
Two new Able Flight pilots will get their wings at AirVenture.
And Ford creates another million-dollar Mustang to benefit Young Eagles.


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ANN Special Feature: Airport Freed to Start Congestion Pricing - 07.20.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bob Poole, Founder and Director of Transportation Studies for The Reason Foundation, about last week's federal court decision clearing the way for airports to raise land

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 07.20.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.20.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.20.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Airport Freed to Start Congestion Pricing - 07.20.10 (ANN Special Report, with ob Poole, Founder and Director of Transportation Studies for The Reason Foundation)

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Canada Announces Plans To Acquire F-35 Lightning II JSF

Government of Canada Strengthens Sovereignty While Generating Significant Economic Benefits

The Government of Canada announced Friday it is acquiring the fifth generation Joint Strike Fighter F-35 aircraft to contribute to the modernization of the Canadian Forces, while bringing significant economic benefits and opportunities to regions across Canada.

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Seven WWII Airmen Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

All Were Aboard A C-47 Which Went Down In 1944

The remains of seven Airmen missing in action from World War II were buried July 15 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

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Gone West: Captain Clyde 'Frank' Lang

Long-Time Commercial Pilot Also Flew Covert Ops For The U.S. Government

Considered by some to be one of aviation's most colorful pilots, Captain Clyde "Frank" Lang, passed away July 10 in Houston, Texas, after a brief illness. Lang, who grew up in west central Illinois and had a home in Tucson, Arizona, was 87.

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Fly Into Space For Half The Price? Xtraordinary Adventures Says 'Yes'

Plans Expeditions Using The XCOR Aerospace Lynx Vehicle

If you're pining for a flight to the fringe of space, but don't have $100-200 thousand to devote to the 'E-Ticket' ride, there is a company that thinks there is another, less expensive way to make the trip.

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Purdue Set To Take Delivery Of New Fleet Of Cirrus Aircraft

Deal Will Be Finalized At AirVenture

Purdue University's aviation technology program will provide its students with a new, more modern fleet when it takes delivery of a representative Cirrus aircraft at 1300 Thursday, July 29th at AirVenture.

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Embry-Riddle Offers Aviation Safety Short Courses

Three Five-Day Programs At Daytona Beach, FL Campus

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Professional Programs Office will host three five-day Center for Aerospace Safety/Security Education (CASE) short courses that combine the latest in safety, security, human factors with aircraft accident investigation topics.

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Innotech Aviation Receives STC for I-Ku Airborne Broadband System

Installation Approved For Bombardier Global Express Aircraft

Innotech Aviation of Montreal has received an STC from Transport Canada for its I-Ku (pronounced I-Q) broadband network installation on the Bombardier Global Express series of business jets.

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NRC Aerospace Adds High-Altitude Atmospheric Research Capability

T-33 Jet Trainer Research Aircraft Is Also instrumented For Wake Vortex Research The National Research Council Canada Institute for Aerospace Research has added a new High-Altitude Atmospheric Research Capability (HAARC) to its Flight Research Laboratory in Ottawa.

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Morgan Aircraft Will Present Engineering Status Report At EAA Airventure

Developers Of A VTOL Jet For Civil And Government Applications

Morgan Aircraft LLC, which has developed what it says is the world's first Civil VTOL Jet, has announced that it has been chosen as one of only 7 innovative companies invited to give presentations at the EAA AirVenture Fly-In on July 27th.

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Vertical Power Announces Free Paper To Help Homebuilders

"Top 10 Aircraft Wiring Mistakes" Covers Common Miscues

Vertical Power says it is making available a free 12-page paper "Top 10 Aircraft Wiring Mistakes", written for homebuilders who want to avoid making common wiring mistakes while building their plane.

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NRC Aerospace To Re-Engine Its Bell 412 Fly-By-Wire Helicopter

Will Allow Test Pilot Trainees To Maximize Aircraft's Capabilities

The National Research Council Canada Institute for Aerospace Research has contracted with Calgary-based Eagle Copters Ltd. to replace the engines in their Bell 412 HP Advanced Systems Research Aircraft (ASRA) with a Pratt and Whitney PT6T-9 Twin-Pac.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: The Polar Pumpkin - Art Mortvedt at AirVenture

Looking Back At Oshkosh 2009: Polar Pumpkin Premieres at Oshkosh

Aero-TV sat down with Art Mortvedt, the current pilot and owner of the Polar Pumpkin, to discuss his exciting plans to land the aircraft at both Poles.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Looking Back At Day Two

Looking Back At Aero-TV’s Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Tuesday, July 28th, 2009.

Tuesday was the AirVenture’s “Discovery Day,” and featured a variety of imaginative aircraft.

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Certified! Garmin G1000 For Cessna CitationJet

Approved For WAAS Approaches

The FAA has granted Garmin International an STC for the G1000 integrated flight deck in the Cessna CitationJet (Model 525, serial numbers 0001-0359) the company announced Monday.

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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Joins The Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Endorses NASA's New Direction, Supports Continuation Of Human Spaceflight

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has joined the Federation as an Associate Member. With 3,100 employees across Florida, California, Alabama, and Mississippi.

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Boeing Order Book Grows By Thirty 777-300ER Aircraft

Emirates Airlines Places The Order Valued At $9.1 Billion

Dubai-based Emirates airline placed an order with Boeing Monday for an additional 30 777-300ER aircraft, worth approximately $9.1 billion at list prices. The new order adds to the fleet of 71 777-300ERs previously ordered, of which 53 aircraft are currently in service.

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Teachers Get Hands-On Experience Through New NASA Internship

They'll Work Directly With NASA's Latest Technology For Aerospace Engineering

Select teachers will spend part of their summer learning about virtual technology in an effort to get their students excited about science, technology, engineering and math.

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Solar Powered Zephyr UAS Soars To New World's Records

Sun-Powered HALE Has Flown For Over A Week

Zephyr, a solar powered high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) Unmanned Air System (UAS) has smashed a number of long-standing world records by flying for over a week, according to QinetiQ, which makes the aircraft.

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Florida Man Faces Charges In Airline Bomb Threat

Claimed (Falsely) He Had TNT Aboard A Trans-Atlantic Flight

A man from Florida who claimed to have dynamite aboard a trans-Atlantic flight on April 27th has been indicted on charges of interfering with flight crew members and making threats. He is to be arraigned July 28th.

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Prop Accident Turns Up Alleged Affair

Woman Struck By Airplane Propeller Was With A Married Businessman In Las Vegas

A businesswoman from California says she suspects her husband of having an affair because a 21 year old woman was struck by the propeller of his airplane last Thursday at McCarran International Airport (KLAS) in Las Vegas.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.20.10)

(W)e support the continuation of the U.S. human spaceflight program, as well as fostering a safe, more cost-effective and commercial approach for crew to Low Earth Orbit." Source: James G. Maser, President of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.20.10): National Beacon Code Allocation Plan Airspace

Airspace over United States territory located within the North American continent between Canada and Mexico, including adjacent territorial waters outward to about boundaries of oceanic control areas (CTA)/Flight Information Regions (FIR).  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.20.10)

AWAM - Association For Women In Aviation Maintenance

"AWAM is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of championing women's professional growth and enrichment in the aviation maintenance fields.

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