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March 13, 2011

Kyle, Amanda Franklin Injured in TX Airshow Accident

Husband and Wife, Kyle and Amanda Franklin... Both Children Of Airshow Legends, Suffer Injuries in Airshow Crash

The airshow industry has suffered a major tragedy this weekend with serious injuries now reported to the children of two of the airshow world's most enduring legends. Kyle and Amanda Franklin, the son of legendary Jimmy Franklin and she the daughter of Bobby Younkin as well as Matt Younkin's sister.

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NTSB To Meet On A Plane Crash In Owatonna

Will Also Vote On The Board's "Most Wanted List" Process

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a Board meeting to consider a final report on a 2008 plane crash in Owatonna, Minnesota.

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Aeroflot Orders Eight 777s

Russian Carrier Gearing Up For Olympics, FIFA World Cup

The Russian national airline Aeroflot said Wednesday that it had place an order for six Boeing 777-300ERs (extended range) and two Boeing 777-200ERs. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website.

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NATA Announces The Launch Of RA Check Version 2.0

Updated Version Of The Associations Online Safety Management Tool

NATA says it has launched version 2.0 of RA Check, an online tool which combines a highly comprehensive FAA-endorsed Risk Assessment Tool with the automation necessary to make its use quick, easy, and accurate.

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Enstrom Helicopter Returns To China

Turbine-Powered 480B Goes To Wuhan Helicopters

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has recently signed a purchase agreement with Wuhan Helicopters in China for a 480B turbine helicopter.

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Boeing And ILFC Announce Order For 33 Next-Generation 737-800s

Hong Kong Airlines Also Plans Fleet Expansion

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), has finalized a firm order for 33 Next-Generation 737-800s with Boeing. The order, with a list-price value of more than $2.6 billion, is part of the company's initiative to modernize its fleet and increase the balance in its airplane portfolio.

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Cessna Announces 14-Aircraft Order To Hao Hai General Aviation Company

Eleven Grand Caravans And Three Citation Encore+ BizJets Join The Fleet

Hao Hai General Aviation Company Ltd will add 11 Grand Caravan utility turboprop aircraft to its existing fleet of two Grand Caravans, and the company will also take delivery of three new Citation Encore+ business jets, according to a news release from Cessna Tuesday at Asian Aerospace in Hong Kong.

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Prestigious Aviation Award In Asia Goes To Falcon 7X

Winner In The Business Aviation Category

Dassault’s Falcon 7X was named the winner of the Business Aviation category at the Aviation Awards Asia. The award, part of 2011 Asian Aerospace Expo, was received Wednesday by Jean-Michel Jacob, Vice President of International Sales for Dassault Falcon.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.13.11): Arctic Air Mass

Arctic Air Mass An air mass that develops around the Arctic, it is characterized by being cold from surface to great heights. The boundary of this air mass is often defined by the Arctic front, a semi-permanent, semi-continuous feature. When this air mass moves from its source region, it may become more shallow in height as it spreads southward.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.13.11)

Aero-Linx: Parachute Industry Association The Parachute Industry Association is comprised of companies and individuals united by a common desire to improve business opportunities in this segment of aviation. PIA is actively pursuing many technical, safety, and promotional projects that benefit its members and the industry it serves. If you are involved in any aspect of the business of parachuting, you are invited to join this dynamic organization.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.13.11)

"Obviously we are excited about returning to China... We've had aircraft operating successfully there for a number of years now, and with the rapid growth of their aviation infrastructure we are well positioned to take advantage of that experience and expand our fleet there. Civil certification of the 480B is currently underway, and once that hurdle is cleared we expect to see even more interest from China. This also marks an expansion of the 480B in the agricultural spraying market. It's a good fit for the aircraft, and even though the Isolair system has been certified for less than a year, already a number have been sold." Source: Enstrom's Director of Sales and Marketing, Tracy Biegler, commenting on Enstrom's signing of a 

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