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March 24, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.24.11

Garmin saves its big announcement for after hours at AEA.
An EASA STC can put the G500H in the AS350.
And Aspen announces two up-market partners.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.24.11

Garmin saves its big announcement for after hours at AEA.
An EASA STC can put the G500H in the AS350.
And Aspen announces two up-market partners.


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ANN Special Feature: Garmin at AEA 2011 - 03.24.11

ANN's Jim Campbell gets a demo of the new GTN 650 and 750 from Garmin's Jim Alpiser.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 03.24.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.31.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.31.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: Regulatory Update with AEA's Ric Peri 2011 - 03.31.11 (ANN Special Report, with Aircraft Electronics Association VP for Government and Industry Affairs Ric Peri)

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NASA Ushers In New Space Exploration Era At Wallops Flight Facility

Horizontal Integration Facility Officially Opened

NASA ushered in a new era of space exploration at its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony opening the new Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF).

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Camelina-Based Biofuel Breaks Sound Barrier

USAF F-22 Raptor Test Flight Latest Aircraft To Successfully Fly On Renewable Fuel Blend

Sustainable Oils said Monday that a jet fuel derived from its camelina powered the successful test flight of a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft. The aircraft was powered by a 50/50 fuel blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8 and biofuel derived from camelina.

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Sbach 342 Receives EASA Type Certification

Company Says Aircraft Is Gaining A Foothold On The Aerobatic Competition Circuit

The EASA has granted Type Certification for the Sbach 342, a two seat aerobatic aircraft, the airplane's maker XtreamAir said Tuesday.

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Mid-Continent Instruments To Service Kannad ELTs

Named As Mid-Western Factory-Authorized Repair Center

Mid-Continent Instruments has been selected as Kannad's mid-western factory-authorized repair and factory-authorized warranty repair center for the company's line of standard and compact 121.5 MHz and 406 MHz digital emergency locator transmitters (ELTs).

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DeltaHawk Engines Names Dennis Webb CEO

Pilot Since 1983, He Will Lead Company Expansion

DeltaHawk Engines has named Dennis Webb the company’s new CEO. Webb, who has been with DeltaHawk since 2005, will take over for Diane Doers, who will continue serving in an advisory role with the board of directors.

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Aircell To Add Voice Service To Gogo Biz

Joins Existing High Speed Internet Service For Business Aircraft

Aircell will add next-generation voice capabilities to its popular Gogo Biz service in late 2011, the company said Wednesday at the annual AEA convention.

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Aircell Introduces The World’s First Airborne Smartphone

Cabin Handset Designed Specifically For Business Aircraft

The new Aircell Smartphone was unveiled Wednesday at the AEA convention in Reno. The company says the unit's intuitive, menu-driven features allow passengers to place and receive voice calls aboard business aircraft as easily and conveniently as they do with mobile phones on the ground.

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Air Force Officials Present Budget To Senate

Baseline Budget Totals $166 Billion

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz discussed the Air Force fiscal-2012 budget request and recent developments in Japan and Libya during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing March 17.

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ICG And Aero Industries Collaborate On STC For G-V WIFI System

Pre-Certification Expected To Be Completed By The End Of March

International Communications Group (ICG) is working with Aero Industries of Richmond, VA, to obtain an STC from the FAA for the installation and integration of an ICG NxtMail Server with the existing ICS-200 telephone system on-board a Gulfstream G-V aircraft.

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Two More Indian Pilots Arrested With Fake Licenses

Government Considers Basic Skill Exams For Pilot Candidates

The Indian government has arrested two more people working as airline pilots who were flying on faked licences. Both submitted forged certificates when they obtained their commercial licenses, according to government anti-corruption official Umesh Mishra.

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Aero-TV: First Look -- The Garmin GTN 650 and GTN 750

Let's Get The FIRST LOOK At Garmin's New Touch-Screen Enabled GTN 650 and GTN750

In advance of the public unveiling of the new Garmin GTN 650 and GTN 750, ANN's Aero-TV crews were invited to take an advance look at the latest new offerings from the wizards of Olathe, KS. It has been some 13 years since Garmin GNS 430 and GNS 530 were introduced to go on to sell some 110,000 units, worldwide. While the 430 and 530 will live on for the foreseeable future, the GTN series is obviously designed to take their place in the future Garmin line-up.

Aero-TV: First Look -- The Garmin GTN 650 and GTN 750

Let's Get A FIRST LOOK At Garmin's New Touch-Screen Enabled GTN 650 and GTN750

In advance of the public unveiling of the new Garmin GTN 650 and GTN 750, ANN's Aero-TV crews were invited to take an advance look at the latest new offerings from the wizards of Olathe, KS. It has been some 13 years since Garmin GNS 430 and GNS 530 were introduced to go on to sell some 110,000 units, worldwide. While the 430 and 530 will live on for the foreseeable future, the GTN series is obviously designed to take their place in the future Garmin line-up.

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Classic Aero-TV: Avidyne's Synthetic Vision -- Taking R9 To The Next Level

GA's Most Revolutionary Glass Cockpit Is About To Go 'Synthetic'

As ANN and Aero-TV undertakes its Annual LIVE PROGRAMMING from the floor of the 54th Annual AEA Convention and Tradeshow, we figured this was as good an excuse as any to show you some of the things that got us excited this past year in order to get you ready for EVEN MORE EXCITING things! We can't tell you everything... YET... but this year's AEA Convention WILL BE one of the most newsworthy on record... and if you'll join today,

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Garmin Announces 'The Future Of Avionics'

GTN 650, GTN 750 Series Touchscreen Avionics Are Certified And Ready To Fly

Garmin says it has raised the bar Wednesday with the announcement of the GTN 650 and GTN 750 series.

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AirTran Airways, AFA-CWA Reach Tentative Agreement

If Ratified, Agreement Will Take Effect May 1

AirTran Airways has reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new two-year flight attendant collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), the company said in a news release Tuesday. 

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Mid-Continent Instruments Has Radar In Its Sights

Expanding Equipment And Staff To Accommodate Radar Services

Mid-Continent Instruments has added weather radar capabilities, including calibration, overhaul, repair and exchange. The avionics company is expanding its equipment and employees to incorporate the additional services.

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Latitude's SkyNode Receives STC For Over 800 Part 23 Aircraft

Provides Tracking And Data Information For Light Aircraft

Latitude Technologies Corporation says their SkyNode S100-001 satellite based tracking/messaging device has received a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate number SH11-11 covering over 800 different Part 23 Fixed Wing aircraft types.

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Straight Talk On ADS-B

Duncan Aviation Publishes Booklet Online

Duncan Aviation has digitally published a new booklet in its Straight Talk series, Straight Talk About ADS-B. Available online, the book provides insight regarding the upcoming Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate.

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ICG Introduces New Cordless e-Phone

Targeted To Business Aircraft Applications

International Communications Group (ICG) has introduced a new cordless cabin telephone system, “e-Phone”, designed specifically for the business aircraft market.

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Race To Space Fueled By Politics

First MR-BD Launched 50 Years Ago

By Wes Oleszewski On March 24, 1961- exactly 50 years ago today (Thursday), an event took place that through completely unintended consequences would open wide the political fuel valves- it was the flight monikered as "MR-BD."

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.24.11)

"With this state-of-the-art building, NASA demonstrates its commitment to the success of the nation's commercial launch industry." Source: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.24.11): Major Overhaul

The complete disassembly, cleaning, inspection, repair, and reassembly of an aircraft, engine, or other component of an aircraft in accordance with the manufacturers specifications.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.24.11)

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Pilotcams.org brings all the airport webcams of the world together in one place so you can check out your destination before you go, or just dream about being somewhere besides your office.

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