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April 17, 2007

Garmin, New Piper Unveil New Glass-Panel Option For PA32 Fliers

G1000 Integrated Avionics Suite Now Optional On 6X, Saratoga

In a Tuesday morning conference at Lakeland 2007, Garmin announced that Piper Aircraft, Inc. has made the all-glass, fully integrated Garmin G1000 avionics suite available as an option on the Saratoga II TC and Piper 6X.

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Cirrus Introduces Its 'Generation Three' SR22

Popular SR22 Evolves Again... With New Wings, Taller Gear, A/C In Turbo Models

Cirrus Design announced the launch Tuesday morning of the SR22-G3. "Generation Three" is the latest innovation for the SR line, the world's best selling personal aviation airplane for the past five years. ANN was the first to fly the new bird a few days ago, pronouncing the new G3 as CD's "Best Cirrus Yet."

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 04.17.07

Raphael Celier, Xenon Gyroplanes

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.17.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.17.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Xenon Gyroplanes -- 04.17.07 (ANN Special Feature, Raphael Celier of Xenon Gyroplanes.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.17.07

A homebuilt crashes just short of Lakeland's 27-left.
Somebody in Indonesia missed a really important NOTAM.
And weekend weather closes Rhode Island's TF Green.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.17.07

A homebuilt crashes just short of Lakeland's 27-left.
Somebody in Indonesia missed a really important NOTAM.
And weekend weather closes Rhode Island's TF Green.

Sponsored By...


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ANN Special Feature: Raphael Celier, Xenon Gyroplanes. 04.17.07

ANN's Paul Plack is in Lakeland, Florida, talking with Raphael Celier, designer, and Rob Dubin, US

importer of the new Xenon two-place sport gyroplane.

FMI:

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Kerrville Municipal Airport Terminal Dedicated

Event Four Years In The Making

Officials dedicated the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport Terminal at the Kerrville (TX) Municipal Airport Friday... an action that has been four years in the making.

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Diamond Aircraft Launches Diamond Flight Center Program

Announcement Made At Lakeland 2007

Diamond Aircraft launched its Diamond Flight Center (DFC) program at the Sun N Fun fly-in at Lakeland, FL this week.

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NASA Signs For Two Abort Rockets For Orion Tests

Orbital Sciences To Supply Emergency Boosters

NASA has entered into an agreement with the US Air Force to support abort flight test requirements for the Orion Project. Aero-News learned Monday the Air Force has contracted with Orbital Sciences Corp. of Chandler, AZ to provide launch services for the flight tests.

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Aviat Aircraft Announces New Husky Model

Sports 200 Pound Gross Weight Increase

Aviat Aircraft has announced the upcoming approval of their new Husky A-1C. The new design would increase the gross weight by nearly 200 pounds.

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Cessna Shows Glimpses Of The Future At Lakeland

NGP, LSA Concepts Modified Slightly As Testing Continues

As Aero-News reported earlier this week, Cessna is displaying two aircraft at Sun 'N Fun that likely represent the future direction of the storied planemaker: the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) and Next Generation Piston (NGP) proof-of-concept airplanes.

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AD: Rolls-Royce

AD NUMBER: 2006-11-05R1 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-11-05R1 SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-22B series, RB211-524B, -524C2, -524D4, -524G2, -524G3, and -524H series, and RB211-535C and-535E series turbofan engines with high pressure compressor (HPC) stage 3 disc assemblies, part numbers (P/Ns) LK46210, LK58278, LK67634, LK76036, UL11706, UL15358, UL22577, UL22578, and UL24738 installed. That AD currently requires removing from service certain disc assemblies before they reach their full published life if not modified with anticorrosion protection.

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Evektor America Celebrates 50th US SportStar Delivery

Company Reports 56 Aircraft Stateside

It was just a tad over two years ago that the Evektor SportStar became the first approved Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) in the United States... and in a pre-show ceremony Monday at Lakeland 2007, the 50th SportStar in the United States was delivered to a very excited father and son.

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FAA Calls On Boeing To Conduct Special 787 Fuel Tank Testing

Agency Wants To Confirm Fire-Suppression Safety Of Composites

The FAA has spoken... and the agency says Boeing needs to demonstrate its upcoming, composite-bodied 787 Dreamliner offers a level of fuel-tank fire suppresion safety comparable to aluminum-bodied airliners.

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Australia's New Aerospace Center To Research Hypersonic Flight

National Research Into High-Speed Flight Technology

A new research facility "down under" will be the country's primary center for studying hypersonic aerodynamics, reported the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Legend Cub Now Available With Skis... And, A 'Chute

Will Hold Existing Pricing Through April

For those of us who thought it was odd to see a glass panel in a plane bearing a striking resemblance to a Piper Cub... the following news may trip a few mental circuit breakers. American Legend Aircraft Company told Aero-News Monday a BRS whole-airplane parachute system is now available for installation on its Legend Cub light sport aircraft.

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Green Airport Closed Briefly After Storm Damage

Nor'easter High Winds Collapse Construction Wall

T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island closed briefly Monday morning after strong winds collapsed a temporary construction wall near a security checkpoint.

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NTSB's Rosenker Repeats Call For Improved Runway Safety

Cites Tenerife Accident Before AAAE Conference

On Monday, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V. Rosenker told a gathering of airport executives that prompt action is needed to prevent potentially catastrophic accidents on the nation's runways.

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Jetstar's Troubles Continue

Aussie Carrier Out After Curfew

Qantas' upstart low-cost carrier, Jetstar, is having a difficult teething period. Months after a Jetstar jet broke down at Honolulu Airport stranding about 300 Australian passengers for two days, another group of passengers was stranded in Australia when a Jetstar flight arrived at Sydney Airport after the airport's 11 pm curfew.

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DynaBil Industries To Grow Workforce By Nearly 70 Percent Over 5 Years

Boeing's Dreamliner Has Positive Economic Effect On Contractor

Greene County, NY, particularly the town of Coxsackie, may be seeing a future down-tick in its unemployment rate with DynaBil Industries' plans to add 137 people to its 200 employee workforce over the next five years, according to the(Albany) Business Review.

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Nuclear Capable Missile Forces Passenger Jet Diversion

New Delhi Insists all Aviation Authorities Notified Of Test

A Garuda Indonesia Boeing 747 carrying several hundred passengers last week was forced to turn around when controllers told the pilots a nuclear-capable ballistic missile had been launched in their vicinity.

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Three Injured In Oklahoma Landing Accident

Second Incident At T40 In Less Than a Month

Almost a month to the day after a Beechcraft Baron 58 ground-looped off a turf airstrip at a Marietta, OK restaurant, a Cessna 182 Skylane has crashed while trying to land on the closed Love County airstrip -- injuring three of the four people on board.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.17.07)

Aero-Linx!

A comprehensive online aviation resource for modern and vintage military transports, aerial tankers and fixed-wing gunships.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.17.07): Coaming

Aero-Terms!

A padded, protective rim around an open cockpit.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.17.07)

"We did everything we could from a customer service perspective. We initiated call-outs yesterday evening. We diverted a Melbourne aircraft bound for Hamilton Island into Sydney. I think that's excellent customer service, given the fact that we were denied getting an aircraft into Sydney Airport given the curfew."

Source: Jetstar spokesman Simon Westaway, defending the Qantas low-cost subsidiary's handling of a domino-effect incident this weekend resulting from the late arrival of a Jetstar flight past the curfew time at Sydney International Airport. In the end, two flights were delayed... making for several unhappy fliers.

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