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April 08, 2008

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 04.08.08

College Park Airport Woes, With CGS Manager Lee Schiek

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.08.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.08.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- College Park In The Crosshairs: 04.08.08 (ANN Special Report, with CGS Airport Manager Lee Schiek.)

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FAA Announces Major Communications System Upgrade

Says New Network Will Save Money, Increase Reliability. We'll See...

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Tuesday the agency has transitioned to a new telecommunications network, expected to increase network reliability and save hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade.

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Expedition 17 Blasts Off For ISS

Crew Includes South Korea's First Spacefarer

Commander Sergei Alexandrovich Volkov and cosmonaut Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko of the 17th International Space Station crew launched in their Soyuz TMA-12 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 0716 EDT Tuesday to begin a six-month stay in space.

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Cirrus Combines Private, Instrument Training

Curriculum Co-Developed By Noted Instructor

Cirrus Design is always looking for ways to improve customer access to its planes, and to enhance training... and the company announced a novel program Tuesday at Lakeland 2008 that should address both areas nicely.

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Cessna's Citation Mustang Reaches 500-Order Milestone

First Plane Delivered In April 2007

Cessna Aircraft Company announced Tuesday at the 2008 Lakeland Fly-In the planemaker recently surpassed 500 orders for the Citation Mustang entry-level business jet.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.08.08

From Lakeland - Garmin announces synthetic vision for the rest of us.
Cessna announces the Mustang will have it by year's end.
And Avidyne counters with a new Entegra FMS for small planes.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.08.08

From Lakeland - Garmin announces synthetic vision for the rest of us.
Cessna announces the Mustang will have it by year's end.
And Avidyne counters with a new Entegra FMS for small planes.

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ANN Special Feature: Lee Schiek, College Park Airport - 04.08.08

Today, we'll hear about the post-9/11 plight of College Park Airport in Maryland from Airport Manager Lee Schiek. College Park is one of three small, general aviation airports which remain virtuall

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Aspen Signs First OEM Contract With Liberty Aerospace

EFD1000 To Be Standard In Advanced IFR XL-2 Trainer

Aspen Avionics announced Tuesday it has signed an OEM contract with Liberty Aerospace to provide its Evolution Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) as standard equipment in the Advanced IFR version of the Liberty XL-2 aircraft.

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Garmin Upgrades GMX 200 To Include FliteCharts, SafeTaxi

Improvements To Benefit Students, Experienced Pilots Alike

Though somewhat overshadowed by Garmin's BIG news regarding synthetic vision, that wasn't the only news the company had to share in the moments leading up to Lakeland 2008. The avionics manufacturer also announced Monday enhancements to the GMX 200 multi-function display (MFD,) giving pilots the benefit of Garmin FliteCharts and Garmin SafeTaxi.

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Pilot Lost In CH601 Accident Near Lakeland

Not Known Whether Plane Was Part Of Fly-In

Little is known at this time why a single-engine CH601 Zodiac crashed Monday afternoon in Polk City, FL, claiming the life of the pilot and sole occupant onboard.

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Airwolf Wet Vacuum Pump Answers Parker/Airborne Edict To Remove Dry Pumps

Says Operators Don't Need To Be Grounded For Long

On the heels of a February 15, 2008 Service Letter 72 to all operators of Parker/Airborne dry vacuum pumps on piston engines, mandating immediate removal of these units, Airwolf Filter Corp advises its wet-vacuum pumps are available immediately for operation of gyros (Series 200) and de-icing boots (Series 400).

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Passengers 'Terrified' On EasyJet Flight

Saw Flames Coming From Engine Prior To Emergency Landing

A Boeing 737 from Athens to Luton made an emergency landing at the Greek airport 40 minutes after it left Sunday night, after what passengers said were flames coming from one of the engines.

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AD: Hawker Beechcraft

AD NUMBER: 2008-07-10 MANUFACTURER: Hawker Beechcraft Corporation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-07-10 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) Models B200, B200GT, B300, and B300C airplanes.

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Aero-TV Checks Out 'Two Weeks To Taxi! (Part 2 of 3)

One of the most exciting and innovative programs in the sport aviation industry is an interesting little program that attempts to defeat the many common issues that prevent today's kit aircraft builder from completing the complex task of completing a kit-built SportPlane. Called "Two Weeks To Taxi," the folks at Glasair Aviation have looked at all the factors that keep airplanes from being built and built a packaged solution that not only virtually guarantees a completion, but does so in near record time.

Diamond Aircraft Intro's Synthetic Vision on DA40 Diamond Stars

See EVERYTHING!!!

Diamond Aircraft Industries has JUST introduced the new Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) for new DA40 Diamond Stars. Garmin’s SVT presents a 3D depiction of terrain, obstacles and traffic on the G1000’s primary flightdisplay (PFD) so that the avionics panel replicates what pilots would see outside the cockpit on a clear day.

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Aero-TV Checks Out 'Two Weeks To Taxi! (Part 2 0f 3)

Two Weeks To Taxi Turns Dreams Into Reality in Record Time

One of the most exciting and innovative programs in the sport aviation industry is an interesting little program that attempts to defeat the many common issues that prevent today's kit aircraft builder from completing the complex task of completing a kit-built SportPlane.

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Avidyne Introduces WAAS-Enabled Flight Management System

Entegra FMS900W Designed To Reduce Workload In Single-Pilot IFR

Avidyne Corporation has some BIG news to share at Lakeland 2008. Early Tuesday, the avionics manufacturer announced the introduction of their new Entegra FMS900W WAAS-enabled GPS/NAV/COM Flight Management System (FMS). Designed to reduce workload for single-pilot IFR operations, the FMS900W provides fully-redundant, state-of-the art VHF and TSO C146b Gamma 3-compliant turbine-class FMS capability for all general aviation aircraft.

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AOPA Speaks Out Against Congestion Pricing

Wait A Minute... GA Advocacy Group AGREES With ATA???

On Monday, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association said the Federal Aviation Administration is jumping too far, too soon with its plan to reduce airline delays with congestion pricing.

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Survey Says: Airline Performance Slips To Lowest Levels Ever Recorded

Low-Cost Carriers Fare Best In Bad Group

You don't always get what you pay for... and sometimes, all-too-rarely, you may actually get more. Low-cost carriers AirTran, JetBlue and Southwest took the top three spots in a national survey of airline quality, while overall the industry fared poorly amid rising fuel prices and increasingly disgruntled customers.

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Reports: Delta, NWA Merger Talks Back On, Again

Carriers Opt To Pursue Deal Without Pilot OK

Here we go again... somebody, grab the popcorn. Reuters reports Delta Air Lines has agreed to revive stalled merger talks with Northwest Airlines, even without an agreement between pilot groups at the two companies on seniority integration issues.

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Aloha Pilots Make New Offer To Fly Stranded Passengers

Union Is Continuing Efforts To Keep Flying

They're nothing if not persistent. On Monday, pilots at now-defunct Aloha Airlines made new offers to transport stranded Mainland-bound passengers, and travelers attempting to return from the recent Merrie Monarch festival in Hilo, and reiterated their standing offers to help Aloha Airlines continue its cargo operation until a buyer can be found and approved.

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Report: ANA Pilot Allowed Flight Attendants To Fly Plane

No Passengers Onboard December 2007 Flight

A pilot with All Nippon Airways' Air Central is accused of allowing two flight attendants to sit in the copilot's seat and handle the controls during a flight in December 2007.

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Boeing Sponsors Flight Of Historic Warbirds Over Washington, DC

April 10 Flyover To Commemorate US Airmen Who Died in Combat

Boeing announced Tuesday it will sponsor a flyover of four historic military airplanes in honor of US airmen who died during World War II, and in subsequent conflicts.

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American Airlines Halts Non-Flight Crew Hiring

Management, Support Jobs Frozen To Cope With Fuel Prices

American Airlines says it has frozen hiring of management and support staff in its latest move to cope with high fuel costs and a slowing economy.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.08.08)

Aero-Linx!

From its formation in 1981, Radial Engines, Ltd. has become the world's premier FAA Certified Repair Station specializing in the Jacobs, Continental, and Lycoming radial aircraft engines.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.08.08): Pancake Landing

Aero-Terms!

A landing in which the aircraft is flared several feet above the runway. As the aircraft loses is forward velocity and lift, it drops to the ground in a flat attitude.  Also used when describing a "gear up" landing, which can be caused by over-enthusiasm about arrival at a Pancake Breakfast. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.08.08)

"Worst year ever..."

Source: Brent Bowen, professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Aviation Institute and co-author of the annual Airline Quality Rating Survey. According to Bowen and study co-author Dean Headley, with Wichita State University, 2007 was the worst year ever when it came to performance by the nation's airlines. The overall "quality score" the researchers gave the industry -- -2.16, as in "minus" -- was the lowest in the nearly two decades they've been studying the airlines.

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