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February 21, 2009

AOPA's Fuller Announces Changes To Expo Format

Annual 'Aviation Summit' Will Expand Focus On Advocacy Efforts

While delivering the keynote address at the 2009 Northwest Aviation Conference on Saturday, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association president Craig L. Fuller announced an ambitious new plan for the Association's annual meeting, to be held later this year in Tampa, FL.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2009-01-08 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-01-08 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300, A310, and A300-600 series airplanes.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2008-18-02 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-18-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2009-04-11 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-04-11 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2009-01-05 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-01-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2009-04-05 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-04-05 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 182Q and 182R airplanes that are equipped with Societe´ de Motorisations Ae´ronautiques (SMA) Aircraft Diesel Engine (ADE) Model SR305-230-1 or Model SR305-230 converted to Model SR305-230-1 installed under Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03302AT.

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Tuskegee Airman To Fly To Edge Of Space

Le Roy Gillead Will Ride On XCOR "Legacy Flight"

In recognition of African American contributions to equal rights and aviation, Mojave, CA-based XCOR Aerospace presented Tuskegee Airman Le Roy Gillead, of San Francisco, with a ticket for a ride to the edge of space. The presentation took place during the University of California Riverside's 5th annual celebration of the Tuskegee Airmen, titled, "Voices of the Tuskegee Airmen and Airwomen."

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NBAA Announces Two Recipients Of 2009 Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Scholarship

Individuals Recognized At NBAA Leadership Conference

The first two individuals to receive the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA's) inaugural Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship were recognized on February 19 during the NBAA Leadership Conference, held this week in New Orleans, LA.

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Vector To Display Sagem-Equipped Bell 407 At HAI

Expects STC By Early Summer

Helicopter MRO provider Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America announced Saturday at Heli-Expo 2009 the certification effort to add the Sagem Avionics Integrated Cockpit Display Systems for the Bell 407 is well underway, with the prototype helicopter installation nearing completion.

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Airmen Help Iraqi Aircrew Perform Night-Vision Missions

Pilots Flew First Solo Night-Vision Flight This Month

Aided by US Air Force aircrews, Iraqi air force members reached a milestone in their quest toward self-sufficiency in night-vision operations.

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Passengers Injured When Northwest 747 Hits CAT

Reports: 45 Hurt, Three In Serious Condition

A Northwest Airlines 747-400 with 408 passengers and 14 crew onboard encountered turbulence while in the holding pattern to land at Tokyo's Narita International Airport Friday, injuring at least 45.

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Boeing Reveals Plans For New Bomber By 2018

Nuclear-Capable Aircraft May Or May Not Fly Supersonic

During a teleconference with reporters Wednesday, Boeing officials gave new details on a project few were expecting -- plans for a new, long-range bomber for the US Air Force.

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Amerijet Signs Agreement To Lease Five 767-200 Freighters

Cargo Operator Currently Operates B727s

Amerijet International announced this week it recently signed a seven year agreement with Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc., a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG) to lease five Boeing 767-200 freighter aircraft.

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Southwest Selects Telex Airman ANR 850 As Standard-Issue Pilot Headset

Will Be Issued To Over 5,000 Pilots At Dallas-Based LCC

Telex announced this week that Southwest Airlines of Dallas, TX has selected the Telex Airman ANR 850 headset as its standard cockpit headset. The Airman 850 will be issued to each of the 5,000+ pilots who fly Southwest's fleet of more than 500 Boeing 737s.

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NASA Awards Construction Contract For Rocket Engine Testing

Company Will Supply Test Stand For J-2X Firings

NASA signed a contract Thursday with American Tank and Vessel Inc. of Mobile, AL for the installation of a test cell diffuser and associated systems in the A-3 test stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract's value is not to exceed $45 million.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.21.09)

Aero-Linx!

The Alliance for Aviation Across America (AAAA) is a diverse coalition of aviation enthusiasts and professionals, local airports, civic organizations representing rural and agriculture voices, city, county and state officials, economic development entities, non-profit organizations, small and mid-size businesses and others dedicated to protecting small and rural communities.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.21.09): Wheelbarrowing

Aero-Terms!

Wheelbarrowing is a problem that may occur when an aircraft pilot places excessive forward pressure on the elevator control of a nose-wheel equipped airplane during the takeoff or landing phase of flight. Forward pressure on the flight controls places an up force on the horizontal tail, thereby transferring weight from the landing gear main wheels to the nose wheel.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.21.09)

"It is possible that the people injured did not have their seatbelts on, otherwise all of the 422 (people aboard) would have been injured as well."

Source: Masashi Takahashi, spokesman for Northwest Airlines. A 747-400 with 408 passengers and 14 crew onboard encountered turbulence while in the holding pattern to land at Tokyo's Narita International Airport Friday, injuring at least 45.

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