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March 09, 2009

Virginia Airport Owners Association Founded To Protect Private Airports

Commonwealth Has 266 Private-Use Airfields, In Addition To 66 Public Airports

When it comes to efforts to protect general aviation, few states can rival the pilot and enthusiast community in the Commonwealth of Virginia. On the heels of state-level efforts to promote use of Virginia's 66 public airports, comes a group of private airport owners and aviation enthusiasts who recently formed the Virginia Airport Owners Association (VAOA) to address issues concerning privately-owned airports within the state.

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Report: Airshow Performer Among Victims In Florida MX-2 Downing

Paul Lopez Was Scheduled To Perform At Titusville Show

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 03.09.09 1500 EDT: Aero-News has monitored reports throughout the day of a fatal plane crash in Pasco County, Florida... and has learned an up-and-coming airshow performer is among the victims.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 03.09.09

A Monumental Mess... With CFI Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.09.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.09.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A Monumental Mess: 03.09.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)

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North Korea Postures Ahead Of 'Satellite Launch'

Warns Moves To Intercept Rocket Will Be Met With Counterstrike

Once again asserting its plans to launch a satellite within days, on Monday the government of North Korea warned the United States, Japan and South Korea that any attempt to intercept the rocket would be met by a counterstrike.

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TCM Reports Progress On Cylinder Recall Program

500 Replacements Shipped In Less Than A Month

Teledyne Continental Motors told ANN Monday the enginemaker has made "excellent progress" on efforts to resolve a Mandatory Service Bulletin issued last month, affecting cylinders on certain 470, 520 and 550 series engine models (MSB09-1).

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Iridium Network Bounces Back After Satellite Collision

Spare Satellite Moved Into Position Last Week

Iridium announced Monday it recently replaced the operational Iridium satellite lost in a collision three weeks ago with a non-operational Russian satellite. Service was maintained throughout Iridium's 66 satellite network while the company maneuvered one of its in-orbit spares in position last week, to replace the lost on-orbit telecommunications relay station.

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Embry-Riddle, Frasca Develop New FTD With Virtual ATC

Will Be Unveiled At 2009 National Training Aircraft Symposium

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Frasca International announced Monday they will unveil the first integrated flight training device (FTD) with virtual air traffic control commands, that will give student pilots more realistic training.

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Canada's Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal On Free Seats For Disabled Fliers

Obese Passengers Must Also Be Given Extra Seat

In a judicial precedent that may have implications for US law, Canada's Supreme Court declined Sunday to hear an appeal filed by Air Canada and WestJet, arguing the airlines shouldn't be forced to give disabled and morbidly obese passengers an extra seat for free.

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Eleven Reported Lost In Uganda Il-76 Downing

Plane Was Carrying Peacekeeping Troops

A Soviet-era Ilyushin 76 aircraft crashed Monday on takeoff from Uganda's main airport, impacting Lake Victoria and killing all 11 people onboard.

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Houston Airport Welcomes Cargo Growth

Cathay Pacific Cargo Launches IAH-HKG Freighter Flights

The Houston Airport System celebrated Friday the inaugural flight of Cathay Pacific Cargo at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The thrice weekly all-cargo service from Houston to Hong Kong operates on Cathay Pacific Cargo's Boeing 747-400 ERF.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.09.09

This knee-jerk is over-the-top, even for the TSA.
NASA goes forward with Discovery's launch.
And Gulfstream is forced to cut production.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.09.09

This knee-jerk is over-the-top, even for the TSA.
NASA goes forward with Discovery's launch.
And Gulfstream is forced to cut production.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller, A Monumental Mess - 03.09.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the recent creation of a new organization for flight instructors. Bob also offers candid comments of the problems facing the fl

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Aero-TV Checks Out The Robinson R66: Turbine Power, Familiar Face

Frank's 'Robby' Helos Go Turbine

The Robinson R66 is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak outlook for the future of light aircraft over the next few years. The Roll-Royce RR300 powered five place helo is scheduled to see certification within the next year and deliveries shortly thereafter... but none too soon for Robinson Helicopter... whose once lofty sales numbers are getting hammered by a global economic meltdown.

Aero-TV Checks Out The Robinson R66: Turbine Power, Familiar Face

Frank Robinson's 'Robby' Helos Go Turbine

The Robinson R66 is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak outlook for the future of light aircraft over the next few years. The Roll-Royce RR300 powered five place helo is scheduled to see certification within the next year and deliveries shortly thereafter... but none too soon for Robinson Helicopter...

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Layoffs Coming To Duncan Aviation

Dropoff In Jet Support Business Leads To Job Cuts

Declining use of business aircraft in the slumping economy is to blame for yet another av-company planning layoffs. Lincoln, NE-based Duncan Aviation announced last week it will soon cut jobs for the first time in its 53-year history.

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GE Aviation Looks Towards GA Market For Expansion

Marketing Strategy For A Recession: Develop Products For A New Customer Base

A bright spot for General Electric in these gloomy economic times, as a producer of a wide range of goods, is GE Aviation... which contributed Q4 2008 profits of $1.16 billion for the Technology and Infrastructure segment, a 21 percent increase over 2007. Revenues of $5.2 billion were up 2 percent over the same period in 2007.

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Search Suspended For Pilot Missing Off SoCal Coast

Boater Reported Plane Down In Ocean Friday Afternoon

Coast Guard officials have halted their search for a pilot missing off the coast of southern California since Friday, saying it's unlikely the man survived in the cool ocean waters.

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NASA Blames Counterfeit Parts For Some Cost Overruns

NASA Acting Administrator Questioned By Congress After GAO Audit

Called on the carpet last week by the House Science and Technology subcommittee to explain cost overruns and project delays, National Aeronautics and Space Administration acting administrator Christopher Scolese explained that counterfeit parts inadvertently installed on NASA spacecraft have contributed to unforeseen problems with project schedules and budgets.

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US Stands By Plans For Missile Bases In Poland, Czech Republic

Secretary of State Clinton Maintains Shield Is Not A Threat To Russia

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended the United States' plans for establishment of a missile defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic at a press conference in Brussels, held after last week's first round of talks with NATO foreign ministers.

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Boeing Receives Three New 777 Orders... And Is Glad To Have Them

YTD Order Total Stands At -10, After 787 Cancellations

The Boeing Company announced three orders for its 777 were placed last week, raising its tally of aircraft orders so far this year to 22. That's barely more than ten percent of last year's total of 190 new aircraft orders placed over the same period, and is 10 less than the number of orders cancelled so far for 2009.

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Phony Airline Grounded In Prostitution Ring Bust

Allegedly Obtained FAA Funds To Start Service -- Um, Air Service -- From MDT

Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a Pennsylvania man, his wife and an alleged co-conspirator as a result of a prostitution sting involving the Internet... and a non-existent airline.

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USAF Orders Special C-130 Inspections

Cracks Found In Wing Attachment Barrel Nuts

The inspection of C-130 Hercules transport aircraft became a priority issue for the US Air Force last week, after cracks in wing joint barrel nuts were discovered during a routine maintenance inspection of a C-130 at Robins Air Force Base outside of Warner Robins, GA.

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Klyde Morris (03.09.09)

Klyde Zeroes In On GA Fears About The TSA...

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Alaska Airlines Pilots Reach Deal (Sort Of) On Contract

'Agreement In Concept' First Major Break In Talks Since Jan. 2007

Pilots of Alaska Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), have reached an Agreement in Concept with Alaska Airlines management on a new, four-year contract.

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FirstFlight Divests Charter Subsidiary

Appoints Ronald Ricciardi President And CEO

FirstFlight announced Sunday it has divested its Airborne subsidiary through a Share Exchange Agreement dated March 2, 2009 with Airborne's former owners, John and Daphne Dow.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.09.09)

Aero-Linx!

The Mission of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center is to honor the memory of Major Bong and all the veterans of WWII and later conflicts whose sacrifices maintain our Freedoms. The Center is an educational resource that collects and preserves the tangible legacy of these veterans and their home front supporters. In addition the Center perpetuates their ideals, principles, and leadership skills for today as well as future generations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.09.09): Aeroelasticity

Aero-Terms!

The science which studies the interaction among inertial, elastic, and aerodynamic forces. It was defined by Collar in 1947 as "the study of the mutual interaction that takes place within the triangle of the inertial, elastic, and aerodynamic forces acting on structural members exposed to an airstream, and the influence of this study on design."

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.09.09)

"With the present economy and the media and political grandstanding against private aviation, business conditions in our industry have continued to erode. We have advised our employees that we are in the process of developing a reduction in work force plan. As always, our primary focus will continue to remain on doing what is in the best interests of the company, its customers and our team members."

Source: A statement from Duncan Aviation. For the first time in its 53-year history, the Lincoln, NE-based business aircraft service and support business has announced it will soon lay off an as-yet untold number of workers due to the slumping economy.

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