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September 30, 2010

Search Continues For Missing Balloonists

Still No Sign Of Missing USA2 Balloon From Gordon Bennett Race

The search and rescue operation continued through the day Thursday for Gordon Bennett Race pilots Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer-Davis, Team USA2, balloon registration N801NM. The pilots are American citizens.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.30.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.30.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.30.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part III: Phil & Lois's Excellent Adventure - 09.30.10 (ANN Special Report, with Former AOPA President Phil Boyer)

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Russian Approves Procurement Plan For Mi-17 Helicopters For Afghanistan

Alabama Company Would Supply The Russian Helos To The U.S. Navy

A plan for the procurement of 21 new Mi-17 aircraft put forth by an Alabama-based company has been approved by the Russian Government.

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Joint Team Restores Precision Airdrop Capability

Air Force, Army, Contractors Get Supply Drops Back On Track

Warfighters at forward operating bases have recently begun receiving supplies via a critical variant of the Joint Precision Airdrop System again, due to the combined efforts of an Air Force, Army and contract team.

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Retired Air Force Colonel To Lead National Airlines

Carrier's New President Is Colonel Steven B. Harrison (Ret)

National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo (NAC), has appointed Colonel Steven B. Harrison (USAF, Ret) as President, effective immediately. As President, Harrison will hold senior executive responsibility for all functions and facets of airline operations. 

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KLAX Heliport Closed For A Year

Parking Structure Project Will Make Helipad Unusable

There is a major renovation project to the Tom Bradley International Terminal currently taking place at Los Angeles International Airport. It will necessitate the erection and use of several cranes that will obstruct the helicopter ingress/egress routes to the rooftop heliport.

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Tulsa Public Schools Buy A 150

Federal Education Grant Lands 1965 Trainer At A Magnet School

A Tulsa, OK magnet school has used a federal grant to purchase a 1965 Cessna 150E, which will be used in the school's aerospace and aviation maintenance technology curriculum.

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FAA STC Obtained For G500H Installation In EC130, AS350 Helos

Rotorcraft Services In TX Teams With Garmin for Fleet-Wide Certification

Rotorcraft Services Group and Garmin have gotten together to obtain FAA STCs for the installation of the Garmin G500H glass cockpit in the Eurocopter AS350B2, AS350B3 and EC130B4 helicopter models.

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Centurion Engines Log Over 2,500,000 Flight Hours

Milestone Reached In Eight Years Of Production

Centurion Engines says that their powerplants will achieve a significant milestone this week. By the end of the third quarter, the companys says the engines will have logged over 2.5 million flight hours in GA aircraft and UAV's.

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NBAA Resource Provides Facts About Business Aviation

Bolen: Business Aviation Fact Book Underscores Biz-Av Relevance

The NBAA has released its 2010 Business Aviation Fact Book, a comprehensive profile of the industry that provides real-world information and data about its value to citizens, companies and communities across the country.

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First Upgraded Beachjet 400XP Delivered

First Retail Delivery For Pro Line 21 Upgrade

The first retail Pro Line 21 Upgraded Beechjet 400XP was handed over to its new owner on Tuesday by Constant Aviation, LLC, a maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility headquartered at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Ohio.

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House Approves Senate Version Of The NASA Reauthorization Bill

Spending Blueprint Now Goes To President To Be Signed

The House of Representatives approved S. 3729, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010, with bipartisan support by a vote of 304 to 118 on Wednesday. 

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Aero-TV Redux: Sport Aviation Perspective--What Obstacles Exist In LSA Purchase?

2010 Sport Aviation Expo Attendees Reflect on the LSA Market

ANN Note: In light of the amazing responses we've gotten to recent editorial commentary, and especially comments specifically made about the cost and value of the LSA industry, we decided to run this piece, shot at the 2010 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo in which interested flyers commented about THEIR own concerns and whatever obstacles might be in the way of an LSA purchase... enjoy! -- Jim Campbell, ANN-E-I-C

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NTSB Denies FAA's Final Challenge For Attorney Fees And Expenses

Board Says The FAA Owes More Than $124,000

The NTSB has denied the FAA's third challenge to an Order requiring reimbursement of attorney fees payable to Air Trek, Inc., a Florida based air ambulance operator.

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AFSS Contract Option Offered To Lockheed Martin

Company Will Continue To Provides Nationwide Flight Planning Services Under FAA Supervision

The FAA has offered a $356 million, three-year contract option to Lockheed Martin to continue to provide AFSS services to the GA community under the Automated Flight Service Stations (AFSS) contract. The option will begin on October 1, 2010.

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Harrison Ford Named Recipient Of 2010 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

Aviation Advocate Honored For 'Engaging Our Nation's Youth In Aviation'

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced Wednesday that aviation advocate Harrison Ford will receive the prestigious 2010 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

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Central Florida Company Receives FAA Nod For 'Flying Car' Production

SLSA Airworthiness Certificate Granted For New Vehicle

The first 'Flying Car (LSA)' has received a green light from the FAA to begin production. The Orlando office of the FAA issued an historic Special Light Sport Aircraft airworthiness certificate to Itec  for their unique land, air, water and snow capable vehicle.

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Napolitano Urges Joint Declaration On Aviation Security

Addresses ICAO Triennial Meeting

In remarks during the ICAO Triennial Assembly currently underway in Montreal, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano urged representatives from nearly 190 ICAO countries to approve an unprecedented joint Declaration on Aviation Security.

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States And Industry Agree To Share Critical Safety Data

ICAO Will Be The Focal Point For Coordination

ICAO, the United States DOT, the EU and the International Air Transport Association have formally agreed to create a Global Safety Information Exchange (GSIE) to help reduce the risk of accidents and improve the overall level of aviation safety worldwide.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.30.10)

"All of us at NAA are very grateful for the work that Mr. Ford has done to advance the cause of aviation and aerospace in our nation." Source: Jonathan Gaffney, President and CEO of NAA and the Chairman of the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy selection committee.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.30.10): Pre-Frontal Trough

An elongated area of relatively low pressure preceding a cold front that is usually associated with a shift in wind direction.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.30.10)

International Stinson Club

The goal of the International Stinson Club is to preserve information and technology to help keep the Stinson aircraft flying. It also acts as a social club for people who love the Stinson aircraft. Membership is open to anyone interested in the operation, restoration, history and heritage of Stinson aircraft.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2010-20-03

MANUFACTURER: Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 (CL- 604 Variants (Including CL-605 Marketing Variant)) Airplanes

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