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August 16, 2008

Thielert Engine Owners Group Named To Creditors Committee

Owners To Have Say In Outcome Of Enginemaker's Insolvency

This week, a German court administering the bankruptcy of aircraft-engine manufacturer Thielert AG has named The Thielert Engine Owners Group (THENOG) to the seven-member creditor committee. The committee, made up of major creditors, will help the court direct the outcome of the Thielert insolvency.

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Phoenix Microscope Takes First Image Of Martian Dust Particle

One Tiny Speck For Mankind

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has taken the first-ever image of a single particle of Mars' ubiquitous dust, using its atomic force microscope.

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American Airlines Speeds Replacement Of MD-80s

Commits To More Boeing 737-800s

The gas guzzlers' gotta go. American Airlines announced Wednesday it has accelerated its fleet renewal plan, by beginning the replacement process for a portion of its aging fleet of MD-82 and MD-83 twinjets with more efficient Boeing 737-800s.

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Canadian Hawker Sea Hurricane To Be Auctioned Next Month

One Of Only Four Left In World

British auction house Bonhams will sell one of the last four remaining Sea Hurricane airplanes in existence. The 1941 Hawker Sea Hurricane XII will be offered for sale without reserve at Bonhams' annual Goodwood Revival auction on September 19, where it is expected to fetch between $55,000 - $93,000.

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NTSB Updates Investigation On NorCal Helicopter Accident

CVR Chips Damaged In Fire, Sent To Manufacturer For Analysis

On Friday, the National Transportation Safety Board updated its investigation of the Shasta-Trinity Forest helicopter crash near Weaverville, CA on August 5, 2008, which killed none of the 13 persons aboard.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Play Key Role In Iraq

Shadows Used For Recon Over Baghdad Neighborhoods

Since the dawn of aviation more than 100 years ago, militaries throughout the world have pursued the development of unmanned aerial vehicles to give them an edge over the enemy when conducting combat operations. Today, the UAV is an imperative asset for troops on the ground.

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Duncan Aviation To Organize Aviation Career Day 2008

"Adjust Your Altitude 2008" Coming October 17

On October 17, about 600 juniors and seniors from high schools in Nebraska will be exposed to the many exciting and satisfying career opportunities in the aviation industry. "Adjust Your Altitude 2008" is an aviation career fair. It's open to exhibitors from across the nation representing the aviation community.

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Sporty's Online Course Student Earns Certificate

Took Rec Pilot Checkride Less Than One Week After Course Launched

Less than a week after Sporty's Online Courses were launched, Carl R. Chen completed his course and received an endorsement from Sporty's to take his written exam. Things move fast these days... and Chen recently passed his written and oral tests and his recreational pilot checkride, making him the first new pilot to prepare for these tests by using Sporty's Online Courses.

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M7 Aerospace Names VP Of MRO Sales, Services

John Schildroth Previously Worked For EADS Airframe Services

M7 Aerospace has named John Schildroth Vice President of MRO Sales and Services, with responsibility for the company's Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul operations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.16.08)

Aero-Linx!

Rearwin Airplanes was founded by Raymond Andrew ("Rae") Rearwin in 1928.  Following Charles Lindbergh's historic transatlantic flight in 1927, the world's fascination with aviation grew significantly.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.16.08): Eccentricity

Aero-Terms!

The distance between the foci of an ellipse divided by the major axis.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.16.08)

"This was our goal for THENOG when we started the group in May."

Source: Dr. Todd House, President of Kentucky-based air taxi company YourJet LLC and board member of the The Thielert Engine Owners Group. THENOG was named this week by a German court administering the bankruptcy of aircraft-engine manufacturer Thielert AG to the seven-member creditor committee. The committee, made up of major creditors, will help the court direct the outcome of the Thielert insolvency.

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