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August 22, 2008

Dassault Falcon Names Christian Kennedy As Canadian Sales Manager

Most Recently Held Positions With Charter Operators

Aero-News learned this week that Christian Kennedy was recently named International Sales Manager, Canada, for Dassault Falcon. He is responsible for sales and marketing of the full line of large-cabin Falcon business jets in the Canadian market.

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Third Victim Dies In North Las Vegas Velocity Accident

Pilot Was Unable To Gain Altitude

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 08.22.08 0910 MDT: At least two people were killed when an experimental aircraft impacted a home in North Las Vegas, NV early Friday morning.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 08.22.08

A Long Flight For The Carter Aviation Technologies PAV, Part Two

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.22.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.22.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A Long Flight For The Carter PAV: 08.22.08 (ANN Special Report, with Jay Carter, Jr., President and Chief Engineer of Carter Aviatio

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NASA, ATK Hypersonic Experiment Fails

Both Parties Investigate, Warn Public About Debris

An Alliant Tech Systems suborbital rocket carrying two NASA hypersonic experiments exploded shortly after liftoff early Friday morning from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. No injuries or property damage were immediately reported.

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'Wings Across America' Sends Park Flyer Model Airplane On Long Journey

Pilots Hand-Off Plane On Trip Across US And Back

Over 300 model airplane enthusiasts have come together for Wings Across America 2008 (WAA-08) a mission to fly a battery powered radio controlled airplane, called a Park Flyer, across all contiguous United States.

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Hard Decisions: Eclipse Lays Off 650 Workers

Planemaker Cuts Back In Struggle To Reach Profitability

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 08.22.08 0900 MDT: Confirming numerous reports that have surfaced from suppliers in recent days, on Friday Eclipse Aviation announced it will cut back production of the Eclipse 500 very-light jet, cutting about 650 jobs at the planemaker's facilities nationwide.

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PW1000G Geared Turbofan Completes First Phase Of Flight Testing

Prepares for Airbus Flight Test Program

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1000G demonstration engine has completed the first phase of flight testing on a company-owned 747SP flying test bed.

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DOT's Peters Says New ATC Hires Will Benefit From New Tower Sims

OKC Trainees To Be First In US To Use New Devices

Thousands of air traffic controller trainees in Oklahoma City will become the first in the country to train using new state of the art simulators beginning September 2, US Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced Friday.

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UAL Will Return Free Food To Business-Class Passengers

But It Won't Last For Long...

The word that comes to mind is... "capitulation." Days after United Airlines announced its plans to charge business-class passengers -- among any airline's most profitable traveling segment -- for food on domestic and even most international flights, the Chicago-based airline said it will launch a "trial" program to bring free food back into the biz-class cabin.

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NTSB Offers Course On Managing Communications Following Aircraft Accidents

Two-Day Seminar Aimed At Public Affairs Personnel

The National Transportation Safety Board is devoting two days at its Training Center to offer guidance to aviation public affairs professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency communications following a major aircraft accident.

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B/E Aerospace Earns STC For B777-200 Overhead Crew Rest

Allows Installation Of Door 3 OHARs On Continental Airlines Planes

Aircraft fastener and cabin equipment provider B/E Aerospace, Inc. announced Thursday it has received, through its structures business unit (FSI) based in Marysville, WA, an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to provide retrofit installation of B/E's Door 3 Overhead Attendant Crew Rest (OHAR) on B777-200 aircraft for Continental Airlines.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.22.08

That Spanair takeoff disaster followed an earlier aborted takeoff.
Sturgell rallies his troops to celebrate the FAA's 50th.
And the TSA encourages its agents to use avionics probes as

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.22.08

That Spanair takeoff disaster followed an earlier aborted takeoff.
Sturgell rallies his troops to celebrate the FAA's 50th.
And the TSA encourages its agents to use avionics probes as

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ANN Special Feature: Jay Carter, Jr., Carter PAV, continued - 08.22.08

ANN's Paul Plack's conversation with Jay Carter, Jr., President and Chief Engineer of Carter Aviation Technologies, concludes with Jay's vision for the future, and how technology developed for the

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Aero-TV Gets A Look At Flight Design's New MC Model LSA

'Metal Concept' Intended To "Swallow The Flight School Market Whole"

The Aero-News and Aero-TV teams participated in the Oshkosh 2008 unveiling of an all-new light sport aircraft (LSA) produced by Flight Design, the 2009 MC or Metal Concept Model. The aircraft has been in development for approximately 36 months and with significant user input, was designed to respond to the needs of flight schools, flight clubs and the preferences of aviation enthusiasts who value the characteristics and maintainability of a metal fuselage.

Aero-TV Gets A Look At Flight Design's New MC Model LSA

'Metal Concept' Intended To "Swallow The Flight School Market Whole"

The Aero-News and Aero-TV teams participated in the Oshkosh 2008 unveiling of an all-new light sport aircraft (LSA) produced by Flight Design, the 2009 MC or Metal Concept Model. The aircraft has been in development for approximately 36 months and with significant user input, was designed to respond to the needs of flight schools, flight clubs and the preferences of aviation enthusiasts who value the characteristics and maintainability of a metal fuselage.

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Delta, NWA Ask Workers What THEY Want In Merger

Union Slams Management For Talking Directly To Employees

If the Delta/Northwest Airlines merger goes through as planned, it will require combining Delta's largely non-union workforce with Northwest's heavily-unionized workforce -- and that's a problem if you're one of the unions.

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Pilot OK Following Reno Sea Fury Mishap

But The Plane... Not So Much

A pilot flying in ahead of next month's Reno National Championship Air Races escaped uninjured Wednesday, after his vintage Hawker Sea Fury lost its engine on approach to the airport.

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NTSB Says S-61 Suffered Loss Of Power In NorCal Accident

Pilot Was Among Those Lost In Crash

Below is the unedited text of the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the fatal August 5 downing of a Sikorsky S-61 helicopter on takeoff near Redding, CA, that claimed nine of the 13 people onboard.

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It's That Time Again: PASS Announces Its Endorsement For President

Union Says Barack Obama Is Committed To Aviation Safety, Workers' Rights

On Thursday, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents over 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD), announced its support for Senator Barack Obama for president of the United States.

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Klyde Morris (08.22.08)

Klyde Weighs In On Obama's NASA Flip-Flop...

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Union Holds Off On British Airport Strikes

Postpones Walkouts Pending Ballot

Representatives with Unite, the union representing baggage handlers and check-in staff at a number of British airports, tell ANN threatened strikes have been called off... for now.

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UPS Airlines Opens Anchorage Training Facility

Houses 747-400, MD-11 Simulators

This week, cargo shipping giant UPS officially opened its newest flight training facility, a 27,000-square-foot center here that will reduce the time spent away from home for training pilots based in Anchorage, AK.

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USAF: B-52H Debris Field Located Off Coast Of Guam

Bomber Crashed Last Month; No Word On Possible Cause

Military investigators believe they have located the wreckage of a Barksdale B-52H bomber that crashed off the coast of Guam July 21, killing all six crew members.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.22.08)

Aero-Linx! 

The Aircraft Engine Historical Society is a non-profit educational and historical society, open to the public, which fosters an appreciation of the people, art, and science associated with aircraft engine development, manufacture, and use.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.22.08): Plug Nozzle

Aero-Terms!

A doughnut-shaped combustion chamber which discharges engine gases against the surface of a short central cone (the plug). Adapted in the form of an LH2 cooled heat shield, it can be used as a combination rocket/ aerodynamic braking device.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.22.08)

"After weighing the positions of the candidates on several important issues that affect the work life of PASS members, PASS is confident in its support of Senator Obama. Senator Obama has proven himself to be a champion of aviation safety and workers’ rights. FAA employees are in need of that type of support, and PASS believes that, as he has done in the past, Senator Obama will continue to recognize the important work PASS members perform everyday to keep this country safe."

Source: Tom Brantley, president of Professional Aviation Safety Specialists National, announcing the union's endorsement of presumptive Democrat  nominee Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential election.

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