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December 14, 2009

NORAD Flight Exercise Planned for Washington, D.C.

Exercises Postponed From Last Week

The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct a one-day exercise beginning late Monday evening and continuing into the early morning hours Tuesday in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C.

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Rotax Extends TBO For Some 4 Stroke Engines

2000 Hours Flying Time Between Overhauls For Certain 912 Powerplants

BRP-Powertrain, under the brand name Rotax Aircraft Engines, has released increased recommended time between overhaul, TBO, on engines that qualify under the new service bulletins.  

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AD: Cirrus

AD NUMBER: 2009-26-01

MANUFACTURER: Cirrus Design Corporation Model SR22 Airplanes  

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.14.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.14.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.14.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: No Excuse for the Unexpected - 12.14.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Ohio Airport Fights To Survive

Budget Cuts Weighed Against Possible Lawsuits

The Lorain County Regional Airport (LPR) in OH is fighting closure amidst shortfalls in the 2010 county budget.

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New Reality Show To Follow Flight Attendants

"Fly Girls" Will Focus on Virgin America

With so many reality tv shows out there, it was bound to happen eventually; a reality show based on airline employees.

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Possible Iran Embargo Breach Leaves Feds In A Whirl

Helicopter Still In Limbo after A Year

Department of Commerce investigators have been hard at working trying to decide if a sales deal for three Bell 412 choppers was illegal. 

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.14.09

The Dreamliner is scheduled to make its first flight tomorrow.
The Airbus A400M made its first flight on Friday.
And so did the Gulfstream G250.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.14.09

The Dreamliner is scheduled to make its first flight tomorrow.
The Airbus A400M made its first flight on Friday.
And so did the Gulfstream G250.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: No Excuse for the Unexpected - 12.14.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the immediacy of aviation applications for the iPhone.

FMI: www.overtheairwave

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Aero-TV: Van’s Aircraft Factory – Where the RV SportPlanes Begin

Join ANN on a Tour of the Van’s Aircraft Facility in Aurora, Oregon

The 60,000 square foot Van’s Aircraft facility, located in Aurora Oregon, is a far cry from the company’s beginnings.  Over 30 years ago, in a small shop behind his house in Reedville, Oregon, Richard VanGrunsven pursued his love of aviation.  While not working as a mechanical engineer, he spent his hours designing and building his first plane, a re-engineered Playboy airframe.  Renamed the RV-1, the aircraft had a 125 hp Lycoming engine, bubble canopy, Hoerner style wingtips, and a set of cantilever aluminum wings.
 

Aero-TV: Van's Aircraft Factory - Where the RV SportPlanes Begin

Join ANN on a Tour of the Van's Aircraft Facility in Aurora, Oregon

The 60,000 square foot Van's Aircraft facility, located in Aurora Oregon, is a far cry from the company's beginnings. Over 30 years ago, in a small shop behind his house in Reedville, Oregon, Richard VanGrunsven pursued his love of aviation.

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Industry Gathers from Around Nation to Remember Ed Stimpson

Special to ANN -- By Drew Steketee Nearly 300 industry and association executives, government leaders, family, friends and former staffers gathered at the National Air and Space Museum December 12th to celebrate the life of Edward W. Stimpson, beloved aviation industry advocate.

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Klyde Morris (12.14.09)

Klyde Can't Stop With The TSA...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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AIA: Aerospace Workforce Imperiled by Funding Cuts

Organization Warns Of Declining U.S. Leadership In Space In Congressional Testimony

U.S. preeminence in aerospace is threatened by aging demographics and uncertainty over the future of the U.S. space program and adequate funding to support it, AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey said Thursday in testimony before the House Committee on Science and Technology.

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Coalition Pushes Congress To Allow In-Flight Calling

Industry Group Lobbies Against HANG UP Act

An industry group calling themselves the Inflight Passenger Communications Coalition (IPCC) is fighting to stop legislation aimed at keeping airplanes cellphone free. 

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PA To Invest $10 Million In 9 Airports

Grants To Allow Upgrades And Safety Enhancements

Governor Edward G. Rendell announced Friday the nine Pennsylvania airports that won grants to make can make upgrades and safety enhancements. 

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EADS NA Awarded $247 Million Lakota Contract

Total Order Now 178 UH-72A Light Utility Helicopters

The U.S. Army has awarded the fifth year contract for the Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) to EADS North America for $247.2 million. The contract increases the company's supply of 45 additional Lakotas along with hardware to equip the rotary-wing aircraft multiple applications.

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British Man Who Shone A Laser At A Helicopter Gets Community Service

He Told Police He Was "Stupid"

20-year-old Jomir Ali has avoided jail time after admitting he shone a laser beam into the cockpit of a police helicopter. The Oxford, England resident told police when he was caught he had been "stupid."

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.14.09)

“You are trying to legislate courtesy, folks, and that just doesn’t work.”

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.14.09): Black Ice

Thin, new ice on fresh or salt water that appears dark in color because of its transparency. Also refers to thin, transparent ice on road or runway surfaces.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.14.09)

NASA Images

Have you ever wanted a really cool FREE space picture or video to use for a project or blog post? This is the place to find it! 

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AD: Eurocopter

AD NUMBER: 2009-25-09

MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France Model SA 330 F, G, and J Helicopters  

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