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December 02, 2009

Northrop Grumman And Airbus Threaten To Pull Out Of Tanker Competition

Companies Say Current RFP Is Not Acceptable

Northrop Grumman has sent a letter to the Department of Defense saying they intend to pull out of the KC-X tanker competition because the DoD has not substantially changed the Request for Proposals (RFP) on the project.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.02.09

GA pilots in Europe face big new user fees.
Six have died in the ditching of a de Havilland Beaver in Canada.
And the lawyers are now going after the simulator companies.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.02.09

GA pilots in Europe face big new user fees.
Six have died in the ditching of a de Havilland Beaver in Canada.
And the lawyers are now going after the simulator companies.


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ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, US DOT's Diversion Tactics - 12.02.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni, founder of FlyersRights.org, about how last week's DOT penalties, against three airlines involved in a notorious tarmac stranding, may actually be a setback

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EAA Loses Another Long-Time Board Member

David Pasahow Resigns

As noted in previous ANN Coverage, the tumult within the EAA is apparently continuing. Long-time board member, David Pasahow, originally tasked with directing the search for EAA President Tom Poberezny's successor, tendered his resignation over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 12.02.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.02.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.02.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, US DOT's Diversion Tactics - 12.02.09 (ANN Special Report, with Kate Hanni)

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Boeing EA-18G Growler To Advance To Full Rate Production

New Aircraft To Replace Navy's EA-6B Prowler

The Boeing EA-18G Growler was approved to advance into Full Rate Production (FRP) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) on November 23. The St. Louis-based EA-18G program now can proceed from Low Rate Initial Production to FRP quantities of approximately 20 aircraft per year.

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Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport To Open Next May

Designed As Country's First LEED Certified Airport

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, which is on schedule to open in May 2010, has been designed to be the nation's greenest airport, according to The Bay County Airport and Industrial District.

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Minute Man Air Field Dedicates User Funded PAPI System

Here's A Community That Understands The Importance Of Its GA Airport

In mid November, EAA Chapter 196 members and Airport Commissioners joined airport Owner/Manager Don McPherson in commissioning a new two light PAPI (Precision Approach Path Indicator) System on Runway 21 at Minute Man Air Field, 6B6. 

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FAA Issues SAIB For Beech Duke Airplanes

Flap Rigging Indicated In At Least One Accident

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) regarding an airworthiness concern on Hawker Beechcraft Model 60 (Duke) Series twin-engine powered airplanes.

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No Seats For Space Tourists

Russian Space Agency Says They'll Need Them All For Official Business

A Russian Space Agency official says that after the retirement of the U.S. Space Shuttle, there will be no more seats available to transport tourists to ISS on Soyuz spacecraft. 

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RAF Merlins Begin Operating in Afghanistan

Helos Now Available For Front Line Operations After Quick Turnaround

Just two weeks after arriving in Afghanistan, the initial RAF Merlin Force has now passed the extensive pre-flight checks enabling them to take to the Afghan skies one month ahead of schedule. This means that Merlins are now available for operational flying on the front line.

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Debra Wilcox Named Sr. Vice President Of Bye Energy

Company Focuses On Renewable Fuels For GA

Bye Energy, an integrator of alternative energy and renewable fuel technologies for business and general aviation, has promoted Debra Wilcox to Senior Vice President. She will continue to focus on all aspects of project management related to bio-derived aviation fuel development.

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King Aerospace Develops 'Sensor of the Future'

Calls E-9A System The "Most Advanced Airborne Phased Array Antenna"

King Aerospace has developed what it says is the most advanced phased array antenna technology ever to be installed in an airborne application.  King is solely responsible for development, certification and installation of the system onboard United States Air Force (USAF) E-9A surveillance aircraft.

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A380 Returns To New York After 'Minor' Mid-Flight Problem

Air France Did Not Disclose What Caused Flight To Turn Back

An Air France A380, on one of its first transatlantic flights from New York to Paris, was forced to return to Kennedy Airport about 90 minutes into the scheduled flight last Friday. Airline officials did not disclose the nature of the technical glitch that caused the pilots to turn back.

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Aero-TV: The Beechcraft Premier II - Next Step in the Light Jet Revolution

Premier II Retains Composite Fuselage with Increased Performance

On May 19th, 2008, the Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced the next evolution to their successful Premier 1/1A, the Premier II. The upgraded aircraft will include new engines, winglets, and an increased maximum gross take-off weight of 13,800 pounds up from the Premier I’s 12,500 pounds.  Designed to fly higher, father, and faster than its predecessor, the highly anticipated Premier II will offer the largest cabin and most technologically advanced single-pilot business jet in the world.

Aero-TV: Rolling Right Along - The Cirrus/S-Tec 55X Roll Servo Upgrade

Make A Good System Even Better...

ANN has been quite happy with our first year of ownership of a Technologically Advanced Aircraft -- our Cirrus SR22 G3 Turbo. While we have not only enjoyed the aircraft in its original configuration, the recent addition of Avidyne's Release 9 really turned our bird into quite the super-ship... while one other much vaunted upgrade has made our flights into a very smooth venture. Our bird is equipped with S-Tec's much vaunted Model 55X autopilot... our third S-Tec equipped airplane.

Aero-TV: Rolling Right Along - The Cirrus/S-Tec 55X Roll Servo Upgrade

Make A Good System Even Better...

ANN has been quite happy with our first year of ownership of a Technologically Advanced Aircraft -- our Cirrus SR22 G3 Turbo. While we have not only enjoyed the aircraft in its original configuration, the recent addition of Avidyne's Release 9 really turned our bird into quite the super-ship... while one other much vaunted upgrade has made our flights into a very smooth venture. Our bird is equipped with S-Tec's much vaunted Model 55X autopilot... our third S-Tec equipped airplane.

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Aero-TV: The Beechcraft Premier II - Next Step in the Light Jet Revolution

Premier II Retains Composite Fuselage with Increased Performance

On May 19th, 2008, the Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced the next evolution to their successful Premier 1/1A, the Premier II. The upgraded aircraft will include new engines, winglets, and an increased maximum gross take-off weight of 13,800 pounds up from the Premier I’s 12,500 pounds. Designed to fly higher, father, and faster than its predecessor, the highly anticipated Premier II will offer the largest cabin and most technologically advanced single-pilot business jet in the world.

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Skytech Unveils New Sales/Service Facility

New Baltimore/Washington Metro FBO Location Ready For Business

Skytech, Inc., has opened a new state-of-the-art, Baltimore-Washington metro area facility to serve a rapidly expanding customer base. At the heart of Skytech's expansion is 'a strong commitment to customer service and a firm belief that providing customers with the very best in sales support and service means continued business success, even in the worst of economic times.'

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A Few Aero-Tips For The (Icing) Season #3: Escape Options

Ready For A Chill?

For those of us who have "hit the boots" (or the equivalent system on your favorite bird) a few times in the last few days due to the ever-present seasonal 'charms' of in-flight icing, we thought a series of short tips from Cirrus Design's Scott Winter (yes, that IS his real name) might help us all to consider some of the realities of this time of year. So... here is the third of seven tips for dealing with icing. Y'all be careful out there!

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US Airways Pilots Ask DOJ To Investigate US Airways/Delta Slot Swap

USAPA Says Deal Raises Anti-Trust Questions

The US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA) said Monday that it is seeking a full investigation on the impact of a proposed slot, gate and facility transaction between US Airways (LCC) and Delta Airlines at New York’s LaGuardia and Washington’s Reagan National airports.

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NAFI Submits Comments On Proposed Changes To Pilot Certification, Training

Organization Says While Many Are Good, Some Lack Detail, Others Decrease Proficiency

Following an extensive review by an experienced group of NAFI-member aviation professionals, the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) submitted its comments to an FAA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that covers a variety of changes to pilot-certification requirements and training procedures.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.02.09)

"NAFI agrees with many of the proposals that were made, but we believe some of them lack the detail needed to fully allow their implementation." Source: NAFI President Jason Blair .

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.02.09): Make Short Approach

Used by ATC to inform a pilot to alter his/her traffic pattern so as to make a short final approach.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.02.09)

FAA Aviation News: Icing

It is December. While here at ANN HQ if Florida, we don't worry a lot about icing, most of the rest of the country has to deal with this lift-robbing, drag-inducing phenomenon. The current issue of FAA Aviation News has several articles dealing with the subject, from your wings to the runway.

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MANUFACTURER: DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-500MB, DG-808C and DG-800B Gliders  

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AD: Thielert

AD NUMBER: 2009-24-10

MANUFACTURER: Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH (TAE) Model TAE 125-01 Reciprocating Engines  

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