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August 03, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.03.10

The west coast gyroplane community mourns a well-known pilot.
A failed pump brings a little drama to life aboard the ISS.
And AirVenture attendance is down, but not by much.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.03.10

The west coast gyroplane community mourns a well-known pilot.
A failed pump brings a little drama to life aboard the ISS.
And AirVenture attendance is down, but not by much.


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ANN Special Feature: The MT Propeller Story - 08.03.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with John Nielsen of Flight Resource about the story behind MT propellers and how they're made.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 08.03.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.03.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.03.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The MT Propeller Story - 08.03.10 (ANN Special Report, with John Nielsen of Flight Resource)

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Analyst: Latin America Will Help Carry GA Recovery

Third Largest Market For Corporate Aircraft Is South Of The Border

Latin American countries from Mexico to Argentina are poised to play an important part in general aviation's economic recuperation, according to aviation consultant Brian Foley.

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USAF Officials Release Preferred Aircraft Basing Alternatives

Five Different Aircraft Types Are Being Shuffled

Air Force officials released several announcements regarding the basing of five different aircraft late last week.

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Piaggio Expands North American Service Network

Three Services Centers Added For P. 180 Avanti Support

Piaggio America, announced Monday it is adding three North American authorized service centers to support the company's Italian manufactured P. 180 Avanti II aircraft.

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L-3 Will Build F-22 Full Mission Trainers

U.S. Air Force Contract Worth Over $39 Million

L-3 Link Simulation & Training has been awarded $39.2 million in production contracts from Boeing to build 12 F-22 Full Mission Trainers (FMTs).

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Third Poseidon Aircraft Enters Flight Testing Program

T3 First Flew July 29

P-8A Poseidon aircraft T3 successfully completed its first flight test in Seattle on July 29. T3 is the P-8A program's mission-system and weapon-certification aircraft.

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Former Aviation Firm Exec Fatally Injured In Floatplane Accident

Telford Aviation Services Founder Was Landing On Moosehead Lake In Maine

Telford Allen II, 64, the founder of Telford Aviation Services, was killed during a water landing attempt in front of his home in Maine Sunday.

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Baron, Bonanza Receive Chinese Certification

Deliveries To Begin In Late Summer

The Beechcraft Bonanza G36 and Baron G58 have been certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for operation in that country, HBC announced Wednesday.

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Canadian Charter Company Grounded By Transport Canada

Move Effectively Puts Aeropro Out Of Business

The Canadian air charter company Aeropro has had it's operating permit revoked following an audit which turned up repeated violations of Canadian air regulations. 

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Miami Could Host An International Air Show

Hopes To Compete With Paris, Farnborough, Other International Exhibitions

There is no international aviation trade show like the Paris Air Show or Farnborough in the UK in the U.S. But a Miami, FL group is looking to change that dynamic as early as 2012.

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Eurofighter DA1 Prototype Gets A Nose Job

Radome Delivered For The European-Designed Aircraft, Now A Museum Piece

Eurofighter has delivered to the Deutsche Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, Germany, a "real" radome for Eurofighter prototype DA1.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Looking Back At Day Two

This is Aero TV's Daily Update on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Tuesday, July 27th.

USA Today, which for whatever reason now has a standing policy of talking down general aviation, was out on the second day of Oshkosh 2010 with a cheap shot at EAA AirVenture. Tuesday's story on page 3A appeared under a subhead that reads, "Air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin has history of fatal crashes. The writer, Alan Levin, did acknowledge that the fatals to which he referred did not involve the airshow at Oshkosh, and that most involved obvious pilot mistakes, and many weren't even in the area.

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AirVenture Attendence Solid, But Down Slightly From 2009

Weather Early In The Week Is Cited As The Primary Factor

The final numbers are in, and EAA President and CEO Tom Poberezny says that even though attendance numbers were down slightly, AirVenture 2010 was a successful event with more planned for 2011.

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FAA Finds Mexico Does Not Meet ICAO Safety Standards

US Agency Issues Safety Downgrade To Mexico

The FAA announced Friday that Mexico is not in compliance with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), following an assessment of the country’s civil aviation authority.

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New Leadership Announced At Superior Aviation, And Superior Air Parts

Timothy T. Archer Tapped As New CEO

Representatives of Superior Aviation, Beijing have announced that aviation veteran Timothy T. (Tim) Archer has been appointed as the CEO of Superior Aviation, Beijing and its wholly owned subsidiary, U.S.-based Superior Air Parts, Inc.

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NASA Plan For Human Spaceflight In 2011 Budget Draws Industry Praise

Lockheed Martin Commends Bi-Partisan Support For Spending Plan

Recent action by the U.S. House and Senate NASA oversight committees on a bi-partisan spending plan for NASA drew praise from contractor Lockheed Martin Friday.

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Flight Data Recorder Recovered From Pakistani Accident

Data Will Be Analyzed By An Outside Government, Pakistan Says

The flight data recorder (FDR) from an airliner which went down during a storm Wednesday near Islamabad, Pakistan, has been recovered in apparently good condition, according to Pakistani authorities.

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C-123 Down In Denali National Park

Three On Board Fatally Injured, Crash Sparked A Small Wildfire

Three people on board a C-123 cargo plane were fatally injured Sunday when the aircraft went down in Alaska's Denali National Park, sparking a small wildfire after the accident. The Fairchild C-123 had been registered to All West Freight in Delta Junction, AK, according to the National Park Service.

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NASA'S Hibernating Mars Rover May Not Call Home

Spirit Has Been Incommunicado Since March 22

NASA mission controllers say they have not heard from the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit since March 22, and the rover is facing its toughest challenge yet - trying to survive the harsh Martian winter.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.03.10)

"We were not only very pleased with the attendance figures, but also with the positive response and the upbeat spirit from all those who attended." Source: EAA President Tom Poberezny.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.03.10): Safety Alerts For Operators (SAFOs)

A Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) is an information tool that alerts, educates, and makes recommendations to the aviation community. This community includes air carrier certificate holders, fractional ownership program managers, and 14 CFR Part 142 training centers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.03.10)

Buying A Used Airplane

It might be one of the most common reactions after returning from AirVenture. "How can I make this work." But there are a lot of questions you need to ask yourself before taking the plunge into aircraft ownership to be sure the airplane you get is the right one for you.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.03.10)

Aero-Linx: The Caterpiller Club  This world-wide club is for aviators, military and commercial, who have saved their lives with a parachute in an emergency.  

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