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February 22, 2011

GAMA: Worldwide GA Shipments Down In 2010

Industry 'Optimistic' For A Turnaround In 2011

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has announced the 2010 worldwide shipments and billings of general aviation airplanes. Speaking at GAMA's "State of the Industry" press conference, GAMA Chairman John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon, reported that the global economic downturn continued to negatively impact general aviation manufacturers in 2010, but that signs of a recovery have started to emerge.

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GAMA Calls For A More Efficient, Streamlined Government-Industry Partnership

'General Aviation Manufacturers Have Continued To Innovate'

At this morning's General Aviation Manufacturers Association's (GAMA) annual "State of the Industry" press conference, President and CEO Pete Bunce called for a more efficient, streamlined industry-government partnership to continue economic growth and job creation in general aviation manufacturing given new fiscal realities.

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ASPIRE Partnership Goes Green On A Daily Basis

Pan-Pacific Partnership Looks To Save Fuel, Reduce Emissions

The Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE), a partnership with the FAA’s counterparts and airlines in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Singapore to reduce aviation’s impact on the environment, is moving beyond the demonstration stage.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 02.22.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.22.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.22.11(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Webinars and Pilot Training - 02.22.11 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Delta Fined For Violating Rules Protecting Air Travelers With Disabilities

Largest Non-Safety Related Fine Ever Levied Against An Airline

The U.S. DOT has assessed a civil penalty of $2 million against Delta Air Lines for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities. This civil penalty is the largest penalty ever assessed against an airline by the DOT in a non-safety-related case.

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American To Recall 200 Flight Attendants

Deal Allows Hiring Of 30 New FAs Who Speak Mandarin Chinese

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) said late last week that America Airlines has agreed to recall some 200 flight attendants who had been idled by the recession.

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Auction House To Offer Historic Apollo 14 Artifacts, Russian Spacesuits

Space History Sale Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Alan Shepard's Freedom 7 Flight

Personal items which belonged to several astronauts will be sold in a "Space History Sale" taking place at Bonhams, New York on May 5th. The sale will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Alan Shepard's historic mission on Freedom 7 as the first American in Space.

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New Deployable Air Traffic Control System Program Taking Shape

Looking For Portable ATC System Which Could Be Fielded Early, Fast

Electronic Systems Center officials intend to call for proposals within the next few months for development and production of a new deployable air traffic control system.

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Libyan Officers Fly Fighter Jets To Asylum

Said They Are Escaping Political Crackdown In That Country

Two Colonels in the Libyan Air Force have reportedly flown their fighters to Malta and asked for political asylum. They say the recent crackdown on anti-government protesters in Libya drove them to make their escape.

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Entries Sought For Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher Of The Year Award

Award Named For First Person To Fly Faster Than Mach 2

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is seeking entries for the 25th annual A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award which includes a $1,500 cast stipend.

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Geo-Referenced Approach Plates, More For Apple Devices From ForeFlight

Company Updates VERY Popular App

The latest version of ForeFlight Mobile HD features the availability of an in-app upgrade option to ForeFlight Pro - a new subscription plan offering that enables geo-referenced approach plates and taxi diagrams.

 

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Alaska Lawmaker Says 'No' To Airport Search

Mastectomy Patient Objected To Screeners Touching Her Prosthesis

Alaska state representative Sharon Cissna was traveling through the Seattle-Tacoma airport on her way back to Alaska recently when she was pulled aside by TSA after undergoing a full-body scan.

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LAN Airlines Orders Three 767s

Additional 767-300ER Airplanes Part Of The Airline's Fleet Expansion Plans

Chile's LAN Airlines has ordered an additional three Boeing 767-300ER airplanes valued at $493 million at today's list prices. The order brings the total number of 767s ordered from LAN to 33.

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Bell Helicopter Delivers First 429 Into Middle East

Aircraft Will Serve In VIP Transport Role

The first Bell 429 helicopter for the Middle East was delivered recently by Bell Helicopter. The announcement was made Sunday at IDEX, the largest defense and security event in the region.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.22.11

The Space Coast has cause for economic optimism.
Bombardier was down, but not out in 2010.
And FAA Re-Auth clears the Senate.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.22.11

The Space Coast has cause for economic optimism.
Bombardier was down, but not out in 2010.
And FAA Re-Auth clears the Senate.


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ANN Special Feature: Webinars and Pilot Training - 02.22.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about what it took to adapt the techniques and materials Bob used in his classroom to a webinar environment.

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Aero-TV: Know Your Aero-Mission -- How To Buy Your First Airplane

It Helps To Get Some Education About HOW To Buy Your First/Next Airplane

While ANN has had a lot to say about aviation marketing of late... about how businesses SELL their products to the aviation world, we think its about time to turn the tables. Let's talk about being educated BUYERS... in other words... let's make this a two-way street.

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Classic Aero-TV: Quality Air Time: What’s New For RANS In 2011

 

This is a previously unreleased video from the ANN archives.

At the US Sport Aviation Expo 2011 ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell spoke with Randy Schlitter, the owner and founder of RANS Aircraft. When Campbell asked Schlitter about how RANS Aircraft is doing in the downturn of the kit plane market, Schlitter replied that they have continued to provide quality kit and factory built aircraft to their customers and as he put it, “They are pulling our wagon now.”

Aero-TV: Look Ma, No Wires! -- Mach5's Bluetooth Headset

Are You Ready To 'Unplug' In Flight???

Trapped! Have you ever gotten wrapped up in a headset cord... or left it plugged in while trying to exit an aircraft in a hurry (like trying to outrun some rain)? If that's the case, you know how much of a pain in the (deleted) headset cords can be. UNLESS, you try the latest generation of Bluetooth capable headsets and free yourself of the limitations of having to "plug in."

Aero-TV: Know Your Aero-Mission -- How To Buy Your First Airplane

It Helps To Get Some Education About HOW To Buy Your First/Next Airplane

While ANN has had a lot to say about aviation marketing of late... about how businesses SELL their products to the aviation world, we think its about time to turn the tables. Let's talk about being educated BUYERS... in other words... let's make this a two-way street.

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Aero-TV: Look Ma, No Wires! -- Mach5's Bluetooth Headset

Are You Ready To 'Unplug' In Flight???

Trapped! Have you ever gotten wrapped up in a headset cord... or left it plugged in while trying to exit an aircraft in a hurry (like trying to outrun some rain)? If that's the case, you know how much of a pain in the (deleted) headset cords can be. UNLESS, you try the latest generation of Bluetooth capable headsets and free yourself of the limitations of having to "plug in."

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FAA Seeks Helo Industry Input On How Best To Meet Safety Challenge

Partnering With HAI, Helicopter Safety Team To Develop Briefing Material

The FAA Safety Team (FAAST) has partnered with HAI and the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) in developing safety briefing material tailored to helicopter operations.

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NTSB Releases Factual Report In 172 RG In-Flight Fire

Instructor And Student Injured When Fire Erupted During Flight

The NTSB has released a factual report in an incident which injured a flight instructor and his student. The two experienced one of the most harrowing things that could be experienced while flying ... a fire in the cockpit. Fortunately, both people on board survived the incident, but the airplane was destroyed.

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AAAA Applauds Progress On FAA Reauthorization Bills

Alliance For Aviation Across America Says Essential Air Service Funding Is Critical

Following last week's votes on the FAA Reauthorization legislation, the Alliance for Aviation Across America praised both the House and Senate for their progress on the bill.

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USAF Concerned About LightSquared Interference With GPS

No Real-World Testing On LTE G4 Network

The U.S. Air Force is raising concerns that a new G4 service to be offered by a company called LightSquared which was recently approved by the FCC will create so much interference that it could render GPS units worthless.

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Gone West: Air Tractor Founder Leland Snow

Considered By Many To Be The Father Of Modern Aerial Spraying

Leland Snow, founder and President of Air Tractor, Inc., and the inventor of modern aerial spray aircraft, died Sunday morning, February 20, 2011 while jogging near his home. He was 80 years old.

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Airline Passenger Bill Of Rights Included In Senate Version Of FAA Bill

Also Would Require Airlines To Specify Allowable Child Seat Dimensions

Among the amendments which were passed last week as part of the Senate version of the FAA reauthorization bill was one written by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) which would codify the so-called "three hour rule" limiting tarmac delays for airlines.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.22.11)

"As members of the House and Senate look to reconcile differences in this legislation, we also hope that they will recognize the critical importance of Essential Air Service funding."  Source: Statement by the Alliance for Aviation Across America.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.22.11): Jet Streak

A region of accelerated wind speed along the axis of a jet stream.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.22.11)

Final Destination Slovakia

This web site is dedicated to the all members of 15th USAAF and 205.BG RAF, and especially to those who were shot down, bailed out or transited Slovakia in their travels back to Allied lines.

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