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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

TransAsia ATR 72 Down In Taiwan

Multiple Fatal Injuries Reported, Typhoon Possibly A Factor

A TransAsia Airways ATR 72 has reportedly gone down in Taiwan's Pengu Islands during an emergency landing attempt. Officials say as many as 45 people were fatally injured in the accident.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

OSH2013, Day Two, Revisited: Stemme, Quicksilver, SportPlane Resource Guide

Also: Flight Design, Small Airplane Revitalization Act, Able Flight, Jack Pelton Intvw -- Part Two

Stemme introduced its latest motor glider, the Grand Touring S6 at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Flight Design is proceeding towards certification on its four-place C-4. Quicksilver announced that they are finalizing work on their Special Light-Sport Aircraft (SLSA) model, and waiting for an FAA audit to confirm the procedure before deliveries can commence. Flight Design is working on occupant safety for the four-place C-4. One of the projects that we’ve been working on behind the scenes at ANN is one that it’s hoped will bring a lot of new people into aviation -- Introducing the NEW SportPlane Resource Guide and the upcoming AeroSports Resource Guide. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Garmin Making Inroads Into The Experimental Market

Team X Introduces New G3X Touch 7-Inch Touchscreen Display Option And Connext Cockpit Connectivity for Experimental Aircraft

Garmin has unveiled a new 7-inch G3X Touch display option for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft. The new high-resolution infrared touchscreen display compliments the existing 10.6-inch G3X Touch system, offering new panel design options and redundancy. All G3X Touch displays support Connext cockpit connectivity between avionics and mobile devices featuring wireless flight plan transfer capabilities and more.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

How To Find Us At Oshkosh

We Have A New Permanent Home On The AirVenture Grounds

After a lot of years, Aero-News has established a permanent home on the AirVenture grounds at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

FAA Issues SAIB For Certain Piper Aircraft

Some PA-46 Models May Develop Cracks In Engine Mount Where NLG Attaches

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin pertaining to certain Piper Models PA-46-310P, PA-46-350P, PA-46R-350T, and PA-46-500TP airplanes. The SAIB indicates that the airplane may develop cracks in the engine mount where both the nose landing gear (NLG) trunnion and the NLG actuator attach.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Family Files $20 Million In Claims From Travis AFB Show Fatal Accident

Air Show Pilot Eddie Andreini Was Fatally Injured While Performing During The Show

The family of 77-year-old air show pilot Eddie Andreini has filed three wrongful death claims in connection with the performer's fatal injury during an air show at Travis Air Force Base in May.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Airborne 07.23.14: Garmin's 7 Inch Touch, Equusearch v FAA, Andreini Family Sues

Also: GA Investment, Bud and Ross Granley, C-9 Farewell, Jepp FlightDeck, How To Find ANN At Oshkosh

Garmin’s “Team X” is dedicated to experimental aircraft avionics and they have just announced a new 7-inch G3X Touch display option for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft. The 7-inch G3X Touch display features an infrared touchscreen and the size is perfect if height and width constraints are in play. Additionally, owners wanting multiple displays have the option of installing up to three displays, using any combination of 10.6-inch or 7-inch G3X Touch displays. Earlier this year ANN published a story about Texas EquuSearch, a nonprofit organization that helps local authorities search for missing persons. Texas EquuSearch had been using a drone to enhance their search ability in remote areas and rough terrain until the FAA had notified them by e-mail to stop using the drone under the threat of fines levied by the FAA. In May of this year thi

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

General Aviation Investment Capital: Still Tight But Loosening

Analyst Brian Foley Says Big Investors Are Flocking To GA Companies

It may come as a surprise that there’s actually an overabundance of big investors literally tripping over one another to provide growth capital to general aviation companies or buy them. The discouraging fact is that they all seem to be cut from the same cloth, requiring the firm to have a good $20 million in annual revenues and $5 million in profits known as EBITDA.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

USAF, NGC Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of B-2 First Flight

Airplane Inspires Employees, Guests With Re-Enactment Of Historic Moment

For several goose bump-filled minutes at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, it was July 17, 1989, all over again.

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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

FAA STC Allows Aspen Evolution Flight Displays On Enstrom Helicopters

EFD 1000H Installation Approved For Multiple Enstrom Models

Aspen STC, Inc. and Aspen Avionics have announced that several Enstrom helicopters are now approved for retrofit with Aspen Avionics’ Evolution EFD 1000H Pro primary flight display, and EFD 500H/1000H multi-function display through a Supplemental Type Certificate issued to Aspen, STC, Inc. Aspen Avionics and Aspen STC, Inc. are independent and unaffiliated organizations.

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