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October 22, 2009

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.22.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.22.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.22.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: From NBAA 2009 - Leading GA Back - 10.22.09 (ANN Special Report, with ANN's Jim Campbell, Gulfstream's Joe Lombardo and Hawker Beechcraft's Bill Boisture)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.22.09

Babbitt pushes Safety Management Systems for business aviation.
Karlgaard says this is 1974 all over again, for good and bad.
And Buffenbarger has eight words he'd like to hear in the

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.22.09

Babbitt pushes Safety Management Systems for business aviation.
Karlgaard says this is 1974 all over again, for good and bad.
And Buffenbarger has eight words he'd like to hear in the

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ANN Special Feature: From NBAA 2009 - Leading GA Back - 10.22.09

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell is at NBAA 2009 in Orlando, talking with Gulfstream's Joe Lombardo about how aviation needs to promote itself more aggressively and professionally. Also, Hawker-Bee

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HBC Providing Additional Aircraft To USAF In Support Of Project Liberty

Specially-Equipped King Air 350ER Aircraft Performing ISR Missions In Several Theaters Of Operation

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced Monday it has received a follow-on order from the United States Air Force for six additional King Air 350ER special mission aircraft in support of Project Liberty. HBC was awarded the original contract for 23 King Air 350ER turboprops in November 2008.

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Cessna Recruiting Citation Owners For Special Olympics Airlift

235 Citations Participated In 2006

Cessna is once again recruiting Citation owners to help transport more than 2,000 athletes and coaches from across the nation to the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Pro Star Pilatus Center Sells The PC-12 On Display At NBAA

Polymer Resources Ltd. Is The Airplane's New Owner

The Chairman of Polymer Resources, Mr. Les Klein was on hand to accept the keys to his new aircraft at the NBAA Meeting & Convention in Orlando, Florida Tuesday. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, Polymer Resources will use the aircraft for corporate travel nationwide.

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CAE Starts Classes In New Simfinity-Based Classroom

Maintenance Training Simulation Now At Honeywell Aerospace Academy In Phoenix

CAE announced Tuesday at the NBAA annual convention that it has initiated its first CAE Simfinity-equipped classroom for maintenance training at the Honeywell Aerospace Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. CAE and Honeywell announced an alliance a year ago at NBAA.

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Salina Airport Opens Self-Fueling Station

You Were Going To Check The Oil Yourself Anyway, Right?

The Salina Airport Authority is pleased to announce the official opening of the 100LL Av gas self-service fueling station. By offering a self-fueling station the Airport Authority hopes to achieve a Board stated goal of growing and sustaining general aviation operations at the Municipal Airport.

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IS&S Glass Cockpit Gains FAA STC For Legacy Citations

System Certified For Many Citation V Models

Innovative Solutions & Support(IS&S) said Monday that Cessna has been granted an FAA supplemental type certification for the IS&S-developed AdViz flat panel display system now available for retrofit in some legacy Cessna Citations.

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Prime Time For A PT6A Overhaul At Prime Turbines

Adds PT6A Engine Overhaul To List Of Services

Prime Turbines (Prime) now offers the revolutionary brand of PT6A engine overhaul services that was introduced to the market by Avatas Engine Support Services, allowing them to offer operators an assortment of services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A Engine Series.

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Five Students Receive 2009 Janice K. Barden Scholarship Awards From NBAA

Individuals Recognized At NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention In Orlando

Five college students studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions have received 2009 NBAA Barden Scholarship awards totaling $5,000. The annual scholarships are named for Aviation Personnel International founder Janice K. Barden.

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Wayfarer Aviation Inc. and StandardAero Agree To A Fleet Savings Program

StandardAero Will Provide Maintenance Service For Wayfarer Aircraft

StandardAero and Wayfarer Aviation unveiled a signed Memorandum of Understanding Wednesday establishing a fleet savings program to support Wayfarer’s stable of managed aircraft.

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NBAA, AOPA Pair Up To Co-Host Light Business Airplane Conferences

Meetings Will Be Held In Conjunction With The Org's Annual Conventions

The NBAA and AOPA announced Wednesday that the two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-host Light Business Aircraft (LBA) Conferences beginning in 2010. The LBA Conferences, will be held in conjunction with each of the two organizations' major annual events.

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Aero-TV: The Piaggio Aero Approach -- Preparing For 2010

The Future Looks Bright For BizAv's Most Exoticly Attractive Airframe

You can NOT look at a Piaggio Aero Avanti II and NOT respond to the ultra-exotic looks that are (possibly) the most striking aspect of this speedy, accomplished turboprop -- a design that is actually speedier than many light jets.

Aero-TV: Staying Positive -- Cessna's Jack Pelton Talks About 2009

Cessna CEO Talks 2009... And Spinning The SkyCatcher

One of aviation's oldest and most productive companies is holding its head high despite the economic malaise that has struck the nation... along with some truly dunderheaded moves by the Washington Elite... who victimized business aviation unfairly and with great fanfare.

Aero-TV: The Piaggio Aero Approach -- Preparing For 2010

The Future Looks Bright For BizAv's Most Exoticly Attractive Airframe

You can NOT look at a Piaggio Aero Avanti II and NOT respond to the ultra-exotic looks that are (possibly) the most striking aspect of this speedy, accomplished turboprop -- a design that is actually speedier than many light jets.

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Aero-TV: Staying Positive -- Cessna's Jack Pelton Talks About 2009

Cessna CEO Talks 2009... And The Future

One of aviation's oldest and most productive companies is holding its head high despite the economic malaise that has struck the nation... along with some truly dunderheaded moves by the Washington Elite... who victimized business aviation unfairly and with great fanfare.

 

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The Mother Of All Runway EXcursions

Pilot Lands 767 On Taxiway At Hartsfield-Jackson In Atlanta

The FAA and NTSB are investigating how a Delta Boeing 767 from Rio de Janeiro wound up landing on a taxiway, rather than on Runway 27R at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The NTSB is reporting that on Monday morning a  Boeing B767 landed on taxiway M at ATL after being cleared to land on runway 27R.

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Arrow To The Future

Ares I-X Rolled Out To Launch Complex 39B

By Wes Oleszewski First motion of Crawler-Transporter number 2 took place at 0139 as it snailed its way out of the Vehicle Assembly Building's High Bay 3 at the Kennedy Space Center. On its back was the 327 foot tall Ares I-X Development Flight Test Vehicle.

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EADS North America Taps Sean O'Keefe As CEO

Former Secretary Of The Navy Named As Tanker Competition Looms

EADS has named Sean O'Keefe as Chief Executive Officer to lead the operations of EADS North America. His appointment is effective November 1, 2009. Ralph D. Crosby, Jr., current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EADS North America, will retain his position as chairman of the EADS North America board .

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Avidyne Adds New Safety-Enhancing Satellite Weather

SatIR, Lightning, Winds And Temps Aloft All Delivered Via MLX770 Sat Datalink

Avidyne announced Tuesday that they have added significant new weather products to the data feed for customers flying with the MLX770 two-way datalink transceiver. The new weather products include Infrared Satellite Imagery (SatIR), worldwide lightning and winds & temperatures aloft. 

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NBAA Helps Students Pay For School With Numerous Scholarships

Awards Presented Wednesday At The 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention

The NBAA offers a range of scholarships in an effort to provide opportunities for Member employees to further their careers and to encourage young people to seek jobs in business aviation. Several people received awards Wednesday from NBAA scholarship programs.

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Hawker Beechcraft Business Jets To Feature Aircell Connectivity

Aircell High Speed Internet, SwiftBroadband Solutions Chosen For Installation On New Jets

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation said Monday it has selected two new Aircell connectivity systems for its line of midsize Hawker business jets. HBC is the first business jet manufacturer to offer its customers a choice in connectivity solutions – one that operates via satellites and the other that uses air-to-ground technology.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.22.09)

"We are pleased he has joined our team and look forward to building on the company's success as a U.S. government supplier and industrial partner of choice." Source: EADS Chief Executive Officer Louis Gallois on the appointment of Former Navy Secretary Sean O'Keefe As CEO of EADS NA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.22.09)

Aero-Linx: Safety Management Systems In his speech to the opening session of the NBAA  Convention in Orlando this week, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt again sounded the themes of professionalism and safety, and how safety management systems should be integreated into aviation operations. It didn't take long to find a website dedicated to safety and SMS.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.22.09): Wake Turbulence

Phenomena resulting from the passage of an aircraft through the atmosphere. The term includes vortices, thrust stream turbulence, jet blast, jet wash, propeller wash, and rotor wash both on the ground and in the air.

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