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April 13, 2009

TrueNorth's Simphone Global Broadband For BizAv Available In Q3 '09

Twenty Pound System Offers Worldwide High-Speed Data Service

TrueNorth Avionics recently announced its new compact, affordable satellite-based high-speed data system, Simphone Global Broadband (SGBB), will be available in the third quarter of 2009.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2009-08-06 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-08-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80A series turbofan engines with certain stage 1 high-pressure turbine (HPT) rotor disks, installed.

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AD: Honeywell

AD NUMBER: 2009-08-07 MANUFACTURER: Honeywell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-08-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. ALF502L-2 and ALF502L-2C turbofan engines with certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) first stage discs installed.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2009-08-51 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-08-51 SUMMARY: This emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2009-08-51 is sent to all owners and operators of Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A series turbofan engines.

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CH-47F Chinook Fielded By US Army's 82nd Airborne Division

Distinguished Unit Flies Latest Twinrotor Helicopters

Boeing announced Monday a fourth US Army unit has fielded the CH-47F Chinook helicopter. Company B, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, is based at Fort Bragg, NC.

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Man Charged By FBI After Delta Lav Incident

When Ya Gotta Go...

"A felony charge brought on by Montezuma's revenge" is how the Atlanta Journal-Constitution summarizes an unfortunate incident onboard a recent Delta Air Lines flight.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.13.09

Airspeed-Related Accidents, With CFI Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.13.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.13.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Keep Your Speed Up!: 04.13.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)

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ATC Helps Passenger Land King Air After Pilot Incapacitated

Turboprop Lands Safely At RSW Sunday Afternoon

Three air traffic controllers working Miami Center on Sunday were heralded for their quick-thinking in helping a passenger land a Beech King Air 200, after the plane's pilot died shortly after takeoff.

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South Florida Airfield May Be Site For Rotorcraft Record

Sikorky's X2 Expected To Conduct Speed Trials In West Palm Beach

A relatively small South Florida airfield -- all-but-invisible to most on the ground -- has given a big economic boom to the region, and may soon host a new speed record attempt as well.

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Confusion Over A/P Engagement May Have Contributed To Citation Downing

NTSB Updates Factual Report On June 2007 Accident

An updated factual report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board on the June 2007 downing of a Cessna Citation 550 into Lake Michigan suggests the accidental engagement of the plane's autopilot may have contributed to the crash that killed all six people onboard.

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Analyst Says US Will Lead Elusive Bizjet Recovery

Foley Believes Largest Market Recovers First

When the business aviation market finally recovers, the first sparks of life for the beleaguered industry will appear in the United States... at least, that's the opinion of one analyst.

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Nav Canada Tracking Flights Over Hudson Bay With Sensis ADS-B

Covers 250,000 Square Nautical Miles Of Airspace

Sensis Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) ground-based transceivers are now being used to track air traffic over Hudson Bay, Canada. The deployment provides Nav Canada air traffic controllers with surveillance coverage of flights over 250,000 square nautical miles of airspace at 29,000 feet and above. ADS-B enables more efficient flight paths that will greatly reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.13.09

Textron sale rumors thicken.
Boeing announces production cuts and more layoffs.
And AERO Friedrichshafen defies the recession.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.13.09

Textron sale rumors thicken.
Boeing announces production cuts and more layoffs.
And AERO Friedrichshafen defies the recession.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller, Airspeed Accidents - 04.13.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the frustrating number of airspeed-related accidents, and about the moral dillema you face when you see a pilot who's about to

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Aero-TV: All Things Avionics -- AEA's 2009 Convention

ANN's Favorite Avionics Event Did NOT Disappoint

Just a few days ago, the ever-inquiring news-gnomes of ANN and Aero-TV were enjoying their annual rite of avionics overload at the Aircraft Electronics Association's 2009 Tradeshow. Unlike the a number of other aviation-oriented gatherings, there was some sense of hope in the air (some, mind you) as this year's attendees found some reasons for optimism.

Aero-TV: All Things Avionics -- AEA's 2009 Convention

ANN's Favorite Avionics Event Did NOT Disappoint

Just a few days ago, the ever-inquiring news-gnomes of ANN and Aero-TV were enjoying their annual rite of avionics overload at the Aircraft Electronics Association's 2009 Tradeshow. Unlike the a number of other aviation-oriented gatherings, there was some sense of hope in the air (some, mind you) as this year's attendees found some reasons for optimism.

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Emirates A340 Takeoff Rated 'A Near Disaster'

Heavily Loaded Airliner Barely Got Off The Ground

An Emirates Airlines flight departing Melbourne's International Airport for Dubai last month came close to tragedy, authorities revealed Saturday. Investigators upgraded the classification of what happened from an "incident" to an "accident."

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Two Lost In IL Ercoupe Downing

Weekend Pleasure Flight Turns Grim

A single-engine plane crashed near the Sandwich, IL airport Saturday afternoon, claiming the lives of both occupants. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were soon on the scene examining the wreckage.

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Report: Delta Flight's Hijacking Alert Scrambles Israeli Jets

False Alarm Activated By Mistake... Or Equipment Failure?

A Delta Air Lines Flight enroute from New York to Tel Aviv received an unexpected jet fighter escort Saturday.

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Airpark Resident Arrested For Buzzing Neighbors Repairing Runway

Pilot Spends Night In Jail, Faces Prosecution

A pilot accused of taking out his frustrations with fellow airpark residents by buzzing them while they performed runway repairs has been charged with reckless operation of an aircraft and five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Klyde Morris (04.13.09)

Another: "You Bust It, You Bought It"...

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International Space Station May Get Five-Year Extension

US And Foreign Partners Agree In Principle To Keep ISS Operating Until 2020

Originally planned to remain in operation until 2015, the International Space Station has recently received multi-national support from government and industry officials who believe the ISS program is worth keeping alive an additional five years.

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National Organizations Call Upon Feds To Halt Review Of Cape Wind

Pilots Aren't Only Ones Concerned About Impact Of Nantucket Farm

A proposed 25 square-mile wind farm project along the East Coast of the United States has attracted the attention of several national organizations, according to The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound.

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NASA Twin Spacecraft May Reveal Secret Of Moon's Origin

STEREO Probes Near Lagrangian Points

Two identical NASA spacecraft are preparing to enter a point in the universe that may eventually answer the question of how our moon was born.

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Piper PA-24 Comanche Down Near Miramar Saturday

Officials Report No Survivors Of Fiery Crash

A single-engine plane crashed and burned in a remote area of the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station on Saturday.

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Ohio Man Lost In Parachuting Mishap

Main 'Chute Failed To Open

A Reynoldsburg, OH man suffered fatal injuries while skydiving Saturday afternoon near the Fairfield County Airport (LHQ) after his main parachute failed to open.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.13.09)

Aero-Linx!

The purpose of the Long Island Early Fliers is to promote public education and interest in the field of aviation by collecting, collating and disseminating information concerning the history, records, progress and accomplishments of aviation and related activities.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.13.09): Kettering Bug

Aero-Terms!

Along with the British A.T. (Aerial Target), one the earliest guided missiles. Development of the Kettering Bug, under the direction of Charles Kettering, began at the Delco and Sperry companies in 1917. It was an unpiloted biplane bomber made of wood, weighing just 270 kg, including a 135-kg bomb as payload, and was powered by a 40-hp Ford engine.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.13.09)

"It's the closest thing to a major aviation accident in Australia for years. The people (passengers) are incredibly lucky, it was an overrun where the plane didn't get airborne."

Source: Australian aviation expert Dick Smith. An Emirates Airlines flight departing Melbourne's International Airport for Dubai last month came close to tragedy, authorities revealed Saturday. Investigators upgraded the classification of what happened from an "incident" to an "accident."

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