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April 03, 2009

Aviation Group Discuss Promoting Industry In Challenging Times

Virginia Seminar Focuses On Advocacy Efforts

Representatives from various airports across the state came together March 28 at the Virginia Aviation Museum to discuss promoting aviation in the current economic climate. The seminar, "Promoting Aviation in Challenging Times," was hosted by the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV). Topics included event planning, airport advocacy, DOAV's Aviation Promotion Program and media resources.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 04.03.09

From AEA 2009, With ANN's Rob Finfrock

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.03.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.03.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- AEA 2009 Overview: 04.03.09 (ANN Special Report, with ANN Managing Editor Rob Finfrock.)

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2009-07-12 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-07-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and -3B1 turbofan engines with high-pressure (HP) rotor 4-step air balance piston stationary seals (4-step seals), part numbers (P/Ns) 4923T54G01,6019T90G03, 6037T99G01, 6037T99G02, and 6037T99G03, installed.

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NASA Inspector General Robert Cobb Resigns

GAO Criticized IG Earlier This Year

Three months after being criticized in a Government Accountability Office report, NASA Inspector General Robert Cobb submitted a letter of resignation to the White House on Thursday. President Barack Obama accepted Cobb's resignation, which is effective April 11.

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Boeing Delivers 121 New Aircraft In Q1 2009

Goal Is To Build 485 Planes For Year... Hopefully, No "White Tails"

Despite significant layoffs and the continuing efforts to recover from a crippling machinists strike last year, Boeing posted an impressive 5.2 percent gain in the number of commercial airliner deliveries in the first quarter of this year, over 2008 levels.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.03.09

NTSB reports GA's accident rate was up in 2008.
Centurion diesels are now back on sale...if you dare.
And North Korea's missle test...AKA satellite launch...could go tomorrow.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.03.09

NTSB reports GA's accident rate was up in 2008.
Centurion diesels are now back on sale...if you dare.
And North Korea's missle test...AKA satellite launch...could go tomorrow.


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ANN Special Feature: Rob Finfrock at AEA 2009 - 04.03.09

ANN Managing Editor Rob Finfrock has some observations from opening day of AEA 2009, the annual convention and show of the Aircraft Electronics Association.

FMI:

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Airlines Prepare To Leap Back Into Hedging Game

As Oil Prices Climb Again, May Gamble To Recoup Losses

Airline execs who got too aggressive hedging fuel last July -- when oil was trading at $147 a barrel -- found themselves unable to reap the benefits when that price plummeted 75 percent in the last quarter of 2008.

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StandardAero, Banyan Sign Caravan Support Center Agreement

Engine Upgrade Adds As Much As 150 SHP To Airframe

StandardAero and Fort Lauderdale-based Banyan Air Service have signed a support center agreement, authorizing Banyan as a StandardAero-approved installation facility for the Cessna Caravan 208-series aircraft engine-upgrade program.

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Delta Sheds NWA Executive Positions

No Word On Further Layoffs

Delta told employees Wednesday that five VP-or-higher executive positions are being eliminated as the integration of the former Northwest Airlines continues, and the economic downturn persists.

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Mid-Continent Instruments Introduces MD835 Emergency Power Supply

Lithium Nanophosophate Technology Much Lighter Than Competitors

Mid-Continent Instruments introduces the industry's first emergency power supply featuring Lithium Nanophosphate technology. The MD800 Series automatically provides power for standby equipment during aircraft power loss or interruption. The MD835 may be used as a direct replacement for older Goodrich PS-835 units.

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NTSB Will Meet On September 2007 MD-82 Engine Fire, Landing Gear Failure

American Airlines Jet Made Safe Emergency Landing At STL

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting next week on its investigation into a 2007 accident inwhich the crew of an American Airlines MD-82, which experienced an engine fire shortly after take-off, declared an emergency and returned to the airport. No one was injured in the accident.

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CAE Ends FY2009 With 34 FFS Sales

Earned Three New Contracts In March

Over the past month, CAE signed contracts to design and manufacture three full-flight simulators (FFSs) and associated CAE Simfinity training devices valued at C$33 million at list prices. The contracts are with first time simulation equipment customers Avianca Airlines and Sofia Flight Training, as well as Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT).

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Aero-TV: Erickson Air-Crane -- The Future Of Heavy-Lifting

This Is How You move HEAVY Loads!

Talk about a purpose-built aircraft. The Erickson Aircrane is the epitome of a machine built for one thing, and one thing only -- to HAUL nearly anything that can fit under its massive frame. Yet for a helicopter with such a singular purpose, the Aircrane is an incredibly versatile vehicle... performing fire suppression, civil protection, construction, and timber harvesting missions, among other tasks no other aircraft could perform in quite the same way.

Cessna Earns FAA Certification For Garmin SVT In High-Wing Singles

Get Your Skyhawk With Synthetic Vision!

Cessna Aircraft announced Thursday at AERO Friedrichshafen has received Federal Aviation Administration certification for Garmin's Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) for all G1000-equipped 172 Skyhawks, 182 Skylanes, 206 Stationairs and the Caravan product line.

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Avidyne Adds Worldwide Phone Service To Wx Datalink System

MLX780 Upgrade Available To Existing 770s

In addition to news of its ADS-B capable TAS600A traffic alerting system announced at AEA 2009, Avidyne also traveled to Germany this week... where the company took the wraps off its new MLX780 Iridium-based transceiver at AERO Friedrichshafen. The new device provides worldwide airborne satellite telephone service, as well as two-way datalink weather capability.

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Aero-TV: Erickson Air-Crane -- The Future Of Heavy-Lifting

This Is How You Move HEAVY Loads!

Talk about a purpose-built aircraft. The Erickson Aircrane is the epitome of a machine built for one thing, and one thing only -- to HAUL nearly anything that can fit under its massive frame.

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Investors Given More Time To Buy Midway

Privatization Effort Stalls In Economic Crisis

The City of Chicago, which is expecting a big payday when private investors take over Midway Airport (MDW), has given lead investor Citi Infrastructure Investors another six months to raise the cash to pay for the 99-year lease.

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North Korea Threatens RC-135s Ahead Of Missile Launch

Says It Will 'Mercilessly Shoot Them Down'

The clock is counting down to the start of the stated launch window for a multi-stage rocket by North Korea.

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Barksdale AFB Picked As New Home Of Global Strike Command

To Be Led By As-Yet Unnamed General

Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana has been picked as the new home of the Air Force's Global Strike Command, which will oversee most of the military's nuclear bomber fleet and strategic ballistic missile operations, the Air Force announced Thursday.

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Georgia Lt. Guv Wants Citation Sold

Says "Every Little Bit Helps"

As she reminded on the campaign trail last Fall, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin famously listed her office's Westwind II executive jet on eBay when she decided it was overkill for her office's needs. Now, The Associated Press reports Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle wants to sell an under-utilized, 1984 Cessna Citation to raise a million-plus dollars toward his state's budget gap.

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Klyde Morris (04.03.09)

Klyde Meets A Wide-Eyed Pilot Hopeful...

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AEA Lifetime Achievement Award Presented To Bob Carpenter

Founder Of Avionics Company Has Twice Served As Int'l Officer For Group

The annual convention and show of the Aircraft Electronics Association officially got underway in Dallas Thurday, and one of the first agenda items was the award of the 2009 AEA Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Comedian Lobbies NASA To Honor Voting Results

Will ISS Node Be Named "Colbert?" Probably... Not?

Comedian Stephen Colbert has campaigned to get various things named after him... resulting in an eagle, a bridge in Hungary, and an ice cream flavor all bearing the name "Colbert."

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Rockwell Collins To Acquire Satellite Communications Company

DataPath, Inc. Manages SATCOM For Military, Commercial Clients

Rockwell Collins announced this week its intent to acquire satellite-based network communication solutions provider DataPath, Inc.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.03.09)

Aero-Linx!

The Air Victory Museum is an educational organization dedicated to inspiring today's youth through the technology and achievements in aviation history. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.03.09): Facula

Aero-Terms!

A bright area on the face of the Sun, commonly seen near an active region, such as a sunspot, or where such a region is about to form.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.03.09)

"Either name that node after me, or I too will reject democracy and seize power as space's evil tyrant overlord. Ball's in your court."

Source: Comedian Stephen Colbert, who has campaigned to get various things named after him... including Node 3 of the International Space Station. His write-in campaign to get NASA to name the new station assembly after himself drew 230,000 votes in NASA's online contest, more than any other name... but it seems unlikely the agency will accept the results of the non-binding contest... right?

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