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April 11, 2010

Gone West: Enola Gay Crewman Morris Jeppson

Jeppson Was A Weapons Test Officer On The Historic Flight

Morris Jeppson, one of the crewmembers on board the Enola Gay during her historic mission which helped bring the war in Japan to a close, has passed away. The Weapons Test Officer was 87.

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Cessna May Be Close To Getting Skycatchers To Customers

Mods To The Airplane Have Delayed Deliveries

Some of the people waiting for their new Cessna Skycatcher may finally be about to put airplanes in their hangars. Cessna said Thursday it is set to accelerate customer deliveries of the new 162 Skycatcher light sport aircraft.

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Boeing: Florida Aerospace Industry Would Benefit From NewGen Tanker

Components Manufactured In Florida Would Range From Structural To Electronic

The state of Florida would benefit from an estimated 1,900 total jobs with 14 suppliers and generate an estimated $95 million annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force's next tanker aircraft, the company said in the state capital of Tallahassee Tuesday.

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Mistral Moves Toward Certification Of 300HP Multi-Fuel Rotary Engine

Taking Pre-Orders For Experimental Engine Series

Mistral Engines has announced that the company has made significant advancements in its efforts to receive the FAA certification for its all-new, 300 horsepower, G-300 rotary aircraft engine.

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Becker Avionics Exhibits New MFD, Transponder, More At AERO Friedrichshafen

Avionics Designed For The GA Market

Becker Avionics plans several product introductions at the AERO tradeshow in Friedrichshafen, Germany, this week. AERO brings together major participants in the European aeronautics sector, mainly for recreational sports aviation.

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Afghan Helicopter Force Takes Off With UK Help

Dedicated Afghan Helicopter Wing Beginning To Take Shape

The beginnings of a robust and dedicated Afghan helicopter force is beginning to take shape, thanks in part to the contribution of British military experience and expertise. The Kandahar Air Wing of the Afghanistan National Air Corps has made significant progress since its arrival in October 2009.

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Inflight Internet ...

Aircell Announces 2010 Inflight Internet Seminar Series

Aircell announced a new educational series entitled, “Getting Your Business Aircraft Online: The Seminar” at the 53rd AEA convention and trade show in Orlando, FL on Thursday. The tour will give business aircraft operators a complete understanding of the latest generation of inflight connectivity.

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Boeing Completes First 787 Dreamliner Maintenance Training Class

Mechanics From Launch Customer Airline Learns How To Maintain Its New Airplanes

Boeing announced Tuesday that it has completed the first maintenance training class for the 787 Dreamliner. The class consisted of 10 mechanics from 787 launch customer ANA (All Nippon Airways) and two regulators from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.11.10): High Speed Taxiway

High Speed Taxiway A long radius taxiway designed and provided with lighting or marking to define the path of aircraft, traveling at high speed (up to 60 knots), from the runway center to a point on the center of a taxiway. Also referred to as long radius exit or turn-off taxiway. The high speed taxiway is designed to expedite aircraft turning off the runway after landing, thus reducing runway occupancy time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.11.10)

Aero-Linx: AEA Educational Foundation Founded in 1990 The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation's original charter was "to enhance, promote and secure the future of aviation and the Aircraft Electronics Association by furthering the education of students, technicians, and members of the AEA.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.11.10)

“We are extremely pleased with the progress that our engineering and development team has made in recent months on the G-300 engine... We have the engine mounted on a Maule MX-7 flight test aircraft and it is currently undergoing ground power tests at our U.S. base in DeLand, Florida.” Source: Philippe Durr, CEO, Mistral Engines, in announcing that  Mistral Engines has made significant advancements in its efforts to re

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