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April 07, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.07.10

SAFE tells the FAA requiring an ATP in airline right seats is a bad idea.
CAPA says it's a great idea.
And the FAA issues an airworthiness bulletin regarding TKS fluid.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.07.10

SAFE tells the FAA requiring an ATP in airline right seats is a bad idea.
CAPA says it's a great idea.
And the FAA issues an airworthiness bulletin regarding TKS fluid.


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ANN Special Feature: San Francisco Near Miss - 04.07.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with 2008 National Instructor of the Year Max Trescott about the March 27 near miss over San Francisco involving a United 777 and a Cessna 182. The incident got much media pl

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 04.07.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.07.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.07.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: San Francisco Near Miss - 04.07.10 (ANN Special Report, with Max Trescott)

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ForeFlight Mobile 3 HD Lands On iPad App Store

New Application Designed For iPad From The Ground Up

ForeFlight unveiled an upgrade to ForeFlight Mobile 3 on Saturday, as well as a slight name change. If you've been wondering if ForeFlight Mobile 3 would work on Apple’s iPad, the short answer is "yes," under the name ForeFlight HD.

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SWAPA Opposes Delta/US Airways Slot Swap

Airline Says The Agreement Would Restrict Competition In New York And Washington, D.C.

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association is pushing for the Department of Transportation to disallow the permanent exchange of several hundred slots between Delta Airlines and US Airways at LaGuardia (LGA) and Washington National (DCA) Airports.

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TrueNorth's Simphone OpenCabin Selected For Second USAF VIP Fleet Program

Advanced Software-Centric Airborne System To Replace MagnaStars On Some U.S. Government Aircraft

TrueNorth Avionics has been selected to provide its Simphone OpenCabin airborne telecommunications system for a second U.S. Air Force government VIP transport aircraft under the TARS (terrestrial aeronautical radiotelephone system) program.

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First Airline Institutes Carry-On Bag Charges

Spirit Airlines Charges For Bags In Overhead Bins

We had to look at the date of this one to be sure the calendar hadn't been turned back a week. Passengers hoping to avoid baggage charges on Spirit Airline by carrying on their luggage will soon be charged for bags they carry on to the plane and stow in the overhead bins.

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Two Airlines Implement New Procedures To Avoid Tarmac Delay Fines

Federal Guidelines Won't Take Effect For Three Weeks

At least two airlines have already implemented policies to send airplanes back to the gate if they are closing in on a three-hour tarmac delay. New federal rules which go into effect April 29 limit how long passengers may be held on a plane to three hours, and airlines who violate those rules face hefty fines

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LoPresti Aviation Announces New CEO

Computer Engineer RJ Siegel Tapped For Top Spot

LoPresti Aviation announced Tuesday that RJ Siegel will be taking the helm as Chief Executive Officer at the new LoPresti offices in Sebastian, Florida. RJ is a passionate pilot, a 40-year EAA member, aircraft homebuilder, educator, engineer and businessman.

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Australian Air Force Pilot Makes Emergency Landing On Highway

Stepped Out Of Damaged Plane And Directed Traffic

A student pilot in the Australian Air Force made a forced landing on a highway in Hobart on the island of Tasmania Sunday. The 18-year-old pilot was uninjured, and reportedly immediately got out of the cockpit and directed traffic around the badly-damaged airplane.

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Executive AirShare Flies First Part 135 Phenom 300

Operations Certified By FAA Last Month

Executive AirShare announced Tuesday that the Kansas City, MO-based regional fractional aircraft ownership company is the first to operate an Embraer Phenom 300 light jet aircraft under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135, after receiving certification on March 31.

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Two Unruly Passenger Incidents Reported In Alaskan Airspace

One Caused An AA Jet To Divert To Anchorage

It's unlikely that anything about Alaska had anything to do with it, but two incidents involving unruly passengers were reported Monday with ties to the 49th state.

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AD NUMBER: 2010-08-01

MANUFACTURER: Model L 23 Super Blanik Gliders

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Classic Aero-TV: WSI’s Pilotbrief – Staying Ahead of the Weather

WSI Illustrates One Of The Ultimate Services for Enhanced Weather Data  

WSI Pilotbrief Online takes the award-winning WSI Pilotbrief weather service suite and provides pilots immediate access to up-to-date enhanced weather updates anywhere, anytime from any Internet-enabled web browser. 

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Classic Aero-TV: Rolling Right Along - The Cirrus/S-Tec 55X Roll Servo Upgrade

Make A Good System Even Better...

    ANN has been quite happy with our first year of ownership of a Technologically Advanced Aircraft -- our Cirrus SR22 G3 Turbo. While we have not only enjoyed the aircraft in its original configuration, the recent addition of Avidyne's Release 9 really turned our bird into quite the super-ship... while one other much vaunted upgrade has made our flights into a very smooth venture.

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ANN Adds Additional Live Programming To THIS Week's AEA 2010 Coverage

The Aero-TV Gang Has Found Even MORE Ways To Inform You About All Things AEA!

www.aero-news.net/live ANN’s Aero-TV has added yet another exciting new live stream event to our coverage of the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show!

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NTSB Hears Evidence In 2008 SC Learjet Accident

Board Finds That Poor Maintenance Started The Accident Chain Which Resulted In Four Deaths

A chartered business jet crashed at a South Carolina airport 18 months ago because of the operator's inadequate maintenance of the airplane's tires and the decision by the captain to attempt a high-speed rejected takeoff, which went against standard operating procedures and training, the NTSB determined Tuesday.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report In Austin, TX Incident

Pilot Intentionally Flew A PA-28 Into The Side Of A Building

The NTSB has issued a preliminary report concerning the crash of a PA-28 flown by Joe Stack into the side of a building which housed IRS offices in Austin, Texas. The NTSB says that, because this was an intentional act, primary responsibility for the investigation has been assumed by the FBI.

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Boeing 787 Charleston Facility Taking Shape

First Steel Column Marks Visible Progress On Final Assembly And Delivery Complex

Boeing took another visible step toward full 787 Dreamliner production Monday by placing the first steel column for its Charleston 787 Final Assembly and Delivery facility.

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ATSAP Program Shows High Number Of Air Traffic Errors

FAA Program Allows Immunity For ATC Employees Who Report Safety Lapses

A program instituted 18 months ago by the FAA has reportedly revealed a high number of air traffic errors that might have previously gone unreported.

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Evektor Rolls Out The New EV-55 Outback

First Flight Planned Sometime This Summer

The light-sport aircraft company Evektor rolled out what it says is a new generation turboprop aircraft, the EV-55 Outback, at its factory in Kunovice in the Czech Republic March 30th. The first flight of the airplane is planned for the 3rd quarter of this year.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.07.10)

"This accident chain started with something as basic as inadequate tire inflation and ended in tragedy." Source: NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.07.10): Miles-In-Trail

A specified distance between aircraft, normally, in the same stratum associated with the same destination or route of flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.07.10)

FAA Air Traffic Safety Action Program Reports

The Air Traffic Safety Action Program, known as ATSAP, is a non-punitive program designed to encourage transparency in the realm of air traffic. The intent is to identify and report all events that may or did lead to a breakdown in safety or increase risk to air traffic operations.

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