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July 02, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.02.10

Pinnacle acquires Mesaba from Delta.
Boeing acquires Argon ST.
And California flight instructors hope for relief from lawmakers.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.02.10

Pinnacle acquires Mesaba from Delta.
Boeing acquires Argon ST.
And California flight instructors hope for relief from lawmakers.


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ANN Special Feature: Glasair at COPA M8? - 07.02.10

ANN News Editor Tom Patton talks with Glasair Aviation Operations Manager Scott Taylor about why the company was displaying kitplanes and offering demo rides at the Cirrus Owners and Pilot Associat

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AIA Welcomes WTO Airbus Subsidies Decision

Calls Ruling 'Vital' For The Future Of Commercial Aviation

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) released a statement Wednesday welcoming the final ruling of the World Trade Organization (WTO) 316 Panel, which affirmed U.S. claims that subsidies provided to Airbus, particularly in the form of launch aid, have harmed U.S. industry.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.02.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.02.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.02.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Glasair at COPA M8? - 07.02.10 (ANN Special Report, with Glasair Aviation Operations Manager Scott Taylor)

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Space Florida To Host 'Best Ideas' Forum

Community Gathers to Present Best Ideas for Economic Turnaround

Economic stakeholders across Florida's High Tech Corridor will gather at a "Best Ideas" Forum July 6th. The event is being sponsored by Space Florida, in partnership with regional economic development organizations, to share their concepts for solutions to the economic issues impacting the region.

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Gretchen Jahn Tapped As COO At Remos Aircraft

Brings 30 Years Of Experience In The Aviation Industry To The LSA Company

Gretchen Jahn has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for REMOS Aircraft, the company announced Wednesday. Ms. Jahn brings to REMOS over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience in manufacturing, IT and aviation leadership.

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American Enhances Existing 737-800 Fleet

Updated Aircraft Get New Interiors, Improved Passenger Amenities

American Airlines has completed upgrades on two of its original 76 Boeing 737-800s - which are being updated to match the customer benefits and amenities featured on its newly-delivered 737-800 aircraft.

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Wings Of Freedom To Return To Kansas With WWII Aircraft

Liberator, Mustang, And Flying Fortress Will Visit In July

A sight seldom seen since the 1940's, the Wings of Freedom tour is scheduled to stop Salina with circa WWII aircraft including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine" Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang, July 12 to 14.

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Dassault Aviation Appoints VP, Falcon Sales For The Eastern Hemisphere

Gilles Gautier Succeeds Retiring Alain Aubry

It sounds like a pretty big job, being the head of a company's airplane sales for half the planet. But that's the title Dassault Aviation has handed to Gilles Gautier ... Vice President of Falcon sales for the Eastern Hemisphere.

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Extra! Extra! Premier Aircraft Sales To Rep Extra 500 In The Southeast

The 2010 Extra 500 Spirit Demo Tour Kicks Off July 13th. 

If you're looking for a new Extra 500 Spirit in the southeastern portion of the U.S., you're very likely going to wind up talking with Premier Aircraft Sales, which has been selected to represent the Extra 500 Spirit single-engine turboprop in the region.

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services, Timken Offer Bearing Repair Services In Australasia

Aftermarket Support In The Australia-Pacific Basin Region

Sikorsky Helitech, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, announced a distribution agreement with The Timken Company for bearing inspection, overhaul and reconditioning services throughout the Australasian region on Tuesday.

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Ryanair Won't Give Up On SRO Airplanes

Plans To Sell Standing Room Tickets For About $7.50, Charge For Lav Use

Irish discount carrier Ryanair still hope to be able to offer tickets for as low as about $7.50 at current exchange rates if passengers are willing to stand at the back of the plane.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2010-14-01

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747- 100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes  

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AD: Ontic Engineering

AD NUMBER: 2010-13-10

MANUFACTURER: Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. Propeller Governors, Part Numbers C210776, T210761, D210760, and J210761  

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Aero-TV: Extending The R9 Revolution -- Avidyne Retrofits The Piper Matrix

The Avidyne Juggernaut Keeps On Flying... Now With Piper!

For those of us in the Aero-News business, we have nothing but thanks and gratitude for companies like Avidyne... who not only keep making news... but making good news! And that, folks, is a pleasant change from much of that we've had to deal with over the past many months.

Aero-TV: Extending The R9 Revolution -- Avidyne Retrofits The Piper Matrix

The Avidyne Juggernaut Keeps On Flying... Now With Piper!

For those of us in the Aero-News business, we have nothing but thanks and gratitude for companies like Avidyne... who not only keep making news... but making good news! And that, folks, is a pleasant change from much of that we've had to deal with over the past many months.

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NTSB Delivers 2009 Annual Report To Congress

Nearly 140 Aviation Safety Recommendations Were Made By The Board In 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board delivered its 2009 Annual Report to Congress Thursday, which provides a comprehensive accounting of ongoing and completed investigations, as well as other agency activities. 

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California Pilots And Aviation Interested Urged To Contact State Reps

Amended Bill Could Stave Off Confiscatory Fees For Private Flight Instructors, Small Flight Schools

The aviation community in California is being urged to contact members of the State Legislature on Friday before they adjourn for the July 4th recess. Aviation interests in that state are being asked to urge legislators to vote "yes" on AB 1140 (amended).

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Klyde Morris (07.02.10)

Klyde Rags On NASA... Again

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Airplane Which Went Missing In Montana Found, But No Survivors

All Four On Board Were Fatally Injured When The Airplane Went Down

The bodies of four people reported missing along with their rented Piper Arrow have been found inside the aircraft, which went down Sunday in rugged mountainous terrain in northwest Montana.

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National Space Policy 'Go' With Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Sees Reliance On Commercial Space Companies As The Correct Policy Direction

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation welcomes President Obama's new National Space Policy, which underscores the importance of commercial spaceflight for American economic growth and leadership in space. 

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FAA Proposes Nearly $3 Million In Fines For Safety, Shipping Violations

Missouri Regional Carriers Dinged For Nearly $2.5 Million For Maintenance Issues

The FAA is proposing $2,476,075 in civil penalties against Trans States Airlines and GoJet Airlines of Bridgeton, MO, for violation of various maintenance procedures and operating nine jets on 320 revenue passenger flights when the aircraft were not in compliance with FARs.

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Robb Report Editors Recognize Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II

Airplane Awarded "Best Of The Best" In The Business Turboprop Category

Piaggio Aero announced Tuesday that the Italian-built P.180 Avanti II aircraft has been named "Best Business Turboprop" by the editors of Robb Report magazine in its annual "Best of the Best" issue. 

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Airplane Banners Help Businesses Deal With Oil Spill

Property Owners Turning To Banner Towing Services To Get BP's Attention

Some local governments and small businesses, in frustration with what they say is  BP's lack of response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, have turned to a different method of getting their message to the decision makers in BP and the federal government - airplane banners.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.02.10)

"The NTSB is dedicated to executing thorough accident investigations and issuing recommendations for improved transportation safety." Source: NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman, presenting the NTSB's 2009 annual report to Congress.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.02.10): Frontal Passage

It is the passage of a front over a specific point on the surface. It is reflected by the change in dew point and temperature, the shift in wind direction, and the change in atmospheric pressure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.02.10)

Beechcraft Heritage Museum

A must-see for all Beech fans. The collection has been accumulated via donation or loan of aircraft and artifacts. The Beechcraft Heritage Museum is 70 miles southeast of Nashville, and 70 miles northwest of Chattanooga, in the "Heart of Antique Airplane Country."

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