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April 04, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.05.12

A B2 Stealth Bomber Completes An 18 And ½ Hour Test Mission Over The North Pole…

Think You've Beat The Bag Fee System With A Carry On ? Think Again!...

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Mid-Continent Instruments Adds Services, Changes Name

Adds 'Avionics' To Its Name To Better Define Market Position

Mid-Continent Instruments has officially changed its name to Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics. The new corporate identification better describes the company’s capabilities and underscores its commitment to provide its extensive customer base of general aviation repair facilities with a full range of services supporting avionics systems, instruments and power solutions.

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SpaceX Announces Independent Safety Advisory Panel For Commercial Crew

Industry Leaders Lend Expertise As Company Prepares For Astronaut Flights

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced Thursday it has assembled a team of outside experts to help the company create the world’s safest human spaceflight system. “When it comes to manned spaceflight, safety is our top priority,” said SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer, Elon Musk.

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AFA Prepared To Protect Mesaba Flight Attendants

Says It Will Participate In The Pinnacle Bankruptcy Negotiations

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued a statement Monday after Pinnacle Airlines, which merged with Mesaba Airlines in January, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

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Goodrich Displays Total Command And Control Apps At AEA

Customizable Applications For iOS Devices For Control Of The Cabin Environment

Goodrich Corporation at this year’s AEA Convention & Trade Show will showcase its innovations in Cabin Electronic Systems. The 55th Annual Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Convention & Trade Show takes place April 3 - 6 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

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HAI’s First Engagement In China A Success

Participated In ABACE In Shanghai Last Month

The three-day Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exposition (ABACE) in Shanghai, China, concluded Thursday, March 29. HAI and participating member companies successfully promoted the importance of helicopters among a sea of fixed-wing jets, as China civil aviation continues to progress.

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IFCA Announces Flying Cars About to Hit World Market

The World's First Viable Examples Are Set To Hit The Market This Week

The International Flying Car Association (IFCA) is aware of at least two major announcements that will introduce flying cars on the world stage. The newly-formed organization says strong interest from potential buyers and journalists is likely to follow.

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Columbia Helicopters, Honeywell International Expand Their Partnership

Company Now Performs Maintenance On Additional Helicopter Engines

Columbia Helicopters has been named as an authorized maintenance repair facility for the Honeywell T55-L-712 and T55-L-11D engines for customers in specific countries.

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Ultra-Powerful UV Leak Detection Kit Finds All Aircraft Fluid Leaks

Hydraulic, Oil, Fuel Leaks Can Be Detected In Bright Sunlight

The Spectroline MLK-35A MAXIMA UV Leak Detection Kit pinpoints the exact source of leaks in hydraulic, engine oil and aircraft fuel systems. The kit features the super-powerful MAXIMA ultraviolet lamp and an 8 oz (237 ml) bottle of Aero-Brite universal fluorescent dye, which locates all leaks in petroleum- and synthetic-based aviation fluid systems.

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Accord Technology Introduces NexNav MAX At AEA

TSO Received for GPS WAAS CLASS BETA-1, -2, -3

Accord Technology LLC has received TSO-C145c for their latest receiver, sensor in the NexNav product family, the NexNav MAX GPS WAAS Class Beta-1, -2, -3. This successful GPS development is a key solution in a series of Accord Technology’s affordable civil aviation GPS receivers and sensor.

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AFA Welcoms Air Force Deputy Chief Of Staff For ISR

Lt. Gen. Larry James Is Guest Speaker For April Air Force Breakfast Session

Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, will be the guest speaker for the April session of AFA's 2012 Air Force Breakfast Program. This event will be held on Thursday, April 26, at 0700 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

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Classic Aero-TV: Up For A Challenge - Sandel Aids NASA Research

Sandel TAWS Selected for High-Flying NASA Program

Tough duty... let's face it, having anything to do with either the F-15 or F-18 is a high point for any aviator... and the folks at Sandel are getting their chance to live part of the dream through the products that they have provided to NASA under a research program. And best of all, they're working with NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB -- the agency's premier installation for atmospheric flight research and operations.

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First Flight: New DA52 From Diamond Aircraft

New Twin Designed To Carry Seven People

Diamond has flown its new DA52 seven-place twin for the first time. The DA52 is the newest airplane from Diamond Aircraft powered by two Austro Engine 180 hp turbo-diesel engines.  

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Hawker Beechcraft Files Form 12b-25 With SEC

Move Extends The Date Of 10-K Filing

Hawker Beechcraft announced Monday that it has extended the filing date of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011. The Company has filed a Form 12b-25 Notification of Late Filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and expects to complete and file the Form 10-K on or before April 16, 2012.

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TrueNorth Avionics Introduces Stylus Handset And Mystylus iPhone App

The First Multilingual Handset Also Features Significant Audio And Appearance Enhancements

TrueNorth Avionics has announced the introduction of its new TrueNorth Stylus handset, the industry’s first multilingual handset and the first ever to incorporate quality, performance, and personalization enhancements throughout its design.

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Cobham Beacon Solutions Promotes

The Only Fully Automated Through-The-Satellite Self Test System Available for 406 MHz ELTs

Cobham Beacon Solution has announced the continued success of, a subscription-based through-the-satellite self test for all 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) providing both commercial and private pilots a low cost alternative that not only complies with FAA annual test requirements but offers a robust beacon and annual aircraft inspection database.

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Steel Workers Union Says It Will Demand Accountability From Pinnacle

Airline Group Announced Restructuring Plans Monday

he United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union will continue its active engagement with Pinnacle Airlines Corp. in light of the company's federal bankruptcy filing and work to ensure that the union-represented employees retain a voice in their future with the company.

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ICG Cordless ePhone Deliveries Begin

Communications System Designed Specifically For Business Aviation

Deliveries of International Communications Group’s (ICG’s) new cordless cabin telephone system, “ePhone”, designed specifically for the business aircraft market, have begun. Initial shipments of the sleek new device based on Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephone (DECT) technology have been made to airline customers, systems integrators, and ICG dealers. ICG is also anticipating receipt of Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the FAA within a matter of weeks.

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New Flight Data Monitoring System Demonstrated At AEA

Latitude Technologies Will Show Off New IONode, LoadNode Devices

Latitude Technologies Corporation  will demonstrate its new IONode and LoadNode onboard flight data and operational loads management devices this week at the AEA convention in Washington, D.C., and will be taking orders.

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Reception Benefit Scheduled To Support The Wounded Warrior Project

Contributions Can Be Made Online Or At UAs AEA Booth

Universal Avionics will host a reception to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) during the 55th Annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show in Washington, D.C. The benefit will be held on Wednesday, April 4th at 1:30-3:30pm in Universal Avionics’ Booth 201.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.04.12)

“The majority of the issues disclosed in this filing reflected the company’s financial position as of Dec. 31, 2011. In the months since then, we have moved aggressively to address many of these matters." Source: Robert S. (Steve) Miller, CEO of Hawker Beechcraft, Inc.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.04.12): Desired Track

The great circle course computed by the FMS/RNAV, it goes from the past waypoint to the next (active) waypoint.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.04.12)

Custer Channelwing

The story of the Custer Channelwing is perhaps the most interesting of all V/STOL aircraft.

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