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July 17, 2009

Certified: Diamond DA42 L360 Twin

One More In The 'Win' Column For Diamond

Diamond Aircraft tells ANN that they have JUST received Transport Canada certification for their fire-breathing Lycoming IO360 powered DA42 L360. The just-issued STC permits production of new aircraft as well as factory retrofit of previously delivered TAE powered DA42-TDI Twin Stars.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.17.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.17.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.17.09  (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Larry Wood, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum - 07.17.09 (ANN Special Report, with Evergreen's Larry Wood)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.17.09

NASA's new leadership gets Senate confirmation.
A design feature worked on a depressurized 737.
And a federal limit on tarmac strandings may finally happen.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.17.09

NASA's new leadership gets Senate confirmation.
A design feature worked on a depressurized 737.
And a federal limit on tarmac strandings may finally happen.


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ANN Special Feature: Larry Wood, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum - 07.17.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Larry Wood, Director of Education for the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, about the origins of the facility, how they got the Spruce Goose, and where they find al

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Baron Services Installs First NEXRAD Upgrade For NWS

Dual-Polarization Weather Radar Is A Prototype Test Bed

In our never-ending search for the answer to the question "What's the weather?", Baron Services, in partnership with L-3 Enterprise IT Solutions (EITS), says the EITS/Baron Services team has installed the first of the National Weather Services' 171 NEXRAD upgrades in Norman, OK.

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Cracks Discovered In Two F/A-18s

Fleet-Wide Inspections Underway

A Pentagon spokesman said cracks were discovered by Navy maintenance crews in two F/A-18 Hornet jet aircraft last week, prompting the Navy to order a quick inspections of 622 Hornets, nearly its entire fleet, on Friday.

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'Citizens Against Government Waste' Takes On F-22, F136 Engine

Label Both Projects As "Pork"

President Obama is not the only one in Washington opposed to two military aviation projects in the Senate Defense Authorization bill currently under consideration in DC ... but he likely has the most clout. That being said, Citizens Against Government Waste has released its preliminary analysis of the Senate version of the fiscal year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act.

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Chinese-Born Engineer Convicted Of Stealing Aerospace Secrets

Nation's First Economic Espionage Trial

His lawyer said he was a packrat, but not a spy. Still judge has convicted a 73-year-old Chinese-born engineer who worked for both Boeing and Rockwell of stealing secrets critical to the U.S. Space Program. He was found guilty on six counts of economic espionage.

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Permanent Editorial Board Publishes Maintenance Code Of Conduct

Seven Sections Cover Excellence In Aviation Maintenance

The Aviation Maintenance Technicians Model Code of Conduct was released Thursday by the project’s Permanent Editorial Board. The Code of Conduct is designed to advance professionalism among aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs), and has benefited from extensive input and review by the aviation maintenance community.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Findings In Iowa Accident

Airplane Apparently Hit Power Lines Returning To The Airport

The NTSB preliminary report on a July accident in Latimer, Iowa indicates the pilot hit powerlines while following his wife, who was driving to the airport to pick him up after flying.

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Guardian Tracking Devices Receive Canadian STC

System Installed In Some Eurocopter Models

Wondering where your helicopter might be? Guardian Mobility says that its Guardian 3i and Guardian 3x tracking devices have been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval by Transport Canada for installation in Eurocopter AS350 and 355 model aircraft.

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AD: Cessna

SUMMARY:This AD requires you to measure the roll and the yaw bridle cable tension (adjusting as necessary) and to torque the clamp screws. This AD results from two reported incidences of slack bridle cables with the swaged balls unseating from their drum recesses.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2009-15-02

SUMMARY: This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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Aero-TV: Arlington 2009 -- The Friendly Fly-In

Third Largest Fly-In In Nation LEADS Them All In Terms Of Hospitality

There is a reason that ANN dubbed the annual Arlington Fly-In the Friendly Fly-In -- no other event produces as positive a vibe as Arlington and does it with such consummate professionalism... and yeah, its chock full of aviation goodness, to boot.

Aero-TV: Arlington 2009 -- The Friendly Fly-In

Third Largest Fly-In In Nation LEADS Them All In Terms Of Hospitality

There is a reason that ANN dubbed the annual Arlington Fly-In the Friendly Fly-In -- no other event produces as positive a vibe as Arlington and does it with such consummate professionalism... and yeah, its chock full of aviation goodness, to boot.

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Avidyne And Key Cirrus Dealers Launch The 'G3-R9'

Companies Say They Will Deliver High Value In Pre-Owned Cirrus SR22

A previously-owned airplane is the only way to get into flying for many potential owners, but those same new owners may want the latest glass panel avionics as well. Avidyne Corporation says they are now partnering with Leading Edge Aviation Services of Tampa, Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Inc. of Indianapolis, and Lone Mountain Aviation of North Las Vegas, to deliver late-model Cirrus SR22 aircraft retrofitted with Avidyne's new Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system. 

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Klyde Morris (07.17.09)

Klyde Longs For The Good Old Days...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Southwest 737 Investigation May Look Into Previous Maintenance Violations

Aircraft Section That Failed May Not Have Been Covered By 2004 AD

The NTSB Investigation of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 which experienced a cabin depressurization earlier this week may hinge on an old maintenance violation the airline thought it had covered with a design improvement.

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NBAA Member Martha King Outlines Concerns Over TSA's LASP

Program Would Restrict Thousands Of Businesses With No Security Benefit

If TSA overlays the security regime for large airlines onto small aircraft, thousands of small and mid-size businesses would be stifled, with no tangible security benefit. That was the message delivered Wednesday to congressional lawmakers by Martha King, co-owner of King Schools, Inc., on behalf of her business and 8,000 other Member Companies with the NBAA.

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Odyssey Moon Announces Alliance For Its Commercial Moon Venture

Google Lunar X PRIZE Contender Teams With Top Industry Leaders

Google Lunar X PRIZE contender Odyssey Moon Limited says that top industry leaders Near Earth LLC, WPP Group, Aon and Milbank have joined its corporate team. Odyssey Moon intends to become the first private company to supply payload delivery services to the Moon in support of science, exploration and commerce.

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Endeavour Crew Will Inspect Heat Shield Tiles For Damage

Reports Of Large Amount Of Debris During Launch

NASA says a larger-than-normal amount of ice or foam may have come off Endeavour's external fuel tank during Wednesday's launch, and the crew will spend at least a part of the day Thursday inspecting the spacecraft's heat shield system for damage.

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Vortex Generator Kits Approved For Installation on Aviat Husky

Manufacturer Claims Lower Stall Speed, Shorter Takeoffs And Landings

Vortex generator kits have received FAA STC approval at Micro AeroDynamics and are ready for shipment and installation on the Aviat Husky models A-1, A-1A, and A-1B, as well as the newer A-1C-180 and A-1C-200.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.17.09)

 "In short, this proposal does not recognize the significant differences between commercial airline operations and non-commercial operations, which do not carry members of the general public. General aviation operators know personally everyone on our aircraft." Source: NBAA Member Martha King, co-owner of King Schools, testifying before a U.S. House security panel.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.17.09): Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR)

Approach control radar used to detect and display an aircraft's position in the terminal area. ASR provides range and azimuth information but does not provide elevation data. Coverage of the ASR can extend up to 60 miles.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.17.09)

Apollo 11 Conversations Earth Didn't Hear You're in a spacecraft, on a mission to land on the moon for the first time in history, and the microphone to Earth is off. What do you say? Now you can listen in on a NASA Web site and find out.

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