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April 07, 2009

Ramstein Receives First Of 14 C-130Js

Super Hercules Transports Critical To USAFE

On Tuesday, representatives of the US Air Force welcomed the first of 14 new Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] C-130J Super Hercules aircraft that will be permanently based at Ramstein Air Base. During a ceremony that included dignitaries from across Europe, US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Commander Gen. Roger Brady acknowledged the C-130Js critical contribution to the mission of USAFE.

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Upgraded! Dauplaise Named VP Of Domestic Sales At Cirrus

Acknowledges Challenges In Face Of Current "Economic Headwinds"

Cirrus Aircraft announced Tuesday that Jon Dauplaise has been appointed Vice President of Domestic Sales. Dauplaise will be responsible for the strategy and performance of the Cirrus Aircraft North American direct sales team, and the expansion of Cirrus sales in the United States and Canada.

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AOPA Says Stolen C172 Highlights Importance Of Airport Watch Programs

Cites Reports Stating Canadian College Left Keys In Plane

If no other lesson is taken from Monday's odd incident involving a stolen Canadian aircraft overflying US airspace without permission, it's that everyone in the general aviation industry must remain vigilant for suspicious activity at their airports. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association encourages pilots to review current security guidelines and recommendations, intercept procedures, and other resources.

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DOT Proposes Approval Of Continental Joining Star Alliance

Also Gives Tentative OK To "Atlantic Plus-Plus" Joint Venture

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed Tuesday to grant antitrust immunity to Continental Airlines for its participation in the Star Alliance, and to approve a new joint venture among four of the alliance's members. Antitrust immunity allows airlines to coordinate their services and act as a single carrier for international air services covered by the immunity.

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NTSB Says MD-80 Engine Fire Tied To Improper Manual Start Procedures

Also Cites "Flawed Internal Safety Management System" At AAL

The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday a September 2007 engine fire on an American Airlines jetliner was probably due to an unapproved and improper procedure used by mechanics to manually start one of the engines. The fire was prolonged and the safety of the aircraft further jeopardized by how the flight crew handled the emergency.

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Boeing Names Nine Companies As 2008 Suppliers Of The Year

Companies Previously Recognized As Performance Excellence AwardRecepients

Boeing announced Monday night its nine 2008 Suppliers of the Year, which were chosen from among the company's 10,800 active suppliers worldwide.

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Hartzell's 'Top Prop' Approved For Top Piston Pipers

Also Marks Company's First FIKI-Approval For ASC-II

The latest addition to Hartzell Propeller's Top Prop line up is their second generation, advanced composite propeller now STC'd and available for Piper PA46 Matrix and Mirage piston-engine aircraft.

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AQR Report Says Airline Performance Is Improving

Falling Traffic Means Better Focus On Passenger Needs

After one of the worst years ever in terms of passenger complaints in 2007, the nation's airlines posted substantial gains in 2008 according to a report issued Monday by the Airline Quarterly Rating, or AQR.

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Delta Air Lines Takes Big Hit In March Traffic

Combined System Traffic Plummets 12.6 Percent

As they say... the bigger they are, the harder they fall.

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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Orion Propulsion Technology

Methane/Oxygen Motors Will Send Humans To Moon, Mars and Beyond

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne completed a series of successful hot-fire tests for a propulsion system that could lead to increased mission capability and flexibility in sending humans to the moon, Mars and beyond.

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Air Guard Details Encounter With Suspicious Aircraft

Fighters Intercepted C172 That Entered US Airspace Without Permission

As ANN reported, Air National Guard fighter aircraft from two states intercepted a suspicious aircraft as it flew into US airspace Monday afternoon.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 04.07.09

User Fees And BizAv Bashing, With NBAA's Ed Bolen

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.07.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.07.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- User Fees And BizAv Bashing: 04.07.09 (ANN Special Report, with Ed Bolen, President & CEO of the National Business Aviation Association.)

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Interesting... Hawker Beechcraft Extends Lifeline To Orphaned Eclipse Owners

The Drama Continues...

David Green, Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Eclipse Owners Group (EOG) has announced that the EOG has signed a nonbi

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.07.09

A Canadian man is captured after an expensive cross-country.
Gates wants to cancel the Raptor and the VH-71.
And KC-X politics continue.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.07.09

A Canadian man is captured after an expensive cross-country.
Gates wants to cancel the Raptor and the VH-71.
And KC-X politics continue.


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ANN Special Feature: NBAA's Ed Bolen, User Fees & Bizjet Bashing 04.07.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ed Bolen, President & CEO of the National Business Aviation Association. Ed has issues with recent suggestions that acceptance of user fees by business aviation woul

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Aero-TV Profiles A Woman In Combat -- Lt. Col. Jacqui Marty (Part 2)

Another Truly Fascinating Interview From WAI 2009!

Lt. Colonel Jacqui Marty is a woman to this nation owes a great deal... and yet, during an interview with Aero-TV, Marty spent a considerable time telling us about all those she feels a debt to. That's the kind of person that flies an unarmed tanker into combat, time and time again, all over the world. An American Woman In Combat...

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Aero-TV Profiles A Woman In Combat -- Lt. Col. Jacqui Marty (Part 2)

Another Truly Fascinating Interview From WAI 2009!

Lt. Colonel Jacqui Marty is a woman to this nation owes a great deal... and yet, during an interview with Aero-TV, Marty spent a considerable time telling us about all those she feels a debt to. That's the kind of person that flies an unarmed tanker into combat, time and time again, all over the world. An American Woman In Combat...

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NASA Seems No Closer To Having A New Administrator

Is The Agency "Adrift"... Or, The President?

Delays by the Obama administration in naming a permanent leader for NASA are reportedly bringing frustration and anxiety to both agency planners and US lawmakers.

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Garuda Pilot Jailed In 2007 Accident

Komar Says He Will Appeal Verdict

Former Garuda Indonesia pilot Marwoto Komar says he will appeal a guilty verdict handed down by an Indonesian court Monday, on charges of criminal negligence in the case of a notorious crash landing at Yogyakarta in March 2007.

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FAA Aims For Kinder, Gentler Airline Oversight

But Carriers Still Wary Of Agency's Motives

The recent voluntary grounding of regional jets by Atlantic Southeast Airlines evoked memories of last year's harsh actions against Southwest and American Airlines over maintenance and documentation issues. So... will we see another spring travel season marred by the strandings of tens-of-thousands of passengers due to FAA action?

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Airlines Prepare For New Round Of Labor Talks

Negotiations Come As Industry Reels In Declining Economy

An economic recession which has brought 75,000 layoffs at US airlines is providing a tough environment for airline union negotiators. USA Today reports many unions are currently engaged in their first contract negotiations since the troubled post-9/11 days, and had hoped to regain wages and benefits lost during that troubled time.

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Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame Names 2009 Inductees

Five To Be Honored At October Banquet

The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (WAHF) tells ANN it will induct five aviators at a ceremony to be held this fall. John Jerstad, Paul Johns, LaVern Reller, Gunter Voltz, and Giles Meisenheimer will be honored for their achievements and contributions to aviation in Wisconsin.

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NTSB's Rosenker To Speak At April Wichita Aero Club Luncheon

Acting Chairman Appointed To Lead Board In 2006

Mark V. Rosenker, Acting Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in Washington, DC is used to being asked a lot of questions. In his role as the head of the organization charged with investigating transportation-related accidents, he also knows something about posing questions himself.

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MIT Enterprise Forum Of NYC To Host Panel On Aerospace Entrepreneurship

April 22 Event To Attract Investors Looking For Long-Term Growth Potential

The MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City (MITEF-NYC) tells ANN a panel on Investing in Aerospace Entrepreneurship will be held on April 22 in midtown Manhattan. The event will start at 5:30pm and be held at Eisner LLC.

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ANN FAQ: What's With The Tiny Pictures?

Larger Images Merely One Click Away

In order to conserve bandwidth and allow our users to see our website as quickly as possible, ANN publishes all of the pictures and graphics accompanying our stories in a default 100 pixel-wide "thumbnail" format.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.07.09)

Aero-Linx!

The mission of the Classic Jet Aircraft Association is to assist in the preservation of the right to fly their aircraft with the least amount of regulation and restrictions commensurate with the safe operation of our aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.07.09): Hale's Polarity Law

Aero-Terms!

An observational rule governing the direction of regions of strong magnetic fields on the Sun, which are grouped in pairs of opposite polarities.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.07.09)

"What does he mean by 'adrift'? It's adrift until the president gets comfortable with it."

Source: Scott Pace, director of George Washington University's Space Policy Institute. Delays by the Obama administration in naming a permanent leader for NASA are reportedly bringing frustration and anxiety to both agency planners and US lawmakers.

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