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May 16, 2010

Korean KC-100 4-Place A/C To Be Fitted With Hartzell Advanced-Composite Prop

Korea Aerospace Industries Claims 240 knots; 1300 Mile Range For New GA Entry

The KC-100 aircraft in development by Hartzell Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) will be fitted with Hartzell's proprietary technology ASC-II propellers, as well as its S-Series propeller governors, the company announced Thursday.

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NTSB Releases Probable Cause Report In Wisconsin DNR Accident

Determines Pilot Failed To Maintain Airspeed, Stalled At Low Altitude

The NTSB has released its probable cause report from an accident in April, 2009, in which the sole occupant of a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources aircraft was fatally injured while conducting an aerial inspection of a wildfire.

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EU Considers Adoption Of U.S. Rules For Flight Into Ash Zones

Seeking Standardization Across Multiple Regulatory Agencies

The European Union is looking at adopting U.S.-developed rules for flight into areas where airborne volcanic ash is present. The adoption would standardize rules in European airspace, and give airlines flying in Europe more discretion in determining whether or not to fly.

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CA Governor Schwarzenegger Spotlights CAL FIRE’s EMS Aviation Technology

Sky Connect Flight-Following Equipment One Key To Battling Wildfires More Effectively

Flight-following technology from EMS Aviation shared the spotlight with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger May 3, as he watched a real-time demonstration of the state’s new aircraft tracking system technology.

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U.S. Airport Traffic Drops Nearly 6 Percent In 2009

1.46 Billion Passengers Move Through Airports; Cargo Declines 11 Percent

According to recent data released by Airports Council International (ACI), based in Geneva, nearly 1.46 billion passengers arrived and departed from North American airports in 2009, a 5.9 percent decrease from the previous year. Cargo decreased by 11.3 percent .

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Oregon Flight School Lets Vets Put Post 9/11 GI Bill To Use

Leading Edge Aviation Partners With Central Oregon Community College

A Bend, Oregon based helicopter company is one of the first helicopter flight schools in the country to provide a college program for students utilizing the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

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Aerojet Exec Tapped As AIAA Fellow

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Recognizes Aerojet's Roger Myers

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), along with its board of directors, has named Roger Myers, general manager of  Aerojet, as a 2010 Fellow.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.16.10): When Able

When Able When used in conjunction with ATC instructions, gives the pilot the latitude to delay compliance until a condition or event has been reconciled. Unlike "pilot discretion," when instructions are prefaced "when able," the pilot is expected to seek the first opportunity to comply...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.16.10)

Aero-Linx: The Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics This site was created at NASA Glenn as part of the Learning Technologies Project (LTP). It is currently supported by the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA HQ through the Educational Programs Office at NASA Glenn. The purpose for this web site is to provide background information on basic aerodynamics as teaching aids for math and science teachers.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.16.10)

"The economic downturn that plagued many industries in the past two years has not spared aviation. Airports, however, are optimistic about an increase in traffic as the economy begins to show signs of recovery... " Source: ACI-NA President Greg Principato, addressing a downturn in U.S. Airport Traffic -- which dropped nearly 6 Percent in 2009.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2010-10-19

MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A340-200 and A340-300 Series Airplanes  

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