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May 17, 2011

Brazilian Judge Sentences U.S. Pilots

Four-Year Sentence Commuted To Community Service In The States

The pilots who were involved in a collision between the Embraer Legacy jet they were flying and a Gol B737-800 in 2006 were sentenced recently by a Brazilian judge to a prison term of four years and four months. The judge then commuted the sentence to Community Service to be performed in the United States.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.17.11

Endeavour is safely off on its last mission.
Atlantis starts vehicle assembly for the last time.
And the Flight 447 recorders have yielded data and cockpit audio.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.17.11

Endeavour is safely off on its last mission.
Atlantis starts vehicle assembly for the last time.
And the Flight 447 recorders have yielded data and cockpit audio.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I: EAA's Rod Hightower - 05.17.11

ANN Editor Tom Patton speaks with Rod Hightower, President of the Experimental Aircraft Association, about his coming transition into the EAA Chairman position held for years by Tom Poberezny.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.17.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.17.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: EAA's Rod Hightower - 05.17.11 (ANN Special Report, with Rod Hightower, President of the Experimental Aircraft Association)

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Lombardo: Worldwide Demand Driving Gulfstream Growth

Sales Continue Their Shift From North America To International

Gulfstream President Joe Lombardo said in a media conference at EBACE Monday that Gulfstream continues to see strong and growing demand from countries outside North America, even as its home market in the U.S. recovers.

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Middle East Business Aviation Industry Eyes Bigger Role In Global Market

MEBAA Looks To Establish A Strong International Profile At EBACE

The Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) is eyeing an increased role on the global stage as it gears up for a strong participation in EBACE 2011.

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Mars Science Laboratory Aeroshell Delivered To Launch Site

Lockheed Martin-Built Capsule Will Protect NASA's Curiosity Rover

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) aeroshell and cruise stage were delivered to Kennedy Space Center, FL, last week.

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Melanie Lidle Testifies In Wrongful Death Trial

Focus On The Pitchers Bond With His Son

Melanie Lidle, the widow of Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, testified  late last week in the wrongful death trial stemming from her husband's accident in his SR20 in New York City.

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FAA Approves Simphone OpenCabin For AgustaWestland AW139

Flexible Communications System Brings Worldwide Voice, BlackBerry Data, Wi-Fi More To AW139 Operators

The FAA has approved TrueNorth Avionics advanced Simphone OpenCabin airborne telecom system for use on the AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter series, the company announced Monday at EBACE.

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CJM To Represent Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti II In The UK And Ireland

New Dealer Based At Farnborough Airport

Piaggio Aero Industries announced Monday at EBACE 2011 that Corporate Jet Management (CJM) has been appointed as an exclusive dealer for Piaggio Aero and its innovative Piaggio P.180 Avanti II business aircraft.

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Aerion Diversifies, Launches Aerion Technologies Subsidiary At EBACE

Company Moves To Meet Airframer Demand For Subsonic Natural Laminar Flow Solutions

Aerion Corporation announced Monday at EBACE 2011 that due to increased market demand for natural laminar flow (NLF) expertise, the company has launched Aerion Technologies.

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Dispatchers Distant Learning Program Approved By FAA

Students Can Be Certified In Aircraft Dispatch Online

The FAA has granted approval to Airline Ground Schools (AGS), now a division of Flamingo Air Academy, for its enhanced On-line Distant Learning Program for Aircraft Dispatch Certification.

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Winglet Technology Surpasses 30 Citation X Installations

Elliptical Winglets Improve Performance On Legacy BizJet, Company Says

Cessna Aircraft Company's Wichita Service Center recently completed the 30th installation of Winglet Technology's Elliptical Winglets on a Citation X.

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Esterline CMC Electronics Joins GAMA As Newest Member

Electronic Products Company Brings Membership To 71

The Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has approved Esterline CMC Electronics as its newest member, bringing the international trade association's membership to 71.

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Cessna Selects Aircell For Global Inflight Connectivity

Aviator 300 System Will Bring Worldwide E-mail & Internet Capabilities to Cessna’s Three Largest Aircraft

Aircell announced Monday that, beginning in 2012, Cessna Aircraft Company will offer Aircell’s Aviator 300 system as an option on new Citation XLS+, Citation Sovereign and Citation X business aircraft.

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Aero-TV: Rod Hightower -- Strengthening the 'Core' of the EAA (Part 2)

So; Half A Year Into The Job... How's He Doing... What's He Think?

We don't have to tell you that the landscape of aviation has changed dramatically in the last few years... especially in terms of the "leadership" that supposedly guides the world of aviation through the many storms we face (on a seemingly daily basis). With the AOPA's transition from Boyer to Fuller now looking more and more like a crushing disappointment (and the tenor of that organization morphing from something impressive to something somewhat embarrassing), the EAA transition takes on even more critical tones. 

Aero-TV: Rod Hightower -- Strengthening the 'Core' of the EAA (Part 2)

So; Half A Year Into The Job... How's He Doing... What's He Think?

We don't have to tell you that the landscape of aviation has changed dramatically in the last few years... especially in terms of the "leadership" that supposedly guides the world of aviation through the many storms we face (on a seemingly daily basis).

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Dassault Introduces The Falcon 2000S

Large Cabin Jet For The Super Mid-Size Market

Dassault Falcon launched the Falcon 2000S Monday, bringing a large cabin aircraft to the super mid-sized business jet market.

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G250 Completes Several Certification Milestones

G650 Production Is Increasing As Accident Investigation Continues

Gulfstream's G250 is on schedule for certification later this year, the company says, having recently completed several tests required for it to receive its type certificate from the FAA, the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel and the EASA.

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Engine Pusher Program For VIP 747-8 Intercontinental Offered By BBJ

First Five Customers To Get "Loaner" Engines To Get Them Flying

The first five customers for the VIP version of the 747-8 Intercontinental will have the option to use loaned GEnx-2B engines that will be replaced with the latest production-configuration GEnx engines upon completion of the airplanes' interiors, Boeing announced over the weekend.

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Airbus Introduces New Corporate Jet Branding, Colors And Names

Change Reflects Commonality Throughout Corporate Jet Family

Airbus has introduced new branding, colors and names for its corporate jets, reflecting aircraft improvements, the company’s culture of innovation and family commonality.

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Eurocopter X3 Hybrid Helicopter Exceeds Its Speed Challenge

Achieves 232 Knots In Level, Stabilized Flight

Eurocopter’s X3 hybrid helicopter demonstrator has surpassed its original speed target of 220 kts, demonstrating the compound aircraft’s performance, capabilities and maturity.

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Williams International Receives FAA Certification For FJ44-3AP Turbofan

Engine To Power The PiperJet Altaire, Nextant 400XT

The FAA has issued a Part 33 type certificate to Williams International for its new FJ44-3AP engine, an improved version of its FJ44-3A.

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FAA Certified: Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion Avionics System

Synthetic Vision For Pro Line 21 Coming In 2012

Just weeks after receiving its final TSO, Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system received supplemental type certification (STC). The STC, issued by the FAA, was achieved on the company’s experimental test aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.17.11)

"This mission represents the power of teamwork, commitment and exploration. It is in the DNA of our great country to reach for the stars and explore. We must not stop." Source: Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.17.11): Sidestick

Control column in the form of a short handgrip beside the pilot.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.17.11)

Experimental Soaring Association

Formerly known as the Sailplane Homebuilders Association, the ESA is a national source for information regarding the design, building and flying of advanced and homebuilt sailplanes.

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