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November 09, 2005

ANN Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 11.09.05

Vern Raburn Talks About Flying The Eclipse 500 On Today's ANN Special Report

How would you like to fly the airplane you've helped develop over the past eight years -- from the initial concept right up to imminent FAA certification -- cross-country from Albuquerque, NM to Tampa, FL? At 33,000 feet? With every airline pilot you cross paths with asking ATC "what's that?"

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RC's Airshow 4000 Gets Superdetailed Maps

In-Flight Information System Shows More Detail

Passengers on certain aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins's Airshow 4000 inflight information system now can see their position plotted -- on some really superdetailed maps.

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NetJets Signals Commitment To Rockwell Collins Flight Management System

Final Contract By Year End; Rockwell Collins Also Announces System Upgrade

At the NBAA convention in Orlando, Florida, NetJets has signed a letter of intent to award Rockwell Collins a 10-year contract for implementing a fleet-wide eFlight information management solution. The final agreement is expected to be completed by year-end.

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Cessna Encore+ Gets Rockwell Collins

Pro Line 21 System Includes Three 8x10 Displays

Cessna Aircraft Company has selected Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics for its Encore+ aircraft, scheduled to begin deliveries in February 2007.

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Florida TFR: 11.10.05 - 11.12.05

NOTAM Number:  FDC 5/0400   Issue Date: November 08, 2005 at 15:31 UTC Location: Pensacola NAS/Sherman Field, Florida near BROOKLEY VORTAC (BFM) Beginning Date and Time: November 10, 2005 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 12, 2005 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other high performance military aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Pensacola (P31) TRACON, 850-444-5646

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Bombardier Launches New Challenger 605 Intercontinental Business Jet

Bombardier Aerospace has launched the new Bombardier Challenger 605 aircraft, the next major step in the evolution of its flagship Challenger business jet, at the 58th NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention.

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Google Founders Buy 767-200

Airliner As Corporate Jet Is Not That Unusual

Just in time for the National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando, FL we learned that Steve Jobs's Gulfstream is an also-ran in the corporate-jet-measuring contest: Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are adding a second Gulfstream to the Google fleet... and a Boeing 767-200.

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New Facilities, Capabilities For Dallas Airmotive

New Jersey Upgraded, Australia Signs; Turbofan Test Cell Comes Online

Dallas Airmotive (DAI), a global field service organization providing repair and overhaul to turbine aircraft operators, today announced two new facilities, a new test cell, and other enhancements to its services at the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Orlando, Florida.

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Raytheon Aircraft Company Introduces Hawker 850XP

Newest Hawker Evolves From Successful 800XPi

Raytheon Aircraft Company introduced Tuesday the newest aircraft in the Hawker family, the Hawker 850XP -- including winglets designed by Raytheon Aircraft Company.

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Osprey Damaged In Thunderstorm -- To The Tune Of $1 Million

Tiltrotor Landed Safely After Incident

Military officials are now investigating an Air Force-spec Bell V-22 Osprey tiltrotor after it suffered extensive damage to its engines after ingesting ice in flight during a thunderstorm last month.

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Stewart International Crew Steps Up In FedEx Emergency

Clears Runway In Six Minutes So B727 Can Land

Here's an example of the fast thinking that saves lives.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-23-07 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-23-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes.

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NBAA 2005 - 58th Convention Starts Before It Starts

28 Press-Day Briefings Hint at Industry Health

Aviation journalists from around the globe lined up for their annual stint of drinking from a fire hose Tuesday when Press Day at the 58th Annual convention of the National Business Aviation Association delivered a staggering 28 briefings from companies ranging from corporate-airliner maker Airbus to Max-Viz, the provider of synthetic vision equipment for corporate aircraft.

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Embraer Selects Garmin G1000 For Its VLJ And... The Legacy 600?

Do We Know The Name Of The Company's Light Jet?

In something of a surprise move, Embraer announced it has selected Garmin's G1000 avionics suite to fill the cockpit of its upcoming Very Light Jet and Light Jet entries... but that may not have been the only surprise of the day, even for Embraer.

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Aerion Completes Phase I SBJ Development

Confirms Viability of its SBJ Design

One year after its public unveiling, Aerion has completed its Phase 1 design program, arriving at an aircraft configuration whose technical viability has been confirmed through extensive wind tunnel testing and computer analysis.

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Cheaper By The Dozen(s)? -- Bell 429 Order Book Reaches 136

With 136 orders for the Bell 429 on the books, Bill Stromberg, Executive Director of Commercial Program Management and program manager for Bell's 429, reports that the helicopter is meeting all performance, weight, and schedule commitments.

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Seventeen Speed Records -- And That Was With The Old Plane!

Piaggio Displays Avanti II At NBAA

Coinciding with the first US display of its upgraded Avanti II aircraft at this year's NBAA Convention (one year after announcing the airplane at NBAA 2004), Piaggio America announced the forthcoming FAA certification for the radical looking airplane -- and they also took a moment to share some speedy news.

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Eclipse Aviation Expands Customer Care Options

Company Announces JetComplete Business

Eclipse Aviation has released details about their JetComplete Business program, a revolutionary customer care program designed for business operators.

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Pilot Survives As Cargo Plane Hits Manchester, NH Wal-Mart

We'll Say It... 'Clean-Up On Aisle Nine!'

The pilot of an Embraer 110 Bandeirante turboprop (file photo of type, below) received only minor injuries after the plane crashed into the garden department of a Manchester, NH Wal-Mart store Tuesday morning. No one was injured inside the store, which had only been open for 20 minutes when the accident occurred.

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Universal Weather And Aviation Hopes To Make Flight Planning Easier

'Success From The Word Go'

On the day before the official start of the 2005 NBAA Convention, Universal Weather And Aviation announced their plans to make flight planning easier -- and potentially much cheaper -- for its customers.

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Sandel Introduces 4-in. EHSI and EADI Display Systems

New 4x4 Displays Offer Affordable Modular Technology Update

Sandel Avionics has introduced two advanced 4-in. cockpit displays, the SN4500 4x4 EHSI and the SA4500 4x4 EADI, which provide operators of turbine-class aircraft with a modular technology update for aging electromechanical units.

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SKYLink Users Get Enhanced Broadband Coverage

Now Covering Canada, Mexico, Caribbean 

ARINC Direct tells ANN that a major expansion of coverage for its SKYLink satellite broadband service, the world’s only ultra-high speed satellite broadband communications solution for business aircraft..

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Transport Labor Urges Administration to Suspend Proposal to Expand Foreign A/L's

Report: Hastily Conceived Plan Sidesteps Congressional Oversight

The following statement was issued Tuesday by Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), in response to a Bush administration proposal to expand the role of foreign interests in the U.S. airline industry.

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CAE To Provide Tactical Training Capability Upgrade to RAAF C-130 Training Syste

CAE has been awarded an AUD$12 million (C$11 million) contract by Australia’s Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) to provide a Tactical Training Capability Upgrade (TTCU) to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-130J and C-130H training systems.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.09.05)

"Um... nothing, until tomorrow." Source: Reponse by Embraer Senior Vice President for Executive Aviation Luis Carlos Affonso to a reporter's inquiry -- "what can you tell us about the Legacy 600?" --  at Tuesday's pre-opening-day press conference at NBAA. Embraer has previously (and emphatically) announced it would not release the names of its new VLJ and light-jet aircraft until a Wednesday morning unveiling ceremony... but Affonso's response leads us to believe that reporter likely stumbled onto the name of at least one of them...

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Minnesota TFR: 11.09.05

NOTAM: 5/0430  Issued: 11/08/2005 21:40 Effective: 11/09/2005 17:30 - 11/09/2005 18:45 State: MN Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: HAZARDS Description: ELY, MINNESOTA

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