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December 09, 2005

Garmin G1000 Training DVD Updated

Pilot training must keep pace with technology, and that's why Sporty's has updated its best-selling Garmin G1000 DVD. 'Flying the Garmin G1000' has been expanded with a section on XM satellite weather.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 12.09.05

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.09.05 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.09.05 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Waco International Airpark 12.09.05 (Today's special feature discusses the Greater Waco Aviation Alliance and their decision to push ahead with a commercial air park program)

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Rockford IL Can't Catch A Break: First EAA -- Then Hooters

Oh... The Indignity! Hooters Air to Cancel Service From the Greater Rockford Airport

Years ago, the mild-mannered metropolis of Rockford, IL, was rocked by the loss of the (then) burgeoning annual EAA Fly-In -- who subsequently packed up and headed off to the (then) Wisconsin wilderness known as Oshkosh. It's taken years for the city to get over it...

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AIA President: NASA Needs Resources to Repair Hurricane-Damaged Facilities

Rebuilding and repairs to two hurricane-damaged NASA centers in Mississippi and Louisiana should not be shortchanged when Congress makes budget decisions for next year, AIA President and CEO John Douglass said.

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Embry-Riddle Receives Government Contract For Flight, Security, and Safety Train

The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University a government-wide contract for flight, security, and safety training. The contract is for five years and allows for four five-year options.

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Boeing Delivers 10th 777 to Vietnam Airlines

Delivery Includes Textbook Donations From Seattle University 

Boeing and Vietnam Airlines are celebrating the delivery of the national carrier's 10th 777-200ER. With its lotus tail gleaming, the airplane is loaded with a special cargo of textbooks collected by Seattle University and will depart for Hanoi Noiboi International Airport Friday.

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Agustawestland Hands Over The First Malaysian A109 LOH

In a ceremony that took place Thursday at LIMA 2005, the first A109 LOH was handed over to the Malaysian Army Aviation. AgustaWestland was awarded a contract by the Malaysian Ministry Of Defence for the supply of eleven A109 Light Observation Helicopters (LOHs), together with an initial product support and training package, in late 2003.

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UAV Involved In Environmental Research and Disaster Protection

NOAA has successfully completed its first series of missions using a high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system recently to support NOAA’s operational and research needs.

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HAI Announces Recipient of the 2005 Outstanding CFI Award

Richard “Ric” Juve Forns, Senior Flight Instructor, Bell Helicopter, Fort Worth, Texas, is the recipient of HAI’s 2005 Outstanding Certified Flight Instructor Award, which will be presented at the 2005 “Salute to Excellence” awards banquet.

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ALPA: Delta Pilots Authorize Strike Ballot

ANN Note: ALPA's Delta Airlines member pilots have just authorized a strike vote... a move that many feel will speed certain doom for the embattled airline.

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Seawind Records Its 50th Order for the Production Seawind 300C

Seawind, Inc. tells ANN that it has received its 50th order for the production Seawind 300C. Dick Silva, President of Seawind, Inc., states “Following EAA Oshkosh, sales have been steady and this milestone has been reached earlier than expected.”

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Bell Boeing Delivers First Block B V-22 Osprey To The Marines

Bell Boeing delivered the first Block B version of the V-22 Osprey, Thursday, to the US Marine Corps in ceremonies at Bell's manufacturing facility here. The Block B aircraft has software upgrades, reliability and maintainability improvements over existing V-22 aircraft.

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Canadian Coast Guard MBB 105 Down, Two Lost

A Canadian Coast Guard helo, an MBB 105, went down off Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula on Wednesday. Two crewmen on board are reported as having perished.

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AMD Gets C of A For First SLSA Zodiac CH 601 XL

Aircraft Manufacturing & Development Co (AMD) of Eastman, GA, has received their first Special Airworthiness Certificate for the Zodiac CH 601 XL with Continental 0-200.

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Diamond Attracts Attention At LIMA 2005 in Malaysia

An altogether different kind of Diamond is getting attention in Malaysia... a special multi-role version of the Diesel-powered DA42 light twin.

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Sikorsky Opens MH-92 Helicopter Fly-by-Wire System Integration Lab

Sikorsky Aircraft has opened the company's new MH-92 helicopter fly-by-wire system integration lab with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the site. The new lab will develop, integrate and test the fly-by-wire and avionic systems for the MH-92.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.09.05)

“Management’s draconian cuts have no relationship to their actual need. No other party has contributed as much to Delta’s recovery as the pilots. If management commences imposing their terms, we will have no choice but to defend ourselves.”

Source: Chairman Lee Moak, of ALPA's Delta pilot union’s Master Executive Council, discussing the vote to authorrize a strike against Delta Airlines. 

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