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October 08, 2008

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A Little Political Humor From NBAA: Carville Stage Left, Matalin On The Right

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.08.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.08.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- A Little Political Humor From NBAA 2008, Part Two: 10.08.08 (ANN Special Report, with left-wing pundit James Carville a

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Analyst Says Airlines Still Have More Seats Than Needed

Boyd: Further Cuts In Capacity Inevitable

If you thought the capacity cuts announced by several major airlines for this quarter were deep, get ready for more. That's the opinion of aviation consultant Michael Boyd, who predicted Monday that US airline capacity on domestic routes decline further next year, and falling capacity could spur still more cuts.

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Dozens Hurt When Qantas A330 Hits CAT

Clear Air Turbulence Rousts Passengers From Their Seats

If you're an occasional airline passenger, you may be annoyed when the captain tells you to keep the seatbelt buckled anytime you're in your seat. If you're a flight attendant or frequent flier, you know what turbulence can do.

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Judge Sides With Billionaire Drug-Running Suspect Regarding Plane

Nicholas May Soon Fly On Gulfstream G-IV

In a decision which could have wide-ranging implications for US law enforcement at all levels, US District Judge Cormac Carney told prosecutors pursuing drug and investment charges against Broadcom executive Henry T. Nicholas III that they went too far in seizing his Gulfstream G-IV and threatening to impound it indefinitely.

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Chelton Earns TSOA For GPS-WAAS, Remote Bugs Panel

Latter Includes Dedicated Controls For Autopilot, NVG

Chelton Flight Systems, part of Cobham’s Avionics and Surveillance Division, announced Wednesday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) for its independent GPS-WAAS and Remote Bugs Panel (RBP).

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Jeppesen Signs Partnership Agreement With Dassault Falcon

Will Supply Software For EFBs

French jetmaker Dassault Falcon and Jeppesen signed an agreement Tuesday afternoon at NBAA 2008, that calls for Jeppesen to develop new performance software and services to be incorporated into Electronic Flight Bags in the Falcon family of business jets.

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AGI, X Prize Foundation Partner For Moon Prize

Will Provide Mission Software For Analysis, 3-D Visualization

The X Prize Foundation announced this week it has selected AGI, producer of analysis software for land, sea, air, and space, as an official "preferred partner" for the Google Lunar X Prize.

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Iran Forced Down Hungarian Hawker, Not US Aircraft

Some "Administrative Errors" More Severe Than Others

The Associated Press confirms the plane forced down two weeks ago by Iranian jets was a Hungarian civilian business jet, carrying officials from a military delegation... and was not a US aircraft, as Iran had claimed earlier.

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Boeing Announces New AH-6 Rotorcraft Program

Light Attack/Recon Heli Derived From MD500

Boeing announced Tuesday a new rotorcraft program, the AH-6 light attack/reconnaissance helicopter.

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Brazilian Air Force Flies Penguins South

One Well-Dressed Airlift Operation

Scientists aren't sure why nearly a thousand penguins got stranded far north of their normal migration area, on beaches along the equator in Brazil this year. It may have been unusual ocean currents.

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Lockheed Martin Earns Qatar C-130J Contract

Four Super Hercs To Be Built For Emirate

The State of Qatar has signed a $393.6 million contract with Lockheed Martin for the purchase of four C-130J Super Hercules airlifters plus training and spares with deliveries to begin in 2011. Qatar's new C-130Js will be the longer fuselage or "stretched" variant of the C-130J.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.08.08

EASA says 2007 was a good year for aviation safety in Europe.
The Pentagon denies a US plane was downed in Iraq.
And airline capacity cuts may go even deeper.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.08.08

EASA says 2007 was a good year for aviation safety in Europe.
The Pentagon denies a US plane was downed in Iraq.
And airline capacity cuts may go even deeper.


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ANN Special Feature: James Carville - 10.08.08

Today, in the interest of equal time, we'll hear part of James Carville's response to comments from his wife, Mary Matalin, at NBAA's opening session Monday morning.

FMI:

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Cessna's Citation Mustang Achieves Full-Rate Production

Independence Plant Capable Of Producing 150 Planes Per Year

Cessna announced at NBAA 2008 this week the planemaker will achieve its planned full-rate production level on the Citation Mustang sometime this month.

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US Reaches Aviation Agreements With Vietnam, Armenia

Builds On Earlier Accords

US Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced Tuesday the United States and Vietnam have agreed to remove restrictions on air cargo services between the two countries.

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The Original 'Business' Aircraft? Wright Model B Makes Debut At NBAA

Wright Bros. Great-Grandniece On Hand At 'Silver Bird' Unveiling

The newest addition to Wright "B" Flyer Inc.'s fleet of historic lookalike aircraft made its public debut Tuesday at the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA's) 61st Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL.

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Aero-TV At NBAA2008: Day Three, The Industry Perseveres

Cautious Optimism Remains The Watchword For A Show Almost As Popular As 2007's

This is Aero-TV's final daily update from the floor of the National Business Aviation Association's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention.

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Boogying Through The Flight Levels In A TBM 850 With Aero-TV

The G1000 And PW's Finest Make This An Exceptional Way To Travel

It would be hard to improve on a such an impressive performer as the TBM 850 single-engine turboprop...  but that said, if there was one area the previous generation aircraft came up lacking, it was in cockpit integration. That concern has been nicely addressed by EADS Socata for 2008, with a simple one-word explanation: Garmin.

Aero-TV At NBAA2008: Day Three, The Industry Perseveres

Cautious Optimism Remains The Watchword For A Show Almost As Popular As 2007's

This is Aero-TV's final daily update from the floor of the National Business Aviation Association's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention.

 

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Boogying Through The Flight Levels In A TBM 850 With Aero-TV

The G1000 And PW's Finest Make This An Exceptional Way To Travel

It would be hard to improve on a such an impressive performer as the TBM 850 single-engine turboprop...  but that said, if there was one area the previous generation aircraft came up lacking, it was in cockpit integration. That concern has been nicely addressed by EADS Socata for 2008, with a simple one-word explanation: Garmin.

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From NBAA '08: Is The VLJ Market All It Was Cracked Up To Be?

Four Industry Hopefuls Weigh In On State Of Small Jets

The current state of the very-light jet segment -- as well as its uncertain future -- were the subjects of a well-attended forum Monday at NBAA 2008, as four industry leaders hoping to see their companies profit from the sale of small jets offered their thoughts on the matter.

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Second Annual Latin America VLJ Conference Coming To Miami

Two-Day Event Aims To Address Expectations... AND Realities

Even though the National Business Aviation Association's annual conference comes to an end Wednesday in Orlando, that doesn't mean the state has seen its last event related to business aircraft for the year. Next month, operators and interested customers will gather in Miami to brainstorm on ways to spur on the very-light jet industry, and the growth of business aviation in general, throughout Latin America.

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Big Deal! HBC Receives Brazilian Order Worth Nearly $200M

Deal Gives Planemaker Larger Presence In South American Market

When Hawker Beechcraft said earlier this year it wanted to strengthen its foothold into international markets... the company wasn't kidding, or making idle comments. On Tuesday at NBAA 2008, HBC announced Brazilian-based Líder Signatures S.A. has ordered 23 aircraft spanning the Hawker Beechcraft product line.

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ANN Thanks NBAA2008 Sponsor: Piper Aircraft

Piper Helps Bring ANN's Special Coverage of NBAA 2008 To YOU --  Booth 5152, Static Display

From Cubs to Meridians -- and BEYOND... Piper makes each and every aircraft they build their own.

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Piper Notes GROWING Sales While Others Are Slipping

Upcoming Jet Marks A "New Chapter" In Company's "Turn-Around Story"

At a time when General Aviation’s overall piston-aircraft deliveries are down, Piper Aircraft underscored its comparative string of successes by announcing Tuesday at NBAA 2008 its piston aircraft deliveries are up 24 percent for the 3rd Quarter of 2008.

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AAI Targets 2010 Certification, EIS For A700

Company Now Employs About 200, Including 50 Former Adam Workers

AAI Acquisitions, Incorporated took the opportunity to host a news conference at NBAA 2008 this week, to publicize its progress in getting the Adam Aircraft A700 very-light jet into production.

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StandardAero, Silverhawk Conversions Sign STC Portfolio Agreement

Adds Re-Engining Services To StandardAero Portfolio

StandardAero and Silverhawk Conversions have reached an agreement to extend their Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) portfolios to each other’s organizations.

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L-3 Introduces SmartDeck Computer Based Training

Offers Comprehensive System Overview Before First Flight

L-3 Avionics Systems announced this week at NBAA 2008 the development of a SmartDeck Computer Based Training (CBT) program which will be available in early 2009. The program will enable new SmartDeck system pilots to familiarize themselves with the system’s numerous features and benefits before making their initial flights; it was developed by Pegasus Interactive, a leading provider of aviation training software.

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Velocity Aircraft Receives Multi-Plane Order

Company Says XL-5 Sales Momentum Is Building

High-performance homebuilt aircraft producer Velocity Aircraft announced Tuesday a new purchase order of 20 Velocity XL-5 aircraft. The announcement is the first major sales contract secured by Sebastian, FL-based Velocity, Inc., since its April 2008 acquisition by Rocket Racing Composites Corp., a division within the parent company for the Rocket Racing League.  

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IBEX Spacecraft Ready For Trip To Outer Solar System

NASA Probe Scheduled To Launch October 19

The first NASA spacecraft to image and map the dynamic interactions taking place where the hot solar wind slams into the cold expanse of space is ready for launch October 19. The two-year mission will begin from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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CAE Adds Second CRJ Full-Flight Sim In Madrid

Level D CRJ200 FFS To Enter Service In 2009

CAE is adding a second Bombardier CRJ full-flight simulator (FFS) to its Madrid training center, doubling its CRJ platform capacity in the region. The simulator will be a CRJ200 Level D that will support the currently installed CRJ200/900 Level D FFS. It is scheduled to enter into service in early 2009.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.08.08)

Aero-Linx! 

This page is dedicated to all of those in the Russian aviation industry involved in the design, construction and testing of Russian aircraft and their components. It is a list of the world records which have been held by a Russian designed or made aircraft at some time (not necessarily current).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.08.08): Stabilator

Aero-Terms!

A single piece horizontal tail surface on an airplane which serves the purpose of both the horizontal stabilizer and elevators. A stabilator must have some method of decreasing its sensitivity, and this is done with an antiservo tab on its trailing edge. The antiservo tab automatically moves in the same direction as the stabilator, and the aerodynamic force it produces opposes the movement of the stabilator.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.08.08)

"But in the long term, the industry pillars...are strong. The basics of the very light jets or the business jet market are strong, and we do believe in the recovery. So, sales will be down, in our view, over the next two years."

Source: Cláudio Galdo Camelier, VP Market Intelligence for Embraer Executive Jets, speaking during a conference this week at NBAA 2008 on the very-light jet market segment. Four industry leaders hoping to see their companies profit from the sale of small jets offered their thoughts on the matter.

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