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August 08, 2008

AD: Rolls-Royce

AD NUMBER: 2008-16-05 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-16-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for RRD Dart 528, 529, 532, 535, 542, and 552 Series turboprop engines.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2008-16-01 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-16-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF34-8E series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) full authority digital engine controls (FADECs) installed.

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NASA Awards Global Hawk Support Contract To Northrop Grumman

Five-Year Deal Not To Exceed $25 Million

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has awarded a multi-year contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation's Integrated Systems Division of San Diego for engineering and technical services in support of the center's planned operation of two Global Hawk aircraft.

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Embraer Lays Off Employees In Restructuring Effort

Move Surprises Community, Union

Brazilian planemaker Embraer has been seemingly on a roll as of late, with a healthy order book for its larger regional aircraft and on-track development of smaller business-class jets. Apparently, however, not all is well at Embraer's headquarters in Sao Jose dos Campos.

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Report: Planemakers Face Deliveries Delays Due To Supplier Issues

Manufacturers Of Seats, Galleys Can't Keep Up With Demand

Both Boeing and Airbus face complications in ramping up production of their most popular -- and profitable -- airliners due to supply shortages, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Federal Arbitrator Rules Alaska Airlines Violated IAM Contract

Outsourcing Ramp Worker Jobs Hasn't Saved Money

A federal arbitrator has ruled Alaska Airlines violated its collective bargaining agreement with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Air Transport District 143 when the carrier laid off 472 Seattle baggage handlers and other ramp workers in May 2005.

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AOPA: Council's Call For Airport Board Resignations 'Shortsighted'

Venice, FL Legislators Don't See Eye-To-Eye On Airport Needs

"Apparently, the Venice City Council doesn’t welcome honest advice from its Florida citizens." That's the message the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has received, after the council called for the resignation of every member of the seven-seat airport advisory board.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On Brandywine EA500 Landing Accident

Plane Skidded Off Runway After Coming In "A Little" High And Fast

Below is the unedited transcript of the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the July 30, 2008 landing accident involving an Eclipse 500 very-light-jet. As ANN reported, the pilot and his young daughter were uninjured when the plane skidded off the runway at Brandywine Airport (OQN) in Pennsylvania.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 08.08.08

The Future Of NAFI, With Jason Blair

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.08.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.08.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Future Of NAFI: 08.08.08 (ANN Special Report, with the new executive director of the National Association of Flight Instructors, Jason Blair.)

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QinetiQ Completes First Flight Of UK Agricultural Monitoring UAV

U-MAP Program Aims To Monitor Land Suitability

QinetiQ, working in partnership with Aberystwyth University's new biosciences centre IBERS, has successfully completed the UK's first flight of an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for agricultural monitoring.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.08.08

GAMA says GA sales continue strong despite economic challenges.
Embraer's second Phenom 300 makes its first flight.
And the FAA updates the Eclipse throttle quadrant airworthiness dir

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.08.08

GAMA says GA sales continue strong despite economic challenges.
Embraer's second Phenom 300 makes its first flight.
And the FAA updates the Eclipse throttle quadrant airworthiness dir

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ANN Special Feature: Jason Blair, NAFI - 08.08.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with the new executive director of the National Association of Flight Instructors, Jason Blair, about NAFI's future, and its challenges.

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More Aero-TV 'OSHCasts' From AirVenture 2008: Wrapping Up The Week!

Let's Complete Our Look Back At The Final 'Dailies' From Oshkosh 2008!

Oshkosh 2008 is pretty much over... and it was a great show. So... while the images are still fresh in our minds (and on our video servers), we're going to take a quick look over the daily episodes we produced at Oshkosh 2008 for the rest of this week, while our video crews get a little rest, start editing some new projects and get back to normal. We hope you enjoy these programs as much as we enjoyed producing them. Herewith... The Final 'Dailies' of Oshkosh 2008...  

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USAF To License Launch Complex 36 To Space Florida

To Be Used For Commercial Launches

A landmark announcement by the US Air Force and the state of Florida Thursday should dramatically expand the state's position and prominence in aerospace and the space industry in the civil, military and commercial sectors.

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EU Signs Off On Delta/NWA Merger

Says Joining Poses Few Threats To Competition

Delta Air Lines has knocked off one more checklist item in its preparations to acquire Northwest Airlines.

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NASA GAT Competitors On Display This Weekend

Come See 'Priuses Of The Sky' At STS

The five specially-prepared aircraft competing for the $300,000 NASA General Aviation Technology Challenge will be displayed to the public on Sunday, August 10, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the CAFE Foundation Flight Test Center at Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS).

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Klyde Morris (08.08.08)

Klyde Must Wait For His Shot At Glory...

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GOL Cuts Back Fleet, Growth Plans

Pushes Ahead With Modernization Efforts

Things are tough all over... not just for US airlines. GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., the parent company of Brazilian airlines GOL Transportes Aereos S.A. and VRG Linhas Aereas S.A., announced this week the company has revised its fleet plan, accelerating fleet renewal and modernization strategies while cutting back on capacity to reflect slumping market conditions.

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Wacky Duo Weds While Wing Walking

Pastor Stands Atop Third Plane To Administer Vows

As far as memorable wedding ceremonies go, this one raises the bar quite a bit.

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Boeing, Azerbaijan Airlines Announce Order For 737s... AND 767s

Older Widebodies Will Fill In While Carrier Waits For 787s

Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines announced Thursday the two sides have finalized an order for two Boeing 737-900ERs, as well as two 767-300ERs. The latter order marks the first new deal for that widebody plane in some time, and a stopgap measure while the airline waits for its 787 Dreamliners.

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Frasca-Built EC-135 FSTD Achieves Level 6 Qualification

Only Second Flight Training Sim To Earn Approval

Frasca International announce Thursday that Era Training Center has received Level 6 Qualification for their Frasca-built EC-135 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD). The EC-135 FSTD, along with a Bell 206 FSTD built by Frasca for Bell Helicopter Customer Training Academy in Fort Worth, TX, are the first two Level 6 helicopter FSTDs under the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) new Part 60 rule.

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EA-18G Conducts First AIM-120 Live Fire Test

Growler's Bite Matches Its Bark

The Growler has teeth. The EA-18G Test Team at NAWCWD China Lake conducted its first AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air Missile (AMRAAM) live fire on July 23, marking another critical milestone for the Growler test program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.08.08)

Aero-Linx! 

An excellent history of Imperial Airways and its aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.08.08): Sidestep Maneuver

Aero-Terms!

A visual maneuver accomplished by a pilot at the completion of an instrument approach to permit a straight-in landing on a parallel runway not more than 1,200 feet to either side of the runway to which the instrument approach was conducted.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.08.08)

"I bring the adventurous side out of Darren -- he used to be scared of heights."

Source: Katie Hodgson, 23, who recently married her 24-year-old beau, Darren McWalters, while wing-walking over the British countryside. Katie and Darren had themselves strapped to the top of matching biplanes, and talked the Reverend George Bringham into strapping himself to the top of a third to conduct the high-flying ceremony.

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