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September 12, 2008

Reports: Alitalia Moves Closer To Closure, Bankruptcy

Investor Group Walks After Union Rejects Buyout Plan

In a familiar refrain that likely marks one of the last nails in the coffin of Italy's troubled flag carrier, unions at Alitalia SpA rejected a buyout offer put forth by an investment group on the grounds it would cut too many jobs, and cut their pay. As a result... no one at Alitalia may soon have jobs, period.

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Eclipse 500 Certification Review Panel Makes Its Recommendations

Says Cert Process Was Performed Safely, But Communication Needs Improvement

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) agreed Friday to act on the recommendations of a team that reviewed the agency’s certification of the Eclipse 500 very light jet. The team found that the airplane was certificated in accordance with safety regulations, but that the agency could improve policies and communication procedures used during the VLJ certification process.

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AeroShell Aerobatic Team Names Bryan Regan As Interim Team Lead

Steps In For Injured Founder Alan Henley

It's a tremendous opportunity, though it comes under less than desirable circumstances. The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team announced Friday the addition of Bryan Regan as its newest member. Regan, former team lead of the Red Baron Pizza Squadron, will be stepping in to fill the role of interim team lead while Alan Henley, Team Founder and team lead recovers from a serious injury he sustained in late July.

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XOJET Reduces Fuel Surcharges On Drop In Oil Prices

Gee... We Wonder If Airlines Will Follow Suit?

Growing fractional charter provider XOJET announced an unprecedented move Friday, one that we can only hope other charter providers -- and some commercial airlines -- will emulate. XOJET announced it has reduced its fuel surcharge for on-demand flights, put in place in the wake of record-high oil prices, by 9 percent.

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Hurricane Hunters Track Ike As Storm Moves Toward Texas

Expected To Hit Galveston Saturday Morning

Barreling toward the Texas coast, Hurricane Ike is gaining strength as millions of residents in the storm's forecast path evacuate in expectation of an overnight landfall Saturday morning.

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AD NUMBER: 2008-19-02 MANUFACTURER: Bell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-19-02 SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (Bell) Model 222, 222B, 222U, 230, and 430 helicopters.

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Teamsters Oppose Frontier's Plan To Subcontract Maintenance Work

Adds Bankrupt Airline Has Failed To Demonstrate Need To Extend Concessions

The Teamsters union on Thursday said it will oppose Frontier Airlines Inc.'s attempt to subcontract maintenance work. Frontier reportedly told the union during negotiations that it intends to outsource all of the heavy C-check work to a foreign country.

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NASA Conducts First Test Of New Ares I Motor

Ullage Settling Motor Used In Stage Separation

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL have completed first-round testing of a critical motor for NASA's new two-stage Ares I rocket, which will launch astronauts aboard the Orion crew capsule on missions to the International Space Station and to the moon by 2020.

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CAPBOR Asks -- If Canada Can Have Passengers' Rights, Why Not US?

Hanni Says Some Aspects Of Measure Stronger Than Stalled Bill

The founder of a group dedicated to seeing a passengers bill of rights come to fruition for US flyers commended the Canadian government Thursday on its efforts to enact just such a measure.

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ALPA Authorizes $2 Million From 'War Chest' To Help Midwest Airlines Pilots

Funds To Be Used To Combat Management's Outsourcing Plan

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) has allocated $2 million to support the Midwest Airlines pilots' fight to protect their jobs as they begin contract negotiations with an increasingly adversarial management.

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Another One Bites The Dust: XL Airways Folds

Union Calls For Early Warnings For Employees

Another week... another busted airline. British vacation carrier XL Airways entered receivership Thursday, stranding hundreds of passengers from Florida to Greece... sometimes, in dramatic fashion.

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Three Lost In Wisconsin SR22 Accident

Plane Registered To Chicago-Based Air Taxi Operator

Three people are reported lost after their Cirrus SR22 crashed on landing Thursday night at Lakeland Airport (ARV) near Minocqua-Woodruff, WI.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 09.12.08

Where AOPA And The Air Safety Foundation Are Going

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.12.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.12.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Where AOPA And The Air Safety Foundation Are Going: 09.12.08 (ANN Special Report, with AOPA's VP of Public Relations Greg Romano and ASF VP of Ope

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.12.08

AOPA looks back on the seven years since 9-11.
A Pentagon Memorial honors those who died in the terrorist attacks.
And airline travel numbers are declining.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.12.08

AOPA looks back on the seven years since 9-11.
A Pentagon Memorial honors those who died in the terrorist attacks.
And airline travel numbers are declining.


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ANN Special Feature: AOPA's Greg Romano, ASF's David Wright - 09.12.08

Today, we hear thoughts on the mission and future of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, from AOPA's VP of Public Relations Greg Romano, and of the Air Safety Foundation, from VP of Operati

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Airline Looks For The Follicly-Challenged

Attention, Bald Men (AND Women) Who Need Cash

At long last, there appears to be at least one advantage to losing your hair.

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The Air Safety Foundation's David Wright Updates Aero-TV On All Things ASF

ASF's Vice President of Operations Talks About Air Safety Programs

AOPA... well-known as the 600 pound gorilla of aviation associations, has a cousin that isn't as well-known... though it should be. Cognizant of the issues involved in aviation safety -- and the many controversies surrounding how to deal with them, the Air Safety Foundation has NOT sat on the sidelines of this issue... but instead has taken a leading role in the examination of a myriad of safety issues and the subsequent education of the pilot population so that those issues might be better understood, throughout the industry.

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The Air Safety Foundation's David Wright Updates Aero-TV On All Things ASF

ASF's Vice President of Operations Talks About Air Safety Programs AOPA... well-known as the 600 pound gorilla of aviation associations, has a cousin that isn't as well-known... though it should be. Cognizant of the issues involved in aviation safety -- and the many controversies surrounding how to deal with them, the Air safety Foundation has NOT sat on the sidelines of this issue... but instead has taken a leading role in the examination of a myriad of safety issues and the subsequent education of the pilot population so that those issues might be better understood, throughout the industry.

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Sonex Submits Comments On Proposed '51 Percent Rule' Changes To FAA

Also Calls Builders To Action, And Plans October ARC Meeting Presence

Sonex Aircraft, LLC formally submitted its comments to the FAA this week, regarding proposed policy changes to the Experimental-Amateur Building regulations which empower thousands in the United States with the privilege of constructing and flying their own homebuilt aircraft.

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Canada Launches Passengers' Bill Of Rights

But Critics Say It Doesn't Go Far Enough

Canada's national government has responded to calls for an airline passengers bill of rights by announcing a program it calls "Flight Rights Canada." But political opponents say the program does nothing to further protect the flying public.

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Emirates First Airline To Say Boeing Strike Will Affect Service

Cuts Back On Plans To Fly LAX/SFO Routes With 777-200LR

This hasn't been a great week for Dubai-based Emirates, when it comes to service cutbacks. On the heels of its announcement that Emirates' first Airbus A380 was grounded this week due to unspecified problems with the superjumbo's electrical wiring, Emirates said Thursday it was advised of a delay to the delivery of three Boeing 777-200LR widebodies due to a strike at the manufacturer.

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Pilots OK After Ditching Near San Francisco

Rescuers On Scene Immediately

This story reminds us that we should always fly within gliding distance of the shore, that we should make sure to look at the gauges once in a while... and perhaps most of all, that sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.

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CubCrafters Delivers Its First Canadian-Registered Top Cub

Owner Looks Forward To "New Toy"

A milestone for Yakima, WA-based planemaker CubCrafters was reached this week, as the first Canadian registered CC18-180 Top Cub was delivered to its owner in Montreal, Quebec.

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Klyde Morris (09.12.08)

Klyde Zeros In On A Notable Absence From Recent Political Conventions...

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NASA's Johnson Space Center Closes As Ike Looms Off Coast

Mission Control Moved Inland, Progress Docking At ISS Delayed

NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX closed at noon CDT Thursday, and will remain closed until the threat of Hurricane Ike has passed. Ike, a Category 2 hurricane in the western Gulf of Mexico, is expected to cross the Texas coast early Saturday as a Category 3 storm.

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NATA Says Teterboro Safety Training Program Has Been Popular

Over 80,000 Hits Recorded Since June

Tracking statistics are revealing the popularity and broad reach of new airport safety training now available free and online for New Jersey's Teterboro Airport, according to the National Air Transportation Association.

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Boeing Completes Flight Testing for US AWACS Block 40/45 Upgrade

Awaits Word From USAF On Production Go-Ahead

Boeing announced this week it has completed mission system flight testing for Block 40/45, the largest upgrade in the history of the US E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet.

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Jumbo Jet Hostel Nearly Ready For Boarding

New, Odd Life For Retired Boeing 747

If you've ever travelled Europe, you know that hostels can provide an economical alternative to hotels, allow you to experience local culture, and introduce you to some interesting characters. That is, if you're willing to share tight quarters and a bathroom with strangers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.12.08)

Aero-Linx! 

World War I. It's often hard to picture the beauty of the airplanes that flew in this conflict because, photographically, it was a "black-and-white" war. In reality, WWI airplanes were often painted in vivid colors, and flew through blue skies over green fields and forests.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.12.08): Tidal Heating

Aero-Terms!

The frictional heating of a satellite's interior due to flexure caused by the gravitational pull of its parent planet and possibly neighboring satellites.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.12.08)

"The key to the continued success of the Exp-Amateur Built rules depends on the consistent enforcement of the rules already in place. The resources required to carry out this enforcement have not been made available by the FAA over the last few years. Without these resources, enforcement loosens and the rules are pushed beyond their spirit and intent, compromising the rules continued existence."

Source: Jeremy Monnett, Sonex Aircraft CEO and General Manager, in a letter sent Thursday to Miguel Vasconcelos of the Production and Airworthiness Division of the FAA. Monnett's letter concerned the FAA's proposed changes to the so-called "51 Percent" rule, governing homebuilt aircraft. Monnett implored the FAA to enforce the rules already on the book

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