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November 23, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.23.09

A lawsuit against two GA manufacturers is back on.
Airlines add holiday surcharges.
And the US Navy confirms the identity of a lost pilot.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.23.09

A lawsuit against two GA manufacturers is back on.
Airlines add holiday surcharges.
And the US Navy confirms the identity of a lost pilot.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Night Risk Factors - 11.23.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the physiology of flying after dark, and the unique risks to pilots which can result.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 11.23.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.23.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.23.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Night Risk Factors - 11.23.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Air Force Warfare Center Improves Warfighter Support

Instructs In Best Use Of Air Assets In The Combat Theater

At the Air Force Warfare Center at Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base, lessons learned supporting ground troops in Afghanistan and Iraq are being shared with the aviation community and incorporated into the training as quickly as they're developed.

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U.S. Navy Awards Maintenance Contract To AgustaWestland NA

20 Jobs Coming To Hagarstown, MD Facility

The U.S. Navy has awarded AgustaWestland North America (AWNA) a $17.35 million contract to provide depot level maintenance on three Egyptian Mk-2 variant H-3 helicopters. The contract calls for complete refurbishment of the aircraft structure and all aircraft components.

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Aero-TV: The Premier 1A – Evolution of the Hawker Beechcraft Jet

ANN Tours Hawker Beechcraft's All-Composite Light Business Jet

In September of 1995, Raytheon Aircraft announced their first business jet, the Premier 1, featuring the latest in composite technology and swept aluminum wing design for greater speed.  Finally, in March of 2001, after completing over 700 flight hours, the Premier received its official certification, including a single pilot approval, by the FAA.  The Premier 1 marked the first clean-sheet business jet certified by Raytheon Aircraft, and the first new airplane certified by Raytheon in more than a decade.

Aero-TV: The Premier 1A – Evolution of the Hawker Beechcraft Jet

ANN Tours Hawker Beechcraft's All-Composite Light Business Jet

In September of 1995, Raytheon Aircraft announced their first business jet, the Premier 1, featuring the latest in composite technology and swept aluminum wing design for greater speed. Finally, in March of 2001, after completing over 700 flight hours, the Premier received its official certification, including a single pilot approval, by the FAA. 

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Milestones -- ANN On Cusp Of Major Event

From Real-Time Online News To Podcasting and Aero-TV, ANN Has Set THE Standard, EVERY DAY

Call it 'Mission (Continuously) Accomplished' as ANN completes its first 10 Years of non-stop online Aero-Info. That's right, the Aero-News Network is about to start celebrating its first 10 years of providing the aviation community with uninterrupted online news 24 hours every day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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Klyde Morris (11.23.09)

Klyde Tries To Recover From The Flu

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CAE To Build Two ARJ21 Sims for China

Awarded A $33 Million Contract

CAE said Tuesday that it has sold two CAE 7000 Series ARJ21-700 Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) to COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Co. Ltd., owned by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC). The contract brings the total FFS sales that CAE has announced during FY 2010 to 12.

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Ballistic Missile Technology Shoots For The Moon

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Thruster For Unmanned Lunar Lander

Using technology developed for the nation's ballistic missile defense system, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed hot-fire thruster tests demonstrating the ability of miniaturized thrusters to perform the descent and landing operation for a new generation of multi-use robotic lunar landers.

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The Very Best In FlightSim Tech Gathers Next Week

World's Largest Exhibition Of Modeling, Simulation And Virtual Reality Starts 11/30 

One of ANN's most interesting weeks comes each when the annual I/ITSEC Convention appears in Orlando, FL, toward the end of each calendar year. If you're a lover of serious, cost-effective new technologies, this is a hard event to forgo. The largest exhibition of modeling, simulation and virtual reality in the world is scheduled to open in Orlando on November 30.

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STC Certification Obtained For Max-Viz EVS-1500 On Cessna 206

Adds A Measure Of Safety In A Challenging Environment

Max-Viz announced Friday the FAA STC approval for the installation of the EVS-1500 Enhanced Vision System on Cessna 206 aircraft.

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Art Installation Brings Old Airplanes To Rest In Farmer's Field

Artists Wartime Tribute Features A Dozen Decaying Ansons

A massive art installation in a farmer's field near Nanton, Alberta, is capturing attention as a unique kind of crop circle, one created by University of Alberta visual arts professor and artist Keith Harder which pays tribute to a piece of Canada's wartime past.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.23.09): Ramp

Ramp The apron or open "tarmac" in form of an FBO or terminal facility. This space is busy, used for deplanement, parking of aircraft, etc. Some facilities will permit automobiles to drive to the aircraft on the ramp, a feature of real benefit to the traveler with heavy or bulky luggage.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.23.09)

Aero-Linx: Coalition for Space Exploration The mission of the Coalition for Space Exploration is to promote the importance of space exploration to the national agenda via cost-effective, high-yield public outreach activities that include both traditional and new media to help secure political support and budget resources for NASA and space exploration.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.23.09)

“The added safety that EVS brings to the cockpit, especially the much higher performance and capabilities of our optical zoom, dual field of view 1500 product line, will most certainly enhance both the safety and operational capabilities of this Alaska based U.S. Marshal aircraft...” Source: Bob Yerex, Director of Sales for Max-Viz, discussing the FAA's STC approval for the installation of the EVS-1500 Enhanced Vision System on Cessna 206 aircraft associated with the One Sky Aviation STC# SR02332AK.

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