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July 21, 2009

NTSB Chief Mark V. Rosenker Announced Departure From Board

One Day After Board Member Kathryn Higgins Resigns

More turnover is coming to the NTSB. After leading the National Transportation Safety Board for four and a half years, Mark V. Rosenker has announced that he will resign his position as Acting Chairman and Member. He submitted his letter of resignation to President Obama Tuesday, just one day after Board Member Kathryn Higgins turned in a similar letter. 

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Lindbergh Foundation Makes Special Call for Aviation Grant Proposals

Applications Deadline Extended Until October 30

if you think you've had a great idea for the aviation industry, particularly as it relates to the environment, but needed some help getting things off the ground, as it were, read on. The Lindbergh Foundation is extending the deadline for submissions of aviation-related grant applications until October 30, 2009. 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 07.21.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.21.09(ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.21.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Addison Pemberton's Boeing Model 40 - 07.21.09 (ANN Special Report, with Addison Pemberton)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.21.09

Peggy LoPresti is back together with Roy.
Another Russian helicopter is down in Afghanistan.
And Kitty O'Leary Higgins leave NTSB for the private sector.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.21.09

Peggy LoPresti is back together with Roy.
Another Russian helicopter is down in Afghanistan.
And Kitty O'Leary Higgins leave NTSB for the private sector.


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ANN Special Feature: Addison Pemberton's Boeing Model 40 - 07.21.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Addison Pemberton, whose restored Boeing Model 40 biplane airliner, the only airworthy example in the world, won the award for Antique Grand Champion at the 2009 Arlingt

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Washington State Patrol Cuts Pilots, Flight Hours

Time In The Air Cut By Nearly Half

Budget cuts are forcing the Washing State Patrol to re-assign two of its nine pilots to ground duties, and cut the amount of time spent flying by nearly half.

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American Eurocopter Opens New Fleet Operations Center

New Facility The Company's Customer Service Headquarters

During the company's 40th Anniversary celebration at its Grand Prairie, TX, headquarters last week, American Eurocopter cut the ribbon for its new, state-of-the-art Customer Service and Fleet Operations Center (CSFC).

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SAFE Adds Member Benefits To Website

Part Of An Extensive Online Makeover

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) website has been undergoing and extensive update, which includes the addition of a list of member benefits available from SAFE's current corporate supporters and the launch of a new program called, 'Member Profiles: Getting to Know Our Aviation Educators'.

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PAMA Selects Potomac Management Resources As Management Partner

Company Chosen To Provide Member Services And Improve Government Relations

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA), has hired Potomac Management Resources (PMR) to provide day-to-day administrative and management assistance with member services, growth, financial development, communications and industry relations.

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United Airlines Move May Boost Ticket Prices

The Company Shifts Credit Cards Fees For Some Travel Agencies

United Airlines stopped processing credit cards for thousands of travel agencies Monday in an effort to conserve cash. The airline is expected to report a $350 million dollar second-quarter loss this week.

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Seattle Chamber Backs Greener Skies

Tells FAA It Supports The NextGen Approach Test

Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO Phil Bussey recently wrote to FAA Administrator J. Randolph Babbitt, urging strong support of the "Greener Skies" initiative currently being evaluated by Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

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World Airways Extends Contract With Allied Air

Nigerian Airline Will Continue MD-11 Freighter Service

Georgia-based World Airways has extended a contract with Allied Air to operate one MD-11F on a full-time basis for service through December 2011 between Ostend, Belgium and Lagos, Nigeria, continuing on to Nairobi, Kenya, and returning to Ostend.

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Nexair Intro's Saratoga NX, First Avidyne Release 9­-Equipped Saratoga

NexAir Upgrades PA-32 Series With R9 Avionics, Mucho Mods

 Talk about change(s) you can believe in... NexAir Avionics is taking the wraps of a bit of a surprise... the first Avidyne R9-Equipped bird from the Piper flock. Emblazoned with the nom de plume of Saratoga NX, the bird is a completely modernized and upgraded Saratoga and the first to feature the Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD).

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Revisiting Oshkosh '08 With Aero-TV: Day Three -- SkyCatcher, Vision, Warbirds!

Let's Look Back At Our Third Aero-TV 'Daily' From Oshkosh 2008

Oshkosh 2008 is nearly a year behind us and the 2009 iteration is LESS than a week away... So, while the images are still pretty 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 ready to do it all again, and then some (yup, we're raising the bar again this year... wait til you see what we have in mind for you!).

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New FAA Safety Culture Reflected In Operational Error Reporting

Reducing Emphasis On Blame In Controller Errors

The FAA says it has taken another step toward a new safety culture by reducing the emphasis on blame in the reporting of operational errors by air traffic controllers. "We're moving away from a culture of blame and punishment," said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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Sonex Aircraft To Feature New Airframe Concepts At AirVenture

Three New Airframe Designs To Be Unveiled

There's an old saying about not stirring up a hornets' nest, but Sonex Aircraft, LLC Hornets’ Nest Research and Development Pavilion at AirVenture 2009 may stir things up a bit by featuring several Sonex and AeroConversions new product concepts, including three new airframe design proposals.

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NBAA Congratulates Russ Meyer On Hall Of Fame Induction

Former Cessna CEO Was Influential In Washington

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen said the induction of Russ Meyer into the National Aviation Hall of Fame is a fitting tribute to Meyer's legacy of innovation and dedication to the people and companies in the general aviation community.

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Newark Implements New Runway Safety Systems

FAA Says Controllers Will Have A Better Overall View Of The Airport

One of New York's busiest airports is now using an advanced ground radar system to improve safety. Newark Liberty International Airport commissioned the Airport Surface Detection Equipment-Model X (ASDE-X) on July 15.

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NTSB Board Meets To Review Oklahoma Bird Strike Accident

Public Meeting Will Be Webcast

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public board meeting Tuesday, July 28, at 0930 in its Board Room and Conference Center in Washington, D.C. There is one item on the agenda: The downng of a Cessna 500 after encountering a flock of birds shortly after departure from Wiley Post Airport

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Casting A Shadow On The Moon, For Money

Company Says Lunar Advertising Is Coming

This seems to be just a little bit out there ... literally. A company says new shadow shaping technology is being developed to create images on the moon that can be seen from Earth. Robots would be used to create several small ridges in the lunar dust over large areas that capture shadows and shape them.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.21.09)

"We're moving away from a culture of blame and punishment. " Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt .

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.21.09): Ceiling

Ceiling The height above the ground of the base of the lowest layer of clouds when over half of the sky is obscured.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.21.09)

Aero-Linx: National Aviation Hall Of Fame After reporting about the induction ceremony late last week, we thought you might like to see the entire NAHF site.  There are plenty of names you'll recognize, and maybe a few that you don't. All have made a significant contribution to aviation.

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