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July 14, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 07.14.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.14.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.14.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: Cirrus CEO Brent Wouters - 07.14.10 (ANN Special Report, with Cirrus Aircraft CEO Brent Wouters)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.14.10

A bunch of Boeings may be getting new windows.
Airbus gets its third A400M in the air.
And Canada may order a bunch of F-35s on Friday.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.14.10

A bunch of Boeings may be getting new windows.
Airbus gets its third A400M in the air.
And Canada may order a bunch of F-35s on Friday.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I: Cirrus CEO Brent Wouters - 07.14.10

ANN's Jim Campbell asks Cirrus Aircraft President and CEO Brent Wouters how the company is coping with the current economic environment, and about the decision to offer two competing Continental tu

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Taranis Combat UAS Rolled Out By UK MOD

Government Bills The UAS As "The Combat Aircraft Of The Future"

Taranis ... a prototype unmanned "combat aircraft of the future" ... was unveiled by the UK Ministry of Defence for the first time Monday.

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Transportation, Aviation Leaders Launch Sustainable Biofuels Initiative

Regional Assessment To Outline Biomass Sources For Creating Renewable Jet Fuel

Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Portland International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Spokane International Airport and Washington State University kicked off a a strategic initiative Monday to promote aviation biofuel development in the region.

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L-3 Submits Trilogy ESI-2000 Electronic Standby Instrument For TSO Approval

Level A Standby Provides Battery Backup Power

L-3 Avionics Systems' new Trilogy ESI-2000 Electronic Standby Instrument with battery backup has been submitted to the FAA for TSO approval, according to a Monday news release.

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Arnold Palmer, Chuck McKinnon To Be Honored With NBAA's Highest Awards

Palmer To receive Meritorious Service Award, Doswell Award Goes To McKinnon

Golf legend and business aviation advocate Arnold Palmer, will receive the 2010 NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, and Chuck McKinnon will receive the 2010 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell, the NBAA today announced Monday.

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TSO Approval Granted To Avidyne For Euro VFR Jepp Charts

Offered As An Option On EX5000 MFD

Avidyne and Jeppesen announced Tuesday that they have received TSO approval of the Release 8.1 software upgrade for Avidyne's Entegra EX5000 MFD. The software upgrade adds the ability to display Jeppesen's European VFR Terminal and Airport Charts.

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Kid Bands Rock Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

"Kids Band Week" Showcases Some Of Austin's Youngest Talent

Summer travelers will have a chance to enjoy live music from some of Austin's youngest entertainers as Austin-Bergstrom International Airport hosts "Kid Band Week." 

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American Legend Aircraft Company Delivers First 'Smart Cub'

Classic Design With A Garmin G3X Glass Panel

The first G3X-equipped Legend Smart Cub has been delivered to a customer in Massachusetts, American Legend Aircraft Company announced Monday.

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A Zebra Is Flying Over The Ocean

Amphibious Aircraft Raising Monday For "Wings Of Hope" With World Children's Flight 2010

The Sikorsky S38, known as "The Flying Zebra" or "The Flying Yacht" is 82 years old ... still going strong ... and about to embark on a long journey across the Atlantic raising money for the charity Wings of Hope.

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First Manufacturing Validation Unit For Lear 85 Ready For Use

Will Validate Pre-Production Design Concepts, Manufacturing Process, QA

Bombardier Aerospace says it has successfully built the first all-composite manufacturing validation unit (MVU) for the Learjet 85's pressure fuselage section. The MVU was built in Montreal, where the Learjet 85 aircraft structural design team is located.

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It's Three New A320s For Hong Kong Aviation Capital

Sale-Leaseback Agreement Is First Major Deal Since Buying Allco Aviation

Hong Kong Aviation Capital ("HKAC") says it will lease three new Airbus 320 aircraft to IndiGo Airlines of India. The leases will start on delivery of the aircraft new from Airbus to IndiGo in 2011. In addition, HKAC announced Monday the agreement by IndiGo to extend the leases of four existing A320 aircraft.

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AD NUMBER: 2010-14-20

MANUFACTURER: McCauley Propeller Systems Model 4HFR34C653/L106FA Propellers  

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Wartime WartHog -- The A-10 Thunderbolt II

When You Want the "Prettiest" Tank-Killer In The World, You Want A WartHog!

To those who look upon the A-10 for the first time, there is a sense that they're not looking at an airplane -- but the box it came in. BUT, to those who need to kill heavy enemy armament and do it in a serious way, the A-10 suddenly becomes one of the prettiest sights you ever saw... especially if said enemy armament is aimed your way.

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NTSB Determines Probable Cause In 2008 Denver Accident

Continental Flight Left The Runway, Six People Seriously Injured

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday determined that the probable cause of the 2008 Continental Airlines flight 1404 runway excursion accident was the captain's cessation of rudder input, which was needed to maintain directional control of the airplane.

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Pentagon Comptroller Tells Congress 'No More C-17s'

Says Current Fleet Of 223, Along With C-5s, Is Sufficient Airlift Capacity

The military has more than enough large transport planes, and the appropriation of any more in the next budget year will force some into premature retirement, Defense Department officials told a congressional panel Tuesday.

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Boeing Unveils Unmanned Phantom Eye Demonstrator

Hydrogen-Powered UAS Can Stay Aloft For Up To Four Days At FL650

The hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system, a demonstrator that has the ability to stay aloft at FL650 for up to four days, was unveiled by Boeing on Monday.

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Cancelled! Red Bull Air Race In Budapest

Red Bull Air Race World Champion Now To Be Crowned In Germany

The Red Bull Air Race in Budapest has been cancelled this year due to lengthy delays in the permissions process, the organization announced "with regret" Monday. The development interrupts a six-year tradition of racing in the Hungarian capital.

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Pilots VS Wind Farm, Redux

Western Virginia Aviators Say Poor Mountain Is A  Poor Site For Wind Farm

A proposed wind farm consisting of 15 to 18 wind turbine generators near Roanoke Regional Airport (KROA) has gotten the attention of a pilots group in the area.

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FIFI's First Flight Postponed Again

Weather, FAA Are The Culprits

The Commemorative Air Force has been frustrated again in its attempt to fly FIFI, the last remaining flying example of a B-29 bomber.

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TSA To Require Passenger Screening For U.S. Overflights

Agency Wants To Clear Passengers That Will Not Be Landing In The U.S.

TSA's Secure Flight program intends, by the end of this year, to require passenger information for all flights over the U.S. - even commercial airline flights which cross U.S. airspace but don't land at a U.S. airport.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.14.10)

"The wind turbines aren't the problem. It's where they want to put them." Source: Flight instructor and Virgina IFR Pilots Club member Gordon Ewald.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.10): Visual Descent Point

A defined point on the final approach course of a nonprecision straight-in approach procedure from which normal descent from the MDA to the runway touchdown point may be commenced.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.10)

MedEvac Foundation International

The mission of the MedEvac Foundation International is to advance medical transport worldwide through support of research, education, outreach and other charitable services.

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