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March 10, 2011

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 03.10.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.10.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.10.11(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Pt II: Pilot Training Reform Symposium - 03.10.11 (ANN Special Report, with Doug Stewart, Chairman of SAFE)

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Air Medical Resource Group Becomes U.S. Launch Customer For AS350 B3e

Placed An Order For Seven Of The Enhanced Helicopters

American Eurocopter announced Monday that Air Medical Resource Group has signed an agreement to purchase seven AS350 B3e helicopters, making it the U.S. launch customer for this enhanced rotary-wing aircraft.

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Sikorsky Takes Orders For 11 S-76C++ Helos At HeliExpo

SonAir Signs for Six Of The Helicopters, Milestone Aviation Group Picks Up Five

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp had a productive day Monday at HeliExpo in Orlando Sunday. The company signed a deal with SonAir Servico Aereo, S.A. (SonAir) for six S-76C++ helicopters, while leasing company Milestone Aviation Group picked up five.

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Bombardier And China's ICBC Financial Leasing Sign MOU

Memorandum Covers Entire Line Of Commercial And Business Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace said Thursday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. (ICBC Leasing).

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Pinnacle Airlines Reaches Tentative Agreement With Flight Attendants

Ratification Vote Expected "Soon"

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., announced Tuesday that it has reached a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers AFL-CIO (USW) to amend the collective bargaining agreement covering 797 Flight Attendants.

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Universal Avionics EFI-890R Meets Helicopter Vibration Specification

Rotary Wing Market New Business For The Company

The EFI-890R Flat Panel Display System Universal Avionics Systems Corporation was recently tested and successfully qualified for several helicopter-specific vibration profiles covering 13 known models.

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Bell Helicopter, Van Horn Sign Distribution Agreement

Deal For Composite Tail Rotor Blade STC

Bell Helicopter has signed a distribution agreement with Van Horn Aviation LLC for the 206 composite tail rotor blade supplemental type certificate (STC) No. SR02249LA.

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New WSPS In Development For Bell UH-1Y

Agreement Announced Between Magellan Aerospace, Bell Helicopter

Magellan Aerospace has reached an agreement with Bell Helicopter for a Wire Strike Protection System (WSPS) kit development. The helicopter to be fitted with WSPS will be the Bell UH-1Y.

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MD 500 Series Helicopters Will Soon Have Garmin G500H Option

System Designed For Part 27 VFR Helicopters

MD Helicopters has selected the G500H as an optional avionics package for the MD series helicopters Garmin announced Sunday. The G500H, is a certified, all-glass avionics system designed specifically for the VFR Part 27 helicopter market.

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NASA Hosts STS-133 Song Contest Winner Live In Mission Control

Live Band Performs Wake-Up Duties On Shuttle's Final Day In Orbit

For the first time, NASA astronauts aboard an orbiting spacecraft were awakened by a live performance from Mission Control, as Todd Park Mohr and three other members of Big Head Todd and the Monsters performed "Blue Sky" live at 0223 CST.

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First PT6C-67E Production Engine For The EC175 Helicopter Delivered

Pratt & Whitney Canada Delivers New Powerplant For The Medium Lift Helo

The first PT6C-67E production engine for the Eurocopter EC175 helicopter, a medium-size utility helicopter for multi-role civilian and parapublic applications, has been delivered by Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC).

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F-35 Production Fleet Grows

Second JSF Production Jet Takes First Flight

AF-7, the second F-35 Lightning II production jet, made its first flight Friday, March 4, from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base. The F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant flew for 1.3 hours.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.10.11

Discovery's last mission ends with a routine landing.
Boeing is bullish on the Asia/Pacific region.
And EAA-ers mourn the passing of Jack Cox.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.10.11

Discovery's last mission ends with a routine landing.
Boeing is bullish on the Asia/Pacific region.
And EAA-ers mourn the passing of Jack Cox.


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ANN Special Feature: Pt II: Pilot Training Reform Symposium - 03.10.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Doug Stewart, Chairman of SAFE, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, about the structure and goals of the upcoming Pilot Training Reform Symposium in Atlanta, M

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Aero-TV: Women In Aviation 2011 -- Inspire, Enthuse, Innovate

One of Aviation's Most Inspiring Events Helps Keep Aviation A Lofty Pursuit

It has become one of my favorite events... and even though I am very much a minority when it comes to the overall attendance/makeup of a WAI Convention. Nowhere in aviation is there an event that has as positive and inclusive  a spirit as does WAI... and I sure wish we could bottle it and distribute to those other events that so very much need a positive karma infusion (especially Lakeland...).

Aero-TV: Women In Aviation 2011 -- Inspire, Enthuse, Innovate

One of Aviation's Most Inspiring Events Helps Keep Aviation A Lofty Pursuit

It has become one of my favorite events... and even though I am very much a minority when it comes to the overall attendance/makeup of a WAI Convention. Nowhere in aviation is there an event that has as positive and inclusive  a spirit as does WAI... and I sure wish we could bottle it and distribute to those other events that so very much need a positive karma infusion (especially Lakeland...).

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FAA Expected To Limit Eclipse Jet To FL300

Carbon Buildup In Engines Occurring At Lower Altitudes

The FAA is expected to issue a mandatory safety directive Thursday which will limit operation of the Eclipse jet to no higher than FL300. The move is prompted by engine surges caused by carbon buildup which increases along with altitude.

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EASA Announces First Concrete SESAR Achievements In 2011

Joint Undertaking Components Shown At ATC Global Conference

The SESAR Joint Undertaking is presenting the first components of the future European ATM system at the biggest international Air Traffic Management exhibition, ATC Global Exebition and Conference in Amsterdam.

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Engine Runs Successfully Completed For B747-8 Intercontinental

Engines "Performed As Expected," Boeing Says

Boeing successfully completed the first engine runs for the 747-8 Intercontinental today. The milestone marks a key step in preparing Boeing's largest-ever passenger jet for flight test.

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2011 Brings New Opportunities For Quest Aircraft

New Funding Enables Company To Continue Product And Service Improvements

Quest Aircraft Company, manufacturer of the Kodiak, announced Wednesday that, as part of its long term corporate strategy, it has completed a financing transaction for recapitalization and new investment.

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First Landings Aviation Adds Piper Cub To Fleet

Taildragger Joins Tricycle-Gear Piper Sport And Remos Aircraft For Training

First Landings Aviation, the sport pilot flight school founded in May of 2009 by two young entrepreneurs, is excited to announce the addition of a Piper Cub to its fleet.

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China and General Aviation - What is going on here?

From the perspective of someone who spent over 30 years in high tech, I believe that the general aviation paradigm is a bad fit for the U.S. investment community which is looking for more reasonable investments and quicker turnaround.

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Flight Attendant Union Honors 100th Anniversary Of International Women's Day

Shook Says Past 100 Years Have Seen "Significant Improvement" In Gender Equity

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook made a statement Tuesday in recognition of the global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements women have made throughout the past century.

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'Women's Day' Flights Feature Female-Only Crews

Air India And Air France, Others Left The Men At The Terminal

In celebration of International Women's Day Tuesday, several airlines including Air France and Air India flew routes with all-female crews, from the front office to the aft galley.

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Game Of Peek-A-Boo Costs Flight Attendant His Job

Placed A Toddler In The Overhead Storage Bin

It must have seemed innocent enough. A flight attendant on a Virgin Blue flight from Fiji to Sydney, Australia got involved in a game of peek-a-boo with a family, but the game ultimately cost him his job.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.10.11)

"SESAR is set to modernize air traffic management in Europe. Recent projections predict for Europe a doubling of flights by 2030 compared to 2009 levels. This equals 16.9 million movements." Source: Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.10.11): No Gyro Approach

No Gyro Approach A radar approach/vector provided in case of a malfunctioning gyro-compass or directional gyro.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.10.11)

Forest Service Aviation

The Forest Service owns and operates 44 aircraft and contracts over 800 aircraft annually ranging from both fixed wing and helicopter.

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