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September 16, 2007

WWII Hurricane Down At Shoreham Air Show, Pilot Lost

The airshow business is having a bad time, of late... as evidenced (again) by Saturday's loss of a World War II British Hawker Hurricane... one of less than a dozen still known to be flying. The Saturday accident occurred during a WWII reenactment with two Me-109s and an Me-108 at the Shoreham Air Show in Sussex (UK).

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Piaggio Sets New Speed Record

P.180 Avanti II With New Engine Flies From Indianapolis To Atlanta In Just Over An Hour

With upgraded Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) PT6-66B engines, Piaggio flew into the record books again today with its P.180 Avanti II aircraft setting another new speed record, this time from Indianapolis to Atlanta.

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ANN Will Be Offering EXTRAORDINARY DAILY Coverage of The 2007 NBAA Convention

Attention BizAv Companies... It's TIME To Get Your News To ANN!

The NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007) is nearly upon us, and, if history is any indicator, it's likely those of you in the BizAv sector may have some news/announcements to make. The Aero-News Network, the aviation world's DAILY/REAL-TIME news and information service, is going to be webcasting live from the floor of NBAA2007 with the industry's most aggressive roster of LIVE Online News, as well as Audio and Video programming, in the business. FMI: We Have NBAA2007 News For ANN!

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Cessna, Machinists Ratify New Three Year Contract

Cessna Aircraft has announced that it has reached an agreement for a three-year contract with members of Local Lodge 774 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (I.A.M.).

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Airbus Scores CSA Czech Airlines Order For Another Eight A319s

Airbus is letting ANN know that the Czech national carrier CSA Czech Airlines has purchased a further eight A319s, firming up options placed in the initial contract signed with Airbus in April of 2005. CSA has now 'firmly' ordered a total of 20 Airbus single aisle aircraft and holds yet another four on option.

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USMC Refuelers Sustain Squadrons, Keep Aircraft Flying High

Throughout Iraq there are two things that keep squadron’s generators burning and their aircraft engines turning, the JP-8 fuel which powers everything from lights to F/A-18s and the Marine refuelers who ensure everyone receives the fuel they need.

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'Symbol Of Tyranny' Replaced With Iraqi Air Force School

Senior U.S. and Iraqi air force officials witnessed history in the making with the dedication of the Iraqi Air Force Training School and the commissioning of 11 officer candidates into the Iraqi air force.

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Boeing Builds First GPS IIF Satellite

Boeing has successfully assembled and integrated all flight hardware onto the first Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite. GPS llF will bring new capabilities to the GPS constellation such as full onboard encrypted military code, a new civil signal, crosslink enhancements, signal power increases and longer design life.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.16.07)

Aero-Linx!

This site allows you to track-in real time-where satellites are located. When ANN discovered it, the International Space Station was a few hundred miles south of Australia. Now, its one of our Favorites. Check it out, it's addictive!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.16.07): Takeoff Power

Aero-Terms!

With respect to reciprocating engines, the brake horsepower that is developed under standard sea level conditions, and under the maximum conditions of crankshaft rotational speed and engine manifold pressure approved for the normal takeoff, and limited in continuous use to the period of time shown in the approved engine specification.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.16.07)

“We keep the aircraft in the air so they can support the Marines outside on the ground... If they don’t have any fuel, they don’t have any flight time.”

Source: Cpl. John Ritter, a USMC motor transportation refueler with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271, currently delivering fuel to the fixed and rotary wing aircraft squadrons flying in and out of Al Asad, Iraq.

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