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January 10, 2009

NBAA: 'TARP' Language Against BizAv Will Fuel General Aviation Job Losses

Reform Bill Includes Stipulation To End Private Aircraft Ownership, Leases

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) warned Friday that businesses trying to recover in the current, unforgiving economic climate would be severely impacted by language in a bill to reform the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP), first passed by Congress last year.

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GAMA Weighs In On TARP Reform Bill

Says House Proposal Would Eliminate Jobs In GA

On Friday the House Financial Services Committee released a proposal to reauthorize the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) that includes a business aircraft divestiture provision similar to the provision that was included in the auto bailout bill proposed in December.

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Branson's Passenger Code Differs From FAA Identifier

This May Be Confusing At First...

Officials with the Branson Airport, the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the US, announced this week the airport's official three-letter designation for purchasing airline tickets will be... BKG.

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Rolls-Royce Completes Successful Initial Test Of YJ102R Engine

Expendable Turbojet To Be Used On High-Mach Missiles

Rolls-Royce announced Friday it has successfully completed an initial test of its advanced, high-specific thrust YJ102R engine at the Indianapolis, Indiana facility. This test is the first of a series to be performed by LibertyWorks, the company's research unit, and is designed to validate critical performance criteria under its High Speed Turbine Engine Demonstration (HiSTED) contract with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

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A Few Aero-Tips For The (Icing) Season #6: Known Icing Conditions

  Icing Aero-Tip #6: Known Icing Conditions In a recent letter of interpretation (which is still being "clarified"), the FAA Eastern Region offered a definition of what is considered known icing conditions. The letter states that known icing conditions exist when visible moisture or high relative humidity combines with temperatures near or below freezing.

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STL Begins Installation Of New Baggage Carousels

Part Of Main Terminal Renovation Program

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport took a big step recently in its Airport Experience Program, with the installation of a new in-line baggage system in the Main Terminal.

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Sikorsky Aerospace Wins $4 Million HUD Contract

Will Outfit Presidential Airways Aircraft With Display Systems

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced this week the signing of a $4 million contract with Presidential Airways to provide Heads Up Display (HUD) systems. The distribution of these systems will be performed by Helicopter Support Inc., a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company.

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Banyan Names Alvie Barron Director Of North American Sales

Will Be Responsible For Promoting Company's Services

Banyan Air Service, based at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), recently announced the appointment of Alvie Barron as Director North American Sales. Barron has over 20 years of aircraft maintenance, refurbishment and modification experience and previously held positions with Jet Aviation, General Dynamics, Bombardier, and Hawker/Beech.

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Arianespace Wins Intelsat Launch Contract

Uses Ariane 5, Russian Launch Vehicles

Arianespace announced recently it has signed a contract with the international satellite operator Intelsat, for the launch of one satellite, with the option to launch four more satellites.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.10.09)

Aero-Linx!

This Website is Dedicated To All Who Served on 150 Squadron Royal Air Force.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.10.09): Fenestron

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Helicopter tail rotor with many slender blades rotating in short duct.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.10.09)

"Congress may be trying to bolster the economy, but enactment of this provision will put the jobs of tens of thousands of hard-working Americans at risk. This could devastate the small businesses that fuel and service general aviation airplanes, further harm the manufacturers who are already laying off workers and slowing assembly lines, and take away a tool from companies that need general aviation airplanes to operate to and from the thousands of US communities that have little or no scheduled airline service."

Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) warned Friday that businesses trying to recover in the current, unforgiving economic climate would be severely impacted by language in a bill t

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