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January 27, 2009

AD: Fuel Injector Servos

AD NUMBER: 2009-02-03 MANUFACTURER: Textron Lycoming,Teledyne Continental,Superior Air Parts,Fuel Injection Servos SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-02-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Lycoming Engines IO, (L)IO,TIO, (L)TIO, AEIO, AIO, IGO, IVO, and HIO series reciprocating engines, TCM TSIO-360-RB reciprocating engines, and Superior Air Parts, Inc. IO-360 series reciprocating engines with certain Precision Airmotive LLC RSA-5 and RSA-10 series fuel injection servos.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2009-01-10 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-01-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2009-01-07 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-01-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2009-01-04 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-01-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2009-01-03 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-01-03 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2009-01-02 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-01-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 series airplanes.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 01.27.09

New Developments At NAFI, With Executive Director Jason Blair

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.27.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.27.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- New Developments At NAFI: 01.27.09 (ANN Special Report, with Jason Blair, executive director of the National Association of Flight Inst

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ARINC's New CUPPS Platform Went Live January 15

Used To Check In First Passengers At LAS

Hundreds of WestJet Airlines passengers boarded their regularly scheduled flights from Las Vegas, NV to Calgary, Alberta, on January 15, without noticing anything unusual.

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Bell Boeing Wins V-22 Logistics Contract

Phase I Valued At $581 Million

The Bell Boeing Program Office has announced that it was awarded Phase I of a two-phase Joint Performance Based Logistics contract from Naval Air Systems Command in support of the US Marine Corps and the US Air Force Special Operations Command to support the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The contract award was announced by the US Department of Defense on January 22.

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Bahamas Habitat Announces March Fly-In

Take A Trip... And, Do Some Good

Bahamas Habitat announced this week the upcoming Fly-In & Help Out weekend to Eleuthera in the Bahamas is scheduled for Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, March 8, 2009 and the organization is extending an open invitation to all interested pilots to join in this exciting mission.

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FedEx Feeder Plane Off Runway In Lubbock

Pilots Escape Serious Injury In Early AM Incident

Two pilots were hospitalized but reported safe after their ATR-42 turboprop aircraft landed short of runway 17R Tuesday morning at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB) in west Texas.

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Citigroup Bails On Falcon 7X Contract

Bows To White House Pressure Against $50 Million Purchase

Once again, business aviation has been held up to be an all-too easy scapegoat... and, has been sacrificed in the name of public pressure.

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Eurocopter To Build Service Facility In Aberdeen

Scotland Center Will Also House Simulator

Eurocopter UK announced Tuesday plans to build a major new helicopter service centre at Kirkhill Commercial Park in Dyce, Aberdeen. The center will bring the most up-to-date helicopter support technology to one of the busiest off shore oil and gas helicopter maintenance hubs in the world.

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Omniflight Helicopters Opens New AMS Base In Houston

Will Be Home To One BK117 Helicopter

Air medical services provider Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. announced Tuesday the company has opened a new air medical services base in Houston associated with HCA Houston, which is a comprehensive network of hospitals, diagnostic imaging facilities, cancer care programs, emergency care centers and outpatient surgery facilities throughout Greater Houston.

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ICG Reorganizes Sales Department

Cites Expansion Of Aeronautical Communications Systems

International Communications Group (ICG) is restructuring its sales organization to accommodate a broadening marketplace as the company's line of aeronautical communications systems continues to expand. The firm's sales functions have been divided into three distinct sales teams to address Private Label and New Market Development, OEM and Completion Centers, and Business Aviation and Inside Sales.

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NoiseBuster Earmuffs Offer Less Expensive ANR Solution

Attenuates Aircraft Engine Noise At A Fraction Of Cost Of Other Brands

Specifically designed to reduce aircraft engine noise for airport ground support crews as well as aircraft maintenance and technical personnel, the NoiseBuster Active Noise Reduction ("ANR") Safety Earmuff combines an ANSI-rated 26NRR passive earmuff with active noise reduction electronics that deliver up to an additional 20dB of low-frequency noise attenuation.

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AD: Polskie Zaklady

AD NUMBER: 2009-02-02 MANUFACTURER: Polskie Zaklady SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-02-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Turbomeca

AD NUMBER: 2009-01-11 MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-01-11 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.27.09

The economy forces suspension of the Commercial Airline Pilot Training Program.
Unions will like the next FAA Administrator.
And NBAA continues butting heads with the TSA.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.27.09

The economy forces suspension of the Commercial Airline Pilot Training Program.
Unions will like the next FAA Administrator.
And NBAA continues butting heads with the TSA.


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ANN Special Feature: NAFI Exec. Dir. Jason Blair - 01.27.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jason Blair, executive director of the National Association of Flight Instructors. Two NAFI directors are out, and a new peer review board has been appointed to handle a

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Aero-TV: Stars in The Sky -- YAK ATTACK!! (Part 2)

A Unique And Fast Paced Formation Airshow Act -- With Triple The Fun!

The airshow industry is nothing if not varied... there seems to be more variety in this business than in most others and just about the time when you've gotten to the point when you've seen every variation of, say, formation airshow teams, along comes a solidly entertaining and quite different offering.

Aero-TV: Stars in The Sky -- YAK ATTACK!! (Part 2)

A Unique And Fast Paced Formation Airshow Act -- With Triple The Fun!

The airshow industry is nothing if not varied... there seems to be more variety in this business than in most others and just about the time when you've gotten to the point when you've seen every variation of, say, formation airshow teams, along comes a solidly entertaining and quite different offering.

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Florida Investigates Space Tourism Deal

Former State Official Now Works For Company Awarded Contract

These early days of commercial space tourism are heady days... bringing together imaginative entrepreneurs, wealthy would-be space travellers, and optimistic government agencies anxious to commit big pools of taxpayer dollars in the hopes they'll reap future economic benefits. Coincidentally, this also looks like the ingredient list for corruption.

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Fight Brewing For Top FAA Job

Former Union Chief Vs. Senator's Aide

The two unions which represent the bulk of the FAA work force have spent the last few years at war with the Bush administration. Suddenly, two candidates for the job of FAA Administrator under President Obama appear to be putting improved labor relations at the focus of their campaigns for the job.

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President's Defense Budget Submission Delayed

May Come As Late As April, Though 'Topline' Number May Be Released Sooner

Those hoping for some kind of resolution to the ongoing budgetary fight over such programs as the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter will have to wait a bit longer. President Barack Obama's 2010 defense budget request will be delayed, possibly until April, White House and Defense Department officials said Monday.

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Delta, MAC Come To Agreement On Minneapolis Hub

Includes Job Guarantees, Early Bond Repayment

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) voted in favor Monday of an agreement with Delta Air Lines, committing the airline to maintain 10,000 Minnesota jobs and 400 daily departures from its Minneapolis-St. Paul hub.

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Countries Invest To Cover Aircraft Financing

Banks Ready To Aid Boeing, Airbus

Concerned that record order backlogs will dissolve as airlines are unable to finance new aircraft deliveries in a hostile economic environment, financial authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have agreed to pour new cash into banks to help fund those planes.

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JetBlue A320 Aborts Takeoff After Bird Strike

Plane Lost Power In One Engine

It's no "Miracle on the Hudson," but there's been another bird strike involving an Airbus A320.

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Ohio Man Gets Prison Time For Pointing Laser At Aircraft

Also Pleaded Guilty To Drug Charges

An Ohio man who aimed a high-powered, green laser at least four aircraft on June 4 last year has pleaded guilty to several felonies, and will spend three years behind bars.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.27.09)

Aero-Linx!

In the summer of 1940, 2,936 pilots took part in an historic battle against the German Luftwaffe that was to become the only battle to be fought entirely in the air, this battle has become known as; The "Battle of Britain" and the pilots as "The Few."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.27.09): Coronagraph

Aero-Terms!

A special telescope which blocks light from the disk of the Sun in order to study the faint solar atmosphere.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.27.09)

"I want to commend the MAC and the leadership of Jeff Hamiel and Jack Lanners for approving an agreement that we believe is good for the State of Minnesota, the traveling public and our employees who live here. This agreement solidifies our commitment to Minnesota and continues to build upon a long-standing relationship that Northwest, and now Delta will have with the state moving forward."

Source: Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson. The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) voted in favor Monday of an agreement with Delta, committing the airline to maintain 10,000 Minnesota jobs and 400 daily departures from its Minneapolis-St. Paul hub.

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