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January 09, 2009

Executive AirShare Now Serving Six North American Markets

Company Launches Service At Wiley Post Airport (PWA)

Executive AirShare, a Kansas City, MO-based regional fractional aircraft ownership company, announced Friday it has added a sixth market -- Oklahoma City -- to its expanding service base in the Central United States. The company will base a Beechcraft King Air C90B at Atlantic Aviation at Wiley Post Airport (PWA) in Bethany, OK to serve the growing number of businesses seeking the advantages of business aircraft in the Oklahoma City area.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 01.09.09

From 007 To Demo Pilot: Corkey Fornof Shares Tales

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.09.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.09.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- From 007 To Demo Pilot: 01.09.09 (ANN Special Report, with veteran movie stunt pilot Corkey Fornof.)

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New NASA Balloon Successfully Flight-Tested Over Antarctica

Still Flying At Over 111,000 Feet, 12 Days After Launch

NASA and the National Science Foundation have successfully launched and demonstrated a newly-designed super pressure balloon prototype that may enable a new era of high-altitude scientific research. The super-pressure balloon ultimately will carry large scientific experiments to the brink of space for 100 days or more.

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Raytheon Team Completes Two Major Milestones On NextGen Air Force GPS

System Design Review, Engineering Models Demonstrated Last Month

Raytheon tells ANN the company has successfully completed two significant milestones for the US Air Force's next-generation Global Positioning System Control Segment, or GPS OCX, establishing a solid foundation and roadmap to keep the program on track and on schedule.

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Boeing To Slash 4,500 Jobs At Commercial Airplanes In 2009

Will Return Ranks To Early-2008 Levels

Confirming a rotten piece of news that, alas, many in the industry viewed as inevitable, on Friday Boeing announced employment at its Commercial Airplanes business unit is expected to decline by approximately 4,500 positions in 2009.

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More Furloughs, Layoffs Coming For Airline Workers

American, ASA Employees Will Soon Need New Jobs

More signs of tough times for the airline industry... as about 250 workers at two carriers will be forced to look for new jobs soon.

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United Airlines Appoints Vice Presidents For Safety, Maintenance

New Execs Come From Delta, Pratt & Whitney

UAL Corporation, parent company of United Airlines, named Michael Quiello, vice president of corporate safety, security, quality and environment, and Mark Mounsey, vice president of base maintenance for United Services this week.

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TAM Receives Its Fourth Boeing 777

Will Be Used On Sao Paulo-London Run

Brazil's TAM received its fourth Boeing 777-300ER this week, which will operate the route Sao Paulo - London beginning this month. Next week a new Airbus A330 aircraft will also join the fleet, which will allow the company to operate additional flights to Miami during the high season.

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Embraer Sells Third ERJ 135 Jet To Thai Government

Follows Planes Already Delivered To Royal Army, Navy

While the market for Embraer's earliest turbofan-powered regional jet has largely waned in North America, the Brazilian planemaker continues to sell the plane in other lands. Embraer recently signed a contract with the Royal Thai Army for a second ERJ 135 jet.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.09.09

Cirrus tell employees what's ahead in 2009.
Boeing reports sales and deliveries down sharply in 2008.
And a Southwest pilot is on paid leave till the blood test comes back.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.09.09

Cirrus tell employees what's ahead in 2009.
Boeing reports sales and deliveries down sharply in 2008.
And a Southwest pilot is on paid leave till the blood test comes back.


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ANN Special Feature: Corkey Fornof, Movie Stunt Flying - 01.09.09

Veteran movie stunt pilot Corkey Fornof tells stories of his work in film, and about his transition to flying demos in the LoPresti Fury.

FMI: www.cork

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Aero-TV: Survival At Sea -- Doug Ritter Explains Safe Ditching

As We've said before... Who Ya Gonna Call When Ya REALLY Need Help???

Doug Ritter is a man with a mission... to get you through what could conceivably be the worst day of your life so that you can have a day after the worst day of your life. And in the case of a ditching at sea, the issues necessary to insure survival both numerous as well as ponderous... and that's why Ritter, Aviation's own "survival guy" is the man to listen to.

Cirrus Vision To Get Garmin Treatment?

And REALLY Soon?

Garmin's G1000-derived cockpit, already a sales leader in many new SR22s coming from the Duluth, MN aircraft manufacturer, is apparently about to debut on Cirrus' much-heralded single engine jet, the SJ50 Vision...

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Aero-TV: Survival At Sea -- Doug Ritter Explains Safe Ditching

As We've Said Before... Who Ya Gonna Call When Ya REALLY Need Help???

Doug Ritter is a man with a mission... to get you through what could conceivably be the worst day of your life so that you can have a day after the worst day of your life. And in the case of a ditching at sea, the issues necessary to insure survival are both numerous as well as ponderous... and that's why Ritter, Aviation's own "survival guy" is the man to listen to.

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NASA Readies Discovery For STS-119 Flight

Orbiter Moved To VAB For Booster, Tank Mate

NASA is on track for its first space shuttle mission of the New Year. At Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery completed its journey from Orbiter Processing Facility-3 to the Vehicle Assembly Building at 3:30 pm EST Wednesday. An earlier rollover was delayed to allow technicians to replace a tire with low pressure and wait out a midday rainstorm.

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Air Force Band Prepares For Historic Inaugural Parade Mission

Bandleader Compares Task To "Steering An Aircraft Carrier"

"Welcome to one of the greatest moments of your career." With those words, Air Force Col. Dennis M. Layendecker, commander, music director and conductor for the US Air Force Band, impressed on his airmen the importance of their upcoming mission supporting the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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Kansas DOT Taps PIM Aviation Insurance President For Advisory Committee

Bonnell Selected To "Help Shape The Future Of Aviation" In State

Aero-News has learned Timothy K. Bonnell, Sr. was recently appointed to the Kansas State Aviation Advisory Committee (KSAAC). Bonnell, president and founder of PIM Aviation Insurance, received the notification from Deb Miller, Kansas Secretary of Transportation.

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Klyde Morris (01.09.09)

Yeah Klyde, We're REALLY Reassured...

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A Few Aero-Tips For The (Icing) Season #5: De-Coding Pilot Reports

Aero-Tip #5: Remember to accurately evaluate weather before flight to identify safe areas of operations. Tools such as pilot reports and AIRMETs are subjective and forecast, respectively.

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NATA Partners With New Aviation Fuel Search Software Provider

Scheduling Sidecar To Be Unveiled At NBAA Schedulers Conference

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne announced this week a partnership with Scheduling Sidecar Inc. (SSC), a new fuel research and optimization program that complements flight planning software.

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Vector Helicopter Services Earns Griffon Contract Renewal

Will Support Canadian Military Search & Rescue Ops

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector) announced Thursday it has received confirmation of contract renewal from Bell Helicopters to provide support to Canadian Department of National Defense (DND) CH-146 Griffon Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters. The contract renewal extends the term into March, 2010.

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Minneapolis Company Earns EASA Approval For Parts Repair

AWI May Supply Approved Exhaust Parts, Engine Mounts

Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. announced this week it has gained Part 145 EASA approval (EASA.145.6155) from the European Aviation Safety Agency.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.09.09)

Aero-Linx!

Formed on May 1, 1996 and dedicated to raising a memorial to all who trained or served in any capacity with No 19 Operational training Unit at RAF Forres the Satellite of RAF Kinloss, and to members of the Polish forces who occupied the accommodation following the cessation of hostilities.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.09.09): Chaff

Aero-Terms!

Thin slivers of radar-reflective material cut to length appropriate to wavelengths of hostile radars and scattered in bundles to protect friendly aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.09.09)

"That's a b-i-i-i-g band... Directing it is kind of like steering an aircraft carrier."

Source: Air Force Col. Dennis M. Layendecker, commander, music director and conductor for the US Air Force Band... which along with the US Army, Army Field, US Marine Corps and US Navy bands will participate in the parade following Barack Obama's inauguration as President of the United States later this month.

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