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February 20, 2009

Airbus To Trim Production In Fourth Quarter

Will Scale Back A320 Rates, Keep Widebodies At Current Levels

Airbus announced Friday it will cut back production in late 2009, as record order backlogs show signs of dwindling due to the global economic collapse.

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Embraer Delivers First E-170 To Fuji Dream

Second Plane To Be Delivered Later This Year

On Friday, Brazilian planemaker Embraer delivered the first E-170 jet to Japan's Fuji Dream Airlines, a company of the Suzuyo Group. The airline has ordered another Embraer 170, which is scheduled for delivery later this year.

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Chealander To Leave NTSB At End Of Month

Heading To Job In Private Sector

National Transportation Safety Board Member Steven R. Chealander has announced his resignation from the Board, effective February 28. Until Wednesday, Chealander was the on-scene spokesman for the NTSB at the site of the downing of Continental Connection Flight 3407 near Buffalo, NY.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 02.20.09

"Three Questions" For US Sport Aviation Expo Attendees

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.20.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.20.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Three Questions: 02.20.09 (ANN Special Report, questions asked of attendees at the US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.20.09

Cirrus confirms more cuts are coming.
Embraer will furlough thousands.
And is there a problem with the ILS on 23 at Buffalo?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.20.09

Cirrus confirms more cuts are coming.
Embraer will furlough thousands.
And is there a problem with the ILS on 23 at Buffalo?


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ANN Special Feature: Three Questions at Sebring - 02.20.09

As a warm-up for what looks to be a very successful Heli-Expo 2009 in Anaheim starting Sunday, we'll hear ANN's "Three Questions" asked of attendees at the year's first highly successful

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Paperwork Scrutiny Delaying Sale, Eclipse Says

State Extends Hours For Furloughed Workers To File Unemployment

One day after shutting down operations, Eclipse Aviation hinted Thursday all that's preventing workers from returning to their jobs is some paperwork that needs to be finalized on the sale of the Albuquerque, NM-based planemaker to a European corporation.

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NTSB: Flight Controls Intact On Accident SR20

Board Member Explains Nearly 12-Hour Delay In Finding Wreckage

In a Thursday press conference to update local media on the circumstances surrounding the loss of a training aircraft near Deltona, FL earlier this week, investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board said they found no obvious discrepancies with the Delta Connection Academy SR20's flight controls or engine.

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Ballistic Missile Defense Efforts Tied To Iran, Gates Says

Adds Satellite Launch Causes Even More Concern

A NATO ballistic missile defense system wouldn't be needed if Iran didn't pose a threat, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said while speaking to reporters in Krakow, Poland this week.

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Police Chat With Swiss Pilot After Incident At LCY

"Do You Want To Search This?"

A Swiss International Airlines pilot took drastic action in response to what he perceived to be onerous airport security measures... by dropping trou at a London City Airport checkpoint.

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Boeing Delivers First 777 Freighter To Air France

Slated To Gradually Replace 747-400BCFs In Carrier's Fleet

Boeing celebrated the delivery Thursday of the company's first 777 Freighter to launch customer Air France in a ceremony at the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour near Paine Field. The contractual delivery and airplane departure are scheduled for Friday.

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NASA's Kepler Mission to Seek Other Earths

Probe Scheduled For March 5 Launch

NASA's Kepler spacecraft was ready to be moved to the launch pad this week, and will soon begin a journey to search for worlds that could potentially host life.

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CAPBOR, Law Firm File FOIA Request For Continental Safety Records

"Flying Public Deserves To Know What Truly Happened"

The Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights and The Gibson Law Firm have filed federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests regarding two recent crashes involving aircraft operated under the Continental Airlines banner.

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AD: Rolls-Royce

AD NUMBER: 2009-04-13 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-04-13 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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AD: Viking Air Limited

AD NUMBER: 2009-04-09 MANUFACTURER: Viking Air Limited SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-04-09 SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Aero-TV Checks Out Some Airshow Perspectives With Announcer Ric Peterson

It's The Airshow Announcer That Sets The Tone For An Entire Airshow

Quick... name one of the most visible (if not audible) members of an average airshow. The pilots? The Volunteers? The Concessioners? Well, how about the Announcer? Without stirring and rapid-fire narrative, even the most exciting airshow can fall flat on its posterior...

Colgan Air Defends Training Procedures In Response To News Reports

Pilot Error, ILS Problems Among New Theories In Flight 3407 Downing

Following revelations by the National Transportation Safety Board about the last few seconds of Continental Connection Flight 3407's failed instrument approach into Buffalo last week, Colgan Air is defending the training and experience of the accident pilot, Capt. Marvin Renslow.

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Aero-TV Checks Out Some Airshow Perspectives With Announcer Ric Peterson

It's The Airshow Announcer That Sets The Tone For An Entire Airshow

Quick... name one of the most visible (if not audible) members of the average airshow. The pilots? The Volunteers? The Concessioners? Well, how about the Announcer? Without stirring and rapid-fire narrative, even the most exciting airshow can fall flat on its posterior...

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Alaska Airlines Won't Discount Merger Plans

Delta Alliance Fuels Rumors Of Possible Buyout

Three months after announcing a significant codeshare and marketing alliance with Delta Air Lines, officials at Alaska Airlines say they'd consider a merger with another airline if the right deal were made.

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NTSB To Hold Public Hearing On US Airways 1549 Ditching

Rosenker Says There Are Lessons To Be Learned

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday it will hold a two-day public hearing as part of its ongoing investigation into the ditching of a US Airways Airbus A320 into the Hudson River in New York City in January.

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Klyde Morris (02.20.09)

We May Be Descending Into Socialism... But Hey, At Least Klyde's In Color!

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Explosion Splits DC-3 In Two At Medellin Airport

Grenade Blast Injures Eight People

A vintage DC-3 used by Colombian police to search for drug traffickers was split in half by an explosion Wednesday on the ramp at the Medellin Airport, but officials say it was an accident.

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Sierra Industries Upgrades 50th FJ44-Powered Citation

Re-engined Plane Uses Williams FJ44-2A Turbofans

A new Sierra Stallion SP owned by Dr. Jack Vondrak will be the company's 50th aircraft, and 100th engine delivery, since the original FJ44 Eagle II STC was awarded to Sierra Industries in 2002.

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Heli-Lynx To Launch 'Seeing Is Believing' Campaign At Heli-Expo

Promises To Show Operators How To Be More Productive

Heli-Lynx Helicopters announced this week it will launch its new "Seeing is Believing" marketing campaign at Heli-Expo 2009, and showing prospective customers several ways to increase their productivity and efficiency.

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Cessna Tells Owners Of Changes On New Corvalis Models

New 02 System In 400 TT, Optional A/C Delete

Hot on the heels of its renaming of the former Columbia 350 and 400, Cessna has announced 2009 model-year changes to the aircraft now referred to as the 350 Corvalis and 400 Corvalis TT.

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Preteen Shows You May Never Be Too Young To Learn To Fly

Sixth Grader, 12, Has Been Taking Lessons For A Year

There's no question that general aviation needs all the new pilots it can get... especially now. We're happy to report a Fort Myers, FL youth named Owen Nicely is doing his part.

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Hawker Beechcraft Fires Back At Media, Politicians On Bizjets

Emboldened Planemaker Goes On The Offensive

Many of America's most successful companies are under fire for owning business aircraft. Despite a massive outcry from an arguably misinformed public, those execs still need to fly... and Hawker Beechcraft Corporation says it's here to help.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.20.09)

Aero-Linx!

The United States Pilots Association is a national non-profit organization of pilots formed to serve as the liaison between state pilots' organizations and to establish a national forum for common concerns and issues in aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.20.09): Armstrong Line

Aero-Terms!

Often called Armstrong's Line, is the altitude that produces an atmospheric pressure so low (0.0618 atmospheres), that water boils at the normal temperature of the human body: 37 °C (98.6 °F). It is named after US Air Force surgeon Harry George Armstrong, who first described it.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.20.09)

"Many in the media and some politicians have misrepresented business aircraft as a symbol of excess instead of an increasingly necessary business tool. This negative stereotype is damaging the ability of American corporations to compete globally and, at the same time, jeopardizing thousands of American aviation jobs."

Source: Charles Mayer, vice president of Marketing at Hawker Beechcraft. After initially taking a light-hearted approach in regards to the furor against corporate aircraft, the company goes on the offensive in its latest advertising campaign, which targets corporations who are under intense pressure to divest their business aircraft.

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