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October 13, 2010

Garmin G600 To Be RVSM Certified On Cessna 441 Conquest II

Will Allow Reduced Vertical Separation From FL290-FL350

Garmin, AeroMech of Everett, Washington, and Corporate Aircraft of Fresno, California, are working together to obtain an STC for reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) certification for installation of the G600 in select aircraft.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.13.10

The FAA's still not reauthorized, but NASA is.
Embraer plans a big presence in Atlanta.
And the National Park Service loses two rangers in a 172.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.13.10

The FAA's still not reauthorized, but NASA is.
Embraer plans a big presence in Atlanta.
And the National Park Service loses two rangers in a 172.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: EAA President Rod Hightower - 10.13.10

Experimental Aircraft Association President Rod Hightower tells ANN's Paul Plack that pilot population growth is threatened less by heightened airport security than it is by our own failure to crea

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Air Medical Holdings Group Signs Agreement for 16 Bell Helicopters

Fifteen More Going to Air Methods Corp

Bell Helicopter has been doing some business this week at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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A350 XWB Landing Gear Systems Test Facility Opened In The UK

About 30 People Will Be Tasked With Landing Gear Work

An A350 XWB Landing Gear Systems Test Facility has opened at the Airbus site in Filton in the UK. Louis Gallois, chief executive officer of EADS, Airbus' parent company, and Sir Peter Westmacott, the UK ambassador to France, opened the building.

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A160T Hummingbird Is Boeing's Response To NAVAIR RFP

UAV Has Demonstrated The Ability To Deliver At Least 2,500 Pounds Of Cargo

In response to the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR)Request for Proposal (RFP) for Cargo Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Services, Boeing is preparing to offer an aircraft based on the A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft.

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Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance Service Contracts With Metro Aviation

Aircraft Finisher Will Add Medical Gear To A New EC145

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA, has chosen Metro Aviation to perform the air medical completion for a recently purchased EC145 helicopter from American Eurocopter for Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance.

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Biggin Hill 'Air Fair Spectacular' Grounded

Will Be Replaced By An Airport Open House

Biggin Hill Airport has pulled the plug on the Biggin Hill Air Fair after 47 years.

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Government Aviation Fuel Card Launched

Fuel Program Designed Exclusively For Government Use

An aviation fuel procurement program developed exclusively for government entities has been introduced by Multi Service Corporation.

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U.S. Air National Guard Awards IFF Systems Contract

BAE Systems To Provide Transponders For ANG F-16s

U.S. Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons will be equipped with BAE Systems "identification-friend-or-foe" (IFF) systems under a four-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the first delivery order valued at $17.2 million.

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Community College Students To Design New NASA Rovers

Will Explore Technology Careers At Space Agency Field Centers

Community college students in a pilot program will take the first steps toward potential technology careers as they develop robotic explorers at NASA field centers.

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Hawke Capital Partners To Acquire Keystone Med-Flight Services

Terms Of Of The Deal Were Not Announced

The rotorcraft-focused private equity investor Hawke Capital Partners announced today that it reached agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Keystone Med-Flight Services, LLC, based in Morgantown, PA.

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Aero-TV: History You Can Touch -- The Douglas A-26B Invader at Oshkosh 2010

Big, Beautiful, Beastly, Twin Served America Well

It was a big bad beautiful twin... unless you were on the other side... then you might have thought it a bit of bad news. History tells us that the Douglas A-26 Invader series, otherwise known as the B-26 between 1948–1965, was a multi-engine light attack bomber built by Douglas Aircraft. The bird saw principle use during World War II but also saw service for decades afterwards... including the ignominious Bay of Pigs invasion. Highly modified aircraft continued to serve the US through 1969.

What’s The Point of ‘Next-Gen’ If ‘Now-Gen’ Crashes and Burns? (Part 3)

Intermezzo: A Continuing Look At The Obstacles We Face

What’s The Point of ‘Next-Gen’ If ‘Now-Gen’ Crashes and Burns? (Part 1) What’s The Point of ‘Next-Gen’ If ‘Now-Gen’ Crashes and Burns? (Part 2) A few weeks ago, I started this magnum opus in order to define and discuss a number of problems plaguing aviation and the possible solutions of ideas that might help us get pa

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Aero-TV: History You Can Touch -- The Douglas A-26B Invader at Oshkosh 2010

Big, Beautiful, Beastly, Twin Served America Well

It was a big bad beautiful twin... unless you were on the other side... then you might have thought it a bit of bad news. History tells us that the Douglas A-26 Invader series, otherwise known as the B-26 between 1948–1965, was a multi-engine light attack bomber built by Douglas Aircraft. The bird saw principle use during World War II but also saw service for decades afterwards... including the ignominious Bay of Pigs invasion. Highly modified aircraft continued to serve the US through 1969.

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Stats Show Another Steep Drop In Long Tarmac Delays

August Numbers Show Only One Flight Over The Three Hour Limit

The nation's largest airlines reported only one flight in August with a tarmac delay of more than three hours, compared to 66 flights in August 2009, with no change in the rate of canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. DOT.

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ATA Expreses Disappointment In Perceived European Unilateralism After ICAO

But The Air Transport Association Joins Others Welcoming Climate Change Initiative

The Air Transport Association of American (ATA) on Monday was among those praising the ICAO 37th Assembly resolution on climate change, but they weren't entirely happy with the outcome of the session.

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Aerospace Industry Organization Welcomes ICAO Climate Agreement

ICCAIA Continues To Call For Strong Partnership Between Governments And Industry

The International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA) said in a statement Monday that it welcomed the agreement reached at the 37th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 10.13.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.13.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.13.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: EAA President Rod Hightower - 10.13.10 (ANN Special Report, with Experimental Aircraft Association President Rod Hightower)

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BRS Takes Military Manufacturing To Florida

Parachute Firm Lands In Pompano Beach

Parachute maker Ballistic Recovery Systems is opening a new plant in Pompano Beach, FL, and plans to hire 500 workers.

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'Royal' Aircraft To Visit Copperstate Fly-In

DH-114 Heron Was Transport For Queen Elizabeth And Prince Phillip

The British DeHavilland DH-114 Heron which was once used as personal transport by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip will be making a rare appearance at the Copperstate Fly-In next weekend.

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NASA Mission To Asteroid Gets Help From Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Photos Will Help Determine Orbit Plans

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of the large asteroid Vesta that will help scientists refine plans for the Dawn spacecraft's rendezvous with the body in July 2011.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.13.10)

"We had hoped that an agreement at ICAO would obviate the need for our legal challenge to the application of the EU ETS to our airlines." Source: ATA President James May.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.13.10): Boundry Layer

The lowest layer of the earth's atmosphere, usually up to 3,300 feet, or one kilometer, from the earth's surface, where the wind is influenced by the friction of the earth's surface and the objects on it.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.13.10)

WWII Fighters

Facts, figures, tidbits and beyond on World War II fighters; Japanese, German and American. As an added attraction, the American bombers are included too.

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