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May 09, 2010

State Of Nebraska Sued Over Airplane Tax Refund

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Says State Should Not Have Denied $1.1 Million Reimbursement

MidAmerican Energy Holdings company says the State of Nebraska should not have denied a $1.1 million dollar tax refund for the purchase of an airplane in 2004, and has filed suit to force the state to cough up the cash.

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Maria Sastre Tapped As COO For Signature Flight Support

Makes The Jump Back From The Non-Profit Sector, Has Extensive Corporate Experience

Signature Flight Support Corporation has named Maria Sastre as Chief Operating Officer for its global operations. Ms. Sastre will be responsible for the daily operations of Signature's worldwide network of FBOs.

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CAE Flight Training Is Growing In Dubai

Falcon 900EX/2000EX FFS Will Soon Be Available For Training

Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) is continuing to expand its business aircraft training programs for pilots and maintenance technicians with the addition of a CAE 7000 Series Level D full-flight simulator in Dubai for the Dassault Falcon 900EX and Falcon 2000EX models.

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New Technology Allows Collection And Storage Of Critical Flight Info For GA

Data Recording, Storage Transfer With High Crash Survivability And Extreme Temperature Protection

Avionics manufacturer FreeFlight Systems has unveiled a Flight Data Management System which includes a data recorder-like Memory Management System (MMS) and Hardened Memory Unit.

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Virgin America Postpones Start Of Service To Orlando

Citing Delays In Aircraft Delivery Schedule, No Mouse For VA Until October

Virgin America  said Wednesday it will postpone its start of service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) due to delays in the airline's aircraft delivery schedule. Due to an unexpected delay in its aircraft delivery schedule, Virgin America will postpone its start of service to MCO until at least October 2010.

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K-MAX: Set It, And Forget It

Kaman Demonstrates Cargo Airdrop Flight Tests With Autonomous Helicopter

Kaman Aerospace Corporation has proven in recent tests that the unmanned K-MAX helicopter can resupply troops with cargo airdropped by parachute. The tests add a new delivery method for the 6,000-pound power lifter.

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Louisiana Man Now In The Spotlight With Guilty Plea

Admitted To Blinding A Military Helicopter Crew With A Spotlight

58-year-old Charles Clausen has pleaded guilty in federal court to shining a spotlight into the cockpit of a Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter last year, blinding the pilot for several seconds, according to New Orleans U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

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It's Apaches For Prince Harry

The Latest Royal Helicopter Pilot Chooses Close Air Support

In a move that is almost certain to quickly return him to Afghanistan, Britain's Prince Harry, a newly-minted helicopter pilot, has chosen to fly Apache attack helicopters for the Royal Army.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.09.10): Blind Spot

Blind Spot An area from which radio transmissions and/or radar echoes cannot be received. The term is also used to describe portions of the airport not visible from the control tower.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.09.10)

Aero-Linx: AEA Educational Foundation Scholarship Program The AEA Educational Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million to students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry. Numerous scholarships are available and each range from $1000 to more than $35,000.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.09.10)

"We will not tolerate abuses of the military, nor will we tolerate interference with the safety and efficiency of transportation in this country." Source: New Orleans U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, a retired Naval Reserve officer, remarking on the guilty plea of58-year-old Charles Clausen -- who was caught shining a spotlight into the cockpit of a Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter last year, blinding the pilot for several seconds.

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