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July 23, 2010

Kestrel Turboprop Program Back On Track... With Alan Klapmeier As CEO!

350 Knot Kestrel To Be Built In Maine

It's nice to finally be able to report two major pieces of news we've been working on, on background,for sometime now... a new life for the highly respected Kestrel Turboprop program... and the return of Alan Klapmeier to the leadership of an innovative general aviation design and manufacturing program.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.23.10

DOT tell the Oneworld partners, "go for it."
The Series 400 Twin Otter gets certified in Canada.
And Bomardier load-tests the CSeries wing.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.23.10

DOT tell the Oneworld partners, "go for it."
The Series 400 Twin Otter gets certified in Canada.
And Bomardier load-tests the CSeries wing.


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ANN Special Feature: Covering the Alphabets - 07.23.10

ANN's Jim Campbell describes how the relationship between independent aviation media and the "alphabet groups" has changed of late, and why it matters.

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New TSA Administrator Visits Raleigh-Durham Airport

Talks With Employees, Highlights Top Goals For Agency

New TSA Administrator John S. Pistole visited Raleigh-Durham International Airport Thursday, as he continues a series of visits to airports and transportation facilities.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.23.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.23.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.23.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Covering the Alphabets - 07.23.10 (ANN Special Report, with ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell)  

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Bombardier Q400 Flies In Biofuel Test Program

Aircraft Operated By Porter Airlines

The search for an alternative to petroleum-based jet fuel continues, and for the first time, a Bombardier Q400 aircraft will be flown using fuel from an oilseed crop as part of a new biofuel test program.

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CAP Contributes 10,000+ Volunteer Hours To Oil Spill Response

1,000+ Flying Hours In Nearly 500 Sorties … And Counting

Civil Air Patrol's Deepwater Horizon Response has already reached significant milestones, surpassing 10,000 volunteer hours and 1,000 hours of flight time while providing aerial oil spill reconnaissance along the Gulf Coast.

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AW159 Lynx Wildcat Debuts At Farnborough Air Show

Soon To Enter Service With The British Army And Royal Navy

The AW159 Lynx Wildcat is making its first public appearance at the Farnborough International Air Show.

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'LUV' Is In the Air, And On Its Way To Oshkosh

Southwest Airlines To Make AirVenture Maiden Voyage

Dallas-based carrier Southwest Airlines has announced it plans an additional stop this week in Wisconsin, and it's not at the usual gate in Milwaukee. This year, the "lovable" low-fare airline will be joining EAA for the first time at AirVenture 2010.

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Vendor Selected To Supply Engine Air Intake Filters For New Cirrus SR22T

Cirrus Says New Donaldson Filter Design Offers More Efficient Airflow Than Previous Systems

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense announced Wednesday that the company has initiated a new OEM agreement with Cirrus Aircraft to supply engine air intake filters for the new Cirrus SR22T aircraft. Shipments began in June 2010.

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NRC Aerospace Launches Developmental And Certification Flight Testing Program

Supports The Aerospace Industry By Combining Research Experience, Certification Testing

The National Research Council Canada Institute for Aerospace Research has launched its developmental and certification flight testing program, designed to be responsive to the flight test needs of smaller Canadian and international aerospace companies.

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Hubble Shows Hyperfast Star Was Booted From Milky Way

Scientists Think It May Have Been Flung From The Galaxy By A Black Hole

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected a hypervelocity star, a rare phenomenon moving three times faster than our sun.

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Cessna Beefing Up International Presence

Citation Mustang Certified In India, Four Aircraft Delivered To Chinese Customers In June

The Citation Mustang business jet has gained certification in India from the Director General of Civil Aviation, Cessna announced Wednesday. The Mustang, originally certified by the FAA in 2006, is now certified in more than 60 countries.

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Blended Winglets For Air China, Allegiant Air

Allegiant Orders Wing Mods For 757s, Air China For 737s

Air China and Allegiant Air have both ordered Blended Winglets for current and future Boeing airplanes.

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Certified! Flight Envelope Protection For Avidyne DFC90 Autopilot

Avionics Maker First To Certify Underspeed Protection That Guards Against Autopilot-Induced Stalls

Avidyne announced Thursday they have received FAA amended STC approval for their recently-certified DFC90 Digital Flight Control System which enables speed-based Flight Envelope Protection.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: T-28s at AirVenture - 60 Years of Power

T-28s Celebrate 60 Year Anniversary

On July 29th, 2009, AirVenture visitors watched an exciting celebration during a special section of the air show.  This year marked the 60th year of the North American Aviation's T-28 Trojan. 

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Looking Back at Day Five

Looking Back At Aero-TV’s Daily Update from EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh for Friday, July 31st, 2009

Friday marked the second annual “WomenVenture” celebration at EAA AirVenture. An estimated 550 women gathered at AeroShell Square wearing lavender t-shirts to show support including Julie Clark, Jill Long, and the famed WASPs.

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FAA Orders Inspections For Boeing 767 Pylons

Must Now Be Inspected After 8,000 Total Flights

The FAA is ordering U.S. operators of 138 Boeing 767 airplanes to reduce the initial pylon inspection time mandated in a September 22, 2005 AD from 10,000 to 8,000 total flights.

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Delta, OBAP Fly 11th Annual 'Dream Flight'

Destination: Kennedy Space Center

Delta Air Lines and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) flew aspiring aviation professionals to the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL on the 11th annual "Dream Flight" Wednesday.

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Klyde Morris (07.23.10)

OK, One More Time... Just WHAT Was AOPA Thinking?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com, www.aopawineclub.org (...like we said before, this is NO joke, the silly thing actually exists)

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Orders Keep Coming For Boeing, Airbus At Farnborough

American Firms 737 Order, Virgin America Adds A320's

Orders taken by both Boeing and Airbus at the Farnborough Air Show may keep assembly lines busy for quite some time.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In Michigan Accident

Man And Three Grandchildren Were Fatally Injured

The pilot of a Beech 58 which went down in Ignace, MI on July 13th had attempted two takeoffs before becoming airborne on the third try. The plane impacted the ground almost immediately after takeoff, and was consumed by a post-crash fire.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.23.10)

“The aviation industry is coming under increased pressure to reduce its environmental footprint, and clean technologies will be key in achieving that goal.” Source:  Dr. Vicky Sharpe, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) President and CEO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.23.10): Circulation Cells

Large areas of air movement created by the rotation of the earth and the transfer of heat from the equator toward the poles.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.10)

The BD-5 Website

The BD-5 website was created to provide information about the Bede Aircraft BD-5, an experimental, homebuilt, single-seat high performance aircraft that first flew more than 30 years ago and which to this day continues to draw crowds wherever one lands.

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