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May 03, 2011

BEA Recovers AF447 Cockpit Voice Recorder

Device, Along With FDR, May Provide Clues To The Cause Of The Accident

The French agency charged with investigating aviation accidents has recovered the Cockpit Voice Recorder from Air France Flight 447, which went down in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1 2009. The find follows the recovery of the data module for the Flight Data Recorder earlier Monday.

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ANN Special Feature: Part I: The Recovering Avionics Market - 05.03.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks about the avionics market, and meeting customer expectations, with Kirk Fryar, Vice President of Sarasota Avionics International in Florida.

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ANN Special Feature: Part II: The Recovering Avionics Market - 05.04.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Kirk Fryar, Vice President of Sarasota Avionics International in Florida, about the avionics market, and what avionics shops want to see from manufacturers in the futu

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.03.11

Jack Pelton is out at Cessna.
Steve Morrow is the new CEO at Insitu.
And CFIs in gliders can now be Masters, too.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.03.11

Jack Pelton is out at Cessna.
Steve Morrow is the new CEO at Insitu.
And CFIs in gliders can now be Masters, too.


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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.03.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.03.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.03.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: The Recovering Avionics Market - 05.03.11 (ANN Special Report, with Kirk Fryar, Vice President of Sarasota Avionics International in Florida)

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Soyuz Is In The Launch Zone At Europe's Spaceport

First Russian-Designed Spacecraft To Launch From French Guiana

The latest addition to Arianespace's launcher family made its world debut Monday at the vehicle's new base of operations, as the first Soyuz was rolled out to the Spaceport's launch pad in French Guiana.

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Cessna Positions Newest Mobile Service Unit in Georgia

Will Primarily Work In GA, Alabama, And Tennessee

Cessna has positioned its newest Mobile Service Unit at Preferred Jet Center LLC near Atlanta at Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field.

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New Three-Blade 'Top Prop' Introduced For Beech Baron 55

Hartzell Propeller Receives STC For Conversion

The FAA has granted an STC to Hartzell Propeller that covers a new 3-bladed propeller conversion kit for the Beechcraft Baron 55 fleet. This new Top Prop conversion provides Beechcraft Baron owners with improved reliability, added performance and decreased noise levels.

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Reality TV Helo Goes Down During Shoot In PA

Three Of The Four On Board Injured

A helicopter carrying a reality television crew filming on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus went down Saturday during a shoot, injuring three of the four people on board.

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Washington State Governor Signs Biomass-To-Jet Fuel Bill

Will Use Logging Waste To Produce Aviation Fuel

Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire has signed into law two bills requested by the state's Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark. One could lead to jet fuel made from logging waste.

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Gone West: Violet Cowden

WASP Pilot Among Those Honored With Congressional Gold Medal

Violet Cowden, who served as a WASP in the Army Air Forces in 1943 and 1944, passed away in Newport Beach, CA April 10th at the age of 94.

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ET's Phone Line Disconnected

SETI Allen Array The Victim Of Budget Cuts

The SETI Institute, which for years has operated an array of radio telescopes scanning the sky for signs of intelligent extra-terrestrial life, has been forced to shut the effort down due to a lack of funding.

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Space Florida, TRDA Announce I2 Capital Acceleration Program Review Board

Board Will Evaluate Companies Seeking Financial Assistance

The I2 Capital Acceleration Program has added 10 members to its Qualification Review Board. I2 (which stands for "Igniting Innovation) is the latest technology-based economic development initiative led by Space Florida and the Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA).

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2011-09-15

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes  

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AD: Dassault

AD NUMBER: 2011-09-18

MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes

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ForeFlight Mobile HD Rolls Out Version 4

Available Now In The iTunes App Store

ForeFlight Mobile HD 4 is available for download as of Monday in iTunes App Store. Tyson Weihs, co-founder and principal developer for ForeFlight, tells ANN that this release takes ForeFlight forward in several significant ways, and lays the groundwork for additional features to come in 2011.

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Classic Aero-TV: Textron's Donnelly -- You CAN Get Paid For Having This Much Fun

Textron's Leader Talks About the Future Of Aerospace... And Who Will Make It Happen

ANN E-I-C Note: In light of the surprise announcement of the retirement of Cessna's Jack Pelton, we thought you might find this interview with Textron boss Scott Donnelly, who will replace Pelton on an interim basis, interesting viewing for the moment. As the guy who will be making the decisions for mighty Cessna for the foreseeable future, this interview provides some intriguing insights into Donnelly, his background, and his thoughts about the future of the aviation and aerospace biz...

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Southwest, AirTran Close Merger Deal

Final Hurdle Was U.S. DOJ Approval Friday

Southwest Airlines has closed on its purchase of all of the outstanding common stock of AirTran Holdings, Inc. the former parent company of AirTran Airways (AirTran).

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Air France Flight 447 Flight Data Module Found

FDR Has Been The Focus Of Nearly Two Years Of Searching The Ocean Floor

The French investigative agency BEA said Monday that its investigation team localized and identified the memory unit from the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) from Air France Flight 447 at 1000 UTC. It was raised and lifted on board the ship Ile de Sein by the Remora 6000 ROV at 1640 UTC.

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Endeavour Launch Pushed To May 10 ... At The Earliest

Faulty Load Control Assembly Box Must Be Replaced, Tested

NASA space shuttle and International Space Station managers met Monday and determined that Tuesday, May 10 is the earliest Endeavour could be launched on the STS-134 mission.

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FAA Certifies Oma Sud Skycar

EASA Approved The Aircraft In 2010

The Oma Sud Skycar, which was introduced to the U.S. market last year at AirVenture, has received certification from the FAA, according to an e-mail from CEO Valter Proietti.

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Kansas Jury Awards $48 Million In Skydiving Plane Accident

Finds That London-Based Doncasters Used Non-Standard Alloys In Engine Maintenance

A jury in Kansas on Thursday awarded $48 million to the families of five of the six people fatally injured when a DHC-6 Twin Otter suffered a catastrophic engine failure just after takeoff and went down near Sullivan Airport in rural Missouri southwest of St. Louis.

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EADS Executive Predicts Planemaker 'Alliances'

Gallios: There Is Not Enough Business To Go Around

The chairman of EADS corporation says the world's six major airliner manufacturers will likely have to form "alliances" in the future, as the demand for new airplanes subsides.

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Beech 18 Down Near Opa Locka Airport In South Florida

Pilot Of The Cargo Plane Fatally Injured

A Beech 18 on a cargo flight went down in a residential neighborhood near the Opa Locka airport Monday morning. The pilot reportedly was fatally injured in the accident.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.03.11): Say Altitude

Used by ATC to ascertain an aircraft's specific altitude/flight level. When the aircraft is climbing or descending, the pilot should state the indicated altitude rounded to the nearest 100 feet.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.03.11)

New England Air Museum

The New England Air Museum is dedicated to the teaching and preservation of aviation history and technology especially in regard to Connecticut's contributions.

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