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May 28, 2008

Banyan Celebrates National AMT Day

Luncheon Honors Company's Maintenance Personnel

Banyan Air Service tells ANN the company celebrated its 3rd annual AMT Day on May 22, in honor of their maintenance and avionics technicians. Dave Valenta, Banyan’s director of maintenance and Lou Homsher, Banyan’s quality assurance manager, organized the luncheon event.

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Piper Aircraft To Remain In Florida

Company Opts To Expand Operations In Vero Beach

 In the end, it came down to the costs of relocating... versus the considerable financial appeal of remaining put. Representatives with Piper Aircraft joined officials with the State of Florida and Indian River County Wednesday afternoon to announce an agreement that will keep the general aviation manufacturer's headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Vero Beach.

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Saab Conducts Maiden Flight Of Gripen Demo Aircraft

Plane Is A Flying Test Platform For New Technologies

On Tuesday morning, Saab conducted the 30-minute maiden flight of its Gripen Demo test bed aircraft, which sports a number of advancements likely to be seen in future generations of the Gripen fighter.

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AZ TFR: 05.28.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9165  Issue Date: May 27, 2008 at 2313 UTC  Location: 10 SE GILA BEND , Arizona near GILA BEND VORTAC (GBN)  Beginning Date and Time: May 28, 2008 at 1530 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 28, 2008 at 1700 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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NY TFR: 05.29.08 - 05.30.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9140 Issue Date: May 27, 2008 at 1909 UTC Location: NEW YORK, New York Beginning Date and Time: May 29, 2008 at 2140 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 30, 2008 at 0020 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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SC TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9178 Issue Date: May 28, 2008 at 0509 UTC Location: South Carolina Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately Ending Date and Time: May 28, 2008 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions Type: Hazards Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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CO TFR: 05.28.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9211 Issue Date: May 28, 2008 at 1222 UTC Location: USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado near BLACK FOREST VORTAC (BRK) Beginning Date and Time: May 28, 2008 at 1745 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 28, 2008 at 1930 UTC Reason for NOTAM: USAF Thunderbirds high performance aerial demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): 8/9083: to revise coordinates Pilots May Contact: Colorado Springs (COS) TRACON, 719-380-6710

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Japanese Company Plans To Brew 'Space Beer'

Finally... The Space Program Yields REAL Benefits!

To anyone who looks at space exploration with a jaundiced eye, saying those resources could be better utilized solving problems on the ground... we're happy to report a Japanese brewery plans to brew the first-ever "space beer."

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Frontier, Teamsters Come To Terms On Wage Concessions

Airline Plans To Review Cuts In September... Assuming It Survives

It's not quite peace in our time, but it's something. On Tuesday, representatives with bankrupt Frontier Airlines and the Teamsters Union announced the two sides reached a tentative agreement on temporary wage concessions, that the airline says it needs in order to survive Chapter 11.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 05.28.08

New Security, Safety Products Available For GA Pilots

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.28.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.28.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- New Security, Safety Products Available For GA Pilots: 05.28.08 (ANN Special Report, with Rick Hale, President and CEO of Airlock LLC, and Ash Vij, President of CO Gua

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.28.08

Will Cirrus Perspective displace Avidyne's Entegra?
A supersonic freefall is delayed by balloon trouble.
And major US airlines employ fewer pilots than 7 years ago.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.28.08

Will Cirrus Perspective displace Avidyne's Entegra?
A supersonic freefall is delayed by balloon trouble.
And major US airlines employ fewer pilots than 7 years ago.

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ANN Special Feature: New GA Products - 05.28.08

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell interviews Rick Hale, President and CEO of Airlock LLC, about the company's new "smart key" aircraft security system, and talks with Ash Vij, President of CO Guardi

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Sierra Completes Noise Testing On FJ44 Super II

Company Expects FAA Approval Shortly

Nearing the end of FAA flight testing, the Sierra Super II recently completed FAA FAR 36 and EASA ICAO Annex 16 noise testing under FAA Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) #3.

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BA Subsidiary Selects Wingspeed For Scalable Communications Platform

OpenSkies To Launch Paris-JFK Flights In June

Upstart trans-Atlantic carrier OpenSkies and Wingspeed Corporation announced recently the British Airways subsidiary will install Wingspeed’s XLLink Flight Information Architecture to provide low-cost, long-range communications on each of its Boeing 757 aircraft. The system also offers a migration path to completely paperless operations.

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Airmen MIA From Vietnam War Identified

"Until They All Come Home"

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Tuesday the remains of four US servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Aero-TV At AEA 2008: Xerion's AuRACLE CRM2100 (Part 3)

Retrofittable 21st Century Engine Management... At Last!

AEA 2008 gave the Aero-TV crew a chance to not only get up close and personal with the AuRACLE CRM 2100 but the twin-engine, the CRM 2120... and we came away convinced that Xerion Avionix has been thinking up some great things.

Aero-TV At AEA 2008: Xerion's AuRACLE CRM2100 (Part 3)

Retrofittable 21st Century Engine Management... At Last!

AEA 2008 gave the Aero-TV crew a chance to not only get up close and personal with the AuRACLE CRM 2100 but the twin-engine, the CRM 2120... and we came away convinced that Xerion Avionics has been thinking up some great things.

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The Focus Is On Fuel At ILA 2008

Alternatives To Oil Dominate Conversations In Berlin

As the public outcry over fuel prices has risen along with the prices themselves, economists have smiled and reminded us that without high oil prices, there will be no incentive to embrace alternatives. It now appears we may be reaching that point.

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EADS Chief Blames Airbus For Plummeting Stock Prices

Cites Ongoing A380, A400M Problems

EADS CEO Louis Gallois has been asked some tough questions lately about his company's financial performance, corporate restructuring, project delays and outlook going forward. For better or for worse, he's giving equally blunt responses.

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DOT Says Airlines Employed Fewer Pilots, Maintenance Workers In 2007

Outsourcing Costs Skyrocket Over 2000 Figures

US scheduled passenger airlines may employ more workers than ever... but it seems fewer of them are responsible for actually keeping planes in the air. The Department of Transportation announced Tuesday US carriers employed four percent fewer pilots and 32 percent fewer maintenance workers in 2007 than in 2000, citing figures from DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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Expedition 17 Crew Stymied By Irksome Plumbing Problem

Discovery Astronauts May Be Called On To Fix ISS Toilet

The crew of the upcoming STS-124 mission to the International Space Station may soon have another objective added to their roster: they may be called upon to repair the station's malfunctioning toilet.

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FAA Gets Top Gov't Management Reporting Award

Says Agency Does Well With Identifying Its Own Problems

Given the agency's recent, high-profile series of blunders regarding maintenance inspections at the nation's airlines, our brains have some difficulty joining the terms "Federal Aviation Administration" and "accountability excellence" in the same sentence. Then again... we don't work for the government.

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NASA Mars Lander Prepares To Move Robotic Arm

Stuck Covering Not Expected To Pose Problem

NASA's Phoenix Lander is ready to begin moving its robotic arm, first unlatching its wrist and then flexing its elbow. Mission scientists at JPL are eager to move Phoenix's robotic arm, for that arm will deliver samples of icy terrain to their instruments made to study this unexplored Martian environment.

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NATA To Roll Out Compliance-Driven Flight Release System At Charter Summit

Intended To Ensure Past Errors Are Not Repeated

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) will roll out "IC Check" -- billed as the only comprehensive compliance-driven flight release system for professionally flown general aviation aircraft operations -- on June 10 at the 2008 NATA Air Charter Summit.

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Continental Pilot Says Rocket Flew By His Jet

FAA, FBI Investigating Alleged Incident

What did you do over the Memorial Day holiday weekend? We're guessing that somewhere near Houston, TX there's a model rocket enthusiast who'd rather not say.

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Delta Connection Academy Now Accepting OBAP Scholarship Applications

First-Ever Scholarship Provides Full Flight Training Valued At Over $100,000

Delta Connection Academy announced this month the availability of its first full flight training scholarship -- which includes tuition, housing and books valued at over $100,000.

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FlyRight Training Center Receives FAA 142 Certification

Sim-Based Training Offered For King Air 200

FlyRight Inc. received FAA certification Tuesday as the country’s newest 142 Flight Training Center.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.28.08)

Aero-Linx!

This page was started in early 1999 and is online since early 2000. It is a tribute to one of the most interesting jetliners of aviation history, which is also the last in the proud dynasty of DC-aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.28.08): Shepherd Satellite

Aero-Terms!

A satellite that constrains the extent of a planetary ring through gravitational forces.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.28.08)

"Like any home anywhere, the importance of having a working bathroom is obvious."

Source: NASA spokesman Allard Beutel. The crew of the upcoming STS-124 mission to the International Space Station may soon have another objective added to their roster: they may be called upon to repair the station's malfunctioning Russian-made liquid-waste collection device, which has been on the fritz since Friday.

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VA TFR: 05.30.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9060 Issue Date: May 27, 2008 at 1359 UTC Location: Richmond, Virginia Beginning Date and Time: May 30, 2008 at 2010 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 30, 2008 at 2315 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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IL TFR: 06.05.08 - 06.08.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9100 Issue Date: May 27, 2008 at 1634 UTC Location: Rockford, Illinois near ROCKFORD VOR/DME (RFD) Beginning Date and Time: June 05, 2008 at 1700 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 08, 2008 at 2200 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations during the Rockford Airfest 2008 Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Rockford (RFD) Air Traffic Control Tower, 815-484-5326 Controlling Facility: ZAU ARTCC

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NY TFR: 05.29.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/9140 Issue Date: May 27, 2008 at 1909 UTC Type: VIP

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