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May 15, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.15.09

The cost for a ride on a Soyuz is rising rapidly.
You'll have to be more careful booking your airline flights this summer.
And Honeywell wants to revolutionize helicopter maintenance.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.15.09

 The cost for a ride on a Soyuz is rising rapidly.
You'll have to be more careful booking your airline flights this summer.
And Honeywell wants to revolutionize helicopter mainte

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ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, FlyersRights.org - 05.15.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni, Founder and Executive Director of FlyersRights.org, about highly dubious statistics from the US Department of Transportation suggesting that 98% of all

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STC'd: Aerocet 2200 Composite Aircraft Floats For PA-18

Finally... Something Cool!

After a day of relatively serious and not always so pleasant news, it was a pleasure to get something 'fun' from Aerocet... with an idyllic pik of a PA-18 on floats... until I realized that I was stuck in the office at 3 in the morning and there wasn't a personal floatplane in sight...

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CASA Issues Emergency AD On Columbia/Cessna Corvalis Series

Applies To Columbia (formerly Lancair) LC40, LC41 and LC42 Series Aeroplanes

The Commonwealth Of Australia's, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, has issued an Emergency AD on Lancair/Columbia/Cessna Corvalis Rudder Hinges and Hinge Brackets.

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Privately Funded Space Efforts Kick-Off 28th ISDC

SpaceX's Elon Musk, Virgin Galactic's Will Whitehorn and Orion Propulsion's Tim Pickens On Hand

The National Space Society (NSS) is promising that Day One of the 28th annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) will dedicate itself to an in-depth look into the emerging privately funded sector of the space industry.

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Klyde Morris (05.15.09)

The Flight School Biz Is A Tough Biz....

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 05.15.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.15.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.15.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Kate Hanni, FlyersRights.org - 05.15.09 (ANN Special Report, with Kate Hanni)

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EBACE2009: 'Third-Largest Ever'

Event Makes Clear: Business Aviation Is the Right Tool For Challenging Times

As the ninth European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) drew to a close here Thursday, event organizers cheered the show's place in the record-books as the third-largest EBACE ever, with 10,917 registered Attendees.

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Jury Rules Against USAPA

Receives Decision in Duty of Fair Representation Trial

A jury in a Phoenix, Ariz., federal court has found the US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA) liable in a Duty of Fair Representation lawsuit. The suit was brought against USAPA, which represents all US Airways pilots, by six former America West pilots.

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ISS Space Tourism May Get Much More Expensive

Inflation Affects The Space-Age

With the number of remaining US space shuttle missions now down to single digits, how much is it going to cost NASA to get a seat on the Russian Soyuz craft which will become the workhorses for crew transport to the International Space Station after next year?

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NAFI Defections Continue: Advocate for Aviation Educators Joins SAFE

Will The Last Person At NAFI Please Remember To Turn Off The Lights?

Silas "Cy" Peterson has joined the Society of Aviation & Flight Educators, saying, "SAFE has the right idea regarding membership participation. The organization has some really impressive names on its roster already--some of the best aviation education has to offer."

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Cessna Delivering First Ukrainian-registered Citation

Cessna is readying the delivery of a Citation CJ3 to ACR Aero-Charter Airlines, making it the first Ukrainian-registered Citation business jet. The first of four Citations ordered by ACR, a second CJ3 will join the fleet in July, with another CJ3 and an XLS+ scheduled for delivery in 2010.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: AD 2009-10-07

MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A380-841, -842, and -861 Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive AD 2009-10-07

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Aero-TV: ALL For One -- An Airshow For Alan Henley

The Airshow Biz is Not an Industry... It's A Family

We all have to deal with trial sand tribulations unique to us... but few will ever deal with the kind that Alan Henley has been facing for t the last year. A consummate aviator  paralyzed while a simple act of playing with his kids went awry, Alan is having to rebuild a life that once meant unlimited freedom of the skies into something a bit more constrained... but knowing Alan, he's going to push those limits as far as he can.

Crashed and Burned: AVSIM Hacked

The Not-So-Nice Side Of The Internet Shows Itself

Like many wonderful things, there is an alternate side to the internet... a side that is destructive, mean, vicious and often -- criminal. From the attack blogs to the flamers to rumor-mongers and cyber-terrorists, it's hard to equate why something as powerful as the net has such a ugly underbelly.

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ALPA: Colgan 3407 Legacy Must Be 'To Enhance Training and Address Fatigue'

Facts explored at this week’s NTSB Public Hearing on the Colgan Air Flight 3407 accident drew attention to many long-standing safety priorities of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA).

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Aero-TV: ALL For One -- Alan Henley At Cecil 2009

The Airshow Biz is Not an Industry... It's A Family

We all have to deal with trial sand tribulations unique to us... but few will ever deal with the kind that Alan Henley has been facing for t the last year. A consummate aviator  paralyzed while a simple act of playing with his kids went awry, Alan is having to rebuild a life that once meant unlimited freedom of the skies into something a bit more constrained... but knowing Alan, he's going to push those limits as far as he can.

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NTSB Member Expresses Concerns About HazMat

Lithium Batteries Attract Scrutiny

NTSB Member Deborah A.P. Hersman testified, Thursday, before Congress about the safety of hazardous materials transportation. Part of that testimony was focused on the transportation of lithium batteries, a current issue of concern to many in aviation.

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So That's Where The Money Is... Detroit Metro Receives $15M For Runway Upgrades

Summer Project Estimated To Generate Up To 225 New Local Jobs

While we're sure that many of you have as cautionary an outlook on the stimulus package as we do, its nice to know that a solid aviation infrastructure project got a piece of it... and for a change, its not going to an airport named after John Murtha.

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Union Troubles Strike... Pilot's Union

World’s Largest Pilots’ Union Claims Bargaining Impasse

OK, there may be some poetic justice at work here... in which a well-known aviation-oriented union has troubles... with its own unionized workers. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.15.09):

Aerodrome A defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.15.09)

Aero-Linx: The United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker Fort Rucker became Army Aviation’s centerpiece when flight training was consolidated here in 1973. U.S. Air Force helicopter pilots have also trained here since 1971. Fort Rucker instructors teach U.S. and foreign aviators everything from initial rotary-wing courses to advanced courses in aviation safety. 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.15.09)

"As the popularity of electronic equipment has increased... so has the number of incidents of lithium battery fires in transportation. An in-depth analysis of the causes of lithium battery failures would improve the safe transportation of these batteries."  Source: NTSB Member Deborah A.P. Hersman testifying, Thursday, before Congress about the safety of hazardous materials transportation. Part of that testimony was focused on the transportation of lithium batteries, a current issue of concern to many in aviation..

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: AD 2009-10-05

MANUFACTURER: Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 and 440) Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive AD 2009-10-05

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AD: Rolls-Royce Corporation

AD NUMBER: AD 2009-08-51

MANUFACTURER: Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A Series Turbofan Engines SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive AD 2009-08-51

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AD: Pratt & Whitney

AD NUMBER: AD 2009-10-08

MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney Models PW2037, PW2037(M), and PW2040 Turbofan Engines SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive AD 2009-10-08

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