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August 16, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.17.09

The FAA Administrator says Hudson River VFR procedures will get a fresh look.
Customers of an Oregon prop rebuilder are urged to get a second opinion.
And NTSB wants the FAA to screen

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.17.09

The FAA Administrator says Hudson River VFR procedures will get a fresh look.
Customers of an Oregon prop rebuilder are urged to get a second opinion.
And NTSB wants the FAA to screen

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: The Hudson River VFR Corridor - 08.17.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves, who routinely takes students through New York's Hudson River VFR Corridor, about recent calls from politicians to change procedures

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NTSB Makes Safety Recommendation Regarding Sleep Apnea

Mesa Airlines Hawaii Flight Spurs Call For Tracking OSA In Commercial Pilots

In a recently-released final report concerning a Mesa Airlines flight operating as go! Airlines in Hawaii, it was determined that the pilot acting as captain of the aircraft and the first officer both inadvertently fell asleep in flight. As part of the investigation it was determined that the captain suffered from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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Britain To Loan Airbus $563 Million To Develop A350

France And Germany Have Also Pledged Financial Support

Britain on Friday agreed to lend Airbus $563 million to develop its A350 long-haul passenger aircraft in a move to create jobs and boost the struggling aerospace sector. The British government said in a statement that it would loan Airbus the equivalent of 394 million Euros  ahead of the A350's launch in 2013.

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FAA Issues SAIB For Work Done By Western Aircraft Propeller Service

Field Service Difficulty Reports Received About The Company

A Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) has been issued to alert owners, operators, and certificated repair facilities, of any propeller, or any propeller component parts, repaired, inspected, or overhauled by Western Aircraft Propeller Service of potential nonconformities that might exist.

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Boeing Confirms Work Stoppage At Italian Plant

Facility Builds Two Mid-Fuselage Sections Of The Dreamliner

A production flaw in Dreamliner fuselage sections detected at the Alenia Aeronautica plant in Naples has caused production work to be stopped there, Boeing has confirmed.  Structural weakness in the composite fuselage sections could cause a wrinkling of the material that could lead to "significant degradation".

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Machinists Union Files For Elections At Delta

Union Wants Delta And Northwest To Be Treated As A Single Airline

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Thursday took the necessary steps to resolve representational issues for 12,700 fleet service, flight simulator technician and plant protection employees at the combined Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines.

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Sir Richard Branson Cautions President Obama Against BA, AA Agreement

The Two Airlines Applied To Share Market Data, Fix Schedules One Year Ago

Sir Richard Branson, the founder and President of Virgin Atlantic, has written to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, to warn of what he says are dangers to consumers if British Airways and American Airlines are allowed to effectively merge.

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NY's Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Welcomes Girls With Wings To 'Women Fly Weekend

Event To Be Held August 22 & 23

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome will feature "WOMEN FLY WEEKEND" on August 22 and 23 to help expand awareness among girls and young women about the fun of flying and potential for careers in aviation. Post-show receptions both days will offer discussion of opportunities with women pilots and other aviation professionals.

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Flightsafety's New Q300 Simulator Receives Japanese Level D Qualification

First Sim Of Its Type To Be So Qualified

FlightSafety International's new Bombardier Q300 aircraft simulator has been qualified to Level D by the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau. The simulator is located just outside of Tokyo, Japan at the Haneda Airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.16.09): Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI)

Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) An airport lighting facility in the terminal area used under Visual Flight Rules conditions. It is a single row of two to four lights, radiating high intensity red or white beams to indicate whether the pilot is above or below the required runway approach path.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.16.09)

Aero-Linx: Greg Poe Airshows There are few people, these days, that aren't QUITE familiar with the name of airshow pilot, Greg Poe.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.16.09)

"Never before has the U.S. Government approved an anti-trust immunity application where barriers to entry are so significant that any new meaningful competitive entry is virtually impossible. Take-off and landing slots at London's Heathrow Airport are scarce and virtually impossible to obtain at times required for competitive transatlantic services. In the rare instances that slots become available, they are prohibitively expensive for airlines in good economic times and out-of-reach in challenging ones." Source: Sir Richard Branson, the founder and President of Virgin Atlantic  -- writing to Barack Obama to warn of what he says are dangers to consumers if British Airways and American Airlines are allowed to effectively merge.

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