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January 21, 2010

Piper Enters The LSA Market With The PiperSport

Piper Says The PiperSport Is A World-Class Aircraft Offering Performance, Luxury, And Value

Thursday at the Sebring Light-Sport Aircraft Expo, Piper took the wraps off its all-new PiperSport. Piper's entry into the Light Sport Aviation segment is an aircraft that speaks to Piper's heritage.

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Aero-TV Exclusive First Look: Piper Goes LSA -- Introduces PiperSport

New PiperSport Is An "LSA Cherokee"

Finally, we can spill the beans... known for a number of weeks here at ANN HQ, we're pleased to finally be able to tell you that mighty Piper, the company that first energized GA with the (truly) legendary Piper Cub, is ready to do it again with their new PiperSport.

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Aero-TV Exclusive First Look: Piper Goes LSA – Introduces PiperSport

New PiperSport Is An "LSA Cherokee"

Finally, we can spill the beans... known for a number of weeks here at ANN HQ, we're pleased to finally be able to tell you that mighty Piper, the company that first energized GA with the (truly) legendary Piper Cub, is ready to do it again with their new PiperSport. We've been a fan of the chosen airframe for a while and during some really nice (but TOP SECRET) evening air-to-air sessions last week, the PiperSport showed its stuff nicely in a very tight formation photo shoot with our modified Cirrus SR22 (we have a one-of-a-kind Cirrus-designed window hatch mod for both our back windows). It was tough to keep the secret, but the threat of being thrown into Kevin Gould's secret torture chamber (where we would have been forced to look

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.21.10

Garmin introduces the G3X at Sebring.
There's yet another flight planning app for the iPhone.
And Flight Design adds four more pilot centers.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.21.10

Garmin introduces the G3X at Sebring.
There's yet another flight planning app for the iPhone.
And Flight Design adds four more pilot centers.


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ANN Special Feature: Art Nalls & the Harrier - 01.21.10

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks with Art Nalls, the only civilian in the world to own an airworthy Harrier jump-jet, about his experience flying the plane at airshows.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.21.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.21.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Art Nalls & the Harrier - 01.21.10 (ANN Special Report, with Art Nalls)

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Israel Places Conditions On Prospective F-35 Purchase

Wants Aircraft To Include 50 Percent Israeli-Made Technology

The Israeli Defense Ministry has told the Pentagon that to move forward with its purchase of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, it must be allowed to replace 50 percent of the aircraft's systems with Israeli-manufactured technology.

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NASA Names New Wallops Flight Facility Director

William Wrobel Steps Into That Post

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named William Wrobel as director of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA, and director of the center's Suborbital and Special Orbital Projects Directorate.

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Marine Corps TVDL Contract Awarded To Elbit Systems of America

Company Will Provide Tactical Video Data Link For AH-1W

Elbit Systems of America said Wednesday it has been awarded a contract from NAVAIR to provide Tactical Video Data Link (TVDL) for the USMC AH-1W Attack Helicopter.

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IAM Debuts Unique Program For Unemployed Workers

Machinists Union Forms Online Community To Help Workers Through Difficult Times

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), today unveiled a new community service program designed to mobilize the unemployed and underemployed to better cope with the stress and pressure of being jobless in America.

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Army Seeks To Develop JP-8 Injectors Adaptable To Any Engine

Alternative Fuel Technologies, Inc. Awarded New Phase 1 U.S. Army Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded a new Phase 1 Contract for development of ultra high pressure jet propellant-8 (JP-8) fuel injection systems to Alternative Fuel Technology, LLC (AFT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alternative Fuel Technologies, Inc.

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Eurocopter Meets 2009 Delivery Targets

Decrease In Civilian Orders Offset By Increase In Military Contracts

Despite the world economic crisis which caused a sharp order decline in the civil market for light helicopters, Eurocopter met its business and delivery objectives for 2009 and stabilized its turnover at the level of its record year, 2008, the company said Wednesday.

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Overweight Flyers May Be Charged Nearly Double On Air France-KLM

Charges Would Apply To Those Unable To Fit Into A Single Seat

Obese passengers who are unable to fit into a single standard airline seat will be charged nearly double the normal fare on full Air France KLM flights, the airlines announce Tuesday.

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Aero-TV: Dynon’s SkyView System – Avionics Solution for LSA, EXP Market

Dynon Intro's New $3,900 SkyView Glass Panel

Late last fall, Dynon raised the bar on themselves with the introduction of their SkyView glass cockpit system destined for the Experimental and LSA markets. Dynon's SkyView reportedly offers high quality glass panel avionics with 'incredibly bright' screens, redundant systems, design flexibility, and future upgradability -- and at an affordable price.

Aero-TV: Dynon’s SkyView System – Avionics Solution for LSA, EXP Market

Dynon Intro's New $3,900 SkyView Glass Panel

Late last fall, Dynon raised the bar on themselves with the introduction of their SkyView glass cockpit system destined for the Experimental and LSA markets. Dynon's SkyView reportedly offers high quality glass panel avionics with 'incredibly bright' screens, redundant systems, design flexibility, and future upgradability -- and at an affordable price (yeah, we like that part, too).

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Pilots: U.S. and Canada Must Shift To Trust-Based Aviation Security

ALPA White Paper Frames New Approach To Enhance Aviation Security and Improve Travel Experience

ALPA, the Air Line Pilots Association, is calling for improvements in the aviation security screening system that will allow trustworthy passengers to be promptly cleared through security, while focusing much greater resources on those whose trustworthiness is unknown or in doubt.

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FAA Authorizes Additional UAV Flights At Crisis City

Site Is An Emergency Response Training Center In Kansas

The FAA has issued a Certificate of Authorization (COA) for the FH 500 UAV which is operated and built by Flint Hills Solutions of Augusta, KS.  The COA allows for safe operations at Crisis City, an emergency response training area in the NAS located in Kansas.

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FAA, Parks Service, Begin Work On Death Valley Air Tour Management Plan

It's A Balancing Act Between Environment, Culture, And Business

The FAA, with the National Parks Service (NPS) as a cooperating agency, has initiated development of an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) for Death Valley National Park (DEVA).

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Dayton, OH Looks To Become A National UAV Training Center

But Rules Still Prohibit Flight Within NAS

Business leaders near Dayton, Ohio, are working towards establishing the region as a national center for development of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), but have been unable to get permission to fly UAV's in the area, a development they say would be "critical" to their success.

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Argentine Coast Guard Helo Crashes, Two Dead

Pilots Had More Than 10,000 Hours Combined Experience

A Schweizer 300C helicopter of the Argentine Coast Guard went down Tuesday on a post-maintenance test flight at the San Fernando Naval Base. The highly experienced crew of two did not survive the accident.

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American Joins The Excess(ive) Baggage Fee Chorus

Latest Airline To Increase Charges For Suitcases

American Airline recently announced it would join the other legacy carriers in raising the fees they charge for checked baggage.

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First Upgraded Lynx Helicopters Back In Service

The Upgrades On Twelve Mk9s Were Ordered By The MOD A Year Ago

The first four upgraded Lynx Mk9 helicopters, which are to be sent to Afghanistan, have re-entered service, with three of the aircraft now being used for training, prior to deployment, at 9 Regiment Army Air Corps in Dishforth, North Yorkshire.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.21.10)

“Identifying trustworthy individuals is critical, so that more time and scrutiny can be given to those passengers about whom little is known and to those who may intend to do us harm.” Source:  ALPA President Capt. John Prater.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.21.10): Minimum Fuel

Indicates that an aircraft's fuel supply has reached a state where, upon reaching the destination, it can accept little or no delay. This is not an emergency situation but merely indicates an emergency situation is possible should any undue delay occur.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.21.10)

Assisstant Secretary For Aviation And International Affairs

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs includes two principal jurisdictions: domestic and international aviation.

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