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June 25, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.25.10

FAA may be falling behind badly in implementing NextGen.
The F-35C passes its drop tests.
And A Commemorative Air Force B-25 makes a precautionary landing in Iowa.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.25.10

FAA may be falling behind badly in implementing NextGen.
The F-35C passes its drop tests.
And A Commemorative Air Force B-25 makes a precautionary landing in Iowa.


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ANN Special Feature: The Quest to Replace 100LL - 06.25.10

Representatives of several industry associations discuss the challenges posed by the EPA's imminent restrictions on the use of leaded gasoline in piston aircraft (from the General Aviation Manufact

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Space Economic Task Force Seeks Florida Public Comments

Web Site To Gather Ideas About Growth And Sustainability On Florida's Space Coast

The Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development has launched an interactive website to encourage public comment on ways to promote economic growth and sustainability in Florida's Space Coast region as it adapts to changes in America's space program.

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FAA InFO Deals With Glass Cockpit Failures

Urges Voluntary Reporting Of Equipment Malfunctions

The FAA has issued an InFO (Information For Operators) concerning the reporting of problems with PFD and MFD devices in GA airplanes.

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First Flight For The Navy Version Of The JSF Goes Without A Hitch

First F135 Production Engine Also Installed In First Production Lightning II

The F-35C carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter recently flew for the first time, marking another milestone in the program. It was powered by a production-lot engine produced by Pratt & Whitney.

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Russian Helicopters And AgustaWestland Break Ground On Joint Final Assembly Plan

Facility Should Produce 20 Civil AW139 Helicopters Per Year

Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland broke ground Tuesday on a joint civil AW139 medium twin helicopter final assembly plant.

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FAA Certifies G150 WAAS Installation

Gulfstream Says System Improves Safety, Enhances Operational Accuracy, Increases Airport Access

The FAA has certified Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) functionality on Gulfstream G150 aircraft, the aircraft manufacturer announced Thursday. The optional WAAS-capable receiver can be installed on new G150s during final-phase manufacturing or as a retrofit on all in-service G150 aircraft.

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PSA Flight Attendants File For Federal Mediation

Negotiations Have Been Going On For More Than A Year

PSA Airlines flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), recently filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB).

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Cheaper Money Lifts Leasing Market Outlook

Frost & Sullivan Says Falling Interest Rates Are Good News

The lack of available capital for the procurement of new aircraft and falling interest rates are the two major factors triggering growth in the world aircraft leasing market.

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New Insurance Program Out For Cessna Owners And Affiliates

Alexander Aviation Anticipates Improvements In Both Coverage And Affordability

Alexander Aviation Associates, Inc. has been selected as one of a few representative agencies for the re-launch of the Insurance Program for Cessna Owners and Affiliates (IPCOA.)

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New Ownership At AirCare Solutions Group

Former Owner Will Continue To Be Involved In The Company

Jeff Roberts has become the new owner, president and CEO AirCare Solutions Group, the company announced Tuesday. With an extensive background in successful business operations and product development, Jeff brings an extraordinary level of executive management expertise.

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Power Flow Offering Pre-Production Savings For Aviat Husky

Tuned Exhaust System Expected To Be STCed This Summer

Power Flow has developed a tuned exhaust system for the 180 hp Aviat Husky and expects FAA STC approval by this summer. They have already received 26 orders for the product and are offering special pricing for Husky owners who purchase a system before July 31.

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Aero-TV: Making Progress -- Eclipse Aerospace Shows Great Potential

The Little Jet That "Almost Succeeded" May Still Be A Winner

All things old may be new again... and that seems to include one of our favorite little jet aircraft, the uncommonly thrifty Eclipse 500. Known initially as the world’s first "Very Light Jet," the Eclipse 500 light twinjet can cruise at speeds of 425 miles per hour, and travel over 1,100 non-stop nautical miles -- all the while consuming as little as 48 gallons per hour (total)! The Eclipse 500 continues to be recognized as the world’s most efficient light jet, while generating the least emissions of any twinjet flying. And that's not idle boasting, its verifiable fact.

Aero-TV: Making Progress -- Eclipse Aerospace Shows Great Potential

The Little Jet That "Almost Made It" May Still Be A Winner

All things old may be new again... and that seems to include one of our favorite little jet aircraft, the uncommonly thrifty Eclipse 500. Known initially as the world’s first "Very Light Jet," the Eclipse 500 twinjet can cruise at speeds of 425 miles per hour, and travel over 1,100 non-stop nautical miles -- all the while consuming as little as 48 gallons per hour (total)!

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FAST Plan: Path To 100LL Fuel Replacement Will Be Long

Final Product "Must" Be A Drop-In Replacement For 100LL

With more stringent clean air mandates, a consortium of industry groups is working towards making the switch to a completely unleaded aviation fuel as transparent as the change to 100LL. But at the moment, there is no clear path to an unleaded aviation fuel that does not extract a significant penalty in engine performance.

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Northrop Grumman Agrees To $12.5 M Settlement In Civil False Claims Act Case

Case Resolves A 2006 Whistle-Blower Suit Against NG

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation has agreed to pay the United States $12.5 million to settle allegations that it knowingly submitted false claims to a number of government agencies in connection with electronic parts.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 06.25.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.25.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.25.10(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Quest to Replace 100LL - 06.25.10 (ANN Special Report, with Aviation Industry Representatives)

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Klyde Morris (06.25.10)

TFRs and Fly-Ins Don't Mix, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Avidyne Unveils Entegra Release 9 For PA-46 Panels

Piper Pilots Are Plunking Down Deposits For Meridian, Mirage, And Matrix

Avidyne's has rolled out an Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (R9) upgrade program for Piper PA-46  Meridian, Mirage, and Matrix aircraft. The company debuted the first Entegra R9-equipped Piper PA-46 Matrix at the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association Migration (COPA M8) event last week in Dayton, Ohio.

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Texas Pilot Loses Ticket After Beach Buzz

FAA Issues Emergency Revocation Order Against Joseph Kirbow

A Beaumont, TX pilot who was caught on video buzzing Crystal Beach in Texas in his Diamond DA40 won't be flying for a year after the FAA revoked his pilot certificate.

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Passengers On Virgin Atlantic Flight Endure Nearly Four Miserable Hours

Stuck On The Tarmac In The Dark With No Food, Water, Or Air Conditioning

Passengers on a Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Newark were forced to endure four hours in miserable conditions when the plane was diverted to an airport in Connecticut due to bad weather.

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Octogenarian Pilot Fatally Injured In Homebuilt Accident

Witnesses Said The Wings Just "Folded Up"

An 86-year-old pilot who reportedly was performing aerobatics in a homebuilt aircraft was fatally injured Wednesday when the wings on the plane "folded up" and the plane went down in a pasture in Weld County, Colorado.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.25.10)

"You flew so close to another individual on the beach that you broke his fishing pole when your aircraft snagged his fishing line." Source: Excerpt from the FAA Emergency Revocation Order pulling flying privileges from Joseph Kirbow.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.25.10): Glideslope Intercept Altitude

The minimum altitude to intercept the glideslope/path on a precision approach. The intersection of the published intercept altitude with the glideslope/path, designated on Government charts by the lightning bolt symbol, is the precision FAF.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.25.10)

Dayton Aviation Trail

There is a lot of aviation history in Dayton, OH, and having just returned from COPA Migration 8 that city, we though it might be a good time to re-visit The Dayton Aviation Trail.

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