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September 16, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.16.10

Sikorsky's X2 has a new unofficial helicopter speed record.
The machinists union urges a strike against Cessna in Wichita.
And airports want Congress to quit stalling on FAA reauthori

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.16.10

Sikorsky's X2 has a new unofficial helicopter speed record.
The machinists union urges a strike against Cessna in Wichita.
And airports want Congress to quit stalling on FAA reauthori

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ANN Special Feature: Flying Magazine's Michael Maya Charles - 09.16.10

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks with new Flying Magazine Editor-in-Chief Michael Maya Charles about where he plans to take the venerable publication in the future.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.16.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.16.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.16.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Flying Magazine's Michael Maya Charles - 09.16.10 (ANN Special Report, with Flying Magazine's Michael Maya Charles)

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EBAA Welcomes New Affiliated European Associations

Russia, Spain, Belgium, Malta, And Austria Biz-Av Groups Join The Club

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) continues to grow, announcing Wednesday that five new Biz-Av groups representing the local interests of business aircraft operators across the region have joined its ranks.

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Cessna's 2000th Caravan Goes To The Caribbean

DHL Partner Air St. Kitts-Nevis Will Get A Second New Caravan This Year

Cessna delivered its 2,000th Caravan turboprop Wednesday, this one going to Air St. Kitts-Nevis to be used as part of the carrier's DHL courier operation.

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Pan Am International Flight Academy Acquires Aeroservice Aviation Center

Integration Of Training Classes And Events Already Underway

Pan Am International Flight Academy ("Pan Am") announced Wednesday that it has acquired Miami-based Aeroservice Aviation Center, LLC ("Aeroservice").  Under terms of the agreement, Pan Am purchased all of Aeroservice's training and simulator assets.

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Horizon Hobby Recalls Spektrum Receivers Used With Model Airplane Gliders

U.S., Canadian Governments Find Risk Of Injury

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Horizon Hobby, Inc, announced a voluntary recall on Tuesday of Spektrum receivers used with model airplane gliders.

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HH-71 Seeks Place As Military Search And Rescue Platform

AgustaWestland Answers U.S. Air Force RFI

Anglo-Italian helicopter company, AgustaWestland, owned by Italy’s Finmeccanica, announced Tuesday that it has responded to an RFI from the the U.S. Air Force offering its HH-71 as an option for its critical combat search and rescue missions.

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ATA's Hendricks Talks Lessons Learned From Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

Communications, Coordination, Collaboration And Recognition Of Shared Interests Critical For Future Crisis Management

Speaking at the Atlantic Conference on Eyjafjallajökull and Aviation in Keflavik, Iceland this week, Tom Hendricks, Air Transport Association Vice President, Operations and Safety talked "lessons learned" from the April 14th eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano.

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Hartzell Introduces New 3-Blade 'Top Prop' For Cessna Models

Designed For 180/185 And Early 210/205 Aircraft

A new prop has received STC approval for installation on Cessna 180 and 185, as well as early 210 and 205 aircraft.

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New Partnership Forms For Space Tourism

Space Adventures Will Market Seats On Boeing Commercial Crew Spacecraft

Space tourism and other private space flight appeared to get a boost Wednesday, as Boeing and Space Adventures announced the establishment of a memorandum of agreement regarding the marketing of anticipated transportation services on Boeing commercial crew spacecraft.

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Airbus Continues To Solidify Presence In China

Five percent of A350 XWB Airframe To Be Made In China, China Southern's First A380 Gets A Tail

CAC Commercial Aircraft Company, one of the largest aviation companies in China signed a contract Wednesday with Airbus for the work package of A350 XWB spoilers and droop panels. With the new contract, five percent A350 XWB airframe will be manufactured in China. 

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'Aerial Truck' Becomes A 'Rock Star'

K-MAX Cargo Helo Moves 2.45 Million Pounds Of Boulders To Over 10,000 Feet

Swanson Group Aviation based in Grants Pass, OR, recently hauled 2.45 million pounds of boulders to the top of a 10,400 foot mountain peak in Mt. Lassen National Park in northern California with a company-owned and operated Kaman K-MAX cargo helicopter.

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Aero-TV: For The Love Of The Plane -- DC-3/C-47s Gather For 'The Last Time'

Remarks and Reminiscences From the Pilots And Participants In This Extraordinary DC-3 Gathering

Every bit as amazing as the birds in the sky and on the ground, the pilots and participants of 'The Last Time' had some pretty intriguing remarks to share with our Aero-TV crews as this pivotal event was under way. A joy to behold, the men and women who brought these airplanes to life and helped keep them flying have much to say about the airplane that not only revolutionized aviation, but helped to defend a world at war.

Aero-TV: For The Love Of The Plane -- DC-3/C-47s Gather For 'The Last Time'

Remarks and Reminiscences From the Pilots And Participants In This Extraordinary DC-3 Gathering

Every bit as amazing as the birds in the sky and on the ground, the pilots and participants of 'The Last Time' had some pretty intriguing remarks to share with our Aero-TV crews as this pivotal event was under way. A joy to behold, the men and women who brought these airplanes to life and helped keep them flying have much to say about the airplane that not only revolutionized aviation, but helped to defend a world at war.

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U.S., EU Trade Officials Receive WTO Interim Report On Boeing Subsidies

European Governments, Airbus Say Findings Rebuke Boeing

The WTO handed its interim findings on complaints about alleged U.S. government subsidies for Boeing to U.S. and European government officials Wednesday. While details will likely be leaked over the next few days, a final official report on the issue is not expected for six months to a year.

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Pilot Fatigue NPRM Published In Federal Register

Proposed Changes Based On 'Sleep Science' Emphasize Flight Duty Time, Joint Responsibility, Training

The FAA has released its NPRM for proposed rules dealing with pilot fatigue. The 90-page document published in the Federal Register is crafted to address fatigue among airline pilots.

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Airport Board In Florida Eliminates Property Tax Assessment

St. Augustine Airport Authority To Celebrate "Airport Independence Day"

In a time when most local taxing authorities are looking for ways to increase their base or millage rate, something very much out of the ordinary is about to happen at St. Augustine Northeast Florida Regional Airport next week.

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Boeing Grounds Dreamliner Test Jet

Engine Power Surge Halts Testing, Crews to Replace Engine

Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner took another ding last week as one of its five test jets experienced an engine power surge on one of its Rolls-Royce Group Plc engines before take off.

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NATA Expresses Concern About Crew Rest Rules For Part 135 Operators

Disagrees With FAA Assessment That 121, 135 Operations Are "Similar"

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has conducted its initial review of the FAA's new proposed rule addressing pilot hours-of-service rules for Part 121 airlines. NATA says it is deeply concerned about language in the proposed rule regarding the FAA's plan for future Part 135 rulemaking.

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'Stand Up Seat' Shown At Aircraft Interiors Expo

Manufacturer Says It Would Create A "New Basic Class"

The opening day of the Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas in Long Beach, CA Tuesday drew more than 1,000 commercial aviation representatives seeking industry news and exposure to new products and developments.

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Intoxicated Delta Pilot Pulled From Cockpit

Delta, Dutch Authorites Investigate, Pilot Fined

A statement released by Delta Airlines said Flight No. 35, serving Newark via Amsterdam, was cancelled "out of concern that a crew member appeared to be unfit for duty." 

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Aerobatic Glider Down At An Air Show In West Sussex, UK

Pilot Injured, But Expected To Make Full Recovery

The pilot of a stunt glider performing with the Swift Aerobatic Display Team at Shoreham, West Sussex in the UK was injured when the aircraft went down after he cut his performance short.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.16.10)

  “In 2004, we promised the taxpayers we would remove the Authority from the tax rolls in seven years. After much work to position ourselves so this could actually be done, we have arrived.” Source: Wayne George, a member of the St. Johns County, Forida, Airport Board of Directors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.16.10) : Dynamic Restrictions

Those restrictions imposed by the local facility on an "as needed" basis to manage unpredictable fluctuations in traffic demands.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.16.10)

Joint Strike Fighter

The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program, formerly the Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST) Program, is the Department of Defense's focal point for defining affordable next generation strike aircraft weapon systems for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and our allies.

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