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September 27, 2009

Aero-TV: The Sports Car of Aviation - Bringing the ICON A5 to Market

CEO of ICON Aircraft, Kirk Hawkins Provides an A5 Update

After the FAA regulation change in 2004, the newly developed LSA category opened a thrilling new opportunity for aircraft primarily targeting recreational pilots.  In the years following, the LSA category has led to the development of electrifyingly innovative design prototypes, including the ICON A5, the first amphibious personal sport plane from ICON Aircraft.

NTSB Investigating Crash Of Fatal Heli-Med Flight

AS350B2 Accident Kills Three In South Carolina

A Friday evening medical helicopter crash has claimed the lives of three people, all crew persons associated with Omniflight Helicopters, operating locally as Carolina Lifecare.

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ALPA Wants Court To Impose Strong Sentence for CanJet Hijacking Attempt

Lauds Safe Conclusion To Hijacking, But Calls Crime 'Serious And Life-Threatening'

Capt. John Prater, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), has issued a statement regarding the guilty conviction handed down by Jamaica’s Western Regional Gun Court following the attempted hijacking of CanJet Flight 918 on April 19 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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NASA Spacecraft Sees Ice On Mars Exposed By Meteor Impacts

New Craters Show A Thin Layer Of Bright Ice

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed frozen water hiding just below the surface of mid-latitude Mars. The spacecraft's observations were obtained from orbit after meteorites excavated fresh craters on the Red Planet.

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Busy Weekend Ahead For Atlantis Techs

Shuttle Being Prepped For October Mission

This weekend at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians will continue preparing Atlantis for its move, or rollover, from Orbiter Processing Facility-1 to the Vehicle Assembly Building, targeted for October 6th.

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Lethbridge, Alberta Facility Delivers Milestone Engine

10,000th Delivered Powerplant Is A PT6A

Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) Lethbridge, Alberta assembly plant celebrated the delivery of its 10,000th engine, a PT6A engine to Air Tractor, Inc. The landmark engine, a PT6A-60AG produced for Air Tractor's AT-602 aircraft, is a member of the PT6A series of engines.

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TSA And Georgia's UTA Partner To Enhance Aviation Security

Nations Will Cooperate To Build Security Institutions And Practices

TSA and the Georgian United Transport Administration (UTA) announced a cooperative effort in Tblisi, Georgia Tuesday to enhance aviation security. With the signing of a Joint Statement of Intent between the TSA and the UTA, both agencies pledged to partner in a comprehensive program of aviation security enhancements.

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First Embraer 190 Delivered To Brazilian Government

Aircraft Configured For The Brazilian Air Force’s Special Transportation Group

Embraer officially delivered the first Embraer 190 jet to the Brazilian Government Friday, in a ceremony held at the Brasília’s Air Force Base in Brazil’s capital. The aircraft is especially configured for missions involving the President of the Republic and will be operated by the Special Transportation Group of the Brazilian Air Force.

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GE’s Middle River Aircraft Systems And Safran’s Aircelle Become Nexcelle

New Identity For New Engine Nacelle Joint Venture

"Nexcelle" has been chosen as the name for the innovative joint venture company created by GE’s Middle River Aircraft Systems (MRAS) and the Safran group’s Aircelle company to develop engine nacelles for next-generation integrated propulsion systems.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.27.09): Hazardous Material (HAZMAT)

Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Any toxic substance or explosive, corrosive, combustible, poisonous or radioactive material that poses a risk to the public’s health, safety or property, particularly when transported in commerce.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.27.09)

Aero-Linx: Association of Air Medical Services The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), based in Alexandria, Va., is the only trade association serving the entire air and ground medical transport community.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.27.09)

"This is a great milestone for our Lethbridge facility, which has been assembling high-quality PT6 engines for our customers for more than 15 years... The 10,000th engine delivery is a testament to the plant's excellent capabilities and the result of great teamwork." Source: Benoit Beaudoin, Vice President, Operations, P&WC, commemorating the production of their 10,000th powerplant. 

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