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March 18, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 03.18.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.18.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.18.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The JFK Controller Flap - 03.18.10 (ANN Special Report, with Max Trescott)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.18.10

Al Goss and a passenger are lost in a T-6 crash.
Two Navy pilots are safe after a mid-air collision.
And the FAA issues a bulletin for Skymasters with wing mods.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.18.10

Al Goss and a passenger are lost in a T-6 crash.
Two Navy pilots are safe after a mid-air collision.
And the FAA issues a bulletin for Skymasters with wing mods.


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ANN Special Feature: The JFK Controller Flap - 03.18.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with 2008 National Instructor of the Year Max Trescott about the infamous "kids on the radio" incident at New York JFK, and some other recent examples of unprofessi

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NTSB Issues Probable Cause Report In 2008 Medical Helo Accident

Air Angels Helicopter Went Down At Night, Killing 4

The NTSB has released a probable cause report in a medical helicopter accident which killed four people in October, 2008. The board found that the probable cause was the pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the 734-foot-tall lighted tower.

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FAA Utilizes WAAS GPS Capability To Verify Alaskan ADS-B Coverage

FreeFlight Systems WAAS GPS Sensor Chosen For Alaskan ADS-B Testing

The FAA will be using the FreeFlight Systems1203 WAAS GPS receiver as part of the official ADS-B testing in Alaska, the company said Monday.

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Testing Of Discovery's Systems Continues

Results Positive On Helium Iso Valve Test

On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians completed a test Wednesday to pressurize space shuttle Discovery's Right Reaction Control System's helium tank to verify the overall health of the regulators downstream of the helium isolation valves.

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BA Unveils Contingency Plan As Strike Looms

Airline Says It Will Lease Aircraft And Hire Replacement Workers

With a cabin crew strike looming, British Airways says it will do what it has to in order to keep flying, should the Unite union's members walk off the job.

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Army Celebrates Delivery of 100th Lakota

Aircraft Will Be Deployed To Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center In Germany

The 100th delivery of a UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter was celebrated at a rollout ceremony at the American Eurocopter facility in Columbus, MS on March 11. The 100th Lakota aircraft will be deployed to Germany with the Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center.

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General Dynamics Awarded $31 Million Navy F/A-18 Mission Computer Contract

Hardware Considered The Hornet's "Nerve Center"

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $30.6 million contract for the production of 118 Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft.  The advanced mission computer provides situational awareness and combat systems control.

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Zenair Ships First LSA Amphibious Float Kit

Extra-Large Wheels Will Enhance Unimproved Airstrip Capability

Zenair light aircraft float production was returned to North American last year, and deliveries of the all-metal light-weight straight and amphibious floats resumed in the fall of 2009.  The company said Tuesday it has just shipped its first set of newly developed LSA amphibious floats.

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Centennial Airport Business Association Says 'Aviation Saves'

... Lives, Jobs, Local Economies, Communities, And More

The Centennial Airport Business Association (CABA) in Denver, CO, is hosting and event next month with the theme "Aviation Saves ... Lives, Jobs, Local Economies, Communities, Businesses, and More."  The event will be held at Centennial Airport (KAPA) on April 28th from 1200 to 1900.

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Alcohol Named As A Factor In 2008 Airliner Crash In Russia

Russian Prosecutors Said Pilot Had An Elevated Blood Alcohol Level

The captain of an Aeroflot Boeing 737 which went down in Russia September 14th, 2008 had alcohol in his system at the time of the accident which killed all 88 people on board the aircraft.

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Aircraft Sale Lands NV Secretary Of State Candidate In Hot Water

Buyer Says Plane Was Missing Parts And Was Damaged

A dispute over the condition of a used airplane that was sold by a candidate for Nevada Secretary of State has landed the political hopeful in some hot water, though he denies any wrongdoing.

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Aero-TV: Sport Aviation Perspectives – How Do Pilots Use Their LSA Aircraft?

2010 Sport Aviation Expo Attendees Reflect on the LSA Market
 
On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, sport aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport Aviation Expo.  Held in Sebring, Florida, the Expo is the place to see, buy, and sell aircraft operating under the LSA rule such as fixed-wings, trikes, powered parachutes, motor-gliders, and gyroplanes.  In addition, LSA industry leaders display the latest in sport aviation technology including new aircraft and electronics.  The Expo also provides educational forums, such as training programs and insurance seminars, specifically geared towards aviation’s Sport Pilot.
 

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week – Checking Out the Aspen Avionics’ EFD1000H

Aspen's Scott Smith Showcases the New EFD1000H Functionality
 
At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Aspen Avionics announced the STC certification authorizing installation of its EFD1000 flight display system in Bell 206 and 407 panels.  Aspen developed the newly designated EFD1000H, featuring helicopter-specific software, in conjunction with Keystone Helicopter, calling the EFD1000H "the lowest priced certified EFIS in the helicopter market."
 

Cirrus Bullish On Company Performance in 2010

Wouters: Year Will Be "Potentially Much Better"

In comments to employees, customers and suppliers, Cirrus President and CEO Brent Wouters said Wednesday the company is seeing signs of a strengthening market for aircraft sales.

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Aero-TV: Sport Aviation Perspectives - How Do Pilots Use Their LSA Aircraft?

2010 Sport Aviation Expo Attendees Reflect on the LSA Market

On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, sport aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport Aviation Expo. Held in Sebring, Florida, the Expo is the place to see, buy, and sell aircraft operating under the LSA rule such as fixed-wings, trikes, powered parachutes, motor-gliders, and gyroplanes.

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - Checking Out the Aspen Avionics' EFD1000H

Aspen's Scott Smith Showcases the New EFD1000H Functionality

At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Aspen Avionics announced the STC certification authorizing installation of its EFD1000 flight display system in Bell 206 and 407 panels. Aspen developed the newly designated EFD1000H, featuring helicopter-specific software, in conjunction with Keystone Helicopter, calling the EFD1000H "the lowest priced certified EFIS in the helicopter market."

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NBAA Reiterates Commitment To Enhancing Safety For On-Demand Operations

Ed Bolen Testifies At Congressional Hearing Wednesday

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen appeared Wednesday before a congressional committee to offer testimony on the industry's ongoing work to enhance aviation safety, including for on-demand operations.

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FAA Issues SAIB For Propeller Overspeed

Applies To Piston Engine Airplanes With Variable Pitch Props

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to alert operators, pilots, and aircraft manufacturers of concerns for an optimum response to a propeller overspeed in piston engine aircraft with variable pitch propellers.

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Air Force Pilot MIA From Vietnam War Identified

Maj. Curtis Daniel Miller Flew An AC-130A

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.  

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AT-6F Texan Down, Two Killed

One Was Well-Known Air Racer Alfred Goss

An AT-6F Texan has gone down in a remote area near Highway 58 outside Bakersfield, CA, killing two people.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.18.10)

"We hope that the ARC's recommendations will be adopted as soon as possible.  At the same time, we didn't look to the conclusion of the ARC's work as reason to rest on our laurels when it comes to general aviation safety, including charter safety." Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.18.10): HIWAS Broadcast Area

A geographical area of responsibility including one or more HIWAS outlet areas assigned to an AFSS/FSS for hazardous weather advisory broadcasting.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.18.10)

FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

The FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 or more years.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2010-06-09

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 777-200, - 200LR, -300, -300ER, and 777F Series Airplanes  

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