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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups,

The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin G1000H glass cockpit installed. Certification of the 480B-G was completed in July, making the 480B-G the only helicopter in its class offering this sophisticated electronic equipment. A group of two dozen Indonesian flight school students who had signed up for training at Accessible Aviation International and California Flight Center in Long Beach, California found themselves in the middle of what looks like a scam when the offices of the school were suddenly vacated. We are all aware of the World War II “Glamour airplanes,” like the P 51, B-17 and numerous others that everybody knows about. However, there were also airplanes that worked and fought hard but never get mentioned. Such is the case of the Douglas O-46. All this... and MORE in today's episode of

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Aloft Technologies Announces Debut Of Clarity Aloft Pro Plus Headset

Will Be Introduced At NBAA In Orlando

Aloft Technologies, manufacturer of aviation headsets in use worldwide,   announced the debut of their newest offering for the professional pilot, the Clarity Aloft Pro Plus, for its first introduction at the National Business Aircraft Association Convention in Orlando, Florida this week. 

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Garmin Continues To Increase Capability For G1000 King Air

New Updates For King Air C90, Added Savings On Key Safety Options For 200/300 Series

Garmin has introduced new capabilities and enhanced operational benefits for King Air C90 aircraft and the availability of the new Platinum Plus upgrade package for the King Air 200/300 series, which provides substantial savings on safety enhancing G1000 options.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Embraer Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Ethanol-Powered Ipanema

First Airplane Delivered October 19, 2004

The Ipanema agricultural airplane, powered by ethanol (hydrated alcohol) – EMB 202A, celebrated its 10th anniversary since certification on Sunday, October 19. The Ipanema was the first airplane produced in series, in the world, to leave the factory already certified to fly with this type of fuel – the same as is used in automobiles – and it is still the only one.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Airborne at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus

At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet said that it is months away from first deliveries of the new airplane. After the news conference, ANN Editor in Chief Jim Campbell talked with HondaJet CEO Michimasa Fujino about getting the airplane into the hands of customers. If you are interested in what’s going on at NBAA 2014, the best place to start is by reading the Honeywell Global Business Aviation Forecast. This detailed report brings into focus what is expected in business aviation over the next decade. Several orders for the G500 were announced along with the rollout. Among the most innovative features of the new Gulfstream jets is their fly-by-wire systems includes an Active Control Sidestick. Gulfstream says the ACS system offers enhanced safety and situational awareness over passive sticks through tactile feedback. With electron

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

ARSA Celebrates Three Decades As Voice Of Aviation Maintenance

Celebration Held At Beginning Of 2014 Strategic Leadership Conference

On Oct. 15, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) celebrated its 30th birthday with a reception and dinner to open the 2014 Strategic Leadership Conference (SLC). The event continued on Oct. 16 with a full agenda that explored the state of the aviation maintenance industry.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Gone West: Wings Of Mercy Founder Peter VandenBosch

Founded Charitable Air Transportation Organization In 1991

Wings of Mercy Founder Peter VandenBosch died last week at the age of 91, according to the organization. Peter had recently experienced a significant decline after enjoying many years of good health.  

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Elbit Systems Delivers 1,500th Enhanced Vision System

Improves Situational Awareness, Provides Safer Continued Descent Below Decision Altitude

Elbit Systems of America has delivered ts 1,500th Enhanced Vision System (EVS). The Kollsman EVS is a key component of an aircraft’s Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) which is certified for full operational credits.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Bell Helicopter Delivers First HEMS Bell 429 In The U.K.

Aircraft Goes To Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust (WAACT) has taken delivery of the U.K.'s first Bell 429 to be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS).

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

European Investment Bank Backs Urgent Monrovia Airport Runway Upgrade

Follows Agreement Signed In Washington, D.C.

Urgently needed work to upgrade the runway and address safety at Liberia's main airport in the capital Monrovia will be backed by Europe's long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank, following an agreement signed in Washington D.C.

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