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September 23, 2008

One Fatality In Saratoga Downing Near PDK

Plane Came Down Shortly After Takeoff

Aero-News has received reports of one fatality in the downing of a Piper PA-32-300 Saratoga north of Atlanta Tuesday afternoon.

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Better Times Coming? Eclipse, ETIRC Gain Financing For Russian Production

Eclipse 500s To Be Assembled In 'State-Of-The-Art' Ulyanovsk Factory

Eclipse Aviation has confirmed to ANN, that the Russian State Bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) Supervisory Board, chaired by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, has approved the construction of a factory in Ulyanovsk, Russia to assemble the Eclipse 500. VEB announced that it expects to finance the project in full, with a total value of $205 million.

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FAA Touts Benefits Of Traffic Management Advisor

Program Increases Airport Capacity Through Better Planning

Passenger delays are being reduced thanks to a program that increases the efficient use of runway capacity at major airports, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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World Airways Operates MD-11 Freighter for Allied Air

Will Serve On Belgium-Nigeria Route

World Airways has signed a two-year contract with Allied Air to operate one MD-11F on a full-time basis for service between Belgium and Nigeria.

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USRA Announces 2008 Scholarship Winners

Four Exceptional Students Selected

The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) announced Monday the 2008 winners of the annual USRA Scholarships. As the 2008 awardees, USRA's selection committee has chosen an outstanding group of students in physical science and engineering disciplines from colleges across the US.

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Former Astronaut To Lead QinetiQ North America Space Business Unit

Paul S. Lockhart Named Senior VP, Space Systems And Services

Paul S. Lockhart will join QinetiQ North America in October as the Mission Solutions Group's new senior vice president, space systems and services. The business unit he will head is a leading provider of mission-critical services to US agencies involved in space operations. Lockhart will be based in QinetiQ North America's Fairfax, Virginia facility.

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ATA Says Oil Price Spike Shows Speculation Still Rampant

Reacts To Largest One-Day Oil Price Gain In NYMEX History

If you're looking for some good news about the economy... don't read this. The Air Transport Association (ATA) -- lobbying group for the nation's largest airlines -- reacted Monday to oil's largest one-day price gain in NYMEX history... stating the record increase reaffirms that speculation is playing a significant role in driving up the price.

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NTSB Says Blown Tire A Likely Factor In Learjet Accident

Crew Tried To Abort Takeoff At Close To V1

Though a probable cause report on last week's fatal crash of a Learjet 60 as it attempted to takeoff from in Columbia, SC is at least a year away, investigators believe the plane's crew was attempting to abort the takeoff due to a suspected blown tire.

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Texas Police Say Thieves Ran Away After Quicksilver Accident

Looking For Two Men Who Stole, Crashed Man's "Hobby"

Police in Killeen, TX are offering a crimestoppers reward for information on two unidentified white males who apparently stole a Quicksilver MX-II early Monday morning, then crashed it into some mailboxes in the 1200 block of Charisse Drive.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.23.08

The Physiology Of Aircraft Accidents, With George Bibel

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.23.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.23.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Physiology Of Aircraft Accidents: 09.23.08 (ANN Special Report, with George Bibel, author of "Beyond The Black Box.")

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.23.08

NTSB says two LearJet pilots tried to abort a takeoff when a tire blew.
A Regional jet misses a 172 by ten feet.
And ILFC borrows 6-point-5-billion dollars.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.23.08

NTSB says two LearJet pilots tried to abort a takeoff when a tire blew.
A Regional jet misses a 172 by ten feet.
And ILFC borrows 6-point-5-billion dollars.
 


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ANN Special Feature: George Bibel, Human Crash Tolerance - 09.23.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with George Bibel, author of Beyond The Black Box. George will share some amazing tales of humans who survived high G-forces, and what we've learned from them.

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Latest NATCA Claim: LA Tower Forced to Relinquish Airspace Due to Short Staffing

Tower 'At the Center of Refuge From Hurricane Ike'

The latest NATCA rant claims that air traffic controllers at Lake Charles Tower are not only suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, but are also bearing the brunt of a severe staffing shortage.

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ExecuJet South Africa To Move Into New FBO Facility

ExecuJet South Africa, a subsidiary company of ExecuJet Aviation Group, announced that they will be taking occupation of their new facility at Cape Town International Airport in October 2008.

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M7 Aerospace and San Antonio Aircraft Support Team to Open Interior Mod Center

 M7 Aerospace has teamed with San Antonio Aircraft Support (SAAS) to create a major modification center in San Antonio specializing in custom corporate interiors for regional airliners, business aircraft and helicopters needing interior or avionics upgrades.

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Aero-TV Surveys Cirrus Flyers: Question 1--How Is COPA Meeting Your Needs?

ANN Poses Three Questions For The Cirrus Community

One of our favorite annual events is the yearly "Migration" hosted by owners and flyers of the Cirrus Design flock. Gathering in the shadow of the CD factory in Duluth, Minnesota, it is an event chock full of fun, fellowship, education and more than a few surprises. Exceptionally well organized, by ANY standard, the event hosts hundreds of planes, flyers and exhibitors -- and rarely leaves any attendee looking for more.

Aero-TV Surveys Cirrus Flyers: Question 1--How Is COPA Meeting Your Needs?

ANN Poses Three Questions For The Cirrus Community

One of our favorite annual events is the yearly "Migration" hosted by owners and flyers of the Cirrus Design flock -- which just happened to be a GREAT place for ANN and Aero-TV to gauge the mood and feelings of the Cirrus community...

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NASA's Unstoppable Rovers: A Craterin' We Will Go!

NASA's Mars Rover to Head Toward Bigger Crater

NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity is setting its sights on a crater more than 20 times larger than its home for the past two years. To reach the crater the rover team calls Endeavour, Opportunity would need to drive approximately 7 miles to the southeast...

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CAPBOR: Airlines Get $500M Insurance Subsidy While Pax Get Bumped

Congress To Give Airlines "War Insurance," But Passengers Left On Tarmac -- Indefinitely

With Congress about to pass an emergency extension of legislation re-authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, the airlines appear poised to receive $500 million in "war insurance" guarantees paid by tax dollars...

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Aero-News Network Will Be Offering EXTRAORDINARY DAILY Coverage of NBAA '08

BIG Surprises Coming For ANN's Annual Coverage of the NBAA Convention!

The NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) is nearly upon us, and, if history is any indicator, it's likely that some of you may have some news/announcements to make. FMI: I've Got NBAA 2008 News For ANN and Aero-TV!, 800-356-7767, news@aero-news.net

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First VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Production Aircraft Takes Flight

The VH-71 (file photos below) presidential helicopter program has achieved another major milestone with the first operational pilot production helicopter (PP-1) having completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland's facility in Yeovil, England.

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NBAA: Bolen Underscores Value of Aviation System Modernization

Bolen reiterated the support from the general aviation community for aviation system modernization, and pointed out the benefits of continued system transformation.

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Gone West: Israel Taback

Godfather to Viking and a Fair Number of Engineers

That was a role Taback – who passed away on August 30 -- could play naturally and did, from days when Langley was the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics laboratory and he helped shepherd the X-15's instrumentation through its supersonic flights.

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Whoooosh!!!! NASA And Air Force Work To Establish Hypersonic Science Centers

NASA and the United States Air Force are looking for university and industry partners as they work to advance hypersonic research.

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Boeing Delivers Final Mission System Simulator for NATO AWACS Upgrade

Boeing has delivered the second of two mission system simulators to NATO as part of the $1.32 billion Mid-Term upgrade of NATO's 17 E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.23.08)

Aero-Linx!

In 1989 a team of dedicated Marine volunteers, led by Brigadier General Jay Hubbard, established the museum and the foundation at MCAS El Toro, CA. When El Toro was closed in 1999 by BRAC, a group of former Marines from San Diego, led by Major Generals Bob Butcher and Frank Lang formed the "Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation" and assumed the 501(c)(3) charter from the El Toro Foundation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.23.08): Keyhole

Aero-Terms!

An area in the sky where an antenna cannot track a spacecraft because the required angular rates would be too high. Mechanical limitations may also contribute to keyhole size.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.23.08)

“There is a lot of talk about aviation system modernization and how to get it done – but for it to be fully funded and implemented, government and industry leaders must continue promoting its benefits and value.” Source:  From remarks offered by National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen, at an aviation industry forum earlier last week. Bolen reiterated the support from the general aviation community for aviation system modernization, and pointed out the benefits of continued system transformation.

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