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October 02, 2009

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 10.02.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.02.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.02.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: GA Fights Back, Part III - Rural Voters and Entrepreneurs - 10.02.09 (ANN Special Report, with Niel Ritchie, President of the League of Rural Voters, and Karen Kerrigan, President of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.02.09

Aspen gets an AML for more than 650 aircraft models.
Wing-X's new iPhone app does...well, almost everything.
And Carey Bond is the new president at Sikorsky Global Helicopters.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.02.09

Aspen gets an AML for more than 650 aircraft models.
Wing-X's new iPhone app does...well, almost everything.
And Carey Bond is the new president at Sikorsky Global Helicopters.


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ANN Special Feature: GA Fights Back, Part III - Rural Voters and Entrepreneurs - 10.02.09

Niel Ritchie, President of the League of Rural Voters, and Karen Kerrigan, President of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council, rebut the recent trashing of general aviation by politicians and

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NBAA Welcomes Rosekind Nomination To NTSB

New Member's Specialty Is The Effects Of Fatigue

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Thursday welcomed the White House nomination of Dr. Mark R. Rosekind to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The White House announced the nomination on September 30.

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German Team C-Base Open Moon Enters Google Lunar X Prize Competition

Hopes To Rekindle Interest In A German Moon Expedition

Team c-base Open Moon, a German group that includes physicians, businessmen, and engineers, announced its official entry into the Google Lunar X Prize Thursday.  Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, the team is comprised of 5 members and is one of 20 teams from ten countries that are competing for the prize.

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NIA And NASA Announce Student Engineering Competition

No-Limits Contest Focusing On The Moon, Mars

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are sponsoring a competition for engineering ideas, with the winning design possibly becoming part of an actual space project. The 2010 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage or RASC-AL contest is aimed at engineering students.

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Embraer Highlights Commercial Jets At Switzerland's ERA '09

Company Will Promote Full Range Of Commercial Jets Up To 122 Seats

Embraer will participate in the annual European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly. The event, to be held October 8 to 10, is one of the most important airline, airport and supplier gatherings in Europe, and includes a trade exhibition and a one-and-a-half-day conference.

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Loss Of Second 787 Production Line Won't Kill Boeing In Everett

But Washington Governor Chris Gregoire Says State Is Fighting To Win It

As Boeing mulls where to put the second production line for the 787 Dreamliner, the Governor of Washington State says she hopes it will be in Everett, but if not, it's not the end of Boeing in Washington.

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ATR presents the first ATR '-600' series aircraft

New Regional Turboprop Set To Enter Flight Testing

ATR officially presented the first aircraft of its new '-600' series Thursday. The aircraft, an ATR 72-600 prototype, was unveiled during a ceremony, which took place in Toulouse, under the patronage of Dominique Bussereau, Secretary of State for Transport, represented by Patrick Gandil, General Director of French Civil Aviation.

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Path To The Front Of The Security Line Is Still Not 'Clear'

But $199 Security Pass May Be Returning To Airports

For frequent travelers, it was a very attractive. Pay $199, submit to fingerprinting and an iris scan, and skip the long security lines as some airports around the country. Verified Identity Pass, a company founded by entrepreneur Steven Brill, made the offer and convinced some 200,000 customers to sign up for the service.

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ACI-NA Statement On Nomination Of Alan D. Bersin For CBP Commissioner

"Aviation Will Benefit" With Bersin As Commissioner

President Barack Obama has nominated Alan D. Bersin to be the Commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection division of the Department of Homeland Security. Bersin currently serves as DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Special Representative for Border Affairs.

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CAGW Releases Issue Brief On JSF Alternate Engine

F136 Should Be Scrapped, Group Says

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released an Issue Brief on the alternate engine for the new Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Tuesday. The group says the program should be scrapped as a waste of government spending.

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GA Show In Germany Runs The Gamut From Hang Gliders To Biz Jets

AERO 2010 Hopes To Attract Visitors, Exhibitors From Around The World

AERO Friedrichshafen, set for April 2010, will once again provide an opportunity for GA industry leaders to exchange experiences, socialize with existing customers while attracting new ones, and show off what's new in the world if GA. The complete GA spectrum will be represented at Friedrichshafen next April.

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Aero-TV:  Dream of the Boeing 40C - Addison Pemberton’s 26-Year Quest

Addison Pemberton Revives an 80-Year Old Aviation Legacy

Addison Pemberton is no stranger to rare aviation restorations.  Having learned to fly at the age of 15, Pemberton spent most of his adolescent years surrounded by exceptional antique aircraft including Howards, Travel Airs, Wacos, and Stearmans.  It was, however, one particular vintage aircraft that captured his fascination over the years, the Boeing 40.  As a child, Pemberton heard stories of his father’s own adolescent aviation experiences, listening to the Boeing 40s flying over the family’s Iowa farm.  Situated underneath the transcontinental mail route of the 1920s and 1930s, the farm had a front-row seat to the development of Boeing’s commercial success.

Aero-TV: Dream of the Boeing 40C - Addison Pemberton’s 26-Year Quest

Addison Pemberton Revives an 80-Year Old Aviation Legacy

Addison Pemberton is no stranger to rare aviation restorations.  Having learned to fly at the age of 15, Pemberton spent most of his adolescent years surrounded by exceptional antique aircraft including Howards, Travel Airs, Wacos, and Stearmans. 

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NBAA Will Offer Owners, Pilots, LBA Education Seminars

21 Sessions Focus On The Light Business Airplane Sector

There will be plenty of information for the owners and operators of Light Business Airplanes at this year's NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, set for October 20th-22nd in Orlando. The problem may be getting to all the sessions that look interesting.

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Cessna's Pelton Calls For Int'l Cooperation On Global Issues

Business Aviation Faces The Same Concerns Worldwide, He Says

Cessna chairman, president, and CEO Jack J. Pelton said business aviation faces similar issues around the world that will require operators to cooperate across regional lines if the business is to thrive. Pelton's remarks came during his keynote address at the Regional Aviation Association of Australia Convention.

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Wright Flyer Replica Down In Ohio, Pilot Injured

Second Time The Replica Has Gone Down In Two Years

A full-scale replica of the historic 1905 Wright Flyer III has gone down in Ohio while practicing for a re-enactment of the first flight. Pilot Mark Dusenberry was injured, and sent to the hospital after the accident. The aircraft was heavily damaged.

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September 2009 Master Instructors Announced

4 Finished The Challenging Course To Receive The Designation

Master Instructors LLC and its Board of Review take pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators.  Recently, they were all accredited as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the international Master Instructor accrediting authority.

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Klyde Morris (10.02.09)

The Future Of Space Politics?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Midwest Pilots’ Statement On Changes Coming In November

B-717 Operations Will Cease In A Month, Aircraft Returned To Boeing

Midwest Airlines pilots were informed this week that the operations of Midwest Airlines as we know it today will cease on November 3, 2009. On that day, the last of Midwest Airlines’ larger Boeing 717 aircraft will be returned to the manufacturer and all of the remaining Midwest pilots will no longer fly any Midwest aircraft.

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NORAD Exercise Flights Planned Over Washington, D.C.

Flights Planed For Late Morning, Early Afternoon

North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise flights Oct. 3 in the skies over the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C.).  The flights will take place in the late morning and early afternoon.  People can expect to hear and see NORAD fighter aircraft as they practice their intercept and identification procedures. 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.02.09)

"(W)e know there will be new regulations. But we must work closely with the government to ensure the regulations make sense for the way general aviation operates while providing real benefits." Source: Cessna chairman, president, and CEO Jack J. Pelton.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.02.09): Directional Gyro

A panel instrument providing a gyroscopic reading of an aircraft's compass heading.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.02.09)

Aero-Linx: Wright  Brothers National Memorial Monday will mark the 104th anniversary of the event that brought us all to aviation. We thought it was fitting to have a reminder of the place where it all began.

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