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October 29, 2009

ANN Special Feature: Part I: IAM's Tom Buffenbarger at NBAA - 10.29.09

In opening-day comments at NBAA 2009, Tom Buffenbarger, International President of the Internation Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, tells attendees that teamwork between business an

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ANN Special Feature: Part II: IAM's Tom Buffenbarger at NBAA - 10.30.09

In opening-day comments at NBAA 2009, Tom Buffenbarger, International President of the Internation Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, tells attendees they should lobby The White House

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.29.09

Ares I is a success for NASA so far.
Some Silver State students recover part of their money.
And Ed Bolen's happy with NBAA 2009.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.29.09

Ares I is a success for NASA so far.
Some Silver State students recover part of their money.
And Ed Bolen's happy with NBAA 2009.


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President Signs Defense Authorization Act

F-22 Program Capped, F136 Engine Included

President Barack Obama signed the fiscal 2010 National Defense Authorization Act during a ceremony at the White House Wednesday. Obama hailed the act, which contains $680.2 billion in military budget authority, as transformational legislation that targets wasteful defense spending.

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Aerospace Industry Leaders Will Debate America’s Next Steps In Space

Panels Will Discuss Low Earth Orbit And Heavy Lift Missions

The roar of a successful Ares 1-X test launch will have barely subsided when aerospace industry leaders meet November 2 to debate the future of America’s space programs in light of the recent findings by the Augustine Commission.

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NTSB Releases Probable Cause Report In 2008 Medical Helo Incident

"Pilot Failed To Arrest Descent"

The NTSB said Tuesday that the probable cause of the crash of a Maryland State Police (MSP) helicopter emergency medical services flight was the pilot's attempt to regain visual conditions by performing a rapid descent and his failure to arrest the descent at the minimum descent altitude during a nonprecision approach

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Eurocopter Announces Deliveries, New Orders At Air Medical Conference

Stat MedEvac, Air Methods Both Expanding EC Fleets

Air Methods Corporation has taken delivery of nine new Eurocopter helicopters in 2009, maintaining its fleet upgrade despite a challenging economy. In a related development announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference Tuesday, STAT MedEvac said it is continuing to expand its fleet of EC135 helicopters

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HealthNet Aeromedical To Take Delivery On Two New Eurocopters

New Aircraft Will Bring Company's Eurocopter Fleet To Eight

\HealthNet Aeromedical Services of Charleston, West Virginia, will soon expand its fleet of American Eurocopter helicopters by taking delivery of its third EC135 and first EC145. Both aircraft are scheduled to be delivered on Nov. 6 and will enter service next March.

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Ferry Flight Ends In Fatal Accident

Vintage Aircraft Went Down Shortly After Takeoff From Athens, GA

Two friends who were ferrying a Japanese-built 1957 Fuji LM-1 from Athens-Ben Epps airport to Lady Lake, Florida were killed when the vintage aircraft went down shortly after takeoff from Athens, Georgia  last week.

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AD: Saab

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MANUFACTURER:  Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes  

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AD: Airbus

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MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4- 605R, B4-620, B4-622, B4-622R, F4-605R, F4-622R, and C4-605R Variant F Series Airplanes Equipped With Simmonds Precision Products, Inc., Fuel Quantity Indicating System Sensors and In-Tank Harnesses Installed in Accordance With STC ST00092BO  

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AD: Eurocopter

AD NUMBER: 2009-22-04

MANUFACTURER:Eurocopter France (ECF) Model EC 155B and EC155B1 Helicopters  

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AD: GE

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Aero-TV: Opening Sessions At NBAA 2009 -- Part 4, Arnold Palmer

Business Aviation Comes Together In Orlando, FL -- Part 4

With the end of the 2009 NBAA Convention, the BizAv community has had a chance to take stock of the year that has passed and evaluate their future prospects. While attendance and participation were obviously at lower levels than in year's past, the community showed that it is willing to do what it must to survive, and is seeking new opportunities and business venues as aggressive as the current economic climate allows.

Avidyne's Revolutionary R9 Cockpit Becomes Available For Piper's PA46 Series

Entegra Release 9 Becomes Factory Option

 Piper has clued ANN in on some more good news involving their PA46 series and one of the avionics industry's most innovative glass panel manufacturers... Piper Aircraft is adding Avidyne's Entegra Release 9 integrated flight deck system as an available avionics suite on the Piper PA-46 Meridian, Mirage, and Matrix aircraft.

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Historic Launch: The Ares I-X Puts On A Show

First In NASA's 'Constellation' Launches

By ANN Correspondent Wes Oleszewski As the big countdown clocks at the Kennedy Space Center ticked past T minus four minutes there was a collective sigh of cautious relief. The Ares I-X launch vehicle stood out there on Pad 39B more than willing and able to fly, yet just a day earlier those same countdown clocks had gone past the four minute mark only to be held short of launch as the weather went "red."

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Aero-TV: Opening Sessions At NBAA 2009 -- Part 4, Arnold Palmer

Business Aviation Comes Together In Orlando, FL -- Part 4

With the end of the 2009 NBAA Convention, the BizAv community has had a chance to take stock of the year that has passed and evaluate their future prospects.

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Bolen Tells Congress: Biz-Av Remains Committed To Modernization

Association Supports RTCA's Recommendations for Continued 'NextGen' Transformation

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation today that despite the sharp economic downturn that has roiled the industry, GA remains steadfast in its support of modernization of the nation's air traffic control system.  

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Low Visibility Blamed For Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

Accident Occurred Following Firefight

U.S. military authorities have determined that the cause of an MH-47 helicopter crash in Afghanistan's Badghis province October 26 was a combination of factors caused by very low visibility, officials said Wednesday. The crash killed seven U.S. servicemembers and three U.S. civilians.

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GAMA Testifies On Implementation Of NextGen

Hennig Calls NextGen A 'Paradigm Shift' In Air Traffic Control

 Representatives from GAMA testified Wednesday Before the House Subcommittee on Aviation that implementing recommendations of the RTCA Mid-Term Implementation Task Force report is a crucial step towards near-term success for NextGen and will be imperative in helping to realize long-term  benefits.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.29.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.29.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.29.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: IAM's Tom Buffenbarger at NBAA - 10.29.09 (ANN Special Report, with The IAM's Tom Buffenbarger)

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CAN Receives $25,000 Donation From Wings Club

Appreciation Plaques Will Be Placed At 10 FBOs

Corporate Angel Network, the national public charity that arranges free flights to treatment for cancer patients by using empty seats on business aircraft, was presented a $25,000 check in a ceremony held during The Wings Club's annual dinner dance at the Waldorf-Astoria.

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ANN and Aero-TV Are Ready To Bring YOU DAILY Coverage of AOPA2009

Attention GA Companies... It's TIME To Get Your News To ANN!

The 2009 rendition of AOPA's annual gathering is nearly upon us, and, if history is any indicator, it's likely those of you in the GA sector may have some news/announcements to make.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.29.09)

"Ares I-X provides NASA with an enormous amount of data that will be used to improve the design and safety of the next generation of American spaceflight vehicles." Source:  Doug Cooke, associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.29.09): Indicated Airspeed (IAS)

A direct instrument reading obtained from an airspeed indicator uncorrected for altitude, temperature, atmospheric density, or instrument error.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.29.09)

Composite Aircraft Material Certification

Composites have been around for a long time, but they are just now making their way to extensive use in commercial airliners. The certification process is extensive, and explained by The University of Washington College of Engineering.  

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