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March 30, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.31.11

A controller is suspended for sending a 737 to check on an SR22.
More controversy surrounds the case of the sleeping controller.
And the fight to save GPS attracts some heavyweights.<

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.31.11

A controller is suspended for sending a 737 to check on an SR22.
More controversy surrounds the case of the sleeping controller.
And the fight to save GPS attracts some heavyweights.<

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ANN Special Feature: Part II: Regulatory Update with AEA's Ric Peri 2011 - 03.31.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Aircraft Electronics Association VP for Government and Industry Affairs Ric Peri about compatibility between NextGen ATC in the US and Single-Sky in Europe, Required Nav

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Cessna Skycatcher Update: Garmin Pathways For G300

Aircraft Now In Service At ERAU, And There's A New Training Video From King Schools

Cessna has announced several developments for the Model 162 Skycatcher, led by the availability of Garmin’s pathways guidance capability for the G300 avionics suite.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 03.30.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.30.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.30.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: Regulatory Update with AEA's Ric Peri 2011 - 03.30.11 (ANN Special Report, with Aircraft Electronics Association VP for Government and Industry Affairs Ric Peri)

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Garmin G2000 Enters The High Performance Piston Aircraft Market

System Offers Features Normally Found On Turbines And BizJets

Garmin has taken the wraps off its new Garmin G2000, a premium touchscreen-controlled integrated flight deck designed for high performance piston aircraft.

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Clay Lacy Keynotes March Business Luncheon Of The Wichita Aero Club

Recounts An Extraordinary Aviation Career

They call him "Mr. Learjet" and "Mr. Hollywood." They say he's a pilot's pilot, an ambassador of aviation, an icon in the industry. He was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Garmin Adds Pathways, Vertical Power Support To G3X

New Rebates Offered On The Experimental And LSA Glass Cockpit

The Garmin system designed for the experimental and LSA market received a major boost Tuesday with the announcement of the addition of pathways guidance to the G3X experimental and light sport aircraft (LSA) avionics system.

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Lockheed Martin Rolls Out First Special Operations MC-130J Combat Shadow II

Flexible Airlifter Is A Combination Tanker And Cargo Hauler

Lockheed Martin rolled out the first aircraft in a new fleet of MC-130J Combat Shadow IIs for the U.S. Air Force’s Special Operations Command (AFSOC) during a ceremony in Marietta, GA Tuesday.

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Garmin Pilot My-Cast Updated With Geo-Referenced FliteCharts

Navigation and XM Weather Integration Also Included

Garmin subsidiary Digital Cyclone has updated its Garmin Pilot My-Cast application for Apple iOS-based devices that offers geo-referenced approach charts, secondary navigational capability and optional integration with XM WX Weather.

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Chicken Fat Studied By NASA As Eco-Friendly Jet Fuel

Hydrotreated Renewable Jet Fuel Being Tested On A NASA DC-8

Researchers are testing an "eco-friendly" biofuel on a NASA DC-8 to measure its performance and emissions as part of the Alternative Aviation Fuel Experiment II, or AAFEX II. The fuel is called Hydrotreated Renewable Jet Fuel.

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Blakey: Congress Should Pass Full Defense Appropriations Bill

Calls Funding Critical For Uniformed Personnel And Civilians Alike

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)President and CEO Marion Blakey has issued a statement calling on Congress to quickly pass the full Defense Appropriations bill when it returns to Washington from its Easter recess.

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Flight School Association Of North America Sets Second Operators Conference

Gathering To Take Place In Mid-April In Nashville, TN

The Flight School Association of North America has set April 13-15 as the dates for its second annual Operators Conference. The meeting will be held in Nashville, TN.

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Geotech Aviation Ltd. Orders An AW119Ke Helicopter

Contract Includes Options For Four Additional Aircraft

The Canadian survey company Geotech Ltd. has signed a contract with AgustaWestland for one AW119Ke helicopter plus options for four additional aircraft.

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Don't Procrastinate If You're Flying Spirit Airlines

Your Checked AND Carry On Bags Will Cost You More The Day Of Your Flight

Spirit Airlines may win this week's award for the most creative to charge passengers an additional fee, and check your calendar, folks, it's not even April 1 yet.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.30.11

Cessna updates the Corvalis with the new Garmin G2000.
Eurocopter will acquire Vector Aerospace.
And a group of AirTran employees votes to join the IAM.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.30.11

Cessna updates the Corvalis with the new Garmin G2000.
Eurocopter will acquire Vector Aerospace.
And a group of AirTran employees votes to join the IAM.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I: Regulatory Update with AEA's Ric Peri 2011 - 03.30.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Aircraft Electronics Association VP for Government and Industry Affairs Ric Peri about technology, training, ADS-B and safety management system issues affecting the avio

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Aero-TV: A 2011 LSA Q&A – What’s Missing From Today’s LSAs?

The Third Question (of Five) Is Put Forth Among The Attendees of the 2011 US SAE

OK... three questions down, two to go... are you feeling better educated about LSAs yet? One of the most enjoyable interactions we at ANN and Aero-TV undertake at the dozens of events we attend is the chance to talk NOT with the newsmakers... but to those that the news we report on affects most... YOU. At the 2011 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, we spent extra time asking the attendees a series of five questions... both to gauge the kind of interest that LSA holds for the aviation community as well as the strength of that interest.

Aero-TV: MGL Avionics Xtreme: The Versatile, Affordable Mini EFIS

Sport Aviation Avionics Builder Offers Surprising Versatility

The major GA Avionics manufacturers continue to impress us with the capabilities they cram into today's instrument panels... for a price... but just as impressive are the efforts of a number of sport aviation avionics manufacturers to keep such capabilities priced at affordable levels.

RunwayFinder Reborn... But At What Cost??

News/Analysis By ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell (Still Alive and Kicking)

On the cusp of FlightPrep's first major public event after taking a cyber-drubbing from the GA community over their ham-fisted attempts to profit off a recent and oft-questioned patent approval, things seemed to have changed again. What was expected to be a confrontational scenario (with GA community threats of boycott related activity to be held at the Lakeland Fly-In), now seems mysteriously quiet. At the center of the an online storm that erupted late last year when FlightPrep attempted to seek financial consideration from a number of online flight planning utility sites for 'infringement' of their IP, FlightPrep was excoriated by thousands of flyers and GA advocates over what was termed to be heavy

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Aero-TV: A 2011 LSA Q&A – What’s Missing From Today’s LSAs?

The Third Question (of Five) Is Put Forth Among The Attendees of the 2011 US SAE

OK... three questions down, two to go... are you feeling better educated about LSAs yet? One of the most enjoyable interactions we at ANN and Aero-TV undertake at the dozens of events we attend is the chance to talk NOT with the newsmakers... but to those that the news we report on affects most... YOU.

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Aero-TV: MGL Avionics Xtreme: The Versatile, Affordable Mini EFIS

Sport Aviation Avionics Builder Offers Surprising Versatility

The major GA Avionics manufacturers continue to impress us with the capabilities they cram into today's instrument panels... for a price... but just as impressive are the efforts of a number of sport aviation avionics manufacturers to keep such capabilities priced at affordable levels.

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GAMA Applauds DOT, DoD Letter Voicing Concern On Potential Threat To GPS

Interference From LightSquared On Adjacent Frequencies Still An Issue

GAMA said Tuesday applauded a recent letter to the FCC calling into question the process by which a company called LightSquared is to proceed in repurposing the satellite spectrum immediately neighboring that of the Global Positioning System.

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B737 Crew Asked To Check On NORDO GA Airplane

Controller Suspended For Lack Of Separation Between Aircraft

The FAA is investigating an incident that occurred on Sunday March 27, 2011 when an air traffic controller in the Central Florida Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) requested assistance from an airliner in checking on a Cirrus SR22 aircraft that had been out of radio contact for over one hour.

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Pilots Criticized For Landing Without Clearance

Some Say Aircraft Should Have Entered Holding Pattern Or Diverted Rather Than Landing

The pilots  of two airliners which landed at Washington Reagan National Airport last week while the lone controller on duty was asleep have come under fire for making the decision to land without clearance.

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FAA-Conforming HondaJet Achieves Maximum Speed

Aircraft Accelerated To 435 KTAS At FL300

The first FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet has achieved a maximum speed of 425 KTAS (489 mph) at 30,000 ft. and a maximum Mach number of 0.72 above 30,000 ft.

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Piper Offers Archer LX Ready, Set, Fly Training Program

Zero Hours To Private Pilot In Three Weeks In The Pilot's New Airplane

Piper is offering new Archer LX customers their own private pilot training in about three concentrated weeks at Vero Beach Municipal Airport.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.30.11)

"Modern air travel for our industry is inconceivable without a reliable GPS system to guide it." Source: Jack Pelton, chairman, president and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company and chairman of GAMA's Flight Operations Policy Committee.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.30.11): Local Airport Advisory (LAA)

A service provided by facilities, which are located on the landing airport, have a discrete ground-to-air communication frequency or the tower frequency when the tower is closed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.30.11)

AirwaySim

AirwaySim is a new multi-player online game where you manage your own airline. This airline simulation game can be set up to contain various scenarios and can start from any year between 1950 and 2006.

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