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August 17, 2009

Embraer's Phenom 100 Receives Australian Type Certificate

The Jet Met Or Exceeded All Specification Targets

Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry level executive jet received the type certificate last month from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). This certification joins the Phenom 100’s approval by the FAA and Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) in December 2008, and the EASA, in April 2009.

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Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation - Pitcairn PA-18 Autogiro (Part 1)

Pilot Andrew King Describes Flying the World’s Only Flying Pitcairn PA-18:

EAA AirVenture 2009 was a momentous turnaround for Jack Tiffany, leading restorer of the Pitcairn PA-18.  Last year, the team suffered an unfortunate setback when, with only a week left until EAA AirVenture 2008, the aircraft suffered significant rotor blade damage during flight testing and its maiden flight to Oshkosh had to be canceled.

Aero-TV: Expanding the Market - Piper's New Asian Strategy

Piper Aircraft Announces Plans to Expand International Market:

On May 1st, 2009, Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced that Imprimis, a corporate finance and investment management firm based in Bangkok, Singapore and Brunei Darussalem, purchased 100 percent stake in the company from Piper's previous owner, American Capital Ltd. Imprimis cited Piper's considerable growth potential in Asia Pacific, a market that is expected to experience steady growth over the next five years, as one of its top incentives for the acquisition.

National Air Cargo To Supply Kandahar

Company Transports Supplies Under Government Contract To Afghanistan

National Airlines weekly DC8 freighter service will add a second stop in Afghanistan, according to its parent company National Air Cargo. The flights transport equipment and supplies for that country's redevelopment efforts.

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