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October 06, 2012

Airborne 10.05.12: Avidyne DFC90-Aspen Cert, Obama Blasts BizAv, Boeing Bucks

Also: Albuquerque Needs Helium, LightSquared Rears Ugly Head Again, AOPA Fallout, Footballers Are Crazy

The FAA has granted an STC to Avidyne Corporation for the installation of their D-F-C 90 Digital Autopilot in Cessna 182-series aircraft when interfaced with the Aspen Evolution Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) from Aspen. President Obama took another swipe at business aviation during Wednesday night’s debate,  saying “Why wouldn't we eliminate tax breaks for corporate jets? My attitude is, if you got a corporate jet, you can probably afford to pay full freight, not get a special break for it.” That statement drew immediate fir

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NBAA Letter Challenges President's Mischaracterizations Of BizAv

Reminds The President That Business Airplanes Provide Jobs For Middle-Class Americans

NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen has sent an open letter to President Barack Obama to question the president’s decision to mischaracterize business aviation during his Oct. 3 debate with Republican Mitt Romney.

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Machinists Union Leaders Recommend Strike At Bombardier

Vote Being Taken Saturday On Contract, Work Stoppage

Leaders of the machinists union at Bombardier in Wichita have rejected the company's latest contract offer and are recommending that their members vote to decline management's contract offer and go on strike Monday. Voting will take place Saturday.

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Boeing Delivers First South Carolina-Built 787 Dreamliner

Historic Delivery To Air India Begins A New Chapter Of Boeing Airplane Production In Region

Boeing on Friday marked a historic milestone with delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner built at its North Charleston, SC, facility to Air India. The delivery continues the momentum of the 787 Dreamliner's entry into revenue service by customers globally and marks the beginning of a new era of commercial airplane production in South Carolina.

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Airplane Seen In The Wrong Traffic Pattern Prior To 2010 Accident

NTSB Releases Factual Report From Collision Between A Cessna 172 And An EC-135 Medical Helicopter In VFR Conditions

The NTSB has released a factual report from a mid-air collision on December 31, 2010 which resulted in the fatal injury of two people aboard a Cessna 172. Witnesses told the board that the airplane may have been in an incorrect traffic pattern when it collided with a medical helicopter.

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JSSI Takes President Obama To Task For Attacking Business Aviation

1.2 Million Jobs Threatened By Attacks On Industry

Business aviation support and financial services provider JSSI has added its voice to those critical of President Barack Obama's attack on business aviation during Wednesday night's Presidential debate in Denver.

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Commander, Naval Air Forces Holds Change of Command Ceremony

Vice Admiral David Buss Takes Over As The Navy's New 'Air Boss'

Vice Adm. David H. Buss relieved Vice Adm. Allen G. Myers as Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) during a change of command ceremony today aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Myers assumed command of CNAF in July 2010.

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New GPS Satellite Launched From Florida

Third Spacecraft Of A New Constellation Successfully In Orbit

The Global Positioning System (GPS), which military, commercial, and civilian users rely on for accurate navigation, is becoming more capable with deployment of the third GPS IIF for the U.S. Air Force. The IIF model is the most advanced GPS satellite to date.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.06.12)

“Your comments seemed to illustrate a complete lack of understanding about the importance of business aviation in the U.S.” Source: NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen, in an open letter to President Obama.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.06.12): Radar Required

A term displayed on charts and approach plates and included in FDC NOTAMs to alert pilots that segments of either an instrument approach procedure or a route are not navigable because of either the absence or unusability of a NAVAID.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.06.12)

Experimental Soaring Association

Formerly known as the Sailplane Homebuilders Association, the ESA is a national source for information regarding the design, building and flying of advanced and homebuilt sailplanes.

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AD: Alpha Aviation Concept Limited Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-20-02

PRODUCT: Alpha Aviation Concept Limited Model R2160 Airplanes.

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