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December 18, 2010

ITT ADS-B Ground System Cleared For Deployment Nationwide

TIS-B, FIS-B Next Steps In NextGen Deployment

The FAA has given clearance to ITT Corp. in White Plains, NY, to deploy their ADS-B satellite-based air traffic surveillance system nationwide. ITT provides radios, routers, and radio control stations for the program.

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First Affordable GA Synth Vis System For General Aviation Pilots

Symbolic Flight Ready To Ship Photo-Realistic Visualization

Symbolic Flight says it is shipping what it describes as a "major update" to its synthetic vision software that the company claims delivers a  "complete, portable, synthetic vision experience for general aviation pilots at a price any pilot can afford."

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Airbus Signs MoU With Chinese Authorities For Cooperation In ATM

Will Assist In Implementation Of New Technologies, Share Experiences

Chinese air traffic management authorities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus on air traffic management cooperation.

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Brazilian Air Force Completes Debut Flight For Upgraded C-95

Advanced Avionics, Communications Systems For Small Airlifter

The Brazilian Air Force successfully completed a debut flight of its C-95 freighter-wayfarer aircraft, upgraded by Elbit Systems' Brazilian subsidiary Aeroeletrônica (AEL).

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Horizon Air Mechanics Ratify New Contract

Agreement To Take Effect Thursday

Horizon Air's technicians have ratified a new four-year contract, successfully concluding all of the airline's active labor negotiations.

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World Fuel Services To Acquire The Hiller Group

Further Expands General Aviation Business

World Fuel Services Corporation said Thursday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, World Fuel Services, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Hiller Group and certain affiliates ("Hiller").

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A Dozen Boeings Come Off The Order Book

Three 777 Airplanes Among Those Shelved

Boeing says that it has lost a dozen orders for airplanes, including three 777s and one 787. The company also lost a net four orders for 737s, with eight being cancelled and four new orders on the books.

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Pilot Unhurt After Cirrus 'Chute Deployment

Landed 25 Yards From A House

The pilot of a Cirrus SR-22 (N422NR) flying over Nacogdoches County, TX in the early morning hours of Thursday experienced engine trouble, but was unhurt when he deployed his airframe parachute.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.18.10)

“This important legislation contains two provisions that are critical to the recovery of the general aviation manufacturing industry." Source: GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.18.10): Landing Direction Indicator

A device which visually indicates the direction in which landings and takeoffs should be made.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.18.10)

The Mooney Mite Site

The site is dedicated to the Mooney M-18 Mite, "The Most Personal Airplane," and to supporting Mite owners everywhere.

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