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July 22, 2011

NBAA's Bolen Urges Members To Raise The Volume Against User Fees

"Our Industry Needs To Act," He Says

NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen is urging the members of the organization to 'pump up the volume' against aviation user fees as President Obama and members of Congress continue to negotiate on how to avoid defaulting on the government's debts.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.22.11

The alphabet groups are lining up against user fees.
CAF commemorates the Red Tail Squadron at Oshkosh.
And Garmin says even LSAs can be ADS-B-ready.

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ATA Commends Bipartisan Congressional Support Opposing EU ETS

House Leaders Agree Scheme Is Illegal, Infringes On U.S. Sovereignty

The industry trade group ATA on Wednesday praised the leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives for proposing a bill that declares the application of the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to aviation inconsistent with international law.

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DOT Proposes To Grant Delta/US Airways Slot Waiver ... With Conditions

Divesting Slots To Low-Cost Carriers Is Still Necessary

The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing to allow Delta Air Lines and US Airways to exchange some of their operating rights at Reagan Washington National Airport and New York's LaGuardia Airport, subject to a number of conditions.

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Lancair Announces New Avionics Suite

The EFC900X Developed For Evolution Aircraft

Lancair International has rolled out a new avionics suite for the  Evolution Aircraft.

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Flight Attendants React To AA's New Plane Purchase

Praises Purchase, But Calls For Company To Resolve Three-Year-Old Contract Dispute

After American Airlines announced Wednesday that the company has ordered 460 new narrow-body planes, with options to purchase an additional 465, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants said that, while welcoming the news of new equipment, there is still some unfinished business.

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Colorado College Wins Loening Trophy

Metropolitan State College of Denver Has Fifth-Largest Aviation Program In US

Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO) announced Wednesday its Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science has been awarded the Loening Trophy, the oldest and most prestigious collegiate aviation award.

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How Anyone Can Make At Least $150,000 Every Year In Their Own Aviation Business

The Aviation Business Is Still A Business

Hello, my name is David Juwel, and I have been involved in aviation for over 50 years. One day I decided that I had more than paid my dues, and that it was time for aviation to return some of the money that I had invested in it. So I started looking around for a business opportunity in the field of aviation.

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CAP Volunteers Gather In Indiana For Emergency Service Training

Six Hundred Students Take Advantage Of Week-Long Summer Sessions

Civil Air Patrol’s National Emergency Services Academy is expected to support training for as many as 600 students for a pair of week-long summer sessions in southern Indiana.

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CAE To Supply Four New Level D Sims

Varied Customers Order FFS For A320, B737, Bell 412

CAE announced Wednesday it has sold four CAE 7000 Series Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) and associated training devices with a total list price of approximately $63 million.

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HAI Joins Renewed Fight Against User Fees

Urgent HAI Member Alert: Tell Congress 'NO!'

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is joining other GA advocacy groups in alerting its members to the threat to the industry posed by user fees, which are back on the table in Washington, DC.

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FAA Grants STC To Turbonormalize Cessna P210N, T210L, M, N

Vitatoe Aviation Gets Green Light To Install New Engines

The FAA has granted an STC to Vitatoe Aviation in central Ohio (SA02918CH) for the installation of Teledyne Continental IO550P engines in Cessna P210N’s, Cessna T210L’s, M’s, and N’s.

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Jet Sales Company Says Light Jet Market Improving

Depressed Pricing Of Pre-Owned Aircraft Making For Good Deals

Signs are strong that the market for light jets is heating up, according to light jet sales company jetAVIVA. Citing recent market data and the company’s own direct experience, jetAVIVA reports that depressed pricing of pre-owned light jets is driving the recovery.

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X-51 Testers Perform Perfectly During Imperfect Mission

More Than 100 People Coordinated Multiple Parameters, And Will Do It Again

Although the second flight test of the X-51A Waverider scramjet ended prematurely, the coordination and performance of the Hypersonics Combined Test Force and the 419th Flight Test Squadron was flawless.

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One More Time: ATC2012 and FAA²: Seeking True Transformation For An Embattled GA

Join Us For A Formal Press Conference At EAA Press HQ, Monday, July 25th at 1430...

It was one of those innocent moments that seemed so simple... and yet... wasn't. While waiting for my lunch at a Cracker Barrel near the holy land of Oshkosh, and looking over a few things on my iPad, my (somewhat) idle thoughts were interrupted by a youngster who clearly wasn't very happy with the world... crying, squirming, a few shrieks here and there -- this was not a good day to be a toddler -- or anyone nearby who valued their peace and quiet. The tot's father did everything he could to quiet the munchkin and seemed quite frustrated until his eyes spotted something among the cluttered kitsch that adorns the walls of the average Cracker Barrel... an old but undeniable reproduction of a pai

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Classic Aero-TV: SeaRey Goes LSA -- Amazing Amphib Gets Light-Sport Treatment

One of Sport Aviation's Sweetest Amphibs Goes 'LSA'

It's been one of my favorite amphibs for many years... and certainly since the day I flew the first prototype in Clermont, FL, out of a dinky little pond that seemed to have barely enough room to float a canoe, much less a two seat, 100 MPH Amphib.

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LaHood, Babbitt Warn Of Loss Of Airport Project Dollars

Funding To The Tune Of $1.7 Billion In Jeopardy Unless Congress Passes FAA Bill

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt on Thursday warned that new construction projects will not begin and many will be delayed if Congress is unable to work out its differences and pass a clean extension of the FAA Reauthorization bill.

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ATA Reports Slower Growth In June Air Travel Spending

Seven Percent Increase Over 2010 Lower Than Expected

The Air Transport Association of America reported Thursday that passenger revenue rose 7 percent in June 2011 compared to the same month in 2010, marking the 18th consecutive month of revenue growth.

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Guest Commentary: The Dream WAS Alive

Doubt Replaces The Shuttle

As the orbiter Atlantis landed at the Kennedy Space Center Thursday morning, the media repeatedly called a it  “bitter-sweet moment.” My question is; "where’s the sweet?"

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Garmin Offers An Affordable Path To ADS-B Compliance

GTX 23 ES Remote Transponder Designed For Experimental And LSA Markets

A new remote-mounted Mode-S extended squitter transponder for experimental and light sport aircraft (LSA) has been introduced by Garmin in advance of AirVenture.

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Is Boeing's 'Re-Engine Or Replace' Discussion Over?

AA Order Includes B737s With 'New Engines'

It hasn't escaped the attention of analysts that the recent massive order by American Airlines for at least 460 new airplanes mentions Boeing 737s with upgraded engines.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.22.11)

“Congress needs to do its work. If they can’t pass a bill, local construction workers throughout the nation will see their projects and paychecks come to a halt." Source: DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.22.11): Remote Airport Information Service (RAIS)

A temporary service provided by facilities, which are not located on the landing airport, but have communication capability and automated weather reporting available to the pilot at the landing airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.22.11)

NOAA Aviation Weather Center

The Aviation Weather Center delivers consistent, timely and accurate weather information for the world airspace system.

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Klyde Morris (07.22.11)

Klyde Keeps Singing The A-POO Blues....


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