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October 18, 2009

Numerous Gov't Resources Used In Balloon Search Hoax

Guard Called in for 'Balloon Boy Rescue'

Talk about your wild balloon chase... The Colorado Army National Guard joined rescue efforts for a 6-year-old boy believed adrift in a homemade hot air balloon Thursday. Colorado citizen-soldiers used UH-60 Black Hawk and OH-58 Kiowa helicopters...

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Independent Arbitrator Rules On American's Joint Business Agreement

Found To Be In Full Compliance With Pilot Contract

An independent arbitrator has ruled that American's proposed Joint Business Agreement with British Airways and Iberia does not violate its contract with its pilots. Earlier this week, APA had staged informational pickets at DOT headquarters  in Washington, DC urging DOT not to grant an anti-trust waiver.

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Boeing Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Walt Skowronski To Retire January 1st

Boeing Capital Corporation President Walt Skowronski announced Thursday that he will retire from the company at the end of the year. Boeing has named Mike Cave to Skowronski's leadership role, effective January 1st.

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First Mi-17 Full Mission Simulator To Be Located In Central Europe

Installation Will Satisfy NATO And EU Training Requirement

The Slovak Ministry of Defense (MOD) has contracted Virtual Reality Media, a.s. (VRM), a simulator manufacturer based in Trencín, Slovakia, to build Mi-17 fixed-base Full Mission Simulator.  The simulator which will include a training center, is scheduled to be completed and available for training in April 2010.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.18.09): Stagger

Stagger The relative longitudinal position of the wings on a biplane. Positive Stagger is when the upper wing's leading edge is in advance of that of the lower wing [eg: Waco YKS], and vice versa for Negative Stagger [eg: Beechcraft D17].

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.18.09)

Aero-Linx: International Business Aviation Council The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is a Council of business aviation associations from around the world. Governance is established through the IBAC Governing Board, with representation from each of the Member Associations...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.18.09)

"American is pleased with the arbitrator's decision and remains optimistic that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) will conduct a thorough assessment of its application and conclude that it will improve competition and benefit customers. This agreement is designed to encourage growth and increase revenues so all the participating airlines and airline employees will benefit. It will also offer customers access to an expanded network with seamless service around the globe." Source:  From a statement issued by American Airlines following the ruling by an independent arbitrator that indicates that American's proposed Joint Business Agreement with British Airways and Iberia does not violate its contract with the Allied Pilots A

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2009-21-05

MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes

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AD: Rolls-Royce

AD NUMBER: 2009-21-09

MANUFACTURER: Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 800 Series Turbofan Engines  

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AD: Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems

AD NUMBER: 2009-21-03

MANUFACTURER: Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems T- 62T-46C12 Auxiliary Power Units

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AD: Dornier

AD NUMBER: 2009-21-06

MANUFACTURER: 328 Support Services GmbH Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 Airplanes

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