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April 13, 2010

Cessna Adds Flight Training Schools to Cessna Pilot Center Network

Cessna Aircraft has added six flight training schools to its global network of more than 280 Cessna Pilot Centers (CPCs).

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.13.10

Lycoming ponders the next step in a lawsuit award.
The FAA wants to fine Frontier Airlines 380-thousand dollars.
And Chuck Schumer says free carry-ons oughta be a law.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.13.10

Lycoming ponders the next step in a lawsuit award.
The FAA wants to fine Frontier Airlines 380-thousand dollars.
And Chuck Schumer says free carry-ons oughta be a law.


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ANN Special Feature: Innovations at AEA 2010 - 04.13.10

ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell reflects on some of the innovations displayed by exhibitors at the recently completed, 53rd Annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention

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FAA Expands Air Traffic Education Program

Five Additional Colleges And Universities Open ATC Programs

Students considering a career as an air traffic controller now have additional choices as to where they might like to go to school. The FAA announced Monday that five new colleges and universities will be part of the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI).

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U.S. Navy Modernizes Aviation Training To Combine Simulators

Aptima's Software Supports USN's Distributed, Multi-Simulator Training

As net-centric warfare changes the nature of air and combat operations, the U.S. Navy is modernizing its aviation training, combining its various simulators into a unified platform to better replicate these complex missions.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 04.13.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.13.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.13.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Innovations at AEA 2010 - 04.13.10 (ANN Special Report, with ANN E-I-C Jim Campbell)

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NBAA's 25th Maintenance Management Conference Posts Record Attendance

TRAC Scholarship Recipients Grow In 2010

The NBAA and its Maintenance Committee announced Monday that last week's 25th Annual Maintenance Management Conference drew its highest attendance ever.

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Aircell Announces Newest Member Of Their Sales Team

Dave Salvador Joins Aircell’s Business Aviation Group

Aircell announced that Dave Salvador has joined the company’s Business Aviation group as Corporate Sales Manager at the just-completed AEA trade show in Orlando, FL.

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France Orders 8 Additional Airbus Military CN235

Delivery Of The Newly-Ordered CN235s Will Begin In Mid-2011

The Ministry of Defense of France and Airbus Military have signed a contract for the acquisition of eight CN235-300 aircraft for the French Air Force.

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Daher-Socata Names Distributor For Germany, Austria

Rheinland Air Service Will Market, Support TBM 850

Daher-Socata has made an agreement with Rheinland Air Service (RAS), headquartered at Düsseldorf-Mönchegladbach Airport, to be the distributor, service center and parts supplier for its TBM range of aircraft in Germany and Austria.

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FAA Grants PMA Approval For Able Aerospace Replacement Parts

Move Gives Bell Operators A Broader Range Of Maintenance Options

The FAA has granted Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) and authorization to Able Aerospace to produce several new replacement parts for Bell rotorwing aircraft.

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Classic Aero-TV: Helicycles Aloft -- BJ Schramm's Legacy (Part One)

Three Guys, Three Helicycles... Way Too Much Fun

  Some years ago, it was my pleasure and privelege to get to know a gentle, sweet man by the name of BJ Schramm. Uncommonly talented in all things rotary-wing related, BJ (pictured below, left, working on a Helicycle) had a gift for rotors and was a truly great human being, to boot.

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NBAA: Outlook Improves in WA State Tax Battle

There's Hope For The Northwest

Not all the recent aero-tax news is all that bad... as a matter of fact, there appears to be some hope for folks in the Northwest USA (Note to FL Legislature: Please take a hint). NBAA tells ANN that the general aviation community has reason for optimism in light of recent developments in a hard-fought battle to stop a proposed 0.5 percent annual excise tax on all aircraft based in the state.

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Sonex Aircraft Kits Receive Official FAA NKET Listing

First Kits To Be Accepted Under New Amateur Building Rules

Sonex, Waiex and Xenos aircraft kits are the first to receive official FAA National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) checklist acceptance and publication under the newly revised rules governing experimental/amateur-built aircraft.

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NTSB Issues Factual Report In Tahlequah Helicopter Accident

Pilot Was Under Investigation By The FAA

The NTSB has issued its factual report in the crash of a Robinson R22 helicopter in which the pilot and his passenger were killed. The report indicates that the pilot was under investigation by the FAA for providing "false and misleading" information on a medical certificate.

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United, US Airways Merger Talks Look Serious

A Deal Would Vault The Combined Airline To #2

 Merger talks between US Airways and United Airlines appear to be serious, according to one source close to the negotiations, but details of any possible agreement are being closely held.

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Belite Electronics Unveils Patch Flyer Avionics

Lightweight Instruments Designed For Homebuilt And Part 103 Aircraft

Belite Aircraft is taking the wraps off its line of extremely lightweight, solid state avionics designed especially for affordability, reliability and ease of use this week.

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Embraer And Austral Finalize Contract For 20 Embraer 190 Jets

Agreement Announced Nearly A Year Ago, Deliveries Begin In July

The contract for the sale of 20 Embraer 190 jets to Austral Lineas Aereas of Argentina has been put to bed. The agreement was announced in May 2009, and was conditioned on fulfilling several requirements, which were finalized last week.

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Jeppesen Inks three-Year Agreement With Jet Aviation

Will Provide EFB And Other Services For EMEA and Asia Aircraft Management Division

Jeppesen and Jet Aviation’s aircraft management division in EMEA & Asia, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, have signed a three-year, multiple service renewal agreement. The two companies have worked together for nearly 30 years.

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Vertical Power Rolls Out Integrated EFIS/Electronic Circuit Breaker System

Designed To Simplify Wiring For Advance Electrical Systems In LSA's, Experimental Aircraft

Vertical Power has taken the wraps off its new VP-X system, designed to simplify wiring and provide advanced electrical system capabilities using Electronic Circuit Breakers (ECBs).

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.13.10)

"Airline passengers have always had the right to bring a carry-on bag without having to worry about getting nickeled and dimed by an airline company." Source: New York Senator Charles Schumer (D).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.13.10): Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP)

A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure printed for pilot use in textual or graphic form to provide obstruction clearance via the least onerous route from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.13.10)

JAXA

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency has partnered with NASA of several projects and studies, most recently one reported today to allow the agencies to share data collected by satellites for Earth sciences studies.

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