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October 26, 2013

Airborne at NBAA Day 2 Redux: Huerta Blows Off NBAA, Eclipse 550!, Falcon 5X

Sam Graves, Bell's New 429WLG, HondaJet Update, No Plane No Gain Campaign

Tuesday marked the official opening of the NBAA convention in Las Vegas. The scheduled keynote speaker was FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, but he cancelled his appearance at the last minute. It was to have been one of the administrator's first appearances since the end of the partial government shutdown, and in the end, Huerta used the shutdown as his reason for not attending. Instead, Congressmen Sam graves addressed the opening session. Graves is the chair of the House general aviation caucus. Graves said that the closure of the aircraft registry office was the result of a la

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NBAA Says Convention A Resounding Success For The Business Aviation Industry

Nearly 25,500 People Attended The Convention And Exhibition In Las Vegas

The NBAA’s 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013) concluded Thursday, marking three days filled with robust exhibitor and attendee participation, a number of news-making announcements from products and services providers, and other exciting show features.

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NTSB: No Tire Problems Apparent On Jet That Hit A Hangar In Santa Monica

Preliminary Report Indicates All Three Tires Were Inflated And Showed No Abnormal Signs Of Wear

Witness reports from an accident in Santa Monica, CA involving a Cessna Citation indicated that the airplane appeared to "blow a tire" on landing, causing it to veer off the runway and impact a hangar. The accident and ensuing fire resulted in the fatal injury of the four people on board the airplane. But the NTSB's preliminary report does not indicate that there was a problem with the tires on the airplane.

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Aviation Maintenance Leaders Head To DC

ARSA Strategic Leadership Conference Analyzes Landscape Of The Industry

Executives from aviation maintenance companies around the world convened in Washington, D.C. Thursday to hear how industry, regulatory, and legislative changes will impact their bottom lines in 2014.

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TruTrak Announces New Ownership And Leadership

Company Veteran Andrew Barker Takes Over As President And CEO

TruTrak Flight Systems is pleased to announce a new President and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Barker. Andrew has been with the company since its founding and a partner with founder, Jim Younkin for seven years. Andrew and Jim have jointly designed every major TruTrak product. After more than 50 years working in aviation, Jim has decided to sell his portion of the company to the other existing owners and retire from TruTrak.

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NTSB: Medical Helo Made Unusual Course Change Before TN Accident

No Patient On Board When Aircraft Went Down In A Wooded Area

A medical helicopter that went down in a wooded area of Tennessee en route to pick up a patient Tuesday made an unusual course change prior to the accident, according to the NTSB. No reason for that course change was given.

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Southwest Airlines Reports Record Third Quarter Profit

Kelly: Company Is 'Fully On Track' With AirTran Integration

Southwest Airlines has reported its third quarter 2013 results, showing a record profit for the airline. The third quarter net income of $259 million, included $18 million (net) of favorable special items, compared to net income of $16 million in third quarter 2012, which included $81 million (net) of unfavorable special items.

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Australian Firefighting Plane Down Battling Wildfire

Pilot Fatally Injured In The Accident

The pilot of an Australian firefighting airplane was fatally injured when the aircraft went down in a remote and rugged area of New South Wales while water-bombing a wildfire south of Sydney.

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LSA Pylon Races Planned Beginning In January

Single-Type Aircraft Will Compete Around A Closed Course

The company that builds a line of high-performance LSA compliant aircraft has established the Sport Pilot Air Races (SPAR), which is set to debut in January of next year.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.26.13)

"The plane was coming in to do what it has routinely done, dropping another load of water. At some point, it's crashed." Source: New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, briefing reporters on an accident that occurred during a firefighting mission south of Sydney, Australia.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.26.13): Terrain Awareness And Warning System (TAWS)

Terrain Awareness And Warning System (TAWS) A timed-based system that provides information concerning potential hazards with fixed objects by using GPS positioning and a database of terrain and obstructions to provide true predictability of the upcoming terrain and obstacles.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.26.13)

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana

The stated mission of the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana is to "preserve and promote aviation and military history and the legacy of the men and women who contributed to it."

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