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November 14, 2010

Sam Graves To Take Over as Co-Chair of House GA Caucus

Republican Co-Chair For House GA Caucus Announced

On Friday, November 12th, U.S. Representative Vern Ehlers (R-MI) announced, while speaking in Long Beach, California, that U.S. Representative Sam Graves (R-MO) will take over as Co-Chair of the House General Aviation Caucus starting in January, 2011.

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Successful Hot-Fire Test For Aerojet's Flight Engine

Developed For Orbital's Taurus II Space Launch Vehicle

A successful test-firing was conducted Wednesday of a liquid-fuel AJ26 engine developed to power the first stage of Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Taurus II space launch vehicle at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

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Jeppesen Introduces One-Year VFR/GPS Chart Subscription Service

Area, Enroute Charts For North America With Automatic Updates

Jeppesen has rolled out subscription services for its U.S. VFR+GPS charts, available on an annual renewal basis. VFR pilots in North America are now able to automatically receive updated Area and Enroute charts, rather than purchase charts per each revision cycle.

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Cessna Delivers First European Citation CJ4

EASA Certification Still Pending

Cessna said Thursday that it delivered Europe's first Citation CJ4 to a private owner/operator in the U.K, last month.

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Indra Delivers Helicopter Simulator For U.S. Police Training

Company Says The Simulator Is The Most Technologically Advanced System Available For Single-Engine Helicopters

Spanish IT Company Indra has delivered an advanced full-motion simulator of the AS350 helicopter to American Eurocopter.

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US Airways Express Pilots Form Alliance

Goals Include Enhanced Safety, Improved Contract Standards, Jobs Protection

US Airways Express pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) this week formalized an alliance that they say promotes and maintains the highest level of safety in the US Airways Express brand, improves pilot contract standards, and protects pilot jobs at “express-level” airlines.

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JAGM Team 6-for-6 In Rocket Motor Flight Testing

Boeing/Raytheon Team Verifies Missile Replacement Engine

Raytheon and Boeing  have completed the third company-funded missile launch of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). The test sets the stage for Raytheon and Boeing to enter engineering and manufacturing development (EMD).

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Tanis Aircraft Products Now Under New Ownership

Still Designing Cold Weather Starting Systems After More Than 35 Years

Tanis Aircraft Products announced Wednesday that its president, Bob Krueger, has acquired 100 percent of the company's assets.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.14.10): Glideslope Intercept Altitude

Glideslope Intercept Altitude The minimum altitude to intercept the glideslope/path on a precision approach. The intersection of the published intercept altitude with the glideslope/path, designated on Government charts by the lightning bolt symbol, is the precision FAF; however, when the approach chart shows an alternative lower glideslope intercept altitude, and ATC directs a lower altitude, the resultant lower intercept position is then the FAF.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.14.10)

Aero-Linx: CAF B-29 'FIFI' When the Confederate Air Force (now the Commemorative Air Force) began searching for a B-29 for our collection of WWII aircraft, the war had been over for 21 years. The Superforts that helped end it had long since yielded to new generations of jet-powered strategic bombers, and vanished.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.14.10)

"On behalf of the NATA membership I sincerely thank Congressman Ehlers for his leadership in creating and guiding the House General Aviation Caucus... Over the past 16 years in Congress, Rep. Ehlers' support of general aviation has been unwavering. We will truly miss his leadership." Source: NATA President James K. Coyne commenting on the contributions made by U.S. Representative Vern Ehlers (R-MI) who has announced that U.S. Representative Sam Graves (R-MO) will take over as Co-Chair of the House General Aviation Caucus starting in January, 2011.

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