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June 13, 2010

NATA Air Charter Summit Sees Big Spike In 2010

Participation Was Up More Than 50 Percent Over 2009

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) wrapped up its popular 2010 Air Charter Summit earlier this week, and organizers say they saw a significant increases in attendance and sponsorship support.

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ILA Berlin Big For Airbus

European Planemaker Secures Commitments Worth North Of $15.3 Billion

The 2010 ILA Berlin Air Show has proven profitable for Airbus, with the European planemaker announcing commitments across its broad product range covering a total of 67 aircraft and valued at over $15.3 billion.

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FAA, EASA Approve Autobrake Feature On Falcon 2000EX EASy Series

Move Gives The Airplane Improved Short Runway Performance

The FAA and EASA have granted approval to Dassault for an autobrake feature on the Falcon 2000EX EASy series (2000EX, 2000EX EASy, 2000DX and 2000LX).

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Summit Aviation Celebrates 50 Years In Business

Not Resting On Their Laurels, They've Broken Ground On A New Hangar And Paint Facility

Summit Aviation celebrated their 50th anniversary by breaking ground Wednesday on a new 78,000 square-foot expansion on its 550-acre site. The new project includes a 37,400 square-foot hangar that can accommodate eight Boeing CH-47 Chinooks or three Bell Boeing V-22 Ospreys.

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Woman Claims Fellow Continental Passenger Drugged, Robbed Her

Incident Allegedly Happened On A Flight From Tel Aviv To Newark

A woman on a flight from Israel to New Jersey claims she was drugged by the person sitting next to her, who then stole expensive jewelery out of her purse.

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Indy HBS Facility Now Offering Factory Paint Capabilities

Service Center Can Accommodate Planes From Bonanzas To Hawker 4000s

The Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) Indianapolis service center is now offering full paint capabilities.  The recently completed facility can accommodate any aircraft ranging from the high-performance single-engine piston Beechcraft Bonanza, to the company's flagship super mid-sized jet, the Hawker 4000.

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Gulfstream Makes PlaneConnect Fleet Data Available Online

Additional Information Allows Operators To Determine Possible Maintenance Trends

An air-to-ground maintenance data link introduced by Gulfstream Aerospace in September 2007 now offers summary fleet information to Gulfstream operators through, the secure Gulfstream customer communications website.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.13.10): Radar Required

Radar Required A term displayed on charts and approach plates and included in FDC NOTAMs to alert pilots that segments of either an instrument approach procedure or a route are not navigable because of either the absence or unusability of a NAVAID. The pilot can expect to be provided radar navigational guidance while transiting segments labeled with this term.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.13.10)

Aero-Linx: HAYABUSA (MUSES-C) The Hayabusa (the original code name was MUSES-C) engineering spacecraft was designed to acquire samples from the surface of near-Earth asteroid 25143 Itokawa (1998 SF36) and return them to Earth. The main objectives of the mission were to demonstrate the performance of various technical items such as ion engines, autonomous navigation, sampling of the asteroid's surface, and high-speed reentry into the Earth's atmosphere...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.13.10)

"The system is transparent to the pilot... It is like landing with the brake pedals pushed forward. Pilots activate the autobrake function during approach by engaging a button located near the landing gear controls. Braking begins as soon as the main landing gear touches down while the nose gear is still off the ground, which is 1 to 1.2 seconds earlier than with the normal procedure. As soon as the pilot pushes the pedals on the ground, the autobrake disengages and the pilot brakes normally. Passengers will feel the same deceleration (0.4g) as in a conventional high performance landing."

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AD: Bell Helicopter

AD NUMBER: 2010-10-12

MANUFACTURER: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 222, 222B, 222U, 230, and 430 Helicopters.

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