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February 03, 2011

FAA Grants NVG STC For Twin Otter To Aviation Specialties Unlimited

Company Holds 14 STC's For Rotorcraft, Expanding Fixed Wing Business

The FAA has granted an STC to modify the cockpit and cabin of Twin Otter DH-6 aircraft for NVG operations to Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), the company said Tuesday in a news release.

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Radar Repair And Calibration New Business For Mid-Continent Instruments

Company Will Add Jobs To Service Legacy Equipment

Mid-Continent Instruments announces the addition of weather radar capabilities, including calibration, overhaul, repair and exchange. The instruments company is expanding its equipment and employees to incorporate the additional services.

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Certified: Alaki Flight Data Monitoring System On AS350 Helicopters

System Records, Analyzes, And Automatically Reports FDM Results For Operators

The FAA has issued an STC to Alakai Technologies for installation of Alakai’s digital Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) systems and wireless Internet units on Eurocopter AS350 and EC130 helicopters.

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Pre-Owned Business Aircraft Sales Improved Year-Over-Year In December 2010

Data From Jetnet Shows A 16% Gain Over December 2009, Prices Still Depressed

December 2010 brought some welcome good news in the Biz-Av pre-owned aircraft market. Full Sale Business Jet Transactions of pre-owned aircraft for the year improved by 16% compared to 2009, and exceeded the 2008 transaction level by 4.8%, according to data from Aviation Analyst Jetnet.

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HATSOFF To Helicopter Student Pilots

CAE And Hal Helicopter Training Center Takes Delivery Of Dhruv Simulator Cockpit

The Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying (HATSOFF), a joint venture owned equally by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and CAE, said Tuesday that its simulator cockpit for the civil/conventional variant of the Dhruv has arrived at the HATSOFF training center in Bangalore.

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Aero-TV: Sport Aviation Expo 2011 -- The LSA Industry Continues to Mature

The Center Of The LSA World Resides In Sebring Every January!

It was a great four days... and despite rain, winds, frigid cold and other evidence that Florida had lost its rep as a warm and inviting tourist mecca, folks from all over the world showed up in Sebring, Florida, to celebrate all things LSA. While the first day's traffic was outstanding by any standard and the conditions were likewise, Friday through Sunday attendees had to brave some serious rain (Friday) and chilly/windy conditions the rest of the week. But, through it all, they did indeed flock to Sebring.

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Centaur Begins Flight Test Program

Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) Based On DA42 Platform

Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Centaur Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) has begun its flight test program. The first fully-configured Centaur made its first flight on Saturday, January 22 from Aurora's base at Manassas, VA.

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Analyst: Biz-Av Set To Outpace Other Industries

Many GA Segments Are Already Showing Measurable Improvement

In his most recent outlook, GA analyst Brian Foley says he sees an industry now poised to experience a nice growth spurt, albeit from an extremely depressed base. He likens the situation to what investors call a "dead-cat bounce", or a sharp, rapid upturn following a particularly severe decline.

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