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January 23, 2010

Aspen Avionics Announces EASA STC For Cessna/Reims Aircraft

Glass Panels Approved For 4 Cessna Models

Cessna/Reims pilots in Europe now have the option of installing an Aspen glass panel.

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Flight 1549 A320 To Be Auctioned

"Miracle On The Hudson" Aircraft On The Block

The Airbus A320 Captain Chesley Sullenburger famously ditched safely in the Hudson River on January 15th, 2009 will be auctioned "As Is/Where Is" from a salvage yard in Kearny, New Jersey.

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Airbus A400M Needs Another Infusion Of Cash

Already On Life Support, Planemaker Says $7.3 Billion more Needed To Complete The Project

Already years behind schedule and far over budget, Airbus says the A400M program will require an additional $7.3 billion in order to bring the aircraft to production. The figure was leaked by a French website Thursday as officials from several governments planned to meet for critical talks on the project.

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Supreme Court Won't Step In Over Air Corridors

SCOTUS Declines To Hear Rockland County NY Case

The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it would not consider a case brought by Rockland County, New York, in an attempt to block implementation of an FAA plan to re-direct air traffic. The county held that the new plan would send hundreds of additional flights over the region every day.

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The Ultimate Wi-Fi: ISS Is On The Internet

The Earth Is No Longer The Limit For The World Wide Web

Astronauts aboard ISS have finally gotten direct access to the Internet, thanks to a project undertaken by  Expedition 22 Flight Engineer Timothy (TJ) Creamer.

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HAI President Attends Meeting of FAA New York VFR Airspace Task Force

Meeting To Review Changes In Hudson River Airspace Adopted Following August Mid-Air

Helicopter Association International (HAI) President Matt Zuccaro attended a meeting of the FAA New York VFR Airspace Task Force, of which he is a member, Wednesday and Thursday of last week. The meeting took place at the Federal Building in lower Manhattan, New York City.

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New BushCub Sportsman Assemblies Introduced At Sebring

Airframe Being Displayed "Naked" To Show Construction Techniques

Bushwhacker Aircraft Company unveiled its new BushCub Sportsman Fuselage and Wing Assemblies Thursday at the Sebring Light Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida.

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Religious Item On An Airplane Mistaken For An Explosive Device

Aircraft Was Diverted To Philadelphia

A religious item called a tefillin being used by a Jewish teenager on board a US Airways flight from New York to Louisville was mistaken for a bomb, and the flight made an unscheduled stop in Philadelphia while a bomb squad checked it out.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.23.10)

"The standards in small aircraft are very known to everyone and so there may be a little reticence still in buying something a little bit newer." Source: Bonni Boone, an attendee at the Sport Aviaton Expo in Sebring, responding to a question about potential barriers to LSA ownership.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.23.10): Ident

A request for a pilot to activate the aircraft transponder identification feature. This will help the controller to confirm an aircraft identity or to identify an aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.23.10)

Sebring Light Sport Aircraft Expo

Where are we? Pretty much right smack dab in the middle of the Florida peninsula surrounded by Light Sport airplanes. If you're not going to get a chance to come to the event, here's an overview of show. And be sure to check Aero TV for a look at some of the airplanes and other items on display here.

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