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June 21, 2008

Around The World In 40 Days... In A DA40!

2250 NM Nonstop From Japan To Alaska!

Now... here's a guy who loves to fly... all over the world! Marc Aurel Lehman took delivery of his DA40XL at Diamond's London, Ontario facility last summer. Currently, he is back in London for some scheduled maintenance and upgrade of his G1000 with GARMIN's new SVT (Synthetic Vision Technology).

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Cirrus Announces Perspective Simulator Training with Frasca FTD

Cirrus Design is now offering simulator training for their new Perspective avionics installation on SR22s. Frasca International has upgraded their existing Frasca Cirrus Flight Training Device (FTD) with new Perspective avionics from Garmin. The device was installed this month and is up and running at the Cirrus facility.

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Navy Pilot Missing In Action From the Vietnam War is ID'd

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) has announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Boeing Achieves 787 'Power On'

Can You Feel The Power?

 Boeing has finally completed the Power On sequence for the first 787 Dreamliner, marking the completion of the next major milestone on the path to first flight later this year.

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GAMA Board Establishes Environment Committee

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has established an Environment Committee to represent the general aviation (GA) manufacturing industry's environmental policy and coordinate with other aerospace industry stakeholders and government entities.

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Cessna Takes $87 Million Citation Order at CBAA from Execaire

Cessna is scarfing up big bucks North of the Border at the 47th annual Canadian Business Aviation Association convention and trade show, an order from Execaire for nine Citations. The order consists of four Citation Mustangs, three Citation Sovereigns, and two Citations XLS+ aircraft.

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NASA Encourages Education In Celebration Of The 50th Anniversary

NASA celebrates this year's 50th anniversary with the creation of an educational card game, "You've Been Sentenced! - NASA 50th Anniversary Special Edition." NASA and McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds formed a partnership in April of 2008 to create the game, which bears a few similarities to Scrabble.

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Civilian Receives $10,000 For USAF Canopy Repair 'IDEA'

A civilian's suggestion to let the base egress shop repair F-16 Fighting Falcon canopies instead of sending them off base earned him $10,000 and will save the Air Force more than $1 million.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.21.08)


Walter E. Lees, Pioneer Pilot, soloed in 1912 and continued in aviation until 1945. He flew approximately 12,000 hours and handled over 60 different types of aircraft. In 1931, he set a non-refueling endurance record in a Packard-Diesel powered Bellanca which stood until 1986.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.21.08): Offset Localizer


An angular offset of the localizer from the runway extended center line, in a direction away from the no transgression zone (NTZ) that increases the normal operating zone (NOZ) width. An offset requires a 50-foot increase in the decision height (DH) and is not authorized for CAT II and CAT III approaches.    

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.21.08)

"There is plenty of work to be done between now and first flight, but with every step forward we grow more and more confident."


Source: Pat Shanahan, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, following Boeing's completion of the 'Power On' sequence for the first 787 Dreamliner, marking the completion of the next major milestone on the path to first flight later this year.'Power On' is a complex series of tasks and tests that bring electrical power onto the airplane and begin to exercise the use of the electrical systems. The 787 is a more-electric airplane with the pneumatic, or bleed air, system being totally replaced by electronics.

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