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September 15, 2009

FAA Administrator Babbitt Expresses Urgency For NextGen

Tells RTCA Forum "We Have To Get This Launched"

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt delivered remarks to the RTCA Forum on NextGen Tuesday, saying the reality of problems with  the air traffic control system is not reality TV. "That really is the taxpayer sitting there 16th in line," Babbitt said in his prepared remarks.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.15.09

A prominent Israeli aviation family has paid the price - again.
NASA's X-Prize purse will have to write a big check.
And a space probe will be sacrificed for science October 9th.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.15.09

A prominent Israeli aviation family has paid the price - again.
NASA's X-Prize purse will have to write a big check.
And a space probe will be sacrificed for science October 9th.


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ANN Special Feature: Bryan Neville, FAASTeam - Wings Program - 09.15.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bryan Neville, Acting National Outreach Manager for the FAA Safety Team, about what went wrong with the FAA's Wings program, and what's to come.

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China Begins Construction Of Manned Space Flight Launch Complex

Facility Will Be China's 4th Launch Site

China broke ground on its fourth space launch center Monday, as part of that country's effort to build on its manned space flight program. Located on the southern Hainan island, it will be the country's first coastal space launch facility.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.15.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.15.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.15.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Bryan Neville, FAASTeam - Wings Program - 09.15.09 (ANN Special Report, with The FAA's Bryan Neville)

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NASA Announces Screening Of Space Shuttle Artifacts

Museums, Schools Will Be Eligible To Obtain Shuttle "Surplus Property"

NASA is inviting eligible educational institutions, museums and other organizations to begin registering to screen potential space shuttle artifacts. The artifacts represent significant human spaceflight technologies, processes and accomplishments of the shuttle program.

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Air France, Lufthansa Prepare For A380 Service Introduction

Super Jumbo Will Fly International Routes For Both Airlines'

The A380's first two European operators - French flag carrier Air France, and Germany's national airline Lufthansa - are preparing for upcoming service introductions of the A380, which will be Airbus' flagship jetliner.

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Elizabeth City State University Aviation Programs Drawing Students

Enrollment Has More Than Doubled In Two Years

Elizabeth City State University in northeastern North Carolina has seen its aviation sciences degree programs grow from just 17 students in 2007 to about 50 enrolled this year, according to program Director Anthony Sharp. The growth comes despite state budget cuts that have slowed the growth of the program.

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Maryland DNR To Auction Helicopter

Budget Cuts Eliminated Aviation Unit

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources lost its aviation unit to budget cuts this year, so the state-owned Bell 206 BII Jet Ranger has gone on the online auction block. The DNR aviation unit worked with law enforcement agencies to catch fish poachers, and illegal hunters, as well as perform SAR missions.

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American, Delta Eye Partnerships With JAL

Asia's Largest Airline Lost $1 Billion Last Quarter

American and Delta Airlines are eyeing an investment in Japan Air Lines, Asia's largest carrier in terms of revenue. But the airline lost approximately $1 billion in the 2nd quarter of 2009, and hopes to secure a government-backed 100 billion yen credit line.

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Yingling Aviation Offers Lightweight Seat For Cessna Caravans

New Seat Offers Weight-savings And Comfort,  For Single Engine Turboprop Model 208

Yingling Aviation, which has installed more than 100 Oasis interiors in the Cessna Model 208 Caravan, has developed a new versatile lightweight seat (VLS) for use in the popular single engine turboprop. The VLS is designed to provide Caravan owners with an option that is lighter and with more comfort.

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Japan National Police Agency Orders An Additional AW139 Helicopter

Order Represents The Third AW139 For JNPA

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Busman Aerospace announced Monday that the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered another medium lift AW139 helicopter.  This addition to the JNPA fleet increases the number of AW139 helicopters operating in the law enforcement role in Japan to three.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2009-18-12

MANUFACTURER: Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes  

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Aero-TV: Aerial AirVenture - View From the Bell 47 G-2 Helicopter

Attendees Experience a Bird's Eye View of AirVenture

This July, over 578,000 aviation enthusiasts flocked to EAA AirVenture held at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Roughly 10,000 aircraft attended the event, including three Bell 47 G-2 Helicopters offering passenger rides for lucky visitors.

Aero-TV:  Safety Tip of the Week - Allen Silver, Buy the Proper ‘Chute

Master Rigger Allen Silver Shares His Best Parachute Safety Tips

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere parachute experts, Allen Silver has been an FAA Master Rigger since 1974.  Designated as a Parachute Rigger Examiner for the FAA in 1991, he now serves as chairman of the Parachute Industry Association (PIA) Rigging Committee.  Silver sat down with Aero-TV to share his most invaluable safety tips for emergency bailout preparation.

Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week - Allen Silver, Buy the Proper ‘Chute

Master Rigger Allen Silver Shares His Best Parachute Safety Tips

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere parachute experts, Allen Silver has been an FAA Master Rigger since 1974. 

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Aero-TV: Aerial AirVenture - The Bell 47G-2 Helicopter Ride

Attendees Experience a Bird's Eye View of AirVenture

This July, over 578,000 aviation enthusiasts flocked to EAA AirVenture held at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Roughly 10,000 aircraft attended the event, including three Bell 47 G-2 Helicopters offering passenger rides for lucky visitors.

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Public Benefit Flying Award To Corporate Angel Network

Award Presented In Washington, D.C.

For "representing the best of the aviation industry by bringing together corporate America as a lifeline for citizens battling cancer," Corporate Angel Network has received the 2009 Public Benefit Flying Award from The National Aeronautic Association in partnership with Air Care Alliance.

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U.S. And Europe Agree On Civil Space Transportation Cooperation

Agreement Allows Exchange Of Tech Information, Personnel

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain signed a memorandum of understanding Friday for cooperation in the field of space transportation. The agreement was signed at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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Cessna Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Citation's First Flight

The Aircraft Was Named For 1948 Triple Crown Winner

Time flies when you're having fun ... flying. Cessna Aircraft Company is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the maiden flight of the Citation, the first airplane model in what has become the largest fleet of business jets in the world.

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NTSB Determines Probable Cause In 2007 Arkansas Citation Accident

Pilot Failed To Fly A "Stabilized Approach"

The NTSB has determined that pilot error was the cause of a 2007 incident in which two people were killed when a Cessna 500 skidded off a wet runway during landing, hit a house adjacent to the airport, and exploded on impact.

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Air Force Chief Calls For Guard, Active Duty Collaboration

Says ANG Is Critical To Sustaining Global Partnerships

Citing evolving missions and shrinking budgets, the Air Force chief of staff is calling for the Air National Guard and active-duty forces to work closer together. "The skill set of National Guard members is critical to sustaining worldwide partnerships," Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz said during a speech.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.15.09)

"We must recognize that the total Air Force is evolving. As I said before, we need to adapt, but adaptation also applies to a concurrent and proportional rollout in terms of F-35 procurement." Source: Air Force General Norman Schwartz.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.15.09): Make Short Approach

Used by ATC to inform a pilot to alter his traffic pattern so as to make a short final approach.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.15.09)

Aero-Linx: The National Aeronautic Association The National Aeronautic Association is the oldest national aviation organization in the United States. NAA is a non-profit organization "dedicated to the advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation in the United States,” as stated in the Mission Statement.

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AD: British Aerospace

AD NUMBER: 2009-19-03

MANUFACTURER: British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1, Jetstream Series 200 and 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 Airplanes  

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