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January 30, 2010

Lawyer Questions LSA Safety Following Texas Accident

EAA Responds That Newspaper Report Is "Misleading"

The crash of a Tecnam P2002 that killed a Texas high school student and his instructor has prompted one aviation lawyer to call the safety of the entire category into question.

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First Full-Body Scanner Shipped By Valley Forge

Location Undisclosed For "Security Reasons"

Valley Forge Composite Technologies is shipping ODIN, its full body scanner, this week. ODIN is a state of the art full body scanning system based on Ultra-Low Dose Imaging Technology. It provides an enhanced ability to see most objects even when concealed.

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Commercial Space Flight Federation Praises Obama's Commercial Crew Program

$6 Billion For Private Development Of Commercial Manned Spacecraft

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation said Thursday it applauds NASA's anticipated announcement of a $6 billion competitive, commercial crew program, and welcomes the President's show of support for NASA with his significant planned increase for NASA's overall .

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Controller Staffing Drops At CA FAA Facility

NATCA: Safety Becoming An Issue As Errors Rise

The number of fully trained and certified air traffic controllers at Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) has fallen 26 percent in the last six years, according to new staffing information released today by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

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Cubcrafters 'Super SportCub' Becomes 'Carbon Cub SS'

New Name Reflects Airplane's Legacy

The Aviation Consumer 2009 Product of the Year is getting a name change. For 2010 the CubCrafters SUPER Sport Cub becomes the Carbon Cub SS.

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FY2011 Pentagon Budget Will Ask For $10.7 Billion For JSF

$4 Billion Requested For New Strategic Bombers

With the dust hardly settled on the federal government's FY2010 budget, a draft of the Obama administration's spending request for next year shows a request nearly for $11 billion in the next budget round for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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Where Is The Plane? Flight Tracking Added To WSI Service

Company Provides FBOs, Airports And Airlines With ASD Module

An optional Class 2 Aircraft Situational Display (ASD) Service Plan has been added to WSI Corporations's Hubcast Alerting web service, the company said Wednesday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.30.10)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "NASA investment in the commercial spaceflight industry is a win-win decision: commercial crew will create thousands of high-tech jobs in the United States, especially in Florida." Source:  Bretton Alexander, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.30.10): Offset Parallel Runways

Staggered runways having centerlines which are parallel.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.30.10)

Russian 5th Generation Fighter First Flight

The website is in Russian, and there does not appear to be an English version readily evident. But the video controls work the same, and the video is of the first flight of the Russian Sukhoi PAKFA aircraft.

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