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October 25, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.26.10

Discovery has an appointment for its final launch.
Hawker Beechcraft will lose 800 union jobs by next August.
And from New Mexico comes new spaceport vocabulary.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.26.10

Discovery has an appointment for its final launch.
Hawker Beechcraft will lose 800 union jobs by next August.
And from New Mexico comes new spaceport vocabulary.


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ANN Special Feature: Sikorsky Takes a Stake in Eclipse - 10.26.10

From the floor of NBAA 2010, Eclipse Aerospace Chairman and CEO Mason Holland announces an agreement in principle for Sikorsky Aircraft to acquire a minority stake in Eclipse. ANN's Jim Campbell fo

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HBC Moves Forward On Additional Layoffs

350 Salaried Employees Given 60 Days' Notice

It was another difficult Friday at Hawker Beechcraft last week as some 350 salaried workers were handed layoff notices they have been expecting since September. The company also announced a timeline for a workforce reduction of about 800 union jobs.

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NASA Sets Launch Date For Space Shuttle Discovery Mission

End Of An Era Coming Rapidly...

Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to begin an 11-day mission to the International Space Station with a launch at 4:40 p.m. EDT on Monday, Nov. 1, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The STS-133 mission is Discovery's final scheduled flight.

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Runway Dedicated At Spaceport America

First Runway At The First Purpose-Built Commercial Spaceport

The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) dedicated the nearly two-mile long "Governor Bill Richardson Spaceway" at Spaceport America late last week, representing significant progress toward launching commercial customers into space from the desert of New Mexico.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 10.25.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.25.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.25.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Skills That Come in Handy - 10.25.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.25.10

A Florida Congressman blasts the FAA.
FAA and USDA will cooperate on bio-jet fuels.
And the Moon could be a gold mine. Well, silver maybe.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.25.10

A Florida Congressman blasts the FAA.
FAA and USDA will cooperate on bio-jet fuels.
And the Moon could be a gold mine. Well, silver maybe.


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ANN Special Feature: Skills That Come in Handy - 10.25.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about why pilots flying small piston planes on instruments should learn skills such as flying with no hands, and landing at speeds mu

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NASA Awards Contract To Team FREDNET, Google Lunar X PRIZE Contender

Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data Valued At Up To $10.01M

Team FREDNET officially announced Thursday that it has been awarded a NASA Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) contract at the maximum government purchase value of $10.01 million. 

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Flight Testing Continues For Poseidon

P-8A Deploys First Sonobuoys In Launch System Test

One of three P-8A test aircraft completed several sonobuoy launches on Friday, October 15. This event marks the first time the new Poseidon has launched sonobuoys since it began testing at NAS Patuxent River this summer.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2010-21-18

MANUFACTURER: Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 336, 337, 337A (USAF 02B), 337B, M337B (USAF 02A), T337B, 337C, T337C, 337D, T337D, 337E, T337E, 337F, T337F, 337G, T337G, 337H, P337H, T337H, T337H-SP, F337E, FT337E, F337F, FT337F, F337G, FT337GP, F337H, and FT337HP Airplanes.  

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Aero-TV at NBAA 2010: Bombardier's Long-Range Duo -- Introducing the Global 7000/8000

Global 7000 and Global 8000 Aircraft Introduced At NBAA

What a week! Bombardier Aerospace had big news for the 2010 NBAA convention with the introduction of two new jets, the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft. Bombardier's flagship Global aircraft family now covers the large, ultra long-range category with four aircraft models, the Global 5000, Global Express XRS, Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets.

Aero-TV at NBAA 2010: Jepp eCharts For Avantair -- eGuidance For Their P.180 Fleet

Jepp Offers New Digital Navigation Solution For Business Aviation Operators

While the planes get their lion's share of the attention at the recently concluded NBAA 2010 convention, there were other important stories happening as well... such as a software product that keep those planes heading where they need to go... accurately and clearly. Jeppesen took chart viewing and updating to a new level with their intro of a new digital charting solution for the bizav community via the Jeppesen eChart Viewer. The Web-based digital charting solution provides online chart access worldwide and includes an auto-update service that eliminates the need for manual chart updates. The online capability now allows pilots to print charts on-the-go from any computer and serves as a valuable pre-fl

Aero-TV at NBAA 2010: Bombardier's Long-Range Duo -- The Global 7000/8000

Global 7000 and Global 8000 Aircraft Introduced At NBAA

What a week! Bombardier Aerospace had big news for the 2010 NBAA convention with the introduction of two new jets, the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft. Bombardier's flagship Global aircraft family now covers the large, ultra long-range category with four aircraft models, the Global 5000, Global Express XRS, Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets.

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Aero-TV at NBAA 2010: Jepp eCharts For Avantair -- eGuidance For The P.180 Fleet

Jepp Offers New Digital Navigation Solution For BizAv Operators

While the planes get their lion's share of the attention at the recently concluded NBAA 2010 convention, there were other important stories happening as well... such as a software product that keeps those planes heading where they need to go... accurately and clearly. Jeppesen took chart viewing and updating to a new level with their intro of a new digital charting solution for the bizav community via the Jeppesen eChart Viewer.

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Klyde Moris (10.25.10)

Klyde Wants A Cloaking Device... And So Might SpaceX

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Free EAA Student Membership Maintains Young Eagles' Connection To Aviation

ERAU Supporting Next Element Of "Flight Plan"

EAA Young Eagles can now stay connected to the aviation world and enjoy a variety of benefits at no cost through the EAA Student Membership supported by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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MxPro Training Course Receives EASA Certification

Program Designed By Hawker Beechcraft And FlightSafety

The EASA has approved a training course for theoretical and practical, hands-on technical training to support the Hawker 125 series business jets designed by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) and FlightSafety International.

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Group And Backup Subscriptions Now Available For ForeFlight Users

Aviation Application Subscriptions Now Easier To Buy In Bulk

At the NBAA convention and meeting in Atlanta this past week, ForeFlight announced the immediate availability of new individual and group pricing plans for ForeFlight HD, the company’s flagship app for pilots.

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Innotech Aviation Earns EASA Certification For ICAIR In Bombardier Aircraft

Cabin Air-Quality System Approved For Global Express And Global XRS Aircraft

Innotech Aviation has received EASA approval for installation of its Cabin Air-quality (I-CAIR) System on Bombardier Global Express and Global XRS business aircraft.

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First G1000 Upgrade Planned For King Air 300/350

Letter Of Intent Signed With Georgia Company

A letter of intent between Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) and Standridge Color Corporation of Social Circle, GA was signed Wednesday for the first King Air 350 Garmin G1000 upgrade. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.25.10): Virga

Virga Streaks or wisps of precipitation, such as water or ice particles, that fall from clouds but evaporate before reaching the ground. From a distance, the event sometimes may be mistaken for a funnel cloud or tornado. Typically, it may fall from altocumulus, altostratus, or high based cumuonimbus.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.25.10)

Aero-Linx: Goodyear's 'Aircraft Tire Care And Maintenance' Online Manual The information in this manual is designed to help aircraft owners and maintenance personnel obtain maximum service life from their bias and radial aircraft tires. The discussions contained in this part are designed not only to teach how to properly operate and maintain aircraft tires, but also to demonstrate why these techniques and procedures are necessary.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.25.10)

“Individual pilots, flying clubs, flight schools, corporate flight departments, government agencies, charter operators, and major airlines are adopting tablet computers, such as the iPad, at an eye-opening rate. It was clear that in order to keep up with customer demand, we needed two additional things: simple pricing for a single pilot or plane carrying two devices, and simple pricing and management for multi-user ForeFlight subscriptions." Source: Tyson Weihs, Co-Founder of ForeFlight, commenting on the availability of their software products in quantity and the startling acceptance of this type of product by today's pilots.

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