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June 17, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.17.10

Spirit Airlines Pilots are already headed back to work.
Students leaern to build small projects to be carried on sounding rockets.
And US and EU aviation biggies meet in Brussels.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.17.10

Spirit Airlines Pilots are already headed back to work.
Students leaern to build small projects to be carried on sounding rockets.
And US and EU aviation biggies meet in Brussels.


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ANN Special Feature: Anousheh Ansari Recalls X-Prize - 06.17.10

Anousheh Ansari, the first privately-funded female astronaut, recalls what drove her to visit the International Space Station, and looks back on the Ansari X-Prize, which kicked open the door to th

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Rotax 912 Engines Draw FAA SAIB

Fuel Pumps May Cause Engine Flooding, Fuel Leaks Due To Overpressure

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin for certain part number fuel pumps installed on, but not limited to, Rotax 912 series aircraft engines.

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FAA Removes 'Taxi To' From Controller Vocabulary

New Phraseology Goes Into Effect June 30th

Beginning at the end of this month, Air Traffic Controllers will no longer be using the phase "Taxi To" when clearing aircraft to an assigned takeoff runway.

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Northwest Flight 188 Pilots Will Not Get Their Jobs Back

One Has Retired, The Other "No Longer Employed" By The Airline

The two pilots who said they were distracted by their laptop computers and a discussion over airline scheduling will not be returning to a Delta cockpit, the airline said Tuesday.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.17.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.17.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.17.10(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Anousheh Ansari Recalls X-Prize - 06.17.10 (ANN Special Report, with Anousheh Ansari )

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Big Props VS Small(er) Props

Some Northern Indiana Farmers Want To Close Kentland Airport To Make Way For Wind Farms

Some landowners in an area of northern Indiana about 80 miles south of Chicago say a small airport is standing in the way of progress ... mostly their progress. They say that closing Kentland Municipal Airport (50I) in Newton County would open up 77 square miles to wind farming.

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737 Production Line To Start Humming In Renton ... In 2012

Boeing Ups Production Rate To 35 Per Month

A second production rate increase for the Next-Generation Boeing 737 program was announced by the Washington state aircraft manufacturer Tuesday, taking the rate from the previously announced 34 airplanes per month to 35 in early 2012.

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1,000th Bell 407 Goes To Japan

Shin-Nihon Helicopter Corporation Takes 1,000th Aircraft

Bell Helicopter's model 407 reached an historic milestone Tuesday when Bell delivered the 1,000th production aircraft to longtime customer Shin-Nihon Helicopter Corporation Ltd. at its manufacturing facility in Canada.  

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Medical Services Flight Down In Australia

Pilot And Nurse On Board Fatally Injured In The Accident

A 27-year-old pilot and a nurse aboard a Piper PA-31P were fatally injured Tuesday when the aircraft experienced engine problems and went down Tuesday morning in a residential neighborhood in Sydney, Australia.

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NASA Announces Education Research Program Award Recipients

19 Colleges And Universities Win Grants Totalling $16.8 Million

NASA has awarded $16.8 million to colleges and universities nationwide to conduct research and technology development in areas of importance to the agency's mission. In addition to the research and technology development, the awards enable faculty development and higher education student support.

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Flight Training Comes To The iPhone

King Schools Offers Study App

From what seems to be a never-ending quest to find cool things to do with an iPhone comes the ability to now study some of King Schools most popular aviation courses.

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More Air Force MIAs From Vietnam War Identified

Aircrew Was Flying Combat SAR In An HH-53C

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Driving Around Edwards AFB Has Become A Lesson In Aviation History

Streets Are Renamed To Honor Aviation Pioneers

To better portray the history of the Army Air Corps and the Air Force, and Edwards AFB's part in that history, several of the streets on the base are being renamed to recognize both military and civilian  personnel who have made significant contributions to the field.

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Spirit Airlines and ALPA Sign Tentative Agreement

Spirit Flights to Resume Friday, June 18, 2010

A contentious labor action, grounding hundreds of flights and thousands of flyers may soon be over. Communications from Spirit asserts that that the airline and its pilots have "reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. The contract, which was unanimously recommended by the union’s leadership, is subject to ratification by the pilot membership which is planned for July."

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Classic Aero-TV: Product Liability – Cirrus CEO at NBAA 2009

Brent Wouters Addresses the Continued Need for Product Liability Reform

In the 1980s, the general aviation industry was brought to its knees by an explosion of product liability lawsuits.  Industry representatives estimated that the cost of litigation added $70,000 to each new aircraft; the financial blow resulted in widespread plant closures and bankruptcy. 

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Classic Aero-TV: Avidyne Release 9.1 -- Tom Harper Explains A Few New Features

GA's Most Revolutionary Glass Panel Keeps Evolving

Avidyne is finally starting to offer up a promised round of improvements, the first of which is known as Release 9.1... and the crown jewel of that release is a pretty slick feature known as "FMS Preview."

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Bigelow Aerospace Joins the Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Aims to Address Commercial Crew Transportation Misperceptions

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation said Wednesday that Bigelow Aerospace (BA) has joined the Federation as an Executive Member, having received unanimous approval by the Commercial Spaceflight Federation's Board of Directors.

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Teledyne Continental Motors Helps Bring COPA's M8 Coverage to You Via ANN!

It Helps To Have 'Powerful' Friends

Teledyne Continental Motors announces their participation at Cirrus Owners and Pilots Migration 8. You can find Continental Motors located in booth #105 next to Cirrus. Bill Ross, Customer Service Manager will be available to address customer service and technical questions.

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Cessna Skycatcher Wins AIAA General Aviation Award

Presented Each Year For An "Outstanding Achievement In General Aviation" 

The Cessna Model 162 Skycatcher has been named winner of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Piper General Aviation Award for 2010. The award is made annually to a company or product judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of general aviation.

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Expedition 24/25 Crew Headed To ISS

New Space Station Crew Members Launch From Kazakhstan

NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin launched to the International Space Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft at 1635 CDT Tuesday (0335 Wednesday local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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US Airways Pilots Support Striking Spirit Pilots

USAPA Members Walking Picket Lines With Spirit Crews

The US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), representing the pilots of US Airways, said on Tuesday it fully supports Spirit Airlines’ pilots, who initiated a strike this weekend over what the union said are sub-par pay and working conditions.

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Avidyne Delivers 10,000th Traffic Avoidance System

Milestone System To Be Installed In A Cessna Corvalis

Avidyne announced Wednesday that they have shipped their 10,000th Traffic detection system, which was delivered to Cessna Aircraft Company for installation in a new Cessna Corvalis aircraft on the assembly line in Independence, KS.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.17.10)

"Specifically, I'm appalled by the condemnation of commercial crew as being somehow less safe than government programs, and the refrain that commercial companies need to prove they can deliver cargo before they deliver crew." Source: Robert T. Bigelow, Founder and President of Bigelow Aerospace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.17.10): Runway Visual Range (RVR)

It is the maximum distance at which the runway, or the specified lights or markers delineating it, can be seen from a position above a specified point on its center line.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.17.10)

The Search For Habitable Planets

Kepler is NASA's first mission capable of finding Earth-size and smaller planets around other stars. The centuries-old quest for other worlds like our Earth has been rejuvenated by the intense excitement and popular interest surrounding the discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting other stars.

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