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July 13, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.13.10

Not everyone is happy the Barefoot bandit's behind bars.
The Allied Pilots Association tries attracting flies with honey.
And a west-coast Tecnam distributor adds a service arm.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.13.10

Not everyone is happy the Barefoot bandit's behind bars.
The Allied Pilots Association tries attracting flies with honey.
And a west-coast Tecnam distributor adds a service arm.


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ANN Special Feature: Brent Wouters at COPA M8 - 07.13.10

From his comments at COPA's Migration 8, Cirrus Aircraft President and CEO Brent Wouters talks about his background, and the priorities which drive his leadership of the company.

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FAA Issues Directive To Prevent Windshield Fires

Boeing 757, 767, 777 All Affected By AD To Be Issued Tuesday

The FAA is issuing an Airworthiness Directive (AD) Tuesday that requires operators of Boeing 757, 767, and 777 airplanes to either inspect or replace certain flight deck windows. The AD only affects the forward viewing windows, not the side windows.

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NASA Names New Director For Glenn Research Center

Acting Director Ramon "Ray" Lugo Gets Permanent Post Next Sunday

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Ramon "Ray" Lugo III as director of the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, effective July 18. Lugo has been Glenn's acting director since March.

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Hope Pilots Never Need It, But New Ejection Seat Added To T-38

UASF Officials Say The Upgrade Will Improve Aircrews' Safety And Comfort

Representatives from Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Inc. are in the early stages of installing a new escape systems in all T-38Cs at Randolph AFB, after completing the same project at Laughlin AFB, TX. Five Air Education and Training Command installations are scheduled for the upgrade.

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Three Motorcycle Company Execs Fatally Injured In Emergency Landing Attempt

Founder And President, Two Other Company Officers Lost In Crash

The founder and president of U.S. Highland, a motorcycle company based in Mounds, OK, was fatally injured along with the company's chief operating officer and chief financial officer when the Cessna 421 they were flying went down after declaring an emergency Saturday night.

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Third Airbus Military A400M Makes 1st Flight

MSN 3 Joins Sister-Ships In The Air During First Test Flight

The third development aircraft of the new A400M airlifter made its maiden flight Friday, taking off at 1357 local time from Seville. MSN 3 was joined by its sister-ships MSN 1 and MSN 2, which were also in the air during this test flight.

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GE, AVIC Providing Systems For COMAC C919

China’s First Large Commercial Aircraft Will Have Open-Architecture Avionics

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) announced Monday that GE Aviation Systems and AVIC Systems have been selected to provide the avionics core processing system, display system and on-board maintenance system for the newly launched C919 single-aisle aircraft.

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Air France 747 Lands In Brazil After Bomb Threat

No Explosives Were Found On Board

Air France flight 443 ... a 747 en route from Rio to Paris with 405 passengers and 18 crew on board ... was diverted to the city of Recife when a bomb threat was phoned into Rio International Airport approximately 30 minutes after the airplane's departure on Saturday.

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Canadian Government Considers Fighter Jet Replacement Program

May Purchase As Many As 65 Joint Strike Fighters

In a move that may bee seen as controversial by Canadian citizens, the government said that it plans to announce Friday that it plans to purchase as many as 65 new fighter aircraft to the tune of $16 billion. The top contender, sources say, is the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

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Biden Appearance On Leno Snarls LAX Traffic

Some Flights Delayed For Four Hours

When Vice President Joe Biden appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Friday night, he had "no idea" he was holding up traffic at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX). At least, that's what the veep is saying through his spokesman.

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Animal Airways Establishes First Flight Veterinarian Division

Support For Pet Owners And Carriers Dealing With Animal Shipping

Animal Airways, which provides pet flight and relocation services, has introduced a new approach to shipping pets overseas. They have instituted an international flight veterinarian division operating 24/7 worldwide in order to ensure pets safety and  well-being throughout the flight process.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Profiles In Aviation--Pitcairn PA-18 Autogiro (Part 1)

Pilot Andrew King Describes Flying the World's Only Flying Pitcairn PA-18

EAA AirVenture 2009 was a momentous turnaround for Jack Tiffany, leading restorer of the Pitcairn PA-18.  The year before, the team suffered an unfortunate setback when, with only a week left until EAA AirVenture 2008, the aircraft suffered significant rotor blade damage during flight testing and its maiden flight to Oshkosh had to be canceled.

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North Carolina Whittles Down Aerial Firefighting Force

State Legislature Says Budget Is The Culprit

The North Carolina Division of Forest Resources has been directed to cut ten aircraft, four pilots, and two mechanics from its budget. The state legislature also says it must group aircraft closer together and terminate leases on some of the hangars it now occupies.

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Says Commercial Crew Plan Ready For Prime Time

Responds To What It Calls Recent Misperceptions Related To U.S. Human Spaceflight

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation, which continues to be a strong supporter of a robust NASA, says there are still a number of misperceptions relating to human spaceflight, including commercial human spaceflight.

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White House Won't Back Bolden On Muslim Outreach Statement

Spokesman Says That Is Not Among Administrator's Assigned Tasks

White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama did not assign the new NASA administrator the task of reaching out to Muslim governments, contrary to Bolden's remarks in a televised interview with Al-Jazeera network.

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ATC Upgrades Support ADS-B Use In Alaska, Kentucky And The Gulf Of Mexico

Common ARTS And Micro-EARTS Providing Controllers Data From Both ADS-B And Radar

Multiple air traffic management platforms have been enhanced by Lockheed Martin, enabling the processing of data received from satellite-based navigational aids such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).

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Proposed New Jersey Heliport Draws Fire From Local Councilman

David Donnelly Has Petitioned The FAA To Cancel Approval

Jersey City Ward B Councilman David Donnelly has petitioned the FAA to cancel the approval of a new heliport in Kearney, NJ. The Councilman says the noise from low-flying helicopters over his district would be "not merely a nuisance, it will be frightening."

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Jazz Pilots Ratify Tentative Labor Agreement

MEC Leadership, Pilot Unity Credited As Keys To Success

The pilots of Jazz Air LP, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), today announced they have ratified a tentative agreement with management. Of the 90 percent of Jazz pilots who voted, 86 percent cast ballots in favor of the agreement.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.13.10)

“I want to congratulate the Jazz bargaining team and the pilot group’s leadership for achieving much-needed improvements in the cornerstone areas of their contract.” Source: .Capt. John Prater, ALPA president.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.13.10): Hold In Lieu Of Procedure Turn

A hold in lieu of procedure turn shall be established over a final or intermediate fix when an approach can be made from a properly aligned holding pattern.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.13.10)

WorldWide Telescope

WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world.

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