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August 21, 2010

Firefighting In A Refurbished Twin Commander

Brad Goldman Uses His Airplane In "Command And Control" Role

Summer is wildfire season, especially in the west, where a fleet of general aviation aircraft are under contract to various state and federal agencies to help battle the raging blazes. One make that is popular among these aerial firefighters is Twin Commander.

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FAA Creates Center Of Excellence For Commercial Space Transportation

New Mexico State University Tapped For New Program

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Thursday that the FAA has selected New Mexico State University (NMSU), Las Cruces, NM, to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation.

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NTSB Cites 'A Chemically Milled Step' In Airplane Depressurization

"Preexisting Fatigue" Named As Probable Cause For A Hole Opening In A Southwest Airlines 737

The NTSB says "fuselage skin failure due to preexisting fatigue at a chemically milled step" is the probable cause for a 18x12 inch hole opening up in the roof of a Southwest Airlines 737 last year, causing the airplane to depressurize.

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Aircell Victorious In Ambit Lawsuit

Agreement Reached To Settle All Remaining Litigation

Aircell said Thursday it has reached a settlement of the patent litigation between Aircell and Ambit Corporation.

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Jeffrey Schloesser Joins AAR As President Of Aviation Worldwide Services

Career Spans 34 Years In Army Aviation

Jeffrey Schloesser, the former Director of Army Aviation, has joined AAR as President of its Aviation Worldwide Services (AWS) business unit. Schloesser will be responsible for leading strategic planning, operations and growth of AWS, which provides airlift services and specialized aircraft modifications.

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NASA Astronaut And Coach Lands At Little League Baseball World Series

STS-130 Pilot Presented Shuttle Mission Patch At The Opening Ceremonies

NASA astronaut and Little League coach Terry Virts was honored at this year's Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, PA, on Friday.

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L-3's Trilogy ESI-1000 Receives European TSO Authorization

ETSO Follows FAA Approval By Days

Just days after receiving FAA TSO authorization for its Trilogy ESI-1000 Electronic Standby Instrument, L-3 Avionics Systems said Thursday that it has received European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) Authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for system.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.21.10)

“Commercial space flight is ready to play a greater role in the nation’s space program.” Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.21.10): Radar Contact Lost

Used by ATC to inform a pilot that radar data used to determine the aircraft's position is no longer being received, or is no longer reliable and radar service is no longer being provided.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.21.10)

The Cri-Cri

The Cri-Cri is perhaps the world's smallest multi-engine aircraft. A classic among homebult designs, it has been around for over 30 years.

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AD: Eurocopter

AD NUMBER: 2010-11-51

MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, C, D, and D1 Helicopters and Model AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N Helicopters  

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