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January 01, 2011

FlightPrep's Stenbock: FP Boycott 'The Collective Rage Of A Mislead Mob'

Background on FlightPrep Fight Reveals Intriguing/Worrisome Details

 Original Report: ANN continues to look into the growing amount of background data surrounding one of the general aviation world's most recent controversies. This, while the anti-FlightPrep sentiment continues unabated and appears to be growing. As of this writing, the '' site has well over 1000 signatures on its boycott petition and the online forum, net and twitter conversations continue to be overwhelmingly anti-FlightPrep.

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2010 Year In Review: Aerospace

Budgets, Commercial Spaceflight Dominate The Year

In the aerospace world in 2010, you couldn't escape the word "budget." Sweeping changes were made in the NASA budget, which could change  the course of how Americans participate in space exploration, and commercial companies made great strides in both space business and space tourism.

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2010 Year In Review: Airlines

TSA, Mergers, Dreamliner Delays And A380 Engines Grab Headlines

A fairly major controversy swirled around TSA in 2010, as people began to strongly resist the use of full body scanners and "enhanced pat-downs" at airport security. Meanwhile, after finally getting off the ground, the Dreamliner suffered a setback from an electrical fire and deliveries were pushed back again.

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NTSB Issues Update On Jackson Hole B-757 Runway Overrun Incident

American Removed As A Party To The Investigation Over Data Recorder Protocol

At about 1138 MST on Wednesday, December 29, American Airlines flight 2253, a B-757-200 (N668AA) inbound from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, ran off the end of runway 19 in snowy conditions while landing at Jackson Hole Airport. No injuries were reported.

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FAA Proposes Changes To Central Florida Restricted Areas

Navy Request Expansion Of Three Areas For Weapons Training

The FAA has published an NPRM in the Federal Register seeking comments on proposed changes to three restricted areas in central Florida.

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China Eastern Plans 50 Airbus Buy

Would Expand Seat Capacity Over 11 Percent

China Eastern Airlines told the Hong Kong stock exchange that it plans to buy 50 Airbus aircraft of various types to be delivered in the next four years. The list price on the airplanes is reported at $3.22 billion.

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Air Traffic Growth Dipped In November

IATA Stats Show Increases From Previous Months Slowing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced international scheduled traffic results for November showing 8.2% year-on-year passenger traffic growth and a 5.4% increase for freight.

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U.S. Navy Awards Contract For V-22 Enhancements

BAE Will Supply Interim Defensive Weapon Systems Kits

The U.S. Navy has issued a contract to BAE Systems for the delivery of Interim Defensive Weapons Systems (IDWS) kits for installation on the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

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NASA Awards Systems Engineering Contract For In-Space Servicing

Lockheed Martin Selected For $31.2 Million Project

NASA has awarded a sole source contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) of Greenbelt, MD, for Systems Engineering for In-Space Servicing (SEISS). This cost-plus-fixed-fee, 18-month contract has a value of $31.2 million.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.01.11)

"Because maintaining and enforcing strict investigative protocols and procedures is vital to the integrity of our investigative processes, we have revoked the party status of American Airlines and excused them from further participation in this incident investigation." Source: NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.01.11): TDWR– Terminal Doppler Weather Radar

TDWR Terminal Doppler Weather Radar. TDWR provides information on windshear, microburst, and gust front activity in the vicinity of the airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.01.11)

The Aerospace Medical Association

The Aerospace Medical Association is an umbrella group providing a forum for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise, including Federal and international agencies, on a broad range of issues including aviation and space medical standards.

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