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January 28, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.28.11

Details are now available for the Superbowl TFR.
Qatar Aeronautical College has 14 new Pipers.
And Discovery begins its final crawl.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.28.11

Details are now available for the Superbowl TFR.
Qatar Aeronautical College has 14 new Pipers.
And Discovery begins its final crawl.


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ANN Special Feature: Dream Jet Updates - 01.28.11

Today, the latest on two exciting bizjet projects that appear to have weathered the recession. ANN's Jim Campbell talks about the Stratos 714 with Stratos Aircraft President and CEO Alex Craig, and

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Piper Delivers Fleet to Qatar Aeronautical College

Senecas And Archers To Help Train Airline Pilots

Piper delivered 14 new aircraft during December to Qatar Aeronautical College, a leading Arabic Gulf provider of airline pilot training. The fleet sale consists of four Piper Seneca Vs and 10 Piper Archer IIIs.

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Edwards Officials Developing New Parachute System

"Guardian Angel" Designed For Safety At Higher Altitudes

Officials at Edwards AFB in California are creating a "guardian angel" system to help Air Force members who parachute to land safely and softly.

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Airbus Military Demos Final A330 MRTT Refuelling System

Fuel Passed To Receiving Aircraft Through The Fuselage System

The Airbus Military A330 MRTT has successfully passed fuel to receiver aircraft using the Fuselage Refuelling Unit (FRU) for the first time - meaning that all of the aircraft's refuelling systems have now been demonstrated.

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Thomas Cook Group Signs Firm Order For 12 A321s With Sharklets

Fleet Harmonization And Renewal With The A320 Family

Thomas Cook Group has signed a firm order for 12 A321, as a first step of its single aisle fleet harmonization and renewal plan which is based on the A320 Family. The aircraft will be fitted with the latest fuel saving wing-tip devices, known as Sharklets.

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7th C-17 For RAF Arrives In UK

Aircraft Assigned To The Joint Rapid Reaction Force

The Royal Air Force has received its seventh C-17 Globemaster III airlifter at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, England. The aircraft was officially delivered on Nov. 16 from Boeing's facility in Long Beach, CA.

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NASA's Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Candidate Ever Seen

Light Traveled Some 13 Billion Years To The Space Telescope's Sensors

Astronomers say they have pushed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to its limits by finding what is likely to be the most distant object ever seen in the universe. The object's light traveled 13.2 billion years to reach Hubble, roughly 150 million years longer than the previous record holder.

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GE Capital Aviation Services Orders 12 A330 Aircraft

Will Bring The Number Of A330's On Order From GE To 32

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has signed a firm order for 12 additional long-range A330-300 aircraft. This new order brings the total number of A330s ordered by GECAS to 32.

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Airbus Delivers Record Number Of Corporate Jets

Wins New Business Taking Total Orders To More Than 170 Aircraft

Airbus says it delivered 15 corporate jets in 2010 worth more than US$ 1.5 billion at list prices, setting a new record for this facet of its business. The aircraft comprised 13 A318 Elites, Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs) and A320 Prestiges, plus two VIP widebody A330/A340s.

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Croatia Earns Cat 1 Safety Rating From IASA, FAA

Country Has Made "Significant Progress" In Safety Benchmarks

The FAA said Thursday that Croatia complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on the results of a reassessment of Croatia's civil aviation authority.

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AvStar Aviation Group Announces Strategic Partnership With Miami Aviation Specia

Agreement Will Extend AvStar's Reach Into New Markets

AvStar Aviation Group  has entered into a partnership with Miami Aviation Specialists (MAS) of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. With this partnership MAS will market AvStar's services in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

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Texas Department Of Public Safety Takes Delivery Of Two AS350 B3 Helicopters

Law Enforcement, Tactical Operations, Patrol, and SAR Missions All In The Aircraft's Toolkit

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aircraft Section has taken delivery of two AS350 B3 helicopters from American Eurocopter.

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Aero-TV: Stating The Obvious, Again -- AOPA Examines Flight Training (Part 3)

Surprisingly Little New Information Presented and Few Possible Fixes... Why?

At the 2010 AOPA event in Long Beach CA, the organization, while attempting to reorient itself under the somewhat testy leadership of Craig Fuller, held a symposium looking into the current state of the flight training industry.

Aero-TV: Stating The Obvious, Again -- AOPA Examines Flight Training (Part 3)

Surprisingly Little New Information Presented and Few Possible Fixes... Why?

At the 2010 AOPA event in Long Beach CA, the organization, while attempting to reorient itself under the somewhat testy leadership of Craig Fuller, held a symposium looking into the current state of the flight training industry.

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Klyde Morris (01.28.11)

Klyde Is NOT Having a Sputnik Moment

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Super Bowl TFR Set For DFW Area

Goes Into Effect At 1530 On Game Day

The FAA has posted details about the TFR it has put in place for the Super Bowl next Sunday. The restrictions will be in place from 1530 to 2359 CST on February 6th.

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New Years Day Accident Pilot Was Not Rated For The Airplane He Was Flying

Was Flying A Cessna 310 On PPSEL Certificate

No probable cause has been released, but the NTSB preliminary report below indicates that the pilot was not yet rated to fly solo in the airplane he had purchased.

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Groundbreaking Held For New Thorpedo Production Facility In China

Dallas-IndUS-IPI Getting Ready To Ramp Up Production

Dallas-based IndUS Aviation, along with its Chinese partner IPI Technologies and private investors in China, are progressing towards the move of production of the Thorpedo Light Sport Aircraft to the new LuYangHu General Aviation Development Zone in Weinan, China.

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Aviatrix And Retired Teacher Donates Historic Aircraft, Airport

Lake  Erie College Receives Collection Which Includes A Fokker DR-1, An Interstate L-6, And A Ryan ST3-W In what is likely one of the more unusual multi-million dollar donations to an institute of higher learning ... officials at Ohio's Lake Erie College said Thursday that it has received the nearby Pheasant Run Airport (OI31) located in Madison, Ohio, and one of the largest vintage aircraft collections in the country.

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Delaying JSF Could Save Nearly $7 Billion

Pentagon Says Incresing Development Phase Will Save Money In The Long Run

The Pentagon announced Thursday that the expected one-year delay in deploying the F-35 would eventually save the government about $6.9 billion, according to an e-mail from DoD's military programs office.

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FAA Reauthorization, NextGen Could Be Delayed By $1 Billion Lawsuit

Bid Rigging In ATC Training Charged In Lawsuit Against Raytheon

Raytheon Technical Services, the subsidiary of the company which trains air traffic controllers, will be required to defend itself against a $1 billion dollar lawsuit brought by Washington Consulting Group (WCG) in a D.C. Court.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.28.11)

“Chuck and I did not imagine that our 68-acre purchase nearly 35 years ago would become the foundation for an aviation museum.”  Source: Gretchen Reed, who donated an airport and several historic airplanes to Lake Erie College in Ohio.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.28.11): Pre-Departure Clearance

An application with the Terminal Data Link System (TDLS) that provides clearance information to subscribers, through a service provider, in text to the cockpit or gate printer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.28.11)

Aerobatic Flying

Think you're ready to try aerobatic flying? The International Aerobatics Club has a school listing. The IAC does NOT endorse any of the schools but some are members of IAC.

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