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May 04, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.05.11

Alan Shepard's first spaceflight was 50 years ago today.
Pilot training reformers gather in Atlanta.
And EAA wants us to give adults intro flights.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.05.11

Alan Shepard's first spaceflight was 50 years ago today.
Pilot training reformers gather in Atlanta.
And EAA wants us to give adults intro flights.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I: 2011 Pilot Training Reform Symposium - 05.05.11

SAFE Chairman Doug Stewart tells ANN's Paul Plack about what started the idea for the group's Pilot Training Reform Symposium, which concludes today in Atlanta.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 05.04.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.04.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.04.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: The Recovering Avionics Market - 05.04.11(ANN Special Report, with Kirk Fryar, Vice President of Sarasota Avionics International)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.04.11

Investigators now have both recorders from Air France Flight 447.
The soonest Endeavour could launch is now May 10th.
And Southwest closes on its acquisition of AirTran.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.04.11

Investigators now have both recorders from Air France Flight 447.
The soonest Endeavour could launch is now May 10th.
And Southwest closes on its acquisition of AirTran.


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Flight Attendant Union Statement On Death Of bin Laden

Union Honors Flight Attendant Heroes And First Responders

Following the announcement Sunday of the death of Osama bin Laden, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Flight Attendants at United Airlines and 20 other carriers, issued a statement in unity from the union's International Officers.

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FAA Holds Safety Stand Down At Greenille Downtown Airport

Four-Hour Session Held In Conjunction With Bonanza Fly-In

The FAA facilitated a four-hour safety stand down on April 30th in conjunction with a Bonanza fly-in at South Carolina's Greenville Downtown Airport.

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Georgia Residents Have A Rare Chance To Touch The Moon

NASA To Exhibit Moon Rock In Atlanta And Carrollton, GA

Georgians have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a mobile, multi-media experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA.

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Aspen Avionics Honored By New Mexico Business Weekly

Company Presented With Publication's Technology Award

John Uczekaj, Aspen’s President and CEO, and Peter Lyons, Aspen’s co-founder and Vice President of Product Management, will be recognized by New Mexico Business Weekly’s when the publication presents its annual "Who’s Who in Technology" award.

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AAI Awarded $9.7 Million For U.S. Air Force EW Simulator

Simulator Will Replicate Combat Mission Environment For Accurate System Testing

AAI Test & Training has been awarded a $9.7 million contract to deliver an electronic warfare (EW) radio frequency (RF) simulator for the U.S. Air Force's EW Avionics Integration Support Facility (EWAISF), the company said Monday.

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EASA Grants STC For B757-200 Zero Fuel Weight Increase

FAA STC Approved By European Agency For Precision Conversions, Leth & Associates 

The FAA STC (STO1857SE) allowing for a Maximum Zero Fuel Weight (MZFW) increase on the Precision Conversions 757-200PCF freighter has been approved by the EASA the company announced Monday in conjunction with Leth & Associates.

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Lufthansa Technik Simulates Aircraft Engine Wear And Tear With ANSYS Software

German Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul Provider Opens Up New Repair Application Areas

Lufthansa Technik AG is leveraging simulation software from ANSYS to simulate wear and tear of aircraft components, particularly in jet engines, to prolong service intervals and to create new ways to repair used parts.

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Long-Term Contract Renewed By Bristow Group For Two Large Helos In Norway

Contract Potentially Worth In Excess Of $167 Million In Revenue

A renewal contract worth more than $167 million has been awarded to Bristow Group for work in Norway, the company announced Tuesday.

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Classic Aero-TV at NBAA 2010: Cessna's Jack Pelton -- Investing in the Future

From NBAA 2010: Cessna's Big/Bad BizJet Gets Bigger/Badder!

ANN E-I-C Note: With the unwelcome and unexpected news of Jack Pelton's sudden "retirement" we thought it fitting to air our last big Aero-TV interview with Jack... from last fall's NBAA event, just after we learned (officially) that Cessna had committed to a reworking of the MIGHTY Citation X. Few leaders, in GA, were as effective and aggressive about the future of the GA biz as Pelton and we have a feeling that his absence will be felt swiftly and significantly... We hope we haven't seen the last of this flyer. -- Jim Campbell, ANN E-I-C

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LCA-2 To Be Replaced On Board Endeavour

Earliest STS-134 Launch Date Remains May 10

Technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A removed the Load Control Assembly-2 (LCA-2) box in the orbiter's aft compartment Monday night. Teams are evaluating data from inspections and will install a new LCA-2 after evaluations and any repairs, if needed, have been made.

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SAFE Pilot Training Reform Seminar Opens Wednesday

FAA Administrator To Keynote The Two-Day Event

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators GA Pilot Training Reform Symposium will kick off Wednesday morning, with as many as 300 invited participants expected to attend.

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Two Events Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of U.S. Human Spaceflight

New Postage Stamps Unveiled, Re-Creation Of Freedom 7 Flight

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. manned spaceflight during two events this week around the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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First Flight: Boeing Phantom Ray UAS

Aircraft Reaches 7,500 Feet, 178 Knots

Boeing's Phantom Ray unmanned airborne system (UAS) successfully completed its first flight April 27 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. Phantom Ray flew to 7,500 feet and reached a speed of 178 knots.

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More Than 130 Local Events Now Part Of EAA'S International Learn To Fly Day

Offers A Free First Flight To Potential Pilots Of All Ages

More than 130 events will help dreams of flight become a reality for perhaps tens of thousands of future aviators during the second annual International Learn to Fly Day on Saturday, May 21.

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NORAD Exercise Planned For Washington, D.C.

Aircraft Scheduled To Begin Flying About 2330 Wednesday

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 11-08 beginning Wednesday night into early Thursday morning in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C.

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'Major Update' Announced For WSI Pilotbrief

WSI Says New Version Optimizes Pre-Flight Weather Decision Support

A new, online version of WSI's Pilotbrief service has been launched by Weather Service International, which says the service allows pilots to quickly receive a "clear and actionable" view of potential weather impacts and optimize plans accordingly.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.04.11)

"The hateful coward is dead. It is not his death that we celebrate; it is our unity, our compassion for one another and our resolve to protect all of the freedoms of individual expression that make us strong." Source: The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), on the death of Osama bin Laden.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.04.11): Wind Speed

The rate of the motion of the air on a unit of time. It can be measured in a number of ways. In observing, it is measured in knots, or nautical miles per hour.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.04.11)

Flights Of Inspiration

"Flights of Inspiration" is for anyone who has an interest in the history and science of flight.

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