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July 08, 2011

One Final Time, Atlantis Reaches Orbit

Final Launch Almost Scrubbed By Sensor Glitch

With solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank jettisoned, space shuttle Atlantis is now in orbit.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.08.11

Senator Inhofe debuts his Pilots Bill of Rights.
BioJet opens for business with a discount.
And LightSquared charges forward.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.08.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)

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NASA Signs Commercial Space Agreement With Sierra Nevada

KSC Continues Transition From A Government-Only Launch Complex

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is entering into an agreement with Sierra Nevada Space Systems (SNSS) of Sparks, NV, to offer technical capabilities from the center's uniquely skilled work force.

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Aviation Biofuels Begin To Come To Market After ASTM Approval

BioJet Releasing One Billion Gallons For Early Adopters

Concurrent with the approval of biofuel standards for jet engines by ASTM, and to aid in development of the bio-aviation market, BioJet says it is releasing one billion gallons of renewable jet fuel for long-term contracts.

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First U.S. Made Phenom 100 Assembly Underway

Embraer Has Officially Started Production Of Its Entry-Level Jet In The U.S.

Embraer Executive Jets facility in Melbourne, FL welcomed the fuselage and wing parts of the first Phenom 100 entry level jet to be assembled in the United States on June 10.

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Twin Commander Owners Embrace Technological Upgrades

Four Aircraft Among First To Fly Garmin's GTN Touch-Screen System

Four Twin Commanders are among the first turbine-powered airplanes in the world to be equipped with Garmin’s exciting new GTN touch-screen navigation systems.

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Jeff Skiles To Speak To Teachers At AirVenture

Flight 1549 FO Supports Build A Plane's Teacher's Day

US Airways pilot Jeff Skiles, the first officer on ‘Miracle on the Hudson" Flight 1549, will speak at Build A Plane’s annual Teacher’s Day, Tuesday, July 26 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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GE, Aviall Enter Parts Agreement For CF6-80C2/80E Engine

Deal Extends The Life Of Engines Powering Boeing And Airbus Jets

Boeing subsidiary Aviall has entered into an exclusive worldwide aftermarket distribution agreement with GE Aviation for unique spare parts, excluding life-limited parts and flow path hardware, for CF6-80C2/80E engines that power a wide variety of civilian airliners.

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CitationAir Pilots Vote For Teamster Representation

Cessna Subsidiary Provides Private Aviation Services And Fractional Ownership

More than 350 CitationAir Pilots voted to join the Teamsters Union Wednesday according to Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division.

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Boeing Sees Market For 1320 New Airplanes At $150 Billion In India

Strength And Resilience Of Single-Aisle Market Driving Forecast

The Indian market for new passenger airplanes will reach 1320 new aircraft and $150 billion over the next 20 years, according to market research conducted by Boeing.

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What's Next For U.S. Human Spaceflight?

Commercial Spaceflight Federation Releases Video Demonstrating The Possibilities

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation, the association of companies working to make commercial human spaceflight a reality, is has just released a video message to celebrate the legacy of the Space Shuttle and look to the future.

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Australia's Alliance Airlines Acquires Four Fokkers

Carrier Provides 'Fly-In, Fly Out' Services To Mining Industry

Alliance Airlines,a provider of “fly-in, fly-out” (FIFO) air services for Australia’s resources industry, said Wednesday that it plans to acquire four additional aircraft.

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Aero-TV: Audio Panel + Com Radio -- PS Engineering's PAR100EX

An Innovative Company Dreams Up Yet Another Novel Gadget!

Intercom company PS Engineering has introduced its first 760-channel VHF comm radio fully integrated with the audio control panel. The PAR100EX system combines an audio control panel, audiophile stereo intercom with IntelliVox, Bluetooth connectivity, and a remote mounted VHF aviation communications transceiver.

Aero-TV: Audio Panel + Com Radio -- PS Engineering's PAR100EX

An Innovative Company Dreams Up Yet Another Novel Gadget!

Intercom company PS Engineering has introduced its first 760-channel VHF comm radio fully integrated with the audio control panel. The PAR100EX system combines an audio control panel, audiophile stereo intercom with IntelliVox, Bluetooth connectivity, and a remote mounted VHF aviation communications transceiver.

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Senators Murkowski, Begich Back 'Pilot's Bill of Rights'

Twenty Four Senators Join Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe As Co-Sponsors Of The Legislation

Among the 24 original co-sponsors of U.S. Sen. James Inhofe's (R-OK) "Pilot's Bill of Rights are both of Alaska's Senators ... Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, and Mark Begich, a Democrat.  

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Babbitt Announces Chief Of Air Traffic Organization

David Grizzle Will Take Over As Chief Operating Officer

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced Thursday that David Grizzle will be the chief operating officer of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization.

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Klyde Morris (07.08.11)

Klyde Speaks Up For BizAv!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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President Says NASA Needs A 'Technological Breakthrough'

Remarks Came During 'Twitter Town Hall' Wednesday

Responding to a question posed on Twitter during and event described as a "Twitter Town Hall" Wednesday, Presedeng Barack Obama said NASA needs to re-focus its efforts and shift its vision.

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Guest Editorial: The State Of The Industry, A Different View

Don't Blame A Democratic Administration For GA's Woes

I've been a real fan of ANN but your political expounding is getting real tiresome.

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Navy UCAS-D Achieves Milestone Aboard Eisenhower

Moves One Step Closer To Unmanned Autonomous Carrier Operations

A team from the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System program office (PMA-268) accomplished the first carrier touchdown of an F/A-18D surrogate aircraft, emulating an unmanned vehicle on July 2.

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EASA Publishes Latest Annual Review Of European Aviation Safety

Report Touts A High Level Of Commercial Air Transport Safety

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its Annual Safety Review for 2010. The review shows a high level of safety for commercial air transport operations in EASA Member States.

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College Students Gather For NASA 'Unconference'

Event In Orlando Includes Trip To KSC For Final Shuttle Launch

More than 250 college students traveled to Central Florida Thursday to attend an education forum hosted by NASA at the Marriott World Center in Orlando. The event focused on their vision for the future of America's space program.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.08.11)

"The shuttle did some extraordinary work in low-orbit experiments, the International Space Station, moving cargo. But now what we need is that next technological breakthrough." Source: President Barack Obama.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.08.11): Previously Manufactured Aircraft

Existing aircraft-like vehicles meeting the definition of light-sport aircraft that do not meet the provisions of 14 CFR part 103, Ultralight vehicles, and are in a ready-to-fly condition.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.08.11)

Eurocontrol

The European air traffic management (ATM) system currently handles around 26,000 flights daily. Forecasts indicate air traffic levels are likely to double by 2020.

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