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August 06, 2011

Joint Strike Fighters Grounded For A Third Time

Integrated Power Package Failed On A Test Aircraft Tuesday

Flight testing has been suspended for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for a third time after an Integrated Power Package (IPP) failed on aircraft AF-4 during a ground maintenance test run. The failure occurred at about 0830 local time at Edwards AFB in California, according to a statement from the F-35 Program Office.

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NBAA, FAA Employees Union Praise Action On FAA Continuing Resolution

All Acknowledge That Heavy Lifting Remains To Be Done

Reaction continue to come in following Friday's  unanimous consent approval in the Senate of the House-passed FAA continuing resolution to extend FAA funding at 2007 levels for a 21st consecutive time.

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APA Calls For 'Immediate' Issuance Of Flight Time Duty Rules

Praises TSA For 'Known Crewmember' Program

The union representing pilots for American Airlines is calling for the federal government to proceed with the issuance of new flight- and duty time rules for commercial pilots without any further delay."Congress mandated an August 1, 2011 deadline for the issuance of long-needed revisions to regulations governing airline pilot flight- and duty-time and minimum rest requirements,” said Allied Pilots Association (APA) President Captain David Bates. “To help ensure the safety of the traveling public, these revised regulations must be issued now without further delay."

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Tiger Airways Court Hearing Adjourned With No Resolution

Suspension Of Certificate To Continue While Case Remains Unresolved

A scheduled Federal Court directions hearing on the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority's (CASA) application to continue the suspension of Tiger Airways Australia Pty Ltd has been adjourned for a fifth time. A directions hearing was held on Friday, which was adjourned with no resolution of the matter until Thursday, August 11th 2011. The suspension continues while the matter is adjourned.

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NASA's Juno Spacecraft Launches To Jupiter

Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 1225 EDT Friday to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter. Juno's detailed study of the largest planet in our solar system will help reveal Jupiter's origin and evolution. As the archetype of giant gas planets, Jupiter can help scientists understand the origin of our solar system and learn more about planetary systems around other stars.

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Australian Air Force Super Hornet Fleet Grows By Five

Twenty F/A-18F Aircraft Now On Station At RAAF Base Amberly

Five new  F/A-18F Super Hornets have arrived at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley, expanding the RAAF's fleet of the advanced multirole fighters to 20. Three aircraft landed at the base on July 14 and were joined by two additional Super Hornets on August 3.

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Pilot Fatally Injured In E-Racer Forced Landing Accident

Well-Known Homebuilder Jack Morrison Was Making The First Flight In The Aircraft

An E-Racer experimental aircraft on its first flight nosed over while attempting an off-airport emergency landing on July 31st, fatally injuring the builder/pilot of the airplane. Jack Morrison, 73, was the only person on board the aircraft at the time of the accident.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.06.11)

“To help ensure the safety of the traveling public, these revised regulations must be issued now without further delay." Source: Allied Pilots Association (APA) President Captain David Bates.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.06.11): Mach Technique (ICAO)

Describes a control technique used by air traffic control whereby turbojet aircraft operating successively along suitable routes are cleared to maintain appropriate MACH numbers for a relevant portion of the en route phase of flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.06.11)


In a story tody, we reported about an accident involving an Eracer, which is derived from the Rutan-designed Long-EZ.

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