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August 31, 2008

NASA Closes Stennis, Michoud In Advance of Gustav

Impending Hurricane Necessitates Closures/Caution

NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center was closed Friday, Aug. 29, due to the approach of Hurricane Gustav. Normal operations at the facility are expected to resume when conditions permit. Public tours to StenniSphere, the visitor center, from the Launch Pad at the I-10 Welcome Center in Hancock County, were also suspended Friday.

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CAP ND Squadrons Assist In Search For Missing Man Found Aug. 26

Members Devote 25 Flight Hours, Cover Several Hundred Miles

The Civil Air Patrol reports that their North Dakota Wing members totaled about 25 hours of flight time and covered several hundred miles in ground vehicles in helping search for an elderly man found in the state's central section Aug. 26, more than two days after he was reported missing.

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Gulfstream First OEM To Receive EASA EVS Operational Credit For 100' Approaches

Company Also Earns EASA Validation to Upgrade EVS On Its Large-Cabin Business Jets Registered In Europe

Gulfstream Aerospace recently became the first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to receive approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for all of its aircraft equipped with the Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS) to obtain operational credit for continuing approaches to 100 feet.

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Boeing Risks 787 by Refusing to Deal With Outsourcing Problems, Says SPEEA

Union Hopping Mad Over Boeing Positions

SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001, tells ANN that 'The Boeing Company’s public acknowledgement that outsourcing is causing problems with the 787 program is lip service until action is taken to correct problems created by a global network of suppliers and inexperienced workers.'

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Bad Weather EVERYWHERE: NASA Tracks TS Hanna

The NEXT Big Storm? Hanna Now Looks Like Another Gulf of Mexico Storm Due to a Developing High

 NASA tells ANN that over the last couple of days, the forecast track of Tropical Storm Hanna has changed. Several days ago, the forecast models were taking her on a possible track toward Florida, now, forecast models agree that she'll be taking a southeast track toward Cuba.

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Boeing Issues Statement on IAM Recommendation to Strike

The Boeing Company has issued a public statement in which it reports that it 'is extremely disappointed that the union is recommending that our employees reject what adds up to be the best contract in the aerospace industry.'

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Gustav Approaches: USAF Officials Poised For Hurricane Gustav Support

In response to preliminary reports that possibly point Hurricane Gustav toward the Gulf Coast of the United States, Air Force officials are postured to support relief efforts, if needed. Hurricane Gustav, which formed Aug. 25 about 260 miles southeast of Haiti, is the third hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. On Aug. 27, the hurricane was moving away from Haiti.

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Westpac Rescue Helicopter Finds Missing Hiker

Called For Help By Cell-Phone

The Wellington Based Westpac Rescue Helicopter Rescued a 17yr old female from Wainuiomata, in the hills above Wainuiomata, NZ, on Saturday.The missing hiker contacted the Police on her cell phone and advised them of her location by what she could see.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.31.08)

Aero-Linx! 

The new online photographic reference for model makers. Click on Aircraft Images to see their collection of photographs listed by manufacturer and model. The site will gradually be adding a complete collection of aircraft images which to date is more than 6500 images of more than 450 different aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.31.08)

“Continued statements that everything is fine with the 787 global supply network just don’t fly...” Source: Ray Goforth, executive director of SPEEA. SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001, claims that that the Boeing Company’s public acknowledgement that outsourcing is causing problems with the 787 program is lip service until action is taken to correct problems created by a global network of suppliers and inexperienced workers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.31.08): Termination Shock

Aero-Terms!

Shock at which the solar wind is thought to slow to subsonic speed, well inside the heleopause.

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