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June 16, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.16.09

NASA shuffles the schedule to get Endeavour launched.
The pilot thought he had 110 gallons. NTSB says it drained only a quart.
And a student pilot is down...with two passengers.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.16.09

NASA shuffles the schedule to get Endeavour launched.
The pilot thought he had 110 gallons. NTSB says it drained only a quart.
And a student pilot is down...with two passengers.


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ANN Special Feature: Dee Whittington - Successful Virgina Regional - 06.16.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Dee Whittington, Public Relations Chairman for the Virginia Regional Festival of Flight, about what appears to have bveen a very successful event the weekend of May 30 a

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Bell Updates 429 Program

More Paris Updates Released by Bell

Bell Helicopter has provided an update on the 429 helicopter program and expected certification date. Bob Fitzpatrick, senior vice president of Business Development and Commercial Programs stated, "We continue to make great progress on the 429 program and expect it to be certified by the end of this month with customer deliveries beginning shortly after certification."

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 06.16.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.16.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.16.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Dee Whittington - Successful Virgina Regional - 06.16.09 (ANN Special Report, with Dee Whittington)

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Lockheed Martin CEO Calls For More Global Partnerships

New Space Software, GPS III Advances Among Company Annoucements In Paris

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Bob Stevens has told a group of journalists that as the global security environment becomes more complex, and the definition of "security" evolves, the answer to the challenges lies in the ability to form strong, healthy global partnerships.

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Aerion Supersonic Biz-Jet Order Book at $4 Billion

Company Nears Decision on Manufacturing Partner

Aerion Corporation is nearing a decision on an aerospace manufacturing partner to lead the development and production of its pioneering supersonic business jet design. The next step is to carry out a pre-launch phase jointly with the manufacturer to confirm the Aerion SSBJ performance, costs and market, prior to formal launch in the third quarter of 2010.

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Thunderbolt Engine Sales Strong

Early '09 Sales Climb Beyond All Of '08

 While general aviation sales have been slow in 2009, a growing number of pilots seem to be OK with cranking up the power and pouring on the speed with a Lycoming Thunderbolt engine.

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Pratt & Whitney Lands Several Orders At Paris

Major Deals With Air China, Qatar Airways

Air China and Qatar Airways have selected International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 engines to power their new fleets of Airbus A320-family aircraft. Deliveries for Air China will start in April 2010. There was no date set for Qatar Airways. Each contract is valued at more than $233 million to Pratt & Whitney...

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Aghan Officer Earns His Wings

The first Afghan officer to train in the United States in nearly 50 years earned his pilot wings in a ceremony at Columbus Air Force Base. Lt. Faiz Mohammed Ramaki was presented his pilot wings by Col. Roger Watkins, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, after completing the Aviation Leadership Program.

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Aero-TV: A Woman Of Her Words -- Aviation Writer Ann Cooper

One Of The Most Gifted Women In Aviation... Ann Cooper

This year's 2009 Women In Aviation convention is the gift that keeps on giving... as the number of intriguing stories and interviews that came out of the 2009 version continue to to impress one and all. However; like our interview with Amy Laboda, we don't mind playing favorites now and then... and like Amy, Ann Cooper ranks on that list. And as with Amy, ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had a chance to give her some of her earliest writing assignments and then step back and watch her build a following. .

ABS Helps Avert Grounding Of Bonanzas & Barons

 The American Bonanza Society has helped avert a potential mass-grounding of 1970 and newer Beechcraft Bonanzas and Barons by securing from the FAA an extension to a fast-approaching deadline for replacing certain switch-type circuit breakers.

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Aero-TV: A Woman Of Her Words -- Aviation Writer Ann Cooper

One Of The Most Gifted Women In Aviation... Ann Cooper

This year's 2009 Women In Aviation convention is the gift that keeps on giving... as the number of intriguing stories and interviews that came out of the 2009 version continue to to impress one and all. However; like our interview with Amy Laboda, we don't mind playing favorites now and then... and like Amy, Ann Cooper ranks on that list.

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Strike Vote At Bell Helicopter

Union Solidly Rejects Three-Year Contract

 Local 218 of The United Auto Workers, the union representing manufacturing workers at Bell Helicopter in Hurst, Texas, rejected the company's last, best offer for a three-year contract and went on strike at midnight Sunday.

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Airbus Scores First Orders From Paris Air Show

Qatar Airways Wants 24 Jets

 Doha-based national carrier, Qatar Airways, has signed a firm contract for 24 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The agreement includes the firming up of a contract for four A321 aircraft announced at the Farnborough Air show in July 2008.

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More Dreamliner Milestones: Second 787 Set For Fuel Testing

Tests Will Focus On Systems Performance

The second Boeing 787 Dreamliner has moved to the flight line to begin fuel testing. This is the second of six 787s being used in the all-new airplane's flight-test program.

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Pilots Faulted in 2008 California Mid-Air Collision

NTSB Releases Probable Cause Report

 The NTSB has released its probable cause report for a mid-air collision in January, 2008 which killed four people in two aircraft and one on the ground. The incident, which happened January 20th of last year, involved a Cessna 150, piloted by 24-year-old  Anthony Guzman, and a Cessna 172, flown by 73-year-old Paul Carson.

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Gulfstream Responds To FAA Findings

Airline Says It Is In Compliance With All Regulations

Gulfstream International Airlines, Inc. has filed 'a detailed response' to the FAA's findings from a 2008 inspection and proposed civil penalty.

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Embraer Sells Jets to Netherlands, Japan

Orders Total 8 Aircraft

Embraer and KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s regional subsidiary, signed a contract for another seven Embraer 190 jets, confirming the options in the original contract, announced in August 2007. The Dutch airline still has 11 options to buy Embraer jets. The initial deliveries of this  new order should take place during the first semester of 2010.

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Boeing Pitches Tankers Based on 777 Airframes

Looking For A Rematch With Northrop Grumman On Refueling Planes

After successfully protesting the award of a contract for aerial refueling tankers based on an Airbus platform to Northrop Grumman, Boeing is proposing a tanker design using either its 767 or 777 airframes when bids are re-opened next week.

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Midair! RAF Training Plane Collides With Glider

Two Killed, Glider Pilot Parachutes Safely

 An RAF pilot and a British military cadet were killed Sunday when their two place Grob Tutor collided with a civilian glider in flight. Both aircraft fell to the ground, but the pilot of the glider managed to parachute safely following the incident.

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Air Race Thriller: Bonhomme Beats Arch

Brit Flies Flawlessly In Windsor

 Britain's Paul Bonhomme soared to victory in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday with a thrilling win over rival Hannes Arch of Austria in Windsor, Ontario. It was Bonhomme's ninth career win,.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.16.09): Area Navigation

Area Navigation (RNAV) RNAV is a system that allows navigation on any desired flight path, rather than one defined by ground-based fixed airways. An RNAV system can determine position by referencing the position of ground- or space-based navigation aids, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), using onboard flight management computers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.16.09)

Aero-Linx: Ladies Love Taildraggers How can you not love a site like this? The Mission of this organization is simple; provide a platform for women who fly taildraggers to meet, discuss our planes, our flying, and most importantly, build a network of lady tail-wheel pilots who share a love for flying.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.16.09)

"It was a great exhilarating feeling, I don't feel a day over 84... It sends a message around the globe you don't have to sit around just 'cause you're an old guy drooling. Get out and do something, get out and enjoy life." Source: The 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, after celebrating his 85th birthday... with another skydive with the Golden Knights. 

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