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May 21, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 05.21.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.21.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.21.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Babbitt on NextGen ATC - 05.21.10 (ANN Special Report, with FAA's Randy Babbitt)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.21.10

Marion Blakey says NextGen ATC needs an ad campaign.
Randy Babbitt says when airport traffic picks up again, we'll need NextGen to handle it.
And the US Marines have taken delivery of

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.21.10

Marion Blakey says NextGen ATC needs an ad campaign.
Randy Babbitt says when airport traffic picks up again, we'll need NextGen to handle it.
And the US Marines have taken delivery of

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ANN Special Feature: Babbitt on NextGen ATC - 05.21.10

In comments excerpted from his address at last month's AEA convention, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt stresses that Next Generation Air Traffic Control will have real benefits, including in ground

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2010 Virginia Festival Of Flight Set For This Weekend

More Educational Forums, Workshops, And A Rally Against The Clock

The organizers of the Virginia Regional Festival of Flight at Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ) are taking care of last-minute details in anticipation of opening the gates at 0800 Saturday morning.

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IMAX 3-D 'Legends Of Flight' Set For June Premier

First Ever IMAX 3-D Aviation Film

"Legends of Flight," the first ever 15/70 3D IMAX aviation film, is set for to premier June 8th at the National Air and Space Museum's IMAX theater west of Washington, DC.

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Challenger Center Names Five 'Teachers Of The Year'

Teachers Honored For Commitment To STEM Education

Challenger Center for Space Science Education has announced five recipients of its 'Teacher of the Year' award for 2010.

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X-51A WaveRider Test Flight Set For Next Week

Only Hypersonic Test Flight Planned For This Fiscal Year

The X-51A WaveRider will make its first hypersonic flight test attempt from Edwards Air Force Base on Tuesday, May 25. The unmanned aerial vehicle will be released from a B-52 bomber off the southern California coast.

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B&S Aircraft Nearing Half A Century In Business

45 Years Of Maintenance, Repair, And Overhaul Services

B&S Aircraft Parts & Accessories is celebrating 45 years of providing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for aircraft accessories, parts and components. The list of aircraft flying with B&S overhauled components includes virtually every type from the legacy Cessna 100-series up to the B-1 Lancer bomber.

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Hand Prop Attempt Gets Out Of Hand

Pilot Suffers Minor Injuries, Cessna Skylane Severely Damaged

A Cessna 182 got away from its pilot at Centennial Airport in Denver Monday when a hand-prop attempt got out of hand.

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Lufthansa Takes Delivery Of Its First A380

15 Of The Super Jumbos Have Been Ordered By The German Carrier

Lufthansa has taken delivery of the first of 15 Airbus A380s ordered, with three more to join the fleet in 2010. Lufthansa will deploy its new flagship aircraft on routes to Tokyo, Beijing and Johannesburg.

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Air Transport Association Challenges NMB Final Rule On Union Representation

Airline Trade Organization Files Suit To Block Change

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) has filed a legal challenge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, responding to the National Mediation Board (NMB) issuance of a voting rule change for union representation

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AAI Gets $31.4 Million Contract For Shadow UAS's For Swedish Armed Forces

Saab Conducted The Competitive Bid Process For Sweden

AAI Corporation announced Thursday that Sweden's lead system integrator, Saab AB, has selected AAI's Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) for use by the Swedish armed forces. AAI has contracted to provide two Shadow 200 systems and associated services under the $31.4 million award.

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Sydney Airport Puts Sensis A-SMGCS Online

Advanced - Surface Movement Guidance And Control System Improving Runway Safety And Efficiency

Air traffic controllers for Airservices Australia have started using Sensis Corporation's Advanced - Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) at Sydney Airport.

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Airbus Chartered For Asylum Flight To Australia Aborts Takeoff

Pilot Attempted Departure With Rear Stairs Deployed, Dragging The Tarmac

An airplane chartered to take asylum-seekers to Australia had to abort its takeoff a week ago Sunday night because the crew did not retract the rear stairs before starting their takeoff run.

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Aero-TV: Preserving a Classic – An In-Depth Look at the WACO YMF 5-D

Peter Bowers Details Extensive Updates to the Classic WACO Design
 
On Monday, May 17th, 2010, WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation announced the FAA certification of the WACO YMF 5-D aircraft.  The updated WACO model is the culmination of nearly two years of engineering, development and testing.  The all-new FAA and EASA certified aircraft is built from the ground-up to customer specifications including color and paint scheme, leather and carpet, and avionics equipment.
 

NextGen Summit: Babbitt Really Lights-Off NEXTGEN Day 2

Rockwell Collins Thinks 'Outside The Boxes'

Special to ANN: Drew Steketee Reports From Washington (Part 2)  "Is NEXTGEN real? Yes!" And, so, Administrator Randy Babbitt put the spurs to FAA's future ATC "system of systems" for 300 gathered in Washington to learn more -- and see if it's all really true.

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Aero-TV: Preserving a Classic - An In-Depth Look at the WACO YMF 5-D

Peter Bowers Details Extensive Updates to the Classic WACO Design

On Monday, May 17th, 2010, WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation announced the FAA certification of the WACO YMF 5-D aircraft.  The updated WACO model is the culmination of nearly two years of engineering, development and testing. 

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Leave The Avionics Work To The Pros, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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HASC Votes To Fund F136 Engine Development In FY2011

House Armed Serviced Committee Breathes New Life Into Embattled Program

The full U.S. House Armed Services Committee (HASC) voted Wednesday on a National Defense Authorization Bill that includes $485 million in continued funding for the GE/Rolls-Royce F136 engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

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Oberstar Predicts FAA Reauthorization Bill Will Be Law By July 4

Downplays FedEx Objections To The Bill

Representative James Oberstar (D-MN), Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, says he expects the FAA re-authorization bill, which has been stalled in Congress literally for years, will finally be ready for the President's signature by July 4.

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Fed-Ex Latest To Be Fined By The FAA

Administration Proposes $1.55 Million Civil Penalty For Maintenance Program

The FAA has proposed a $1.55 million civil penalty against Federal Express for allegedly failing to revise its Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program in accordance with FAA regulations.

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Evidence Surfaces Of Passengers In The Cockpit Of Polish Airliner Which Crashed

CVR Picked Up Voices 16-20 Minutes Before The Plane Went Down

New evidence has surfaced about the crash of a Polish aircraft which went down April 10, killing the President of Poland, his wife, and many other high-ranking government officials.

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UPS To Furlough As Many As 300 Pilots

54 Will Be Grounded Beginning Next Week

In what it says is a cost-cutting measure, United Parcel Service (UPS) has announced it is going through with  the furlough of as many as 300 pilots as part of a effort to cut $1.4 billion in overhead. The plan was first unvieled in February, and the first 54 are scheduled to be idled beginning next week.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.21.10)

"(The bill includes) funding necessary to continue development for an alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter. Competition is warranted and critical and costs nothing more according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).” Source: Ranking HASC member Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.21.10): Bermuda High

A semi-permanent, subtropical area of high pressure in the North Atlantic Ocean that migrates east and west with varying central pressure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.21.10)

FAA AVS Work Plan For NextGen

The FAA's Aviation Safety (AVS) directorate has published a work plan as a guide as it establishes the standards and policies for NextGen operations, certify compliance with those standards, and assure continued operational safety.

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