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July 15, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.15.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.15.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.15.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: Cirrus CEO Brent Wouters - 07.15.10 (ANN Special Report, with Cirrus Aircraft President and CEO Brent Wouters)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.15.10

The Red Bull Air Race series cancels Budapest.
Fifi remains frustrated.
And NTSB says airline pilots don't get enough training or information on handling winds.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.15.10

The Red Bull Air Race series cancels Budapest.
Fifi remains frustrated.
And NTSB says airline pilots don't get enough training or information on handling winds.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: Cirrus CEO Brent Wouters - 07.15.10

ANN's Jim Campbell asks Cirrus Aircraft President and CEO Brent Wouters about his experience at COPA M8, and also about the rumor that "Cirrus is going to China!"

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AIAA Sets Space 2010 Conference

"Space: Imagine, Innovate, Collaborate" August 30th To September 2nd In Anaheim

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will hold the AIAA SPACE 2010 Conference & Exposition August 30 - September 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center and Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, CA, focusing on the theme: "Space: Imagine, Innovate, Collaborate."

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NASA, Microsoft Provide Mars 3-D Close Encounter

WorldWide Telescope Provides Detailed View Of Martian Surface

NASA and Microsoft Research are bringing Mars to life with new features in the WorldWide Telescope software that provide viewers with a high-resolution 3-D map of the Red Planet.

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Flyers Rights Tell Congress To Curtail Airline Add-On Charges

Hanni: Airline Travelers Should Not Live In The "Land Of The Fee"

FlyersRights.org executive director Kate Hanni provided testimony for a hearing held Wednesday by the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure regarding airline fees.

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F-15 'Silent Eagle' Makes First Flight

Test Pilot: "Everything Went According To Plan"

The Silent Eagle flight demonstrator aircraft F-15E1 developed by Boeing completed a successful first flight on July 8 from Lambert St. Louis International Airport.

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Aircraft Traffic And Weather Designed For The GA/Sport Market

NavWorx Receives FCC Authorization For ADS600-B Transceiver

The FCC has authorized NavWorx ADS600-B Transceiver. Introduced in April, the ADS600-B incorporates both transmit and receive capabilities of an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) and is designed to meet FAA TSO-c154b.

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AgustaWestland, Thales Unveil ASaC

Enhanced Airborne Surveillance And Control Capability For Military Helicopters

AgustaWestland and Thales took the wraps off an enhanced Airborne Surveillance and Control (ASaC) capability, at RNAS Yeovilton last week during the Fleet Air Arm's annual Air Day.

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DRE Communications Unveils Standard Headset With High End Features

Entry-Level Unit Priced For Students, Private Pilots, Flights Schools

DRE Communications as just unveiled its newly upgraded DRE-1001 headset, saying the new model includes many of the features typically found on high end units.

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Centurion Says It Is Gaining Altitude

Calls The First Half Of 2010 A Success

Centurion Aircraft Engines, the distribution company for engine manufacturer Thielert Aircraft Engines (TAE), says it can look back on a successful first half of 2010 despite TAE's insolvency.

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G450 Sets Another Speed Record

Aircraft Connects Asian Cities In Less Than Four Hours

A Gulfstream G450 business jet recently established a city-pair speed record between Tokyo and Hong Kong.

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TSA Recruits With ... Pizza

Maybe That Will Help Passengers Get Through Security Lines In 30 Minutes Or Less

TSA is casting a broad net in search of potential screeners. They have instituted a recruiting campaign that is delivered to homes on pizza boxes.

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Export-Import Bank Of The U.S. Awards Five-Year Contract To IBA

International Bureau Of Aviation Will Provide Inspections, Oversight

IBA is one of three firms to be awarded a new 5-year contract by Ex-Im Bank to provide aircraft inspections and airline oversight across its portfolio of commercial and corporate aircraft and helicopters.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Aerial AirVenture - The Bell 47G-2 Helicopter Ride

Attendees Experience a Bird's Eye View of AirVenture

This July, over 578,000 aviation enthusiasts flocked to EAA AirVenture held at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Roughly 10,000 aircraft attended the event, including three Bell 47 G-2 Helicopters offering passenger rides for lucky visitors.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Profiles in Aviation - Aaron Singer’s Nanchang CJ-6A

From China to Wittman Field, Singer Introduces the Nanchang CJ-6A

From 1954 until 1958, the Nanchang Aircraft Factory build the Soviet Yak-18 under license as the CJ-5; however, with increasing advancements in jet pilot training, Chinese engineers quickly realized that improvements to the performance and design would be necessary in order to meet the needs of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.

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NBAA Supports 'Accelerated Depreciation' In Written Congressional Testimony

Reminds Lawmakers That Most Of The Companies Using Business Aviation Are Small Businesses

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen repeated the business aviation community's support for Congressional proposals to renew accelerated, or "bonus," depreciation for investments in strategic business assets, including aircraft, in Congressional testimony Wednesday.

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McCauley Gains ASTM Compliance On Composite Prop For Skycatcher

Prop Designed To Work With Continental O-200D Engine

Cessna's McCauley Propeller Systems division has achieved ASTM compliance for a new two-blade, fixed-pitch composite propeller for the 162 Skycatcher.

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Conciliation Commissioner To Oversee Air Transat Pilot Negotiations

Potential Strike Date Is October 2nd

The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), representing pilots employed by Air Transat, a division of Transat A.T., said Wednesday that a conciliation commissioner has been appointed to oversee negotiations between Air Transat pilots and their employer.

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NASA Announces Three New Centennial Challenges

Technological Competitions Can Award $5 Million In Prizes

NASA announced three new Centennial Challenges Tuesday, with an overall prize purse of $5 million. NASA's Centennial Challenges are prize competitions for technological achievements by independent teams who work without government funding.

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Gulfstream International Airline Settles FAA Fine

Reaches Agreements For Extension Of Aircraft Leases, Can Eventually Purchase Leased Aircraft

Gulfstream International Group has reached a final agreement with the FAA providing for the settlement of certain proposed civil penalties, the company announced Tuesday in a news release. The agreement calls for the company to pay $550,000 over a five-year period.

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Major Motion Picture To Premier At AirVenture

Oshkosh First ... THEN Hollywood

It's not often that Hollywood takes a back seat when it comes to a movie premiere, but that's exactly what will happen this year at AirVenture. For the first time ever, the event will premiere a major motion picture.  It's called "Pearl", described as a story of a daredevil who dared to dream.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.15.10)

"We look forward to working with the Congress and the Administration ... to obtain legislation extending accelerated depreciation as part of the recovery effort ... enabling many more American companies to continue using business aviation to succeed. " Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.15.10): Radar Service Terminated

Used by ATC to inform a pilot that he/she will no longer be provided any of the services that could be received while in radar contact.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.15.10)

Bleriot.org

This is a website devoted to collecting and providing information on the aircraft of a remarkable man, Louis Bleriot, who changed history with his pioneering flight from France to England across the English Channel on July 25, 1909

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