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July 21, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.21.10

Piper shuffles leadership again.
The G1000 is certified for the CitationJet.
And Boeing and Airbus both report big orders at Farnborough.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.21.10

Piper shuffles leadership again.
The G1000 is certified for the CitationJet.
And Boeing and Airbus both report big orders at Farnborough.


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ANN Special Feature: ACI-NA on Congestion Pricing - 07.21.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Greg Principato, President of Airports Council International - North America, about the significance of last week's federal court ruling giving airports the power to cha

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Garmin To Offer Electronic Stability And Protection System

Garmin Says New Technology Brings A "Sixth Sense" To The Cockpit

Garmin says it is developing a new stability augmentation system called Garmin's Electronic Stability and Protection (Garmin ESP) system. This electronic monitoring and exceedance-correcting technology works to assist the pilot in maintaining the aircraft in a safe, flight stable condition.

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Kentucky Designates I-75 'Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Trail'

Governor Steve Beshear Unveils Highway Sign Honoring America's First Black Airmen

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) joined local leaders last Friday to unveil a sign designating the entire I-75 corridor in Kentucky as the ‘Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Trail’—a 191-mile stretch of highway from the Ohio to Tennessee borders.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 07.21.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.21.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.21.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: ACI-NA on Congestion Pricing - 07.21.10 (ANN Special Report, with Greg Principato, President of Airports Council International - North America)

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Sikorsky Introduces 'Project Firefly' Electric Helicopter Demonstrator

But No Peeking Until Next Week At AirVenture

Sikorsky Innovations announced Monday from the Farnborough International Air Show that it has developed an all-electric helicopter technology demonstrator. The Firefly Technology Demonstration Aircraft will be unveiled on July 26 at the EAA AirVenture exhibition in Oshkosh.

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Boeing, Airbus Say Orders To Point To Economic Recovery

Analysts, However, Are Not So Sure

Major orders for both Boeing and Airbus at the top of the Farnborough Air Show are indications of a strong economic recovery, right? That is the opinion of the leadership for the two rival plane makers, but analysts say it's not a sure thing.

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Embraer Announces Long-Term Commercial Aviation Market Outlook

Company Presents 20-year Forecast Of World Demand For 30- to 120-Seat Aircraft

Embraer forecasts that the size of the world fleet of 30- to 120-seat jets will increase from 4,285 aircraft in 2009 to 7,780 in 2029. During this period, 51% of the new deliveries (3,495 units) will be added to support current growth and 49% (3,380 units) will be needed to replace aging equipment.

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Airbus Concept Plane Offers Glimpse Into 'The Future Of Flight'

One Possible Glimpse Into The Future At Farnborough Air Show

A peek at one possible airliner of the future is on display this this week, as aircraft manufacturer Airbus unveiled its Concept Plane at the Farnborough International Airshow Monday.

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Rolls-Royce Takes Orders From Aeroflot, China Southern, Transat At Farnborough

Three Deals To Power 36 Airbus Airliners

Rolls-Royce picked up orders from three airlines on the first day of the Farnborough Air Show Monday.

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Hawker Beechcraft AT-6 Demonstrates Irregular Warfare Capabilities during JEFX

New LAAR Prototype Makes Public Debut At Farnborough

The new Beechcraft AT-6 Light Attack and Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) production ready test vehicle earned perfect marks during its recent participation in the United States Air Force's Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment (JEFX) in April.

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Boeing To Market DA42-Based UAV

Signs MOU With Aeronautics For The "Dominator"

Boeing said Tuesday at the Farnborough Airshow that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Aeronautics Ltd. to market the DA42 Dominator unmanned aircraft system.

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Russia Plans New $790 Million Spaceport

Kazakhstan Site Dates Back To The Soviet Era

The Russian government said Monday that it plans to set aside the equivalent of $790 million to build a new spaceport, which would give the country a launch facility of its own.

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It Doesn't Technically Fly, But It Might As Well

Supersonic Car Model At Farnborough Is Designed To Get Young People Excited About STEM Subjects

Everyone knows that airplanes aren't the only things that show up at air shows, and The Farnborough International Airshow this year is no exception. On display is a mockup marking the first appearance of the partnership between Promethean and the BLOODHOUND SSC (Supersonic Car) Project.

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Air France Cancels Another Rio To Paris Flight

Sunday Incident Was The 4th In Eight Days

Air France says it was forced to cancel a flight from Rio to Paris Sunday morning due to an electrical problem with the airplane. The cancellation was the 4th incident involving an Air France jet in South America in eight days.

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FAA Finalizes Recurrent Aircraft Registration Rule

N-Numbers For Airplanes That Are Not Re-Registered Will Be Cancelled

Get ready to pony up more paperwork ... and fees ... to register your airplane, and do it on a regular basis. The FAA has finalized a plan to require re-registration of all civil aircraft over the next three years, with renewal every three years after that.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Looking Back At Day Three

Looking Back At  Aero-TV’s Daily Update From EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh for Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

An exciting new venture was announced Wednesday when Tom Poberezny, president of EAA, and Craig Fuller, president of AOPA held a special press conference at AeroShell Square.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Super Jumbo Takes Over AeroShell Square

Looking Back At 2009 As A Massive A380 Arrives At Oshkosh

Along with some of the smallest aircraft being built and flown around the world today, AirVenture has a reputation for going big when bringing aircraft to Oshkosh, and 2009 was no exception. Among the impressive sights that year was the largest passenger aircraft ever built.

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James Albaugh: Market For Airliners Rebounding

Boeing Commercial Airplane CEO Upbeat In Remarks To Open Farnborough International Airshow

With the Boeing 787 Dreamliner making its dramatic introduction on the international stage, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh said the company is working hard to stay ahead of the competition as the market begins to rebound.

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Airbus Opens Farnborough With Orders For 121 Aircraft

Two U.S. Leasing Companies Biggest Buyers

Airbus kicked off its 2010 Farnborough International Airshow presence with sales announcements for 121 new single-aisle and widebody aircraft Monday – which were led by major acquisitions for A320 Family jetliners from two U.S.-based leasing companies.

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SpaceX Applauds U.S. Senate Committee Breakthrough Compromise On NASA Budget

Legislation Supports Domestic Commercial Crew Initiatives

SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) said in a news release Tuesday that it applauds the efforts of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for their unanimous, bipartisan approval of the NASA Authorization Act of 2010.

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Wolf Aviation Fund Awards Grant To MotoPod

Company Makes Airplane Pod Which Carries, Among Other Things, A Street-Legal Motorcycle

MotoPOD LLC has been awarded a grant, from The Wolf Aviation Fund, for their work to advance personal air transportation. The company has developed a patent-pending belly pod that allows pilots to carry a street-legal motorcycle beneath their airplane.

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Skydivers Collide In Mid-Air, Both Fatally Injured

One Was 70, The Other 75 Years Old

Two skydivers, both with hundreds of jumps to their credit, died over the weekend after they collided in mid-air about 100 feet above the ground and their parachutes became entangled.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.21.10)

“The Tuskegee Airmen revolutionized modern military standards by flying beyond enemy lines and racial boundaries.” Source: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear . 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.21.10): First Gust

Another name for the initial wind surge observed at the surface as the result of downdrafts forming the leading edge or gust front of a thunderstorm.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.21.10)

Redstar Pilots Association

The RedStar Pilots Association mission is to promote and preserve the safe operation, display and enjoyment of all aircraft -- jet to prop, aerobatic, sport, warbird and utility -- especially those originating in the current and former communist block nations.

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