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September 23, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.24.10

NATA comes out against residential through-the-fence.
Ejection seat issues ground the Eurofighter.
And the KC-390 adds a European partner.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.24.10

NATA comes out against residential through-the-fence.
Ejection seat issues ground the Eurofighter.
And the KC-390 adds a European partner.


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ANN Special Feature: Titan II Launch Simulator - 09.24.10

ANN's Paul Plack gets a demo of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum's Titan II missile launch simulator, complete with shaking walls!

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GAMA: House Passes Critical Bonus Depreciation Legislation

SOME Relief On The Horizon... But Will It Help?

Our good friends at GAMA have informed ANN that the House of Representatives has JUST passed the final version of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 which allows businesses to take advantage of the bonus depreciation tax incentive for general aviation aircraft purchases and components, including engines and avionics. GAMA notes that, 'This critically important legislation will help drive new sales for manufacturers as they continue to recover from the recession.'

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.23.10

Through-the-Fence is front-and-center this week in Congress.
Airbus is sued over a wild fly-by-wire ride that injured 100.
And subsidized airline service comes to five more small comm

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.23.10

Through-the-Fence is front-and-center this week in Congress.
Airbus is sued over a wild fly-by-wire ride that injured 100.
And subsidized airline service comes to five more small comm

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ANN Special Feature: The Enigmatic Blackbird - 09.23.10

Larry Wood, Director of Education for the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Oregon, answers questions about the museum's SR-71 Blackbird, a legendary supersonic spy plane from The Cold War.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.23.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.23.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.23.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Enigmatic Blackbird - 09.23.10 (ANN Special Report, with Larry Wood, Director of Education for the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum)

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Tom Rutherford Honored With 2010 Heritage Pin

Award Recognized Pioneers In The Sport Of Ballooning

In 2005, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Heritage Committee established the Heritage Pin, a limited-edition commemorative pin honoring pioneers of the sport of ballooning and, in particular, the Balloon Fiesta.

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Eurojets Grounded In Germany, Spain Over Ejection Seats

Britain Says It Has Corrected The Problem

Spain and Germany both have grounded their fleets of Eurofighter combat aircraft while they await the results of a probe into possible problems with the airplane's ejection system.

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Two New VPs Appointed At Gulfstream To Oversee Production

Greg Collett And Austin Shontz Responsible For Initial- and Final-Phase Operations

Two new vice presidents have been appointed by Gulfstream Aerospace to oversee production at the company's six U.S. locations. Greg Collett has been promoted to vice president of Initial Phase Operations, and Austin Shontz has been named vice president of Final Phase Operations.

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Testing Of Internet Protocol Radios For AH-64D Set To Begin

Prototype Model Delivered To Apache Integration Team

A developmental radio for what is being described as a revolutionary Internet-Protocol tactical communications network has been delivered to the U.S. Army AH-64D Integration Team.

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Czech Republic, Embraer Mull KC-390 Partnership

Czech Government Says It Intends to Acquire Two Of The Military Transports

In a ceremony held Tuesday in Prague, the Defense Ministers of Brazil, Nelson Jobim, and the Czech Republic, Alexandr Vondra, signed a Declaration of Intent regarding the European country's participation in the development program of the KC-390 military transport jet.

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AIA Gathers In More New Members

Extends Membership Record To 133 Companies

AIA enrolled eight companies this week, bringing the total new regular member companies joining the association this year to 31. AIA's regular membership now stands at an all-time high of 133.

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Eurocopter Grows Southern African Business

Company Claims 35 Percent Increase In The Region

Eurocopter says it has experienced a 35 per cent increase in its Southern African business, as countries in the region invest in airborne law-enforcement and civic emergency response capabilities.

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Companies Introduce Sustainable Aircraft Deicing Process

System Collects Glycol Solution For Recycling To Near 100% Purity

A pair of companies has gotten together to develop an environmentally-friendly system for deicing commercial aircraft.

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Boeing High On Organizations' Green List For A Second Year

Recognized As A Leader In Climate Change Disclosure

For the second consecutive year, the Carbon Disclosure Project recognized Boeing as one of the world's leading companies in reporting climate-change risks and taking actions to improve environmental performance.

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Aero-TV: Flying The F-86 Sabre-Jet -- Captain 'Snort' At Oshkosh 2010

Legendary Fighter Looks Good Wherever it Flies!

ALL eyes craned skyward as the sound the F-86 became audible... and the only person enjoying it more had to be the guy on the stick... Captain Dale “Snort” Snodgrass.

Aero-TV: Flying The F-86 Sabre-Jet -- Captain 'Snort' At Oshkosh 2010

Legendary Fighter Looks Good Wherever It Flies!

ALL eyes craned skyward as the sound the F-86 became audible... and the only person enjoying it more had to be the guy on the stick... Captain Dale “Snort” Snodgrass. The North American Aviation F-86 Sabre was one of this nation's best known and much favored transonic jet fighters. Best known for its astounding ability to take down MiG 15s in the Korean war, the bird developed an almost mythical rep among the pilots who flew it.

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Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers Share Safety Data

Will Allow Review Of Safety-Related Events From Both Perspectives

A safety program created by the FAA will for the first time integrate voluntary safety information self-reported by pilots and air traffic controllers.

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NATA Supports FAA TTF Policy

James Coyne Testifies Before House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne testified Wednesday before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure at a hearing regarding Residential Through-the-Fence (RTTF) Agreements at Public Airports.

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Airline Fees The Topic Of Consumer Groups' Meeting With LaHood

DOT Secretary Praised For Leadership, Pushed For Transparency In Fees

Consumer and travel groups including the Consumer Travel Alliance, the National Consumers League, and the Business Travel Coalition met with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Monday to offer their support for his efforts to require transparency in airline ticket pricing.

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Back In The Air: X-48B

Blended Wing Body Resumes Flight Tests At NASA Dryden

After undergoing a major overhaul and upgrades, the Boeing / NASA X-48B Blended Wing Body research aircraft resumed flight tests with a checkout flight September 21 from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

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Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Receives Corporate Awards

Company Recognized For Innovation And Growth

Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance has received two Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) awards, the company announced Tuesday. They have been named the third fastest growing, privately-held company in Arizona, and presented with the ACE Innovation Award.

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Bahamas Habitat Presented 2010 National Public Benefit Flying Awards

Recognized In Multiple Categories, Including Outstanding Achievement

On September 16th the National Aeronautic Association presented their 2010 Public Benefit Flying Awards at the National Capitol building in Washington DC.  This year, one organization was recognized in multiple categories.

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New Chairman Named For Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Electric Company Owner To Chair Aviation Board

The Jacksonville, FL Aviation Authority has named Ernest Isaac Jr. as chair of its board of directors. Isaac owns Ernie Isaac Electric Company Inc.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.23.10)

"While private airparks serve an important and cherished purpose for members of the aviation community, AIP funds must be used strategically and responsibly at NPIAS airports that serve public purposes." Source: FAA Assistant Administrator Airports (acting) Catherine Lang.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.23.10): Wind Grid Display

A display that presents the latest forecasted wind data overlaid on a map of the ARTCC area.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.23.10)

Through The Fence

With all the recent discussion concerning the FAA's Through the Fence proposal, there is a website for those who are fortunate enough to live with their airplanes steps, rather than miles away. 

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