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January 26, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.26.11

A $49 special launches America's newest scheduled airline.
US Airways will stay with Expedia.
And a firehouse built with stimulus funds opens in Saint Louis.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.26.11

A $49 special launches America's newest scheduled airline.
US Airways will stay with Expedia.
And a firehouse built with stimulus funds opens in Saint Louis.


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ANN Special Feature: Cessna Skycatcher Update - 01.26.11

Cessna VP of Communications Bob Stangarone updates ANN's Jim Campbell on the 162 Skycatcher, and the Light Sport market in general.

FMI: www.cessna.com

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 01.26.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.26.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.26.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Cessna Skycatcher Update - 01.26.11 (ANN Special Report, with Cessna VP of Communications Bob Stangarone)

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Germany Bails Out A400M Program

Berlin Will Buy 53 Of The Airbus Airlifters, Sell 13

The German government says it has reached an agreement with Airbus to buy 53 of the A400M airlifters, and plans to sell 13 to outside parties. The agreement reportedly removes the final hurdle to completing the long-overdue and over-budget transport aircraft.

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Resource Group Joins WheelTug System Development Team

First Aircraft To Be Towed Will Be The Boeing 737NG

Resource Group, a developer of high integrity software, has joined with WheelTug plc in the development of the WheelTug integrated aircraft electric drive system.

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A Sail So Large It Can Be Seen In Space, And NASA Wants Pics

Agency Announces NanoSail-D Amateur Astronomy Image Contest

NASA has formed a partnership with Spaceweather.com to engage the amateur astronomy community to submit the best images of the orbiting NanoSail-D solar sail. NanoSail-D unfurled the first ever 100-square-foot solar sail in low-Earth orbit on January 20.

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Gone West: Balloon Pilot Larry Newman

Last Surviving Member Of The Double Eagle II Balloon Crew

Larry Newman, the last surviving member of the crew of the Double Eagle II balloon - first to cross the Atlantic, has died. Newman reportedly succumbed to a 3-year long battle with pancreatic cancer in December.

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Iconic Space For Rent At KSC

NASA Explores Potential New Users For Some Kennedy Facilities

NASA has released a formal Notice of Availability (NOA) and Request for Information (RFI) to identify interest from industry for space processing and support facilities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Avolon Raises $465 Million In Additional Debt Financing

Consortium Of Three Leading U.S. Banks Led By Wells Fargo Securities

Aircraft leasing group Avolon said Tuesday that it has raised an additional $465 million in capital, bringing the total value of funds raised since May 2010 to over $2.5 billion.

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Put An iPad In Your Fokker

Electronic Flight Bag Hardware And Mounting Solution Introduced By Fokker Services

A hardware and mounting solution for Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) technology designed for the iPad has been introduced by Fokker Services, with Swedish cargo carrier Amapola receiving approval from the Swedish CAA for a Class 2B EFB in its fleet of Fokker 50s.

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KC-10 Marks 20 Years Of Deployment, Nearly 30 Years Of Operations

Aircraft Perform Both Refueling And Airlift Missions

Jan. 17th was a special day for the KC-10 Extender community. It marked the day KC-10s, aircrews and maintainers have been on continuous deployment for 20 years -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year -- to Southwest Asia in support of combat operations.

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Aero-TV: Stating The Obvious, Again -- AOPA Examines Flight Training (Part 1)

Surprisingly Little New Information Presented and Few Possible Fixes... Why?

At the 2010 AOPA event in Long Beach, CA, the organization, while attempting to reorient itself under the somewhat testy leadership of Craig Fuller, held a symposium looking into the current state of the flight training industry. While such attention is always welcome, the feedback ANN Heard, over and over (and over) again, was that little info was presented and even less was presented in terms of potential solutions. Regardless of that, ANN spent some time with AOPA staffers (who definitely know the topic and have worked hard on these issues), in order to get a baseline look at the info that they presented this year.

Aero-TV: Stating The Obvious, Again -- AOPA Examines Flight Training (Part 1)

Surprisingly Little New Information Presented and Few Possible Fixes... Why?

At the 2010 AOPA event in Long Beach, CA, the organization, while attempting to reorient itself under the somewhat testy leadership of Craig Fuller, held a symposium looking into the current state of the flight training industry.

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All Five Gulfstream G650 Flight-Test Aircraft Now Flying

Fifth Aircraft Joined The Flight-Test Program On Jan. 24

The fifth and final Gulfstream G650 flight-test aircraft took to the skies Jan. 24, flying for 2 hours and 46 minutes. All five aircraft that are part of the flight-test campaign have now entered the program.

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Navy to Begin Initial Production Of P-8A

This First LRIP Contract Also Includes Spares, Logistics And Training Devices

The U.S. Navy announced today the award of a $1.6 billion contract to Boeing for P-8A Poseidon aircraft Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of six aircraft. This first LRIP contract also includes spares, logistics and training devices.

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EBAA: ‘One Europe’ Regional Forum A Resounding Success

Organization Calls The Meeting "An Important Step Towards European Harmonization"

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) concluded a highly successful "One Europe" Regional Forum last Friday, agreeing to concrete actions to address the many operational challenges raised by members of the business aviation community.

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Teamsters, UPS Reach Tentative Agreement In Aircraft Mechanics Contract

No Date Set For Rank And File Vote

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached a tentative agreement on an industry-leading labor contract between UPS and its aircraft mechanics.

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NASA Observes Day Of Remembrance, Challenger Anniversary

Challenger Lost On Liftoff A Quarter Century Ago

Kennedy Space Center, FL, will observe NASA's Day of Remembrance on Jan. 27 and the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger accident on Jan. 28.

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Sabre, American Reach Temporary Truce

Travel Network, Airline Have Put Dispute On Hold Until Early Summer

In a joint statement released by Sabre and American Airlines, the two parties said they have agreed to put the litigation between the two companies on hold until June 1, 2011.

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U.S. Parachute Association Reports Improving Safety Record

15th Annual USPA Safety Day Promotes Skydiving Safety

Skydiving continues to improve its safety record, according to new statistics released by the U.S. Parachute Association (USPA).

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Analyst Sees Private Jet 'Buyers Market' Through 2011

Prices About Half Of 2008 Highs

One market analyst's research indicates that the factors driving the current aviation marketplace as a true “buyer’s market” are a combination of general economic conditions that include a historically high used inventory level, prices that are 50% below the 2008 highs and still relatively low corporate demand.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.26.11)

"The most critical part of the event took place during the final session when we reviewed all of the issues that had been tabled over the course of the two days, and drafted concrete action points to address these challenges."  Source: EBAA CEO and President Brian Humphries.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.26.11): Wind Direction

The direction from which the wind is blowing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.26.11)

Double Eagle II

The gondola of the Double Eagle II, the first hot-air balloon to cross the Atlantic, is on display at the National Air And Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The story is told there as well.

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