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November 27, 2008

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.28.08

An Air New Zealand A320 mysteriously plunges into the Mediterranean Sea.
Eclipse Aviation tells customers and depositors they're now "unsecured creditors."
And NASCAR sues C

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Certified! P&WC PW207D1 And PW207D2 Turbines

Engines Will Power Bell 429 Helicopter

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced Thursday it has received Transport Canada type certification for its new PW207D1 and PW207D2 engines selected to power the Bell Helicopter 429.

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Witness: Air New Zealand A320 'Turned Brutally Towards The Ground'

Two Fatalities Reported Among Seven Onboard

A witness to Thursday's downing of an Air New Zealand A320 told a French radio station he saw the plane dive abruptly into the Mediterranean Sea as it approached to land at Perpignan.

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Aero-TV Holiday Redux: Join In A Chat With A USAF Thunderbird!

This Guy Has The Best Seat At EVERY Airshow He Flies!

E-I-C Note: The Aero-TV Team -- Jim, Sarah, Nathan, Jim, Laura, Ben, Birgit, Rob, Paul, Scott and the rest of the aero-gnomes -- want to wish you a Happy Holiday while we all pursue our own various and sundry holiday diversions. Our regular daily webcasting schedule will resume promptly on Monday. In the meantime, please enjoy this 'classic'episode of Aero-TV from last year as we all recover from the obligatory turkey induced comas.... -- Jim Campbell, ANN E-I-C.  

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ANN Wishes Our Readers, Listeners And Viewers A VERY Happy Thanksgiving

Will Be On A Reduced Schedule For Rest Of Week

As the Aero-News staff observes the US holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday, we wanted to let our readers know that ANN will still be on the job, reporting breaking news in the aviation and aerospace fields as it happens... in Real Time.

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FAA Makes History At South Pole

That's One Frigid Ramp Check...

For the hundreds of researchers and support staff stationed at the bottom of the earth, annual re-supply flights are a critical necessity of life. Those flights, which bring much of the food, clothing, and scientific supplies that South Pole researchers use throughout the year, generally occur at the start of the Antarctic summer -- late October to early November.

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Astronauts Onboard ISS Celebrate An LEO Thanksgiving

STS-126 Crew Will Return To Shuttle Thursday Afternoon

The STS-126 and Expedition 18 crews spent their last full day together Wednesday in low-Earth orbit.

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Cameras Capture Van Nuys Emergency Landing

C-310 Lands With Nosewheel Askew

It was a relatively mundane emergency landing, as those things go... and thanks to today's video-intensive society, it was captured for eternity.

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Eurocopter Delivers First Spanish-Made EC135

Albacete Plant To Deliver More Than 12 Helos In 2009

Lutz Bertling, President and CEO of Eurocopter and Juan Carlos Martinez Saiz, CEO of Eurocopter in Spain, handed over the first EC135 manufactured in Albacete to the Ministry of Defence for the operations of the UME (Spanish Army Response Unit) Wednesday.

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Report: AAL Slowly Escaping Pit Of Poor Customer Service

Performance Numbers Improving, Though Still Far From Perfect

If your Thanksgiving plans include a flight on American Airlines, you may find comfort in knowing your chances of having a crummy travel experience are slightly lower than they were a year ago.

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Gov't Protesters Close Second Bangkok Airport

Prime Minister Remains Opposed To New Elections

A swarm of protesters managed to effectively close a second airport in Bangkok Wednesday, one day after forcing the closure of the city's primary international airport.

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ACI-NA Announces Results Of November 25 WBP Election

Robert Hazel, Laddie Irion Elected Chair, Vice Chair Of Board

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) announced Tuesday the election of 2009 officers for its World Business Partner (WBP)/Associates Board of Directors.

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Sikorsky Says China Sales Continue To Grow

Delivers Two S-76++ Helis To China Southern Affiliate

China Southern Airlines' Zhuhai Helicopter Company this week accepted two Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopters to support offshore oil projects in the South China Sea and Bohai Bay.

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NASA Calls For Comments On Ares V Draft RFP

Interested Companies May Submit Proposals For Lunar Vehicle

NASA has released a draft request for proposals, or RFP, regarding Phase I of its Ares V launch vehicle. The rocket will perform heavy lift and cargo functions as part of the next generation of spacecraft that will return humans to the moon. Phase I will define operational concepts, develop requirements, and refine design concepts for the Ares V.

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NASA Awards KSC Project Management Support Contract

May Be Worth $69.3 Billion For Houston Firm

NASA has selected Science Applications International Corporation of Houston, TX to provide project management support services at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.27.08)


Welcome to Rare Aircraft, a family owned and operated aviation company. Since it was founded in 1991 by Roy Redman, Rare Aircraft has been dedicated to the restoration of the antique aircraft from the golden years of aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.27.08): Periapsis


The point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.27.08)

"It gives us a moment to pause and reflect just how fortunate we are as a country and as global community. We're thankful for that, in addition to the opportunity to fly in space."

Source: Shuttle Endeavour commander Christopher Ferguson. The STS-126 and Expedition 18 crews spent their last full day together Wednesday in low-Earth orbit. Both crews on the shuttle/station complex will have time off on Thursday to spend the first part of the day as a team, and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal including smoked turkey, green beans and yams. If that sounds appetizing... well, consider those meals were also irradiated, freeze dried and vacuum packed for the flight into orbit. But then again, it's really not about the food.

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