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February 09, 2008

Reports: F135 Turbine Blade Cracks During Tests

Second Failure Surprises Engineers

A cracked turbine blade in the Pratt & Whitney F135 turbofan destined for installation in the second F-35 joint strike fighter test aircraft has raised concerns about the engine's durability, though the manufacturer maintains a fix is in the works.

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Teens Prepare World Record Tribute To Tuskegee Airmen

TAM Assists Students In Preparing For Record Attempts

Young people at Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum (TAM) in Compton, CA celebrated Black History Month recently, by making plans to set new aviation world records.

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NASA Faces Mounting Criticism For Ares Program

Critics Recommend Dropping 'Stick' For Atlas V

NASA is coming under fire for a project that has yet to get off the ground... the Ares I rocket, intended to be NASA's primary manned launch vehicle after the space shuttle retires.

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Three Lost In Oregon Lancair Crash

Witness Say Plane Spinning Before Impact

Investigators are heading to the scene of a plane crash in western Oregon, that claimed the lives of three men Friday morning.

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Airbus Sees 20-Year Need For 24,300 Commercial, Freighter Aircraft

Revised Forecast Raises Earlier Estimates By Almost 1,600 Planes

Despite mounting concerns of a looming global recession, Airbus remains positively bullish on the airline industry's long-term prospects. On Thursday, the European planemaker released its updated 20-year Global Market Forecast, indicating a demand for 24,300 new passenger and freighter aircraft from now through 2026.

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NASA Scientist To Lead Int'l Antarctic Expedition

Will Search For Extreme Organisms

In early February, NASA's Richard Hoover will lead a team of world class explorers to a remote location in Antarctica to search for unique, never-before identified microbes. NASA and its partner organizations study the potential for life in such extreme zones to help understand the limitations of life on Earth, and to prepare human explorers to search other worlds for signs of life in the universe.

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GKN Aerospace Delivers First Winglet for the Boeing 737-300/500

Blended Winglet Offers Five Percent Improvement In Fuel Efficiency

GKN Aerospace tells ANN the company recently delivered the first blended winglet for the Boeing 737-300/500, well ahead of scheduled delivery dates in the first quarter of this year. The agreement with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) was finalized in April 2007.

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Revue Thommen AD32 Chosen For Czech Aircraft Programs

ADDU Part Of Several Upgrades

Revue Thommen AG announced this week the selection and installation of its AD32 Air Data Display Unit (ADDU) for the upgrading of a fleet of six An-26 aircraft operated in Poland.

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AeroVironment Awarded $45.8 Million Contract Option

Will Provide Add'l Raven Small UAS, Support Services

The US Army likes its Ravens. On Thursday, AeroVironment, Inc. announced the Army has exercised its option on additional RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and associated services, under an existing contract.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.09.08)

Aero-Linx!

The League of World War I Aviation Historians is a non-profit organization whose goals include the accumulation, preservation, and publication of factual data concerning aerial activity of World War I.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.09.08): Yaw

Aero-Terms!

A flight condition of an aircraft in which the aircraft rotates about its vertical axis.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.09.08)

"It’s the purpose of the development program to run these kinds of tests and find these problems."

Source: Dan Crowley, Lockheed's executive vice-president for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. A cracked turbine blade in the Pratt & Whitney F135 turbofan destined for installation in the second F-35 joint strike fighter test aircraft has raised new concerns about the JSF program, though the manufacturer maintains a fix is in the works.

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TX TFR: 02.09.08 - 02.10.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/4114 Issue Date: February 08, 2008 at 1528 UTC Location: Armstrong, Texas Beginning Date and Time: February 09, 2008 at 0030 UTC Ending Date and Time: February 10, 2008 at 2120 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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