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September 19, 2009

FAA Launches New Accident Prevention Office

New Organization Will Consolidate FAA Safety Resources

As part of a strategy to reduce emerging aviation risks using national safety data, the FAA's Office of Aviation Safety Thursday launched a new Accident Investigation and Prevention Service that integrates the work of the Offices of Accident Investigation and Safety Analytical Services.

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Southwest Pilots' Association Board Endorses Tentative Labor Agreement

Contract Is Released For A Vote By Rank And File Pilots

The Board of Directors for the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA)voted on Thursday to send a new tentative agreement to the membership for a ratification vote. The board also voted unanimously to endorse the TA.

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Pre-Launch Processing Begins For Ariane 5's Next Launch

Planned Combined Payload Weight 17,600 Pounds

Arianespace's ability to accommodate the full range of payloads in its fast-paced launch schedule is demonstrated by preparations for the upcoming Ariane 5 mission - which involves parallel processing of Germany's COMSATBw-1 military relay satellite and the Amazonas 2 commercial telecom platform for Spain's HISPASAT.

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Some Transportation Execs Question Implementation Of TSA Security Regulation

CCSP Interim Rule Announced By TSA This Week

National Air Cargo founder Christopher Alf, along with some other transportation industry experts, are advocating a supply chain solution to meet the congressional mandate of screening 100 percent of cargo transported on passenger aircraft by August 2010.

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New Safety System Addresses NTSB's 'Most Wanted' Issue of Runway Safety

To Date, The Only Runway Safety Products To Achieve FAA Milestone

Honeywell's SmartRunway and SmartLanding technologies, developed to reduce runway accidents at crowded airports, have received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval, the company announced Wednesday.  The approval will allow the company to deliver its runway products to customers for aircraft installation.

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Herb Kelleher To Present Trophy At Aviation Heritage Invitational

National Championship Air Races' 'Person Of The Year'

Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher, a 2009 National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinee and National Championship Air Races' 'Person of the Year', will join four other aviation legends to present awards for restored classic, antique and military aircraft at the National Aviation Heritage Invitational.

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Peg Billson Appointed President Of BBA Aviation Legacy Support

Billson Brings A Long Aviation Career To The Licensing And Manufacturing Firm

BBA Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Peg Billson as President, BBA Aviation Legacy Support replacing the highly successful Jim Gerwien. In her new role, Peg will assume overall leadership responsibility for Ontic and International Governor Service.

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Two Rand Robinson KR Aircraft Down In Mount Vernon, IL

Both Were Planning To Attend Annual Fly-In

Two Rand Robinson KR aircraft heading for the annual Rand Robinson Fly-In have gone down in separate accidents about nine hours apart in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.19.09)

"We need bigger aircraft. We can't just pave the sky wingtip-to-wingtip with small airplanes - congestion will not allow that. We will always be shifting up to larger aircraft." Source: Airbus Chief Operating Officer - Customers John Leahy.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.19.09): Available Landing Distance (ALD)

The portion of a runway available for landing and roll-out for aircraft cleared for LAHSO. This distance is measured from the landing threshold to the hold-short point.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.19.09)

Aero-Linx: FAA Office Of Accident Prevention The FAA has just launched an Office of Accident Prevention, which is intended to be a clearing house for resources, allowing the FAA to better understand current and emerging risks across the aviation community.

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