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January 11, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.11.10

Bombardier neither confirms nor denies a big rumor.
Boeing lived off its backlog in 2009.
And the future of the 787-3 is now in doubt.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.11.10

Bombardier neither confirms nor denies a big rumor.
Boeing lived off its backlog in 2009.
And the future of the 787-3 is now in doubt.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Accelerated Stalls - 01.11.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about accelerated stalls, and why they keep causing accidents.

FMI: www.overtheairwa

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 01.11.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.11.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.11.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Accelerated Stalls - 01.11.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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FAA Issues SAIB For Some Honeywell FMS's

Systems Installed On Several Fixed And Rotary Wing Aircraft

The FAA has issued an Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to advise owners and operators of incorrect information transmitted by some models of the Honeywell NZ-2000 Primus Epic Flight Management System (FMS).

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Inaugural Skydive Expo Planned in DeLand, Florida

Tradeshow, Seminars, And Jumps Planned

Skydiving gear manufacturers from around the world are organizing the first ever Skydive Expo, to be held March 11-14, 2010 at DeLand Municipal Airport (KDED) northeast of Orlando, FL.

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UK MoD Signs Contract For An Additional C-17 Globemaster

The New Aircraft Will Join The Fleet At RAF Brize Norton In Oxfordshire

Contracts have been signed for the RAF's seventh C-17 strategic transport aircraft to increase the size of the fleet that has seen heavy usage during recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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FAA Says Proposed Massachusetts Wind Turbine Too Tall

Planned Structure Is 5.5 Miles From New Bedford Regional Airport

One of two wind turbines proposed by the city of Dartmouth, Massachusetts could interfere with air navigation, the FAA has told the city.

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34 Panther Helicopters To Receive Significant Upgrades

Helibras Will Upgrade 34 Eurocopters For The Brazilian Army

A contract to upgrade 34 AS365K Panther helicopters of the Brazilian Army Aviation was signed on Christmas Eve by Helibras, Eurocopter's subsidiary in Brazil. This is the largest service contract signed by the Brazilian subsidiary in its more than 30 year history.

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Gone West: Joe Shannon

AL Hall Of Fame Pilot Played A Vital Role In The Bay Of Pigs

Joe Shannon,88, ended a 70-year career in aviation on Tuesday after a brief illness. 

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Army Unmanned Aircraft Program Grows to Support Demand

Breifing Gives Update On UAS Progress

Discussions about the Army's use of unmanned systems in the combat theater are likely to focus on bomb-detecting robots and ground vehicles able to navigate through hazardous terrain.  Chances are the discussion won't immediately go to one of the fast-growing fields in the Army: unmanned aircraft systems.

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UAS Gives Scientists 3D View Of Atmosphere

Trio Of Aircraft Used In Climate Research

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have been using a fleet of Manta autonomous UAVs to track pollution and atmospheric data over the skies of Southern California.

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Prototype Quality Control System To Be Developed For JSF

Contract Awarded To Picometrix For Phase II Research

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a Phase II SBIR contract to optical products maker Picometrix to develop a prototype terahertz quality control system for it's variant of the F-35 JSF.

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AD NUMBER: 2010-01-03

MANUFACTURER: Fire Fighting Enterprises Limited Portable Halon 1211 Fire Extinguishers as Installed on Various Transport Airplanes, Small Airplanes, and Rotorcraft

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2009-26-09

MANUFACTURER: General Electric Company CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and -3B1 Turbofan Engines  

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Aero-TV: Updating the MFD – Avidyne’s All-New EX600 MFD

Avidyne Introduces the Latest in MFD Technology

At AOPA’s 2009 Summit, the Avidyne Corporation announced their all-new EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD), the next stage in the radar-replacement MFD market for general aviation aircraft and helicopters. After launching the first stand-alone Flight Situation Display in 1996, Avidyne continued to push innovation and product improvement with the FlightMax and EX500 series MFDs; as stated by Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer, “the EX600 raises the bar again with its larger display, and with the addition of Map Panning, a highly-requested feature that makes it the most user-friendly MFD available.”

Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation – The FJ-3 Fury

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum’s Larry Wood Profiles the FJ-3 Fury

Developed as a series of swept-wing, carrier-capable fighters, the North American FJ Fury series began as the United States Navy and Marine Corps equivalent to the USAF’s F-86 Sabre.  The FJ-1, however, more closely resembles the F-86 Sabre (having a straight-wing design) than its successors; fundamentally different aircraft, the FJ-2 and the FJ-3 feature folding wings and longer nose landing struts to both increase the angle of attack upon launch and to absorb the shock of hard landings on a carrier deck.

Aero-TV: Updating the MFD – Avidyne’s All-New EX600 MFD

Avidyne Introduces the Latest in MFD Technology

At AOPA’s 2009 Summit, the Avidyne Corporation announced their all-new EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD), the next stage in the radar-replacement MFD market for general aviation aircraft and helicopters.

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Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation – The FJ-3 Fury

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum’s Larry Wood Profiles the FJ-3 Fury

Developed as a series of swept-wing, carrier-capable fighters, the North American FJ Fury series began as the United States Navy and Marine Corps equivalent to the USAF’s F-86 Sabre. 

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PS Engineering Intro's PMA5000EX Audio Panel For LSA/Experimental A/C

Certification And Features Cut To Keep Price Under $1000

PS Engineering has developed an audio panel it says is uniquely suited to the needs of LSA and   homebuilt aircraft.

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TSA Nearly Passes Out Over Non-Explosive Honey

Investigators At A Loss To Explain Alarms And Nausea

The TSA shut down Meadows Field airport (BFL) in Bakersfield, CA, on Wednesday after several bottles of honey set off explosive detection monitors. 

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Klyde Morris (01.11.10)

The Future Of Security Looks... Weird

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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New Diagnostic Tools Will Keep Black Hawks HUMming

Sikorsky, Goodrich Collaborate On Health And Usage Monitoring Systems

Helicopter Support Inc. (HSI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Goodrich Corporation Tuesday to collaboratively promote an advanced aircraft maintenance solution to the worldwide rotary aircraft market.

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Boeing May Drop 787-3 Variant

Last Of Short-Haul Customers Move To Other Models

Boeing lost the last of it's 787-3 short-haul customers last week when All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced it was cancelling it's -3 order in favor of 28 addtional longer-haul 787-8s.

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Suspect Arrested In Newark Security Breach

Couple Wanted To Spend A Few More Minutes Together

UPDATE: According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Haisong Jiang, 28, was arrested on Friday evening charged with defiant trespass in connection with the January 4 breach of security and subsequent evacuation of EWR Terminal C.

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First Scientist-Astronaut Training Course Begins This Week

Thirteen Researchers See If They Have The Right Stuff

The National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center's inaugural Suborbital Scientist-Astronaut Training Course begins this week at its facility just outside Philadelphia, PA.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.11.10)

"Through Summer of Innovation, NASA is calling on our financial and human resources to align with federal, state, and local governments, nonprofit partners, universities and teachers to expand the opportunity for more of our young people to aspire to and engage in the future prosperity of our nation." Source: NASA Administrator and former astronaut Charles F. Bolden discussing a new NASA education initiative, part of President Obama's "Educate to Innovate" program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.11.10): Thunder Snow

A wintertime thunderstorm from which falls snow instead of rain.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.11.10)

NOAA's Aviation Weather Center Get all of the weather information you need--FREE from the NOAA Aviation Weather Center.

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