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October 26, 2010

Embraer Confirms Another E-Jet for Japan's Fuji Dream Airlines

Fifth E-Jet In The Airline's All-Embraer Fleet

Embraer has signed a contract with Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA) of Japan for the sale of an Embraer 175, which is the fifth E-Jet in the airline's fleet.

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NASA Airborne Science Campaign Begins Antarctic Sequel

"Operation Ice Bridge" Employs A Flying Laboratory

Scientists returned this week to the Southern Hemisphere where NASA's Operation IceBridge mission is set to begin its second year of airborne surveys over Antarctica. The mission monitors the region's changing sea ice, ice sheets and glaciers.

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Vintage Bomber Set For Restoration

B-25 "Skunkie" Will Be Displayed In Columbia, SC

A group formed specifically for the purpose hopes to restore and put on display a B-25 which was pulled from a lake in South Carolina in 1983.

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NASA Releases Report About Australia Balloon Mishap

Accident Damaged Gamma-Ray Telescope Intended For High-Altitude Experiments

A NASA panel that investigated the unsuccessful April 28 launch of a scientific balloon from Alice Springs, Australia, has released its report.

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Daher-Socata Names New UK, Ireland TBM Distributor

New Company Will Also Handle Maintenance And Repair

Daher-Socata has tapped entrepreneur and long-term TBM owner/operator, Mr John Merry to establish a new company and build team to take on the distributorship of the TBM 850 family in the UK and Ireland.

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AeroVironment's Global Observer UAS Completes Initial Flight Testing

Demonstration Program Proceeding Toward Hydrogen-Fueled Flight Test Phase

The first aircraft developed under the Global Observer Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program has successfully completed initial flight testing, which consisted of multiple low-altitude flights at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in California.

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Goodrich Receives UK MoD Contract For Aircraft Support

Order Continues A Decade Of Support To The RAF

The UK Ministry of Defense has awarded a follow-on contract worth some $10 million to Goodrich Corporation for Performance Based Logistics (PBL).

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ERAU's Worldwide Campus Launches iPhone App

Keeps Students, Alumni, And Others Up To Date On Classes, Campus Events, And More

The seemingly-ubiquitous iPhone and its cousins the iPad and iPod Touch can now keep Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's students, faculty, staff, and alumni up to date while they're on the go.

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Woman Found Guilty In Skydiving Murder

Court Says She Rigged A Rival's 'Chute To Fail

A woman involved in a romantic triangle was found guilty of murder in Belgium last week for rigging her rival's parachute to fail.

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Eurocopter Inaugurates India Subsidiary

Company Hopes To Further Develop Commercial, Support, Industrial Relations In The Country

Eurocopter has opend a new Indian subsidiary, which has been given the goals of expanding the helicopter manufacturer’s commercial presence in that highly-promising marketplace.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2010-22-01

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes  

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ANN Readers: What’s The Point of ‘Next-Gen’ If ‘Now-Gen’ Crashes/Burns? (Part 5)

ANN Readers Respond, Vociferously, To 'Aero-Rant' Series

'IS AOPA Losing It?' ANN Readers Seem To Think So... What’s The Point of ‘Next-Gen’ If ‘Now-Gen’ Crashes and Burns? (Part 1) What’s The Point of ‘Next-Gen&

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Aero-TV At NBAA2010: A Look Back At BizAv's Big Week

Here Are The High-Points Of NBAA 2010... So Far

Wow... double wow... what a week! There was a perceptible air of positive thought at this year's event... and sense that survival was simply a mater of doing business the best way possible until the economic world got its act together and recognized that true recovery was possible without BizAv at its side. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said the highly successful show reflects its continuing value, even as the industry continues to confront a turbulent marketplace...

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 10.26.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.26.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.26.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Sikorsky Takes a Stake in Eclipse - 10.26.10 (ANN Special Report, with Eclipse Aerospace Chairman and CEO Mason Holland, Sikorsky VP David Powell, and David Green, President of t

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Propellant Tanks Refilled As Discovery's Review Begins

Repairs Completed To A Small Fuel Leak Over The Weekend

Technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, finished refilling shuttle Discovery's four orbital maneuvering and reaction control systems tanks with propellants.

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U.S. Army Greenlights Apache AH-64D Low Rate Initial Production

Eight Block III Helos To Be Built For $247 Million

The U.S. Army has given the go-ahead to Boeing to begin Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) for the U.S. Army’s AH-64D Apache Block III helicopter.

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FlightSafety's Bell 407 Flight Training Device Receives FAA Level 7 Qualificatio

New Device Located In Lafayette, LA

A new Bell 407 advanced flight training device operated by FlightSafety International has been qualified to Level 7 by the FAA, the company announced late last week.

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'Wings Of Freedom' Tour Rumbles Into Greenville Downtown Airport

Vintage B-17, B-24, P-51 Mustang In Greenville This Week

The Collings Foundation's "Wings of Freedom Tour" is on display the next couple of days in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Balloon With Wheelchair Accessible Basket Attempts English Channel Crossing

Wheelchair User Andrew Jeffery Is Set To Participate In Record-Breaking Balloon Flight

Seventy five hot air balloons, from across the UK and Europe, are currently on standby to fly across the English Channel to France from Lydden Hill Race Circuit in Kent.

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AIA Joins The FAA/USDA Biofuel Chorus

Welcomes The Interdepartmental Collaboration On Biofuels

The Aerospace Industries Association said late last week it is very encouraged by the agreement between the FAA and USDA on the development of jet fuel alternatives.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.26.10)

"(R)eductions in benefits affecting the salaried, non-union employees of Hawker Beechcraft have saved the company approximately $4.5 million in health care insurance costs and $5.7 million in matching 401(k) contributions." Source: Hawker Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.26.10): Obstacle Departure Procedure

A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure printed for pilot use in textual or graphic form to provide obstruction clearance via the least onerous route from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.26.10)

Rover Cam

A newly installed webcam is giving the public an opportunity to watch technicians assemble and test the next NASA Mars rover, one of the most technologically challenging interplanetary missions ever designed.

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