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September 15, 2010

Sikorsky X2 Technology Demonstrator Tops 250 Knots

Speed Milestone Achieved During A Test Flight Wednesday

It's faster than any helicopter has flown before, if the record stands. Sikorsky says its X2 Technology demonstrator successfully achieved a speed of 250 knots true air speed in level flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center on Wednesday.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.15.10

Is "see and avoid" on its way out?
NTSB says too many children are not transported safely.
And DOT says the three-hour rule is working.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.15.10

Is "see and avoid" on its way out?
NTSB says too many children are not transported safely.
And DOT says the three-hour rule is working.


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ANN Special Feature: Misadventures with Security Theater - 09.15.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jim Pitman, a former Cessna employee who was intercepted by Wichita police when he landed in a what they erroneously thought was a stolen Cessna aircraft in January, 200

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.15.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.15.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Misadventures with Security Theater - 09.15.10 (ANN Special Report, with former Cessna employee Jim Pitman)

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Business Aviation 'Legends' To Be Recognized As 'Master Pilots' At NBAA2010

Bolen: "Each Has Made Indelible Contributions To Business Aviation"

Several business aviation legends will be presented with Wright Brothers Master Pilot Certificates from the FAA at the NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta.

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Screening Deadline Met, But Air Cargo Industry Eyes New Hurdles

New Challenges Anticipated With High-Value and Time Sensitive Shipments

Air cargo shippers and forwarders say the industry still has a long way to go in screening shipments, even after meeting a government mandate to screen 100 percent of all cargo on U.S. passenger aircraft by August 1, according to a report in The Journal of Commerce.

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Air 'Not-So-Apparent' For North Dakota UAVs

FAA Slow to Approve Airspace, Cites Concerns Over Potential Collisions With Civilian Aircraft

While anyone who has served in the military is familiar with the old adage of "Hurry up and wait," Air Force officials are becoming somewhat impatient with the FAA.

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NASA Invites Students To A Weightless Challenge

Scholastic Competition Ask Students to Explore Gravity...And The Lack Thereof

NASA is hosting two national science competitions that challenge student teams to develop and prepare a microgravity experiment. Proposals are due November 1.

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RAAF F/A-18 Pilots To Experience Helmet HUD

L-3 Link Simulation & Training Makes International Sale Of Advanced Helmet Mounted Display

The first international sale of L-3 Link's Advanced Helmet Mounted Display has been made to Raytheon Australia in support of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) Hornet Aircrew Training System (HACTS).

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Rolls-Royce Notches Up 500,000 Flight Hours Of Support To U.S. Navy T-45 Fleet

Complete Support for The F405 Engine, Other Components

Rolls-Royce said Monday it has completed 500,000 flight hours of MissionCare support for the F405-RR-401 (Adour) engines that power the U.S. Navy’s T-45 training aircraft.

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Flashy New Tail For The C-5M

Super Galaxy Airlifters To Sport New Tail Flash, Nose Art Too

Lockheed Martin’s first production C-5M Super Galaxy sports a newly painted tail flash at the plant here. All C-5Ms will be painted with nose art and tail flash to identify the aircraft as a Super Galaxy.

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GA Manufacturers Host Aircraft Expos In Texas, Southeast

Everything From Business Airplanes To LSA's On Display To Potential Buyers

The Fall 2010 Aircraft Expo Series gives serious aircraft shoppers an opportunity to compare the leading models at an airport close to their home.

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Eyes Wide Open: Night Flight Concepts Trains CALSTAR

California Air Rescue Unit Completes NVG Maintenance Course

Night Flight Concepts (NFC) announced September 13, that California based CALSTAR, a rapid response shock-trauma air rescue unit, has completed the NFC Night Vision Goggle Maintenance Course.

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MANUFACTURER: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S- 76A, S-76B, and S-76C Helicopters  

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Aero-TV: Amphibious Light Sport -- Flight Design's CTLS On Floats

It's Time To Enjoy The Aquatic Side of The LSA Biz

There are fewer 'cooler' pursuits than taking a perfectly good airplane and strapping a set of floats to it... thereby expanding the envelope of that airframe in amazing ways. It's even better when that perfectly 'good' airplane is actually a perfectly great airplane... like Flight Design's hale and hearty CTLS.

Aero-TV: Amphibious Light Sport -- Flight Design's CTLS On Floats

It's Time To Enjoy The Aquatic Side of The LSA Biz

There are fewer 'cooler' pursuits than taking a perfectly good airplane and strapping a set of floats to it... thereby expanding the envelope of that airframe in amazing ways. It's even better when that perfectly 'good' airplane is actually a perfectly great airplane... like Flight Design's hale and hearty CTLS.

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Machinists Union Urges Strike At Cessna

Current Contract Set To Expire Sunday

The union representing machinists working at Cessna in Wichita have recommended that the rank and file members reject a contract offer from the plane maker it received Tuesday and walk off the job.

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ACI-NA Urges Completion Of FAA Reauthorization Bill For Job Creation

Letter Urges Congress To Increase Passenger Facility Charge By $2.50

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President Greg Principato called on Congress on Monday to complete its work on the FAA Reauthorization bill before a 16th extension of FAA operating authority is required at the end of the month.

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NASA Extends International Space Station Contract

Boeing To Continue Engineering Support

NASA has awarded a five-year, $1.24 billion contract extension to The Boeing Co. to continue engineering support of the International Space Station through September 30, 2015.

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New Zealand Warns About Fletcher FU24 Overloading

Skydiving Plane Down With Nine People On Board

New Zealand's civil aviation authority has issued a warning to skydiving operators about overloading Fletcher FU24 aircraft after an accident which fatally injured nine people at Fox Glacier.

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Jack Roush Flying After Losing Sight In One Eye

Says He Had No Misgivings About Getting Back In The Cockpit

Roush Fenway Racing owner Jack Roush has made his way back to the cockpit after his accident at AirVenture in Oshkosh this summer, having flown twice ... albeit with a co-pilot ... since his Beech Premier Jet went down on approach at Wittman Field.

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GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team to Test Fifth Engine This Year

New Engine Testing Key to F-35 Flight Testing

 Building on earlier successes this year, the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team will begin testing its fifth development engine in 2010 with a test schedule that positions the F136 program for flight testing next year in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

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Miller To Lead Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int'l

Former Tampa International Airport Aviation CEO Brings More Than 30 Years Experience

 Atlanta Mayor Mayor Kasim Reed  announced September 13 that Louis Miller, former Executive Director and CEO of Tampa International Airport, will be the new Aviation General Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.15.10)

"(T)he probable cause of this accident was the inherent limitations of the "see and avoid" concept ... and the Teterboro airport local controllers' non-pertinent telephone conversation." Source: Excerpt from the NTSB hearing in the mid-air collision over the Hudson River August 9th, 2009.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.15.10) : TAWS

An on-board, terrain proximity alerting system that provides the aircrew with "Low Altitude Warnings" to allow immediate pilot action.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.15.10)

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