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September 02, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.02.10

Two United flights may have been probed by terrorists.
In one, luggage was allowed to travel on a flight separate from the passenger.
And John and Martha offer specific recommendation

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.02.10

Two United flights may have been probed by terrorists.
In one, luggage was allowed to travel on a flight separate from the passenger.
And John and Martha offer specific recommendation

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ANN Special Feature: Brian McCallen on PPCs at PRA - 09.02.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Brian McCallen, airboss for the powered parachutes this summer at the Popular Rotorcraft Association's Convention & Fly-In at Mentone, IN. Brian offers comments on h

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September Is 'Aviation And Aerospace Appreciation Month' In New Mexico

State Claims 51 Public Airports, 4,000 Pilots, And One Under-Construction Spaceport

Tthe Alliance for Aviation Across America, AOPA, the NBAA, and the National Association of State Aviation Officials on Wednesday commended New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's recent declaration naming September "Aviation and Aerospace Appreciation Month." 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.02.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.02.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.02.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Brian McCallen on PPCs at PRA - 09.02.10 (ANN Special Report, with Brian McCallen, airboss for the powered parachutes this summer at the Popular Rotorcraft Association's Convention & Fly-In

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Winners Announced In The X Prize Foundation/Lego Group 'MoonBots' Contest

Team Of Five 8th Graders Will Tour The Lego Factory In Denmark

The X Prize Foundation, an educational non-profit organization that drives innovation through incentive prizes, and Lego Group, a manufacturer of play materials for children, on Wednesday announced the winners of MoonBots, a global educational contest.

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Qantas Is First To Take Advantage Of Boeing's 747-400ER Landing Gear Program

Program Is Similar To One Offered To 747-400 Freighters

Landing gear exchange, repair and overhaul services on Qantas Airways' Boeing 747--400ER airliners will be performed by Boeing beginning in 2011.

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NASA Accepting Applications For Aeronautics Scholarships

Awards Of $15,000 To $35,000 Plus Stipends Available For Aeronautics Students

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is accepting scholarship applications for the 2011 academic year. The agency expects to award 20 undergraduate and five graduate scholarships to students in aeronautics or related fields.

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First Airbus Military A330MRTT For UK RAF Leaves Hangar

Indoor System Trials Completed, First Flight Planned Next Month

Indoor testing required prior to first flight of the first A330 MRTT Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) for the UK Royal Air Force has been completed . It has been rolled out of its hangar at Airbus Military's Getafe, Madrid facility to continue with the out-door tests, such as fuel trials and others.

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Germany's Frankfurt Airport Expands Cargo Hub

Increased Freight Demand Foreseen By Fraport

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is offering an additional 66 acres of development land at CargoCity South. Fraport AG - the owner and manager of FRA - has issued a worldwide "Call for Expression of Interest" inviting the logistics industry to specify its locational and space requirements.

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New Support System For Helio Courier, Stallion Airplanes

Sierra Industries Joins Forces With Helio For Parts And Repairs

Sierra Industries, a company probably best known for its support of the business jet community, has entered into an exclusive contract with Helio Aircraft LLC to provide support, maintenance, repair and parts for the worldwide fleet of Helio Courier and Stallion aircraft.

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New Life For Former Waller Field AFB

Trinidad & Tobago Converts Long-Closed Air Force Base To A Potential Driver For Its Economy

A place that once played an important role in winning the second World War will now play a critical role in winning new investments through the country of Trinidad & Tobago's first Science and Technology Research Park - Tamana InTech Park.

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CAP Doing More Than Flying As Part Of Oil Spill Response

Florida Wing Chaplain Part Of Joint Forces Ministry Team Helping Volunteers Deal With Stress

Although the Civil Air Patrol is receiving high marks and accolades for the daily flights aircrews are performing in support of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, flying is not all CAP is doing to support this mission. Since mid-May, Florida Wing Chaplain Lt. Col. Marcus L. Taylor has acted as CAP's representative on the newly-formed Joint Force Ministry Team at the Deepwater Horizon incident command post, or ICP, in Mobile. He puts in 14 hours a day six days a week visiting the ICP's 1,200 workers, encouraging and uplifting them as well as providing counseling.

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Strip Club Spotlight Dazzles Pilot

Southwest Airlines Jet Was On Approach To Love Field

The pilot of Southwest Airlines Flight 939 on approach to Love Field in Dallas was momentarily blinded by a flash of bright light in the cockpit. But this time, the light was not from some bored kid with a laser pointer or local resident angry about air traffic.

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Aero-TV: Having It Your Way -- Ron Tarrson's Aspen-Equipped Navion

A Classic Flying Machine Gets A Taste Of The Future

While companies like Avidyne and Garmin have introduced a new generation of GA aircraft owners to the glass panel revolution with every new airplane built these days (or so it seems), a quiet little company in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has made that same revolution available to many thousands of other pilots and airplanes with one of the most divinely inspired glass panel upgrades seen so far. Aspen Avionics' Evolution system, available in everything form a simple but truly affordable single screen installation to a deluxe (and still surprisingly cost-effective) three tube installation with ALL the bells and whistles. NEVER in the history of GA, have we had better choices and greater capabilities... and Aspen is a large part of

Aero-TV: Having It Your Way -- Ron Tarrson's Aspen-Equipped Navion

A Classic Flying Machine Gets A Taste Of The Future

While companies like Avidyne and Garmin have introduced a new generation of GA aircraft owners to the glass panel revolution with every new airplane rebuilt these days (or so it seems), a quiet little company in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has made that same revolution available to many thousands of other pilots and airplanes with one of the most divinely inspired glass panel upgrades seen so far.

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FAA Issues Emergency AD For Some Bell Helicopter Models

Problems Found With The Main Rotor Piston Rod

The FAA has issued an Emergency AD for several models of Bell Helicopters prompted by a main rotor hydraulic servo actuator (servo actuator) malfunction.

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Comair Shedding Planes, Jobs

Fleet Will Be Less Than Half Its Current Size In Two Years

Comair executives told its regional airline workers in Cincinnati Wednesday that the carrier would likely be about half its current size in two years. The company says it plans to shed both planes and employees during that period.

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NASA Extends Contract With United Space Alliance

Agreement Runs Through Next March, Worth More Than $9 Million

NASA has extended the Space Program Operations Contract with United Space Alliance, LLC of Houston to March 31, 2011. The $909,593,590 contract extension supports flight operations for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs.

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And, They're Off: German Portion Of Airbus A350 XWB Production Underway

Go-Ahead Given for The Largest Integrated Carbon Fiber Component Ever Made By Airbus

Airbus has begun production of the latest Airbus product, the A350 XWB, in Germany.

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NATA, FAA Partner To Help With Aircraft Re-Registration Requirements

New Online System Promises To Streamline The Process

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce a new partnership that will help aviation businesses and individuals comply with new FAA requirements to re-register all aircraft.

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SWAPA, Southwest Continue Collaborative Negotiations On New Airframe

Southwest Airlines Is Considering Larger 737-800 Aircraft

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) met with representatives of Southwest's management Wednesday regarding their intent to convert current Boeing 737-700 aircraft orders to the larger 737-800s.

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Groundbreaking Held For Flight 5191 Memorial

47 Passengers, Two Crew Were Fatally Injured In Departure Accident

Families of some of the passengers who were aboard Comair Flight 5191, which crashed on departure from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY, on August 27th, 2006, broke ground last week on a memorial dedicated to those lost on the flight.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.02.10)

"The mission very closely paralleled the work our Google Lunar X Prize teams were doing, so we greatly enjoyed watching those technical challenges worked out on a different scale." Source: William Pomerantz, Senior Director of Space Prizes for the X Prize Foundation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.02.10): Obscuration

Any phenomena in the atmosphere, excluding precipitation, that reduces horizontal visibility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.02.10)

National Association Of State Aviation Officials

Founded in 1931, the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) is one of the most senior aviation organizations in the United States, predating even the Federal Aviation Administration’s predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Authority.

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