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September 06, 2010

'Thick Smoke' Reported in UPS 747-400 Cockpit Before Accident

Three-Year Old Airplane Attempted Emergency Landing Before Impact

ANN is monitoring media reports in the aftermath of a tragic UPS 747 Freighter crash in which two crewmember lost their lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. While the accident investigation is barely underway, a number of industry and media reports indicate that the crew was struggling with extensive visual impairments caused by thick smoke in the cockpit prior to the aircraft's impact off airport after at least one attempt to execute an emergency landing after its departure.

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Twin Commander Suffers Dual Engine Failure

Dead-Sticks Onto Interstate

There are some days when one's luck simply seems to be going form bad to worse... like the feeling one gets when one feathers a dead engine in a twin... sees the other taking a dive shortly thereafter. Here's just such a case in point.

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Klyde Morris (09.06.10)

Klyde Is One Smart Ant...


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G250 Integration Test Facility Marks 1,000 Hours Of Software Testing

Facility Allows For Avionics And Electronics Analysis

Gulfstream's G250 Integration Test Facility (ITF) has accumulated 1,000 hours of testing on the PlaneView250 software load that will be the basis for securing the aircraft's initial Type Certificate.

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New NASA App For iPad Users

Streaming HD Video And Interactive Maps, All Free

NASA has unveiled NASA App HD, a new mobile application designed for the iPad. The application is available free of charge both from NASA and at the App Store from Apple.

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Newest GOES Weather Satellite Ready For Action

But It Will Sit In A Parking Orbit As A Backup ... For Now

NASA and NOAA's latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-15, has successfully completed five months of on-orbit testing and has been accepted into service.

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Singapore Airlines Picks Honeywell For A380 Wheels And Brakes

Up To 19 Airbus A380s Covered Through 2020

Singapore Airlines has made a deal with Honeywell to provide wheels and carbon brakes material for its Airbus A380 aircraft over 10 years.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.06.10): Light Gun

Light Gun A handheld directional light signaling device which emits a brilliant narrow beam of white, green, or red light as selected by the tower controller. The color and type of light transmitted can be used to approve or disapprove anticipated pilot actions where radio communication is not available. The light gun is used for controlling traffic operating in the vicinity of the airport and on the airport movement area.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.06.10)

Aero-Linx:Bomber Command Museum of  Canada Honouring all those associated with Bomber Command during WWII and commemorating the activities of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The Nanton Lancaster Society was formed following the Town of Nanton's suggestion in the fall of 1985 that perhaps a group could be formed to, "take care of the Bomber" which had been on outside display for twenty-five years. At this time virtually no one had been in the aircraft since it had arrived and very little was known, in Nanton, about the Lancaster or the history associated with it.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.06.10)

"With more than 35 million Americans living in hurricane-prone areas, we need the reliable, accurate data GOES provide..."  Source:  Gary Davis, director of the Office of Systems Development at NOAA's Satellite and Information Service. NASA and NOAA's latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-15, has successfully completed five months of on-orbit testing and has been accepted into service.

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