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April 18, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.18.11

LaHood warns controllers of a zero-tolerance policy.
NATCA's president calls sleeping controllers "isolated incidents."
And a hacker gets FlightPrep customer information.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.18.11

LaHood warns controllers of a zero-tolerance policy.
NATCA's president calls sleeping controllers "isolated incidents."
And a hacker gets FlightPrep customer information.

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ANN Special Feature: How to Shop for Flight Training - 04.18.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about five things you should ask before choosing a flight school.

FMI: www.overtheai

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.18.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.18.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.18.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: How to Shop for Flight Training - 04.18.11 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Kilfrost Receives 'Top Export' Honor

Company Recognized By UK's North East Business Awards

Kilfrost has been recognized at the finals of the North East Business Awards, winning the Export award for its increasing global operations and influence. It was also runner-up in the contest for Company of the Year at an April 14th ceremony held in Sedgefield, UK.

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Centennial Of Naval Aviation Exhibit Set To Open At The Glenn Curtiss Museum

Exhibit Honors Glenn H. Curtiss, "The Father Of Naval Aviation"

A special exhibit honoring the Centennial of Naval Aviation will open at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum on Saturday, April 30.

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Laser Beam Earns Pennsylvania Man Nearly Three Years In Prison

Aimed His Laser At A Philadelphia Police Helicopter

A federal judge has ordered a 54-year-old Williamsport, PA man to serve 33 months in prison for aiming a laser beam at the cockpit of a Philadelphia police helicopter.

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NASA Telescopes Help Discover Surprisingly Young Galaxy

Hubble, Spitzer Space Platforms Add To The Understanding Of The Find

Astronomers have uncovered one of the youngest galaxies in the distant universe, with stars that formed 13.5 billion years ago, a mere 200 million years after the big bang. The finding addresses questions about when the first galaxies arose, and how the early universe evolved.

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Flexjet Honored with 12th FAA Diamond Award of Excellence

Recognized For Outstanding Maintenance Training

The FAA has recognized Flexjet with its highest honor for maintenance training-the FAA Diamond Award of Excellence-with 100 percent of eligible employee participation in maintenance training programs.

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Cessna Adds Citation Dealer In China

Genesis Aviation Of Shanghai Joins Aviation Supplies As Cessna Rep

Genesis Aviation of Shanghai has been named as an Authorized Sales Representative in China for Citation business jets, Cessna announced Wednesday at the Shanghai International Air Show.

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Liza Transport International Takes Delivery Of AgustaWestland Grand

Expands Helicopter Manufacturer's Presence In Sub-Saharan Africa

Liza Transport International of Burkina Faso has recently taken delivery of an AgustaWestland Grand light twin engine helicopter.

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Satellite Operator SES Confirms Arianespace Will Launch ASTRA 2E

Launch Planned For Second Half Of 2013

As part of its "Multi-Launch Agreement" with Arianespace, Luxembourg satellite operator SES has confirmed the launch of the ASTRA 2E satellite slated for the second half of 2013.

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FAA Changes ATC Schedules To Combat Fatigue

A Rash Of Controllers Found Sleeping On The Job Prompts The Move

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt is prohibiting scheduling practices that have been identified as those most likely to result in air traffic controller fatigue. The changes are in effect as of Monday morning.

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Classic Aero-TV: Erik Lindbergh -- Prizes + Competition = Innovation

Building A Future That Matters...

Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, is a commercial pilot and certified flight instructor, an artist and a speaker. He serves on a number of Non-Profit boards including the Lindbergh Foundation, The XPRIZE Foundation and the Aviation High School in Seattle.

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Army Aviation Forum To See X2 Technology Demonstrator

Static Display Planned At AAAA Annual Forum And Expo This Week

The Collier Award-winning Sikorsky X2 Technology demonstrator will be on static display at the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition April 18-20 in Nashville, TN. It is the first time Sikorsky Aircraft is showing the aircraft at the military trade show.

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Klyde Morris (04.18.11)

Klyde May Have Hit Upon The Answer To The ATC Sleep Scandal...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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GE Aviation Breaks Ground For New $51 Million R&D Center

Facility Being Built In Ohio's "Aerospace Hub"

GE Aviation broke ground Thursday on its new Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development Center (EPISCENTER) on the University of Dayton campus in Dayton, Ohio. The $51 million center will be built on about eight acres on the University of Dayton's campus on River Park Drive.

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Canadian Helicopters Acquires Helicopters NZ

North American Company Expands Into The Southern Hemisphere

The largest helicopter transportation services company operating in Canada said Thursday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canadian Helicopters Limited (CHL), has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the assets of Helicopters (N.Z.) Limited.

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Pratt & Whitney Launches PureSolution Services For PurePower Engine Family

Program Designed To Extend Engine Life, Lower Costs

A new flexible maintenance plan designed exclusively for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine family was rolled out Tuesday by the company.

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Is It Profiling? TSA Targets Those Who Complain In Security Lines

One Of The "Behavioral Indicators" That Could Trigger An Enhanced Screening

If you don't want to go through the full-body scanner or be subjected to an "enhanced" pat-down search, you might be advised to not complain about such things ... at least while in the security line.

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GE Aviation Launches CF6 TRUEngine Program

Launch Client Is Nippon Cargo Airlines

GE Aviation is launching the CF6 TRUEngine program, which expands the TRUEngine designation from CFM56 engines to GE's engines beginning with CF6.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.18.11): Lenticular Cloud

Lenticular Cloud A cloud species which has elements resembling smooth lenses or almonds and more or less isolated. These clouds are caused by a wave wind pattern created by the mountains. They are also indicative of down-stream turbulence on the leeward side of a barrier.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.18.11)

Aero-Linx: US Army Aviation Center of Excellence The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence trains military, civilian, and international personnel in aviation and leadership skills, integrates Army aviation warfighting doctrine and requirements determination across the DOTMLPF, manages available resources, and sustains our commitment to the well-being of our Soldiers, civilians, retirees, and Families. FMI: www.army.mil/info/organization/rucker

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.18.11)

"Very arrogant and expresses contempt against airport passenger procedures... " Source: That description is being used by the almighty TSA as being among the 'telltales' TSOs are trained to identify. TSA says that just complaining about security procedures is not enough to have you pulled out of the security line for extra attention, but it can be a contributing factor. Welcome to the USA, folks... former home to a little concept we used to call "Free Speech."

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