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March 30, 2009

Royal Air Maroc Orders Six New ATRs

Two 42-600s, Four 72-600s

Morocco's flag carrier Royal Air Maroc and ATR announced Friday an order for two ATR 42-600s and four ATR 72-600s, plus options for two additional ATR 72-600 regional turboprop aircraft.

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Suits Against Cessna Dismissed, Deferred To Italian Courts

Cessna Willing To Submit To Italian Jurisdiction

A Florida federal judge's dismissal of lawsuits filed by the families of 69 people lost in a 2001 runway incursion in Italy was upheld last week by a federal appeals court, which ruled the case was better suited to be decided by Italian courts.

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Branson Air Show Takes On International Feel

Canadian CF-18 Will Join US Military Planes At Inaugural Show

Branson Airport officials announced Monday an addition to the lineup scheduled to perform at the first ever Branson Air Show, May 9 & 10, 2009. The Canadian Air Force will bring a CF-18 Hornet fighter to the event, in celebration of Canada's 100th anniversary of powered flight.

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Lockheed Martin Establishes New Space Vehicle Integration Laboratory

Will Aid In Faster Satellite Development

Lockheed Martin announced Monday it has established a new Space Vehicle Integration Laboratory (SVIL) to enable a more efficient and reliable process for space vehicle component and flight software integration.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 03.30.09

Fog Kills... With CFI Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.30.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.30.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Fog Kills: 03.30.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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First Austrian Boeing 767 Fitted With Winglets

More Winglet-ed Widebodies Head Overseas

On Friday, the first Austrian Airlines Boeing B767 (OE-LAE) to undergo a successful conversion to winglets' in the United States returned to Austria.

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EADS Works To Calm Clamor Over Enders' A400M Comments

"Better An End With Horror Than Horror Without End"

The saga over Airbus Military's stillborn A400M military transport aircraft has grown to increasingly resemble a Margaret Mitchell tale... and on Sunday, Airbus CEO Tom Enders suggested he frankly doesn't give a [darn] anymore.

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British Activist Files Civil Suit Against US Airman

Alleges Handcuffs Were Too Tight When Arrested, Causing Injury

A British activist has filed suit in civil court against a US airman who arrested her when she was found trespassing on an English airbase.

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NASA's Orion Capsule Built And Tested at NSWC Carderock

Pool Tests Will Come Ahead Of Ocean Recovery Trials

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division engineers, along with a NASA test and evaluation team are conducting initial Post-Landing Orion Recovery Test (PORT) operations, March 23-27. The team will test a full-scale model of NASA's Orion space capsule at Carderock's pentagon-shaped test pond.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.30.09

Randy Babbitt is officially nominated for FAA Administrator.
The FAA says we can't handle the truth about bird strikes.
And Discovery is safely back at KSC.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.30.09

Randy Babbitt is officially nominated for FAA Administrator.
The FAA says we can't handle the truth about bird strikes.
And Discovery is safely back at KSC.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller, Fog Kills - 03.30.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about two general aviation accidents which share a common theme - pushing the limits in fog.

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Aero-TV: WAI Perspectives -- Equality In Aviation (Part 1)

A Three Question Survey Of This Year's Amazing Women In Aviation Conference

At a number of the more intriguing special events that ANN and Aero-TV partake in, we engage in an interesting exercise in which we pose at least three questions to a dozen or so of those attending to gauge the mood on a range of issues pertaining to the subject at hand. This year's Women In Aviation Event was ripe for another such pursuit. Of the three topics raised this year, one was the obvious issue of whether or not there was still a perceptible level of discrimination against women in the aviation industry, the second was whether or not the current economic issues might make it easier or more difficult for women to enter this industry -- and finally, what advice our respondents might have for a wom

Aero-TV: WAI Perspectives -- Equality In Aviation (Part 1)

A Three Question Survey Of This Year's Amazing Women In Aviation Conference

At a number of the more intriguing special events that ANN and Aero-TV partake in, we engage in an interesting exercise in which we pose at least three questions to a dozen or so of those attending to gauge the mood on a range of issues pertaining to the subject at hand.

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Israel Continues Efforts To Restore FAA Safety Ranking

FAA International Aviation Safety Assessment Revealed Safety Issues

Earlier this month, the Federal Aviation Administration downgraded Israel's aviation safety standard rating from Category One to Category Two, putting it on the same level as Third World countries.

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Ash From AK Volcano Re-routes Cargo Planes To Sea-Tac

ANC Hopeful Of Reopening After Massive Clean-Up

Volcanic eruptions from Alaska's Mount Redoubt over the past week have sent ash plumes as high as 65,000 feet and disrupted activity at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), causing numerous cargo flights to divert to Sea-Tac (SEA) for refueling.

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Klyde Morris (03.30.09)

Ya Can't Be TOO Sure About That...

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Pilot Still In Hospital From CA Sonex Crash

Retiree Upgraded From Stable To Fair Condition With Head Injury

The pilot of a single-engine plane that landed in a Paso Robles vineyard last Wednesday morning remained in the hospital over the weekend, listed in fair condition from a head injury suffered in the crash. "He's actually doing quite well for what he experienced," Twin Cities Community Hospital spokeswoman Brenda Gray said.

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Aviation HS Receives $4M Gift Toward Permanent Home

New Facility Slated To Open In 2012 At Museum Of Flight

Seattle's Aviation High School last week moved another step closer to realization of its goal of finding a permanent home on the campus of the Museum of Flight, with the announcement of a $4 million gift from benefactors James and Sherry Raisbeck. The school has occupied temporary accommodations since its inception in 2004.

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Boeing, DAE Capital Deliver First Emirates SkyCargo 777 Freighter

First-Ever Boeing Delivery To Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

Its production line idled months ago by a crippling machinists strike, Boeing is getting back on track with new aircraft deliveries. This week, the American planemaker joined DAE and Emirates SkyCargo in celebrating delivery of the first 777 Freighter to the Dubai-based air freight carrier.

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Challenger Center Joins Astronaut Parazynski On Return To Mt. Everest

Board Members Keith Cowing, Miles O'Brien To Support Him On Journey

Former Astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski is returning to Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the Himalayas, with the support of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education and its network of Learning Centers.

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Pratt & Whitney Begins Production Of Next Generation F100 Engines

PW-229 EEP Increases Inspection Intervals, Reducing Life Cycle Costs

Pratt & Whitney, maker of the F100 engine family that powers the F-16 and F-15 military fighter jets operated by the US Air Force, US Navy and the Air Forces of 22 allied nations, have begun production of the first F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engines. The F100-PW-229 EEP represents the latest evolution in the F100 series of engines.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.30.09)

Aero-Linx!

Starting from the first airborne American, this site includes first female bomber pilot, jet pilot as US President (George W. Bush), Altitude record for a paper airplane, Highest parachute jump, Jet ace... and a lot more!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.30.09): Five-By-Five

Aero-Terms!

In radio jargon, affirms that a radioed transmission was received clear and loud. Rated one to five, with the first figure for clearness and the second second for loudness.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.30.09)

"The technical world needs the graduates of Aviation High School to form the basis for future aviation experts in order for the United States to maintain its lead in advancing the application of advanced and ever more complex technologies." Source: James Raisbeck, who with his wife Sherry recently endowed $4 million to Seattle's Aviation High School.

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