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August 12, 2007

Boeing Delivers Canada's First C-17

Boeing has delivered the first of four C-17 Globemaster IIIs to the Canadian Forces during a ceremony, this week,  at the company's Long Beach, Calif., C-17 manufacturing facility.

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NTSB: Oil Starvation May Have Downed Lancair IV

An August 1st accident that downed a Lancair IV appears to have been caused by an improperly secured oil line. The accident resulted in serious injuries to the pilot, the sole person onboard.

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Record-Setting: Gulfstream G150 Sets Three New City-Pair Speed Records

A Gulfstream G150 bizjet has established three new city-pair speed records, connecting Los Angeles to Maui, Hawaii; Maui to Las Vegas; and Las Vegas to Savannah.

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DOT Report Proves AOPA’s Point: Weather, Airlines Cause Delays

AOPA notes that the DOT reported this week that airline flight delays in June were worse than either May or June of last year. The airlines jumped on the news to again claim that it is an outdated air traffic control system and an “unfair” funding system that's responsible.

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Knots 2U Receives STC For LED Courtesy Lights For S/E Cessnas

Knots 2U, Ltd. of Burlington Wisconsin has announced STC approval for a unique LED lighting system which operates from a standard 9 volt battery. The system is designed to replace one or more inspection panels on the bottom of each wing with a new inspection panel and a battery operated LED light. This LED will provide lighting around the aircraft for loading passengers or assisting in pre-flight inspections during night time operations.

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S-61 To Get Glass Cockpit

ACROHELIPRO Teams With Carson Helicopters To Develop S-61 Glass Cockpit

ACROHELIPRO Global Services Inc. is teaming with Carson Helicopters (Carson) to outfit the first two of Carson’s fleet of Sikorsky S-61’s with SAGEM Avionic’s (SAGEM) Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) retrofit. In addition, Carson has selected to work with ACROHELIPRO on an S-61 airframe rewire program for 10 helicopters, with the work taking place over the next two and a half years.

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Boeing and IAMAW Local Lodge 1163 Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement

Boeing and IAMAW Local Lodge 1163 have reached a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that affects 92 employees of the Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services (CAPPS) program at Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

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USAF: SERE Training To Be Required For All Airmen

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley met Aug. 10 at the Pentagon with several Air Force leaders to discuss the road ahead for survival, evasion, resistance and escape training.

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Aviation and Space Education Leadership Conference On Sked For 9/14-15

The Leadership Conference on Aviation and Space Education (LCASE) will be held Sept. 14 and 15, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia. In 2005 more than 200 aerospace education leaders convened in Washington to attend the first Leadership Conference on Aviation and Space Education (LCASE) hosted by the National Coalition for Aviation Education (NCAE).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.12.07)

Aero-Linx!

A builders blog for a Ragwing Sport Parasol, with some other neat Ultralight stuff thrown in.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.12.07): Coefficient of Friction

Aero-Terms!

A dimensionless number used to show the ratio of the amount of force needed to move a body parallel to the surface on which it is resting to the amount of force needed to move the body perpendicular to the surface.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.12.06)

“The facts clearly show that the airlines’ own scheduling practices are a major cause of the problems... And they can’t expect ATC modernization to cure all ills.”

Source: AOPA President, Phil Boyer, after noting that the DOT reported this week that airline flight delays in June were worse than either May or June of last year. The airlines jumped on the news to again claim that it is an outdated air traffic control system and an “unfair” funding system that's responsible.

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