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December 22, 2008

NTSB Takes 'Methodical' Approach In Continental 1404 Investigation

Data Recorders Recovered From Wreckage

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 12.22.08 1700 EST: Robert Sumwalt, member of the National Transportation Safety Board and leader of the Go Team tasked with investigating Saturday's takeoff crash of a Continental Airlines Boeing 737-500, updated reporters on the state of the inquiry during a Monday afternoon news conference in Denver... but so far, there's little concrete information to report.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.22.08

Stop Flying, THEN Land... With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.22.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.22.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Stop Flying, THEN Land: 12.22.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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Two Lost Following Australian Mid-Air Collision

Instructor And Student In Other Plane Landed Safely

Two people were lost in a mid-air collision near Bankstown, Australia on December 20, and two survived.

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Frontier Airlines Reaches TA With Pilots Union

FAPA Says Agreement "Minimizes" Losses

Frontier Airlines announced Monday it has reached a tentative agreement for long-term wage and benefits concessions with leaders of the Frontier Airlines Pilots Association (FAPA). The agreement has been approved by the FAPA Board of Directors and now will go before the union membership for a ratification vote.

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United Announces Performance-Based Incentives Program

Carrier Hopes To Go From Worst To First In On-Time Numbers

United Airlines announced Monday a new performance-based incentive program available to the majority of represented employees, which could net each eligible worker $1,200 annually if targets are met.

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Second Ground-Test F-35 Lightning II Rolls Out

Will Be Shipped Overseas For Testing In The United Kingdom

Lockheed Martin's second F-35 Lightning II ground-test aircraft rolled out last week at the company's Fort Worth plant, where it will be fully instrumented before being shipped to the United Kingdom for testing.

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Report: Companies Scaling Back, But Not Abandoning, BizAv Ops

"Scorn" Against Big Three Automakers Hasn't Spread To Wall Street

The Associated Press has revealed a dirty little secret about corporate America. Despite a massive outcry from lawmakers on Capitol Hill, several large businesses are still using business jets for corporate travel... even though it's increasingly considered improper to do so.

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Wagstaff: 'Focused On Getting Back To Work For My Fans'

Cirrus Design Continues Airshow Sponsorship/Support

Airshow Pilot Patty Wagstaff has issued a statement in regards to her July 31, 2008 problems at AirVenture 2008.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.22.08

WhiteKnightTwo makes its first flight.
A Continental 737 veers off a Denver runway.
And Ray LaHood's nomination becomes official.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.22.08

WhiteKnightTwo makes its first flight.
A Continental 737 veers off a Denver runway.
And Ray LaHood's nomination becomes official.
 


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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller - Stop Flying, Then Land - 12.22.08

 ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about some frequently overlooked issues involved in making good landings.

LCC To Add Third Major US Airport Next Year

Where Will Southwest Go?

Interviewed Wednesday by the Associated Press, Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Gary Kelly predicted "decent odds" the carrier will add a third major hub to its schedule by next fall. Southwest recently announced its intentions to begin service to Minneapolis-St. Paul next March and New York's La Guardia by summer.

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Delta Announces Non-Stop Service To Australia

Competition Heats Up... But LAX Is The Real Winner

Dominated for many years by Qantas Airways, the LAX-Sydney run will likely become a hotbed of competition by summer 2009, as passengers will have their choice of four non-stop carriers by then -- Qantas, Delta, United, and V Australia.

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Clown Strip-Searched By BIA Airport Security

Plastic Handcuffs Confiscated By Authorities

Birmingham International Airport security guards strip-searched a man dressed as a clown after the entertainer set off security alarms.

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Marine Pilot Missing In Action From WWII Is Identified

Maj. Marion McCown Jr. Is Finally Coming Home

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced last week the remains of a US serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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NTSB: NWA Flight 74 Crew Thought Gear Was Down

Faulty Nose Gear Door Actuator Examined

The National Transportation Safety Board has released an updated factual report on the Northwest Airlines Flight 74 landing accident at Guam International Airport (GUM) on August 19, 2005.

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UK MoD Signs Through-Life Support Contract With Eurocopter

Covers All Royal Air Force Puma, Gazelle Helicopters

Eurocopter and the UK Ministry of Defence signed a contract for the through-life support (TLS) of the Royal Air Force fleet of all Puma and Gazelle helicopters on December 19, 2008. The contract will run up to end of March 2013.

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Aero-TV: Corkey Fornof -- Continuing The Legend (Part 1)

OK... We Admit It, We're BIG Fans!

Most of the world has seen him fly -- but often in the guise of some other person... whether it be James Bond or The Phantom. The man behind the stick for some of aero-movie-dom's most famous scenes is none other than JW "Corkey" Fornof... one of the best pilots in the biz and a helluva nice guy. Better yet, he claims to be ANN's biggest fan... and with that particular approbation (one he hasn't been bashful about voicing -- Thanks!), it seemed only natural that he become the subject of an Aero-TV feature.

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Aero-TV: Corkey Fornof -- Continuing The Legend (Part 1)

OK... We Admit It, We're BIG Fans!

Most of the world has seen him fly -- but often in the guise of some other person... whether it be James Bond or The Phantom. The man behind the stick for some of aero-movie-dom's most famous scenes is none other than JW "Corkey" Fornof... one of the best pilots in the biz and a helluva nice guy.

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Sturgell Calls For Calm In ASAP

FAA Chief Urges Airlines, Pilot Unions To Put Safety Before Labor Issues

Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Bobby Sturgell called for a truce between airlines and pilot unions last week, asking for the preservation of the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) and reminding both sides that passengers' safety is in everyone's best interest.

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Republican IT Expert Lost In Ohio Saratoga Crash

Non-Profit Group Suspects Foul Play, Calls For Complete Investigation

A Piper Saratoga on approach to the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) about 6 pm Friday went down about three miles short of the runway, taking the life of Michael Connell, the pilot and sole occupant of the plane.

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Klyde Morris (12.22.08)

"Quick... Someone Tell Robin Meade What A 737 Is!"

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Coalition for Space Exploration Announces 2009 Leadership

Boeing And Lockheed Martin Execs Tapped To Serve

The Coalition for Space Exploration’s Public Affairs Team officially announced its leadership for 2009 on Friday.

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Mechanic Killed When Helo Blows Over On Takeoff

Pilot Lost Control In Gusty Conditions

A helicopter stringing power lines for Southern California Edison crashed last week when gusty winds caused the pilot to lose control shortly after takeoff. A mechanic on the ground was struck and killed by the aircraft's rotor blades.

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Australian Aerospace Delivers First Locally-Assembled MRH-90

Multi-Role Helo Fifth Of 46-Aircraft Order

Australia’s Project AIR 9000 recently delivered the first locally-assembled MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter to the Australian Defence Force.

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Google Lunar X Prize 'Mystery Team' Revealed

'Next Giant Leap' Team Includes MicroSat Systems, MIT, Draper Laboratory, Busek, And Aurora Flight Sciences

Next Giant Leap, a small company that was the fourth team to register for the Google Lunar X Prize, publicly announced its name and team members at a press conference held Thursday at the NASA Ames Research Center. Based in the United States, the Next Giant Leap (NGL) team boasts highly qualified members from the academic, aerospace and small business communities.

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Rolls-Royce Establishes New Scholarship Program

Celebrates 50 Year Partnership With Gulfstream

Rolls-Royce recently marked 50 years of partnership with Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation -- the longest partnership in business aviation -- by establishing a 50th Anniversary Partnership Scholarship Program for eligible children of Gulfstream's employees.

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Diamond DA40 Selected For USAF Academy Powered Flight Program

Blue Sky Aviation And Partner Doss Aviation Win Contract

The Diamond DA40 CS Diamond Star has been selected for the Powered Flight Program at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). Twenty Diamond DA40 CS aircraft have been ordered, with deliveries to begin in early 2009.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.22.08)

Aero-Linx!

In the summer of 2000, veterans of the Midland Branch of the Glider Pilot Regimental Association decided that an appropriate memorial to airborne forces would be a complete Airspeed Horsa assault glider. This site follows the construction of this unique piece of aviation history.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.22.08): CDR

Aero-Terms!

Coded Departure Route. Predefined routes that can be rapidly issued, coordinated and communicated to pilots, controllers and FAA automation systems to reroute air traffic when their intended route becomes unavailable, such as in inclement weather.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.22.08)

"Using safety as a chip at the bargaining table is unconscionable."

Source: Acting FAA Administrator Bobby Sturgell, calling for a truce between airlines and pilot unions and asking for the preservation of the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP).

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