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January 10, 2010

Bombardier Looking At Larger C-Series Jet

Hopes To Compete In Single-Aisle Category With Boeing, Airbus

A financial analyst with J.P. Morgan has upgraded Bombardier on news it is working on a larger, 150-seat version of its C-Series airliner that could directly compete with the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320.

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NASA's WISE Eye Spies 1st Glimpse Of The Starry Sky

The Picture Shows 3,000 Stars In The Carina Constellation

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has captured its first look at the starry sky that it will soon begin surveying in infrared light.

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DOT Issues Additional Proposed Rules On Lithium Battery Transport

More Than 40 Incidents Recorded Since 1991

In its continuing effort to improve aviation safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Friday proposed to strengthen safeguards for air shipments of lithium batteries and cells, including when they are packed with or contained in equipment.

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Late UAL Contract Draws Widespread Protest

Flight Attendants Picketed Airports Around The World

United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA-CWA), conducted a worldwide protest Thursday over stalled contract negotiations with UAL management.

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Cobham HeliSAS System Receives TSO From FAA

Seeking Certification For Multiple Aircraft

Cobham's HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification from the FAA, a major milestone that approves the manufacture of HeliSAS system components.

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89-Year-Old Turns To Wing Walking

Crossed The English Channel On Top Of A Bi-Plane Wing

Following the death of his wife in 2000, Tom Lackey, now 89 years old and  a retired builder in England, looked for ways to deal with his grief. He found one in wing walking.

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F-35 Executes First In-Flight STOVL Operations

14 Minute Test Starts Checkout Program

The F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) stealth fighter engaged its STOVL propulsion system in flight for the first time on Thursday.

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Wipline 700 Floats Get TSO For Quest Kodiak

Full STC Expected In Early 2010

Wipaire is making steady progress on certification of their Wipline model 7000 float, designed for the Quest Kodiak.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.10.10)

"That's like having a fire truck with a flat in it and nobody bothers looking at it until the alarm goes off." Source: Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) describing continuing problems in airport security during a news conference at EWR.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.10.10): 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.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.10.10)

National Aviation Hall of Fame The NAHF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in Dayton in 1962 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1964.

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