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August 26, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.26.10

Even the best ELT won't work without the antenna.
Qantas has found gear issues with older Q400s.
And two lawyers named Charles walk into a bar...

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.26.10

Even the best ELT won't work without the antenna.
Qantas has found gear issues with older Q400s.
And two lawyers named Charles walk into a bar...


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ANN Special Feature: FAA's Bureaucratic Morass - 08.26.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Earl Lawrence, Vice President for Government and Industry Affairs at the Experimental Aircraft Association, about bureaucratic bungling within the FAA which has left wou

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 08.26.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.26.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.26.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: FAA's Bureaucratic Morass - 08.26.10 (ANN Special Report, with Earl Lawrence, Vice President for Government and Industry Affairs at the Experimental Aircraft Association)

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California Wildfires Battled By K-MAX Cargo Helicopter

Rainier Heli-International Uses Kaman Helo Under A Forest Service Contract

Containment of a major wildfire in California’s Sequoia National Forest was accomplished with the help of Kirkland, WA-based Rainier Heli-International using a  a company-owned and operated Kaman K-MAX cargo helicopter.

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Deployed Aircrew Brings Relief To Flood-Torn Pakistan

Crew Operating From Bagram Airfield In Afghanistan

As Air Force operations in support of flood relief operations in Pakistan resumed, aircrew and support personnel from the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron prepared to forward deploy to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

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Chile's Air Force States Intention To Acquire Six KC-390 Military Transports

Embraer Reveals Discussions On Partnership With Chilean Aeronautics Industry

In a ceremony Wednesday in Santiago, Chile, Brazilian and Chilean Defense Ministers signed a Declaration of Intention for that country's participation in the KC-390 military transport jet program.

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Analyst: Environment Will Be A Driver For Global Commercial Aircraft Programs

Airlines Will Seek Fuel-Efficient, Lightweight Airplanes

From the aircraft integrator's perspective, fuel-efficient and light-weight aircraft that adhere to environmental norms and have low operational costs are the key market drivers for global commercial aircraft programs.

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Two Aircraft Collide On Diamond Point, WA Runway

Arriving Airplane Landed Short, Hit Aircraft In Run-Up Area

There were no serious injuries when two aircraft collided on the runway at Diamond Point Airport (2WA1) in Sequim, WA Tuesday, but both airplanes sustained substantial damage.

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Computer Vision Technology Company Unveils Maritime Surveillance System

Sentient Launches Kestrel Maritime At AUVSI 2010

The Australian computer vision technology company Sentient has taken the wraps off a maritime surveillance system it says automatically detects and tracks objects on the surface of the ocean below an aerial vehicle.

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HMM-774 Soars Through Colombia Sky

U.S. And Colombian Marines Train Together In CH-46E Helos

Colombian Marines search the sky as they hear a loud commotion overhead. Within minutes, three CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters creep from the trees and land at the flight line as part of a joint subject matter expert exchange on Colombian Marine Corps Base Covenas in Colombia, August 13.

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Flight Controls, Navigation Systems Boost STUAS ISR Capabilities

Rockwell Collins Says Components Increase Aircraft Accuracy And Autonomy

Flight control and navigation systems designed by Rockwell Collins will play a critical role in the Small Tactical Unmanned Air System (STUAS) program, which it is hoped will provide the warfighter with greatly enhanced levels of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) .

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Aero-TV: Sikorsky Innovations' Project Firefly -- Electrifying The Future Of Rotorcraft

Sikorsky Remains One of Aviation's Most Aggressively Innovative Companies

Oshkosh 2010 was no stranger to innovation... though we must note that this year was a bumper crop in terms of the breadth of excitement we saw within the confines of Wittman Field... sport aviation, GA, BizAv, Military, Aerospace, you name it... there was no shortage of exciting innovations to feast your eyes on... especially where Sikorsky was concerned.

Aero-TV: Sikorsky Innovations' Project Firefly -- Electrifying Future Rotorcraft

Sikorsky Remains One of Aviation's Most Aggressively Innovative Companies

Oshkosh 2010 was no stranger to innovation... though we must note that this year was a bumper crop in terms of the breadth of excitement we saw within the confines of Wittman Field... sport aviation, GA, BizAv, Military, Aerospace, you name it... there was no shortage of exciting innovations to feast your eyes on... especially where Sikorsky was concerned.

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Coast Guard, Navy, Marines Release Reports In October Mid-Air Collision

No Single Factor Caused The Accident, But Some Finger-Pointing Is Contained In Reports

The Navy, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard have each released reports concerning a mid-air collision last October in which a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and a Marine AH-1W Cobra collided off the southern California coast. Nine service personnel were lost in the accident.

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Brownback Makes Aviation Key To His Gubernatorial Campaign

Kansas Republican Says Aviation Is A "Major Driver" Of Kansas Economy

Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback, who currently serves as U.S. Senator from that state, unveiled what he calls a "Road Map for Kansas Aviation" at a news conference in Wichita Tuesday.

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FAA Eyes Program To Gather More Near-Collision Data

Study Would Combine Reports Of Pilots, Controllers

The FAA is reportedly looking at setting up a program that will go beyond the near-collision reporting system already in place with an eye towards determining how such situations develop.

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HEAT Readied For Test Launch

Copenhagen Suborbital Plans First Launch August 30th

A couple of enterprising Danes are getting set to launch what they say is the first amateur-built rocket designed to eventually carry a person into the fringes of space. And one of its inventors plans to be the first to take the ride.

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Piper Mines HBC For Sales Director, Americas

Drew McEwen Will Work With Dealers Throughout North And South America

Piper, which recently shook up its top executive ranks, has named successful aircraft sales executive Drew McEwen as Director of Sales, Americas. McEwen joins Piper after a 28-year career at Hawker Beechcraft.

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Air Force Spacecraft 'Disappears' For Over Two Weeks, Changes Orbit

X-37B Has Been In Space For 4 Months, Its Mission Is Still Secret

Amateur skywatchers, who have been tracking the Air Force's secret X-37B spacecraft since its launch in April, lost track of the mini-shuttle for a little over two weeks before it reappeared ... in a different orbit.

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China: North Korean Fighter Jet Had Mechanical Problem

Pilot Was Lost, Mistakenly Entered Chinese Airspace

It appears that the pilot of a North Korean aircraft which went down last week in China may not have been defecting after all. The official line is now that the airplane suffered a mechanical problem and its pilot got lost, entering Chinese airspace by mistake.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.26.10)

"The Wichita Aerospace Cluster has unique industry, research and development, and training partnerships that are the envy of the world." Source: Kansas Republican U.S. Senator and gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.26.10): Center Weather Advisory

An unscheduled weather advisory issued by Center Weather Service Unit meteorologists for ATC use to alert pilots of existing or anticipated adverse weather conditions within the next 2 hours.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.26.10)

Midwest LSA Show

Midwest LSA enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for the Midwest LSA Show, set for September 23-25 in Mount Vernon, IL.

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