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March 20, 2011

Kit Aircraft Scammer Grounded

MO AG Wins Judgement Against Hart Aero

After years of complaints (some documented here on ANN) and an impressive amount of online consumer activism, Doug Hart, who has consistently been proven to have taken money for aircraft kits and parts that have not been delivered, in whole or in part, has been stopped from victimizing any more fellow flyers. This result occurred thanks to an active aero-consumer effort (primarily online)  and the action of the MO AG's office.

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Boeing Names Marc Allen To Lead Business In China

Succeeds David Wang, Who Will Stay On As An Advisor

Marc Allen has been named president of Boeing China. The company said Thursday he will be based in Beijing and report to Shep Hill, president, Boeing International and senior vice president Business Development and Strategy.

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Teamster Mechanics At United Airlines Secure Tentative Agreement With Airline

5,500 Aircraft Maintenance Technicians And Related To Review, Vote In Coming Weeks

The Teamsters Union and United Airlines Inc. have reached a tentative agreement on a contract for the 5,500 aircraft technicians and related employees throughout the U.S.

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Air Force Officials Use Global Hawk To Support Japan Relief Efforts

Provides Wide View Of Situation On The Ground, Real-Time Information

Pacific Air Forces officials are using an RQ-4 Global Hawk from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to assist Japanese responders in disaster relief and recovery efforts, following the March 11 earthquake and the resulting tsunami off the eastern coast of Japan.

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Customer-Driven Approach Taken In CSeries Aircraft Development

Bombardier Holding Advisory Council Meetings With Airline And Leasing Reps

CSeries aircraft customers and potential customers are being asked their opinions as Bombardier continues in the development of its new mainline jet.

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NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Delivers A Wealth Of Data

Agency Says New Maps And Images Are "Striking"

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team released the final set of data Tuesday from the mission's exploration phase along with the first measurements from its new life as a science satellite.

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Night Vision STC Granted For Erickson Air-Crane

First NVG Approval For S-64F Helos

A Dallas-Fort Worth area company has been awarded the first STC approval by the FAA for the installation of a Night Vision Lighting System in an Erickson Air-Crane S-64F helicopter.

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Tenth Annual Wings Wheels Rotors & Expo Set For October 2011

Open House Held On The Grounds Of The Last Remaining Military Airfield In The LA Area

Wings Wheels Rotors & Expo 2011, an annual open house and family event sponsored by the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce and the California National Guards Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB), has been set for October 23rd.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.20.11): Very Large Array (VLA)

Very Large Array (VLA) One of the world’s premier radio observatories, consisting of 27 antennas arranged in a huge “Y” pattern. The VLA spans up to 22 miles (36 km) across, which is roughly one and a half times the size of Washington, D.C. Each antenna is 81 feet (25 meters) in diameter. Located in Socorro, New Mexico, the telescopes work in tandem to produce a sharper image than any single telescope could record.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.20.11)

Aero-Linx: NASA--Model Rockets Flying model rockets is a relatively safe and inexpensive way for students to learn the basics of forces and the response of a vehicle to external forces. Like an airplane, a model rocket is subjected to the forces of weight, thrust, and aerodynamics during its flight.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.20.11)

“Consumers have a right to have full confidence that a company’s ads and sales pitches are honest and accurate... Businesses that try to profit by deceiving Missouri consumers should understand that the Attorney General’s Office will take action.” Source: Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster as part of the report recently published in which he "obtained a consent judgment against Douglas Hart, owner of Hart Aero, for alleged violations of Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act."

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