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April 08, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.08.11

The US Navy identifies two pilots lost in a Super Hornet.
USAPA is outraged over database abuse.
And a controller who took an intentional nap will be fired by the FAA.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.08.11

The US Navy identifies two pilots lost in a Super Hornet.
USAPA is outraged over database abuse.
And a controller who took an intentional nap will be fired by the FAA.


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ANN Special Feature: Sebring Soundbytes II - 04.08.11

Visitors to the 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida tell ANN what they feel is missing in the LSA marketplace, an why particular LSAs are their favorites.

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Yet Another April 1st Surprise... What Happened To SWA 1147?

April 1st Was A Tough Day For Southwest Airlines

It was an eventful day for an airline promoted by many as one of the best-run and most customer-oriented in the business. While the day's news was soon spiraling all about an emergency landing executed by a stricken B737-300 that blew out a section of the fuselage and decompressed in very short order, necessitating an unplanned landing in Yuma, AZ, another Boeing 737 undertook an emergency landing with little fanfare or notice... and we're having a tough time getting answers about what happened.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 04.08.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.08.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.08.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Sebring Soundbytes II - 04.08.11 (ANN Special Report, with the Attendees of the 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo)

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A400M Contract Amendment Finalized With Customer Nations

Testing Program Continuing With 1,400 Hours, Over 450 Flights In The Books

EADS and Airbus have concluded contract amendment negotiations with OCCAR and the seven A400M launch customer nations.

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New Black Hawk Flight Test Facility Operational In Poland

First S-70i Helicopter Deliveries Expected Soon

Flight test operations at Sikorsky Aircraft's company in Poland, PZL Mielec, are fully operational, and the company is preparing to deliver the first S-70i Black Hawk helicopters, Sikorsky Aircraft announced Tuesday.

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NAA Accepting Nominations For 2011 Public Benefit Flying Awards

Recognized Those Who Fly For The Benefit Of Others

NAA and the Air Care Alliance (ACA) welcome nominations for the 2011 Public Benefit Flying Awards. These awards recognize the contributions of those individuals who fly for the benefit of others, and public benefit flying organizations.

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Helo Flight School Safety Record In Question Following Accident

Student Pilot Slightly Injured In Latest Of A String Of Accidents

The safety record of Upper Limit flight school in Salt Lake City has come into question following an accident Wednesday afternoon.

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NASA Announces Spaced Out Sports Challenge Winners

Kids Designed Games For ISS Crews To Play

NASA has announced three winners in the Spaced Out Sports competition, which challenged U.S. students in fifth through eighth grades to create games for astronauts to play aboard the International Space Station.

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Peru Takes Delivery Of Two Mi-35 Attack Helos

Will Be Deployed In Anti-Drug And Anti-Terrorist Roles

The Russian government has delivered a pair of Mi-35 Hind E attack helicopters to Peru, which will deploy the aircraft in anti-narcotics and anti-terrorism missions.

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Michael J. Bender Hired By Aerojet

Tapped To Be Executive Director, Advanced Programs

Michael J. Bender joined Aerojet Monday as an executive director of Advanced Programs in the Business Development department. Bender will be responsible for creating and developing opportunities for the company.

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Aspen Avionics Receives Brazilian STC

Validates FAA STC For Over 900 Aircraft Types Flying In Brazil

The Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil has expanded the Brazilian Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to include the EFD1000 Multi-function Flight Display (MFD), the EFD500 MFD, the EFD1000C3 Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD), and the EA100 Attitude-based Autopilot Adapter from Aspen Avionics.

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Hong Kong Aviation Capital Closes Sale On New Airbus A320

Airliner Leased Back to IngiGo

IndiGo Airlines and Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC) have successfully closed the sale and lease back of a new Airbus A320 delivered on 30 March at the Airbus facility in Toulouse.

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Mirabel Plant Prepares For Final Assembly Of Flight Test CSeries Aircraft

First Step Is Space Optimization And Re-Tooling

Bombardier has started work at its aircraft production facility in Mirabel, Quebec, to accommodate final assembly of the first flight test CSeries aircraft.

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Classic Aero-TV: More Than Just FAST--Klapmeier's Kestrel Starts Proving Itself

ANN Puts The Kestrel Through Its Paces After NBAA

The Aero-TV crews that produce ANN's industry-leading aero-video coverage LOVE Air-To-Air missions... as its not only a way to show an aircraft in its element... but also a means by which we can see an aircraft deal with the arduous tasks inherent in tight formation and the maneuvering required to get the gorgeous shots ANN viewers all over the world demand of us. It was also a great chance to talk to a pilot who has been piloting the Kestrel over the last few weeks as the bird is demoed all over the US in order to build support for this exciting program.

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Gulfstream Supporting NTSB In Investigation Of G650 Crash

Henne Says Flight Testing Will Not Resume Until FAA Says It Is Safe

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has flight-test and engineering department personnel on site in Roswell, NM, participating in the NTSB's investigation of the April 2 crash of a Gulfstream G650 aircraft.

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Klyde Morris (04.08.11)

Klyde Finds A Slower Pace

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NTSB Updates New Orleans Runway Excursion Incident Investigation

Team Gathering Facts After UAL A320 Landed With Limited Electric Power

The NTSB continues to make progress in its investigation of United Airlines flight 497, which returned to the airport on April 4, 2011, in New Orleans, shortly after take-off due to automated warnings of smoke in the equipment bay.

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Moon Express Inc. Reveals Co-Founders

Naveen Jain Is Chairman Of The Google Lunar X-Prize Competitor, Dr. Barney Pell Vice-Chairman And Chief Technology Officer

At the annual Explorers Club Awards Dinner in New York, Naveen Jain ... a philanthropist, entrepreneur and a technology pioneer ... revealed that he is Co-Founder and Chairman of Moon Express, Inc. Dr. Barney Pell, serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Technology Officer.

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Wisconsin Governor Visits DeltaHawk Facility

Announces Financial Commitment To Help Improve Production Plant

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was on hand at the DeltaHawk Engines facility in Racine on Thursday to formally announce the financial commitment of the State of Wisconsin to help DeltaHawk improve its production plant and create new jobs.

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Beach Arrival Lands 24-Year-Old Pilot In Hot Water

Conversation With ATC Was Odd, At Times Disjointed

A 24-year-old pilot who landed the Piper PA-28 he was flying on Rockaway Beach just south of Kennedy airport Monday night could have his license revoked. 

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UPS Aircraft Mechanics Ratify New Contract

Over Two Thirds Of The Union Membership Voted To Approve The Deal

UPS aircraft mechanics represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have ratified a new labor agreement that runs through Nov. 1, 2013.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.08.11)

"We are participating fully in the aircraft investigation, and will only resume flying the G650 when we and the Federal Aviation Administration are satisfied it is safe to do so." Source: Pres Henne.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.08.11): Maximum Authorized Altitude

A published altitude representing the maximum usable altitude or flight level for an airspace structure or route segment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.08.11)

NCAR Research Applications Laboratory

The Research Applications Laboratory (RAL), composed of the former Research Applications Program and the Developmental TestBed Center, has been the recognized leader in aviation weather research and technology since 1980.

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