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October 27, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 10.27.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.27.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.27.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: New Aircraft Large and Small - 10.27.10 (ANN Special Report, with Steve Ridolfi, Bombardier's President for Business Aircraft, and Terrafugia's Carl Dietrich)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.27.10

The TFR is up for Discovery's launch.
Operation IceBridge is back in the skies over Antarctica.
And who knew unmanned balloons could be so dangerous?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.27.10

The TFR is up for Discovery's launch.
Operation IceBridge is back in the skies over Antarctica.
And who knew unmanned balloons could be so dangerous?


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ANN Special Feature: New Aircraft Large and Small - 10.27.10

ANN's Tom Patton talks with Steve Ridolfi, Bombardier's President for Business Aircraft, about the big new Global 7000 and Global 8000 announced at NBAA 2010. Also, Terrafugia's Carl Dietrich tells

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NASA Seeks Additional Commercial Crew Proposals

Multiple Awards Expected By March Of Next Year

NASA has issued an announcement seeking proposals from U.S. industry to further advance commercial crew space transportation concepts and mature the design and development of system elements, such as launch vehicles and spacecraft.

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Diversity Is Key At 2010 Copperstate Fly-In

Powered Parachutes To Warbirds On Display

The Copperstate Fly-In, held in Casa Grande, Arizona, has become an aviation enthusiasts' delight. The diversity of types at this year's show, which ran October 21-23, covered the gamut from powered parachutes to heavy iron, offering something for everyone's aeronautical tastes.

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Air Arabia Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A320 Aircraft

Fourty-Four New Airplanes To Eventually Be Flying For The Airline

Low-cost carrier Air Arabia (PJSC) has taken delivery of the first of 44 A320s on order, during a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. Air Arabia becomes the newest operator and customer of directly purchased Airbus aircraft.

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First S-70i Black Hawk Helicopter Completes Test Flight Program

Next Phase Will Be Expansion Of Aircraft Capabilities

The first S-70i Black Hawk helicopter has successfully completed production flight testing and will begin development and flight testing of options that will be made available to international customers.

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Companies Join Forces To Bid For USAF Rapid Deployment ATC System

Lockheed Martin, ARINC Form Team To Compete For The New DRAPCON

The U.S. Air Force is seeking bids for the development of a new deployable radar system designed to rapidly establish airfield operations anywhere in the world for both military and disaster relief efforts. Lockheed Martin and ARINC Incorporated have teamed up to compete for the contract.

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Victoria, Australia Seeks To Expand U.S. Aerospace Presence

Karen Loughran Will Promote Australian Firms To U.S. Companies

The State Government of Victoria, Australia said Monday that it hopes to expand its presence and expertise in the North American Defense & Aerospace industry with the strategic appointment of Karen Loughran as Manager, Defense & Aerospace for North America.

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UH-72 Lakota Fleet Reaches 40,000 Flight Hours

Service With The U.S. Army, Army National Guard

The UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter has surpassed the 40,000-flight hour milestone in operational service with the U.S. Army and Army National Guard.

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U.S. Subsidiary Of Elbit Systems Awarded $45.5 Million ID/IQ Contract

Will Provide Night Targeting System Upgrade For AH-1W Cobra Helicopters

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana has awarded a $45.5 million contract to Elbit Systems of America, LLC, for the supply of the Night Targeting System Upgrade (NTSU) and associated line items for the AH - 1W Cobra helicopters.

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ASDE-X Runway Incursion System Operational At 32 Airports

Sensis Hopes To Deploy Three More By Mid Year, 2011

Thirty-two major U.S. airports are now operating with Sensis Corporation's Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X).

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Phase One Of Bombardier Wing Manufacturing, Assembly Plant In Belfast Complete

Successful Composite Wing Mating Achieved In Montréal

The first phase of construction of the 600,000 sq. ft. facility in Belfast that will house the manufacture and assembly of the advanced composite wings for the all-new CSeries commercial aircraft has been completed on schedule.

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Aero-TV: Uplifting, Amazing, FUN! The 2010 ABQ Balloon Fiesta!

ANN Got Up EVERY Morning at 0400 To Bring This Coverage To You -- SO YOU BETTER WATCH IT (Grin)

It was one of the finest weeks I can recall in many moons... as our ANN/Aero-TV crew braved early morning wake-up calls to enjoy the very best of the 2010 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta experience... and we had a seriously good time. We flew, we chased, we spent a LOT of time with hundreds of balloonatics and we truly got in touch with the true magic that makes sport ballooning one the most amazing past-times on/over Earth.

Aero-TV: Uplifting, Amazing, FUN! The 2010 ABQ Balloon Fiesta!

ANN Got Up EVERY Morning at 0400 To Bring This Coverage To You -- SO YOU BETTER WATCH IT (Grin)

It was one of the finest weeks I can recall in many moons... as our ANN/Aero-TV crew braved early morning wake-up calls to enjoy the very best of the 2010 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta experience... and we had a seriously good time.

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Bolden: No Specific Proposals From China Visit

Says He "Better Understands" The Chinese Plans For Human Space Flight

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden led a small delegation to China October 16-21. Bolden said the visit, which was opposed by some members of Congress, was intended to "ensure that agencies and departments with an interest in NASA's activities with China are fully informed and engaged."

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TFR Posted For Next Shuttle Launch

Restrictions Set To Go Active At 1135 EDT November 1

The FAA has posted information regarding a TFR for the next launch of Space Shuttle Discovery. Flight activities will be restricted on Monday, Nov. 1 from 1135 EDT until no later than 1719. If postponed to Tuesday, Nov. 2, the TFR will be hot from 0912 EDT until no later than 1653.

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'R2' Prepared For Shuttle Trip To ISS

Humanoid Robot to Assist Astronauts With Tasks

Robonaut 2, better known as R2, is packed and ready for his ride into outer space next week aboard the space shuttle Discovery for his first real work assignment at the International Space Station (ISS).

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AEA Submits Comments On FAA Form 337 Usage

Association Does Not Support Forms' Continued Usage

In a letter to the FAA, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)  said while it does support the continued use of FAA Form 337, it is important for the Agency to accurately account for the public burden associated with the use of this form in its request to the Office of Management and Budget.

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Deputy Commander, CVW-5 Makes 1000th Trap

His First Carrier Landing Was In 1988

Deputy Commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Capt. Daniel S. Cave, made his 1,000th carrier-arrested landing Oct. 22, joining the ranks of a select group of naval aviators.

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Convicted Indianapolis Money Manager Has No Ability To Repay

Marcus Schrenker Attempted To Fake His Own Death By Bailing Out Of His Airplane

The former money manager who parachuted out of his airplane in an attempt to fake his own death and escape the wrath of investors who lost millions has no ability to repay his victims, a court-appointed receiver says.

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Analyst: Different Loan Evaluations Mean Biz-Jets Harder To Finance

Most Banks Won't Finance Jets More Than 20 Years Old

An interesting dichotomy exists in the finance world today, one affecting potentially every pre-owned bizjet buyer, according to GA analyst Brian Foley.

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Armed Aerial Scout 72X Team Prepares For First Flight

EADS North America Developing Initial Technical Demonstration Aircraft

The Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) industry team is preparing for the first flight of one of three company-funded Technical Demonstration Aircraft (TDA), EADS North America announced Monday at the Association of the U.S. Army annual convention.

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Eurocopter Shows Off Naval Helicopter Product Line

On Display At the 2010 Euronaval Exhibition In France

Eurocopter’s comprehensive portfolio of naval and maritime helicopters will be highlighted at the 2010 Euronaval exhibition and conference, including the participation of a fully-equipped NHIndustries NH90 NATO frigate helicopter – which is entering service with a growing international operator base.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.27.10)

“It’s an honor to be given the opportunity to fly around the aircraft carrier. But the credit goes to the pilots I’ve flown with and the maintainers that have maintained the aircraft throughout the years.” Source: Deputy Commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Capt. Daniel S. Cave.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.27.10)

Aviation History Online Museum

The Aviation History Online Museum is a place to find airplane pictures, along with articles about historic aircraft and the people who built and flew them.

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