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March 05, 2010

Event Planned For Donaldson Air Force Base Personnel

Greenville, SC Base Closed In 1963

A reunion is being held for all the officers, enlisted and civilian personnel who served or worked at Donaldson Air Force Base May 14-17, 2010 in Greenville, SC.

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Momentum Grows For The 75th Anniversary Of The Douglas DC-3

"Slot 30" Aircraft To Be Revealed Friday 

Organizers of the mass gaggle of DC-3 and C-47 aircraft flying in to Airventure 2010 tell ANN the airborne formation is set at a firm 40, with 12 other aircraft in que standing by for a coveted "slot" should one come available.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.05.10

Those controllers who put a kid on the radio at JFK aren't getting much back-up.
The FAA agrees with pilots protesting Atlanta's new Class B.
And Boeing's being sued for a crash for w

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.05.10

Those controllers who put a kid on the radio at JFK aren't getting much back-up.
The FAA agrees with pilots protesting Atlanta's new Class B.
And Boeing's being sued for a crash for w

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ANN Special Feature: PRA President Scott Lewis - 03.05.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Scott Lewis, new President of the Popular Rotorcraft Association, about his background in sport gyroplanes, the flurry of events which led to his election February 9th,

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 03.05.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.05.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.05.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: PRA President Scott Lewis - 03.05.10 (ANN Special Report, with PRA President Scott Lewis)

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Aurora Unveils Test Wing For Solar Aircraft

Wing's Upper Surface Is Covered With Advanced Solar Cells

Aurora Flight Sciences has completed the fabrication and initial tests of an advanced wing design that the company says could revolutionize solar-powered aircraft.

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Aspen Avionics’ Transport Canada STC Expanded

Installation Now Approved In Over 700 Aircraft Models

Aspen Avionics, Inc., manufacturer of the Evolution Flight Display System, announced on Wednesday an amendment to the Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that grants installation approval of the system in Canada.

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NATA Announces Partnership With The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association

Will Collaborate On State And Federal Aviation Issues

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has partnered with the Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) to provide each organization's members more leverage in tackling state and federal issues respectively. ORBAA's mission is to promote business aviation in the state of Ohio.

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First Flight For The ATR 42-600

Two Of An Expected 75 Flight Test Hours Are Under The Wings

The ATR 42-600 pre-series aircraft successfully took to the sky for the first time Wednesday in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, powered with Pratt & Whitney 127M engines, took off at 1500 (local time) and completed a 2-hour flight, thus starting a flight test campaign of approximately 75 hours.

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NTSB: Pilots In 2008 Tulsa Crash May Have Been Impaired

Both Occupants Tested Positive For Medications

Two pilots who were killed when the Cessna 320D they were flying went down in the traffic pattern at Airman Acres Airport near Collinsville, Oklahoma in September, 2008 tested positive for different medications. The NTSB says that impairment was possibly a contributing factor in the accident.

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CAFE To Host 4th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium

Presentations Range From Hybrids To Solar And Fuel Cell Technology

The Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation’s 4th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS IV) will convene a knowledgable faculty of experts on electric aircraft technologies on April 23-24, 2010 at the Doubletree Inn in Rohnert Park, California.

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Fired Security Chief Says O'Hare Is Nation's 'Least Secure' Airport

Jim Maurer Claims He Was Ousted Over Security Concerns He Raised

Jim Maurer, the former head of security at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago says he was fired from his job because he raised security concerns, and has filed a lawsuit for compensation and reinstatement.

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Boeing Delivers First 777 Freighters To Southern Air

THAI Cargo To Be First In Southeast Asia To Utilize 777 Freighters

Boeing has delivered two 777 Freighters to Southern Air Holdings, the first 777s to join the Norwalk, Conn.-based cargo carrier's fleet. The addition of these two airplanes makes Southern Air the world's first aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) operator to feature the 777 Freighter.

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ATSG Delivers Dry-Leased 767 Freighter To Amerijet

Company Holds Options For Three Additional 767s

Air Transport Services Group announced Wednesday that its leasing subsidiary, Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc. (CAM), has delivered the first of two efficient, Boeing 767 wide body freighters to Amerijet International, Inc.

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ANPC Completes Installation Of Transponder Landing System In Antarctica

Completion Celebration To Be Held March 7th

Advanced Navigation and Positioning Corporation will celebrate the completion of the installation of its Transponder Landing System (TLS) at Teniente Marsh Base on King George Island in Antarctica on March 7th.

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Aero-TV: ICAS Perspectives – Most Memorable Air Show Moments

Leading Air Show Performers Reflect on Their Career Highlights
 
On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives.
 

Aero-TV: ICAS Perspectives – Most Memorable Air Show Moments

Leading Air Show Performers Reflect on Their Career Highlights

On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives.

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Boeing to Offer NewGen Tanker To US Air Force

Design Based On The 767 Platform

The Boeing Company announced Thursday that it will offer the Boeing NewGen Tanker in the competition to supply the U.S. Air Force with a multi-mission aerial refueling aircraft that will meet all the warfighter’s mission requirements for the next several decades.

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Delta Connection Academy Names Paul Woessner As Senior VP

Brings Experience As A Pilot, Educator, And Training Program Developer

Delta Connection Academy (DCA) announced Thursday that Paul Woessner, Jr. has been named senior vice president of the academy. Woessner brings a passion for aviation and years of demonstrated entrepreneurial skills and experience to the flight training academy.

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NASA's International Space Station Program Wins Collier Trophy

Awarded For The Greatest Achievement In Aviation Or Astronautics In America

NASA's International Space Station Program has won the 2009 Collier Trophy, which is considered the top award in aviation. The National Aeronautic Association in Washington bestows the award annually to recognize the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America.

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Klyde Morris (03.05.10)

Klyde Gives His Ticket The Laundry Test

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NTSB To Study Glass Cockpits In GA Aircraft

Focus Is Effect On Safety With New Technology

The NTSB will hold a public Board meeting to consider a study on what effect the introduction of glass cockpits into small light general aviation airplanes is having on the safety record of those aircraft.

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PS Engineering Rolls Out PMA8000B-Silver Edition

Improved Panel In Celebration Of The Company's 25th Anniversary

PS Engineering has been in the intercom/audio panel businesses for 25 years, and for their silver anniversary, they're rolling out several improvements in its flagship audio panel, the PMA8000B.

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Homebuilt Aircraft Down In Canada

Witnesses Say The Jodel Broke Up In Flight

A homebuilt Jodel aircraft has gone down in a wooded area near Courtenay, Canada, killing the 75-year-old pilot/builder of the airplane.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.05.10)

“We intend to bid for the honor to work with our Air Force customer to replace the existing fleet of KC-135 aircraft with a new-generation, multi-role tanker in a fair and transparent acquisition process.” Source: Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.05.10): National Flight Data Center

A facility in Washington D.C., established by FAA to operate a central aeronautical information service for the collection, validation, and dissemination of aeronautical data in support of the activities of government, industry, and the aviation community.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.05.10)

Centennial Of Women Pilots

Jeanne Labrosse was the first woman to fly solo in an aircraft. It is no surprise that just a few years after the airplane was invented, women were taking on the new challenge. That was 100 years ago, and our Aero-Linx today celebrates a century of women as licensed pilots.

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