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June 10, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.10.10

Airlines are making a comeback, but not everywhere.
An industry analyst says the airlines' oil-price nightmares could return.
And a Norwegian scientist has a new weapon against volcan

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.10.10

Airlines are making a comeback, but not everywhere.
An industry analyst says the airlines' oil-price nightmares could return.
And a Norwegian scientist has a new weapon against volcan

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ANN Special Feature: Part III: Falcon 9 Milestone - 06.10.10

SpaceX CEO and Chief Technology Officer Elon Musk addresses reporters in a news teleconference following the successful June 4 launch of the company's Falcon 9 rocket, and orbital insertion of its

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.10.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.10.10   (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.10.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part III: Falcon 9 Milestone - 06.10.10 (ANN Special Report, with Spac

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EADS to Showcase Innovative Hybrid Helicopter Concept At ILA 2010

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Propulsion System Claims Lower Noise, Improved Safety, Half The Emissions

EADS says it plans to present an innovative hybrid helicopter concept at ILA Berlin Airshow 2010. EADS Innovation Works, the corporate research and technology network of EADS, develops diesel-electric hybrid concepts as part of the Group’s research to make helicopters more environmentally friendly.

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Airbus: Germany Could Buy As Many As 1,150 New Aircraft Over 20 Years

Fleet Expected To More Than Double

Airlines in Germany will require nearly 1,150 new passenger aircraft above 100 seats and freighters over the next 20 years, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF).

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French Rafale Gets A New Engine At Sea

French Squadron Performs Jet Engine Swap-Out Aboard U.S.S. Truman

As part of interoperability operations with the French Navy, a maintenance crew for the French aircraft Rafale F3 performed a jet engine swap-out on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) June 4.

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FAA Plans Public Meetings On Long Beach Class C Airspace

SOCAL Pilots Mark June 22, 23 On Your Calendars

The FAA says it will hold two fact-finding informal airspace meetings to solicit information from airspace users and others, concerning a proposal to establish Class C airspace at Long Beach, CA, and revise the Santa Ana (John Wayne) Class C airspace area, CA.

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Thunderbirds F-16 Exhibit Wins Air Force Award For Museum Of Aviation

Second Consecutive Heritage Award For The Georgia Museum

The Museum of Aviation has won the 2010 Air Force Heritage Award for its Ambassadors in Blue - U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds exhibit. The 2,286-square-foot exhibit opened in May 2009 and displays an F-16A Fighting Falcon that was a part of the famous flying team from 1982 to 1991.

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Composite Tail Rotor Blades Approved For OH-58 Helicopter

STC Issued To Tempe-Based Van Horn Aviation For The Mod

The FAA recently issued an amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Van Horn Aviation (VHA) 206B/L series composite tail rotor blade to include OH-58A+ and OH-58C models after reviewing flight and engineering data submitted by the company.

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And The Emmy Goes To ... NASA

'NASA Launchpad' TV Episode Captures Emmy Award

A NASA video program aimed at helping high school students learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics(STEM) has won an Emmy, one of the best-known awards in regional television.

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Seventeen Hundred European Students To Visit Eurocopter Facilities

EADS Hopes To Interest Kids In Aerospace Careers

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, EADS has organized the "I dream up my future" days. The event offers teenagers a unique opportunity to discover the fascinating world of aeronautics.

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Metro Aviation Helps Midwest Medical Transport Company Get Off The Ground

Nebraska Company Gets First Medical Helicopter

What began in 1987 as Platte County Ambulance Company in Columbus, Nebraska is now Midwest Medical Transport (MMT), and the company is taking to the air with their first medical helicopter.

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Your (Digital) Face In Space

NASA Invites The Public To Send A Digital Image Of Themselves On A Shuttle Mission

NASA is inviting members of the public to send electronic images of their faces into orbit aboard one of the final remaining space shuttle missions.

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Aero-TV: Sonex Aircraft -- Inside The Hornet's Nest (Part 2)

After Years of Feast and Famine, John Monnett's Family Operation Hits Its Stride

While this two-parter is about taking a tour of the facilities that houses Sonex Aircraft's infamous "Hornet's Nest," we can't help but prefacing this series with the fact that Monnett's operation is not what you call an overnight success. John has worked in and out of the sport aviation business with a fair amount of success... and some times that were not so successful, but through it all, he's taken notes, persevered, and ultimately put together one of the most intriguing and talented sport aviation manufacturing operations in North America. 

Aero-TV: Sonex Aircraft -- Inside The Hornet's Nest (Part 2)

After Years of Feast and Famine, John Monnett's Family Operation Hits Its Stride (Part 2)

While this two-parter is about taking a tour of the facilities that houses Sonex Aircraft's infamous "Hornet's Nest," we can't help but prefacing this series with the fact that Monnett's operation is not what you call an overnight success. John has worked in and out of the sport aviation business with a fair amount of success...

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FAA Offers Mixed Assessment Of LSA Industry

Report: Some Areas Need "Minor To Significant Improvement"

In January 2008, the FAA established the LSA Manufacturers Assessment to evaluate the health, state of systems implementation, and compliance of the LSA industry as a whole.

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Algae-Based Biofuel Powers Austro-Engine DA42NG At ILA

EADS Showcasing Alternate Fuel By Flying Daily Demonstrations

The world’s first flights of an aircraft powered by pure biofuel made from algae are happening this week at the ILA 2010 in Berlin. EADS is using a  Diamond Aircraft DA42 New Generation powered by two Austro Engine AE300 engines for the daily flight demonstrations.

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Spirit Pilots Approach End Of Cooling-Off Period

Teamsters Local 1224 Pledges Full Support, Spirit Says It Will Keep Flying

As pilots for Spirit Airline near the end of a 30 day cooling-off period which is necessary prior to any labor action, Teamsters Local 1224 crewmembers say they are preparing to stand behind them.

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GE And Middle River Aircraft Systems Plan 200 New Jobs

Employment Will reach 1,000 Over The Next Year

Middle River Aircraft Systems says that it is expanding its employment by 200 new jobs in the state of Maryland - bringing the company's employment at its Middle River facility in Baltimore to more than 1,000 over the next year.

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FAA Officially Opens $10 Million NextGen Integration And Evaluation Lab

NIEC In New Jersey Has Been In Operation Since Winter

The FAA officially cut the ribbon on its NextGen Integration and Evaluation Capability lab in Egg Harbor township in New Jersey on Monday. The facility has been operational since last winter.

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Pilots Unable To Recover Legal Fees Following Dropped Case

DC Court Of Appeals Sides With NTSB In 2008 Case

When the FAA withdrew its license suspension against pilots Mark Turner and Stephen Coonan, they thought they would be able to recover their legal fees in the case under the Equal Access to Justice Act. But Tuesday, a DC Court of Appeals said "not so much."

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Taliban Downs NATO Helicopter In Afghanistan

Four Soldiers On Board Are Lost

A NATO helicopter has been shot down while providing support for British troops in southern Afghanistan, according to NATO and Afghan officials.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.10.10)

“This opens up the feasibility of carbon-neutral flights and we will continue to focus our research in this exciting area. Third generation biofuels are more than just a replacement for fossil petroleum - they push the possibilities of future propulsion.” Source: Dr. Jean Botti, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of EADS.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.10.10): Fast File

A system whereby a pilot files a flight plan via telephone that is tape recorded and then transcribed for transmission to the appropriate air traffic facility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.10.10)

The Aircraft Engine Historical Society

The Aircraft Engine Historical Society is a non-profit educational and historical society that fosters an appreciation of the people, art, and science associated with aircraft engine development, manufacture, and use.

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