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June 09, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.09.10

General Aviation makes a rather inglorious visit to Reagan National.
The F-35C makes its first flight.
And HBC now has WAAS for your King Air 200.

General Aviation makes a rat

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.09.10

General Aviation makes a rather inglorious visit to Reagan National.
The F-35C makes its first flight.
And HBC now has WAAS for your King Air 200.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: Falcon 9 Milestone - 06.09.10

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 Wednesday 06.09.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.09.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.09.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: Falcon 9 Milestone - 06.09.10 (ANN Special Report, with SpaceX CEO and Chief Technology Officer Elon Musk)

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Out Of This World Role For Bill Nye (The Science Guy)

TV Host Steps Up To Executive Director Of The Planetary Society

Bill Nye ... yes THAT Bill Nye known to millions of television viewers as "The Science Guy" ... will take the helm as the new Executive Director of the Planetary Society, the group announced Monday.

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British Discount Airline Unveils System To AVOID Volcanic Ash

Ash Detector Could End Large-Scale Disruption Due To Volcanic Eruptions

The British carrier easyJet is set to become the first airline to test a new technology called AVOID (Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector).

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Analyst: Airliner Manufacturers Face Crucial Product Decisions

Boeing, Airbus Compete With Each Other And Emerging Companies

A new study released by Forecast International projects that a total of 11,844 large commercial jet transports will be produced during the 10-year period from 2010 through 2019. The market research firm estimates the value of this production at $1.41 trillion in constant 2010 U.S. dollars.

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Hartzell Adds Northwest Propeller To Its Recommended Service Facilities Network

Brings The Number Of Approved Prop Shops To 21

Hartzell has selected Northwest Propeller of Puyallup, Washington, to join its network of Recommended Service Facilities (RSF). Northwest Propeller was founded in 1985 and is located at the Pierce Country Airport at Thun Field in Washington State.

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Russian Regional Jet Passes Another Certification Requirement

Sukhoi Superjet 100 Completes Engine Water Protection Test

Russian aviation officials said the Sukhoi Superjet 100 SN95003 has successfully completed the test program aimed at evaluating how the aircraft will perform on wet runways.

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Commercial Company Plans Privately-Funded Space Station

Hopes To Have Assembly Underway In 2014

The mockups look like big, white watermelons sitting on a factory floor, but what they represent could be home to as many as 36 people at a time in space.

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Boeing 747-8 Emerges From Paint Hangar In New Cargolux Livery

First Of The New Freighters To Sport Its Owners Colors

The first Boeing 747-8 Freighter painted in customer livery emerged Monday from the Boeing paint hangar in Everett, WA. The airplane sports an updated livery for launch customer Cargolux. The Luxembourg-based cargo operator has a total of 13 Boeing 747-8 Freighters on order.

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Falcon 9 Launch Still Drawing Plaudits And Praise

"Next Step In Space" Calls Launch A "Proof Point" In NASA's Vision

Next Step in Space heralded SpaceX’s successful test flight of Falcon 9 as an important milestone and proof point toward NASA’s vision for an expanded private sector role in commercial crew transportation to low-earth orbit (LEO).

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Aero-TV: Sonex Aircraft -- Inside The Hornet's Nest (Part 1)

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 1)

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. 

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Suit Against Bell From 2005 Accident Can Go Forward

Pilot Claims Her Bell 47D1 Manual Contained Improper Instructions

A lawsuit stemming from the 2005 crash of a Bell 47D1 in Rancho Murieta, CA can go forward, a California appeals court has ruled.

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Airline Industry Sees Possible Return To Profitablity

But Some Analysts Think The Forecast Is Still Stormy

The CEO of the International Air Transport Association expressed "cautious optimism" that the international airline industry could see a return to profitability this year. Giovanni Bisignani made the prediction in a speech to the World Air Transport Summit and IATA General Meeting Monday in Berlin.

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Boise Controllers Staying In Boise

FAA Scraps Plan To Consolidate TRACON Services In Salt Lake City

The FAA has decided not to move some air traffic controllers currently at the TRACON facility in Boise to Salt Lake City, ending a long-simmering dispute between the agency, NATCA and local officials.

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F-35 Takes Another Step Towards Operational Readiness

First JSF With Mission Systems Arrives At Navy Test Site

The first mission systems-equipped Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II test jet joined the fleet at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, Monday.

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Big Order For Big Airplanes In Berlin

Emirates Orders 32 Additional A380 Super Jumbos

Dubai-based international airline Emirates placed an order with Airbus for an additional 32 A380 aircraft Monday, taking its total firm order for the super-jumbos to 90.

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Russian Guards Accused Of Theft From Polish Air Crash Victims

Four Allegedly Collected Credit Cards From The Wreckage And Used Them

After a weekend of vigorous denials, the Russian government is admitting that four guards assigned to safeguard the wreckage of the Polish airliner which went down killing 96 people including Poland's president took bank cards belonging to the victims and used them.

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Strikes Disrupt Swedish Airlines

Pilots Walked Off The Job Protesting Freelance Flyers

About 230 Swedish airline pilots reportedly walked away from their airplanes Monday in a protest against their employers' demands.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.09.10)

"(T)oday we are upgrading our global industry forecast to a full-year profit of $2.5 billion. This is the first global profit since 2007. It is a reason to celebrate. But with a margin of 0.5%, it will be a modest party." Source: IATA CEO Giovanni Bisignani.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.09.10): Ground Loop

A ground loop is an uncontrolled turn during ground operation that may occur while taxiing or taking off, but especially during the after landing roll. It is not always caused by drift or weathervaning although these things may cause the initial swerve.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.09.10)

Inside Atlantis

NASA has released the first-ever up close, high-definition video taken from inside a space shuttle during "towback" following a landing. Shuttle Atlantis touched down at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on May 26 after 12 days in space, completing its STS-132 mission to the International Space Station.

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