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September 10, 2010

FAA Proposes Sweeping New Rule To Fight Pilot Fatigue

Proposed Rules Remove Rest Requirement Distinctions Between Domestic And International Flights

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt today announced a landmark proposal to fight fatigue among commercial pilots by setting new flight time, duty and rest requirements based on fatigue science.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.10.10

Critics say New York is inviting more bird strikes.
UK investigators rule in the Vicki Cruse case.
And as many as 200 Chinese commercial pilots may have bogus credentials.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.10.10

Critics say New York is inviting more bird strikes.
UK investigators rule in the Vicki Cruse case.
And as many as 200 Chinese commercial pilots may have bogus credentials.


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ANN Special Feature: FAA's New Through-the-Fence Policy - 09.10.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Brent Blue of ThroughTheFence.org about the FAA's new proposed policy which would grandfather existing TTF agreements, but prohibit any new ones, at federally-funded air

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First Japanese Low Cost Carrier Formed By ANA And First Eastern

Independent Airline To Fly International And Domestic Routes

Japan is about to get its first low-cost airline following an announcement Thursday of a Memorandum of Agreement between All Nippon Airways (ANA) and the Chinese direct investment group First Eastern.

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Lyndon Johson's Jetstar Becomes Permanent Exhibit At His Ranch

Aircraft Was Exhumed From Arizona's Government Boneyard

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park celebrated the 102nd anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s birth on Friday, August 27th. As part of the celebration, LBJ’s Presidential Lockheed Jet Star, restored to its 1960’s glory, was dedicated as a new permanent exhibit.

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Big Planes Coming Out Of The Desert

Some Airlines Are Resurrecting Mothballed 747s

An increase in passenger and cargo traffic has some airlines looking at the 747 jumbo jets they had parked in the desert for long term storage when the economy went south.

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USAF Jet Trainer Replacement Program Launched By BAE

Company Says Its "Hawk" System Integrates Flight Training, Simulation

BAE Systems announced Thursday that it will pursue the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Pilot Training Family of Systems with its Hawk Advanced Jet Training System.

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FlyersRights.Org Welcomes Support For Fare Transparency

But Consumer Group Contends That Even Full Disclosure May Be "Deceptive"

Flyersrights.org says it welcomes Tuesday's launch of the "Mad As Hell Day!" initiative of the American Society of Travel Agents, Business Travel Coalition and Consumer Travel Alliance in support of airline fare transparency.

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GA Governor Achieves New Helicopter Ratings

Governor Sonny Perdue Adds Commercial And Instructor Ratings To His Pilot Certificate

Two-term Governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue has added two significant aviation ratings to his commercial pilot certificate.

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Canadian Space Agency 'Eyes' Hubble's Successor

"Fine Guidance Sensor", Other Instruments Being Built In Ottawa

The Canadian Space Agency has delivered a test unit of its contribution to the James Webb Space Telescope, successor of the Hubble Space Telescope, to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

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First Major Assembly Delivered For Sikorsky CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter

GKN Aerospace Employs Latest Design And Manufacturing Techniques

The first major structural assembly for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter has been delivered by GKN Aerospace to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

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Canadian Lawyer Says Offshore Air Traffic Should Have Separate Safety Agency

Call Comes In The Wake Of Cougar Flight 491 Accident

A lawyer representing the families of some of those fatally injured when a helicopter went down off the Canadian coast in 2009 says the government should establish a separate safety agency specifically to deal with that segment of air traffic.

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California Man Charged With Attempted Jet Theft

Suspect Caught In Restricted Area Of Sacramento's Mather Field

A California man was arrested early this week and charged with attempting to steal a Bombardier Challenger.

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Aero-TV: A Detailed History -- Scott Glover's Restored C-47

Scott Glover's N5106X: Another Of The Magnificent Planes And Pilots From 'The Last Time'

The Last Time was an organization created for the sole purpose of reuniting flying examples of the Douglas DC-3 and the people associated with them, for one last time. The goal of the organization was to celebrate this aircraft and these people. Twenty-six DC-3/C-47 aircraft converged at Rock Falls, Illinois for a weekend long celebration, while over 15,000 guests visited the airport to see these historic airplanes and meet their crews. It was a wonderful reunion where old friends met and new friendships developed. It is unlikely that such a gathering will ever occur again.

Aero-TV: A Detailed History -- Scott Glover's Restored C-47

Scott Glover's N5106X: Another Of The Magnificent Planes And Pilots From 'The Last Time'

The Last Time was an organization created for the sole purpose of reuniting flying examples of the Douglas DC-3 and the people associated with them, for one last time. The goal of the organization was to celebrate this aircraft and these people. Twenty-six DC-3/C-47 aircraft converged at Rock Falls, Illinois for a weekend long celebration, while over 15,000 guests visited the airport to see these historic airplanes and meet their crews. It was a wonderful reunion where old friends met and new friendships developed. It is unlikely that such a gathering will ever occur again.

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FAA Revokes Phoenix Heliparts Certificate

Inspectors Found A "Variety" Of FAA Violations

The FAA has revoked the air agency certificate of Phoenix Heliparts, Inc., (PHI) of Mesa, AZ, for allegedly performing improper repairs and deliberately falsifying maintenance records. PHI must surrender its certificate to the FAA, as required under the terms of the emergency revocation.

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Photographers Beware, TSA Is Watching

Agency Asks Airport Employees And The Public To Report Those Photographing Airplanes

The TSA has launched a new campaign that asks airport employees and members of the public to call police or the federal government if they see someone "suspicious" photographing airplanes.

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NASA Hosts Green Aviation Summit

Bolden Highlights Importance Of Issue To NASA's Future

NASA has a "critical responsibility" to the flying public to develop environmentally responsible solutions to the nation's most pressing aviation problems, Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. said Wednesday addressing the Green Aviation Summit.

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Investigation Indicates Possible Fire In UPS 747 Cargo Hold

NTSB Working In Concert With UAE Civil Aviation Authority

Investigators looking into the crash of a UPS 747 which went down in Dubai last Friday say evidence points to a possible fire in the cargo hold of the aircraft.

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Klyde Morris (09.10.10)

Hmmmm... What's Klyde Been Sniffing... Really?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Pilot Error Cited In Air India Accident

Data Recorders Indicate Aircraft On Wrong Flight Path

A six-member court of inquiry has been told pilot error is to blame in the Air India accident that took the lives of 158 people when it overshot the runway at India's hilltop airport.

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Wing Separation Eyed As Suspect In Fatal T-210 Crash

NTSB Investigator Says Evidence Shows Prop Was Running At Impact

As the NTSB continued its investigation this week into the fatal crash of a 1982 Cessna T-210, the evidence now suggests the plane may have lost a wing before it impacted the ground in a heavily wooded area near Buffalo City, AR Tuesday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.10.10)

"Safety is not optional for aviation companies. Whether repairing airplanes or helicopters, repair stations are required to follow maintenance rules and procedures." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.10.10): Departure Center

The ARTCC having jurisdiction for the airspace that generates a flight to the impacted airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.10.10)

21st Century Airships

Founded in 1988 as a research and development company, 21st Century Airships' objective has been to develop modern, safe and cost-effective airships for a wide variety of applications.

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