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February 04, 2011

NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly Resumes Training For STS-134 Mission

Kelly's Wife Gabrielle Giffords Was Critically Wounded During A Political Event

NASA astronaut Mark Kelly will resume training as commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission on Monday, Feb. 7. Kelly has been on personal leave since Jan. 8 to care for his wife, congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded in a Tucson, AZ, shooting.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.04.11

GPS manufacturers and users face a new threat to the system.
Boeing isn't worried about Airbus's A320neo.
And Tecnam delivers another of its new twins in the US.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.04.11

GPS manufacturers and users face a new threat to the system.
Boeing isn't worried about Airbus's A320neo.
And Tecnam delivers another of its new twins in the US.


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ANN Special Feature: Tecnam's P2006T Light Twin - 02.04.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Dave Lubore, VP of Flight Training Services for Tecnam North America, about the unique features and capabilities of the company's P2006T light twin, which has now starte

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 02.04.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.04.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.04.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Tecnam's P2006T Light Twin - 02.04.11 (ANN Special Report, with Dave Lubore, VP of Flight Training Services for Tecnam North America)

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Lindbergh Foundation to Lead 'Aviation Green' Alliance

New Program Highlights Aviation Industry's Environmental Progress

In a presentation to the Wichita Aero Club luncheon Thursday, the Lindbergh Foundation announced the Aviation Green Alliance ("AGA"); a new program that brings stakeholders together to address aviation's environmental challenges.

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Hickam C-17 Drops A Navy Boat Over The Pacific

The Globemaster Arrived At The Pre-Coordinated Drop Zone To Find Good Conditions For The Training Exercise

A 535th Airlift Squadron aircrew from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and the U.S. Navy Special Warfare Unit One from Guam teamed up recently to drop a boat out of the back of a C-17 using the Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System.

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APY-10 Radar Contract For Boeing's P-8A Aircraft Goes To Raytheon

LRIP Is For Six Units And Spares

A low rate initial production contract to develop six long-range, multimission maritime and overland surveillance radars plus spares for its P-8A Poseidon aircraft has been awarded by Boeing to Raytheon.

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USS Harry S. Truman Makes First E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Launch

CVN 75 Providing The Platform For Carrier Flight Testing OF The New Aircraft

The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, the Navy's newest airborne early warning and control aircraft, made its first launch Feb. 1, from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

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Boeing, Comair Limited Announce Next-Generation 737 Order

Comair Purchases Maintenance Performance Toolbox

An order for eight Next-Generation 737-800s has been placed with Boeing by Comair Limited, which will use its new 737s to update the fleet of Comair's low-fare airline, kulula.com.

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Air Evac Lifeteam Acquires Life Air Operations

South Central Ohio Company Absorbed By Missouri Air Ambulance Service

Life Air, which operates air ambulance bases in Portsmouth and Chillicothe, OH, has been acquired by Air Evac Lifeteam, an air medical provider headquartered in West Plains, MO.

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CMAC 2011 Attracts Civil, Military Aviation Leaders

ATCA Hosts Fourth Summit, This Year In Melbourne, Australia

The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is holding its fourth Civil/Military Air Traffic Management Summit (CMAC) in Melbourne, Australia, at AVALON, 2011 March 1-3.

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Airbus 'Fly Your Ideas' Contest Attracts Over 300 Teams Worldwide

Students From 75 Countries Offer Best Ideas For Greener Aviation

Over 2,600 students have registered for the second Airbus Fly Your Ideas (FYI) university contest, which challenges students from all around the world to develop new ideas for a greener aviation industry.

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Tempest Extends Starter Warranty To 5 Years

Full Replacement Offered If Starter Does Not Make 5 Year TBO

The PowerFlite line of heavy duty starter motors from Tempest is now  covered by a 5 year TBO warranty, the company announced Wednesday.

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XOJET Opens New York Office, Launches Coast-To-Coast Service

Company Reports Substantial Growth in 2010

XOJET has opened an office in New York City, located at 2 Grand Central Station.

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Annual Air Warfare Symposium Set For Orlando

AFA's 27th Annual Symposium Explores Air Warfare With Senior Air Force Leadership

The Air Force Association (AFA) is hosting their 27th annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition on Feb. 17 – 18, 2011, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL.

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Aero-TV: So Long PiperSport -- Piper Still Remains High On LSA

Despite Having To Cease The PiperSport Program, Piper Still Thinks Highly Of Light Sport Aircraft

You have to hand it to Piper, even though they had to kill the PiperSport program after their dealings with the off-shore manufacturer started getting too flaky, they showed up at Sebring and acted like the pros that they are. They answered questions, continued the process of helping the PiperSport dealers band together to support the remaining aircraft, and showed the LSA industry what a serious aircraft manufacturer does... even when things don't go as planned.

Aero-TV: So Long PiperSport -- Piper Still Remains High On LSA

Despite Having To Cease The PiperSport Program, Piper Still Thinks Highly Of Light Sport Aircraft

You have to hand it to Piper, even though they had to kill the PiperSport program after their dealings with the off-shore manufacturer started getting too flaky, they showed up at Sebring and acted like the pros that they are. They answered questions, continued the process of helping the PiperSport dealers band together to support the remaining aircraft, and showed the LSA industry what a serious aircraft manufacturer does... even when things don't go as planned.

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Senators May Attempt To Attach Gun Magazine Ban To FAA Bill

Senator Frank Lautenberg Is Leading The Effort In Support Of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) has reportedly asked Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) to try to introduce her bill to ban gun magazines of over 10 rounds as an amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill which is currently pending in the Senate.

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Landing Fees In Spain Skyrocketing

Government Increases Minimum Landing Charges Some 300 Percent

GA pilots who want to put their wheels on the ground in Spain will find that minimum landing fees have increased some 300 percent, which AOPA's Spanish branch says is a blow to general aviation in a country where GA is grossly under-developed.

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Airbus To Increase A330 Production Rate To Ten Per Month

Planemaker Cites "Unprecedented Demand" For Its Long Range Aircraft Family

Airbus has decided to raise the production rate for its A330 Family to ten aircraft a month from the second quarter of 2013. Currently Airbus turns out eight A330 Family aircraft each month. This monthly rate will increase to nine in early 2012, before reaching rate ten in the second quarter of 2013.

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Klyde Morris (02.04.11)

Klyde Has The FAA ALL Figured Out...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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One-Thousandth B767 Rolls Off The Line

Employees Past And Present Celebrate Landmark Airplane

There were a lot of proud smiles in Everett, WA, Wednesday as the 1,000th B767 was unveiled to hundreds of current employees, joined by Boeing retirees who worked on the first 767, all of whom had gathered to celebrate the occasion.

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Eight Aviation Educators Earned Master Ratings To Open 2011

Organization Confers Second Helicopter Master Instructor Accreditation

There's a new Master Helicopter Instructor in Arlington, TX, as eight aviation eduators renewed their Master Instructor ratings in January.

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NASA Deputy Administrator Meets With Commercial Space Innovators

Two  Companies Discuss Potential NASA Partnerships

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver is traveling to Las Vegas and Boulder, CO, this week to meet with leaders of two commercial space companies, Bigelow Aerospace and Sierra Nevada Corp., and tour their facilities.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.04.11)

"My mother wrote that 'power over life must be balanced by reverence for life.' My father once said that if he had to choose, he would rather have birds than airplanes." Source: Reeve Lindbergh, Honorary Chair of The  Lindbergh Foundation, Announcing  The Aviation Green Alliance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.04.11): Radial Velocity

A type of velocity that expresses motion toward or away from a given location. In Doppler radar, it is the component of motion that is parallel to the radar beam.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.04.11)

Wooden Propellers

Are you trying to identify a vintage wooden airplane propeller?  Start here, then go to the Wooden Propeller Forum and post your question.

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