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February 09, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.09.11

An FAA manager says life is good for some air traffic controllers.
The search for the Air France 447 recorders will resume.
And Aircell announces additional financing.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.09.11

An FAA manager says life is good for some air traffic controllers.
The search for the Air France 447 recorders will resume.
And Aircell announces additional financing.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: Life After an FAA Vendetta - 02.09.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ed Jeszka, a pilot and former employee of the FAA's Birmingham FSDO, about starting from scratch to earn his pilot certificates after they were taken by the FAA, and mov

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 02.09.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.09.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.09.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: Life After an FAA Vendetta - 02.09.11 (ANN Special Report, with Ed Jezska, a pilot and former employee of the FAA's Birmingham FSDO)

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Liberty Launch Vehicle Initiative Unveiled By ATK, Astrium

Designed for NASA's CCDev-2 Competition, Companies Say Liberty Can Achieve, First Flight by 2013

ATK and Astrium are working together in response to NASA's Commercial Crew Development-2 (CCDev-2) procurement, offering NASA launch services with the Liberty rocket. This new launch vehicle combines two of the world's most reliable propulsion systems, with a collective heritage of nearly 150 successful flights.

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Applications Being Accepted For $60,000 Electric Flight Prize At AirVenture

Winners To Be Selected In Three Categories As Well As Overall

Applications for the $60,000 Electric Flight Prize at EAA AirVenture 2011, showcasing the accomplishments and viability of flight powered exclusively by electricity, are now being accepted. Three flight competitions will be held during EAA AirVenture 2011.

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Phenom Jets Certified In Indonesia

First County In Asia Pacific To Certify The Phenom 300

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Indonesia has certified Embraer's Phenom 100 and 300, making Indonesia the first Asia-Pacific country to have the Phenom 300 light jet certified and increases the list of the Phenom 100 certificates to 21 agencies, worldwide.

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NASA Moves Forward In Commercial Rocket Engine Testing

AJ26 Successfully Test Fired At Stennis Space Center

NASA conducted a test fire of the liquid-fuel AJ26 engine that will power the first stage of Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Taurus II space launch vehicle late last week.

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Gulfstream G650 Sprints Coast To Coast

Flight Demonstrated Airport And Cruise Capability From LA To Savannah

The Gulfstream G650 recently demonstrated its cruising capabilities on a flight of more than 1,900 nautical miles in just 3 hours and 26 minutes.

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Paris Will Get Europe's First Runway Status Light Control System

Safety Lights Designed To Prevent Runway Incursions To Be Installed At Charles de Gaulle Airport

The first European airport to implement a Runway Status Light (RWSL) Control System will be Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. Northrop Grumman's Europe-based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract for the installation.

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U.S. Air Force Awards $107 Million Space Fence Radar Contract

Lockheed Martin Gets The Follow-On Work On The Program

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $107 million follow-on contract for the next phase of Space Fence, a program that will increase space situational awareness and enhance safety for both manned and unmanned space operations, to Lockheed Martin.

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Too Old To Fly? Think Again

Octogenarian Takes First Flight

Betty Trentenburg had "flying in an airplane" on her bucket list. The 81-year-old Arkansas resident who lives in an assisted living facility had never been off the ground ...

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Aero-TV: Cessna's Perfect Ten -- Upgrading the Top of the Line

As We Noted Before -- Cessna's Big, Bad BizJet Gets Bigger, Badder -- Here's Why

NBAA 2010 closed the to year with a bang... and one of the biggest of said 'bangs' came from the friendly Cessna folks of Wichita, KS. It was at NBAA2010 that Cessna launched the Citation Ten, a larger, advanced version of the world’s fastest certified business jet, the Citation X. It also marks the debut of the Garmin G5000 avionics suite and a Cessna-exclusive advanced cabin management system, and it features more powerful and more efficient Rolls-Royce engines.

ANN Guest Editorial: Could AOPA Be Selling Us Out?

Tough Questions Need To Be Asked In Tough Times

By Bob Miller, CFII, ATP, Frequent ANN Aero-Cast Partner Like many of you, I received a form letter recently from AOPA's CEO, Craig Fuller. He was writing in the capacity of chairman of the AOPA Political Action Committee (PAC). His letter was masterfully crafted. In it, he appealed to the very heart of every card-carry AOPA member. Choking back tears, I read how Chairman Fuller began flying at the tender age of 17 and how he earned money taking aerial photos. Ahhh, it was a classic Horatio Alger story at its best!

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Aero-TV: Cessna's Perfect Ten -- Upgrading the Top of the Line

As We Noted Before -- Cessna's Big/Bad BizJet Gets Bigger/Badder -- Here's Why

NBAA 2010 closed the to year with a bang... and one of the biggest of said 'bangs' came from the friendly Cessna folks of Wichita, KS. It was at NBAA2010 that Cessna launched the Citation Ten, a larger, advanced version of the world’s fastest certified business jet, the Citation X. It also marks the debut of the Garmin G5000 avionics suite and a Cessna-exclusive advanced cabin management system, and it features more powerful and more efficient Rolls-Royce engines.

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LSA Manufacturer Confirms A Four-Place Design

Flight Design Will Unveil Proof-Of-Concept Airplane This Spring

While legacy companies like Cessna and Piper look to make inroads into the "entry level" LSA market, German LSA manufacturer Flight Design says it will show a proof-of-concept a four-place airframe in the U.S. at AirVenture this summer.

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Introducing: The Radial Rocket RG

Fighter Look And Feel And Radial Power With Retractable Tri-Gear

Kansas-based New Century Aerosport has introduced the Radial Rocket RG, a retractable landing gear development of its fixed-gear tailwheel-equipped Radial Rocket. The first flight of the new tricycle gear RG model took place at Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe, Kansas in December.

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Officials Verify International Airspeed Record Using Unleaded Avgas

Record Set September 11th Using High-Octane Sustainable Fuel

The world governing body for air sports and aeronautical world records has confirmed Richard "Smokey" Young set an official international airspeed record on Sept. 11 using an unleaded, sustainable general aviation fuel.

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Flight Design CTLS Floatplane ASTM Certified

Order Book Is Open For First Light-Sport Aircraft Using Amphibious Clamar Floats

The FAA accepted ASTM certification for the amphibious CTLS Floatplane on January 15, 2011 and it made its public debut at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida a week later. Now, Flight Design has announced that is ready to accept orders for the amphib.

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EASA Certifies SMA SR305-230E Diesel Aircraft Engine

FAA Certification Expected "In The Coming Weeks"

The EASA certified the SMA SR305-230E diesel engine for general aviation on January 24. The engine logged 2,500 hours of ground and flight testing for this certification program. Service entry, which is scheduled for early 2012.

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Predator Down In Yemen

Al-Qaeda Forces Reportedly Have Seized The Wreckage

A Predator UAV which may have been involved in spying over Yemen has gone down, according to police officials there. Reports indicate that Al-Qaeda forces have been able to make off with the wreckage of the downed drone.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.09.11)

"We want to create the optimal four-seat aircraft for our customers." Source: Flight Design Chief Technical Officer Oliver Reinhardt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.09.11): Joystick

A single floor- or roof-mounted control stick. Sideways movement controls roll, and forward/backward movement controls pitch.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.09.11)

Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy for children, students, and kids of all ages. A free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.

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