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March 17, 2011

FAA Issues Residential Through-The-Fence Policy

Airports Must Develop Access Plans Showing Compliance With Federal Regulations

The FAA has finally issued its interim policy on residential through-the-fence (RTTF) access agreements at federally-funded airports.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.17.11

A TSA lockdown delays flights out of Salt Lake.
A King Air is down in California.
And ICAS establishes a fund to help Kyle and Amanda.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.17.11

A TSA lockdown delays flights out of Salt Lake.
A King Air is down in California.
And ICAS establishes a fund to help Kyle and Amanda.


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ANN Special Feature: Turboprop Beechcraft Conversions - 03.17.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Darwin Conrad of Rocket Engineering about his turboprop conversions of legacy Beechcraft piston models.

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IATA: Urgent Changes Needed For Brazilian Aviation

Country Preparing To Host FIFA World Cup, Olympics

In a statement released Wednesday, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) praised Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's strategic focus on aviation, and urged a quick follow-up with critical reforms to improve the industry's competitiveness.

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Cleveland College Partners With Hemlock Films To Produce Aviation Show

Another Aero-Centric Reality Show Is In Production

The creators of the Emmy award winning PBS hit "Red Tail Reborn" have now partnered with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland, Ohio to bring "The Restorers" to televisions nationwide.

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Soyuz Launch Delayed By Technical Issue

Roscosmos Made The Decision To Postpone The Launch Monday

The Roscosmos Board held a meeting Monday to discuss a report by Technical Management on Human Space System Flight Testing, which mentioned an "incompliance in operation" of the Kvant-V equipment in Soyuz TMA-21 detected during the current launch preparations at Baikonur.

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CAE Awarded Contracts For Four Level D Full-Flight Simulators

Deal Includes CAE Simfinity Trainers, Total Value Approximately $51 Million

CAE has sold four Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) as well as four CAE Simfinity trainers to airline customers in Asia and Europe, the company announced Monday.

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BTS Releases January Passenger Airline Employment Data

Slight Uptick In Number Of Persons Employed By Domestic Airlines 

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.4 percent more workers in January 2011 than they did in January 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported Tuesday.

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Maryland Pilot Organizes Event To Introduce Women To Aviation

Nearly 200 Non-Pilot Women Got A Taste Of Flight

Pilots and volunteers from all over the greater Washington, DC area gathered at Fredrick Municipal Airport in Fredrick, MD last weekend to let women experience aviation from the cockpit of an aircraft.

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Hoffa Commits Full Unions Clout To Win Continental-United Campaign

Teamsters General President Addresses Employees at 'Workers Summit'

The Teamsters Union has committed its full resources to make sure United ramp workers and Continental fleet service workers are victorious in forming their union and winning a strong contract, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa told the workers Tuesday.

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Jack Jones Tapped To Lead Boeing South Carolina Operations

Promoted From Everett Delivery Center To Lead Dreamliner Effort

Jack Jones has been named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Jones assumes overall leadership responsibility for Boeing's South Carolina facilities and operations.

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UAVs Go South Of The Border In Drug Wars

Obama Administration Deploys Unmanned Aircraft Deep Into Mexico

In an effort to collect intelligence in the killing of a U.S. Immigration and Customs agent, the Obama administration has begun to deploy high-altitude Global Hawk UAVs in Mexican airspace.

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NordStar Airlines Takes Delivery Of Its First ATR 42-500

The Russian Carrier Will Operate Four ATR 42-500s In Krasnoyarsk Region

Russia's Taimyr Airlines (NordStar Airlines)has taken delivery of its first ATR 42-500, of a total order for 4 firm aircraft, plus 3 options placed in 2010.

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THY Airlines Ups Order For IAE V2500 Engines For A320s

Follow-On Order From Turkish Airlines For 10 Powerplants

Turkish Airlines (THY), the national carrier of Turkey, has again selected the International Aero Engines AG V2500 SelectOne engine to power its A320 family aircraft. IAE will deliver 10 firm engines in 2013.

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Classic Aero-TV: ADS-B AND GA -- The Future is Here... Now

The Future of GA Nav Is Not As Mysterious As You Might Think

ADS-B... it's akin to magic to a number of flyers. And so when the subject came up for the umpteenth time in conversations with some of our constituency, we decided to ask a few of the experts for their experiences, and insights, into all things ADS-B. To start with, though, we pointed the Aero-TV magic mic and cameras at FreeFlight Systems... some folks who know more than a little bit about the topic.

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Sikorsky X2 Technology Demonstrator Wins Prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy

One Of The Year's "Greatest Achievements In Aeronautics"

The Sikorsky Aircraft  X2 Technology demonstrator team has been named the winner of the 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy, awarded annually to recognize the greatest achievements in aeronautics or astronautics in America.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 03.17.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.17.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.17.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Turboprop Beechcraft Conversions - 03.17.11 (ANN Special Report, with Darwin Conrad of Rocket Engineering)

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Amanda Franklin Recovering From Surgery

Procedures Undertaken Earlier Than Planned

Amanda Franklin's brother Matt Younkin posted the following update to the team's Facebook page: "Amanda's out of surgery and everything went perfect!!!"

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GAMA Hails Completion Of U.S.-Eu Aviation Safety Agreement

Agreement To Enter Into Force May 1

GAMA  said Tuesday it welcomes the completion of the final step required for implementation of the landmark U.S. - EU Aviation Safety Agreement.

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CBP Staffing Must Be Increased, NTEU Tells Congress

Calls Current Situation "Penny Wise And Pound Foolish"

The leader of the union representing the 26,000-employee CBP workforce told a House subcommittee Wednesday that failure to provide adequate resources and staffing for either the homeland security or trade facilitation missions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a short-sighted act.

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SpaceX, SES Announce Satellite Agreement

Falcon 9 Booster To Launch SES-8 To GTO In 2013

As the Satellite 2011 conference kicked off in Washington, D.C., Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and SES announced an agreement Monday to launch an SES satellite using the Falcon 9 rocket.

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Expedition 26 Crew And Capsule Land Safely In Kazakhstan

Two Russians And One American Spent 159 Days In Space

Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Russian Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Wednesday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

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King Air Down At Long Beach Airport

Five On Board Fatally Injured

A Beech King Air went down on during a landing attempt Wednesday morning at Long Beach Airport. Five of the six persons on board were fatally injured.

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Vulcan's Latest Battle? New VAT Regulations

Summer Season Plaque Launched To Raise Over $561,000 To Keep The Iconic Warbird Flying

It was confirmed Wednesday that the last flying Vulcan, an iconic example of British technical achievement, has comfortably passed all the vital safety checks that will allow the aircraft to embark on her biggest display season ever.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.17.11)

"It has been a long and sometimes challenging road toward implementation, but today is a very good day for the U.S. and European aviation industries." Source: GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.17.11): Triple Point

The point at which any three atmospheric boundaries meet. It is most often used to refer to the point of occlusion of an extratropical cyclone where the cold, warm, and occluded fronts meet.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.17.11)

1st Aviation Brigade This site is dedicated to the 1,701 Brothers In Arm's who gave their lives, the 4 Medal of Honor recipients, the 5,400 who suffered injury and the 100 still missing in action from the 1st Aviation Brigade of the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

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