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May 01, 2011

ATA Calls For Action On National Airline Policy

Calio Outlines Five Issues Government And Industry Should Address

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) is calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT), Congress and the industry to turn nearly 20 years of discussion into action and quickly enact a U.S. national airline policy in order to boost competitiveness and drive economic growth.

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Michael K. Simpson To Step Down As ISU President

Fourth Person To Lead The International Space University Since Its Founding

After more than 7 years as President of the International Space University, Dr. Michael Simpson will leave his post on September 1 to join the staff of the Secure World Foundation of Superior, Colorado.

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NTSB Prelim: Trike 'High-Speed Taxi' Practice Turns Into Fatal Accident

Inexperienced Trike Pilot Apparently Gets Airborne and Loses Control

One of the less-positive aspects of the Ultralight revolution was the mistaken impression that WAY TOO MANY pilots got that they could teach themselves to fly. That was false. No matter the flying background of a new Ultralight or lightplane pilot, one needs solid expert instruction to understand the rudiments of a unique new aircraft type... and despite  this pilot's experience in conventional aircraft, his inexperience in trikes apparently cost him his life when his attempts to do some high-speed taxiing turned into actual flight... as many such attempts did. What a shame.

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NASA Explorer Schools Symposium Showcases Student Research

Students To Present Work To NASA Scientists Next Week

Students from across the nation will gather at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida May 4-7 for the NASA Explorer Schools symposium. Future leaders in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, will present their work to NASA scientists, engineers, fellow students and educators.

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New ANG Lakota Packed With High-Tech Gear

Mission Equipment Package (MEP) New To Army National Guard UH-72A

The Army National Guard is preparing to receive the first light utility helicopter equipped with a new, state-of-the-art mission equipment package.

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Israel Acquires Additional LM C-130J Super Hercules

Third Of The Type To Be Ordered By The Israeli Military

The U.S. Government has granted an Undefinitized Contract Action to Lockheed Martin for the Foreign Military Sale of an additional C 130J to Israel, with funding for advanced procurement items for a third aircraft.

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Eurofighter, Rafale Asked To Extend Bids To Indian Air Force

Lockheed Martin, Boeing Among The Competitors

The Indian Ministry of Defence in New Delhi has asked European consortium's Eurofighter and French Dassault's Rafale to extend the commercial bids for the 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft that was due to expire on Thursday.

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Sikorsky Achieves 300 MH-60 Seahawk Helicopter Production Milestone

One Hundred MH-60R and 200 MH-60S Seahawk Multi-Mission Helos Out The Door For The U.S. Navy

Sikorsky and the U.S. Navy recently marked the production of 100 MH-60R and 200 MH-60S Seahawk Multi-Mission helicopters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.01.11): Anvil

Anvil The upper portion of a cumulonimbus cloud that becomes flat and spread-out, sometimes for hundreds of miles downstream from the parent cloud. It may look smooth or fibrous, but in shape, it resembles a blacksmith's anvil. It indicates the mature or decaying stage of a thunderstorm.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.01.11)

Aero-Linx: Soaring Safety Foundation The major goals of the Soaring Safety Foundation include: Reducing the accident rate in soaring Increasing pilot awareness of soaring safety issues Disseminating training information and material

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.01.11)

"We already have years of good work and a solid blueprint. We now need a focused and coordinated commitment from everyone involved to turn multiple commission recommendations into real policy with a measurable timeline of accomplishments. ATA is committed to help lead the development of this timeline, which will turn aspirations into reality, and to work cooperatively with any willing partner to make that happen." Source: ATA President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio, in a speech to the National Chamber Foundation Annual Aviation Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. ATA called on the DOT, Congress and the industry to turn nearly 20 years of discussion into action and quickly enact a U.S. national airline policy in order to boost comp

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