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February 16, 2011

SH-60B Helicopter Squadron Receives Flight Trainer At Hawaii Homeport

Full-Mission TOFT Sim For Pilots And Co-Pilots

Naval Aviation Training Systems program office (PMA-205) delivered a SH-60B Seahawk Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT) to Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), in late 2010.

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Fantasy of Flight Announces Third Annual Boy Scout Aviation Camporee

Hundreds of Boy Scouts Will Gather To Share In Love Of Aviation, Earn Merit Badges

Scouts of all ages are making plans to gather at Central Florida's Fantasy of Flight for the attraction's Third Annual Boy Scout Aviation Camporee.

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New Helicopter For The Estonian Police And Border Guard

AW139 Delivered Monday

The Estonian Police and Border Guard has taken delivery of its third AW139 medium twin helicopter, according to a news release from AgustaWestland. This aircraft will perform search and rescue, border patrol, medical missions and utility duties to support the community.

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SAGE III-ISS Prepped For Flight To Space Station

Stratospheric Aerosol And Gas Experiment Earth-Observing Satellite Instrument To Fly In Three Years

The SAVE III ISS Instrument is set to be tested Tuesday morning at Langley headquarters in Virginia.

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Japan’s Newest Airline A&F Aviation To Launch Services With A320s

Airbus Claims Second Major Market Success In Japan In Just Three Months

A&F Aviation, the new Japanese airline recently established by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and First Eastern Investment Group (First Eastern), has selected Airbus A320 aircraft to start low-cost services from Kansai International Airport, Osaka, in the second half of FY2011.

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MMC Conference To Feature Aviation Historian, Author Giacinta Bradley Koontz

Speech Will Outline Aircraft Maintenance Over 117 Years

The 26th Annual NBAA Maintenance Management Conference keynote address will be given this year by renowned aviation historian Giacinta Bradley Koontz, an award-winning author and expert on aircraft mechanics history.

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Three Mid-Eastern Airlines Opt For New Honeywell APU, Service Agreement

Covers Airbus, Boeing Equipment For SriLankan Airlines, Jet Airways And JetLite

In an effort to improve reliability and reduce operating costs through a fleet modernization program, SriLankan Airlines has selected Honeywell to provide maintenance services on its Airbus A320s equipped with Honeywell’s131-9A Auxiliary Power Unit (APU).

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Becker Avionics Reports Good Financial Numbers For 2010

Reports 20 Percent Growth Over 2009

Despite a down economy, Becker Avionics Inc. reports that it exceeded expectations in financial information released Monday.

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Gama Aviation FZC Debuts Challenger 850 Operations In UAE

Company Has 75 Jets Under Management

Gama Aviation FZC recently introduced its latest aircraft, a Bombardier Challenger 850, into service, having received its Certificate of Airworthiness for the type on December 16, 2010 - the first model in the UAE.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2011-03-16

MANUFACTURER: The Cessna Aircraft Company Model 750 Airplanes  

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AD: Pratt & Whitney

AD NUMBER: 2011-04-04

MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 Turbofan Engines  

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Classic Aero-TV: Uplifting, Amazing, FUN! The 2010 ABQ Balloon Fiesta!

ANN Got Up EVERY Morning at 0400 To Bring This Coverage To You -- SO YOU BETTER WATCH IT (Grin)

It was one of the finest weeks I can recall in many moons... as our ANN/Aero-TV crew braved early morning wake-up calls to enjoy the very best of the 2010 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta experience... and we had a seriously good time. We flew, we chased, we spent a LOT of time with hundreds of balloonatics and we truly got in touch with the true magic that makes sport ballooning one the most amazing past-times on/over Earth.

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NBAA: Administration's FAA Budget Has Positive Elements

Praises Increased Funding For NextGen Transition, Absence Of User Fees

The NBAA said Monday that the Obama Administration's Fiscal Year 2012 budget strengthens the national aviation system and preserves funding for small and mid-size airports without imposing new, onerous user fees.

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NAFI Submits Comments, Concerns On Photo Pilot Certificate NPRM

Questions Timing, Costs For Student Pilots

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has submitted response to the FAA's recent NPRM proposing the inclusion of a photo on every pilot certificate.

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United 757s Temporarily Grounded

Air Data Computers Require Inspection

United said Tuesday it was temporarily grounding 96 of its Boeing 757 airplanes so that it can perform checks on air data computers which had recently been modified.

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FAA Forecast Predicts Air Travel Will Double In Two Decades

"NextGen" Investments Necessary To Meet Airspace Demands

The FAA released its annual forecast Tuesday predicting that air travel will more than double in the next 20 years. This report underscores the need to keep the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on track to accommodate future growth.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 02.16.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.16.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.16.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: R/C Model Hobby Threatened by FAA? - 02.16.11 (ANN Special Report, with Rich Hanson, Government and Regulatory Affairs Representative for the Academy of Model Aeronautics)

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SecDef Turns To GOP Freshmen To Kill F136 Engine

Hopes More Conservative Climate Will Turn Tide In His Favor

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is turning to an increasingly conservative majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in an effort to strip funding for the F136 engine out of the defense budget.

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AIA Praises FAA Budget, Says NASA Request Falls Short

Blakey: FAA Request Puts NextGen On The Right Track

Reaction by the AIA to the release of the Obama administration's FY2012 budget requests was mixed Monday. Association president Marion Blakey had praise for the President's proposed spending level for the FAA, but said he left NASA a little short.

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Delta, United Continental Make Profit Sharing Disbursements

Both Airlines In The Black For 2010

In what appears to be some good news for the airline industry, two legacy carriers have made profit sharing disbursements to their employees, indicating that ... well ... they made a profit.

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Central Florida FBO And Flight School Installs Wi-Flight Data Recorders

Automated Data Capture System To Track GA Airplanes

An FBO and flight school located in central Florida says it is installing an automated flight data capture and analysis system that also incorporates a cockpit voice recorder system in its GA airplanes.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.16.11)

"The possible effects on student pilots and flight training cannot be overlooked." Source: NAFI Executive Director Jason Blair.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.16.11): Go Around

Instructions for a pilot to abandon his/her approach to landing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.16.11)

Vintage Transports Surviving On Off-Airport Locations

Aviation enthusiasts find their bounty at airports; even aviation museums and salvaging companies are often at airports or close by.

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