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February 03, 2010

NTSB Issues 25 Recommendations Following Colgan Air 3407 Hearing

FAA Says It Will Determine "What Actions Are Needed"

The NTSB has issued 25 recommendations to the FAA regarding strategies to prevent flight crew monitoring failures, pilot professionalism, fatigue, remedial training, pilot records, stall training, and airspeed selection procedures. 

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Colgan Air Says Flight 3407 Pilots Were Properly Trained

While They Knew What To Do, They "Did Not Do It"

Colgan Air says that the pilots of Flight 3407 had been through thorough initial and recurrent training prior to the accident which claimed 50 lives last February, but for unknown reasons, they "did not use their training in dealing with the situation they faced."

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Next Battle For Space Will Be Political

Politicians On Both Sides Of The Aisle Will Try To Save Jobs In Their States

Members of Congress from states with a large stake in the manned space program are lining up to oppose President Obama's move to scrap the Constellation and Ares programs that it was hoped would have eventually boosted people beyond low earth orbit to the moon and beyond.

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LOBO Training Wins Chartis Aerospace Insurance Acceptance

All Lancair Models Covered Under The Plan

Chartis Aerospace Insurance Services has accepted LOBO-developed Initial and Recurrent flight training programs to meet its insurance requirements for all models of the Lancair kit plane.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 02.03.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.03.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.03.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I - The Through-the-Fence Fight - 02.03.10 (ANN Special Report, with Brent Blue)

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NTSB Cites Engine Failure In Madison, Alabama Fatal Accident

VFR Conditions Reported At Time Of The Crash

The NTSB has filed a preliminary report in an accident in Madison, Alabama January 18th involving a Beechcraft B-60, in which the right engine apparently failed before the aircraft went down. The pilot and one passenger were killed in the incident.

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FAA, EASA Give Steep Approach Approval To Gulfstream 150

Capability Key To Access At European And Canadian Airports

Gulfstream announced Tuesday that the Gulfstream G150 aircraft has achieved steep approach certification from the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Cessna Encouraged By Market Stability in Asia-Pacific Region

Sales Of Citations Strong In The Sprawling Market

Cessna says it is encouraged by the stability of the general aviation market in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Pratt & Whitney Delivers First Production F135 Engine

Delivery Follows More Than 13 Thousand Test Hours

Pratt & Whitney used the backdrop of the Singapore Air Show to announce Tuesday that it has delivered the first F135 production engine for the F-35 Lightning II, a major milestone and clear demonstration of the maturity of the F135 engine.

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Airbus To Boost List Prices Nearly 6 Percent

First Price Rise In Two Years

Airbus has increased the list price of all its aircraft by an average of 5.8 per cent, the planemaker announced late last week. The price increase is the first since January 2008, and applies for all new aircraft from the beginning of January 2010.

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Analyst: Aviation Industry Will Take Flight Again

Frost & Sullivan Says 2010 Is Expected To Be A Better Year For Airlines

An aviation industry analyst says the turmoil surrounding the aviation industry is finally expected to calm, and 2010 could be a year of slow but steady improvement.

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Rockwell Collins Builds Relationships In Asia Pacific

Cebu Pacific Air, Hainan Airlines Make Recent Deals At Singapore Air Show

With one-third of Rockwell Collins' sales now coming from marketplaces outside of the United States, the company says it is continuing to focus on commercial and government customers in the Asia Pacific region.

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Traffic Plane Causes Traffic Jam

Cessna 150 Makes An Emergency Landing On The NJ Turnpike During Rush Hour

A Cessna 150 piloted by Frank Vogt was conducting its usual series of traffic reports for the Metro Networks traffic service when Vogt noticed his engine running rough and a drop in oil pressure.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.03.10

The 2011 Obama budget backs off on user fees.
General Aviation alphabet groups are applauding cautiously.
And the gloves come off in the NASA funding battle.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.03.10

The 2011 Obama budget backs off on user fees.
General Aviation alphabet groups are applauding cautiously.
And the gloves come off in the NASA funding battle.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I - The Through-the-Fence Fight - 02.03.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Brent Blue, who has launched ThroughTheFence.org to rally affected hangar-home owners against the FAA's arbitrary prohibition against access to runways.

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Aero-TV: Red Tail Project Update – Taking the Mission to the People

The Red Tail Project Continues Effort Towards ‘Rise Above Program’

The Red Tail Project is a true example of this unbreakable spirit. In 2004, the project experienced a tragic setback when leader Don Hinz lost his life after the organizations P-51C Mustang suffered a catastrophic engine failure. The Red Tail Project quickly set forth an ambitious mission to restore the airplane and continue Don Hinz’s remarkable vision, to inspire youth and tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen across the country.

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week – An Introduction to Sarasota Avionics, Inc.

An Introduction To A Trusted Friend... And A Major Aid In Our Aero-TV Avionics Coverage

We're going to depart a little bit from some of our normal formats in these avionics tips and chat about one of the companies that is helping us bring some truly great coverage to the ANN universe. Sarasota Avionics is the company that we chose to do our massive Avidyne Release 9 Upgrade, and the same company that we have been coming to for EXPERT assistance in putting together some of our avionics coverage. The folks are the best we've worked in many years and we're pleased to have them on our side. So... without further interruption, let's introduce you to Sarasota Avionics... a great company that not only helps us keep you informed but puts up with all our insanity in the process (no small

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week – An Introduction to Sarasota Avionics

An Introduction To A Trusted Friend... And A Major Aid In Our Aero-TV Avionics Coverage

We're going to depart a little bit from some of our normal formats in these avionics tips and chat about one of the companies that is helping us bring some truly great coverage to the ANN universe. Sarasota Avionics is the company that we chose to do our massive Avidyne Release 9 Upgrade, and the same company that we have been coming to for EXPERT assistance in putting together some of our avionics coverage.

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Aero-TV: Red Tail Project Update – Taking the Mission to the People

The Red Tail Project Continues Effort Towards ‘Rise Above Program’

The Red Tail Project is a true example of this unbreakable spirit. In 2004, the project experienced a tragic setback when leader Don Hinz lost his life after the organizations P-51C Mustang suffered a catastrophic engine failure. The Red Tail Project quickly set forth an ambitious mission to restore the airplane and continue Don Hinz’s remarkable vision, to inspire youth and tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen across the country.

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NTSB Faults Pilots In Continental Connection Flight 3407 Crash

Pilots "Did Not Take Action" That Could Have Prevented The Accident

The NTSB has determined that the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407, a Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 owned by Colgan Air, was the fault of the pilots not taking appropriate corrective action when the accident sequence began.

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NASA Picks Commercial Firms For Human Spaceflight Development Contracts

Recovery Act Funding To Be Used To Design And Demonstrate Crew Transportation Concepts

With the President's budget apparently moving NASA away from carrying humans into space, the agency has awarded $50 million through funded agreements to further the commercial sector's capability to support transport of crew to and from low Earth orbit.

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Gates Announces Joint Strike Fighter Program Shakeup

$614 Million Withheld From Lockheed Martin

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced a restructuring in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter office Monday to provide increased oversight of a program he conceded has fallen behind in meeting key benchmarks.

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Britain Bans Passengers From Flights Who Refuse Full Body Scans

Airports Introducing Body Scan Technology This Week

Passengers boarding commercial airliners at Heathrow and Manchester airports who refuse to submit to a full-body scan will not be allowed to get on the airplanes following deployment of the technology at those two airports Monday.

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Concorde Trial Gets Underway In Paris

Continental Airlines Among The Defendants

Continental Airlines and five individuals have been named as defendants in a French lawsuit which seeks to determine the cause of the Air France Concorde accident ten years ago that killed 113 people and spelled the beginning of the end of the SST's flying days.

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Gone West: Howard Levy

Renowned Aviation Photographer

88-year-old Howard Levy, recognized as one of the nation's best aviation photographers, passed away January 29th at his home in New Jersey.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.03.10)

"We need a plan that provides America with uninterrupted access to space while also funding exploration to expand the boundaries of our knowledge." Source: U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.03.10): Ground Clutter

Ground Clutter

A pattern produced on the radar scope by ground returns which may degrade other radar returns in the affected area.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.03.10)

NTSB Major Investigations

The NTSB, as you know, looks at every aviation incident and accident, but some rise to the level of a "Major Investigation", such as the Colgan Air Flight 3407 acccident in the news Tuesday.

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