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June 07, 2010

Boeing Buys Rights To AW101, Plans VXX Presidential Helo Bid

EADS "Welcomes" Boeing's "Embrace" Of International Military Technology

Boeing said Monday it plans to dive into the competition to build a new Presidential helicopter, and that it plans to do so by securing a license from AgustaWestland for U.S. production of the AW101 medium-lift helicopter.

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Hannes Arch Scores A Three-Pete With Win In Windsor

Paul Bonhomme, Kirby Chambliss On The Podium In Second And Third

Austria's Hannes Arch won his third straight race in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship with a stirring performance in Windsor on Sunday, bouncing back with an emphatic victory in Canada just two days after suffering one of the worst pylon hits of his career.

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Analyst: General Aviation Hits A Little Turbulence

But Appears To Be Continuing On The Road To Recovery

With the GA industry apparently showing signs of stagnation after a reasonable strong start to 1020, aviation market advisor Brian Foley says there is still no cause for panic, or even pessimism.

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New Jet Powered Sailplane Completes Test Flights

Desert Aerospace Develops Self-Launching Sailplane With A "James Bond" Retractable Jet Engine

Albuquerque-based Desert Aerospace, LLC has taken a piece of each end of the aviation spectrum and married them in a single aircraft. On Monday, the company announced the completion of certification tests flights of the new TST-14J 'BonusJet' two seat, self-launching sailplane.

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US Airways Flights Bump On The Tarmac At Charlotte

Both Planes Slightly Damaged, FAA Investigating

Two US Airways jets bumped into each other during taxi operations at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport Saturday. Damage to both aircraft was minor, but both flights were cancelled as a precaution.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.07.10

California CFIs face onerous new regulations.
SpaceX makes it look easy.
And the Red Bull Series has a dramatic weekend in Detroit.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.07.10

California CFIs face onerous new regulations.
SpaceX makes it look easy.
And the Red Bull Series has a dramatic weekend in Detroit.


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ANN Special Feature: GA Skyjacking - 06.07.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the case of a rare attempted hijacking of a general aviation plane from the Florida Keys to Cuba, and ponders how we could resp

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.07.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.07.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: GA Skyjacking - 06.07.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Embry-Riddle Offers Short-Course In Advanced Aircraft Accident Investigation

Course Covers Aircraft Design, Materials, And Performance

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's College of Aviation - Professional Programs Department will offer a short-course in Advanced Aircraft Accident Investigation at the University's Prescott Campus from Aug. 2-6, 2010.

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An Entirely New Meaning For 'Virgin Blue'?

Airline Fires 20 Over Internet Porn

It's probably not what they envisioned when they named the airline "Virgin Blue", but the Australian carrier has reportedly fired 20 managers and staff working at the Sydney and Brisbane airports for using airline computers to view and trade pornographic images.

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Aero-TV: Avidyne Release 9.1 -- Tom Harper Explains A Few New Features

GA's Most Revolutionary Glass Panel Keeps Evolving

It's no secret that we at ANN are rather pleased with the upgraded Entegra glass panel system known as 'Release 9.' Installed in our own Cirrus SR22 G3 Turbo last year, this upgrade has consistently met or exceeded our expectations over the course of several hundred hours of flying. Now, though, Avidyne is finally starting to offer up a promised round of improvements, the first of which is known as Release 9.1... and the crown jewel of that release is a pretty slick feature known as "FMS Preview."

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SAFE Opposes California Assembly Bill 48

Proposed Regulation of FBOs & Instructors would "Kill Aviation in California"

The outrage over California's bizarre attempt to enact ponderous and unwarranted new regs on the flight instruction industry continues... The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has submitted a letter to various officials in the State of California in opposition to Assembly Bill 48 (AB 48).

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Aero-TV: Avidyne Release 9.1 -- Tom Harper Explains A Few New Features

GA's Most Revolutionary Glass Panel Keeps Evolving

It's no secret that we at ANN are rather pleased with the upgraded Entegra glass panel system known as 'Release 9.' Installed in our own Cirrus SR22 G3 Turbo last year, this upgrade has consistently met or exceeded our expectations over the course of several hundred hours of flying. Now, though, Avidyne is finally starting to offer up a promised round of improvements, the first of which is known as Release 9.1... and the crown jewel of that release is a pretty slick feature known as "FMS Preview."

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Avidyne Wins Another OEM Contract For Entegra Release 9

Will Provide Avionics Suite For Korean KC-100 GA Aircraft

Avidyne tells ANN that they have been selected by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to provide the integrated avionics suite and flight control system for their new KC-100 aircraft.

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Klyde Morris (06.07.10)

SpaceX Falcon 9 Success Will Create News For A Long Time...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Canada Builds A Fleet Of C-130Js

Accepts First Of 17 Super Hercs At Trenton Base

Canada formally accepted the first of 17 Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft Friday at ceremonies both in Suburban Atlanta, GA and at Canadian Forces Base Trenton.

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U.S. State Department Accepts Modernized S-61 Helicopters For Afghanistan

Up To 110 Of The Aircraft May Eventually Be Acquired

The U.S. State Department has entered into a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) purchase agreement for up to 110 modernized S-61 aircraft for passenger and cargo transport missions in support of its worldwide operations.

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Eagle Creek Brings Home The Gold At Twin Commander Symposium

Honors Include the 2009 Service Center Of The Year Gold Award

Eagle Creek Aviation Services, a provider of Twin Commander aircraft sales, service and refurbishments announced that it has received the Gold Award for 2009 Service Center of the Year.

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Lewiston, ME Immune From Lawsuit In Plane Crash Involving Students

High Court Determines City Is Not Responsible For Actions Of Contractor

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that the city of Lewiston is immune from a lawsuit stemming from an airplane accident in which three high school students were fatally injured.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.07.10): Speed Of Light (c)

Speed Of Light (c) The speed at which light (photons) travels through empty space is roughly 3 * 108 meters per second or 300 million meters per second.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.07.10)

Aero-Linx: SpaceX Dragon Overview Dragon is a free-flying, reusable spacecraft being developed by SpaceX under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program. Initiated internally by SpaceX in 2005, the Dragon spacecraft is made up of a pressurized capsule and unpressurized trunk used for Earth to LEO transport of pressurized cargo, unpressurized cargo, and/or crew members.  

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.07.10)

"This year is the 50th anniversary of the first CC-130 Hercules aircraft accepted by Canada... I am proud to mark this milestone by welcoming the J-model Hercules into our fleet – on budget and on schedule – ensuring the Canadian Forces have the equipment it needs to be a modern, multi-role force able to take on the challenges of the 21st century." Source: Honourable Peter MacKay, the Canadian Minister of National Defence, following the receipt of the first of a new generation of 17 Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules.

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