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July 04, 2010

Maggots On A Plane Force It Back To Hartsfield Gate

Passenger Carried On Some Really Bad Meat

File this one under "Ewww" ... and if you're near breakfast or lunch, you might want to read it later. A U.S. Airways flight departing Atlanta's Hartsfield International airport was forced to return to its gate Monday after maggots started dropping out of one of the overhead luggage compartment.

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Two Global Hawks Tasked With Demonstrating Autonomous Refueling

Will Be The World's First Such Operation Between Two UAVs

DARPA has awarded a $33 million contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation to demonstrate aerial refueling of a NASA Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by a sister ship.

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STS-111 UAV Airship Arrives In US

German Aircraft To Get Payload Integration Work In Maryland

The newest UAV airship from the German manufacturer Sanswire has arrived in Maryland for initial inspection of the craft, and the integration of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) technologies into the UAV's sensor bay.

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Vector Aerospace Awarded $30 Million T56 Engine Overhaul Contract

Will Service Aircraft In North Africa And The Mid-East

Military aircraft powered by the Rolls-Royce T56 engine in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region will have those engines serviced and repaired by Vector Aerospace under a new contract announced Wednesday.

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Society Of Women Engineers' Names Aerojet 2010 Sustaining Benefactor Of The Year

Aerojet Has Worked With SWE For More Than 25 Years

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has named Aerojet as the 2010 Sustaining Benefactor of the Year for SWE Region A, the company announced Monday.

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG Orders Additional Bombardier NextGen Regional Jets

Firm Commitment For Eight New CRJ900 Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace announced Thursday that Deutsche Lufthansa AG of Germany has placed a firm order for eight CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. The transaction involved the exercise of eight previously announced purchase rights.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.04.10): Breakout

Breakout A technique to direct aircraft out of the approach stream. In the context of close parallel operations, a breakout is used to direct threatened aircraft away from a deviating aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.04.10)

Aero-Linx: 20th Space Control Squadron The 20th Space Control Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., tracks more than 16,000 near-Earth and deep-space objects. The squadron is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.04.10)

"Demonstrating the refueling of one UAV by another is a historic milestone... It adds aerial refueling to the list of capabilities that can be accomplished autonomously by Global Hawks; it opens the door to greatly expanded operational utility for UAVs; and, as a side benefit, it promises to increase the safety and reliability of aerial refueling between manned aircraft by reducing pilot workload." Source: Carl Johnson, vice president, Advanced Concepts for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2010-14-07

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 747 Airplanes  

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2010-14-03

MANUFACTURER: Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes

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