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September 20, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 09.20.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.20.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.20.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: End of the "See & Avoid" Era? - 09.20.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Pilot Injured But OK In Reno Air Race Accident

Gold Finals Cancelled Due To High Winds

The Reno Air Races were marred by an accident Sunday, and gusty winds forced race officials to cancel the finals of the T-6 and Unlimited Gold races later in the day.

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Cessna Contract Ratified By Default

Resolution To Strike Only Received 49 Percent Of The Vote

A seven-year contract proposal offered by Cessna Aircraft to the International Association of Machinists in Wichita was ratified by default when a strike vote failed on Saturday.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.20.10

Bonus Depreciation is back, and the industry is celebrating.
APA has an issue with the new crew rest rules.
And the United-Continental merger is a done deal.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.20.10

Bonus Depreciation is back, and the industry is celebrating.
APA has an issue with the new crew rest rules.
And the United-Continental merger is a done deal.


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ANN Special Feature: End of the "See & Avoid" Era? - 09.20.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about an NTSB report which blames a fatal accident in VFR on "the inherent limitations of see and avoid."

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Delta Simulator Technicians Reject Union Representation For A Second Time

NMB Rules Allow IAM Seven Days To Contest The Vote

 Delta Air Lines received notification late last week from the National Mediation Board (NMB) that a majority of simulator technicians have again rejected representation by the International Association of Machinists (IAM).

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Boeing Wins DARPA Vulture II Program

SolarEagle To Make Its First Demonstration Flight In 2014

 Under the terms of an $89 million contract, SolarEagle will make its first demonstration flight in 2014, according to a Boeing Company press statement released late Thursday. 

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BTS Releases June 2010 Airline Traffic Data

System Traffic Up 2.3 Percent from June 2009

If the amount of airline traffic is an indication of economic recovery, then it would appear that things are at least showing some progress.

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AIA Issues Report On Challenges To Civil Aviation Growth

NextGen, Environmental Stewardship Top List

The most significant challenges impeding the sustainable growth of civil aviation in the United States and around the world can be met through government-industry cooperation, collaborative strategies and pragmatic policies, according to a new report released by AIA Thursday.

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French Probe Into Air New Zealand Flight Released

Poor Maintenance, Risky Maneuver Cited

A French investigation into the 2008 crash of an Air New Zealand jet that took the lives of seven during a test flight says the accident was due to "poor maintenance issues" and "the pilots undertaking a risky maneuverer," according to a story published by international news agency, AFP.

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C-17s Conduct Formation Flight Testing

Seven Globemaster IIIs Evaluate Formation Flight Mod

They say, "birds of a feather," you know..."flock together and evaluate their flight system modifications." Right?  Well, seven birds of the C-17 Globemaster III "feather" did just that at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. 

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Flight Tests Begin For Eurocopter's Tiger HAD Support And Attack Helicopter

Next 15 Months To Include Flight Tests, Missile Firings

The first flight testing program for the support and attack version of Eurocopter's Tiger HAD helicopter has has commenced at the company’s Albacete facility in Spain.

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African Continent To See ILS Upgrades

Contract Awarded To Northrop Grumman For Normarc 7000B System

The African air navigation safety agency Agence pour la Securite de la Navigation Aerienne en Afrique et a Madagascar (ASECNA) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, for a continent-wide upgrade and renewal of their instrument landing systems.

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AD: Boeing

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MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 737-700 (IGW) Series Airplanes Equipped With Auxiliary Fuel Tanks Installed in Accordance With Configuration 3 of Supplemental Type Certificate ST00936NY  

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By Request! Aero-TV: GA's Power CEOs Talk About The Future of GA Fuel (Pt 1)

Lycoming's Kraft and TCM's Ross Present United Front To Solve GA Fuel Issues

ANN E-I-C Note: Barely a month old, we've received so many requests for the links (though we must note that if you use ANN's search function, you can find them quicker than asking us...) to this two part Aero-TV story that it seemed to make sense to give it a chance at the limelight one more time. Here is a redux of our August two-parter featuring Lycoming Boss Michael Kraft and TCM CEO Rhett Ross... enjoy!

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Golden Knights Bring Home Gold Medals, National Record

Topped The Reigning National Champions In The U.S. Skydiving Competition In Chicago

The Golden Knights’ 8-way competition team brought home the Gold from the 2010 US National Skydiving Competition at Skydive Chicago. The Knights finished the 10 round 8-way competition with 199 points and a National Championship.

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Klyde Morris (09.20.10)

The C.R.E.A.P.s Are Whining Again!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Russia To Buy 50 Boeing 737's

Deal Reportedly Worth $3.7 Billion

A Russian leasing company has reportedly agreed to buy 50 Boeing 737s which it then plans to lease to Aeroflot.

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NASA Announces Strategic Sustainability And Performance Plan

Plan Follows President's Order To Pursue "Green" Goals

NASA has released its Strategic Sustainability and Performance Plan (SSPP) as part of a government-wide effort to achieve goals without compromising the planet's resources.

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Next Step For ESA's First Moon Lander

Goal To Explore Moonscape, Test New Technology, Prepare For Future Human Landings

The first mission to visit the south polar region of the moon took a significant step this week when the European Space Agency signed a contract with EADS-Astrium in Berlin, Germany.

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AirTran Airways, NORD/LB Complete Boeing 737-700 Financing Agreement

Committed Financing in Place for All 2011 Aircraft Deliveries

 AirTran Airways announced Wednesday in press statement that it has signed a new financing arrangement with Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (NORD/LB), one of the largest state-owned banks in Germany, to provide permanent financing to the airline for Boeing 737-700 deliveries in 2011.

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First Flight: Nextant Aerospace 400XT

Successful First Flight Of The Williams FJ44-3AP Engines

A fully equipped Nextant Aerospace 400XT aircraft flew for the first time September 18th at Cuyahoga County Airport in Ohio. The flight was the first ever for a Williams FJ44-3AP equipped Beechjet 400A.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.20.10): Back-Taxi

Back-Taxi A term used by air traffic controllers to taxi an aircraft on the runway opposite to the traffic flow. The aircraft may be instructed to back-taxi to the beginning of the runway or at some point before reaching the runway end for the purpose of departure or to exit the runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.20.10)

Aero-Linx: Lee Bottom Fly-In The Annual Lee Bottom Fly-In is this coming week, and it behooves us to note that this is one of ANN's favorite events of the year. The Lee Bottom Flying Field is home to the regions favorite antique & classic fly-in. Called "Wood, Fabric, & Tailwheels", the name says it all. With models like Staggerwing, Great Lakes, Stearman, Swallow, and Tiger Moths the line up is sure to please every enthusiast. Held the last Saturday of every September, the event is open to everyone.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.20.10)

"As we prepare ourselves to join the US, Russia and Japan in the decision to utilize the International Space Station for 10 more years and beyond, we are preparing the next steps and we are working to position Europe at the level of its competences and capabilities within the global exploration undertaking." Source: Simonetta Di Pippo, ESA's Director of Human Spaceflight, commenting on the signing of a contract with EADS-Astrium in Berlin, Germany, destined to facilitate the first mission to visit the south polar region of the moon.

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