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January 14, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.14.11

Modification work begins on Discovery's external tank.
NASA tells Congress there's not enough time or money for heavy-lift.
And Southwest has begun using RNP at 11 airports.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.14.11

Modification work begins on Discovery's external tank.
NASA tells Congress there's not enough time or money for heavy-lift.
And Southwest has begun using RNP at 11 airports.


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ANN Special Feature: The Expanding Sim Industry - 01.14.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with the President of the National Training and Simulation Association, Retired US Navy Rear Admiral Fred Lewis, about the recent Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation

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Rockefeller And Snowe Ask NASA To Eliminate Waste And Fraud In SBIR Program

Commerce Committee Investigation Prompted IG Probe

U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller IV (D-WV), and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), responded Wednesday to the NASA Inspector General’s audit of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

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NEMSPA Submits Detailed Comments on FAA NPRM

Association Supports Many Changes, But Offers Suggestions On Key Points

The National EMS Pilots Association has submitted a 22-page position paper on the FAA Notice of Proposed Rule Making pertaining to helicopter air ambulance operations.

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Spirit AeroSystems Reaches Agreement With Boeing On 787 Program

Company Expresses Optimism About The Overall Future Of The Program

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with The Boeing Company regarding certain claims associated with the development and production of the 787-8 airplane in December 2010.

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EASA Issues Design Organization Approval To Flight Design

Company Can Complete Type Certification For The CTLS-ELA

Flight Design GmbH, builder of the CT-series of Light-Sport Aircraft, has earned Design Organization Approval (DOA) from the EASA.

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SDS Delivers MQ-9 Reaper Simulator To ERAU

Will Support College's UAS Programs

A specialized version of the ROVATTS-based MQ-9 Reaper Mission Training Device (MTD) tabletop simulator was recently delivered to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) to support the development of evolving classes in Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations at the school.

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LM Receives $360 M To Support US Navy MH-60R Helicopter Fleet

Aircraft Plays A Forward Role In Anti-Submarine, Anti-Surface Warfare

The U.S. Navy demonstrated its continued commitment to keeping its MH-60R Seahawk helicopter fleet at the forefront of anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, awarding Lockheed Martin a variety of production and development contracts totaling $360 million.

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Popular Night Airshow Returns To AirVenture

Aerobatics Accompanied By Pyrotechnics, Fireworks Highlight Event's Final Evening

Fresh off last year's extremely popular debut, the Night Air Show and Fireworks with the "Wall of Fire" return on Saturday, July 30, to light up the sky on the final evening at EAA AirVenture 2011.

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Southwest Pilot Really Shows The Luv

Held His Plane For The Father Of A Murdered Child

Occasionally you hear a story that reminds you that large corporations are made up of people, and that given the chance, people can go out of their way to do the right thing.

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CAE Awarded Contracts For Five Full-Flight Simulators

Australian, Chinese, Indian Installations Valued At About $66 Million

Simulator builder CAE says it has recently sold five 7000 Series Level D full-flight simulators (FFS). The contracts are worth a total of nearly $66 million at list prices and bring the total number of FFS sales that CAE has announced to date during fiscal year 2011 to 22.

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NATO Deploys AWACS To Afghanistan

Sent To Keep Track Of Traffic Operating Against Taliban

NATO has deployed two AWACS aircraft on a three-month mission to Afghanistan, where crews will be tasked with tracking the Alliances' missions against Taliban insurgents.

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MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 757-200, - 200CB, and -300 Series Airplanes  

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Aero-TV: I/ITSEC 2010: The State of the Industry (Part 2)

Some 'Real' Talk About the Military Simulation World With RADM (Ret.) Fred Lewis (Part 2)

One of the most truly fascinating events we cover each year is the annual I/ITSEC event in central Florida. Known more formally as the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, 'I/ITSEC' promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs.

It's A Long Flight From Idaho To Florida ... In The Winter

Factory-Built KITFOX S-LSA being flown 2100 Miles To US Sport Aviation Expo

Stick and Rudder Aviation owner Paul Leadabrand is making the 2100 mile flight from Boise, ID to Sebring, FL in a 100% factory-built Kitfox LSA.

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Aero-TV: I/ITSEC 2010: The State of the Industry (Part 2)

Some 'Real' Talk About the Military Simulation World With RADM (Ret.) Fred Lewis (Part 2)

One of the most truly fascinating events we cover each year is the annual I/ITSEC event in central Florida. Known more formally as the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, 'I/ITSEC' promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs.

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ANN's Heroes 'n Heartbreakers 2010: The 'New Guy' At EAA -- Rod Hightower

Aero-Hero: The 'New Guy' At EAA -- Rod Hightower After all the turmoil of Oshkosh 2009 and the failed attempt to place Pete Bunce as the new President of EAA, 2010's announcement of Rod Hightower has turned out to be a relief. While most of us expected a 'Pober-Clone'" to be appointed to succeed Tom, we've have to admit to being pleasantly surprised, SO FAR, at the way that Rod Hightower has managed to assure us that he's his own man... and that his commitment to sport aviation is a powerful one, indeed.

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Space Adventures, Russia Back In ISS Tourism Business

Agreement Reached To Offer Three Soyuz Seats Beginning In 2013

Commercial spaceflight company Space Adventures said Wednesday it has concluded an agreement with the Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation (FSA) and Rocket Space Corporation Energia (RSC Energia) to commercially offer three seats on the Soyuz spacecraft bound for ISS.

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Klyde Morris (01.14.11)

Oh Klyde, We're Definitely Going To Get Some Mail Over This One...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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ANN's 'Heroes 'n Heartbreakers '10: TSA -- The Ultimate Heartbreaker?

Aero-Heartbreakers: The Whole Darned TSA The security agency certainly had its share of missteps, and detractors, over the course of the year. It seemed like every time you turned around during 2010, there was another story about somebody having some kind of an issue with TSA. From passengers to pilots and members of Congress, the agency drew its fair share of fire over the course of the year, and much of it was deserved.

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Corporate Angel Network Flew A Record Number Of Patients In 2010

Over Three Thousand Transported To And From Medical Facilities At No Charge

Corporate Angel Network arranged corporate flights to specialized treatment for 3,021 cancer patients in 2010, a 9 percent increase over the previous record of 2,778 and a 21 percent increase over 2009 patient flights.

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NASA Updates Shuttle Target Launch Dates For Two Flights

February, April Now Most Likely For Next Missions

NASA is targeting 1650 EST on Thursday, Feb. 24, for the launch of space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission to the International Space Station. The liftoff of shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 flight is planned for 1948 EDT on April 19, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.14.11)

“While this report focuses on just one federal agency, the Committee’s 2009 investigation found that SBIR and STTR programs administered by other federal agencies are also vulnerable to waste, fraud and abuse. " Source: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chair Jay Rockefeller.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.14.11): High Clouds

A term used to signify cirriform clouds that are composed of ice crystals and generally have bases above 20,000 feet. The main types of high clouds are cirrus,cirrocumulus, and cirrostratus.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.14.11)

Aviation Speakers Bureau

The Aviation Speakers Bureau will match you with just the right aviation personality to make your banquet, seminar, convention, trade show or any event a success.

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