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April 16, 2011

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 04.15.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.15.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.15.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: Garmin's Jim Alpiser - 04.15.11 (ANN Special Report, with Garmin's Jim Alpiser)

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ALPA Pilot Elected President Of Global Pilot Federation

Delta 767 Captain Don Wykoff Steps Up From IFALPA Deputy President

Capt. Don Wykoff, former ALPA executive administrator, was recently elected the 17th president of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) at the Federation’s 66th annual conference, held this year in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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NATCA Weighs In On Increased Staffing At Some Control Towers

President Paul Rinaldi: "Safety Is Our Number One Priority"

NATCA president Paul Rinaldi praised the move made Thursday by FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt and DOT secretary Ray LaHood to increase staffing on overnight shifts at 27 airports around the country.

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Four-Party Agreement Reached In Southwest, AirTran Deal

Pact Provides For Implementation Schedule

The respective Unions representing Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Pilots, as well as both Companies signed a Four-Party Process Agreement that provides for the two pilot groups to begin their seniority integration discussions prior to legal closing of the AirTran acquisition.

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NTSB Issues Probable Cause Report In Ohio MU-2 Accident

Four Fatally Injured, Including Inventor Of The 'Dropped Ceiling'

The NTSB has determined that pilot error was the probable cause of an accident in January, 2010 which fatally injured four people, including the inventor of the "dropped ceiling" popular in offices and other commercial settings.

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Airman MIA From WWII Identified

Crewman Served On A B-24D Liberator Which Went Down On A Recon Mission

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) said Thursday that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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EASA Grants ETSO For EX600 MFD

Allows System To Be Installed In European Fixed And Rotary Wing Aircraft

The EASA has granted a European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) to Avadyne for its EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD). This ETSO paves the way for installation of the EX600 MFD in European-registered fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

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FlightPrep Suffers Security Breach

Some Personal Data Accessed From The Site

An e-mail forwarded to ANN by a reader indicates that FlightPrep has suffered a software security breach, and the personal data of some of its customers has been compromised.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.16.11)

"The increased staffing implemented by Secretary LaHood and FAA Administrator Babbitt is a strong first step that will go a long way to ensure these isolated cases of fatigue never happen again." Source: NATCA president Paul Rinaldi.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.16.11): En Route Descent

Descent from the en route cruising altitude which takes place along the route of flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.16.11)

Comet Chasing

Find out where to look for some comets. Many comets are listed. There's also a comet discussion group to join.

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