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April 27, 2011

Southwest Airlines Updates Runway Excursion Incident At Chicago Midway

Flight Exited Runway Upon Arrival ... No Injuries Reported

Southwest Airlines' Flight 1919 exited the runway at Chicago's Midway Airport while landing at approximately 1333 CDT Tuesday. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, arrived from Denver International Airport, where it had departed at 0956 MDT.

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NATA Fund Will Continue Fighting Threats To Aviation In California

Association Takes On CA Legislature On Excessive Fees, Burdensome Regulations

In late 2009, California passed legislation that would give the state the authority to regulate facilities providing flight training.

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ANN Special Feature: Part I: New Airline Passenger Protections - 04.27.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni of Flyers Rights about numerous new protections for airline passengers announced by the US Department of Transportation, and the reaction of the airline indus

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ANN Special Feature: Part II: New Airline Passenger Protections - 04.28.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni of Flyers Rights about the US Department of Transportation's new tarmac stranding time limit on international flights, when it will take effect, and about the

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.27.11

Clues are emerging in the case of Southwest Flight 812.
An SR22 went down due to a maintenance oversight.
And that drug plane down in New Mexico was a Cessna 310.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.27.11

Clues are emerging in the case of Southwest Flight 812.
An SR22 went down due to a maintenance oversight.
And that drug plane down in New Mexico was a Cessna 310.


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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 04.27.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.27.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.27.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: New Airline Passenger Protections - 04.27.11 (ANN Special Report, with Kate Hanni of Flyers Rights)

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AZ Aviation Students Can Now Apply For 2011 Angel MedFlight Scholarship

Award Is $3,000 Toward A Relevent Program At An In-State School

Arizona students are now welcome to apply for the 2011 Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation. The college scholarship winner will receive $3,000 towards tuition for a relevant program at an Arizona college or university.

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NASA Invites 150 Lucky Twitter Followers To Endeavour Launch

Twitter Followers Coming From As Far Away As Australia

NASA invited 150 lucky people to a behind-the-scenes perspective from the press site at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour on Friday, April 29. The launch is scheduled for 1554 EDT.

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Contract Awarded For Upgraded Tarus II Solid Rocket Motor

ATK Receives $57 Million Deal From Orbital For Upgraded Castor 30XL

ATK has been awarded a $57 million contract to provide the Castor 30XL, an upgraded second stage motor for Orbital Science Corporation's Taurus II commercial launch vehicle, which will supply cargo for NASA to the International Space Station.

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Gulfstream Enhances Airborne Product Support

New Aircraft And Personnel Added To AOG Team

Gulfstream recently enhanced its Airborne Product Support (APS) program, adding a back-up aircraft, three pilots and two technicians to support customers facing aircraft-on-ground (AOG) challenges.

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LoPresti Acquires Tri-Nav Charts

"The Aviators' Guide For Easily Navigating The Airspace System"

LoPresti Aviation has acquired the rights to Howie Keefe's Tri-Nav Chart print and digital products.

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FAA Certifies Powerline Detection System For Enstrom 480B

Currently In Use In Thailand For "Avoid Don't Cut" Low-Level Flying

The FAA has issued a Type Certificate to Safe Flight for the Powerline Detection System. Safe Flight and Enstrom are currently working towards an STC that will allow for a retrofit installation to existing in-service 480 operators.

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Air Guard, Reserve Continue To Fight Texas Wildfires

Six C-130 Hercules Firefighting Aircraft Working To Contain Blazes

The 302nd Air Expeditionary Group is continuing to battle the wildfires that are raging throughout areas of southern Texas. The 302nd AEG, comprising Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units, has assisted with fire fighting efforts throughout the week.

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Becker Touts Aviation Intercom System For ISR Aircraft

Digital System For Special Mission Platforms

Becker Avionics says it can provide cutting edge audio and intercom solutions for the airborne Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) community to help enable organizations and government agencies to make the right tactical and operational decisions.

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Airbus: A330 Experiencing Continued Strong Demand

Orders For The Twin-Engine Widebody Returning To Pre-Recession Levels

Airbus says current A330 order totals have almost returned to levels reached before the global economic downturn of recent years.

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Stateside Lakota Deliveries Let Black Hawks Go To Theater

Rotating Overseas As Units Receive UH-72A Aircraft

Some 23 Black Hawk helicopters have been freed from duty in the United States to go to combat elsewhere, thanks to stateside delivery of UH-72A Lakota helicopters.

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Classic Aero-TV: Antique Dream Machine -- John Swander and His Waco UEC

An Amazing Restoration Is The Dream Of A Lifetime

One of the prettiest sights to be had at the 2009 AAA/APM Fly-In and Convention was a stunning Waco UEC brought back to life by its owner, pilot, and caretaker, John Swander. This rare cabin WACO is one of the oldest of it's type and calls DeSoto, KS, home. John has been rebuilding antique airplanes since 1979 and the his 1932 Waco UEC Cabin Biplane came together after a decade long rebuild, taking to the skies, once again, in 1999 and winning Grand Champion kudos at Oshkosh 2000.

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Election Authorized For Flight Attendants at Continental/United

Balloting Dates Will Be Determined Later This Week

The NMB on Tuesday authorized a representation election that could establish the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) as the sole collective bargaining representative for 24,605 Flight Attendants at the recently merged United-Continental Airlines.

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Investors Waiting On Cirrus Counter-Offer

Group Still Hopes To Bring Company Back Under U.S. Control

In March, industry consultant and investment banker Brian Foley published a report exploring the buying up of US general-aviation companies by foreign entities. In doing so, he unwittingly discovered a widespread penchant for getting one particular company, Cirrus Aircraft, back under US control.

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DOD Announces Termination Of JSF F136 Extra Engine

Notified GE And Rolls Royce To Stop Work Immediately

The Department of Defense on Monday notified the General Electric/Rolls Royce Fighter Engine Team (FET) and the Congress that the F136 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) engine contract has been terminated.

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Launch Preparations Continuing For Planned Friday Liftoff

NASA Says Everything Is Progressing Towards A Launch As Scheduled

At Tuesday's pre-launch countdown status briefing held at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, managers reported space shuttle Endeavour, its payload and crew are ready for launch at 1547 EDT Friday.

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Air Force Officials Announce Helicopter Acquisition Strategy

Fleet To Consist Of 93 Aircraft Across Major Commands

Air Force officials on Monday announced their strategy to recapitalize the Air Force's helicopter fleet, which is critical to nuclear weapon security response, continuity of government, and combat search and rescue.

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Boeing And Employees Pledge $70,000 For St. Louis Emergency Relief

Supporting Cleanup And Red Cross Efforts Following April 22 Tornado

Boeing and its employees will contribute $70,000 to the American Red Cross for its relief efforts in St. Louis following the damage caused by a tornado April 22.

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Pilot Volunteers Fly 2 Year-old Patient To Shriner's Hospital In Greenville, SC

Youngster Had A Stroke At Birth

Two-year-old William Glisson suffered a stroke while he was being born, according to Greenville, SC lawyer Matt Kappell, who volunteers to pilot Angel Flight missions.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.27.11)

"Our teams here at Kennedy Space Center, and at NASA centers around the country, have been working for over a year to get Endeavour ready for the STS-134 mission." Source: NASA Test Director Jeremy Graeber.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.27.11): Triple Point

The point at which any three atmospheric boundaries meet. It is most often used to refer to the point of occlusion of an extratropical cyclone where the cold, warm, and occluded fronts meet.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.27.11)

The National Hurricane Center

Boy, we really hate putting this one up because it means hurricane season is just around the corner.

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