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March 17, 2009

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 03.17.09

FAAST, AASF... And The New Aero-NewsBug!

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.17.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.17.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- FAAST, AASF And The New Aero-NewsBug: 03.17.09 (ANN Special Report, with ANN's Jim Campbell, FAASTeam Manager Kevin Clover, and Paul Burger, Executive Direc

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.17.09)


This group is made of retired McDonnell Engineers, most of whom began their careers at MAC either on the F101, F3H or F4H programs. They worked together on those programs as well as the DC-10, F15, F18 and AV8 programs. They get together once a month for lunch maintaining a camaraderie that they shared for years as Teammates at MAC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.17.09): Specific Impulse


The specific impulse of a propulsion system is the impulse (change in momentum) per unit of propellant.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.17.09)

"As you are well aware, the global economy remains unstable and the international community faces tremendous challenges. While these steps have been painful for us all, they were necessary."

Source: Cessna CEO Jack Pelton, in a memo Friday to workers stating the planemaker will scale back production of its Citation CJ, Sovereign and Citation X bizjets at its main Wichita production facility. In the coming weeks, Cessna also plans to announce furloughs for some workers on those production lines... on top of the 4,600 layoffs previously announced by the company.

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