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November 22, 2008

Aviation Notables Among Possibilities For Obama's Cabinet

Garvey Tapped For Transition Team; Woerth Could Be Next FAA Chief

Some interesting names with close ties to the aviation industry are being tossed around as possibilities for high-level positions in the Obama presidential administration.

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The Layoffs Continue: TCM Cuts 60 Jobs In Mobile

Remaining Workers Will Get Time Off... Paid Or Unpaid

The hard times continue for workers in the aerospace industry. The Mobile (AL) Press-Register reports Teledyne Continental Motors laid off 60 workers Thursday and Friday, due to a sharp drop in the market for aircraft engines and parts.

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Delta's Bastian Promises Merged Airline Will Keep Its Seven Hubs

Some Are Only A Couple Hundred Miles Apart

There's been a fair amount of concern in places like Salt Lake City and Cincinnati over whether Delta Air Lines will keep all its hubs in operation, or trim a few now that it's combining operations with Northwest Airlines. It appears that, at least for now, all seven of the airline's domestic hubs are safe.

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ERAU Awarded $2 Million Pledge From Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust

Funds Will Be Used For New Aviation Maintenance Science Building

The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust has pledged $2 million to help fund construction of the Emil Buehler Aviation Maintenance Science building at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach campus.

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Crews Onboard ISS Prepare For Third Spacewalk

Astronauts Encounter Glitches With Waste Treatment System

Friday was a relatively light day for the combined STS-126 and Expedition 18 crews onboard the International Space Station, as the astronauts paused from their more tedious activities ahead of a third planned spacewalk Saturday.

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Site List Narrows For NASA's Next Mars Landing

One Of Four Sites To Be Selected

Four intriguing places on Mars have risen to the final round as NASA selects a landing site for its next Mars mission, the Mars Science Laboratory.

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M7 Aerospace Names Rick Hundley President And CEO

Succeeds Retiring CEO Ron Frederick

M7 Aerospace has named J.R. "Rick" Hundley to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for all aspects of the company's operations and financial performance. Hundley succeeds current M7 President and CEO Ron Frederick, who will retire in December.

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Liberty Joins The 'Fly For Free!' Fray

Offer Includes Matching Deposits On Other Planes

Hot on the heels of at least one other general aviation planemaker, Liberty Aerospace announced Thursday its "2008 Year End Incentives Package" for the Liberty XL2.

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Boeing Powers Up 3rd Upgraded AMP C-130

First Flight Scheduled In February

Boeing announced this week it has successfully completed Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) upgrades on C-130 aircraft AMP 3 (H3).

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AW139 Enters Service With Saudi Aramco

Added To Fleet Of Seven AW109s

AgustaWestland announced this week an AW139 medium twin helicopter has entered service with Saudi Aramco. Saudi Aramco's fleet of AW139 helicopters is being used to support oil and gas operations in Saudi Arabia and operate alongside a fleet of seven AW109 Power helicopters that were delivered in 2006.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.22.08)


This website exists as a tribute to the members of the 91st Bomb Group (Heavy Bombers) and as an historical record of events that took place in Europe during W.W.II.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.22.08): Maser


A microwave travelling wave tube amplifier named for its process of Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Compare with Laser. In the Deep Space Network, masers are used as low-noise amplifiers of downlink signals, and also as frequency standards.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.22.08)

"The main purpose of The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust is to support general aviation. Emil Buehler dedicated his life to making aviation go further and faster. We hope this gift will help as many people as possible learn to fly and develop an interest in general aviation."

Source: George Weaver, co-trustee of the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust, which recently pledged $2 million to help fund construction of the Emil Buehler Aviation Maintenance Science building at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach campus.

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