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June 20, 2008

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.20.08

The House votes to extend the space shuttle era...by one mission.
Reaction rolls in on the GAO's support of Boeing's protest.
And DHS thinks terrorists will land their planes for scan

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.20.08

The House votes to extend the space shuttle era...by one mission.
Reaction rolls in on the GAO's support of Boeing's protest.
And DHS thinks terrorists will land their planes for scan

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ANN Special Feature: Dennis Kenyon, Helicopter Scholarships - 06.20.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with veteran helicopter instructor and airshow pilot Dennis Kenyon, who has started a scholarship program to cover helicopter training costs for aspiring young aviators in En

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Gemini Air Cargo: Bankruptcy Times Two

75 Crewmembers Furloughed and Terminated

 For the second time in as many years, Gemini Air Cargo has filed for bankruptcy. The company, based in Dulles, Virginia and with other offices in Miami, Brussels and Ostende, Belgium, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the spring of 2006 and came back to life that August after reaching agreements with its financial partners.

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Teamsters' Hoffa Urges USAF To Terminate Foreign Contract, Keep Military Jobs

'Keeping Military Manufacturing Jobs At Home A Matter Of National Security'

The Teamsters Union called on the Air Force to terminate a $35 billion contract for 179 aerial refueling tankers that it unfairly gave to a European manufacturer, and award it to U.S.-based Boeing Co., keeping important military manufacturing jobs in the United States.

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Jules Verne Refuels International Space Station

ESA Marks First Successful Autonomous Propellant Transfer

The European Space Agency's Jules Verne ATV was used for the first time this week to transfer in one step 811 kg of refueling propellant to the International Space Station while the two vehicles orbited Earth at 28,000 km/h. With this premiere for Europe, Jules Verne becomes the first western spaceship to succeed in refueling another space infrastructure in orbit.

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FAA Establishes New Traffic Flow Management System In Atlantic City

Modernized System Provides Basis For NextGen Efforts

The new Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS) network at the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, NJ became operational June 18, according to the agency.

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Time Running Out For OBAP Scholarship App's To Delta Connection Academy

First-Ever Scholarship Provides Full Flight Training Valued At Over $100,000

The deadline is fast-approaching for applications to win the first full flight training scholarship to be offered by Delta Connection Academy. That scholarship, offered in association with the Organization of Black Airline Pilots, includes tuition, housing and books valued at over $100,000.

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Boeing Australia Sells Nomad Certification Authority To Gippsland

Market For Twin-Turboprop Could Surpass 400 Units

Boeing subsidiary Boeing Australia Limited sold certification authority this week for the twin-turboprop Nomad aircraft to Australia-based general aviation manufacturer Gippsland Aeronautics.

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NASA's DC-8 Lab To Help Examine California Air Quality

CARB Scientists To Fly Over Coast From San Diego To Eureka

NASA and scientists from the California Air Resources Board are conducting a series of research flights this month that are examining the atmosphere over the state to better understand the chemical dynamics of smog and greenhouse gases.

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Embraer Signs Up TRIP Linhas Aereas For Five E-175s

Holds Options, Purchase Rights On Another 25

Embraer announced Thursday that Brazilian regional carrier TRIP Linhas Aéreas has ordered five Embraer 175 jets. The deal also includes options for 10 more, plus purchase rights for another 15. The total value of the firm orders, at list price, is US$ 167.5 million, and could go over $1 billion, if alloptions and purchase rights are exercised.

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Bell Notes World-Wide Interest In Huey II Kits

Operators Interested In Upgraded Older Helos

Bell Helicopter tells ANN the helicopter manufacturer has seen increased interest in its Huey II kits, as operators around the world look to upgrade their older Hueys for extended life and improved performance.

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AD: Dassault

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-10 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority ofanother country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Dassault

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-04 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority ofanother country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: BAE Systems

AD NUMBER: 2008-13-02 MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-13-02 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Dassault

AD NUMBER: 2008-12-19 MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-12-19 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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Floatation! Aero-TV Gets ALL Pumped Up Over Winslow Life Rafts

Aero-TV Gets A Primer On GA Life Rafts

Row, row, row... your life boat? When it comes to emergency floatation systems for aviation use, there is more misinformation that real information, it seems... so when the crews from Aero-TV had a chance to get some real info for a leader in the field, they jumped right in.

Floatation! Aero-TV Gets ALL Pumped Up Over Winslow Life Rafts

Aero-TV Gets A Primer On GA Life Rafts

Row, row, row... your life boat? When it comes to emergency floatation systems for aviation use, there is more misinformation and rumor out there than real information, it seems... so when the crews from Aero-TV had a chance to get some real info for a leader in the field, they jumped right in.

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Eureka! NASA Says Mars Phoenix Has Discovered Evidence Of Water

Say Bright Chunks At Lander's Site Must Have Been Ice

Dice-size crumbs of bright material have vanished from inside a trench where they were photographed by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander four days ago... convincing scientists that the material was frozen water that vaporized after digging exposed it.

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Piper Nears First Flight Of Single-Engine PiperJet

Completed Static Load Testing Earlier This Month

Representatives with Piper Aircraft tell ANN that June 5 marked a significant milestone in the PiperJet’s progress towards first flight. On that day, all static load testing was successfully completed on the first Proof-Of-Concept (POC) airframe... bringing the Vero Beach planemaker one step closer to the first flight of its single-engine VLJ.

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DHS Ramps Up Testing Of GA Aircraft

Andrews Teams Practice Radiation Screening

If you plan to fly your general aviation aircraft to the United States from a foreign country, don't be surprised to see agents walking up to your plane with rather large Geiger counters.

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Southwest CEO Sees Modest Growth For Year

Kelly Sticks To Four Percent Forecast

In an economic climate which has the legacy US airlines discussing how much capacity they'll cut this year, the CEO of Southwest Airlines is still predicting four percent growth overall for 2008.

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Smoky VA Skies Fail To Deter 'Festival Of Flight' Attendees

Renamed Fly-In Sees Healthy Attendance For Return Gathering

With its inaugural event now in the history books, and preparations already underway for next year, the Virginia Regional Festival of Flight appears heading for clear skies... even if the skies last weekend were less-than-clear. Festival of Flight PR Chairman DeWitt Whittington provided ANN with the following recap of the festivities...

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Klyde Morris (06.20.08)

Klyde, We Doubt He Can Spell "Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer"...

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OpenSkies Launches Paris-US Service

British Airways Subsidiary Takes Off

"OpenSkies" is a reality. Not just the joint international trans-Atlantic airline agreement between the United States and the European Union, but also the airline (somewhat grudgingly) created by British Airways to take advantage of that very deal.

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Air Force Adopts New Technology To Confronts Rising Fuel Costs

UAVs Not Only Protect Pilots And Ground Troops... They're Economical, Too

They may not pay nearly as much for fuel as you and I do... but soaring oil prices are troubling to the US Air Force, too. The Air Force is using more high-tech platforms such as unmanned aerial vehicles to combat extremists overseas while it seeks ways to mitigate the rising cost of fuel, a senior US military officer said Thursday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.20.08)

Aero-Linx!

The mission of TAM is to encourage youth involvement in aviation as an alternative to drugs, gang violence and other self-destructive activities.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.20.08): Antitear Strips

Aero-Terms!

Strips of aircraft fabric applied under the reinforcing tape before the fabric is stitched to an aircraft wing.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.20.08)

"It must be ice. These little clumps completely disappearing over the course of a few days, that is perfect evidence that it's ice. There had been some question whether the bright material was salt. Salt can't do that."

Source: Peter Smith of the University of Arizona, Tucson, Principal Investigator for the Mars Phoenix Lander mission. Dice-size crumbs of bright material have vanished from inside a trench where they were photographed by Phoenix four days ago... convincing scientists that the material was frozen water that vaporized after digging exposed it.

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AK TFR: 06.27.08 - 06.29.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3044 Issue Date: June 18, 2008 at 1309 UTC Location: Elmendorf AFB Anchorage, Alaska near ANCHORAGE VOR/DME (ANC) Beginning Date and Time: June 27, 2008 at 1745 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 29, 2008 at 2220 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance demonstrations Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Anchorage (ANC) TRACON, 907-552-2728

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AK TFR: 06.25.08 - 06.30.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3042 Issue Date: June 18, 2008 at 1308 UTC Location: Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska near ANCHORAGE VOR/DME (ANC) Beginning Date and Time: June 25, 2008 at 0200 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 30, 2008 at 0030 UTC Reason for NOTAM: High performance aerial demonstrations by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and various high performance aircraft Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Anchorage (ANC) TRACON, 907-271-2711

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WY TFR: 06.22.08 - 06.23.08

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/3216 Issue Date: June 18, 2008 at 2306 UTC Location: Casper, Wyoming Beginning Date and Time: June 22, 2008 at 1935 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 22, 2008 at 2230 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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