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October 28, 2009

Boeing Heads East: Second 787 Assembly Line To Locate In North Charleston, SC

Big Announcement Spreads More Boeing Manufacturing Power Coast To Coast

 To much of South Carolina, this was the "Big One." Boeing confirmed that it has chosen its North Charleston, S.C., facility as the location for a second final assembly site for the 787 Dreamliner program.

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Ares 1-X Launches Successfully

Successful Test Ushers In A New Era Of Launch Vehicles

In what appeared to be a flawless launch, the 327-foot Ares 1-X rocket thundered away from the launch pad at 1130 EDT Wednesday, marking the first time a new vehicle has launched from the complex since the first space shuttle launch in 1981.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.28.09

The FAA pulls the tickets of those two distracted Northwest pilots.
Sully's back in the cockpit, and says he's had to learn a new technique.
And Southwest is aggressively equipping fo

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.28.09

The FAA pulls the tickets of those two distracted Northwest pilots.
Sully's back in the cockpit, and says he's had to learn a new technique.
And Southwest is aggressively equipping fo

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ANN Special Feature: Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard at NBAA - 10.28.09

In his opening-day comments from NBAA 2009, Forbes Magazine publisher Rich Karlgaard offers bad news and good news for aviation.

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Hawaiian Pilots Declare Negotiations At An Impasse

Ask Government To Start Clock For A Potential Strike

Hawaiian Airlines pilots represented by ALPA declared Monday they believe their contract negotiations are at an impasse, and asked the federal government to release them from mediation, a process that could start the clock for a future pilots’ strike at the airline.

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EC135 Training Program Receives CFR Part 142 Certification

Advance Simulator Allows Pilots To "Fly" Realistic Scenarios

American Eurocopter announced that it has received CFR Part 142 certification for its EC135 training program at the Air Medical Transport Conference Tuesday in San Jose, California. This certification, authorizes American Eurocopter to deliver its part 135 approved training programs.

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Frasca Sells 1st Simulators To Russian Flight School

Saint Petersburg State University Is Frasca's First Customer In Russia

Urbana, Illinois-based Frasca International has received an order for two Cessna C172 FNPT IIs (Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainers) for Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation (SPSUCA) in Russia. The school has also ordered 12 Cessna 172S Skyhawk aircraft.

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FAA Awards $106 Million Contract To SAIC For NextGen Support

Company To Support NextGen Transformation Program Efforts

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) said Monday it has been awarded a prime contract by the FAA to provide program management and technical services in support of the agency's NextGen transformation program efforts. Work will be performed primarily in Washington, DC and at FAA locations as required.

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International Force Recovers Missing Crew, Aircraft In Afghanistan

Hostile Fire Not Indicated In The Incident

International Security Assistance Force members Tuesday recovered the remains of three civilian crewmembers and the wreckage of an aircraft missing for two weeks in the rugged mountains of northeastern Afghanistan, military officials reported.

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L-3 Wescam Tapped For Canadian Forces Helicopter Program

Will Supply Boeing With MX-15 EO/IR Imaging Sensors

L-3 Wescam has been selected by The Boeing Company to supply fifteen digital electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging sensors for the Canadian Medium-Heavy Lift Helicopter program the company announced Tuesday. The MX-15 EO/IR imaging turrets will be installed on the Canadian Forces’ newly acquired Chinooks.

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Jet Aviation Continues Support For Able Flight

Fourth Consecutive Scholarship Presented At NBAA2009

A donation to Able Flight from Jet Aviation, which will fund scholarships for 2010, was presented during NBAA2009 in Orlando, Florida last week.  Charles Stites, Executive Director of Able Flight, accepted on behalf of the organization.

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Aero-TV: Opening Sessions At NBAA 2009 -- Part 3, Tom Buffenbarger

Business Aviation Comes Together In Orlando, FL -- Part 3

With the end of the 2009 NBAA Convention, the BizAv community has had a chance to take stock of the year that has passed and evaluate their future prospects. While attendance and participation were obviously at lower levels than in year's past, the community showed that it is willing to do what it must to survive, and is seeking new opportunities and business venues as aggressive as the current economic climate allows.

Some Silver State Heli-Victims Get Relief From Financial Obligations

Twelve States Reach Settlement With Student Loan Xpress

One of the worst chapters in aero-educational history is about see a partial resolution in favor of those victimized by the Silver State Helicopter scam. Officials from California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah and Washington have reached a legal resolution that will relieve a number (but not all, not by a long shot) of some $113 million in load debt...

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Aero-TV: Opening Sessions At NBAA 2009 -- Part 3, Tom Buffenbarger

Business Aviation Comes Together In Orlando, FL -- Part 3

With the end of the 2009 NBAA Convention, the BizAv community has had a chance to take stock of the year that has passed and evaluate their future prospects.

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Delta: Laptops In The Cockpit Are Strictly Against Airline Policy

Airline Issues Statement On Northwest Flight 188 Investigation

There is likely to be considerable turbulence in the wake of Northwest Flight 188 traveling nearly 150 miles beyond its destination of Minneapolis last week. Delta issued a statement Monday regarding the company's cooperation with the NTSB and the FAA in their investigations of the incident.

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Delta Pilots’ Union Calls NTSB Release On Minneapolis Incident 'Premature'

Issues Statement on Northwest Flight 188 Investigation

The Delta Master Executive Council, which is the Delta branch of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) representing the over 12,000 pilots of Delta Air Lines, Monday issued a statement concerning the NTSB investigation into Northwest Flight 188.

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Florida Lawmakers Tout Northwest Region As Aerospace, Aviation Center

'Aerospace Alliance' Includes Florida Panhandle

U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and George LeMieux said Monday the Northwest Florida region is destined to become a world-class home for new aviation and aerospace jobs.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 10.28.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.28.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.28.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard at NBAA - 10.28.09 (ANN Special Report, with Forbes Publisher, Rich Karlgaard)

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Tough Economic Times Did Not Deter NBAA2009 ... Much

Organization Says The Annual Convention Remains The Industry's Most Valued Event

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said that the 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) again proved an essential venue for the business aviation community, in spite of the formidable headwinds the industry has endured in the past year.

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NASA, Northrop Grumman Fly Global Hawk UAS For First Time Since 2003

Will Perform Earth Science Missions For NASA, NOAA

NASA and Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the initial flight of a Global Hawk UAS to be used for environmental science research Tuesday. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center and Northrop Grumman are returning NASA's two Global Hawk aircraft to flight under a Space Act Agreement signed in 2008.

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Boeing Forecasts Slow Economic Recovery

Expects To See Long-Term Growth For Oceania Aviation

Boeing officials say that over the next 20 years, airlines in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands will require 670 new airplanes valued at approximately US$90 billion. Boeing Commercial Airplanes Vice President of Marketing Randy Tinseth shared the company's market data and forecast Tuesday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.28.09)

"We had some opportunities, but just couldn't get there.  Weather didn't cooperate." Source: Ares 1-X Launch Director Jeff Spaulding.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.28.09): Longeron

A principal longitudinal member of a fuselage's framing, usually continuous across a number of supporting points.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.28.09)

Aero-Linx: NOAA NASA Global Hawk We hear so often about how UAS aircraft are used in combat, and there are many who think they should be allowed to be used domestically for law enforcement and public safety. The Global Hawk UAS flown this week has a much different mission from both of those, and is the subject of today's Aero Linx.  

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