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February 13, 2009

Identities Of Colgan Air Flight Crew Released

Friends, Families Reveal Names Of Other Victims

Identities of some of the 49 people onboard Continental Connection Flight 3407, who were killed when their plane crashed Thursday night about five miles from the runway at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) are starting to emerge... and among the victims were a human rights activist, and a widow who lost her husband in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center.

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British Airways BAe 146 Makes Hard Landing At LCY

Two Injured When Nosewheel Collapses

On a day when any report of a plane crash brings shivers to the spine, ANN is relieved to report no one was seriously injured when a British Airways BAe 146 commuter jet made a hard landing at London City Airport Friday.

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NTSB: 'Severe' Oscillations Recorded Moments After Flaps Lowered On Flight 3407

Tail Structure Largely Intact

National Transportation Safety Board investigators have recovered both the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from the wreckage of Continental Connection Flight 3407, which impacted a western New York home Thursday evening while on approach to land at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF).

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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Falling For Mars

Will Use Gravity Boost To Rendezvous With Asteroid

With Valentine's Day approaching in the US Saturday, now's the time when one's thoughts turn to matters of the heart... and it appears NASA's Dawn spacecraft is "falling" hard for Mars. (OK, it's a stretch, but bear with us here -- Ed.)

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NATA Congratulates Senators Dorgan, Demint On Aviation Subcommittee Assignments

Coyne Says Both Have Been Adovcates For GA

West Virginia Senator John J. Rockefeller IV, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) announced Thursday the new chairman, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), and ranking member, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), of the Aviation Subcommittees for the 111th Congress. 

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First USAF Milstar Satellite Marks 15 Years On Orbit

Orbiter Survives In Increasing Rough Neighborhood

The first US Air Force Milstar communications satellite achieved 15 years of on-orbit operations this week. Five years beyond its original design life, manufacturer Lockheed Martin reports the satellite remains fully mission-capable, providing secure communications to US and Allied Forces around the globe for years to come.

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Frontier Airlines Posts Small Q4 Profit

Bankrupt Carrier's First Quarterly Profit In Five Years

Frontier Airlines filed its Quarterly Report with the Securities Exchange Commission Thursday, for the quarter ending in December 2008... reporting a consolidated operating profit of $5.6 million and a net profit of $1.1 million.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 02.13.09

TCM Cylinder Recall, With Spokesman Mac Little

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.13.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.13.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- TCM Cylinder Recall: 02.13.09 (ANN Special Report, with Mac Little, spokesman for Teledyne Continental Motors.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.13.09

A Dash-8 is down in Buffalo.
Continental recalls thousands of cylinders prone to premature cracking.
And it's finally happened -- two satellites in earth orbit collide.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.13.09

A Dash-8 is down in Buffalo.
Continental recalls thousands of cylinders prone to premature cracking.
And it's finally happened -- two satellites in earth orbit collide.


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ANN Special Feature: Mac Little, TCM Recall - 02.13.09

Teledyne Continental Motors Press Spokesman Mac Little conducts a press teleconference to announce details of the company's recall of engine cylinders supplied for some six-cylinder powerplants sin

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Aero-News Alert: Colgan Air Q400 Impacts NY Home

48 Onboard Turboprop, Reports Of 'Multiple Fatalities'

A Bombardier DHC-8-400 turboprop operated by Colgan Air as a Continental Connection flight crashed into a home in Clarence Center, NY Thursday night, as it approached Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF).

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Delta To Bring Regional Carriers Under One Umbrella

Regional Handling Services To Be Based In Minneapolis

They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. If you're flying out of a small US city, the first impression you get of your airline is up to the regional carrier operating the connector flight... and the Associated Press reports Delta Air Lines wants to improve the first impression left by its three regional subsidiaries.

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CAP Cadets to Participate In Civil Leadership Academy

Will Witness And Experience Government In Action

Twenty-four of Civil Air Patrol's top cadets from across the nation are gaining a head start in their public service careers by participating in one of the nation's leading civic education activities, the Civic Leadership Academy, from February 21-28 in Washington, DC.

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Two Lost In BE58 Accident Near Houston

Officials Say Plane Clipped Trees

A husband and wife onboard a Beechcraft BE58 Baron were lost when their aircraft crashed on approach to a south Texas airport Thursday evening.

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Aero-TV: Experiencing A Legend -- The B-25 Doolittle Raider (Part 2)

The Mitchell Bomber Turned The Tide Of A World War

Of all the stories that permeate the rich heritage of the aviation world, few are as compelling and as dramatic as that of 16 B-25 bombers who launched off a pitching carrier deck to bomb Japan on April 18th, 1942. They called it the "Doolittle Raid" and it came to be the first, pivotal, air raid to strike the Japanese on their home turf during World War II.

Sign O' The Times: AIR, Inc. Ceases Operations

Clients Directed To FltOps.com

As if we needed more signs of the sorry state of the economy, and the dearth of new commercial pilot jobs out there today. On Friday, airline job placement service AIR, Inc. will cease operations after 20 years of matching job-seeking pilots with airline employers.

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Aero-TV: Experiencing A Legend -- The B-25 Doolittle Raider (Part 2)

The Mitchell Bomber Turned The Tide Of A World War

Of all the stories that permeate the rich heritage of the aviation world, few are as compelling and as dramatic as that of 16 B-25 bombers who launched off a pitching carrier deck to bomb Japan on April 18th, 1942. They called it the "Doolittle Raid" and it came to be the first, pivotal, air raid to strike the Japanese on their home turf during World War II.

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Hawker Beechcraft Posts $139.9 Million Net Loss For '08

Recorded $3.5 Billion In Net Sales

Hawker Beechcraft Acquisition Company, LLC (HBAC) reported Thursday net sales of $3.5 billion and operating income of $135.5 million for the 12 months ending December 31, 2008. The planemaker delivered 441 business and general aviation aircraft in 2008, consisting of 160 business jets, 178 turboprops and 103 piston aircraft... an 11-plane increase over its 2007 numbers.

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NTSB: Geese Cooked Engines On US Airways 1549

Adult Birds Often Exceed Engine Ingestion Weight Standard

The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Thursday the bird remains found in both engines of US Airways flight 1549 have been identified by the Smithsonian Institution's Feather Identification Laboratory as Canada Goose (Branta canadensis).

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Klyde Morris (02.13.09)

SpaceX Considers Its Image...

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Satellite Collision Debris May Affect Space Operations, Cartwright Says

Event Shows Need For Better Information Sharing, 'Space Situational Awareness'

Wednesday's collision of two communication satellites has left a debris pattern that may affect future space operations, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a symposium in Washington, DC co-sponsored by the George C. Marshall Institute and the US Chamber of Commerce's Space Enterprise Council.

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Gone West: Record-Setting Helo Pilot Robert G. Ferry

Holder Of Nonstop Trascon Record Was 85

ANN has learned of the passing of a veteran test pilot and helicopter pioneer.

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Avemco Recognized By A.M. Best's Anniversary BestMark Program

Honors 'A+' Companies In Business For At Least 25 Years

Avemco Insurance Company has earned prestigious recognition in the Anniversary BestMark Program by the A.M. Best Company.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.13.09)

Aero-Linx!

From the realization of powered flight by an obscure Bavarian emigrant to the weapons of aerial destruction used by Richthofen's flying circus, this project attempts to archive vintage photographs of flying machines flown before and during the first two decades of the 20th century.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.13.09): Near Space

Aero-Terms!

The region of Earth's atmosphere that lies between 65,000 and 325,000-350,000 feet (20 to 100km) above sea level, above where a commercial airliner flies but below the realm of an orbiting satellite. The area is of interest for military surveillance purposes, as well as to commercial interests for communications.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.13.09)

"As the general economic environment has deteriorated, new order activity has declined and order cancellations have increased. The Company does not believe 2009 new bookings will reach recent year levels and anticipates declining backlog in 2009."

Source: From a statement by Hawker Beechcraft, announcing Thursday the planemaker's 2008 sales, deliveries and earnings figures. HBC posted net sales of $3.5 billion and operating income of $135.5 million for the 12 months ending December 31, 2008. The planemaker delivered 441 business and general aviation aircraft in 2008, consisting of 160 business jets, 178 turboprops and 103 piston aircraft... an 11-plane increase over its 2007 numbers. The company recorded a net after-tax loss for the year of $1

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