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August 12, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.12.09

Is this the end of the see-and-avoid era?
Boeing will demonstrate unmanned cargo aircraft for the US Marines.
And Airbus notes a milestone in the A350 program.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.12.09

Is this the end of the see-and-avoid era?
Boeing will demonstrate unmanned cargo aircraft for the US Marines.
And Airbus notes a milestone in the A350 program.


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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 08.12.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.12.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.12.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Meet the Administrator II - Randy Babbitt - 08.12.09 (ANN Special Report, with FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt)

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TSA, DOT Respond To ExpressJet Stranding

Both Say Airline Has Final Say On When Passengers May Deplane

Both TSA and DOT lay the blame for 47 passengers being stuck on a 50 seat ExpressJet regional jet overnight on the airline, saying it has the final authority in determining when passengers may or may not be allowed to get off an aircraft.

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Second Phase Of TSA's 'Secure Flight' Goes Into Effect Saturday

Passengers Will Have To Enter Additional Information When Purchasing A Ticket

Phase Two of TSA's 'Secure Flight' program begins at the end of the week, meaning passengers will be required to enter their date of birth and gender when booking airline flights.

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Zenith's Original STOL CH 701 Gets New Powerplant

Classic Kit Plane Now Offers An 85-HP Jabiru 2200 Engine

Light aircraft kit manufacturer Zenith Aircraft Company has partnered with JabiruUSA to offer the STOL CH 701 aircraft kit bundled together with the complete firewall-forward installation for the Jabiru 2200 aircraft engine, including basic instruments (a basic digital EIS and flight instruments).

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Boeing Receives $1.15B Contract For 15 Canadian Chinooks

Company Will Match Purchase Price By Reinvesting In Canadian Industry

The Boeing Company announced Monday that it has received a $1.15 billion contract from the Canadian government for 15 new CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Under the contract, Boeing will match Canada's purchase price by executing contracts and investments of equal value with Canadian industry.

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Final Lockheed Martin-Built Modernized GPS IIR Satellite Set For Launch

GPS III Already In Development

The last in a series of eight modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellites built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Air Force is set to launch aboard a Delta II rocket on Aug. 17 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.

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Three Twenty Holdings, Ltd. Selects Rockwell Collins Avionics For 25 New A320s

Full Suite Will Include Hazard Detection System

Three Twenty Holdings, Ltd. has selected a full suite of Rockwell Collins avionics, including the MultiScan Hazard Detection System, for installation on 25 new A320 aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in September 2009 and last through 2015.

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Bombardier Terminates Purchase Agreement With MyAir.com Of Italy

CRJ1000 NextGen Jetliner Program Continues To Move Forward

Bombardier Aerospace has terminated its firm order purchase agreement with MyAir.com of Italy in respect of all remaining undelivered aircraft.  Four CRJ900 aircraft have been delivered to the airline. Bombardier's decision comes as the air carrier is facing an uncertain situation.

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Boeing And Schiebel To Pursue Opportunities With CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS

Unmanned Rotorcraft Can Fly Autonomous Missions

The Boeing Company and Schiebel Industries AG of Austria said Tuesday they have signed a teaming agreement to pursue marketing and support opportunities for Schiebel's CAMCOPTER S-100.

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Aero-TV: Alan Klapmeier - Bringing New People into Aviation

Alan Klapmeier Details His Solution to New Pilot Interest:

On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota.  Over 100 Cirrus aircraft and over 300 registered attendees partook in the event’s presentations, seminars, and social gatherings.

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - Avidyne Rel9, Loading a Flight Plan

Mike Glover Offers Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Usability Tips:

Mike Glover, Director of OEM and Strategic Alliances at Avidyne, chatted with Aero-TV about his most helpful avionics tips relating to the all-new Entegra FMS900w Flight Management System.

Aero-TV: Alan Klapmeier - Bringing New People into Aviation

Alan Klapmeier Details His Solution to Gaining New Pilots

On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota.  Over 100 Cirrus aircraft and over 300 registered attendees partook in the event’s presentations, seminars, and social gatherings.

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - Avidyne Rel9, Loading a Flight Plan

Mike Glover Offers Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Usability Tips

Mike Glover, Director of OEM and Strategic Alliances at Avidyne, chatted with Aero-TV about his most helpful avionics tips relating to the all-new Entegra FMS900w Flight Management System, part of the Avidyne Release Flight Deck.

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NATA Critical Of Mainstream Media Coverage Of Hudson River Mid-Air Accident

"Avoid Unnecessary Speculation", NATA President Says

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has issued a statement regarding media coverage of Saturday's mid-air collision between a sightseeing helicopter and a Piper Saratoga flying in uncontrolled airspace over the Hudson River.

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Chorus Grows For Controlling Hudson Corridor Airspace

New York Representative Calls Corridor The "Wild West"

In the aftermath of the tragic mid-air collision involving a Piper Saratoga and a sightseeing helicopter over the Hudson River Saturday, some New York officials are predictably calling for an end to uncontrolled flights under 1,100 feet in the region.

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Southwest Bids $170M For Frontier Airlines

$61 Million Above Republic Bid

Southwest Airlines says it will pony up $170M to rescue struggling Frontier Airlines from bankruptcy, a figure far above the nearly $109 million Republic Airways Holdings said it was willing to pay. Southwest competes with Frontier from their mutual hub in Denver.

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Murtha Offers To Cut Replacement Jets

But DoD Must Make The Decision, Murtha Says

If the Department of Defense tell him to cut money for as many as 7 Gulfstream C-37's and a Boeing 737 used primarily for VIP travel, Representative John Murtha (D-PA) says he will strike the funding from the House version of the defense appropriations bill.

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FAA Rebuffs Grant-Valkaria Airport Ordinance

Official Letter Tells Town They Have No Authority Over Airport

A 14 page letter from the FAA's Assistant Chief Counsel of the Airports and Environmental Law Division Office of the Chief Counsel tells the town of Grant-Valkaria, FL to, in so many words, stop trying to regulate noise and commerce at Valkaria airport.

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NASA Assigns Crew for STS-134 Shuttle Mission

Changes Made In STS-132 Crew Assignments

NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-134 to the International Space Station. The flight will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, or AMS, to the station. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly will command the STS-134 mission. Retired Air Force Col. Gregory H. Johnson will serve as the pilot.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.12.09)

"While events such as last weekend's are extremely rare, they do create an intense focus on the operations involved and can, unfortunately, lead to an environment ripe with speculation and misinformation." Source: NATA President James Coyne.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.12.09): Adverse Yaw

Adverse Yaw Yaw generated when the ailerons are used. The lifting wing generates more drag, causing the plane to yaw toward it.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.12.09)

How GPS Works

 Here's an only slightly technical explaination of the technology that will power NextGen, and is already a big part of our lives both in and out of our airplanes.  

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