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September 10, 2009

NASA And ATK Successfully Test Ares First Stage Motor

Second Attempt At Test Firing Goes Smoothly

NASA and industry engineers conducted the initial full-scale, full-duration test firing of the first stage motor for the Ares I rocket Thursday. The Ares I is a crew launch vehicle in development for NASA's Constellation Program.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.10.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.10.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily N

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NAFTA In Space? U.S., Canada Sign Agreement On Civil Space Cooperation

The Two Nations Agree On A Comprehensive Approach To Space Exploration

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Canadian Space Agency President Steve MacLean signed a framework agreement Wednesday for cooperative activities in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.

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Boeing Urges Industry To Act Together To Advance Training

Training And Flight Services Executive Says Increased Efficiency Can Lower Costs

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Training and Flight Services Vice President, Sherry Carbary, urged the industry to stand together through the current economic challenges by lowering training costs, increasing efficiency and embracing competency-based training programs.

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Aircraft Partnership Association Tops 5,000 Members

APA Claims 100 Percent Increase In Members Since March

The Aircraft Partnership Association (APA) announced last week that the Association has posted its 5,000th member profile on the official website, having grown its membership 100% since March 2009.

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Boeing Projects Asia Pacific As The Worlds Largest Aviation Market

Region Will Account For 35 percent Of World Value In New Airplanes

Boeing forecasts that the Asia Pacific region will rank as the world's largest aviation market over the next 20 years, requiring 8,960 new commercial jets valued at approximately $1.1 trillion. Asia Pacific is the largest market in the forecast for new airplanes in terms of both units required and market value.

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United Launch Alliance Atlas V Successfully Launches PAN Satellite

Third Atlas V Launch This Year

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched the PAN satellite at 1735 EDT, today from Space Launch Complex-41 as a commercial launch service. This launch marks the 10th overall mission for ULA in 2009 and the third Atlas V mission of the year.

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Southwest Tells Passenger He Is Too Large To Fly

Chicago Man And His Wife Stranded In Las Vegas For Most Of A Day

A suburban Chicago man who stands 6 feet tall and weighs 350 pounds was tacitly told by Southwest Airlines employees he was too large to fly back to Chicago from Las Vegas, leaving he and his wife stranded for some 19 hours.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.10.09

The fight for airline passenger rights gets a new ally.
Analysts say Boeing really needs the Dreamliner to work.
And an advance in avian radar will be demonstrated this month.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.10.09

The fight for airline passenger rights gets a new ally.
Analysts say Boeing really needs the Dreamliner to work.
And an advance in avian radar will be demonstrated this month.


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ANN Special Feature: Darren Tilman, Power Flow Systems - 09.10.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Darren Tilman, General Manager of Power Flow Systems, to find out more about the new exhaust system for six-cylinder engines that was on display at last week's annual Am

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009 Redux: Looking Back at Day Four

Let's Look Back At Aero-TV’s Daily Update from EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh for Friday, July 31st, 2009

Friday marked the second annual “WomenVenture” celebration at EAA AirVenture.  An estimated 550 women gathered at AeroShell Square wearing lavender t-shirts to show support including Julie Clark, Jill Long, and the famed WASPs.

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Best of Show! The Very Best (And Worst) of Oshkosh 2009! (Part Four)

Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network and Aero-TV

 For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community. There are but a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like the recently completed Oshkosh Fly-In.

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USA Not Likely To Return People To The Moon Any Time Soon

Human Space Flight Commission Report Calls Current Situation An "Unsustainable Trajectory"

The Augustine Commission Report has concluded that to return to the moon, NASA's budget would have to increase by $3 billion per year over the currently budgeted $18 billion. Panel member Edward Crawley, a professor of aeronautics at MIT, said "Under the budget that was proposed, exploration beyond Earth is not viable."

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In Tulsa Accident

Aircraft Hit A Radio Tower Guide Wire In Instrument Conditions

The NTSB has released its preliminary findings in the crash in Tulsa, Oklahoma last week of a Piper PA-32 in which the pilot and four passengers were killed. The airplane hit a radio tower guide wire. Impact with the ground was followed by a post-crash fire.

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FAA Investigates Texas Aviation School

Instructors May Lack Proper Licensing, School Says It's Not Required

The FAA is investigating a complaint received last week that Texas Southern University's School of Aviation has hired instructors who are not properly licensed, a violation of federal guidelines. According to TSU, the courses in question are part of a degree program, but are not intended to lead to FAA licensing.

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Commercial Aircraft 'Threaten' British Emissions Targets

Other Industries, Individuals In Britain Would Have To Cut Emissions 90% By 2050, Report Says

If airlines continue to grow, the British government's Climate Change Committee warns that every other segment of the country will have to cut their emissions by as much as 90 percent by 2050, a new report shows.

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Army Extends BRS Aerospace Cargo Parachute Contract

New Orders Represent A 70 Percent Increase In The Army Contract

BRS Aerospace (Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc.), a manufacturer of whole-aircraft emergency parachute systems, military cargo and personnel parachutes, and reflective safety products, announced Wednesday that it has been awarded an extra $2.75M in new orders (an increase of 72% over its initial order) by the US Army.

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Virginia Company Building Antique British Trainers ... From Scratch

Each Part Being Hand Made For The Replica Biplanes

At one time, the Avro 504 could be seen throughout Great Britain. Built between 1914 and 1927, the biplane was used as a primary trainier up to the beginning of WWII, and they gave thousands of pilots had their first taste of flight.  Now, Blue Swallow Aircraft in Charlottesville, Virginia is recreating two Avro 504s.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.10.09)

"The Committee finds that no plan compatible with the FY 2010 budget profile permits human exploration to continue in any meaningful way."Source:  Excerpt from the Human Space Flight Commission Preliminary Report.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.10.09): Fly Heading (Degrees)

Informs the pilot of the heading he should fly. The pilot may have to turn to, or continue on, a specific compass direction in order to comply with the instructions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.10.09)

Aero-Linx: Avro 504 Web Page Before today, I'd never heard of the Avro 504. We all love learning about new, or new to us, aircraft, so a bit of today was spent looking around this site. I hope you find it enjoyable and informative.

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