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January 29, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.29.10

European aviation security officials still want more scanners.
NASA says composite space capsules will work.
And Obama will call for delaying the Constellation program.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.29.10

European aviation security officials still want more scanners.
NASA says composite space capsules will work.
And Obama will call for delaying the Constellation program.


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ANN Special Feature: What Airline Passengers Should Know - 01.29.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni of FlyersRights.org about how the US DOT's new rules for tarmac strandings require active participation from passengers to be effective.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 01.29.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.29.10  (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.29.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: What Airline Passengers Should Know - 01.29.10 (ANN Special Report, with Ka

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Machinists President Buffenbarger Responds To State of Union Address

Says President's Message Not Hopeful For The Unemployed

In a statement following President Obama's first State of the Union address, Machinists Union International President Tom Buffenbarger said the speech offered no real hope for the nation's un- and underemployed workforce.

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NBAA, Alliance For Aviation Welcome New Senate GA Caucus

House Caucus Grows, Adds 100th Member

The NBAA said Thursday it applauds the continuing momentum enjoyed by Congressional House and Senate General Aviation (GA) Caucuses, as demonstrated by recent developments among both groups.

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Russia Plans Fifth Generation Fighter Test Flight

Says New Airplane Is A Competitor To The F-22 Raptor

Russia says it plans to test fly a new fifth generation fighter by the end of the month, and that the new aircraft will challenge U.S.-made aircraft for technical superiority.

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Airbus Inks Agreement On Aircraft Financing With Chinese Partner

CLC To Provide Financing Support For Airbus Operators Worldwide

Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding Wednesday with the CDB Leasing Co., Ltd. (CLC), one of China's leading leasing companies, to cooperate on  aircraft financing and leasing.

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IATA: 2009 Shows Worst Demand Decline in History

But International Association Sees Encouraging Year-End Improvements

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported December and full-year 2009 demand statistics for international scheduled air traffic that showed the industry ending 2009 with the largest ever post-war decline.

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First U.K. Service Pilot Flies The Lockheed Martin F-35

U.K. Has Invested $2 Billion For JSF Development

A Royal Air Force officer on Tuesday became the first active-duty service pilot from the United Kingdom to take to the skies in a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

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NASA And Aerion Will Test Larger Airfoil At Supersonic Speeds

The Company Assesses New Global Market Data For Supersonic Aircraft.

Aerion is planning a new series of flight tests in conjunction with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, and will use, as before, a NASA F-15B as a test platform. The objective of the new flight test series is to collect data from a larger airfoil section than was tested previously.

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HBC Highlights Trainer, Special Mission Aircraft At Aeroexpo Marrakech

Recently Won T-6 Contract With Royal Moroccan Air Force

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) will highlight its military trainers and special mission aircraft at the Aeroexpo Marrakech from Jan. 27-30 at Menara Airport.

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First Bombardier Q400 Headed to SATA Air Açores of the Azores, Portugal

NextGen Airliner First Of Four For SATA

Bombardier employees and guests from the Azores Tuesday celebrated the upcoming delivery of the first Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner to Grupo SATA of the Azores, Portugal.

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Reorganization Announced At Kaman Helicopters

Names New Product Group GMs In Four Areas

The Helicopters Division of Kaman Aerospace Corporation announced Monday that it has reorganized around product groups, with newly appointed general managers for each. 

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MSNBC Hosts On Plane That Made Emergency Landing

Pilot Reported Smoke In The Cockpit

A Delta Connection flight heading from New York to Charleston, South Carolina diverted to Myrtle Beach Wednesday afternoon when the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.

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Aero-TV: The Lancair Factory – Where High Performance Begins

Kim Lorentzen Provides a Tour of Lancair’s Redmond Facility

As composite structures began to emerge in the late 1970s, Lance Neibauer’s aviation interest quickly went from hobby to inspiration; having graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design, Neibauer believed he could develop a sleekly designed aircraft that optimized both performance and handling.  The resulting Lancair 200 made its aviation debut in 1984, premiering for Oshkosh attendees the following year.  Exhibiting such advancement, the Lancair 200 is now displayed at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Museum in Oshkosh, WI.

Aero-TV: The Lancair Factory – Where High Performance Begins

Kim Lorentzen Provides a Tour of Lancair’s Redmond Facility

As composite structures began to emerge in the late 1970s, Lance Neibauer’s aviation interest quickly went from hobby to inspiration; having graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design, Neibauer believed he could develop a sleekly designed aircraft that optimized both performance and handling. 

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Final: ANN Names Our 'Plane Of The Year' -- The Diamond DA42-L360

...our selections for ANN's Plane of The Year: The Diamond DA42-L360  

 It truly is difficult to commit to naming anything the best, overall, in an industry (embattled as it is) that still manages to raise the bar, year after year. This year was the most difficult on record... with birds like the SR22 G3 Turbo FIKI, the Piper Matrix, Cessna's near legendary Turbo 206 (one of my personal favs), HBC's rugged Baron G-58, and a number of other notables, the crop of 2009 GA birds was tough to whittle down to just one plane...

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Aero-Eval: The VERY Best FBO We Worked With In '09 -- KSGJ Galaxy Aviation

Over many hundreds of hours flown in 2009, we had the chance to sample the best and worst of a number of American FBOs... among the very best that stood out was none other than... KSGJ Galaxy Aviation, St Augustine Airport, St Augustine, Florida

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Klyde Morris (01.29.10)

Chanting For The Administrator???

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Ethiopian Airlines Flight Data Recorder Found

Instrument In Nearly 4,000 Feet Of Water Off The Coast Of Lebanon

The Lebanese Army said Thursday the flight data recorder from the Ethiopian Boeing 737 which went down Monday has been located.

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Huerta Appears Before Senate Commerce Committee

Former Olympics Official Tapped For No. 2 Spot At FAA

The former transportation logistics manager for the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002 nominated as Deputy Director for the FAA might as well have had a 30 knot tail wind behind him as he sat before the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday.

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Florida Governor Crist Proposes $36.2 Million For Commercial Space Ventures

Urges Incentives To Build Florida's "Innovation Economy"

Florida Governor Charlie Crist addressed the board of directors of Enterprise Florida Inc. Thursday during the group’s annual meeting in Tallahassee to announce his $307.5-million economic-incentive budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2010-11.

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NATA Releases Video Briefing: 'Hypocrisy'

Points Out That President Obama Is A Heavy User Of 'Private' Aviation

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has issued the third release in the "Coyne's Video Briefings" series titled "Hypocrisy." In this video, NATA President James K. Coyne asserts that the best way to get the economy moving is to get America moving.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.29.10)

"When one-fifth of America's workforce is idled to some degree, the full force of government, business, labor and academia must be marshaled to get them back to work."  Source: The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Tom Buffenbarger.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.29.10): Local Airport Advisory (LAA)

A service provided by facilities, which are located on the landing airport, have a discrete ground-to-air communication frequency or the tower frequency when the tower is closed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.29.10)

Russian Steath Fighter

On news that Russia may be flying it's Sukhoi PAK FA stealth fighter this week, we went looking for more information about the airplane. We found this fairly complete description with some photos at a blog called "Defense Aviation". It's still at least 5 years before the aircraft could become operational.

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