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January 08, 2010

Obama: 'Immediate Actions Must Be Taken' Following Christmas Day Bombing Attempt

Enhanced Security And Intelligence Measures To Make Up For "Human Errors"

President Barack Obama Thursday outlined his administrations' efforts to beef up intelligence and security systems in the wake of a failed attempt to detonate an explosive device aboard a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Detroit on Christmas Day.

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Gates Orders Delays In F-35 Purchases

Cuts Total Acquisition To 122 Aircraft Through 2015

Defense Secretary Robert Gates will slow down the F-35 program due to budget constraints, trimming Pentagon acquisition of the Joint Strike Fighter to just 10 in 2011, and no more than 122 though 2015.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 01.08.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.08.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.08.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Snowbirds Jet Demo Team - 01.08.10 (ANN Special Report, with Lieutenant Colonel Chris Bard, Commanding Officer and team lead of Canada's Snowbirds jet team)

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First Intercontinental Flight For New Portable Flight Tracking Device

Phenom 100 Carries Satellite-Based Live Flight Tracking Device On South America-North America Flight

Blue Sky Network operated its new D410A flight-following and messaging transceiver on a flight spanning two continents, the company said Wednesday.

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Philanthropist Picks PC-12

Air Safety Foundation Member Thomas Haas Known For Non-Profit Work

Philanthropist and general aviation advocate Thomas Haas recently took delivery of a factory new PC-12 NG, Pilatus said in a news release Wednesday.

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Pieces Are In Place: Final Conventional F135 Test Engine Delivered

Program Moving Closer To Production Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney has delivered its final Conventional Take Off and Landing/Carrier Variant (CTOL/CV) F135 flight test engine to the F-35 Joint Program Office, completing another step as the program transitions from System Development and Demonstration to production.

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $118 Million Turkish Air Force Contract

Will Provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods And LANTIRN ER Navigation Pods

Lockheed Martin has signed a foreign military sales contract to deliver Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATPs) and LANTIRN Enhanced Resolution (ER) navigation pods to the Turkish Air Force.

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DHL and Clinton County Port Authority Continue Airpark Talks

DHL, County Working To Donate Site For An Air Commerce Park

Although a final agreement has not yet been reached, DHL Express has been working closely with the Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) on an agreement to donate the former DHL Air Hub/Wilmington Airpark to the local community for redevelopment and future use of the site as an airport/commerce park.

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CAPA Gets Behind S.1744 For Increased Crewmember Training

Bill Would Require All Pilots Operating Under Part 121 To Be ATP Rated

The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA)  has expressed support for Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) bill that would require all pilots flying in Part 121 operations to possess an FAA Airline Transport Pilot License (ATP).

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MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 747-400, - 400D, and -400F Series Airplanes  

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2010-01-06

MANUFACTURER: Bombardier, Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by de Havilland, Inc.) Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes  

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.08.10

The Underpants Bomber could spend life in prison.
Canada joins the rush to full-body scanners.
And a TSA critic says it's not about dangerous objects, but dangerous people.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.08.10

The Underpants Bomber could spend life in prison.
Canada joins the rush to full-body scanners.
And a TSA critic says it's not about dangerous objects, but dangerous people.


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ANN Special Feature: Snowbirds Jet Demo Team - 01.08.10

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks with Lieutenant Colonel Chris Bard, Commanding Officer and team lead of Canada's Snowbirds jet demo team, to find out more about the past, and the future, of

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Aero-TV: From Hobby to Career – Evergreen Aviation Services and Restorations

Owner Jeff Paulson Showcases His Unique Restoration Shop

Since focusing his business on airplane repair and restorations in 2003, Jeff Paulson and his team have completed award-winning restorations from a Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior to a Fairchild 24; the company’s full restoration of a 1929 Travel Air 4000 won Grand Champion at the Arlington Fly-In and Sport Convention in 2005.  Based in Scappoose, Oregon, Evergreen Aviation Services and Restorations rebuilds from partial restorations, such as simple repairs and modifications, to complete restorations and re-assembly.

Aero-TV: From Hobby to Career – Evergreen Aviation Services and Restorations

Owner Jeff Paulson Showcases His Unique Restoration Shop

Since focusing his business on airplane repair and restorations in 2003, Jeff Paulson and his team have completed award-winning restorations from a Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior to a Fairchild 24; the company’s full restoration of a 1929 Travel Air 4000 won Grand Champion at the Arlington Fly-In and Sport Convention in 2005. 

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ANN's 'Heroes 'n Heartbreakers' '09: Heartbreaker #3 -- The US Congress

Aero-Heartbreaker #3: The US Congress I'm not going to debate party politics this time around -- just suffice it to say that no aspect of our government, least of all the US Congress, distinguished itself in 2009. This grand democratic experiment, started over 200 years ago, has stubbed its toe a bit and for the moment we get to feel the pain. That being said, the actions of our current Congress were some of the most myopic, reprehensible, foolish, and ignorant I have witnessed in nearly 53 years.

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ANN's 'Heroes 'n Heartbreakers' '09: Aero-Heroes #3 -- Captain Sully and Crew

Aero-Heroes #3: Captain Sully and His Crew Wow. Just as it seemed that aviation was never going to pull itself out from under the dark cloud created by so many ponderous factors, we witnessed the enormity of the "Miracle on the Hudson." While Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger performed heroically in the ditching of his Airbus into the Hudson River, pilots like you and I know that there was nothing innately 'heroic' about it... he was doing his job, he was doing it competently, and he and his crew pulled off a magnificent piece of airmanship under extraordinary odds.

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FAA Examines The Human Element in Aviation

Still A Contributing Factor In Most Aviation Accidents, FAA Says

One of the most-discussed topics at aviation safety seminars is the so-called "human factor", and it's also a fundamental subject during pilot and mechanic training.

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Government Lowers No-Fly List Threshold

500,000 Names Scrubbed Under New Criteria Following Christmas Day Attempt

The U.S. government has relaxed the standards for inclusion on its "No-Fly" list following the Christmas Day attempt to bring down an airliner bound for Detroit. Under the new standards, Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab would have not been allowed to fly.

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NASA Names New Dryden Flight Research Center Director

David McBride Has Been Acting Director Since April

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has named David D. McBride director of the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

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Leading Bio Jet Fuel Players Team Up

Camelina Projects To Produce Renewable Jet Fuel Internationally

BioJet Corporation and Great Plains Oil & Exploration announced Wednesday that they have executed a Teaming Agreement for the purpose of producing renewable jet fuels. The companies plan to jointly develop integrated Camelina cultivation and associated refinery projects.

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Transport Canada Says Books, Magazines Not Banned From U.S. Flights

Earlier Reports A Misunderstanding

Transport Canada says reports that books and magazines purchased pre-security will not be allowed on Canadian flights are incorrect, and the result of a misunderstanding.

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First Embraer Lineage 1000 Delivered To Al Jaber Aviation

Abu Dhabi-Based Company Will Be The Largest Lineage 1000 Operator

Embraer delivered the first Lineage 1000 executive jet to Al Jaber Aviation (AJA) of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, at the end of December, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The aircraft will begin operations for on-demand charter service in March 2010.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.08.10)

"Rest assured that in light of what happened on December 25, we've gone back over these databases and there have been additional actions taken." Source: Assistant Secretary of State Philip J. Crowley.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.08.10): Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP)

A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure printed for pilot use in textual or graphic form to provide obstruction clearance via the least onerous route from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.08.10)

Parrott AR Drone Videos of this little UAV have been all over the internet for a couple of days, mostly because you control it with your iPhone. And it sends a video feed which you can see on your screen. Does the technology have broader implications? Until they figure that out, it's a cool little toy. FMI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ejh--_56ic

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