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December 16, 2010

Buzz Off! Industry Fights FlightPrep Patent Offensive

FlightPrep Seems To Losing The Battle For The Hearts, Minds And Wallets Of The Online Flight Planning Biz...

ANN continues to receive reports of an aggressive effort by FlightPrep (a company owned by Stenbock & Everson) to seek compensation from a number of online businesses that offer some manner of flight planning utility or services... and by and large, this effort is falling on deaf ears.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.16.10

Alaska Airlines office workers get a new contract deal.
Embraer stands up a new defense division.
And KC-X is coming, but KC-135s aren't going away anytime soon.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.16.10

Alaska Airlines office workers get a new contract deal.
Embraer stands up a new defense division.
And KC-X is coming, but KC-135s aren't going away anytime soon.


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ANN Special Feature: Part III: SpaceX COTS Demo Recap - 12.16.10

Space Exploration Technologies Founder, CEO and CTO Elon Musk answers questions ranging from what happens if NASA doesn't fund a SpaceX crew capability, to how the path to crewed flights might actu

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Two GAMA Board Members Participated In FAAC Deliberations

Jack Pelton And Cindy Egnotovich Were Named To The Panel

Of the 19 members of the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC), which forwarded its final recommendations to improve the competitiveness and viability of the aviation industry to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Wednesday, two are members of the GAMA Board of Directors.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 12.16.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.16.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.16.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part III: SpaceX COTS Demo Recap - 12.16.10 (ANN Special Report, with Space Exploration Technologies Founder, CEO and CTO Elon Musk)

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Hersman: FAAC Panel's Child Safety Recommendations Too Lenient

NTSB Chair Says "Era Of Lap Child On Airplanes Should Come To An End"

NTSB Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman said that the recommendations issued today by a federal advisory panel dealing with child safety in aviation are a step in the right direction, but they do not go far enough to ensure the safety of the smallest children in airplanes.

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Airbus Will Miss A380 Delivery Target By One

Company Cites Qantas Engine Problem As The Reason

A spokesman for Airbus said Wednesday they will deliver 19 A380 superjumbo aircraft in 2010, rather than the 20 they had targeted.

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Demystify Turbocharging With Cessna Pilots Association

CPA Will Hold One-Day Seminar In CA

The Cessna Pilots Association (CPA) will hold a one-day seminar on turbocharging at its headquarters in Santa Maria, CA. The seminar will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011.

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Flightline Aviation Named Exclusive Paradise Aircraft Distributor

Two Models, Including One Designed For Disabled Pilots

Flightline Aviation of Sebring, FL,  has been named the North American Distributor of the Paradise Aircraft line of Light Sport Aircraft.

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Program Achieves Overall 2010 Flight Test Target

All Aircraft Combined For A Total Of 531 Flights

On Thursday, Dec. 9, the F-35 Lightning II program team reached its 2010 goal of 394 test flights jointly established by the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office and Lockheed Martin.

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USAF 'First Responder' Fighter Aircraft from 9/11 Goes To CA Museum

Historic F-15 Eagle Aircraft First On The Scene In NYC Will Be On Permanent Display In Santa Rosa

In what is being described as an unprecedented opportunity, The Pacific Coast Air Museum will provide the home for the first aircraft to respond on the scene when the World Trade Center twin towers were attacked in New York City.

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Phenom 300 Fractional Program Expanded With Four New Jets

Flight Options Program Order Valued At Over $1.2 Billion

Fractional Jet program operator Flight Options has four deliveries of new Phenom 300 jets scheduled for December. The new aircraft will join three already in the US.

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Aviation's Contributions To Climate Change Reduction Recognized

UN Convention Applauds Industry For Carbon Reductions, Fuel Efficiency

At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16), which concluded December 10 in Cancun, Mexico, the international aviation industry was recognized for its commitment and vision to address climate change.

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600th Eurocopter Helicopter Delivered To The Canadian Market

Aircraft Will Operate Mainly In Northern Quebec

The 600th Eurocopter aircraft for the Canadian market has been delivered by Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) to Héli-Inter Inc., a helicopter charter company headquartered in St- Hubert, Quebec.

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Royal Australian Air Force Is First U.S. Ally To Employ JSOW C

Weapons Launched From New Super Hornets

The Royal Australian Air Force launched two Joint Standoff Weapon Cs from the RAAF's new F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, marking the first time a U.S. ally has operationally tested a JSOW C.

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Aero-TV: Team America Rocketry Challenge: Northside College Prep School Rocket Team

Tomorrow's Future Rocket Scientists Are Flying Model Rockets NOW

Meet three uncommon young men... these guys, who could otherwise be out in the world creating the kind of havoc most teens are known for, ventured to the wilds of Virginia several months ago to show that they had the right stuff... along with hundreds of their equally rocket-oriented peers. These three fellows, all hailing from the Northside College Prep High School of Chicago, IL, competed in the 2010 Team America Rocketry Challenge and plainly had a ball.

One Thousand RV-7s

Vans' Air Force Totals Over 7,000 Airplanes

Terry Small of Prescott, AZ has become the 1,000th customer to complete and fly an RV-7. His first flight brought the total number of RVs complete and flown to 7088.

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Aero-TV: Team America Rocketry Challenge: Northside College Prep Rocket Team

Tomorrow's Future Rocket Scientists Are Flying Model Rockets NOW

Meet three uncommon young men... these guys, who could otherwise be out in the world creating the kind of havoc most teens are known for, ventured to the wilds of Virginia several months ago to show that they had the right stuff... along with hundreds of their equally rocket-oriented peers. These three fellows, all hailing from the Northside College Prep High School of Chicago, IL, competed in the 2010 Team America Rocketry Challenge and plainly had a ball.

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LaHood Receives Recommendations On Future Of Aviation

Panel Calls On FAA To Assist In Funding NextGen Equipment On Aircraft

The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) advisory panel delivered its list of recommendations on how to address challenges faced by the U.S. aviation industry to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday.

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Elects Eric C. Anderson As Chairman

Anderson Will Succeed Mark Sirangelo, Who Continues As Chairman Emeritus

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation, which represents 37 companies employing thousands of Americans nationwide, has selected its next Chairman of the Board ... Eric C. Anderson.

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Newest Space Station Crew Members Launch From Kazakhstan

Soyuz TMA-20 Launched At 1409 EST Wednesday

NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1409 EST Wednesday (0109 local time, Dec. 16).

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First Flight Society Announces 107th Anniversary Events

Monument To Be Erected Thursday, Annual Program Friday

Friday marks the 107th anniversary of the first flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, and the First Flight Society has a series of events scheduled to celebrate the day.

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Orbital Submits Proposal For NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program

Proposal Centers Around A Blended Lifting Body Spacecraft

Orbital Sciences Corporation said Wednesday that it has submitted a proposal to NASA in response to the Commercial Crew Development-2 contract solicitation.

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Air Force Completes GPS Software Upgrade Ahead Of Schedule

Will Provide More Accurate Navigation Data For Military, Civilian Users

Officials with the 2nd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever AFB, CO, have completed their sustainment software release for the GPS operational control segment ground system ahead of schedule.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.16.10)

 "What … a wonderful magic carpet ride." Source: Terry Small, builder of the 1,000th Vans RV7.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.16.10): Variable Ceiling

Occurs when the height of a ceiling layer increases and decreases rapidly. The ascribed height is the average of all the varying values.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.16.10)

International Council Of Aeronautical Sciences

ICAS is an international, non-government, non-profit scientific organization with the mission to advance knowledge and facilitate collaboration in aeronautics.

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