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December 26, 2010

First Flight For Second Eurocopter EC175 Prototype

Joint Program Between Helicopter Maker And China's AVIC

The second EC175 prototype helicopter performed its first flight at Eurocopter’s Marignane, France facility late last week, marking another on-time milestone in the development of this new-generation rotary-wing aircraft.

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Centennial Airport Commends The Green Flight Project

Airport Authority Passed A Resolution Recognizing The Effort

Centennial Airport (KAPA) in Denver, CO has adopted a resolution commending Bye Energy for its effort to develop and fly an electric-powered airplane.

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Crews Assemble, Flight Test New Bell Trainers For Iraq

Iraqi Government Will Train Qualified Pilots In U.S. Aircraft

Painted in desert camouflage with a brightly colored flag of Iraq were the words, “Iraqi Army Aviation” in bold letters along the tail ... helicopters were staged on an airfield in Iraq as service members and other personnel worked to assemble and test fly the new aircraft.

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NASA-NSF Scientific Balloon Launches From Antarctica

Investigating High-Energy Cosmic Ray Particles From Supernovae

NASA and the National Science Foundation launched a scientific balloon on Monday, Dec. 20, to study the effects of cosmic rays on Earth.

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Ron Soret Named President, King Aerospace Commercial Corporation

Will Direct King's Large Aircraft Completions And Mod Efforts  

King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC)  has named aviation veteran Ron Soret as President. He will be responsible for directing King's large aircraft completions and modifications efforts as well as KACC's overall MRO and depot facilities and programs.

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US Airways Employees Set New Record For United Way

Commits $1.2 Million Annually, Decade-Long Partnership Yields Nearly $9 Million In Total Contributions

The 31,000 employees of US Airways have pledged a record-breaking $1,150,299 to the airline’s annual “Hope Takes Flight” campaign to benefit the United Way.

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Aircraft Charter Directory Leverages Web Technology

Customizable Searches For Destinations, Preferred Aircraft

The aircraft charter and private jet industry in the United States is seems to be experiencing a rebirth of sorts after several years of challenging economic conditions.

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Voyager 1 Approaches Interstellar Space

Commands Take 16 Hours To Reach The Spacecraft

NASA recently said that Voyager 1 has reached a point at the edge of our solar system where there is no outward motion of solar wind. Now approximately 10.8 billion miles from the sun, Voyager 1's passage through the heliosheath, the turbulent outer shell of the sun's sphere of influence.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.26.10): Marker Beacon

Marker Beacon An electronic navigation facility transmitting a 75 MHz vertical fan or boneshaped radiation pattern. Marker beacons are identified by their modulation frequency and keying code, and when received by compatible airborne equipment, indicate to the pilot, both aurally and visually, that he/she is passing over the facility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.26.10)

Aero-Linx: The National Soaring Museum The National Soaring Museum is an aviation museum working to preserve the history of motorless flight. They invite everyone to stop in and see a multitude of gliders on display, try out computerized flight simulators, and participate in fun educational programs. The National Soaring Museum is a 37,132-square-foot facility located on the top of Harris Hill. It is located directly across from the Harris Hill Soaring Corporation's airfield, with an elevation of 1,709 feet above sea level.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.26.10)

"Voyager has transformed our understanding of the solar system... Aerojet is proud to have been a part of the mission every step of the way." Source: Aerojet Program Manager Jon Schierberl -- he is one of a handful of people at Aerojet who has worked programs (including Voyager) that have explored or will explore every planet in the solar system.

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