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February 12, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.12.10

KC-X will happen with or without Northrup Grumman.
Two airlines say DOT conditions are a non-starter.
And, Randy Babbitt...in space!

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.12.10

KC-X will happen with or without Northrup Grumman.
Two airlines say DOT conditions are a non-starter.
And, Randy Babbitt...in space!


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ANN Special Feature: The Role of Primary Training in Airline Safety Issues - 02.12.10

Doug Stewart, 2004 National Instructor of the Year and Chairman of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, tells ANN's Paul Plack how shortcomings in primary training are contributing to airl

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.12.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.12.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Role of Primary Training in Airline Safety Issues - 02.12.10 (ANN Special Report, with SAFE's Doug Stewart)

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Embry-Riddle Offers Certificate Of Management In Aviation Safety

Three Short Courses Focus On Safety/Security, Human Factors, And Accident Investigation

The Professional Programs Office of the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host three five-day classroom courses in May 2010 at the university's Daytona Beach campus that will cover the latest topics in safety, security, human factors, and accident investigation.  

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Astrium, EADS To Study Integration Of UAVs Into Euro Civil Airspace

Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV Will Be Evaluated For Operational Feasibility

The European Defence Agency (EDA) has selected an Astrium and EADS Defence & Security (DS) consortium to lead a six-month study to demonstrate that by using satellite communications it is feasible to integrate UAVs into civil airspace.

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ACSF Offers New SMS Resources To The Charter Community

Safety Management System Components Outlined, Audit Standards Described

In an effort to continuously promote and enhance the safety of on-demand charter operators, the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) has developed two resource documents and a brochure addressing the need for, and implementation and evaluation of, Safety Management Systems (SMS) programs.  

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International Women's Air And Spece Museum Celebrates Women's History Month

Family Day Activities Celebrate 100 Years Of Women As Pilots

In September 1910, Blanche Stuart Scott became the first American woman to pilot an airplane.  On Saturday, March 13, 2010 the International Women's Air & Space Museum in Cleveland will celebrate her achievements and 100 years of American women in flight with the museum's fifth annual free family day.

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Australia Jumps On Body Scanner Bandwagon

Will Introduce The Technology Over The Next 4 Years

Australia has become the latest country to say it will deploy full body scanners at airports following the Christmas day attempt to bring down a Northwest Airlines Jet bound for Detroit.

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Bye Energy Set To Announce Electric Hybrid Propulsion System

General Aviation "Proof Of Concept" Will Be Unveiled Next Week

Bye Energy, Inc. says it plans  to announce a proof of concept general aviation program using an electric hybrid propulsion system. The announcement is expected to be made on Thursday, February 18.

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SpaceX Announces Arrival Of Final Falcon 9 Flight Hardware At Cape Canaveral

Preparations Continue For Inaugural Launch

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) says that all of the flight hardware for the debut launch of the Falcon 9 vehicle has arrived at the SpaceX launch site, Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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U.S. Navy Gets 50th Fully Missionized Multimission MH-60R Helicopter

Lockheed Martin Integrates Advanced Mission Systems In Sikorsky Seahawk

The 50th MH-60R helicopter, fully equipped for its mission to protect the U.S. Navy fleet from hostile submarines and surface ships, has been formally delivered to the U.S. Navy by Lockheed Martin.

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BAE Systems Wins Australian Gorgon LNG Contract

Avro Jets Will Provide Air Transportation For Natural Gas Development Project

Avro RJ and BAe 146 jetliners from BAE Systems will provide the vital air transport links to service Chevron Australia operations in the north-west of Western Australia including the offshore Gorgon project being developed by Chevron.

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Shenzhen Public Security Bureau Orders An AW139 Helicopter

AgustaWestland Claims 90 Percent Of Chinese Police Helicopter Market

The Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen has ordered one AW139 medium twin helicopter, AgustaWestland announced Wednesday.

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Aero-TV: ICAS Perspectives - How is the Air Show Industry Evolving?

Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and Advice

On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives.

Wow! R-66 Comes In Well Under Promised Price -- $770K!

Robinson Helicopter Company is Now Accepting Orders for the R66 Turbine Helicopter

Over the years leading up to the most recent revelations concerning Frank Robinson's avidly awaited R66 turbine helicopter, details were sparse and, at best, 'non-specific.'

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Aero-TV: ICAS Perspectives - How is the Air Show Industry Evolving?

Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and Advice

On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives.

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Klyde Morris (02.12.10)

Klyde Has Been Eavesdropping On Airline Meetings... Again

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Bahamas Habitat Calls For More Pilots, Introduces Fuel Reimbursements

250 Relief Missions Completed, 100 Tons Of Supplies Delivered

Bahamas Habitat announced Thursday its aviation relief operation has passed a significant milestone by completing its 250th relief mission to Haiti. To date, volunteer pilots and aircraft have delivered over 200,000 pounds of medical supplies and food as well as over 70 medical personnel.

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Glitchy ILS Causing Concern At Lubbock Airport

FAA, FCC Have Crews On Site Diagnosing The Problem

For more than a week, the ILS at Lubbock International Airport has been giving pilots "distorted data", and the FAA and airport officials are scrambling to discover why.

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Additional Aircraft Models Approved For Aspen’s Evolution Flight Display

19 Additional Aircraft Models Added To The AML-STC

Aspen Avionics has added more US and a select group of non-US manufactured aircraft to the Approved Model List (AML) for the Evolution flight display.

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FAA Calls For Changes In Leases At Avon Park, Florida Executive Airport

City Of Avon Park, Florida Aircraft Services Need "Solid Paper Trail"

Following complaints of favoritism by another airport tennant, the FAA looked into allegations that the city of Avon Park, Florida offered a lease arrangement to Florida Aircraft Services that it had not extended to other FBOs at Executive Airport (KAVO).

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BRS Aerospace Receives $8 Million In Additional Defense Orders

US Army Awards BRS Major Cargo Parachute Contracts

BRS Aerospace, a manufacturer of whole-aircraft emergency parachute systems, military cargo and personnel parachutes, and reflective safety products, announced Thursday that it has been awarded an additional $8M in new orders by the US Army to manufacture "low velocity" and “high velocity” cargo parachutes.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.12.10)

"It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven." Source: Dr. Werner Von Braun, speaking 51 years ago this week on the importance of space travel.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.12.10):Tetrahedron

A device normally located on uncontrolled airports and used as a landing direction indicator. The small end of a tetrahedron points in the direction of landing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.12.10)

Radio Technique

Communication is very important in most aspects of life, but in aviation, it can be critical. Proper use of your comm radios can make your flying much more professional. Here are a few tips for making the best use of your comm radios in a variety of situations.

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