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February 20, 2010

Survey: Aviation Companies Hiring In 2010

80% Of Companies Expect To Add Staff This Year

The results of a recent client survey conducted by JSfirm regarding the hiring outlook for aviation companies in 2010 shows an increase in hiring by aviation firms, according to managing partner Sam Scanlon. 

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NATA Offers Comments On Proposed Repair Station Security Rules

Just Made Friday Deadline For Comments On NPRM

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) formally submitted comments to TSA Friday on the agency's notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), Aircraft Repair Station Security.

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FAA Proposes $1.2 Million Civil Penalty For GE Caledonian

Fine Proposed For Improper Engine Maintenance

The FAA has proposed a civil penalty of $1,225,000 for GE Caledonian, an FAA-certificated foreign repair station based in Scotland, for improper maintenance procedures involving 101 engines over a three and one-half year period.

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Air Guard Assesses Its Domestic Aviation Support

First Ever War Game To Evaluate ANG Capabilities

Having the right equipment and the right capabilities can save lives in a domestic emergency, and that's why nearly 100 Air National Guard domestic operations experts from across the nation are gathering in Arlington, VA, Feb. 23-24, in the first ever "Aviation Support for Domestic Operations" war game.

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EADS, Partner Nations Still At Odds Over A400M

EADS: Negotiations Are Ongoing

EADS confirms that it has received a letter from the customer nations of the A400M program summarizing the status of the negotiations and proposing a number of changes to the initial contract, the company said in a news release posted on its website.

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South African LSA Prototype Lost During Spin Testing

Both Pilots Able To Bail Out Safely

The Aircraft Factory, the South African company which is developing the Sling LSA, says that at midday on Saturday, February 13th, ZU-TAF, the aircraft in which the company owners, Mike Blyth and James Pitman, circumnavigated the globe during 2009, went down in the ocean while conducting spin testing.

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Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout UAS Demonstrates Critical Resupply Capability

Autonomous Take Off, Flight To Cargo Drop Area

Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully demonstrated that its MQ-8B Vertical Unmanned Aerial System (VUAS) can resupply U.S. or coalition troops deployed on a combat mission, the company said Tuesday. 

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Stolen Cirrus Lands At LAX

Plane Taken From Marietta, GA

Los Angeles authorities are investigating an unauthorized landing of a Cirrus SR22 at LAX early Friday morning. The airplane was apparently stolen from Marietta, GA.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.20.10)

"The association's comments were aimed at educating the TSA on its misconceptions about repair stations as well as addressing specific areas of concern to our members." Source: NATA Director of Regulatory Affairs Michael France.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.20.10): Off Course

A term used to describe a situation where an aircraft has reported a position fix or is observed on radar at a point not on the ATC-approved route of flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.20.10)

Black History In Aviation

A new virtual museum,, explores the history of African Americans in aviation from pre-civil rights to the present.

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