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April 29, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.29.10

The DOT's tarmac stranding rule takes effect today.
Southwest and Chatauqua Airlines face civil fines.
And the flight attendants of Northwest 253 are honored for bravery.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.29.10

The DOT's tarmac stranding rule takes effect today.
Southwest and Chatauqua Airlines face civil fines.
And the flight attendants of Northwest 253 are honored for bravery.


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ANN Special Feature: The Ed Jeszka Matter, Part II - 04.29.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Ed Jeszka, who retired in June as an inspector in the FAA's Birmingham, Alabama FSDO. The office subsequently ordered an emergency revocation of all his pilot certific

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EU Says Governments Should Assist European Airlines Following Volcano Losses

As Much As $3.3 Billion Lost Due To Eruption In Iceland

The executive body of the European Union says European governments should help the Union's aviation industry recover from more than $3 billion in losses following the eruption of an Icelandic volcano.

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Imaging Clouds, Sea Surface Temps, Smoke Plumes, All In Living Color

New Weather Satellite Captures Its First Thermal Images Of Earth

GOES-15, the final spacecraft in the latest series of NOAA geostationary satellites, took its first infrared image of Earth on April 26.

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Envisioning The Next-Generation Osprey?

Students Apply Science And Imagination In NASA Tilt-Rotor Design Contest

Some helicopters of the future will look very different from today's, at least as imagined by high school students for a NASA aeronautics competition. The winners were announced Tuesday.

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Finmeccanica And EADS Offer M-346 For Jet Pilot Training

Platform Will Be The New Generation M-346 Fighter Trainer Aircraft

On March 15, Finmeccanica subsidiary Alenia Aermacchi (AAEM), and EADS Defence and Security (DS) submitted a joint response to the Request For Information (RFI) issued by the European Defence Agency (EDA) about the Advanced European Jet Pilot Training (AEJPT) program.

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B-1 Adapts, Remains Effective After 25 Years

The Non-Nuclear Lancer Has Shifted To Close-Air Support

The non-nuclear B-1 Lancer has adapted from a strategic mission to a close-air support role, and will continue to play an effective part in today's fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to leaders at Texas' Dyess AFB.

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Mirror, Mirror, On The Moon ...

NASA's LRO Team Helps Track Laser Signals To Russian Rover Mirror

Using information provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) instrument teams, researchers have successfully pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector left on the lunar surface by bouncing laser signals from Earth to the Russian Lunokhod 1 retroreflector.

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Kaman Delivers 500th H-60 Helicopter Cockpit To Sikorsky

Florida Company Has Supplied Black Hawk "Front Office" For 5 Years

Kaman Aerostructures (Kaman) delivered its 500th H-60 helicopter cockpit to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Tuesday. The milestone UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter cockpit will be incorporated into an airframe which will undergo final assembly at Sikorsky's Bridgeport, CT. facility for delivery to the U.S. Army.

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NASA Ames Center Director Receives Arthur C. Clarke Award

Pete Worden Has Over 150 Scholarly Articles To His Credit

The director of NASA's Ames Research Center, S. Pete Worden, was recognized Tuesday by The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation for his leadership in space exploration.

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Aerojet, UEC Sign Cooperation Agreement

Companies Developing Rocket Engines For Space Launch Market

A U.S. derivative of a Russian rocket engine is a step closer to boosting vehicles into space, as Aerojet and its Russian partner United Engine Corporation (UEC), announced the signing of an agreement Tuesday outlining  efforts to provide NK-33 and AJ26 rocket engines to the commercial launch market.

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737 NG Simulator Delivered To Pan Am International Flight Academy

Level D Certification Expected Next Month For Rockwell Collins Edge FFS

Rockwell Collins has delivered an advanced Edge 737 NG Full Flight Simulator (FFS) to the Pan Am International Flight Academy's North American training center in Miami, marking the U.S debut of the new system. The announcement was made Tuesday at the World Aviation Training Symposium (WATS).

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NASA Names Deborah Diaz Deputy CIO

Promoted After 5 Months With NASA's Information Office

NASA Chief Information Officer Linda Cureton has announced the appointment of Deborah Diaz as the agency's new deputy chief information officer. Diaz will be a key member of the office that provides information technology services to all staff.

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Aero-TV: Service in Aviation Pt. 1 – Hersman Honors Women’s Contribution

NTSB Chairman Details the Tradition of Women’s Service in Aviation
 
On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in Aviation International organization held their 21st annual conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme, “Aviation – It’s a Small World.”  Developed in 1990, Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women throughout aviation career sectors and interests.
 

Aero-TV: Service in Aviation Pt. 1 - Hersman Honors Women's Contribution

NTSB Chairman Details the Tradition of Women's Service in Aviation

On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in Aviation International organization held their 21st annual conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme, "Aviation - It’s a Small World."

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Airline Consumer Protection Rules Take Effect Thursday

Airlines Face Major Fines For Long Tarmac Delays

Air travelers must no longer be subjected to lengthy tarmac delays on domestic flights and will enjoy additional consumer protections as a result of a new rule that take effect Thursday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.

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NTSB: Forgotten Tie-Down Strap Damages Bell 222

Tail Rotor Blade and Pitch Change Links Found Damaged

 Every time I start getting lax about my pre-flight habits, a perusal of recent NTSB accident summaries brings me back to reality... and makes me far more attentive to the process of making sure that my aircraft truly is ready for flight. Here's one more case in which some extra attention could have prevented a lot of damage... and a potential accident.

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DHS Predators Operating In Texas Airspace

Secretary Napolitano Confirms Operations During Congressional Testimony

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said during testimony Tuesday before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary that three Predator B UAS's are operating in a border patrol capacity along the boder of Texas and Mexico.

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Harrison Ford Addresses GA Caucus Event

Members Of Congress And Staff Hear Positive GA Message From Academy Award Winning Pilot

Industry groups including NATA, AOPA, GAMA, NBAA, and EAA participated in a General Aviation Caucus event at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, which featured academy award-winning actor Harrison Ford.

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CT Gov Rell Bullish On Sikorsky-Lockheed VXX Bid

Credits DoD For Its "Wise Decision" To Put Program Back On Track

A few days ago, Connecticut-based helicopter maker Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin announced that they would be partnering to develop the next generation Presidential helicopter. Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell issued the following statement Wednesday concerning the announcement.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 04.29.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.29.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.29.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Ed Jeszka Matter, Part II - 04.29.10 (ANN Special Report, with Pilot and Former FAA Staffer, Ed Jeszka)

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NOAA Hurricane Team Embarks On Gulf Coast Awareness Tour

Public And Media Invited To Tour Hurricane Hunter Aircraft

NOAA hurricane experts are visiting five Gulf Coast cities aboard a NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft to raise awareness about storm threats and the danger of being caught without a personal hurricane plan. The five-day tour got underway April 26.

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EVE And DICE Set For Space Flight

University of Colorado Plans Experiments in Space

Two University of Colorado based experiments will be launched in May aboard NASA rockets from White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.29.10)

"Everyone knows the rules going in - the passengers and the airlines.  We expect carriers to take steps to avoid tarmac delays and cancellations by adjusting their schedules and providing timely information to passengers. " Source: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.29.10)

Arthur C. Clarke Foundation

We've had a couple of stories recently about The Arthur C. Clarke Awards, named in honor of a man who was arguably one of the best, and certainly one of the most prolific, science fiction writers of the 20th century. The awards are presented by the foundation that carries Clarke's name.

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