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June 28, 2010

FAA SNAFU? CAF Postpones FIFI Flight Tests

Airworthiness Certificate Has Been Delayed By "Scheduling"

The CAF said Monday that all test flights scheduled for the Commemorative Air Force's B-29 Superfortress FIFI, on June 29 and 30, have been postponed until further notice.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.28.10

Here's why helicopter pilots practice autos.
Boeing checks Dreamliners for stabilizer issues.
And the FAA picks industry partners for an environmental initiative.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.28.10

Here's why helicopter pilots practice autos.
Boeing checks Dreamliners for stabilizer issues.
And the FAA picks industry partners for an environmental initiative.


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ANN Special Feature: New FAA Taxiing Regs - 06.28.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about what GA pilots should know about new FAA regulations regarding taxiing. Also, interesting safety data from an Avemco study.


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Aero-News Network Will Be Offering EXTRAORDINARY DAILY Coverage of Oshkosh 2010

The 2010 Rendition of Aviation's Annual Pilgrimage To The Holy Land Of Oshkosh is nearly upon us, and, if history is any indicator, it's likely that some of you may have some news/announcements to make.  FMI: I've Got OSHKOSH 2010 News For ANN and Aero-TV!, 800-356-7767, news@aero-news.net

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 06.28.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.28.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.28.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: New FAA Taxiing Regs - 06.28.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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American Pilots, Managers Disagree Over Fuel

Carrying Less Is OK, As Long As Nothing Goes Wrong, Pilots Say

A disagreement over the amount of fuel to carry has American Airlines pilots and manager at odds, with managers saying it's an efficiency issue and pilots saying their argument is about safety.

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Six-Year-Old Ohio Girl Shows Up On No-Fly List

And Authorities Are Not Required To Tell The Family Why

A six-year-old girl from northeast Ohio is apparently on the Department of Homeland Security no-fly list, and no one will tell her family why or how she got there.

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Scientists ISO Earth-Like Planets

And Finding Them May Have Gotten A Little Easier

Many scientists speculate that our galaxy could be full of places like Pandora from the movie "Avatar" -- Earth-like worlds in solar systems besides our own. That doesn't mean such worlds have been easy to find, however. Of the 400-plus planets so far discovered, none could support life as we know it on Earth.

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NASA To Host New Space Technology Industry Forum

Agency Budget, Importance Of Innovation On The Agenda For The Two-Day Meeting

NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist will host an industry forum July 13-14 to discuss the agency's proposed new space technology investments and announce three new Centennial Challenges prize competitions.

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Delivery Of New F-16s To Pakistan Shows Deepening Relations

18 Fighting Falcons Will Eventually Be In Service With The Pakistani Air Force

The Air Force is set to deliver the first of 18 new F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters to the Pakistani air force in a sign of deepening relations between the United States and Pakistan.

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Boeing Receives Contract to Upgrade US Air Force KC-10 Cockpits

CNS/ATM Systems To Be Installed In 59 Aircraft

Boeing has received a $216 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to upgrade the service's 59-jet KC-10 tanker fleet with a new communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) system.

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Aero-TV: Textron's Scott Donnelly -- You CAN Get Paid For Having This Much Fun

Textron's Leader Talks About the Future Of Aerospace... And Who Will Make It Happen

ANN was blown away by what we saw and learned at the 2010 Team America Rocketry Challenge... all around were GREAT kids... assisted by GREAT adults employed in seeking GREAT goals... and collectively having a ball. What was wrong with that? NOTHING... absolutely nothing.

Aero-TV: Textron's Scott Donnelly -- You CAN Get Paid For Having This Much Fun

Textron's Leader Talks About the Future Of Aerospace... And Who Will Make It Happen

ANN was blown away by what we saw and learned at the 2010 Team America Rocketry Challenge... all around were GREAT kids... assisted by GREAT adults employed in seeking GREAT goals... and collectively having a ball. What was wrong with that? NOTHING... absolutely nothing.

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Boeing and IAM Reach Labor Agreement Day Before Threatened Strike

Calmer Times Ahead For Boeing, Labor-Wise?

Boeing has dodged a bullet in their oft contentious history with the various labor unions representing their workers -- this time with the St. Louis based International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers IAM 837.

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Labor Issues Attenuate Progress In UAL-CAL Merger

ALPA Says Talks 'Stalled'

According to reports from the ALPA negotiations, the pilots of United and Continental say they have run into a roadblock while negotiating a transition agreement with the management of United and Continental Airlines.

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Klyde Morris (06.28.10)

TFRs Are NOT Aviation-Friendly

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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New Hawk Advanced Trainer Flies Past Major Milestones

The TMk2 May Revolutionize The Way The RAF Trains Future Fast Jet Pilots

The UK Royal Air Force's (RAF) Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) has accumulated 500 flying hours in 500 sorties, the service said Wednesday. The RAF received the first of their 28 Hawk AJTs, also known as the TMk2, in 2009.

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LEGO Blocks In Space?

Not Exactly, But Contestants In "MoonBots" Educational Contest Will Use Snap-Together Bricks For Lunar Rover Design

The X PRIZE Foundation and LEGO Group have announced the twenty finalists for MoonBots, a global educational contest. Using LEGO bricks and MINDSTORMS components, the challenge requires teams of students to create simulated lunar rovers.

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RAF Helicopter Crews Train For Afghanistan In The Jordanian Desert

And Along The Way, Develop Relations With The Royal Jordanian Air Force

Royal Air Force helicopter crews have been training in the Jordanian desert for the first time in preparation for operations in Afghanistan and to develop relations with the Royal Jordanian Air Force. Over 300 personnel from RAF Benson and RAF Odiham took part in Exercise Desert Vortex in Jordan.

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Astrium Wins $25 Million Contract From ESA

Will Develop Technology For New Re-Ignitable Upper Stages

Astrium has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop key technologies for new re-ignitable upper stages for new launchers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.28.10): Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B)

Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) A ground broadcast service provided through the ADS-B Broadcast Services network over the UAT data link that operates on 978 MHz. The FIS-B system provides pilots and flight crews of properly equipped aircraft with a cockpit display of certain aviation weather and aeronautical information.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.28.10)

Aero-Linx: International Gliding Commission IGC (which stands for "International Gliding Commission") is responsible for FAI's gliding activities, in particular World Records and International Competitions with the exception of glider aerobatics...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.28.10)

“We are stalled because of management’s unwillingness to compromise on matters that have little financial impact. We have heard the recent statements by Jeff Smisek, proclaiming the virtues of the upcoming merger, touting the benefits coming to labor because of the expected synergies and promising to work with labor in good faith to complete our contracts. However, if this is an indication of management’s approach, I have serious doubts about how long it will be before any of the touted synergies can be achieved.”

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