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July 09, 2010

Boeing KC-X Bid Submitted To The U.S. Air Force

NewGen Tanker Based On B767

Boeing has submitted its proposal to the U.S. Air Force to provide the service with a next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft. Based on Boeing's 767 commercial airplane, the NewGen Tanker would replace 179 of the 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft currently in the Air Force fleet.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.09.10

The Solar Impulse stays aloft more than 24 hours.
The new EADS bid for KC-X is 8,800 pages.
And a new competitor in the KC-X bidding is based on the Antonov 124.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.09.10

The Solar Impulse stays aloft more than 24 hours.
The new EADS bid for KC-X is 8,800 pages.
And a new competitor in the KC-X bidding is based on the Antonov 124.

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ANN Special Feature: Women in Aviation International - 07.09.10

ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell talks about the advances made on behalf of women aviators by WAI, Women in Aviation International, and the group's 2010 annual conference in Florida.


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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.09.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.09.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.09.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Women in Aviation International - 07.09.10 (ANN Special Report, with ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell)

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NASA Announces Space Life Sciences Open Innovation Competition Winners

Challenge Was To Address Astronaut Health And Performance Issues

The Space Life Sciences Directorate (SLSD) at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has selected three winning solutions to address astronaut health and performance issues.

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DHS Announces $56M In 'Stimulus' Funding For Airport Security Technologies

Money Earmarked For Projects In Charlotte, Orlando, And St. Louis

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced approximately $56 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for airport security projects at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (KCLT), Orlando International Airport (KMCO), and St. Louis International Airport (KSTL).

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'Breaking Through The Clouds' Set To Screen At AirVenture

Film Documents The 1929 All-Women's Air Race

"Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women's National Air" is a documentary about 20 female pilots, including Amelia Earhart, who raced across the country in 1929 over a nine-day span to prove that flying was a safe mode of transportation, and to show that women could indeed fly. 

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Cirrus Parachute Re-Pack Program Underway

Ten-Year Service Requirement On CAPS Systems

Cirrus Aircraft has been preparing for the upcoming 10-year service requirements on the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) to ensure the overhaul process was defined, and so that owners could meet the requirements through a timely, organized and established process.

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NASA Awards Crew Robotics And Vehicle Equipment Contracts

Contracts To Acquire Equipment For Shuttle, ISS, And Other Missions

NASA has awarded contracts to three companies and one university for crew robotics and vehicle equipment work. The combined total value of the four contracts is not to exceed $70 million.

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Burt Rutan To Speak At New Homebuilders Hangar During AirVenture

Formal Dedication Of The New Homebuilders Hangout To Take Place Monday Afternoon

It's a special breed of aviator who flies an aircraft they've built themselves, and at this year's AirVenture, they'll have a place to gather and share their tips of the trade. The new Homebuilders Hangar is debuting at EAA AirVenture 2010 on Monday, July 26th at 1630.

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More Super Hornet Thunder Down Under

Six New Boeing Super Hornets Join RAAF Fleet

The RAAF's Super Hornet fleet grew to eleven with the arrival of six new F/A-18F aircraft at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley on July 6th. The RAAF's first five Super Hornets arrived in Australia on March 26.

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King Air Touches Down In Townsville

Last Of Five New King Airs To Be Delivered To RAAF No. 38 Squadron This Year

No. 38 Squadron at RAAF Townsville will soon receive the eighth and final King Air Interim Light Transport, Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Materiel and Science announced Tuesday. Three King Airs were handed over from Army's No. 173 Air Surveillance Squadron in November 2009.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Information In Fatal Florida AT-6G Accident

Warbird Went Down In The Gulf Of Mexico Off Fort Walton Beach

The NTSB has issued its preliminary findings in an accident involving an AT-6G which went down July 2nd in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident was witnessed by several people on the beach in Destin, FL, who said the aircraft entered a spin following a steep climb, and spun into the water.

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Piper Moving Forward With The Jet, Interior Designers Chosen

Decrane, Propel Designs Will Finish The Passenger Cabin

Two respected aircraft interior specialists have been chosen by Piper Aircraft for the PiperJet, the company's single-engine entry in the very light jet market.

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Hartzell Aerospace Receives Nadcap Accreditation For Composites

Move Means Hartzell Will Be Able To Support OEM Tier 1 Suppliers

Hartzell Aerospace's Industrial Tube Company division has received Nadcap accreditation for composites.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Behind the Journey – Bob Baker’s P-51 Restorations

P-51 Mustang Owner Bob Baker Describes His Journey to the Pattillo Brothers

Rarely do a group of Warbird restoration enthusiasts get a chance to honor the brave sacrifice of the veteran pilots for which their planes represent; yet, that is precisely the extraordinary opportunity that became a reality for Bob Baker and his hard-working crew when they brought two legendary WWII pilots, the Pattillo brothers, to EAA AirVenture 2009.

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And, They're Off! EADS North America Submits KC-X Tanker Proposal

Airbus Consortium Gets Bid In A Day Before Deadline

EADS North America submitted its proposal in the U.S. Air Force KC-X aerial refueling tanker competition Thursday, a day ahead of the July 9 deadline.

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NASA Ceremony Honors Shuttle External Tank Workforce

Final External Tank Rolled Out Of The Assembly Building In New Orleans

NASA and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company paid tribute to the workforce who built the external tanks for the space shuttle fleet on Thursday at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

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Officials Say Miscommunication Caused Fatal Air Strike

Wrong Location Given For Planned Afghan Ground Patrol

A joint assessment team composed of International Security Assistance Force and Afghan security forces members has determined that an air strike that killed six Afghan soldiers and injured one other this week was the result of miscommunication between ISAF and Afghan forces.

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Klyde Morris (07.09.10)

Klyde Sticks His Nose Into The Airline Biz... Again


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Move Over, Boeing And Airbus. Third Bidder Looks To Submit KC-X Proposal

US Aerospace And Antonov To Bid On USAF Tanker Program

 Aerospace and defense contractor U.S. Aerospace said Tuesday that it has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Antonov to bid on the request for proposal to supply 179 aerial refueling tankers to the U.S. Air Force.

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Sense And Avoid: Autonomous Collision Avoidance System Demonstrated

Full-Size Unmanned Helicopter Avoids Terrain, Evaluates Landing Sites, Generates Approach Paths

Autonomous flight at low altitude and landing zone evaluation/selection using a full-size unmanned helicopter were recently demonstrated by a team from Piasecki Aircraft and Carnegie Mellon University.

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Santa Monica Residents May Get A Bill For FAA Documents

Residents Say Flight Plan Changes Dramatically Increased Air Traffic Where They Live

When the FAA conducted flight path tests at Santa Monica airport in California, it concluded that the test caused only a minimal impact on the residents, but significantly eased congestion and delays at both Santa Monica (KSMO) and Los Angeles International (KLAX).

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.09.10)

"ET-138 is the last in a series of tanks that has provided increasingly safer launches of space shuttles." Source: John Honeycutt, manager of the External Tank Project Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.09.10): Short Range Clearance

A clearance issued to a departing IFR flight which authorizes IFR flight to a specific fix short of the destination while air traffic control facilities are coordinating and obtaining the complete clearance.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.09.10)

NASA Innovation Pavilion

The NASA Innovation Pavilion provides Solvers the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to the unique challenges faced by NASA in achieving its mission to pioneer the future of space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. 

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