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August 05, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.05.10

The spacewalk is on for tomorrow.
Boeing moves California jobs to a more competitive state.
And GAMA adds two new members.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.05.10

The spacewalk is on for tomorrow.
Boeing moves California jobs to a more competitive state.
And GAMA adds two new members.


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ANN Special Feature: LSA Update with Tom Peghiny - 08.05.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Tom Peghiny, President of Flight Design USA, about hybrid powerplants, the state of the Light Sport Aircraft marketplace, and the new CTLS-based floatplane shown at Oshk

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Service Bulletin Issued For Some WACO Classic Airplanes

Elevator Cables May Become Slack, Causing Premature Wear

The WACO Classic Aircraft Company has issued a service bulletin for its YMF WACO F5A, SN F5001- F5009; YMF WACO F5B, SN F5010-F5036; and YMF WACO F5C, SN F5C040-F5C122, for elevator cable wear due to the cables becoming slack.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 08.05.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.05.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.05.10(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: LSA Update with Tom Peghiny - 08.05.10 (ANN Special Report, with Tom Peghiny, President of Flight Design USA)

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Airbus Takes Order For 30 A350s

XWB Set To Become "The Backbone" Of Cathay Pacific Airways' Future Mid-Size Widebody Fleet

Cathay Pacific Airways announced Tuesday that it has selected the A350 XWB to form the backbone of its future mid-size widebody fleet, following the signature of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Airbus for the order of 30 aircraft.

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CH-53K Helicopter Program Achieves Successful Critical Design Review

Heavy Lift Helo "Ready To Proceed To Assembly, Testing"

Sikorsky's CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter has successfully completed the Program Critical Design Review (CDR), signaling the program is ready to proceed to assembly, test and evaluation, the company announced Tuesday.

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NASA Postpones Decision On Placement For Retired Shuttles

Delayed Launch Dates Have Museums, Cities Waiting And Watching

What museum with any connection to space or space flight wouldn't want a retired Space Shuttle as part of its collection? But with only three shuttles to disburse, and one of them promised to the Smithsonian, the competition for the orbiters is already fierce.

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NORAD Plans Exercise With Russian Air Force

First Ever Cooperative Defense Exercise To Take Place In Alaska, Far East

The Russian Air Force and the North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct their first cooperative air defense exercise, NORAD officials announced Tuesday.

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Two Appointed To VA Aviation Board

John Mazza Jr and Alex N Vogel Tapped For The Posts

Virgina Governor Robert F. McDonnell has announced that John Mazza Jr. of Matoaca, VA and Alex N. Vogel of Upperville, VA have been appointed to the Virginia Aviation Board.

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'Red, White, And Loud' Tour To Debut At Colorado Sport International Air Show

B-29 FIFI And Country Singer Aaron Tippin Headline The Event

Folks attending the Colorado Sport Aviation (CSA) will be the first to have a chance to see the CAF's B-29 FIFI ... and hear platinum-selling country music star Aaron Tippin ... together at the Colorado Sport International Air Show August 28th and 29th.

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SE Asia To Get Its First Dauphin AS365 N3 FFS

Eurocopter Will Place The Full Flight Sim In Singapore

The first Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the Dauphin AS365 N3 in South East Asia is being developed and built in partnership with Thales, and will be operational in Eurocopter South East Asia’s (ESEA) new training facility in Singapore by mid 2012, Eurocopter said in a news release Tuesday.

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Woman Shows Concern About Pilot, Is Removed From The Plane

She Says She And Others Thought They Smelled Alcohol On His Breath

A woman from southern California boarding a Delta flight in Georgia July 19th said she was removed from the flight after reporting she thought she and others smelled alcohol on the captain's breath.

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Boeing Boosts Plane Purchase Forecast In India

Raised The Estimate Of Jets Sold By 15 Percent Over Next 20 Years

Boeing has boosted its estimate of the number of planes it expects to sell in India by 15 percent over the next 20 years, the manufacturer said Tuesday.

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'Hitting The Skids' Costs UK Businessman A Year In Jail

Businessman Was "Upset" That Rotor Wash Was Blowing Debris Onto His Vehicle

A British businessman has been sentenced to a year in jail after being convicted of endangering a helicopter and the people it was carrying.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Looking Back At Day Four

Welcome to Aero-TV's Daily Update From Airventure 2010, for Thursday, July 29th

ANN's Jim Campbell offered some personal memories in introducing the Vicki Cruse Memorial Scholarship. John L. Petersen, President and founder of The Arlington Institute, announced two notable changes to the board of The Lindbergh Foundation. In remarks to EAA members at AirVenture Thursday, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt offered more thoughts on the availability off leaded aviation gasoline.

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GAMA: Airplane Shipments Down, But Billings In 2nd Quarter Up Again

Only A Slight Rise, But A Gain Is A Gain

GAMA released the industry's second quarter shipment and billings figures on Wednesday. The numbers show that in the first half of 2010, total GA airplane shipments fell 9.8 However, billings for general aviation airplanes totaled $9.40 billion in the second quarter of 2010, up 0.2 percent.

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AEA's 2010 Rate & Labor Survey Forecasts Growing Need For Avionics Technicians

Business Growth Also Seen Into 2011

The Aircraft Electronics Association released the results from its 2010 Rate & Labor Survey this week to participating AEA member companies. The AEA discovered a promising business outlook for the remainder of 2010 and into 2011.

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Ariane 5 Rolls Out To Launch Zone For Thursday Dual-Payload Flight

Launch Set For 1745 Local Time Thursday In French Guiana

An Ariane 5 is now poised for liftoff Thursday evening from French Guiana  following its rollout to the Spaceport's ELA-3 launch zone.

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A400M Wing Passes Critical Test

Airbus Says It Is A "Major Achievement" For The Long-Delayed Airlifter

The all-composite wing of Airbus Military's new A400M airlifter has passed the ultimate-load up-bend test - the critical static test required for certification.

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Airline Passenger Advocacy Group Welcomes Senate Bill To Address Airline Fees

Flyersrights.org says Webb Bill Would Bring "Fairness, Clarity" For Consumers

The "Airline Baggage Transparency and Accountability Act" would establish rules to assist consumers to compare airfares and other costs applicable to tickets for air transportation, and would require airlines to pay taxes on such fees to fund modernization and maintenance of the U.S. Air Transport System.

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US Navy Marks Delivery Of 1st Production E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

CNO Gary Roughead Accepts Aircraft On Behalf Of The Navy

The first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to enter the U.S. Navy fleet was "welcomed home" last Thursday in a ceremony held at Norfolk Naval Air Station in Virginia.

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Russian Commuter Airliner Down, Four Survive

Eleven Passengers Fatally Injured When Plane Came Down Short Of The Runway

A Russian commuter flight went down Tuesday about a half-mile short of the runway at Igarka, a town in the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia. Eleven of the fifteen people on board were fatally injured in the crash.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.05.10)

"All in all, the results from this year's Rate & Labor Survey are a welcome sign that business is improving, repair stations need additional avionics technicians, and the outlook for growth is trending upward." Source: Paula Derks, president of the AEA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.05.10): Scud

Low fragments of clouds, usually stratus fractus, that are unattached and below a layer of higher clouds, either nimbostratus or cumulonimbus.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.05.10)

The Wolf Aviation Fund

The Wolf Aviation Fund Foundation states that its mission is to "promote and support the advancement of personal air transportation by seeking and funding the most promising individuals and worthy projects which advance the field of general aviation."

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