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August 06, 2010

Boeing Scores 3-Satellite Deal With Inmarsat

But... Did They Offer A Quantity Discount?

Boeing has bagged a multi-satellite deal with Inmarsat to build three Ka-band satellites to add to Inmarsat's current mobile satellite services fleet. Financial details were not disclosed. The fixed-price contract, with options, calls for three 702HP commercial spacecraft with 89 Ka-band beams that will operate in geosynchronous orbit with flexible global coverage.

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Gone West: Sebina Airline Pilot Reginald Levy

Was Captain Of A Plane Hijacked By Palestinian Militants In 1972

Reginald Levy started his 50th birthday like he did many days, departing Brussels as a pilot for Sabena Airlines on a flight to Tel Aviv. But on this day, May 8th, 1972, the Boeing 707 Levy was flying was hijacked by Palestinian militants about half way through the flight to Israel.

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USAF Coronet Mission Helps Fighters Cross Atlantic, Other Long Distances

USAF Herds Fighters Around The World

From a spectator's point of view, a Coronet mission may seem simple; a group of tankers flies with a group of fighters across the ocean, ensuring the smaller aircraft have enough fuel to get home. Beyond that first glance, however, the "air bridge" is a complicated, critical mission which takes precise planning and coordination to complete. It's also a mission the 100th Air Refueling Wing members perform several times a week.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.06.10

WACO issues a service bulletin.
The new owners will have to wait for their space shuttles.
And here's a joint exercise Ike would not have foreseen.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.06.10

WACO issues a service bulletin.
The new owners will have to wait for their space shuttles.
And here's a joint exercise Ike would not have foreseen.


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ANN Special Feature: The HoneyBee G2 Gyroplane - 08.06.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jim Fields of AeroWorks International, who displayed the second-generation HoneyBee gyroplane at AirVenture last week.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.06.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.06.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The HoneyBee G2 Gyroplane - 08.06.10 (ANN Special Report, with Jim Fields of AeroWorks International)

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CAN Names Susan Cotten To Manage Patient Transport Development

Principal Role Will Be To Expand The Number Of Available Seats

Susan Cotten has been named Manager of Patient Transport Development at Corporate Angel Network.

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Tarek Ragheb Promoted To Gulfstream Regional Sr VP For International Sales

Long-Time Aviation Veteran To Broaden Gulfstream's Globalization Effort

Selling business jets internationally requires the tact of a diplomat, the insight of an intelligence analyst, the ability to handle many languages, and above all, the flexibility to forge bonds with business and world leaders. Gulfstream says Tarek Ragheb has all of those qualities.

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Castle & Cooke Aviation Services Of Van Nuys, CA Signs On With Chevron

Van Nuys Airport FBO Hires Brian Woodruff As Ops Manager

Castle & Cooke Aviation has partnered with the exclusive supplier of Chevron aviation fuel, The Hiller Group, to provide Jet A and Avgas at Van Nuys Airport effective August 1, 2010.

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NTSB Offers Training On Emergency Communications For Major Aircraft Accidents

Communications Can Be Critical Under Such Circumstances... And Who Better To Teach That Than The NTSB?

 The National Transportation Safety Board is devoting two days at its Training Center to offer guidance to aviation public affairs professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency communications following a major aircraft accident or incident.

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

Welcome to Aero-TV's Daily Coverage of EAA Airventure Oshkosh for Friday, July 30th, 2010

  The morning brought a gathering of women in aviation called WomenVenture. ANN's Tom Patton had a chance to talk with Peggy Chabrian afterward. The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday it's taking delivery of more Quest Kodiaks. Aspen Avionics' Brad Hayden told Aero-TV about a software upgrade now available for his products.

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CAF B-29 FIFI Takes First Flight

"Queen Of The Fleet" In The Air For The First Time In Six Years

It was a long time coming, but the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) said Thursday that FIFI has returned to flight. "The Queen of the Fleet" ... which is the world's only flyable Boeing B-29 Superfortress ... returned to the skies early Thursday morning for its first flight since 2004.

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ExpressJet Pilots Reviewing Proposed Sale, Merger Of Airline

Pilots Concerned With 'Risks' Associated With Sale

Capt. Chris Cashmareck, chairman of the ExpressJet pilots’ unit of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, reacted this week to the formal announcement of the intended sale of ExpressJet Airlines to SkyWest Holdings, Inc., with a subsequent merger of the airline with Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

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Klyde Morris (08.09.10)

Klyde Attempts To Adjust To The Electronic Age

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ISS Spacewalk To Repair Cooling System Moved To Saturday

Second EVA Scheduled For August 11 To Complete Repairs

The first of two spacewalks by NASA astronauts to replace a failed ammonia pump on the International Space Station has been moved to Saturday, August 7. A second spacewalk is planned for Wednesday, August 11, to complete the repairs.

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NTSB: Open Door Reported On Downed Velocity

Door Located One Mile From Impact Site

Yet again, an open door seems to be a contributor in an aircraft accident. The Velocity, which features large clam shell doors on either side of the fuselage, would likely have been a tough bird to handle with an open (and eventually separated) door and may have presented controllability issues during the short tragic flight.... Repeat after me... Preflight, Preflight, PREFLIGHT!

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WAI Chapter Forms In Fort Lauderdale

First Meeting Drew Nearly 30 Members

Nearly 30 women met back in May to create the Fort Lauderdale Provisional Women in Aviation Chapter. The inaugural meeting took place at the Learning to Fly Center in Pompano Airpark (PMP). 

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FIT Names Michael Gaffney Aviation Director

Former "National Flight Instructor Of The Year" To Lead Melbourne, FL Program

Michael Gaffney, just named the new director of F.I.T. Aviation LLC, brings to his new post almost 30 years of experience in aviation management, education and executive consulting.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.06.10)

"She ran like a top." Source: CAF Colonel Paul Stojkov.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.06.10): Metering Fix

A fix along an established route from over which aircraft will be metered prior to entering terminal airspace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.06.10)

Aero-Linx: Australian Air League (AAL)

Australia's counterpart to the Civil Air Patrol and Aviation Explorers ... The Australian Air League (AAL) is a national youth organization for boys and girls aged 8 years and older.

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