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September 01, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.01.10

The Santa Barbara Police apologize to the Kings.
NBAA calls for a top-to-bottom review of the security process.
And there's been another helicopter medevac accident.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.01.10

The Santa Barbara Police apologize to the Kings.
NBAA calls for a top-to-bottom review of the security process.
And there's been another helicopter medevac accident.


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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 09.01.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.01.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.01.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: John & Martha at Gunpoint - 09.01.10 (ANN Special Report, with John King)

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TSA And Liberian Civil Aviation Authority Partner To Enhance Aviation Security

Flights Between The Two Countries Could Begin In A Few weeks

TSA and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) announced the successful implementation of cooperative efforts to enhance aviation security on Monday. Flights between the United States and Liberia could begin as early as fall 2010.

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NASA, ATK Successfully Test Second Five-Segment Ares Development Motor (DM-2)

Data Will Provide Valuable Information For The Development Of Future Launch Vehicles

A successful ground test of the second Ares five-segment Development Motor (DM-2) was successfully carried out by NASA and Alliant Techsystems Tuesday. The successful test is considered an important step in the development of America's next generation of launch vehicles.

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Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue Keynotes NBAA Opening Session In Atlanta

Association To Honor Perdue With American Spirit Award

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R-GA) will be featured as a keynote speaker for the Opening General Session at NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta, GA, and will be recognized with the 2010 American Spirit Award.

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IndUS Aviation Closer To Moving Thorpedo Operations To China

Plans To Manufacture And Distribute Aircraft World Wide From Weinan

Dallas-based IndUS Aviation continues to move forward with Dr. Yuanyang Gao, representing the Chinese city of Weinan and Mr. Ning An, president of China's IPI Information Technology to move production of the Thorpedo Light Sport Aircraft to China.

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Gulfstream Becomes First Part 91 Operator To Use New FAA Authorization Platform

WebOPSS Streamlines Approval Process; Beneficial To Company, Customers

The Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Flight Operations department has reduced the time it takes to receive a reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) Letter of Authorization (LOA) from two weeks to just a few days, according to the FAA.

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Report: Airliner Braking Standards May Be Revisited

NTSB Reported To Have Concerns Following American Airlines Incident In Jamaica

An American Airlines jet which slid off a wet runway during heavy rain in Kingston, Jamaica in December has the NTSB reviewing wet braking standards for airliners, according to a published report.

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Stéphane Mayer Tapped As Chief Executive Officer Of Daher-Socata

New Company CEO Is Just 47 Years Old

Stéphane Mayer has joined Daher-Socata as its Chief Executive Officer, bringing an experienced industry executive into the management team responsible for further developing DAHER's Aerospace sector activity - including investments and future projects with the company's General Aviation Division.

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Additional Predator Mission Aircrew Training Systems Delivered To USAF, ANG

L-3 Link Package Simulates Complex Urban Environments, Intelligent Behaviors

Six additional Predator Mission Aircrew Training Systems (PMATS) and associated support equipment were delivered by L-3 Link late last week to two U.S. Air Force installations and one Air National Guard site.

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'Mirror Flying' ... A Different Way To Enjoy ANN

One Reader "Flies" Along With What He Reads

When I fire up ANN for the day, I also fire up my FSX (on a separate monitor) and use it to visit or fly along with some of the articles.

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FAA's Commercial Space Transportation Center Adds Wyle To The Team

Brings Long Track Record Of Human Spaceflight Support To The Effort

The academic-industry team that has been selected to support a new FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation includes a company with a long history of supporting manned spaceflights.

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CAP Cadet's Flag Raising Ceremony Kicks Off Runway Cafe's Grand Opening

Flying Through South Carolina? Here's A New Place To Take A Break

Wednesday afternoon a 1730, the Cadet Color Guard from the Greenville Civil Air Patrol will do a flag raising ceremony at the new Runway Café at South Carolina's Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU).

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Aero-TV: TCM's Diesel Ambitions -- Ready To Power the Future

TCM Has Several Development Programs Looking To The Future of GA Propulsion

While aviation seems to have more than its share of trials and tribulations at the moment, it boasts one particularly solid resource... that there are great people and solid companies ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow. TCM's aero-diesel development program is one such example of what gives us great hope for the future of our industry... though we'll (no doubt) still have to deal with bumps and bruises along the way.

Kings Speak Out On Possible Solutions To Armed Takedowns of GA

Rather Than Just Complain, The Kings Have Some Ideas About Aviation Security

 The Ever-GA-Minded John King has just fired off a note to ANN about their latest blog entries with additional info about that happened to them last Saturday -- and what they think needs to be done about the hazards they barely escaped... at the point of a number of guns. As you may be aware, in a story ANN broke over the weekend, both John and Martha King (of King Schools fame, in case you live in a cave in Botswana and haven't kept up), were detained at gunpoint by the Santa Barbara Police department...

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Aero-TV: TCM's Diesel Ambitions -- Ready To Power the Future

TCM Has Several Development Programs Looking To The Future of GA Propulsion

While aviation seems to have more than its share of trials and tribulations at the moment, it boasts one particularly solid resource... that there are great people and solid companies ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow. TCM's aero-diesel development program is one such example of what gives us great hope for the future of our industry... though we'll (no doubt) still have to deal with bumps and bruises along the way.

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FAA Controllers To Use New Terminology Prior To Takeoff

It's Official. "Line Up And Wait" Will Replace "Position And Hold"

Pilots authorized by air traffic controllers to taxi onto runways and await takeoff clearance will be instructed to “line up and wait” rather than “position and hold” beginning on September 30 under new terminology adopted by the FAA.

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NASA Selects Two Firms For Experimental Space Vehicle Test Flights

CRuSR Awards Will Fund Seven Flights

NASA's Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program (CRuSR) has awarded a total of approximately $475,000 to Armadillo Aerospace of Rockwall, TX and Masten Space Systems of Mojave, CA.

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U.S. Steps Up UAV Patrols On Mexican Border

Addition Of A Third Predator Means Entire Borer Will Be Covered

President Barack Obama signed a bill last month allocation $600 million towards an increase in border security, and part of that money will fund a third Predator UAS for use along the U.S. border with Mexico. Flights are expected to begin September 1st.

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Two Men Removed From A UAL Flight Charged With Preparing A Terrorist Attack

One Was Allegedly Carrying Mock Bombs In A Suitcase

Two men who flew aboard a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Amsterdam were arrested when they arrived in the Netherlands and charged with "Preparation of a Terrorist Attack." One of the two was allegedly carrying what were described as "mock bombs" in his luggage while in the U.S.

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FAA Picks Philadelphia Airport Expansion Plan

One New Runway Would Be Built, Two Extended, But Not Everyone Is Happy With The Plan

The FAA has selected the plan it considers the best choice for expansion at Philadelphia International Airport. But a green light on the project can't be given until a final environmental impact statement is completed, and a local government is still hoping to slow or alter the project.

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Report: French, British Militaries May Share Aircraft Carriers

But UK MoD Calls The Notion "Speculation"

Reports are surfacing out of the UK that Great Britain and France are getting ready to announce a plan to share aircraft carriers. The move reportedly would be taken to cut costs in the defense budgets of both countries, but particularly in Great Britain.

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Nine Removed From Tampa Flight Eventually Re-Booked

Some Other Passengers Also Decided To Change Planes

Things got a little hairy as passengers boarded United Airlines Flight 727 at Dulles airport in the Washington, DC area going to Tampa Sunday night. One of the passengers made a comment to a flight crew member, which resulted in nine men being removed from the plane.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.01.10)

"It's our survival, really." Source: Thomas Jay Giancristoforo Jr., the president of the board of commissioners in Tinicum Township in Pennsylvania.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.01.10): Inland Navigation Facility

A navigation aid on a North American Route at which the common route and/or the noncommon route begins or ends.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.01.10)

NASA Flickr Commons

Three compilations of images from more than half a century of NASA history are available for comment on a section of the photo-sharing site Flickr known as The Commons.

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