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September 09, 2010

AAIB Releases Probable Cause On WAC Accident That Claimed Vicki Cruse

Control Issues Doomed Recovery Options

The UK's AAIB has published a final report on the tragic accident that claimed the life of IAC President and US Aerobatic Team member, Vicki Cruse. The 22 August 2009 accident occurred as part of the 2009 World Aerobatic Championships being flown over Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Vicki was flying a leased Zivko Aeronautics Inc Edge 540, N540BW (standard practice for foreign competition due to the complexities and expense of transporting US Team aircraft overseas).

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.09.10

The New York City area faces TFRs next week.
Boeing's military aircraft business could be a merger candidate.
And the little LSA show has grown to need a tower.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.09.10

The New York City area faces TFRs next week.
Boeing's military aircraft business could be a merger candidate.
And the little LSA show has grown to need a tower.


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ANN Special Feature: The First Summer of the Three-Hour Rule - 09.09.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni of Flyers Rights to get an update on the DOT's three-hour tarmac stranding rule now that the summer travel season is over.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.09.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.09.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.09.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The First Summer of the Three-Hour Rule - 09.09.10 (ANN Special Report, with Kate Hanni)

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Student Rocketeers Wanted For World's Largest Amateur Launch

Team America Rocketry Challenge Opens Registration

Registration for the 2011 edition of the world's largest rocket competition is open now through November 30. The Team America Rocketry Challenge will accept up to 750 student teams in grades 7-12 from any U.S. school, home school or non-profit youth organization.

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NASA Sure Seems To Love A Good Challenge

Use Of Competitions And Prizes To Spur Innovation "Not Business As Usual"

NASA says its pioneering use of prize competitions and innovation challenges is a dramatic departure from government's traditional "business as usual."

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HAI To Work With FAA On Credit Validation For HUMS-Equipped Helos

Focus Of The Program Is To Detect Mechanical Degradation To Reduce Time On The Ground

The FAA Aviation Research Grants Program has awarded the Helicopter Association International (HAI) a cooperative agreement to support research titled “Validation of FAA AC-29-MG for Usage Credits”.

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New York City Is Building A Garbage Dump Next Door To LaGuardia

Pilots Say It's Another Flight 1549 Waiting To Happen

New York City official have been given a green light by a panel of "federal experts" to continue building a trash transfer facility less than half a mile from LaGuardia Airport, which has local pilots warning of another situation like Flight 1549, but with no guarantee of the same result.

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Aircastle Takes Delivery Of A New Airbus A330 Freighter Aircraft

First Of Three Scheduled For Delivery By Early 2011

Aircastle Limited has taken delivery of the first of the three freighter aircraft in the Company's A330 order stream and placed it on long-term lease to Hong Kong Airlines.

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Assembly Begins On 1,000th 767

Airplane Is Slated For Delivery To ANA In February, 2011

Assembly of the 1,000th 767 airplane has begun at Boeing's factory in Everett, WA. Mechanics took the first step in major assembly by loading the wing spar, the internal support structure that runs through the full length of the wing, into the assembly tool.

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New Survey Shows Consumers 'Mad As Hell' About Hidden Airline Fees

Two-Thirds Say They Have Been Surprised by Additional Fees at the Airport

It shouldn't come as any big shock, but survey results released Tuesday show travelers are often surprised by hidden airline fees for services such as checked baggage, advance seating and priority boarding, and they're really not very happy about them.

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Ryanair's O'Leary: Co-Pilot Is Not Always Necessary

"Let The Bloody Computer Fly It," He Says

The latest "cost-savings" idea from Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary would replace the second pilot on some of its airliners with a computer.

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California Capital Airshow Celebrates The Centennial Of Women In Aviation

Sport Pilots, Aerobatic Pilots, And Former WASPS Will All Be Attending

The California Capital Airshow (CCA) will celebrate of the Centennial of Women in Aviation at Sacramento Mather Airport (KMHR) this weekend.

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'Grey Eagle' Weaponized UAS Slated For Afghanistan

Integration, Testing Of Hellfire Missile Aboard The Grey Eagle UAS A 'Great Success'

Army unmanned aircraft systems officials said success was so great with the integration and testing of the Hellfire missile aboard the Grey Eagle UAS that the Army would begin deployment of four weaponized systems to Afghanistan in the fall.

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AD NUMBER: 2010-18-14

MANUFACTURER: Bombardier-Rotax GmbH 912 F Series and 912 S Series Reciprocating Engines  

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Aero-TV: PRA's Annual Rotor Round-Up -- Gyros, Helis, and PPCs... Oh My!

Rotors and Wings Buzz Through The Skies Over Mentone, IN!

Every year, the most dedicated fans of sport rotorcraft journey to a sleepy little airport in a small town in Indiana, by the name of Mentone. The town hosts a pretty neat little airport that, among it many claims to fame, is the home of the Popular Rotorcraft Association and a dynamite yearly rotorcraft gathering that gets its buzz on right after Oshkosh.

Aero-TV: PRA's Annual Rotor Round-Up -- Gyros, Helis, and PPCs... Oh My!

Rotors and Wings Buzz Through The Skies Over Mentone, IN!

Every year, the most dedicated fans of sport rotorcraft journey to a sleepy little airport in a small town in Indiana, by the name of Mentone. The town hosts a pretty neat little airport that, among it many claims to fame, is the home of the Popular Rotorcraft Association and a dynamite yearly rotorcraft gathering that gets its buzz on right after Oshkosh.

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New York City Area Pilots Can Expect Two Weeks Of TFR's This Month

United Nations General Assembly TFR Begins September 14th

The FAA has released flight restrictions that will be put in place for the United Nations General Assembly-65th session (UNGA-65). Multiple NOTAMs will be published to cover the events.

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AIA Supports White House Transportation 'Investment'

Applauds Inclusion Of NextGen Technology As Infrastructure

In a statement released Tuesday, AIA says it strongly supports President Obama's proposals for what he terms  "investment" in our nation's transportation infrastructure, particularly the effort to modernize the nation's air traffic control system (NextGen).

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'Flying Car' Company Moves Into New Production Facility

Terrafugia Gears Up For Low-Volume Production In Woburn, MA

The Terrafugia Transition Roadable Aircraft ... or "Flying Car" ... is a step closer to a garage near you, as the company is setting up for for low-volume production in a 19,000 sq. ft. facility in Woburn, MA.

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Women In Aerospace Announces 2010 Award Recipients

25th Annual Awards Program To Be Held In October

Women in Aerospace is proud to announce the winners of its 25th Annual Women in Aerospace Awards.

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China Finds Fake Pilot Resumes, Launches Investigation

As Many As 200 Commercial Pilots May Have Given False Information

An investigation is underway in China to determine if pilots, mechanics, instructors, and other aviation personnel there are actually qualified to do their jobs.

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Teamsters, US Airways Pilots Announce Strategic Alliance

Alliance Strengthens Leverage for Safety Initiatives, Standard Contract, Groups Say

The Teamsters Airline Division has formed a strategic alliance with the US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), which represents 5,200 pilots who fly for US Airways.

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Flight Attendant Claims Food Stamp Statement Got Her Fired

Compass Airlines FA Told A Television Station She Was Receiving Government Assistance

Former Compass Airlines flight attendant Kirsten Arianejad says the airline fired her after she told a television reporter she is "on food stamps."

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.09.10)

"The Team America Rocketry Challenge is a vital part of our industry's outreach to young people. TARC provides a great opportunity for students to work with scientists and engineers and learn in an exciting and fun environment." Source: Marion C. Blakey, AIA president and CEO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.09.10)

Airliners.net

Like pictures of airliners? Us too. Airliners.net claims to be the biggest and most visited aviation interest site on the Internet.

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