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January 25, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.25.11

That extra shuttle mission now has a launch date.
Pinnacle pilots have a tentative contract agreement.
And a new aviation headset also works with your phone or computer.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.25.11

That extra shuttle mission now has a launch date.
Pinnacle pilots have a tentative contract agreement.
And a new aviation headset also works with your phone or computer.


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ANN Special Feature: Piper Leaves LSA Segment - 01.25.11

ANN's Jim Campbell wondered - now that Piper has ended the PiperSport program, why was the company at the US Sport Aviation Expo? Jim gets answers in Sebring from Jackie Carlon, Piper's Director of

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 01.25.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.25.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.25.11(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Piper Leaves LSA Segment - 01.25.11 (ANN Special Report, with Jackie Carlon, Piper's Director of Marketing)

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FAA Celebrates Recovery Act Funded First Responder Facility

New Building Completed At St. Louis Downtown Airport

The FAA celebrated the completion of an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting building at St. Louis Downtown Airport, East St. Louis, IL, paid for with $4.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.

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Vision Airlines Getting Set For Inaugural Flights

New Low-Cost Airline Born From Charter Business

The latest charter company to attempt to make the switch to scheduled air service as a low-cost airline reports that it sold 12,000 tickets in about 120 hours for flights which are planned to begin on March 25th.

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Eurocopter Plans For Modernization, Expansion In 2011

Reports A Strong 2010 Despite Global Economy

Eurocopter said in a statement Monday that it generated an increased turnover in 2010 with the delivery of 527 helicopters.

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Mexico Federal Police Take Delivery Of UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

First Of Six To Support Mexico's Law Enforcement Efforts

The U.S. Department of State has delivered three UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to the Government of Mexico's Federal Police (FP).

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NAS Pensacola Honors Past At Centennial Of Naval Aviation Event

Year-Long Commemoration Launched January 20

Commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) helped kick off Naval Air Station Pensacola's year-long commemoration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation, Jan. 20. Rear Adm. Joseph Kilkenny, NETC commander, addressed a crowd of more than 500 people.

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Swiss Takes Delivery Of Its 10th Airbus A330-300

This Latest Delivery Completes The First Phase In The Integration Of The Advanced Long-Haul A330-300 Into The Swiss Fleet

Swiss added a tenth Airbus A330-300 twinjet to its fleet Friday when aircraft HB-JHJ performed its delivery flight from Toulouse to Zurich.

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Rega Signs Contract For A GrandNew Helicopter Simulator

The Device Will Become Operational In 2012

A contract has been signed between AgustaWestland and Rega, the Swiss SAR and EMS provider, for the supply of a state-of-the-art advanced simulator to meet the training requirements for Rega's new fleet of Da Vinci and GrandNew light twin helicopters.

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Indian Company Hopes To Unveil New Aircraft In March

Mahindra Aerospace VP Says It Will Beat Cessna By 20 Percent On Price

An Indian company which has a small civilian aircraft in development for that country's domestic market says it hopes to have an airplane to show by March.

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Flight Testing Underway For RAF Chinook Mk4

Program Is Intended To Modernize The RAF Chinook Fleet

Boeing's UK Rotorcraft Support team has begun flight testing the first Chinook Mk4 helicopter for the Royal Air Force (RAF). The first flight took place on Dec. 9 in Hampshire, England.

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US Airways Bucks Trend, Signs Agreement With Expedia

Multi-Year Partnership Agreement For Booking Travel On The Fare Comparison Sites

A multi-year strategic partnership agreement between US Airways and Expedia was signed Friday which will mean the continuation of US Airways' full range of products and services, including all fares and inventory, being offered through Expedia, Hotwire, and Egencia sites around the world.

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Aero-TV: ADS-B AND GA -- The Future is Here... Now

The Future of GA Nav Is Not As Mysterious As You Might Think

ADS-B... it's akin to magic to a number of flyers. And so when the subject came up for the umpteenth time in conversations with some of our constituency, we decided to ask a few of the experts for their experiences, and insights, into all things ADS-B. To start with, though, we pointed the Aero-TV magic mic and cameras at FreeFlight Systems... some folks who know more than a little bit about the topic.

Aero-TV: ADS-B AND GA -- The Future is Here... Now

The Future of GA Nav Is Not As Mysterious As You Might Think

ADS-B... it's akin to magic to a number of flyers. And so when the subject came up for the umpteenth time in conversations with some of our constituency, we decided to ask a few of the experts for their experiences, and insights, into all things ADS-B. To start with, though, we pointed the Aero-TV magic mic and cameras at FreeFlight Systems... some folks who know more than a little bit about the topic.

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FAA, NTSB Tell HAI Forum Public-Aircraft Guidance Should be Clarified

Attendees Said FAA Proposals Are A "Good First Step"

John Allen, the FAA official in charge of flight standards, told HAI’s Industry Forum on Public-Aircraft Operations that the agency will provide clearer guidance for operators, safety investigators and its own inspectors on how to determine when a civil-certified aircraft is being operated as a public aircraft.

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NBAA: Court Ruling Helps Preserve Access to Santa Monica Airport

Court Rules City Cannot Ban "Category C And D" Aircraft From KSMO

The NBAA applauded a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. that marks another step in ensuring that business aviation will have continued access to Santa Monica Airport (KSMO).

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Discovery Stringer Modifications Nearing Completion

Rollout Is Planned For January 31

In the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians are expected to wrap up all modification work on space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank stringers this week.

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Delta, Atlanta Celebrate Airline's 70th Birthday

Celebration Includes Christening Of Delta Boeing 777 As The "Spirit of Atlanta"

When Lynda Lloyd boarded her first Delta Air Lines flight in Atlanta as a flight attendant in 1964, the airline had recently become the first commercial carrier to fly across the country in less than three hours and had just launched the industry's most sophisticated electronic reservations system.

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ST Aerospace Responds To FAA's Proposed Civil Penalty Charge

Company Says All Employees Have Passed Their Drug Tests

ST Aerospace said in a statement Friday that they are "disappointed" with the FAA's press release regarding a civil penalty proposal of $1.025 million against ST Aerospace's U.S. facility ST Aerospace San Antonio, L.P.

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Iowa Lakes Community College Acquires An LSA For Primary Training

Cub Crafters S-2 Has Joined The School's Aviation Program

Iowa Lakes Community College has purchased an LSA which will allow the aviation program to expand its offerings.

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Jury Acquits Seattle Man In Case Against TSA

Had Refused To Show His ID At Albuquerque International Airport

A jury in Albuquerque has found Phil Mocek not guilty on counts of disorderly conduct, concealing his identity, refusing to obey a police officer, and criminal trespass, in a case in which he refused to show his ID to TSA agents at the Airport.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.25.11)

"The statute is vague. It is very confusing. The FAA also must determine the flights in question are legitimate public aircraft operations under the terms of the statute.” Source: John Allen, the FAA official in charge of flight standards.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.25.11): Jury Struts

The jury struts on a monoplane are small subsidiary struts that join the main wing struts to the wing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.25.11)

The Fairchild Club

You need not own a Fairchild to be part of this Club and share its members enthusiasm for the airplanes.

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