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February 21, 2011

DeltaHawk Granted 1.2 Million Loan... From Their City Council

Hi-Tech Jobs For WI -- Racine Invests In Building A Promising Business

The Racine City Council on Wednesday approved a $1.2 million low-interest loan for DeltaHawk Engines, Inc., which plans to manufacture a family of 2-12 cylinder engines for the general aviation industry. The two-percent loan will be provided in $400,000 increments over three years, and is tied to facility improvements on DeltaHawk's future manufacturing plant in Racine. The Racine Redevelopment Authority unanimously approved the loan last Thursday, paving the way for the Council vote this past week. 

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Air Power Is Now A Lycoming Distributor

Unique Direct to Owner-Operator Capability Added to Lycoming Distributor Network

Lycoming's industrial horsepower has added some 'Air Power.' Air Power Inc., located at Arlington, Texas, Municipal Airport in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, has joined Lycoming's worldwide distributor network. Founded in 1992, Air Power is an industry leader in the sale of factory engines and parts for general aviation, with over 27,000 factory engines sold worldwide.

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NASA Sets Launch Date For Space Shuttle Discovery Mission

Liftoff Planned For Thursday Afternoon From Kennedy Space Center

Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to begin an 11-day mission to the International Space Station with a launch at 1650 EST on Thursday, Feb. 24, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Family Targets Bombardier In Colgan Accident Lawsuit

Plane Manufacturer "Negligent And Careless" In Aircraft Design

The family of a Jacksonville Beach, FL woman fatally injured when a Bombardier Q400 being operated by Colgan Air as Continental Connection Flight 3407 went down in Buffalo has sued the manufacturer for alleged negligence in the aircraft design.

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Upgraded S-70A Black Hawk Simulator Enters Service For Australian Army

New Electronic Warfare Devices And Image Generators Enhance The Device

CAE Australia today announced that a major upgrade to the Australian Army's S-70A Black Hawk full-flight and mission simulator (FFMS) has been completed on-schedule and recently entered service for the Australian Army.

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USAF Awards $726.6 M Contract Modification For F-22 Raptor Sustainment

Lockheed Martin Wins Follow-On Performance-Based Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $726.6 million contract modification to Lockheed Martin for sustainment of the F-22 Raptor fleet. This modification is for the 2011 Follow-On Agile Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract, which was awarded initially in 2008.

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Four Navy E-6B Mercury 'TACAMO/ABNCP' Planes Set For Comm Upgrade

ARINC Will Modify The Aircraft For Rockwell Collins

A major communication systems upgrade on U.S. Navy E-6B aircraft that are part of the Take Charge And Move Out (TACAMO) strategic communications relay mission and the Airborne Command Post (ABNCP) command and control missions will be performed by ARINC Engineering Services.

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Boeing Completes Industrial Participation Programs For 1st 5 UK C-17s

Total UK C-17 IP Benefits To Date Exceed $1 Billion

Industrial participation (IP) programs for the first five C-17 Globemaster III aircraft operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) have been completed by Boeing. To date, the planemaker says it has delivered benefits of more than $1 billion to United Kingdom industry for this aircraft program.

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Aero-TV: Remos Aircraft -- An Update for the Year Ahead

LSA Manufacturer Looks Forward to Better Times

In and amongst all the brightly appointed wings and rotors seen at the recently concluded 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo, the folks of Remos Aircraft were doing their best to make a case for their flock of LSAs. In 2011, they were focusing a lot of attention on their Remos GX, the successor to the previous G-3 variant.

Aero-TV: Aero-Marketing 101 -- What The LSA Market Can Learn From Piper

Piper Brought The PiperSport To Market Using Some Unique Ideas

It was an interesting year for the folks of Piper Aircraft... and while issues with the vendor that built their PiperSport turned out to be serious enough to sever the program just a few weeks ago, it sure showed it had the "right/light stuff" when it came to working the LSA market.

Landmark Aviation Completes Odyssey Aviation Acquisition

Landmark Aviation has announced its acquisition of the assets of Odyssey Aviation. “This acquisition expands our presence in the Midwest and Southeast, and enhances our network capabilities to better service our customers,” said Dan Bucaro, Landmark Aviation President & CEO.

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Aero-TV: Remos Aircraft -- An Update for the Year Ahead

LSA Manufacturer Looks Forward to Better Times

In and amongst all the brightly appointed wings and rotors seen at the recently concluded 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo, the folks of Remos Aircraft were doing their best to make a case for their flock of LSAs. In 2011, they were focusing a lot of attention on their Remos GX, the successor to the previous G-3 variant. The $127,900 (base price) GX boasts some significant improvements over its predecessor, including a new carbon fiber wing, new fuselage design, a number of enhanced safety features, extended luggage space, a standard ground-adjustable propeller, and night VFR Certification.

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Aero-TV: Aero-Marketing 101 -- What The LSA Market Can Learn From Piper

Piper Brought The PiperSport To Market Using Some Unique Ideas

It was an interesting year for the folks of Piper Aircraft... and while issues with the vendor that built their PiperSport turned out to be serious enough to sever the program just a few weeks ago, it sure showed it had the "right/light stuff" when it came to working the LSA market. Piper did some ingenious stuff with the PiperSport program -- including the mounting of one of the first credible social media sales and support programs in GA... and garnered solid successes in short order -- even to the point where a PiperSport was sold over the web early in the program's genesis.

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Klyde Morris (02.21.11)

Klyde Will Do ANYTHING For A Falcon 7X

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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AgustaWestland Debuts The AW139M Helicopter

Military Variant Of The Civilian AW139

The AW139M, which is the customized military version of the multi-role, AW139 helicopter, has been introduced by AgustaWestland. The military variant of the helicopter is integrated with proven U.S. military technology for the U.S. Air Force's Common Vertical Lift Support Program.

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Panelists Confirmed For GA Symposium

Experts Will Address Central Issues At Atlanta Gathering

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently released its list of panelists for the GA Pilot Training Reform Symposium.

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NASA Seeks K-12 Educators To Defy Gravity, Conduct Research

Any Teacher Can Submit An Proposal For An Experiment

For the first time, NASA is offering teachers from across the country an opportunity usually reserved for researchers -- the chance to design a science experiment and then test it aboard a microgravity research plane.

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Portable Helicopter FADOC Pulse-Demand Oxygen System

Multiple Person Full Authority Digital Oxygen Control

The MH EDS O2D2 Pulse Demand FADOC Oxygen Delivery System developed by Mountain High is oxygen technology for rotorcraft for two or more people.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.21.11): Advancing Blade

Advancing Blade That half of the rotor disc in which the rotation of the blade is moving in the same direction as the movement of the helicopter. If the helicopter is moving forward, the advancing blade will be in the right half of the rotor disc; if moving backward, it will be in the left half; if moving sideward to the left, it will be in the forward half; and if moving sideward to the right, it will be in the rear half.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.21.11)

Aero-Linx: Biplanes vs. Monoplanes Ever wondered why modern airplanes only have one set of wings? You may have heard that it's more efficient than the old biplanes, but why is that? And why do sail planes have those long thin wings? There are actually two significant reasons that a monoplane is more efficient aerodynamically than a biplane or a triplane (or any number of stacked wings if you're really ambitious), which are discussed...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.21.11)

"Any teacher from anywhere in the country can submit a proposal to fly an experiment. It doesn't matter if you teach kindergarten or advanced placement in high school. What better way to make science and math come alive? We can't wait to see the experiments educators and their students propose." Source: Cindy McArthur, 'Teaching From Space' project manager, in commwents associated with the announcement that for the first time, NASA is offering teachers from across the country an opportunity usually reserved for researchers -- the chance to design a science experiment and then test it aboard a microgravity research plane.

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