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March 25, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.25.11

GE defies the Pentagon on the F-136.
AirTran stockholders embrace the Southwest merger.
And more fake pilots are caught in India.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.25.11

GE defies the Pentagon on the F-136.
AirTran stockholders embrace the Southwest merger.
And more fake pilots are caught in India.


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ANN Special Feature: AEA Scholarships - 03.25.11

AEA's Mike Adamson tells ANN's Jim Campbell about the scholarship program administered by the Aircraft Electronics Association.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 03.25.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.25.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.25.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: AEA Scholarships - 03.25.11 (ANN Special Report, with AEA's Mike Adamson)

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XCOR and ULA Demonstrate New Rocket Engine Nozzle Technology

Contract Signed For Liquid Hydrogen Engine Development

United Launch Alliance (ULA) and XCOR Aerospace have conductd successful hot-fire demonstrations of a lighter-weight, lower-cost approach to liquid-fueled rocket-engine vacuum nozzles.

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EADS In Talks To Buy Vector Aerospace

Confirms Discussions, Not Terms

Airbus parent EADS confirmed in a statement released to the media Thursday that it is in talks that could lead to the purchase of Vector Aerospace.

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AIA Grows 44 Percent In Just Over A Year

Adds 21 New Member Companies In The Last Three Months

The Aerospace Industries Association enrolled ten new full members along with eleven associate members in the first quarter of 2011 to reach its highest total membership in history.

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CubCrafters Dealership Opens In Australia

Headquarters At Tyabb Airport Near Melbourne

With the recent establishment of Cub Aircraft Australia Pty. Ltd, CubCrafters has extended its distribution network to Australia.

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A Shuttle For Chicago -- Are You Kidding Me?

Former Meigs Field Operator Says Retired Shuttle Should NOT Go To Adler Planetarium

Politics in aviation is something we must all learn to deal with. You may not like it, but it rules our lives.  Therefore, we can choose to know it so that we may in turn defeat it, or we can ignore it and get run over. Or, in this case, we could be insulted with no recourse.

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Mid-Continent Instruments Designs ACU For Garmin's GTN Systems

New Annunciation Control Unit Brings Vital Information To Pilots' Field Of View

Mid-Continent Instruments has introduced the latest in its MD41 family of products ... the MD41-151X Series Annunciation Control Units (ACU) - an upgrade to the company's MD41-146X Series Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) ACUs.

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Premier One Aviation Named Flight Design Dealer for So. Florida & Caribbean

Flight Design USA Also Set To Select New Sales Partner For The Southeastern U.S.

As part of its growing dealer network, Flight Design has tapped Premier One Aviation as its Associate Dealer in Miami serving south Florida and the Caribbean.

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F-100F Super Sabre Joins The Collings Foundation's Vietnam Memorial Flight

Honors Vietnam War Hero Col. Bud Day, MISTY Pilots, And All Vietnam Veterans

Medal of Honor recipients, Vietnam Veterans and POWs from around the country will be celebrating the roll out and commemoration of the F-100F Super Sabre jet (the first super sonic jet).

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Canadian Space Commerce Association Critiques Proposed Federal Budget

CSCA Believes Proposed Canadian Government Plans Are Not Optimal For The Requirements Of The Canadian Space Systems Sector

After reviewing the federal budget released Wednesday, the Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) said it believes that proposed government plans are not optimal for the requirements of the Canadian space systems sector.

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Saab Presents New Wing Design

Claims Reduced Drag, Resulting In Fewer Emissions

Three years after start of the Smart Fixed Wing Aircraft (SFWA) project, a new unique wing demonstrator is presented for the first time. Saab says the new wing panel is one of several new features that will contribute substantially to reduce fuel consumption and emissions for aircraft in the future.

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Pilots Contribute to 'It Gets Better'

Campaign Against Bullying And Gay Teen Suicides

Many celebrities, organizations, politicians from secretary Clinton to VP Biden and even President Obama have contributed a video message to the "Trevor project" to help combat bullying and to prevent gay teen suicides and give young people hope.

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Classic Aero-TV: Sikorsky's Project Firefly -- Electrifying Future Rotorcraft

Sikorsky Remains One of Aviation's Most Aggressively Innovative Companies

Oshkosh 2010 was no stranger to innovation... though we must note that this year was a bumper crop in terms of the breadth of excitement we saw within the confines of Wittman Field... sport aviation, GA, BizAv, Military, Aerospace, you name it... there was no shortage of exciting innovations to feast your eyes on... especially where Sikorsky was concerned.

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Aspen Avionics Guides ANN's LIVE Coverage of AEA 2011!

Revolutionary... and Evolutionary -- Aspen Avionics, Inc.

2010 was another exciting and fast-paced year at Aspen. The company has been working hard on a number of new product features and integrations, as well as continually improving existing functionality. This year will bring more innovative upgrades to our dynamic product line.

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Pentagon Tells GE To 'Stop Work' On F-136 Engine

Company Says It Is Committed To Completing The Powerplant

The Department of Defense has issued a "Stop Work" order to the GE/Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine team instructing them to stop efforts on the F136 for 2011 once the current funding runs out at the end of March.

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FAA Issues SAIB For Garmin 400/500 TAWS In Helos

Terrain Awareness System Designed For Fixed Wing Aircraft

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to inform owners and operators of rotorcraft equipped with Garmin 400/500 series GPS Navigation Systems, with the activated function of Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (TAWS) designed for use in fixed wing airplanes.

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Controller Allegedly Asleep In The Tower At DCA

Two Flights Landed Without Clearance, Tower Was NORDO

The NTSB opened an investigation Thursday into an air traffic control service interruption incident that occurred early Wednesday morning at Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia.

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AirTran Stockholders Approve Merger With Southwest

Deal Currently Expected To Close In Second Quarter of 2011

Stockholders in AirTran Holdings have voted overwhelmingly to approve the merger of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines with and into AirTran at a special meeting held Wednesday in Orlando, FL.

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AEA 2011 Coverage Powered by Mid-Continent Instruments!

Mid-Continent Instruments — Pilot Tested. Mission Proven.

Mid-Continent Instruments is an industry leader in the overhaul/exchange, repair, design and manufacture of aircraft instruments, avionics and emergency power supplies for OEM forward fit and aftermarket installations. With facilities in Wichita, Kansas and Van Nuys, California, Mid-Continent Instruments serves customers worldwide.

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CH-53K Helicopter Assembly Line Opens In Florida

Sikorsky Officially Opened The New Facility In Palm Beach County

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. officially opened a new facility at its Florida Assembly and Flight Operations (FAFO) campus, establishing experimental assembly line operations for the new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter.

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NBAA Announces Winner Of 2011 Baldwin Business Aviation Management Scholarship

Award Presented During Leadership Conference to Recognize Aspiring Aviation Manager

The NBAA announced the recipient of its Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship on Tuesday, which benefits individuals seeking to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs).

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Ultra-FEI Sponsors ANN's LIVE Coverage of AEA 2011!

AuRACLE Provides Solutions For Fixed and Rotary-Wing Aircraft

Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems offers a complete line of digital engine management systems designed for the general aviation OEM and retrofit markets. From our state of the art glass panel solutions the traditional 2” and 3” presentations to we offer a broad spectrum of options to support any customer requirements. Our products are fully TSO’d and STC’d on a number of piston and turboprop fixed and rotary wing platforms.

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Michael Loomis To Mediate Aviation Cases In Indiana

Appointed To Indiana Mediator Registry

Attorney J. Michael Loomis, past president of the NTSB Bar Association, has been placed on the Indiana Mediator Registry, a list of court approved mediators.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.25.11)

As a former airline pilot, I am personally outraged that this controller did not meet his responsibility to help land these two airplanes." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.25.11): Report

Used to instruct pilots to advise ATC of specified information; e.g., "Report passing Hamilton VOR."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.25.11)

Southern Museum of Flight

Located in Birmingham, AL, the Southern Museum of Flight features a wide variety of aircraft and artifacts.

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