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May 26, 2011

BEA Plans To Release Preliminary AF447 Information Friday

Statement Will Appear On Agency's Website

Media reports from Europe indicate that the French accident investigative agency BEA plans to release preliminary information gleaned from the cockpit voice and flight data recorders of AF Flight 447 on Friday. The agency reportedly plans to post a statement on its website.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.26.11

A jury clears Cirrus in the Lidle case.
The Ted Stevens accident may have been medical incapacitation.
And Delta and US Airways try again on a slot-swap.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.26.11

A jury clears Cirrus in the Lidle case.
The Ted Stevens accident may have been medical incapacitation.
And Delta and US Airways try again on a slot-swap.


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ANN Special Feature: John King on Culture Change - 05.26.11

John King of King Schools talks about three counter-intuitive changes we could make in our culture to improve the general aviation safety record.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 05.26.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.26.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.26.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: John King on Culture Change - 05.26.11 (ANN Special Report, with John King of King Schools)

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Report Says Sustainable 'Bio-Derived' Jet Fuel Industry Is Achievable Down Under

"Flight Path To Sustainable Aviation" Focuses On Australia, New Zealand

Establishing an economically and environmentally beneficial, 'bio-derived' Australian and New Zealand aviation fuels industry is a viable proposition, according to a report compiled by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

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New Guide Highlights Massachusetts' Historic Airports

Contains Local History, Aviation Stories, Area Attractions

Searching for the $100 hamburger ... and just flying in The Bay State in general, may be a bit more fun with "The Pilots' Guide to the Airports of Historic Massachusetts."

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ASTRA 1N Is Delivered To French Guiana For Its Ariane 5 Flight

First Of Two Satellites To Be Carried On July Launch

The initial payload for Arianespace's next Ariane 5 dual-payload launch is now in French Guiana following a trans-Atlantic delivery flight as preparations continue for this fourth heavy-lift mission of 2011, which is planned in early July from the Spaceport.

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Student Experiment Microgravity Kit Wins NASA-MAKE Tech Contest

Three Experiments Employ Molten Wax To Demonstrate Science Principles

"Bring It Back," a small and inexpensive microgravity spaceflight kit, has won the do-it-yourself technology and education space competition sponsored by NASA and MAKE Magazine.

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Grupo INAER Orders Seven AgustaWestland Helicopters

European Transportation Company Adds To Its Fleet Of 60 AWs

European helicopter services provider INAER has signed contracts with AgustaWestland for seven light twin helicopters.

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Korean Air Celebrates Delivery Of Its 1st A380

Carrier To Become Sixth Operator Of The Super-Jumbo

Korean Air celebrated the delivery of its first A380 at a special ceremony at Airbus in Toulouse Tuesday.

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Metro Aviation Completes First AS350 Cobham HeliSAS Installation

Stability Augmentation System And Autopilot For Ohio-Area MedFlight Aircraft

Shreveport, LA Air medical service provider and helicopter completions specialist Metro Aviation has recently completed the first installation of the Cobham HeliSAS autopilot system for an air medical AStar owned and operated by the company.

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Indianapolis Company Added To Airbus ACJ Cabin Outfitter Network

First Comlux-Outfitted Aircraft Displayed At EBACE In Geneva

Indianapolis, Indiana-based Comlux America Llc has been named as a new Airbus ACJ cabin-outfitter in America, expanding the range of completion centers available to its corporate jet customers.

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Map System Integrated with L-3 Systems By AeroComputers

Tactical Mapping Targeted At Law Enforcement And Military Applications

AeroComputers has successfully integrated its UC-5100 tactical mapping system and the L-3 Wescam MX-10 EO/IR system. The company says the development marks the latest example of its ongoing commitment to delivering reliable and accurate EO/IR sensor and moving map integration.

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To Edge Of Space, Back: West Point Balloon Satellite A Success

Cadets from the Astronomy Club, Amateur Radio Club Participated In The Second West Point Balloon Satellite Launch On May 13

The pursuit of success and the thrill of a chase was enough to get a group of exam-weary cadets to conduct a second launch of the West Point Balloon Satellite May 13.

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New TBM850 To Be Displayed At AviationExpo Europe In Bitburg

Rheinland Air Service, Daher-Socata Showcase The Aircraft

Visitors to AviationExpo in Bitburg, Germany will have an opportunity to see the brand new TBM850 D-FRAS (S/N 569) featuring the Garmin 1000 glass cockpit and the quiet, high-performance MT 5-blade propeller.

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Spirit Finally Goes NORDO

NASA Concludes Attempts To Contact Long-Lived Mars Rover

NASA is ending attempts to regain contact with the long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, which last communicated on March 22, 2010.

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Classic Aero-TV: TCM's Rhett Ross -- There's A New Turbo In Town

TCM's Alternative Turbo For The SR22 Has The Industry Talking

A few weeks back, at the 2010 Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's Association annual convention, ANN had thew chance to get some additional details on the TCM alternative for the Turbo-charged SR22 series. While the Tornado Alley STC has gotten high marks from owners, TCM felt that it was time to offer an all Continental solution to a segment of the industry that has proven to be hard-flying and demanding aircraft operators.

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NTSB: Poor Decisions Main Cause Of NM State Police Helo Accident

Board Says Organizational Culture Was A Contributing Factor

The NTSB said Tuesday it has determined that a New Mexico State Police (NMSP) helicopter pilot's decision to take off from a remote landing site, without conducting a thorough assessment of the weather and night time conditions, was the primary cause of a 2009 fatal accident.

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Enterprise Records 400,000th Trap

Only The Fourth Carrier To Reach That Milestone

An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 became the 400,000th aircraft to land on USS Enterprise's (CVN 65) flight deck May 24.

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WAI Members 'Pay It Forward' With Their Own Scholarship

Grant Targeted Towards Individuals In Intermediate Training Stages

As past recipients of Women in Aviation, International scholarships, both Deborah Hecker and Evelyne Tinkl knew how career- and life-changing a WAI scholarship can be. Both women had won WAI type rating scholarships in 1998 and went on to have successful airline careers.

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FAA Approves Garmin G600 For RVSM Certification In Cessna 441 Conquest II

Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum Should Improve Efficiency

The FAA has approved an STC package for Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) certification of the Garmin G600 installed in select aircraft.

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More Than 100 Aircraft In Gulfstream FORMS Program

Operators Set The Standard For Improving Safety

More than 100 aircraft are now enrolled in Gulfstream's Flight Operations Risk Management Service (FORMS), the largest base of business aircraft participating in any Flight Operations Quality Assurance/Flight Data Monitoring (FOQA/FDM) program.

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WWII Freedom Flight To DC Brings History to Life For North Texas Students

Youth Learn Of World War II Through The Memories Of Veterans

60 students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD (GCISD) Tuesday boarded the American Airlines 757 yellow-ribbon aircraft, "Flagship Freedom," for a trip to Washington, D.C. The students accompanied a group of veterans for a day featuring in-flight learning, interviews with veterans, and visits to important monuments.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.26.11)

"This study highlights promising options for the aviation industry." Source: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Energy Transformed Flagship's economist Paul Graham.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.26.11): Lift Dumper

Spoiler designed to open on landing to reduce lift and thus increase effectiveness of wheel braking.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.26.11)

Paul And Ralph Bradley's Model Airplane Page

This page serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas with people who share an interest in model aircraft. Paul and Ralph are brothers who have shared a life long interest in model aviation.

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