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May 05, 2011

Contaminated Fuel Found At Tel Aviv Ben-Gurion Airport

Most Departing Flights Grounded

Departures from Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion International Airport largely ground to a halt Thursday after a routine check found fuel supplies had been contaminated, according to an airport spokesperson.

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Aero-TV: 2003 Nat'l Flight Instructor of the Year Jeff Edwards

ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell speaks with Jeff Edwards at the 2011 Pilot Training Reform Symposium. Edwards, the 2003 flight instructor of the year, was attending the conference to participate in discussions regarding the flight training industry. He was a presenter at the forum and expressed concerns in two primary areas.

NTSB Makes Recommendations To FAA, EASA On Eurocopter Helos

Says Daily Rotor Check Procedures In Maintenance Manual Should Be Revised

The NTSB Tuesday released identical recommendations concerning some model Eurocotpers to the FAA and EASA. 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 05.05.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.05.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.05.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: 2011 Pilot Training Reform Symposium - 05.05.11 (ANN Special Report, with SAFE Chairman Doug Stewart)

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Farmingdale State College Expands Learn-To-Fly Fleet

Piper Delivers Two Warrior Aircraft To The Aviation Program

Two new Piper Warrior aircraft were recently delivered to Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, New York. In addition, the college which is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system plans to purchase a new Piper Arrow.

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Massachusetts Young Eagles Flight Rally Scheduled May 15th

EAA Chapter 106 Hosting Event At George Harlow/Marshfield Municipal Airport

 Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to experience flight Sunday, May 15th, as EAA Chapter 106 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at George Harlow/Marshfield Municipal Airport (KGHG).

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Cessna Hosts Annual Citation Customer Conference In Wichita

Opportunity To Talk Citations With Other Citation Pilots

Cessna Citation owners from around the world have gathered this week at Cessna's headquarters in Wichita for the annual customer conference, which features company updates, technical briefings, supplier presentations and more.

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Korean Air Places Firm Order For Five More A330s

Increases Airline's A330 Fleet To 30 Aircraft

Korean Air has placed a firm order with Airbus for five A330-200s.The latest purchase agreement increases the total numbers of A330s ordered by Korean Air to 30 aircraft, of which 23 have already been delivered.

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RNZ Air Force Welcomes Upgraded P-3K2 Orion

Airplane Will "Transform The Fleet," Vice Marshal Says

The Royal New Zealand Air Force has accepted the first upgraded P-3K2 Orion from the Ministry of Defence during a short ceremony at Air Force Base Whenuapai.

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First Modernized TBM 700 Military Transport Aircraft Delivered To France

TBM Military Fleet Upgrade Program Now Moves Into Its Industrial Phase

The first modernized TBM 700 has been delivered to the French Ministry of Defense by Daher-Socata, marking a new milestone in its contract with the country’s DGA procurement agency to upgrade 27 of these aircraft in service with the French armed forces.

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Civil Air Patrol To Honor America's Veterans

Participating Again In The "Wreaths Across America" Program

For the second straight year, Civil Air Patrol, in conjunction with Wreaths Across America (WAA), will observe National Military and Veterans Appreciation Month with "Thank You For Your Service" cards for veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2011-09-12

MANUFACTURER: Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-101, -102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, -315, -401, and -402 Airplanes

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2011-09-07

MANUFACTURER: Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-524 Series and RB211 Trent 500, 700, and 800 Series Turbofan Engines  

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2011-09-11

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 Series Airplanes Equipped With Pratt and Whitney Engines  

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Aero-TV: Viking Aircraft Engines -- Powerful Yet Efficient Alternatives

An Alternative Sport Powerplant Shows Great Promise... And Power

At the 2011 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, few displays got more attention than Viking Aircraft Engines. In an industry heavily dominated by one powerplant manufacturer (and one whose prices keep heading for the stratosphere), then news of what appears to be a solid alternative engine offering sure gets everyone's interest.

Aero-TV: Viking Aircraft Engines -- Powerful Yet Efficient Alternatives

An Alternative Sport Powerplant Shows Great Promise... And Power

At the 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo, few displays got more attention than Viking Aircraft Engines. In an industry heavily dominated by one powerplant manufacturer (and one whose prices keep heading for the stratosphere), then news of what appears to be a solid alternative engine offering sure gets everyone's interest.

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SpaceShipTwo's First 'Feathered' Flight Marks Virgin Galactic's Latest Milestone

First In-Flight Test Of Spacecraft's Tail Section In Its Near-Vertical Configuration

Early on Wednesday morning, in the skies above Mojave Air and Spaceport CA, SpaceShipTwo demonstrated its unique reentry ‘feather’ configuration for the first time.

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Elon Musk: The U.S. Can Beat China

SpaceX Founder Lays Out Facts About The Company's Costs

Whenever someone proposes to do something that has never been done before, there will always be skeptics. So when I started SpaceX, it was not surprising when people said we wouldn't succeed.

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Fewer Than 100 Days Remain 'Til Opening Day At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011

B-29 'FIFI' Will Be On The Grounds, Naval Aviation Celebrated

Heaven help us all ... the clock is ticking toward the July 25 opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which is now fewer than 100 days away.

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Forensic Testing Being Done On Endeavour Load Control Assembly

New LCA Box Has Been Installed Aboard The Orbiter

Technicians at the NASA Shuttle Logistic Depot in Cape Canaveral, FL, are doing additional forensic engineering testing on a faulty power distribution box, called a Load Control Assembly 2 (LCA-2). It was removed Tuesday morning from the aft compartment of space shuttle Endeavour.

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X-35B Engine Becomes A Museum Piece

JSF119 Engine Now Resting At Smithsonian Institution

The JSF119 propulsion system designed by Pratt & Whitney that was the power behind Lockheed Martin's X-35B, the precursor to the F-35B which flew in 2001, has been installed by the Smithsonian Institution at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

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Advocacy Succeeds: Connecticut Passes Budget Without Aviation Tax Increases

Both Personal Property And Maintenance Taxes Axed From Final Version Of The Bill

Connecticut will continue to be an important location for business aviation, as the state's legislature passed a budget that does not contain the potentially devastating tax increases for aviation that were proposed in earlier versions.

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Price Point Set For Flight Design C4

Four-Place Airplane Offers "Exceptional Value," Company Says

The C4 introduced by German sport aviation company Flight Design at Aero 2011 in Friedrichshafen this spring now has a price tag attached.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.05.11)

“In all test flight programs, after the training, planning and rehearsing, there comes the moment when you have to go up there and fly it for real.” Source: Pete Siebold who along with Clint Nichols piloted SpaceShipTwo Wednesday morning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.05.11): TCAS

Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.05.11)

American WACO Club

To promote, encourage and enjoy the sport and hobby of owning and flying WACO airplanes without regard to the date of manufacture.

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