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July 15, 2011

Delta Jets Bump On Logan Taxiway

Boeing 767 Wing Struck Regional Jet Tail Thursday

Two Delta Airlines jets collided while taxiing for departure at Logan International Airport in Boston Thursday evening, causing minor damage to both aircraft and one possible injury.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.15.11

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.15.11(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)

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Digital Enroute Charting Replaces Paper Charts With Data-Driven Nav Info

Jeppesen Releases EFB For The Commercial Aviation Industry

Jeppesen said Wednesday it is now offering the only electronic flight bag (EFB) digital enroute charting application that replaces paper charts in the cockpit for the commercial aviation industry.

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Seventeen Years On, MoD Publishes Independent Review Of U.K. Chinook Accident

Pilots Exonerated In The Official Military Report

Defence Secretary Dr. Liam Fox has published the conclusions of an independent review into a Chinook Mk2 helicopter crash of June 1994 on the Mull of Kintyre which tragically resulted in the deaths of all 29 people on board.

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Blakey Calls For Stable Aerospace Funding

AIA Concerned By NASA, NOAA Cuts In House Subcommittee Budget Markup

As the debt-ceiling debate rages in Washington, the Aerospace Industries Association is expressing concern about cuts being made to the budgets of NASA and NOAA in the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science markup of the fiscal year 2012 appropriations bill.

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Charity Flights Honored For Public Service

Special Olympics Airlift, Medical Flights Receive 2011 Public Benefit Flying Awards

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA), in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations, has announced the recipients of the 2011 National Public Benefit Flying Awards.

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Embraer Celebrates Sales, Delivery Milestones

Company Delivered 25 Commercial And 23 Executive Jets in 2Q11

Embraer says it delivered 25 commercial and 23 executive jets in the second quarter of 2011, closing out the first six months of the year with 45 commercial jet and 31 executive jet deliveries. On June 30, 2011, the company reported its firm order backlog at $15.8 billion.

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Youth Sets World Record Flying On 16th Birthday

Solos Seven Taildraggers In A Day Interrupted By Rain

Several months ago, during a winter conversation, it was mentioned that Dillon Barron could solo many different planes on his 16th birthday. From that seed grew his idea to do it all in taildraggers.

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Boeing Re-Opens 737 Paint Hangar To Meet Demand

Refurbished Facility In Renton, WA, Will Accommodate All 737 Models

With production on its workhorse 737 ramping up over the next several years, Boeing has opened a new paint hangar near its Renton, WA, facility that will help increase its Next-Generation 737 production capacity.

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XCOM Raises Bar For Small COM Radios

Updated Panel Mount Product Adds Bluetooth Interface

XCOM Avionics, whose flagship product is its panel-mount VHF aircraft COM transceiver, tells ANN that it will be at Oshkosh to show an updated version of the radio which adds a bluetooth interface.

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Mid-Air Collision In Alaska Has Welcome Outcome

Both Damaged Airplanes Land Safely

It's one of those rare times when the news of a mid-air collision does not include the words "serious" or "fatal" injury. And perhaps even more rare because the airplanes touched in a remote area of Alaska.

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SpaceX Names Mark Bitterman Senior Vice President Of Government Affairs

Industry Veteran From Orbital Sciences To Head SpaceX Washington Legislative Team

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced Wednesday that former Orbital Sciences executive and industry leader Mark Bitterman is joining the company’s Washington office as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.

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NASA Selects Nonprofit To Manage Space Station National Lab Research

Center for The Advancement Of Science In Space Will Help Ensure Broad Access To Station Science

NASA has selected the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space Inc. (CASIS) to develop and manage the U.S. portion of the International Space Station that will be operated as a national laboratory.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.15.11

Boaters join those concerned with LightSquared's potential for GPS interference.
The Dreamliner makes its first appearance in India.
And one aviation recruitment firm sees things look

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Aero-TV: SAFE Symposium 2011 -- Randy Babbitt Q&A (Part 2)

The FAA's Boss Takes Questions From A TOUGH Crowd

You have to give FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt credit for guts... as he stood in front of well over a hundred of the finest aviation educators and instructors in the nation and took questions... no holds barred. It was fun, gutsy and tremendously educational... and pretty darned frank, too. The questions followed his address entitled, “Meeting the Training Challenges of the Second Century of Flight” on the second day of the two-day SAFE Symposium.

Aero-TV: SAFE Symposium 2011 -- Randy Babbitt Q&A (Part 2)

The FAA's Boss Takes Questions From A TOUGH Crowd

You have to give FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt credit for guts... as he stood in front of well over a hundred of the finest aviation educators and instructors in the nation and took questions... no holds barred. It was fun, gutsy and tremendously educational... and pretty darned frank, too. The questions followed his address entitled, “Meeting the Training Challenges of the Second Century of Flight” on the second day of the two-day SAFE Symposium.

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GAO Recommends That TSA Strengthen SPOT Program

Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) Highlighted In Congressional Testimony

In testimony Wednesday before a subcommittee of the House National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations Committee, the GAO said that TSA should work to strengthen the Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) Program to increase aviation security.

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Pistole Outlines Pre-Flight Screening Pilot Program

Some Travelers Could Qualify For Expedited Screening At Selected Airports

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole spoke Thursday with aviation stakeholders to provide an update on TSA’s ongoing efforts to implement risk-based, intelligence-driven security measures.

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ATA Joins Chorus For Risk-Based Airport Screening

Airlines Hope To Cooperate With TSA On Efficiency And Cost-Effectiveness

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, expressed its commitment to continue to work cooperatively with the TSA to implement a risk-based security regimen and deliver a more efficient and cost-effective system.

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CAIGA Assures Duluth (In Writing) That Cirrus Will Be Staying Put

Memorandum Of Understanding Signed By City, Chinese Officials

The city of Duluth and the new principal shareholders in Cirrus, Chinese aviation conglomerate CAIGA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) stating that Cirrus will stay, and grow, in the upper Midwestern city.

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Klyde Morris (07.15.11)

Klyde Gets Back To Dealing With A-POO

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Good News For BizAv: Media Gets It

Influential Newspapers Aren't Buying Obama's BizJet-Bashing

To what has to be the relief of the folks at NBAA, at least two national news publications in the US appear to understand that when President Barack Obama takes a political cheap shot at companies operating business aircraft, he is being cynical at best, and wildly hypocritical at worst.

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Aviation Search Firm Says Companies Are Hiring

Aviation Search Group Reports Exceptional First Half

The demand for hiring in the aviation industry is clear, according to employee search firm Aviation Search Group, which on Wednesday reported closing an unprecedented first-half of 2011.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.15.11)

"The odds of a midair collision are very much against you. Even coming in contact, I can't believe there was so little damage." Source: FAA spokesman Mike Fergus.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.15.11): STMP

Special Traffic Management Program. Reservation program implemented to regulate arrivals and/or departures at airports that are in areas hosting special events.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.15.11)

Hobby Gas Turbines Gas turbines come in all shapes and sizes and range from miniature model aircraft units to the awesome GE90. This website is principally a celebration of small engines capable of producing up to 250 BHP.

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