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July 27, 2013

Don't Look Now, But It's Time For Oshkosh

The ANN Team Is Geared Up And Ready To Go

In case you hadn't heard, aviation’s crown jewel will get underway Monday. But ANN has had people on the ground at Wittman Regional Airport for more than a week getting ready to bring you great coverage of the show.

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More Bad News In Wichita: Spirit Aerosystems Idles 360 Workers

U.K. Interest Said To Be Considering Buying The Company

About 360 people employed by Spirit Aerosystems are no longer employed by the company. Spirit laid off the management and salaried workers from their operations in Kansas and Oklahoma Thursday.

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Hersman Facing Uncertainty As Term Ends August 3

NTSB Chair Says She Does Not Know If She'll Be Staying On The Board

NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman says she had not heard from the White House whether she'll be kept in that position beyond the end of her term August 3.

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BRS Aerospace Brings Safety Parachutes To RV-7, RV-9 Aircraft

'Bag Deployed' System Meets ASTM Standard For Recovery Parachutes

Whole-airframe emergency recovery systems for Vans RV-7 and RV-9 are now available from BRS Aerospace. The "bag deployed" system meets the ASTM Standard F 2316-12 for recovery parachutes.

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NTSB Issues Update From Southwest Flight 345 Accident

Nose Gear Of The 737 Appears To Have Touched Down Before Main Gear

The NTSB has released factual information from the July 22 accident involving a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The board says the airplane’s front landing gear collapsed on landing.

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LAST CALL !!! AERO-CAPTION CONTEST!!! (C'mon, You Know You Want To Chime In...)

We've Gotten Great Responses So Far, But There's Still Time For You To Enter

We've all done it ... that is something silly when there is a camera nearby. And now with the Internet, well, let's just say that if you don't want it to show up on Facebook, you'd better not do it.

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STEM Students To Launch 'The Future' Of Aerospace On Saturday, July 27

Largest Rocket To Launch From Colorado Featured At Unique, Hands-On STEM Event

STEM education is a hot topic among technology companies and state and national leaders. It is a national priority to compete globally by advancing students' math and science learning and inspiring young people to pursue careers in STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math. At one of the nation's most unique "hands on" STEM events, more than 100 students of all ages will launch their rockets and payloads high above the plains of Pueblo, CO, during the sixth annual Student Rocket Launch on Saturday, July 27.

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Heron 1 Passes 15,000 Flight Hours In Afghanistan

Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Monitors Entire Northern Half Of Afghanistan

At the beginning of July, the Heron 1 UAS logged its 15,000th operational flight hour. The three systems, which are operated by Cassidian subsidiary Airborne Solutions on behalf of the Luftwaffe, are stationed in Mazar-e-Sharif in north Afghanistan where they are serviced by an experienced team of engineers, pilots and UAS specialists.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.27.13)

"Today's action is a strategic move to make the company more competitive in a cost-sensitive environment, and results from an ongoing workforce assessment designed to reduce overhead costs, increase efficiency and drive improved performance." Source: Statement posted on the Spirit Aerosystems website announcing the termination of 360 workers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.27.13): Wing Span

The span is the total length of the wing usually from one wing tip to another.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.27.13)

White House Museum: Air Force One

Air Force One is the designation of any airplane that serves the President of the United States government. The same planes are used by the vice-president but are called Air Force Two when he is aboard. The presidential fleet consists of two customized Boeing 747-200B aircraft (military designation VC-25A) called SAM 28000 and 29000.

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PRODUCT: Certain Hartzell Propeller, Inc. propeller models HC-(1,D)2(X,V,MV)20-7, HC-(1,D)2(X,V,MV)20-8, and HC-(1,D)3(X,V,MV)20-8.

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