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August 26, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.27.09

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has a new director.
Boeing gets a welcome order for 14 more Next Generation 737s.
And the FAA designates Piper a Type Certificate Organization.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.27.09

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has a new director.
Boeing gets a welcome order for 14 more Next Generation 737s.
And the FAA designates Piper a Type Certificate Organization.


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ANN Special Feature: Ross Granley: Joining Dad in the Family Business - 08.27.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with airshow performer Ross Granley about his time with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Snowbirds jet demo team, his love for both the US and Canada, and his day job.

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Aero-News Alert: Restructuring Continues At Cirrus

Wouters: Additional Cost-Containment and Layoffs Needed For 'The Long-Term'

Aero-News has confirmed that Cirrus Aircraft is undertaking additional measures designed to see it through the extended economic downturn plaguing the nation, and in particular, the aviation industry. Cirrus staff was informed earlier today that additional cutbacks and layoffs are in the pipeline.

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NORAD Flight Exercise Planned For Washington, D.C.

Early Morning Thursday Flight For Intercept Training

The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental U.S. NORAD Region, will conduct training flight exercises on Thursday, Aug. 27 in the National Capital Region (NCR), Washington, D.C.  Exercise Falcon Virgo 09-11 will occur between 0000 and 0200 EDT.  

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 08.26.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.26.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.26.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Bud Granley: A Performer's Story - 08.26.09 (ANN Special Report, with Airshow Pilot Bud Granley)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.26.09

Cessna will further cut its piston product workforce.
A new study says the recession will cost 10 percent of aerospace jobs.
And the science of global warming may wind up on trial.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.26.09

Cessna will further cut its piston product workforce.
A new study says the recession will cost 10 percent of aerospace jobs.
And the science of global warming may wind up on trial.

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ANN Special Feature: Bud Granley: A Performer's Story - 08.26.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with veteran airshow performer Bud Granley about how his 47-year (and counting) career performing aerobatics began.

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FAA Awards Type Certificate Organization Designation Authorization To Piper

Piper May Now Self-Certify Designs And Airworthiness

The FAA has awarded Piper Aircraft, Inc. with Type Certificate Organization Designation Authorization (TC-ODA), which gives Piper the authority to act on behalf of the FAA in the approval of airplane designs and certification to FAA standards of airworthiness.

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Robert Lightfoot Named Director Of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Lightfoot Began His NASA Career 20 Years Ago

NASA has named Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr., as the director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. Lightfoot had served as the acting director of the center since March.

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Skydiving Proposal Still Up In The Air

Laconia Airport Authority Still Waiting For FAA Airspace Analysis

Nearly a year ago, Tom and Mary Noonan went to the Laconia Airport Authority in the lakes region of New Hampshire proposing a tandem skydiving business they hoped to locate at the airport. They're still waiting.

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Hawker Beechcraft Awarded Israeli AF Contract For T-6 Aircraft

First Foreign Military Sales Case Contract For HBC Military Training Program

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation was recently awarded a contract to provide the T-6A trainer aircraft to the Israeli Air Force. This is the first Foreign Military Sales Case contract for HBC. The company was awarded the contract directly from the United States Government.

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Boeing Next-Generation 737s To Enhance WestJet Fleet Plans

Purchase Brings Canadian Airline's 737 Fleet To 95 Planes

Boeing and Canadian airline WestJet have agreed to an order for 14 additional Next-Generation 737-700s on Monday. The airline currently flies an all-Boeing fleet of 81 Next-Generation 737s.

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New Australian Defense Pilot Training System Under Consideration

The Program Would Upgrade Basic Training For Australian Military Pilots

The Australian Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, announced Tuesday that the Government has given first pass approval for a major project to provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a new Pilot Training System.

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Airport For Sale By Owner

Seller Hopes New Owners, Whoever They May Be, Will Keep The Airport Open

Daryl Habich is a retired dentist with a love for flying. After taking lessons in 1968, he bought a small airfield near the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Washington State. Now, with financial concerns and health problems, he's hoping to sell the airport.

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NATO AWACS Proves Interoperability During Test

Identified Military And Civilian Aircraft With Specific Information

A NATO E-3 AWACS took part in six-hour combat scenarios that demonstrated interoperability between its prototype interrogator and various joint platforms that interrogate in the same mode in July, flying at an observation point 100 miles off the coast of Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD.

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300C To Superior Flight School

2nd Sikorsky for the Atlanta School

Sikorsky Global Helicopters recently delivered an S-300C helicopter to Superior Flight School of Greater Atlanta. The new helicopter will be used for flight training as the second Sikorsky Global Helicopters aircraft in the company's fleet.

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Aero-TV: Cirrus Aircraft - CEO Wouters on Cirrus Future

Wouters Explains What the Next Year Holds for Cirrus Aircraft

On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota.  Over 100 Cirrus aircraft and over 300 registered attendees partook in the event’s presentations, seminars, and social gatherings.

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - Avidyne Rel9, Integrated Flight Deck

Mike Glover Offers Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Usability Tips

Mike Glover, Director of OEM and Strategic Alliances at Avidyne, chatted with Aero-TV about his most helpful avionics tips relating to the all-new Entegra FMS900w Flight Management System.

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - Avidyne R9, Integrated Flight Deck

Mike Glover Offers Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Usability Tips

Mike Glover, Director of OEM and Strategic Alliances at Avidyne, chatted with Aero-TV about his most helpful avionics tips relating to the all-new Entegra FMS900w Flight Management System.

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Aero-TV: Cirrus Aircraft - CEO Wouters on Cirrus Future

Wouters Explains What the Next Year Holds for Cirrus Aircraft

On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota.

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British PM Brown 'Repulsed' By Megrahi Welcome In Libya

Pan Am 103 Bomber Given A Hero's Welcome In Tripoli

In his first comments since Abdelbaset al Megrahi was released from prison in Scotland last week, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he is "angry and repulsed" by the welcome the convicted terrorist was given on his arrival in Libya.

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ALPA Calls For Temporary Ban On Battery Shipments On Airliners

Union Says Safety Regulations Are Necessary For Lithium Batteries

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) is calling on the U.S. government to prohibit shipments of lithium batteries on passenger and all-cargo aircraft until new regulations are in place to ensure the safe transport of these hazardous materials.

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Instructor, Student Make Emergency Landing On Mall Parking Lot Access Road

Both Are Slightly Injured, But Walked Away

A Cessna 172 made an emergency landing on a road leading to the parking lot of a New Jersey mall parking lot Tuesday, slightly injuring the instructor and student pilot on board.

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NASA's Expanded High-End Computing System May Aid Climate Research

Increased Computing Power Could Also Give Greater Accuracy To Daily Weather Forecasts

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD this month made available to scientists the first unit of an expanded high-end computing system that will serve as the centerpiece of a new climate simulation capability.

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Pilot Confusion Nearly Leads To Midair Collision

Two Aircraft Depart The Same Runway Seconds Apart

A Cessna Citation and a Bombardier Challenger nearly collided while departing from Mumbai airport in India Sunday, after the Bombardier pilot apparently followed ATC instructions intended for the Citation.

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Global Warming Controversy To Be Settled By US Chamber of Commerce?

The Eco-Fight Rages On

Are you tired of the political fighting over global warming? We're told by environmentalists that (a) global warming is real, and (b) everybody knows it's caused by humans. The other side says (a) global warming is a hoax or based on a limited historical perspective, and (b) scientists with dissenting views are forced to shut up or lose government research grants.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.26.09)

“As long as it’s mine, it’ll be an airport. I would like to see it as an airport. If I don’t own it, I don’t have any control over that.”  Source: Retired Dentist and Private Airport Owner Daryl Habich.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.26.09): Obstacle

An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain at a fixed geographical location or which may be expected at a fixed location within a prescribed area with reference to which vertical clearance is or must be provided during flight operation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.26.09)

NASA High-End Computing Program

It wasn't so long ago that all of us didn't have computers on our desks, in our carry-on bags, in our phones, pretty much everywhere we looked. Back in the day, the simplest computers took up entire rooms for the racks of equipment.  There still is such a place.

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