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September 08, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.08.09

The US loses a Predator over Afghanistan.
Chinese airline pilots are training in Hawker turboprop twins.
And SpaceX lands another contract for launches using its Falcon 1.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.08.09

The US loses a Predator over Afghanistan.
Chinese airline pilots are training in Hawker turboprop twins.
And SpaceX lands another contract for launches using its Falcon 1.


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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner - American Bonanza Society - 09.08.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Tom Turner, Manager of Technical Services for the American Bonanza Society, about the group's annual convention and trade show in Salt Lake City last week, and how the s

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Air Force Reactivates 69th Bomb Squadron At Minot

4th B-52H Squadron On Active Duty

Air Force officials have reactivated the 69th Bomb Squadron Sept. 3 at Minot Air Force Base. The new unit is the fourth operational B-52H Stratofortress squadron in the Air Force and joins the 23rd Bomb Squadron as the second squadron at the North Dakota facility.

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How To Build Better Airplanes And Spacecraft

AIAA Releases Report On Building And Retaining Aerospace Workforce

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has released a report on strategies to strengthen the current and future aerospace workforce. 

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ILS And Eutelsat Will Launch W7 Satellite In November

Communications Satellite Will Launch From Kazakhstan On A Proton Rocket

International Launch Services (ILS) and Eutelsat, a provider of satellite telecommunications, announced a contract Monday for the launch of the W7 satellite on an ILS Proton. The W7 satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space and is currently in preparation for delivery to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Guardian Mobility Announces STC For Beech 1900 Aircraft

Northern Thunderbird Air Chooses Guardian For Flight Tracking

Guardian Mobility announced today that its Guardian 3i tracking device has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval by Transport Canada for installation in Beech 1900C and 1900D aircraft.  

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Citation Sovereign Selected By Civil Aviation Administration Of China

Cessna Expects Type Design Validation From China By The End Of The Year

 Cessna Aircraft Company announced Tuesday it received an order for three Citation Sovereigns from the China Flight Inspection Center (CFIC) of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Cessna expects to receive CAAC type design validation by the end of 2009.

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Brazil Will Buy French Military Jets

France To Buy Military Transports Built By Embraer

Brazil and France announced Monday that the two countries will extend their military relationship with Brazil's purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, and  the technology to build its own. The four-to-six billion dollar deal is intended to supply Brazil with modern fighter aircraft for the next 30 years.

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Big Bucks For A Busy Airport

JFK Slated For Nearly $7 Million For Taxiway Improvements

The FAA has awarded a grant of almost $7 million for improvements to several taxiways at JFK International Airport. Taxiways S, SC SD and SR will benefit from the funding. The money will be used for projects like pavement rehabilitation.

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Hawker Beechcraft Sees Strength, Success in Asia Pacific Region

Will Display New Hawker 4000 In Hong Kong

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) continues to be one of the leading suppliers of business jets in the Asia Pacific region. The company late last week announced its plans to showcase its revolutionary Hawker 4000 with Avion Pacific at the 2009 Asian Aerospace International Expo.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2009-02-06

MANUFACTURER: Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes.  This AD results from reports of cracking in the frame, or in the frame and frame reinforcement, common to the 1.04-inch nominal diameter wire penetration hole intended for wire routing.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009 Redux: Looking Back At Day Two

Let's look Back At Aero-TV’s Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

 Tuesday was the AirVenture’s “Discovery Day,” and featured a variety of imaginative aircraft.

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Best of Show! The Very Best (And Worst) of Oshkosh 2009! (Part Two)

Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network and Aero-TV

 For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community. There are but a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like the recently completed Oshkosh Fly-In.

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Three Convicted In Plot To Down Airliners

U.K. Court Says Terrorists Planned To Bomb Aircraft Bound For North America

Three suspected Muslim terrorists have been found guilty in London's Woolwich Crown Court of plotting to destroy airliners using explosives smuggled in plastic soda bottles. When originally uncovered, the plot was responsible for sweeping new rules governing liquids and gels carried on airplanes.

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Aerospace Industries Association President Weighs In On WTO Airbus Ruling

WTO Says Government Involvement In Airbus Gave It An Unfair Advantage

In a written statement late last week, Aerospace Industries Association President Marion Blakey said the WTO made the correct ruling concerning government subsidies provided to Airbus as they relate to the Aerospace Industry.

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Australian Air Force Flies Its First UAS

Technology Acquired From Canadian Defense Forces

Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, today announced that the Royal Australian Air Force has acquired Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in close collaboration with Canadian Defence forces.

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Pilot, Four Passenger Lost In Tulsa Wire Strike

Aircraft Hit A Tower Guide Wire In "Heavy Fog"

A Piper PA-32 with five people aboard hit a communications tower guide wire in what authorities described as "heavy fog" and crashed into a park, killing all of the occupants of the plane.

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Dual Carrier Operations Give Brothers A Chance To Fly Together

Different Ships Make Opportunities Rare

Lieutenants Lee and Travis Amerine, the Amerine brothers, knew they wanted to fly from an early age. "There was an F-4 Phantom squadron near our hometown in Paris, Arkansas. We would watch them take off from the end of the runway," said Travis.

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Kids Can Get An Insiders Look At Life In Space, Career Possibilities

NASA Webcast Connects Students With Astronauts, New Hubble Images

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and space shuttle astronauts will participate in live education webcasts on Tuesday, September 8th at 1400 EDT and again two days later on Thursday, September 10th at 1300.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.08.09)

"AIA welcomes the World Trade Organization ruling today as reported in the press that the European government's launch aid to Airbus is not consistent with its rules. " Source: Aerospace Industries Association President Marion Blakey .

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.08.09): Go Ahead

Proceed with your message. Not to be used for any other purpose.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.08.09)

Aero-Linx: B-52 History We have a story today about a 2nd B-52 Bomber Group being stood up at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. The B-52 has been around for a lot of years as the U.S. Air Force's front line strategic bomber. This site gives a fairly complete history of this venerable aircraft.

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