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October 07, 2010

CERTIFIED: Aspen’s EA100 Adapter

Digital Autopilot Interface Reduces Maintenance Costs, Adds Safety And Reliability

The certification and availability of the EA100 Adapter for attitude-based autopilot systems was announced just a few minutes ago by Aspen Avionics, as an ANN crew was completing an illuminating visit to their production facility in Albuquerque, NM.

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DOT Proposes To Approve Antitrust Immunity For U.S.-Japan Aviation Alliances

Two Alliances To Operate Under "Open Skies" Agreement       

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Wednesday proposed to grant antitrust immunity to two air carrier alliances for services between the United States and Japan, subject to the Open-Skies aviation agreement between the two countries being signed.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.07.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.07.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.07.10(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part III: The Vance Breese Story - 10.07.10 (ANN Special Report, with Vance Breese)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.07.10

Regulators threaten aviation havoc in Europe.
Space Tourism comes to the island of Curaçao.
And Michael Maya Charles is already out at Flying Magazine.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.07.10

Regulators threaten aviation havoc in Europe.
Space Tourism comes to the island of Curaçao.
And Michael Maya Charles is already out at Flying Magazine.


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ANN Special Feature: Part III: The Vance Breese Story - 10.07.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with brain injury survivor Vance Breese about his new life in aviation, the unique aircraft he's designing and building, and his plans for the next few years.

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Wings Of Freedom Tour To Visit Virginia

Making The Rounds Of VA GA Airports This Fall

The Wings of Freedom tour, featuring an authentically restored B-17, B-24 and P-51, will visit three airports in Virginia in October. 

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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Offers Special Glenn Curtiss Air Show

Expands Biplane Rides Over Hudson Valley For The Fall Foliage Season

The Hudson River Valley Institute (HRVI) at Marist College and the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum come to Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome to pay tribute to Glenn Curtiss this Saturday.

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NASA's Mars Atmosphere Mission 'Go' For Development

MAVEN Greenlighted For A Targeted 2013 Launch

NASA's mission to investigate the mystery of how Mars lost much of its atmosphere passed a critical milestone on October 4, 2010. NASA has given approval for the development and 2013 launch of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission.

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Gone West: David Cronin, Pilot Of United Flight 811

Cargo Door Blew Out Of The United 747, Cronin Landed The Plane Safely

David Cronin, who was the captain of United Airlines Flight 811 on February 24, 1989, passed away Monday at his home in Nevada. Cronin was 81.

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Joan L. Hrubec Aviation Education Center Set To Open

Dedication Ceremony To Be Held October 8 At IWSM

The International Women's Air & Space Museum (IWASM) will officially open the Joan L. Hrubec Aviation Education Center with a special dedication on Friday, October 8, 2010 from 1800- 2000.

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NASA's WISE Warms Up But Keeps Snapping Pictures

Coolant Exhausted, But The Telescope Still Has Science To Perform

After completing its primary mission to map the infrared sky, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has reached the expected end of its onboard supply of frozen coolant.

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Cheryl Galloway Joins BBA Aviation ERO

New Post Is Regional Sales Manager Mid-Atlantic States

BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company Dallas Airmotive said Wednesday it has hired Cheryl Galloway as Regional Engine Manager representing the Pratt & Whitney Canada product services in the mid-Atlantic states of the USA.

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R.W. Pressprich & Co. Launches Aviation Finance Group

Will Focus On Sales, Trading, Other Areas

An aviation finance group has been launched by R.W. Pressprich & Co., a fixed income and equity broker-dealer headquartered in New York. The announcement Tuesday coincides with the hiring of Steve Welo, CFA, as Managing Director.

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AD: Eclipse

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MANUFACTURER: Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Model EA500 Airplanes  

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AD: Agusta Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2010-20-21

MANUFACTURER: Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E Helicopters  

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Aero-TV Redux: Anousheh Ansari -- The Woman Behind The Prize

Imagine... Be The Change... Inspire

One of the more unusual phone calls I have ever received occurred a few years ago... from Anousheh Ansari... long distance. About as long distance as it gets, these days, as Anousheh was calling form the International Space Station where she was plainly having the time of her life.

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FAA Says B747-8, 787 Spacing Rules 'Premature'

Has Backed Off The 10 Mile Separation On Takeoff, Landing

The FAA has a bit of egg on its face over separation rules issued for Boeing's new 747-8 and 787 aircraft. A spokeswoman said they were issued "prematurely," and that there were "a number of errors."

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Aviation Jobs A Political Football In Kansas

Camps In Kansas U.S. Senate Race Trade Barbs Over Job Losses

Jobs at Hawker Beechcraft have become a campaign issue in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas, with an official from the Democratic party saying that electing the Republican nominee could mean more job losses.

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U.S. House Recognizes 70th Anniversary Of NATA

H.R. 1669 Introduced By Tennessee's John Duncan

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution recognizing the 70th anniversary of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). House Resolution 1669 highlights the association's rich history and contributions to improving the safety of general aviation.

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F-35 Fuel Pump Software Issue Resolved, Flight Tests Resume

STOVL Door Hinges Still Under Review

Two of Lockheed Martin's F-35 JSF test aircraft are flying again after a software glitch controlling the airplanes' fuel pumps was resolved. An LMC spokesman said in an e-mail Tuesday that the software upgrade had been loaded onto the flight test aircraft, and that two had been cleared for flight.

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S-92 Reaches Quarter Million Hour Milestone

Sikorsky Delivered The First Production Aircraft In 2004

The S-92 fleet of medium-lift helicopters has surpassed 250,000 flight hours since the first aircraft entered service six years ago, establishing a record pace for a commercial fleet of Sikorsky helicopters.

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Prince William Notches First Rescue

Oil Rig Worker Transported To Shore

Britain's Prince William officially made his first rescue as a SAR co-pilot when his aircraft was called to airlift a man suffering a heart attack from an offshore oil rig.

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DART Helicopter Services Expands European Product And Service Lines

Company Now Holds 125 EASA STCs

The EASA has given approval to DART Helicopter Services to offer several new products now approved and certified for operational use by rotorcraft operators throughout Europe.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.07.10)

"The state has offered, and Hawker Beechcraft has accepted, an incentive package for product development, workforce training and tuition reimbursement for Hawker Beechcraft and its employees in Wichita.” Source: Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson (D).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.07.10): Vertex

The last fix adapted on the arrival speed segments.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.07.10)

Aviation Safety

Back to basics.Here's  An FAA site for Aviation Safety. Reports galore in the Safety Data Library.

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