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March 10, 2010

NTSB Study: Glass No Better Than Steam For Safety Without Training

Finds The Introduction Of "Glass Cockpits" In GA Aircraft Has Not Led To Safety Improvements

The NTSB adopted a study Tuesday concluding that single engine airplanes equipped with glass cockpits had no better overall safety record than airplanes with conventional instrumentation ... so-called "steam gauges." 

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.10.10

Cessna celebrates a milestone in Independence.
Boeing chooses an engine to power the KC-767.
And EADS reports 2009 financials.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.10.10

Cessna celebrates a milestone in Independence.
Boeing chooses an engine to power the KC-767.
And EADS reports 2009 financials.


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ANN Special Feature: Aircraft Batteries 101 with Skip Koss - 03.10.10

Concorde Battery Corporation VP of Marketing Skip Koss discusses how, until recently, aircraft battery evolution had not kept up with general aviation technology, and what improvements are found in

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Cessna Calls For Industry Unity To Defend Image Of Business Aviation

Cessna's Stangarone: Industry Needs To Constantly Communicate Its Value And Benefits

Robert Stangarone, vice president of Corporate Communications for Cessna, said Tuesday at the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) Annual Conference that the industry needs to keep communicating the value and benefits of business aviation.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 03.10.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.10.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.10.10(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Aircraft Batteries 101 with Skip Koss - 03.10.10 (ANN Special Report, with Concorde Battery's Skip Koss)

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NATA's Automated Risk Assessment Tool Launched At Safety Symposium

FAA Endorsed RA Tool Removes Subjectivity And Streamlines The Process

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) launched a tool which effectively combines safety management system-required risk assessment with convenience at the Air Charter Safety Foundation's 2010 Air Charter Safety Symposium on March 3.

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NASA Summer Student's Research Earns High Recognition

Looked At The Effects Of Volcanic Ash On Air Traffic

During a summer internship program at NASA's Langley Research Center, Alex Matus got more than just work experience -- he got an award.

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World's First Bluetooth Access Point For Aircraft Unveiled

Promises Inflight Mobile Phone Services

ASiQ Limited announced the release of the world’s first aircraft Bluetooth Access Point Tuesday.

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Army Approaches Million Unmanned Flying Hours

About 90 Percent Of The Army's Unmanned Flying Hours Are In Support Of Combat

The Army is fast approaching one million hours of unmanned flight with its unmanned aerial systems. "Right now it looks like we'll hit probably 1 million total hours sometime next month," said Col. Christopher Carlile, director, U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence.

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New Investment Fund Backs Space Technologies Finding Uses On Earth

Venture Capital Available For Businesses With Ideas For New Uses For Space Technology

The EASA says it will strengthen long-standing technology initiatives by supporting new businesses using space innovations through a dedicated venture capital fund.

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Skyguide And Intermap Join Forces On ICAO Directive

Cooperation To Address Electronic Terrain Obstacle Data Mandate

Intermap Technologies and Skyguide announced the formation of a formal cooperation Tuesday to deploy an advanced terrain and obstacle solution in support of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) Electronic Terrain and Obstacle Data (eTOD) mandated initiative.

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Afghan 'Top Gun' Aircrews Train In Wiltshire, UK

Students Overcame Technical, Cultural, And Language Challenges

27 Afghan Aircrew are being trained in Wiltshire as part of a two year program run by the UK Joint Helicopter Command (JHC), supported throughout by QinetiQ. Training of the Afghan Pilots and flight engineers began in February 2008 at Boscombe Down under 'Project Curium'.

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Boeing 'Phantom Eye' Hydrogen Powered Vehicle Takes Shape

Boeing Is Developing An Unmanned, Liquid-Hydrogen Powered, HALE Demonstrator Aircraft

Boeing has begun to build Phantom Eye -- its first unmanned, liquid-hydrogen powered, high altitude long endurance (HALE) demonstrator aircraft.

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Devon & Cornwall Police Takes Delivery Of A New EC145 helicopter

Aircraft Customized For Law Enforcement Role

The Devon & Cornwall Police took delivery of a new EC145 helicopter last Friday. The helo, ordered in September 2007, replaces another Eurocopter helicopter, a BK117 which has seen service for over 12 years.

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SolidFX Expands Product Line With FX8 Series Jepp Chart Reader

Smaller, Lighter Chart Reader, Notepad, And Organizer

SolidFX introduced the FX8 and FX8-3G, the newest additions to the FX Series of Aviation Information Managers on Tuesday. Using the SolidFX FXView application, the FX8 and FX8-3G Aviation Information Managers serves as a chart reader, notepad, cockpit organizer, electronic briefcase and library.

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Aero-TV: Aerobatic Racing – The Next Generation of Air Shows

ARC Racing Series Adds Thrilling Addition to Air Show Circuit
 
In 2009, the International Federation of Aerobatic Racing developed a new revolution in aerobatic performance.  Imagining as an entirely unique addition to the air show circuit, the Federation started the Aerobatic Racing Challenge Series.  The Aerobatic Racing Challenge Series (ARC Series) consists of high-performance aerobatic duals, featuring pilots competing against one another in a jaw-dropping race to the finish.
 

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - Aspen's EFD1000 Pro Track Line Capability

Aspen's Scott Smith Explains Some of the EFD1000 Pro’s Newest Functions
 
At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Aspen Avionics announced the STC certification authorizing installation of its EFD1000 flight display system in Bell 206 and 407 panels.  Aspen developed the newly designated EFD1000H, featuring helicopter-specific software, in conjunction with Keystone Helicopter, calling the EFD1000H "the lowest priced certified EFIS in the helicopter market."
 

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - Aspen's EFD1000 Pro Track Line Capability

Aspen's Scott Smith Explains Some of the EFD1000 Pro’s Newest Functions

At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Aspen Avionics announced the STC certification authorizing installation of its EFD1000 flight display system in Bell 206 and 407 panels.  Aspen developed the newly designated EFD1000H, featuring helicopter-specific software, in conjunction with Keystone Helicopter, calling the EFD1000H "the lowest priced certified EFIS in the helicopter market."

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Aero-TV: Aerobatic Racing – The Next Generation of Air Shows

The ARC Racing Series Adds Thrilling Addition to Air Show Circuit

In 2009, the International Federation of Aerobatic Racing developed a new revolution in aerobatic performance.  Imagining as an entirely unique addition to the air show circuit, the Federation started the Aerobatic Racing Challenge Series.  The Aerobatic Racing Challenge Series (ARC Series) consists of high-performance aerobatic duals, featuring pilots competing against one another in a jaw-dropping race to the finish.

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FAA Forecast Links Aviation Activity, National Economic Growth

Key Modernization Projects Essential For Improvements

The FAA is forecasting that key airspace safety and efficiency modernization efforts will play a vital role in spurring long-term sustained growth in air travel and the nation's overall economic health.

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EADS' Crosby: Tanker RFP Ignores Airbus Capability

Issues Statement On Northrop Grumman's Decision Not To Bid On KC-X Contract

EADS North America' Chairman of the Board Ralph D. Crosby, Jr. released a statement Monday on the heels of the announcement that Northrop Grumman had made good on its threat to withdraw from the KC-X tanker competition.

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2010 National GA Award Winners Named

Awards Will Be Presented In Oshkosh By Administrator Babbitt

For the past 47 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the FAA have recognized a small group of aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and safety for their contributions to aviation, education, and flight safety.

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AFGE Responds To TSA Administrator Nomination

Union Seeks Representation For TSA Workers

The American Federation Of Government Employees (AFGE) is praising the Obama administration for its nomination of Major General Robert Harding to lead TSA. The union represents some 600,000 federal and local government employees in the Washington, D.C. area.

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NASA Briefing Highlights Education Outreach During Next Shuttle Flight

Next Mission Includes Teacher-Turned-Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger

NASA highlighted the educational activities planned on the next space shuttle mission during a news briefing Tuesday.

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Hawker Beechcraft Delivers 500th T-6 Military Trainer To U.S. Government

Aircraft Will Be Based At NAS Whiting Field In Florida

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) this week announced the delivery of the 500th Beechcraft T-6 military trainer to the United States Government. The milestone aircraft, a T-6B, went to the U.S. Navy.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.10.10)

"A safe, efficient and vibrant aviation system is vital to our nation's economic health. We must find long-term solutions that will keep the U.S. aviation industry competitive and moving forward into the future." Source: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.10.10): Overspeed Condition (Constant Speed Propeller)

A condition of the propeller operating system in which the propeller is operating above the RPM for which the governor control is set.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.10.10)

National Space Club

The National Space Club dedicated to "fostering excellence in space activity through interaction between industry and government, and through a continuing program of educational support."

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