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May 25, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.25.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.25.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.25.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Promotional Help for Fly-Ins - 05.25.10 (ANN Special Report, with Dee Whittington, PR Chairman for the Virgina Regional Festival of Flight)

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BRS-601 Rocket Granted Important European Union “CE” Mark

Designation Allows Use Throughout The Entire EU

BRS Aerospace of South St. Paul, MN, (Ballistic Recovery Systems) has been awarded the European Union “CE” mark for its BRS-601 pyrotechnic rocket used in many of its whole-aircraft emergency parachute recovery systems sold to selected sport aircraft enthusiasts throughout Europe.

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Converted Dash 8 Captures Data, Images From Recent Volcano Eruptions

Maritime Q300 Surveillance Aircraft Operates For The Icelandic Coast Guard

The Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) has employed a highly-modified Dash 8 Q300 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) in capturing valuable data and images of the Icelandic volcano that recently erupted, disrupting flights across much of Europe.

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The 300th AW139 Is Delivered To The Italian Coast Guard

Will Fill Traditional Missions Of SAR, Emergency Medical Services, Maritime Patrol

The Italian Coast Guard has taken delivery of its first AW139 medium twin helicopter during an official ceremony held at AgustaWestland's Vergiate plant in Italy. The first Italian Coast Guard aircraft of this type is also the 300th AW139 delivered so far.

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Make Your iPhone Or iPad An E6B

Sporty's Launches Flight Computer App

The latest version of Sporty's best-selling Electronic E6B is now available for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The app includes all the features of the traditional E6B: 23 aviation functions, 14 conversions and timer.

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Is The X-37B A Spy Plane?

Pentagon Denies That The Spacecraft Is A Spy Satellite Test Bed

The mission of the X-37B Space Plane that launched from Cape Canaveral last month was shrouded in secrecy. Some with inside knowledge of the program have suggested that the vehicle could be testing sensors for a new generation of spy satellites, which the Pentagon has denied.

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FAA Issues SAIB For 'Loose Items' In The Cockpit

Items Placed On Glare Shield Of Particular Interest

An event aboard a Mitsubishi MU-2B has prompted the FAA to issue a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) concerning the potential hazards and airworthiness concerns related to having loose equipment in the flight compartment; particularly items placed on the glare shield.

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50th Ariane 5 Launches From French Guiana

Dual-Payload Mission Orbits ASTRA 3B And COMSATBw-2

The 50th Ariane 5 launch vehicle to be boosted into space has delivered another dual-satellite payload into orbit.

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EAA Names 2010 Tony Bingelis Award Recipient

Award Recognizes An Individual's Contributions To The Organization And The Industry

James Baldwin of Pickerington, Ohio, will receive the EAA's 2010 Tony Bingelis Award recognizing contributions to EAA and the broader aviation community.

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Hawker Beechcraft Adds Hong Kong Service Center

Metrojet Hong Kong Is New Authorized Service Center

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced Monday that it has appointed Metrojet Hong Kong to its worldwide network of authorized service centers, supporting the Hawker 900/800/700 series of business jets. Metrojet is located at the Hong Kong International Airport.

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Getting There Can Be Half The Fun ... Even For Prom

High School Senior Hires A Helicopter Instead Of A Limo

A central New York high school senior wanted to do something he'd always remember for his high school prom ... so he eschewed the normal limo ride to the big dance and hired a helicopter instead.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.25.10

Boeing says KC-X would mean more jobs for Arizona.
Space and science groups rally around the Obama plan for NASA.
And AOPA announces the end of the Air Safety Foundation as a separate

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.25.10

Boeing says KC-X would mean more jobs for Arizona.
Space and science groups rally around the Obama plan for NASA.
And AOPA announces the end of the Air Safety Foundation as a separate

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ANN Special Feature: Promotional Help for Fly-Ins - 05.25.10

There may be untapped sources of promotional help for your fly-in, if you know where to look and aren't afraid to ask questions. ANN's Paul Plack talks with Dee Whittington, PR Chairman for the Vir

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Aero-TV: The Carbon Cub SS -- ANN's Jim Campbell Provides A Review

An LSA By The Numbers... But, Much More In Spirit

The Carbon Cub SS probably does more than any other aircraft heretofore to max out the definition of an LSA... without crossing the line into "Real" airplane mode. And, boy, does it deliver the goods in the process... and the fun.

Aero-TV: The Carbon Cub SS -- ANN's Jim Campbell Provides A Review

An LSA By The Numbers... But, Much More In Spirit

The Carbon Cub SS probably does more than any other aircraft heretofore to max out the definition of an LSA... without crossing the line into "Real" airplane mode. And, boy, does it deliver the goods in the process... and the fun.

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Obama Memorial Day Visit To Chicago Prompts TFR

Flight Restrictions Planned From May 27-31

President Obama will be visiting the Chicago Metropolitan Area from May 27th to May 31st, 2010. To ensure the airspace is secure during this visit, airspace restrictions will be in place around Chicago.

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CBP Requests Expanded UAV Operations In Texas

Hopes To Use The Aircraft To Catch Illegal Immigrants, Smugglers

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection service (CBP) has requested authority to expand their use of UAV's in Texas, notably to fly along the gulf coast and the Rio Grande.

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NTSB Offers Two Dozen Recommendations For Dealing With Bird Strikes

Lengthy List Follows The Conclusion Of US Airways Flight 1549 Investigation

The NTSB has issued 24 individual recommendations following the conclusion of its investigation into US Airways Flight 1549, which famously ditched in the Hudson River with no loss of life after large birds were ingested into both engines of the Airbus A320.

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Israeli Company Likely Supplier Of FIKI Heat Exchangers For Cirrus Vision Jet

Cirrus Signs Letter Of Intent With TAT Technologies

A letter of intent naming TAT Technologies as the preferred supplier of heat exchangers for Bleed Air Supply System and Ice Protection System on the new Cirrus Aircraft SF 50 Vision Jet was announced Monday by TAT Technologies.

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India Rolls Out First Domestically Produced Attack Helicopter

Official First Flight Conducted Over Bangalore Monday

The first light attack helicopter to be produced domestically in India officially flew for the first time in Bangalore Monday. India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited built the LCH, which is expected to be combat-ready in four to five years.

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Future Of Aviation Advisory Committee Sets First Meeting

Panel Will Convene May 25 at 0930

The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting on Tuesday beginning at 0930 EDT at the U.S. DOT headquarters in Washington, DC.  U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt will address the opening session of the meeting.

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Second Orion Crew Module Engine Test Successfully Simulates Space Flight Mission

Aerojet Further Validates Engine Design For NASA's Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle

A second set of hot-fire test sequences of a 25-pound thrust, bipropellant engine intended for use on NASA's Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle was successfully completed last week, according to the engine's manufacturer Aerojet.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.25.10)

"Last week, FAA gave CBP approval to fly from Arizona to West Texas, and now we need clearance for the remaining 1,200 miles of the Texas southern border."  Source: U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.25.10): Off-Route Vector

A vector by ATC which takes an aircraft off a previously assigned route. Altitudes assigned by ATC during such vectors provide required obstacle clearance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.25.10)

The Monocoupe Club

It's almost air show season, and likely you'll be seeing a lot of antique airplanes over the course of the summer. So why not learn a little about some of them now?  Monocoupe.com is dedicated to Monocoupe Aeroplane and Engine Company enthusiasts worldwide.

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