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June 24, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.24.10

The FCC's ruling on VHF ELTs has been in the works for years.
Sundance Resources' downed plane has been found.
And a California court has convicted pilot David Riggs.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.24.10

The FCC's ruling on VHF ELTs has been in the works for years.
Sundance Resources' downed plane has been found.
And a California court has convicted pilot David Riggs.


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ANN Special Feature: The Future of the Eclipse 500 - 06.24.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks to Eclipse Aerospace Chairman and CEO Mason Holland about his progress in providing service to the existing fleet of Eclipse 500 VLJs, and about plans to restart new aircra

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Evergreen Aviation And Space Museum Picks Up An Me262

Static Example Of The German Fighter Jet Goes To Oregon

Air Assets International of Erie, CO has sold Messerschmitt Me262 "Gelbe 5" (Yellow 5), a static example of the famed German fighter jet, to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, OR, which is also the home of the famed "Spruce Goose" built by Howard Hughes. 

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NASA Seeks A Possible Delay In Final Shuttle Flights

Last Launch Would Be In February Of Next Year

The final two space shuttle flights may be delayed by several months, extending the program until February of next year.

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They're Home! Swiss Aviators Complete LSA Circumnavigation

Twin Around-the-World Flights In Flight Design CTs

Two pilots flying twin Flight Design CTs are back home in Sion Switzerland after completing a circumnavigation in the LSAs.

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CAF B-25 Makes Unscheduled Stop In Iowa

Engine Problems Caused Pilot To Make A Precautionary Landing

A Commemorative Air Force B-25 returning to St. Paul, MN from Cape Girardeau, MO made a precautionary landing in Muscatine, IA because of an engine problem.

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College Students Design Futuristic Flying Rescue Vehicles For NASA Contest

Winning Concept Is An Amphibious, Tilt-Rotor Catamaran

A rotorcraft that resembles a catamaran has taken the top prize in a NASA aeronautics competition for college students to develop a multi-purpose aircraft.

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Three Injured When Plane Gets Stuck In A Tree

Aerial Survey Plane Was Heading Back To The Airport

A plane which had been conducting aerial survey work in Massachusetts reportedly became stuck in a tree near Plymouth Municipal Airport.

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Lockheed Martin F-35C Confirms Carrier-Landing Strength Predictions

Drop Tests Successfully Completed On Navy Version Of The Lightning II

A Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant successfully completed testing in which it was dropped from heights of more than 11 feet during a series of simulated aircraft-carrier landings.

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Bahamas Habitat Announces October Fly-In, Help Out Event

Pilots Can Be Involved In Mission Flying And Disaster Relief

Bahamas Habitat announced Tuesday their Fly-In & Help Out mission flight to Eleuthera in the Bahamas is scheduled for Thursday, October 21st through Sunday, October 24th, 2010. 

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Add 'Em All Up, And They Pass 50 Million Flights

An A320 Family Aircraft Leaves The Ground Somewhere Every 10 Minutes

The A320 Family of aircraft has achieved over 50 million take offs and landings since the first model, the A320, entered commercial service in 1988.

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AD NUMBER: 2010-13-03

MANUFACTURER: Boeing Company Model 777-200LR and -300ER Series Airplanes  

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Aero-TV: A Digital Attitude Upgrade -- Avidyne Delivers First Autopilot Product

Truly Revolutionary Autopilot NOW Shipping

While covering this year's Cirrus Pilot's and Owner's Association Convention was a GREAT way to spend time, getting the news that Avidyne had certified the revolutionary new DFC90 digital autopilot pretty much took top honors. Avidyne received the STC and TSO authorization for the installation of the DFC90 digital autopilot in Cirrus SR20 and SR22 airplanes on June 18th, 2010, while Avidyne's Tom Harper called this development "The start of a new era for Avidyne."

Aero-TV: Third Times A Charm -- Ingraham High School's 'Educated Pyros'

Science, Technology, Perseverance... and FUN!

One of our favorite stories at TARC 2010 unfolded before our cameras as we watched a high school team hit a bad run of luck... one misfire... then another... followed by a last minute (literally) launch that occurred right before the deadline that would have disqualified them from the competition. We were thrilled with their perseverance, their grace under pressure and the fact that even when the pressure was on, they were having fun. The members of the Ingraham High School's 'Educated Pyros' impressed the heck out of us.

Aero-TV: Third Times A Charm -- Ingraham High School's 'Educated Pyros'

Science, Technology, Perseverance... and FUN!

One of our favorite stories at TARC 2010 unfolded before our cameras as we watched a high school team hit a bad run of luck... one misfire... then another... followed by a last minute (literally) launch that occurred right before the deadline that would have disqualified them from the competition. We were thrilled with their perseverance, their grace under pressure and the fact that even when the pressure was on, they were having fun. The members of the Ingraham High School's 'Educated Pyros' impressed the heck out of us.

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Aero-TV: A Digital Attitude Upgrade -- Avidyne Delivers First Autopilot Product

Truly Revolutionary Autopilot NOW Shipping

While covering this year's Cirrus Pilot's and Owner's Association Convention was a GREAT way to spend time, getting the news that Avidyne had certified the revolutionary new DFC90 digital autopilot pretty much took top honors. Avidyne received the STC and TSO authorization for the installation of the DFC90 digital autopilot in Cirrus SR20 and SR22 airplanes on June 18th, 2010, while Avidyne's Tom Harper called this development, "The start of a new era for Avidyne."

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DOT IG Says NextGen Behind Schedule, 'Timely Action Needed'

Critical Actions Needed To Move From Planning To Implementation

A report from the DOT's Inspector General indicated that the FAA is far behind schedule in moving from planning to implementation for NextGen, and that "critical actions' are needed if the agency is going to meet its deployment targets.

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U.S. Senate Confirms Drs. Earl Weener And Mark Rosekind To NTSB

Vote Was A Unanimous Consent Request, No Opposition To Nomination

A former Boeing engineer and a former NASA scientist have been  unanimously confirmed to the NTSB. The Senate approved the nomination of Dr. Earl Weener and Dr. Mark Rosekind to the Board on Tuesday by unanimous consent.

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NTSB Exempts Helicopters From Runway Incursion Reporting Rules

Amends Notification Requirements To Apply To Fixed-Wing Only

The NTSB has taken action to correct a regulatory subsection that became effective on March 8, 2010.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.24.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.24.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.24.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Future of the Eclipse 500 - 06.24.10 (ANN Special Report, with Eclipse Aerospace Chairman and CEO Mason Holland)

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Senator Brownback Hosts Commercial Spaceflight Event With Norm Augustine

Kansas Senator Inviting Others To Discuss The Issue

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation says that Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), the former Chair of the Senate Science and Space Subcommittee, will be hosting an event for his Senate colleagues and their staff on Thursday to discuss commercial spaceflight.

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President Obama Proposes Additional Financing For Aerospace Growth And Jobs

$100 Million Targeted Towards Constellation Program Transition

The President submitted to Congress late last week a fiscal year 2011 budget amendment that targets up to $100 million toward spurring regional economic growth and job creation in the aerospace industry.

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Discovery Engines Removed Due To Turbopump Problem

Engineers Say It Should Not Create A Delay For STS-133

Space shuttle Discovery will have its three main engines removed after a low-pressure oxidizer turbopump on engine 1 had an issue during a torque check. All three engines have to be removed to allow access to remove the center engine.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.24.10)

 "(T)he final rule has not been submitted to the Federal Register for publication, therefore, the 60-day clock for implementation of the rule has not begun." Source: AEA's Ric Peri.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.24.10): Gust

A sudden significant increase in or rapid fluctuations of wind speed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.24.10)

Future Of Aviation Advisory Committee

This Blue-Ribbon panel was put together by the DOT and FAA to look forward and offer information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on ensuring the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry and its capability to address the evolving transportation needs.

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