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June 26, 2010

Boeing Elects To Conduct Inspections On 787s Before Flight Tests Continue

"Workmanship Issues" Identified On The Dreamliners' Horizontal Stabilizers

The Dreamliner flight test program has been dealt a bit of a setback, as Boeing recently identified a workmanship issue with the 787's horizontal stabilizers.

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NBAA Chimes In On Accelerated Depreciation Proposal

Calls Measure A "Proven Incentive For Business"

The NBAA offered praise Friday to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) for introducing a proposal to extend accelerated, or "bonus" depreciation for equipment purchases in 2010 including GA  aircraft.

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NASA And Space Florida Break Ground On Exploration Park

Billed As A Next-Gen Sci-Tech Park To Attract Aerospace Business To Florida

Work on a next-generation science and technology commerce park ... a sort of industrial park for rocket scientists ... is under way at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, FL.

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FAA Continues Its Push To Make Aviation Green

Contract Awarded To Accelerate Environmentally Friendly Technology

The FAA announced $125 million in contracts to develop and demonstrate technologies that will reduce commercial jet fuel consumption, emissions and noise. The contracts are part of the FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) program.

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No More Labor Blues? Jazz Pilots, Management Reach Tentative Deal

Prospective Agreement Is Contingent Upon Pilot Ratification

The Air Line Pilots Association, which represents more than 1,500 pilots employed by Jazz Air LP (formerly Air Canada Jazz), confirmed Friday that they have signed a Memorandum of Settlement (MOS) for a tentative agreement with Jazz Air management representatives.

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World's Only Flyable B-29 Returns To The Skies For Test Flights

CAFs FIFI Returns To Flying After Engine Re-Fit

Unlike our April 1st spoof about Enola Gay, this flying B-29 is for real. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) says the world's only flyable B-29 Superfortress FIFI, will return to the skies Tuesday, June 29, at 0800.

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Cessna's Citation CJ3 And Sovereign Make Robb Report's 'Best Of The Best'

CJ3 Wins In Category For 2nd Straight Year

The Cessna Citation CJ3 and Citation Sovereign have made Robb Report's annual "Best of the Best" in their respective categories, Cessna announced Thursday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.26.10)

"Introducing legislation in the Senate to renew the existing accelerated depreciation policy as part of the recovery effort would continue the virtuous cycle of stimulating a vital industry through tax incentives." Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.26.10): Nonapproach Control Tower

Authorizes aircraft to land or takeoff at the airport controlled by the tower or to transit the Class D airspace. The primary function of a nonapproach control tower is the sequencing of aircraft in the traffic pattern and on the landing area.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.26.10)

1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum

Founded in 1994, the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, display, and flight of aircraft of the World War II and Korean War eras.

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