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July 19, 2010

Dreamliner Makes International Debut At Farnborough

Boeing's New Airplane Flew Nonstop From Seattle To The Show In The UK

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its international debut landing at the Farnborough Airport at 0909 local time Sunday, in support of the Farnborough International Airshow.

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SAFE Comes To AirVenture With A Full Plate

Forum Presentations, New Programs Highlight A SAFE Week

 The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators plans a full week of activies at EAA's Airventure at Wittman Airport (KOSH) at Oshkosh next week.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.19.10

VSS Enterprise makes its first flight with a crew of two.
The Falcon 900LX is certified in the US and Europe.
And the port authority decides security fly-overs are a waste of money.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.19.10

VSS Enterprise makes its first flight with a crew of two.
The Falcon 900LX is certified in the US and Europe.
And the port authority decides security fly-overs are a waste of money.

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ANN Special Feature: Flying into Oshkosh - 07.19.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about some practical considerations for general aviation pilots considering flying their planes to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.19.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.19.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.19.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Flying into Oshkosh - 07.19.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Eurocopter Signs Contract With Airbus For A350 XWB Doors

Contract Reportedly Worth Around $1.9 Billion

Eurocopter's collaboration with Airbus on the new A350 XWB long-haul airliner took on a new dimension Tuesday with the signing of a major contract develop and manufacture the door systems for the most recent member of the Airbus fleet.

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Sikorsky And Lockheed Martin To Jointly Pursue HH-60 Recap Program

One Hundred Twelve Air Force Helos To Be Replaced

Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin will compete jointly for the contract to replace the U.S. Air Force's fleet of combat search and rescue helicopters.

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MH-60R AMT Enters Service For US Navy

CAE-Built AMT Will Provide Transition And Readiness Training For Avionics Electronics Techs

The first MH-60R avionics maintenance trainer (AMT) built for the United States Navy has been declared ready-for-training and entered service at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) in Jacksonville, FL.

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Rebtech Merges With Aero Instruments

Move Announced As Part Of Growth Strategy

Rebtech, a division of REB Technologies providing advanced military and civil night vision aircraft lighting systems, said Friday it is merging with Aero Instruments, which is also based in Bedford, Texas. 

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Becker Avionics Delivers 700th DVCS

Over 100 Delivered For The Lakota LUH Program

The 700th Becker Avionics Digital Voice Communication System (DVCS) since its initial introduction was delivered this week. The unit was delivered to American Eurocopter Corporation for the US Army's UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program.

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The Oshkosh News Blitz Begins! SANDIA Aerospace Intros 2 New Transponders

Teeny-Tiny Cost-Effective Transponders From Sandia

 We're not quite sure what they're feeding people in NM these days, but the state has become a nexus of avionics innovation... such as the news that there is a NEW small-form factor Transponder Sheriff in town. SANDIA Aerospace, an Albuquerque based avionics manufacturer, has announced a new Mode C Transponder with built-in encoder.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Looking Back At Day One

Looking Back At Aero-TV’s Daily Update From EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Monday, July 27th, 2009.

Monday was the AirVenture’s official opening day. As is tradition, Tom Poberezny, the president of the experimental aircraft association, took the time to welcome media to the event.

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First Crewed Flight For VSS Enterprise

Commercial Space Ship Stayed Attached To Mother Ship Eve

Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic moved a step closer to their first suborbital passenger flights with VSS Enterprise late last week. Enterprise flew for the first time with a crew of two on board last Thursday.

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Klyde Morris (07.19.10)

The AOPA Wine Club? Klyde Couldn't Make This Stuff Up If He Tried...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com, www.aopawineclub.org (to prove that we're NOT making this up...)

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New Able Flight Pilots Will Get Their Wings At Oshkosh

Chris Spaur And Heather Schultz Were "Immersed" In Aviation At Purdue University

New Able Flight pilots will get their wings in a ceremony at EAA AirVenture. Family, friends and special guests will be there to honor the two pilots who took part in a special Purdue University/Able Flight joint training project this summer.

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This Year's Young Eagles Auction Features An 'SR-71 Blackbird' Mustang

Shelby/Rouch Collaboration Car Goes To The Highest Bidder July 29th

For the third straight year, the Ford Motor Company has created a unique, aviation-themed Mustang automobile to be auctioned at AirVenture, with proceeds benefiting the EAA Young Eagles program. This year's enticement is a one-of-a-kind 2011 "SR-71 Blackbird" Mustang.

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'Moonbase Alpha' Game Released By NASA

Challenger Center Prepares To Participate In Agency's Online Game Project

NASA recently released "Moonbase Alpha", the first game in NASA's Learning Technologies project. It's a glimpse of what will eventually become a NASA-based Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) project.

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NGC's Fire Scout VUAS Successfully Completes Testing

Flights Conducted Under Extreme Environmental Conditions In UAE

A rigorous set of flight demonstrations of the MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) were completed  by the U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman, and several subcontractors Tuesday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.19.10):Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM)

Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM) A technique whereby a civil GNSS receiver/processor determines the integrity of the GNSS navigation signals without reference to sensors or non-DoD integrity systems other than the receiver itself. This determination is achieved by a consistency check among redundant pseudorange measurements.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.19.10)

Aero-Linx: The Cluster Balloon Flight Page Have you ever dreamed of being carried into the sky by a giant bouquet of colorful toy balloons? That's the idea behind cluster ballooning. The pilot wears a harness, to which a cluster of large, helium-filled balloons are attached. Control is achieved by releasing ballast to ascend, or by bursting balloons to descend.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.19.10)

"Objectives Achieved... Congratulations to the whole team." Source: From the Virgin Galactic blog, as Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic moved a step closer to their first suborbital passenger flights with VSS Enterprise late last week. Enterprise flew for the first time with a crew of two on board.

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