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January 07, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.07.11

Continental flight attendants have an interim contract deal.
December was very good to US Airways.
And NTSB wants ELTs more securely mounted.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.07.11

Continental flight attendants have an interim contract deal.
December was very good to US Airways.
And NTSB wants ELTs more securely mounted.


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ANN Special Feature: Radiation Risks for Pilots - 01.07.11

Senior Aviation Medical Examiner Dr. Brent Blue tells ANN's Paul Plack what pilots, and any other frequent travelers, need to know about increased cancer risks associated with exposure to AIT scann

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Discovery Delayed... Again (And Again)

Early February Launch Opportunity Delayed as Work Continues on External Tank

The Space Shuttle Program held its weekly Program Requirements Control Board (PRCB) meeting today to review progress on the continuing engineering investigation, testing and analysis regarding shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank stringer crack issue.

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NTSB Meets To Consider Safety Study On The Use Of Airbags In GA Aircraft

Meeting To Be Held January 11th in Washington, DC

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting to consider a safety study on the effectiveness of airbags in GA aircraft.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 01.07.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.07.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.07.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Radiation Risks for Pilots - 01.07.11 (ANN Special Report, with Senior Aviation Medical Examiner Dr. Brent Blue)

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Company Offers The Public A Chance To Experience Spaceflight

Anyone Can Apply For A Chance To Take A Suborbital Flight

In support of its mission to broaden public awareness of the benefits of space exploration, the Aerospace Research & Engineering Systems Institute, Inc. is giving the public the opportunity to take the ride of a lifetime to the edge of space.

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GA's Role In Organ Transplants Featured On TV News

South Carolina's Venture Aviation Showcased In Local Three-Part Series

A South Carolina charter company and SC's Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) were recently shown in a 3-part story on organ transplants which aired on Fox Carolina TV.

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A320 Ditched By Sully Likely To Land At NC Museum

Carolinas Aviation Museum Close To Finalizing A Deal

It's currently sitting in New Jersey, partially disassembled, but the A320 which Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger ditched in the Hudson River in January of 2009 will likely soon be at a museum in Charlotte, NC, its original intended destination.

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U.S. Navy Accepts P-3C Tactical Operational Readiness Trainers

Five Sims  Located In Florida, Washington, And Hawaii

The U.S. Navy has unconditionally accepted five P-3C Orion Tactical Operational Readiness Trainers (TORTs) manufactured by L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link).

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Daher-Socata Increases Deliveries Of Its TBM 850 Turboprop Aircraft In 2010

Thirty Eight TBM 850s Provided To Customers, Up From 36 In 2009

In sales figures released Wednesday, Daher-Socata shows that it delivered 38 TBM 850s in 2010, bringing the total number of the very fast turboprop aircraft received by customers to 222 since its introduction in 2006.

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EASA Approves Broadband Installation In European B737s

Row 44 Receives European STC For Retrofit

EASA has awarded a European STC to inflight broadband connectivity company Row 44 to equip commercial aircraft in Europe with its broadband connectivity platform.

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Embry-Riddle Alumni Chapter Holding Chicago Event

Reception Will Feature Former Air Force One Chief Pilot, Col. Mark Tillman

The Chicago Chapter of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Alumni Association will be holding an alumni reception on Thursday January 20, 2011 featuring guest speaker, USAF (ret.) Colonel Mark Tillman. 

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MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2011-01-13

MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes)

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Aero-TV: AvGas Alternatives: The Swift Fuel Proposition (Part 3)

The Future Of 'Motion Lotion' Remains An Important Concern (Part 3)

There are few more contentious issues facing GA right now as the question about what will eventually replace 100LL. There are few folks working hard to address the issue, but they all report that they're facing serious hurdles in not only perfecting their product but wading through the bureaucratic processes necessary to make their fuel a reality. ANN had the chance to spend some quality time with a number of the folks behind the Swift Fuel program, one of he more prominent players in the race to replace 100LL -- and the conversations were intriguing -- and educational.

Aero-TV: AvGas Alternatives: The Swift Fuel Proposition (Part 3)

The Future Of 'Motion Lotion' Remains An Important Concern (Part 3)

There are few more contentious issues facing GA right now as the question about what will eventually replace 100LL. There are few folks working hard to address the issue, but they all report that they're facing serious hurdles in not only perfecting their product but wading through the bureaucratic processes necessary to make their fuel a reality. ANN had the chance to spend some quality time with a number of the folks behind the Swift Fuel program, one of he more prominent players in the race to replace 100LL -- and the conversations were intriguing -- and educational.

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ANN's 'Heroes 'n Heartbreakers' '10--Napolitano, Pistole, and False Hope

...And Here, Darn it, Are The Heartbreakers

Aero-Heartbreakers -- Napolitano, Pistole, and False Hope It is difficult, if not unprecedented, to launch a government program that doesn't grow beyond its original vision and bring down unintended consequences. There is no better example for most Americans than the huge, rolling boulder known as "homeland security." It quickly became clear, following the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) following 9/11, that we were set on a path to a larger, much more intrusive government presence in our lives...

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ANN's 'Heroes 'n Heartbreakers' '10: Aero-Activists and Whistleblowers

All Hail The Aero-Heroes of 2010!

Aero-Heroes: Aero-Activists and Whistleblowers A well-worn phrase basically states that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing... while expecting a different result. If that's the case, the aviation world has gone 'round the bend and is certifiably bonkers. For decades the decline of aviation, and the aviation world, has been bemoaned by one and all... but all the so-called solutions look like those that have been employed for years and years.

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Florida Governor Makes Good On Airplane Sale Promise

Has Listed The State's Two Airplanes On Aircraft Shoppers

Florida Governor Rick Scott, who was just inaugurated on Tuesday, says he is making good on a campaign promise to sell the state's two airplanes ... a Beech King Air 350 and a Cessna Citation Bravo. The sale of the airplanes could bring about $6 million.

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Klyde Morris (01.07.11)

Klyde Wants A Jetpack...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Arkansas Maintenance Company Adding 300 Jobs

Aviation Repair Technologies Has Shown Two Years Of Steady Growth

An aviation maintenance firm in Blytheville, AK is set to add 300 jobs as it has grown steadily over the past two years.

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Asiana Airlines Places Order For 6 A380s

Deliveries Are Scheduled To Begin In 2014

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has become a new customer for the A380 following the signature of a firm order for six aircraft.

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Cessna Delivers Three Citation Sovereigns To China's Flight Inspection Center

Will Help Calibrate That Nation's Navaid System

Cessna has delivered three Citation Sovereign business jets to the Flight Inspection Center of the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.07.11)

"There is plenty of commecial transportation." Source: Florida Governor Rick Scott.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.07.11): Wall Cloud

An abrupt lowering of a cloud from its parent cloud base, a cumulonimbus or supercell, with no visible precipitation underneath.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.07.11)

Great Eastern Balloon Association

The Great Eastern Balloon Association, Inc. (GEBA) was formed in 1986 and is an association of balloon pilots, crew, and enthusiasts, formed for balloonists in the middle Atlantic states of the US.

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