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April 13, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.13.11

NASA says four space shuttles are getting new homes.
It apparently takes more room to taxi an A380 than some pilots think.
And TKS becomes available for the Bonanza G36.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.13.11

NASA says four space shuttles are getting new homes.
It apparently takes more room to taxi an A380 than some pilots think.
And TKS becomes available for the Bonanza G36.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: Aspen Avionics VP Brad Hayden - 04.13.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Aspen Avionics VP of Marketing Brad Hayden about the philosophy driving recently announce collaborations with competitors, future products, and the backup instrument s

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 04.13.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.13.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.13.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: Aspen Avionics VP Brad Hayden - 04.13.11 (ANN Special Report, with Aspen Avionics VP Brad Hayden)

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Lockheed Martin Ships Juno Spacecraft To NASA

Launch Of Next Jupiter Mission Targeted For August

Lockheed Martin shipped NASA's Juno spacecraft to Kennedy Space Center, FL. on April 8. The vehicle will undergo four months of testing and processing in preparation for its launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 vehicle in early August.

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Southeast LSA Tour A Success In Greenville, SC

12 Light Sport Aircraft Landed At KGMU

The public turned out in good numbers for free airplane rides and a look at what LSA flying has to offer during an event at Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) last week.

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B-1B Lancer Upgrade Will Triple Payload

If Deployed, Could Carry The Same Number Of Bombs As Four B52s

Airmen from the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron began their first phase of demonstrations of a multiple ejector rack on a B-1B Lancer at Dyess AFT in Texas March 22.

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NASA, Boy Scouts Of America Unveil New Merit Badge

Partnering To Help Youth Learn About Robotics

Boy Scouts now have the opportunity to work with NASA and other technology professionals to design, build, and demonstrate a robot to earn the new Robotics merit badge.

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Updated GPU Offers More Power, Digital Output Meters

Compatible With Many Piston, Turboprop, And Jet Aircraft

Audio Authority Corporation of Lexington, Kentucky has upgraded its Flight Model 2860A Ground Power Unit (GPU).

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Marine Corps Makes Aviation History With Intercontinental Osprey Flight

Six Aircraft Fly From Afghanistan To Greece

The Marine Corps completed an aviation first April 8 by flying MV-22B Ospreys on the aircraft's longest movement to date.

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Tobin Shackelford Appointed To New Position At Field Aviation

Will Serve As Director, Special Mission USA

John Mactaggart, president and CEO of Field Aviation has appointed Tobin Shackelford to the position of Director of Special Mission USA, effective April 11, 2011.

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French Army Orders Additional DRAC Air Vehicles

Company Says Contract Demonstrates Reliability And Qualities Of The UAS

Cassidian has been notified by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) of the confirmation of additional orders for DRAC air vehicles and systems for the French Army.

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Brazilian Air Force F-5 Upgrades To Be Performed By AEL Systemas

Contract Worth $85 Million Awarded By Embraer Defense And Security

The Brazilian subsidiary of Elbit Systems ... AEL Sistemas ... announced Monday that it has been awarded a follow-on contract from a Embraer Defense and Security for the upgrade of eleven F-5 aircraft.

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MANUFACTURER: Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 768-60 and Trent 772-60 Turbofan Engines.

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AD: Honeywell

AD NUMBER: 2011-08-06

MANUFACTURER: Honeywell International Inc. LTS101 Series Turboshaft Engines and LTP101 Series Turboprop Engines

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Classic Aero-TV: AvGas Alternatives--The Swift Fuel Proposition (Part 2)

The Future Of 'Motion Lotion' Remains An Important Concern (Part 2)

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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FAA Announces Safety Rating For Barbados

Downgrades The Country To Category Two

The FAA today announced Tuesday that Barbados does not comply with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on an assessment of Barbados' civil aviation authority.

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Piper Altaire Mock-Up On North American Tour

Conforming Article Production Underway

A mockup of Piper's Altaire very light business jet is on a tour of airports around North America.

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Composite MD 500 Main Rotor Blades Successfully Tested

First Flight Completed By Van Horn Aviation

Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) successfully completed a series of ground and flight tests of its composite MD 500 main rotor blades.

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2010 A Record Year For Pilatus Aircraft

Company Says It Recorded The Best Performance In Its History

2010 proved to be another year of new records for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, with the company generating its highest ever sales revenue and operating income. Pilatus also delivered its 1000th PC-12 mid-year.

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Virgin Galactic is Hiring Pilot-Astronauts

Job Description Released For Test Program And Beyond

For some, it would be an absolute dream job. Virgin Galactic has released the basic job description for applicants interested in becoming pilot-astronauts.

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A J Walter Aviation Opens Corporate Aircraft Spares Support Service

Focus On Boeing, Airbus Business Jetliners

A J Walter Aviation is partnering with Loudoun Aviation, an internationally recognized business jet dealer based near Washington DC, to deliver spares support excellence to the corporate sector.

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Eurocopter’s Expanding Latin American Presence Highlighted At LAAD Defense Show

The EC725 Cougar Helicopter Is Spotlighted

The high-profile presence of Eurocopter at this week’s LAAD Defense & Security 2011 exhibition in Rio de Janeiro is focused on the growing importance of its Helibras affiliate and the Latin American marketplace.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.13.11)

"In the end, these choices provide the greatest number of people with the best opportunity to share in the history and accomplishments of NASA's remarkable Space Shuttle Program." Source: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.13.11): Pilot Report

A report of in-flight weather by an aircraft pilot or crew member. Often referred to as a PIREP.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.13.11)

El Nino & La Nina

El nino and la nina weather phenomenon explained for "dummies". Check out what these siblings do to our weather.

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