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June 02, 2009

Embraer Delivers 1,100th ERJ 145

Historic Landmark Is Set By A Legacy 600 Executive Jet

Embraer delivered the 1,100th aircraft of the ERJ 145 jet family last week in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The airplane is a Legacy 600 executive jet, a model which has reached over 160 deliveries to 25 countries, since entering service in 2002.

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Human Space Flight Review Committee Set

Looks Beyond The Shuttle Program

 NASA Monday announced the formation and initial members of the Human Space Flight Review Committee, which will help the agency develop plans for manned space flight after the shuttle fleet retires.

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ANN Special Feature: Ric Peri, AEA, Part I - 06.02.09

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks with Ric Peri, VP of Government and Industry Affairs for the Aircraft Electronics Association, about current AEA initiatives and regulatory issues.

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ANN Special Feature: Ric Peri, AEA, Part II - 06.03.09

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks with Ric Peri, VP of Government and Industry Affairs for the Aircraft Electronics Association, about current AEA initiatives and regulatory issues (continued)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.02.09

An Air France A330 is missing over the Atlantic.
Cirrus ups production and recalls workers.
And cheer up, Detroit - bankruptcy is highly underrated.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.02.09

An Air France A330 is missing over the Atlantic.
Cirrus ups production and recalls workers.
And cheer up, Detroit - bankruptcy is highly underrated.


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Grant-Valkaria Mayor Tries To Redefine Flight School Ban

Either Definition Still Means That Grant-Valkaria Is Rabidly 'Anti-Aviation'

The ever-so-anti-aviation Mayor of a Florida community is doing a little back-pedaling to TRY to get out of the hot water his administration is in due to their having undertaken an attempt to illegally limit the freedoms of flyers on, over or near their community.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 06.02.09

  ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.02.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program)

 

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.02.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Ric Peri, AEA, Part I - 06.02.09  (ANN Special Report, with AEA's Ric Peri)

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Big Bucks: $11 Million In Stimulus Money Slated For Iowa Airports

26 Facilities To Receive Federal Funding

The major recipient of the funding, as you might expect, is the state's largest airport. The Chicago Tribune reports that Des Moines International plans to use a significant portion of its grant money for land acquisition for a runway project that was started more than 6 years ago.

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Prince Harry: Flying A Helicopter Not As Easy As All That

Prince Harry Says Math Is Tough

The man third in line to the British throne is having a tough time with the math involved in learning to fly helicopters, according to multiple reports in the British press. He's five months into training learning to fly front-line Apache helicopters.

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500+ Attend Naval Aviation Museum Event

For Many, Highlight Was The Paper Airplane Competition

The 2nd Annual "Go Fly Zone" at the museum May 30th featured radio controlled aircraft and full-scale flight simulators, but the contest to see who could fly a paper airplane with the most accuracy, seemed to be the hit of the day.

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Wisconsin Air Show Funds Dreams Of Flying

AirFEST Supports Aviation Academy

When visitors to the AirFEST Air Show in Janesville, Wisconsin plunk down their money for a ticket, they're helping fund a program that helps high school students earn a pilots' license.

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New CEO For Greenwich Aero Group

Zeigler Assumes New Duties Immediately

Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc. named Jim Ziegler as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately.  

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New Nuke Rules For USAF

Air Force Officials Publish New Nuclear Operations Doctrine

Air Force officials at Maxwell Air Force Base have published the newest version of Nuclear Operations doctrine June 1 to replace the 11-year old existing doctrine.

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FAA Awards Ground Safety Contract

Northrop Grumman The Winning Bidder

The contract for Low Cost Ground Surveillance at Reno, Nevada Airport has gone to Northrop Grumman Corporation. The contract included options for installation of the system at other airports around the country.

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Aero-TV: FPNA's Capetown -- Floating Freedom With Wings

A True 'Escape' Vehicle

If there is anything that's missing from the Zoom Family Air Cadre, it's an amphib... and after seeing the FPNA Capetown at this year's Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, I might have to look at changing that.

Gone West: Sgt. James F. Travis Sr.

Tuskegee Airman Passes Away

An original Tuskegee Airman passed away May 26th in Cleveland. Retired Sgt. James F. Travis Sr. served in the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946 and became an aerial engineer, gunner and crew chief attached to the 477th Bombardment Group during World War II.

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Flying Community Facing Foreclosures

Jet and Helicopter Restrictions Cited As A Factor

Pegasus Airpark outside Phoenix, Arizona, is one of those places where people and airplanes co-exist... mostly. The gated residential community is built around a runway, but homeowners there say development has stalled because of restrictions on helicopter and jet aircraft flights from the field.

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Aero-TV: FPNA's Capetown -- Floating Freedom With Wings

A True 'Escape' Vehicle

If there is anything that's missing from the Zoom Family Air Cadre, it's an amphib... and after seeing the FPNA Capetown (in full amphib configuration) at this year's Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, I might have to look at changing that.

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Santa Monica Tries To Keep Jet Ban

FAA Overruled City Ordinance

Santa Monica city officials have appealed an FAA decision which overturned a city ordinance banning jet traffic at Santa Monica City Airport.

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Therm-X De-Icing Now Available For Van's RV-10

Modern De-Ice Equipment Adapted To The RV-10

Therm-X capability for Van's Aircraft RV-10 has just become available. With this addition, RDD has successfully added yet another aircraft model to its growing list of available Therm-X installations.

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MD Governor Wants More Aerospace Business

State Already Hosts 16 Of The Nations' Top Aerospace Companies

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D) has proposed a Federal Facilities Advisory Panel through the state Department of Business and Economic Development. The panel's particular focus would be on aerospace opportunities.

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FAA Considers Curfew At Bob Hope Airport

Decision Expected By November 1st

As is so often the culprit, noise has been an issue for the communities surrounding Bob Hope Airport in the San Fernando valley, including Burbank. Late last week, the FAA notified the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority that its application for a curfew was essentially complete, and that started the clock on a 6 month review process.

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Fall Proves Fatal To FAA Employee

Safety Requirements A Longstanding Issue

 The Palm Beach Sheriffs Office and FAA authorities continue to investigate the death of a Federal Aviation Administration employee who fell to his death Friday while working on a tower at Palm Beach Airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.02.09):

Alodine A non-anodic protective coating. Alodine {aka Iridite, aka Chromate Conversion} is a microscopic thin film commonly prescribed on aluminum to provide an excellent surface prep for paint, aid in corrosion resistance and to impose desired electrical resistance characteristics, (commonly prescribed for radio and amplifier cabinets.)

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.02.09)

Aero-Linx: EAA Chapter 1288's NIMBY Page Sadly, at a great many airports throughout the country, a small (but invariably disproportionately vocal) portion of society believes that moving next to an active airport that's been in place and operational for decades gives them the "right" to dictate how the facility operates, or demand that it be shut down. Not once in recorded human history has an airport just popped up out of the ground in the middle of the night in a subdivision, yet to hear a NIMBY tell it, they "never expected" to hear aircraft operating despite living a mile off the end of a runway!

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.02.09)

"In these challenging economic times, we must do more than ever to nurture this vital sector of Maryland's economy while supporting the critical, often life-saving missions of our federal and military partners." Source: Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Christian S. Johansson in a statement related to the state's search for more Aerospace related business.

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