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July 03, 2009

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.03.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.03.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.03.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Bob Poole, Meddlers in NextGen ATC - 07.03.09 (ANN Special Report, with Bob Poole)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.03.09

Endeavour is a go for July 11...for now.
Another bird strike is making news in New York.
And Airbus collaborates with the developer of a robotic airliner tug.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.03.09

Endeavour is a go for July 11...for now.
Another bird strike is making news in New York.
And Airbus collaborates with the developer of a robotic airliner tug.


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ANN Special Feature: Bob Poole, Meddlers in NextGen ATC - 07.03.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bob Poole, founder and Director of Transportation Studies for The Reason Foundation, about how meddling by federal lawmakers in FAA's introduction of new technology bode

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Air Show Attendance Continues to Defy The Economy

Attendance Numbers On Pace For A 20 Percent Boost Over 2008

In spite of ... or some say maybe because of ... the recession, hundreds of thousands of people are finding out what we already know. Air Shows are just a whole lot of fun. Two months into the heart of the 2009 air show season, the industry continues to witness a trend first noticed last summer when air shows collectively saw a 10-15 percent increase in spectator attendance compared with 2007.

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Airship Program Aims to Deliver Unprecedented Surveillance Capability

But This Is Not Your Grandpa's Zeppelin

A giant, unmanned airship capable of hovering at about 70,000 feet promises to give future warfighters an unprecedented eye on the battlefield. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Integrated Sensor is Structure program, ISIS for short, will provide a detailed, real-time picture of all movement on or above the battlefield.

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Alenia Rolls Out The First G.222 Aircraft

Refurbished, Modernized With New Systems And Avionics

Alenia Aeronautica held a ceremony at its Capodichino (Naples) location for the roll-out of the first G.222 aircraft ordered by the U.S. Air Force to be restored to airworthiness and modernized with new systems and avionics.

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U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Mesa Injunction Against Delta

Lower Court Found Delta's Primary Witness "Non-Credible"

Mesa Air Group, Inc. announced Thursday that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has affirmed the preliminary injunction against Delta Air Lines which prevented Delta from terminating Freedom Airlines' Delta Connection Agreement covering certain ERA-145 aircraft.

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Qref Expands Lineup to Include Aircraft Checklists

Includes Pre-Flight, Landing, And Emergency Procedures

Qref Media announced recently that it is expanding its lineup of the avionics quick reference with aircraft procedure checklists. 23 new aircraft models are now available, with new models being added every week.

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International Women's Aviation Conference Set

Oh To Be In Brussels In The Fall

The International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA) has announced its 21st Annual Conference to held in Brussels  on October 14-16. The conference is titled "Rendez-Vous in the EU: A New Era of Cooperation", and will focus on aviation in Europe.

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beyerdynamic Offers Headsets Designed For Helicopters

Digital Noise Reduction Helps In Noisy Environment

 After the introduction of a variety of aviation headsets for fixed wing aircraft, German manufacturer beyerdynamic has rolled out models it says are designed for the rotary wing crowd ... the HS 600 DANR Rotor with Digital Adaptive Noise Reduction and HS 200 Rotor with passive noise attenuation.

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Reality Show To Feature Airplane Repo Man

Maybe Not A Dirty Job, Unless It's Your Airplane

Are your airplane payments up to date? Are you sure? Then you're not likely to get a visit from repo man Nick Popovich ... with a camera crew in trail.

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Aero-TV: XCOR Aerospace -- An Innovative Route To Space (Part 2)

Mark Our Words... The Private Spaceflight Revolution Will Be Won by Companies Like XCOR

I have a number of heroes in the aviation and aerospace business... some of whom I've written about quite a bit and a few that I need to write much more about. Near the top of the list of XCOR Aerospace's Jeff Greason and the oh-so-talented team that supports this uncommon man with a dream AND the chutzpah to make it happen.

Aero-TV: XCOR Aerospace -- An Innovative Route To Space (Part 2)

Mark Our Words... The Private Spaceflight Revolution Will Be Won by Companies Like XCOR

I have a number of heroes in the aviation and aerospace business... some of whom I've written about quite a bit and a few that I need to write much more about. Near the top of the list are XCOR Aerospace's Jeff Greason and the oh-so-talented team that supports this uncommon man with a dream AND the chutzpah to make it happen.

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French Authorities Say Flight 447 Impacted The Water Intact

Plane Struck Belly-First At Very High Speed

The French agency investigating the Air France 447, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean June 1st, says the aircraft impacted the water intact, belly first, at a very high rate of speed, the World Associated Press reported Thursday.

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Gulfstream Aerospace Enhanced Vision System II Go For G150

Offered As An Option On The Mid-Size Bizjet

Gulfstream Aerospace, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, recently received certification from the FAA to use the second-generation Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS II) on the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150.

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FAA Issues Special Airworthiness Bulletin On AA-5 Models

Issues Concerning Horizontal Stabilizers

The FAA has issues a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) for owners and operators of True Flight Aerospace LLC (Grumman American) Model AA-5 airplanes (Traveler, Cheetah, Tiger), of an issue concerning the horizontal stabilizer forward spar attachment and surrounding structure in the aft fuselage area.

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Klyde Morris (07.03.09)

Klyde Reports In From Mt. Myopia

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Endeavour Countdown Set To Begin Again

Launch Planned For July 11th

Launch preparations are under way at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida following Wednesday's successful test fueling of space shuttle Endeavour's external tank.

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Boeing May Buy South Carolina 787 Facility

Plant Makes Fuselage Sections For The Dreamliner

In a move that could result in a second assembly line for the troubled 787 Dreamliner, Boeing is planning to buy a Vought Aircraft Factory in South Carolina where portions of the 787 fuselage are fabricated. Sources close to the negotiations say the move is designed to give Boeing more control over its supply chain.

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United Computer Glitch At O'Hare Backs Up Chicago Traffic

Most UAL Traffic Was Disrupted For Much Of The Morning

A glitch in United Airlines check-in computers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport made it so that most of United's planes could not leave the airport for much of Thursday morning. Rather than "On Time" or "Delayed", the departure boards mostly read "Computer Failure".

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.03.09)

"The investigation is a big puzzle. Today we only have a few pieces of the puzzle which prevents us from even distinguishing the photo of the puzzle." Source: Alain Bouillard, lead investigator in the probe of AF447.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.03.09)

International Council On Air Shows

Given Thursday's news about great attendence at air shows we thought you'd like to have an idea about some of the events this summer, and the organizations that put them on. The International Council On Air Shows has all that information, as well as stuff for performers and other "insider" information.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.03.09): Fly By Wire

Aircraft control systems in which pilots' control inputs are transmitted to control surfaces electronically or via fibre optics rather than by mechanical linkage. FMI: http://www.pplmania.com/ppltrainer/glossary-terms-f.htm

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