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November 29, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.29.10

Cirrus battles rumors of an impending move to China.
Boeing needs to tweak the design of an electrical panel on the Dreamliner.
And, does TSA care about better screening technology?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.29.10

Cirrus battles rumors of an impending move to China.
Boeing needs to tweak the design of an electrical panel on the Dreamliner.
And, does TSA care about better screening technology?

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ANN Special Feature: Making an LSA Earn Its Keep - 11.29.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI and flight school operator Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about how to make a Light Sport Aircraft a profitable addition to your flight line.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 11.29.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.29.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.29.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Making an LSA Earn Its Keep - 11.29.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI and flight school operator Bob Miller)

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Medical Problem May Be At Center Of PA30 Accident

Details Emerge In PA30 Landing Incident

 There are all kinds of reasons to look into when an aircraft is damaged in some kind of unfortunate altercation with Terra Firma... but health problems involving the pilot are rare... though some of the data in this report suggests that one pilot's bad day at the airport may actually have created enough concern and information about his health to ultimately get him where he needed to be... the hospital.

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NASA Funds Nationwide High School Student Robotics Program

FIRST Program Will Include More Than 45 Regional Competitions

NASA said Monday it will provide up to $20 million over the next five years to support a national program to inspire student interest in science, technology and mathematics with a focus on robotic technology.

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IBA CEO Contrasts In-House VS Outsourced Maintenance

Organization President Says Most Airlines do Not Understand Actual Maintenance Costs

Participating in the UBM Aviation "Managing Aircraft Maintenance Costs Conference" in Zurich last week, International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) President and COO Phil Seymour presented a session on the options and considerations for "in-house versus outsourcing" aircraft maintenance.

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NASA Awards Guidance, Navigation And Control Contract

Company Selected To Develop, Analyze Avionics Technology

NASA selected the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory of Cambridge, MA, to provide advanced guidance, navigation and control system development and avionics technology development and analysis at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The new contract is valued at $45.8 million.

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NASA Study Finds Earth's Lakes May Be Warming

Satellites Measured Temperatures In 167 Lakes Worldwide

In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, NASA researchers determined Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years, possibly in response to climate change.

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AD NUMBER: 2010-23-28

MANUFACTURER: SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes  

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Aero-TV: Changing of The Guard -- Rod Hightower and the Future of EAA (Part 1)

On The Record and Without Adult Supervision (Grin), Hightower Goes One On One With ANN

A funny thing happened a few weeks ago at the 2010 NBAA Convention... EAA's new President was wondering the halls... all by himself. No big entourage... no media guy at his elbow... and Tom Poberezny was nowhere in sight. In just a few weeks at the helm of EAA, it appears that the newest leader in the aero-biz has been cleared to solo and was seen at NBAA (and later at AOPA) all by his lonesome...

Cirrus Denies Reports of Sale To China

Surprising/Worrisome Details Swirl Around Future of Company

News and Analysis by ANN Editor-In-Chief/CEO Jim Campbell ANN has been monitoring a number of reports suggesting that a change in Cirrus Aircraft's ownership may soon take place. Reports from a number of persons with information on the company's potential plans (which have been building for a number of months, with increasing creditability/accuracy) suggest that a sale of all or part of the company may be in the offing ... a process that seems to have attracted an interesting cast of characters including one that casts a pretty strong shadow.

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Aero-TV: Changing of The Guard -- Rod Hightower and the Future of EAA (Part 1)

On The Record and Without Adult Supervision (Grin), Hightower Goes One On One With ANN

A funny thing happened a few weeks ago at the 2010 NBAA Convention... EAA's new President was wondering the halls... all by himself. No big entourage... no media guy at his elbow... and Tom Poberezny was nowhere in sight. In just a few weeks at the helm of EAA, it appears that the newest leader in the aero-biz has been cleared to solo and was seen at NBAA (and later at AOPA) all by his lonesome...

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FAA Closing In On Certification Of Digital Autopilot

Avidyne Adding Features To The DFC100

Even as they anticipate FAA certification of the DFC100 late this year, Avidyne is adding features for their new Digital Flight Control System.

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Expedition 25's Return To Earth Marks ISS Milestone

Soyuz Landing Caps Space Station's First Decade of Expeditions

 In a world that once breathlessly followed every inch of our progress into space, an amazing milestone came and went, barely noticed, during the Thanksgiving holidays. Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Thursday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Yurchikhin, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 8:23 p.m. EST from the station's Rassvet module. The trio landed at 2346 (1046 on Nov. 26 local time) at a site northeast of the town of Arkalyk.

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Klyde Morris (11.29.10)

Is Someone Trying To Frame Klyde?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Bye Energy, Panacis Sign Agreement For Electric Aircraft Components

Companies Will Collaborate On Battery Storage, Control System

An aviation alternative energy technology company and a designer of mobile power products have agreed to collaborate on the development, integration and manufacturing of battery storage systems for Bye Energy's electric and electric-hybrid propulsion system for general aviation aircraft.

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First A350XWB Thrust Reverser Shipped For Testing

Largest Ever Designed And Built By Goodrich

The first of the thrust reverser for the Airbus A350 XWB, which will be installed on a Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine and be used in the engine ground test program later this year, has been delivered by Goodrich Corporation to the Rolls-Royce facility in Derby, England.

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Company Offers Upgraded Web-Based Flight Planning Software

Free Access To A Suite Of Flight Planning Tools Compatible With Mobile Devices

Pilots looking to sit down in front of a computer and work out a flight plan might want to consider iFlightPlanner.com, which the company says is an upgraded online flight planning utility unveiled this week.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.29.10): Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) Acronym for Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System. It is the computerized system that processes NEXRAD and ASOS data received at National Weather Service Forecast Offices.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.29.10)

Aero-Linx: Aviation Simulation Group The site represents "a consortium of engineers and manufacturers who have come together to serve your needs for aviation simulation products; Primarily for the F-16 at this time."

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.29.10)

"That makes no sense... and no one we're talking to has indicated that they are looking to move Cirrus away from Duluth. It really makes no sense to take Cirrus out of Duluth." Source: Cirrus Co-Founder, Dale Klapmeier, denying reports of Cirrus Aircraft's sale to a Chinese concern and the possibility that the company may be moved out of the US.

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