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May 23, 2010

NTSB Sending Team To Assist Indian Gov't With Air India Express Accident

158 Reported Dead In Landing Accident

The NTSB has dispatched a team of investigators to assist the government of India with its investigation of yesterday's airplane accident in Mangalore.

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ALPA: Airlines Must Continue to Build on 'Already High' Professional Standards

Expects NTSB To 'Summarize And Identify Potential Actions'

ALPA participated in the NTSB Public Safety Forum on Professionalism in Aviation this week to underscore the exemplary professionalism of airline pilots, who safely flew more than 10 million flights in the United States and Canada in 2009.

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NTSB Releases Updated Information On 757 Cockpit Fire

Flight To Los Angeles Diverted To Dulles Airport Near Washington, DC

The NTSB has released a factual report in its continuing investigation of a fire aboard a Boeing 757 that diverted to Dulles Airport (IAD) enroute to Los Angeles International airport (LAX) from New York's John F. Kennedy International airport (JFK).

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Newly Deployed A-10 Unit Provides Close Air Support In Afghanistan

Fighter And Maintenance Squadrons On A Scheduled 4 Month Deployment

More than 200 pilots, maintainers and crew chiefs of the 81st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and the 81st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron arrived at Kandahar Airfield May 11 to provide close air support throughout Afghanistan.

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Cancer Survivor Ready To Fly

Amputated Foot Not Stopping Airman From Flying, Or Other Activities

One year ago, Air Force Senior Airman Brian Petras was flying C-130 Hercules missions around the world. Since then, the flight engineer was diagnosed with cancer, underwent extensive surgery, recuperated, returned to all duties except flying and passed his physical fitness test with no score adjustments.

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Wipaire's Caravan Single Point Fueling System Now G1000 Compatible

Available For Land Or Seaplane Configurations Of The Cessna 208

Gassing up a Caravan just got a bit easier, as St. Paul, MN-based Wipaire announced the certification of their redesigned Single Point Fueling System for the Cessna Caravan.

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Uvalde Flight Center Welcomes Samantha Harlan As New General Manager

Helo And Fixed-Wing Pilot With A Business Background

The Uvalde Flight Center in South Texas is pleased to welcome Samantha Harlan to her new position as General Manager of the Uvalde-based FBO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.23.10): Feeder Fix

Feeder Fix The fix depicted on Instrument Approach Procedure Charts which establishes the starting point of the feeder route.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.23.10)

Aero-Linx: The Junkyard Turbojet Engine An entertaining private site in which the author built an amateur jet engine out of parts scavenged from a number of sources. According to the site, "The engine presented here is based on a used automotive turbo charger, lots of off the shelf parts, and only a few custom made components. Anyone with a little knowledge of engines, access to a reasonably well stocked workshop, some free time, and some excess cash should be able to make an engine like mine, or an even better one." 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.23.10)

"I just enjoy flying... I can't stand sitting around. I like traveling. I like just being on the flight, and I like the challenge of it. As of right now, I'm 95 percent back to normal. There's really not much holding me back. I can run, snowboard, ride a bike, pretty much do anything. I can do everything I could before. I feel 100 percent confident I can go back and do my job without any problem." Source: Air Force Senior Airman Brian Petras -- who was flying C-130 Hercules missions around the world last year... 

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MANUFACTURER: General Electric Company CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and -3B1 Turbofan Engines  

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