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July 25, 2010

Zephyr Lands After Fourteen Plus Days Aloft

Solar Powered Aircraft Shattered Flight Records

The solar-powered Zephyr UAV has landed after more than 14 days of continuous flight powered by nothing more than sunlight.

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Two Days And Counting

Looking At Oshkosh In The Calm Before The Storm

The bad news is, it has been raining. The good news is, for the moment, it has stopped, and the forecast is for better weather for the early part of next week in central Wisconsin, and only a chance of showers and thundershowers later on.

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Meet The ANN Oshkosh AirVenture 2010 Crew - The Staff

And Be Nice To Them. They're With Zoom

I've got to say, we have an impressive lineup of editorial, audio, and video talent joining us this year for AirVenture 2010, and our goal is to bring you the best possible coverage of aviation's premier event in the U.S.

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GE Aviation Receives FAA Engine Certification on GEnx-2B, CF34-10A

Powerplants For The 747-8 And ARJ21

The FAA has issued type certificates for GE's GEnx-2B and CF34-10A engines. The Part 33 certifications were issued Friday at the FAA's office in Burlington, MA.

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Daddy, I Can't Sleep!

It Happens Like This Every Year…

It's getting to be that time again, AirVenture is nearly upon us. And like a kid anticipating a visit to Disneyland, so it is with many of us with Oshkosh.

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C-130J Provides Unique Look At Air Force Mission

The Super Hercules Is Designed For Combat Airlift, Which Is Different From Strategic Airlift

Approximately 285,000 spectators caught a glimpse of the C-130J Super Hercules at the Farnborough International Air Show.

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Boeing Delivers 800th Airplane to China

Company And Country Have A Long-Standing Relationship

The delivery of the 800th Boeing aircraft was celebrated Wednesday by the plane maker, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and Air China. The party centered on a new Air China Next-Generation 737-800.

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Bombardier Sells Seven Q400 NextGen Airliners To Qantas

To Be Operated By Regional QantasLink

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Australian flag carrier, Qantas Airways Ltd. has placed a firm order for seven Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The aircraft will be operated by Qantas’ wholly owned regional airline, QantasLink.

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Hartzell Aerospace Awarded Contract In Support Of LMI Aerospace

Company Will Provide Mitsubishi Regional Jet APU Inlet And Exhaust Components

Hartzell Aerospace has been awarded a long term contract by LMI Aerospace to design and supply the APU inlet and exhaust components for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), expected to enter into service in 2014.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.25.10)

"Sloshkosh, Oshslosh, Oshsquish ... we've come up with a few new names for this place over the past 48 hours." Source: ANN EIC Jim Campbell.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.25.10): Rain

Precipitation in the form of liquid water droplets greater than 0.5 mm. If widely scattered, the drop size may be smaller. It is reported as "R" in an observation and on the METAR.  

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