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February 23, 2011

Libyan Crew Ordered To Fire On Protesters Crash Jet

Pilots Eject, Allow Aircraft To Go Down

The crew of a Libyan Air Force jet reportedly ejected from their fighters and allowed it to crash Wednesday rather than fire on protesters in Benghazi, the second-largest city in Libya.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.23.11

Some Libyan military pilots are refusing to fire on unarmed protestors.
GAMA sees encouraging economic signs.
And at least 200 furloughed flight attendants will be recalled by America

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.23.11

Some Libyan military pilots are refusing to fire on unarmed protestors.
GAMA sees encouraging economic signs.
And at least 200 furloughed flight attendants will be recalled by America

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ANN Special Feature: Dave Juwel at Sebring 2011 - 02.23.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with long-time contributor Dave Juwel about a syndrome Dave once called "ITBOA BNITBOB." Or, "in the business of aviation, but not in the business of busines

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 02.23.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.23.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.23.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Dave Juwel at Sebring 2011 - 02.23.11 (ANN Special Report, with ANN Contributor Dave Juwel)

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Founding Member Of Twirly Birds To Attend Annual Meeting

Soloed A Helicopter After Only Three And A Half Hours Instruction

Commander Stewart Ross Graham, a Founding Member of Twirly Birds, will be the honored guest during the organizations annual meeting planned during the HAI Heli-Expo in Orlando, FL. Commander Graham, USCG, (Ret.) first soloed in a helicopter in 1943 and signed the original membership roll helping form Twirly Birds in 1945.

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Canadian Hawk Support Contract Awarded To BAE

Will Support NATO Jet Trainers In Collaboration With Bombardier

Underpinning the growing importance of support and services to its business portfolio, BAE Systems has today announced a new $6.16 million contract to continue support of Hawk jet trainers at the NATO Flying Training program based in Canada (NFTC).

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TSA Administrator Applauds Adoption Of Global Aviation Security Measures

ICAO Conference In New Delhi Outlines A "Roadmap" To Security

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole this week joined the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regional Conference in New Delhi, India, where the 14 member states in attendance adopted the Security Roadmap on Aviation.

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Business Jet Center OAK Sets Fuel Volume Sales Record

2010 Best Year on Record; January Best Month Ever

Perhaps a sign of an improving economy? FBO service provider Business Jet Center (BJC) reported Monday that 2010 was the best year on record for fuel sales volume at their Oakland International Airport location.

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Advanced NASA Instrument To Get Up Close With Martian Rocks

APXS Will Land On Mars In August, 2012

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, will carry a next generation, onboard "chemical element reader" to measure the chemical ingredients in Martian rocks and soil.

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Schiebel Delivers Camcopter S-100 UAS To Jordan

Will Primarily Fly Surveillance And Recon Missions

Following contract award in July 2010, Schiebel has delivered two Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) to the King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) of Jordan.

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Libyan Airport Falls Victim To Violence

Reports Say Benghazi Airport Has Been 'Destroyed'

The Egyptian Foreign Minister says that Libya's Benghazi Airport has been "destroyed" during the violent uprising going on in that country.

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CAF Voted Favorite 'Don't Mess With Texas' Ad Of Past 25 Years

Favorite Out Of 38 Commercials Produced By Texas DOT

With nearly 600,000 total votes cast in the Face-Off, Texans have declared the Confederate Air Force, now the Commemorative Air Force, the favorite "Don't Mess with Texas" TV ad of the past 25 years.

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Bell Subs Out $3.8 Million H-1 Helicopter Upgrade Contract

LaBarge Will Provide Electronic Assemblies For USMC Helos

A contract worth $3.8 million has been awarded to LaBarge, a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), by Bell Helicopter to continue to produce electronic assemblies for the H-1 Upgrade Program for helicopters used by the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Gulf Helicopters Signs Contract For Five AW139 Helicopters

Grows Overall AW139 Fleet To Seventeen

A contract for five AW139 helicopters equipped for offshore passenger transportation operations has been inked by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar, AgustaWestland announced Monday.

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Associated Air Center Gaining Momentum In VIP Completions Orders

New and Repeat Business Fuels Growing Backlog

The Large Transport Category, VIP aircraft Completions center of Standard Aero in Dallas, TX, has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) and received a Slot Deposit from a Far East customer for upcoming/near-term VIP completion work on a new ("green") Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ).

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Classic Aero-TV: WAI 2010 Attendees On Career Choice (Part 1)

From The 21st Annual Women In Aviation Conference, Part 1

ANN E-I-C Note: By the time that you read this, ANN and Aero-TV personnel will be on their way to Reno, NV, for the 22nd Annual Women In Aviation Conference... we are looking forward to this year's event more than ever since we will be announcing the two winners of the first scholarships we will be offering in memory of Vicki and we're THRILLED with the two women who impressed us so much that we decided they were

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Piper Grows Market Share, Billings In 2010

International Markets Provide Large Share Of Increases

Piper Aircraft Inc. significantly increased its new aircraft market share, billings and deliveries during 2010, highlighted by the company's performance in the pilot training sector. And for the first time in recent Piper history, international exports accounted for more than half of the company's volume.

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Secretary Of The Air Force Takes Stock Of Progress, Future Challenges

Vice CSAF: Air Force Must Prepare For More Complex, Varied Ops

During remarks to the Air Force Association's 27th Annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition in Orlando, FL Feb. 18, the Air Force's senior ranking official reviewed the service' s priorities and underscored Air Force commitment to making the most of available resources in a challenging fiscal environment.

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New Helicopter On Army's Radar

Curtchfield: New Rotary Wing Platform Should Be An Army Priority

While most of the focus in today's Army is on the war fighter and how best to support current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a leader in military aviation is calling for some of that focus to shift to the equipment needs of the future.

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Preparations Continue For Thursday Launch Of Discovery

Technicians Load Shuttle's PRSD For Flight

Liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen was loaded into Discovery's Power Reactant Storage and Distribution system Tuesday as the countdown for the STS-133 mission continues. Discovery is to lift off Thursday, Feb. 24, at 1650 EST.

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Despite Complications, Civil Helicopter Market Appears Poised To Trend Up

Timing Is Still Unsure, But One Analyst Thinks The Answer Is "Soon"

Helicopters have a lot of moving parts -- as do all the different and intertwining markets driving sales in this industry. And GA analyst Brian Foley sees a bright spot in this, at least for the rotorcraft market.

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Embraer Inaugurates 1st US Final Assembly Plant

New Florida Facility For Phenom Final Production

Embraer celebrated the opening of its first U.S.aircraft final assembly plant Monday at Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida. The new 80,000-square-foot hangar and modern paint shop facility is dedicated to the executive jet business in the company's largest market.

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Extreme Aerosports Named New US Agent For Sbach Aircraft

Two Models Capable Of Aerobatic Competition In The "Unlimited" Class

Extreme Aerosports of Corvallis,OR has been named as the US agent for XtremeAir's Sbach series of aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.23.11)

"As our industry builds back to growth and prosperity, we will need to work in industry-government partnerships where there is tremendous pressure to do much more with much less." Source: GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.23.11): Maintain

Concerning altitude/flight level, the term means to remain at the altitude/flight level specified.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.23.11)

Jim Scotti's Apollo Page

 A fan site with lots of good info about the Apollo program. Pics from the lunar surface, links to other space program sites, and bios of some of the astronauts.

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