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April 05, 2011

Investigation Underway In New Orleans A320 Incident

Crew Smelled Smoke In The Cockpit, Skidded Off Runway After Landing

The NTSB has sent a team to investigate an incident involving a passenger jetliner in New Orleans.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.05.11

A United A320 makes an emergency landing in new Orleans.
The FAA will issue an AD for older 737s today.
And Gulfstream identifies the victims of a weekend testing accident.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.05.11

A United A320 makes an emergency landing in new Orleans.
The FAA will issue an AD for older 737s today.
And Gulfstream identifies the victims of a weekend testing accident.


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ANN Special Feature: Copters for a Cause - 04.05.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Cayce Batterson, founder and chairman of an intriguing new caritable support group called "Copters for a Cause."

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 04.05.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.05.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.05.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Copters for a Cause - 04.05.11 (ANN Special Report, with Cayce Batterson)

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Eclipse Receives STC For Avio IFMS

Fully Integrated Flight Management System Available As An Option For All Eclipse Jets

The FAA has issued an STC to Eclipse Aerospace for an Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS) for the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet.

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Marine Corps Teaches Old Plane New Tricks In Afghanistan

KC-130J "Harvest Hawk" Is A One-Of-A-Kind Weapons System

One of the U.S. military’s most seasoned aircraft has found a new purpose as a one-of-a-kind weapon for the Marine Corps in support of troops on the ground in Afghanistan.

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Flight Attendant Union Applauds Announcement of New TSA Alternate Screening

FAs To Be Included After Initial Program Testing With Pilots

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) said over the weekend it supports TSA's new program that will promote an alternate screening of crewmembers.

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Lufthansa Selects PW1100G For A320neo

Contract Expected To Be Concluded With Airbus Soon

Lufthansa has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G engines for its order of 30 aircraft in the A320neo family.

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Simulated Test Flights Prepare For Passenger Aircraft Of The Future

Conventional Aircraft Modified And Programmed With Characteristics Of Possible Future Airliner

The German Aerospace Center has been performing flight tests to simulate and study the flight characteristics of large 'flying wing' configurations to prepare for future aircraft designs.

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John And Martha Fly The Cessna Citation Mustang

You Can Go Along For The Ride

A new training course from King Schools titled "Flying the Citation Mustang-Single Pilot" is now available, according to King Schools founders John and Martha King.

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Mexico's Interjet Flies With Honewell 'Green Jet Fuel'

Process Technology Produces Biofuel From Mexican-Sourced Jatropha

An Interjet Airbus A320-214 has flown from from Mexico City to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas using Honeywell UOP's "Green Jet Fuel", a blend of traditional jet fuel and biofuel produced from Mexican-sourced jatropha to power one of its CFM56-5B4/3 engines.

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SAAF (Finally) Takes Delivery Of Fully Operational Rooivalk Helicopters

Aircraft Has Been In Development Since 1984

The first five fully operational Rooivalk helicopters were handed over to the South African Air Force (SAAF) by Denel Aviation April 1st. These fully operational aircraft are designated as the Rooivalk Mk 1. Previously, although the Rooivalks could fly, they were not truly operational, and could not be deployed.

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Twenty-Fifth B777 Delivered To Qatar Airways

Carrier Considers The Model To Be Its "Flagship" Airliner

A 25th B777 has been delivered to Qatar Airways by Boeing in a ceremony held on April 1. The airplane is a 777-300ER (extended range).

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Boeing To Feature Latest Innovations At National Space Symposium

Approach And Landing Test Vehicle, CST-100 Mock-Up Among Products On Display

Boeing plans to spotlight its satellites, human spaceflight activities and network-enhanced technologies at the Space Foundation's 27th National Space Symposium.

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AD: Piper

AD NUMBER: 2011-06-10

MANUFACTURER: Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by The New Piper Aircraft, Inc.) Models PA-46-310P, PA-46-350P, and PA-46R-350T Airplanes.

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Classic Aero-TV: Cameron Balloon's Baird -- A Business With Its Ups and Downs #1

A True Ballooning Expert Outlines The Sport For Aero-TV

For the thousands of you that have already seen some of the Aero-TV programming that we produced at the 2010 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, its no secret that we had a great time in and amongst the lofty flying machines that floated all over New Mexico in early October. We've heard from a number of you that the sport looked interesting... and more challenging than many realized... which has produced some curiosity about the modern sport of Hot-Air ballooning.

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United, Continental FAs Set To Vote To Unify

Move Would Create The World's Largest Flight Attendant Union

The National Mediation Board (NMB) has granted the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA's (AFA) request to declare that the United/Continental merger has created a single transportation system for the purposes of Flight Attendant representation.

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NTSB Issues Initial Report In G650 Accident

Few Details in Accident That Fatally Injured Four Gulfstream Employees

The NTSB investigator in charge of the probe into Saturday's accident involving one of the G650 test aircraft gave an initial report Monday at the Roswell Airport where the accident occurred.

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NASA Retargets Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch For April 29

Earlier Launch Would Have Conflicted With Russian Progress Vehicle Docking

Following discussions among the International Space Station partners on Sunday, NASA has targeted the launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission for 1547 EDT on Friday, April 29. The delay removes a scheduling conflict with a Russian Progress supply vehicle.

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Some AF Flight 447 Debris Found In The Atlantic

French Investigators Say Two Bodies Located As Well

Crews searching for the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, which went down in the Atlantic Ocean nearly two years ago, say they have located parts of the missing airplane, but have not yet found the missing cockpit voice and flight data recorders critical to the investigation.

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AeroVironment Discloses UAV Mishap

But Details Withheld Concerning The Accident

AeroVironment Inc. has confirmed that one of its unmanned aircraft experienced a mishap during a test flight at Edwards Air Force Base on Friday.

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TSA To Begin Testing Crewmember Identity Verification Program

All Airlines Eligible To Participate In Initial Testing

Representatives from ALPA and ATA met recently with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole and received approval from TSA for testing of a new crewmember screening system.

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LSA Manufacturers Tour Southeast

Five Companies Display Airplanes At Four Airports

Five LSA manufacturers are planning bring their aircraft to four cities in the Southeast this week, with stops in Savannah, Williamston, and Atlanta GA, as well as Greenville, SC.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.05.11)

“The Harvest Hawk launched a Hellfire, neutralizing the enemy threat.” Source: Capt. Christopher Klempay, the air officer for 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.05.11): On Course

Used to indicate that an aircraft is established on the route centerline, and used by ATC to advise a pilot making a radar approach that his/her aircraft is lined up on the final approach course.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.05.11)

The National Association Of State Aviation Officials

Founded in 1931, NASAO is one of the most senior aviation organizations in the United States, predating even the Federal Aviation Administration’s predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Authority.

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