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September 04, 2008

Storied Russian Test Pilot To Share 'Tales' At Embry-Riddle

Georgy Mosolov Will Speak At Daytona Beach, Prescott Campuses

World renowned Russian test pilot Col. Georgy Mosolov will give his presentation, "Tales of a Russian Test Pilot," later this month at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach, FL and Prescott, AZ campuses.

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SBAC Publishes Briefing Paper On Future Aerospace Production

Promotes "Cleaner Aircraft Made In Greener Way"

The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) has published the tenth of its briefing papers examining how the industry can reduce further its impact on the environment. The latest examines the way in which the manufacturing process can be improved to support the development of cleaner and greener aircraft... and makes for some interesting reading.

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Lockheed Martin Wins Contract For P-3 Outer Wing Sets

First Deliveries Expected In 2010

It's a significant -- and needed -- advance for an aging workhorse. Lockheed Martin announced Thursday it has won a $129.3 million contract to build a total of 13 new outer wing sets for the US Navy's fleet of venerable P-3 Orion reconnaissance planes. The all new production outer wings will be delivered to the Navy beginning in early 2010 for installation on selected aircraft.

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Though Wary Of Storms, NASA Moves Atlantis To Pad

Launch Scheduled For Early October

Buoyed by weather forecasts that show Florida's Space Coast presently out-of-danger from several offshore storms, on Thursday NASA moved the space shuttle Atlantis to the launch pad, in anticipation of its launch on the STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

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More Signs Of Hard Times: Cirrus Lays Off Workers

Company Trimming Eight Percent Of Workforce

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.04.08 1745 EDT: Tough economic times have resulted in more layoffs within the general aviation industry. Cirrus Design announced Thursday it will lay off 100 workers by the end of this week, as it works to scale back overhead in the face of declining sales.

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Seven Lost In Helo Accident On Dubai Oil Rig

Bell 212 Crashed On Takeoff At Night

A Bell 212 helicopter carrying foreign contractors crashed on takeoff from an offshore oil platform off the coast of Dubai Thursday, claiming all seven people onboard.

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EAA, Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In Sign Sponsorship Agreement

Event Celebrates Its 44th Anniversary On September 6-7

The Experimental Aircraft Association announced Thursday it has signed an agreement with the Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In (MERFI), one of the nation's oldest recreational aviation events, intended to bring higher visibility to the MERFI event.. while also clearly defining EAA's role in the popular fly-in.

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Blue Angels, Snowbirds Among Performers At Upcoming Fleet Week

Stellar Lineup Coming To San Francisco October 9-14

Fleet week organizers announced this week the US Navy's Blue Angels will be returning to the skies of San Francisco for the event's 28th annual appearance, October 9-14, 2008. The weeklong celebration is expected to attract an estimated one million spectators along the San Francisco waterfront.

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AAIB Says Ice In Fuel Likely Caused BA 777 Accident At Heathrow

Recommends Operators Of Type Cycle Throttles In Flight

British investigators are reasonably certain ice crystals blocked fuel lines on a British Airways airliner that landed short of the runway at London's Heathrow Airport in January.

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Machinists Vote To Strike Boeing

Members Reject Contract Offer; Walkout Delayed 48 Hours

By an overwhelming majority, employees represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have rejected the "best and final" contract offer from Boeing, and voted Wednesday to strike the American planemaker immediately. But union leaders told workers to stay on the job a little longer, in the hopes Boeing may find some new incentives to offer.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.04.08

Aviation Management Degrees, With Kenny Downing Of Utah Valley University

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.04.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.04.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Would You Benefit From An Aviation Management Degree? 09.04.08 (ANN Special Report, with Kenny Downing, Aviation Marketing

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World Airways Operates MD-11 Freighter For Air France

Aircraft Has Been Called Upon Before

World Airways announced this week it recently signed a contract with Air France to operate one MD-11F on a full-time basis for service from France to a variety of destinations in North Africa and a weekly flight to Brazil.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.04.08

Lycoming loses a legal battle over crankshaft liability.
Bombardier reports the first flight of the CRJ1000 prototype.
And Eclipse Aviation quietly shuffles management.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.04.08

Lycoming loses a legal battle over crankshaft liability.
Bombardier reports the first flight of the CRJ1000 prototype.
And Eclipse Aviation quietly shuffles management.


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ANN Special Feature: Kenny Downing, Utah Valley University - 09.04.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kenny Downing, Aviation Marketing Manager at Utah Valley University, about aviation management degrees, who needs one, and what's offered by UVU to both resident student

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Aero-TV Ponders Some VLJ Questions... And VLJ Answers

A Number of Eclipse Buyers Talk About Their Decisions

Wow; what a difference a few weeks make... ANN's Aero-TV crews spent some time in Albuquerque a few weeks back, before Oshkosh and the startling events that occurred there -- and chatted up a number of Eclipse owners/buyers about their thoughts about the airplane, the industry, and the issues of the day. We present their discussion for your perusal, and look forward to getting back to some of these same people in the next year to see how their answers, concerns and aspirations have held up as Eclipse remakes itself -- post Raburn.

Aero-TV Ponders Some VLJ Questions... And VLJ Answers

  Eclipse Buyers Talk About Their Decisions

Wow; what a difference a few weeks make... ANN's Aero-TV crews spent some time in Albuquerque a few weeks back, before Oshkosh and the startling events that occurred there -- and chatted up a number of Eclipse owners/buyers about their thoughts about the airplane, the industry, and the issues of the day. We present their discussion for your perusal, and look forward to getting back to some of these same people in the next year to see how their answers, concerns and aspirations have held up as Eclipse remakes itself -- post Raburn.

 

 

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Midwest Airlines To Outsource Routes As Part Of Financing Deal

Airline Secures $60 Million In Funding... But At A High Price

Midwest Airlines announced Wednesday "significant progress" in its ongoing quest to remain in business. The Milwaukee-based airline said it has secured $60 million in additional financing, including commitments from TPG Capital and Republic Airways Holdings, an Indianapolis-based airline holding company.

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DOT Says Airline On-Time Performance Improved In July

Better Than Monthly AND Yearly Figures

Here are some encouraging signs the abysmal performance of US airlines may be turning around, however slowly. Flights operated by the nation’s largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past July than in both the previous month and July 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released Wednesday by the US Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Airline Clears Muslim Pilot To Return To Cockpit

Colgan Air Grounded Him After Finding Name On Watch List

It's a big victory for Erich Scherfen, though a larger battle still looms. On Wednesday, the New Jersey-born pilot was cleared to return to flight duty with Colgan Air, five months after he was suspended by the company.

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AAMS Reminds Public Of Importance Of Air Medical Services

Notes Medevac Aircraft Critical To Gustav Evacuation, Return

While the industry's reputation has been tarnished in recent months by a spate of tragic accidents, including a fatal helicopter downing last weekend... the Association of Air Medical Services notes medevac aircraft are vital for saving lives, particularly during times of national crisis.

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CBP Aircraft Deployed To Support Hurricane Gustav Response

Predator-B UAV Used To Survey Damage

US Customs and Border Protection has deployed the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Predator B to support the response and recovery efforts of Hurricane Gustav. CBP launched its Predator B Tuesday morning to provide live streaming video to damage assessment personnel.

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NASA's Carl Sagan Fellows To Study Extraterrestrial Worlds

Postdoctoral Scientists Eligible For Stipends To Study Exoplanets

NASA announced Wednesday the new Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships in Exoplanet Exploration, created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars.

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San Diego Fire-Rescue Takes Delivery Of Bell 412 Helicopter

Joins Model 212 Now In Service

Bell Helicopter announced the delivery Wednesday of a 412EP model medium lift helicopter to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, joining "Copter One," a Bell Model 212 currently operated by the air support division.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.04.08)

Aero-Linx! 

The 'Friends of Leiston Airfield' was formed in the summer of 1995 by Peter Saunders, Chris Betson and the late Peter Barker, after a group of people with holiday caravans on the 'Cakes & Ale Park', had become concerned that a small memorial erected on a hardstand in an area hidden from view from the general public, had become neglected and rubbish strewn.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.04.08): Quasar

Aero-Terms!

Quasi-stellar object observed mainly in radio waves. Quasars are extragalactic objects believed to be the very distant centers of active galaxies.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.04.08)

"Management's plan to replace all but nine of our B-717s with EMB 170s and replace Midwest pilots with Republic pilots will have a devastating impact -- raising the number of Midwest pilots who are out of work to approximately 300 of the some 400 pilots who were employed before TPG/NWA purchased the airline earlier this year. Furthermore, management restated its continued intent to wring drastic, draconian concessions from our pilots, holding our very jobs hostage as part of its deal with Republic."

Source: Captain Jay Schnedorf, chairman of the Midwest Airlines unit of the Air Line Pilots Association. The Milwaukee-based carrier announced Wednesday it has secured $60 million in additional financing, including commitments from TPG Capital and

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