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July 16, 2009

Bolden And Garver Confirmed By U.S. Senate

New Administrators Both Returning To NASA

Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the twelfth administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Lori Beth Garver was confirmed as NASA's deputy administrator.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.16.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.16.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.16.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Bob Reece, Arlington Fly-In - 07.16.09 (ANN Special Report, from Arlington 2009, with Bob Reece)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.16.09

The Arlington Fly-In had a great 2009.
GAMA opens an office in Europe.
And sixth time is the charm for Endeavour.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.16.09

The Arlington Fly-In had a great 2009.
GAMA opens an office in Europe.
And sixth time is the charm for Endeavour.


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ANN Special Feature: Bob Reece, Arlington Fly-In - 07.16.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bob Reece, Chief Judge at the Arlington Fly-In and EAA AirVenture, about what common oversights by builders cost them points in judging, and how PDAs have replaced paper

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Boeing To Cut Jobs In Defense Programs

As Many As 1,000 Could Be Affected

An internal memo distributed to Boeing employees on Monday indicated that defense cuts will cost about 1,000 people their jobs with the company, but it has not been determined exactly where the cuts will be made.

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NTSB: Boeing 737 Designed To Limit 'Tear' Damage

Airliner Which Depressurized Monday Performed As Designed

The Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 which depressurized after a hole developed in its roof was designed to limit damage in such an accident, according to the NTSB.

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NTSB Releases Probable Cause Report On 2008 Wyoming Mid-Air

Neither Pilot Saw The Other Aircraft

A mid-air collision which occurred last August in Wyoming happened because the pilots of the two aircraft involved simply did not see each other, according to a probable cause report released Tuesday by the NTSB.

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Two French Pilots Reportedly Saved By Airframe Parachute

Deployed After The Aircraft Entered An "Unrecoverable Spin"

It's why they first decided it might be a good idea to have them on airplanes. A Polaris FK-14 LSA flying at about 2400 feet in southern France was doing some stall and maneuvering practice when it entered what its pilot determined was an unrecoverable spin...

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F-22 Debate Reflects Broader Acquisition Challenges

Gates Will Use Raptor As An Example In Speech Thursday

 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is pressing his point with Congress -- that the Defense Department doesn't need more than 187 F-22 aircraft, according to Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters Wednesday. If the department is forced to buy more than it needs, other defense needs will suffer, he said.

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Elbit Systems To Establish Mission Training Center For Israeli Air Force

The $55 Million Project Will Include Instruction And Maintenance Services

Elbit Systems Ltd. said Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defence for the establishment of a mission training center for the Israeli Air Force's (IAF) pilots of F-16C/D and F-16I fighter aircraft.

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Global Airline Capacity Continues To Stabilize

OAG Releases July Figures On The Number Of Available Seats

One year on since the world's airlines began to curb their seat capacity in the face of global economic pressures, the cutbacks are starting to stabilize with just over 315 million seats on offer this month, a drop of just one percent over July 2008 levels...

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'Aviation Maintenance' Is Closing Up Print Shop

The Publication Will Continue Online

It's another sign of the times for the struggling print media. "Access Intelligence", the company that publishes the magazine "Aviation Maintenance", is moving its entire operation online, costing one journalist and one salesperson their jobs

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Boeing Delivers First Globemaster III

12 Nations Worked Together To Build Airlifter

In the culmination of many years of collaboration on the part of a dozen nations, Boeing has delivered the first Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) C-17 Globemaster III during a ceremony at its final assembly facility in Long Beach, paving the way for the advanced airlifter’s historic arrival at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, later this month.

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Alliance for Aviation Across America Joins The FAA Chorus

Praises Senate Commerce Committee Version Of FAA Reauthorization Bill

The Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday introduced a bill to reauthorize the FAA, and in response, the Alliance for Aviation Across America released the following statement: "We commend the Senate Commerce Committee for introducing a comprehensive FAA Reauthorization bill that will provide the necessary funding for modernization of our air traffic control system..." 

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Aero-TV: Kannad 406 ELTs -- The Next Generation

Have YOU Upgraded YOUR ELT?

While perusing the wares at the most recent iteration of the AEA Convention and Toy Show (grin), there was no end to the glitzy, exciting goodies that pilots absolutely love to play with. Not so noticeable, though, were the latest generation of ELTs... not nearly as sexy as the latest glass panels.. its easy to forget all about them until you wind up in a stricken bird down in the boonies wondering if ANYONE is on their way to retrieve you.

Arlington 2009 Turnout 'Phenomenal'

Washington State Fly-In Reports 14% Boost In Attendance

Tracking the trend seen across the country, the Arlington Fly-In in Washington State last weekend reports an increase both in attendance and number of airplanes participating, according to the EAA.

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Aero-TV: Kannad 406 ELTs -- The Next Generation

Have YOU Upgraded YOUR ELT?

While perusing the wares at the most recent iteration of the AEA Convention and Toy Show (grin), there was no end to the glitzy, exciting goodies that pilots absolutely love to play with. Not so noticeable, though, were the latest generation of ELTs... not nearly as sexy as the latest glass panels. Its easy to forget all about them until you wind up in a stricken bird down in the boonies wondering is ANYONE is on their way to retrieve you.

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Tennessee Town Moves Ahead On New GA Airport

Farmers And Residents Near The Site Voice Strong Opposition

The city council in Cleveland, Tennessee, is moving ahead with plans to build an airport on land it has purchased for that purpose, despite the fact that it is outside the city limits and over the strong objections of people living near the site.

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Third Time (X2) Is A Charm For Endeavour

Shuttle Finally Headed For ISS

What was it that Arlo Guthrie said in "Alice's Restaurant"? Once more in 5 part harmony ... with feeling ... or words to that effect. That must have been how the crew of Endeavour felt when they suited up for the 6th time on Wednesday and climbed back aboard their spacecraft, but this time they won't be getting off until they reach ISS.

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Senate Commerce Committee Recognizes Airline Passengers' Rights

Flyers Rights Organization Praises FAA Reauthorization Bill

Even though most of us would always REALLY rather ride in one of the front seats of an airplane, occasionally we all have to sit in the back. So, this might be of interest. The Senate Commerce Committee version of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 unveil on Tuesday includes provisions for an "Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights".

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Aero-Base Inc. Of Montreal To Keep Commander In Cape Girardeau

Commander Premier Aircraft Corporation Hopes To Produce New Aircraft

Breathing life into a once-popular GA airplane, Commander Premier Aircraft Corporation (CPAC), based at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, said Monday that its Board of Directors has approved a letter of intent to sell CPAC to Aero-Base Inc. of Montreal, Canada.

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GAMA Testifies On General Aviation Security At House Hearing

GAMA Chairman Questions TSA's Use Of Security Directives For Rulemaking

Testifying Wednesday before the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, Chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the President and CEO of Jeppesen, Mark Van Tine, said that if TSA, industry, and Congress work together on general aviation security issues...

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Civilian Helicopter Reported Shot Down In Afghanistan

Aircraft Was Carrying Humanitarian Aid

An Mi-26 helicopter owned by the Moldovan air charter company Pecotox-Airi was shot down in the southern Afghanistan province of Helmand, an area known for its opium poppy cultivation and heavy fighting with the Taliban. 6 Ukranian crew members were reportedly killed in the incident.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.16.09)

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"I have no indication that they would not authorize us to do that ...Because that's just part of the procedure in the state law." Source: City of Cleveland airport board chairman Lynn Devault

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.16.09): Aviation Weather Center

Aviation Weather Center As one of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, it is the national center for weather information that is used daily by the Federal Aviation Administration, commercial airlines, and private pilots. It is entering a new phase of service, growing to accept global forecasting responsibilities.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.16.09)

Aero-Linx: Arlington Fly-In With great news about attendence at Arlington, and to prime the pump just a bit for Oshkosh, here's a look at the NWEAA's Arlington Fly-In site.

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