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January 22, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.22.10

Piper debuts its new LSA at Sebring.
Fees for checked bags are on the rise.
And Air France KLM adds a surcharge for obese passengers.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.22.10

Piper debuts its new LSA at Sebring.
Fees for checked bags are on the rise.
And Air France KLM adds a surcharge for obese passengers.


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ANN Special Feature: Opening Day at Sebring - 01.22.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell, who's at the opening day of the US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, about the Piper Sport's debut, the new Garmin G3X, and the gene

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 01.22.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.22.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.22.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Opening Day at Sebring - 01.22.10 (ANN Special Report, with ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell)

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Final Training Day for STS-130 Crew

Crew Scheduled To Return To Houston Friday

The six members of the STS-130 crew climbed aboard space shuttle Endeavour on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Thursday for a complete launch countdown simulation right up to the point of liftoff.

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HAI Announces 2010 Sikorsky Humanitarian Service, AgustaWestland Safety Awards

Awards To Be Presented At Heli-Expo In February

The winners of the AgustaWestland Safety Award, as well as the Sikorsky Humanitarian Service Awards for 2010 were announced by HAI Monday.

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Jeff Skiles To Keynote The AEA Awards Lunch In April

Skiles Was Flying The Airbus A320 When The Bird Strike Occurred

Jeff Skiles, first officer of US Airways Flight 1549, "The Miracle on the Hudson," will be the guest speaker for the AEA Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 9, during the Aircraft Electronics Association's 53rd annual International Convention & Trade Show, from April 7-10, in Orlando, FL.

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D-Model WACO Classic Nears Certification

New Aircraft Built Under Original FAA Typer Certificate

The folks at WACO Classic tell ANN that they are nearing certification of their D-model aircraft based on a half-century old design. The WACO Classic YMF 5-D sports a larger engine, electronic engine instruments, and an MT Taper Tip Propeller.

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Responds To ASAP's 2009 Annual Report

Says It Is Impossible To Comply With Standards That Do Not Exist

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation on Thursday released a statement responding to the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel's 2009 annual report.  

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Copa Airlines Takes Delivery Of Two Boeing 737-800 Aircraft

Copa Claims One Of The Youngest Fleets In The Americas

Copa Airlines, has taken delivery of two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft as part of its ongoing fleet expansion. With the addition of these aircraft the airline says it is continuing to expand its "Hub of the Americas", increasing both the number of flights and destinations.

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NASA Unveils Concept For Personal VTOL 'Puffin'

Utilizes Technology Similar To V-22 Osprey

NASA unveiled a new concept in personal transportation at the American Helicopter Society convention in San Francisco Wednesday. The electric-powered single "place" aircraft with a 13-foot wingspan is designed to take off and land vertically, and cruise at 121 knots.

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China Southern Plans To Buy 20 Airbus A320s

Deliveries Expected To Begin In 2011

China Southern Airlines said Thursday it had agreed to buy 20 Airbus A320 jets, and expects to return to profitability based on falling fuel costs and strengthening passenger demand.

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FAA Sends Temporary Air Traffic Control Tower To Haiti

Additional Assistance Includes Exemptions To Expand The Pool Of Relief Aircraft Available

At the request of the Haitian government, the FAA dispatched a portable, temporary control tower to Haiti Thursday to help assist with aircraft operations at Port-au-Prince International Airport.

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Klyde Morris (01.22.10)

Northwest... Complaints? Who Knew?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Senate Commerce Committee Examines Airline Security

Rockefeller Says Security Will Be A Major Focus For The Committee This Year

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a full committee hearing Wednesday on "The State of Aviation Security: Is Our Current System Capable of Meeting the Threat?"

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AOPA Realigns Government Affairs Division

New Organizational Structure Mirrors Government Interactions

The AOPA has realigned its Government Affairs division. The organization says the new structure aligns areas of responsibility along natural regulatory lines by mirroring the organizational structure of government agencies.

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Senior Leadership Changes Announced At Cessna

Mike Shonka Retires, Ron Alberti Takes Over Skycatcher Production

Cessna Aircraft Company  has reorganized its senior leadership team, the company announced Thursday.

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WAI Conference Convenes In February In Orlando, Florida

A Panel Of Industry Leaders Will Address The Conference Annual Luncheon

Attendees at the Women in Aviation, International (WAI) Conference will have the opportunity to hear the opinions of four noted industry leaders during a panel discussion at the Conference's annual luncheon.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.22.10)

"We feel there's pent-up demand, people have been sitting on the sidelines, and maybe an announcement like this will be just what it takes to get them to jump into the pool." Source: Piper CEO Kevin Gould.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.22.10): DME Fix

A geographical position determined by reference to a navigational aid which provides distance and azimuth information.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.22.10)

Light Sport Aircraft

With the opening of the Sebring Light Sport Aircraft Expo Thursday, we thought it would be an appropraite time for a refresher about the parameters that allow an airplane to be designated as an LSA. For that, it's always best to just go to the source.

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AD NUMBER: 2010-01-10

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747- 100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes Equipped With General Electric CF6-45 or -50 Series Engines, or Equipped With Pratt & Whitney JT9D-3 or -7 (Excluding -70) Series Engines  

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