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February 26, 2010

Babbitt Keynotes Women In Aviation International Opening General Session

Themes Are Familiar: Professionalism, Safety

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt brought his message of safety and professionalism to the Women in Aviation International conference in Orlando, FL Friday, as the keynote speaker for the opening general session.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.26.10

The last ground test of a shuttle booster has been run by ATK.
The Air Force says the KC-X RFP is a a model of defense procurement reform.
And NTSB says a Skymaster lost part of a win

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.26.10

The last ground test of a shuttle booster has been run by ATK.
The Air Force says the KC-X RFP is a a model of defense procurement reform.
And NTSB says a Skymaster lost part of a win

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ANN Special Feature: Two CEOs with Small Jet Projects - 02.26.10

Two CEOs with little in common talk about their jet development programs. ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Cessna's Jack Pelton about the Citation Mustang, and with Alexander Craig of Stratos Aircraft

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Falcon 9 Standing Vertical At Cape Canaveral

Spacecraft Assembled, Rolled, Raised

SpaceX has lifted their Falcon 9 launch vehicle to vertical at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral. The spacecraft standing at the pad represents a full flight-ready Falcon 9 launch vehicle with Dragon qualification spacecraft.

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Embry-Riddle Bids To Fly First 'Green Fleet'

Will Test Biofuel With Swift Enterprises

With momentum building to find lead-free fuel alternatives for general aviation aircraft,  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is working on a plan to phase in lead-free renewable fuel in its training aircraft, the nation's largest collegiate fleet.

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The Forecast Is For Radiation And A Chance Of Solar Flares

NASA Unveils New Space-Weather Science Tool

When NASA's satellite operators need accurate, real-time space-weather information, they turn to the Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) of the Space Weather Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

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ATA Reports Increases In January Passenger Revenue, December Cargo Traffic

Recent Increases Reflect Uptick In Air Services Demand

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) issued a report Tuesday showing passenger revenue, based on a sample group of carriers, rose 1.4 percent in January versus the same month in 2009, reversing 14 consecutive months of declines.

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Timken To Outfit U.S. Army Apache Choppers

Company Will Provide Emergency Supply Of Nose Gearboxes

The Timken Company's Aerospace and Defense business has received an order to provide an emergency supply of left-hand engine nose gearboxes for aftermarket use on the U.S. Army's fleet of Apache Longbow helicopters.

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Airbus CEO Enders Expects A400M Financing Deal

Project Still $7 Billion Short

Thomas Enders, the president and CEO of Airbus says he is confident that the NATO countries who are partners in the A400M project will come to an agreement on how to share the cost overruns for the long-delayed military transport.

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Hawker Beechcraft, FlightSafety Host Maintenance Learning Center Grand Opening

Classrooms, Flight Sims, And Direct Runway Access

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) and FlightSafety International hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently completed FlightSafety International Hawker Beechcraft Maintenance Learning Center Wednesday.

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Fantasy Of Flight Holds Second Annual Aviation Camporee

Boy Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of The BSA

Earning their aviation merit badges will be an experience that hundreds of Boy Scouts will never forget, as they gather at the Fantasy of Flight aviation museum in Polk City, Florida for the Second Annual Aviation Camporee, Friday, March 5 through Sunday, March 7, 2010.

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Southwest Airlines Stock Clerks Reject Contract

No Date Set For Talks To Resume

A group of about 170 Southwest Airlines stock clerks, which manage the parts inventories for the airline's aircraft, voted Tuesday to reject the a contract negotiated with the discount carrier.  The contract would have been retroactive to 2008, and would have become amendable August 16th, 2013.

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AUS Wins Top Honors From Airport Service Quality Awards

Texas Airport Ranked Best In North America, Top Two In The World

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has been ranked the best airport in North America by the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) passenger survey of Airports Council International (ACI). 

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Aero-TV: ICAS Perspectives – What Makes a Perfect Roll?

Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and Advice

On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives. 

Aero-TV: ICAS Perspectives - What Makes a Perfect Roll?

Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and Advice

On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention.

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NTSB, FAA Testify Before Congress On Colgan Air Flight 3407

Hersman Reiterates 25 Recommendations Made To FAA Following The Accident

NTSB Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman and FAA Associate Administrator Peggy Gilligan testified in the U.S. Senate today about the status of aviation safety a year after the crash of Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo, New York on February 12, 2009.  

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Boeing, Northrop Studying Tanker RFP

Boeing "Disappointed" Some Issues Not Addressed, Northrop Withholding Comment

Both Boeing and Northrop Grumman say they have received the final RFP for the Air Force KC-X tanker program, with neither company saying they are particularly pleased with the document that was released Wednesday. 

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Modernization Effort At LAX Continues

Ground-Breaking On Four-Year, $1.545-Billion Bradley West Project

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa was joined Monday by City Councilmembers Janice Hahn and Bill Rosendahl and other officials in a ceremony to break ground on a long-awaited major modernization of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX).

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Klyde Morris (02.26.10)

Could The NASA Shakeup Get Any Stranger?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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And Then There Were Three ... Dreamliners Flying

Boeing's ZA004 Joins 787 Flight-Test Program

A third airplane has joined the Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight-test program. ZA004, the fourth flight-test airplane to be built, took off at 1143 PST local time Wednesday from Paine Field in Everett, WA. The data ZA004 is collecting is needed both for certification and development of the 787-9.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On Palo Alto Accident

Cessna 310 Struck Powerlines, The Power Pole, Then Impacted The Ground

The NTSB has issued its preliminary report on the Cessna 310 which went down in Palo Alto, CA, which killed the three persons on board. The aircraft went down in a residential area, causing widespread power outages and igniting at least two home fires.

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Air Force Seeks To Balance Current, Future Needs

$119.6 Billion Requested For Next Fiscal Year

The Air Force's budget request for fiscal 2011 provides the right balance between supporting the war efforts and other current-day commitments while posturing for future challenges, the top Air Force civilian and military leaders told Congress Tuesday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.26.10)

"If we are serious about aviation safety, we must establish a system that minimizes pilot fatigue and ensures that flight crews report to work rested and fit for duty." Source: NTSB Chair Debora Hersman, testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.26.10): Vertical Separation

Separation established by assignment of different altitudes or flight levels.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.26.10)

Falcon 9 Time Lapse

SpaceX provided us with the link to a video on their site which is a time-lapse of the Falcon 9 spacecraft being lifted into a vertical position at it launch pad. The rocket will soon be static tested on the pad before an actual launch test is scheduled.

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