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February 27, 2010

Astronaut To Address Civil Air Patrol 'Spaatz' Cadets

Civil Air Patrol Senior Member Eric Boe Is Pilot For Upcoming STS-133

Civil Air Patrol's past and present "Spaatz" cadets will hear from one of their own, U.S. astronaut Eric Boe, when they convene Saturday for The Spaatz Association's 2010 Annual Dinner and Awards Event at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA.

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Boeing, United Airlines Finalize 787 Order

United Looks To Expand International Service With Dreamliner

Boeing and United Airlines have finalized an order for 25 787-8 jetliners. The agreement includes the opportunity to purchase another 50 Dreamliners.

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Another Sign Of The End Of An Era

NASA's Space Shuttle Program Successfully Conducts Final Motor Test In Utah

The final tests on a re-usable solid rocket motor for the Space Shuttle program were conduced Thursday at a NASA facility in Pomontory, Utah. The flight support motor, or FSM-17, burned for approximately 123 seconds.

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Air Force Officials Approve Incentive Pay For Officer, Enlisted RPA Aircrews

Over 100 Percent Increase In RPA Personnel Expected In Coming Years

Air Force officials in Washington, D.C. have approved an incentive pay for officer and enlisted Airmen who commit themselves to flying or operating sensors on remotely piloted aircraft.

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Civilian Helicopter Deliveries Expected To Reach 3,750-4,250 Over Four Years

Light Single and Twin Engine Models Remain Most Popular

The 12th Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook released by Honeywell Thursday projects flat overall deliveries of new civilian use helicopters during the five-year period 2010 - 2014 compared to the 2005 - 2009 period.

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BTC Applauds DOT's oneworld Decision

Anti-Trust Immunity Will Increase Competition, Coalition Says

The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) Wednesday praised the Obama Administration for its decision, announced Saturday by the U.S. DOT, to propose a grant of antitrust immunity to American Airlines, British Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Finnair and Iberia Airlines to form a global alliance.

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Starfighters Completes First Commercial Space Flight Training At KSC

Husband And Wife Train For Flight In F-104 Starfighters

Two Florida residents have become the first to complete a new commercial space flight training program at NASA's John F Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

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Community Aviation Destination Planned for the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU)

Airport Commission Hopes Airport Will Become A Community Focus

Looking for a new place for a fly-in lunch? The Greenville, South Carolina Downtown Airport commission hopes pilots and the public will want to watch planes and helicopters take off and land, while having a meal, or visit a free aviation park that will be part of a new amenity at GMU.

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Restructured NASA Advisory Council Meets To Formulate Agency Guidance

Committee Chairs Announced For Coming Year

The newly restructured NASA Advisory Council recently concluded its second meeting, held last week at NASA Headquarters in Washington. This was the first council meeting including all of the committee Chairs and other appointed members.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.27.10)

"These tests have built a base of engineering knowledge that continued engineering development of the reusable solid rocket motor system and the continued safe and successful launch of space shuttles." Source:  David Beaman, Reusable Solid Rocket Booster project manager.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.27.10): VFR Not Recommended

An advisory provided by a flight service station to a pilot during a preflight or inflight weather briefing that flight under visual flight rules is not recommended. To be given when the current and/or forecast weather conditions are at or below VFR minimums.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.27.10)

Women's Air & Space Museum

Since we're at the Women in Aviation International Show in Orlando this week, we thought it would be a great time to revisit a site that celebrates the achievements of women in the industry. 

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