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May 13, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.13.10

An 8-year-old is the sole survivor of an A330 crash in Libya.
A pilot walks away after a forced landing in Colorado.
And the White House says no, we're not spying on New York.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.13.10

An 8-year-old is the sole survivor of an A330 crash in Libya.
A pilot walks away after a forced landing in Colorado.
And the White House says no, we're not spying on New York.


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ANN Special Feature: Julie Clark at WAI 2010 - 05.13.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with airshow legend Julie Clark about her early experiences in the male-dominated world of aviation, and about the increased opportunities available to women in aviation to

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 05.13.10

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.13.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.13.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Julie Clark at WAI 2010 - 05.13.10 (ANN Special Report, with Airshow Veteran Julie Clark)

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ATA To Seek Legal Review Of NMB Labor Rule

Mediation Board Ruled That A Majority Of Those Voting Can Decide On Union Representation

The National Mediation Board ruled late last week that it would approve a rules change which could lower the bar for labor groups to organize.

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New Panama City Bay County Airport Set For May 23 Opening

FAA Has Issued Part 139 Operating Certificate

The new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is set to begin operations on Sunday, May 23rd, after the FAA issued the airport's Part 139 operating certificate.

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Harvard's Ash Center Charts Course For Assuring NextGen Transition

New Report Cites Challenges, Opportunities For Recreating National Airspace

A new report prepared by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University focuses on leveraging America's current leadership in global aviation to assure primacy in the 21st century.

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Study: Aviation Maintenance Industry Is Major Employer

$39 Billion Economic Impact In The U.S.

With the national jobless rate front page news, the aviation maintenance industry continues to be a major employer around the country and an important economic contributor in many states. The industry’s direct and indirect impact on the U.S. economy is $39 billion.

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Active Duty Air Force To Train With Guard, Reserve C-130s

Air Force Continues To "Analyze ... Tactical Airlift Structure"

The secretary of the Air Force announced May 4 that officials will proceed with a plan to augment the C-130 Hercules training fleet with C-130s from Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve squadrons.

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Philadelphia Plans 12 To 15 Year Expansion Project

FAA-Approved Proposal Expected To Cost $5.2 Billion

Over the next decade and a half, Philadelphia International Airport is slated for $5.2 billion in expansion projects, according to plans released to airport officials by the FAA.

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Future Astronauts May Be Eating A Lot Of Fish ... Or Its Equivalent

NASA Studies Find Omega-3 May Help Reduce Bone Loss

NASA-sponsored studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may play a role in mitigating bone breakdown that occurs during spaceflight and in osteoporosis. Ongoing research for decades has looked for ways to stop bone density loss in astronauts.

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It's A Russian-Designed Spacecraft, But It's A Long Way From Russia

1st Soyuz Undergoes An Initial Assembly Checkout At The Arianespace's Spaceport

The first Soyuz to be assembled in French Guiana is undergoing its initial assembly checkout, in preparation for Arianespace's maiden commercial flight from the Spaceport in French Guiana later this year.

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Royal Norwegian Air Force C-130 Order Complete

Lockheed Martin Delivers Last Of Four Airlifters

Lockheed Martin completed deliveries of the four C130Js ordered by the Royal Norwegian Air Force at a ceremony here today with U.S. and Norwegian officials.

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Apache Helicopter Block III Rotor Components Contract Awarded To Aerojet

Company Continues Its Expansion Into Commercial Specialties Market

Precision-machined tungsten heavy alloy weights, which perform a critical function in establishing aeromechanical stability of a helicopter's rotor blades, will be supplied by Aerojet for the new Composite Main Rotor Blade (CMRB) developed by Boeing for the AH-64D Apache Block III (AB3) program.

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NASA Langley Rockets To Lumberton, NC For Mid-Atlantic Fly-in

Special Display Shows NASA's Contributions To Aviation

NASA will take visitors into space and leave them with a picture postcard as a souvenir at this weekend's fly-in in Lumberton, N.C. from May 14-16.

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Aero-TV: Retrofit Evolution – Aspen Technology Meets Heli Market

CEO John Uczekaj Discusses Aspen’s Future in the Rotorcraft Industry
 
At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Aspen Avionics announced the STC certification authorizing installation of its EFD1000 flight display system in Bell 206 and 407 panels. Aspen developed the newly designated EFD1000H, featuring helicopter-specific software, in conjunction with Keystone Helicopter, calling the EFD1000H "the lowest priced certified EFIS in the helicopter market."
 

Aero-TV: Retrofit Evolution - Aspen Technology Meets Heli Market

CEO John Uczekaj Discusses Aspen's Future in the Rotorcraft Industry

At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Aspen Avionics announced the STC certification authorizing installation of its EFD1000 flight display system in Bell 206 and 407 panels. Aspen developed the newly designated EFD1000H, featuring helicopter-specific software, in conjunction with Keystone Helicopter, calling the EFD1000H "the lowest priced certified EFIS in the helicopter market."

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DOT Secretary LaHood Names Future Of Aviation Advisory Committee Members

First Meeting Scheduled For May 25 In Washington, DC

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the members of a new committee on the future of the U.S. aviation industry, which will hold its first meeting on May 25 in Washington.

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Bolden, Armstrong, Cernan Testify On Human Spaceflight

Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee Hears Discussion Of The Future Of Humans In Space

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a full committee hearing Thursday on the future of U.S. human space flight.

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FAA Issues Revised SAIB For Cessna 336, 337 Models With Wingtip Extensions

Recommendations Follow Fatal Accident In 2009

The FAA has published a revised Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) for Cessna Models 336, 337, and F337 (Reims) series airplanes with wingtip extensions. The Administration says the revision is a result of comments received from individuals and other airworthiness authorities.

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FAA Warns Of MET Tower Hazards

Often Uncharted, Difficult To See

The FAA Safety Team (FAAST) has published an advisory about the hazards of MET (Meteorological) Towers that are often erected quickly and can be in place for months or years. The towers are put up to help gather meteorological information before the construction of a wind farm or other alternative energy project.

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Friday Shuttle Launch Is 'Go'

NASA Flight Directors Give The Green Light To Final Scheduled Atlantis Flight

Wednesday was "L-2" at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, as the shuttle and crew prepare for STS-132. Countdown clocks across the launch complex were activated at 1600 EDT Tuesday and the countdown continues on schedule for liftoff Friday at 1420.

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Boeing Fires Up GEnx Engines On Dreamliner

First Runs Of The Engine On ZA005

The first General Electric GEnx engines on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner came to life Monday with initial engine starts. Customers can choose between the GEnx engines and the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines to power their 787s.

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Delta Loses Traveler's Pet

The Dog Was Traveling From Mexico To Canada With Its New Owners

It's frustrating enough when an airline loses your luggage, but something else entirely when the lost item is a Jack Russell terrier mix on his way to a new home. But that's what happened to Paco, who was on a Delta flight with his new owners on their way home from Mexico to Canada.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.13.10)

"Aviation is essential to our nation's economy and our ability to compete in international commerce. This committee ... will begin the important conversation about how to ensure the industry remains vital and competitive." Source: DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.13.10): Monocoque

Structure with strength in outer shell, devoid of internal bracing (semi-monocoque, with some internal supporting structure).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.13.10)

Air Mail Service

Here is a website is dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Air Mail Service, a little-remembered organization that laid the foundation for commercial aviation worldwide.

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