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September 26, 2010

Wright Brothers Grave Vandalized

Woodland Cemetery Sustains $25,000 In Damage

Sixty-two graves at the Woodland Cemetery near Dayton were vandalized recently, including the graves of the Wright Brothers.

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FAA Proposes $4.855 Million Civil Penalty Against Evergreen Airlines

Cited For Violations Of FAA Training Regulations

The FAA has proposed a $4,855,000 civil penalty against Evergreen International Airlines of McMinnville, OR, for allegedly using pilots who had not been trained in accordance with an FAA-approved training program on 232 revenue flights.

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GCAA Reveals More Details In UPS 747-400 Investigation

FDR, CVR Indicated Smoke Or Fire In Lower Aft Cargo Compartment

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) revealed a new details regarding the September 3rd accident involving a UPS Boeing 747-400 cargo jet.

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Air Force Defends GPS System After GAO Report

Air Force Space Command Says GPS Has Never Failed To Exceed Performance Standards

Air Force Space Command, which has responsibility for sustaining and maintaining the Global Positioning System, said Friday that it feels a GAO report critical of the system is overly pessimistic, and doesn't adequately acknowledge what AFSPC has done to address constellation sustainment.

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YouTube Video Shows Navy Helicopter Possibly Dipping Into Lake Tahoe

Pilots Have Been Grounded Pending An Investigation

A video on You Tube shows a Navy MH-60 helicopter nearly going down in Lake Tahoe before the pilots recover and depart the area.

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First A350 XWB Sim In Development

CAE Announces $67.6 Million Dollars In Contracts For A350, Other Simulators

Through it may be some time before the A350 XWB is ready to fly, a simulator for the new Airbus is already in development. 

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ICAO Flight Plan Converter Launched By Adacel

Designed To Communicate Between Existing And New Formats

A new tool designed to convert formats between the existing and the planned ICAO new flight plan has been introduced by Adacel, the company said in an news release Thursday.

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Boeing Hosts Everett Rally In Support Of NewGen Tanker

Elected Officials, Boeing Executives Plan To Attend

Boeing says it plans to hold an employee rally to help raise awareness of the advantages of the Boeing 767-based NewGen Tanker, and provide information about the economic benefits for the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest if the U.S. Air Force selects the airplane to replace the KC-135.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.26.10): Radar Approach Control Facility

Radar Approach Control Facility A terminal ATC facility that uses radar and nonradar capabilities to provide approach control services to aircraft arriving, departing, or transiting airspace controlled by the facility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.26.10)

Aero-Linx: US Sport Aviation Expo 2011 The UAS Sport Aviation Expo is pleased to announce that the period January 20-23, 2011 has been selected as dates for Expo 2011. This event, focused on Light Sport Aircraft and the Sport Pilot certificate continues to grow in importance and attendance, with a great group of sponsors and exhibitors. Expo 2010 saw nearly 175 exhibitors from thirty eight states and a number of foreign countries. Attendees from all over the United States and many foreign countries were able to see, try, fly and in some cases buy a new Light Sport...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.26.10)

"We put rules and regulations in place to keep air transportation safe and we expect airlines to comply..." Source: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, commenting on the FAA proposal of a $4,855,000 civil penalty against Evergreen International Airlines of McMinnville, OR, for allegedly using pilots who had not been trained in accordance with an FAA-approved training program on 232 revenue flights.

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