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September 03, 2010

Tinseth: Bombardier May See Dreamliner-Like Problems With CSeries

Detailed Design Just Beginning, Supply Chain Is Long

Boeing's top commercial airplane marketer thinks Bombardier may experience some of the same problems in getting the CSeries airplane out to customers as his company did as the Dreamliner fell further and further behind.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.03.10

An Emergency AD affects some Bell Helicopters.
Comair says it will downsize by half.
And Southwest's pilots negotiate to fly bigger planes.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.03.10

An Emergency AD affects some Bell Helicopters.
Comair says it will downsize by half.
And Southwest's pilots negotiate to fly bigger planes.


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ANN Special Feature: Kitfox President John McBean - 09.03.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with John McBean, President and CEO of Kitfox Aircraft, about the stunning Rotec radial-powered Super Sport Series 7 that was on display at Oshkosh this year, and about the

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.03.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) AN ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.03.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Kitfox President John McBean - 09.03.10 (ANN S

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BWI Recieves $15 Million Recovery Act Grant

Aircraft Parking Apron Is The Largest Of Several Projects

The U.S. DOT and the FAA said Thursday that $15 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act  funding has been granted for projects "designed to guarantee safe and efficient operation of aircraft at the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)."

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Andy Johnson To Manage FlightSafety's Learning Center

Former Naval Officer And Pilot Joined The Company In 2007

FlightSafety International announced Tuesday that Andy Johnson has been promoted to Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Orlando, Florida.

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Flight Attendant Unions Lobby For Certain Provisions In FAA Reauthorization Bill

FAA Bill Has Been Stalled In Congress Since 2007

As Congressional leaders begin to return to work after summer recess, six unions representing over 90,000 flight attendants at 37 U.S. airlines, urged members to quickly pass the comprehensive reauthorization of the FAA that was almost completed earlier this year.

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Government Survey Says NASA Ranks High In Employee Satisfaction

FAA, TSA, Not So Much

NASA has been ranked fifth in the Partnership for Public Service 2010 ratings for the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government."

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NBAA Applauds New Jersey Aviation Day Proclamation

Latest Declaration Adds To Host Of Similar Decrees From States Across the U.S.

The NBAA today applauded the State of New Jersey for its proclamation designating September 29, 2010 as "Aviation Awareness Day," to highlight the value of all general aviation, including business aviation, to the Garden State.

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Astronauts Linda Godwin, Scott Altman Leave NASA

The Two Have Eight Shuttle Flights Between Them

NASA astronauts Linda Godwin and Scott Altman have announced plans to leave the agency. Godwin will retire and Altman will take a job in the private sector.

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Distress Beacon With Integrated Antenna And GPS Wins Design Award

Kannad And Eurocopter Co-Developed The Safety Device

The joint development by Eurocopter and ELT manufacturer Kannad of a new emergency distress beacon for helicopters was recognized Thursday with an award presented during a conference of industry, economic, and technology managers, entrepreneurs, and agencies.

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MQ-9 Reaper Down Near El Mirage Airfield, CA

The RPA Was Flying A Test Mission

An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft crashed approximately one mile north of El Mirage Airfield, CA, Monday.

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AD: Thielert - Correction

AD NUMBER: 2010-11-09

MANUFACTURER: Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH (TAE) Models TAE 125-01 and TAE 125-02-99 Reciprocating Engines Installed in, but Not Limited to, Diamond Aircraft Industries Model DA 42 Airplanes.  

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Aero-TV: Building A Better Aero-Future -- Sullenberger Spearheads 'Young Eagles'

Sully Speaks Up For The Young Eagles Program

You never know who you're going to run into at Oshkosh... and no matter who, its often interesting to spend a few minutes chatting with the folks who make the yearly pilgrimage to Wittman Field. In this case, the person we ran into was more interesting that most... that person being none other than Airbus Seaplane Pilot Captain Chesley Sullenberger.

Aero-TV: Take a Flight Into History -- FAA Approves Collings' F-4 and A-4 Rides

Take Our Word For It... These Are SERIOUS Rides...

As someone who has been fortunate enough to log time in both the F-4 (with the US Marine Corps) and in a number of A-4s (civilian-owned and military), I was excited to learn that the FAA has shown some foresight in agreeing to a carefully monitored program whereby a civilian organization (mind you, one with extraordinary warbird experience) will be allowed to sell rides in two of the most pivotal fighters in US history.

Aero-TV: Building A Better Aero-Future -- Sullenberger Spearheads 'Young Eagles'

Sully Speaks Up For The Young Eagles Program

You never know who you're going to run into at Oshkosh... and no matter who, its often interesting to spend a few minutes chatting with the folks who make the yearly pilgrimage to Wittman Field. In this case, the person we ran into was more interesting that most... that person being none other than Airbus Seaplane Captain Chesley Sullenberger.

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Aero-TV: Take a Flight Into History -- FAA Approves Collings' F-4 and A-4 Rides

Take Our Word For It... These Are SERIOUS Rides...

As someone who has been fortunate enough to log time in both the F-4 (with the US Marine Corps) and in a number of A-4s (civilian-owned and military), I was excited to learn that the FAA has shown some foresight in agreeing to a carefully monitored program whereby a civilian organization (mind you, one with extraordinary warbird experience) will be allowed to sell rides in two of the most pivotal fighters in US history.

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Klyde Morris (09.03.10)

Klyde's Still Not Feeling The 'Green' Love...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NTSB Says Air Evac Helicopter May Have Broken Up In Flight

Investigators Find A Trail Of Debris Nearly A Mile Long

NTSB investigators say the Air Evac Bell 206 helicopter which went down early Tuesday morning may have broken up in flight. The three-person crew of the aircraft was fatally injured in the accident.

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Dutch Authorities Say Yemeni Nationals Are Not Terrorists

Two Men Released, U.S. Blamed For Their Arrest

The two Yemeni nationals arrested in Amsterdam Monday after unusual items were found in the carry-on luggage of one of the men have been freed, and a Dutch lawyer is calling the case "disgraceful."

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All-Electric Cri-Cri Takes First Flight In France

Four Electric Motors Power Tiny Airplane

The all electric Cri-Cri, jointly developed by EADS Innovation Works, Aero Composites Saintonge and the Green Cri-Cri Association made its official maiden flight at Le Bourget airport near Paris Thursday.

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Boeing: NA Commercial Airplane Market Will Reach $700 Billion Over 20 Years

Strong Demand Seen For New, More Fuel Efficient Single-Aisle Airplanes

Even as some economists warn of a possible double-dip recession in the short term, Boeing projects that air carriers in North America will take delivery of about 7,200 new airplanes over the next 20 years at an investment of $700 billion.

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Teamsters Respond To Comair Downsizing Announcement

Union Represents 750 Comair Employees In The Cincinnati Region

Teamsters Local 513 in Florence, KY, says it plans to closely monitor the downsizing announced by Comair on Wednesday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.03.10)

"(N)early three-quarters of the new deliveries over the next 20 years will be single-aisle airplanes."  Source: Randy Tinseth, vice president of Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.03.10): Pilot's Discretion

When used in conjunction with altitude assignments, means that ATC has offered the pilot the option of starting climb or descent whenever he/she wishes and conducting the climb or descent at any rate he/she wishes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.03.10)

The Air Care Alliance

The Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilot members are dedicated to community service.

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