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January 27, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.27.11

UPS Mechanics have a new contract deal.
Germany finds a way to bail out Airbus on the A400M.
And Kennedy Space Center observes a somber anniversary.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.27.11

UPS Mechanics have a new contract deal.
Germany finds a way to bail out Airbus on the A400M.
And Kennedy Space Center observes a somber anniversary.


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ANN Special Feature: Skycatcher Training Evolves - 01.27.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Julie Filucci, manager of Cessna Pilot Centers for Cessna Aircraft, about the training program developed for the Skycatcher.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 01.27.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.27.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.27.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Skycatcher Training Evolves - 01.27.11 (ANN Special Report, with Julie Filucci, manager of Cessna Pilot Centers for Cessna Aircraft)

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FAA Plans 14th Annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference

Several Government And Industry Leaders Already Committeed To The Event

Secretary Ray LaHood and Administrator Randy Babbitt have announced plans for the 14th annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference, to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on February 9-10, 2011.

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U.S. Army Golden Knights Compete In Dubai

And One Brings Home Gold From Dubai Cup Despite Controversy

Two competitors from the US Army Parachute team, SFC Greg Windmiller and SFC Elisa Tennyson represented the Golden Knights and the United States as members of Team USA in the second Dubai Cup, organized by Emirates Aviation Association and Skydive Dubai.

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All Those Airshow Pilots Have To Practice Somewhere

Some Rehearse In ANN's Back Yard At St. Augustine Airport In Florida

In truth, its right out the front window from our new offices on the grounds of KSGJ. Northeast Florida Regional Airport said Wednesday that the “seasonal” increase in Aerobatic Box use at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport will be picking up in the coming weeks.

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Merger Creates New Commercial Jet Holding Company

Jetscape Aviation Company And M1 Tie The Knot

A new commercial jet holding company was created Wednesday when Jetscape Aviation Group completed a merger and restructuring transaction with M1 Commercial Jets, Ltd. (“M1CJ”).

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Air Taxi Company ImagineAir Announces Strong Growth in 2010

People Flying Even In Down Economy

Despite the economic downturn, the personal air taxi service ImagineAir says it has seen flight demand grow by 54 percent alongside a 49 percent jump in revenue, compared to the previous year.

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Boeing, Alaska Airlines Complete Contract For 15 Next-Generation 737s

Carrier Adding To Fleet Of 114 Of The Single-Aisle Airliners

Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced an order for 15 Next-Generation 737 airplanes Tuesday, comprised of 13 737-900ERs (extended range) and two 737-800s.

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Idaho Proposes Aviation License Plate

Car Tag Would Promote GA

A state legislator in Idaho has proposed a specialty license plate that would benefit the Idaho Aviation Foundation.

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Civilian Hercules' Undergoing An Upgrade

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Civil L-100 Hercules Replacement Center Wing Box

The first replacement Center Wing Box (CWB) assembly for the civil variant of the Hercules, the L-100, has been delivered from Lockheed Martin to Lynden Air Cargo.

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Aero-TV: Stating The Obvious, Again -- AOPA Examines Flight Training (Part 2)

Surprisingly Little New Information Presented and Few Possible Fixes... Why?

At the 2010 AOPA event in Long Beach CA, the organization, while attempting to reorient itself under the somewhat testy leadership of Craig Fuller, held a symposium looking into the current state of the flight training industry.

Aero-TV: Stating The Obvious, Again -- AOPA Examines Flight Training (Part 2)

Surprisingly Little New Information Presented and Few Possible Fixes... Why?

At the 2010 AOPA event in Long Beach CA, the organization, while attempting to reorient itself under the somewhat testy leadership of Craig Fuller, held a symposium looking into the current state of the flight training industry.

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Boeing Still Convinced 787 Will Show A Profit

Company May Still Revamp the 737

Boeing said it plans to deliver somewhere between 25 and 40 of its long-delayed Dreamliners this year, and said the airplane would be profitable despite the challenges getting to market.

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FAA SAIB Deals With Ice And Stall Warnings

You Should Know How To Recognize Icing Warning Signs

The FAA has released and SAIB (Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin) to inform pilots of normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category (part 23) airplanes certificated before 2000 of the potential hazards associated with stall warning characteristics in icing conditions.

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One Profit ... One Loss

US Airways, UAL/Continental Report Different Results For 4th Quarter

US Airways Group, Inc. reported its fourth quarter and 2010 financial results on Wednesday. The company reported a 2010 net profit of $447 million, or $2.34 per diluted share, which excludes special items totaling a net credit of $55 million.

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Last Rollout For Discovery

Final Trip To The Launch Pad Will Get Underway January 21

What will likely be Discovery's final move from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to Launch Pad 39A Monday is set for Jan. 31 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  

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Western Michigan University Kicks Off ATC Program

Graduates Can Move Directly To Advanced Training In Oklahoma City

The first students have been admitted to the latest training initiative for future air-traffic controllers at Western Michigan University's College of Aviation, located at the W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek, MI.

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Horizon Air Retiring Its Public Brand, Adopting Alaska Airlines' Eskimo

Re-Branding Part Of Overall New Business Model For The Regional Carrier

After 32 years of operation, Horizon Air announced Tuesday it is retiring its public brand and will adopt the trademark Eskimo of its sister company, Alaska Airlines, on its fleet.

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Dassault Aviation Evaluates Laminar Designs in Flight

Part Of Europe’s "Clean Sky" Research Program

Dassault Aviation recently performed a successful flight test to evaluate potential applications of a laminar wing for large business jets. The flight was performed with a Falcon 7X at Dassault’s Flight Test Center in Istres, France.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.27.11)

" Our focus for the year is to deliver the 787 and 747-8; manage disciplined increases in commercial airplane production rates and drive improved competitiveness and financial performance throughout the business." Source: Jim McNerney, Boeing chairman, president and chief executive officer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.27.11): 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.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.27.11)

Paper Airplanes

Want to learn how to fold up the "DC-3 of paper airplanes", including upturned wingtips that prevent wingtip vortex, a long tail that gives directional stability?

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