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April 21, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.21.11

DOT expands airline consumer protections.
Europe's airlines face a convergence of challenges.
And Boeing and AVIC double the size of their plant in China.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.21.11

DOT expands airline consumer protections.
Europe's airlines face a convergence of challenges.
And Boeing and AVIC double the size of their plant in China.


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ANN Special Feature: Virginia Regional Festival of Flight - 04.21.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks about the upcoming Virginia Regional Festival of Flight (April 30 - May 1, 2011) with Dee Whittington, Director of Communications for the event. A highlight this year wi

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 04.21.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.21.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.21.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Virginia Regional Festival of Flight - 04.21.11 (ANN Special Report, with Dee Whittington, Director of Communications)

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Thrush Expands Presence In South America And The Caribbean

Tropical Aviation Distributors Named Sales Representative In Five Countries

Thrush Aircraft is expanding its international presence with the naming of Tropical Aviation Distributors (TAD) as its authorized sales representative in Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and the Caribbean.

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Hawaiian Airlines Pilots Raise Funds For Japanese Disaster Victims

Over $14,000 Donated To American Red Cross For Earthquake And Tsunami Relief

Hawaiian Airlines members of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA) have donated $14,500 to assist victims of earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan. Individual pilots donated $9,500, with ALPA’s Hawaiian Airlines Master Executive Council (MEC) donating an additional $5,000.

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NASA'S Hubble Celebrates 21st Anniversary With 'Rose' Of Galaxies

Space Telescope Takes Its Own Birthday Picture

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's deployment into space, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore pointed Hubble's eye at an especially photogenic pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273.

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Germania Takes Delivery Of Its First New Airbus A319

Berlin-Based Airline Starts Fleet-Renewal

S.A.T., the holding of the Berlin-based German carrier Germania, has taken delivery of its first of five directly purchased A319s. The order is part of the airline’s fleet rollover to new Airbus A319s, which is planned to be completed by the end of 2013.

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Aviators Set 'Aim Point' For Future Vertical-Lift Aircraft

Army Brass Calls For New Airframe Within 20 Years

The Army needs to plan now for a replacement helicopter -- one that has a longer range, is faster, can carry a bigger payload, is more survivable and that has a reduced logistical footprint. Army aviation leaders want such an airframe in less than 20 years.

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First F-35 Full Mission Simulator Delivered To Eglin Air Force Base

Training Should Get Underway In The Fall Of This Year

The first F-35 Lightning II Full Mission Simulator (FMS) system has been delivered to Eglin Air Force Base's 33rd Fighter Wing in Florida. Preparation and assembly is underway at the base's F-35 Integrated Training Center (ITC) for training to commence this fall.

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Brazil Will Host International Space University 2013 Program

Nine-Week Course Designed For Post-Graduate Students

The International Space University (ISU) 26th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) will be held at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) campus in São José dos Campos, Brazil in 2013. It will be the third time the program is held in the southern hemisphere.

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Group Protests TSA Pat-Downs For Kids

Calls For A "Call Flood" Campaign Targeting TSA, Homeland Security, White House

A self-proclaimed travel advocacy group "We Won't Fly" says it is organizing a mass "Call Flood" campaign in an attempt to force the TSA to stop touching children, as they did to 6-year-old Anna Drexel last week. 

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LA Helicopters Named First RR300 Service Center In U.S.

Rolls Royce Made The Designation In December

After completing a thorough application process which included a background check, site visit, and interview with the Rolls-Royce Regional Manager and a local Rolls-Royce representative, Los Angeles Helicopters was awarded one of only eleven Rolls-Royce RR300 Service Centers worldwide.

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Avfuel To Show Enhancements To International Offerings For Flight Departments

Faster Price Quotes, Expedited Invoicing Among The Upgrades Presented At EBACE

Avfuel Corporation has announced the latest innovations to its worldwide contract fuel program.

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Aero-TV: Mid-Continent Instruments -- Backing You Up When It Matters Most

There Is Nothing So Welcome As A Second Chance... When You Really Need It

We've come to look on the folks at Mid-Continent Instruments for (among many things) their ability to offer a second chance in applications that not only need them, but were woefully unforgiving before those 'Second Chances' started showing up. And 2011 was a year in which MCI added much to the many options they offer pilots that are looking for dependability as well as redundancy in their cockpits. 

Aero-TV: Mid-Continent Instruments -- Backing You Up When It Matters Most

There Is Nothing So Welcome As A Second Chance... When You Really Need It

We've come to look on the folks at Mid-Continent Instruments for (among many things) their ability to offer a second chance in application that not only need them, but were woefully unforgiving before those 'Second Chances' started showing up. And 2011 was a year in which MCI added much to the many options they offer pilots that are looking for dependability as well as redundancy in their cockpits. 

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U.S. DOT Expands Airline Passenger Protections

Reimbursement For Lost Baggage, Greater Compensation For Bumped Passengers Included

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced new airline passenger protections Wednesday that will require airlines to reimburse passengers for bag fees if their bags are lost, and provide consumers involuntarily bumped from flights with greater compensation.

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Final Agenda Released For Training Reform Symposium

Key Industry Leaders Will Convene In Atlanta On May 4-5

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has published the final agenda for its upcoming Pilot Training Reform Symposium.

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GA Airports Get Organized

Group Of GA Airport Operators Launches Coalition Aimed At Preserving And Protecting GA Airports

A group of general aviation airport operators that began meeting in late 2010 has officially formed a national coalition to exclusively represent the interests of general aviation airports.

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ATA Issues Statement On DOT Passenger Protections Rule

Defends Industry Practices, Points To Improvements

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) responded quickly to the release Wednesday by the DOT of its Passenger Protections Final Rule.

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AirTran Airways Flight Attendants Ratify Collective Bargaining Agreement

Nearly Unanimous Consent For Approving The Pact

Flight attendants for AirTran Airways have ratified a collective bargaining agreement with the airline. The deal was overwhelmingly approved by 96 percent of voting members.

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American Airlines To Sell 'At Least' 25 MD-80 Aircraft

Part Of Cost-Savings Measures Announced In First Quarter Report

American Airlines reported a net loss of $463 million in the first quarter of 2011, driven in large part, the airline said, by rising fuel prices.

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FAA To Prepare Environmental Assessment Of Big Cypress National Preserve

First Step In Developing An Air Tour Management Plan For The Region

The FAA, in conjunction with the National Park Service (NPS), has issued a notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment and to develop an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) for Big Cypress National Preserve.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.21.11)

"GA airports need eyes and ears on the ground to exclusively look out for policies that impact our airports.” Source: Richard Lewis, Interim Chair of the new GA Airports Coalition.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.21.11): Level Of Free Convection (LFC)

The level at which a parcel of saturated air becomes warmer than the surrounding air and begins to rise freely.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.21.11)

All About Clouds

If you sometimes have trouble differentiating between a stratocumulus and a billow cloud, this could be a site for you.

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