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November 30, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.30.10

The Air Transport Association gets a new president.
The first A350 nacelles are being readied for testing.
And medical incapacitation has its rare upside.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.30.10

The Air Transport Association gets a new president.
The first A350 nacelles are being readied for testing.
And medical incapacitation has its rare upside.


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ANN Special Feature: Andy Baird, Cameron Balloons - 11.30.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks about the recent history of ballooning with Andy Baird of Cameron Balloons.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.30.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.30.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Andy Baird, Cameron Balloons - 11.30.10 (ANN Special Report, with Andy Baird of Cameron Balloons)

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NTSB Identifies Bird Strike As Cause Of 2009 Helicopter Accident

FAA STC On Replacement Windshield Did Not Require Bird-Strike Testing

A helicopter accident in Louisiana in 2009 which fatally injured eight people was caused by a red-tailed hawk striking the windshield of a Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter.

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FAA Proposes $221,650 Civil Penalty Against Flying Vikings

Flight School Allegedly Failed To Complete Required Staff Training

The FAA say it plans to assess a $221,650 civil penalty against Flying Vikings, Inc. a flight school in Hayward, CA, for allegedly failing to complete the required training for its staff and failing to maintain training records, as required by FARs.

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Pentagon Readies Second Falcon HTV-2 For Testing

First Flight Ended In Deliberate Ditching In The Ocean

DARPA is reportedly preparing for a second test of the Hypersonic Test Vehicle after the unmanned aircraft's first flight ended in the deliberate loss of the aircraft for safety reasons.

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Flights Cancelled When The Lights Went Out In Atlanta

About 18 Gates Lost Power For Several Hours At Hartsfield

A power outage Monday at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (KATL) caused about two dozen flights to be cancelled, and several others to be delayed.

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Qantas CEO Lays A380 Engine Problems On Rolls-Royce

Catastrophic Failure Had "Nothing To Do" With Airline Operations

The CEO of Qantas Airways said in an interview Saturday that Rolls-Royce was to blame for the catastrophic failure of a Trent 900 engine on a Qantas A380 which caused the airline to ground its fleet of six of the superjumbos.

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Lufthansa, Airbus Plan World’s First Passenger Flights On Bio-Fuel

Daily Domestic Flights In Germany To Begin In 2011

Lufthansa is launching the world’s first ever scheduled commercial passenger flights using bio-fuel in the first half of 2011, with an IAE (International Aero Engines) powered Airbus A321 aircraft.

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ScanEagle Keeping Eyes In The Sky Across Afghanistan

The UAV Can Stay Airborne For More Than Half A Day, Is Almost Completely Silent

Edinburgh is a small forward operating base in Afghanistan which lies surrounded by mountains and conflict in the northern region of Helmand province. The three infantry units operating within the surrounding areas frequently engage with the enemy.

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ANA 'Disappointed' In Dreamliner Delivery Schedule

Launch Customer Has Ordered 55 Of The New Airliners

All Nippon Airways (ANA) CEO Shinichiro Ito said Monday that his airline is "pushing" Boeing for a new delivery schedule for its long-delayed 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft suffered another delay in November when a fire in an electrical panel forced a halt to flight testing of the aircraft.

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LAN Airlines Announces Acquisition Of Colombian Airline Aires S.A.

Opens Another South American Passenger Market To The Chile-Based Airline

LAN Airlines S.A. said Friday it had signed a definitive purchase agreement for the acquisition of 98.942% of the outstanding shares of Colombian airline Aires.

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Kuwait Air Force Orders F/A-18 Sims

L-3 Link Simulation & Training Awarded $24.1 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $24.1 million contract to L-3's Link Simulation & Training division to provide the Kuwait Air Force (KAF) with two F/A-18C Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFTs) and associated training equipment.

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Hawaiian Airlines Orders Six More A330-200s

Airline Has Six A350 XWB Aircraft On Order As Well

Hawaiian Airlines, which became a new Airbus operator this year, has placed a firm order for an additional six A330-200s. These long-haul, twin-engine, widebody aircraft will join Hawaiian’s fleet of three A330s and an existing backlog of another seven A330-200s and six A350 XWBs.

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TSA Worker Named In Kidnapping, Assault Has An Arrest Record

Had Been Charged With Harassment And Stalking In Pennsylvania

A TSA security employee who has been charged with the abduction and sexual assault of a woman in Atlanta had previously been convicted of misdemeanor harassment and stalking. He had been hospitalized after attempting suicide following the attack.

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Aero-TV: Changing of The Guard -- Rod Hightower and the Future of EAA (Part 2)

On The Record and Without Adult Supervision (Grin), Hightower Goes One On One With ANN

A funny thing happened a few weeks ago at the 2010 NBAA Convention... EAA's new President was wondering the halls -- all by himself. No big entourage... no media guy at his elbow... and Tom Poberezny was nowhere in sight. In just a few weeks at the helm of EAA, it appears that the newest leader in the aero-biz has been cleared to solo and was seen at NBAA (and later at AOPA) all by his lonesome...

Diamond Reorganizes, CEO Appointed For Diamond Aircraft - Austria

Dr. Berchtold Joins Senior Management at Diamond

 Diamond Aircraft CEO Christian Dries announced that Dr. Gerd Berchtold has joined the Diamond Group as part of an internal company reorganization to better position the company for the future. Dr. Berchtold will assume the position of CEO of Diamond Aircraft GmbH, Austria, responsible for design, production and customer support. He will report directly to the shareholder, Mr. Christian Dries.

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May Gone, ATA Names Nicholas E. Calio President And CEO

Comes To Airline Trade Organization From Citigroup

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) announced Monday that it has named Nicholas E. Calio as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2011.

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Aero-TV: Changing of The Guard -- Rod Hightower and the Future of EAA (Part 2)

On The Record and Without Adult Supervision (Grin), Hightower Goes One On One With ANN (Part 2)

A funny thing happened a few weeks ago at the 2010 NBAA Convention... EAA's new President was wondering the halls -- all by himself. No big entourage... no media guy at his elbow... and Tom Poberezny was nowhere in sight. In just a few weeks at the helm of EAA, it appears that the newest leader in the aero-biz has been cleared to solo and was seen at NBAA (and later at AOPA) all by his lonesome...

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Court Appointed Receiver Is Actively Shopping Thielert

Company Feels it Is Poised To Take Advantage Of Any Recovery In GA

The insolvency administrator of aircraft engine manufacturer Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH has started actively looking for a new investor for the company.

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Qatar Airways CEO Disappointed In Dreamliner Progress

Questions Bombardier As Well, Says More Business May Go To Airbus

The CEO of Qatar Airways said delays in Boeing's Dreamliner and questions about the Pratt & Whitney engines being developed for the Bombardier C-Series have him leaning towards Airbus as the airline looks at rapid growth in the coming years.

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Shuttle Launch Pushed To Mid December At The Earliest

More Tests And Analysis Needed Following Repairs

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery was powered down for the weekend while analysis continued. Technicians installed reference dots on the ground umbilical carrier plate, or GUCP, on Monday to monitor for movement during tanking.

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Search For Air France Flight 447 CVR, FDR To Resume

Fourth Phase Set To Begin In February

The French Transportation Ministry says it will resume the search for the flight data and cockpit voice recorders from Air France flight 447, which went down in the Atlantic Ocean June 1, 2009.  Officials say they will begin the fourth phase of the search in February of next year.

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Gone West: Actor Leslie Nielson

Starred In The Disaster Movie Spoof 'Airplane!'

Leslie Nielson, one of the stars of what became an iconic spoof of the disaster movie genre 'Airplane!', passed away Sunday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Nielson was 84.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.30.10)

"Nick is joining ATA at such an important time for our industry, when a strong, viable aviation system will be critical to the economic recovery and global competitiveness of our country." Source: Glenn Tilton, chairman of ATA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.30.10): On-Course Indication

An indication on an instrument, which provides the pilot a visual means of determining that the aircraft is located on the centerline of a given navigational track, or an indication on a radar scope that an aircraft is on a given track.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.30.10)

DIY Drones Want to build your own UAV? DIY Drones is a site for all things about amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The site contains instructions, hints and tips, information about contests, and blogs for the amateur UAV community.

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