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December 31, 2010

2010 Year In Review: Gone West

ANN's Annual Review Of The Year That Was: Our Treasured Friends Who Have Gone West in 2010

Aero-News pays tribute to the following aviators -- in body and in spirit -- who slipped the surly bonds of Earth in 2010 -- some of whom were close friends, and all others our friends in spirit -- and extends our sincere sympathies to their families, and to any of our readers who also lost a loved one last year...

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Klyde Morris (12.31.10)

Klyde Gets A Break.... The Hard Way

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 12.31.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.31.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.31.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: 2010 in Review - FAA vs TTF Agreements - 12.31.10 (ANN Special Report, with Dr. Brent Blue of ThroughTheFence.org)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.31.10

The Shuttle Discovery may be further delayed.
Threatening e-mails appear to originate with someone at FlightPrep.
And the FAA proposes an AD for some TCAS models.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.31.10

The Shuttle Discovery may be further delayed.
Threatening e-mails appear to originate with someone at FlightPrep.
And the FAA proposes an AD for some TCAS models.


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ANN Special Feature: 2010 in Review - FAA vs TTF Agreements - 12.31.10

ANN's Paul Plack debriefs Dr. Brent Blue of ThroughTheFence.org after his Congressional testimony in September.

FMI: www.throughthefence.org


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Aero-TV: New Era Begins – Piper Delivers First PiperSport

Looking Back At The First PiperSport Delivery

Lakeland kicks off the “spring season” for many in the general aviation community, and Piper paved the way for the new season with the first delivery of the PiperSport; three co-owners took the keys for Piper’s new entry into the light sport aircraft market.  The three co-owners, hailing from Miami, Florida, share more than their enthusiasm for the PiperSport in common:  all three are extremely experienced pilots.

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Aero-TV: Honoring Pioneers: International Women’s Air & Space Musuem

Museum President Details Exhibits Featuring Women’s Aviation Accomplishments

On November 2nd, 1929, 117 American female pilots gathered at Curtiss Field in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York; their goal was simple:  to create an organization dedicated to the advancement of aviation.  Three years later, Amelia Earhart became the first president of the “Ninety-Nines, Inc.,” named for the 99 charter members of the first organization composed entirely of licensed female pilots.  Today, the Ninety-Nines has over 5,500 members throughout the world.

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STS-133 Inspections Reveal More Cracking

Additional Data Evaluated, External Tank's New Cracks To Be Repaired

The Space Shuttle Program management team was provided a status update Thursday on the continuing investigation, testing and analysis regarding shuttle Discovery's External Tank stringer crack issue.

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Israeli Firm Purchases San Antonio Company For $85 Million ... Cash

Elbit Systems Completes Acquisition Of M7 Aerospace

Elbit Systems of America (ESA), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Israel-based Elbit Systems, acquired 100% of M7 Aerospace LP (M7 Aerospace) in a $85 million all cash transaction earlier this month.

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NTSB Calls For Greater Surveillance Of Public-Aircraft Operations

21 Recommendations Made Based On 2008 S-61N Accident

The NTSB wants the FAA and U.S. Forest Service to intensify their oversight of Part 135 operators who operate their helicopters and airplanes as public aircraft, it said in recommendations based on a 2008 Carson Helicopters S-61N crash that killed seven and injured four others.

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Continental Fleet Service Workers Ratify First Contract

Agreement Provides For Multiple Job Protections, Significant Wage Increases

Fleet service workers at Continental Airlines have ratified their first contract. The agreement, which covers about 7,600 workers, was ratified by an 84-16 percent margin and goes into effect retroactively to July 1, 2010.

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Spain Sets ATC Privatization Plan In Motion

Government Is Selling Off ATC Services At 14 Airports

The government of Spain has set in motion a plan to privatize much of its air traffic control system, beginning with the services provided to 13 airports.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.31.10)

"The X-rays showed four additional small cracks on three stringers on the opposite side of the tank from Discovery, and managers elected to repair those cracks in a similar fashion to repairs made on cracks discovered after the Nov. 5 launch attempt. That work is estimated to take 2–3 days. Any further work will be evaluated thoroughly early next week after additional data is reviewed. The hardware is in place to perform any modification. That work would be performed inside the VAB." Source: From the Thursday status update furnished to Space Shuttle program managers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.31.10): Dawn

The first appearance of light in the eastern sky before sunrise.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.31.10)

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AD: Air Tractor (Revised)

AD NUMBER: 2010-17-18 R1

MANUFACTURER: Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-802 and AT- 802A Airplanes

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