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June 30, 2010

WTO Says A380, Other Airbus Subsidies Are 'Illegal'

1,200 Page Report Widely Seen As Boosting Boeing

The World Trade Organization released a 1,200 page report Tuesday essentially saying that the European Union provided cheap loans to Airbus, lowering manufacturing costs and pulling market share from rival Boeing.

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FAA Issues Safety Alert For Operations In The Gulf Of Mexico During Hurricanes

Notification Required If Oil Platforms With Weather Reporting Equipment Are Evacuated

With hurricane Alex in the Gulf of Mexico at Category 1 strength, the FAA is cautioning oil platform operators that have FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment that they have responsibilities to the ATC system.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.30.10

The White House officially launches its new space policy.
Scientists applaud, but some lawmakers scorn.
And the head of NASA says his agency is ready.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.30.10

The White House officially launches its new space policy.
Scientists applaud, but some lawmakers scorn.
And the head of NASA says his agency is ready.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I: Jim Campbell on COPA M8 - 06.30.10

ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell recalls the recent Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association Migration 8 in Dayton, Ohio, and the extent to which other manufacturers used it as a venue to reach

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.29.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.30.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.30.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: Jim Campbell on COPA M8 - 06.30.10 (ANN Special Report, with ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell)

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Rotax Completes ASTM Compliance For Type 503 Engine

Compliance Is Not Retroactive, And Dependent On Specific Installation Instructions

Rotax has completed compliance with the ASTM F2339 standards for the Type 503 engine, which was no small task given the age of the design and the complexity of the standard.

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Dialing It In ... FAA Issues InFO On Avionics Tuning

Says "Concentrically-Centered Controls" Can Lead To Mistuning, Inadvertent Changes

The FAA Tuesday issued an Information for Operators (InFO) document to alert operators of the potential for inadvertently changing existing, correct selections in avionics and other systems equipped with concentrically-centered controls

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Strong Finish By Embry-Riddle In Women's Air Race Classic Competition

AZ Team Took 10th Place Overall

Two Embry-Riddle flight teams turned in impressive performances in the 34th annual women's Air Race Classic, a 2,483-mile race that began June 22 in Fort Myers, FL, and ended June 25 in Frederick, MD, including stops at airports in several cities throughout the central United States.

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Nominations Open For 2010 ICAS Air Shows Hall Of Fame

Deadline For Nominations Extended To July 31st

First, the bad news. The original deadline for the ICAS Foundation Hall of Fame nominations was June 1st. Yep you missed it! But the good news is that the ICAS Foundation has given you another chance. The new deadline for nominations is July 31st.

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No Agreement Yet On FAA Reauthorization Bill

Legislators Working On The Measure Say They Need More Time

The U.S. House of Representatives is reportedly preparing a one-month extension of the FAA Continuing Resolution because there has been little progress in reconciling the House and Senate versions of the pending reauthorization bill.

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Angel MedFlight Offers $3,000 Scholarship

Grant To Go To A Student Pursuing A Career In Aviation At An Arizona School

Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance says the 2010 Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation will be awarded in August, and the recipient will receive $3,000 toward his or her tuition for an aviation-related program at an Arizona college or university.

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Boeing, Airbus Could See A Good Year

Aging Fleets, Expensive Fuel Could Drive Buying Binge

Financial analysts say an airline buying binge could mean improved bottom lines for both Boeing and Airbus, as airline's fleets age and fuel remains stubbornly high.

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Space Station Crew Vehicle Moved Monday For Cargo Ship Arrival

Resupply Ship To Launch From Kazakhstan Wednesday

The Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station was repositioned Monday to free up the main docking port for a cargo resupply vessel. The capsule's half-hour journey from the Zvezda Service Module to the Rassvet Module began at 1358 EDT.

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London Stansted Airport Activates Surface Multilateration System

Three Busiest Airports in London Using Sensis Technology

NATS air traffic controllers at London Stansted Airport have begun using a high-accuracy surveillance system to monitor the movement of aircraft and vehicles on the airport's runways, taxiways and stand areas to increase the safety and efficiency of the airport's surface.

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Contractor Gets Two Year Prison Term For Defective Bolts

Part Were Used In Military Helicopters

A San Diego County aircraft worker has been sentenced to two years in prison for selling defective bolts to the military for use in helicopters. He must also pay $244,660 in restitution.

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Aero-TV: Glasair Aviation -- Thoughts On The Evolution Of Sport Aviation

A Look At The Changes Taking Place In The Sport Aviation Industry

The future of sport aviation is in flux... the old ways of sport flying are rapidly disappearing and a new reality is coming about. With that in mind, ANN's Tom Patton took a few moments to ask one of the veterans of the sport aviation market, Glasair's Scott Taylor, about what he sees as he works in this ever-evolving industry.

Aero-TV: A Flight To Remember -- Oshkosh 2009 Heritage Flight

Are You Getting Ready For Oshkosh 2010? This Will Help!

There are so many amazing sights to be seen at Oshkosh in any given year, while the presence of various military demos makes every year even more exciting than the year before. BUT... we have a soft spot in our heart for the Heritage Flights... one of the most inspired collaborations between civilians and the military in our recollection -- and easy the most breathtaking.

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Aero-TV: A Flight To Remember -- Oshkosh 2009 Heritage Flight

Are You Getting Ready For Oshkosh 2010? This Will Help!

There are so many amazing sights to be seen at Oshkosh in any given year, while the presence of various military demos makes every year even more exciting than the year before. BUT... we have a soft spot in our heart for the Heritage Flights... one of the most inspired collaborations between civilians and the military in our recollection -- and easy the most breathtaking.

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Aero-TV: Glasair Aviation -- Thought On The Evolution Of Sport Aviation

A Look At The Changes Taking Place In The Sport Aviation Industry

The future of sport aviation is in flux... the old ways of sport flying are rapidly disappearing and a new reality is coming about. With that in mind, ANN's Tom Patton took a few moments to ask one of the veterans of the sport aviation market, Glasair's Scott Taylor, about what he sees as he works in this ever-evolving industry.

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FAA Awards Final Set Of Major NextGen Engineering Contracts

One Contract Largest Ever Awarded By FAA To A Small Business

The FAA announced Tuesday that Metron Aviation of Dulles, VA, and Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, VA, received contracts as the final part of a set of landmark awards to perform engineering work that will help bring NextGen online.

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AIA Supports Issuance Of National Space Policy

Calls President's Proposal A "Giant Step Forward"

AIA said in a statement Monday that it believes the new National Space Policy takes important steps needed to maintain our global leadership in space and ensure continued competitiveness and innovation.

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HAI Files Comments On NY North Shore Helicopter Route

Matt Zuccaro: Rules As Published Will Have "Unintended Consequences"

Helicopter Association International (HAI) Matt Zuccaro filed comments last week strongly opposing the FAA's proposed rules mandating a VFR-only helicopter route along the north shore of New York's Long Island.

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Texas Guard Prepares For Season's First Hurricane

Troops On Standby For Evacuations, SAR, Security

About 2,500 members of the Texas National Guard are on standby in anticipation of Tropical Storm Alex, which is expected to become a hurricane and hit the lower Texas coast late July 1 or early July 2.

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Aircraft Enroute To Glacier National Park Disappears

Four On Board The Aircraft Including Two Journalists

An airplane on a sightseeing trip to Glacier National Park has apparently gone down and is missing, with no word on the four people on board.

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Pilot Fatally Injured While Towing Baseball Team Advertising Banner

Two-Thousand Hour Pilot Aborted Banner Pickup Just Before Crashing

A 34-year-old pilot flying an airplane that regularly tows an advertising banner for the Salt Lake Bees minor league baseball team was fatally injured Saturday when the plane appeared to suffer a mechanical problem while attempting to pick up the banner.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.30.10)

"Small businesses generate some of our country's best ideas. The rollout of NextGen will give small businesses the opportunity to serve on the leading edge of this major transportation initiative." Source: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.30.10): Intersection

A point defined by any combination of courses, radials, or bearings of two or more navigational aids, or the point where two runways, a runway and a taxiway, or two taxiways cross or meet.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.30.10)

Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to restore Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, Cape May County, New Jersey, into an aircraft museum honoring the Navy airmen who died while training during World War II.  

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