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June 27, 2009

Aero-TV: Possible Jet Program Sale -- Cirrus CEO Comments

Getting The Rest Of The Story From Inside Cirrus Corporate

As Friday morning's ANN Exclusive interview with Cirrus Chairman and former CEO Alan Klapmeier made the rounds, the one big question on the minds of many looking for more info on the Cirrus Vision Jet program, was just how serious was Alan, and would Cirrus really sell it to him.

Aero-TV: Possible Jet Program Sale -- Cirrus CEO Comments

Getting The Rest Of The Story From Inside Cirrus Corporate

As Friday morning's ANN Exclusive interview with Cirrus Chairman and former CEO Alan Klapmeier made the rounds, the one big question on the minds of many looking for more info on the Cirrus Vision Jet program, was just how serious was Alan, and would Cirrus really sell it to him?

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Boeing Loses Half Of Qantas Dreamliner Order

Less Travel Cuts Demand For New Aircraft

Qantas Airlines has cancelled orders for half of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners it had expected to buy, citing the global economic recession and plummeting demand for seats on its aircraft.

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Senate Joins House In Support Of F-22, JSF Alternative Engine

Armed Services Committee Defies White House, Approves Funding

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Thursday 13-11 to authorize $1.75 billion for the embattled F-22 Raptor program, as well as providing $438.9 million to continue development of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter alternate engine. President Obama has threatened to veto the Defense Authorization Bill if those items are included in the final version.

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Next Generation Global Hawk Unveiled

Northrop Grumman Will Build 15 Of The UAV's

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Air Force unveiled the next-generation of high-flying unmanned aircraft - the RQ-4 Block 40 Global Hawk - in a ceremony Thursday at Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, CA, manufacturing facility.

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Industry Groups Enthusiastic About Alternative Jet Fuel

Two Organizations Praise Approval Of Bio Fuel Specs

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), and The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Thursday offered enthusiastic support for the approval by the fuels subcommittee of ASTM International of a new specification for alternative jet fuel from the Fischer-Tropsch process.

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NTSB Report Examines Medical Helicopter Safety

Report Notes Increase In Accident Fatalities In Recent Years.

The NTSB earlier this year held a four-day hearing focusing on the safety record of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services. The 35-page report released this week indicates that medical helicopter services provide a valuable contribution to the medical community, but that the overall safety record has declined in recent years.

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Northrop Grumman Builds Full-Scale German Stealth Plane

WWII Horten 229 Featured On Nat Geo

Northrop Grumman Corporation's expertise in advanced aircraft development is featured in a new television documentary examining the mystery surrounding a top-secret German airplane that could have affected the course of World War II.

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Rolls-Royce Receives Type Cert For BR725

Engine Will Power The Gulfstream G650

Rolls-Royce has received type certification for the new BR725 engine that will power the first flight of the Gulfstream G650 business jet later in the year.

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NTSB Finds Driver Error Led To Logan Runway Incursion

Construction Vehicle Crossed In Front Of Departing USAirways Jet

The preliminary investigation into a runway incursion at Boston Logan International Airport this month has found that the driver of a construction vehicle improperly crossed an active runway. A sign that would have told the driver the runway was closed was not in place at the time of the incident, and airport authorities say the construction crew had been told the runway was active.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.27.09)

 “Delaying delivery, and reducing overall 787 capacity, is prudent. Qantas announced its original 787 order in December 2005, and the operating environment for the world’s airlines has clearly changed dramatically since then.” Source: Statement by Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.27.09): NAVAID

Defined by the FAA as "Navigational Aid. Any visual or electronic device, airborne or on the surface, which provides point-to-point guidance information or position data to aircraft in flight."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.27.09)

Aero-Linx: Live Air Traffic Control

This might be a fun way to spend some time this weekend, if you're not flying. A site that lets you link to the ATC radio traffic from some of the busiest airports all over the world, streamed live. You'll also find some airport webcams and other features. If you've got to stay in this weekend, it might be a fun stop on your aviation surfing.

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