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October 15, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.15.10

Colorado gets 200 Extra jobs.
FAA vs. NIMBYs, with the airport stuck in the middle.
And here's why you start early planning a runway expansion.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.15.10

Colorado gets 200 Extra jobs.
FAA vs. NIMBYs, with the airport stuck in the middle.
And here's why you start early planning a runway expansion.


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ANN Special Feature: Part IV: EAA President Rod Hightower - 10.15.10

Rod Hightower, new president of the Experimental Aircraft Association, tells ANN's Paul Plack his feelings on the role of instruction in the safety of very light sport aircraft, and the implication

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B777 Delivered To Turkish Airlines

First Of Its Type Purchased Directly From Boeing By Turkey's Flag Carrier

The First B777-300ER to be directly purchased from Boeing by Turkish Airlines was delivered Thursday. The airplane is the first of 12 777-300ERs Turkish Airlines has on order with Boeing from 2009.

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Grant Winners Flying High

New Jersey Based Business Education Partnership Launches New Aviation Education Program For Students, Faculty

 A business education partnership in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, has been awarded a $100,000 U.S. DOT grant for using innovative aviation education programs as a tool for igniting a passion for Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).

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HAI President Meets With Presidents Of Bell, American Eurocopter

Says "Thank You" For Their Support Of The Helicopter Safety Team

HAI President Matt Zuccaro took a moment out at the Air Medical Transport Conference to say thank you to Bell Helicopter President John Garrison and American Eurocopter President Marc Paganini for their commitment to the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) and HAI Safety initiatives.

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Ditched! LongEz Down In Central Florida Lake

Pilot Is Not Seriously Injured

A LongEZ went down in a lake near Leesburg, FL Tuesday, but fortunately the pilot was able to escape with minor injuries.

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NASA'S Mobile Mars Laboratory Almost Ready For Flight

Mission Set For Fall Of 2011

The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite has completed assembly at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, and is nearly ready for a December delivery to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA.

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Heavy-Fuel Wolverine3 Engine Takes Flight At Nevada Test Site

Powerplant Designed For Lightweight Tactical UAVs

A heavy-fuel engine for small UAVs undergoing testing at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Nevada National Security Site has successfully completed its first flight, according to Ricardo, Inc., which is developing the powerplant.

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Hub Mounted Vibration System Testing Completed By Sikorsky Innovations

Vibration Suppression System Promises Smoother Ride In Helicopters

Sikorsky Innovations says it has completed rig testing of a Hub Mounted Vibration Suppression system (HMVS), designed to eliminate vibration and deliver a smoother helicopter ride. The effort is jointly funded by Sikorsky and the Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD).

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Hong Kong Airlines Confirms Orders For A330, A350 XWB

A330 Deliveries Will Begin In 2012, First XWBs To Arrive In 2018

Hong Kong Airlines has finalized a contract with Airbus covering the firm order of 10 more A330-200 long range aircraft and converted an existing order for 15 A330s to the A350 XWB.

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Sukhoi Superjet 100 Successfully Passes Noise Testing

Preliminary Data Shows Full Compliance With ICAO CAEP IV Requirements

Under supervision of AR IAC and EASA, the SSJ 100 has successfully completed the noise testing program performed as a part of the overall certification process.

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Apical EC135 Cable Cutter Kit Receives Canadian Approval

Previously Certified By FAA, EASA

Eurocopter EC135 operators in Canada have a new cable cutting option available for their aircraft.

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Aero-TV Redux: A Few Highlights From NBAA 2009!

NBAA 2010 Is But Days Away, Let's Look Back At NBAA 2009 Til Then...

The 2010 version of the National Business Aircraft Association is but a few days away and ANN is already packing up gear for our Aero-TV and editorial teams in order to make the trek North to 'Hotlanta.' NBAA2010 will feature hundreds of exhibits at the Georgia World Congress Center, a Static Display of Aircraft on DeKalb Peachtree Airport, over 100 Education Sessions and Maintenance and Operations Sessions (M&Os), and nearly 25,000 business aviation professionals who are interested in seeing and learning about all that is new in the world of business aviation.

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ALPA Elects New National Officers

Capt. Lee Moak Elected ALPA President

The Board of Directors of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), elected a new slate of leaders on Thursday. The team will guide the pilots' union over the next four years.

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Senator Schumer: FAA Should Reject Advisory Group Findings

Says "Congress Was Clear" On Airline Training Requirements

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released a letter to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt on Wednesday urging him to reject a formal advisory group’s recommendation to scale back the 1,500 hour training requirement enacted into law this summer.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 10.15.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.15.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.15.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part IV: EAA President Rod Hightower - 10.15.10 (ANN Special Report, with EAA President Rod Hightower)

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Klyde Morris (10.15.10)

Klyde Gets 'Political'

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Embraer Delivers 44 Jets During 3rd Quarter 2010

Result Includes 20 Airliners, 24 Executive Aircraft

Embraer released data Wednesday showing it had delivered 44 jets during the third quarter of 2010. 20 of those went to the airline market and 24 to the executive jets market.

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NASA Awards Shuttle Main Engine Support Contract

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne To Receive $60.3 For Ongoing Support

NASA has awarded a $60.3 million contract to Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to provide continued Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) pre-launch, launch and post-launch support through March 31, 2011. 

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Austin Executive Airport On Track For 2011 Opening

Construction Underway On FBO Terminal Building And Hangar

Construction crews have begun to pour concrete at Austin Executive Airport (KEDC) for the airport's new FBO, terminal building, and hangar.

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Houston Lobbies Hard For New ERAU Campus

City Offers "Big Texas Welcome" To Embry-Riddle Representatives

Hundreds of business and community leaders, aviation and aerospace professionals, and others gathered at Houston's Ellington Airport (KEFD) Wednesday to welcome Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President Dr. John Johnson.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.15.10)

"I strongly believe that FAA must not waver in undertaking this rulemaking; it must be done expeditiously and with great rigor." Source: Excerpt from a letter from Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) to FAA administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.15.10): Tropical Air Mass

An air mass that forms in the tropics or subtropics over the low latitudes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.15.10)

The Acadamy Of Model Aeronautics

Intersted in model aircraft? The AMA can show you where to find instructors, how to become involved, and help answer almost any question.

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