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March 12, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.12.10

A P51-D is down in Arizona.
SpaceX may try again today to test-fire the Falcon 9.
And...remembering John Baker.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.12.10

A P51-D is down in Arizona.
SpaceX may try again today to test-fire the Falcon 9.
And...remembering John Baker.


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ANN Special Feature: NTSB - Steam Safer Than Glass? - 03.12.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with 2008 National Instructor of the Year and glass-panel guru Max Trescott, who reacts to this week's finding by the NTSB that glass avionics in small planes don't necessari

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 03.12.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.12.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.12.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: NTSB - Steam Safer Than Glass? - 03.12.10 (ANN Special Report, with Max Trescott)

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Nextant Aerospace 400NEXT Phase 1 Completes First Flight

Flight Marks Transition To Production Aircraft

Nextant Aerospace today announced the first flight of a fully equipped Phase 1 400NEXT aircraft. The flight took place Thursday February 25th and completed the transition from experimental to production aircraft.

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Initial Airworthiness Tests Completed For Boeing 747-8 Freighter

Remaining Two Test Airplanes Can Now Begin Flight Tests

Initial airworthiness testing on the Boeing 747-8 freighter has been completed, enabling test engineers to be on board during future flights and allows the remaining two 747-8 freighter test airplanes to begin flight test.

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Astronaut Legend Receives Naval Astronaut Wings Aboard 'Ike'

First Man On The Moon Honored During "Legends Of Aerospace" Tour

A legendary astronaut and former Navy pilot received a pair of honorary Naval Astronaut Wings in a ceremony aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) March 10 in recognition for his dedicated service to the Navy and in the field of space exploration.

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Jack Pelton And FedEx Selected To Receive Lindbergh Foundation Awards

Pelton Wins Lindbergh Award, Corporate Award For Balance Goes To FedEx

The Lindbergh Foundation announced that Jack Pelton, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cessna Aircraft Company, has been selected to receive the 2010 Lindbergh Award.  The Foundation will recognize FedEx Corp. as the recipient of its Corporate Award for Balance.

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Civil Air Patrol Ramps Up Flood Preparations In Upper Midwest

NWS Predicts Major Flooding With Winter Snow Melt

With another potentially massive flood looming in North Dakota's Red River Valley and other Midwestern states, members of Civil Air Patrol's North Central Region are standing ready.

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Rolls-Royce Awarded $75 Million Contract For V-22 Osprey Engine Support

Contract Value Is Over $600 Million If Options Are Exercised

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $75 million MissionCare contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for logistics support for the Rolls-Royce AE 1107C-Liberty engines that power the U.S. Marine Corps’ MV-22 Osprey and U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command’s CV-22 Osprey.

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Boeing To Pay Retired Exec $1.5 Million For Consulting

Scott Carson Had Announced His Retirement After 38 Years With The Planemaker

The former chief executive of Boeing's Commercial Airplane Division will be paid about $1.5 million in consulting fees over a two year period following his retirement.

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Bell Helicopter To Modify Final 30 Aircraft In OH-58D Safety Enhancement Program

Work Begins This Month On Kiowa Warrior SEP Program

Bell Helicopter has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to modify the final 30 OH-58D aircraft under the Kiowa Warrior Safety Enhancement Program (SEP), the company announced Tuesday.

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AEA Exhibitors Look To Attract Dealers To Orlando Show

"Show Special" Booklet Contains Incentives Worth Up To $20,000 For Qualified Attendees

The Aircraft Electronics Association is publishing the “AEA Show Special” booklet, which will be given to all qualifying attendees of the 53rd annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show from April 7-10, in Orlando, FL.

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Wide Area Multilateration Improves North Sea Helicopter Traffic Safety

Air Traffic Controllers Can Now Pinpoint Location Of Flights

NATS Services is now using Sensis Corporation's Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland for helicopter flight following.

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Aero-TV: ICAS Perspectives – Advice for New Air Show Performers

Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Best Advice for Newcomers
 
On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives.
 

'Aero-Streaming!' ANN Partners With AEA On New Programming

ANN Raises The Bar Yet Again With Revolutionary New Aero-TV LIVE 'Aero-Streaming'

The Aero-News Network is getting ready to innovate, again, with the addition of professional live web streaming to the growing ANN/Aero-TV suite of programming options. The world's first Real-Time, 24/7 Aviation and Aerospace news and information service, ANN has selected the ever intensive Aircraft Electronics Association Annual Convention & Trade Show for the debut of this exciting new programming initiative.

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Aero-TV: ICAS Perspectives - Advice for New Air Show Performers

Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Best Advice for Newcomers

On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives.

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P-51D Down In Arizona, Pilot Killed

Witness Says Aircraft Was Landing When Accident occurred

A P51-D has gone down on landing at Stellar Airpark in Chandler, Arizona, killing the pilot and causing a fire at an airport hangar. The FAA says the circumstances of the crash are still unknown.

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FAA Projects Modest 20-Year Growth For GA

"Active" Fleet Will Increase 0.9 Percent By 2030

The FAA's 20 year Aerospace Forecast predicts that the GA active fleet will grow, but only modestly, over the next 20 years, and the fleet of piston singles and twins will likely shrink in the near term before expanding again in the out years of the period.

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First Female Military Pilots Receive Congressional Gold Medals

Honored Nearly 70 Years Following Disbandment Of The Unit

The nations first female military pilots received the Congressional Gold Medal Wednesday at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol.  

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Klyde Morris (03.12.10)

Klyde Starts Picking On SpaceX...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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FAA Implements Safety Management System

Babbitt: SMS Helps FAA Manage Risk And Challenges Of New Technology

The FAA’s Air Traffic Organization is now operating under a Safety Management System.  This enables the FAA to manage the risks associated with changes in the National Airspace System.

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United To Buy 25 A350 XWB Aircraft

Airline Becomes 33rd Customer For Newest Airbus Model Still In Development

United has formalized a commitment originally announced in December 2009, signing a firm order for 25 A350-900 XWB aircraft. The airframe of the twin-engine widebody under development by Airbus will be comprised of 53 percent composite materials.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.12.10)

"As a result of your conviction and your devotion to duty, from that time onward, women would forever be a part of United States military aviation." Source: Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.12.10): Wingtip Device (Winglet)

Wingtip devices are usually intended to improve the efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.12.10)

FAA NextGen Implementation Plan

The FAA this week released an update of its NextGen implementation plan ... an 84 page document available online as a PDF file. The FAA says the update reiterates its vision for the operational environment between now and 2018.

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