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June 11, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.11.10

Spirit Airlines crews say they won't cross pilots' picket lines.
EADS is flying a plane on algae-derived biofuel.
And get ready for diesel-electric hybrid helicopters.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.11.10

Spirit Airlines crews say they won't cross pilots' picket lines.
EADS is flying a plane on algae-derived biofuel.
And get ready for diesel-electric hybrid helicopters.


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ANN Special Feature: URA President Doug Barker - 06.11.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Utah Rotorcraft Association President Doug Barker about URA's quick rise, from the bare minimum number of members required to form a PRA chapter in July of 2007, to toda

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International Helicopter Community Plans Helo Version of IS-BAO

Agreement Signed This Week At ILA Berlin

Key figures from the helicopter and business aviation community signed an agreement on the development and management of an IS-BAO (Helicopter Edition) at the ILA Berlin Airshow 2010 Wednesday.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 06.11.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.11.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.11.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: URA President Doug Barker - 06.11.10 (ANN Special Report, with Utah Rotorcraft Association President Doug Barker)

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FAA Approves FANS 1/A Data Link For G450

Infrared Night Vision Successfully Installed on GIV

The FAA has approved the use of the Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A data link on Gulfstream G450 aircraft. Gulfstream is the first large-cabin business-jet manufacturer to receive such approval.

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WingX Pro Moving Maps Coming Soon To Your iPad

Allows Simultaneous Viewing Of Approach Chart And Moving Map

In the continuing saga of "Yeah, there's an app for that" ... Hilton Software says that in June, iPad users will be able to get WingX Pro7 for the device. WingX Pro7 features an advanced GPS-Enabled Terrain-Aware Moving Map with a touch screen interface.

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'Swamp Ghost' Returns Home To U.S. 68 Years After Take-Off

B-17E Bomber Recovered From A Remote New Guinea Crash Site

After taking part in the first long-range U.S. bombing mission of World War II following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, a B-17E Flying Fortress crashed in one of the most remote locations on Earth On Feb. 23, 1942, ... a primitive swamp on the north coast of Papua New Guinea.

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Sikorsky Opens First LUH Contractor Support Site Outside The Continental U.S.

Lakotas Can Be Serviced In The Marshall Islands

The first offshore Full Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) site for the U.S. Army's UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) is open for business, Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced Monday. The site is centrally located on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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Two International Airlines Introduce Seatbelt Airbags

Cathay Pacific And Air France-KLM Place Safety Devices In Economy Class Cabins

In a effort to comply with new passenger safety regulations, Cathay Pacific and Air France-KLM have started installing seatbelt-mounted airbags in their economy-class cabins. The devices are designed to improve survivability in the event an airplane goes down.

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Boeing, RAAF Graduate 1st Locally Trained C-17 Pilots

350 Hours Of Programmed Training Makes Newly-Minted Globemaster Pilots

Boeing Defence Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) announced the graduation of the first RAAF C-17 Globemaster III pilots trained in Australia.

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OOPS! Delta Mixes Paperwork, Sends Kids To Wrong Destinations

Airline Has Apologized For The Mixup

It's really every parent's nightmare. Two children traveling as unaccompanied minors on Delta Airlines wound up at the wrong destination after what the airline called a "paperwork mixup." Thursday found the airline apologizing to both families.

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Sure, It Tells Time. But What Else Can It Do?

Abingdon Watches Releasing Video Series To Show How To Use Their Aviation Watch

In an effort to educate and promote the use of the aviation watch, Abingdon Watches CEO Chelsea Welch is hosting a series of videos covering the different functions of the aviation watch.

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Bye Energy Adds Jobs, Relocates Headquarters To Centennial Airport

Green Flight Project Now An Englewood, CO Resident

Bye Energy has relocated its headquarters to the TacAir 8 building at Centennial Airport in Englewood, CO.

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Aero-TV: Anousheh Ansari -- The Woman Behind The Prize

Imagine... Be The Change... Inspire

One of the more unusual phone calls I have ever received occurred a few years ago... from Anousheh Ansari... long distance. About as long distance as it gets, these days, as Anousheh was calling from the International Space Station where she was plainly having the time of her life.

Aero-TV: Anousheh Ansari -- The Woman Behind The Prize

Imagine... Be The Change... Inspire

One of the more unusual phone calls I have ever received occurred a few years ago... from Anousheh Ansari... long distance. About as long distance as it gets, these days, as Anousheh was calling form the International Space Station where she was plainly having the time of her life.

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FAA, Insitu To Study UAS Integration Into NAS

Research Managed By Hughes Technical Center In Atlantic City

The FAA will use a ScanEagle UAS to conduct research needed to guide the development of recommendations for integrating unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace.

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Klyde Morris (06.11.10)

Klyde... You're Hardly The One To Complain About Paranoia!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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ALPA Backs Air Transat Pilots With $1 Million Grant

International Union Pledges Full Support As Pilots Pursue A New Contract

Air Transat pilots will receive an initial $1 million grant from their international union, the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), to assist them in their negotiations for a new contract. Contract negotiations began in the first quarter of 2010.

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Aviation Safety Seminar To Highlight Presentations At Rochester Wings Expo

Avemco's Jim Lauerman Is The Featured Speaker

Jim Lauerman, president of Avemco Insurance Company, is the featured speaker for the Rochester Wings Aviation Expo at the Greater Rochester International Airport June 18-19, 2010.

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South Korean Space Program Suffers Another Setback

Satellite Launch Ends After 137 Seconds When Rocket Apparently Explodes

The South Korean space program has reportedly suffered a second setback in less than a year, as a rocket carrying a climate observation satellite has apparently exploded on its way to orbit Thursday.

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FAA Publishes TFR For Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Flights Largely Restricted To Oil Spill Remediation Efforts, Drill Rig Support

The FAA has cordoned off a fairly sizable chunk of the northwest Gulf of Mexico with a TFR to help regulate the flow of traffic through the area affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The NOTAM is in effect "until further notice."

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Small Business Tech Transfer Projects Selected By NASA

Funding For 18 Proposals Adds Up to $11 Million

NASA has selected 18 innovative technology proposals for negotiation of Phase 2 contract awards in the Small Business Technology Transfer program, or "STTR." The selected projects have a total value of approximately $11 million.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.11.10)

"IS-BAO has already demonstrated its safety effectiveness and standardization benefits in the business aviation sector, and we are confident that it will achieve similar results for the global helicopter operating community." Source: European Helicopter Association Chairman Dr. Ing. Vittorio Morassi.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.11.10): Rawinsonde

Rawinsonde

An upper air observation that evaluates the winds, temperature, relative humidity, and pressure aloft by means of a balloon-attached radiosonde that is tracked by a radar or radio direction-finder.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.11.10)

International Astronautical Federation

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is an international non-governmental and non-profit organisation, founded in 1951. 

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