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August 25, 2010

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report In Alaska DHC-3T Otter Accident

Weather Was IMC When Wreckage Was Found, ELT Antenna Cable Had Separated

The preliminary report on the Alaska accident which fatally injured former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens and 4 others has been released by the NTSB.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.25.10

A Chinese regional airliner is down at Yichun City.
A Dornier 228 is down near Katmandu with no survivors.
And a J3 pilot takes out a parked car, but walks away.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.25.10

A Chinese regional airliner is down at Yichun City.
A Dornier 228 is down near Katmandu with no survivors.
And a J3 pilot takes out a parked car, but walks away.


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ANN Special Feature: Novel Powerplants from Sonex - 08.25.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Sonex Aircraft CEO Jeremy Monnett about the company's e-Flight initiative, which will soon see the first flight of an electric aircraft, and with PR/Marketing Director M

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.25.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.25.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Novel Powerplants from Sonex - 08.25.10 (ANN Special Report, with Sonex Aircraft CEO Jeremy Monnett and with PR/Marketing Director Mark Schaible)

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Airbus Makes Deliveries To Ecuador, Middle East

AeroGal Becomes Newest Airbus Operator In Latin America

Ecuador's AeroGal airline has unveiled their new Airbus A320-200 at a ceremony in Quito, Ecuador. The new Airbus aircraft, the first of three to be delivered in 2010, marks the start of the airline's fleet renewal program.

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Boeing 747-8 Makes Million-Pound Departure

RC521 Flies More Than 25,000 Pounds Over MTOW

Under normal circumstances, its inadvisable to attempt a departure well over maximum takeoff weight, but certification is not "normal circumstances."

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NASA's LRO Reveals 'Incredible Shrinking Moon'

New Research Reveals Relatively Recent (100 Million Years Ago) Tectonic Activity

Newly discovered cliffs in the lunar crust indicate the moon shrank globally in the geologically recent past and might still be shrinking today, according to a team analyzing new images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.

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CAMCOPTER S-100 Successfully Completes Trials For French DGA

The Aircraft Flew More Than 50 Missions Totaling 150 Flight Hours

Schiebel Industries` CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS, has successfully completed a series of trials for the French DGA (Defence Procurement Agency). Under a leasing contract and operated by DGA personnel, the CAMCOPTER S-100 flew more than 50 missions under various conditions, day and night, racking up a total of 150 flight hours.

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Amputees Express Concerns About Radiation, Privacy, To TSA

Many Using Prosthetic Devices Say X-rays Are A Concern

Airline travel has long since lost its glamor, but for some, the screening process is one that is a cause for particular concern.

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Wisconsin College To Offer Panel Discussion Focusing On Aviation Careers

Dubbed "Flight Plan For Your Future", Session Is Open To The Public

St. Norbert College is bringing together some top aviation executives for a panel discussion, "Flight Plan For Your Future." They'll discuss the wealth of options in the aviation industry including marketing, human resources, finance, IT and web design.

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Kestrel Aerial Recon Supports Australian Troops In Afghanistan

Vision System Extends ISR Capabilities Of The ScanEagle UAS

Through collaboration with Insitu Pacific, Sentient, a computer vision technology company, has successfully demonstrated and deployed Kestrel, a real-time vision system for EO/IR sensors, with the ScanEagle UAS.

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Will That Be Children, Or No Children

Online Survey Indicates Majority Of Passengers Favor Family-Only Sections On Airliners

It's an online survey, which means the results should probably be taken with about a tablespoon of salt. But a poll carried out by Skyscanner, an airfare comparison site, indicates that 59% of travellers would like a ‘families only’ section onboard flights.

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Gas, Mixture, Prop ... What Am I Forgetting?

Japanese Pilot Neglects The Gear

A 57-year-old pilot with about 400 hours in his logbook since getting his license in 1977 made a gear-up landing this week at an airport in Kobe in western Japan.

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Aero-TV: TCM's Rhett Ross -- There's A New Turbo In Town

TCM's Alternative Turbo For The SR22 Has The Industry Talking

A few weeks back, at the 2010 Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's Association annual convention, ANN had thew chance to get some additional details on the TCM alternative for the Turbo-charged SR22 series. While the Tornado Alley STC has gotten high marks from owners, TCM felt that it was time to offer an all Continental solution to a segment of the industry that has proven to be hard-flying and demanding aircraft operators.

Aero-TV: TCM's Rhett Ross -- There's A New Turbo In Town

TCM's Alternative Turbo For The SR22 Has The Industry Talking

A few weeks back, at the 2010 Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's Association annual convention, ANN had thew chance to get some additional details on the TCM alternative for the Turbo-charged SR22 series. While the Tornado Alley STC has gotten high marks from owners, TCM felt that it was time to offer an all Continental solution to a segment of the industry that has proven to be hard-flying and demanding aircraft operators.

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Industry First: UAV Aerobatics On A Fixed Trajectory

Rockwell Collins And DARPA Demonstrate Ability To Counter Missile Threats

As part of its ongoing damage tolerance research contract with the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Rockwell Collins has demonstrated the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to fly aerobatics with position tracking.

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St. Augustine, FL Airport Gets $5.5 Million From FAA

Improvements Will Eventually Allow Larger Aircraft

Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine Airport (KSGJ) has been awarded $5.5 million for construction of a runway safety area, according to U.S. Representative John Mica.

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Qantas Grounds Five Q400 Airplanes

Concerns Raised About The Landing Gear, All 21 Aircraft Inspected

Qantas took five Bombardier Q400 aircraft out of service Monday after concerns were raised about the landing gear on the airplanes. All 21 of the Q400's flown by Qantas were inspected, and airline spokesman Simon Rushton said "Rectification work is starting today (Monday)."

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Another BRS Save! Two Survive Engine Failure In Oklahoma

Pilot Pulled The Cirrus' Chute About 500' AGL

Two men on a business trip in a Cirrus aircraft walked away from a potential disaster on Monday when their airplane experienced an engine problem at 11,000 feet. But the BRS parachute on the airplane allowed them to be smiling as emergency personnel arrived on the scene.

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Zephyr Bids For The Record Books

QinetiQ Files For Three World Records For Its Solar Powered UAV

The recent two-week, uninterrupted flight by QinetiQ's Zephyr solar powered UAV has the company bidding for three world records. QinetiQ has filed with the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) for ratification of a laundry list of achievements for its HALE UAS.

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High-Efficiency UAV Engine Debuts In Denver

Use Of Ceramics Cut Down On Weight, Friction, Engine Maker Says

A new, high-efficiency aviation engine built by Axial Vector Energy Corp. for the UAV market debuted at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America show in Denver on Tuesday.

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Flight Testing Underway For JGSDF Training Helicopter

Certification Phase For Enstrom 480B To Begin Soon

The first day of flying for the inaugural 480B helicopter destined for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Pilot Training Program "could not have gone better," according to Jerry Mullins, President and CEO of Enstrom Helicopter Corporation.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.25.10)

"These safety improvements will be beneficial to both the airport's biggest co-tenant, Northrop Grumman, and any future private and commercial service." Source: U.S. Representative John Mica (R-FL).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.25.10): Intermountain High

An area of high pressure that occurs during the winter between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra-Cascade ranges.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.25.10)

Live ATC Online

What better way to learn how to communicate with ATC than to listen to their actual transmissions. Through the magic of the Internet, you can listen to working ATC frequencies from around the world.

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