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August 02, 2010

Repairs Planned Following ISS Cooling System Failure

Power Has Been Re-Routed, Crew Not In Danger, NASA Says

Teams of flight controllers are continuing engineering analysis and refining spacewalk procedures to replace a failed International Space Station ammonia pump module later this week.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.02.10

Oshkosh is quiet today, but Mentone is about to get noisy.
Norman Surplus has an impressive first day back in the air.
And the Learjet 85 will be built in Wichita.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.02.10

Oshkosh is quiet today, but Mentone is about to get noisy.
Norman Surplus has an impressive first day back in the air.
And the Learjet 85 will be built in Wichita.


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ANN Special Feature: Larry Neal's New Ultralight Gyroplane - 08.02.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Larry Neal of The Butterfly LLC about his new ultralight gyroplane, and a citizen initiative in Arizona that will use gyroplanes to assist border patrol.

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NBAA Welcomes Kentucky Proclamation Honoring Business Aviation

July In KY Is GA Appreciation Month

The NBAA on Thursday welcomed a proclamation recognizing the importance of general aviation, including business aviation, to the state of Kentucky and declaring July 2010 "General Aviation Appreciation Month."

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Beech Baron And Bonanza To Get Synthetic Vision

STC Has Been Granted For Both Models

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced that Garmin's Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) and other associated avionics improvements will be included as standard equipment on its piston-engine Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza aircraft.

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NASA/NIA 'Aviation Unleashed' To Imagine The Future Of Flying

Conference Set For October In VA

About 50 years ago, TV animators created a vision of life almost 50 years from now. They predicted in 2062 people would be flying to work and using robots for housework. How close are we to that fictional world of the Jetsons and what are the possibilities - at least for aviation and related fields?

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Cessna: Fleet Sales Continue To Set The Pace In Flight Training

More Than 60 Aircraft Delivered To University Programs

Cessna sold new aircraft to nine global training fleets in the first half of 2010, marked by the recent delivery of the 12th 172 Skyhawk to a Russian training program. Cessns says the delivery keeps it as a leader in flight training solutions.

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BA Acquires 747-8F Aircraft From Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Subsidiary

Parties Say Deal Will Solidify A Long-Term Strategic Partnership

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings confirmed Friday that its 49%-owned UK subsidiary, Global Supply Systems Limited (GSS), has signed a five-year wet leasing agreement with British Airways Plc to operate three next-generation Boeing 747-8 freighters on behalf of British Airways starting in 2011.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.02.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.02.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.02.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Larry Neal's New Ultralight Gyroplane - 08.02.10 (ANN Special Report, with Larry Neal of The Butterfly LLC)

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Airbus Boosts Single-Aisle Aircraft Production

Forecasting A Rate Of 40 Per Month By 2012

Airbus says it plans to increase the monthly production rate of its A320-family aircraft to 38 per month in August 2011 and to 40 per month in first quarter 2012. Currently Airbus turns out 34 A320-family aircraft per month rising to 36 from December 2010.

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Caravan Conversions With TPE331 Engines Get Warranty Extension

Honeywell Ups Coverage To Five Years Or 2,500 Hours

Operators flying Cessna Caravans with the Honeywell TPE331-12JR turboprop engine, which now powers a dozen Cessna Caravans upgraded by Aero Twin, Inc. and Texas Turbines Conversions, got word Monday that the warranty has been extended on the engines to five years or 2,500 hours.

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Tiger Helicopter Marks 1,000 Flight Hours In Afghan Operations

Aircraft Flying With The Frency Army's 5th Combat Helo Regiment

The EC665 Tiger HAP (combat support) helicopter received its operational certification from NATO for the Afghan theater of operations in August 2009, just seven months after the final operational standard qualification was issued by government agencies in December 2008.

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EASA Certified: Enhanced Flight Vision System For The Falcon 7X

FAA Approval Expected To Come In August

Dassault Falcon received certification from the EASA to equip its flagship aircraft, the 7X, with its proprietary Enhanced Flight Vision System  (EFVS). Certification from the FAA is expected in August.

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Air Force Announces 'Preferred' Basing Alternatives For F-35

Utah, Vermont, And Arizona Are The Favored Spots

The Air Force announced the preferred alternatives for operational and training F-35 Joint Strike Fighter bases Thursday.

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Advanced Airborne Video System Successfully Demonstrated

Record Transmission Rates Of Over 2Mbps Achieved

Hughes Network Systems says it completed a successful demonstration of its advanced airborne video solution to a key government agency, confirming full D-1 video resolution at air-to-ground user data rates of over 2 Mbps.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Looking Back At Day One

This is Aero TV's Daily Update on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Monday, July 26th, 2010

ANN-E-I-C Note: As you read this, over 2 dozen ANN staffers, stringers and associates are still working their way back home after working their (expletive deleted)'s off at the annual Oshkosh aerial insane asylum. We shot a record amount of material (and dozens of amazing Aero-TV and Aero-Cast programs are now undergoing development), wrote more stories than ever before and quite simply, had a blast working ourselves into a state of semi-consciousness with the BEST Oshkosh Crew we've EVER assembled. We will be re-running our carefully crafted

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Motivating Our Kids Toward Innovation And Creativity

Burt Rutan's Motivation As A Boy

"Shoot for the stars" is often an expression used by many just in passing, however, when Burt Rutan (picture, right) says it, you can take it to the bank that he means it. Rutan, Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Scaled Composites, is looking for the children of today to learn how to dream.

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Former Shuttle Astronaut Attends AirVenture

Dr. Bonnie Dunbar Speaks to ANN about STEM Education

Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar (Ph.D.), a veteran of five space shuttle flights, was spotted at AirVenture today, here to support a number of events sponsored by Women in Aviation. ANN talked with Dr. Dunbar to catch up on her efforts with Seattle's Museum of Flight.

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Behind The Scenes With Airventure Air Traffic Control, Part II

A Visit To The Control Tower Cab, Fisk, And A MOOCOW

Before arriving aircraft at Oshkosh become the responsibility of the Wittman Regional Airport control tower, they are handled through the Fisk approach controllers, then handed off to one of the two control tower frequencies depending on the runway assignment for the aircraft.

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What If Little Girls Played With Airplanes?

Furloughed Pilot Helps Young Girls File Flight Plans For Aviation Careers

Lynda Meeks is the kind of girl that doesn't take "no" for an answer. Growing up traveling, camping and studying overseas, she not only got the travel bug, but the confidence to pretty much take on whatever is placed in front of her.

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Kids Invited To AirVenture For Hands-On Learning

A Walk Through KidVenture At EAA's Pioneer Museum

My time at AirVenture this year is almost over, and I can't wait to come back. I am thinking about how I would enjoy this event from my children's perspective and decided to head over to a jewel of a program for kids, nestled away from the main AirVenture site at EAA's Pioneer Airport. It is called KidVenture.

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Klyde Morris (08.02.10)

Klyde Has A Few Aero-Dietary Concerns

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Cessna Teams With Spectrum Aeromed To Offer Medical Transport Mustang

First Deliveries Set For October

Cessna has teamed with Spectrum Aeromed to develop a medical transport version of the Citation Mustang. The announcement was made on the opening day of AirVenture 2010.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.02.10)

"(G)eneral aviation aircraft support a variety of services vital to Kentucky businesses and communities." Source: Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.02.10): Ground Loop

Loss of lateral control or purposefully braking one wheel to turn sharply while on the ground.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.02.10)

WrightFlight

Wright Flight, Inc. is a non-profit corporation which was founded in 1986 in Tucson, Arizona by Robin Stoddard.

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