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August 27, 2010

Dreamliner Delivery Date Pushed Back Again

First Aircraft Now Expected To Go To ANA No Earlier Than February Next Year

Boeing said Thursday that it now expects to deliver the first 787 in the middle of the first quarter 2011. The delivery date revision follows an assessment of the availability of an engine needed for the final phases of flight test this fall.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.27.10

Drew McEwen has a new gig at Piper.
Aerospace employment is a campaign issue.
And don't assume you're safe in the run-up area.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.27.10

Drew McEwen has a new gig at Piper.
Aerospace employment is a campaign issue.
And don't assume you're safe in the run-up area.


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ANN Special Feature: John Snider's Mosquito XE - 08.27.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with John Snider, whose Personal Rotorcraft, LLC is a distributor for the Mosquito kit helicopter line, about John's stunning Mosquito XE, and his aggressive demos of the mac

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T-45 Jet Trainers Mark One Million Flight Hours

Jet Is The Primary Trainer For F/A-18 Hornet Pilots

The Naval Air Training Command celebrated the 1 millionth flight hour of the T-45 Goshawk Thursday at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, FL.

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FAA Implements TIS-B, FIS-B Traffic And Weather Service From Jacksonville, FL

Free Services For ADS-B Equipped Aircraft

Pilots who fly in or near Jacksonville, FL (ZJX) can now receive free traffic and weather broadcast information in the cockpit.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 08.27.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.27.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.27.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: John Snider's Mosquito XE - 08.27.10 (ANN Special Report, with John Snider, of Personal Rotorcraft, LLC)

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Delta Connection Academy Becomes Aerosim Flight Academy

Name Change Follows DCA's Acquisition In January

Delta Connection Academy, which was acquired by Aerosim in January of this year, has announced that the flight school will now be known as Aerosim Flight Academy. Aerosim says the new name solidifies the company's presence as a truly integrated entity in the aviation industry.

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$111.4 Million Contract Modification Awarded For F-22 Raptor Sustainment

Overall Contract Value For Lockheed Martin Now $709 Million

An $111.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force has been awarded to Lockheed Martin for sustainment of the F-22 Raptor fleet, resulting in a contract value of $709 million. This modification is for the 2010 Follow-On Agile Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract.

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Civil Air Patrol Reaches 100 Lives Saved For The Year

And The Fiscal Year Has A Month Yet To Go

The Civil Air Patrol reached a major milestone earlier this summer, racking up its 100th save for fiscal 2010 … a year that doesn't end until September 30.

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Destructive F-16 Test Makes Strides Toward Fighter's New Role

Aircraft Was Intentionally Destroyed As Aerial-Target Flight Termination System Test

Seeing the test might have made one think they were watching an episode of Mythbusters, but in truth it was a serious test which will provide insight into the latest role which will soon be played by the F-16 ... that of unmanned target aircraft.

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Giant-Scale RC Model Aircraft To Buzz Wittman Regional Airport

"Big Birds Over EAA" Debuts September 11th

Giant-scale radio controlled model aircraft will take to the skies normally occupied by their much-larger cousins during the inaugural "Big Birds Over EAA" on Saturday, September 11th, at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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American Heroes Air Show Set To Land In Georgia

Event Will Honor Naturalized Citizens Serving In The Military

Billed as the nation's premier aviation event devoted exclusively to helicopters, the American Heroes Air Show is set to land in the community of Canton outside Atlanta, Georgia September 11th.

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Sukhoi Superjet 100 Visits Europe

Makes 1st Appearance in Italy, And Will Be Involved In Several Tests

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 landed in Italy for the first time Wednesday at Torino Caselle Airport, where it will continue its flight certification program.

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Analyst: World Commercial Helicopter Market Rising, But Slowly

Economic Meltdown Slowed Orders To A Crawl, Made Financing Difficult

The civilian rotorcraft market is expected to remain diverse with the bulk of all new deliveries arriving from mature production lines, according to a new report by aviation analyst Frost & Sullivan.

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AIAA Member Ruth McClung Wins Primary Election

Will Represent The GOP In Arizona’s 7th Congressional District In November

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) congratulates AIAA member Ruth McClung on her victory Tuesday in Arizona’s 7th congressional district primary election.

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UK Awards Lockheed Martin $5 Million Order For Desert Hawk III UASs

LMC To Provide Aircraft By Fall 2010

The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence has awarded a $5.1 million contract to Lockheed Martin for additional Desert Hawk III unmanned aircraft vehicles.

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Aero-TV: The Compact SolidFX8 -- An Updated Paperless Cockpit Solution

The Most Readable Electronic Chart Solution We've Seen Yet

There seems to be no end to the new 'electronic charting" solutions that are coming our way... but few (if any) boast the level of clear readability that we've seen from t he SolidFX FX8. SolidFX introduced the FX8 and FX8-3G, the newest additions to the FX Series of Aviation Information Managers, last Spring. Using the SolidFX FXView application, the FX8 and FX8-3G Aviation Information Managers serves as a chart reader, notepad, cockpit organizer, electronic briefcase and library.

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Aero-TV: Ya Gotta Know When To Fold 'Em -- Sonex 'Onex' Single-Seater

Monnett's Thriftiest Flyer Yet... With Folding Wings!

Drawings of John Monnett's Onex concept aircraft were first shown at AirVenture 2009, while the real thing, nearly ready for flight test, made its debut at this year’s Oshkosh event. The Onex is a simple and economical single-place all metal aircraft design that promises to continue the lineage of outstanding Sonex Aircraft sport pilot performance. In addition to being a single-place aircraft, the Onex stands-out as a unique design with its folding wing mechanism, which allows the aircraft to meet standard trailer widths while fitting into a standard 7’ garage door, and the wing panels can easily be removed for trailering at highway speeds.

DOA: Arizona Proposal to Regulate Flight Instructors Put Aside

SAFE, Others Provide Persuasive Testimony

Earlier in the week, the aviation community became alarmed that the state of Arizona was about to take the same stupid-pills California was taking in regards to the enaction of excessive and debilitating regulations for the flight training industry... Thankfully, the most recent reports suggest we can all breathe easier.

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Aero-TV: The Compact SolidFX8 -- An Updated Paperless Cockpit Solution

The Most Readable Electronic Chart Solution We've Seen Yet

There seems to be no end to the new 'electronic charting" solutions that are coming our way... but few (if any) boast the level of clear readability that we've seen from t he SolidFX FX8. SolidFX introduced the FX8 and FX8-3G, the newest additions to the FX Series of Aviation Information Managers, last Spring. Using the SolidFX FXView application, the FX8 and FX8-3G Aviation Information Managers serves as a chart reader, notepad, cockpit organizer, electronic briefcase and library.

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Aero-TV: Ya Gotta Know When To Fold 'Em -- Sonex 'Onex' Single-Seater

Monnett's Thriftiest Flyer Yet... With Folding Wings!

Drawings of John Monnett's Onex concept aircraft were first shown at AirVenture 2009, while the real thing, nearly ready for flight test, made its debut at this year’s Oshkosh event. The Onex is a simple and economical single-place all metal aircraft design that promises to continue the lineage of outstanding Sonex Aircraft sport pilot performance. In addition to being a single-place aircraft, the Onex stands-out as a unique design with its folding wing mechanism, which allows the aircraft to meet standard trailer widths while fitting into a standard 7’ garage door, and the wing panels can easily be remo

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FAA Proposes Nearly $25 Million In Fines Against American Airlines

Fine Is Largest Ever Levied By The Agency

The FAA has proposed a $24.2 million civil penalty against American Airlines Inc. for failing to correctly follow an Airworthiness Directive involving the maintenance of its McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft. This civil penalty is the largest ever proposed by the FAA.

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Klyde Morris (08.27.10)

JetBlue Will Never Live This Down... And Klyde Will Make Sure of It

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Old Growth Forest In Conflict With Duluth Sky Harbor Airport Safety

Some On City Council Say Land-Based Runway Should Be Closed

The city of Duluth, MN has for two years been looking for a way to reconcile safety at Duluth Sky Harbor Airport (KDYT) with the encroachment of hundreds of trees in a nearby old-growth pine forest into the airport's flight path.

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Rolls-Royce Files Patent Infringement Complaint

Claims Focus On Engine Alliance, UTC Engines

Rolls-Royce filed an amended complaint Thursday alleging infringement by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) of the Rolls-Royce swept fan blade patent in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in the United States.

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Navy UAV Strays Into DC Restricted Airspace

Ground Controllers Lost Contact, Fire Scout Flew On

A Navy rotary-wing UAV made an incursion into the restricted airspace near Washington DC August 2nd when its operators lost contact with the aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.27.10)

"There is no better reward than the realization that your efforts actually made the difference. It is that reward for which we all strive and we succeeded more than 100 times this year. Source: Col. Michael J. Murrell, CAP's senior adviser, operations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.27.10): Warm Front

The leading edge of an advancing warm air mass that is replacing a retreating relatively colder air mass.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.27.10)

Institute Of Navigation (ION)

Navigation is one of the most important things we do a pilots. But more than just pilots need to know how to navigate.

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