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September 17, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.17.10

Boeing spins a WTO finding as a victory.
The FAA officially opens comments on new crew rest rules.
And NATA repeats a warning that Part 135 is different.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.17.10

Boeing spins a WTO finding as a victory.
The FAA officially opens comments on new crew rest rules.
And NATA repeats a warning that Part 135 is different.


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ANN Special Feature: TCM's New TD300 Diesel - 09.17.10

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks with Teledyne Continental Motors President Rhett Ross about the company's new TD300 diesel engine, which is expected to be ready for FAA certification sometim

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Klyde Morris (09.17.10)

Klyde's Feeling a Little Shaky Over the Economy (Like Everyone Else!)

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Look For Tighter Regs On Lithium Battery Transport

UPS Accident In Dubai May Be The Catalyst For New Rules

The apparent cargo fire which is being investigated as a factor in the recent downing of a UPS 747 freighter in Dubai may lead to tighter regulations on the transportation of lithium batteries.

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EBAA To Host 'One Europe' Regional Forum In Austria

Focus Will Be On Developing Standards For East, West

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) will host its third regional forum entitled "One Europe: A Roadmap for Aligning East and West", January 20-21 at the Hilton Vienna in Austria. 

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NASA Assigns Crew For Final 'Launch On Need' Shuttle Mission

The Crew Probably Hopes They Don't Have To Fly

It would be a bit odd, most likely, to be assigned to a shuttle mission that you hope will never be needed. But that's probably the case for the four astronauts who will make up the crew of STS-335, the rescue mission that would fly only if needed to bring home the members of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission.

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Teamsters: Atlas Air Worldwide Fails To Reach Agreement With Pilots

Contract Negotiations Will Go To Arbitration

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Airline Division announced Tuesday that negotiations with Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW), the holding company of Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, have ended without a collective bargaining agreement.

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FIT Aviation Director Earns Accreditations Renewals

Both Master Certified Flight Instructor And Master Ground Instructor Good For Two More Years

Michael Gaffney, director of FIT Aviation LLC, Florida Institute of Technology's aviation training arm, recently renewed two key aeronautics-related accreditations.

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NASA's Lunar Spacecraft Completes Exploration Mission Phase

Year-Long Mission Yields Detailed Lunar Map, New Environmental Data

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, completed the exploration phase of its mission on Wednesday.

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Eurocopter, ATE Begin Weapons System Firing Tests

Light And Medium Helicopters To Test A Variety of Weapons Systems

Eurocopter and Advanced Technologies & Engineering have commenced flight test firing of a new Stand-Alone Weapons System (SAWS) for light and medium helicopters.

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Embry-Riddle, DOC Unite To Promote Aerospace Manufacturing Industry

ERAU CAAL Will Collect And Analyze U.S., International Data

The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership (CAAL) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Campus signed an agreement Thursday to promote the competitiveness of the U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry.

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Basic Ground School Offered In Online Webinar Series

Eight Week Course For New Pilots, Or As A Refresher 

Students just getting started in flight training and pilots who are looking for a refresher course in the ground school basics can take advantage of a series of webinars being offered by Bob Miller Flight Training.

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USHPA Is Seeking A New Executive Director

Ideal Candidate Will Have A Background In Aviation

The United States Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (USHPA), a national nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, tells ANN it is seeking an Executive Director to promote, manage, and develop USHPA programs as directed by the Board of Directors.

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Aero-TV: Ron Herron's Little Wing -- Going Back to Traditional Autogyro Roots

Herron's Gyro Recalls Yesteryear's Rotorcraft Configuration

It is currently one of sport aviation's most intriguing sport rotorcraft designs... but it is based on historic airframes that more than proved their mettle during aviation's earlier generations. Ron Herron's plans-built Little Wing Autogyro is a tractor design which brings back a vintage look with its tube-and-fabric fuselage and Rotec radial engine (though other engine selections may be adapted). More than just esthetically pleasing, the machine has distinguished itself worldwide as the holder of 29 World Records under the pilotage of rotornaut Andy Keech.

Aero-TV: Ron Herron's Little Wing -- Going Back to Traditional Autogyro Roots

Herron's Gyro Recalls Yesteryear's Rotorcraft Configuration

It is currently one of sport aviation's most intriguing sport rotorcraft designs... but it is based on historic airframes that more than proved their mettle during aviation's earlier generations. Ron Herron's plans-built Little Wing Autogyro is a tractor design which brings back a vintage look with its tube-and-fabric fuselage and Rotec radial engine (though other engine selections may be adapted).

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Help Wanted: One Million Pilots, Mechanics Over The Next 20 Years

Changes Needed In Training Methodologies To Engage Next Generation

The commercial aviation industry will require 466,650 pilots and 596,500 maintenance personnel over the next 20 years to accommodate the strong demand for new and replacement aircraft, according to a crew assessment forecast from Boeing.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 09.17.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.17.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.17.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: TCM's New TD300 Diesel - 09.17.10 (ANN Special Report, with Teledyne Continental Motors President Rhett Ross)

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CAPA Urges FAA To Change NPRM On Flight And Duty Time

Group Says Rule May Actually Shorten Rest Time

The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations is concerned that portions of the FAA's NPRM on Flight and Duty Time published on Tuesday may have a negative impact on flight safety, according to a press release issued late Thursday.

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Congress Recognizes Vital Role Of Recreational Aviation, Backcountry Airstrips

Bi-Partisan Effort In Support Of GA

The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) welcomed a resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing the value of recreational aviation and backcountry airstrips on America's public lands.

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Float Planes Collide On Takeoff Near Dillingham, AK

Both Pilots Survive, One With Serious Injuries

The NTSB is investigating a collision between two float planes departing from a pond near Dillingham, AK.

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Angel MedFlight Awards $3,000 Scholarship

Money Will Help Offset Tuition For 20-Year-Old Drew Cochran

Andrew "Drew" Cochran, a 20-year-old junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, has been awarded the Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation for 2010.

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Bell Helicopter Scores First Order for Bell 429 in China

Prominent Aviaition Enthusiast To Take First Delivery

 Confirmed during a demonstration tour in Zhuhai, China on Wednesday, Bell Helicopter announced it has received its first customer order in the People's Republic of China for its model 429 helicopter.

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First Boeing Intercontinental Forward Fuselage Under Assembly

Aircraft Is The Passenger Variant Of The 747-8

Assembly of the first forward fuselage section of Boeing's 747-8 Intercontinental got underway Sunday night. The 89-foot, 2-inch fuselage section, featuring the airplane's signature upper deck, was moved from the assembly tool for sealing and testing before beginning systems installation.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.17.10)

“ If we’re to meet the rising demand for civil air transportation in an environmentally responsible way, we’re going to need strong public investment in sustainable aviation infrastructure.” Source: Excerpt from the text of H.Res. 1473 which passed recently in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.17.10) : Interrogator

The ground-based surveillance radar beacon transmitter-receiver, which normally scans in synchronism with a primary radar, transmitting discrete radio signals which repetitiously request all transponders on the mode being used to reply.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.17.10)

www.paperairplanes.co.uk/planes.php Just a cool little site with step-by-step instructions on how to make some of the neatest paper airplanes you'll ever fly around the office.

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