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September 04, 2010

UPS 747 Down In Dubai

Reports Indicate Both Crew Members Fatally Injured

A United Parcel Service 747-400 freighter went down shortly after takeoff from Dubai after the crew reported there was a fire in the cockpit. Both crew members were fatally injured in the accident.

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NASA Tops Off Earl Research With Historic Global Hawk Flight

First Flight For A UAV Over A Fully Formed Hurricane

NASA completed a historic day for its hurricane research on Thursday as it put the Global Hawk over Earl, marking the first time the unmanned drone flew over a fully formed hurricane.

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Superjet International Signs U.S. Lease Agreement Up To $300 Million

First Delivery In A 98-seat Configuration Is Scheduled For September 2012

U.S. aircraft leasing company Willis Lease Finance Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SuperJet International for the purchase of 6 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft plus 4 options.

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Delta May Renew Effort For Additional LaGuardia Slots

Slot Swap Stalled Over FAA Conditions

Delta Airlines may be considering re-opening its efforts to add additional slots at New York's LaGuardia Airport following Southwest's successful expansion in Newark.

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Airmen Train In Arctic Circle

Exercises Being Conducted At Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

More than 200 Airmen from Mountain Home AFB in Idaho arrived at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK, August 20th and 21st to participate in an exercise with some of the Air Force's most advanced operational fighter squadrons.

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Scientist Detained At Miami Airport

Metal Canister In His Luggage Prompted An Evacuation, No Explosives Found

A 70-year-old American citizen was detained at Miami International Airport Thursday night after TSA screeners noticed a metal canister in his luggage.

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Weather Postpones NASA Labor Day Weekend Event

Hurricane Earl Throws A Wrench Into "Summer Of Innovation" Finale

Due to the uncertainty of severe weather and conditions associated with Hurricane Earl, NASA Langley Research Center's Summer of Innovation Back to School event scheduled for Saturday, September 4, at Williams Farm Park in Virginia Beach has been postponed and will be rescheduled "in the near future."

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.04.10)

"This project allows humanity's ingenuity to go where no spacecraft has ever gone before.  For the very first time, we'll be able to touch, taste and smell our sun." Source: Lika Guhathakurta, Solar Probe Plus program scientist.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.04.10): Fractus

The elements of cumulus and stratus clouds that appear in irregular fragments, as if they had been shred or torn. Never appears in cirrus clouds. Also known as scud.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.04.10)

The History Of WWI Aviation

The history of World War One aviation is a rich and varied story, and the fight for control of the air was where the cunning, and bravery of the individual could matter for much.

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AD: Robert E. Rust Model DeHavilland Chipmunk - Correction

AD NUMBER: 2010-18-12

MANUFACTURER: Robert E. Rust, Jr. Model DeHavilland DH.C1 Chipmunk 21, DH.C1 Chipmunk 22, and DH.C1 Chipmunk 22A Airplanes.  

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