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April 26, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.26.11

SMS for Part 91 begins to mature.
May brings two aviation conferences in Europe.
And it's payback time for South Carolina workers who voted out the IAM.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.26.11

SMS for Part 91 begins to mature.
May brings two aviation conferences in Europe.
And it's payback time for South Carolina workers who voted out the IAM.


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ANN Special Feature: IAM & NLRB vs Boeing & SC - 04.26.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Vincent Vernuccio, the Labor Policy Counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, about the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers' complaint

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.26.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.26.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: IAM & NLRB vs Boeing & SC - 04.26.11 (ANN Special Report, with Vincent Vernuccio, the Labor Policy Counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute)

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NATCA Calls For Implementation Of Joint FAA-NATCA Fatigue Recommendations

Rinaldi: "It Is Safe To Fly"

NATCA President Paul Rinaldi has issued a call for quick implementation of the fatigue recommendations released jointly by the FAA and the union.

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NTSB: Probable Cause In 2010 WA State Cirrus Accident Due To Maintenance Failure

Finds That The Shop Which Performed Annual Inspection Improperly Reassembled Fuel System

This is one of those reports which every pilot hates to read, because it appears there was almost no way for the PIC of this aircraft to know there was a problem with his airplane until the prop stopped spinning.

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Plane Carrying Cocaine Down In New Mexico Lake

No Survivors From The Accident, Coke Bundles Float To The Surface

An airplane which went down in a lake in northern New Mexico Sunday was apparently carrying a large amount of cocaine.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In YAK-52 Accident In Florida

Witnesses "Did Not Perceive Any Change In Pitch" Prior To Impact

Preliminary information in an accident which occurred during an airshow in Flagler Beach, FL, in March has been released by the NTSB.

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World Record Holding Pilot Kicks Off Latest World Flight

CarolAnn Garratt Has Flown Twice Around The World To Raise Awareness Of ALS

CarolAnn Garratt, who has circumnavigated the planet twice in an effort to raise awareness for ALS, has launched a third attempt which began with a lecture on her previous flights Monday at Boston University.

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NOAA Hurricane Team To Embark On East Coast Awareness Tour

Public Is Invited To Tour Hurricane Hunter Aircraft

NOAA hurricane experts will visit five U.S. East Coast cities aboard a NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft to raise awareness about storm threats and the danger of being caught without a personal hurricane plan. The five-day tour begins May 2.

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Piper Names Sales Director For Asia/Pacific Region

Part Of Company's Continuing Global Expansion

Dana Cox, an experienced aviation business development and sales executive, has been tapped by Piper as director of Sales for the Asia/Pacific region, headquartered in Brunei.

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LA Police Helicopter Fired On By Teenager

Aircraft Was Hit Early Sunday Morning

A Los Angeles teenager has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer after firing on an LAPD helicopter Sunday morning.

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GAMA Announces Key Addition To Government Affairs Team

Former Capitol Hill Staffer To Lobby For Association

GAMA said Monday that veteran Capitol Hill staffer Amanda Joyner will join the Association as its new director of government affairs.

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Bombardier Sells Another Three CRJ900 NextGen Jets To Pluna Of Uruguay

Uruguayan Airline Currently Operates Ten Of The Regional Airliners

Pluna Lineas Aereas Uruguayas S.A. has signed a follow-on order for three CRJ900 NextGen regional jetliners.

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Russians Deny Deny Space Sex Experiment

Officials Say No Official Or Unofficial Evidence Exists

Russian officials are denying persistent rumors that cosmonauts are engaging in secret sex experiments while in space. And there are rumors about U.S. astronauts as well.

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Aero-TV: Up Close and In-Depth -- The Garmin GTN 650 and GTN 750 (Part 2)

Garmin's Next-Gen Avionics System Picks Up Where the GNS 430/530 Left Off

The industry has been waiting for years to see the follow-up to one of the most successful avionics platforms in the history of general aviation. Greatly anticipated, and buoyed by an aggressive rumor mill, the Garmin folks spent a considerable period of time with our Aero-TV teams to explain why the GTN 650 and 750 systems represent Garmin's best bet for future cockpits.

NBAA: Los Angeles Officials Try to Snuff Out SMO Flight Schools

City Council Passes A Resolution Attepting To Shutter The Schools As A "Safety Hazard"

Here we go again with a local government trying to limit legitimate aviation activities at a federally-funded airport. On April 21, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution supporting efforts to close six flight schools operating at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO).

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Aero-TV: Up Close and In-Depth -- The Garmin GTN 650 and GTN 750 (Part 2)

Garmin's Next-Gen Avionics System Picks Up Where the GNS 430/530 Left Off

The industry has been waiting for years to see the follow-up to one of the most successful avionics platforms in the history of general aviation. Greatly anticipated, and buoyed by an aggressive rumor mill, the Garmin folks spent a considerable period of time with our Aero-TV teams to explain why the GTN 650 and 750 systems represent Garmin's best bet for future cockpits.

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Roscosmos Seeks To Block SpaceX From ISS Docking

Says No Hookup Until "Safety" Of The Spacecraft Is Proven

A high-ranking Russian space official says Russia will not permit SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to dock with the ISS until its "safety if fully tested." The remarks were published by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

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NTSB Continues Investigation Of Southwest Airlines Flight 812

Finds Rivet Lines Did Not Line Up Properly Where Fuselage Opened

The NTSB has updated its investigation of the April 1, 2011 incident involving Southwest Airlines flight 812, which experienced a rupture in the fuselage while in flight.

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Lambert Expects To Operate Full Flight Schedule On Tuesday

Airlines Affected By Tornado Damage Successfully Moved To Other Concourses

The recovery of operations from tornado damage on April 22 continues to accelerate at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport which expects to airlines to operate their full flight schedules on Tuesday.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On SWA/Cirrus Intercept

One Involved FLOTUS, The Other An Unresponsive GA Airplane

The National Transportation Safety Board released preliminary reports on a situation in which a controller asked the captain of an airliner to check out an unresponsive GA airplane.

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Representative Giffords Will Attend Shuttle Launch

Injured Congresswoman's Husband Is The Spacecraft's Commander

U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously injured by a gunman at a political rally in January, has been cleared to attend the launch of Endeavour at the end of the week.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.26.11)

"We will not issue docking permission unless the necessary level of reliability and safety [of the spacecraft] is proven." Source: Roscosmos official Alexei Krasnov.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.26.11): Initial Approach Fix

The fixes depicted on instrument approach procedure charts that identify the beginning of the initial approach segment(s).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.26.11)

The Lindbergh Foundation

The concept of balance is an integral part of what the Lindbergh Foundation Board looks for in a project requesting a grant. Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh believed in the balance between technological advances and preservation of human and natural environments.

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