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May 06, 2011

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 05.06.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.06.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.06.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Viking Aircraft's HF-110 Engine - 05.06.11 (ANN Special Report, withANN's Jim Campbell talks with Jan Eggenfellner, owner of Viking Aircraft Engines)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.06.11

SpaceShipTwo has flown in feathered mode.
Flight Design offers more details on the new C4.
And Connecticut FBOs breathe a sigh of relief.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.06.11

SpaceShipTwo has flown in feathered mode.
Flight Design offers more details on the new C4.
And Connecticut FBOs breathe a sigh of relief.


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ANN Special Feature: Viking Aircraft's HF-110 Engine - 05.06.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Jan Eggenfellner, owner of Viking Aircraft Engines, about the HF-110, an aircraft conversion of the Honda engine used in the Fit automobile, Honda marine outboard powe

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NATA Appoints Three New Members To Its Board Of Directors

Sheeringa, Epps, And KilKeary To Serve The Organization

NATA elected three new members to its board of directors Wednesday at its annual membership meeting. The new members are S. Michael Scheeringa, president, Signature Flight Support, Marian Epps, chief financial officer, Epps Aviation, and Ed Kilkeary, Sr., founder and CEO, L.J. Aviation.

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Clark School Team To Test Human-Powered Helicopter

Engineering Students In The Hunt For The Sikorsky Prize

In a step toward winning the Sikorsky Prize, a team of A. James Clark School of Engineering students will attempt for the first time to test-fly their human-powered helicopter, called Gamera.

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Sikorsky Aircraft Completes Active Rotor Wind Tunnel Testing

Noise And Vibration Reduction Through High-Authority Flaps Concept Validated

Sikorsky Innovations says it has completed wind tunnel testing of its active rotor system equipped with high authority flaps. The effort is jointly funded by Sikorsky and the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD).

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Broker Predicts Pricing Recovery In Business Jet Market

Demand From International Markets Expected To Help Reduce Select Inventories

There is clear evidence of a return to a more stable pricing environment for long range and large business jets, according to business aircraft broker Jetcraft Corporation. 

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Easton Airport Hosts Maryland's First Annual Regional Festival Of Flight

Organizers Promise A Day Of Aviation Fun For The Whole Family

The Easton Airport (KESN) will host Maryland's first festival of flight on Saturday, May 14th from 0800 - 1700 EDT. 

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Participants Pleased With AVSeminars' CFI Renewal Webinar

FAA Approved Renewal Course Innovative, Convenient, CFI's Said

CFIs who participated in AVSeminars first 'progressive' CFI Renewal Webinar have given high marks for the innovation and convenience.

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First Soyuz Almost Ready For Launch From French Guiana

Dry Runs Underway To Test Facilities

The final countdown before its maiden flight later this year has begun for Soyuz with a simulated launch campaign at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

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FAA Awards $38 Million Security Contract

Security Systems At More Than 1,000 Locations To Be Maintained By Honeywell

A 5-year, $38 million FAA contract has been awarded to Honeywell to maintain security systems at more than 1,000 locations in the agency's Air Traffic Organization (ATO) Air Traffic Systems Branch.

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Analyst: Challenges Threaten To Slow Down European Biz-Av Growth

Gates And Partners Reviews Business Aviation In Europe

UK aviation law firm Gates and Partners, G&P, has seen a positive start for the European business aviation market in 2011. The London-based law firm is seeing a more robust market and notes that sources of aviation finance are becoming more enthusiastic.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2011-09-14

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 747-200B, -300, -400, -400D, and -400F Series Airplanes Powered by Pratt and Whitney 4000 or General Electric CF6-80C2 Series Engines

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AD: Dassault Falcon

AD NUMBER: 2011-10-01

MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes

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Classic Aero-TV: Jump Takeoff Gyros -- Dick Degraw's Homemade Masterpieces

Gyros That Jump... Who'da Thunk It?

Dick Degraw is an aircraft builder whose creations attract serious onlookers. Not many self-taught engineers and machinists branch out from racing and servicing motorcycles to building and flying their own deep-intermeshed, twin rotor helicopters, but that's just one of Dick's novel creations.

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Is There Still Some Life Left In The F136 Engine Program?

House Armed Services Subcommittee Votes To Continue Funding ... Under Certain Conditions. GE Says It Will Bear Costs

The F136 engine under development by Rolls Royce and GE simply refuses to fade peacefully away, as members of a House Armed Services Committee (HASC) subcommittee voted to re-open the engine competition ... if the Pentagon has to ask Congress for more money to complete the F135 engine.

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Klyde Morris (05.06.11)

Klyde Hates To Memorize...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Body Recovered From Wreckage Of Flight 447

Families Of Those Lost "Very Divided" Over Recovering Remains

Salvage teams working on the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, which went down nearly two years ago on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, have recovered a body still strapped into its seat and raised it to the surface.

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NASA's Charles Bolden Commemorates 50 Years Of U.S. Human Spaceflight

"Today We Celebrate A First -- And We Celebrate The Future"

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued a statement Thursday about the 50th anniversary of United States human spaceflight. On that date in 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American to fly in space.

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Astronaut Alan Shepard Immortalized On Forever Stamp

Two Stamps Recognize 50th Anniversary Of First Manned Spaceflight

The U.S. Postal Service dedicated two stamps Wednesday commemorating two historic events — one that occurred a half century ago, and the second that's making history now.

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First Public-Use RNP Flight Path Deployed In Alaska

GE Demonstrates Integral Role Of Third-Party Procedure Designers In U.S. Airspace Modernization

The first public-use Required Navigation Performance (RNP) procedure in Alaska was deployed by GE Aviation’s PBN Services Thursday at Deadhorse.

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Wipaire Appoints New Distributor In China

Company Is Encouraged By The Potential Of Expanding Global Markets

Wipaire has tapped Aviation Supplies Ltd. as its first distributor in China.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.06.11)

"May 5, 1961, was a good day. " Source: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.06.11): Security Notice (SECNOT)

A SECNOT is a request originated by the Air Traffic Security Coordinator (ATSC) for an extensive communications search for aircraft involved, or suspected of being involved, in a security violation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.06.11)

Radial Engines, Limited

From its formation in 1981, Radial Engines, Ltd. has become the world's premier FAA Certified Repair Station specializing in the Jacobs, Continental, and Lycoming radial aircraft engines.

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