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May 30, 2009

NASA, Russia Extend Space Contract

Soyuz Service Available Through 2013

NASA has signed a $306 million modification to the current International Space Station contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency for crew transportation and related services in 2012 and 2013.

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NBAA Comments On TSA's Recent Modification To 'Badging' Program

Full Directive Still Not Widely Circulated

Following the issuance yesterday of a new security directive by the Transportation Security Administration, which modifies security protocols for transient and after-hours pilots flying into commercial-service airports...

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Like Many, Michigan Aviation School Struggling

Dean Says The Economy Is The Culprit

While Dean David Powell is optimistic about the school's future, he admits the Western Michigan University's College of Aviation is facing challenges in this lackluster economy. 

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Duluth Aviation Institute Names New Trustees

Non-Profit Dedicated To Preserving The Region's Aviation History

The Duluth Aviation Institute announces the appointment of John Eagleton, Kate Dougherty, and Don Monaco to its Board of Trustees.

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Airmen, F-22s Support Pacific Presence Mission

First Overseas Deployment For 94th FS Sinmce Fielding F-22

Approximately 280 Langley Air Force Base Airmen and 12 F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron depart this week for an air and space expeditionary force deployment to demonstrate the continued U.S. commitment to fulfill its security responsibilities throughout the Western Pacific.

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Italian Defense Minister Pleads For VH-71

Jobs In Italy Would Be Affected, He Says

In a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Italian Defense Minister Ignazio La Russa has asked that the Pentagon continue with the VH-71 program, which Gates says is late and over budget.

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Happy Birthday Airbus

French/German Agreement Signed 40 Years Ago Friday

On May 29, 1969, the French Minister of Transport, Jean Chamant and the German Minister of Economic Affairs, Karl Schiller, signed an agreement for the joint-development of the A300 aircraft, the first European twin-aisle twin-engine jet for medium-haul air travel. This historic event took place during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.30.09): Adcock Range

Adcock Range National low-frequency radio navigation system (used in the 1930-1950 time period) replaced by an omnirange (VOR) system. It consisted of four segmented quadrants broadcasting Morse Code "A" (dot-dash) and "N" (dash-dot) signals in opposing quadrants so that pilots could orient their position relative to a "beam" broadcasting a steady tone, and a Morse Code station identifier. Using a "build-and-fade" technique, a pilot could (ideally) pinpoint his location by the strength or weakness of a signal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.30.09)

University Aviation Association The University Aviation Association (UAA) is the voice of collegiate aviation education to its members, the industry, government and the general public. Through the collective expertise of its members, this nonprofit organization plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs that represent all segments of the aviation industry.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.30.09)

  "The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has addressed some of the immediate, top-level concerns raised by NBAA and other general aviation groups about how the TSA's 'badging' program would be implemented and what impact it might have on security and safety....

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2009-11-08

MANUFACTURER: Model A330-202, -223, -243, - 301, -322, and -342 Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-11-08

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