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July 17, 2010

CSF Praises NASA Funding Legislation, But Says Bill 'Must Be Improved'

Funding Provided For Commercial Crew, But Augustine Commission Goals Not Met

Following Thursday's executive session of the Senate Commerce Committee, the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Bretton Alexander, stated, "Thanks to Senators Warner, Boxer, Udall, and Brownback, American industry won a victory today.  But this legislation must be improved."

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Certified! Dassault’s Falcon 900LX

Awarded Both FAA And EASA Certification

Dassault Falcon has received certification from both the FAA and EASA for the newest member of the Falcon family of business jets, the 4,750 nm Falcon 900LX.

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NBAA Welcomes Ohio Proclamation Saluting Business Aviation

Organization Receives National Award In Ohio For Industry Advocacy

The NBAA welcomed a proclamation from the Governor of Ohio on Friday recognizing the essential role all of aviation, including business aviation, in serving the state.

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Another Delay? Dreamliner Delivery May Push To 2011

Boeing Says IF It Happens, It Would Only Be "A Few Weeks" Into The New Year

The head of Boeing's 787 program said in a Friday conference call with reporters that, while the company still plans to get the Dreamliner to their launch customer late in 2010, the delivery could slip "a few weeks" into 2011.

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Boeing Sees Market For 30,900 New Commercial Airplanes Over 20 Years

Robust Growth In Emerging Markets Could Push Orders To $3.6 Trillion Over Two Decades

Boeing is feeling bullish about the market for new commercial airplanes over the next two decades ... forecasting sales across all manufacturers to be in the ballpark of $3.6 trillion as world economies rebound and strong demand for new and replacement aircraft spurs growth.

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Florida Governor Charlie Crist Signs Use Tax Change

U.S. Senate Considers Legislation To Extend Bonus Depreciation

A couple of encouraging notes for individual and corporate aircraft owners. First,  Florida governor Charlie Crist has signed a bill which will allow out-of-state non-Florida resident aircraft owners to visit Florida without fear of being assessed a use tax.

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New York Port Authority Grounds Its Helicopter Fleet

Calls Security Flyovers A "Waste of Money" In A Tough Economy

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has grounded its fleet of two Sikorsky helicopters, saying that the annual $3.7 million price tag for security flyovers is a "waste of money" in a difficult economy.

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Airdrops Break Records In Afghanistan

500 Bundles Dropped In A 12 Week Period ... 450 Tons Per Week

When your unit is surrounded by an enemy hitting you with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades, and mortar rounds are screaming in and you're running low on food, ammo and everything else ... that's when you pray for an airdrop ... Now!

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.17.10)

"This compromise committee bill represents progress from the original draft, but there is still a long way to go to get to where the Augustine Committee said NASA needs to be." Source: Bretton Alexander, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.17.10): Fast File

A system whereby a pilot files a flight plan via telephone that is tape recorded and then transcribed for transmission to the appropriate air traffic facility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.17.10)

The Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP)

The Society of Experimental Test Pilots is an international organization that seeks to promote air safety and contributes to aeronautical advancement.

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