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April 06, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.06.11

The FAA issues an AD for certain Boeing 737s.
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy lives up to its name.
And NextGen ATC is also a jobs program.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.06.11

The FAA issues an AD for certain Boeing 737s.
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy lives up to its name.
And NextGen ATC is also a jobs program.


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ANN Special Feature: Sebring Soundbytes - 04.06.11

Visitors to the 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida tell ANN why they came to the show, and what they're looking for in Light Sport Aircraft.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 04.06.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.06.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.06.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Sebring Soundbytes - 04.06.11(ANN Special Report, with Attendees of the US Sport Aviation Expo 2011)

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FAA Awards Second NVG Training Contract

Aviation Specialties Will Provide Initial And Recurrent Instruction To FAA Inspectors

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) has been awarded the second Night Vision Goggle Training contract issued by the FAA to train Principle Operations Inspectors and Aviation Safety Inspectors.

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Lindbergh Foundation Reveals First Aviation Green Alliance Founder

Alliance Created To Help Address Aviation Environmental Issues

The Lindbergh Foundation announced Monday that Hawker Beechcraft Corporation has become its first Aviation Green Alliance founding member.

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Lockheed Martin Says F-35 Flight Test Program Made Progress In First Quarter

Nearly 200 Test Flights Completed Despite Mandatory Groundings

Statistics released Monday by Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II show that test jets made considerable flight test progress during the first quarter of 2011, conducting 199 test flights versus a plan of 142 flights.

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Air Charter Safety Foundation Seeks One Industry Audit Safety Standard

Organization Says New EMJ Audit Standard Not Necessary

The air charter industry was recently thrust into a state of audit confusion with the announcement by Executive Jet Management (EJM) that their charter support vendors will now undergo an additional audit with a new audit standard.

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Alan Klapmeier To Keynote ACONE Awards Luncheon

Cirrus Co-Founder Now Heads Kestrel Aircraft Company

Alan Klapmeier will be the featured speaker at the Aero Club on New England (ACONE) Awards and Business-meeting luncheon Friday, April 15 at the Somerset Club in Boston.

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Northeast Florida Regional Airport To Host 'Destination…Bahamas'

Free Event Will Give Tips On Flying To The Islands

Northeast Florida Regional Airport has announced that it will host “Destination...Bahamas” on June 4, 2011 from 1000 – 1400. This is a regional event, free to the public, which will highlight ease of travel to and from the Islands of the Bahamas.

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Jackson Square Aviation Announces Boeing 777-300ER Delivery To Air France

Aircraft Leasing Company Plans Four Deliveries To Air France In 2011

Jackson Square Aviation ("JSA") late last week announced the delivery of one Boeing B777-300ER to Air France, in connection with a long-term operating lease. DVB Bank, AG provided senior debt for the aircraft.

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World Airways To Operate Boeing 747-400 Freighter For Emirates SkyCargo

Aircraft Will Fly Between Mid-East, Europe, And South America

World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings, has reached an agreement with Emirates SkyCargo to operate one Boeing 747-400 freighter on a full-time basis beginning this month.

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Red Bull Flugtag Is Landing Back In The UK

Taking Applications Now For The "Flying" Event

Don your pilot goggles, mount your wacky flying machine and prepare to get wet… Red Bull Flugtag is back in the UK for the first time since 2008 and looking for budding pilots.

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Fokker Aircraft Services Adds Interior Re-Skinning

Services Provided For MRO, Completions And Conversions

Netherlands-based Fokker Aircraft Services (FAS) has recently introduced re-skinning to its maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities.

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AD: CPAC

AD NUMBER: 2011-07-13

MANUFACTURER: CPAC, Inc. (Type Certificate Formerly Held by Commander Aircraft Corporation, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, and Rockwell International) Models 112, 112B, 112TC, 112TCA, 114, 114A, 114B, and 114TC Airplanes.

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Classic Aero-TV: Cameron Balloon's Baird -- A Business With Its Ups and Downs #2

A True Ballooning Expert Outlines The Sport For Aero-TV-Part II

For the thousands of you that have already seen some of the Aero-TV programming that we produced at the 2010 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, its no secret that we had a great time in and amongst the lofty flying machines that floated all over New Mexico in early October. We've heard from a number of you that the sport looked interesting... and more challenging than many realized... which has produced some curiosity about the modern sport of Hot-Air ballooning.

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SpaceX Announces Launch Date For The 'World's Most Powerful Rocket'

Falcon Heavy Will Lift More Than Twice As Much As Any Other Launch Vehicle

Elon Musk, CEO and chief rocket designer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has unveiled the final specifications and launch date for the Falcon Heavy, what will be the world's largest rocket.

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NextGen Equipage Fund Announces Public-Private Partnership

House Bill Passage Supports PPP, Which Includes Private-Sector Capital And Innovative Equipage Financing Programs

The FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on April 1, 2011 includes a critical amendment authorizing a public-private partnership (PPP) approach to accelerating NextGen equipage for general aviation and commercial airlines.

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Emergency AD Issued For Boeing 737 -300 -400 -500

Move Follows Decompression Incident Involving A Southwest B737

As reported by ANN Monday, the FAA has gone forward with an emergency AD for three series of Boeing's workhorse 737 single aisle airliners.

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Reestablished Tax Credit Will Bolster Oklahoma Aerospace

Governor Signs Bill That Offers Incentives For Hiring Aerospace Engineers

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed into law a measure reestablishing tax credits for engineers going to work for Oklahoma companies as well as the companies that hire them. The bill restores a tax incentive that was put on moratorium last year by the Oklahoma state legislature.

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Space Station Crew Launches From Kazakhstan

TMA-21 Lifts Off Just Shy Of 50th Anniversary Of First Manned Spaceflight

One week shy of the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight, NASA astronaut Ron Garan and Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev launched to the International Space Station at 1818 EDT Monday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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United A320 Crew Lands With Limited Electrical Power, Few Instruments

No One Was Injured During Emergency Landing

The crew of the United Airlines A320 which experienced a near-total electrical failure and the smell of smoke in the cockpit landed the plane safely with virtually no instruments, relying on specific instructions from ATC to get them back to the New Orleans Airport.

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UN Plane Down In DR Congo

More Than 30 Fatally Injured When Aircraft Apparently Missed The Runway

Only one person out of 33 passengers and crew members survived when a United Nations plane went down Monday at the main airport in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Alenia Aermacchi Announces 1st Flight Of ITAF T-346A

Trainer Built For The Italian Air Force

The first M-346 aircraft produced for the Italian Air Force (ITAF) had a successful first flight last Thursday. The ITAF has designated the plane as the T-346A.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.06.11)

"Falcon Heavy will carry more payload to orbit or escape velocity than any vehicle in history, apart from the Saturn V moon rocket. This opens a new world of capability for both government and commercial space missions." Source: SpaceX President and CEO Elon Musk, announcing plans for the new rocket.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.06.11): Magnetic Poles

Either of the two points on the earth's surface where the magnetic meridians converge. They are not aligned with the geographical poles, but shift and do not lie exactly opposite of the other.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.06.11)

Early Rockets

SpaceX Tuesday announced it was planning one of the biggest, most powerful rockets ever designed. That set us thinking about how the whole rocket thing got started. 

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