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March 14, 2009

Some Cessna Workers Back To A Five-Day Week

Slashed Hours Affected Benefits For Laid Off Employees

Over 1,000 hourly workers at Cessna's Advanced Engineering Facility in Wichita, KS will be back on a full work schedule next week, after having their hours cut as the planemaker continues to grapple with the effects of a slumping economy.

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Westpac Crew Responds To Erroneous ELT Signal

Discarded Beacon Found In A Pile Of Rubbish

The Wellington, New Zealand-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew sent ANN a cautionary tale this week, concerning the perils of not properly disposing of old 121.5 MHz emergency locator beacons.

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Gone West: 'Showcopters' Helo Pilot Jim Cheatham

Leader Of Civilian Air Show Team Was 67

It was with sadness Aero-News learned this week of the passing of Jim Cheatham, who pioneered advances in helicopter-mounted aerial photography and headed the world's only civilian helicopter demonstration team, Showcopters.

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American Signs New Lease At DAL... Then Leaves

Will Halt Love Field Service In June; Plans To Return After Revamp

American Airlines signed a new 17-year lease at Dallas Love Field on Thursday, which extends the airline's commitment to the downtown airport until 2028... but then announced the carrier plans to pull its sole remaining route from the airport until a massive terminal rejuvenation project is completed.

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Astrogenetix To Conduct MRSA Research On Shuttle Mission

Company Developing Potential Therapeutics Using Microgravity

When space shuttle Discovery finally lifts off from the pad on its STS-119 mission, it will be carrying some nasty bacteria... that scientists hope will help earthbound doctors fight virulent infections.

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Sikorsky Demonstrates 'Sandblaster' Landing Technology

Goal Is To Make Landings In Blinding Conditions Safer

Sikorsky announced Thursday the successful demonstration of technology designed to enable safer helicopter landings in blinding conditions, including brownouts. Sikorsky and its "Sandblaster" project teammates -- including Honeywell International and Sierra Nevada Corp. -- performed the demonstrations at the US Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD), AMRDEC at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.

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Goddard Space Flight Center Celebrates '100 Hours of Astronomy'

If You're Not A Stargazer... Become One!

The public is invited to join in on the fun as NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center celebrates 100 Hours of Astronomy in conjunction with the International Year of Astronomy. This four-day event, designed to bring astronomy to the public around the world, runs from April 2-5, 2009 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center near Washington, DC.

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Shadin Avionics Names Dan Nelson As CEO

Managed Air Data Systems For Cruise Missiles, F-22 Raptor

Shadin Avionics announced this week Dan Nelson was recently appointed to serve as the company's Chief Executive Officer. Nelson assumed the CEO role on February 23.

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F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Program Completes IRST System Tests

Passive Sensors Allow Simultaneous Air And Ground Missions

Boeing's Super Hornet Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program has successfully completed a series of risk-reduction flight tests that demonstrated the compatibility and effectiveness of the IRST system on the Super Hornet strike fighter.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.14.09)

Aero-Linx!

This is the home page for the F-4 Phantom II Society, a non-profit, California-based organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.14.09): Elevon

Aero-Terms!

On an airplane, elevons are a single control surface which combines the function of the elevators and ailerons in one. They are often found on delta-wing aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.14.09)

"We have every intention of returning service to Love Field when the new terminal is completed."

Source: Kevin Cox, Vice President - State and Community Affairs for American Airlines. The airline signed a new 17-year lease at Dallas Love Field on Thursday, which extends the airline's commitment to the downtown airport until 2028... and then announced it plans to pull its sole remaining route from the airport until a massive terminal rejuvenation project is completed.

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