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February 18, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.18.11

A shakeup at ATA affects 10 percent of the staff.
Eurocontrol says aviation is on the way back.
And NASA photographs man's impact on a distant comet.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.18.11

A shakeup at ATA affects 10 percent of the staff.
Eurocontrol says aviation is on the way back.
And NASA photographs man's impact on a distant comet.


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ANN Special Feature: NAFI on Photo ID Pilot Certificates - 02.18.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jason Blair, Executive Director of the National Association of Flight Instructors, about comments filed with the FAA by the association in response to an NPRM regarding

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 02.18.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.18.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.18.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: NAFI on Photo ID Pilot Certificates - 02.18.11 (ANN Special Report, with Jason Blair, Executive Director of the National Association of Flight Instructors)

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FAA Proposes $585,725 Civil Penalty Against Corporate Air

Alleges Company Operated An Aircraft Without Proper Maintenance

The FAA is proposing a $585,725 civil penalty against Corporate Air of Billings, MT, for allegedly operating a Shorts SD-3-30 twin-turboprop cargo aircraft when it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.

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First Fully Operational, Life-Size Hummingbird-Like UAV Developed For DARPA

Tiny Aircraft Hovers and Flies in Any Direction, Weighs Two-Thirds Of An Ounce Including Batteries And Video Camera

In a technical milestone never before achieved, AeroVironment says it has demonstrated controlled precision hovering and fast-forward flight of a two-wing, flapping wing aircraft that carries its own energy source, and uses only the flapping wings for propulsion and control.

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Boeing Plans $5 Million Donation To Air Force Museum

Money Will Go To Construction Of A Fourth Museum Building At Wright-Pat

Boeing plans to donate $5 million to the Air Force Museum Foundation in three installments over the next three years. The foundation will deliver the funds to the U.S. Air Force for the benefit of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.

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APA Teamsters Local 1224 Members Tapped To Serve On Pilot Records Database ARC

FAA Panel Mandated By Congress Last Year

The FAAs Pilot Records Database Aviation Rule Making Committee (ARC) which held its first meeting on Tuesday includes members of the APA Teamsters Local 1224.

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Gone West: Eurocopter Test Pilot Jean Boulet

First To Fly The Puma, Gazelle, SE3000, And Other Helicopters

ANN has learned that Eurocopter test pilot Jean Boulet passed away earlier this week at the age of 90. In a statement released to the media, the company paid tribute to Boulet's "legendary piloting skills and passion for flying established the Group's place in the history of rotorcraft."

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First Pratt & Whitney PurePower Engine Completes Initial Ground Tests

Company Says Engine Exceeded Expectations In Nearly 200 Hours Of Testing

Initial ground testing on the first PurePower PW1000G series engine, the PW1524G engine for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft, has been completed by Pratt & Whitney. The company said the engine completed nearly 200 hours of ground tests at the company's West Palm Beach, FL. facility.

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NRL Researchers Study Ways To Reduce Jet Aircraft Noise

Lab Collaborated With University Of Cincinnati, GE On Research

Advanced military jet aircraft have engines that provide the needed speed and maneuverability. However, with this greater power there is significant noise during takeoff and landing. The noise can impact the public and affect the health and safety of flight line workers.

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NASA Award Recognizes Air Force Remote-Sensing Program

Eagle Vision Program Wins Pecora Group Award

NASA and the U.S. Department of the Interior presented the 2010 William T. Pecora group award to the U.S. Air Force Eagle Vision program Tuesday at a Pentagon ceremony.

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Commander Of Pacific Air Forces To Speak At Air Force Breakfast Series

General Gary L. North Has 83 Combat Missions To His Credit

The Air Force Association is pleased to announce , Commander of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), as the guest speaker for the March session of the AFA Air Force Breakfast Program Series, to be held on Thursday, March 10, at 0700 EST at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel in Crystal City VA.

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LA County Sheriff's Department AS350B Helos Get Becker Audio Panels

Hangar One Installs A Dozen Digital Audio Systems For LACSO

The LA County Sheriff's Office (LACSO) has selected Becker Avionics' DVCS6100 Digital Audio System for integration into their new Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopter fleet.

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South Carolina Aviation Association Announces Southeast Aviation Show

Regional Show Geared Towards Pilots, Aviation Enthusiasts

The Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) in South Carolina is planning to host a new Southeast Aviation Show, sponsored by the South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA).

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Klyde Morris (02.18.11)

Klyde Has No Love For US Air Bag Fees... But Then Again, Who Does?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Classic Aero-TV: Flying The F-86 Sabre-Jet -- Captain 'Snort' At Oshkosh 2010

Legendary Fighter Looks Good Wherever It Flies!

ALL eyes craned skyward as the sound the F-86 became audible... and the only person enjoying it more had to be the guy on the stick... Captain Dale “Snort” Snodgrass. The North American Aviation F-86 Sabre was one of this nation's best known and much favored transonic jet fighters. Best known for its astounding ability to take down MiG 15s in the Korean war, the bird developed an almost mythical rep among the pilots who flew it. 

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Full Senate Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill

Rockefeller, Hutchison Say The Bill Will Create Jobs, Make Air Travel Safer

The full United States Senate passed the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act Thursday. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 87-8.

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House Transportation Committee FAA Bill Funds The Agency For 4 Years

Allocates $59.7 Billion, Requires Administrator To Identify Savings

The FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 (HR 658) approved by a vote of 34 to 25 in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Wednesday is being called a "job-creating, fiscally responsible bill which saves $4 billion."

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House Deals A Blow To The F136 Engine

Votes To Cancel The Alternate JSF Engine

Defense Secretary Robert Gates may have gotten his wish about the more conservative GOP majority in the House, which voted Wednesday to cancel the F136 engine program.

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ATA Applauds FAA Bill It Says Supports Airline Global Competitiveness

Calio: Bill Recognizes Contribution Of Commercial Aviation To The Global Economy

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) commended the leadership of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica Wednesday for passing an FAA reauthorization bill that it says enables airlines to compete globally without additional taxes and regulatory burdens.

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Europe's ATV Johannes Kepler Supply Ship On Its Way To ISS

Cargo Vessel Should Not Conflict With Discovery Visit

ESA's second Automated Transfer Vehicle, Johannes Kepler, has been launched into its targeted low orbit by an Ariane 5. The unmanned supply ship will deliver critical supplies and reboost the International Space Station during its almost four-month mission.

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TSA Agents Accused Of Stealing From Checked Luggage

A Third TSA Employee Reported The Theft

Two TSA agents assigned to security at Kennedy International Airport have been arrested on charges of stealing $40,000 from a piece of checked luggage. The bag reportedly contained $170,000 cash.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.18.11)

“The federal government must do more with less, and this bill does just that by requiring the FAA to identify savings in a manner that does not negatively impact aviation safety. ” Source: John Mica (R-FL).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.18.11): Reflectivity

A measure of the process by which a surface can turn back a portion of incident radiation into the medium through which the radiation approached.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.18.11)

Catch Our Smile

Pacific Southwest Airlines began initial operations in 1949, flying a leased DC-3 aircraft with a seating capacity of 31 once a week between San Diego and Oakland via Hollywood/Burbank.

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