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February 24, 2011

Boeing Wins Air Force Tanker Competition

Air Force Secretary Says One Percent Price Difference Means A Significant Savings For Taxpayers

Boeing will continue to build tankers for the U.S. Air Force. Secretary Michael Donely announced Thursday afternoon that $35 billion contract for new tanker, designated KC-46A, would be awarded to the Seattle-based planemaker.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.24.11

Libyan Air Force pilots continue defying orders to fire on civilians.
Jordan has taken delivery of two new unmanned surveillance helicopters.
And at last check, Discovery was still a

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.24.11

Libyan Air Force pilots continue defying orders to fire on civilians.
Jordan has taken delivery of two new unmanned surveillance helicopters.
And at last check, Discovery was still a

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ANN Special Feature: Through the Fence Update - 02.24.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Dr. Brent Blue of through the fence.org about the progress of attempts to include protections for residential through-the-fence agreements through amendments inserted in

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 02.24.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.24.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.24.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Through the Fence Update - 02.24.11 (ANN Special Report, with Dr. Brent Blue)

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Middle East Unrest May Stall Aerospace Recovery

Analyst: Fuel Cost Spike Could Impact Manufactures, Leasing Companies, Airports, Airlines

The global aviation sector was expected to make good profits in 2011, but that outcome is now in question considering the current political situation in the Middle East region.

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NASA's Langley To Keep An Eye On Space Shuttle Discovery

Will Monitor Heat Shield Tiles For Launch Impacts, Transition Experiment

Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center will be back on the job watching over the space shuttle Discovery during its last mission, scheduled Feb. 24 to March 7.

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Secure, Miniature GPS Rolled Out By Rockwell Collins

Designed To Be Compatable With All Types Of Military Equipment

A GPS receiver which is 90 percent smaller than the earlier version of the Miniature Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver Engine SAASM (MPETM-S) from Rockwell Collins was introduced by the company Wednesday.

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Yingling Aviation Appointed As A Cessna Sales Team Authorized Representative

Company Based At Mid-Continent Airport Will Represent Cessna Single-Engine Piston Aircraft

Midwest GA pilots considering a Cessna have a new dealer to visit. The legacy planemaker has added Yingling Aviation of Wichita, KS, as a Cessna Sales Team Authorized Representative for single-engine piston aircraft.

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JetSelect Obtains FAA Certification As A Part 145 Repair Station

Will Now Market Services To The Broader Aviation Community

Aviation service provider JetSelect Aviation, LLC, said Tuesday that its maintenance division has obtained FAA Certification as a Part 145 Repair Station.

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SOAR And CAS Form Working Agreement

California Field Maintenance Provider Expands Repair Network

West coast field maintenance provider Source One Aircraft Repair (SOAR), an aftermarket "Aircraft on Ground" (AOG) and Field Repair Services company, has added Certified Aviation Services (CAS), an FAA/EASA certified line and heavy maintenance provider to its network.

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Fantasy Of Flight Honors The Courageous Women Of WWII

WASP -- Women Airforce Service Pilots -- And Real-Life "Dimpler" Make Rare Appearance at Guest Symposium In March

While the women of WWII are credited as being the first to shatter the glass ceiling, it wasn't an easy ride. Barry Smith and other women of her time recall that although they were eager to serve, the men in the military weren't quite as ready for the change.

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Arizona Sheriff Will Have To Wait For Donated R44

County Board Of Supervisors Pulled Contract From Meeting Agenda

The Yavapai County, AZ Sheriff's Office will have to wait a while longer to see if it will be able to accept a donated Robinson R44 after a contract to refurbish the aircraft was pulled from a county Board of Supervisors agenda.

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Naval Eurofighter Version Closer To Making Its Debut

Partner Companies Present Details At Aero India

More details about the studies conducted for the initial definition of the "navalized" version of the Eurofighter Typhoon were unveiled at Aero India 2011 this week.

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New Florida Airport Raises Concerns About Some GA Businesses

Airport ED Says Some Are Flying Without Meeting Safety Requirements

The Executive Director of the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Bay County says some of the GA businesses there may be operating without meeting safety requirements or necessary contracts.

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Two CASA-235 Military Transport Aircraft To Become Light Gunships

Jordan's King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) Awards Contract To ATK

Two of Jordan's CASA-235 transport aircraft are to be modified into into highly-capable and cost-effective special mission aircraft under a contract awarded by the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) of the Kingdom of Jordan to ATK.

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Classic Aero-TV: Women in Aviation Pt 2 - Attendees Discuss Aviation Advancement

WAI Conference Attendees Offer Their Perspectives on the Aviation Industry

ANN E-I-C Note: By the time that you read this, ANN and Aero-TV personnel will be in Reno, NV, for the 22nd Annual Women In Aviation Conference... we are looking forward to this year's event more than ever since we will be announcing the two winners of the first scholarships we will be offering in memory of Vicki and we're THRILLED with the two women who impressed us so much that we decided they were tops on our list. Whil

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Aircraft Accident Rate Is Lowest In History

Equivalent To One Accident For Every 1.6 Million Commercial Flights

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the aviation safety performance for 2010 showing that the year's accident rate for Western-built jet aircraft as the lowest in aviation history.

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Deputy FAA Administrator Michael Huerta Sees 'Something Wonderful' In Wichita

Speaking To A Town Hall Meeting, Says GA Is 'Alive And Well'

In a keynote speech to a recent town hall meeting in Wichita, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Huerta offered encouragement to workers at Cessna, calling Wichita "just the kind of place the President had in mind during the State of the Union address a few weeks ago."

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Odd Twist In Cory Lidle Case

Lidle's Lawyers Question Credibility Of Shuttle Pilot As Defense Witness

Attorneys for the widow of Cory Lidle, the New York Yankees pitcher who was fatally injured in an accident in 2006 on New  York's Upper East Side, say the jury in the case should not hear about former astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson's career at NASA as a shuttle pilot when he testifies in the case.

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CAE Is ACSFs First Champion Of Aviation Safety - Sustaining Member

Presentation Will Be Made At Safety Symposium In March

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to recognize CAE as its first "Champion of Safety" sustaining member. ACSF says the corporation has shown its commitment to the foundation's vision of enhancing and improving safety through its support and generous financial donation.

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Centurion Adds Service Centers For Diesel Engines

Company Claims 75 Service Centers In The U.S.

The service network for Centurion Aircraft Engines was strengthened Tuesday by the appointment of several new FBOs, primarily in North America, along with Scheiling Aircraft Service which was named the 40th Service Center in Germany.

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Airliner Orders On The Upswing

Parts Suppliers Getting A Boost From Increased Production

With both Boeing and Airbus announcing increases in production levels in 2011, the companies which make the parts which make up those airplanes are hiring staff and increasing production as well.

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Cloud Cameras Fly Aboard NASA's Glory Mission

Special Instruments Designed To Monitor Aerosols In The Atmosphere

Two cloud cameras built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will fly aboard NASA's Glory climate-monitoring mission scheduled to launch this week from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.24.11)

"The President said that it’s important to invest in things that fuel recovery. You are building many of those economic drivers right here." Source:  FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Huerta. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.24.11): Vertical Rolling Scissors

 In air combat, a defensive descending rolling maneuver in the vertical plane executed in an attempt to achieve an offensive position on the attacker.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.24.11)

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 ..."The Gunfighters"

 The official website of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369..."The Gunfighters," based at Camp Pendleton, CA.

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