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May 25, 2012

SUCCESS!!! Dragon Capsule Docked At ISS

Mission Profile Calls For Hatch Opening Saturday

At just after 1100 EDT Friday morning, Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station. The crew of the ISS is scheduled to open the hatch of the Dragon Saturday, and begin transferring supplies from the spacecraft to the orbital outpost.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.25.12

Dragon is waiting for NASA’s Go for Docking…

The zero fuel Solar Impulse is prepping for a round the world attempt…

The NTSB recommends mor

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Midwest Sustainable Biofuel Initiative Launched

Aviation And Clean Technology Leaders Working To Achieve Energy Security

United Airlines, Boeing, Honeywell's UOP, the Chicago Department of Aviation and the Clean Energy Trust today announced the formation of the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative (MASBI), designed to advance aviation biofuel development in a 12-state region holding significant promise for biomass feedstock, technology development, job creation and sustainable commercialization.

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Southwest Airlines To Lease 717 Fleet To Delta

Fleet Shift Is A Win For Both Carriers

When you merge airlines, and one of the carrier's planes don't fit with your existing fleet ... what do you do? Southwest Airlines announced on Wednesday that it hopes to ink a deal to to sublease its 88 Boeing 717s inherited from its merger with AirTran to competitor Delta Airlines.

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FAA Tells Aspen Airport FBO's Can't Be Arbitrarily Denied

New Businesses Must Be Accommodated If Space And Market Conditions Are Favorable

It's a pretty fair bet that large sums of federal grant money are going to come with strings attached, a fact that Aspen, CO, aviation officials found out in meetings this week with the FAA.

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Indian Air Force Confirms Pilatus PC-7 Buy

Will Purchase 75 Of The Aircraft For Training Purposes

The Indian Air Force has entered into a contract in excess of $522 million to procure a fleet of 75 PC-7 MkII turboprop aircraft, together with an integrated ground based training system and a comprehensive logistics support package. The contract, announced Thursday, also contains an option clause for extending the scope of this contract within three years from initial signature and we are optimistic that this will indeed be executed.

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A4A Lauds Formation Of The Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative

Industry Organization Supports Multiple Regional Initiatives

Airlines for America (A4A) on Wednesday came out in strong support of the formation of the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative (MASBI) to accelerate the commercial viability and deployment of alternative aviation fuel in the United States.

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JSTARS Engine Flight Testing Completed

New JT8D Engines Enhance E-8C Performance

Northrop Grumman has completed flight testing of the E-8C JSTARS aircraft after repowering with Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 turbofans. A total of 808 tests were completed, many of which were concurrent with other Joint STARS programs. The testing regimen originally had planned for 39 total flights, but was accomplished in just 32 flights.

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Congressman Sponsors Airline Pension Fairness Act

APA Applauds U.S. Rep. Robert E. Andrews For Bill To Extend Special Pension Funding Rules

The APA, which represents the pilots of American Airlines, issued a statement Wednesday praising U.S. Representative Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ) for sponsoring the Airline Pension Fairness Act of 2012 (H.R. 5715), which calls for extending special pension funding rules for commercial airlines.

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U.S. Senate Advocates For FA Inclusion In 'Known Crewmember' Program

Instructed TSA To Extend Expedited Security Screening To All Flight Attendants

In a statement released Wednesday, AFA-CWA president Veda Shook thanked members of the U.S. Senate for directing TSA to have all flight attendants added to the alternate security screening program 'Known Crewmember' in its FY2013 appropriations bill.

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What Happens When You Jump Out Of An Airborne Helicopter With No Parachute?

An English Stuntman Flew A Wing Suit To A Perfect Landing

An English stuntman made history on Wednesday by making the first airborne landing without a parachute. Gary Connery jumped from a helicopter 2,400ft above Henley-on-Thames in southern England and glided down to a soft landing on a "runway" composed of 18,000 cardboard boxes.

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Trip Airlines Pilot Takes Exception To A Passengers Comments

Female Pilot Tossed A Man Off Her Plane After He Made Sexist Comments

A man who allegedly made disparaging comments about women flying airplanes was tossed off a Trip Airlines flight in Brazil after a female pilot overheard his remarks.

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Airborne 05.25.12: SC 787s, Chuteless Skydives, SpaceX Heads For ISS!!!

Also: NTSB, Part 145, Cessna, Sling, Gipps, Gliders, AirVenture Cup, L-39 Down, Pesky TFRs, FAA Goofs (Again) and B-29s To Carolina!

Just about the time we thought we had this week pretty much done, we found out otherwise. Two major stories took place as we were putting the script to bed for Airborne 052512... namely the first flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner from the much discussed South Carolina production plant... as well as an amazing skydiving FIRST whereby an experienced Stuntman jumped form a helo at 2400' using a modified "Wingsuit" and LANDED on a specially prepared cardboard runway (used to cushion the impact) without opening a parachute -- pretty amazing. An NTSB study found that in 2011, 10 of 102 accidents involving experimental amateur-built (E-AB) aircr

Airborne 05.25.12: SC 787s, Chuteless Skydives, SpaceX Heads For ISS!!!

Also: NTSB, Part 145, Cessna, Sling, Gipps, Gliders, AirVenture Cup, L-39 Down, Pesky TFRs, FAA Goofs (Again) and B-29s To Carolina!

Just about the time we thought we had this week pretty much done, we found out otherwise. Two major stories took place as we were putting the script to bed for Airborne 052512... namely the first flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner from the much discussed South Carolina production plant... as well as an amazing skydiving FIRST whereby an experienced Stuntman jumped form a helo at 2400' using a modified "Wingsuit" and LANDED on a specially prepared cardboard runway (used to cushion the impact) without opening a parachute --

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NTSB Issues Recommendations To FAA Regarding STC Installers

Ageny Should Offer Guidence On Compatibility Of Modifications

The NTSB has issued a set of reccomendations to the FAA concerning the installation of STC modifications on aircraft. In its recommendation letter, the board cites several examples of accidents in which the STC modifications were made on aircraft but no compatibility check was performed to be sure there was no conflict between the mods.

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First South Carolina - Built 787 Makes Inaugural Flight

Aircraft’s Roll-Out Was Last Month

On Wednesday, Boeing’s 787 program marked another milestone with the first flight of the first 787 built in the company’s South Carolina facility. The airplane made a successful five-hour test flight flown by pilots Tim Berg and Randy Neville while more than 5,000 Boeing South Carolina employees watched a live broadcast of the aircraft’s departure from Charleston International Airport.

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Solar Impulse Launches Transcontinental Flight

Airplane Powered Only By Solar Energy Will Eventually Attempt To Circle The Globe

The Solar Impulse aircraft developed by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg departed Payerne, Switzerland Thursday morning with final destination Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The takeoff was reportedly delayed by a couple of hours by fog at Payerne airport, but by mid afternoon EDT Thursday, the Solar Impulse website reported that the "zero-fuel" aircraft had crossed the Pyrenees mountains at the Franco-Spanish border, and Andre was on his way to Madrid.

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NASA Offers Guidelines To Protect Historic Sites On The Moon

Asks Google Lunar X Prize Foundation, Others To Assure Preservation Of Apollo Landing Sites

NASA and the X Prize Foundation of Playa Vista, CA, announced Thursday the Google Lunar X Prize is recognizing guidelines established by NASA to protect lunar historic sites and preserve ongoing and future science on the moon. The foundation will take the guidelines into account as it judges mobility plans submitted by 26 teams vying to be the first privately-funded entity to visit the moon.

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NASA Receives Widespread Concepts For Future Mars Missions

Nearly Double The Number Of Expected Submissions Received

NASA's call to scientists and engineers to help plan a new strategy to explore Mars has resulted in almost double the amount of expected submissions with unique and bold ideas. About 400 concepts or abstracts were submitted to the Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration Workshop in Houston, which was organized to gather input for the reformulation of NASA's Mars Exploration Program.

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EU Shows Potential For Flexibility On ETS

Will Consider Review If A 'Global Solution' Is Reached

With China continuing to refuse to release carbon emissions data to the EU, and ongoing pushback from countries like the U.S. on its Emissions Trading System, the European Union on Wednesday seemed to at least hint that there could be some flexibility on the issue ... but not much.

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Klyde Morris 05.25.2012

Charge Up The Flux Capacitor, Klyde, It's Back To The Future

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.25.12)

"Getting to Mars is hard." Source: John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.25.12): Hard Landing

An event during landing that results in excessive G-forces being transmitted into the structure of the aircraft and may result in an inspection for damage to the aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.25.12)

Sentimental Journey Fly-In

The 27th Annual Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven Fly-In - "Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of the Piper J-3", ( the 75th birthday ) will be held June 20-23.

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