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August 11, 2008

NASA To 'Realign' Constellation Program Milestones

Still Aims For March 2015 Manned Flight

In a news conference Monday, NASA managers discussed how the agency will be adjusting the budget, schedule and technical performance milestones for its Constellation Program to ensure the first crewed flight of the Ares I rocket and Orion crew capsule in March 2015.

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Boeing Finalizes 777 Deals With British Airways, GECAS

Lease Orders Have Brought In New Business, Boeing Says

Boeing and British Airways recently signed an order for two Boeing 777-300ER jetliners valued at $529 million at list prices. The American planemaker also announced that GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has purchased two 777-300ERs, airplanes that were previously listed as an unidentified order on the Boeing Web site.

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United Pilots Question Airline's Maintenance Standards

Cite Four Recent Incidents Involving Boeing 737s

Pilots at United Airlines have fired the latest salvo in their contentious war of words against the carrier's management. In a letter sent last week to Acting FAA Administrator Robert Sturgell, the chief of the United branch of the Air Line Pilots Association said four recent engine failures on Boeing 737s flown by United may indicate "maintenance standards have deteriorated at United as operational decisions are increasingly driven by economic considerations."

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.11.08

The Pros And Cons Of AOPA's Air Safety Foundation, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.11.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.11.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Pros and Cons Of The Air Safety Foundation: 08.11.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".

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Bombs Continue To Fall On Tbilisi International Airport

Radar Reportedly Damaged, Preventing Escape Flights

Make a note for future reference... if you become party to a military dispute, even civilian airports may become military targets.

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British LCC Agrees To Reimburse Family For 'Traumatic' Ordeal

Flight Cancelled Due To Pilot's Expired License

That ultra-cheap air fare may come with unintended consequences. Just as the Starkie family.

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Branson Warns Candidates Against Proposed British Airways/AAL Partnership

Virgin Atlantic Chief Calls Link-Up 'Anti-Competitive'

Sir Richard Branson, the President of Virgin Atlantic Airways, recently wrote to both US Presidential candidates claiming a proposed alliance between British Airways and American Airlines would "severely damage competition on major transatlantic routes and leave consumers worse off."

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ISS To Be Invaded By Students From Outer Space Base

Public Library To Host Station Downlink On Friday

Arizona kids and teens are set to blast their local libraries into orbit after completing Outer Space Base, a library series of space science programs in Tucson. Nine- to thirteen-year-olds will participate in a live educational downlink with Expedition 17 astronaut Greg Chamitoff aboard the International Space Station on Friday, August 15, from 1:10 pm to 1:30 pm CDT.

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Alaska Airlines Cancels 41 Flights Due To Volcanic Ash

Things Seem To Be Returning To Normal Now

Alaska Airlines announced Monday it cancelled flights to and from Adak, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka, Alaska, late Sunday and early Monday morning. The flights were cancelled as a safety precaution related to the pattern of ash at altitude created by the eruption of Kasatochi volcano in the Aleutians Islands last week.

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Embraer Delivers 25th Super Tucano Trainer To Colombia

Completes Order From Turboprop's First Foreign Customer

Embraer delivered the 25th Super Tucano turboprop to the Colombian Air Force (FAC) Monday, in a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The event marked the conclusion of the deliveres that began in December 2006 to the aircraft’s first foreign customer.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.11.08

Russian bombs fall on Tbilisi International Airport.
Piston sales are down, but not at Piper.
And Embraer's doing great...so why all the furloughs?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.11.08

Russian bombs fall on Tbilisi International Airport.
Piston sales are down, but not at Piper.
And Embraer's doing great...so why all the furloughs?


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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, ASF Programs and Bias - 08.11.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. ASF produces excellent training materials, among them a Flight Instructor Refresher Course whi

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Klyde Morris (08.11.08)

Klyde Dusts Off Some Rocket History...

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Rotorway Talks 'Next-Gen' Helos With Aero-TV!

The Talon 600 Is The First Of A New Generation For Rotorway

Last year at AirVenture 2007, Rotorway proudly displayed its newest aircraft, the A600 Talon. Successor to the well-known Exec 162F, the A600 looks almost identical... but Rotorway CEO Grant Norwitz is quick to point out beneath the aircraft's skin is an entirely new aircraft.

Wyoming Mid-Air Claims Three

Cessna v Cirrus Mid-Air Reported Over Rock Springs, WY

ANN is monitoring the incoming details of a Sunday afternoon accident in which an SR22 with two persons on board was involved with in a midair collision with a Cessna 172 with a student pilot onboard. All three persons are confirmed dead.

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Rotorway Talks 'Next-Gen' Helos With Aero-TV!

The Talon 600 Is The First Of A New Generation For Rotorway

Last year at AirVenture 2007, Rotorway proudly displayed its newest aircraft, the A600 Talon. Successor to the well-known Exec 162F, the A600 looks almost identical... but Rotorway CEO Grant Norwitz is quick to point out beneath the aircraft's skin is an entirely new aircraft.

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Certified: Airgyro Celebrates the S-LSA Cert For Outback 2

Okay, what's so special about the attached pic of four happy guys at AirVenture 2008 with a new airplane in tow?In this case, there is a lot to celebrate, as the Australian-built, SP 2000 Outback 2 not only attended the show, but also became a "U.S. citizen" by passing its final S-LSA inspection.

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Reed Named Top CAP Cadet in the Country

Maryland Teen Receives Prestigious Award

 Jake Reed of Westminster, Md. (Carroll County) has been named the National Cadet of the Year by the Civil Air Patrol. He received the award Saturday, August 9th during the organization's annual conference in Orlando, Fla.

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Plane Theft Nets Trespassing Charge

Plane Thief Pleads Guilty To Trespassing  

The thief who absconded with a Cessna 150 from the Jefferson City Memorial Airport, has ultimately been allowed to plead guilty to a single amended charge of Trespassing. The Auxvasse, MO, resident used a hidden key to gain entrance to the Jefferson City Flying Service last February and removed the Cessna's key from within. He had previously been an employee at the same business.

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Pedro Goes to Camp: VMR-1 Simulates Rescue Mission at Camp Sea Gull

In addition to its duties as a transport squadron, Marine Transport Squadron 1 has two unique missions aboard the air station – search and rescue operations and community relations. VMR-1 flew across the Neuse River to Arapahoe, N.C., and demonstrated its SAR capabilities for the boys and girls at Camp Sea Gull, July 28.

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USAF Report Released On Sheppard T-38 Accident

Air Force officials have completed their investigation of the May 1 T-38C Talon accident at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, which resulted in the deaths of two pilots and destroyed the airplane.

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Mooney Names Sales Representative in Venezuela

Mooney Airplane Company has named Aviones Mooney de Venezuela in Caracas as its sales representative for Venezuela, Panama, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. Aviones de Mooney de Venezuela's principle owner, Alberto Villasmil, previously served as a Mooney representative in the early 1980s.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.11.08)

Aero-Linx!

A tribute to the man, the company and the aircraft named Handley Page.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.11.08): Threshold Crossing Height

Aero-Terms!

The theoretical height above the runway threshold at which the aircraft's glideslope antenna would be if the aircraft maintains the trajectory established by the mean ILS glideslope or MLS glidepath.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.11.08)

“This is a static display and this is a way we can interact with the local community and show them what we do in the Marine Corps... We do this a couple of times a month. We have a pretty big presence in the local community and we like doing this to show them we’re out there."  Source: Capt. Brian Santucci, the search and rescue officer in charge of VMR-1, speaking about a public demo of their SAR capabilities. VMR-1 flew across the Neuse River to Arapahoe, N.C., and demonstrated its SAR capabilities for boys and girls at Camp Sea Gull, July 28th. FMI: www.usmc.mil

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