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January 31, 2009

Boeing Says Dreamliner Production Has Resumed

Asserts First 787 Will Fly In Second Quarter

Boeing says production of its 787 Dreamliner resumed Thursday, for the first time since last year's  machinists strike, with the join of the fifth airplane designated for flight test. Aircraft ZA005 is the first to be powered with General Electric GEnx engines.

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Owner, Operator Sues Airport In September 2008 Accident At CAE

Four Lost When Learjet 60 Overran Runway

A new lawsuit has been filed in the September 2008 takeoff crash of a Learjet 60, alleging the layout of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) in South Carolina was culpable for the accident that killed four people.

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Avidyne Names Its 2008 'Elite' Dealers

Company Expanding Aftermarket Presence

Avionics manufacturer Avidyne announced this week its qualifying domestic dealers for "Avidyne Elite" status as part of its Tiered Dealer Program. Avidyne Elite is the highest level in Avidyne's dealer program, signifying the company's most qualified and active installation facilities.

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FlyRight Intros King Air 300/350 Recurrent Training

Training Center Receives Insurance Approval

FlyRight Inc. has introduced King Air 300 and 350 recurrent training to its course offerings. Approved by all major insurance providers, FlyRight now offers approved training for the entire King Air product line.

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NASA Challenges University Student Launch Initiative Teams

Will Meet In April At Marshall Space Flight Center

Twenty student teams selected by NASA from colleges and universities around the country are spending the winter building sophisticated rockets they will launch high over Alabama during NASA's 2008-2009 University Student Launch Initiative in April.

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WASP Recalls Her Time In Service

For Love Of Flight...

When Betty Jo Reed was introduced to flying, it was love at first sight. She was 6 years old and her father paid $1 for her to take a ride in a Ford tri-motor airplane at a local fair in 1929.

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AERO Specialties Redesigns Towbars, Introduces New Models & Features

Think All Towbars Are The Same? Read On...

AERO Specialties recently completed a year-long towbar and head redesign project. The project introduced many new and improved features to its already well-received line of business & regional aircraft heads and towbars, and was accomplished without significant price increases... or by sacrificing the interchangeability of its entire system with other manufacturers' products.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.31.09)


The Short Stirling was the only bomber aircraft that served with Bomber Command during the second World War designed from the outset to carry four engines. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.31.09): H-Alpha


A narrow wavelength of red light which is emitted and absorbed by the element hydrogen; this wavelength is often used to study the Sun.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.31.09)

"This airplane signifies our return to a steady production rhythm. Sections are arriving in Everett at the completion levels committed by our partners and close to what is expected for mature production. The substantial progress made by our partners streamlines the assembly process, which is essential as we ramp up production."

Source: Jack Jones, vice president of 787 Final Assembly and Change Incorporation at Boeing. The company announced Friday production work has resumed on the first six composite-bodied flight test aircraft, months after the line was idled by a 58-day machinists strike.

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