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January 07, 2009

NATA Offers Comprehensive LASP Comment Tool For Members

Aims To Make Weighing In On Controversial Legislation Easier

This week, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released its new Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) Membership Comment Tool that members can use to help draft and submit their comments on the proposed rule. Comments are due no later than February 27, 2009. 

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Dash-8 Operator Renews Contract With AeroMechanical Services

Five-Year Extension Worth As Much As $2.2 Million

AeroMechanical Services announced this week it recently received a 5-year contract extension from a major Bombardier Q Series (Dash-8) regional operator based in the West Indies.

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NASA Announces Virginia Aeronautics Research Award

$1.2 Million Grant To Be Used Developing New Airspace Usage Algorithms

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has awarded $1.2 million to George Mason University of Fairfax, VA for work described in its NASA research announcement proposal entitled "Market-based and Auction-based Models and Algorithms for En-route Airspace Allocation and Configuration."

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Embraer's Lineage 1000 Earns FAA Certification

Also Granted STC For Interior Appointments

Embraer announced Wednesday it has received the Type Certificate (TC) and the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Lineage 1000 executive jet. The STC is for the jet's interior, which was designed, manufactured and installed by PATS Aircraft Completions, a subsidiary of DeCrane Aerospace, located in the United States.  

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NASA Seeks Concept Proposals For Ares V Heavy Lift Rocket

Phase One RFP Covers Development Requirements

On Monday, January 5, NASA issued a request for proposal for the Ares V rocket that will perform heavy lift and cargo functions as part of the next generation of spacecraft that will return humans to the moon.

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TSA Workers Complain Of Rashes From New Uniforms

The Burden Of Authority Weighs Heavily, Scratches...

When it comes to the new uniforms now worn by TSA screeners, it's not the false impression of unearned authority that isn't wearing well... but rather the cheap quality of the spiffy new duds.

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Boeing Saboteur Sentenced To 10 Months For Ridley Park Incident

Sliced Chinook Wiring To Protest Workplace Tedium

"I now know that a factory environment is not the place for me." That was one of the more obvious comments said Monday by former Boeing worker Matthew Montgomery, before a judge sentenced him to 10 months in confinemment for attempting to sabotage a Chinook helicopter on the assembly line in Ridley Park, PA last year.

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FACTS Training Adds Career Essentials Workshop

Teaching Better Presentation Skills, One FA At A Time

FACTS Training, a division AirCare Solutions Group, announced this week the addition of FACTS Career Essentials to its curriculum... a program intended to allow flight attendants to put their best professional foot forward when applying for new positions.

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Queen's Gallantry Medal To Be Awarded To Quick-Thinking Engineer

Kevin George Francis Rescued Pilot, Himself After T-33 Accident

A British aircraft engineer who braved intense heat and thick, acrid smoke to rescue his colleague from the wreckage of a vintage aircraft accident will be awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal. Kevin George Francis was recommended for the honor for his actions on September 6, 2006, when he worked for the Aircraft Restoration Company at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire.

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Boeing 737-Based P-8I Selected By Indian Navy

First Int'l Customer For Maritime Patrol Aircraft

The Government of India recently selected Boeing to provide eight P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft to the Indian navy. The P-8I is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing is developing for the US Navy.

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Hartzell Earns TC For Lightweight Propeller Hub

To Be Used With ASC-II Composite Blades

Hartzell Propeller announced Wednesday that, in response to market interest in reduction of the weight of its propeller systems, the company has earned FAA type certification for the manufacture of a new lighter-weight hub that can be used in conjunction with its ASC-II composite blades.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 01.07.09

Aviation Humorist Rod Machado At AOPA Expo 2008, Part One

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.07.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.07.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Rod Machado: 01.07.09 (ANN Special Report, with the veteran flight instructor and aviation humorist's talk at AOPA Expo 2008.)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.07.09

Ed Bolen tells TSA we need aviation rulemaking to refine LASP.
NBAA helps members file comments with the TSA.
And Garmin wrestles with XM outages on some products.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.07.0

Ed Bolen tells TSA we need aviation rulemaking to refine LASP.
NBAA helps members file comments with the TSA.
And Garmin wrestles with XM outages on some products.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Rod Machado, In-Flight Emergencies, Part I - 01.07.09

Today, we'll listen to veteran flight instructor and aviation humorist Rod Machado talk to the crowd at AOPA's 2008 Fly-In about in-flight emergencies.

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Aero-TV Previews Airshows 2009: ICAS' John Cudahy Looks Ahead

Despite The Economy, The Airshow Industry Seems Optimistic

The annual ICAS Airshow Convention is one of our favorite events of the year... both for the pure enjoyment of our fellowship with an amazing group of people, as well as the bell weather research we get from our attendance.

Happy New Year: Here's Your New Acting FAA Administrator... Lynne A. Osmus

Lynne A. Osmus Takes Over For Bobby Sturgell

It's been nothing but small surprises here and there today, folks... not the least of which is the fact that an understated announcement by the President brought news that the FAA was coming under new management, as of January 16th...

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Aero-TV Previews Airshows 2009: ICAS' John Cudahy Looks Ahead

Despite The Economy, The Airshow Industry Seems Optimistic

The annual ICAS Airshow Convention is one of our favorite events of the year... both for the pure enjoyment of our fellowship with an amazing group of people, as well as the bell weather research we get from our attendance.

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Snoopy Soars with NASA at Charles Schulz Museum

The Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif., is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission with an exhibition highlighting the connection between NASA's pioneering astronauts and Peanuts' barnstorming beagle. In May 1969, Apollo 10 astronauts Gene Cernan, John Young and Thomas Stafford traveled all the way to the moon for one final checkout before the lunar landing attempt.

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APA Criticizes American Airline Lawsuit Against FAA’s 'Enhanced' Crew-Rest Rules

 The Allied Pilots Association (APA), certified collective bargaining agent for the 11,500 pilots of American Airlines, termed “unconscionable” American Airlines’ lawsuit opposing enhanced crew-rest and other safety requirements recently enacted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). American Airlines filed the lawsuit jointly with several other carriers.

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NTSB Investigating Crash Of PHI Helo

Accident Occurred After Takeoff From Oil Platform

The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched four investigators to investigate the fatal crash of a helicopter in Louisiana on Sunday shortly after it took off to transport workers to an offshore oil platform.

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A Few Aero-Tips For The (Icing) Season #3: Escape Options

  Icing Aero-Tip #3: Escape Options Climb When warmer temperatures can be reached aloft. Make sure cloud tops are known and attainable before attempting to climb. Icing is often worst in cloud tops...

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Alaska Airlines' 'Paint The Plane' Contest Won By Sitka HS Student

Finalists Win A Trip For Four To Disneyland

To help celebrate Alaska's 50-year anniversary of statehood in 2009, Alaska Airlines, Disney, the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, and Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission sponsored a contest -- inviting Alaska students from Kindergarten to twelfth grade to come up with artistic ideas to adorn one of the Boeing 737-400s in Alaska Airlines' fleet.

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ACI-NA Welcomes John D. Clark, III, as 2009 Chairman

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) is pleased to welcome John D. Clark, III, A.A.E, Executive Director/CEO of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA), as its chairman for 2009.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.07.09)

Aero-Linx!

What do you know about Glenn Curtiss? This site, created by the Glenn Curtiss Historical Society provides much of what you need to know about the Father of Naval Aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.07.09): Thermal Shock

Aero-Terms!

Also called Shock Cooling, this condition concerns the rapid change in engine operating temperature that occurs when engine power is suddenly reduced at the same time the airspeed, and thus the cooling, is increased.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.07.09)

"The President intends to designate Lynne A. Osmus, of Virginia, to be Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, to become effective January 16, 2009." Source: President Bush... with little fanfare (well, NO fanfare), letting the world know that there was a new Acting Adminstrator for the FAA....

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