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December 26, 2009

Classic Aero-TV: Bringing History Alive - The Antique Aircraft Association

Organization’s Annual Fly-In Makes ‘Golden Age’ Come Alive for Enthusiasts

Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique Aircraft Association is the world’s oldest organization specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft. Committed to “keep the antiques flying,” the AAA has dedicated its fifty-six years to the preservation of this “Golden Age of Aviation.” 

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Advanced Core Testing Underway For PurePower Engine

Joint Design Of Pratt & Whitney And MTU Aero Engines

Pratt & Whitney has launched testing of a full-scale PurePower engine core, marking a major milestone in the development of the new generation of jet engines.

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Sowing The SEEDs Of Science

Undergraduate Students Fly High For Weightless Experiments

NASA has selected 28 undergraduate student teams to test their science experiments in simulated weightlessness. The teams were selected to fly in the summer of 2010 with NASA's Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities and Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED) programs.

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OAG Reports Global Airline Capacity Up 4 percent In December '09

Low Cost Sector Continues To Show Growth With Frequencies And Capacity Up 10 Percent

Global airline capacity for December 2009 shows positive growth compared to December 2008, reports OAG, an aviation data business which reports monthly trends in the supply of airline flights and seats.

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F-22s Complete First Middle East Deployment

Fifth-Generation Fighters, Crews Part Of A Multinational Exercise

Airmen completed the first deployment of F-22 Raptors to the Middle East in mid-December. The fifth-generation fighters and their crews were in the area as part of a multinational exercise where pilots from a variety of nations train together in fighting a large-scale air war.

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Chilean Air Force Gets First Super Tucano

Aircraft Will Be Used On Tactical Training Missions

Embraer delivered the first four Super Tucano airplanes, of a total of 12, this week, to the Chilean Air Force (FACH).

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Japanese Carrier To Purchase Additional 767's, 777's

10 Airplanes Worth About $2 Billion At List Prices

Boeing's order book continues to grow on the international side of the ledger, with the announcement of an order for five 777-200ER (Extended Range) and five 767-300ER jetliners from All Nippon Airways (ANA). The order is valued at approximately $2 billion at list prices.

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$200 Round Trip Airfare ... For A 4 Pound Kitten

Passenger's Fare Was $177

When New York resident Rosario Gonzalez planned to visit her family in Virginia, she also planned to take her 4 pound kitten Tiramisu along on vacation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.26.09): NO GYRO APPROACH

NO GYRO APPROACH A radar approach/vector provided in case of a malfunctioning gyro-compass or directional gyro. Instead of providing the pilot with headings to be flown, the controller observes the radar track and issues control instructions "turn right/left" or "stop turn" as appropriate.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.26.09)

Aero-Linx: The Boeing 747-8 Family With the first two 787s now in the air, its time for BNoeing's NEXT new airplane to ready for first flight. "The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and 747-8 Freighter are the new high-capacity 747s that offer airlines the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large passenger or freighter airplane, while providing enhanced environmental performance."

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.26.09)

"Today's students will be the ones going to the moon and beyond to live, explore and work... This project gives them a head start in preparing for those future ventures by allowing them to conduct hands-on research and engineering today in a unique reduced-gravity laboratory." Source: Douglas Goforth, the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program manager at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, speaking of the teams that NASA has selected -- 28 undergraduate student teams to test their science experiments in simulated weightlessness.

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