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February 06, 2009

Dassault Falcon Announces 2009 Regional M&O Series

Eleven Seminars To Be Held In Seven Countries

In an attempt to bring its best service specialists closer to Falcon operators around the world, Dassault Falcon plans to hold 11 Maintenance and Operating Seminars in seven different countries between now and August 2009. The Falcon Regional MO and technical issues and are designed to help aircraft operators improve the efficiency, reliability and safety of their operations.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 02.06.09

"We're Gonna Be In The Hudson": Flight 1549 Audio Recordings

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.06.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.06.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- "We're Gonna Be In The Hudson": 02.06.09 (ANN Special Report, with an edited version of the audio recordings made at the New York TRACON

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NOAA-N Prime Satellite Lifts Off From Vandenberg SLC-2

Weather Research Station Joins Two Others In Polar Orbit

The third time WAS the charm for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The Delta II booster carrying the NOAA-N Prime research satellite lifted off early Friday morning from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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Heinlein Trust, SpaceX Join Forces To Promote Zero Gravity Research

Winning Experiment To Fly Aboard Falcon 9 Mission

The Heinlein Prize Trust announced this week the Microgravity Research Competition, to reward innovation in the use of microgravity to advance biotech, nanotech, combustion, metallurgy, and other fields. Sponsored by the Trust and Space Exploration Technologies, the competition offers a $25,000 prize and transportation to and from Low Earth Orbit for the winning experiment aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.06.09

The Flight 1549 audio recordings are released.
NBAA gets support asking TSA for a rule-making committee.
And a third candidate emerges for FAA Administrator.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.06.09

The Flight 1549 audio recordings are released.
NBAA gets support asking TSA for a rule-making committee.
And a third candidate emerges for FAA Administrator.


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ANN Special Feature: US Airways Flight 1549 Audio - 02.06.09

ANN presents an edited version of the audio recordings made at the New York TRACON during The Miracle on the Hudson on January 15, 2009.

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Lancair Relocating To Larger Facility

Says Strong Demand Prompts Need for Space

Lancair announced this week the company is movings its headquarters to a new, larger facility near Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM).

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Jeppesen, Continental Airlines Explore RNP Program

Carrier Aims To Improve Efficiency

Under a recently signed Letter of Intent, Jeppesen and Continental Airlines have begun working together to define a multi-year Required Navigation Performance (RNP) program.

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Upgraded! Rudinger Named VP And Assistant To AOPA President

Has Worked For Pilot Group Over 18 Years

Melissa K. Rudinger has been named Vice President and Assistant to Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Craig Fuller. As such, she will be responsible for overseeing the operation of the Office of the President.

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'Emergency Runways' Website Notes Landing Areas

Creator Hopes Data Will Be Shown On GPS Maps

A new Web site was launched recently, with a novel premise. True to its name, Emergency Runways is billed as the industry's first website for private pilots looking for a place to land in the event of an emergency.

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Spirit FAs Continue Campaign Against Advertising Tactics

Says LCC's Ads Are "Demeaning"

Flight attendants for Spirit Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), are continuing their demands for an immediate end to the "demeaning and demoralizing advertising campaigns that management continues to run."

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NASA Announces Aeronautics Research Awards

Two Companies Win Nearly $2M In Grants

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate recently awarded $1.5 million to Ohio University of Athens for work described in its NASA research announcement proposal "Design, Development, Verification and Validation of an Integrated Alerting and Notification Function for an Intelligent Integrated Flight Deck."

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Aero-TV: The Texas T-Cart Airshow -- Conquering More Than Just The Sky

Old-Fashioned Stick and Rudder Airshow Flying At It's BEST!

We have tremendous respect for the folks who make their living in the turbulent and demanding airshow business. For many, it is a business fraught with stress, sacrifice and unending complexity. But for most, it's more than a job... its a life.

New Name Emerges For FAA Administrator

Randy Babbitt Said To Be Favored By Garvey

The naming of a new FAA Administrator by the Obama administration was once thought to be a formality for former pilot union president Duane Woerth. Then, longtime Senate aide Robert Herbert came highly recommended by his boss, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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Aero-TV: The Texas T-Cart Airshow -- Conquering More Than Just The Sky

Old-Fashioned Stick and Rudder Airshow Flying At It's BEST!

We have tremendous respect for the folks who make their living in the turbulent and demanding airshow business. For some, it is a business fraught with stress, sacrifice and unending complexity. But for most, it's more than a job... its a life.

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Bombardier Releases 2008 Sales, Delivery Figures

Deliveries Slightly Lower, But New Sales Off 46 Percent

There was mixed news Thursday from Bombardier Aerospace regarding its just-completed fiscal year, and projections for the year ahead. While deliveries held up well, production cuts will bring layoffs in the new year.

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Snohomish County Moves Slowly Forward On PAE Improvements

Vote On Acceptance Of FAA Funds A Small Step To A New Terminal

Seattle-area air travelers may get another airport option. Wednesday night, Snohomish County Commissioners voted 4-0 to negotiate terms for construction of a new terminal at Paine Field with Allegiant Air and Horizon Air. The talks remove a barrier to the receipt of FAA funding to repair Paine's crumbling runways.

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Klyde Morris (02.06.09)

Klyde Takes Another 'Cheep' Shot At NASA...

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Daher-Socata Delivers 500th TBM-Series Aircraft

Program Launched Over 20 Years Ago

Daher-Socata delivered its 500th TBM-series aircraft this week, a milestone company officials say underscores the continuing demand for the TBM 850 in today's economic and operating environment.

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Downing Aviation Associates Updates, Expands LSA Comparative Data

Manufacturer List Grows To 60 Aircraft

Aircraft business consulting service Downing Aviation Associates announced this week the expansion of the company's compilations of manufacturers' data of Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) from 57 to 60 aircraft. In addition, DAA has reviewed and updated each aircraft's pricing based on manufacturers' provided data.

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NTSB Updates Factual Report On January S-76 Downing

Flight Recorders Recovered, Show RPM Drop After Noise

 In its continuing investigation of the January 4, 2009, fatal accident involving a PHI Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter that crashed in a swamp near Morgan City, LA, on Thursday the National Transportation Safety Board released the following factual information.

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Obama Congratulates CAP Spaatz Award Cadet

Presidential Meeting Surprises Recipient

One week after he took the oath of office, newly-elected US President Barack Obama was on Capitol Hill congratulating one of the Civil Air Patrol’s most accomplished cadets.

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Detroit Metro Airport Handled 35 Million Passengers In '08

Capacity Cuts Reflected In Slight Drop In Numbers

Passenger traffic for calendar year 2008 at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) dropped a modest 2.4 percent compared to 2007 amidst major airline capacity cutbacks, according to preliminary data released this week by the Wayne County Airport Authority's (WCAA) Financial Planning & Analysis Division.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.06.09)

Aero-Linx!

Pilotcams.org brings all the airport webcams of the world together in one place so you can check out your destination before you go, or just dream about being somewhere besides your office.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.06.09): Captive Carry

Aero-Terms!

Captive carry refers to a flight by a mothership (carrier aircraft) and spaceplane, rocket, or missile paired together in a parasite aircraft configuration. The two are not separated in flight, as would occur during an air launch.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.06.09)

"While I and a majority of the council personally remain opposed to commercial air service at Paine Field, due to federal requirements, the County Council had no other choice..."

Source: Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, commenting on a vote this week to allow negotiation of terms for construction of a new terminal at Paine Field in Everett, WA with Allegiant Air and Horizon Air. The talks remove a barrier to the receipt of FAA funding to repair Paine's crumbling runways, and came over significant NIMBY objections.

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