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June 25, 2009

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.25.09

The Air Force identifies a pilot lost in an F-16 crash.
Republic Airlines agrees to buy out Frontier.
And Southwest Airlines reservations agents have a new contract.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.25.09

The Air Force identifies a pilot lost in an F-16 crash.
Republic Airlines agrees to buy out Frontier.
And Southwest Airlines reservations agents have a new contract.


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ANN Special Feature: Former Piper Aircraft CEO Jim Bass - 06.25.09

Jim Bass recently wrapped up six years as CEO of Piper Aircraft, following the company's purchase by Imprimus.

Today, we look back at significant moment during his tenure. On September 17,

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.25.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.25.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.25.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Former Piper Aircraft CEO Jim Bass - 06.25.09 (ANN Special Report, with Piper CEO Jim Bass)

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 06.26.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.26.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.26.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Robert Poole - Clear Program's Demise - 06.26.09  (ANN Special Report, with the Reason Foundation's Robert Poole)

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Crossed Control Cables Caused Columbus Crash

NTSB Probable Cause Report Released For September, 2008 Accident

The NTSB has released its probable cause report in the crash of a Convair CV-580 which killed the pilot and two others on board. The accident occurred on September 1st of last year.

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Paris Air Show Proves Popular For Public, Public Officials

Final Numbers Released On Attendance And Exhibitors

The 100th anniversary of the Paris Air Show saw solid numbers for attendance and participation by vendors, despite opening against a backdrop of global economic recession which is affecting air travel, business, and general aviation.

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Sikorsky Celebrates 25 Years Of The S-300C

Thousands In Service For Training, Commercial, And Personal Use

Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Sikorsky company, Wednesday marked the 25th anniversary of the first delivery of the aircraft now known as the S-300C helicopter. The first 300C helicopter manufactured by Schweizer was delivered to the Baltimore Police Department on June 24, 1984.

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Embraer Delivers Model 175 In Brazil

Regional Airline Has 10 More Aircraft On Order

Embraer held a delivery ceremony Wednesday at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, of an Embraer 175 jet to Trip Linhas Aéreas, the largest Brazilian regional airline. The company has five firm orders for the Embraer 175, in a deal that includes options for another ten aircraft .

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Digital Map Generator Approved For European Military Transport

System Could Expand To Civilian Use

The Digital Map Generator System (DMGS) from EADS Defence & Security (DS) has been certified for use on board the A400M military transport aircraft. Approval for use in flight was granted as part of a first flight acceptance review carried out by Airbus.

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Airbus Completes First Chinese-Built A320 Delivery

The Airplane Flies Its First Route The Day After Delivery

Airbus delivered the first A320 aircraft assembled at its Final Assembly Line China (FALC) in Tianjin on Wednesday. At a grand ceremony, the aircraft was handed over by Airbus President and CEO, Tom Enders, to the Chairman of Dragon Aviation Leasing, Li Hai. The aircraft will be leased to and operated by Sichuan Airlines.

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Boeing, GE, Implement Maintenance System

10-Fold Increase in Real-Time Performance Predicted

Boeing and GE Aviation have jointly developed a simpler method to implement condition-based maintenance systems on aircraft. It is called the Open System Architecture for Condition-Based Maintenance (OSA-CBM). This will become an industry standard, according to the companies involved.

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Rolls-Royce Delivers Adaptive Fan For Research

Program Funded Primarily by the U.S. Airforce

Rolls-Royce has achieved a significant milestone in the Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology (ADVENT) research program, delivering the adaptive fan system rig on schedule to the U.S. Air Force Compressor Research Facility (CRF). Rig testing will commence and will validate the performance of a key component of the LibertyWorks ADVENT engine.

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NASA Broadcasts ISS Tour In HD

Next Best Thing To Being There, If You Could See It

Well, this might have made that investment in your 60 inch HD LCD television and home theater all worthwhile, if NASA select was available in HD. NASA Television broadcast a high-definition tour of the International Space Station recorded by the Expedition 20 crew Wednesday, morning.

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Aero-TV: Virgin Galactic -- Leading The Way in Space Tourism, Part 1

Are YOU Ready To Go To Space????

One of the more stirring presentations at the International Space Development Conference was the updated briefing on the Virgin Galactic commercial space program. Virgin Galactic is a company owned and established by Richard Branson's Virgin Group to undertake the challenge of making private space travel available to everyone and by creating the world's first commercial spaceline.

Alaska Delegation Asks TSA To Reconsider GA Rules

Objects To Large Aircraft Security Program

In light of the recent Department of Homeland Security Inspector General's report, in which the IG concluded  “We determined that general aviation presents only limited and mostly hypothetical threats to security,” the Alaska Congressional delegation has renewed its call for the Department of Homeland Security to reconsider the proposed TSA rules on general aviation, as the negative consequences seem to outweigh the potential threat.

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Aero-TV: Virgin Galactic -- Leading The Way in Space Tourism, Part 1

Are YOU Ready To Go To Space????

One of the more stirring presentations at the International Space Development Conference was the updated briefing on the Virgin Galactic commercial space program. Virgin Galactic is a company owned and established by Richard Branson's Virgin Group to undertake the challenge of making private space travel available to everyone and by creating the world's first commercial spaceline.

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Babbitt Expedites Flight And Rest Rule Review

10 Regional Safety Forums To Be Held

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt Wednesday announced an expedited review of flight and rest rules and called on U.S. airlines and unions to respond, by July 31, with specific commitments to strengthen safety at regional and major airlines by insisting that airlines obtain all available FAA pilot records, among other actions.

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Dispatchers Raise Southwest Safety Questions

Major Overhaul Work Done In El Salvador

Dispatchers at Southwest Airlines, represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), have raised “multiple safety concerns” about Southwest Airlines flights to El Salvador for major overhauls.

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33rd Air Race Classic Departs From Denver

32 All-Woman Teams Compete In Cross-Country Dash

Thirty-two Air Race Classic teams departed Centennial Airport in Denver, CO, Tuesday, racing a roundabout route to Atlantic, IA in the 33rd annual event ... a four day rally-style competition where the airplanes race against a clock, not head-to-head. It object of the game is to fly accurately and efficiently.

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Homeland Security And Customs Using UAV For Surveillance

Looking For Unusual Activity In Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River

Even though local authorities are unable to get permission from the FAA to use UAV's for police work, the Customs and Border Patrol have been testing a Predator B Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) stationed at Fort Drum since early June for a possible border patrol mission.

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Two Helicopters, One Crew

System Allows Crew To Fly A Second Remotely-Piloted Helicopter

Boeing announced Wednesday that the AH-64D Apache Block III prototype helicopter successfully demonstrated Level IV unmanned aircraft system (UAS) connectivity on June 8 during a flight test over the Arizona desert.

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LCROSS Establishes Lunar Orbit

The Spacecraft Will Eventually Crash Into The Moon

The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) successfully completed a critical swing-by maneuver of the moon at 5:20 a.m. PDT on June 23. This maneuver puts LCROSS, built under contract to NASA Ames Research Center, on a trajectory to complete its mission to search for water ice on moon in early October.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.25.09)

"We know that the airline industry is committed to operate at the highest level of safety.  Now is the time to push these initiatives forward." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announcing expedited review of flight and rest rules.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.25.09): Compass Course

Compass Course

Here's a real back-to-basics term that we need to be aware of even in this age of NextGen and glass cockpits. Compass Course is a bearing as indicated by the horizontal angle between the compass needle and the centerline of the aircraft. A Compass Course is equal to a True Course ± variation and deviation; also equal to a Magnetic Course ± deviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.25.09)

Air Race Classic We reported today about the Air Race Classic, a rally-style event exclusively for women in aviation. In case you didn't follow the FMI link on the story, we thought we'd give you another chance to learn about the race.

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