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November 03, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 11.03.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.03.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.03.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Selena Shilad, Alliance for Aviation Across America - 11.03.10 (ANN Special Report, with Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America)

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Discovery Launch Delayed Until At Least Thursday

Electrical Problem Is The Culprit

The Space Shuttle Program Mission Management Team decided to delay the final launch of Discovery by at least one day. The shuttle is scheduled for an 11-day mission to the International Space Station.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.03.10

NASA has delayed the launch of Discovery again.
Rapid decompression on a Boeing 757 prompts an investigation.
And an Australian carrier fights a 1500-hour minimum.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.03.10

NASA has delayed the launch of Discovery again.
Rapid decompression on a Boeing 757 prompts an investigation.
And an Australian carrier fights a 1500-hour minimum.


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ANN Special Feature: Selena Shilad, Alliance for Aviation Across America - 11.03.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America, about the organization's origins during the user-fee debate, its growth since, and its fut

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Acceptance Testing Completed On Orion Aux Propulsion System

Second R-4D Development Engine Performed As Expected

Acceptance testing on the second R-4D development engine has been completed, according to the company designing the engine for NASA.

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ERAU Hosts 2011 Aviation And Aerospace Manufacturing Summit

Embry-Riddle’s Center For Aviation And Aerospace Leadership Plans Workshops, Discussions, More

The second Aviation and Aerospace Manufacturing Summit is being planned by The Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership (CAAL) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide for early next year in Orlando, Florida.

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Holloman AFB Centrifuge Takes Last Spin

Facility Opened In 1988, Closed By BRAC

Members of the Physiological Training Center concluded 22 years of centrifuge training at Holloman AFB in New Mexico with its final spin Oct. 27.

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Aircelle, Airbus Reach Singapore Airlines Nacelle Service Agreement

Six Year Deal For Tailored Nacelle Services On A340-500 Fleet

Aircelle is to provide comprehensive maintenance services for engine nacelle components on Singapore Airlines' A340-500 jetliners under terms of a new umbrella contract reached by the international carrier with Airbus for its "Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package."

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Mars Rovers Mission Using Cloud Computing

JPL Team Says Rovers Are Well Suited To The Cloud Concept

The project team that built and operates the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity has become the first NASA space mission to use cloud computing for daily mission operations.

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BOC Aviation Finalizes Order For Eight 777-300ERs

Long-Range Airliners Will Be Leased To Thai Airways International

Leasing company BOC Aviation said Tuesday it has finalized a deal with Boeing for eight 777-300ERs (extended range) valued at approximately $2.2 billion at average list prices.

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Argentina Discusses KC390 Partnership With Embraer

Argentine Government Manifests Its Intention To Acquire Six Military Transport Jets From Embraer

As a result of the conversations held between the Brazilian and the Argentine Defense Ministries, the ministers Nelson Jobim and Nilda Garre have signed a Declaration of Intent regarding the South American neighbor's participation in the development program of the KC-390 military transport jet.

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NASA Announces New Hypersonic Research Opportunities

A Chance To Explore The Need For Speed

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has amended its announcement, "Research Opportunities in Aeronautics 2010," to solicit additional proposals. The announcement has been modified to include new topics in support of the agency's Hypersonics Project.

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TSA Qualifies New Detection X-Ray Systems For Air Cargo Screening

New Trace Detection System Approved For U.K. Use

New security scanning equipment has been approved for use in the U.S. and the U.K.

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Web Airfare Aggregator Claims To Eliminate Baggage Fee Confusion

Fly.com Introduces Search Engine Listing Fees

The airfare search engine Fly.com says it has begun to list baggage fees for major airlines. The site's owners say the fees for each flight appear clearly in the returned search results.

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Brazilian State Of Goiás Orders Three AW119Ke Helicopters

Will Perform Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting, Transport Missions

The State of Goiás in central Brazil has ordered three AW119Ke single engine helicopters for law enforcement, fire-fighting and transport missions, AgustaWestland announced Tuesday. 

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Aero-TV: Babbitt Addresses NBAA 2010 -- Next-Gen, Fatigue, Safety (Part 1)

FAA Boss Talks To BizAv Industry

In a October 19, 2010, address to the National Business Aviation Association, FAA Administrator J. Randolph Babbitt, expanded his familiar aero-stump speech to a crowd assembled for the this year's reinvigorated BizAv convention. His speech covered a lot of ground but was based in the usual topics this Administrator has emphasized time and time again when his audience is an aeronautical one.

Aero-TV: Babbitt Addresses NBAA 2010 -- Next-Gen, Fatigue, Safety (Part 1)

FAA Boss Talks To BizAv Industry

In a October 19, 2010, address to the National Business Aviation Association, FAA Administrator J. Randolph Babbitt expanded his familiar aero-stump speech to a crowd assembled for the this year's reinvigorated BizAv convention. His speech covered a lot of ground but was based in the usual topics this Administrator has emphasized time and time again when his audience is an aeronautical one.

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NASA's Bolden Commemorates Ten Years Of ISS Crews

Station Expected To Be Home To Humans Until At Least 2020

It was 10 years ago, Nov. 2, 2000, that the first crew arrived aboard the International Space Station to live and work aboard the orbiting laboratory. In a statement commemorating that event, NASA administrator Charles Bolden called the milestone significant for both NASA and its partners in the ISS.

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Canada's Buttonville Airport Faces Closure In Five Years

Funding Cut For Private Airport By Toronto Authorities

Buttonville airport, which occupies about 180 acres neat the Markham-Toronto border which will be closed in about five years. In its place will be a real estate development which is being described as "a town within a city."

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Boeing Forecasts Resurgence In Air Cargo Business

Return To 2007 Levels Seen By The End Of The Year

World air cargo traffic will expand at a 5.9 percent annual rate over the next two decades, with worldwide air freight traffic expected to triple through 2029, according to the Boeing World Air Cargo Forecast 2010/2011.

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GA Service Personnel Can Get Targeted Winter Weather Training From NATA

Organization Releases Online Module On De/Anti-Icing Procedures

NATA's "Safety 1st" released an online De/Anti-icing Training Module Monday which it says compliments its Professional Line Service Training (PLST) Online Training.

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Drug Plane Stolen From Honduran Military Facility

Five Men Reportedly Took The Airplane Which Had Been Seized In Anti-Drug Operation

A group of five men is suspected of breaking into an Honduran military base at an international airport in the northern part of the country and stealing an airplane that had been seized in an anti-drug operation.

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'Major Surgery' Completed On Deep Space Network Antenna

Repair Required Lifting Seven Million Pounds Less Than Half An Inch

The seven-month upgrade to the historic "Mars antenna" at NASA's Deep Space Network site in Goldstone, CA has been completed.

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DFW Metroplex Gets Its First F-22 Aerobatic Demo

Raptor Featured At Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Last Weekend

The F-22 Raptor performed precision aerobatics at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 30-31, marking the first time the aircraft has demonstrated its aerial capabilities in the skies over the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.03.10)

"The station is our toehold in space, and it will be an essential part of our work to send humans on missions beyond low Earth orbit in the future." Source: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.03.10): Dirty Pass

Non-aerobatic maneuver (usually) where an airplane makes a flyby in the landing configuration (as you would see the airplane if it was on its final approach).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.03.10)

FAA Safety Briefing November/December Issue

Now available online, the November/December 2010 issue of FAA Safety Briefing  focuses on a subject fundamental to pilot safety: abnormal and emergency situations.

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