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November 08, 2010

Qantas A380s Remain On The Ground

"Slight Anomalies" Found In Some Engines

Qantas said Monday that it has not yet cleared its A380s to fly after some "slight anomalies" were discovered during an inspection of the aircrafts' engines.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.08.10

Discovery won't launch till at least month's end.
An ATR-72 is down in Cuba.
And UPS and its pilots cooperate on safety and security.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.08.10

Discovery won't launch till at least month's end.
An ATR-72 is down in Cuba.
And UPS and its pilots cooperate on safety and security.


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ANN Special Feature: When Experience Becomes a Risk - 11.08.10

We keep getting better with more hours, up to a point. CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves discusses what happened to a very high-time pilot when he got a little too comfortable with IMC.

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What's The Point of 'Next-Gen' If 'Now-Gen' Crashes and Burns? (Part 6)

A Continuing Look At The Obstacles We Face

'IS AOPA Losing It?' ANN Readers Seem To Think So... What’s The Point of ‘Next-Gen’ If ‘Now-Gen’ Crashes and Burns? (Part 1) What’s The Point of ‘Next-Gen’ If ‘No

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 11.08.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.08.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.08.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: When Experience Becomes a Risk - 11.08.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Low Cost Mid-East Airline To Lease Back Four 737-800NGs

Financing Deal Struck Between flydubai And Avalon Worth $320 Million

Dubai’s first low cost airline flydubai said Wednesday it has reached sale and leaseback agreements with aircraft leasing group Avolon on four Boeing 737-800NG aircraft worth $320 million at list prices.

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National FBO Goes Local At Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU)

Local Company Expands By Buying Out National Chain

These things usually work the other way around, but local Greenville Jet Center has purchased TAC Air's Greenville, SC FBO located at the Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU).

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EADS, Airbus Welcome A400M Agreement With Customer Nations

Companies Say Overall Economics Remain "Unchanged"

EADS and Airbus say they have concluded negotiations with OCCAR and the seven A400M launch customer nations. The agreement was finalized Friday in Toulouse.

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Paparazzi Turning To UAVs?

Celebrities May Soon Have Even Fewer Places To Hide

Remember that big splash that was made recently about the small "Parrot" VTOL UAV which can be controlled by an iPhone? Well celebrity photographers, commonly known as "paparazzi", are eying that aircraft and others as camera platforms to secretly spy on Hollywood celebs.

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John Purvis Tapped As New VP At AeroMech Engineering

Company Builds Unmanned Air Systems

John Purvis has been named Vice President of Small Tactical Unmanned Air Systems (STUAS) at AeroMech Engineering (AME).

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2010-23-03

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 757 and 767  Airplanes.  

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AD: EADS

AD NUMBER: 2010-23-05

MANUFACTURER: EADS CASA (Type Certificate Previously Held by Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, and CN-235-300 Airplanes, and Model C-295 Airplanes.  

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2010-23-04

MANUFACTURER:Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes.  

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2010-23-07

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Aero-TV: Pat Harwell -- Balloon Pilot Extraordinaire

As Amazing As The ABQ Balloon Fiesta Is... The Pilots Are Even More So!

In a few recent Aero-TV programs, we've had the great good fortune to relate some of the amazing sites, sounds and sensations we encountered at the 2010 ABQ Balloon Fiesta... and the word 'amazing' barely does this event justice. Really... it's THAT great an event.

Classic Aero-TV: Aspen Aloft: Logging More Flight Time With Aspen’s Evolution

This is a previously unreleased video from the ANN archives.


ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, had the opportunity to fly in a Diamond DA-40 to check out the new Aspen Evolution 3 tube panel display. He flew with Tom Gray, the certification team test pilot for Aspen Avionics.

Aero-TV: Pat Harwell -- Balloon Pilot Extraordinaire

As Amazing As The ABQ Balloon Fiesta Is... The Pilots Are Even More So!

In a few recent Aero-TV programs, we've had the great good fortune to relate some of the amazing sights, sounds and sensations we encountered at the 2010 ABQ Balloon Fiesta... and the word 'amazing' barely does this event justice. Really... it's THAT great an event.

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Light 'Em Up! Boeing's 747-8 Intercontinental Feels The Power

Boeing Achieves Power On for New 747-8 Intercontinental

Boeing has completed the power on sequence for the new 747-8 Intercontinental... a milestone that enables the program to begin functional tests on the airplane. "This is a critical step in the assembly process for the new 747-8 Intercontinental," said Elizabeth Lund, 747 deputy program manager, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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iPad x Rod Machado = iRod? Machado’s Books Now Available on the iPad and iPhone

Progress Marches On... And So Does Rod

Technological progress seems to be coming at a breath-taking pace and we don't have to tell you that its harder than ever to keep up (especially for those of us who have been leading the charge, year after year)... but our good buddy Rod Machado knows a solid trend when he sees it... hence the reason that ALL of Rod Machado's books (some truly outstanding work, BTW) are now available as custom iPad and iPhone applications -- with unique capabilities.

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Klyde Morris (11.08.10)

Klyde Wants A Falcon 7X... Who Doesn't?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Republic Airways Adding Embraer 190s To Their Fleet

Score Another Win For Embraer

 Republic Airways Holdings Inc. has announced a firm order for six Embraer 190 jets and a conditional firm order for 18 Embraer 190 or 195 jets. The agreement concludes a Letter of Intent (LOI) announced earlier this year. “We look forward to growing our fleet of E190 aircraft and to possibly featuring the E195 in our network”

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Analyst Sees China As An Emerging Adjunct To The GA Market

But Infrastructure Could Impede Rapid Growth In Business Aviation Sales

There's a recurring buzz that China will soon unleash an insatiable demand for new business aircraft, becoming an enormous new market and a perfect sales environment for a beleaguered industry. "This is true in part," says market analyst Brian Foley, "but is not quite realistic yet."

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Continental Airlines Technicians Ratify Agreement

Continental Airlines has confirmed that its technicians and related employees, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), ratified their collective bargaining agreement with the company.

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CWA To Represent Piedmont Employees

Communications Workers Union To Cover Passenger Service And Fleet Agents

The 3,000 fleet and passenger service agents at Piedmont Airlines have voted by a two-to-one margin for representation by the Communications Workers of America. Ballots were counted Thursday by the National Mediation Board.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.08.10): Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy The state of the weather when the clouds are conspicuously present, but do not completely dull the sky or the day at any moment. The National Weather Service does not have an amount of sky cover for this condition.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.08.10)

Aero-Linx: Virtual Skies -- Aviation Weather Teacher Guide Via this online Teacher's Guide, teachers help students learn how weather data is collected, presented in charts, and used to make decisions. Activity I: Satellites, Weather Charts, and a European Journey, provides internet resources that students use to understand the basic systems (satellites and charts) used in weather forecasting, and how these forecasts are used. In this section, students will become familiar with how weather is measured and depicted, using satellites, charts, and other images, then will use their knowledge to make decisions on a flight plan over Europe...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.08.10)

"This is a critical step in the assembly process for the new 747-8 Intercontinental... The airplane's systems are now live. This milestone is a reflection of the focus and hard work of our engineers, mechanics and suppliers." Source: Elizabeth Lund, 747 deputy program manager, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, following the completion of the power on sequence for the new 747-8 Intercontinental... a milestone that enables the program to begin functional tests on the airplane.

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