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December 05, 2010

ALPA Not Happy -- United, Continental Pilots Picket UAL World HQ

Alleges Contract Violations

ALPA is not missing an opportunity to try and show airline giant UAL who's boss when it comes the concept of outsourcing... or allegations thereof. ALPA tells ANN that more than 150 pilots converged on United Air Lines’ World Headquarters this week to 'express their displeasure with United’s continued practice of outsourcing.'

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What The Second Falcon 9 Launch Could Mean

News/Analysis by Wes Oleszewski With the date rapidly approaching for the initial attempt to launch the second of SpaceX's Falcon 9 vehicles, it is important to look at what this launch could mean. The meaning is important not only to SpaceX, but rather to the United States as a whole. Having successfully completed its flight readiness static firing test on Saturday morning, the second Falcon 9 launch vehicle is currently poised to fly its mission on Tuesday December 7.

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NBAA To Support Hainan Rendez-Vous 2011

Cross-Promotion Of Asian Biz-Av Events Intended To Help Both Succeed

The NBAA and China Rendez-Vous will partner in the promotion of each other's upcoming events in the Asian region.

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Boeing Support S Korean Trade Agreements -- Wants More Export Biz

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney Statement on US-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Boeing issued a statement from Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney, who chairs both the President's Export Council and the Business Roundtable Trade Committee, following recent White House announcements about trade agreements with South Korea.

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U.S. State Department Takes Delivery Of First Upgraded Sikorsky S-61

Sikorsky Aerospace Services Delivers Helos For Medical And Other Transportation Missions

The first upgraded S-61 helicopter for the U.S. State Department was delivered recently by Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS).

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Business Jet Sales Growth Projected In The Middle East

Dassault Falcon Sees Demand For Private Aviation Resuming, Regional Market Maturing

At least one biz-jet manufacturer says the Middle East market for business jets is beginning to show signs of recovery as confidence starts to return.

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United Launch Alliance Set To Enter Its Fifth Year

Has Achieved Nearly One Launch Per Month Over The First Four

As 2010 nears its end, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is celebrating its fourth anniversary with 45 successful launches in the company's 48 months of operation.

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New Combat Radar Flying On F-16s

Demonstration Flights For Raytheon System Flown By USAF, Lockheed Martin

An  Advanced Combat Radar, the latest Active Electronically Scanned Array radar developed by Raytheon Company has successfully completed a series of flight trials on a U.S. Air Force F-16 at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.05.10): Boundary Layer

Boundary Layer The lowest layer of the earth's atmosphere, usually up to 3,300 feet, or one kilometer, from the earth's surface, where the wind is influenced by the friction of the earth's surface and the objects on it.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.05.10)

Aero-Linx: NASA Commercial Crew and Cargo Program (C3PO) NASA’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Program is investing financial and technical resources to stimulate efforts within the private sector to develop and demonstrate safe, reliable, and cost-effective space transportation capabilities. The Program manages Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) partnership agreements with U.S. industry totaling $500M for commercial cargo transportation demonstrations and is investing $50M towards commercial crew development initiatives.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.05.10)

"The Middle East business environment still remains challenging but confidence levels appear to be rising... Dassault has seen much greater demand over the last two quarters of the current financial year, with larger cabin jet sales and prices holding up better than smaller jets. The indicators for recovery are starting to show but even if this is not a true rebound, business has certainly resumed..."  Source: John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon, in comments as to how his company feels that the Middle East market for business jets is beginning to show signs of recovery as confidence starts to return.

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