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May 07, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.07.10

That pesky volcanic ash just won't quit.
The FAA wants to fine Atlas Air over a half-million dollars.
And Falcon 9 may now launch late this month.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.07.10

That pesky volcanic ash just won't quit.
The FAA wants to fine Atlas Air over a half-million dollars.
And Falcon 9 may now launch late this month.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II - NTSB's Deborah Hersman - 05.07.10

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman explains how professionalism - from the boardroom to the cockpit - plays a role in safety.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.07.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.07.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II - NTSB's Deborah Hersman - 05.07.10 (ANN Special Report, with NTSB's Deborah Hersman)

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NASA Sets Launch Date For STS-132

Will Be Final Scheduled Flight For Atlantis

Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to begin a 12-day flight to the International Space Station with a launch at 1420 EDT on Friday, May 14, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The STS-132 mission is Atlantis' final scheduled flight.

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Predator C At Sea

GA-ASI Introduces "Sea Avenger" UAS for UCLASS Carrier Operations

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems introduced Sea Avenger, a carrier-based derivative of its Predator C Avenger UAS on Monday. The aircraft was designed to fulfill the U.S. Navy's stated need for an unmanned carrier-launched airborne surveillance and strike (UCLASS) system.

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Garmin Reports Aviation Sector Revenue Increased 12% In First Quarter This Year

Overall Business Down 1% Largely On Automotive Segment Losses

We don't normally get this far down in the weeds on company's quarterly earnings, but Garmin's first quart

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Global Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Steering Group Formed

Group seeks to standardize and improve HFDM practices across industry.

A new organization has formed founded on a desire to increase helicopter safety by promoting best practice and cooperation in the design, support and operation of Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM).

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Cessna Nears EASA Certification Of Glass Cockpit Upgrade

FAA Certification Came In 2009

Cessna has applied to the EASA for certification of its new AdViz glass cockpit upgrade for certain classic Citation models. The AdViz flat-panel avionics package gained supplemental type certification from the FAA in October 2009.

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American Airlines, Mechanics Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Details Of The Pact Not Disclosed

In a written statement, American Airlines announced Thursday it has reached an agreement in principle on a contract with its mechanics.

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FAA Won't Revoke Licenses Of 2 U.S. Pilots Involved In Brazilian Accident

"Insufficient Evidence" To Take Revocation Action In Mid-Air Collision

The FAA has denied a request from two Brazilian congressmen to revoke the pilots licenses of two U.S. pilots who were involved in an accident in Brazil in 2006.

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Boeing May Replace, Rather Than Re-Engine, The 737

Analysts Say Boeing May Be Looking At A New Airplane

A report from an aviation analyst indicates that Boeing may be leaning towards a wholesale replacement of its workhorse 737, rather than the re-engining the airplane as had been originally planned.

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HBC Expands Global Parts Distribution Through Schenker Logistics Agreement

Also Joins With EADS SECA On Engine Maintenance In Asia And EMEA Regions

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation's (HBC) Global Customer Support (GCS) has signed an agreement with Schenker Logistics to facilitate international parts distribution in London, Dubai and Singapore, the company said Monday.

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Cessna, FlightSafety Offer New MX Advantage Maintenance Training Program

Designed To Meet EASA, CAAC, Other Training Regulations

Cessna is teaming with FlightSafety International to offer MX Advantage, a maintenance training program that will augment classroom training with hands-on training at a new facility in Wichita, KS, the company announced at EBACE Monday.

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You Thought NASA Only Went Up?

Space Agency Announces Next Undersea Exploration Mission Dates And Crew

NASA will send two astronauts, a veteran undersea engineer and an experienced scientist into the ocean depths off Florida's east coast this month to test exploration concepts and learn more about working in an unforgiving, treacherous environment.

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Aero-TV: Julie Clark – From Pioneer to Inspiration

Julie Clark Blazed A Trail For Many Women To Follow

On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in Aviation International organization held their 21st annual conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme, “Aviation – It’s a Small World.” Developed in 1990, Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women throughout aviation career sectors and interests.

Aero-TV: Julie Clark -- From Pioneer To Inspiration

Julie Clark Blazed A Trail For Many Other Women To Follow

  One of the most notable attendees at WAI2010 was none other than airshow ace, Julie Clark. Clark is a veteran pilot with more than 40 years of flight experience and 30,000 accident-free hours. One of the first women pilots to fly for a major airline, she captained Northwest Airline’s DC-9s and MD-80s. She started her commercial flying career with Hughes Airwest as a 1st Officer on the DC-9 in 1976 and ended it in 2003 as a Northwest Airlines Airbus A320 Captain.

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Orion Abort System Test Successful

Would Pull Crew To Safety In The Event Of A Launch Pad Emergency

Potential major changes in the NASA budget not withstanding, NASA's Pad Abort 1 flight test, a launch of the abort system designed for the Orion crew vehicle, lifted off at 0700 MDT Thursday at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) near Las Cruces, NM.

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NTSB Preliminary Report In SC Accident Shows An Airplane Hit Deer On Takeoff

Pilot Was Uninjured, But Two Deer And The Piper Didn't Fare So Well

You think about this kind of thing when driving your car at night, but given that so many GA airports are in rural areas where wildlife is a fact of life, it's maybe surprising that it doesn't happen more often. A pilot was uninjured when his airplane hit "several" deer on departure from Oconee County Regional Airport.

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Klyde Morris (05.07.10)

Klyde Bemoans The Fate Of The 'Franken-Airline'

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Skytech Receives 2009 FAA Award of Excellence

The Diamond Award Is The FAA's Highest Level Award For  Maintenance Technicians

Skytech, a dealers for new and pre-owned, high-end, owner-flown and business-level aircraft, has received the 2009 Award of Excellence "Diamond Award" ... the highest level award in the FAA's Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards program.

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Hawker Beechcraft Continues Longstanding Support Of CAN

Airframe Manufacturer Provides Contributions, Flights For Cancer Patients

As part of the unveiling of Hawker Beechcraft Corporation's (HBC) new global demonstrator fleet this week at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), the company Wednesday reiterated its support of the Corporate Angel Network (CAN).

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Analyst: A380 A Thorn In EADS' Side

One Expert Sees It As An Airplane With No Mission

An analyst for Gerson Lehrman Group says that the EADS and Airbus should pull the plug on the A380, which EADS CEO Louis Gallois admitted recently is continuing to struggle for market share.

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Election Day Mishap: Candidate For The British Parliament In Plane Crash

Both The Candidate And The Pilot Escape With Serious, But Not Life-Threatening Injuries

A candidate for Britains House of Commons was injured Thursday when the plane in which he was flying went down at an airfield about 60 miles from London. The pilot was also injured. The plane was towing an election-day related banner promoting Nigel Farage and his Independence Party.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.07.10)

"This system is much more advanced in capability and technology than any abort system designed in the past. NASA strives to make human spaceflight as safe as possible, and what we learned here today will greatly contribute to that goal." Source:  Doug Cooke, NASA. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.07.10): Magnetic Deviation

The error of a magnetic compass due to inherent magnetic influences in the structure and equipment of an aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.07.10)

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Chandelle is meant to be a forum for original essays, reviews, photographs, and artwork related, however loosely, to the less familiar aspects of the history of aviation. It is published 3 times per year on the World Wide Web, by amateurs (in the original sense of the term) for amateurs.

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