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June 16, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.16.10

NASA names new leadership for the Constellation program.
Taiwan chooses SpaceX for the launch of a new satellite.
And NBAA packs the place at Teeterboro.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.16.10

NASA names new leadership for the Constellation program.
Taiwan chooses SpaceX for the launch of a new satellite.
And NBAA packs the place at Teeterboro.


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ANN Special Feature: Jay Carlson, Rotor F/X - 06.16.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jay Carlson of Rotor F/X about two helicopters the company is distributing - the single-place Mosquito, and the two-place, Subaru-powered Aerokopter.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.16.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.16.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.16.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Jay Carlson, Rotor F/X - 06.16.10 (ANN Special Report, with Jay Carlson of Rotor F/X)

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Free First Flight Lesson Program Unveiled By EAA Young Eagles

Next Phase Of EAA's "Flight Plan" For Potential Pilots

During the past 18 months, EAA, with generous support from individuals and the aviation industry, has begun building a "Flight Plan" to assist interested Young Eagles in earning a pilot certificate.  Monday, EAA announced the next element of the Flight Plan, which can provide a Young Eagle with their first flight lesson.

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Final Friction Stir Weld Made On Orion Spacecraft

Prime Contractor Lockheed Martin Fuses The Two Halves Of The Crew Module

The Orion crew exploration vehicle took shape as the two halves of the crew module were fused together at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, LA Tuesday.

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She Said, TSA Said, No Proof

Traveler In Philadelphia Claims She Was Inappropriately Screened

A traveler passing through Philadelphia en route from Barcelona, Spain to her home in San Diego says TSA agents made her extremely uncomfortable in the screening process.

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NBAA Teterboro Regional Forum Sets Record

More Than 1900 Attendees Gather For The Event

NBAA hit one out of the park in its third of four planned regional forums for 2010, this one for the New York-area bizav community.

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Universal Avionics EFI-890R Display Suite Available Soon For Dash 8

Flat Panel Display Systems For Q-Series Flight Decks

Field Aviation of Canada has chosen Universal Avionics' EFI-890R Flat Panel Display Systems to fulfill the flight deck component of its Dash 8 (Q-Series) Modernization Program.

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Certified: Composite Winglets For Beechcraft King Air 90x

HBC Says Modification Increases Speed, Range

Testing and certification on the Beechcraft King Air 90x composite winglet modification has been completed, Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) said Monday. Winglets for King Air C90 and E90 models are now available for installation at the company's network of factory-owned service centers.

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Reagan National Airport Gets A 'NICE' Security Upgrade

Israeli Company's IP Video System Up And Running At Reagan

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has completed implementation of a NiceVision Net IP video surveillance system, the company said in a news release Tuesday.

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Stearman Flips, NTSB (Over?) Reacts

Taildragger Pilots Just Smile

Some got a smile from NTSB's quick news conference at Washington National Airport last week after a Stearman flipped on DCA's main runway. Then again, it was no ordinary flip!

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Volunteers Hone Emergency Services Skills At CAP Academy

Training In Indiana For Over 600 Volunteers

More than 600 of Civil Air Patrol's citizen volunteers are receiving premier multidisciplinary training over the next two weeks at the National Emergency Services Academy (NESA).

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Paradise Comes To Ohio

Lane's Lebanon Air Service Added As Sales, Service Center

 Paradise USA said Monday it has added Lane's Lebanon Air Service northeast of Cincinnati as their Ohio Sales & Service center. 

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Australian Plane Bomb Hoaxes No Laughing Matter

Government Imposes 10 Year Penalties For Bomb Threats

The Australian government has passed a new law imposing a maximum 10 year prison term for claiming there is a bomb aboard an airplane. The previous penalty was two years.

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Aero-TV: Erik Lindbergh -- Prizes + Competition = Innovation

Building A Future That Matters...

Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, is a commercial pilot and certified flight instructor, an artist and a speaker. He serves on a number of Non-Profit boards including the Lindbergh Foundation, The XPRIZE Foundation and the Aviation High School in Seattle. Erik serves as a Trustee and Vice President of the X PRIZE Foundation, a non-profit organization that stimulates the creation of a new generation of launch vehicles designed to carry passengers into space. The X PRIZE is fashioned after the Orteig Prize, the aviation incentive prize won by Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in 1927, which created the now $250 billion aviation industry. 

Aero-TV: Erik Lindbergh -- Prizes + Competition = Innovation

Building A Future That Matters...

Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, is a commercial pilot and certified flight instructor, an artist and a speaker. He serves on a number of Non-Profit boards including the Lindbergh Foundation, The XPRIZE Foundation and the Aviation High School in Seattle.

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SpaceX Signs Contract For Taiwanese Satellite Launch

Formosat-5 Will Launch As Early As December 2013

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and the National Space Organization (NSPO) have signed contract for the launch of NSPO's Earth Observation Satellite, Formosat-5.

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NASA Appoints Constellation Program Managers

But Will They Have A Program To Manage?

Just days after Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) said NASA administrator Charles Bolden was skirting the law to effectively kill the Constellation program, the agency has appointed two new managers to oversee the effort.

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U.S., European Aviation Leaders Will Discuss Key Issues

U.S.-EU Cooperation On Aviation Facing Serious Challenges

Senior industry leaders and aviation safety regulators from the U.S. and Europe will explore the full scope of aviation relations across the Atlantic at the Second Transatlantic Aviation Issues Conference, "U.S.-EU Cooperation at a Crossroads," in Brussels, Belgium, June 29-July 1.

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Boeing 747-8 Freighter Receives Expanded Type Inspection Authorization

First Intercontinental Passenger Fuselage Under Construction In Everett, WA 

The FAA granted expanded type inspection authorization (TIA) to Boeing for the 747-8 Freighter on June 11. This authorization clears the way for FAA personnel to participate in test flights and collect required data.

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NTSB Preliminary Report Indicates Helicopter Broke Up In Flight

Main Rotor And Tail Boom Separated From Bell 222U Over Midlothian, TX

The NTSB has issued a preliminary report in an accident involving a Bell 222U helicopter owned and operated by CareFlite of Grand Prairie, TX. The report indicates that the aircraft broke up while on a post-maintenance flight at about 600 feet AGL.

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Nebraska Dentist Killed When Hit By Prop

Accident Is Under Investigation

A dentist in Minden, Nebraska was apparently hit and killed by the turning prop of a Cessna 172 he owned, but details about what happened are sketchy.

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Environmentalists Say EPA Has Failed To Address Aircraft, Ship Emissions

Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Agency By Environmental Coalition

A lawsuit has been filed by a coalition of environmental groups against the U.S. EPA claiming the agency has not addressed greenhouse gas emissions coming from airplanes, ocean-going ships, non-road vehicle engines, and industrial engines.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.16.10)

"If you want to draw new business, this is what you need ... an airport." Source: Kentland, IN Mayor Dave Smart.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.16.10): Landing Area

Any locality either on land, water, or structures, including airports/heliports and intermediate landing fields, which is used, or intended to be used, for the landing and takeoff of aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.16.10)

Winglets Explained

Even long after their initial introduction, we seem to hear a lot about winglets, and how they make better airplanes, or existing airplanes better. So what is the science behind such a seemingly simple twist of the wingtip?

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