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August 29, 2010

China Says Boeing Will Double Its Workforce There

Tianjin Composites Could Add 600 Workers Over 3-4 Years

The Boeing parts facility in China could see a doubling of its workforce to 1,200 employees over the next three to four years, according to reports coming from state-run media.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report In Maine Floatplane Accident

Indications Are That Wheels Were Extended During Water Landing

Amphibious airplanes give their pilots a lot of versatility when it comes to choosing a landing site. However, an August 1st water landing resulted a fatal injury to an experienced floatplane pilot, and the NTSB's preliminary report indicates the wheels may have been extended during the landing attempt .

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FAA Celebrates Completion Of SFO Recovery Act Projects

$37M In Recovery Act Funds Are Upgrading San Francisco Bay Area Airports, Aviation Facilities

The FAA marked the completion of $14.5 million in runway projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) on Friday that will ensure continued safety for flights at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO).

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EASA Publishes Rules For 'Harmonized' Pilot Licensing

Regulations Mean Licensing Will Be Standard Across All Member States

The EASA today published a proposal to the European Commission for a "harmonized" regulation on Flight Crew Licensing (Part-FCL) in the form of an "Opinion". This new regulation will ensure that the same pilot licensing requirements and related high safety levels apply in all Member States.

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C-5M Super Galaxy Delivers 7-Ton Particle Detector

Without The C-5M, Some Disassembly Would Have Been Required

It's the physics community's billion-dollar baby -- a 7.5-ton device so powerful that it could rock the core of modern science and reveal a new chapter in the universe's history. And the aptly-named C-5M Super Galaxy flew the device on its last terrestrial journey.

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First PurePower PW1524G Engine Ready For Testing

Planned Entry Into Service Is 2013

Pratt & Whitney has completed assembly on its first PurePower PW1524G engine for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft, and will deliver the engine to the company's West Palm Beach, FL, facility later this month to initiate testing.

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CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter Program Conducts Successful APU Test

Program Achieves "Ready To Load" Status

The CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter Program has achieved "Ready to Load" (RTL) condition with the successful light-off of its first Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) engine.

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NASA/NOAA Study Finds El NiƱos Growing Stronger

Warmer Waters Shift Towards The Central Pacific, Effect On Weather Still Not Known

A relatively new type of El Niño, which has its warmest waters in the central-equatorial Pacific Ocean, rather than in the eastern-equatorial Pacific, is becoming more common and progressively stronger, according to a new study by NASA and NOAA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.29.10): Expect Further Clearance (Time)

Expect Further Clearance (Time) The time a pilot can expect to receive clearance beyond a clearance limit.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.29.10)

Aero-Linx: FAA's Light-Sport Aircraft Page A compendium of FAA related links to LSA issues and programs, this page has links to Certification, Designees, Standards, Registration, Safety and Related Information. For those interested in the LSA movement, this is a good place to start.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.29.10)

"(w)e have to enlarge the place because the needs of commercial airlines is growing fast." Source: Boeing China president David Wang, in comments reported by the China Daily newspaper, where the Boeing parts facility in China could see a doubling of its workforce to 1,200 employees over the next three to four years.

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