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September 29, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.30.10

Congress races to beat the end of fiscal 2010.
Another shuttle vendor gets a contract extension.
And if there's money left over, spend it!

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.30.10

Congress races to beat the end of fiscal 2010.
Another shuttle vendor gets a contract extension.
And if there's money left over, spend it!


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ANN Special Feature: Part III: Phil & Lois's Excellent Adventure - 09.30.10

Former AOPA President Phil Boyer, who recently visited many airports while touring the US in a Bonanza, wraps up the conversation with a look ahead.

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Gordon Bennett Balloon Racers Reported Missing

Nightfall Inhibits Continued Searches Until Morning

The news coming to ANN from the Gordon Bennett Control Centre is not good. A balloon flying in the Gordon Bennett race designated USA2, registration N801NM, is still missing as night falls. The pilots listed on board have been identified as American citizens, Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer-Davis.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 09.29.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.29.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.29.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: Phil & Lois's Excellent Adventure - 09.29.10 (ANN Special Report, with Former AOPA President Phil Boyer)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.29.10

Piper Aircraft announces new layoffs.
Eurocopter unveils its own technology demonstrator.
And Boeing's new Dreamliner plant is taking shape.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.29.10

Piper Aircraft announces new layoffs.
Eurocopter unveils its own technology demonstrator.
And Boeing's new Dreamliner plant is taking shape.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: Phil & Lois's Excellent Adventure - 09.29.10

Former AOPA President Phil Boyer, who recently visited many airports while touring the US in a Bonanza, discusses with ANN's Jim Campbell what he observed about the state of general aviation.


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ACI-NA Conference Opens With A Call For Airport Security Overhaul

North American, European Airports Say They Need More Efficient, Sustainable Aviation Security

During a joint board of directors meeting of the North American and European regions of Airports Council International (ACI-NA and ACI EUROPE), U.S., European, and Canadian airport directors discussed current aviation security issues.

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FAA Announces Over $2.5 Million In New Recovery Act Airport Grants

Three Additional Projects Added To The List

The FAA announced Tuesday that three additional airport projects have been selected for funding, paid for with more than $2.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars that became available because of airport projects that came in under budget nationwide.

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NBAA Convention Safety Standdown Designed Just For Single Pilots

Cessna Sponsors Safety Program Prior To NBAA Convention Opening

To promote high standards of safety for single pilots, Cessna is sponsoring the Cessna/NBAA Single-Pilot Safety Standdown at NBAA’s 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta, GA, on Monday, October 18.

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CFM56 Fleet Logs Five Hundred Million Flight Hours

First Engines Powered KC-135s, Were Retrofitted On DC-8 Super 70s

CFM International's CFM56 fleet has become the first high bypass turbofan family in history to achieve 500 million engine flight hours in service as the company celebrates its 36 anniversary.

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NASA Extends Space Station Cargo Mission Services Contract

Six Month Extension Worth $13 Million To Lockheed Martin

NASA has awarded a $13 million, six-month extension for International Space Station cargo mission services to Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems of Houston.

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Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Completes First Half Of Deployment

Assisted The French Navy With First Underway Aircraft Engine Swap On A U.S. Carrier

Sailors and Marines deployed with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) reached the mid-way point of their deployment September 25th, working closely with coalition nations to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).

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Caribbean Airlines Will Buy Nine ATR 72-600s

Short-Haul Turboprop Airliner Deal Worth $200 Million

An agreement signed by European Turboprop manufacturer ATR and Trinidad and Tobago’s Caribbean Airlines Monday represents a firm order by the carrier to purchase nine ATR 72-600 aircraft. The order is reportedly worth $200 million, and deliveries will start in late 2011.

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Australian Pilots Warned: Beware Of Locusts

Swarms Of Insects Pose A Threat To Flying

When we tune in the ATIS at KSGJ, ANN's home airport, we've become accustomed to a boilerplate warning about water birds on or near the runways. It's part of the joy of living near so much water. And frankly, we'd rather have the birds that what pilots in some areas of Australia are facing right now.

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RedBird Sim Arrives At Norwood Memorial Airport In MA

First Full Motion GA Sim In The New England Area

New England has received its first Red Bird full motion simulator, installed at Norwood Memorial Airport (KOWD) in Norwood, MA.

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PMA Conference Announces Keynote Speaker David Doll

Consultant In Productions Systems Repair Environments

The Modification and Replacement Parts Association (MARPA) has lined up industry leader David Doll as a keynote speaker for the 2010 MARPA Conference in October.

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Aero-TV: Phil Boyer At Oshkosh 2010 -- Phil Loves His Aero-Tech

Phil is One Of The All-Time Aero-Gadget Hounds...

One of the good things about retirement is that it gives you time to catch up on all those things that escaped one's attention while busy with 'real' life... and in the case of retired AOPA Boss, Phil Boyer, that means that there is now plenty of time to indulge in his fascination with aero-gadgets. To those of us who watched aviation work its way through several decades of various trials and tribulations, Phil Boyer proved himself to be the real deal... a solid leader with some serious smarts and a true passion for the world of aviation. When he decided to retire after nearly two decades of challenging leadership, we all felt poorer for the loss of his participation but could not deny the that the guy deserved to retire and enjo

Aero-TV: Terrafugia In Transition -- Update To The Proof Of Concept Vehicle

Wings Or Wheels -- Terrafugia Has It Covered

Visitors to this year's Oshkosh extravaganza were provided an update on the progress of the Transition Roadable Aircraft, or "Flying Car" and the unveiling of a scalable model of the Beta Prototype (stage 2) next generation design.

Aero-TV: Terrafugia In Transition -- Update To The Proof Of Concept Vehicle

Wings Or Wheels -- Terrafugia Has It Covered

Visitors to this year's Oshkosh extravaganza were provided an update on the progress of the Transition Roadable Aircraft, or "Flying Car" and the unveiling of a scalable model of the Beta Prototype (stage 2) next generation design.

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Aero-TV: Phil Boyer At Oshkosh 2010 -- Phil Loves His Aero-Tech

Phil is One Of The All-Time Aero-Gadget Hounds...

One of the good things about retirement is that it gives you time to catch up on all those things that escaped one's attention while busy with 'real' life... and in the case of retired AOPA Boss, Phil Boyer, that means that there is now plenty of time to indulge in his fascination with aero-gadgets. To those of us who watched aviation work its way through several decades of various trials and tribulations, Phil Boyer proved himself to be the real deal... a solid leader with some serious smarts and a true passion for the world of aviation. When he decided to retire after nearly two decades of challenging leadership, we a

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Shuttle Workers See Layoffs On The Horizon

Vote Expected Wednesday On NASA Funding Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday on a Senate bill setting spending priorities for NASA, according to House Science and Technology Committee chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN).

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Ohio's Attorney General To Review SWA's Plan To Purchase AirTran

Antitrust Review Will  Focus On Effect Of Transaction On Price, Flight Availability In Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray pledged Tuesday to open a preliminary review of Southwest Airlines' announced acquisition of AirTran Airways.

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U.S. Delegation Attends ICAO Assembly

Meeting Being Held Now Through October 8th

The U.S. government says it strongly supports the important work of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN specialized agency which develops and promotes standards and practices for the safety, security and environmental sustainability of international civil aviation.

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Unions Cast A Wary Eye Towards SWA, AirTran Merger Proposal

Teamsters To Airlines: 'We'll Be Watching', SWAPA Says It Is Focused On Its Pilots' Careers

The Teamsters Union said Monday that it is assembling an experienced team of experts to ensure its members' jobs and interests are protected should the proposed merger of Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways be approved by federal regulators and shareholders.

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Pratt & Whitney Files Complaint Against Rolls-Royce

Counters RRs Complaint Of Patent Infringement

United Technologies division Pratt & Whitney filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in Connecticut on Monday against Rolls-Royce.

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STC Granted For Garmin's GNS 430W/530W HTAWS

Field Upgrades, New Systems Approved For Installation

The FAA has approved an STC for Garmin's Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS), the company announced Monday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.29.10)

"I felt it was better to consider a flawed bill than no bill at all as the new fiscal year begins. I will continue to advocate to the Appropriators for the provisions in the Compromise language.” Source: House Science and Technology Committee chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.29.10): Low Approach

An approach over an airport or runway following an instrument approach or a VFR approach including the go-around maneuver where the pilot intentionally does not make contact with the runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.29.10)

Space Policy Institute

George Washington University in Washington, DC, established a Space Policy Institute in 1987. The Institute conducts research on space policy issues, organizes seminars, symposia, and conferences on various topics, and offers graduate courses on space policy.

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