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September 07, 2010

ACI-NA Reacts To President's Airport Plan

First Step Is FAA Reauthorization, Organization Statement Says

Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA), President Gregory Principato issued a statement Tuesday in response to President Obama's Speech Monday calling for a $50 billion investment in transportation infrastructure.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.07.10

NTSB is in Dubai after a UPS 747 goes down.
UAVs prepare to take over a dangerous mission.
And in some regions, airline demand is growing too fast.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.07.10

NTSB is in Dubai after a UPS 747 goes down.
UAVs prepare to take over a dangerous mission.
And in some regions, airline demand is growing too fast.


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ANN Special Feature: Cockpit Fire Checklist - 09.07.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about a recent accident story involving smoke in the cockpit, and some things general aviation pilots should consider before finding

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.07.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.07.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.07.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Cockpit Fire Checklist - 09.07.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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FAA Qualifies First CAE 3000 Series Helicopter Mission Sim For Training

AS350 Simulator In Phoenix, AZ Expands CAE's Civil Helo Training Center Network

The first CAE 3000 Series helicopter mission simulator, a Eurocopter AS350 B2 model located in Phoenix, Arizona, has been qualified by the FAA for Level 7 flight training device credits.

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NTSB Issues Prelim On Cirrus Deadstick Landing

Golf Course Served As Emergency Landing Strip

An NTSB prelim has provided some puzzling details about the recent deadstick landing executed by a Cirrus SR22 that has been flying several hours before its engine failed, necessitating an immediate unplanned landing on a golf course. Despite reports that fuel gauges showed enough fuel in both tanks to continue flight and that the pilots switched tanks every 30 minutes, the NTSB reports that there was no physical evidence of fuel in the left tank, which ruptured on impact, but also showed no signs of "browning of vegetation" which should have indicated where fuel (from the breached tank) spilled onto the ground and damaged the vegetation.

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University Finalists Named In NASA Inflatable Loft Competition

Designing Habitat For The Next Generation Of Space Exploration

NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation have selected university teams from Maryland, Oklahoma and Wisconsin as finalists in a competition to design, manufacture, assemble and test an inflatable loft.

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Navy Tests Distributed Targeting System On Super Hornets

Current Phase Runs Through November, 2011

The U.S. Navy’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX-31 has begun flight testing a Distributed Targeting System for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Advanced Weapons Lab in China Lake. The current test phase is scheduled to conclude in November 2011.

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Airmen Provide Critical Air Battle Management

Responsible For Command And Control Over The Sky In Afghanistan, Air Defense Of The Arabian Gulf

A team of 140 U.S. and coalition force Airmen make up the 71st Expeditionary Air Control Squadron stationed in "Southwest Asia", providing command and control over the sky in Afghanistan and air defense of the Arabian Gulf.

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NASA And Its Partners Announce New Space Station Crew

One American, One Canadian, One Russian Round Out Expedition 34

NASA and its international partners have assigned three new International Space Station crew members. They are targeted to launch to the station in November 2012 aboard the Russian Soyuz 33 spacecraft.

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FAA, EASA Certify New MT Prop For Beech Baron

Company Also Issued An EASA STC For Pilatus PC6

Two new props designed by MT Propellers received STC approval on Thursday. The FAA and EASA have certified a new, composite 4-bladed prop for Beech Barons, while the EASA also granted an STC for a similar prop for the Pilatus PC-6.

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Aero-TV: Commemorative Air Force -- 'Texas Raiders' B-17 At Oshkosh 2010

Expertly Restored Bomber Is An Inspiration To Flyers The World Over

There are few sights and sounds as inspiring as a B-17 in flight... and as rare as they have become it is a tragedy that every citizen does not have the chance to get close to the history that these airplanes represent. Still; there are some patriots in this nation who are bound and determined to make sure that the iconic presence of these airplanes remains a reality for as long as they live... and beyond.

Aero-TV: Jepp Approach Plates Meet The iPad -- Extending Jepp Power To The Tablet Revolution

Our Favorite Mobile Device Gets Jepp Power

The staff at ANN knows better than to try to get between Jim Campbell and his iPad... and when he sees a new App for his treasured computer side-kick, he usually makes a bee-line to upload it and give it a test flight. And when mighty Jepp joins the iPad revolution, that's a big deal indeed. The first of Jepp's forays into the Tablet biz looks like a winner from the get-go.

Obama Announces Big Bucks For Next-Gen and 150 Miles of Runway

Aviation Infrastructure Improvements Part of Massive New $50B Spending Plan

The government is about to toss another $50 Billion into its spending plans... though this time, one of the benefactors is the aviation industry. Where that money may actually come from, however, has yet to be disclosed... According to the White House, "The President (Monday) laid out a bold vision for renewing and expanding our transportation infrastructure – in a plan that combines a long-term vision for the future with new investments. A significant portion of the new investments would be front-loaded in the first year...

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On-Again/Off-Again/On-Again Global Gyro Flight Is Off... Again

Flight On Hold Due To Expected Extreme Weather

It's deja vu all over again... a somewhat disjointed attempt to become 'the first gyrocopter flight around the world' is being put on hold, again, because of anticipated extreme weather in the Bearing Sea and North Atlantic. The prospects of realising these sectors of the flight during the autumn and winter periods in an open cockpit gyrocopter are considered to be technically very challenging. As a result of this, the pilot Norman Surplus, has decided to suspend his ongoing FAI World Record attempt until the spring of 2011.

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Boeing's 787 Working Out in The Boonies

Remote 787 Testing Underway

At the present time, four of the five Boeing 787 flight test airplanes are conducting remote test operations over the course of the next week or so. ZA005 continues testing from its base of operations in Seattle. ZA001, the first 787, is taking a break from operations out of Edwards Air Force Base in California for a week's worth of testing in Roswell, N.M. This is ZA001's second visit to Roswell. Last month the airplane conducted wet-runway testing there.

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Aero-TV: Jepp Approach Plates Meet The iPad -- Extending Jepp Power To The Table

Our Favorite Mobile Device Gets Jepp Power

The staff at ANN knows better than to try to get between Jim Campbell and his iPad... and when he sees a new App for his treasured computer side-kick, he usually makes a bee-line to upload it and give it a test flight. And when mighty Jepp joins the iPad revolution, that's a big deal indeed. The first of Jepp's forays into the Tablet biz looks like a winner from the get-go.

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Aero-TV: Commemorative Air Force -- 'Texas Raiders' B-17 At Oshkosh 2010

Expertly Restored Bomber Is An Inspiration To Flyers The World Over

There are few sights and sounds as inspiring as a B-17 in flight... and as rare as they have become it is a tragedy that every citizen does not have the chance to get close to the history that these airplanes represent. Still; there are some patriots in this nation who are bound and determined to make sure that the iconic presence of these airplanes remains a reality for as long as they live... and beyond.

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The Original U-2: 55 Years Of The Dragon Lady

Training Has Changed Over A Half Century Of Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissance Missions

For a lot of people say ... under 30, or maybe even older, when you mention "U-2" they think of a very successful band fronted by a musician named Bono. But for the past 55 years U-2 Dragon Lady crews have soared high above the earth collecting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information.

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Colombian Government Plans To Acquire 12 KC-390 Military Transport Jets

Embraer Announces Discussions On Partnering With Colombia In KC-390 Program

In a ceremony held Thursday in Brasilia, Embraer and the defense ministers of Brazil and Colombia signed a Declaration of Intent for Brazil's neighboring country to take part in the development program and in the production of the KC-390 military transport jet.

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BAE: Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer Purchase May Offer A Boost To Polish Industry

Company Executive Highlights Access To Advanced Technology, Supply Contracts, Jobs For Poland

Poland's plans to procure a new advanced jet training system can act as a catalyst for Polish industry in a number of industrial sectors, not just in aerospace and defence.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.07.10): Lateral Separation

Lateral Separation The lateral spacing of aircraft at the same altitude by requiring operation on different routes or in different geographical locations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.07.10)

Aero-Linx: The OV-10 Bronco Association The OV-10 Bronco Association, Inc. was founded in 1998 to take responsibility for preserving the history of the people and events associated with the OV-10 Bronco, as well as the history of the aircraft itself. The OBA strives to educate the public of this history.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.07.10)

"Flight test is staying very busy... We continue to be very pleased with the performance of the airplane. We're definitely putting it through its paces, subjecting it to the harshest environments and conditions to ensure it is ready for revenue service." Source: Scott Fancher, Vice President and General Manager of the Boeing 787 program.

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