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January 18, 2011

Boeing: First Dreamliner Deliveries Third Quarter 2011

Full Flight Testing Expected To Resume By End Of The Week

After additional delays due to an electrical fire aboard one of their test aircraft, Boeing has again revised its delivery timeline for the Dreamliner. The company announced Tuesday that it expects delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner to take place in the third quarter of this year.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.18.11

US general aviation pilots are already in the crosshairs.
A helicopter pilot and his passengers survive medical incapacitation.
And NASA announces its STEM Educator Workshops.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.18.11

US general aviation pilots are already in the crosshairs.
A helicopter pilot and his passengers survive medical incapacitation.
And NASA announces its STEM Educator Workshops.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I - Inside the Groen Brothers Deal - 01.18.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with David Groen, Chairman, President, CEO and CFO of Groen Brothers Aviation, about a new joint venture in China in the context of recent company history.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 01.18.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.18.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.18.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I - Inside the Groen Brothers Deal - 01.18.11 (ANN Special Report, with David Groen, Chairman, President, CEO and CFO of Groen Brothers Aviation)

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And The 10,000th Airbus Goes To... Virgin America

California-Based Airline Orders 60 New Aircraft

Virgin America has place a firm order for 60 new Airbus A320 aircraft to be delivered starting in 2013, including 30 of the A320neo aircraft – the first commercial order for the new eco-efficient engine option. One of the airplanes ordered is the 10,000th placed with Airbus. 

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Gulfstream Expands Savannah R&D Campus

New Facility Provides Office, Lab, Light Manufacturing And Warehouse Space

Gulfstream recently purchased a building off Lummus Drive in Savannah, GA to house the aircraft manufacturer's growing research and development program.

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Airbus Hits New Record Aircraft Deliveries In 2010

Orders Exceed Planemaker's Expectations, Including 32 A380s

The European planemaker Airbus says 2010 was a record year for deliveries of aircraft, with 510 commercial aircraft handed over to 94 customers, 19 of which were new.

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First Annual Commercial Human Spaceflight Tech Forum Held

Special Aerospace Services Convened Spaceflight Experts In Boulder Last Week

An invitation-only, two-day forum, which featured more than 60 of the world's top aerospace experts, was held in Boulder, CO, late last week.

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RAF Begins Training With US On Intelligence Aircraft

Up To Four UK Crews Will Deploy From Summer 2011 With Their U.S. Colleagues

Members of the RAF's 51 Squadron have completed their first week of training with the US Air Force on the Rivet Joint aircraft, designed for airborne intelligence-gathering. Up to four UK crews will deploy beginning in the summer of 2011 with their US colleagues on combined operations worldwide.

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It's A Year Away, But ABACE 2012 Momentum Is Growing

Billed As Asia's Premier Business Aviation Event

The world's major business aircraft manufacturers have committed to exhibit at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012), according to NBAA CEO Ed Bolen.

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Astronaut Jose Hernandez Leaves NASA

Will Take A Position In The Aerospace Industry

After a decade working in various roles, astronaut Jose Hernandez has left NASA for a position in the aerospace industry.

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NASA Unveiling New Rocket Integration Facility At Wallops

NASA, Government Officials Expected For The Ribbon-Cutting

NASA will unveil its new rocket integration facility at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1000 EST on Friday, Jan. 21.

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AERO Specialties Acquires JetGo International

Will Continue To Manufacture The Popular GPUs

Aircraft ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturer AERO Specialties announced the outright purchase of Australia based JetGo International late last week. JetGo produces an innovative line of diesel-electric hybrid ground power units (GPU).

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Ten Year Odyssey Draws To A Close

A Man And His Cessna 182 Have Been Around The World ... Twice

For 10 years, Robert Gannon has flown his 1968 Cessna 182 just about everywhere.

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Army Expanding Gray Eagle UAS Program

The Aircraft Addresses An Ever-Increasing Demand For Greater Range, Altitude, Endurance And Payload Flexibility

Despite defense budget constraints, the Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems are growing, especially the Gray Eagle program.

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Aero-TV: Supersonic Biz-Jet -- Aerion Continues Development

Does BizAv STILL Have An SSBJ In Its Future???

Among the doldrums that dominate the BizAv sector these days, its hard to get folks to look to the future... and by the time that the economy starts improving, we have a feeling that the industry will have a heckuva job catching up to the potential of a renewed market ready to do business. UNLESS... you happen to be Aerion.

Aero-TV: Big Bold Turbo -- The GA8 AirVan Turbo

Looking For A Little Extra Elbow Room?

You can't help but look at an Airvan and think that the folks who came up with this airplane don't seem to do things in any small way. Yup... GippsAero thinks big... and lately, they've been thinking BIG Turbo.

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The Great Lakes Returns! Waco Classic Offers 'New' Bipes

Waco Classic Aircraft Expands Product Line To Include Second Aircraft Design

Waco's Pete Bowers let us know it was in the works but the reality of the announcement is no less sweet... as the anticipation was killing us. One of the sweetest-flying bipes of all time, the Great Lakes Model 2T-1A-1/2, is returning to the world of certified serial production... and this Great Lakes fan (who got much of his earliest aerobatic training in one of these well-mannered bipes) couldn't be more pleased.

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Aero-TV: Big Bold Turbo -- The GA8 Airvan Turbo

Looking For A Little Extra Elbow Room?

You can't help but look at an Airvan and think that the folks who came up with this airplane don't seem to do things in any small way. Yup... GippsAero thinks big... and lately, they've been thinking BIG Turbo.

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Aero-TV: Supersonic Biz-Jet -- Aerion Continues Development

Does BizAv STILL Have An SSBJ In Its Future???

Among the doldrums that dominate the BizAv sector these days, its hard to get folks to look to the future... and by the time that the economy starts improving, we have a feeling that the industry will have a heckuva job catching up to the potential of a renewed market ready to do business. UNLESS... you happen to be Aerion.

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SAFE Responds To Photo ID NPRM

Multi-Part Answer Submitted To Four Government Entities

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has submitted a detailed response to the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), Photo Requirements for Pilot Certificates.

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Carter PAV Completes 1st Funding Milestone Flight

'Personal Air Vehicle' Under Development Refining Flight Control System

A new "Personal Air Vehicle" (PAV) being developed by Wichita Falls, TX-based Carter Aviation Technologies (Carter) has completed its first milestone in flight-testing.

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Engine Data ... In A Cub ... In Flight ... Wirelessly?

Company Develops App For Performance Monitoring On Apple Portable Devices

SportairUSA has completed installation and flight testing of the iMonitor EMS system by TruTrak Flight Systems in the new Savage iCub bush plane.

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NASA Administrator Participates In South Carolina MLK Day Celebrations

Charles Bolden Returns To His Hometown For Three Events

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden traveled to his hometown of South Carolina to participate in three events on Jan. 18 to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Passenger Winds Up With Pilot's Handgun After Bag Mixup

Two Flights Delayed As A Result

A passenger boarding a JetBlue flight at JFK airport grabbed the wrong bag ... really the wrong bag.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.18.11)

"This aircraft is unbelievably fun to fly." Source: Carter Aviation Technologies test pilot Larry Neal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.18.11): Useful Load

The weight of crew, passengers, fuel, baggage, and ballast, generally excluding emergency or portable equipment and ordnance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.18.11)

Flight Cognition Laboratory

The Human Systems Integration Division's Flight Cognition Laboratory, at NASA AMES Research Center, is studying the cognitive processes that underlie the performance of pilots, air traffic controllers, and other skilled professionals.

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