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January 05, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.05.11

Repairs are underway to stringers on Discovery's external tank.
Nationalism sparked by Boeing versus Airbus is blamed for regulatory strife.
And...is Young Eagles doing its job?


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.05.11

Repairs are underway to stringers on Discovery's external tank.
Nationalism sparked by Boeing versus Airbus is blamed for regulatory strife.
And...is Young Eagles doing its job?


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ANN Special Feature: Pt II: 2010 in Review, 2011 Ahead - 01.05.11

ANN Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell looks at the changing nature of aviation journalism as we start a new year, and discusses transitions underway in the two major general aviation as

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NTSB Releases Factual Report In January 2010 Helo Accident

Flight Was Conducting Deer Survey For CA Fish And Game

The NTSB has released a factual report in a helicopter accident which fatally injured four people last January. The initial investigation found that the pilot may have been paying too much attention to the deer being counted, and missed seeing the powerlines which brought the aircraft down.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 01.05.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.05.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.05.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Pt II: 2010 in Review, 2011 Ahead - 01.05.11 (ANN Special Report, with ANN Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell)

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ERAM Radar Delays Could Have A Ripple Effect For NextGen

Modernized Radar System Could Cost An Additional $500 Million

The Transportation Department Inspector General says the FAA's En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) is behind schedule, and could cost as much as an additional $500 million to complete.

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Afghan Air Force Airmen First To Graduate Mi-17 Maintenance Course

Language Was The First Barrier To Be Overcome

Ten Afghan air force Airmen graduated from the Mi-17 helicopter engine and body maintenance course Jan. 1 in Kabul, marking the first time AAF members completed the training.

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New Flight Attendant Union Leadership Promotes Profession

Veda Shook Leads Union as International President of AFA-CWA

New leadership is taking charge at the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). Elected last year at AFA's annual convention, Veda Shook took office as AFA's International President on January 1.

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Pilatus Appoints Charles Mayer As Vice President, Marketing

Comes To Pilatus From HBC, Had Previously Worked For Ferrari Maserati

Pilatus Business Aircraft, Ltd. has announced the appointment of Charles D. Mayer as Vice President, Marketing.

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Bombardier Sells Four CRJ700 NextGen Regional Jets To SkyWest

Aircraft To Be Flown As Delta Connection

A regional carrier in Utah has placed a firm order for four CRJ700 NextGen airliners  Bombardier Aerospace And SkyWest announced the order Tuesday. The aircraft will be flown by SkyWest Airlines under the Delta Connection banner in a dual-class configuration with 65 seats. Based on the list price of the CRJ700 NextGen airliner, the contract is valued at approximately $148 million.

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Lee County MEDSTAR Picks Becker DVCS6100

Digital Audio System To Be Integrated Into Bell 430

Lee County MEDSTAR has decided on Becker Avionics' DVCS6100 Digital Audio System for integration into their recently acquired Bell 430 twin-engine helicopter.

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F/A-18E/F Complete Flight Tests With New JAGM Ordinance

Flights Included Refueling, Near Supersonic Speeds

A series of flying quality tests of the U.S. Navy's F/A-18E/F while carrying the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) was recently completed at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD.

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Bob Kromer Appointed Simcom's Vice President, Marketing

Brings 30 Years Of Aviation Experience To Simulation Training Company

Bob Kromer has joined the SimCom Training International team as Vice President, Marketing. Kromer was most recently Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service at Piper Aircraft, Inc. in Vero Beach, FL.

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FAA Awards STC For B767 Flight Deck Printer

Intended For Older Aircraft With Glass Panel Retrofits

The Test & Measurement Product Group of Astro-Med says it has been awarded an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to retrofit its ToughWriter 4 Flight Deck Printer into Boeing 767-200, -300 and -300F Series aircraft.

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AD NUMBER: 2010-24-05

MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW305A and PW305B Turbofan Engines.

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Aero-TV: AvGas Alternatives: The Swift Fuel Proposition (Part 1)

The Future Of 'Motion Lotion' Remains An Important Concern

There are few more contentious issues facing GA right now as the question about what will eventually replace 100LL. There are few folks working hard to address the issue, but they all report that they're facing serious hurdles in not only perfecting their product but wading through the bureaucratic processes necessary to make their fuel a reality. ANN had the chance to spend some quality time with a number of the folks behind the Swift Fuel program, one of he more prominent players in the race to replace 100LL -- and the conversations were intriguing -- and educational.

Aero-TV: AvGas Alternatives: The Swift Fuel Proposition (Part 1)

The Future Of 'Motion Lotion' Remains An Important Concern

There are few more contentious issues facing GA right now as the question about what will eventually replace 100LL. There are few folks working hard to address the issue, but they all report that they're facing serious hurdles in not only perfecting their product but wading through the bureaucratic processes necessary to make their fuel a reality. ANN had the chance to spend some quality time with a number of the folks behind the Swift Fuel program, one of the more prominent players in the race to replace 100LL -- and the conversations were intriguing -- and educational.

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Maine Considers Changes In Airplane Tax Laws

Lawmakers Say Taxes Are Inhibiting Brunswick NAS Redevelopment

Under current law in Maine, non-resident aircraft owners with airplanes weighing under 6,000 pounds who have them in the state for more than 20 days are subject to a 5% Maine sales tax, if they did not pay sales tax in another state. Two lawmakers say they want to change that law.

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DHS Secretary Defends TSA Screening In Israel

Feels The U.S. System Is "Gaining Acceptance"

During a visit to Israel in which she met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as  Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano defended TSA's method of screening airline passengers.

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EAA Clarifies NPRM Comment Policies

Dick Knapinski Details EAA's Plan For NPRM Response

In response to the insightful comments Bruce Hadow shared with ANN over the eccentricities and problems inherent in the FAA's proposed NPRM over Airman Photo IDs and the like, EAA's Dick Knapinski explained why Hadow did not see any EAA comments or responses to the NPRM at that time.

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'Lewd' Videos Cost U.S.S. Enterprise Captian His Command

Move Could Spell The End Of Capt. Owen Honors Career

The officer in command of the U.S.S. Enterprise has been permanently relieved of that command for what was described as an "exceptional lack of judgement" for making a controversial series of videos when he was XO of the ship.

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Stringer Work Begins On Discovery Fuel Tank

Thirty Four Support Beams Are Being Repaired

Technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida began modifications to 34 support beams, called stringers, on space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank Tuesday.

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Million Air Announces Managers At Houston, Tallahassee

Robert Lee, Col. Domenick Eanniello (Ret) Tapped For Management Posts

The new year began with new jobs for two aviation professionals with FBO company Million Air.

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F135 STOVL Engine Receives Initial Service Release

Powerplant Certified For Production, Cleared For Flight

The Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant of the F135 engine has achieved initial service release (ISR), meaning it is now certified as the production configuration and cleared for flight in the Lockheed Martin F-35B stealth fighter. 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.05.11)

"The responsibility of the commanding officer for his or her command is absolute." Source: Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command (USFFC).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.05.11): Isotherm

The line of equal or constant air temperature. If something is isothermal, it is of equal or constant temperature with respect to either time or space.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.05.11)

NACA Airfoil Numbers

Eastman Jacobs created the NACA system of airfoil designations At this site you can draw an airfoil by inputting the NACA number. They may or may not fly but it’s fun to throw some designations in and see what you come up with.

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