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March 01, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.01.11

Cirrus Aircraft is sold to Chinese buyers.
Avidyne's DFC100 is finally approved for Cirrus airplanes.
And a warbird ferry flight ends in tragedy in New York.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.01.11

Cirrus Aircraft is sold to Chinese buyers.
Avidyne's DFC100 is finally approved for Cirrus airplanes.
And a warbird ferry flight ends in tragedy in New York.


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ANN Special Feature: Wouters 2010 Comments Revisited - 03.01.11

Just a few months ago, Cirrus CEO Brent Wouters told ANN's Jim Campbell the China rumor was "meaningless," and that the SF-50 Vision Jet project was making progress. On a second listen, i

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 03.01.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.01.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.01.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Wouters 2010 Comments Revisited - 03.01.11 (ANN Special Report, with Cirrus CEO Brent Wouters)

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Brazil's TAM Expands Boeing, Airbus Fleets

Oders 32 Airbus Jets, As Well As Two 777-300s

Brazil’s largest airline has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 32 Airbus A320 aircraft, 22 of which are the new A320neo airplanes, while placing an order for two Boeing 777-300ERs as well. 10 A320 Family aircraft were also included in the Airbus MoU.

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Embraer Claims Top Spot In Executive Aviation Growth

One In Every Five Executive Jets Delivered In 2010 Was Made By Embraer 

According to data from GAMA, Embraer showed the most growth in the executive aviation market in 2010.

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Lunar And Planetary Conference Highlights Solar System Evolution

Future Planetary Science Strategy Will Be Rolled Out In Texas

NASA researchers and other scientists will present findings that provide new insights into the evolution of the solar system during the 42nd annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. The conference will run March 7-11 in The Woodlands, TX.

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London Oxford Airport Gains Usable Runway Distance

UK Civil Aviation Authority Approves A 21 Percent Increase

London Oxford Airport said Monday that, following approval last week by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, the declared takeoff distance for its runway has been increased by 896 feet, or 21 percent. The gain is the result of an investment was made four years ago in a wider and stronger runway. 

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Bob Miller Flight Training Webinars Will Bring Interactivity To Online Learning

Bob Miller Flight Training Launches Online Training Tool

Bob Miller Flight Training, Inc. has announced the formation of Bob Miller Flight Training - Online, Inc. Its purpose will be to develop and host a series of innovative flight safety webinars.

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TSA Says It Is NOT Testing DNA

Rumors Apparently Spreading On The Internet

The official TSA blog has a post dated Saturday that responds to an apparent Internet rumor that the agency was soon going to begin testing DNA. That is not the case, according to the agency.

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AirAsia X Orders Additional A330s

Airline Says It Has A Positive Outlook for Long-Haul Flights From Asia

AirAsia X, the long haul low fare affiliate of the Malaysia-based AirAsia Group, has placed a firm order with Airbus for three A330-200s. Scheduled for delivery from 2014, the aircraft will be operated on the carrier's expanding network.

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Boeing Delivers Ryanair's 300th 737-800

First Of 37 To Be Delivered In 2011

Boeing has delivered the 300th Next Generation 737-800 to Europe's largest low-fare carrier, Ryanair.

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Ogden, UT Gets Set To Launch 'Crime Blimp'

Would Be Part Of A 'Real Time Crime Center'

Police officials in Ogden, UT are getting set to launch a new crime fighting tool ... a "Crime Blimp" which will feed live video to a crime center. The police say they hope to have the aircraft conducting surveillance by July.

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Flight Test For Elbit Systems ANVIS/HUD Successful

Day/Night Helicopter Head-Up Display Has Color Symbology

Elbit Systems says it has successfully completed a test flight of its ANVIS/HUD Day/Night Helicopter Helmet Mounted HUD with color symbology onboard a Bell 206 helicopter. The new technology will be implemented in future Helicopter HUD programs per customer requests.

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San Jose Police Helo Grounded, At Least For A While

Aircraft The Victim Of Budget Cuts, May Be Reinstated

The San Jose, CA police department has idled its helicopter in an effort to save $1.4 million from the department's annual budget, but the grounding may not be permanent.

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Aero-TV: SeaRey Goes LSA -- Amazing Amphib Gets Light-Sport Treatment

One of Sport Aviation's Sweetest Amphibs Goes 'LSA'

It's been one of my favorite amphibs for many years... and certainly since the day I flew the first prototype in Clermont, FL, out of a dinky little pond that seemed to have barely enough room to float a canoe, much less a two seat, 100 MPH Amphib. The product of Progressive Aerodyne, the SeaRey is the proud result of a family business that has been designing and building aircraft for over 30 years.

Aero-TV: SeaRey Goes LSA -- Amazing Amphib Gets Light-Sport Treatment

One of Sport Aviation's Sweetest Amphibs Goes 'LSA'

It's been one of my favorite amphibs for many years... and certainly since the day I flew the first prototype in Clermont, FL, out of a dinky little pond that seemed to have barely enough room to float a canoe, much less a two seat, 100 MPH Amphib. The product of Progressive Aerodyne, the SeaRey is the proud result of a family business that has been designing and building aircraft for over 30 years.

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Bolen Outlines Set Of Guiding Principles For Aviation's Future

"The 21st Century Will Be Defined By Transportation," NBAA CEO Says

Speaking to a major aviation policy forum in Washington, DC Monday, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said aviation would be key to defining America's leadership in an increasingly global economy, and outlined five priorities to ensure the industry's continued success.

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First Contract To Send Researchers To Space Signed By Virgin Galactic

SwRI Has Made Full Deposits For Flight By Two Scientists

A recently-signed contract with the Southwest Research Institute is the first such agreement to fly scientists into space, enabling valuable microgravity, biology, climate and astronomy research, according to Virgin Galactic, which will fly the missions.

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Mission Payload Integrators Introduced By XCOR

Will Set Schedules For Experiments To Fly Aboard Lynx Suborbital Spaceplane

XCOR Aerospace has announced its initial team of suborbital payload integration specialists who will begin taking orders and facilitating experiment development and integration for commercial, educational and government suborbital research missions aboard XCOR's Lynx reusable suborbital launch vehicle.

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Computerized Maintenance Tracking Program Established For Piston Aircraft

Accurate Records Could Help Shore Up Resale Prices 

As part of its comprehensive maintenance program, Fleet Aviation has become the first provider of a Computerized Maintenance Tracking Program specifically for piston aircraft.

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Jeppesen And Etihad Airways Sign EFB Service Contract

Charting And Flitedeck Pro Included In Electronic Flight Bag

Jeppesen and Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, have agreed to a long term service contract that will provide the airline with paper and electronic charting and Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) applications.

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Deployed Total Force C-130 Unit Shatters Airdrop Record

Fifty-One Airdrop Missions Completed In A Month

A total force integrated C-130J Hercules unit broke their squadron's monthly airdrop record Jan. 28 and then went on to shatter that record by the month's end at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

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Continental Flight Diverted To Dulles Outside DC

737 Reportedly Ingested A Bird Into An Engine

A Continental flight that was scheduled to fly from Washington's Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Houston didn't quite make it that far. The airplane was diverted to nearby Dulles Airport (IAD) in northern VA Monday morning after apparently ingesting a bird into one of its engines.

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TSA Agents Banned From Seattle Eatery

Restaurant Owner Puts Agents On "Do-Not-Eat" List

A restaurant owner near SEA-TAC airport became fed up ... so to speak ... with stories from his customers about their treatment at the hands of TSA agents. So the owner decided to put anyone employed by the agency on a "do-not-eat" list.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.01.11)

"(T)wo miles of waterway will take a boat two miles; two miles of road will take a car two miles; two miles of railway will take a train two miles. But two miles of runway will take people anywhere in the world." Source: NBAA President Ed Bolen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.01.11): Braking Action (Good, Fair, Poor, Or Nil)

A report of conditions on the airport movement area providing a pilot with a degree/quality of braking that he/she might expect.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.01.11)

Calgary's Aero Space Museum

Founded in 1975, museum’s mission is to “preserve and promote the stories of people who contributed to the aviation and space industry in Western Canada.”

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