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March 04, 2011

FAA, EAA Data Shows Success For Young Eagles Program

The 1.6 Million Youth Which Participated In The EAA Program Are Five Times More Likely To Become Pilots

New data compiled by the FAA and EAA shows that the EAA Young Eagles program is making a significant impact in creating aviators.

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Glory Satellite Fails To Reach Orbit

NASA Will Open An Investigation Into Its Second Taurus XL Launch Failure 

NASA's Glory mission, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Friday at 0509 EST, failed to reach orbit.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.04.11

Sun Country pilots say it's payback time.
NetJets places a big order with Bombardier.
And Austro is working on a six-cylinder aerodiesel.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.04.11

Sun Country pilots say it's payback time.
NetJets places a big order with Bombardier.
And Austro is working on a six-cylinder aerodiesel.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: Aircraft Ownership Matchmaking - 03.04.11

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell talks with David Kruger, CEO of the Aircraft Partnership Association, about why it's after all the economic factors involved in shared aircraft ownership are resolv

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 03.04.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.04.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.04.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: Aircraft Ownership Matchmaking - 03.04.11 (ANN Special Report, with David Kruger)

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787 Electric Braking System Certification Completed By Goodrich

Process Included Extensive On-Aircraft Testing, Software Validation

The electric brake system for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has completed all required dedicated flight test conditions, according to a news release from Goodrich Corporation.

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Pilots Committed To Sharing In The Success Of Mesa Air Group

Management Must Recognize Pilots’ Contributions, Sacrifices

The pilots of Mesa Air Group (MAG), who are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), began negotiations with management this week for a competitive wage and benefits package that recognizes the pilots’ sacrifices and contributions to the airline over the years, provides incentives to retain qualified professionals, and makes Mesa the airline of choice for prospective pilots. Read More

Delta Flight Attendants File Suit Against Airline

Claim Airline Is Discriminating Against Former Union Members

Claiming they have been the victims of discrimination based solely on their status as former union members, several Delta Flight Attendants, with the assistance of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Delta Air Lines management.

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EAA's Hightower, Leadership Team Visit AOPA Headquarters

Nation's Two Largest GA Organizations Explore More Collaboration "For The Good Of GA"

EAA President and CEO Rod Hightower and members of his leadership team spent two days this week at AOPA's Frederick, MD, headquarters meeting with President and CEO Craig L. Fuller and his leadership team.

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Webinar-Based CFI Renewal Program Can Be Completed In Eight Days

Classes Take Two Hours Per Day, Online

Flight Instructors now have the most convenient and effective method for renewing their CFI credentials. AVSeminars is offering an 8 day, 2 hour per day "live" Webinar beginning March 28.

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Amelia Earhart DNA Test Not Definitive

Bone Fragments Found In South Pacific Did Not Yield Conclusive Evidence

Test on bone fragments which searchers hoped would lead to a definitive answer in what may be the world's most famous missing persons case did not turn up the evidence they were hoping for.

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Wireless Intercom System Designed To Improve Communication Between Pilot, Crew

Becker Avionics Partners With Axnes Aviation AS To Market Polycon Wireless Intercom System

A U.S. and a Norwegian company have entered into a teaming agreement to work together on sales and marketing, as well as product support services for the Axnes Polycon Wireless Intercom System.

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TSA Allows Box Cutters Through JFK Security

Passenger Made It To The Airplane With Three In His Carry-On Luggage

A passenger boarding an international flight at JFK airport apparently made it all the way to the airplane with three box cutters in his carry-on luggage, which will mean disciplinary action for two TSA agents and a supervisor.

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Fair Helicopter Ride Replaced By Camel Following Accident

No One Was Injured, But The Helo Could Not Continue

A sightseeing helicopter ride operating at the St. Lucie County Fair in Florida had a mechanical problem Saturday and went down just inside the fairgrounds.

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V-22 Osprey Fleet Surpasses 100,000 Flight Hours

MV-22 Osprey Is Safest Marine Corps Rotorcraft Over Past 10 Years

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) said this week that the Bell Boeing-built V-22 Osprey fleet has surpassed 100,000 flight hours.

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Aero-TV: Kitfoxes Travel The World -- Globe-Trotting, Island Hopping, You Name It

It's A Long (But FUN!!) Flight From Idaho To Florida... In The Winter

Getting to a number of aviation events can be tough... especially in the midst of the winter season when Mother nature may have other ideas than to present one with the warm VFR we all desire... especially if you're starting in Idaho. Mind you, Idaho is a lovely state... in the summer... but in early January, you have to be prepared for anything... especially when you have a 2100 mile trip ahead of you.

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Aero-TV: Kitfoxes Travel The World--Globe-Trotting, Island Hopping, You Name It

It's A Long (But FUN!!) Flight From Idaho To Florida... In The Winter

Getting to a number of aviation events can be tough... especially in the midst of the winter season when Mother Nature may have other ideas than to present one with the warm VFR we all desire... and especially if you're starting in Idaho. Mind you, Idaho is a lovely state... in the summer... but in early January, you have to be prepared for anything... especially when you have a 2100 mile trip ahead of you.

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Air Force To Launch 2nd Orbital Test Vehicle March 4 Or 5

X-37B Will Perform On-Orbit Demonstrations

Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office officials announced the launch of the second X-37B March 4 with a back-up launch opportunity March 5.

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Connecticut Eyes Additional Aviation Taxes

Property Tax Would Affect All Aircraft, Sales Tax Could Be Imposed On Maintenance

Connecticut Governor Dannal Malloy (D)  has proposed a personal property tax on aircraft that critics say will drive GA out of the state.

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Survey: Aviation Companies Planning To Add Jobs In Q2 2011

Rotary Wing Segment Is Poised For The Most Growth

A survey conducted by JSfirm, a job board and resume database dedicated to the aircraft industry, finds that most aviation companies expect to be adding staff in 2011, with a surge in hiring expected to begin in April.

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Sources: EADS Unlikely To Challenge Tanker Contract

Announcement Could Come As Early As Friday

Sources close to internal discussions at EADS say that it is unlikely the European planemaker will challenge the Air Force award of the KC-46A contract to Boeing.

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Discovery Mission Extended An Extra Day

President Obama Rings Up ISS For A Conversation

Space Shuttle and International Space Station managers decided today to extend the STS-133 mission by an additional day, providing more time to unpack and outfit the Permanent Multipurpose Module and fill the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-2) with trash before its planned late-March undocking.

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Air Tractor Names New President

Jim Hirsch Promoted To The Top Position After 19 Years As An Engineer

Jim Hirsch has been named President of Air Tractor, Inc. by the company's Board of Directors. This follows the death February 20, 2011 of Air Tractor founder and president Leland Snow.

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FAA Makes Over $2.9 Million In Airport Grants In Alabama

Huntsville Regional, Montgomery Regional Both Receive Awards

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL.)  said Wednesday that the FAA has awarded a total of $1,603,719 to rehabilitate the terminal building at the Huntsville International  Airport (KUTS), and $1,314,600 to the Montgomery Regional Airport (KMGM) to improve airport drainage and rehabilitate the taxiway.

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Severe Midwest Storms Destroy One Airplane

Three Others Damaged At KHAE

Severe weather over the weekend reportedly destroyed one airplane and damaged three others at Hannibal Regional Airport (KHAE), and officials are still getting a handle on the extent of the damage.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.04.11)

"On behalf of the crew, it's a real privilege for us to get to fly Discovery on her final mission. We think that when we land, Discovery will have flown in space for 365 days." Source: Discovery Commander Steve Lindsey.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.04.11): Pincer

A tactic designed to maneuver an enemy into a defensive position by simultaneous attack from both sides of bogey.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.04.11)

See How It Flies

Aerodynamics on screen, diagrams included.

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