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April 22, 2011

Klyde Morris (04.22.11)

Klyde Sees More Trouble Ahead For NASA

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NTSB Releases 2010 Aviation Statistics

Reports "Incremental" Safety Improvements, GA Fatalities Continue To Decline

The safety of civil aviation in the United States continued to make incremental improvements across most industry segments in 2010, based on the preliminary aviation accident statistics released Wednesday by the NTSB.

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Micro UAV Aids Fukushima Daiichi Disaster Recovery

Honeywell T-Hawk Provides Video Feed To Remote Monitors

Crews working to contain radiation and diagnose problems at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility are getting up-close video and photos inside the plant as they work from a source rarely seen outside military circles.

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Norman R. Augustine Selected For Award From The Wings Club

2011 Distinguished Achievement Award To Be Presented at the Club's 69th Annual Dinner

The Wings Club will honor Mr. Norman R. Augustine, first President and now retired Chairman & CEO of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, with the 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award.

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NASA Honors Pioneer Astronaut Alan Shepard With Moon Rock

First American In Space Eventually Walked On The Moon

NASA will posthumously honor Alan B. Shepard Jr., the first American astronaut in space who later walked on the moon, with an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the U.S. space program.

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Jeppesen, ETS Aviation To Develop EU Emissions Reporting Solution

Goal Is To Monitor, Analyze, And Report Flight Data For Cap And Trade Compliance

Jeppesen and ETS Aviation, Ltd. have teamed to provide the aviation industry with a solution to monitor, record, analyze and report flight data within European airspace, in order to comply with regulatory requirements for managing carbon emissions set by the European Union.

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NTSB Recommends Standardized Departure Procedures From Jackson Hole

Follows 2010 Fatal Accident In Wyoming

An accident in Wyoming in 2010 has prompted the NTSB to recommend to the FAA that it make changes in instrument departure procedures in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area.

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Challenger Center Commemorates 25 Years

A Quarter Century Of Innovative STEM Education

Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center) is marking its 25th anniversary with the launch of its "Challenger Changed My Life" program to highlight its life-transforming benefits for students.

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Air Wing Deputy Commander Traps Major Milestone

Chalked Up His 1,000th Trap Aboard USS Ronald Reagan

The deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 reached a major naval aviation milestone April 18 on board the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Capt. Kevin "Nix" Mannix tallied his 1,000th arrested landing with the trap of his F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck of the Ronald Reagan.

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EAA And Daher-Socata Award 2011 College Internships

Students To Work Overseas At Daher-Socata's Facility In France

Jessica Miller of Hutchinson, MN, and Shelby "Blaine" McCaleb of Savannah, GA, will receive the work internships of a lifetime, as they have been named recipients of this year's EAA/Daher-Socata International Scholarships.

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OAG FlightTimes Lands On Smartphones

Mobile Apps Available For iPhone, BlackBerry, Android

Aviation data company OAG has released "OAG FlightTimes" on iPhone, BlackBerry and Android. This mobile app has the capability to display published flight schedules for every airline and airport in the world.

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Florida Company Adds Supports For Mi-8, Mi-17 Helicopters

Provides Maintenance Tracking Coverage for Russian Helos

Bell Helicopter affiliate SkyBOOKS has expanded its electronic maintenance tracking capability for Russian Mi helicopters. The Jacksonville, FL-based company now provides maintenance tracking coverage for the MI-8 and MI-17 series helicopters.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.22.11

ATA answers DOT on more generous passenger rights.
AirTran cabin crews approve a new contract.
And airlines are already stinging from fuel price increases.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.22.11

ATA answers DOT on more generous passenger rights.
AirTran cabin crews approve a new contract.
And airlines are already stinging from fuel price increases.


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ANN Special Feature: Aircell Update - 04.22.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with John Wade, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Aircell, about the company's progress, and what the future is likely to bring in in-flight voice and data s

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Bogus 'Tip' Results In More Airport/Pilot Intimidation

Private IFR Aircraft Flown by Reserve Military Officer Met by Cops... Based On Shaky Info

Here we go again... yet another GA flyer has been met at his destination by a fleet of police cars, an atmosphere of intimidation, and pretty flimsy excuses for the effort. A pilot (who has asked ANN to keep his name out of this for now) flying a personal morning flight from Arizona to Missouri, in a high-performance experimental aircraft, canceled IFR just a few minutes short of his intended destination and landed VFR. Instead of an uneventful arrival home, the pilot, (a reserve military officer flying a front-line fighter, no less) fo

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Classic Aero-TV: Mustang To The Rescue -- Cessna's Econo-Jet Turns Air Ambulance

Mustang Gallops To The Aid Of Air Ambulance Operators On A Budget...

"What a cool concept," we thought, when we first spied the Cessna Mustang air ambulance adaptation accomplished by Cessna and Spectrum Aero-Med... in an industry that lives (and, sadly, dies) as a result of the speed with which an operator can work, the fact that an uncommonly cost-effective entry-level bizjet has been brought into the game is not only smart but offers aid to parts of the world that, in the past, simply couldn't afford the life-saving speed a bizjet offers.

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NLRB Files Complaint Against Boeing, Planemaker Will Fight

Board Says Company Is Wrong In Opening Non-Union Shop In "Right-To-Work" South Carolina

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against the Boeing Company, alleging that it violated federal labor law by deciding to transfer a second production line to a non-union facility in South Carolina for discriminatory reasons.

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Kansas Gov. Brownback To Lead Major Aviation Industry Summit

Session To Be Held In Wichita April 25

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will hold his first Economic Summit focused on the aviation industry on April 25 in Wichita.

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SAFE Offers Recommendations To AFS 630

FAA Should Notify Flight Training Industry Before Changing Test Questions

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) attended an annual review meeting hosted by the FAA Airman Testing Standards Branch (AFS 630) in Oklahoma City.

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FAA Hosts NOTAM Industry Day In DC Area

Will Discuss Modernization Efforts As Relates To NextGen

The FAA Aeronautical Information Management group (AIM) is hosting a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) Industry Day.

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ALPA Supports Air Traffic Controllers As Trusted Partners In Aviation Safety

Addresses Fatigue And Scheduling Issues

ALPA President Capt. Lee Moak has issued a statement in support of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association to address the issues of fatigue and scheduling.

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Wichita Parts Manufacturer Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

L&T Machining Will Reorganize After Falling Behind On Taxes

A parts manufacturer which does business with aerospace companies in Wichita, KS has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 after falling behind on its taxes.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.22.11)

"There is no doubt that if the National Labor Relations Board's claim against Boeing moves forward, it will have a chilling effect on job growth in my state and in right-to-work states across the country." Source: U.S. Senator Jim DeMint.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.22.11): Obstacle Free Zone

The OFZ is a three dimensional volume of airspace which protects for the transition of aircraft to and from the runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.11)

Intrepid S-A-S Museum

Occupying some prime “sea estate” on the Hudson River in Manhattan is the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The museum is the announced new home for the space shuttle Enterprise.

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