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April 28, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.28.11

There's good news and bad in the search for Flight 447's data recorder.
Southwest updates the story of Flight 1919.
And GE and Rolls won't give up on the F136.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.28.11

There's good news and bad in the search for Flight 447's data recorder.
Southwest updates the story of Flight 1919.
And GE and Rolls won't give up on the F136.


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NASA Receives European Commitment To Continue Space Station

Pledges To Support ISS Operation Until At Least 2020

The Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) for the International Space Station partner agencies met Wednesday, April 27, to discuss increased efforts to use the station as a test-bed for exploration.

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ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2011 Stringers!!!

Oshkosh 2011 Stringer Applications Now Welcome!

Get your data in NOW if you want to be considered for what promises to be one of our most intriguing and UNIQUE Oshkosh adventures yet (yup... BIG changes and ideas in store for you this year). You've seen, for several years, what a great job our stringers, news-spies, and helpers have done at a number of high-profile aviation events. GREAT writers, photographers and videographers have helped us gather information and wave the flag for us at these shows!

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 04.28.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.28.11   (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.28.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: New Airline Passenger Protections - 04.2

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Canadian F86 Sabre Gets A Glass Front Office

Garmin G500, Other Upgrades Installed By Kitchener Aero Avionics

A unique cockpit/avionics update has been made to a special Canadian aircraft ... the Vintage Wings of Canada museum’s (VWoC) Canadair Sabre 5 (F86 Saber), aka the Discovery Air “Hawk One.”

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CAE Tapped As Sole Provider For 400XT Pilot Training

Dallas-Fort Worth FFS To Be Dedicated To Level D Simualtion

Pilot training for the Nextant 400XT aircraft will be conducted by CAE, the aircraft remanufacturer said in a news release Tuesday.

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Upper Michigan Green Aviation Conference Series Sets Dates

Three Conferences Held In Different Locations Across The State

The Upper Michigan Green Aviation Coalition has announced the dates for its Green Aviation Conference Series.

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RS-68A Engine Design Certification Completed

Configuration Meets All Designated Requirements For Flight

Design Certification Review for the upgraded RS-68A engine configuration, demonstrating the hydrogen-fueled engine has met all requirements to power heavy-lift vehicles into space, has been successfully completed by manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.

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Multirole Ka-62 To Be Fitted With Turbomeca Ardiden 3G Engines

Russian Helicopters To Install At Least 308 Updated Powerplants

Russian Helicopters, JSC and French Turbomeca (Safran group), have signed contracts for the supply of at least 308 Turbomeca Ardiden 3G turbo shaft engines to be installed on the updated Ka-62 helicopter.

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Boeing Breaks Ground for New Facility in Oklahoma City

B-1, C-130 Modification Programs, Jobs Moving To Site

Ground was broken Tuesday on a new facility Boeing plans to lease in Oklahoma City. The six-story, 320,000-square-foot building will be home to the Boeing B-1 bomber program and C-130 Avionics Modernization Program, which are transitioning to Oklahoma.

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Endeavour To Deliver HD Camera System To ISS

Full HD Images Will Improve Medical Documentation, Facilitate Station Operation And Maintenance

The U.S. space shuttle Endeavour, scheduled for launch on April 29 will transport a new HD video camera to the International Space Station (ISS).

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AgustaWestland Competes For U.S. Air Force Programs

AW139M And HH-71 Proposed As Air Force Helicopters

AgustaWestland North America, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased that the U.S. Air Force has announced it is moving forward with a competition for the Common Vertical Lift Support Platform and HH-60 recapitalization programs.

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ILFC Finalizes Airbus A320neo Order

International Leasing Company And Remarketer Signs Deal For 100 Updated Aircraft

International Lease Finance Corporation has finalized an order for the purchase of 100 A320neo family aircraft from Airbus, the company said in a news release Tuesday.

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Classic Aero-TV: The Buying and Selling Of LSAs--The Revenge Of 'ITBOA BNITBOB'

The Sebring LSA Show Reveals That The Light-Sport Industry Still Has Much To Learn

Our good friend, Dave Juwel, has done a marvelous job of helping ANN evaluate the sport and general aviation industry's ability to market itself effectively. A number of years ago, Aero-News published an article that he wrote titled, "Does Your Aviation Business Suffer From ITBOA BNITBOB Disease?" ITBOA BNITBOB is an acronym for, "In The Business Of Aviation... But Not In The Business Of Business." To this day, it is one of the most requested of our older feature stories.

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So Close ... But No Data Module

Search Turns Up Air France 447 Data Recorder Chassis, But No Data Module

Nearly two years after Air France Flight 447 went down in the Atlantic ocean with no survivors, search teams have finally turned up a portion of the A330s Flight Data recorder. But in a classic good news-bad news scenario, the FDR's data recording module was not with the chassis.

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Second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Begins Flight Test

Airplane Test Program To Focus On Interior Systems

The second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, RC021, successfully made its first flight Tuesday. The airplane completes the two-airplane test fleet for the 747-8 Intercontinental.

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Nation Looks To Commercial Space For The Future Of Space Flight

News Conference With Winners of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program To Take Place At KSC Thursday

As President Obama and Americans nationwide honor the historic accomplishments of the retiring Space Shuttle, an exciting new era of commercial spaceflight is being readied. Thursday morning, NASA will hold a press conference at Kennedy Space Center with commercial space pioneers.

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Dreamliner Pilot Training Underway With Launch Customer ANA

Start Of 787 Flight Training Marks Significant Step Toward First Delivery

Pilots for All Nippon Airways (ANA) have begun training with Boeing in anticipation of the first deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner.

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Ronald J. Guerra Receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

KaiserAir, Inc. President Honored By The FAA

KaiserAir, Inc. President, Ronald J. Guerra, was honored by the FAA with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award on April 11, 2011.

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BTS Releases February Passenger Airline Employment Data

Employment Rose 1.0 Percent From February 2010

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.0 percent more workers in February 2011 than they did in February 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported Wednesday.

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Lidle's Lawyer Says SR20 Controls Were 'Jammed'

Claims That The Pilot 'Bent The Controls' Trying To Fly The Plane

The lawyer representing the family of New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle told a jury in opening statements Wednesday that his SR20's controls were "jammed" due to a design defect in the aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.28.11)

“These private companies are building and testing real spaceships that will inaugurate a whole new kind of space race. NASA's Commercial Crew Program is on par with the government Airmail Act.” Source: Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Bretton Alexander.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.28.11): Data Plate

A permanent identification plate affixed to an aircraft, engine, or component.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.28.11)

The Space Frontier Foundation

The Space Frontier Foundation is dedicated to opening the space frontier to all humanity within our lifetimes. An ambitious goal; see what the Foundation is doing to insure we head out to the black.

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