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May 10, 2011

Pistons Show Positive Trend In GAMA First Quarter Report

Overall GA Shipments Down 4.6 Percent Compared To 2010

GAMA released the industry's shipment and billings figures for the first quarter of 2011 Tuesday.  In the first three months of 2011, total general aviation (GA) airplane shipments fell 4.6 percent.

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ANN Special Feature: Part III: 2011 Pilot Training Reform Symposium - 05.10.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Doug Stewart, 2004 CFI of the Year and Chairman of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, about last week's Pilot Training Reform Symposium in Atlanta.

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ANN Special Feature: Part IV: 2011 Pilot Training Reform Symposium - 05.11.11

ANN's Paul Plack concludes a conversation with Doug Stewart, 2004 CFI of the Year and Chairman of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, about last week's Pilot Training Reform Symposium in

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.10.11

SAFE hits a home run in Atlanta.
ATK lands work on the F-35 Lightning II.
And what do you want and need in an FBO?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.10.11

SAFE hits a home run in Atlanta.
ATK lands work on the F-35 Lightning II.
And what do you want and need in an FBO?


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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.10.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.10.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.10.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part III: 2011 Pilot Training Reform Symposium - 05.10.11 (ANN Special Report, with Doug Stewart, 2004 CFI of the Year and Chairman of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators)

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Engineering Tests Leading The Way For NASA's Next NEEMO Mission

Underwater Experiments Simulate Trip To An Asteroid

To determine how best to explore asteroids in the future, NASA scientists and engineers are taking their experiments underwater in the 15th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO.

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Chinese Company Flies Large Unmanned Helicopter

V750 Reportedly Intended For Military And Civilian Use

The largest unmanned helicopter to be built in China conducted a successful first flight Saturday. The V750,built by Weifang Tianziang Aerospace Industry flew to an altitude of 82 feet during its initial flight.

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Two Planes Diverted Over The Weekend In Unrelated Incidents

On One, A Passenger Tried To Open A Cabin Door In-Flight

Passengers on board a Continental flight from Chicago to Houston got a scare Sunday when a passenger suffering from a panic attack tried to open one of the airplane's cabin doors in flight. Just for the record, that can't be done.

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Travel Group: Dubai To Have The Busiest Airports By 2015

"Beat The Brochure" Says Passenger Traffic Will Increase To As Many As 98.5 Million By 2020

According to new findings released by Dubai Airports as part of their ten year traffic forecast for Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum, passenger numbers will rise by 7.2% and 6.7% respectively from next year.

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Eurocopter Breaks Ground For Its New High-Tech Integrated Development Center

Will Bring Development, Manufacture, Certification, And Maintenance Under One Roof

A groundbreaking ceremony at Eurocopter’s German site in Donauwörth Friday marked the official start of construction work on the company’s new integrated development center, part of the Systemhaus project.

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First F135 Engine Delivered For Low Rate Initial Production Lot 3

Twenty-First Production Engine Of The Program Includes Mods From Flight Testing

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first F135 engine for low rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 3 to the U.S. Government for the F-35 Lightning II program.

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Gulfstream To Showcase Fleet At EBACE 2011

G550, G450, G200 And G150 To Be On Display May 17-19

Attendees at the 11th annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, May 17-19 will have four Gulfstream business jets to see. The company’s static display at the Geneva International Airport will include the Gulfstream G550, G450, G200 and the G150.

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DART Gets EASA Approval For Apical’s Emergency Float System

FAA Approval Had Been Granted Previously

The EASA has granted approval of Apical Industries' Emergency Float System for MD 600N model helicopters. FAA approval has been previously received.

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Tinker AFB Airmen Complete First Repairs On F117 Engine

Maintenance Function Transferred To Tinker In 2010

Airmen from the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group and Pratt & Whitney mechanics recently completed repairs on the first F117 engine of the newly-obtained workload at Tinker AFB. The Pratt & Whitney manufactured engine powers the C-17 Globemaster III.

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World's Biggest Little Airport Open In Germany

Miniatur Wunderland Celebrates Grand Opening Of Model Airport

There won't be any daily operations out of Knuffingen Airport, because the entire grounds only encompass about 1,600 square feet. But visitors to Miniatur Wunderand in Hamburg, Germany can tour what may be the most detailed model airport in existence.

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Piper Aircraft Says Momentum Builds In First Quarter Of 2011

Billings Up 40 Percent Over Q1 2010

Piper Aircraft official say the company continued an upward performance trend in the first quarter of 2011 by significantly growing new aircraft billings and delivering substantially more of its flagship single-engine Meridian turboprops during the three months ended March 31.

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Aero-TV: Flying For XOJET -- Piloting the Corporate World

Wanna GREAT Career With A Solid Aviation Operator? WAI 2011 Attendees Check out XOJET

At the 2011 Women in Aviation Conference and Tradeshow, there was more going than just the friendly comradery of like-minded flyers... there was the inevitable hunting for a chance at THE job. And among the dozens of exhibitors interested in the potential hiring of some of the thousands of women and men who visit the WAI events, XOJET stood out as one of the more promising candidates.

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Aero-TV: Flying For XOJET -- Piloting the Corporate World

Wanna GREAT Career With A Solid Aviation Operator? WAI 2011 Attendees Check out XOJET

At the 2011 Women in Aviation Conference and Tradeshow, there was more going than just the friendly comradery of like-minded flyers... there was the inevitable hunting for a chance at THE job. And among the dozens of exhibitors interested in the potential hiring of some of the thousands of women and men who visit the WAI events, XOJET stood out as one of the more promising candidates.

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NASA Sets May 16 For Final Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch

Windows Are Available Through May 26th

NASA managers have set the liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour for 0856 EDT on Monday, May 16. Launch attempts are available through May 26, except for May 21.

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Stéphane Mayer Is Appointed President & CEO Of Daher-Socata

Appointment Becomes Effective June 1, 2011

Stéphane Mayer has been named as president & CEO of Daher-Socata effective June 1, 2011. He will replace François Lépinoy, who is to become President of the executive board for the Air Caraïbes Group.

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A400M Engine Achieves EASA Certification

Europrop's TP400 The First Large Turboprop Mill Approved By The Agency

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted a type certificate to EPI Europrop International(EPI) for the TP400-D6 engine that powers the A400M military transport aircraft.

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HBC Deliveries Up In First Quarter 2011

Backlog Continues To Grow As Well. Boisture Says 2011 Is "Encouraging"

Hawker Beechcraft Acquisition Company delivered 66 aircraft in the first quarter of 2011 versus 50 in the first quarter of 2010. In addition, the Company ended the first quarter of 2011 with a $122 million higher backlog than 2010 year-end backlog.

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ESA Hands Over 'Keys' To Soyuz Launch Site

Airanespace Now Controls The Soyuz Facility In French Guiana

The official ceremony marking ESA's handover of the Soyuz launch site to Arianespace took place Saturday at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, after the site was declared ready for the first flight and the completion of a simulated launch campaign.

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Dad, Daughter Fatally Injured In Experimental Ravin 500 Accident

Smoke Reportedly Filled Homebuilt's Cockpit Before The Airplane Went Down

A 70-year-old man and his 54-year-old daughter were fatally injured Saturday when the homebuilt airplane they were flying went down shortly after takeoff from Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe, TX.

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45th Space Wing Successfully Launches First SBIRS GEO-1 Satellite

Infrared System Will Eventually Replace 1960's Vintage Constellation

The U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle at 1410 EDT Saturday today from Space Complex 41.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.10.11)

“Strenuous efforts to rationalize cost structure against the delivery pace, coupled with excellent individual and team performances as we continue to broaden our international reach, contributed to maintaining the company’s momentum so far in 2011.” Source: Piper President & CEO Geoffrey Berger.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.10.11): Double-Slotted Flap

One having an auxiliary aerofoil ahead of main surface to increase maximum lift.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.10.11)

Plane Writing

Flying used to fire the imagination in a major way and heroes were made of this.

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