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June 02, 2011

NASA Rolls Out Atlantis For Final Shuttle Mission

Thousands Of NASA Employees Gather To Watch Tuesday Night

NASA sent its last shuttle, Atlantis, out to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center Tuesday night so it can prepare for the final launch of the  shuttle program in July. The shuttle began its trek at 2000 EDT.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 06.02.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.02.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program)

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First Woman Named To Command Space Acquisition Center

Lt. General Ellen Pawlikowksi Tapped For The Leadership Post

A change of command ceremony for the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center will take place Friday, June 3, beginning at 1000 PDT at the Fort MacArthur parade ground in San Pedro, CA.

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Boeing Opens Exploration Launch Systems Office in Florida

Hopes To Be Ready For What Ever Launch System Follows The Shuttle Program

An Exploration Launch Systems Engineering and Integration office has been established by Boeing in Titusville, FL, to support the operational readiness of NASA's next launch system, currently under study.

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EADS Seen As One Of Europe's Best Employers

Moves Up To No.3 As Ranked By European Engineering Students

EADS is apparently a pretty good place to work, at least according to engineering students in Europe.

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1st Airbus Military A330 MRTT Handed Over To RAAF

Second Tanker To Be Delivered Later This Month

The first Airbus Military A330 MRTT new generation tanker/transport has formally been delivered to, and accepted by the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base Amberley (Queensland, Australia).

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US Airways Pilots File Suit Against The Airline

Allege Violation Of Legal Obligation To Bargain In Good Faith

The pilots of US Airways, represented by the US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), have filed a complaint against defendant US Airways in the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York.

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10 CSeries Jetliners Sold To Sweden's Braathens Aviation

Transaction includes Options On 10 Additional CSeries aircraft

Braathens Leasing Limited, a member of Braathens Aviation of Sweden, has placed a firm order for five Bombardier CS100 and five CS300 mainline jetliners. Braathens also took options on an additional 10 CSeries aircraft.

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Lindair Aviation Services To Represent Aerocet Floats

Will Carry And Service All Four Lines Of The Composite Floats 

Vancouver International Airport-based Lindair Aviation Services announced Tuesday that it has added a new product line in aviation float plane technology ... Aerocet Floats.

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Flight Returns To Dulles Over Reclining Seat

Passengers Scuffled When One Reclined, The Other Objected

A United flight from Dulles near Washington, DC (KIAD) en route to Ghana returned to the Virginia airport after one passenger smacked another over a reclined seat. The flight was escorted back to Dulles by Air Force jets.

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AD: Diamond

AD NUMBER: 2011-11-07

MANUFACTURER:Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 42 Airplanes  

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AD: Aircraft Equipped With Rotax 912A Engines

AD NUMBER: 2011-11-03

MANUFACTURER: Various Aircraft Equipped With Rotax Aircraft Engines 912 A Series Engine

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.02.11

Space shuttle Endeavour and its six-astronaut crew sailed home for the final time, ending a 16-day journey of more than 6.5 million miles with a landing at 0234 EDT on Wednesday

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A Goodbye For Amanda

Funeral Services Announced

As the song goes -- The book of love is long and boring... No one can lift the damn thing... It's full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing... and among the skies of this great nation Kyle and Amanda Franklin danced for us all - with great joy, freedom and wonder. The family and friends of Wing-Walker Amanda Franklin have confirmed that the official farewell for one of the sweetest ladies to grace the airshow world will come this Tuesday, June 7th.

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New and Aggressive Air Racing Program Raises Questions And Concerns

UARC's First US Event Announced For August 20-21st In Camarillo, CA

A press call and subsequent info released to ANN, Wednesday, about a new air racing event is already raising eyebrows throughout much of the airshow, aero-association and warbird community -- especially as some of the major players in the event have recently been named. Called the Ultimate Air Race Challenge (UARC), a spokesman tried to describe the new event as "Mixed Martial Arts with Airplanes" -- which did not inspire a very positive picture at first hearing...

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Classic Aero-TV: GA's Power CEOs Talk About The Future of GA Fuel (Pt 1)

Lycoming's Kraft and TCM's Ross Present United Front To Solve GA Fuel Issues

ANN E-I-C Note: It's become one of the most requested links from Aero-TV 2010... so here once again is Part I of our August two-parter featuring Lycoming Boss Michael Kraft and TCM CEO Rhett Ross... enjoy!

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FAA To Impose Civil Penalties For Pointing Lasers Into Cockpits

Will Be Classified As "Interfering With An Aircrew"

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced Wednesday that the FAA will begin to impose civil penalties against people who point a laser into the cockpit of an aircraft.

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Veteran Flight Instructor Struck, Injured By Propeller

Was Exiting The Aircraft After Landing With A Student

Veteran flight instructor Amelia Jayne was seriously injured on May 25th in Ann Arbor, MI, when she did something she'd likely done hundreds of times before ... stepped out of an airplane while the engine was running after flying with a student. This time, however, she was struck by the propeller.

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TSA's Pistole, UAL's Smisek Headline Sunday Night Session At GBTA Convention

Panel Will Discuss Travel Security At Business Travel Gathering

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole and United Continental Holdings, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Smisek will join Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Michael W. McCormick for the opening session at the annual GBTA Convention.

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B-25 Down In France

Warbird Suffered Engine Fire Just After Takeoff

A B-25 well-known in France for its airshow appearances has gone down southeast of Paris, but fortunately both the pilot and co-pilot were able to escape uninjured.

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Student Helicopter Pilot Does Not Survive Accident

Helo Went Down Northern California On Cross-Country Flight

A helicopter went down last Friday in a remote area of northern California, fatally injuring the aircraft's 51-year-old student pilot.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.02.11)

"We are very proud of Endeavour's legacy, and this penultimate flight of the space shuttle program once again demonstrated the amazing skill and dedication of our astronauts and the entire workforce." Source: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.02.11): Total Drag

The sum of the parasite drag and induced drag.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.02.11)

Aerial Cinematography

Aerial cinematography often encompasses more than air-to-air photography of other aircraft. Sometimes the aerial cinematographer is called upon to facilitate photography from the ground and within the aircraft itself.

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