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November 28, 2010

Jatropha-Based Fuel Powers Airbus In Latin American Demo Flight

Fourty-Five Minute Biofuel Flight First For The Region

The biofuel bandwagon has crossed over into Latin America. TAM Airlines and Airbus have conducted the first Jatropha-based biofuel flight in Latin America, using an Airbus A320.

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Brazilian Company Takes Delivery Of 100th Falcon 7X

Fleet Has Accumulated 57,000 Flying Hours

The 100th Dassault Falcon 7X was delivered to a Brazilian financial services company at the aircraft maker's completion center in Little Rock, Arkansas Tuesday.

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GAMA Taps Caroline Daniels As Vice Chairman

Will Continue As Chair Of The Safety Affairs And Training Committee

The Board of Directors of GAMA announced Monday that it has elected San Francisco business leader, Caroline Daniels as its Vice Chairman for 2011. Ms. Daniels will also continue to serve as Chairman of the GAMA Safety Affairs and Training Committee for 2011.

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NASA Extends Contract For Mission, Crew Operations Support

United Space Alliance Will Perform Operations Support In The Post-Shuttle Era

 NASA has awarded a $165 million contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and human space exploration activities after the space shuttle is retired.

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Successful First Flight For UAE's Initial PC-21

Pilatus Delivers Military Trainer One Year After Signing The Contract

The initial flight of the first Pilatus PC-21 for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force & Air Defence took place Monday, one year to the day after the contract was signed.

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AAR Receives Order For 30 Lockheed C-130 Cargo Systems

Equipment Facilitates Loading, Delivery Of Military Cargo

The Cargo Systems division of AAR has received a purchase order to manufacture and supply C-130 cargo handling systems and spares components for thirty Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.28.10): Atmospheric Pressure

Atmospheric Pressure The pressure exerted by the atmosphere at a given point. Its measurement can be expressed in several ways. One is in millibars. Another is in inches or millimeters of mercury (Hg).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.28.10)

New England Air Museum

This educational organization is dedicated to preserving and presenting historically significant aircraft and related artifacts, engaging visitors through high-quality exhibits helping them to understand aviation technology and history. 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.28.10)

"This flight serves as evidence of the aviation industry's commitment to advance on its self-imposed CO2 reduction targets: carbon neutral growth from 2020, and working towards a 50 percent net CO2 reduction by 2050." Source: Airbus' President and CEO, Tom Enders, commenting on a test conducted by TAM Airlines and Airbus resultin in the Jatropha-based biofuel flight in Latin America, using an Airbus A320...

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AD: Robinson Helicopter

AD NUMBER: 2010-24-03

MANUFACTURER: Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R22, R22 Alpha, R22 Beta, and R22 Mariner Helicopters, and Model R44, and R44 II Helicopters  

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AD: Dassault

AD NUMBER: 2010-24-02

MANUFACTURER: Dassault-Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes  

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