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November 11, 2010

SAFE To Chair Pilot Training Reform Symposium

Major GA Stakeholders To Convene In 2011

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently announced that it will chair the national symposium, Securing the Future of General Aviation through Pilot Training Reform.

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CSF: The 'Deficit Commission' Doesn't Understand Commercial Crew

Commercial Spaceflight Federation Says 'Illustrative Cut' Would Outsource Human Spaceflight To Russia

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation released a statement Wednesday opposing in the strongest possible terms the "illustrative cut" to commercial spaceflight put forth by the co-chairs of the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.11.10

GAMA sales figures suggest we haven't yet found the bottom.
A pilots union recommends its members opt out of body scans.
And cargo pilots want their planes screened thoroughly, too.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.11.10

GAMA sales figures suggest we haven't yet found the bottom.
A pilots union recommends its members opt out of body scans.
And cargo pilots want their planes screened thoroughly, too.

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ANN Special Feature: Owning the Stearman - 11.11.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Stearman enthusiast Steve McDonald about the finer points of flying, owning, maintaining and insuring the iconic Boeing Model 75.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 11.11.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.11.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.11.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Owning the Stearman - 11.11.10 (ANN Special Report, with Stearman enthusiast Steve McDonald)

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Long Tarmac Delays in September Down From Last Year

But Decreases Not As Significant As In Previous Months

The nation's largest airlines reported four flights in September with tarmac delays of more than three hours, down from six flights in September 2009, with only a slight increase in the rate of canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released Tuesday by the U.S. DOT.

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NASA/NIA to Sponsor Student Planetary Rover Challenge

University Teams Must Design, Build Rovers, Demonstrate Complex Tasks

Few NASA projects in recent years have captured the attention of the public like the Mars rovers. Now researchers are hoping the chance to design a future rover may capture university students' interest.

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FAA Approves Broad Band Multi-Link 3.0 For Gulfstream V

Also OKs Retrofit For Cockpit Lighting On Several Models

Gulfstream has received FAA certification to install the latest version of its high-speed Broad Band Multi-Link (BBML) data system on Gulfstream V aircraft.

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Carnegie-Mellon Robotics Institute Looks Into Pilotless 'Flying Humvee'

RI Developing Autonomous Capability for DARPA "Flying Car"

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a 17-month, $988,000 contract to Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute to develop an autonomous flight system for the Transformer (TX) Program.

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Some Folks Are Already Thinking About Oshkosh

1911 Curtiss-Ely Pusher Replica Is First Aircraft Slated For Naval Celebration At EAA Airventure 2011

We know ... it's not even Thanksgiving and there most of us haven't thought much beyond next Tuesday, but the folks organizing AirVenture 2011 are already lining up next year's show, and the first airplane in line is pretty interesting.

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First Navy F-35 Arrives At Pax River

Will Conduct Air-To-Air Refueling, Performance Testing

The first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, the U.S. Navy’s first stealth fighter, arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, MD, on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 1437 EDT.

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Turkey Orders Nine Additional T129 Helicopters For Land Forces Command

$208 Million Contract Includes A Spare Parts Package

The defence ministry of Turkey has awarded a contract to AgustaWestland for nine T129 combat helicopters.

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Air Force Hiring More Small Businesses

Materiel Command Working To Help Local Economies Under ARRA

As Air Force officials focused on acquisition of weapon systems and related hardware, Air Force Materiel Command stands to make a noticeable contribution to a stepped-up effort by the federal government to increase awards of contracts to small businesses.

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Two Promoted At FlightSafety International

Kelly Allender, Paul Kuchta Assume New Duties

FlightSafety International said Tuesday that Kelly Allender and Paul Kuchta have been promoted from within the organization.

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Kansas Police Grab 105 Pounds Of Cocaine From Airplane

Plane Had Landed For Refueling In Salina

A pilot who made a fuel stop in Salina, Kansas in late September got a bit of a surprise when police seized over 100 pounds of cocaine from the airplane. Fortunately for the pilot, authorities determined that neither he or his co-pilot on the charter flight knew the drugs were on board.

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Aero-TV: Rockwell Collins Update -- Ascending to Greater Pilot Convenience

Rockwell Collins Rolls Out The Highest-Tech For The Bombardier Globals

We're always on the lookout for new systems that will help reduce the cockpit workload, and Rockwell Collins seems to have come up with one in its latest Pro Line Fusion avionics suite.

Aero-TV: Billion Dollar Deal -- NetJets Big Buy with Embraer

Biggest BizJet Order At NBAA Raises Eyebrows... And Hopes For Recovery

It's a pretty big deal when an airplane company gets a sizable order for new aircraft. Embraer had such a day during the NBAA meeting and convention when NetJets announced it would be purchasing 125 Phenom 300s for its fractional jet service.

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Dreamliner Flight Testing Suspended

Boeing Reports An Electrical Fire On 787 ZA002, Crew Executed An Emergency Landing

During approach to Laredo, Texas on Tuesday, Boeing's Dreamliner ZA002 lost primary electrical power as a result of an onboard electrical fire. Backup systems, including the deployment of the Ram Air Turbine (RAT), functioned as expected and allowed the crew to complete a safe landing.

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Aero-TV: Rockwell Collins Update -- Ascending to Greater Pilot Convenience

Rockwell Collins Rolls Out The Highest-Tech For The Bombardier Globals

We're always on the lookout for new systems that will help reduce the cockpit workload, and Rockwell Collins seems to have come up with one in its latest Pro Line Fusion avionics suite. Pro Line Fusion, which provides an integrated flight deck to ensure interoperability between systems, will debut on the Bombardier Global family.

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Aero-TV: Billion Dollar Deal -- NetJets Big Buy with Embraer

Biggest BizJet Order At NBAA Raises Eyebrows... And Hopes For Recovery

It's a pretty big deal when an airplane company gets a sizable order for new aircraft. Embraer had such a day during the NBAA meeting and convention when NetJets announced it would be purchasing 125 Phenom 300s for its fractional jet service. The Platinum Edition aircraft, designed exclusively for NetJets, will feature technology and comforts based on the requirements of the NetJets fractional share Owners.

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Transport Canada, EASA Certify Bombardier CRJ1000

Largest Of The CRJ Family Approved To Fly

Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency have awarded Aircraft Type Certificates for the 100-seat CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet. 

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European Commission To Fine SAS, Other Airlines In Air-Cargo Investigation

SAS Will Appeal Ruling In 2005 Case

The European Commission reached a decision Wednesday in an air-cargo investigation that began in December 2005.

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Sokol, Boisture, Pistole Highlight NATA Aviation Business Roundtable

Business Leaders Meet With Government Officials, Others To Discuss Policy

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) concluded its 2010 NATA Aviation Business Roundtable Tuesday after two days of high-level presentations from aviation industry leaders and top government officials.

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Cessna: Foreign Markets Increasingly Important In Industry Recovery

Demand For Business Jets Higher Overseas

International demand will make an important contribution to the business jet market's gradual recovery and account for an increased proportion of future sales, according to Trevor Esling, Cessna's vice president for International Sales.

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FIFI Visits Long Beach

World's Only Flying B-29 Superfortress Flies To Long Beach For Aiportfest

The Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) Boeing B-29 Superfortress FIFI arrived at Long Beach Airport Wednesday afternoon to participate in Airportfest ... part of the AOPA Aviation Summit being held at the airport and the Long Beach Convention Center Thursday through Saturday.

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AUSIB Welcomes The Announcement Of Trade Agreements Between U.S. And India

President Obama Says Deals Could Lead To $10 Billion In Economic Impact, 50,000 U.S. Jobs

The Alliance for US India Business (AUSIB) said Tuesday it welcomes the announcement of various trade and defense agreements between U.S. and Indian companies worth $10 billion.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.11.10)

"Cessna expects that increased customer demand will first become apparent in certain international markets." Source: Trevor Elsing, Cessna Vice President for International Sales.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.11.10): Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service

Continuous recorded hazardous inflight weather forecasts broadcasted to airborne pilots over selected VOR outlets defined as an HIWAS BROADCAST AREA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.11.10)

Airstrip America

It's always best to be prepared, right? Especially becoming familiar with the landing facilities, including grass strips, airparks, taxiways, and landmarks from airports around the country.

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