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February 11, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.11.10

Southwest is under the FAA microscope again.
A Japanese company skipped required safety tests on airliner seats.
And the FAA has issued a bulletin for owners of the Liberty XL2.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.11.10

Southwest is under the FAA microscope again.
A Japanese company skipped required safety tests on airliner seats.
And the FAA has issued a bulletin for owners of the Liberty XL2.


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ANN Special Feature: SAFE's First Anniversary, 2010 Goals - 02.11.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Doug Stewart, 2004 National Instructor of the Year and Chairman of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, about SAFE's progress on its first anniversary, and goal

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 02.11.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.11.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.11.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: SAFE's First Anniversary, 2010 Goals - 02.11.10 (ANN Special Report, with SAFE's Doug Stewart)

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Eurocopter Celebrates First Flight Of CH-53GA

Medium-Lift German Military Transport Flies On Schedule

The CH-53GA medium-lift military transport helicopter successfully completed its first flight over the Bavarian town of Donauwörth before an admiring crowd of approximately 150 guests. Eurocopter test pilot Rene Nater and flight engineer Antoine Van Gent were at the controls.

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Susi Air To Triple Piaggio Fleet

Airline Will Add Two P.180 Avanti II's With An Option For A Third

Just as the Singapore Air Show was wrapping up, Susi Air and Piaggio Aero Industries announced an agreement for two additional P.180 Avanti II delivered to Indonesia. Susi Air ordered two P.180 Avanti II and signed an agreement for 1 further option.

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Embry-Riddle To Train Unmanned Aircraft Pilots

Anticipates Increasing Demand For UAV Pilots In The U.S. In Two Years

As early as 2012, thousands of civilian unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) could take to the sky, if the FAA allows them to share U.S. airspace with other aircraft. When that happens, professionals will be needed to operate them.

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Eurocopter Southeast Asia Signs Contract With Vinacopter

Four Helos Ordered To Develop Commercial Helicopter Market In Vietnam

Eurocopter Southeast Asia (ESEA) said late last week it has signed its first contract with Vinacopter for the purchase of four aircraft. Eurocopter calls this sale a vote of confidence for its products in a rapidly developing market.

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New UK Search And Rescue Provider Chosen

Military Aircrews Will Work Alongside Civilians In SAR Missions

The Soteria Consortium has been chosen to provide a "harmonized" Search and Rescue Helicopter (SAR-H) service for the UK well into the 21st century, the Ministry of Defence and the Department for Transport announced Wednesday.

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California ANG Officers Identified After Accident

Two Were Flying A Yak-52

Two California Air National Guard officers were killed Monday when the Yakovlev Yak-52 they were flying went down near Redlands Municipal Airport in California.

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Chilly On American Airlines? Maybe You Should Take A Sweater

Airline To Begin Charging For Blanket And Pillow Package

Passengers planning to fly on American Airlines after May 1st may want to consider dressing in layers for their flights, because the airline says it plans to begin charging $8 for a blanket and pillow set in economy class.

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Marine Aviators Complete Operational Assessment Of APKWS

8-For-8 Performance Shows Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System Will Meet Combat Needs

Aviators from the U.S. Marine Corps have completed their operational assessment of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, scoring eight direct hits in eight shots in the past two weeks.

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Phenom 100 Takes First Trip To Australia

Embraer’s Entry Level Jet Will Conduct Nine-City Australian Tour

As part of its flying demo tour throughout Asia Pacific, Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry level jet landed, this week, in Perth, Australia.

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Indian Actor Says Body Scan Images Passed Around Airport

TSA Says The Actor Was "Joking" On British TV

ANN Udate 2.11.2010 0920: TSA says the story concerning Shah Rukh Khan signing copies of his full-body scan at Heathrow Airport is a hoax.

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NASA Takes Jatropha For A Ride Into Space On Endeavour

Biofuel Plant One Of Several Experiments On Board STS-130

UK-based Carbon Credited Farming (CCF) congratulated NASA on the successful launch of the Endeavour Space Shuttle today. It lifted off from Kennedy Space Center taking with it new scientific experiments, including a study of the Jatropha curcas plant, used for producing  biofuel.

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Aero-TV: A True Show Stopper – Patty Wagstaff on Air Show Sponsorship

Wagstaff Explains the Importance of Sponsorship for the Air Show Industry

At the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention, ICAS President John Cudahy expressed optimism going into 2010.  Despite the struggling economy, air show attendance increased throughout the 2009 season.  Yet as the industry shows signs of thriving, performer sponsorship remains a vital aspect to the continuation of the air show community.  Patty Wagstaff sat down with Aero-TV to explain the criticality of sponsorship and the difficulties many performers face within the industry.

Aero-TV: A True Show Stopper - Patty Wagstaff on Air Show Sponsorship

Wagstaff Explains the Importance of Sponsorship for the Air Show Industry

At the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention, ICAS President John Cudahy expressed optimism going into 2010. Despite the struggling economy, air show attendance increased throughout the 2009 season.

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FAA Administrator Babbitt Addresses Commercial Space Forum

Tells Space Innovators "I Think We Are On The Very Brink Of Commercial Human Spaceflight"

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt spoke Wednesday to the Commercial Space Forum, painting a fairly rosy picture of the future for space entrepreneurs.

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Delta, US Airways Respond To DOT Decision On Slot Transaction

Says Plan As Presented Will Have Negative Impacts On Consumers

Delta Air Lines and US Airways issued a statement Tuesday in response to the U.S. DOT’s proposed rulemaking on the airlines’ previously announced slot swap at New York’s LaGuardia and Washington’s Reagan-National airports.

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Pentagon Sets Date For Tanker RFP Release

Who Will Be Bidding Is Still Unclear

The Air Force says it will release the final RFP for the KC-X tanker competition "not earlier than" February 23rd. The date was in a pre-solititation notice released Monday.

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Bell Still In The Commercial Helo Business

New CEO Says Focus Has Been Military, But Civilian Business Will Not Be Ignored

The new CEO of Bell Helicopter says while military helicopters and the V-22 Osprey have helped Bell Helicopter ride out the recession, he will not ignore the civilian side of the business, which has been hard-hit by the economic downturn.

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O'Hare Runway Expansion On Shaky Ground

Chicago Proposes Major Hike In Airline Rents And Landing Fees

It seemed like a long-sought deal to fund new runways at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (KORD) was about to be inked, until United and American Airlines balked at a proposal for major hikes in the rents and landing fees airlines pay.

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Passengers Stranded At New Orleans Gate For More Than 3 Hours

Pilots Were Stuck In Traffic Caused By Super Bowl Victory Parade

United Airlines Flight 263 was scheduled to depart New Orleans for Los Angeles at 2118 Tuesday night, but after spending three hours on the plane at the gate ... the flight was cancelled.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.11.10)

"Folding commercial space into the Federal Aviation Administration was a smart move." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.11.10): Terminal Area

A general term used to describe airspace in which approach control service or airport traffic control service is provided.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.11.10)

New Website For Hawker Beechcraft

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) has taken the wraps off a new, interactive and multi-dimensional Web site. 

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