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April 21, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.22.10

Cessna delivers the first CJ4.
The FAA fines a flight school a third-of-a-million dollars.
And it's been a great year for de-icing fluid.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.22.10

Cessna delivers the first CJ4.
The FAA fines a flight school a third-of-a-million dollars.
And it's been a great year for de-icing fluid.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II - FAA's Randy Babbitt at AEA 2010 - 04.22.10

In comments at AEA 2010, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt discusses how significant aviation is to the economy of the US, and why NextGen will have such a major impact.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 04.21.10

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.21.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.21.10(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.21.10 (ANN Special Report, with FAA Boss Randy Babbitt)

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Food Fight? CA Judge Tosses TSA Applesauce Case

But Accused Woman Must Stay Out Of Trouble For 6 Months

A California judge has tossed out a case against a Camarillo woman who allegedly struck a TSA agent over a container of applesauce, provided she stays out of trouble for six months.

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Wednesday Is Aviation Appreciation Day In Tennessee

Governor Phil Bredesen To Make the Announcement At The State Capitol

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen will appear with his state's aerospace experts and members of the General Aviation community from around the country Wednesday to highlight a statewide proclamation in support of the aviation industry.

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Young Pilot Credits Training For Successful Emergency Landing

18-Year-Old-Pilot, 15-Year-Old-Brother Are Unharmed

The 18-year-old pilot of a Cessna 152 who made an emergency landing on a dirt road in rural Florida Sunday credits his training for keeping he and his brother safe.

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Airbus Flight Test Aircraft To Support Evaluation Of Volcanic Impact

Industry Joins Forces To Find A Safe Way To Resume Flights

Airbus has taken advantage of scheduled development test flights to assess the impact on the aircraft and its flight systems within the volcanic ash on aircraft over Europe.

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Despite Changes In NASA Priorities, Orion Testing Continues

Aerojet Completes Second Series Of Vibration And Hot Fire Risk Reduction Engine Tests

Aerojet has successfully completed a second series of vibration and altitude hot-fire tests on its 160-pound thrust mono-propellant rocket engine planned for use on NASA's Orion spacecraft. Aerojet is providing all of the engines for Orion's crew and service modules for Lockheed Martin.

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Pure Energy: Lunar Polar Craters May Be Electrified

Solar Wind May Be Giving Craters Quite A Charge

As the solar wind flows over natural obstructions on the moon, it may charge polar lunar craters to hundreds of volts, according to new calculations by NASA's Lunar Science Institute team.

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AT-6 Demonstrates Irregular Warfare Capabilities

HBC Participating In Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment

As part of the Air Force's Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment (JEFX), Hawker Beechcraft and team members Lockheed Martin, L3 WESCAM and CMC Esterline are demonstrating the capabilities of the AT-6 Light Attack and Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft to the U.S. Air Force (USAF).

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HAI Safety Committee ISO New Members

Committee Identifies Safety Risks, Works On Mitigation

HAI’s Safety Committee is looking for new members to join its ranks. The primary objective of the Safety Committee is to improve hazard and risk identification, assessment, and mitigation, with the result of eliminating fatalities, accidents, and incidents in the helicopter industry.

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God Save The Queen ... Or At Least Keep Her Airplane Ice-Free

KilFrost Wins Queen's Award For Enterprise

Kilfrost Limited has been presented with the U.K's prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

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Frost & Sullivan: Test Flights In Volcanic Skies Are Publicity Stunt

Analyst Says Possible Industry Bailout Clouds The Horizon

Max Sukkhasantikul, Commercial Aviation Consulting Analyst at Frost & Sullivan  contends that airline "test flights" for operation in volcanic ash are more of a publicity stunt - as the flights do not have any testing equipment and they needed to be flown on those segments regardless.

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BTS: Airline Employment Decline Continued Over The Last Year

February 2010 Employment Down 3.5 Percent from February 2009

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.5 percent fewer workers in February 2010 than in February 2009, the 20th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year .

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Aero-TV: New Era Begins – Piper Delivers First PiperSport

Piper President & CEO, Kevin Gould, Details PiperSport First Delivery
 
Spring Fly-Ins kick off the “flying season” for many in the general aviation community, and Piper paved the way for the new season with the first delivery of the PiperSport; three co-owners took the keys for Piper’s new entry into the light sport aircraft market.  The three co-owners, hailing from Miami, Florida, share more than their enthusiasm for the PiperSport in common:  all three are extremely experienced pilots.  Two of the owners, Charlie Carlon, a 20,000+ hour retired Delta Airlines Airbus Pilot, and Brian Garhammar, a 16,000+ hour retired ATA pilot, are currently Airbus Flight simulator teachers.  The third co-ow

Aero-TV: Honoring Pioneers – International Women’s Air & Space Museum

Museum President Details Exhibits Featuring Women’s Aviation Accomplishments
 
On November 2nd, 1929, 117 American female pilots gathered at Curtiss Field in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York; their goal was simple:  to create an organization dedicated to the advancement of aviation.  Three years later, Amelia Earhart became the first president of the “Ninety-Nines, Inc.,” named for the 99 charter members of the first organization composed entirely of licensed female pilots.  Today, the Ninety-Nines has over 5,500 members throughout the world.
 

Cessna Delivers First Citation CJ4

First Airplane With GreenTrak Flight Planning Software

Cessna announced Tuesday it has delivered the first Citation CJ4. It was also the first Citation delivered with Cessna's newly released GreenTrak flight planning software. The delivery was made to an unnamed customer.

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Aero-TV: Honoring Pioneers: International Women’s Air & Space Musuem

Museum President Details Exhibits Featuring Women’s Aviation Accomplishments

On November 2nd, 1929, 117 American female pilots gathered at Curtiss Field in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York; their goal was simple:  to create an organization dedicated to the advancement of aviation.  Three years later, Amelia Earhart became the first president of the “Ninety-Nines, Inc.,” named for the 99 charter members of the first organization composed entirely of licensed female pilots.  Today, the Ninety-Nines has over 5,500 members throughout the world.

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Aero-TV: New Era Begins – Piper Delivers First PiperSport

Piper President & CEO, Kevin Gould, Details PiperSport First Delivery

Sun’N’Fun kicks off the “spring season” for many in the general aviation community, and Piper paved the way for the new season with the first delivery of the PiperSport; three co-owners took the keys for Piper’s new entry into the light sport aircraft market.  The three co-owners, hailing from Miami, Florida, share more than their enthusiasm for the PiperSport in common:  all three are extremely experienced pilots.

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FAA Finds North-Aire Aviation Falsified Records

Proposes $330,000 Penalty Against The Flight School

The FAA has proposed a $330,000 civil penalty against North-Aire Aviation, LLC, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, for failing to comply with its FAA pilot school regulations and falsifying records.

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EADS Blinks, Will Bid On Air Force Tanker After All

Will Submit The KC-45 In The Tanker Modification Program

EADS North America announced Tuesday that it intends to submit a proposal on July 9, 2010, offering the KC-45 in the U.S. Air Force’s tanker modernization program.

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Scientific Citation Probes Perimeter Of Volcanic Ash Cloud

NLR Research Aircraft Used To Verify Movement Of The Cloud

The National Aerospace Laboratory's (NLR) research aircraft has investigated the volcanic ash cloud hovering over the Netherlands. The purpose of this flight was to verify the accuracy of atmospheric models currently being used to predict the movements of the ash cloud.

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Unite: Aviation Workers Must Not Bear The Brunt Of Volcano Chaos

Union Leads Emergency Debate On Jobs Threat At Scottish TUC Conference

As UK airspace began to re-open Tuesday, Unite, the UK's largest aviation union, warned that workers must not be expected to meet the costs of the disruption brought by the erupting Icelandic volcano.

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Boeing 747-8 Freighter Arrives In SoCal For Flight Tests

Majority Of Testing Will Be Based In Palmdale

The second Boeing747-8 Freighter, RC521, landed in Palmdale, CA, Monday, marking the beginning of a planned transition of 747-8 Freighter testing to Southern California. The more than four-hour flight from Boeing Field in Seattle included testing on avionics and cruise performance.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.21.10)

"Pilots must receive comprehensive training and taking short cuts isn't acceptable. Schools dedicated to teaching pilots the skills they need to fly safely are required to follow all FAA regulations." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.21.10): LAADR Low Altitude Alternate Departure Routes

LAADR is a procedure whereby flight altitudes may be limited to flight level 230 and below. LAADR procedures are primarily used in the departure phase of flight, but can be extended for an entire flight when operational benefits are achieved.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.21.10)

The Sport Air Racing League

Sure, the Red Bull Air Races are exicting and fast, but this weekend kicks off the 2010 Sport Air Racing League (SARL) series ... air races intended for the non-professional pilot. The Sport Air Racing League exists to promote open course air racing for experimental and production aircraft.

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