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April 28, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.28.10

The White House backs a significant new missile program.
A balloon accident in Abu Dhabi has claimed two lives.
And ATA comments in favor of limits on oil speculation.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.28.10

The White House backs a significant new missile program.
A balloon accident in Abu Dhabi has claimed two lives.
And ATA comments in favor of limits on oil speculation.


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ANN Special Feature: The Ed Jeszka Matter, Part I - 04.28.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Ed Jeszka, who retired in June as an inspector in the FAA's Birmingham, Alabama FSDO. The office subsequently ordered an emergency revocation of all his pilot certific

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Colorado Aviation Business Association Hosts 'Aviation Saves' Event

Showcase Of The Contributions Of GA And  Denver’s Centennial Airport To The Local Economy

The Colorado Aviation Business Association, (CABA), will showcase the contributions of Centennial Airport and its many aviation-related businesses and activities to the Denver area during its first-ever “Aviation Saves” Open House, scheduled for April 28, 2010 from 1200 - 1900 MDT.

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Northwest Flight 253 Flight Attendants Honored For Christmas Day Actions

AFA-CWA Bestows Flight Crew With C.B. Lansing Award for Heroism

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) honored the eight Detroit-based flight attendants who successfully thwarted a terrorist attack onboard Northwest flight 253 on December 25, 2009 with the prestigious C.B. Lansing Award for Heroism.

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Alaska's Biggest Aviation Weekend Opens May 1 In Anchorage

A Big Show For The Largest State In The Union

Aircraft from all over Alaska, and the Lower 48 are headed to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport for the 2010 Alaska Airmen's Association Trade Show and Convention that opens on May 1.

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Northrop Grumman Corporate Offices Are Heading East

Move To Virginia Will Bring Company Leaders Closer To Federal Government, Key Customers

Northrop Grumman Corporation says it will be loading up the trucks and moving east ... to new corporate office in Virginia, concluding a search that also included the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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F-35 Wing Skins, Nacelles, Ducts To Be Built By ATK

JSF Contracts Will Total $250 Million For The Company

Calling the JSF the "cornerstone of its growth strategy," composites company Alliant Techsystems said Monday that it has received a contract in excess of $240 million from Lockheed Martinto produce additional composite components for low rate initial production (LRIP) lots 4 - 8 of the F-35 Lightning II.

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EASA Holds Second International Cooperation Forum In UAE

Forum Is The First To Be Held Outside Europe, More Than 50 Countries Participating

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is holding a second International Cooperation Forum through Thursday. The Forum, hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is the first outside Europe.

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Plattsburgh School Receives FAA Certification

Culmination Of Effort That Began In 2004

The FAA has certified the Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute's general and powerplant programs under FAR Part 147. The school expects the airframe program to be certified later this summer.

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Wings Of Hope Accepts Airplane Donation From MTBC

Aviation Charity Has Mission Of Poverty Reduction

MTBC announced the donation of one of its corporate airplanes to Wings of Hope Tuesday. The organization is  the oldest and largest volunteer, humanitarian aviation charity in the world.

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From Rockets To Race Cars, NASA Returns To NASCAR

NASA Technology Showcased At Three Races This Year

No, it doesn't mean there will be STP and Autolite logos on the next shuttle ... but from better brakes and safer tires to heat-resistant paint and cleaner emissions, NASA's contributions to the racing world will be featured in the traveling exhibit: "From Rockets to Race Cars" the weekend of April 30-May 1.

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Oklahoma Man's Threat Lands Him In Jail

He Said He'd Fly His Plane Into The Jail, Turns Out It Was Not Necessary To Land Him There

A man in Stillwater, Oklahoma probably didn't expect to literally land in jail when he threatened to fly an airplane into the Payne County jail over the weekend ... but that's where he wound up ... wearing an orange jumpsuit.

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Aero-TV: Making a Difference – The Eurocopter EC-145’s Most Precious Cargo

Children’s Mercy EC-145 Highlights Helicopters’ Critical Missions
 
At the 2010 Heli-Expo, one particular helicopter, the Eurocopter EC-145, stood out on the exhibit floor.  Perhaps it was the cartoon paint scheme decorated with lions, elephants, and other fantastical creatures; or perhaps it was the unmistakable words sprawled across the helicopter in bright, shining colors:  “Just for Kids.”  Those three words embody the vital mission of the Children’s Mercy Eurocopter EC-145.
 

Aero-TV: Making a Difference - The Eurocopter EC-145's Most Precious Cargo

Children's Mercy EC-145 Highlights Helicopters' Critical Missions

At the 2010 Heli-Expo, one particular helicopter, the Eurocopter EC-145, stood out on the exhibit floor. Perhaps it was the cartoon paint scheme decorated with lions, elephants, and other fantastical creatures; or perhaps it was the unmistakable words sprawled across the helicopter in bright, shining colors: "Just for Kids."

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Hudson River Mid-Air Public Docket To Be Opened By NTSB

Factual Information Release Provides No Analysis Of The Incident

In its continuing investigation of the midair collision of an air tour helicopter and a small plane over the Hudson River, the NTSB will open the public docket on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 1000. 

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Another Major Fine For Southwest

DOT Fines Airline For Violations Of Denied Boarding Compensation Rules

The U.S. DOT assessed a civil penalty against Southwest Airlines Tuesday for violating federal rules regarding passengers denied boarding ("bumped") on oversold flights.

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Chautauqua Airlines Faces $348,000 Civil Penalty

FAA Proposes Fine For Inspection Violations

The FAA has proposed a $348,000 civil penalty against Chautauqua Airlines for allegedly operating some of its regional jets without performing inspections required by five different FAA airworthiness directives (ADs).

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 04.28.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.28.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.28.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Ed Jeszka Matter, Part I - 04.28.10 (ANN Special Report, with Pilot and Former FAA Staffer, Ed Jeszka)

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NASA Looks At Changes In Final Two Shuttle Launch Dates

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Mission Pushed Into November

NASA is planning to make some changes to the target launch dates for the last two scheduled space shuttle flights. Scientists with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, or AMS, program recently decided to change out the current magnet in the particle physics experiment module to a longer lasting one.

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Not Giving Up ... GE, Rolls-Royce Propose Fixed Price Offer For F-136 Engine

Companies Say The Move Will Significantly Drive Down Costs, Accelerate Engine Competition

General Electric Co. and Rolls-Royce said Tuesday that they have offered the Pentagon a fixed price offer on their F136 engine for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The offer intends to create and accelerate competition between the JSF program’s two engine suppliers.

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AEA Elects New Chairman, Vice Chairman, Board Members

Greg Vail And Gary Harpster Take Leadership Roles

Members of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) elected new representatives to its board of directors this month during the AEA International Convention in Orlando. In addition, the AEA board of directors elected a new chairman and new vice chairman.

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Joe Sambiase Tapped By GAMA As Manager Of Airworthiness And Maintenance

Will Lead Organization's Maintenance And Production Regulatory Activities

GAMA has named Joe Sambiase as the Association's manager of airworthiness and maintenance.   In this new position, Sambiase is responsible for GAMA's activities related to regulatory requirements governing the airworthiness, production and maintenance of general aviation airplanes.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.28.10)

"A catastrophe was averted on Christmas day because of the professionalism of the flight attendants on Northwest flight 253." Source: Patricia Friend, AFA-CWA International President, presenting the C.B. Lansing Award.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.28.10): Position Symbol

A computer-generated indication shown on a radar display to indicate the mode of tracking  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.28.10)

Popular Rotorcraft Association

Helicopters aren't just for business, and as we've learned recently, gyroplanes can be just plain fun. the Popular Rotorcraft Association exists for the purpose of allowing rotorcraft enthusiasts get together to exchange ideas, information, help one another, promote safety and help with flight training.

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