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May 27, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 05.27.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.27.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.27.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Fly-In MusicJam - 05.27.10 (ANN Special Report, with Aileen Hummel and John Zapp, co-founders and directors of the Flying Musicians Association)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.27.10

Atlantis is back on earth...to stay.
The Phoenix Mars Lander is officially off the assets list.
And Ray LaHood gives his committee its marching orders.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.27.10

Atlantis is back on earth...to stay.
The Phoenix Mars Lander is officially off the assets list.
And Ray LaHood gives his committee its marching orders.


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ANN Special Feature: Fly-In MusicJam - 05.27.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Aileen Hummel and John Zapp, co-founders and directors of the Flying Musicians Association, about their organization and its Fly-In MusicJam this weekend in Kerrville, T

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FAA STC Issued For The G500H Helicopter Flight Display

All-Glass Panel Optimized For The Rotorcraft Market, Garmin Says

The FAA has granted an STC for the Garmin's G500H, an all-glass avionics system designed specifically for the VFR Part 27 helicopter market. The STC is for the Bell 206-series and Bell 407 helicopters, Garmin announced Thursday.

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Watchdog Group Says Constellation Program Should Be Scrapped

CAGW Says It Represents "Old NASA"

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) says in a report released Wednesday that the Constellation program is the latest in a series of troubled post-Apollo human spaceflight programs within the U.S. space agency, plagued by slipping deadlines and ballooning costs.

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New Lynx Helicopters Boost Air Support In Afghanistan

Missions Include Convoy Overwatch, Recon, Troop Movements

Upgraded British Army Lynx Mk9A helicopters have arrived for use in Afghanistan after being shipped from the UK, and are already being put to good use.

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Cirrus Down In North Of Toronto, Two Killed

SR-20 Impacted The Roof Of An Office Building

A Cirrus SR-20 with two aboard went down on top of an office building in the town of Markham north of Toronto, Canada Tuesday. Both people on board the aircraft were fatally injured.

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AeroVironment's Global Observer UAS Completes Key Ground Tests

Program Proceeding Toward Flight Test Phase

The first aircraft developed under the Global Observer Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program has successfully completed key ground tests in preparation for flight testing.

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Germany Suspends Tiger Attack Helicopter Purchase

Cites Faulty Wiring On The EADS-Built Aircraft

The German government has suspended its purchase of 80 Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters because the aircraft already delivered have extensive wiring problems, and are configured to an early specification which has since changed.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Arrives In Arizona

Hot Weather Testing Being Conducted In The AZ Desert

The first landing of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner  at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA) came this past weekend. The fourth 787 to be built, ZA004, is undergoing a short series of tests that require a combination of hot weather and low-altitude conditions.

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Air India Strike Ended By Court Decision, 15 Workers Let Go

About 100 Flights Were Cancelled Due To Labor Action

Workers represented by the Air Corporation Employees Union (ACEU) are back on the job after 15 workers were fired and a Delhi High Court ordered the strike be suspended.

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U.S Airmen Train Japanese Pilots For Air-To-Air Refueling

Japanese Pilots Training For A Red Flag Alaska Exercise

Japanese and U.S. airmen are working together to certify about 20 Japanese Air Self Defense Force pilots in day and night air refueling at Kadena Air Base in Japan. Airmen at Kadena have been training JASDF F-15 Eagle pilots since 2003.

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Plenty Of Confusion In The Quartz Mountain Aerospace Auction

Original Buyer Did Not Pay For The Goods, Second Auction Online Results In An Unusual Buyer

There is still a lot of head-scratching going on over the recent online auction of Quartz Mountain Aerospace/Luscombe Aircraft Corporation.

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USAF Commander To Discuss Integrated Mid-East Strategies

Lt. Gen. Mike Hostage Will Keynote Air & Missile Defense Summit

Lieutenant General Mike Hostage, Commander, United States Air Force Central Command, will share the long-term role of the U.S. Air Force in the Middle East in creating an integrated air defence umbrella at the 2nd Air & Missile Defence Summit 30 May to 2 June 2010, Armed Forces Officers Club, in Abu Dhabi.

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Aero-TV: EMS Aviation -- A Full Range of Onboard Connectivity

EMS Aviation Is All About 'High-Level' Communication

EMS Aviation is a new division of EMS Technologies, Inc. and a leading supplier of airborne connectivity and cabin infrastructure equipment for a broad range of fixed and rotary wing commercial and military aircraft. The division enables reliable satellite-based airborne Internet connectivity and in-flight entertainment, messaging and tracking, rugged data storage and management, and data record and replay.

Aero-TV: EMS Aviation -- A Full Range of Onboard Connectivity

EMS Aviation Is All About 'High-Level' Communication

EMS Aviation is a new division of EMS Technologies, Inc. and a leading supplier of airborne connectivity and cabin infrastructure equipment for a broad range of fixed and rotary wing commercial and military aircraft. The division enables reliable satellite-based airborne Internet connectivity and in-flight entertainment, messaging and tracking, rugged data storage and management, and data record and replay.

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XCOR, Masten Announce Strategic Relationship

Companies Will Join Forces Hoping To Build Landers For NASA

XCOR Aerospace and Masten Space Systems have announced a strategic business and technology relationship to jointly pursue those anticipated NASA sponsored unmanned lander projects.

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Hersman Calls On Regional Airlines To Find New Solutions To Old Problems

NTSB Chair's Remarks Came At The Regional Airline Association Meeting In Milwaukee

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman Wednesday told the leaders of the nation's regional airlines to find new methods to solve old problems. 

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Lancair Evolution #5 Takes First Flight

Test Pilot Reports "Only A Couple Of Minor Squawks"

The 5th Evolution by Lancair, an owner-built, four place, pressurized, turbine powered single, took its first flight in Bend, Oregon on Monday, May 24.

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FAA Awards NextGen Engineering Contracts Worth Up To $4.4 Billion

Boeing, General Dynamics, And ITT To Produce Real-Time Demonstration Procedures

The FAA awarded three separate Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) contracts Wednesday totaling up to $4.4 billion over 10 years.

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NTSB Cites Turbine Blade Fatigue In 2008 CA Helo Accident

Three People Were Fatally Injured When Air Taxi Aircraft Went Down

The NTSB has released its probable cause report for an accident involving an air taxi helicopter in Avalon, CA two years ago. The Safety Board says the probable cause of the accident was loss of engine power during approach for landing due to a fatigue fracture of a power turbine blade.

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FAA Issues NPRM On Long Island Helicopter Traffic

Responding To "Continued Complaints" By New York Residents

The FAA has published an NPRM in the Federal Register to require helicopter operators to use the New York North Shore Route when operating in that area of Long Island, New York.

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EAA AirVenture 2010 Welcomes All DC-3 Owners, Operators, Enthusiasts

Changes Clarify Roles In 75th Anniversary Celebration

Some recent changes to the upcoming DC-3/C-47 75th anniversary celebration at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 will ensure that this program, one of the anchor events at this summer’s fly-in, will honor all those who have been associated with this venerable airplane through the years.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.27.10)

  “As romantic and inspirational as space flight is, the brutal reality is that the Constellation program has become a symbol of the ‘old NASA’. ” Source:  CAGW President Tom Schatz.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.27.10): Ground Clutter

A pattern of radar echoes reflecting off fixed ground targets such as buildings or hills near the radar. This may hide or confuse the proper return echo signifying actual precipitation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.27.10)

Air And Space Power Journal

ASPJ is the professional journal of the US Air Force and the leading forum for worldwide air, space and cyberspace power thought, published in six languages.

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