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April 29, 2011

Endeavour Launch Scrubbed For Friday

APU Heaters Malfunctioned About Three Hours Before Launch

BREAKING NEWS: The launch of space shuttle Endeavour has been scrubbed for at least 48 hours. NASA announced the scrub via Twitter about 1230 EDT.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.29.11

ANA's 787 pilots are now in training.
A lawyer for the Lidle family makes some amazing claims.
And Wichita manufacturers call on the state of Kansas to "step up."

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.29.11

ANA's 787 pilots are now in training.
A lawyer for the Lidle family makes some amazing claims.
And Wichita manufacturers call on the state of Kansas to "step up."


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ANN Special Feature: Satellite Voice & Data Links - 04.29.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jeff Saucedo, Vice President of OEM Sales for ICG, International Communications Group, about new technologies for providing satellite based voice and data communications

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NATA Announces Recipients Of Industry Excellence Awards

Presented To Individuals And Organizations Who Improve GA

NATA's Industry Excellence Awards are given each year to exceptional individuals and organizations that have helped improve the general aviation community.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 04.29.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.29.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.29.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Satellite Voice & Data Links - 04.29.11 (ANN Special Report, with Jeff Saucedo, Vice President of OEM Sales for ICG, International Communications Group)

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Flight Attendant Union Celebrates Evolution Of Profession

First Flight Attendant Contract Signed At United Airlines 65 Years Ago

The anniversary of the sigining of the first contract for flight attendants was celebrated Tuesday by the AFA. The contract was inked in 1946 with United Airlines.

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JetNet Hosting Global Business Aviation Summit

Will Explore Economic Outlook, Financing, More

Aviation market intelligence company JetNet is holding what it is calling a "Global Business Aviation Summit" June 6-7, 2011 in New York City. The theme of this conference is “Igniting Ideas. Provoking Change.”

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Japan Fire And Disaster Management Agency Orders AW139

Aircraft Scheduled For Delivery Late This Year

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan has signed a contract for an AW139 medium twin helicopter. This aircraft will be used to perform fire fighting, emergency medical service, air rescue and transport missions.

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Pratt & Whitney Signs MOU With COMAC

Will Participate In China Aviation Leadership Training Program

Pratt & Whitney, on behalf of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with COMAC, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China on Wednesday for cooperation on leadership training for senior executives and mid-level management.

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Second Upgraded P-3 Orion Delivered To CBP

Service Life Extended Up To 15,000 Hours

The second P-3 Orion with new Mid-Life Upgrade enhancements has been delivered to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by Lockheed Martin.

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New Terminal To Open Soon At Hampton Roads Executive Airport

Construction On A New Runway Will Kick Off Next Week

A new executive terminal will officially be opened at Hampton Roads Executive Airport next week, and construction on a new runway will get underway that same day.

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Becker Avionics Secures Japanese Dealer

Mainami Kuko Service Co. Works With Japanese Governments, Airlines, GA

Becker Avionics has entered into a dealer agreement with Mainami Kuko Service Co., Ltd., a Japanese trading company which sells aircraft parts and avionics systems to Japanese governmental, airlines and general aviation customers.

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One Of The First Female Pilots Gets Wish To Fly One Last Time

Will Fly With The First Woman Commercial Pilot For Her "Wish Of A Lifetime"

Aviation has always been in Helene Dax's blood. Starting as a teenager as an air traffic controller, she worked in Chicago during World War II, guiding planes to and from the airport.

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Boeing Delivers 737-900ER To Continental

Confirms Carrier's Decision To Take All Of Its 737 Deliveries In 2012 as 737-900ERs

With the delivery of the first Next-Generation B737-ER with an upgraded interior to Continental Airlines Tuesday, the carrier and Boeing announced that Continental has converted existing 2012 orders for Next-Generation 737s to 737-900ERs and will now be taking delivery of 19 of the aircraft in 2012.

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Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. Growth Continues With New Facility

Minnesota Company Has Been Adding Employees

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47), a newly established OEM for the Model 47 helicopter, has confirmed their move into a new facility sized for their expanding team of employees.

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SAFE'S Robert Wright -- Instituting Pilot Training Reform

Changing The Direction Of Current Flight Training Practices

As some of the most qualified and passionate practitioners of the flight training arts and sciences gather next week for what promises to be a watershed event in the aero-educational paradigm, we thought it was good time to present one of our more intriguing interviews with Bob Wright, a former FAA staffer and one of the most dedicated GA flight training reform advocates extant.

SAFE'S Robert Wright -- Instituting Pilot Training Reform

Changing The Direction Of Current Flight Training Practices

As some of the most qualified and passionate practitioners of the flight training arts and sciences gather next week for what promises to be a watershed event in the aero-educational paradigm, we thought it was good time to present one of our more intriguing interviews with Bob Wright, a former FAA staffer and one of the most dedicated GA flight training reform advocates extant.

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GA Wins One... Massachusetts Aircraft Owner Gets $26,000 Tax Refund

Maine Supreme Court Ruled He Was Not Subject To "Use Tax"

The state of Maine had sent Steve Kahn of Bedford, MA a bill for $26,000 in taxes they said he owed on an airplane he flew in the state in 2002 and 2003.

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Wichita Leaders Bend Governor's Ear At Town Meeting

Over 150 People Gathered At State's First Economic Summit. Focus Was On Aviation

Governor Sam Brownback was urged by the leaders of Wichita's aviation manufacturing community to work towards job training and incentives to help get their industry back on track.

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Klyde Morris (04.29.11)

Not Invited To The Royal Wedding???

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Cessna Observes 20th Anniversary Of CitationJet's First Flight

Initial Flight Was April 29th, 1991

Cessna is observing the 20th anniversary of the maiden flight of the CitationJet prototype Friday.

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NASA Glenn Experiments On Next Space Shuttle Mission To ISS

Research Ranges From Advanced Polymers To Colloidal Emulsions

When space shuttle Endeavour is launched on April 29, it will carry six experiments developed over the last ten years at NASA's Glenn Research Center to the International Space Station.

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Benefit At Hugh Robinson Airport Will Benefit Kyle And Amanda Franklin

Pair Were Injured In An Air Show Accident While Performing

A fundraiser is being organized to help raise money for Amanda and Kyle Franklin, who were seriously injured while performing in an air show earlier this year.

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Gulfstream's Online Career Center Has Gotten A Facelift

Site Improvements Reflect Company's Focus On Hiring More Employees

Gulfstream recently revamped its online career center by streamlining the search and application process and adding a candidate portal where job seekers can check the status of their application.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.29.11)

“The thoughts and ideas gathered from this summit will be the guiding principles for improving the business climate in our state so aviation-related businesses can grow and prosper.” Source: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback following Monday's Economic Summit in Wichita.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.29.11): Dihedral

The acute angle, usually upward, between the wing of an airplane and a horizontal cross-section line.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.29.11)

Texas Aviation Association

Texas has put together an organization to fight the NIMBY syndrome (Not In My BackYard) and show the importance of local airports in out National Airspace System.

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