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April 07, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.07.11

The UN has lost a plane and personnel in the Congo.
Lockheed says the F-35 is running ahead of schedule.
And Bombardier sells four more of its water-bombers.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.07.11

The UN has lost a plane and personnel in the Congo.
Lockheed says the F-35 is running ahead of schedule.
And Bombardier sells four more of its water-bombers.


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ANN Special Feature: Bensen Days - 04.07.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Scott Lewis, President of the Sunstate Wing & Rotor Club, who is on-scene at the annual Bensen Days rotorcraft meet in Wauchula, FL, and who provides an update after

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.07.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.07.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Bensen Days - 04.07.11 (ANN Special Report, with Scott Lewis, President of the Sunstate Wing & Rotor Club)

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Pricing Incentive Offered For Aspen Evolution 2000

Up To $2,000 Break In Effect In April

Aspen Avionics is offering “2K Savings” for the Evolution 2000 System. The limited-time offer gives an instant $2,000 off the equipment price.

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FAA Awards Contract For Terminal Air Traffic Control Facilities Development

STARS Is Strategic Key Enabler For Next Generation Air Traffic System

The FAA has awarded a $177 million contract to Raytheon to continue deployment of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, or STARS, under the FAA's terminal automation modernization and replacement program.

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Lean, Green Flying Machines Closer To Reality With NASA Awards

Agency Awards Contracts For Additional Research Into Future Aircraft

Designs that may make airplanes greener and quieter for future generations are one step closer to reality with recent NASA contract awards.

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Chile Takes Delivery Of 1st Anti-Submarine Warfare C295

First European Aircraft With ASW Capabilities Since The 1960s

The Chilean Navy has taken delivery of the first Airbus Military C295 in its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration. The handover took place after the aircraft was certified by INTA, the Spanish authority responsible for certification and military airworthiness.

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Aspen, Cobham Develop Integration With S-TEC Autopilots

EFD1000 Can Interface Directly with S-TEC 55X, 60-Series

Aspen Avionics and Cobham have been working together to enable the Aspen EFD1000 to directly interface to the S-TEC 55X and 60-series autopilot computers for altitude pre-select, autopilot mode, and flight director functionality.

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L-3 Link Simulation & Training, UND Establish UAS Training Center

Facility To Be Established At Grand Forks AFB

A UAS training center will be established at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. following the signing of an agreement Tuesday between the University of North Dakota and L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link).

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Seawind: We're Alive And Well

Passes Two Imprtant Steps Towards Certification, Design Configuration Frozen

Cats may have nine lives... but Seawind may have more. The long-suffering folks building the much-delayed Seawind Amphibian say they are "alive and well" and progressing through certification with two important milestones now behind them.

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First Of 10 A330s Flying For Virgin Atlantic

Will Begin Operating Twin Engine Jets On Transatlantic Routes

For the first time in its history, Virgin Atlantic Airways has deployed a twin engine jet to serve on its transatlantic routes.

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PW1100G, MTU Aero Engines To Share In Major Contract From India

IndiGo Equips 150 A320neo Jets With The Geared Turbofan

In one of the largest orders placed in recent aviation history, Indian airline IndiGo has selected Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1100G to equip 150 A320neo aircraft it has on firm order.

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Brian Basset Creates Commemorative Space Shuttle Cartoon

Honors 30 Years Of Shuttle Flights

Comic strip artist Brian Basset has created a drawing depicting his characters, Red and Rover, racing alongside the space shuttle as it lands for the final time. After 30 years and more than 130 missions, NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire later this year.

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Aero-TV: Going Global -- WSI Details 2011 Initiatives

WSI Is Ready To Take Over The World... Weather-Wise

WSI is one of the most well-known 'names' in aviation whenever the subject of weather comes up... and for a darned good reason. The company keeps inventing and innovating their technologies and services in order to find ways to serve all aspects of aviation and the industries that use aviation as part of their daily business.

Aero-TV: Going Global -- WSI Details 2011 Initiatives

WSI Is Ready To Take Over The World... Weather-Wise

WSI is one of the most well-known 'names' in aviation whenever the subject of weather comes up... and for a darned good reason. The company keeps inventing and innovating their technologies and services in order to find ways to serve all aspects of aviation and the industries that use aviation as part of their daily business.

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FAA Nabs Another Napping Controller

Babbitt Tells Congressman That The Controller Purposely Slept On Overnight Shift

FAA administrator Randy Babbitt has told a U.S. Congressman that the agency has uncovered another incident of an of air traffic controller sleeping on the job.

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US Airways Pilots Express Outrage Over Data Theft

Airline Management Admits Unauthorized Distribution Of Personal Data

The pilots of US Airways, represented by the US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), expressed their outrage Wednesday at the airline's acknowledgement that its management personnel aided in unauthorized distribution of the highly confidential personal data of thousands of pilots.

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Hornet Down In Central California

Two Aboard Unable To Eject, Fatally Injured

A Navy F/A-18F Hornet went down Wednesday afternoon near Naval Air Station LeMoore in Central California, fatally injuring the two people on board.

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Evolution Evolves With Expanded Flight Display Functionality

Multiple Updates Protect Glass Panel Investment

Aspen Avionics recently announced the release of a series of enhancements that broaden the compatibility and expand the functionality of the Evolution Flight Display System.

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Astronaut Brings Back Medal Of Honor After Six Month Stay On ISS

Carried Medal Awarded To The Family Of A Fallen Soldier Killed In Vietnam

After living aboard the International Space Station for six months, NASA astronaut Douglas Wheelock returned to Harpursville, N.Y., on April 6 to relive his spaceflight experience for students of Harpursville Central School District and to return the Medal of Honor he carried with him in space.

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AQR: Airline Performance Improves For Third Consecutive Year

Improvements In On-Time Performance, Baggage Handling, Denied Boardings

Airline passengers are experiencing better performance by the airlines, even though it may cost more to fly. For the third consecutive year, the performance of the nation's leading carriers improved, according to the 21st annual national Airline Quality Rating.

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NFlight Technology Donating To Kyle And Amanda Franklin Recovery Fund

Portion Of Sales Proceeds Going To Offset The Pair's Medical Bills

Nflight Technology LLC tells ANN the company has decided to follow the lead of ASLCamguardin in donating a portion of their revenue to the Kyle and Amanda Franklin Recovery Fund. 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.07.11)

"Yes sir, we actually, I'm disappointed to say, in our investigation, we did find another incident. And it was, unfortunately, willful." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.07.11): Visual Approach Slope Indicator

The Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) is a system of lights on the side of an airport runway that provides visual descent guidance information during the approach to a runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.07.11)

Dryden Historical Aircraft Photo Collection

Need a photo of a P-38 Lightning? How about an aircraft which uses beamed Laser energy to power its flight? These and much more can be found at the Dryden Historical Aircraft Photo Collection, courtesy of NASA.

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