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July 07, 2011

FAA Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of Air Traffic Control

Service Began With 15 Employees In Three Control Centers

The FAA on Wednesday marked the 75th anniversary of federal air traffic control as American aviation experiences its safest period ever.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.07.11

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.07.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)

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New Study Focues On Mid-East Airline Cargo Security

Most Respondents Indicated Major Improvements Could Be Made In That Area

As the passenger and air cargo traffic in the Middle East rose by 17% and 30% respectively in 2010, previous incidents such as the Domodedovo airport suicide bombing in January 2011 in Russia and the air cargo bomb posted from Yemen in October 2010 show that aviation is still a top target for terrorists.

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IATA: Demand Grows in May - Good News On Volumes

But Association Warns Risks Remain

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) late last week announced traffic results for May which showed a 6.8% increase in passenger traffic over May 2010.

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FLS Microjet Flight Tests Exceed Expectations

Company Taking Kit Orders For The Airplane Based On The BD-5J

The BD-Micro Technologies, (BMT) FLS Microjet completed Phase I flight testing on May 5th 2011. All performance expectations were either met or exceeded.

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Rod Machado Releases 'Sport Pilot Handbook'

Promises Best Available Guide, Free Updates To E-Book

Rod Machado has become so well-known as an aviation humorist that you could sometimes forget he's also a CFI with over 8,000 hours of instruction given. Rod has authored his own series of instructional manuals now available in self-updating e-books, and has also expanded into downloadable videos.  

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Cirrus Lands $6.1 Million Contract For SR20s

U.S. Air Force Academy Selects The Airplane For Airmanship Training Program

Cirrus Aircraft confirmed on Tuesday that its SR20 aircraft has been selected for the U.S. Air Force Academy's Powered Flight Program, and that fulfilling the new fleet order is already underway.

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Looking Ahead To GPS III ... Design Milestone Reached By LMC

GPS IIIB Satellites To Add Critical New Capabilities For Users Around The Globe

A System Design Review (SDR) for the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIIB satellite increment under the U.S. Air Force's next generation GPS III program was successfully completed recently by prime contractor Lockheed Martin.

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Chris Heintz To Be Honored At AirVenture

Prolific Designer To Receive Presentation And Be Toasted At Banquet

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has scheduled an official tribute to legendary experimental aircraft designer Burt Rutan this year, and the upcoming display of many of his designs has been widely publicized, but there are also other designers whose work will be showcased.

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Kissimmee Airport Business Acquires Historic WWII Aircraft

Warbird Adventures Adds P-51D Mustang To Kissimmee Air Museum

Kissimmee Gateway Airport's (KISM) aviation businesses, Warbird Adventures and Kissimmee Air Museum, unveil their newly acquired World War II fighter ... a North American P-51D Mustang called Precious Metal.

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Ariane 5's Launch Postponed Approximately 20 Days

Technical Problem Scrubbed Last Week's Launch

Ariane Flight VA203 to deploy the ASTRA 1N and BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R satellite will be delayed to allow a valve replacement for the launcher's cryogenic core stage, which follows an anomaly that interrupted the final countdown last week in French Guiana.

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Innocon's MicroFalcon Completes Multi UAV Test Flights

Multi UAV Configuration Demonstrated Change Of UAVs Over Target

Innocon's MicroFalcon mini UAS has completed flight testing with the Multi UAV configuration. The Multi UAV enables the user to operate the system over a target with a continuous coverage at both day and night operation.

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Aero-TV: Bye Energy's Electric 172 -- Building a Greener Future for Aviation

An Airplane That Will Get You All-Charged Up

There's no question it will be a few more years before electric aircraft become a common site at small airports. So far, they're mostly based on esoteric one-off airframes optimized for low mass, or modified experimental airplanes. But if there was any doubt they can one day be mainstream, that idea was erased last year by Cessna, which announced at a November 2010 news conference that the aircraft which leads the world in all-time deliveries, the venerable 172 SkyHawk, was the basis for an electric conversion proof-of-concept.

Aero-TV: Bye Energy's Electric 172 -- Building a Greener Future for Aviation

An Airplane That Will Get You All-Charged Up

There's no question it will be a few more years before electric aircraft become a common site at small airports. So far, they're mostly based on esoteric one-off airframes optimized for low mass, or modified experimental airplanes. But if there was any doubt they can one day be mainstream, that idea was erased last year by Cessna, which announced at a November 2010 news conference that the aircraft which leads the world in all-time deliveries, the venerable 172 SkyHawk, was the basis for an electric conversion proof-of-concept.

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Australian Authorities To Seek Extension Of Tiger Airways Suspension

CASA Would Extend Suspention Of The Airline Unitl August 1st

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia says it plans to ask an Australian federal court to extend the suspension of Tiger Airways Australia Pty Ltd until August 1st. The application will be lodged at the Federal Court in Melbourne.

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Air Transport Association Calls EU ETS Application To U.S. Airlines Illegal

Opening Testimoy Presented By ATA In European Court Of Justice

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Tuesday, called for the European Union application of an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to be dismissed and declared illegal.

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AFGE Readies For Contract Negotiations At TSA On 'Inside Government'

Lays Out Plans For Negotiations On Local Washington, DC Radio Program

Officials of AFGE laid out the union's negotiation strategy for TSO's on the "Inside Government" program, which airs on AM1500 WFED in Washington, DC.

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ACI-NA Questions Benefits Of FAA Regulatory Proposals

Comments Filed In Proposed Rulemaking For Safety Management Systems, Safety Enhancements For Part 139, Certificated Airports

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) submitted comments Tuesday in response to the FAA's Proposed Rule, “Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Certified Airports” and the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Safety Enhancements Part 139, Certification of Airports.

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KLM Claims First Scheduled Flight Burning Biokerosene

B737 Flew From Schiphol To Paris On Biofuel Blend

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines says it has became the first airline in the world to operate a scheduled commercial flight on biokerosene.

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LightSquared Says It Is Moving Forward With Broadband Plans

News Release Touts $264 Million In New Capital

Despite several weeks of congressional hearings and bad press regarding possible interference with GPS equipment, wireless broadband company LightSquared announced July 5 they have raised millions of dollars in new investments.

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Tibet Airlines Takes Delivery Of Its First A319

Newest Chinese Carrier To Eventually Fly Three Of The Aircraft To The Highest Airports In The World

Tibet Airlines, a newly established Chinese airline based in Lhasa, Tibetan autonomous region of China, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A319, becoming Airbus' newest operator in China. This aircraft is the first out of three A319s, an order which was placed in May 2010.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.07.11)

“It is critical that safety and security dollars be well spent. FAA must fully address the concerns of U.S. airports before taking any further action on this rulemaking." Source: ACI-NA President Greg Principato.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.07.11): Extratropical Low

A low pressure center which refers to a migratory frontal cyclone of middle and higher latitudes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.07.11)

The American Aviation Historical Society

The American Aviation Historical Society, organized more than fifty years ago, is dedicated to documenting and sharing information about the people, places, planes and events that comprise American aviation.

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