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November 15, 2010

Teams Continue To Work Toward Nov. 30 Discovery Launch

GUPC Alignment Tweaked, Fuel Tank Foam Repairs Proceeding

Space Shuttle Discovery continues to wait at launch complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL, as technicians work to prepare her for her final mission into space.

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Piper Names Simon Caldecott VP Operations

Industry Veteran With 36 Years Aviation Experience

Piper Aircraft is continuing to re-align its management structure, naming Simon Caldecott vice president of Operations, responsible for Manufacturing Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Sustaining Engineering and Supply Chain. He reports to CEO Geoffrey Berger.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.15.10

SAFE tackles an underlying problem for GA.
The GA Caucus gets a new leader.
And "Pelosi One" will be retired in January.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.15.10

SAFE tackles an underlying problem for GA.
The GA Caucus gets a new leader.
And "Pelosi One" will be retired in January.


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ANN Special Feature: Practicing Slow Flight - 11.15.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about Bob's view that practicing slow flight is not only an important part of a pilot's proficiency, but could be important to the fu

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 11.15.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.15.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.15.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Practicing Slow Flight - 11.15.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Jeppesen, Flyvie Collaborate On Flight Training Recording, Debriefing System

Pilot's Eye View, Other Data Recorded For Later Review

Jeppesen has partnered with video capture and debriefing system company Flyvie to develop and introduce a video flight recording and debriefing solution to enhance the general aviation training experience.

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Embraer 170/190 Interchangeable Sim Receives FAA Level D Qualification

St. Louis Facility Offers Highest Level Of Simulator Training

FlightSafety International announced last week that the company’s Embraer 170/190 interchangeable flight simulator located at the Learning Center in St. Louis Missouri, has been qualified to Level D by the FAA.

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Boeing Business Jets Delivers 777-200LR To Aviation Link Company

Company Manages Aircraft For Mid East Clients

Boeing Business Jets announced the delivery of a Boeing VIP 777-200LR (long range) to Aviation Link Co., an aircraft management company based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Abdulaziz A. Al Rowaished, president and chief executive officer, Aviation Link Co., took delivery of the 777-200LR at a ceremony held in Everett, WA Wednesday.

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LAN Selects GE Aviation To Develop RNP Navigation Network In South America

Airline Will Benefit From Required Navigation Performance Technology At Five Airports

GE has entered into a Performance-based Navigation (PBN) Services agreement with LAN Airlines to design and deploy an optimized navigation network at Lima –Jorge Chávez International Airport, and four other airports in Perú, Chile and Ecuador.

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U.S. Domestic Seat Capacity Creeps Up Again In November

OAG Reports Third Month Of Growth Compared To 2009

U.S. airlines have added domestic seat capacity at an accelerated rate over the last four months, increasing 3% in November 2010, compared to the same month a year ago, reports aviation analyst OAG.

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Kaman To Acquire Engineering Design Firm Global Aerosystems, LLC

Deal Expected To Close In Early December

Kaman Corporation has agreed to acquire Global Aerosystems, LLC (“Global”) of Everett, Washington, a provider of aerostructure engineering design analysis and FAA certification services to the aerospace industry.

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Cheaper by The Half-Dozen - Piper Bags Seminole Fleet Sale

Six Twins Going To Firm Specializing In Airline Pilot Training

A fleet of six Piper Seminole multi-engine piston-powered advanced training aircraft is being acquired by Airline Transport Professionals. The airplanes will be delivered before the end of the year.

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Aero-TV: More Than Just 'FAST' -- Klapmeier's Kestrel Starts Proving Itself

ANN Puts The Kestrel Through Its Paces After NBAA

The Aero-TV crews that produces ANN's industry-leading aero-video coverage LOVE Air-To-Air missions... as its not only a way to show an aircraft in its element... but also a means by which we can see an aircraft deal with the with the arduous tasks inherent in tight formation and the maneuvering required to get the gorgeous shots ANN viewers all over the world demand of us. It was also a great chance to talk to a pilot who has been piloting the Kestrel over the last few weeks as the bird is demoed all over the US in order to build support for this exciting program.

Aero-TV: More Than Just 'FAST' -- Klapmeier's Kestrel Starts Proving Itself

ANN Puts The Kestrel Through Its Paces After NBAA

The Aero-TV crews that produce ANN's industry-leading aero-video coverage LOVE Air-To-Air missions... as its not only a way to show an aircraft in its element... but also a means by which we can see an aircraft deal with the arduous tasks inherent in tight formation and the maneuvering required to get the gorgeous shots ANN viewers all over the world demand of us. It was also a great chance to talk to a pilot who has been piloting the Kestrel over the last few weeks as the bird is demoed all over the US in order to build support for this exciting program.

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Klyde Morris (11.15.10)

Klyde's Hope For A Falcon 7X Is Fading...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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More Union Maneuvering At Boeing

Boeing’s Manufacturing Pilots and Field Service Reps Reportedly Organizing to Join SPEEA

 A missive looking to put the best possible face on possible union changes at Boeing claims that the pilots who deliver, ferry and train others to fly aircraft built by The Boeing Company are on a path to become the newest bargaining unit of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001.

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Phoenix East Aviation Orders DA42 NG Aircraft

Two New Airplanes Powered By Austro Diesel Engines

Diamond Aircraft is pleased to announce that Phoenix East Aviation, Inc. of Daytona Beach, FL, has selected the DA42 NG for its multi-engine training fleet.

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Pilot My-Cast Now Available For iPad

Real-Time Weather Over VFR Sectionals

Garmin subsidiary Digital Cyclone announced Friday that Pilot My-Cast has been released for the iPad.

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ACSF Announces New Executive Officers

Three Appointed To Executive Committee, Including William Haberstock

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) has appointed three new members to its Executive Committee.

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Cessna 172 Aircraft Total Training Program Introduced By Jeppesen

Covers All Phases Of Flight From Checklists To Maneuvers

Jeppesen recently introduced a new Cessna 172 Total Training program for the ubiquitous GA aircraft. The Cessna 172 Total Training solution incorporates learning situations from all phases of flight, from maneuvers to checklists, featuring an intuitive, easy-to-use design and layout.

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Where The Rubber Meets The ... Runway

Goodyear Emphasizes Importance Of Aircraft Tire Pressure Checks

We just got through another weekend, which is perhaps a good time for a "back to basics" reminder about the only part of most airplanes that is actually designed to be in contact with the ground.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.15.10): Ground Controlled Approach

Ground Controlled Approach A radar approach system operated from the ground by air traffic control personnel transmitting instructions to the pilot by radio. The approach may be conducted with surveillance radar (ASR) only or with both surveillance and precision approach radar (PAR). Usage of the term "GCA" by pilots is discouraged except when referring to a GCA facility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.15.10)

Aero-Linx: WASPs -- Breaking Ground for Today’s Female USAF Pilots As early as 1930, the War Department had considered using women pilots but the Chief of the U.S. Army Air Corps had called the idea "utterly unfeasible," stating that women were too "high strung." Famed woman aviator Jacqueline Cochran in 1939 wrote Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt (wife of then-President Franklin Roosevelt) to suggest women pilots could be used in a national emergency. Aviatrix Nancy Harkness Love in 1940 made a similar proposal to the Air Corps' Ferry Command.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.15.10)

"Check pressures when the tires are at ambient temperatures... Tire temperatures can increase 200°F during aircraft operation, and every increase of 5ºF results in approximately a 1% pressure change." Source: Sage advice from Goodyear Aviation's Robert Robson, Goodyear's Product Support Manager.

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