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February 06, 2010

NORAD Plans Air Patrols For Super Bowl

Will Enforce TFR Surrounding Sun Life Stadium

Fighter jet crews from North American Aerospace Defense Command's Continental United States Region will be busy Sunday protecting the skies around Sun Life Stadium in Miami during Super Bowl XLIV.

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Two Killed When Helo Impacts Mountainside In The Dominican Republic

Helicopter Was Involved In Haiti Relief Efforts

Two Americans who were assisting in relief efforts in Haiti were killed Thursday when the helicopter they were flying impacted the side of a mountain in the Dominican Republic.

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Bombardier Aerospace Delivered 302 Aircraft In Fiscal Year 2009/10

Business Aircraft Outpaced Commercial, But Not By Much

Bombardier Aerospace announced Friday that it delivered 302 aircraft for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2010, compared to 349 aircraft deliveries in the previous fiscal year 2008/09 (year ending January 31, 2009).

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$2 Billion Additional Needed To Complete A400M

French Officials Urging Partners To Dig A Little Deeper

French Defense Minister Herve Morin said Thursday that an additional $2 billion will be needed to complete the A400M, Airbus' troubled military airlifter.  The request comes on the heels of $2.7 billion recently pumped into the project by the 7 partner nations.

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Skydivers Dive In To Haiti Relief Effort

Jump Planes Can Also Carry A Lot Of Relief Supplies

Skydiving centers across the country have found an unusual way to contribute to the Haiti relief effort - by using skydiving aircraft to transport food and medical supplies to the island.

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Super Bowl Sunday Will (Hopefully) Start With A Shuttle Launch

Weather Forecast 80% "Go" In Florida, Alternate Landing Sites Look Clear

The Super Bowl isn't the only big event planned for Florida this Sunday. NASA plans to launch Space Shuttle Endeavour at 0439 EST in what will likely be the final night launch ever for the space shuttle program.

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Asia-Pacific Airlines Could Acquire 8,000 New Aircraft Over Next 20 Years

Region Driving Demand For Larger Aircraft Types

Anyone looking for growth in the airline industry needs to look to the Asia/Pacific region, as airlines there could acquire as many as 8,000 new passenger and cargo aircraft over the next 20 years.

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Singapore Flying College Takes Delivery Of First Citation Mustang

Cessna To Deliver Four More Jets Over Three Years

Cessna announced this week at the Singapore Air Show it is set to deliver the first of five Citation Mustangs ordered by the Singapore Flying College in Australia to support its advanced training program.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.06.10)

"I believe that unless congressional intervention or legislative mandates are in place, the time it takes the FAA to address the most critical safety issues raised by the accident is too long." Source: Representative Jerry Costello (D-IL). 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.06.10): En Route Air Traffic Control Services

En Route Air Traffic Control Services

Air traffic control service provided aircraft on IFR flight plans, generally by centers, when these aircraft are operating between departure and destination terminal areas.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.06.10)

Sport Flying, 1908 Style

As you contemplate this weekend's $100 hamburger, consider this. As early as 1908, no less pilot than Wilbur Wright understood that flying would be something that people would do for the sheer pleasure of it. He worte about it in "Scientific American" way back in the day.

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