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October 04, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 10.04.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.04.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.04.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: FAA's Medical Minefield - 10.04.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2010-20-14

MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC- 10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F Airplanes  

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2010-20-12

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 747-400, 747- 400D, and 747-400F Series Airplanes  

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Avidyne Addresses EGPWS Issue In R9

Problem Traced To TAWS Sensor

Avidyne said late last week that following multiple reports from R9 owners about their EGPWS not working, its engineers determined that there is a problem with the GPS receiver's transmission of the Figure of Merit (FOM) to the TAWS sensor.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.04.10

Continental reached a deal with flight attendants on Thursday.
The United-Continental Merger became official on Friday.
And optimism has faded for two US balloonists.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.04.10

Continental reached a deal with flight attendants on Thursday.
The United-Continental Merger became official on Friday.
And optimism has faded for two US balloonists.


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ANN Special Feature: FAA's Medical Minefield - 10.04.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about Bob's recent experience with the FAA in getting a special issuance medical certificate after facing some health problems, and h

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Orion Crew Vehicle Main Engine Injectors Successfully Tested

Combustion Stability Confirmed For 7500-Pound Thrust Motor

Development injector testing for the 7500-pound thrust Orion main engine (OME) for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle has recently been completed successfully by Aerojet under contract to Lockheed Martin.

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NASA's Webb Telescope Unique Structural 'Heart' Passes Extreme Tests

Culmination Of Years Of Development Work For The Harsh Environment Of Space

NASA engineers have created a unique engineering marvel called the ISIM structure that recently survived exposure to extreme cryogenic temperatures, proving that the structure will remain stable when exposed to the harsh environment of space.

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EDA Awards $400,000 Grant To Space Florida

Funds To Help Grow Aerospace Jobs In Florida

On September 22, 2010, the Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded Space Florida $400,000 for development of a strategic economic development strategy for Florida's Space Coast Region.

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Final Bid For NASA Cargo Mission Contract Submitted By Boeing

Space Agency Plans To Make A Selection In November

Boeing has submitted its final bid for NASA’s Cargo Mission Contract (CMC) for the International Space Station (ISS), the company announced Thursday.

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Aero-TV: Team MS760 -- 'Snort' and 'Jive' In Formation

Four-Seat TwinJet Turns Out To Be A Great Aerobat

One of the cooler sights at Oshkosh 2010 was the appearance of a unique two plane jet formation team piloted by two of the most experienced jet jocks on the circuit. With only a few actual airshows under the their belt so far, it was hard to see any difference between this performance the usual high standards seen in their other endeavors.

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Aero-TV: Team MS760 -- 'Snort' and 'Jive' In Formation

Four-Seat TwinJet Turns Out To Be A Great Aerobat

One of the cooler sights at Oshkosh 2010 was the appearance of a unique two plane jet formation team piloted by two of the most experienced jet jocks on the circuit. With only a few actual airshows under their belt so far, it was hard to see any difference between this performance and the usual high standards seen in their other endeavors.

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Klyde Morris (10.04.10)

Klyde Just Wants To Go Back To The Moon...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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The 'World's First' Ever Hovering Biplane Goes Virtual

The Turbine Toucan Takes Flight Virtually

OK... so you can't have one for your own--in reality... but if you're willing to accept a 'virtual' substitute, then we have a 'ride' for you. Infinity Entertainment Inc. and PSD-International have joined forces to bring the Turbine Toucan, the highest performance biplane in history, to the virtual world.

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Cessna Launches Online M&O Sessions Prior To NBAA

Model-Specific Sessions To Be Offered Beginning Next Week

Cessna said Thursday it will begin offering its annual Citation maintenance and overhaul (M&O) sessions normally held during the National Business Aviation Association meeting and convention several weeks earlier via global webcast .

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'FlightPlan RNP Predictor' Introduced By Jeppesen

Service Allows Operators To Integrate Real-Time GPS-Based Navigation

A new service which allows operators to switch from using traditional ground-based waypoint routes and procedures to implementing real-time GPS-based required navigation performance (RNP) operations has been introduced by Jeppesen.

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Army Helicopters Embark On Royal Navy Flagship For Exercise

Apaches Will Train To Broaden Sea Experience And Capability With The Royal Navy

A detachment of Apache attack helicopters from the Army Air Corps has landed onboard the Royal Navy's fleet flagship HMS Ark Royal to take part in Exercise Joint Warrior in October.

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First Production C-5M Super Galaxy Delivered To U.S. Air Force

First With New Tail Flash And Nose Art

The U.S. Air Force took delivery of its first production C-5M Super Galaxy Thursday during a ceremony at Lockheed Martin's Marietta, GA facility. The event was attended by officials from Air Mobility Command, Air Force Material Command and Dover Air Force Base, DE.

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New Checked Baggage Screening System Approved For Eagle County Regional Airport

TSA Announces $4.6 Million Award For The  In-Line System

The TSA said Thurday it has awarded approximately $4.6 million to Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) for construction of a new in-line baggage handling system.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.04.10): Ground Communication Outlet (GCO)

Ground Communication Outlet (GCO) An unstaffed, remotely controlled, ground/ground communications facility. Pilots at uncontrolled airports may contact ATC and FSS via VHF to a telephone connection to obtain an instrument clearance or close a VFR or IFR flight plan. They may also get an updated weather briefing prior to takeoff. Pilots will use four "key clicks" on the VHF radio to contact the appropriate ATC facility or six "key clicks" to contact the FSS. The GCO system is intended to be used only on the ground. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.04.10)

Aero-Linx: Hot Air Balloon Event Directory While the ANN crew is enjoying the wonders of the 2010 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, let us recommend a few more balloon oriented web sites and portals... Welcome to the world's most complete directory of Hot Air Balloon Festivals. Here you will find a directory and calendar of hot air balloon festivals, rallies and events around the world.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.04.10)

"This is going to make the sessions available to a much wider group of technicians around the world and it will greatly enhance peer interaction, and enhance the learning experience for Citation technicians and operators. This is part of our ongoing, industry-leading effort called ServiceDirect that is changing how service and support are delivered to aircraft operators. It's all about making sure our customers have the support they need in the most effective way we can deliver it." Source: Mark Paolucci, senior vice president, Customer Service, in remarks about Cessna decision to begin offering its annual Citation maintenance and overhaul (M&O) sessions, normally held during the National Business Aviation Association mee

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