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October 08, 2010

NASA Sponsors Reduced Gravity Technology Test Flights

16 Research Teams Participated In The Program

NASA recently sponsored a series of flights from Ellington Field in Houston to test technologies in reduced-gravity conditions. The flights marked the third year of operations for NASA's Facilitated Access to the Space Environment for Technology program, called FAST.

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New Space Station Crew Members Launch From Kazakhstan

Arrival At ISS Expected Saturday Evening

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka launched to the International Space Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft at 0510 local time Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 10.08.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.08.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.08.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Meet Rod Hightower - 10.08.10 (ANN Special Report, with Rod Hightower)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.08.10

The FAA moves on helicopter safety rules.
Dreamliner wake turbulence warnings were premature.
And DOT is ready for the skies to open to Japan.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.08.10

The FAA moves on helicopter safety rules.
Dreamliner wake turbulence warnings were premature.
And DOT is ready for the skies to open to Japan.


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ANN Special Feature: Meet Rod Hightower - 10.08.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with new Experimental Aircraft Association President Rod Hightower just after his introduction at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010.

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John Pistole To Speak At NBAA2010

New TSA Administrator To Keynote Opening General Session On Tuesday

The NBAA announced Thursday that TSA Administrator John S. Pistole will be a speaker at the Opening General Session at NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta.

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Airbus Military A330 MRTT Obtains Military Certification

First Aircraft To Be Delivered 'Soon'

Airbus Military has obtained certification for the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport from Spanish military certification authority Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Aerospacial (INTA).

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Sukhoi Begins Testing Of Modernized Su-33 Fighters

Flight And Ground Tests Underway For Naval Aircraft

Ground and flight testing of the modernized fourth generation Sukhoi Su-33 naval fighter has begun at the KnAAPO aircraft plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur under a 2010 Russian state defense order.

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Air Show Pilot Inks Movie Deal

Andy Anderson Signs With Forbes Films To Adapt "The Golden Countess"

Christopher Forbes, Director and Producer of Forbes Films, announced Thursday that an agreement has been reach with Author Andy Anderson to produce a feature film based on Anderson's novel "The Golden Countess"

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FreeFlight Systems Radar Altimeters Receives EASA ETSO Approval

RA-4000 And RA-4500 Receive ETSO-2C87 From EASA

A pair of radar altimeters from FreeFlight Systems have  received ETSO-C287 from EASA.

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AAI Flies Aerosonde Mark 4.7 Aircraft With Heavy Fuel Engine

Kerosene-Based Fuel Compatible With Army's "Single Fuel" Concept

An Aerosonde Mark 4.7 small unmanned aircraft system (SUAS) with a heavy fuel engine (HFE) has been successfully demonstrated by AAI Corporation at Fort Pickett in Virginia, the company said Thursday.

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Delta Air Lines Releases 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report

Outlines The Airline's Efforts In Environmental Protection, Safety, Social Responsibility

Delta Air Lines says its just-released 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report details the company's performance in the areas of the environment, safety and community responsibility over the past two years.

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AD: Boeing

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2010-20-17

MANUFACTURER: Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes  

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Aero-TV Redux: Things That Roar In The Night! EAA's Night-Time AirShow

The Brightest Night At Oshkosh 2010!

This year's Oshkosh event had it all... drama, excitement, triumph, tragedy, and big-time fireworks! The final attendance figures released by EAA showed 535,000 attendees, a decrease of 7 percent from 2009. "We had expected to have a slightly lower attendance figure this year after last year's blockbuster event," Poberezny said.

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FAA Posts Helicopter Operation NPRM To Federal Register

Comment Period Closes January 10

The FAA has proposed broad new rules for helicopter operators, including air ambulances, which, if finalized, would require stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications and training, and additional on-board safety equipment.  

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Klyde Morris (10.07.10)

Klyde Doesn't Understand NASA

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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American Airlines Recalls Approximately 800 Furloughed Employees

545 Flight Attendants, 250 Pilots To Be Recalled For Active Duty

American Airlines announced Wednesday that it is sending recall notices to 545 flight attendants and 250 pilots.

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Kansas Playing HBC Deal Close To The Vest

Governor Doesn't Want Details Released Before Union Vote

Details of the deal announced this week by Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson (D) that he says will keep Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita are being very closely held until the company's machinists' union has an opportunity to vote on a new contract October 16.

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Soyuz Spacecraft Damaged In Transit To Launch Pad

Rocket To Transport Crew To ISS In December

The Russian Space Agency Roscosmos says that the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft which is intended to transport a crew to the ISS in December was damaged in trasport to the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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'Panther' Tilt-Rotor UAV Debuts In Israel

Israel Aerospace Industries Developed The Aircraft For Tactical Missions

Up to now, UAVs have primarily followed one of two conventional designs: fixed wing like a conventional airplane, or rotary wing like a helicopter. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has taken the wraps off a third configuration.

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Five Families Reach Settlements In Flight 3407 Accident

Continental Connection Flight Went Down Near Buffalo, NY In 2009

The families of five of the people on board Continental Connection Flight 3407 when it went down in February of last year have reached settlements with the airline. Terms of the agreements were kept confidential.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.08.10)

"We can prevent accidents by preparing pilots and equipping helicopters for all of the unique flying conditions they encounter." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.08.10): Dry

When referring to aircraft hire charges, this means 'without fuel'.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.08.10)

Peterson Air & Space Museum

The Museum's stated mission is to preserve and portray the rich aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and Peterson Air Force Base.

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