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February 21, 2010

Clouds Raise Concern For Sunday Shuttle Landing at KSC

Backup Site In CA May Get Guests From Outer Space

Space shuttle Endeavour and its six-member STS-130 crew on are expected to return to Earth late on Sunday, Feb. 21.

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Frasca Built S92 Full Flight Simulator Gets Dual Qualification

Level B FSS and Level III FTD Approval Granted In Scotland

Bristow Academy in Aberdeen, Scotland has received dual qualification for their Frasca-built S92 Full Flight Simulator (FFS), according to Frasca International of Urbana, IL. The S92 FFS is the first certified helicopter device under JAA with both Level B FFS and Level III FTD approval.

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L-3 Avionics 'Trilogy' Electronic Standby Instrument Approved For Helo Ops

All-In-One Glass Standby Instrument First Of Its Type Certified For Helicopters

L-3 Avionics Systems announced Friday it has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval from the FAA for the Trilogy ESI-1000 Electronic Standby Instrument on Part 27 and Part 29 rotary-wing aircraft.

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Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Fastest Growing Local Market

Reports 21 Percent Passenger Growth Last Year Over 2008

Local passenger traffic at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) grew almost 21% in the 3rd quarter of 2009 as compared to the same period in 2008 - moving CVG to the top position for the largest increase in local passenger traffic, according to the 3rd Quarter 2009 DOT report.

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Boeing Says It Will Again Be Number One

Albaugh Outlines Four-Year Timeline For Return To Lead Status

The head of Boeing's Commercial Airline Division says the U.S. plane-maker will overtake rival Airbus to be the world's largest civilian aircraft manufacturer within 4 years.

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Eurocopter Displays New Technologies, Proven Aircraft At Heli-Expo 2010

First Presentation Of EC175 In SAR Configuration

Eurocopter will be showing several of its successful products and key examples of its R&D work at Heli-Expo in Houston.

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Despite Successful Test, No New Funding For Airborne Laser

Program Was Cut Last Year

The Pentagon has no plans to restore funding for Boeing's airborne laser program, despite a successful test of the system February 11th. Defense Secretary Robert Gates had slashed the program from seven planes to one, cutting $8.2 billion from the 16-year-old program.

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NTSB Vice Chairman Hart Offer Thoughts At ACSF Symposium In March

Speech To Focus On “Financial Benefits of Safety Assessment Programs”

NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hart (pictured, right) will speak at the annual Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) Air Charter Safety Symposium on March 2-3, 2010, at the Marriott Westfields in Chantilly, VA.

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Goodrich Presents Next-Generation Low-Cost Camera Gimbal For Helicopter Market

Real-Time And Recorded Surveillance, Inspection Capability For Many End Users

Goodrich Corporation is demonstrating a low-cost family of stabilized surveillance camera gimbals for the helicopter market that provides enhanced information-gathering capability to budget-pressured cities, businesses and armed forces.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.21.10)

"We still very much want to pursue development of this promising technology, and we'll figure out down the road what the appropriate and cost-effective platform is." Source: Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell discussing the elimination of DOD funding for the 747 airborne laser program in 2009.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.21.10): Execute Missed Approach

Execute Missed Approach Instructions issued to a pilot making an instrument approach which means continue inbound to the missed approach point and execute the missed approach procedure as described on the Instrument Approach Procedure Chart or as previously assigned by ATC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.21.10)

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