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February 01, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.01.11

Boeing and the Netherlands Royal Air Force celebrate a milestone.
Glasair now offers Two Weeks to Taxi for its amphibian.
And...may you have a Robinson year!

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.01.11

Boeing and the Netherlands Royal Air Force celebrate a milestone.
Glasair now offers Two Weeks to Taxi for its amphibian.
And...may you have a Robinson year!


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ANN Special Feature: ADS-B Is Rolling Out - 02.01.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Tim Taylor, President and CEO of FreeFlight Systems, about ADS-B, which he says both the FAA and aircraft operators are adopting faster than you might be aware.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 02.01.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.01.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.01.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: ADS-B Is Rolling Out - 02.01.11 (ANN Special Report, with Tim Taylor, President and CEO of FreeFlight Systems)

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Bye Energy Continues Ambitious Growth, Expansion

Enters The New Year With Big Plans

Bye Energy has extended its presence to Rocky Mountain Metro Airport in Jefferson County, CO, and expanded its headquarters facility at Centennial Airport in Englewood, CO.

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Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting

Held In Conjunction With Heli-Expo In Orlando, FL

The Twirly Birds will hold their annual meeting in Orlando, FL, held again this year in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo. The organization says the meeting is open to anyone who has soloed in a helicopter at least twenty years ago.

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Cessna Wins Environmental Award From City Of Wichita

Named Top Company For Clean Air And Sustainability

The City of Wichita named Cessna Aircraft Company as the winner of a 2010 Clean Air & Sustainability Award during its Regional Energy Summit last week.

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Medical Transport Learjet 36R/X Arrives In Honolulu

Primary Mission Will Be For Critical Transport To U.S. Mainland

Air ambulance company AirMed International said Sunday that a Learjet 36R/X at had arrived at its Honolulu base. This long-range jet will be used for urgent transports to the mainland, serving the transport needs of Hawaii hospitals as well as the U.S. Department of Defense.

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SimCom Training Centers Expands Into Dallas/Ft. Worth

Company Has Acquired PrestoSIM, Plans Expansion

Training options are set to grow in the DFW area. Wally David, President and Chief Executive Officer, SimCom Training Centers, announced Monday that SimCom has completed the acquisition of the former PrestoSIM training center located near the Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas International Airport.

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Russia, China Claim To Have Technology Similar To X-37B

China Says Its Autonomous Spacecraft Has Flown

Numerous reports over the weekend indicate that both Russia and China are working on autonomous spacecraft similar to the X-37B launched and recovered by the U.S. Air Force last year.

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CA Lawsuit Attempts To Restrict Airspace Use

Secretive California Olive Grower Doesn't Want Any Overflights

The owner of an 80-acre olive farm near Santa Rosa, California is continuing to pursue a 2009 lawsuit which has grounded most ballooning activities in the region, as well as pest control and other aviation activities.

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737 Deliveries First To Be Financed By Jackson Square Aviation

Nine Additional Aircraft To Be Under Management By Year's End

Boeing delivered 737-800s to Japan Airlines (JAL) and Norwegian Air Shuttle last week. In sale leaseback arrangements, both carriers immediately assigned the airplanes – one 737-800 each – to Jackson Square Aviation (JSA).

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China Experiments With Private Helicopter Business

Allowing Flights Over Tourist Island

Chinese officials are apparently considering easing restrictions on private helicopter flights. The government said on Friday that they would begin to allow helicopters to fly in low-altitude airspace over Hainan ... an island catering to tourists.

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Blue Grass Airport Executive Director Receives FAA Award

Southern Region Honors Erik Frankl

Eric J. Frankl, A.A.E., Executive Director of Lexington's Blue Grass Airport, has been selected as the 2010 Air Carrier Airport Manager of the Year by the FAA's Southern Region. The award was presented at the annual FAA Southern Region Airports Communications Conference in Atlanta last week.

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Air Force Brigadier General Selected As Next DLA Aviation Commander

Brig. Gen. Scott Jansson Will Lead The Division

Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Alan Thompson has announced the selection of Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Jansson as the next commander of DLA Aviation in Richmond, VA.

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Aero-TV: Sandel's ST3400H HeliTAWS -- Next-Gen Terrain Awareness For Helos

Helos Need Help Staying Out Of The Weeds... Sandel Provides It

The concept of terrain avoidance is a serious one for anyone that flies... as the saying goes -- The Meek May Inherit The Earth... But Pilots Are Trying To Put THAT Off As Long As Possible...

Aero-TV: Sandel's ST3400H HeliTAWS -- Next-Gen Terrain Awareness For Helos

Helos Need Help Staying Out Of The Weeds... Sandel Provides It

The concept of terrain avoidance is a serious one for anyone that flies... as the saying goes -- The Meek May Inherit The Earth... But Pilots Are Trying To Put THAT Off As Long As Possible... This is particularly true of those of us who fly helicopters. The fact that helos have vertical take-off and landing capability means we spend a lot of time doing both... and loitering a little closer to the ground (than the average fixed-wing) in the process. When operating in reduced visibility or at night, this becomes a really tricky proposition... and we need all the help we can get. Enter Sandel's HeliTAWS ST3400

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First Flight: Onex Single-Place, Folding-Wing, Aerobatic Sport Aircraft

Sonex's Clean Sheet One-Seater Flies Over Oshkosh

The single-place Onex completed its first flight over Oshkosh, WI on January 27th.  Sonex Aircraft says that the number one prototype of the new folding-wing kit aircraft made its first flight piloted by Sonex General Manager, CEO, and Onex designer Jeremy Monnett.

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Smithsonian May Display Challenger, Columbia Debris

Gallery Would Be Dedicated To The Shuttle Program

Officials at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum say they are considering a display of artifacts recovered following the Columbia and Challenger disasters, but only if the families of the astronauts give consent for the exhibit.

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Pistole Caps Program Allowing Private Security Screening At Airports

AFGE Applauds The Move To Not Consider Any Additional Airports In SPP Effort

Just a month after saying it was "neutral" on the issue, TSA Administrator John Pistole has said he will not expand a program which allows airports to hire private contractors for passenger screening.

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Senate Dems Push FAA Reauthorization As Jobs Bill

Airport Construction Grants In Bill Could 'Support' 90,000 Jobs, Senators Say

Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has introduced the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act. It is the same bill that passed the U.S. Senate last year, 93-0.

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Aircraft Maintenance Provider to Bring 308 Jobs to Forsyth County, NC

State Grant Helps NS Aviation Locate in Winston-Salem

A start-up provider of aircraft maintenance and repair services will locate in Forsyth County, North Carolina, with plans to create 308 jobs and invest $1.27 million during the next four years in Winston-Salem.

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Carter PAV Completes Phase I Flight-testing

Software Refinements Made For Improved Aircraft Control

Wichita Falls, TX-based Carter Aerospace Development said Monday that they have completed the first phase of flight-testing of their new Personal Air Vehicle (PAV). The PAV began flight-testing in October 2010 with the goal of testing and refining the flight control systems for the aircraft.

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BRS Racks Up Another Cirrus Save

Pilot In Colorado Unhurt After Deploying Chute

The pilot of a Cirrus SR22 was unhurt Sunday following the deployment of his airframe parachute during an emergency.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.01.11)

"(T)o preserve TSA as an effective, federal counterterrorism security network, SPP (Screening Partnership Program) will not be expanded beyond the current 16 airports, unless a clear and substantial advantage to do so emerges in the future." Source: TSA Administrator John Pistole.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.01.11): Descent Speed Adjustments

Speed deceleration calculations made to determine an accurate VTA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.01.11)

Motion Picture Pilots Association

The Motion Picture Pilots Association was founded in 1977 by a group of concerned motion picture aviators at the urging of industry and government.

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