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February 15, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.16.11

The US Navy gets this party started.
The ninth annual Team America Rocketry Challenge is on.
And airman enforcement actions will now live as long as you do.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.16.11

The US Navy gets this party started.
The ninth annual Team America Rocketry Challenge is on.
And airman enforcement actions will now live as long as you do.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: R/C Model Hobby Threatened by FAA? - 02.16.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Rich Hanson, Government and Regulatory Affairs Representative for the Academy of Model Aeronautics, about how soon we might see a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for regul

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.15.11

Could pilots finally get fair treatment from NTSB?
Congress is ready to protect Through-the-Fence agreements.
And there's no doubt left that tarmac stranding rule is working.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.15.11

Could pilots finally get fair treatment from NTSB?
Congress is ready to protect Through-the-Fence agreements.
And there's no doubt left that tarmac stranding rule is working.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I: R/C Model Hobby Threatened by FAA? - 02.15.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Rich Hanson, Government and Regulatory Affairs Representative for the Academy of Model Aeronautics, about how the R/C model industry is threatened by sweeping new regula

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Airports Advocacy Group Says Administration FAA Funding Request Falls Short

ACI-NA: AIP Program Underfunded In White House Budget

In response to the Administration's Fiscal Year 2012 budget release, Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) expressed serious concern about the recommendation to reduce funding for job-creating programs that improve the nation's airport security and capacity infrastructure.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 02.15.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.15.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.15.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: R/C Model Hobby Threatened by FAA? - 02.15.11 (ANN Special Report, with Rich Hanson, Government and Regulatory Affairs Representative for the Academy of Model Aeronautics)

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Engine Expert, Test Pilot To Speak At Twin Commander University

Helmuth Eggeling Returns To TCU In Bonita Springs, FL

Helmuth Eggeling is the acknowledged expert when it comes to operating Honeywell turbine engines, including the TPE331 that powers all models of turboprop Twin Commanders.

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World's Largest Rocket Contest For Students Launches Into Qualifying

Top 100 Teams Will Compete In Washington, D.C. Area This Spring

More than 600 teams from 48 states and the District of Columbia are preparing their hand-designed model rockets to qualify for the ninth annual Team America Rocketry Challenge May 14.

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NTSB Safety Recommendations Focus On B737 Elevator Controls

Says Foreign Objects Can Damage Power Control Units

The NTSB has made a series of recommendations to the FAA concerning Boeing 737-300 through -500 series airplanes.

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ICG Nxtlink ICS-400 Receives Iridium Certification

Com System Successfully Tested On The Iridium Constellation

An aircraft cabin communications system developed by International Communications Group has successfully completed the “Iridium Compatible Equipment Certification” (ICE) testing, and has been approved for operation on the Iridium constellation and network.

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NASA And Florida's Palm Beach County Provide Unique Student Experience

Encouraging STEM Careers Among Elementary And Middle School Students

NASA is partnering with the South Florida Science Museum, West Palm Beach, FL, and the school district of Palm Beach County to inspire and encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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AirTran Flight Attendants Set Six-Week Picketing Schedule

FAs Will Stage Informational Actions In Six Cities

AirTran Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have set a "Six Cities in Six Weeks" picketing tour.

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Rick Stine Named Senior VP Of New StandardAero Components Sector

Company Says Restructuring Underscores Commitment To Market

Rick Stine has been named Senior Vice President of StandardAero's Components Sector in Cincinnati, Ohio StandardAero, the company said in a news release Monday.

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RAF May Cut 100 Pilot Trainees

Military Analysts Say The Move Would Leave The Service Undermanned

Reports from London Monday indicate that Britain's RAF is considering cutting 100 pilot trainees from fast jet, transport, and helicopter programs.

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Eurocopter Sells Five AS350 B3 Helicopters In India

Three Companies Sign Deals At Aero India 2011

The acquisition by three Indian companies of a total of five AS350 B3 helicopters was announced late last week by Eurocopter and its Eurocopter India subsidiary at the Aero India 2011 exhibition in Bangalore.

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Navy Super Bowl Flyover Pricetag: Either $109,000 Or $450,000

Either Way, Texas Stadium Roof Was Shut During The Traditional Display

At every Super Bowl, there is a flyover of military aircraft from a nearby base. It's one of those things which has become part of the fabric of the game.

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Aero-TV: The Buying and Selling Of LSAs -- The Revenge Of 'ITBOA BNITBOB'

The Sebring LSA Show Reveals That The Light-Sport Industry Still Has Much To Learn

Our good friend, Dave Juwel, has done a marvelous job of helping ANN evaluate the sport and general aviation industry's ability to market itself effectively. A number of years ago, Aero-News published an article that he wrote titled, "Does Your Aviation Business Suffer From ITBOA BNITBOB Disease?" ITBOA BNITBOB is an acronym for, "In The Business Of Aviation... But Not In The Business Of Business." To this day, it is one of the most requested of our older feature stories.

Aero-TV: The Buying and Selling Of LSAs -- The Revenge Of 'ITBOA BNITBOB'

The Sebring LSA Show Reveals That The Light-Sport Industry Still Has Much To Learn

Our good friend, Dave Juwel, has done a marvelous job of helping ANN evaluate the sport and general aviation industry's ability to market itself effectively. A number of years ago, Aero-News published an article that he wrote titled, "Does Your Aviation Business Suffer From ITBOA BNITBOB Disease?" ITBOA BNITBOB is an acronym for, "In The Business Of Aviation... But Not In The Business Of Business." To this day, it is one of the most requested of our older feature stories.

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Thousands On Hand For The Premiere Of The 747-8 Intercontinental

Boeing Execs Say It Is The Only Airplane To Serve 400-500 Seat Market

Boeing unveiled its new 747-8 Intercontinental on Sunday. Approximately 10,000 guests, including customers, Boeing employees, government officials, partners and suppliers, gathered in the factory in Everett, Wash., to witness the premiere of the Intercontinental at an event themed "Incredible, Again."

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Introducing: Taurus Electro G2

Pipistrel Rolls Out Next Generation Self-Launching Two-Place glider

The second generation of the electric-powered two-seat self-launching glider Taurus Electro is now in serial production and available to customers world-wide. Pipistrel announced in a news release Monday that more than 20 owners will receive their aircraft by the end of 2011.

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FAA Database To Track Enforcement Actions ... Forever

Law Changed To Stop Practice Of Redacting Pilot's Name, Usually After Five Years

ANN has learned that Congress passed a new provision to 49 USC 44703, Airman certificates into law last August. Our sources tell us that a new subsection  mandates that the FAA establish an electronic database that includes summaries of legal enforcement actions.

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Secretary Napolitano Announces DHS Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request

Homeland Security Requests $57 Billion, Claims $800 Million In Savings

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano unveiled the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) $57.0 billion fiscal year 2012 budget request Monday, prioritizing efforts to protect the Nation from terrorism and other threats while making what she says is an unprecedented commitment to fiscal discipline.

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Cheers Commercial Crew Support In NASA Budget

Says The Program Will Eliminate Reliance On Russia, Save Money For U.S. Taxpayers, And Create Jobs

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation said Monday it welcomes the strong support for commercial spaceflight in the new NASA FY2012 proposed budget.

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Naval Aviation Centennial Kicks Off In San Diego

Year-Long Celebration Opens With An Open House And  A Sold-Out Gala

Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), the "Birthplace of Naval Aviation," served as the location for the official kick off of the Centennial of Naval Aviation (CoNA) celebration, Feb. 12, as thousands of visitors attended a special Open House and Parade of Flight.

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Wichita Companies Cautiously Optimistic About 2011

Spirit AeroSystems Added Jobs In 2010

Three aviation companies in Wichita are approaching 2011 with a certain amount of optimism, but all recognize that the aviation industry is not out of the woods yet.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.15.11)

"Airports are disappointed that the authorized funding level for the job-creating Airport Improvement Program (AIP) falls short of the amount necessary to ensure passenger safety, security and airfield maintenance." Source: ACI-NA President Greg Principat.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.15.11): Stick Pusher

Stall-protection device that forces pilot's control column forward as stalling angle of attack is neared.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.15.11)

Society of Aircraft Restoration

The purpose of S.O.A.R. is to establish an organization dedicated to restore, in flying condition, combat aircraft of all countries.

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