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February 17, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.17.11

The F-136 gets its plug pulled.
Bolen sees bright spots for bizjets in the budget.
And Blakey finds irony in the term, "Sputnik moment."

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.17.11

The F-136 gets its plug pulled.
Bolen sees bright spots for bizjets in the budget.
And Blakey finds irony in the term, "Sputnik moment."


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ANN Special Feature: Why Private Screeners Are Better - 02.17.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bob Poole, Founder and Director of Transportation Studies for the Reason Foundation, about why airport screening works better when done by private contractors.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 02.17.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.17.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.17.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Why Private Screeners Are Better - 02.17.11 (ANN Special Report, with Bob Poole, Founder and Director of Transportation Studies for the Reason Foundation)

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Nanotechnology Could Pave The Way For Hydrogen Fuels

If Successful, EADS Plans To Fly An Unmanned Hydrogen-Powered Test Plane In 2014

EADS Innovation Works, the group’s corporate research arm, is working with university researchers to find a new storage system for hydrogen which would keep it as a solid for possible use as a clean alternative in airplane and car engines.

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NBAA Continues To Respond To DOT's BARR Program Concerns

Bolen: DOT Will Allow Comments Before Imposing Limitations

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen issued a statement Tuesday to update Association Members on the status of NBAA's work to address concerns from Department of Transportation (DOT) officials regarding the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program.

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AFGE Applauds Senate For Defeat Of Wicker Amendment To The FAA Bill

Union "Encouraged" By Senate Defeat The Move "To Strip TSA Of Collective Bargaining"

The U.S. Senate Tuesday voted down an amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill which would have severely curbed the ability of TSOs to organize for collective bargaining.

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GA-ASI Completes Key Wind Tunnel Test On Sea Avenger UAS

Test Results Validate Performance Of Aircraft for U.S. Navy UCLASS Program

Key wind tunnel test on a model of the Sea Avenger UAS have been completed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), the company said Tuesday.

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Aviation In Europe Showing Slow Upward Trend

2010 Shows A Slight Increase Over the Previous Year

Aviation in Europe pulled out of the economic downturn and began to climb again in 2010, according to statistics from the European Air Traffic Control organization Eurocontrol. The total number of flights in Europe in 2010 was 9.49 million, an increase of 0.8% compared to 2009.

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CSF Applauds Boost To Innovative Technology Programs In NASA Budget

Space Technology Office To Support High-Payoff Programs

Strong support for space technology investments in the new NASA FY2012 proposed budget, including such high-profile programs as Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research, Centennial Challenges, and NASA's commercial parabolic flight program, has won accolades from the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.

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UPS Expands Boeing Airplane Health Management To MD-11 Fleet

Company's 747 Freighter Fleet Already Utilizes The Service

UPS will expand its Boeing's Airplane Health Management (AHM) coverage to include its MD-11 Freighter fleet in addition to the 747-400 Freighter fleet.

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House FAA Bill Endorsed By ARSA

Repair Station Association Supports Increased Oversight Of Repair Facilities

A provision dealing with oversight of maintenance and repair stations worldwide in the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 658) moving through the U.S. House of Representatives has drawn praise from the Aeronautical Repair Station Association.

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Fuel Savings Officials Plan To Broaden Impact With AF-wide Summit

Air Force Taking A Page From The Airline's Manual

Members of the Air Force's Fuel Efficiency Office are hosting the first service-wide Aviation Operations Energy Steering Group summit at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, which concludes Thursday.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2011-03-15

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 767 Airplanes

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2011-04-06

MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 Series Airplanes  

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Classic Aero-TV: 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. "This year's weather challenges early in the week also had an effect. The second half of the week, however, was outstanding, especially with such activities as those on Saturday that included the night air show. We were not only very pleased with the attendance figures, but als

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Air Transport Association Reorganized

Changes Enabling Focus On Advocacy, Building Lobbying Team

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) has announced a significant reorganization which will shift the focus of the organization to building advocacy and lobbying capabilities and ensuring thought leadership on legislative and policy matters.

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NASA Releases Images Of Man-Made Crater On Comet

Flyby Reveals Scar From Deep Impact Mission

NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned new images of a comet showing a scar resulting from the 2005 Deep Impact mission. The images also showed the comet has a fragile and weak nucleus.

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Coyne Applauds Passage of Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Bill By House Committee

Goes Next To The Committee On Ways And Means

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved H.R. 658, the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 Wednesday afternoon.

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NBAA Welcomes House Bill To Modernize Aviation System Without User Fees

Association Advocates Fuel Taxes As "Efficient, Reliable" Funding

The NBAA released a statement welcoming action by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which on Wednesday passed and sent to the Committee on Ways and Means a four-year FAA reauthorization measure, continuing the progress made on modernizing the nation's aviation system.

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GAMA Says FAA Reauthorization Legislation Is Important For GA Manufacturers

Bunce: Association Looks Forward To Working With Congress

GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce says the FAA reauthorization bill is "vital" to the health of general aviation manufacturers, and on Wednesday praised the chairs of the full committee and subcommittee for getting the bill through the Transportation committee and on to Committee on Ways and Means.

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Emergency AD: Turbomeca

Misassembled Fuel System Componant Could Cause In-Flight Shutdown

The FAA has issued an emergency AD for Turbomeca engines after three reports of incorrectly assembled low-pressure fuel system ejectors, with one of them resulting in an uncommanded engine in-flight shutdown.

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AIA Supports House Version Of FAA Reauthorization Act

Blakey: "This Is A Good Bill"

AIA's Marion Blakey on Tuesday expressed support for the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 658) which is currently moving through the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.17.11)

"(W)ith these changes, we are building the foundation that will enable the ATA to be the leading advocate for the industry, and ensure that the legislative and regulatory environment helps promote the growth of commercial aviation." Source: ATA President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.17.11): Aerobatic Maneuver

Aircraft participating in an air show... stalls; spins; inverted flight; pitch angles exceeding plus or minus 30 degrees; and bank angles of 60 degrees or greater.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.17.11)

457th Bomb Group Association

The 457th Bomb Group Association welcomes ALL who wish to become members. Certainly, all veterans of the 457th Bomb Group and their family and friends are eligible.

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