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February 25, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.25.11

The KC-X tanker contract is awarded to Boeing.
Boeing says the first planes will be delivered by 2017.
But EADS hints the fight is not over.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.25.11

The KC-X tanker contract is awarded to Boeing.
Boeing says the first planes will be delivered by 2017.
But EADS hints the fight is not over.


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ANN Special Feature: Aerial Photographer James Cavanaugh - 02.25.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with aerial photographer James Cavanaugh about his background in both aviation and photography, his profession, and how amateur photographers can get better aerial photos.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.25.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.25.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Aerial Photographer James Cavanaugh - 02.25.11 (ANN Special Report, with James Cavanaugh)

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ACI-NA Releases 2011 Capital Needs Survey

Airports Association Has Identified $80.1 Billion In Essential Future Airport Projects

Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) has released the detailed results of the ACI-NA 2011 Capital Needs Survey.

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Unmanned K-MAX Achieves Numerous 'Firsts' During Recent Demo Flights

Multiple Guided High-Altitude Airdrops Among The Accomplishments

An unmanned K-MAX helicopter recently made aviation history by successfully completing multiple guided airdrops via sling load at 10,000 ft above sea level.

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Taiwan Fylin Industrial Found Guilty Of Copyright Infringement

Court Finds That Company Deliberately Copied Technical Documentation Belonging To AmSafe, Nordisk

The Taichung District Court of Taiwan has provided a written decision which finds Taiwan Fylin Industrial Company Ltd. (TFI) guilty of intellectual property infringement  involving the copyrighted works belonging to aviation cargo equipment companies AmSafe and Nordisk Aviation Products A.S.

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FAA Proposes $227,500 Civil Penalty Against Dover Chemical

Alleged Mishaandling Of Hazardous Materials During Air Transportation

The FAA is proposing a $227,500 civil penalty against Dover Chemical Corporation of Dover, Ohio, for alleged violations of federal hazardous materials regulations.

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New EMB 145 AEW&C Platform Unveiled By Embraer

First Of Three Aircraft That Will Incorporate The DRDO-Developed Surveillance Equipment

The first of three EMB 145 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) platforms was unveiled Monday to representatives of the Indian government at a ceremony held at Embraer headquarters in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil.

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New EVS Certified For Dassault Falcon 7X

Esterline's Suresight Enhance Vision System Now FAA, EASA Certified

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC)'s second-generation SureSight CMA-2600 I-Series Integrated Sensor System is now approved for use as an Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) on the Dassault Falcon 7X.

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New Helo Autopilot To Be Unveiled At Heli-Expo

Stability Augmentation Systems Also On Display

A new line of 2 and 3-axis autopilots and stability augmentation systems will be inroduced by Cool City Avionics at Heli-Expo 2011 in Orlando, FL. The company says the systems are affordable for virtually every general aviation helicopter owner.

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Moving On Up -- Donald Trump Buys B757

His Previous Corporate Jet Was A 727

Among the runblings of a possible Presidential bid, real estate entrepreneur Donald Trump as revealed that he's bought a Boeing 757. The tycoon-turned-TV reality show host confirmed the purchase, which he says gives him twice the room as his previous corporate jet ... a B727.

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MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 Series Airplanes

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2011-05-04

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 757 Airplanes  

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AD: Thielert

AD NUMBER: 2011-05-06

MANUFACTURER: Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH Models TAE 125-02-99 and TAE 125-02-114 Reciprocating Engines 

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Classic Aero-TV: Women in Aviation Pt 3-Benefits of Attending the WAI Conference

WAI Conference Attendees Offer Their Perspectives on the Aviation Industry

ANN E-I-C Note: By the time that you read this, ANN and Aero-TV personnel will be in Reno, NV, for the 22nd Annual Women In Aviation Conference... we are looking forward to this year's event more than ever since we will be announcing the two winners of the first scholarships we will be offering in memory of Vicki and we're THRILLED with the two women who impressed us so much that we decided they w

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Boeing: We Are Honored To Build The Air Force's Next Tanker

Seattle Planemaker Selected For $35 Billion Contract

Boeing's reaction was predictably enthusiastic after being awarded a $35 billion contract to build the KC-46A tanker for the U.S. Air Force.

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Discovery Headed To ISS On Final Mission

Liftoff Came With Just Two Seconds To Spare In Launch Window

Space shuttle Discovery rode a brilliant trail of fire and smoke Thursday afternoon as it soared into orbit for an important mission to the International Space Station.

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Contract Signed For First Commercial, Reusable Scientific Flights

Southwest Research Institute And XCOR Partner For Six Suborbital Research Flights

In a first for the reusable suborbital launch vehicle industry, XCOR Aerospace announced Thursday that the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), a commercial entity, has purchased six suborbital flights to carry SwRI experiments and payload specialists.

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Dreamliner Makes 1,000th Flight

Program Has Accumulated Nearly 3,000 Hours Flying Among Seven Aircraft

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner made its 1,000th flight Wednesday, marking another milestone in the flight test program. There are seven airplanes participating in flight testing.

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Klyde Morris (02.25.11)

Klyde Feels Sorry For The Feds... Sorta

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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New York Senator Includes Noise Regulations In FAA Reauthorization Bill

Senator Charles Schumer Wants FAA To Regulate Helicopter Noise

A provision in the FAA re-authorization bill passed last week by the U.S. Senate gives the FAA a 12-month deadline to implement helicopter flight regulations in New York.

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MIT Names SpaceX Named One Of The Worlds 50 Most Innovative Companies

College’s "Technology Review" Selected Companies Which Have Demonstrated Technological Superiority

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has been named one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world by MIT’s Technology Review.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.25.11)

"To the men and women of our Air Force, today's announcement represents a long-overdue start to a much-needed program." Source: Air Force Secretary Michael Donely.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.25.11): Palouser

A strong, dangerous, katabatic wind that descends from the mountains into the Palouse River valley in northern Idaho and eastern Washington. May be called a Cow-Killer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.25.11)

Air Display Association Of Europe

The Air Display Association Of Europe was founded in 1987 by a small group of dedicated enthusiasts to bring together both Organizers and Pilots and represent them in dealings with the Civil Aviation Authority.

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