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March 11, 2007

FAA Opens Office In Shanghai

Move May Boost US Aviation Sales

The Federal Aviation Administration opened an office in Shanghai on Friday, a move that is expected to assist Chinese manufacturers' efforts to earn US certification for their aircraft and boost US aviation industry sales to China's fast-growing market.

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Embry-Riddle Offers Summer Academy Courses For Teens

Learn To Fly... Or Learn More About Flight

Teens who'd enjoy hands-on exploration of aviation and aerospace topics will want to sign up for the Summer Academy operated by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its Daytona Beach, FL campus.

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Marines Engage In 'Serious Child's Play' To Ward Off Hypoxia

Chamber At MCAS Miramar Simulates Low-Ox Environment

Some of the Navy and Marine Corps' toughest and stealthiest fighters play patty cake when they come to California's Marine Corps. Air Station Miramar, to train at the Aircraft Survival Training Center.

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Vietnam War-Themed Poster Unveiled For Slidell Air Show

Show Will Pay Tribute To Veterans Of Southeast Asia Conflict

A central theme of the 2007 Slidell (LA) Air Show will be paying tribute to Vietnam War veterans... and the official air show poster, created by an area artist, will bring that message home.

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Lockheed, Kaman Team To Market Manned And Unmanned Helos

Advanced Aircraft Will Be Based On K-MAX

Representatives with Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation told ANN this week the companies have teamed to market advanced manned and unmanned helicopter systems worldwide for government applications.

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Spacehab Subsidiary Earns Contract Extension

Agreement Continues Astrotech's Involvement On Atlas Program

Spacehab, Incorporated announced this week that its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary has been awarded a one-year contract extension for payload processing services by United Launch Alliance (ULA). The contract is valued at $3.3 million for support of Atlas missions during the one-year period.

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Enstrom Works With Industry To Prevent Helo Accidents

Heli-Expo Safety Class Focused On Unique Qualities Of Rotorcraft

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation tells ANN the company teamed with Sharkey's Helicopters, Inc., AirSure Limited, and AIG Aviation, Inc., to sponsoring an important safety program during the recent Heli-Expo 2007.

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Embraer Exhibits Phenom 300 At High-Dollar Horse Show

Sponsored Rider Also Competing In 2007 Winter Equestrian Festival

If you're an established jet manufacturer looking to break into the light business jet segment, a good way to draw interest is exhibiting at events guaranteed to attract a... moneyed... clientele.

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Jeff Owen Joins Premier Aircraft Sales In South Florida

Brings 14-Years Of Experience Selling Diamond Aircraft

Premier Aircraft Sales told ANN this week that Jeff Owen has joined the company as its new Regional Sales Manager, specializing in Diamond Aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.11.07)

Aero-Linx!

Dedicated to sharing the history of the Women Air force Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII, when a select group of young women pilots became pioneers, heroes, and role models -- the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.11.07): Chicken Stick

Aero-Terms!

A stick used to "flip start" a model airplane engine, and save your fingers from getting caught in the propeller when the engine starts or backfires. Sometimes, it's good to be a chicken.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.11.07)

"This is certainly facilitating the exchange of aeronautical products between the United States and China," Hickey said.

Source: John Hickey, director of the Federal Aviation Administration's Aircraft Certification Service. The FAA opened an office in Shanghai on Friday, a move that is expected to assist Chinese manufacturers' efforts to earn US certification for their aircraft and boost US aviation industry sales to China's fast-growing market.

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