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March 01, 2010

ACI-NA: Proposed EPA Deicing Rule Flawed

Costs To Airports Underestimated

New standards contained in the U.S. EPA's proposed regulations to address runoff from airport and aircraft deicing operations are not adequately flexible, and will place unnecessary and significant financial burden on the airport industry, according to the Airports Council International-North America.

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JFK Main Runway Closed For Renovations

Airlines Shifting Schedules, Delays A Concern

One of JFK International Airport's (KJFK) busiest runways closed Monday morning for an extensive renovation project that is expected to last four months.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.01.10

Republic Airways buys the Bombardier C-Series.
United orders at least 25 Dreamliners from Boeing.
And Australia may buy an attack helicopter from the US.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.01.10

Republic Airways buys the Bombardier C-Series.
United orders at least 25 Dreamliners from Boeing.
And Australia may buy an attack helicopter from the US.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: TIS Benefits, Limitations - 03.01.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the benefits and limitations of Traffic Information Systems, and also about what constitutes an appropriate general aviation pa

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.01.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.01.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: TIS Benefits, Limitations - 03.01.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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G Systems Delivers NASA Orion Test Stations

Equipment To Collect, Store, And Analyze Data, Mission Unclear

Changes in NASA's budget, which seem to shift the focus of manned spaceflight to private companies, notwithstanding ... G Systems delivered its first system for a new Orion crew exploration vehicle test station at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Helicopter Pilots, Certified Flight Mechanics, AMT’s Land New Insurance Coverage

Individual Liability Not Previously Offered Now Available

Evolution Insurance Brokers says it will make a new “individual” liability insurance product available to the aviation industry. The coverage offers customized, one-of-a-kind, protection plans to helicopter pilots, certified flight mechanics, owners, and fractional owners, among others.

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Enstrom Helicopter Details Royal Thai Army Training Program Sale

16 Aircraft To Fill Training, SAR, Other Missions

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation would like to announce that they will be providing 16 480B advanced turbine training helicopters for the Royal Thai Army.  The 480B was selected in a competitive bidding process that included aircraft from 7 different major manufacturers. 

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WAI Convention Draws Record Attendance

Annual Conference Focused On Diversity

The theme for the 21st Annual International Women in Aviation (WAI) Conference, that concluded in Orlando, FL, on Saturday, February 27, 2010, was "Aviation: It's a Small World," but, by the tone, composition and look of the Conference, the theme could have been "Aviation: It's a Diverse World."

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Delta Pilots Continue To Oppose Conditions Placed On Delta-US Airways Slot Swap

Mobile Billboard Gives Visibility To Message Against DOT

The Delta pilots continued to demonstrate their opposition to the DOT's recent decision to place onerous conditions on its tentative approval of a proposal by Delta and US Airways to exchange takeoff and landing slots in New York and Washington, DC.

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PS Engineering Looks Back At 25 Years Of History

Company Marks Silver Anniversary By Sharing Stories From Their History

In 1985, two young engineers went to work in a basement to solve a problem; conversations in a small airplane cockpit are uncomfortable at best, impossible at worst.

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CAP Aided Early Morning Tsunami Warnings In Hawaii

Aircraft Use Loud Speakers To Alert Remote Areas

 The 13th Air Force in support of the state of Hawaii Civil Defense launched planes from Civil Air Patrol’s Hawaii Wing Saturday morning for statewide tsunami warnings following an 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile.

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FAA Halts Runway Extension Based On Single Complaint

Homeowners And Airport Plans Put In Holding Pattern

Plans to extend the runway at Madison County Executive Airport (MDQ) near Huntsville, AL, have once again been stalled after the FAA received a single, detailed complaint letter from a local resident. 

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Gone West: Aaron Cohen

Space Agency Mourns Loss Of Former Center Director

Spaceflight pioneer Aaron Cohen, a former director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, died Thursday, Feb. 25, after a lengthy illness.

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Aero-TV: The Titan Missile Program – Historical Exhibit and Launch Simulator

The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum’s Titan II Missile
 
Built in 1967, the Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) displayed at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is one of only five on exhibit in the world.  Developed to deter a Soviet nuclear attack on the United States, over 140 Titan II missiles stood guard during the cold war, capable of striking a target more than 9,300 miles away.  Each missile carried a nine-megaton nuclear warhead, the single largest warhead ever fitted to an American nuclear weapon.
 

Aero-TV: The Titan Missile Program – Historical Exhibit and Launch Simulator

The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum’s Titan II Missile

Built in 1967, the Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) displayed at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is one of only five on exhibit in the world.

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Klyde Morris (03.01.10)

Klyde Love Affair With NASA Seems A Little Frayed

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NASA Announces New Rocket Engine Testing Opportunity At Stennis

Commercial Engines To Be Tested As Agency Cooperates With Private Companies

NASA's Stennis Space Center in Stennis, MS, unveiled an initiative today it says will chart the future of the rocket engine testing facility.

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Southern Air Adds Two New 777 Freighters To Its Fleet

Company Says New Freighter Aircraft Begins Next Phase Of Its Growth

Southern Air Holdings, Inc. announced the addition of two Boeing 777 Freighters to its fleet on Tuesday. The first 777 was delivered earlier this month and the second will be delivered to Southern Air on March 2.

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Becker Avionics International Increases Eastern European Presence

Signs Retrofit Deal For Customer Operating MIL Helicopters, Antonov Aircraft

Becker Avionics, a provider of communication, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue equipment for airborne and ground applications, has taken another step towards increasing its presence in the Eastern Europe market.

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Delta Connection Flight Stopped By Flight Attendant Fight

Argument Prompted Captain To Cancel Trip

Delta Connection Flight 887 was cancelled on Thursday after a fight between two female flight attendants.

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England's Prince Harry Considered For Apache Training

Move To Complex Combat Helo Would Take The Royal Back To The Front Lines

The UK Army Air Corps recently indicated that Prince Harry, now in training to fly the Lynx helo, may be moved to Apache training based on stellar performance.

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Real Estate Developer Seeks To Close Oceano County Airport

March 17 Meeting Will Discuss Unsolicited Bid

Oceano County Airport (L52) is the target of Jeff Edwards, a CA land planner and local developer that is organizing a meeting to discuss closing the airport. 

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USAF X-37B Spaceplane Prepares For Inaugural Test Launch

Prototype Unmanned Vehicle Arrives At Cape Canaveral

The USAF X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle arrived in Florida this week to begin processing in anticipation of an April 19 launch aboard an Atlas V rocket.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.01.10)

"Everyone in this business needs to step up and make safety a front and center focus, and I can’t think of a better place to do it than here.  This is the most marvelous mentoring center I think I’ve ever seen, so this is a great place for us to take this message and send it."  Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt speaking to the WAI 2010 Conference in Orlando, FL

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.01.10): Lake Effect Snow

Lake Effect Snow Snow showers that are created when cold dry air passes over a large warmer lake, such as one of the Great Lakes, and picks up moisture and heat.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.01.10)

UK Apache Resource Center If you ever need to find the production date of a specific Apache helo operating in the UK armed forces, you've come to the right place!

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