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March 25, 2010

US/EU Negotiators Reach Agreement On Stage Two Of Open Skies Talks

Allows U.S. And European Airlines Flexibility In Selecting Routes

The United States and the European Union reached agreement Thursday on an expansion of their historic 2007 Open-Skies agreement that will provide for greater U.S-EU cooperation on a wide range of aviation issues.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 03.26.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.26.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.26.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II - Fighting the FAA on TTF - 03.26.10 (ANN Special Report, with Brent Blue)

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Medical Helo Down In Tennessee, Three Crew Lost

No Patients Were On Board At The Time Of The Accident

A medical helicopter has gone down in a rural area of Tennessee, resulting in the loss of all three crewmembers reportedly on board at the time of the accident.

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ANN Special Feature: Part II - Fighting the FAA on TTF - 03.26.10

Brent Blue of ThroughTheFence.org tells ANN's Paul Plack how members of both the US House and Senate have stepped up with bills which would help hangar-home owners, airports, municipalities and sta

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ANN Special Feature: Part I - Fighting the FAA on TTF - 03.25.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Brent Blue of ThroughTheFence.org to get the latest in the fight with the FAA to stop federal pressure against through-the-fence agreements for off-airport hangar-home o

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.25.10

The type certificate and tooling for the Luscombe 11 will be auctioned tomorrow.
The FAA fines Northwest Airlines.
And DC airspace is tightened during a nuclear summit.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.25.10

The type certificate and tooling for the Luscombe 11 will be auctioned tomorrow.
The FAA fines Northwest Airlines.
And DC airspace is tightened during a nuclear summit.


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Sikorsky To Establish Black Hawk Helicopter Training Center For Latin America

Training Conducted In Full-Motion Sim

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced an agreement with the Colombian Ministry of Defense on Wednesday to establish an S-70 Black Hawk Helicopter Training Facility at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar, Colombia.

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Great Plains Teams With Accelergy To Produce Clean Jet Fuel

Camelina Oil And Coal Blended To Create Abundant Biojet Fuel

An agreement between two alternative fuel companies may make it possible to blend camelina oil and domestic coal to create clean biojet fuel. 

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Flightwise Brings Professional Flight Tracking To The iPhone

Offers Same Data As Website On Mobile Device

Flightwise, a web-based flight tracking service, announces the availability of its flight tracking applications for the iPhone mobile platform. The applications provide easy-to-use, mobile versions of the same data available at the flightwise.com website.

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Eurocopter and Funkwerk Avionics Perform First Galileo Helicopter Test Flight

One Of Three Tests In The IMAGES Program

Signals mimicking those coming from a future European satellite system have been successfully tested by Eurocopter and Funkwerk Avionics with a helicopter test flight using an EC145 equipped with the Galileo test bed GATE.

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Dassault Delivers First Falcon 7X To China

Asia-Pacific Market Continues To Show Biz-Av Growth

Dassault Falcon delivered the first Falcon 7X to China on March 5th. Two more will be delivered to mainland China by the end of this month.

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UCAR Awards ASB Avionics LLC Contract To Modify NCAR EC-130Q Aircraft

Analog Instruments Will Be Replaced With COTS System From Honeywell

ASB Avionics LLC (ASB) under contract with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is performing ASB’s FAA Certified, Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS), Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) on National Center for Atmospheric Research’s (NCAR) EC-130Q research aircraft.

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Gone West: David Zeehandelaar

Aviation Lawyer Represented Airlines, Manufacturers

Aviation Lawyer David N. Zeehandelaar has passed away following a battle with lymphoma.  He was 55 years old.

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Bell Names New Leader Of Commercial Business

Larry Roberts Will Be Responsible For Sales, Marketing, Program Development

Larry D. Roberts has been named senior vice president, Commercial Business of Bell Helicopter, the company announced Wednesday. Roberts will be responsible for the sales, marketing and program development of Bell's line of commercial helicopters.

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First 2010 Launch Of An Ariane 5 Is 50th For The Program

Will Carry A Dual Payload Of Civilian And Military Satellites

Arianespace has set March 26 as the launch date for its initial Ariane 5 mission of 2010, Ariane Flight V194. The launch will carry SES ASTRA's ASTRA 3B commercial telecommunications satellite and the COMSATBw-2 secure relay platform for the German armed forces.

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Aero-TV: Women in Aviation Pt. 2 – Attendees Discuss Aviation Advancement

WAI Conference Attendees Offer Their Perspectives on the Aviation Industry 
 
On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in Aviation International organization held their 21st annual conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme, “Aviation – It’s a Small World.”  Developed in 1990, Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women throughout aviation career sectors and interests.
 

Aero-TV: Women in Aviation Pt. 2 - Attendees Discuss Aviation Advancement

WAI Conference Attendees Offer Their Perspectives on the Aviation Industry

On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in Aviation International organization held their 21st annual conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme, "Aviation – It’s a Small World." 

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Senate Committees Vet President Obama's Choice To Lead TSA

Major General Robert A. Harding Tells Commerce Committee That Israeli Security System Could Be A "Blueprint" For U.S. Airports

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a full committee hearing Tuesday on the nomination of Major General Robert A. Harding (U.S.A., ret.), to lead TSA as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Reaction To Senate Passage Of FAA Bill Continues To Be Positive

Flight Attendants, Air Transport Association, Airports Organization Give Bill Boffo Reviews

The latest reaction to Monday's vote in the U.S. Senate passing the FAA reauthorization bill is from The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), representing 50,000 flight attendants at 22 airlines, and the Air Transport Association, the airlines' trade association.

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Brevard County, FL Commission Approves AIP Grants For X59

Aviation Interests Win Latest Round In A Long-Simmering Battle Over Grant-Valkaria Airport

The Grant-Valkaria Airport (X59) community tells ANN on Wednesday that, after years of hard work on the part of the local aviation community, the Brevard County (FL) Commission unanimously approved the acceptance of federal and state funding for critical safety improvements at the airport.

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DHS Secretary Napolitano, Mexican Counterparts Sign Security Arrangements

Documents Bolster Both Bilateral Border And Aviation Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano joined with Mexican Interior Secretary Fernando Francisco Gómez-Mont Tuesday to sign two arrangements to bolster aviation and border security between the United States and Mexico.

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First Sirius LSA Is Available For Demo Flight

High-Wing Airplane Joins The Sting From SportairUSA

The first Sirius SLSA from TL Ultralight is now available to fly. SportairUSA, LC, the North American distributor for the Sirius and the Sting S3, is offering introductory flights at the North Little Rock, Arkansas, Municipal Airport (KORK).

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IS&S E-Charts, Satellite Weather For EA500 Gets FAA Nod

STC Granted For Eclipse VLJ

The FAA has approved an STC allowing Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) to install the Class 3 Electronic Charts and XM Satellite Weather upgrade to the Avio NG integrated cockpit system of the Eclipse Aerospace EA500 Very Light Jet.

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Boeing Comments On WTO's Landmark Decision On Airbus Subsidies

U.S. Planemaker Urges Airbus, European Governments To "Change Course"

Boeing has fired the latest shot in the word skirmish over the WTO decision concerning European government subsidies for Airbus.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.25.10)

"I understand your inability to make a clear answer, but I'm going to be very interested in following this." Source: Senator Kaye Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) during a conformation hearing for General Robert Harding (Ret) to lead TSA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.25.10): Light Gun

A handheld directional light signaling device which emits a brilliant narrow beam of white, green, or red light as selected by the tower controller.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.25.10)

Cold War Gallery

The National Museum of the Air Force has assembeled what it calls its "Cold War Gallery," which is a listing of links to information about every airplane spanning the years of the Cold War and reveal how technological achievements of the era led to the advanced systems being applied in modern combat.

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