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March 11, 2011

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 03.11.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.11.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.11.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Publishing Airline Propaganda - 03.11.11 (ANN Special Report, with Kate Hanni of Flyers Rights)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.11.11

The Eclipse 500 will get its wings temporarily clipped.
Boeing continues progress with its new 747.
And Bombardier taps new financial resources from China.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.11.11

The Eclipse 500 will get its wings temporarily clipped.
Boeing continues progress with its new 747.
And Bombardier taps new financial resources from China.


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ANN Special Feature: Publishing Airline Propaganda - 03.11.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni of Flyers Rights about how the New Jersey Star Ledger, a heritage daily newspaper which won a Pulitzer as recently as 2005, this week published wildly inaccur

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Eurocopter Takes Orders For 68 Helicopters At Heli-Expo

Company Sees An Industry Moving Towards Recovery

Eurocopter booked 68 new orders and agreements during Heli-Expo 2011, while also unveiling a range of new and enhanced  helicopter products, confirming the company’s highly competitive position for the expected upturn in the world’s rotary-wing aircraft sector.

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Analyst: Turbulent Commercial Avionics Market To Stabilize

But Not Until Aircraft Production Picks Up

With the AEA convention in Reno peeking over the horizon, new analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the commercial avionics market earned revenues of $6.67 billion in 2009, and estimates this to reach $8.64 billion in 2014.

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NASA Names Mishap Board For Taurus XL Launch Failure Investigation

Tasked With Making Recommendations To Prevent Similar Accidents

NASA has selected the members of the board that will investigate the unsuccessful March 4 launch of the Glory spacecraft. Bradley C. Flick, director of the Research and Engineering Directorate at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, CA, will lead the mishap investigation board.

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SpaceX Expanding Texas Operations

New Lease Gives Company Space To Grow In McGregor

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and the City of McGregor, TX, today signed a lease agreement allowing SpaceX to expand the size of its rocket development facility.

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Pink Aircraft Delivered To Azul To Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness

ATR Will Also Finance A Breast Cancer Communication Campaign During The Next Edition Of “Pink October”

Toulouse-based turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR has delivered a pink ATR 72 to Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas, symbolizing the promotion of breast cancer awareness. On its fuselage, the aircraft will promote FEMAMA, a Brazilian non-profit organization dedicated to fighting the disease.

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First Enstrom Helo Delivered For JGSDF

Purchase Agreement For A Second Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Helicopter Signed

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has delivered the first of a planned 30 TH-480B turbine training helicopters to the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.

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NASA Develops Light Microscope For International Space Station

Allows Analysis Of Samples On ISS Rather Than Returning Them To Earth

NASA began testing a new multi-capability microscope this week on the International Space Station. It will help scientists study the effects of the space environment on physics and biology aboard the orbiting laboratory.

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Long Tarmac Delays In January Down From Last Year

Only One Flight In January Delayed Over Three Hours

The nation's largest airlines reported only one flight in January with a tarmac delay of more than three hours, down from 20 flights in January 2010, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released Tuesday by the U.S. DOT.

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Ohio Celebrates Aerospace Industry In The State

Aerospace Day Highlights State's Global Leadership In Aerospace And Aviation

The state of Ohio celebrated is third annual "Ohio Aerospace Day" on March 10, with a goal to recognize the achievements of the state's aerospace industry, while increasing the awareness of the importance of this industry and its ability for the state's future economic growth.

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Skyraider Down In Idaho

Two Reportedly Fatally Injured In The Accident

Authorities in Twin Falls, Idaho say two people were fatally injured when an AD-4N Skyraider went down on Tuesday near the Idaho/Nevada border.

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CSeries Componant Production About To Kick Into High Gear

Bombardier's Saint-Laurent Facility Tools Up Automated Moving Production Line

Bombardier recently upgraded more than 100,000 sq. ft. of its Saint-Laurent facility to support production of major components for its new CSeries aircraft, scheduled to enter service in 2013.

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Aero-TV: Tom McConnell On Ballooning History -- Why the World Comes to Albuquerque

More Insights From The Scene Of One Of Aviation's Most Amazing Gatherings

A 1995 inductee into the Balloon Fiesta Hall of Fame, Dr. Tom McConnell has quite a resume... a retired Pathologist and Professor at the University of New Mexico's medical school, he is also one of the ballooning world's most expert authorities and an avid flyer for many decades. He and a number of his fellow balloonists are undertaking the gargantuan task of documenting the history of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta for this and future generations to enjoy.

Aero-TV: Tom McConnell On Ballooning History--Why the World Comes to Albuquerque

More Insights From The Scene Of One Of Aviation's Most Amazing Gatherings

A 1995 inductee into the Balloon Fiesta Hall of Fame, Dr. Tom McConnell has quite a resume... a retired Pathologist and Professor at the University of New Mexico's medical school, he is also one of the ballooning world's most expert authorities and an avid flyer for many decades. He and a number of his fellow balloonists are undertaking the gargantuan task of documenting the history of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta for this and future generations to enjoy.

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Did FAA Jump The Gun On Eclipse AD?

Eclipse's Mason Holland Comments And Asserts That Fix Is Already Underway

The establishment of an AD on the Eclipse for a known problem with high-altitude operations appears to have been undertaken even though the problem is both known as well as in the process of being fixed. ANN checked with Eclipse Boss Mason Holland and got his input after the rumor of the pending AD leaked out -- an AD, that we're told was also opposed by Pratt & Whitney and Transport Canada.

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Proposed BARR Rule Invasion of Privacy, Says AIA

DOT Would Make It More Difficult To Block Registrations From Third Parties

AIA said Wednesday it is very concerned that a new rule proposed by the Transportation Department would constitute an unnecessary and undesirable invasion of privacy, hampering the mobility of citizens and companies.

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Klyde Morris (03.11.11)

Klyde Takes Another Shot At High-Speed Rail...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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What Is Behind China's Recent GA Buying Spree?

Analyst: Two-Pronged Strategy To Develop Chinese Civil Aviation

For almost a year now, China has been snapping up US general-aviation companies. Should this be a cause for worry? GA analyst Brian Foley contends  that China's actions represent an expected, or at least an expectable, development.

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TSA Workers Begin Voting On Exclusive Union Representative

Tabulation To Begin April 20th

Some 44,000 Transportation Security Administration employees at airports across the country began voting Wednesday on a proposal to elect the American Federation of Government Employees as their exclusive union representative.

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F-16s Intercept Russian Bombers

Bear Bombers Violated Dutch Airspace, Were Escorted Out

Word is emerging that on Wednesday 2 March, 2 Dutch F-16s intercepted 2 Russian T-95 Bear bombers. The Russians had penetrated Dutch airspace without making their identities known.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.11.11)

"Modernizing, strengthening and making permanent the R&D tax credit is vital to the future of our industry as we all attempt to recover from the economic downturn and diversify our products." Source: Cessna Aircraft Company's chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.11.11): Blowing Sand

Sand that is raised by the wind to heights of six feet or greater. It is reported as "BLSA" in an observation and on the METAR.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.11.11)

Strategic Air Command Museum

In 1959, the first plane in the collection of the Strategic Aerospace Museum arrived at Offutt AFB, Nebraska.

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