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March 02, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.02.11

A suspected bird strike diverts a Continental flight.
Virgin Galactic has a contract to take researchers to suborbital space.
And economics grounds another police chopper.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.02.11

A suspected bird strike diverts a Continental flight.
Virgin Galactic has a contract to take researchers to suborbital space.
And economics grounds another police chopper.


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ANN Special Feature: The Airboss's Job - 03.02.11

Veteran Airshow Airboss Ralph Royce discusses the finer points and ups and downs of the job.

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Remos Goes Through Cold Weather Testing

LSA Proves Its Cold Climate Chops In North Dakota

Remos Aircraft has just completed a cold weather testing program in Grand Forks, N.D. The Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) was taken to the northern region by the Remos factory in an effort to determine how the aircraft would perform in extreme cold environments.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 03.02.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.02.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.02.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Airboss's Job - 03.02.11 (ANN Special Report, with Veteran Airshow Airboss Ralph Royce)

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Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Recognizes Boeing

Honored For McDonnell Douglas Work On Mercury Spacecraft

An IEEE Milestone award in Electrical Engineering and Computing from the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has been presented to Boeing in recognition of the company's work on the Mercury spacecraft.

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Legislation Introduced To Honor CAP World War II Veterans

Would Award A Congressional Gold Medal To The Auxiliary Vets

Bipartisan legislation has just been introduced in the 112th Congress to honor World War II members of Civil Air Patrol.

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Technoavia Purchases GE's H80 Engines For New Rysachok Aircraft

Agreement Marks GE Next Generation Turboprops' First Entry Into Russian Market

Technoavia, a Russian-based aircraft manufacturer, has signed a 10-year sales and cooperation agreement with GE Aviation for the purchase of H80 engines.

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TSA Awards New Aviation Channeling Services Provider Agreement

Provides Stakeholders With Choices While Maintaining Security

Channeling service provider agreements with three award recipients were announced late last week by TSA. American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), L-1 and Telos ID received the awards.

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GE Aviation To Invest $60 M At Its Victorville, CA Facility

Boeing 747 Purchased As New Flying Testbed For Next-Gen Engine Flight Tests

A $60 million investment has been made by GE Aviation to purchase and refurbish a Boeing 747-400 aircraft and turn it into a new flying test bed that will test the next generation of jet engines-starting with the LEAP-X engine.

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Army Pilots Conduct Deck Landing Qualifications Aboard USS Gunston Hall

Learning To Land Chinooks And Blackhawks At Sea

U.S. Army pilots with Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B), completed annual deck landing qualifications for their CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters on board amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), Feb. 12-15.

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BBJ Emergency Procedures Course Offered By FACTS Training International

Operators Receive Hands-On Equipment Drills And Classroom Instruction

FACTS Training International announced Monday that they have developed a new emergency procedures training course specifically for Boeing Business Jet operators.

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GE Aviation Secures Mission Control System Contract For KC-46A Tanker

Package Includes FMS That Could Mean Significant Fuel Savings, Lower Noise

The list of subcontractors that will supply parts and systems for the new KC-46A tanker is starting to become more clear. Monday, GE Aviation said it had been selected to provide advanced technologies in mission control systems for the Boeing KC-46A.

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New On-Field Storage Nears Completion For Festival Of Flight 2011

Fly-In Organizers Get Ready For Spring Event

After years of packing up truck loads of nylon fencing, fence posts, barrels, signs, tents and more for storage, this year's Virginia Regional Festival of Flight volunteers will have a huge logistical advantage.

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New Safety Device Available For Airport Ground Vehicles

Designed To Minimize Runway Incursions By Support Personnel

The NTSB has had runway incursions on its "Most Wanted" list of transportation safety improvements every year since the list's inception in 1990. The FAA has similarly made "reduction in the number and severity of runway incursions" one of its top priorities.

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Aero-TV: Extreme Aero-Efficiency -- The Pipistrel Virus

Efficient, Lean, Uplifting... The Pipistrel Virus Is The Uncommon LSA

There is little like it in all of sport aviation... an altogether different breed of Light Sport Aircraft designed to wrest every ounce of lift out of square inch of lifting area... with as little drag as possible. It's called the Pipistrel and two separate versions of the aircraft offer the Aero-Efficient Pilot to seek one of the most unique rides in the sport aviation universe. 

Aero-TV: Extreme Aero-Efficiency -- The Pipistrel Virus

Efficient, Lean, Uplifting... The Pipistrel Virus Is The Uncommon LSA

There is little like it in all of sport aviation... an altogether different breed of Light Sport Aircraft designed to wrest every ounce of lift out of square inch of lifting area... with as little drag as possible. It's called the Pipistrel and two separate versions of the aircraft offer the Aero-Efficient Pilot to seek one of the most unique rides in the sport aviation universe. 

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Wouters Says Cirrus Jobs Will Stay In Duluth, Grand Forks

Cirrus CEO Says Planes Will Be Made In Minnesota, Others Think The Handwriting Is On The Wall

Cirrus CEO Brent Wouters says that the company's new owners, Chinese Industry General Aircraft Company, is committed to continuing to build the popular GA airplanes in Duluth, MN. But some long-time industry watchers are skeptical.

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'Aero-Streaming Returns!' ANN Partners Again With AEA On LIVE Programming

ANN Continues To Raise The Bar With Aero-TV LIVE 'Aero-Streaming' Programming

Bookmark the online sites now for live coverage or watch on demand at your convenience at www.aero-news.net/live, http://www.livestream.com/aerotvnetwork ANN welcomes any and all ideas for additions to this year's programming: I Have Ide

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Mesa Air Group Says It Remains A Strong, Competitive Airline

Exits Chapter 11 As Reorganization Plan Takes Effect

Mesa Air Group’s Plan of Reorganization became effective Tuesday, allowing the company to emerge from its reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Mesa and its related subsidiaries entered bankruptcy protection on January 5, 2010.

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Six Earn Master Instructor Ratings In February

National Accreditation Recognized By The FAA

Six aviation educators earned Master Instructors accreditations in the month of February. All were accredited as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the international Master Instructor accrediting authority.

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Jeppesen Introduces Web-Based Crew Fatigue Risk Assessment Service

Predicts Fatigue Levels For Airline Crew Members

A web-based service for quickly assessing predicted fatigue levels while determining airline crew schedules has been released by Jeppesen.

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Wipaire Releases Single Point Fueling System For Quest Kodiak

Eliminates Need For Ladders, Making For Safer Fueling

The FAA has certified Wipaire's Single Point Fueling System for the Quest Kodiak. The system can be installed on the aircraft in either landplane or seaplane configuration.

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Bush Pilots Face Unique Challenges During Winter Months

Forest Service Crew Finds Out The Hard Way Abut Frozen Lake Operations

On December 2, 2010, a Super Cub with tundra tires landed on a frozen lake in Alaska and fell through the ice; everyone onboard was rescued. The Forest Service's summary notes certain things indicate that ice may not be able to support an aircraft.

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Boeing 777 Freighter Completes 2 Years In Service

A Total Of 39 Freighters Now Operated By Nine Airlines

Hauling everything from giant panda bears to high-performance race cars the Boeing 777 freighter is reportedly earning the reputation as a work horse of the industry in its first two years in service.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.02.11)

“Today marks a new beginning for Mesa, one that allows the company to build on its almost 30-year history and reestablish ourselves as one of the world’s leading regional airlines.” Source: Mesa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Ornstein.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.02.11): Adverse Yaw

The tendency of an aircraft to yaw away from the applied aileron while at high angles of attack.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.02.11)

Airplane Caricatures

Capture your plane or another favorite aircraft in all its humorous glory.

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