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03.21.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
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03.21.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: FAA's Surprise Test Changes
- 03.21.11 (ANN Special Report, with CFI
Communications Satellites To Be Delivered In Third Arianespace
Launch Of 2011
Ariane Flight VA202 - The launcher components for Arianespace's
third Ariane 5 mission of 2011 arrived this week in French Guiana,
marking the first step in preparations for a heavy-lift flight with
the ST-2 and GSAT-8 telecommunications satellites.
The delivery of an MD 530F to the Kaui, HI, Fire Department
marks an important milestone in the history of the agency. It is
the first aircraft they have owned. Prior to this delivery, the
Department had leased helicopter services from a local
Wells: Company 'Looking Forward To A Contract ... That Is
Acceptable To Everyone'
Southwest Airlines is currently in contract negotiations with
its Dispatchers, represented by Transport Workers Union (TWU) 550.
At Wednesday's negotiating session, the carrier announced that it
will seek assistance from the National Mediation Board.
B747-8 Intercontinental Conducts Successful First Flight
Boeing's maxxed-out 747-8 Intercontinental successfully began
its flight test program Sunday, taking off from Paine Field in
Everett, WA, before several thousand employees, customers,
suppliers and community leaders. The airplane landed four hours and
25 minutes later at Boeing Field in Seattle. The 747-8
Intercontinental's first flight marks the beginning of a flight
test program that will finish in the fourth quarter. With 747 Chief
Pilot Mark Feuerstein and Capt. Paul Stemer at the controls, the
newest member of the 747 family took off at 9:59 a.m. and landed at
2:24 p.m. local time.
John Wade Outlines Aircell's Potential for the
As ANN and Aero-TV prepares for its Annual LIVE PROGRAMMING
from the floor of the 54th Annual AEA Convention and
Tradeshow, we figured this was as good an excuse as
any to show you some of the things that got us excited last year in
order to get you ready for EVEN MORE EXCITING things this year! We
can't tell you much... YET... but this year's AEA Convention is
likely to be one of the most newsworthy on record... and if you'll
join us LIVE
Upgrades Will Extend Aircraft Service Life Through 2025
The U.S. Army is beginning mission equipment upgrade
modifications to its fleet of OH-58 Kiowa Warrior scout aircraft in
an effort to build a new, high-tech "F" model helicopter designed
with improved avionics, better sensors and stepped-up overall
performance capability, service officials said.
Launched by the U.S. in the 1960s to monitor the Limited Nuclear
Test Ban Treaty. The satellite’s mission was to detect the
gamma rays produced during nuclear blasts. Although not intended
for astronomical studies, the Vela satellite provided useful
celestial data, detecting an unexpected blast of cosmic gamma
radiation in 1967. The satellite discovered several other
gamma-rays bursts during the years of the Vela project, which
ceased operation in 1979.
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"This a great day for the 747-8 team and for all of
Boeing. What an honor it is to see such a beautiful airplane
fly... I want to thank everybody who had a hand in designing,
building and preparing this airplane for flight – our
engineers, our manufacturing employees, our colleagues in Boeing
Fabrication, our colleagues in Boeing Test & Evaluation, our
external suppliers – for all their hard work."
Source: Elizabeth Lund, vice president and
general manager of the 747-8 program, following the successful
first test flight of the streched Boeing.