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June 07, 2009

Layoffs Reported At Falcon's Little Rock Facility

Industry Continues To Feel Repercussions Of Economy, Political Muck-Raking

Dassault Falcon announced today the layoff 111 workers from the Little Rock Completion Center. Another 42 workers have taken advantage of an “early out” program bringing the Center’s total workforce to 2100 employees, about the same as it was in early 2008.

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Young Eagles Day Is June 13th

Mark Your Calendar!

EAA volunteers and chapters around the world will continue an aviation tradition a week from Saturday (June 13), as they give flights to young aviation enthusiasts on the 16th annual International Young Eagles Day (IYED). The annual event brings together kids and pilots as part of the EAA Young Eagles program, which with nearly 1.5 million kids flown since 1992, is the largest youth aviation education program ever created.

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AIA: Reauthorization of Small-Biz Programs Drive Aerospace Innovation

'Reauthorization of government programs that enable small aerospace businesses to drive innovation and technology are important for our country's future leadership and competitiveness,' so days AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey.

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NASA Schedules New Escape System Test

New System Developed For Constellation Program

NASA's Max Launch Abort System, or MLAS, is scheduled to be tested June 15 at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. The launch window extends from approximately 0545. to 0815 EDT.

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Joint Airspace Conference Held In Iraq

Focus On Better Use Of Airspace

Members of the Multinational Corps-Iraq held an Airspace Interoperability Synchronization Conference May 30th, in an attempt to better use the airspace over Iraq.

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Zenith Owners 'Spring Into Summer'

Builder Fly-In Set For Later This Month

Zenith Aircraft Company's “Spring into Summer” Builder Fly-In Gathering is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at the Zenith factory located at Mexico Memorial Airport (KMYJ) in Mexico, Missouri.

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Sultanate Of Oman Acquires C-130J Super Hercules

Lockheed Martin has signed a contract with the Sultanate of Oman for a C-130J Super Hercules. The aircraft, to be delivered in mid-2012, is in the longer C-130J-30 configuration.

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AOPA And EAA Collaborating On GA Issues

Major Talks Planned For Early 2010

Two of the nation's self-described 'largest aviation associations' are apparently going to try and make nice with each other... after years of sniping and other less positive 'competitive' behavior. EAA and AOPA claim that they will be collaborating on issues and programs that protect, support and grow general aviation as the result of a June 3 working session at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wis.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.07.09):

Deadhead Originally a noun, now a verb meaning to fly the return leg of a trip without cargo or passengers. Originally coined during the infancy of the major airlines, the term was pejoratively applied to company employees or spouses, who were strapped into otherwise empty seats to give the appearance of high business volume.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.07.09)

Aero-Linx: NASA - Exploration Systems Mission Directorate At the core of NASA's future space exploration is a return to the moon, where we will build a sustainable long term human presence. As the space shuttle approaches retirement and the International Space Station nears completion, NASA is building the next fleet of vehicles to bring astronauts back to the moon, and possibly to Mars and beyond.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.07.09)

  "Reauthorization of government programs that enable small aerospace businesses to drive innovation and technology are important for our country's future leadership and competitiveness." Source: From a recent Presser on behalf of AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey, who is advocating a number of changes to SBIR and SSTR reauthorization.

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