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September 12, 2010

View From The Cockpit Now 'High' Art

PennDOT Invites Students to Enter Aviation Art Contest

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation invites young artists to express their creativity through its annual aviation art contest, sponsored by the department's Bureau of Aviation.

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Sabreliner Expanding, Expects To Add 400 Jobs

Company To Add New Paint Facility

Expansion plans at Sabreliner Corporation could lead to the creation of up to 400 new jobs over the next four years.

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Sun Country Airlines Announces 'Confirmation Of Plan Of Reorganization'

Move Will Allow The Airline To Exit Bankruptcy

Sun Country Airlines announced Friday the confirmation of its plan of reorganization which allows the company to exit bankruptcy. The plan was confirmed by Judge Robert J. Kressel during a court hearing this morning in Minneapolis and was overwhelmingly approved by the creditors eligible to vote.

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Honeywell Navigation System Makes It Onboard COMAC's C919 Airliner ... Again

Innovative Design Increases Reliability and Performance

For the fourth time, Honeywell, has been selected to provide components for China's new C919 commercial airliner.

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Martian Landscape Gets A New Look

NASA Data Shed New Light About Water and Volcanoes on Mars

Data from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest liquid water has interacted with the Martian surface throughout the planet's history and into modern times.

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B-1 Carries Record-Setting Missile Load

A B-1B Lancer Carried 24 AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missiles Over The Gulf Of Mexico

A Dyess Air Force Base B-1B Lancer carried a full load of 24 AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missiles on a flight over the Gulf of Mexico, September 7 -- a first for the B-1 and AGM-158. "The mission was a success," said Maj. Brian Owen, the chief of wing weapons and tactics. "Everything went as planned, and we can verify that the B-1B can in fact operate its full capacity of JASSMs."

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U.S. Aviation Industry Mulls NextGen Financing

Infrastructure Assistance A Possible Source

Word from a top trade group official is the U.S. aviation and aerospace industries plan on asking Congress for a portion of the $50 billion in infrastructure assistance funding. The funding was announced by President Barack Obama September 6th in Milwaukee, WI.

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Flexjet to Offer Inflight Wi-Fi from Aircell

New Alliance Provides Gogo Biz Wireless Internet Services For Private Jet Travelers

After 15 years of providing private aviation solutions, Flexjet will now offer Aircell's Gogo Biz inflight Wi-Fi service as a standard feature on its fractional program aircraft at no additional charge to owners.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.12.10): Flag

Flag A warning device incorporated in certain airborne navigation and flight instruments indicating that: Instruments are inoperative or otherwise not operating satisfactorily, or Signal strength or quality of the received signal falls below acceptable values.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.12.10)

Aero-Linx: A Pilot's Guide to Aviation Weather Services This brochure is designed to help you use the NATIONAL AVIATION WEATHER SYSTEM to the fullest extent possible. The information and services described here are available from the National Weather Service (NWS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and information service companies.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.12.10)

"Atmospheric carbon dioxide is like a chemical spy... It infiltrates every part of the surface of Mars and can indicate the presence of water and its history." Source: Paul Niles, a space scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, commenting on data from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander which suggests that liquid water has interacted with the Martian surface throughout the planet's history and into modern times. The research also provides new evidence that volcanic activity has persisted on the Red Planet into geologically recent times, several million years ago.

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