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May 21, 2011

U.S. Senate Chastizes EU Over Airline Passenger Information Sharing

Resolution To Deter Terrorist Travel By Sharing Airline Passengers’ Names Passes Upper Chamber

The U.S. Senate has cleared a resolution emphasizing the importance of sharing airline passengers’ names with other countries to deter terrorist travel, sending a message of disapproval of European Union (EU) efforts to weaken an existing data-sharing agreement with the U.S.

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NTSB Investigating Air Traffic Incident At O'Hare

Regional Jet On Approach Directed To Overfly Departing Flight

The NTSB is investigating an air traffic control incident involving two regional jets that occurred on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

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Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly Confident About The Future Of NASA

NASA Sets Initial Date For Launch Of Final Shuttle Mission

NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission aboard the International Space Station, expressed confidence about the future of the U.S. role in space exploration during media interviews Thursday.

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Congressman Shuster Withdraws FAA Amendment On Regulatory Reform

Admits Measure Could Slow Conference Negotiations On FAA Reauthorization Bill

Citing the need for Congress to swiftly approve necessary FAA reauthorization legislation, Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA) said Friday he has withdrawn his amendment in an effort to streamline the regulatory process for the transportation industry.

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FAA Dedicates New Air Traffic Control Tower for Long Island MacArthur Airport

Twenty-Million Dollar Facility Replaces Tower Built In 1963

The FAA dedicated a new airport traffic control tower for Long Island MacArthur Airport Friday that will replace the one that has served the airport since 1963.

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Testing Milestone Achieved On Honeywell Engine For Embraer Legacy 450/500 Jets

HTF7500E Engine Expected To Reduce Nitrous Oxide Levels By Up To 25 Percent Honeywell has reached a flight testing milestone on what is says is its most energy efficient engine ever, the HTF7500E. The engine powering Embraer’s Legacy series 450/500 business jets has completed approximately 20 flights and more than 140 test hours on Honeywell’s B757 flying test bed.

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Navy Says 35C Test Aircraft Exceeding Test And Evaluation Goals

CF-1 Aircraft Has Already Completed Half Its Planned Test Flights For This Year

Naval Air Systems Command said Wednesday in a news release that the test aircraft for the carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have exceeded test and evaluation program goals so far this year.

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Certified: Rockwell Collins AHS-4000 For CRJ1000 NextGen Aircraft

Instrument Is Also Certified For Retrofit In CRJ700, CRJ900

Rockwell Collins announced Thursday at the 36th Annual Regional Airlines Association (RAA) Convention in Nashville, TN, that its AHS-4000 Attitude and Reference Heading System (AHRS) is now certified on the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.21.11)

"We simply cannot accept changes to the agreement that could limit our ability to identify and arrest terrorists or potential terrorists in the future.” Source: Senator Joe Lieberman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.21.11): Dead Reckoning

Dead reckoning, as applied to flying, is the navigation of an airplane solely by means of computations based on airspeed, course, heading, wind direction, and speed, groundspeed, and elapsed time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.21.11)

Frank Ambrose

Beginning as an Air Force Photographer in 1943, Frank Ambrose now operates a studio in Gloversville, New York specializing in Commercial, Industrial and Portrait photography.

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