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January 24, 2010

Historic Aircraft Restoration Nears Completion

Cessna L-19 On Display At Spirit Of Flight Center

The Spirit of Flight Center in Denver tells ANN it's nearing the end of a complete restoration of an historic Cessna L-19 "Bird Dog".  The unique  aircraft is a prototype example built by the Cessna Aircraft Company in 1949.

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NASA Reveals New Batch Of Space Program Artifacts

Prescreening Available From GSA Online

Even if your school or museum wasn't selected to display a decommissioned space shuttle, there are still opportunities for acquiring artifacts from the space program.

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Soldiers In Iraq Employ New UAS

MQ-1C Sky Warrior UAS Field Tested In Combat Situations

Placing a new aircraft in a combat situation is a true test of its capabilities and future role within the Army. Unmanned aircraft systems have become a mainstay in military operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom; injecting new concepts and technologies will only further push the uses of these aircraft.

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F-15 Rewire Flight To Save Money, Man Hours

Work Will Extend The Life Of The Aircraft For Several Years

A new rewire flight at Robins Air Force Base, GA, is playing a key role in keeping the aging F-15 Eagle flying for years to come. The flight will perform a complete rewire on 122 F-15s during the next five years.

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Second A330-200 Freighter Joins Test Program

Certification Remains On Track For Mid-March

A second A330-200F made its first flight Thursday. The aircraft undertook a routine three-hour production first test flight. There are now two A330-200F aircraft in the flight test program.

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Aircell Secures $176 Million Of Equity Financing

New Round To Fund Continued Growth Strategy Of Aircell And Gogo Inflight Internet Service

Aircell on Thursday announced the completion of the private placement of equity securities totaling $176 million to new and existing investors.

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Latitude Technologies Teams Up with SEI Industries

Combined Sales Operations For Firefighting Systems

Latitude Technologies Corporation of Victoria B.C. announced the signing of an exclusive supply agreement with SEI Industries Ltd. of Delta, B.C. Monday.

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Gone West: Elliott Aviation Co-Founder Arlene (Stoltenberg) Elliott

Women In Aviation International Pioneer Hall Of Fame Member Dies at 91

Elliott Aviation co-founder Arlene Elliott passed away in Naples, FL on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at the age of 91. Mrs. Elliott was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Herb Elliott, with whom she co-founded Elliott Aviation in 1936.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.24.10)

"We share a lot of information that we acquire on the Afghan side of the border and from our satellites, but we also are trying to help the Pakistanis build their own capabilities.” Source: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates discussing the US's plans to provide Pakistan RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.24.10): Mayday

Mayday The international radiotelephony distress signal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.24.10)

Nav Canada Canada's civil air navigation services provider is a private sector, non-share capital corporation financed through publicly-traded debt.

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