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March 27, 2010

Another TSA Chief Nominee Calls It Quits

Harding Cites Concerns Over Defense Work

Maybe the third time will be the charm, but the second of President Obama's nominees for the top spot at the Transportation Security Administration has withdrawn his name from consideration. Obama's second nominee withdrew late Friday due to growing questions concerning his background as a defense contractor.

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Loggers Discover WWII Aircraft Wreckage In Oregon

Curtiss Helldiver Found Near Decommissioned Navy Base

The wreckage of a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver has been discovered by loggers working in the woods near the Oregon coast, in an area near a Naval Air Station that was decommissioned in 1948.

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AAR To Acquire Aviation Worldwide Services

Move Opens The Door To Provide Aviation Services To Government Agencies

In an agreement signed Thursday, AAR Corporation acquired Aviation Worldwide Services (AWS), which provides expeditionary airlift services and aircraft modifications to the U.S. and other government customers, from Xe Services LLC.

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ATA Urges Constructive, Forward-Thinking FAA Reauthorization

Says The House Bill Is Lacking From An Airline Perspective

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) said Thursday that the U.S. House of Representatives vote on the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act is a "step in the wrong direction."

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FAA Issues Safety Bulletin For Honeywell PRNAV

Software Anomaly In GNS Navigation Systems

The FAA has issues a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) for all modification levels of Honeywell GNS Series Navigation Systems. Honeywell has recently discovered a software anomaly in their GNS Navigation Systems. This anomaly may affect the area navigation (RNAV) procedures.

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First MAF Pilot Honored For Wartime Service

WASP Aviator Betty Greene Became Mission Pioneer

As the first pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship, Betty Greene was the first woman to fly across the Andes and the first woman to pilot an aircraft in Sudan.

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APA Voices Support For 'Aviation Jobs Outsourcing Prevention Act'

H.R. 4788 Places Limits On Airline Alliances

The Allied Pilots Association (APA) said Wednesday it strongly supports H.R.4788, the “Aviation Jobs Outsourcing Prevention Act.” The bill would place limits on alliances between two or more airlines, or between a domestic carrier and a foreign carrier.

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Any Landing You Can Walk Away From: TV Meteorologist In Flight Training Accident

Both She And Her Instructor Sustain Only Minor Injuries

A television meteorologist taking a flying lesson Wednesday morning got some first-hand training in emergency landings, but fortunately both she and her instructor walked away.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.27.10)

"I went to the recruiter's office in Patchogue. I walked in the Air Force door and said, 'I want to fly.' They said, 'Do you have a college degree?'  I didn't want to finish college. I went next door to the Army, and they signed me up." Source: Chief Warrant Officer Herb Dargue

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.27.10): Active Runway/Runway In Use

Any runway or runways currently being used for takeoff or landing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.27.10)

New NASA KSC Business Portal

NASA's Kennedy Space Center is using a new Web site aimed at making it easier to partner and do business with the space center.

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