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March 07, 2010

Two Dead In T-6 Accident In Gulf of Mexico

Aircraft Was Flying In An Aerobatic Formation

A North American T-6 Texan impacted in the Gulf of Mexico about a half mile from shore on Saturday. 

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F-35 Pilots 'Measure' Up, Move Closer To Training

New Gear Includes Everything From G-Suits And Helmets To Socks And Underwear

Pilots at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida received measurements for the first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter equipment February 25, moving a step closer to training in the military's newest fighter aircraft. The new pilot equipment includes everything from underwear to cold-weather outer gear to anti-G garments.

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NATA Launches Newark Flight Crew Safety Training

Online Training Tool Available To The Public At No Charge

The National Air Transportation Association's (NATA) Safety 1st program, together with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, have launched NATA's Safety 1st Flight Crew Briefing for Newark Liberty International Airport.

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EADS-NA Delivers 100th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter To U.S. Army

Century Lakota To Be Deployed To Germany With The JMRC

EADS North America delivered its 100th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter to the U.S. Army Thursday. Delivery of the 100th Lakota occurred at American Eurocopter's production facility in Columbus, MS, where the twin-engine helicopter is produced.

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Embry-Riddle Seeks Partners In Bid For $1.5 Million Green Flight Prize

Goal Is To Achieve High, Fast, And Economical Flight

Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are inviting partners to join them in the Green Flight Challenge, a high-exposure contest to produce and fly an aircraft that can average at least 100 m.p.h., reach 4,000 feet, and achieve more than 200 passenger miles per gallon.

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Atlas Air To Deliver Major Assemblies For Boeing’s Dreamliner

Boeing Awards Long-Term Contract To Operate Dreamlifter Fleet In Support Of 787 Program

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, which is a provider of global air cargo assets and outsourced aircraft operating services, announced Thursday that Boeing has selected Atlas Air to provide key supply-chain support for the production of Boeing’s all-new commercial jetliner, the 787 Dreamliner.

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NTSB Chairman Warns Of Dangers From Fatigue

Cites Lack Of Good Diagnostic Tools For Personal Limits

On Friday, NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman encouraged the sleep research and healthcare community to continue their efforts to educate transportation policy makers of the dangers of fatigue in all modes of transportation.

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Lockheed Martin Orion Team Fabricates World's Largest Heat Shield Structure

Innovative High-Temperature Material System To Provide Better Crew Protection

The Lockheed Martin-led team developing the Orion crew exploration vehicle achieved a major technology milestone by completing fabrication of the world's largest heat shield structure.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.07.10)

"We can't always prove fatigue as a cause of an accident, but the frequency with which we now routinely document the presence of fatigue-related factors in transportation operations is alarming." Source: NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman speaking before the annual conference of the National Sleep Foundation in Washington, DC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.07.10): Global Positioning System (GPS)

Global Positioning System (GPS) A space-base radio positioning, navigation, and time-transfer system. The system provides highly accurate position and velocity information, and precise time, on a continuous global basis, to an unlimited number of properly equipped users. The system is unaffected by weather, and provides a worldwide common grid reference system.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.07.10)

TeamKitfox Forums Whether you are a Kitfox builder, owner, pilot, or would just like to learn more about this great series of aircraft, the 1,000-member Kitfox forum community can help!

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AD: Hawker Beechcraft

AD NUMBER: 2010-05-10

MANUFACTURER:Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Raytheon Aircraft Company) Models B300 and B300C Airplanes.

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