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January 15, 2011

NASA Announces Backup Commander For STS-134 Mission

Primary Mission Commander Mark Kelly Tending To His Wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

NASA announced Thursday that astronaut Rick Sturckow will serve as a backup commander for the STS-134 space shuttle mission to facilitate continued training for the crew and support teams during STS-134 Commander Mark Kelly's absence.

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HAI Urges Members To Oppose Federal Aviation User Fees

Letter From Relevent Committee To Be Finalized January 17

The chairman of the aviation subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Rep. Thomas Petri (R-WI), and the subcommittee's ranking member, Rep. Jerry Costello (D-IL), have written a letter to President Obama in opposition of aviation user fees.

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Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Deploys

Part Of An Ongoing Rotation of U.S. Forces Supporting Maritime Security Operations In International Waters

The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) departed its homeport of Norfolk Jan. 13 to embark upon its first deployment since 2007.

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Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases Annual Report

Points Out Links Between Safety And Procurement

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, or ASAP, has released its 2010 annual report. The panel examines NASA's safety performance during the past year and alerts agency and government leaders to issues and concerns.

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UAV Summit To Be Held In Washington, DC Area

Military Leaders Convene to Discuss the Future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) plans to hold a UAV Summit scheduled for April 11 – 14 in the Washington DC area.

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State Of Maryland Sues Fed Govt Over Helo Accident

Four Were Fatally Injured, State Blames ATC

Maryland officials have filed suit against the federal government over an accident involving a state police helicopter in which four people were fatally injured.

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Gulfstream Adds U.S. Field Service Representative

Aviation Industry Veteran Jorge L. Perez Is Based In Orlando, FL

Gulfstream recently added Jorge L. Perez to its staff of 30 field service representatives (FSRs) based in the United States.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.15.11)

 "The panel's first and foremost concern is the lack of clarity and constancy of purpose among NASA, Congress, and the administration." Source: Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) Chairman Joseph W. Dyer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.15.11): Final Approach Point

The point, applicable only to a nonprecision approach with no depicted FAF (such as an on airport VOR), where the aircraft is established inbound on the final approach course from the procedure turn and where the final approach descent may be commenced.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.15.11)

Women Military Aviators

This sites' purpose is to “promote and preserve for historical, educational and literary purposes the role of women pilots, navigators, and aircrew members in the service of their country during times of war and peace.” 

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2011-02-03

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 757 Airplanes

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