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February 26, 2011

HASC Leaders Comment On Air Force Aerial Refueling Tanker Award

Joint Statement Does Not Play Favorites Between Competitors

The leaders of the House Armed Services Committee and the panel’s Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee issued a joint statement Thursday in response to the Department of Defense’s announcement that it has selected a provider for the KC-X Aerial Refueling Tanker.

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FAA Accepts Transition Plan For Southwest Acquisition Of AirTran

Plan Outlines How the Two Operations Will Combine, Following Financial Close

The FAA has informed Southwest Airlines that it has accepted the carrier's transition plan to combine the operations of Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and Orlando-based AirTran Airways, following the financial close of its transaction to acquire AirTran.

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Southwest Reaches AirTran Transition Agreement With Pilots' Union

Airline, SWAPA, Have Established Framework To Integrate AirTran Pilots

Southwest Airlines said Thursday that it has reached an agreement with its pilots, represented by the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA), on an initial Transition Agreement that establishes a procedural framework for eventually integrating the Pilots of AirTran Airways into Southwest.

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EADS Calls Air Force Tanker Decision 'High Risk'

Company Says Review Of The Decision Will Take "Some Time"

EADS North America officials predictably expressed disappointment and concern over the announcement by the U.S. Air Force that it had selected what they say is a high-risk, concept aircraft over their proposed KC-45 for the nation’s next aerial refueling tanker.

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Certified: Embraer Legacy 650 Executive Jet

FAA Gives Approval To Newest Brazilian Bizjet

The FAA has certified Embraer's Legacy 650 large executive jet, following previous certifications from Brazil's ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Thieves Steal Powered Parachute's Power

Made Off With A Rotax Engine, Gauges

Apparently, the thieves knew exactly what they wanted. Authorities in Spartanburg County SC say that someone made off with a Rotax 503 engine and its gauges from a powered parachute stored in a hangar in Campobello, SC.

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Cirrus Names Newest Simulator Training Center

First Flight School In OK To Offer Full-Motion Sims For Students

Destinations Executive Flight Center was the first flight school in Oklahoma to offer full-motion simulators for its clients.

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Machinists Welcome Tanker Decision

Buffenbarger: "Decision Will Result In An American Aircraft"

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) praised the Department of Defense’s decision to award the Boeing Company with a contract to build a new fleet of air-to-air refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.26.11)

"Though we had hoped for a different outcome, it’s important to remember that this is one business opportunity among many for EADS in the United States.” Source: Sean O’Keefe, CEO of EADS North America.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.26.11): Filed Flight Plan

The flight plan as filed with an ATS unit by the pilot or his/her designated representative without any subsequent changes or clearances.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.26.11)

Aviation Wings and Badges of World War II

This site is for veterans, enthusiasts or anyone else interested in aviation insignia of World War II.

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