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May 30, 2010

U.S., Japan Agree To Relocate Air Base On Okinawa

Move Will Keep The Controversial Base On The Island

 The United States and Japan agreed Thursday to relocate a controversial U.S. air base to a less densely populated area on the Japanese island of Okinawa.

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Honeywell To Analyze Volcanic Ash Ingestion In Its Turbine Engines

Data Was Collected By A Research Aircraft That Flew 30 Hours Through Ash Clouds

 Honeywell said Thursday that it will be analyzing the effects of ash ingestion in two of its TPE331 turboprop engines which were used to gather scientific data during the recent volcanic eruptions and flights into the subsequent ash cloud over Europe.

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FAA Solicits Commercial Space Grant Proposals

$500,000 Available To be Awarded This Fiscal Year

The FAA has published in the Federal Register a request for grant proposals in an effort to begin beefing up the infrastructure that will support commercial space flight.

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DOT Fines Two Airlines For Violating Price Advertising Rules

One Advertised A Fare That Was Not Actually Available

The U.S. DOT assessed civil penalties against AirTran Airways and Delta Air Lines on Friday for violating rules that require airline price advertisements to disclose the full price consumers must pay for air transportation.  AirTran was fined $20,000 and Delta $40,000.

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UTCs George Mead Award Goes To P&W F135 Control Team

Award Recognizes An Outstanding Engineering Accomplishment

Pratt & Whitney engineers Louis Celiberti, Timothy Crowley, James Fuller and Cary Powell have won United Technologies' George Mead Award for developing the world's first advanced multi-variable control (AMVC) design for the only engine that powers the F-35 Lightning II flight test program.

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The Green Flight Project Announces Leadership Appointments

Darrel Watson, Carl Lawrence Tapped For Top Posts

Bye Energy has named Darrel Watson Program Manager of The Green Flight Project, and Carl Lawrence Project Engineer.

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Sleeping Passenger Locked In Airplane For Nearly Four Hours

Has Filed Suit Against UAL, Trans State Airlines

Imagine that you woke up following a flight to find that the airplane was empty, dark, locked, and parked for the night. That was exactly the situation in which 36-year-old Ginger McGuire found herself after a recent flight from Detroit to Philadelphia.

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FAA Helicopter Examiner Fatally Injured In Training Accident

Student Was Airlifted To A Worcester, MA Hospital

A helicopter accident in Boxboro, MA, Wednesday fatally injured  57-year-old Mike Wheeler of Watertown, NY, an FAA helicopter flight inspector..

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.30.10): Advection

Advection The horizontal transfer of any property in the atmosphere by the movement of air (wind). Examples include heat and moisture advection.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.30.10)

Aero-Linx: BLS -- Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition: Today’s airplanes are highly complex machines with parts that must function within extreme tolerances for them to operate safely...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.30.10)

"If I did not have to make a living, I would continue to serve as the IC until the mission is completed..." Source: Maj. John Neil, the initial CAP incident commander at the Mobile command post, one of several incident command posts set up for the Gulf Coast oil spill response.

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