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January 31, 2010

AIA's Blakey Responds To Obama's State Of The Union

Praises Export Reform, Laments Lack Of Aviation And Aerospace In Address

AIA is very pleased that President Obama is making it a priority this year to double exports, enforce trade agreements and reform export controls consistent with national security.

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NBAA Announces Recipients of 2010 Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship Awards

Two Separate But Related Programs Promote Professional And Career Development

The NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee Wednesday announced that $40,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded to 12 individuals seeking to advance their aviation careers through continuing education.

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Full In-Flight Internet Capabilities Available On A Standalone Basis

Aircell Debuts New ATG 5000 High Speed Internet System With First Installation On A Gulfstream G200

 Aircell said Tuesday that the first installation of the company's new ATG 5000 High Speed Internet unit has been completed aboard a California-based Gulfstream G200 operated by FlightWorks, Inc.

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ALPA Names 2010 Aviation Safety And Security Priorities

Aviation Security, Pilot Training, And Fatigue Top List

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) released its aviation safety and security priorities for 2010 on Thursday. Topping the list are shifting to trust-based aviation security, improving qualifications and training for pilots, and combating pilot fatigue.

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EASA Approves DART EC145 Emergency Floats

Previously Approved In U.S., Canada

DART Helicopter Services said Tuesday that their subsidiary Apical Industries has received EASA approval of the EC145 Tri-Bag Emergency Float Systems with & without Life rafts.  Transport Canada and FAA approval have been previously received.

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669 Teams of Student Rocketeers In Team America Rocketry Challenge Finals

Contest Aims To Boost Interest In Space, Technical Fields

Students on 669 teams from 45 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands are preparing to launch their hand-designed rockets in the world's largest rocket contest ... the eighth annual Team America Rocketry Challenge.

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Air Guard Controllers Watch Haiti's Skies

A Dozen Air Guard Controllers Are Deployed In Haiti

The recent arrival of Air National Guard air traffic controllers in Haiti has greatly increased the number of flights that are safely entering and leaving the country's air space.

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Saudi Arabia Selects CAE Flightscape Data Analysis System

Laboratory Will Allow Saudi Kingdom To Perform "In-House" Flight Recorder Playback And Analysis

A contract to deliver a comprehensive flight recorder playback and analysis laboratory for the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has been awarded to CAE Flightscape.

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Gone West: Tuskegee Airman Ace Lt. Col. Lee Archer

Thought To Be The Only Black "Ace"

Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Lee A. Archer, who is widely recognized as America's only black Ace pilot, passed away Wednesday in New York City. Archer was 90.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.31.10)

"This report is a snapshot of our work, which is by no means finished.  We will continue to aggressively push forward with these initiatives that we believe will raise the safety bar even higher." Source:  FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt in a statement announcing the release of the FAA's Call To Action report on airline safety.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.31.10): Ultralight Vehicle

Ultralight Vehicle An aeronautical vehicle operated for sport or recreational purposes which does not require FAA registration, an airworthiness certificate, nor pilot certification. They are primarily single occupant vehicles, although some two-place vehicles are authorized for training purposes. Operation of an ultralight vehicle in certain airspace requires authorization from ATC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.31.10)

No Plane No Gain No Plane No Gain is a joint undertaking of the National Business Aviation Association and General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

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