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February 10, 2011

Commuter Airliner Down In Ireland With 12 On Board

NTSB Sending Team To Assist In Metroliner Investigation

The NTSB is sending three investigators to assist the Government of Ireland as it investigates the crash of an airliner this morning.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.10.11

EASA certifies the SMA aerodiesel.
The CTLS Amphibian is now officially on sale.
And the G650 shows off, coast-to-coast.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.10.11

EASA certifies the SMA aerodiesel.
The CTLS Amphibian is now officially on sale.
And the G650 shows off, coast-to-coast.


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ANN Special Feature: Gas Ballooning with Mark Sullivan - 02.10.11

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Master Balloonist Mark Sullivan about what's involved in flying under a huge bag of hydrogen.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 02.10.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.10.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.10.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Gas Ballooning with Mark Sullivan - 02.10.11 (ANN Special Report, with Balloonist Mark Sullivan)

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NASA Project Aims For Improved Airport Capacity And Efficiency

NextGen Airspace Procedures Design For High Density Airport Terminal Areas

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is about to undertake what is being called the Super Density Operations Airspace Design (SDOAD) project, which will enable NASA to more effectively and accurately research NextGen concepts.

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National Security Space Strategy Highlights Industrial Base Health

AIA's Blakey: Strategic Approach Is "Crucial" To Success

The newly-released National Security Space Strategy emphasizes the need for a healthy space industrial base, which is music to the ears of the Aerospace Industries Association.

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NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship Awards Announced

Twelve Seeking Aviation Careers Get Help From The Association

The NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee announced the twelve recipients of the Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship on Tuesday.

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NASA Participates In UN Outreach Seminar On ISS

Designed To Showcase The Station To UN Member States

NASA was among the participants in a seminar held Tuesday designed to create awareness among United Nations member states on potential uses of the International Space Station.

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New Bell Facility Will Be Dedicated To Kiowa Warrior

Production Facility Will Be Home To 'A2D' Upgrade Program

The newest flight hangar at Bell Helicopter's Military Aircraft Assembly and Delivery Center in Amarillo, TX Bell Helicopter has been officially designated for work specifically supporting the U.S. Army's OH-58 Kiowa Warrior program. 

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New Airbus Stowage Compartment Design Is 'On The Right Track'

Tracked Bin Design Leverages Physics, Reduces Weight, Increases Passenger Space

As a further step in its "track record" of innovation, Airbus claims to have developed a revolutionary new stowage compartment design that saves weight and provides more room for passengers, while also easing the installation of aircraft cabin systems.

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First Of Six New Airbus A330-200 Aircraft Delivered To South African Airways

Aircastle "Building A Significant Relationship" With SAA

The first of six new Airbus Model A330-200 aircraft scheduled for delivery this year has been accepted by South African Airways ("SAA"), according to aircraft broker Aircastle.  The aircraft will be equipped with latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines. 

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Airline Worker Trapped In Cargo Hold

But He Made Enough Noise To Be Released Before The Flight Departed

A baggage handler for US Airways at Reagan National Airport (DCA) was briefly locked in the baggage compartment of an Embraer E-170 regional jet ... a space just 37 inches high.

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Pratt & Whitney F117 Engine Exceeds 8 Million Flight Hours

Installation On C-17 Globemaster III Boosts The Engine's Workload

The engine which powers the C-17 Globemaster III recently exceeded eight million hours of flight time, as the aircraft itself went over the two million flight hour milestone.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2011-03-11

MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A300 B4-600 and A300 B4-600R Series Airplanes, Model A300 F4-605R Airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F Airplanes  

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AD NUMBER: 2011-03-14

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes  

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Classic Aero-TV: History You Can Touch -- The Douglas A-26B Invader at Oshkosh

Big, Beautiful, Beastly, Twin Served America Well

It was a big bad beautiful twin... unless you were on the other side... then you might have thought it a bit of bad news. History tells us that the Douglas A-26 Invader series, otherwise known as the B-26 between 1948–1965, was a multi-engine light attack bomber built by Douglas Aircraft. The bird saw principle use during World War II but also saw service for decades afterwards... including the ignominious Bay of Pigs invasion. Highly modified aircraft continued to serve the US through 1969.

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Babbitt Testifies On FAA Reauthorization To House Subcommittee

Administrator Says "I Have Not Had The Luxury" Of Leading An Agency With Comprehensive Authorization

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt testified Tuesday before a subcommittee of the House Transportation committee, as the long FAA reauthorization process began once again.

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ALPA: Swift FAA Reauthorization Critical To U.S. Airlines

Modern Infrastructure Will Foster Economic Competitiveness, Safety, And Jobs

In written testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Aviation Subcommittee, ALPA called for the Congress to quickly move a strong FAA reauthorization bill that funds modernizing the national airspace system and enhances safety for all who depend on air transportation.

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Bunce Testifies Before House Aviation Subcommittee On FAA Reauthorization

Gama CEO Draws Attention To Aviation Safety, Modernization Efforts

In testimony Wednesday before the House Aviation Subcommittee, Pete Bunce, president and CEO of GAMA, emphasized the importance of passing a multi-year FAA reauthorization bill in 2011.

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NBAA: FAA Reauthorization Vital to Jobs, Economic Growth

Written Testimony Underscores Support For Aviation Modernization

In written testimony submitted Wednesday to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Aviation, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen stressed the importance of continually modernizing the nation's air transportation system.

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Bidding Irregularities Lead Britain To Scrap SAR Helicopter Program

Problems Discovered In The Contract That Was Awarded Last Year

An $11 billion program for Search and Rescue helicopter services in the U.K. was dumped on Tuesday after the winning contractor owned up to irregularities in the bidding process.

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Gulfstream G250 Program Forges Ahead As Icing Tests Commence

Airplane Being Evaluated For FIKI

The Gulfstream G250 flight-test aircraft have completed several ice-test certification points in anticipation of the aircraft's certification later this year.

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Continental Plans Houston Layoffs

Merger With United Airlines Prompts Personnel Reduction

About 500 employees of Continental Airlines in the Huston area may soon find themselves on the unemployment line as a result of the airline's merger with United.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.10.11)

"During my tenure as Administrator, I have not had the luxury of guiding the agency under a comprehensive, long term authorization." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.10.11): Non-Restrictive Routing (NRR)

Portions of a proposed route of flight where a user can flight plan the most advantageous flight path with no requirement to make reference to ground-based NAVAIDs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.10.11)

New View Of Apollo 14 Landing Site

The LROC Narrow Angle Cameras continue to image the Apollo landing sites as the mission progresses.

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