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February 20, 2011

Classic Aero-TV: Pusing The Rotary Envelope: AutoGyro's MTOsport and Calidus

This is a previously unreleased video from the ANN archives. 


While at the 2011 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell met with Guido Scheidt, the U.S. Sales Representative for AutoGyro. Scheidt said he recognizes that the U.S. market for autogyros is not very well developed, and his company is here to fix that.

Future ISS Crew Rosters Filled

NASA and ISS Partners Named Crews For Missions That Begin In 2013

The crews for a number of upcoming ISS missions have been named by NASA and its ISS partners. The crews include NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn of Statesville, N.C., who previously was announced as part of Expedition 34; Chris Cassidy, who was born in Salem, Mass., and considers York, Maine his hometown; Karen Nyberg, a native of Vining, Minn.; Michael Hopkins, who was born in Lebanon, Mo., and grew up in Richland, Mo.; and Rick Mastracchio of Waterbury, Conn.

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Bombardier Aerospace Delivers 244 Aircraft in Fiscal Year 2010/11

Down From 302 Aircraft Delivered In The Previous Fiscal Year

Delivery figures released Thursday by Bombardier Aerospace indicate the company delivered 244 aircraft for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2011, compared to 302 aircraft deliveries in the previous fiscal year 2009/10 (year ending January 31, 2010).

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Boeing Donates 'Legends of Flight' Proceeds To Washington State LASER

Leadership & Assistance For Science Education Reform (LASER) Assists School Districts With Research-Based Science Programs

The Washington State Leadership & Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) received a surprise $26,000 donation from Boeing on Wednesday.

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Skymark Airlines Of Japan Confirms Order For Four A380s

First Japanese Airline To Operate The A380

Skymark Airlines, Japan’s third largest and fast growing airline, signed a contract for four A380s with Airbus, firming up a Memorandum of Understanding announced in November 2010.

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Embraer Embraces Florida’s Space Industry Work Force

“Rocket Science” Helping To Rebuild Local Economy

Rocket scientists and technicians abound in the Melbourne, FL, region, and international aviation giants like Embraer are embracing the high-caliber work force that the space shuttle’s retirement is leaving behind.

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New Fuel Savings Concept Evaluated At JB Mcguire

Air Mobility Command Looks To Increase Fuel Efficiency On Every Flight

As the Air Force's largest consumer of aviation fuel, Air Mobility Command officials are taking a leadership role in efforts to reduce fuel consumption across all mobility Air Force missions.

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Navy Deploys First EA-18 Growlers

Air Combat Platform Delivers Airborne Electronic Attack Capability

EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft have been deployed for the first time by the U.S. Navy, Boeing said in a news release Thursday.

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New ACI-NA Releases Airport Credit Rating White Paper

First-Ever Comparison Of Credit Ratings Between U.S. Airports And Airlines

Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) has released a white paper on the difference in credit ratings between U.S. airports and airlines.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.20.11): Translational Lift

Translational Lift The additional lift obtained through airspeed because of increased efficiency of the rotor system, whether it be when transitioning from a hover into horizontal flight or when hovering in a wind.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.20.11)

Aero-Linx: Hatz Biplane Association The official webpage of the Hatz Biplane Association, dedicated to the education and enjoyment of building and flying Hatz CB-1, Classic, Bantam, and Kelly-D biplanes. Here you will find HBA news, builder info, where to buy plans and information paks about the Hatz and the Kelly-D biplanes, a forum to trade messages with other builders, a bookstore, and much more.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.20.11)

“We’re at the starting gate of our economic renaissance. We’ve got the talent, we’ve got the land, and goodness knows we have the climate. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out this is where international companies should grow. Embraer just figured it out first.” Source: Melbourne Mayor Harry Goode, commenting on the fact that on Monday, Embraer opens the doors of its $41 million complex at Melbourne International Airport, initially hiring 200 highly trained workers at an average salary of $50,000. Annual payroll at Embraer’s first North American aircraft-assembly plant will exceed $10 million, translating into a local economic impact of $23 million a year.

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