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July 10, 2011

Signs Of The Times? Diamond A/C Scales Back Tradeshow Programs

Scales Back Expensive Tradeshows, Updates and Adds Other Mktg Efforts

It's a sign of the times... as one of the few GA "survivor" companies has looked at its balance sheet and decided to scale back on some expensive mktg programs while pushing forward with others. Diamond Aircraft, who finally broke through the issues keeping its single D-Jet from getting finished has informed ANN that they've done some serious soul-searching as to how to proceed in an economy that can barely get itself out of ground effect.

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A Heckuva Good Start... STS-135 Heads For The ISS

STS-135, Report #01, 4 p.m. CDT Friday, July 8, 2011 

With a cargo carrier packed with supplies and equipment, Atlantis launched Friday morning to the International Space Station on the final space shuttle mission. The shuttle with its crew of four lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on its 12-day flight at 10:29 a.m. CDT. Aboard are the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module and the Robotic Refueling Mission experiment, which could help develop ways to refuel satellites in orbit.

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FAA Levies Fines Against Fed-Ex, ERA Helicopters

Civil Penalty Lodged Against The Cargo Hauler Near $700,000

The FAA on Friday announced it has levied civil penalties against two companies; Fed-Ex and ERA Helicopters.

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US Army Gets Its 300th Black Hawk Helicopter

Sikorsky Plans To Deliver 950 UH-60Ms Through 2025

The U.S. Army has taken delivery of its 300th UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter to the U.S. Army from Sikorsky, the company said Thursday.

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Airbus, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Research Fuel Cell Powered Ground Ops

Results Increase General Industry Understanding Of The Technology And Its Potential

Fuel cell technology is emerging as a potential solution for emissions-free ground operations for commercial aircraft, which has prompted Airbus to partner with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in examining the potential of this technology.

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Body Scanners Will Come To Europe

Passengers Will Be Able To Choose Pat-Downs As Alternative

On Wednesday the European Parliament said it will allow its 27 member nations to deploy full body scanners, but lawmakers there want a program with passenger protections above those in the U.S.

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Marine Corps Helo Down At Camp Pendelton

One Marine Fatally Injured, Five Others Hurt In Training Accident

A helicopter assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at Camp Pendelton, CA went down on Wednesday, fatally injuring one service member. Five others were hurt in the accident.

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Ohio Researchers Assist NASA In Vascular Studies

ImageIQ And Lerner Research Institute Both Incubated At Cleveland Clinic

ImageIQ, Inc. announced this week that NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California and The Midura Laboratory at the Lerner Research Institute (LRI) of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio have selected ImageIQ to assist in their study of spaceflight-induced vascular alterations in the lower leg.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.10.11): Katabatic Wind

Katabatic Wind A wind that is created by air flowing downhill. When this air is warm, it may be called a foehn wind, and regionally it may be known as a Chinook or Santa Ana. When this air is cold or cool, it is called a drainage wind, and regionally it may be known as a mountain breeze or glacier wind. The opposite of an anabatic wind. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.10.11)

Aero-Linx: Understanding Air Traffic Control at Oshkosh The information presented here was created by veteran Oshkosh Air Traffic Controllers to give you - the pilot - a better understanding of the Air Traffic Control procedures in use at AirVenture. We hope that after reviewing these pages, you will have a better understanding of: What you can expect as you arrive and depart Oshkosh, and What we in ATC expect from you.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.10.11)

"In consideration of the continued weakness of the economy and slow industry wide retail sales, we have made the decision to forego the very significant expense of our traditional exhibits at Oshkosh, NBAA and AOPA Summit in 2011." Source: From a recent note to ANN, sent by Diamond Boss Peter Maurer, explaining upcoming changes in the Diamond Aircraft marketing program.

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