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October 04, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.05.12

The FAA Renews Partnerships for Aviation Education…

More Mechanical Woes for American Airlines…

There’s a New Version of ForeFli

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Saudi Arabia Said To Order National Airline To Ignore EU-ETS

Protesting Inclusion Of Non-European Airlines In European Carbon Trading System

Sources with inside knowledge say that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, OPECs largest oil producer, has ordered its national airline to basically ignore the EU-ETS because it includes non-European carriers in its carbon market.

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Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Growth Driven By Globalization And Trade

Long-Term Forecast Projects 5.2 Percent Annual Growth Over Next 20 Years

In its World Air Cargo Forecast 2012/2013 released Tuesday, Boeing says that the global air cargo market will expand at a 5.2 percent annual rate over the next 20 years, driven by world gross domestic product (GDP) that will nearly double over the forecast period.

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Ultra-Long-Range Sector Up 10 Percent In Europe

Eurocontrol Reports Increase In BizJet Operations

In the first eight months of 2012, Europe has experienced a 10 percent increase in Ultra Long Range (ULR) jet departures, according to Eurocontrol data analyzed by Avinode. This increase stands in stark contrast to the downgrade trend currently affecting other jet categories on the continent.

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Treacherous Arctic Rescue Earns 'Rescue 915' The 2012 Cormorant Trophy

Rescue Swimmer Lost Assisting Two Walrus Hunters

A treacherous nighttime icy Arctic sea rescue of two hunters by a Canadian Forces Search and Rescue team has been selected as the winner of the 2012 Cormorant Trophy for Helicopter Rescue. This year’s awarding of the Cormorant Trophy for the October 27, 2011 rescue serves as a solemn reminder of danger and selfless dedication of SAR crews every day in Canada with the death of Canadian Forces SAR Tech (search and rescue technician) Sergeant Janick Gilbert.

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NASA And Partners Test Unmanned Aircraft Technology In ND

'Sense And Avoid' Technology Being Evaluated For UAS Inclusion In NAS

A joint team of government, a not-for-profit research and development organization and academia has completed two weeks of flight testing "sense and avoid" technology that could some day help unmanned aircraft better integrate into the national air transportation system.

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Orbital Begins Antares Rocket Operations At Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport

Rocket's First Stage Transported To New Launch Pad To Commence Full-Scale Operations

Orbital Sciences Corporation said Monday that it has commenced Antares launch vehicle operations at the liquid-fuel launch complex at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS). The vehicles Orbital will use fulfill a $1.9 billion NASA contract to deliver essential cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).

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NM Gov Martinez Proclaimed September ‘New Mexico GA Appreciation Month’

National Aviation Organizations Applaud The Recognition Of General Aviation's Contributions To The State

National aviation organizations issued a joint news release Tuesday applauding New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez for declaring September “New Mexico General Aviation Appreciation Month.”  The proclamation highlights the vital role of aviation, and general aviation in particular.

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Japanese Ticket Scanner Can Detect Explosives

Device Samples Air As Boarding Passes Are Scanned

A prototype boarding gate with built-in explosives detection equipment has been unveiled by Hitachi in collaboration with The Nippon Signal Co., Ltd. and the University of Yamanashi. In a news release, the company said the device is designed to increase safety in public facilities such as airports.

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Frontier Airlines Announces Executive Changes

Denver-Based Carrier Appoints Chief Information Officer

Frontier Airlines has appointed Amit Agarwal as chief information officer of the Denver-based carrier. Frontier also announced the departure of Cliff Van Leuven, the airline’s vice president of customer service since 2004, on Tuesday. Jan Fogelberg, currently Frontier’s vice president of commercial technology, will assume the role of vice president of customer service.

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Football Fans Abandon Airplane In A Cotton Field After Forced Landing

Uninjured, They Went On To The Alabama-Ole Miss Game Leaving Local Authorities Scratching Their Heads

A group of fans heading to the Alabama-Ole Miss football game aboard a Cessna 421 Saturday proved that for some fans, football is the most important thing. The plane went down after suffering engine problems following a lunch stop in Selma, AL, and attempted a forced landing on a dirt road, but wound up in the middle of a cotton field leaking fuel about 20 miles from Craig Field in Selma.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes (Model 777)

AD NUMBER:  2012-19-10

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 777 airplanes.

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AD: Pratt & Whitney (P&W) Division Turbofan Engines

AD NUMBER: 2012-14-09

PRODUCT: Certain P&W PW4000 series turbofan engines.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.04.12

The FAA Estimates ERAM is Four Years Behind Schedule…

More Loose Seats Found at American…

The Crash of an Antique DeHavilland Kills Si

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Jack Pelton Counsels Wichita Mayor: Move Your Party In Understanding The FACTS

Facebook Message Reveals Frustration With Part Of Obama Administration's Debate Message

The former CEO of Cessna, Jack Pelton, one of GA's most outspoken advocates, has let the Mayor of Wichita, Carl Brewer, know that he is not happy with the anti-aviation message the Obama administration keeps repeating... In a Facebook posting, he sent a message expressing just that. 

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NBAA Denounces President's Misleading Debate Attack on BizAv

Within the First Few Minutes Of Presidential Debate, Obama Admin Throws BizAv Under The Bus... Again

The opening night in a series of Presidential debates did not do the aviation world any favors... a fact NOT lost on NBAA. National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen tonight strongly condemned President Barack Obama's remarks, made in a presidential debate this evening, disparaging business aviation and mischaracterizing the industry.

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'POPA' Speaks Up... Readers Responds To AOPA Controversy

More Than One Reader Suggests That It's Time To Start P.O.P.A.... The 'Pissed-Off Pilot's Association'

News/Analysis By ANN's Staff and Readership As expected, our recent article about questions concerning the behavior, mission and direction of the AOPA has caught some attention... and the responses have been fast and, occasionally, furious. We're pushing some 1100 responses (so far and still trending upwards) to the article (via email, Facebook, directed tweets, and the like) while the expected personal attacks against ANN and/or Jim Campbell started quickly enough for him to collect on a $20 bet placed with friends as to how long it would take for those despicable tactics to emerge. Jim, choosing the shortest possible interval (and based on previous exp

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Classic Aero-TV: Motivating Forces - Continental Motors Evolves

Legacy Manufacturer Continues with New Ownership and Development of Alternative Fuels

Rhett Ross is a veteran engine guy with an engineering background who became president of Teledyne Continental Motors in October, 2007. In the years since, he's weathered the shift to new ownership by China's AVIC International aerospace conglomerate, and looks forward to growing the company's sales and presence in Asia, as well as pioneering diesel and other alternative fuel technologies.

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DOT IG Says FAA Estimates ERAM Is Four Years Behind Schedule

Software Problems Delaying NextGen Implementation

A report released last month by the DOT IG indicates that the $2.1 billion En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) program to replace and significantly enhance the existing hardware and software at facilities that manage high-altitude air traffic in development since 2002 is about four years behind schedule, and is threatening to significantly delay implementation of NextGen.

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Loose Seats Reported On A Third AA 757

Additional Airplanes Pulled From Service Following Latest Incident

A third American Airlines 757 has been found to have loose seats during a flight, causing the airline to pull additional aircraft from service. In all, the airline says 47 airplanes were temporarily grounded while their seat attachments were checked.

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Boeing, GECAS Finalize Order For Up To 100 737 MAXs And Next-Gen 737s

Firm Order For 75 737 MAX 8s And 10 Next-Generation 737-800s, Another 15 737-800s Could Be Added

Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) have finalized a firm order for 85 737s, which includes 75 737 MAX 8s and 10 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, first announced as a commitment at the Farnborough Airshow in July, allows for up to 15 additional 737-800s. The order is worth $6 billion at list prices.

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Antique de Havilland Dragon Down In Australia

Six On Board Fatally Injured, Authorities Say Likely On Impact

A 1934 de Havilland DH84 Dragon went down Monday in a remote area of Queeensland, Australia, fatally injuring all six people on board. Authorities said that the wreckage was not recognizable as an airplane when it was found Tuesday.

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Pre-Owned Business Aircraft Markets Show Improvement

But Data Suggests That Recovery Continues To Be Slow

In its August and year-to-date business aircraft market information released Tuesday, JetNet reports that while the pre-owned market continues to show improvement, all market metrics have been slow to recover. Much has improved, though, compared to the lows recorded over the past three years.

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Extended Presidential Stay Costs Las Vegas Helicopter Tour Operator

Business Owner Says He Has Lost $60,000 Per Day

Despite a plan that was supposed to help helicopter tour operators keep flying while President Obama prepared near Las Vegas for Wednesday night's debate in Denver, at least one of those operators said the disruption cost his business some $60,000 per day.

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USAF Investigating Cirrus Training Accident

Airplane Was A Military Version Of An SR20

A USAF T-53 Kadet 2 went down Monday at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Spring, CO. Neither person on board the aircraft appeared to be injured, according to a brief news release from the Academy, and the extent of damage to the plane has not been determined.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.04.12)

"Current industry uncertainty has brought a disparity of viewpoint concerning the future of the air cargo business, but economic activity – particularly world gross domestic product and industrial production – remains the key driver of the air cargo market." Source: Tom Crabtree, regional director, Business Development & Strategic Integration, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.04.12): Obscuring Phenomena

Any atmospheric phenomenon, except clouds, that restricts vertical visibility (e.g., dust, rain, snow, etc.).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.04.12)

Naval Air Museum Barbers Point

The Hawaii Museum of Flying (dba Naval Air Museum Barbers Point) was established at the former Naval Air Station Barbers Point, now known as Kalaeloa Airport (PHJR).

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