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November 02, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.02.12

The FAA Wants to Hear From You!

CAP Continues to Survey Sandy’s Damage…

NBAA Wraps its 2012 Convention…


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FAA GA Survey Will Close At The End Of November

Data Will Help Determine Levels Of Funding For Infrastructure

The FAA’s 34th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Survey for 2011 data is underway and available online. The survey will only be open for pilots to complete through November 30th.

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PW210S Turboshaft Engine Powers Newly Certified Sikorsky S-76D

Modular Design Makes Operation And Maintenance Easy

When Sikorsky Aircraft begins deliveries of the newly FAA certified S-76D medium-sized helicopter this year, it will be powered by one of the industry's most advanced turboshaft engines, Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) PW210S. The announcement was made during the NBAA's 65th annual meeting and convention in Orlando, Florida.

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Beechcraft 1900D Pro Line 21 Integrated Display System Upgrade Certified

Hawker Beechcraft Technicians Complete Master Technician Program

Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) announced this week that its Rockwell Collins Integrated Display System (IDS) flight deck upgrade for the Beechcraft 1900D has received supplemental type certification from the FAA. This upgrade removes the factory installed Pro Line II EFIS 84 system, as well as other analog instrumentation, and replaces it with a fully integrated three-display Pro Line 21 IDS system.

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Aeroflot Takes Delivery Of Its 100th Airbus Aircraft, An A330

Carrier Benefits From Airbus' Unique Fleet Commonality

Aeroflot, the Russian national carrier, has taken delivery of another A330-300, which will become the 100th Airbus aircraft to enter service with the airline. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, Aeroflot’s A330-300 features a two-class cabin layout seating 296 passengers (28 in business and 268 in economy class).

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United Continental's Second Dreamliner Delayed Indefinitely

Was To Have Been Available To Carry Passengers November 4th

United Continental Holdings, which took delivery of its first Dreamliner September 24, was supposed to have had a second 787 ready to enter service November 4th. But that delivery has been indefinitely delayed for unspecified reasons.

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FAA Upgrades Israel’s Aviation Safety Rating To Category 1

Country Now Meets ICAO Standards, Allowing U.S. Route Expansion

The FAA says that Israel complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on the results of an October FAA review of Israel’s civil aviation authority. Israel is now upgraded to Category 1 from the Category 2 safety rating the country received from the FAA in December 2008.

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Bombardier's 200th Challenger 605 Jet Enters Service

New Owner Requested Anonymity

Bombardier’s Challenger program has reached a significant milestone with the entry-into-service of the 200th Challenger 605 business jet. The aircraft was handed over to its new owner (who wishes to remain anonymous) during a special ceremony at the Challenger facility in Dorval, Québec, in October 2012, with hundreds of proud employees in attendance.

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Dassault Set To Deliver 500th Falcon 900

Airplane Is The 20th Of The Latest Variant Of The Iconic Tri-Jet To Be Delivered

Dassault Falcon's 500th Falcon 900, a Falcon 900LX, is in final assembly in Bordeaux-Merignac (France), marking yet another significant milestone for one of the world's most popular families of business jets. The airplane, which will initially serve as a demonstration aircraft, is scheduled to be handed over in early summer 2013.

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Four New Directors Join CAM Governing Board

Changes Announced During NBAA 2012

The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board announced Wednesday that it added four new directors during its annual business meeting at NBAA’s 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) in Orlando, FL.

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Hawker Beechcraft Delivers 7,000th Beechcraft King Air

King Air Line Of Twin-Turboprops Reigns As All-Time Best-Selling Business Aircraft Family

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) said Monday it has delivered the 7,000th Beechcraft King Air since the legendary line of twin-engine turboprops began production in 1964. The milestone aircraft is a Beechcraft King Air 350i delivered to Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc., based in Indianapolis.

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Northrop Grumman To Provide INS For Cessna Citation Sovereign Bizjets

LCR-100N AHRS Features Coasting Performance In Event Of GPS Failure

Northrop Grumman announced that it has been selected by Cessna Aircraft Company to provide gyro-compassing, hybrid Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) as core components of the avionics system for the Citation Sovereign 680 business jet aircraft.

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Boeing Opens First System Integration Lab For KC-46 Tanker Program

KC-46 Tanker Risk-Reduction Facility Opens 3 Weeks Early

Boeing has opened the first KC-46 Tanker System Integration Laboratory (SIL) to support testing and reduce risk in the development of the U.S. Air Force's next-generation aerial refueling tanker.

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NBAA Wraps Up 'Highly Successful' 2012 Convention

Over 25,000 Reportedly Attended The Show

The NBAA has wrapped up its 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012), which Association President and CEO Ed Bolen termed “a very good show.”

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Space Shuttle Atlantis To Make Historic Final Journey

Last-Ever Move Of A NASA Orbiter Scheduled For Friday

Fans of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program will have their last opportunity to see an orbiter on the move when Atlantis makes its historic final journey on Nov. 2 at Kennedy Space Center. Atlantis will travel the nearly 10 miles from Kennedy Space Center to its new home at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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SpaceX Transitions To Third Commercial Crew Phase With NASA

Has Reached The First Three Performance Milestones Leading To Human Flight

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed its first three performance milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to lead to the availability of commercial human spaceflight services for government and commercial customers.

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NTSB Makes Recommendations About BRS, Ejections Seats

Move Follows Accidents Involving Airplanes With Such Equipment

The NTSB has issued recommendations to the FAA saying the agency should collect data about whether aircraft carry such safety equipment as ballistic parachutes and ejection seats. There is a concern that First Responders to accidents may be put in danger by the explosive charges used to deploy such devices.

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Klyde Morris 11.02.2012

Gotta Bring Better SWAG To The Boss, Klyde


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In Wake Of Sandy, Mobility Airmen Poised To 'Answer The Call'

Will Provide Airlift, Air Refueling, And Medical Evacuations If Needed

Across the nation, mobility Airmen are assessing the damage left by Hurricane Sandy at their own Air Force bases along the East Coast and beginning the process of recovery, while also standing ready to answer the call for support of relief efforts from civilian authorities.

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ALPA Statement on the New Drama Film 'Flight'

Movie Opens In Theaters Friday

The movie "Flight", which opens Friday and is loosely based on actual events, apparently has some harrowing, if computer-generated, scenes of an airliner that at one point is flying upside down. While the plane lands and most everyone on board survives, the pilot is found to have alcohol and drugs in his system ... and we know the ramifications of such a situation.

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CAP Northeast Region Flying Sorties From New England To West Virginia

Twenty Flights Scheduled For Friday

Civil Air Patrol wings in the organization’s Northeast Region planned to make 16 flights Thursday and 20 more on Friday to continue assessing damage from Hurricane Sandy, with aircrews also looking for people possible stranded in deep snow in West Virginia.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.02.12)

“Hollywood dramas can make riveting entertainment and a compelling character study may sell tickets, but fiction on a movie screen doesn’t represent a profession in the real world." Source: Statement from ALPA on the release of the movie "Flight".

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.02.12): Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS)

An electronic means to provide a display of the forward external scene topography (the natural or manmade features of a place or region especially in a way to show their relative positions and elevation) through the use of imaging sensors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.02.12)

Mission4Today (M4T) was founded in 2006 aiming to provide a free to access website which supports all members of the IL-2 community at all levels of experience from novice to expert. Our aim is to provide a complete resource which includes forums downloads and a knowledge base.

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