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November 20, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.20.13

There’s a New Tower in Boise…

Boeing’s 777X Said To Deliver “Unprecedented Efficiency and Economics”…

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FAA Dedicates New Boise Control Tower And Terminal Radar Approach Control

Huerta: New Facilities Demonstrate 'The FAA's Commitment To Aviation Safety'

The FAA recently dedicated a new, $33 million, state-of-the-art airport traffic control tower and Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) at Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field.

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Air Algérie Orders Three A330 Passenger Aircraft

Will Increase Fleet To Eight Of The Long-Haul Aircraft

Air Algérie has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A330-200 passenger aircraft as part of the carrier’s continued growth plans. This order has been placed at Dubai Airshow 2013.

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Gone West: Former NBAA Chairman E.E. Dunsworth

Served As Board Chairman From 1969 To 1971

NBAA marks the passing of former chairman E.E. “Dunny” Dunsworth, who served on the Association’s Board of Directors from 1964 to 1973, and as board chairman from 1969 to 1971. Dunsworth passed away on Nov. 8 at age 88.

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Air Tahiti To Welcome Its First ATR-600

Purchase Comes As A Forerunner To Air Tahiti’s Plans To Renew Its Fleet

Air Tahiti has taken delivery of its first ATR 42-600 in a bid to modernize its fleet. The aircraft is part of the firm order for seven latest-generation ATR aircraft ordered in August 2010 and December 2012 (three ATR 42-600s and four ATR 72-600s). The other aircraft will be shipped over the next three years.

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Dubai Police To Operate Five AW169 Helicopters

Marks AW169 Entry Into The Parapublic Helicopter Market

The Dubai Police plan to operate five AW169 light intermediate helicopters to perform a range of missions including law  enforcement, emergency medical services and VIP transport.

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Eurocopter’s EC175 Sets Two Climb Records

Company Says Demonstrations Confirm Helicopter’s Performance Capabilities

Eurocopter’s EC175 has achieved two time-to-climb records, further validating its performance as the rotorcraft’s flight manual is submitted to the EASA as part of the certification process the company said Monday. These milestones have occurred as Eurocopter targets EASA certification in early 2014, which will be the final step in the program prior to deliveries to the first three customers the same year.

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Bell Helicopter To Deliver First Bell 412EPI To Abu Dhabi Aviation

Will Support Offshore Oilfields In The UAE

Bell Helicopter will deliver the first Bell 412EPI helicopter in the world to Abu Dhabi Aviation for offshore oilfield support in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Debris Detection System Now Operational At Logan Airport

Automatically Scans For Debris The Over Entire Runway Length

The FAA and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) recently unveiled the first automated detection system in the U.S. for debris on airport runways that covers an entire runway length. The system to detect Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is fully installed and operational on Boston Logan Airport’s busiest runway, 9/27.

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Search Is On For 777X Manufacturing Site

Union Rejection Of Contract Has Boeing Looking Outside Puget Sound Region

It didn't take very long for Boeing officials to make good on their promise to look outside the Puget Sound region for a manufacturing site for the 777X.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report In MiG Runway Excursion

Russian-Built Airplane Substantially Damaged, Pilot Seriously Injured

The NTSB has released a preliminary report in an incident involving a MiG-21 airplane which was involved in a runway excursion at Reno-Stead Airport (KRTS) in Reno, NV November 1.

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Gulfstream G280 Sets City-Pair Record En Route To Dubai

Feat Pushes Aircraft’s World-Record Tally To More Than 30

Gulfstream’s super mid-sized G280 established a city-pair record en route to the 13th annual Dubai Airshow, bringing the aircraft’s records total to more than 30.

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Aeroscraft Corporation And CAE Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

Companies Will Examine Long-Term Training Systems And Services For Aeroscraft Fleet

Aeroscraft Corporation, the innovator of a new variable-­-buoyancy cargo airship known as the Aeroscraft, has signed a memorandum of understanding with flight simulator company CAE to explore potential business relationships leading to the development and delivery of simulation based training for Aeroscraft's new aircraft.

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Aero-TV: 26,000 Pounds of Heli-Beast -- The Cold War Air Museum’s Mi-24

Ugly To Many, But Incredibly Beautiful To Hard-Core Helo Fans

ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell visited the Cold War Air Museum's Mi-24 Russian helicopter at HAI a little over a year ago and just couldn’t pass it up. Jim linked up with retired Col. Pete Coz of the United States Marine Corps and asked him to explain this flying exhibit.

Aero-TV: 26,000 Pounds of Heli-Beast -- The Cold War Air Museum’s Mi-24

Ugly To Many, But Incredibly Beautiful To Hard-Core Helo Fans

ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell visited the Cold War Air Museum's Mi-24 Russian helicopter at HAI a little over a year ago and just couldn’t pass it up. Jim linked up with retired Col. Pete Coz of the United States Marine Corps and asked him to explain this flying exhibit. Col. Coz said they have been working on it for about five years to get it restored to flying condition. He told us he had flown Cobra helicopters in the past and said that the Mi-24 is much heavier and therefore it flies quite differently.

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Boeing Says 777X To Deliver 'Unprecedented Efficiency And Economics'

Release Airplane Details A Day After It Is Unveiled At Dubai

One day after announcing the record-breaking launch of the 777X at the Dubai Air Show, Boeing officials outlined the expected performance characteristics of the airplane along with a variety of features they say will make the newest member of the Boeing twin-aisle family the largest and most fuel-efficient twin-engine commercial jetliner in aviation history.

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Rep. Waxman Urges NTSB To Step Up Santa Monica Accident Investigation

Says Partial Government Shutdown To Blame For Slowing The Board's Efforts

Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) has sent a letter to NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman reiterating his request for a “thorough investigation” of the fatal Santa Monica Airport accident on September 29.

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NTSB Releases Prelim In Accident That Fatally Injured Dr. Perry Inhofe

Senator's Son Reported Problems With The Airplane Before The Accident

The NTSB has issued its preliminary report in an accident November 10 that fatally injured Dr. Perry Inhofe, the son of Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe.

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Boeing Forecasts Increased Demand For Airline Pilots In The Middle East

Forecasts A Need For 40,000 New Pilots To Support Projected Airplane Deliveries, Demand For Maintenance Technicians In The Region Also Strong

Boeing projects that airlines in the Middle East will need nearly 100,000 new pilots and technicians to support the expanding demand for new airplane deliveries over the next two decades. At the Dubai Air Show this week, Boeing released the regional projections of the 2013 Pilot and Technician Outlook -- a respected industry forecast of aviation personnel. 

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Iraqi Airways Signs Letter Of Intent For Up To 16 Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

Five Firm Orders And 11 Options With Potential Value Of $1.26 billion

Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire five CS300 mainline jetliners. The LOI includes options on 11 CS300 aircraft. Based on CS300 airliner list price, a firm order would be valued at approximately $387 million and could increase to $1.26 billion if the 11 options are converted to firm orders.

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Stanford And IATA Announce New Executive Program In Aviation Strategy

Courses Designed For Mid To Senior Level Managers

Stanford University and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed an agreement Monday expanding their partnership to deliver advanced executive education for the aviation industry. The Stanford–IATA Aviation Strategy Program, designed for mid to senior level managers in aviation and related industries is a specialized 10-day program taught by IATA instructors, Stanford faculty and industry experts.

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Libyan Wings Orders Three A350 XWBs, Four A320neo’s

Newly Launched Airline To Begin Operations Next Year

Libyan Wings, the newly launched Tripoli based airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A350-900s and four A320neo’s. The carrier is building up its fleet with aircraft orders announced at the 2013 Dubai Airshow. Libyan Wings will start operations for passenger charter and freight from the beginning of 2014.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.20.13)

“The new Boise tower and TRACON highlight the FAA’s commitment to aviation safety and to modernizing the air traffic control system in Idaho and the West.” Source: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.20.13): Bird Hazard Warning System

A set of procedures, using standard bird watch condition codes, for immediate exchange of information between ground and airborne personnel concerning the existence and location of birds posing a hazard to flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.20.13)

Popular Rotorcraft Association

Welcome to the homepage of the Popular Rotorcraft Association. Based in Mentone, Indiana, at the PRA Mentone Airport, PRA was started in 1962 by Igor Bensen, the inventor of the famous Bensen Gyrocopter.

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