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January 23, 2014

AF Releases Updates On Two Accidents In Japan

Reports Issued From HH-60G, F-15 Accidents Near Kadena AB

Pacific Air Forces officials released the results Jan. 21, of its investigations into an HH-60G Pave Hawk aircraft mishap which occurred Aug. 5, 2013, northeast of Kadena Air Base, Japan and a May 28, 2013, F-15C Eagle aircraft accident that occurred east of the base.

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Boeing Names Moran To Lead Relations With European Union, NATO

Will Work With All European Institutions To Represent Boeing's Interests

Brian Moran has been tapped by Boeing as president of European Union and NATO Relations. Moran, 35, will be responsible for working with all European institutions and representing Boeing interests at the EU, European Parliament and NATO. Moran, who will be based in Brussels, Belgium, succeeds Antonio De Palmas, who has been appointed president of Boeing Italy.

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Jet Access Aviation Joins Air Charter Safety Foundation

Joins More Than 100 Other Companies Supporting ACSF Vision Of Safety

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Jet Access Aviation, Inc is the newest charter operator to join the ACSF. Along with more than 100 other companies, Jet Access now supports the ACSF vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.

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Bell Announces Agreement With Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Will Operate A Bell 429 Air Ambulance In The UK

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust (WAACT) will become the second operator in the UK to add a Bell 429 to their fleet for helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operations. Bell said in a news release that the agreement, signed with Bell's independent representative Heli-Charter Ltd., further solidifies its growing momentum in the European market.

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Small UAV Company Trying To Get 'Pocket Drone' Off The Ground

Multi-Rotor Copter Will Fold Up Smaller Than Most Tablet Devices

A Kickstarter campaign has been established for a small tri-rotor copter called a "Pocket Drone" that reportedly can carry a GoPro-sized camera, but still fold up to a size smaller than most tablet devices. The company making the aircraft is AirDroids, and it says the Pocket Drone is "The ultimate heavy-lift microcopter."

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Sentient Jet Reports 2013 Best Year Since 2008

Celebrates Increased Growth, Recent Website Launch And Enhanced Cardholder Benefits

Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation Capital company, today announced that 2013 was recorded as its best year since 2008. The company, recognized for inventing the jet card approach to flying privately in 1999, saw key metrics rise to levels not seen since 2008.

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FltPlan.com Launches New Free iPad Go App

Designers Started From Scratch For The New App

FltPlan.com has officially released its new free iPad app, FltPlan Go, and it is available now for download at the iTunes store. The FltPlan Go app adds many features for users of FltPlan.com in a new redesigned app. The legacy FltPlan app was originally created four years ago to provide pilots with airport information and approach charts.

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CAE Signs Contract To Provide UAS Mission Trainer To Italian AF

Device To Be Delivered In Early 2015

The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana) has awarded a contract to CAE to provide an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Mission Trainer representing the General Atomics Predator remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). The CAE UAS Mission Trainer will be delivered in early 2015 to Amendola Air Force Base.

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Jet Edge Continues Fleet Expansion

Adds Multiple G200s To Its Large Cabin Luxury Gulfstream Fleet

Charter company Jet Edge has expanded its G200 fleet by being awarded the management of up to eight Gulfstream 200s. The deal calls for five G200s to be immediately delivered to Jet Edge for management with another three by August 2014.

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Universal Avionics Appoints Robert Randall Senior Sales Manager, U.S.

Will Oversee All Authorized Dealers In The United States

Robert Clare, Universal Avionics’ Director of Sales, announced Monday that Mr. Robert Randall has been appointed to the position of Senior Sales Manager, U.S. for the company. In this new role, Mr. Randall will manage Universal Avionics’ Regional Sales Managers and oversee all Authorized Dealer sales for the United States.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.23.14

Bombardier to Layoff 1,700…

Spending Bill Addresses LA Helicopter Noise…

A SeaRey Amphib is Down in Florida…

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Aero-TV: Land, Sea, and Air - The 'Top Of The Line' SeaRey Elite

Turbo Boosted Fun On Land And Sea

While at the 2014 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell talked with Adam Yang, the CEO of Progressive Aerodyne. The new light sport aircraft member of the Searey family is called the “Elite.” There’s an old saying that goes something like this, “You ain’t bragging if you can do it.” Well, when Progressive Aerodyne named their new Searey the “Elite,” they weren’t bragging.

Aero-TV: Land, Sea, and Air - The 'Top Of The Line' SeaRey Elite

Turbo Boosted Fun On Land And Sea

While at the 2014 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell talked with Adam Yang, the CEO of Progressive Aerodyne. The new light sport aircraft member of the Searey family is called the “Elite.” There’s an old saying that goes something like this, “You ain’t bragging if you can do it.” Well, when Progressive Aerodyne named their new Searey the “Elite,” they weren’t bragging.

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Bombardier Sheds 1,700 Workers Following CSeries Delay

About Two-Thirds In Canada, 600 In The U.S.

Bombardier has announced that it will lay off about 1,700 workers in its aerospace division shortly after saying the entry into service of the CSeries aircraft will be delayed until sometime in 2015.

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Omnibus Spending Bill Contains Los Angeles Helicopter Noise Language

Would Require The FAA To Reduce Noise From The Aircraft In The LA Area Beginning A Year After Passage

Buried in the 1,582 pages of the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by congress is a provision that would require the FAA to reduce helicopter noise in the Los Angeles (CA) area unless it can show "voluntary" efforts are effective in achieving that goal.

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John Uczekaj Inducted Into Living Legends Of Aviation

Aspen Avionics President And CEO Recognized For Leadership In The Aviation Industry

John Uczekaj, president and CEO of Aspen Avionics was inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation at its annual gala on January 18, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton. Uczekaj accepted his award from John Travolta, an advocate and supporter of general and business aviation. He was one among seven inductees at this year’s event produced by the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy.

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IMC Club Chapter Is Coming To Oshkosh, WI

First Meeting To Be Held January 28

Pilots will meet next Tuesday on January 28 at 7 PM in Oshkosh, WI, the “capital of General Aviation,” to establish the Fox Valley Chapter of the IMC Club International.

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Searey Amphib Down In Central Florida Lake

Pilot Did Not Retract Landing Gear Before Attempting A Water Landing

A pilot escaped uninjured Tuesday after landing his Searey airplane on Lake Hamilton in central Florida without first retracting the airplane's landing gear.

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NTSB Releases Factual Report From 2012 Hummel Bird Accident

Pilot Was Fatally Injured When The Experimental Aircraft Went Down

The NTSB has released a factual report from an accident that occurred May 9, 2012, at DeFuniak Springs Airport (54J), DeFuniak Springs, Florida. The commercial-rated pilot of an EA-B Gutierrez Hummel Bird airplane was fatally injured when the plane went down.

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NASA Receives Mars 2020 Rover Instrument Proposals For Evaluation

Fifty-Eight Ideas Have Been Submitted To The Agency For A Possible Trip To Mars

NASA has received 58 proposals for science and exploration technology instruments to fly aboard the agency's next Mars rover in 2020, twice the usual number submitted for instrument competitions in the recent past, and an indicator of the extraordinary interest in exploration of the Red Planet.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.23.14)

“I am fortunate to lead a group of like-minded Aspen employees whose passion, intellect, creativity, and above all, dedication has contributed to Aspen’s growth.” Source: Aspen president and CEO John Uczekaj.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.23.14): Maximum Zero Fuel Weight

Maximum zero fuel weight – The heaviest weight an aircraft can be loaded to without having any usable fuel in the fuel tanks. Any weight loaded above this value must be in the form of fuel.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.23.14)

The American Aviation Historical Society

The Society was founded in 1956 as a non-profit educational organization with the primary objective being the preservation and dissemination of the rich heritage of American aviation. The Society maintains an extensive collection of books, documents and photographs that are available to members researching any topics of interest.

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