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February 04, 2014

Carter Aviation Breaks Five Records In Four Days

Plans To Apply For FAA Demonstration Certification Of Its 'Personal Air Vehicle'

Carter Aviation Technologies has been back to expanding the aircraft envelope since its public demonstration at Kickapoo airport in Wichita Falls, Texas in November of last year.

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U.K., France To Collaborate On UAS Technology Development

Announcement Made At One-Day Defense Summit Friday

British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande have jointly announced plans to develop a military unmanned aircraft system with Britain's BAE Systems and French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation.

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Central Michigan University Conducts Great Lakes Research With UAV Helo

Aircraft Equipped With Hyperspectral Camera Will Assist In Identification Of Invasive Wetland Species

Central Michigan University has acquired the only unmanned aerial vehicle in Michigan — a six-foot long helicopter — equipped with a hyperspectral camera that will significantly advance research imaging of Great Lakes wetlands. The camera takes extremely high-resolution images in 334 colors compared to typical cameras that capture just three.

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More Than 5,500 Americans Apply For 300 Norwegian Air Jobs

New Crew Bases To Be Established In New York, NY And Fort Lauderdale, FL

Norwegian continues to expand internationally and is currently establishing new crew bases in New York, NY and Fort Lauderdale, FL. More than 5,500 Americans are competing for 300 jobs as cabin crew on Norwegian's routes between the U.S. and Europe and Asia. “We’ve encountered a luxury problem,” said Norwegian’s HR Director, Gunnar Martinsen.  

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FAA: Unmanned Aircraft Not Allowed To Deliver Beer

Wisconsin Brewer Wanted To Deliver Beverage To Ice Fishermen, Others

The president of the Stevens Point, WI brewery Lakemaid Beer took a cue from and has released a video on YouTube of an unmanned aircraft delivering beer to fishermen on Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota ... and the video has drawn the wrath of the FAA.

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NASA Picks Space Station Science Research Proposals

Seven Experiments Will Be Funded For Launch In 2016

NASA's Physical Science Research Program will fund seven proposals, including one from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, to conduct physics research using the agency's new microgravity laboratory, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in 2016.

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Former Air Ambulance Pilot Charges Non-Profit Director With Conflict Of Interest

Canadian Helicopter Company Profiting From Charity Work, Former Employee Says

A member of the board of directors of the Canadian medical transportation non-profit organization Helicopter Air Life Operation (HALO) is also the owner of the helicopter company that leases aircraft to the charity, and that constitutes a conflict of interest, according to a former HALO employee.

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FAA Investigating Piece Of Metal That Damaged A Virginia Home

Still Unclear If The Object Is Part Of An Airplane

The owner of a home near Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia returned from taking her child to school Friday to find a hole in a window awning and another in her dining room ceiling along with a chunk of metal in her dining room. The FAA says it is not clear if the piece of metal is part of an airplane.

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European Space Agency, Others Getting Ready For Asteroids

Group Formed In Response To UN Mandate

With a mandate from the UN, ESA and other space agencies from around the world are about to establish a high-level group to help coordinate global response should a threatening asteroid ever be found heading towards Earth.

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NAVAIR Awards $35 Million Contract To San Diego-Based Kratos

Will Deliver Eight MH-60 Helicopter Aircrew Training Systems

San Diego, CA-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has received a single contract award valued at over $35 million to deliver four MH-60R Naval Aircrew Training Systems (NATS) and four MH-60S Aircrew Virtual Environment Trainer (AVET) devices for NAVAIR. The period of performance under this new contract award is five years.

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FLYHT Announces Realignment Of Officer Roles

Matt Bradley Promoted To President Of The Canadian Company

Canadian company FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. has promoted Matt Bradley to the position of President effective January 31, 2014. This realignment will allow Bill Tempany, FLYHT's current Chief Executive Officer and former President, to focus on FLYHT's public market participation and broader business initiatives. Mr. Tempany will remain on the Board of Directors.

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AD: Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2014-02-05

PRODUCT: Eurocopter Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, and AS350D1 helicopters.

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AD: Eurocopter France Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2014-02-04

PRODUCT: Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC 155B and EC155B1 helicopters.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.04.14

Boeing to Expand in South Carolina…
Quicksilver’s Sport 2S Completes Flight Testing…
China Wants Its Own Moon Rocks… 


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Airborne 02.03.14: AA's New Look, EAA/FAA Review, SAFE Pilot Proficiency Mtg

Also: Asiana Run-Over Did NOT Kill Teen, Cassutt Flight, Bahamas Flt Adventure, RC Helo Recall

As American Airlines grows, the paint shop is being kept busy. American has placed into service the first legacy US Airways aircraft, an Airbus A-319, painted in the new American Airlines livery. Clearing the path for today's aviators and looking ahead to the possibilities in future years highlighted two days of work by EAA and FAA officials during the 10th annual Recreational Aviation Summit, held at the EAA Aviation Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. The second Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, known as SAFE, Regional Pilot Proficiency Project has bee

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Vans Aircraft Issues Service Bulletin For RV 6,7,8 Aircraft

Covers All Airplanes Flying Or Under Construction

Vans Aircraft has issued a service bulletin for all of its RV-6/6A,7/7A,8/8A flying or under construction following the discovery of cracks in the forward spar of the horizontal stabilizer that have been found emanating from the stress relief notch at the inboard end of the spar flanges.

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Hearing To Be Held On Implementation Of The FAA Reform Act

Will Examine Progress By The Agency Two Years After Passage

Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) will conduct a Congressional hearing on Wednesday to examine the progress the FAA has made in implementing provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 in the last two years.

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Bell Helicopter Wins Contract With NYPD For Four Bell 429s

Will Join Existing Fleet Of Three Bell 412EPs In The Big Apple

Bell Helicopter has signed an agreement with the New York Police Department for four Bell 429 helicopters. The aircraft will be used for airborne law enforcement patrol, serving the citizens of New York City and surrounding jurisdictions.

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New Hampshire City Uses UAV Video Despite FAA Prohibition

Company That Shot The Video Had No Special Exemption From The Agency

A promotional video being used by the city of Nashua, NH on its "Nashua Dares" website features video captured using a camera mounted on a UAV ... and the production company openly admits it has not received a special exemption from the FAA to conduct such flights.

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Two Flights Canceled When Smoke Was Reported In The Aircraft

One En Route, One On The Ground Experienced Smoke Incidents

Two flights from different airports were canceled Friday and Saturday when both reported smoke in the aircraft.

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Stanford Hosts NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium

Attendees Will Be Updated On All Current Studies

Stanford University's Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center in Palo Alto, CA will be the site of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium Feb. 4-6.

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Bristow Group William Chiles To Retire As CEO At 2014 Annual Meeting

CFO Jonathan Baliff To Step Up Into Top Position

William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive Officer of helicopter services company Bristow Group, will retire from those positions at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders on July 31, 2014, and be succeeded by Jonathan E. Baliff, Bristow's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.04.14)

"Over the past year, the Board has thoroughly evaluated several highly qualified candidates, all of whom possessed many of the skills we were looking for in a CEO. We are confident Jonathan will work well with the rest of our extremely talented senior management team to execute our strategic plans and drive continued growth when Bill steps down." Source: Tom Knudson, Bristow Group Chairman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.04.14): Kit Producer (ICAO Definition)

An organization that produces kits for amateur construction.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.04.14)

The Partnership for Corporate Aviation

A non-profit organization dedicated to improving industry safety through collaborative training.

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