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February 01, 2014

Airborne 01.31.14: Hoover Tribute, New Enstrom Boss, Airborne Schedule Upgrade!!

Also: Sikorsky Sale?, Sebring Synopsis, F-35B Software glitch, Boeing Sued Over Asiana Accident, ANN Readies For AEA 2014!

We here at ANN are pleased to inform our viewers that on February 21, the legacy of Robert A. "Bob" Hoover will be recognized as the aviation community gathers to honor Bob's long, successful flying career. Jerry Mullins, the current president and CEO of Enstrom Helicopters, has announced his retirement to be effective today. A veteran in the aviation industry for 40 years, Mullins says, “It’s been a great run. Part of me will always be connected to the helicopter industry.” We are picking up rumors that something

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EAA, FAA Review Full Agenda At Summit

More Than A Dozen FAA Directors And Managers Gathered In Oshkosh Over Two Days

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.

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NTSB to Hold Investigative Hearing Into August 2013 UPS A300 Accident

Two Fatally Injured When Cargo Plane Went Down In Birmingham, AL

The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled an investigative hearing on February 20 into an accident involving a UPS Airbus A300-600 on approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, AL, on Aug. 14, 2013.

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Southwest Airlines Bringing New Service To KDCA

Carrier Agrees To Purchase Slots To Provide More Than Two Dozen Additional Daily Departures At Washington Reagan National Airport Beginning This Year

Southwest Airlines has confirmed it was notified of its winning bid in an auction for 54 slots–allowing 27 additional daily flights–that will bring more competition to Reagan National Airport, three miles from downtown Washington, D.C.

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CAE Named Exclusive Dassault-Approved Training Provider For Falcon 5X

Will Provide Training For Pilots, Cabin And Ground Crews

CAE and Dassault today announced an agreement naming CAE as the exclusive Dassault-Approved Training Provider (DATP) for the newly-launched Dassault Falcon 5X. This includes the provision of advanced pilot, maintenance and cabin crew training for the all-new Falcon 5X long-range business jet, which was launched at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (BACE) show in October 2013.

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Gulfstream Adds Support Vehicle For Major Events

Specially Equipped 74-Foot Tractor-Trailer Debuts In Time For 2014 Super Bowl

If you're flying your Gulfstream business jet to the Super Bowl this weekend and need support while you're there, Gulfstream says it has enhanced its support of operators attending major U.S.-based events with the addition of its biggest and most capable Field and Airborne Support Teams (FAST) vehicle, a specially equipped 74-foot tractor-trailer.

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NASA Scores A 'Touchdown'

Space Technology Has A Major Role With The NFL, Super Bowl

When mission managers yell, “Touchdown!” chances are that they are celebrating the arrival of a spacecraft on a planetary surface. When National Football League players yell it, it means something completely different. But did you know that NASA also has made a few plays on the football field? When it comes to protecting athletes and outreach, the space agency does not sit on the sidelines.

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Horizon Hobby Recalls Remote Controlled Model Helicopters

Aircraft Taken Off The Shelves Due To Potential Injury Hazard

Horizon Hobby has issued a recall for Blade 500 X BNF and Blade 500 3D RTF and BNF Remote Controlled Model Helicopters, indicating in the recall notice that the tail rotor grip used for securing the tail rotor blade to the tail rotor hub can separate and release from the helicopter, posing a risk of a crash and injury hazard.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.01.14)

"These two days are very important for EAA members because it allows us to have the FAA management and policy teams get away from Washington and focus directly on the issues that are most important to our members." Source: Sean Elliott, EAA's vice president of advocacy and safety.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.01.14): Simultaneous Offset Instrument Approach (SOIA)

An approach system permitting simultaneous Instrument Landing System approaches to airports having staggered but parallel runways. SOIA combines Offset ILS and regular ILS definitions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.01.14)

FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation

The mission of the Office of Commercial Space Transportation is to ensure protection of the public, property, and the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States during commercial launch or reentry activities, and to encourage, facilitate, and promote U.S. commercial space transportation.

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AD: Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-02-03

PRODUCT: Certain Beechcraft Corporation Models 1900, 1900C, and 1900D airplanes.

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