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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Qatar Airways' 1st A350 XWB Completes Maiden Flight

First Customer Aircraft Flown, Further Ground And Flight Tests To Be Conducted

The first customer A350-900 which will be delivered to Qatar Airways has successfully completed its maiden flight. The flight was the first time an A350 XWB configured for a customer has taken to the sky. Following the successful flight, Qatar’s A350 XWB will continue its production phase before delivery; this includes cabin completion as well as further ground and flight tests.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Travel Access Vital To Fighting Ebola

NGO Alliance Warns Travel Restriction Could Cripple U.S. Response To Outbreak

InterAction, an alliance of U.S. NGOs working on global poverty and humanitarian assistance efforts, warned leaders in Congress and the White House this week that flight restrictions could cripple the efforts of American NGOs responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Australia Unveils Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter Upgrade

Tactical Data Link To Be Installed On A Total Of 21 Helicopters

Australia's Minister for Defense Senator David Johnston has announced he has given Combined Pass approval for an interim Tactical Data Link for the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters in service with the Australian Army.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash!

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We know you, like many of our readers, make it a point to check out the latest news and information daily on Aero-News... but did you know that we will also bring the news to you, for free? (Why? Because we're nice guys, that's why!)

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.21.14)

I know you all came here hoping we would announce what is the next airplane. Well, we're not going to do that." Source: Nextant Aerospace CEO Sean McGeough.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.21.14): Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) [ICAO]

Area navigation based on performance requirements for aircraft operating along an ATS route, on an instrument approach procedure or in a designated airspace. 

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.21.14)

The Flight School Association of North America is a membership-based association which represents flight schools, firms that provide products or services to the flight training or aviation industry, and supporting partners.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Airborne at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus

At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet said that it is months away from first deliveries of the new airplane. After the news conference, ANN Editor in Chief Jim Campbell talked with HondaJet CEO Michimasa Fujino about getting the airplane into the hands of customers. If you are interested in what’s going on at NBAA 2014, the best place to start is by reading the Honeywell Global Business Aviation Forecast. This detailed report brings into focus what is expected in business aviation over the next decade. Several orders for the G500 were announced along with the rollout. Among the most innovative features of the new Gulfstream jets is their fly-by-wire system includes an Active Control Sidestick. Gulfstream says the ACS system offers enhanced safety and situational

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From California Firefighter Accident

S-2F Tanker May Have Struck A Tree Before Impacting Terrain

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident October 7 that fatally injured the pilot of an S-2F aerial tanker fighting a small fire in Yosemite National Park in California.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

NBAA To Recognize Flying Safety Award Recipients At 2014 Convention

Five Member Companies To Be Honored For Safety Records

The NBAA will recognize five Member Companies for outstanding safe flying achievement, as well as hundreds more companies that have collectively compiled thousands of hours of safe flying, during NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014), taking place from Oct. 21 to 23 in Orlando, FL.

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