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October 27, 2012

Updated: NBAA Deals With 'TFR From Hell'

Does This Administration Know How to Mess With BizAv Or What?

ANN RealTime Update, 10.27.12, 2125 ET: An NBAA memo confirms that the FAA, this evening, issued an updated Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), which slightly delays the start of the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) to be implemented in conjunction with President Obama's upcoming visit to Orlando, FL. The start time has been moved from 6:30 p.m. ET to 7:15 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 28. NBAA reminds operators that it is imperative that anyone planning to fly into Orlando airports via general aviation between 7:15 p.m. ET October 28 and 2:45 p.m. ET October 29 thoroughly review the current NOTAM available on the Association’s web site to obtain the latest information regarding air t

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Britain's Civil Aviation Authority Bans EC225, AS332 Flights Over Water

Super Pumas Conducting SAR Missions Are Exempt From The Ban

Britain's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned flights over water by Super Puma EC225s, as well as the older version AS332. The ban exempts helicopters conducting life-saving SAR missions.

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Rockwell Collins Establishing Joint Venture With China Electronics Technology Av

JV Will Develop Communication, Navigation Systems To Support COMAC C919 Program

Rockwell Collins and China Electronics Technology Avionics Co. (CETCA) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) to develop and manufacture the communication and navigation systems for the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC) C919 aircraft.

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Helicopter Flight Over 'Galileo Valley' Guides Future Satnav

Mission To Collect Data On How Two Different Systems Will Work Together

A helicopter recently flew over a very special Alpine valley to gather data on how Europe’s two satellite navigation systems – EGNOS and Galileo – will work together in future. The helicopter flew a variety of maneuvers, from fast loops to mid-air hovering, to see how satnav signals were received in practice. The results are now being analyzed.

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EAA Honors Five Aviators With Hall Of Fame Induction On Nov. 15

Each Has Achieved 'Notable Success' In A Particular Realm Of Flight

The EAA will recognize the contributions made to the world of flight by five aviators on Thursday, Nov. 15, as it inducts them into the EAA Hall of Fame during a banquet at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, WI.

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Civil Air Patrol Observing Red Ribbon Week

Annual Observance Promoting A Healthy, Drug-Free Lifestyle

Like they do every fall, many of Civil Air Patrol’s more than 61,000 members are promoting healthy, drug-free lifestyles during their nationwide observance of Red Ribbon Week. The oldest, largest drug prevention campaign in the U.S., Red Ribbon Week is observed across America Oct. 23-31.

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Declassified Document Shows 'Real' Flying Saucer

Tested By The US Military In 1950's, Program Cancelled In 1961

The grainy film showed a round ship floating out of a hangar. Its silver, aluminum exterior glinted in the sun as it hovered a few feet off the ground. As it glided over a pool of water, it kicked debris into the air and the glass canopies of the two cockpits were showered with grass and gravel as the saucer flew forward.

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ATK Earns Contract Extension And Expansion On A350 XWB Program

Agreement Includes Potential For Up To 800 Additional Production Ship-Sets

ATK has entered into a contract extension through 2027 for its work providing lightweight composite fuselage stringers and frames for the Airbus A350 XWB program. In addition, ATK's contract includes increased scope for design changes and added manufacturing operations.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.27.12)

"The Avrocar was a good start, and the first step on a long road to discovering technology we use today." Source: Jeff Underwood, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force historian.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.27.12): Leading-Edge Flap

A portion of the leading edge of an airplane wing that folds downward to increase the camber, lift, and drag of the wing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.27.12)

Royal Aeronautical Society

The objects and purposes of the society are the general advancement of aeronautical Art, Science and Engineering.

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