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November 09, 2012

Brazil Will Require Nearly 1,100 New Aircraft In Next 20 Years

World’s Fourth Largest Passenger Traffic Market Expects Demand Worth $160 Billion

According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), Brazil will need 1,060 new aircraft between 2012 and 2031. The projected 700 single-aisle, 310 twin-aisle and 50 very large aircraft have an estimated current market value of $160.7 billion and are expected to help meet the demand of domestic and foreign carriers as well as addressing the country’s rapidly growing air travel market.

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FAA May Move Training Facility Out Of Florida

But Functions Of The Management And Training Conference Center May Be Dispersed

Last year, the FAA was planning to move its Management Training and Conference Center from Palm Coast, FL, to Kansas City, MO ... a move opposed and eventually blocked by Florida Republican Congressman John Mica, Chair of the House Transportation Committee, and at the time that district's representative.

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HUMS Data To Extend Life Of S-92 Helicopter Main Rotor Hub

Sikorsky Gets FAA Approval For The Program

The FAA has approved the grant of life extensions for the Main Rotor Hub on Sikorsky's S-92 helicopter platform to the company. Through its aftermarket business, Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS), Sikorsky Aircraft will have the ability to utilize Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) data to determine a one-time life adjustment for particular serial number main rotor hubs in accordance with a methodology accepted by the FAA.

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Nav Canada Launches Second Phase Of ENGAGE Demonstration Project

Continues Fuel And Emissions Saving Project For Trans-Atlantic Flights

The second phase of the ENGAGE Demonstration project, a collaborative initiative to reduce aircraft fuel burn and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the North Atlantic - the world's busiest oceanic airspace, has been launched by Nav Canada and its partners; Air France and NATS, the United Kingdom's air navigation service provider.

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Registration Open For 20th Annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race

Two Days Of Competition To Be Held April 26-27 Next Year

Registration is now open for the 20th annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, which challenges high school, college and university students around the world to build and race fast, lightweight "moonbuggies" of their own design. The students' work will culminate in two days of competitive racing April 26-27, 2013, at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

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Airlines Report No Tarmac Delays Over Legal Limits In September

U.S. Carriers Post An 83.3 Percent On-Time Arrival Rate

Airlines reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights or more than four hours on international flights in September, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released Thursday.

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Sikorsky To Establish Training Academy In Oklahoma

Memorandum Of Understanding Signed With Aviation Training Consulting

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) and Aviation Training Consulting (ATC) to establish an advanced flight and maintenance training academy, the Sikorsky Training Academy (STA), in Altus, OK.

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Spirit Implements $100 Carry-On Bag Fee

High Charge For Those Who Do Not Declare Their Bags Early

Spirit Airline's passengers take note. As of November 6, if you don't let the airline know you're planning to carry a bag into the main cabin of one of their airliners before board, you're going to be slapped with a $100 bagged fee.

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Over The River And Over The Woods ... It's The Holiday Travel Season

A4A Projects Full Planes As Nearly 24 Million Passengers Will Travel On U.S. Airlines During The Thanksgiving Holiday

Industry trade group Airlines for America (A4A) is forecasting nearly 24 million passengers will fly during the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday season on planes that are expected to be full, as carriers continue to more closely match available seats to demand in an effort to offset what are expected to be record annual fuel costs.

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NetJets Opens Exclusive-Use FBO At Atlanta’s DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK)

Facility Includes Customer And Crew Lounges, Conference Facilities

A new exclusive-use facility has been opened by NetJets at Atlanta's DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK). NetJets has signed a long-term lease with Atlantic Aviation for the 2,800 square-foot facility which includes customer and crew lounges, a conference and business center and flight planning facilities.

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Wrecked America's Cup Yacht Finding New 'Life' At Flugtag

Fast Catamaran Was Damaged In Practice, Will Now Be Launched From A Ramp To 'Fly'

Sails are just wings that are vertical, right? So maybe it makes sense that an $8 million dollar racing catamaran that was badly damaged during practice for the America's Cup will take its final journey during Red Bull's Flugtag event in San Francisco this weekend.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.09.12

Over the River, Through the Woods, Holiday Travel Predictions Are In…

FAA Reconsiders Relocating Its Management Training Center…

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Airborne 11.09.12: GAMA's Sales Numbers Are Up, New Blue Angel Boss, Quicksilver Approvals

Also: Jack Greiner, Bombardier, Horizon Air, Ditching Video, Obama's 2nd Term

With a challenge to legislators and a promise to industry regulators, GAMA on Wednesday released the results of the first nine months of general aviation industry shipments and billings for 2012. Airplane shipments increased .2 percent compared to 2011 while the accompanying value of the airplane deliveries rose 1.4 percent. Cmdr. Tom Frosch relieved Capt. Greg McWherter as Blue Angel commanding officer/flight leader and commented on his optimism for the future and pride in taking command of the prestigious squadron. Kit builders will be pleased to learn that Quicksilver Aeronautics has received FAA approval of several of its single and tandem seat kits. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airbo

Aero-TV: Aerosonic's OASIS -- The Ultimate Answer To 'What If?'

Aerosonic Intro’s OASIS

In the midst of all the amazing electronic wizardry that populates today's extraordinary cockpits and panels, it behooves us to note that, sometimes, things go wrong. With that in mind, Aerosonic has introduced its new OASIS... The newest product in the Aerosonic stable, the OASIS standby display capitalizes on their transition from mechanical to digital instrumentation and provides an affordable and innovative standby solution. The flexible design allows for two displays to be driven by one remote sensor unit. The separation of the sensor from the display allows for installation of the display where less than three inches of clearance exists behind the panel.

Aero-TV: Aerosonic's OASIS -- The Ultimate Answer To 'What If?'

Aerosonic Intro’s OASIS

In the midst of all the amazing electronic wizardry that populates today's extraordinary cockpits and panels, it behooves us to note that, sometimes, things go wrong. With that in mind, Aerosonic has introduced its new OASIS... The newest product in the Aerosonic stable, the OASIS standby display capitalizes on their transition from mechanical to digital instrumentation and provides an affordable and innovative standby solution. The flexible design allows for two displays to be driven by one remote sensor unit. The separation of the sensor from the display allows for installation of the display where less than three inches

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And So It Continues... 'Non-Profit' AOPA Competes With 'For Profit' Companies

AOPA's Competitive Efforts Will Cause Flight Planning Companies To 'Re-Evaluate' Their Support For The Org's Mission

ANN has learned that AOPA will release an EFB-capable (electronic flight bag) version of their controversial FlyQ flight planning software product for the iPad early Friday morning. The cash-hungry Not-For-Profit AOPA organization has faced mounting criticism for a continued push into activities that directly compete with "For-Profit" companies... many of which have been advertisers, sponsors, donors and supporters of the organization... at least until now. According to copies of the presser we received from several sources, AOPA's FlyQ, whose initial iterations were once touted as a "free member benefit," will actually cost serious bucks for members who w

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ANN Readers Offer Differing Opinions About Election's Effect On Aviation

We Asked How You Felt The Re-Election Of President Obama Would Affect Our Industry

One thing is for certain ... well two things, actually. Barack Obama will be President of the United States for another four years, and ANN's readers have differing opinions about what that might mean for our industry. While many of our readers think Tuesday's outcome will spell hard times for aviation, some wrote to say they feel that the President's policies towards aviation are not necessarily bad.

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Boeing Rotates, Trims Executives In Defense, Space & Security Unit

Company Says It Is 'Focused On Growth, Affordability, And People Amid Streamlining'

Boeing said the day after the election that it is rotating assignments for several executives in its Defense, Space & Security unit, and plans reductions in the number of executives on its payroll ... moves the company says demonstrate its commitment to talent development as it continues to pursue the growth and affordability strategy it has followed since 2010.

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U.S. Aviation Industry, FAA Share Safety Information With NTSB

Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) Analysis Designed To Help Prevent Accidents

The FAA, airlines and aviation labor unions have announced a partnership with the NTSB to share summarized safety information that could help prevent accidents. The information, shared through an initiative called the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) Executive Board, will help the NTSB determine if an accident is a unique event or an indication of systemic risks.

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Klyde Morris 11.09.2012

Geeze, Klyde, Next You'll Be Wanting A 'Get Out Of Jail Free' Card ...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Delays In CSeries First Flight May Drag Down Orders

Bombardier Says First Plane Will Fly By The End Of June 2013

Bombardier had hoped that its new CSeries single-aisle airliner would fly before the end of 2012, but unspecified delays in the program have company officials now saying that the airplane likely won't leave the ground for the first time before June of next year ... and that could have airlines looking at existing competing products from Boeing and Airbus as they renew their fleets.

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Michael Coates Leads International Team To 100 Pipistrel Aircraft Sales

U.S. And Australian Distributor Praised By Company CEO

If you've stopped by the Pipistrel display at nearly any major aviation event, you are likely to have met Michael Coates. He is Pipistrel's distributor for the U.S. and Australia, and apparently leads a pretty talented sales team.

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ALPA Opposes Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act

Bill Would Require Cost-Benefit Analysis Studies When Directed By OMB

The Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) has sent a letter to members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee opposing the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2012, which is scheduled for consideration when Congress re-convenes. The legislation is expected to be "marked up" in committee in the near future.

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AFA Looks Forward To Continuing To Advance Profession

Union Hails The Re-Election Of President Obama

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) says its focus will remain on improving the future of the profession in a statement released following the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.09.12)

“More than 90 percent of air carriers use voluntary reporting programs and this has led to significant training, operational and maintenance program improvements.” Source: Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.09.12): V-Tail

A design which utilizes two slanted tail surfaces to perform the same functions as the surfaces of a conventional elevator and rudder configuration. The fixed surfaces act as both horizontal and vertical stabilizers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.09.12)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

JPL has 24 spacecraft and 10 instruments conducting active missions. All of these are important parts of NASA's program of exploration of Earth, the solar system and the universe beyond. These ventures would not be possible without NASA's Deep Space Network managed by JPL.

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