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November 06, 2013

Senators Call On U.S. Negotiators To Hold Firm On Aircraft Emission Taxes

Bipartisan Letter Sent To U.S. ICAO Delegation

U.S. Senators John Thune (R-SD), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent a letter urging the U.S. delegation to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to protect U.S. passengers and airlines from the harmful effects of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).

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Boeing Supporting Curtis-Taylor's S. Africa-To-UK Flight In Vintage Biplane

Seven-Thousand-Mile Trip Re-Creates Lady Mary Heath's 1928 Journey

Pilot Tracey Curtis-Taylor has taken off on a 7,000-mile solo journey in a reconditioned Boeing Stearman open-cockpit biplane to retrace Lady Mary Heath’s historic 1928 flight between South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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Bombardier Appoints New Business Aircraft President

Also Names New President, Bombardier Customer Services & Specialized And Amphibious Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace has appointed Éric Martel as President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. Martel succeeds Steve Ridolfi, who last week was appointed Senior Vice President, Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions, Bombardier Inc., reporting to Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. Both of these appointments are effective January 1, 2014.

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NBC 'Licenses' Video Footage Of Skydiving Mid-Air Collision

Some Call The Six-Figure Fee 'Checkbook Journalism'

NBC News wound up with the exclusive rights to air video captured by skydivers involved in a mid-air collision over Superior, WI last week after writing a six-figure check to "license" the video.

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Team U.S.A. Wins Silver Medal At World Aerobatic Championships In Texas

Honors Go To American Team At First U.S. Event In 10 Years

For the first time in 10 years, the World Aerobatic Championships were held in the United States last month. The event, held at North Texas Regional Airport (KGYI) from October 9 to October 20, featured world-class competitors, including U.S. Breitling pilot David Martin.

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Boeing Celebrates Lion Group's 100th Next-Generation 737

Lion Air Is The Largest 737-900ER Operator In The World

The Lion Group, Indonesia's largest airline group, has taken delivery of the carrier's 100th Next-Generation 737 at a special event.

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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Appoints National Campaign ED

Former EAA Fundraiser Heading To Hawaii

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor has appointed Elissa Lines as National Campaign Executive Director to lead a nationwide campaign to secure financial support for the Museum's expansion. The Museum's master plan calls for the restoration of two additional historic hangars on Ford Island, aircraft acquisition, and significant exhibit preparation to portray the important contribution of aviation in the Pacific region.

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Memorial To UTA Flight 772 Visible On Google Earth

Plane Downed By Libyan Terrorists With A Bomb In The Sahara Desert

On September 19, 1989, Libyan Terrorists planted a briefcase bomb aboard UTA Flight 772 traveling from Brazzavile in the Republic of Congo to Chad and then on to Paris. The bomb detonated over the Sahara Desert, destroying the DC-10 and killing all 170 people on board.

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CyPhy Works Closes $7 Million UAV Financing Round

Company Says Aircraft Have Civilian, Military Applications

UAV developer CyPhy Works says it has closed a $7 million financing round led by Lux Capital, with participation from General Catalyst Partners, Felicis Ventures and several undisclosed prominent angel investors. The company has so far announced two products on its platform: EASE (indoor hovering robot) and PARC (outdoor multicopter platform).

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Alligator Captured At Chicago's O'Hare International Airport

Two-Foot Gator Appears To Have Been Brought On The El To The Airport

You can often see unusual things at an airport. With the number of people passing through and the age of dresses and sport coats for airline travel long gone, it takes a lot to make most people even look twice.

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PRODUCT: Certain Bell Model 206B and 206L helicopters.

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AD: DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders

AD NUMBER: 2013-22-14

PRODUCT: Any DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000T glider equipped with a Solo Kleinmotoren Model 2350 C engine.  

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.06.13

The FAA Issues A Final Rule on Pilot Training…

Will New Jersey’s Solberg Airport Be Preserved????

Tecnam Delivers Its First P2008JC&hel

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Aero-TV: Face To Face - AOPA's Mark Baker At The Redbird Migration

A Casual Chat Allows ANN To Catch Up With Baker's Progress At AOPA

ANN had the chance, finally, to meet AOPA's Mark Baker, face to face, while attending the 2013 Redbird Migration Flight Training Conference. A bit more cheerful and open than the first chat that took place when Baker barely had 20 days time in grade, it allowed us to get a better idea of who the "new guy at AOPA" really was... and just how accessible he might be.

Aero-TV: Face To Face - AOPA's Mark Baker At The Redbird Migration

A Casual Chat Allows ANN To Catch Up With Baker's Progress At AOPA

ANN had the chance, finally, to meet AOPA's Mark Baker, face to face, while attending the 2013 Redbird Migration Flight Training Conference. A bit more cheerful and open than the first chat that took place when Baker barely had 20 days time in grade, it allowed us to get a better idea of who the "new guy at AOPA" really was... and just how accessible he might be.

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Airborne 11.05.13: FAA Allows PEDs, Gamera Record, Citation X Is FAST

Also: Redbird Migration, Indy Airshow Kaput, Embraer Expands, Rotax Warranty Extension, Tuned Exhausts For Maule MX7s, Nemesis NXT Flies Again

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said the agency Is immediately providing airlines with implementation guidance for the new rules, but due to differences among fleets and operations, the implementation will vary among airlines. The agency expects many carriers will prove to the FAA that their planes allow passengers to safely use their devices in airplane mode, gate-to-gate, by the end of the year. University of Maryland students from Team Gamera have unofficially set a world record of 97 seconds for the duratio

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First Tecnam P2008 JC CS/VLA Airplanes Delivered To Aero-Club Air France

Three Of 12 Of The Airplanes Ready For Club Use

Following its recent EASA certification, Tecnam has delivered the first three P2008JC CS/VLA single engine airplanes to launch customer Aero-Club Air France. Tecnam anticipates immediate delivery of further P2008JC’s to the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and Switzerland, to customers who had already pre-ordered what the company expects will be yet another bestselling Tecnam airplane.

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Paul DeHerrera Named CEO Of Universal Avionics

Promoted From The Position Of COO

Universal Avionics has named Mr. Paul DeHerrera to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the company. Mr. DeHerrera has transitioned into this new role as Mr. Joachim L. (Ted) Naimer remains as President and Chairman of the Board.

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NASA Kepler Results Usher In A New Era Of Astronomy

Discovery Of 83 Potential Earth-Like Planets Unveiled At Kepler Science Conference

Scientists from around the world are gathered this week at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA, for the second Kepler Science Conference, where they will discuss the latest findings resulting from the analysis of Kepler Space Telescope data.

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Fifth And Final A350 XWB Test Aircraft Enters Final Assembly Line

First Flight Planned In Spring 2014

Assembly of MSN5, the fifth and final member of the A350 XWB flight test fleet is now underway with the fuselage joining process. This follows the recent arrival of the three fuselage sections at the A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse, France.

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T-45 Down At NAS Pensacola

Both Pilots Stable Following Training Accident

The two aircrew aboard a U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk aircraft that crashed Monday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL. are stable and are being treated at a local hospital. At approximately 1030 CST Monday, a U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk aircraft crashed at the approach end of a runway at the base.

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India Launches Mars Probe

Attempting To Be Only The Fourth Entity To Reach The Red Planet

India on Tuesday launched a rocket carrying a spacecraft intended for orbit around Mars. If it is successful, India will become only the fourth nation or agency to have launched a Mars probe, joining NASA, the former Soviet Union, and the ESA.

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Boeing, Machinists Reportedly Close To 777X Agreement

Likely To Lead To Airplane Being Built In The Puget Sound Region

The International Association of Machinists (IAM) would like to have the Boeing 777X built in the Puget Sound area, and Boeing would like to have a long-term contract with the union. With that as a backdrop, the two sides are reportedly close to reaching an agreement that would satisfy both.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.06.13)

"The impact of the Kepler mission results on exoplanet research and stellar astrophysics is illustrated by the attendance of nearly 400 scientists from 30 different countries at the Kepler Science Conference." Source: William Borucki, Kepler science principal investigator at Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.06.13): Interrogator

The ground-based surveillance radar beacon transmitter-receiver, which normally scans in synchronism with a primary radar, transmitting discrete radio signals which repetitiously request all transponders on the mode being used to reply.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.06.13)

Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia

The Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia (AAAA) is a growing and diverse organization of members from a broad range of backgrounds, who all have one thing in common - a passion for aviation.

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