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November 07, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.07.13

Santa Monica Sues the FAA Over Airport Ownership…

Senators Question Unwarranted GA Searches…

High Praise for the FAA’s New Pilot

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AFA Disappointed FAA Training Rule Does Not Include FAs

Despite Years Spent Developing Multi-Faceted Training, FAA Issues New Guidance For Pilots Only

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) expressed disappointment with the exclusion of flight attendants from the FAA's recently unveiled enhanced training procedures, which include only pilots, despite years of joint work by flight attendants and the FAA on rules that would cover all crewmembers and dispatchers.

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NASA Selects Research Teams For New Virtual Institute

Nine Teams From Seven States Will Focus On Human Space Exploration

NASA has selected nine research teams from seven states for a new institute that will bring researchers together in a collaborative virtual setting to focus on questions concerning space science and human space exploration.

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Leasing Company Plans To Acquire 20 A380 Airplanes

Could End Nearly Year-Long Drought For Orders For The Superjumbo

It could be a major gamble, but it could pay off big. Doric Leasing CEO Mark Lapidus said in a recent interview that the company plans to place an order for 20 A380 superjumbo airplanes with confidence that clients can be found to operate them.

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Santa Monica Accident Leads To Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Pilot's Estate Named In Suit Seeking Unspecified Damages

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the estate of the pilot of a Cessna Citation that went off the runway on landing in Santa Monica, CA, resulting in the fatal injury of all on board.

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NBAA Membership Tops 10,000

First Time To Reach The Milestone In Organization's History

The NBAA reports that the Association has reached an historic milestone, with 10,000 companies in its membership for the first time ever.

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RAAF Starts Growler Training In The U.S.

Learning The Ropes At NAS Whidbey Island

An important step in the introduction of the Royal Australian Air Force’s electronic warfare capability has commenced, with the first pilot instructor commencing flying on the EA-18G Growler in the United States.

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Boeing Delivers Air Europa's 25th Next-Generation 737-800

Mallorca-Based Carrier Is Also The Spanish Launch Customer For The 787 Dreamliner

Boeing and Air Europa today celebrated the Spanish carrier's 25th direct delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800. Air Europa showcased the latest addition to its fleet at a special event at its base on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

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California Pacific Airlines Still Waiting For FAA Approval

Has Furloughed All Of Its Employees Until Further Notice

The FAA has informed California Pacific Airline that it will be sometime in 2014 before it can review the carrier's latest application to begin service out of Carlsbad's McClellan-Palomar Airport.

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Ohio Aerospace Institute To Host 4th Annual Industry Forum

Three-Day Event Showcases Aerospace Thought Leadership And Innovation

The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) announced today that it will host its 4th Annual Industry Forum Nov. 12-14 at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center. The program, built around the theme "Global Business Opportunities for the Future," presents a unique opportunity for attendees to meet national leaders in the commercial aviation, defense and aerospace arena. 

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Next Generation Of Red Bull Air Race Pilots An International Group

Qualification Training Underway In Texas

The eagerly-anticipated news that the Red Bull Air Race will return in 2014 has been met with overwhelming excitement from fans, pilots and journalists around the world. It has now been revealed that there will be a new dimension to the Championship, bringing fresh flying talent to the race track and nurturing the next generation of race pilots.

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US Airways Removes Brandon T. Jackson From Monday Flight

Airline Says The Actor's Behavior Was 'Disruptive'

Another actor has been removed from an airline flight, and gone on to make his case on Twitter causing a minor media feeding frenzy.

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AD NUMBER: 2013-22-17

PRODUCT: Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters.

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Aero-TV: 'We Learned A Lot Of Things' -- EAA Boss Jack Pelton on 2013’s Lessons

Jack Pelton Fills Us In The Lessons EAA Is Learning

Earlier in the fall, ANN named a few of the people planes and products that distinguished themselves at AirVenture 2013... via a few categories with intriguing names. Under the category of "ALL The Right Moves," we named Jack Pelton as the winner -- Period. It was an opinion shared by many. Again, we couldn't say enough about this... He took over a mess and cleaned it up fast and right. We’ve rarely seen such a swift change in fortunes in aviation... especially when the chips were down... now, the big questions is... can he keep it going?

Aero-TV: 'We Learned A Lot Of Things' -- EAA Boss Jack Pelton on 2013’s Lessons

Jack Pelton Fills Us In The Lessons EAA Is Learning

Earlier in the fall, ANN named a few of the people planes and products that distinguished themselves at AirVenture 2013... via a few categories with intriguing names. Under the category of "ALL The Right Moves," we named Jack Pelton as the winner -- Period. It was an opinion shared by many. Again, we couldn't say enough about this... He took over a mess and cleaned it up fast and right. We’ve rarely seen such a swift change in fortunes in aviation... especially when the chips were down... now, the big questions is... can he keep it going?

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City Of Santa Monica Sues FAA Over Airport

Disputes FAA Assertion That City Must Operate The Airport 'In Perpetuity'

The City of Santa Monica, CA has sued the FAA to establish the City's right to control future use of the Santa Monica Airport property, which the City has long owned. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, asks the court to declare that the City holds clear title to the land. And, it also challenges as unconstitutional the FAA's claim that the City must continue to operate the Airport indefinitely, even after contracts establishing the City's Airport obligations expire.   

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Hersman Backs New FAA Pilot Training Rule

NTSB Chair Says Several Recommendations Addressed By The Rule

NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman says the FAA's new pilot training rule addresses many NTSB safety recommendations and when these provisions are implemented, safety will be improved. "We applaud Secretary Foxx, Administrator Huerta and the entire FAA team for finalizing this long-awaited rule which addresses recommendations stemming from accidents dating back more than two decades," she said in a statement.

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Machinists To Vote On Boeing 777X Proposal

Tentative Agreement Reached Between Union, Planemaker

Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 751, District W-24 will vote on a proposal from the Boeing Company that, if approved, would guarantee the Boeing 777X wings and fuselage will be built by IAM members in the Puget Sound. In exchange for the 777X guarantee, Boeing proposes a new eight-year labor agreement that will expire in September 2024, providing an unprecedented degree of labor stability in the volatile and competitive industry.

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Senators Demand Details Of Unwarranted Searches Of GA Aircraft

Seven U.S. Lawmakers Ask For Answers About All Stop And Search Actions By November 15

Seven U.S. Senators led by Kansas Republican Pat Roberts have sent a letter to the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Rand Beers, requesting an explanation for a rise in unwarranted stops and searches of U.S. general aviation (GA) aircraft that had not crossed the U.S. border by Customs and Border Protection.

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ALPA Praises Announcement Of New Pilot Training Rules

Moak: 'Another Step Forward In Making A Safe Industry Safer'

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) is praising an announcement made by the FAA to move forward with the implementation of new training rules for air carrier pilots. The new rules were announced today by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta at a press conference at the DOT Headquarters in Washington D.C.

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NTSB Issues Prelim In Accident At Nashville International Airport

Wreckage Went Unnoticed On KBNA Runway For Several Hours

The NTSB's preliminary report for an accident which occurred at Nashville (TN) International Airport (KBNA) involving a Cessna 172 of Canadian registry indicates that the pilot had closed a flight plan that listed Pelee Island Airport in Ontario as his final destination.

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AMA President Bob Brown Says New Technologies Are Important To Model Aviation

Expanding Into Multi-Rotor And First-Person Flight View Aircraft

For the last several months, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has been looking at how to provide additional benefits for members who are interested in first-person view flight (FPV) and multirotor semi-autonomous flight which are growing at a quick pace among model aviation enthusiasts.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.07.13)

"We recognize that this rule is the result of years of effort by many groups: the employees of the FAA, the aviation industry and the families that have worked to see change come from tragic accidents." Source: NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.07.13): Gap Winds

Strong winds channeled through gaps in the Pacific coastal ranges, blowing out into the Pacific Ocean or into the waterways of the Inside Passage.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.07.13)

The International Auster Club

The aims of the club include bringing together Auster owners and enthusiasts and anyone wishing to support or learn about Auster aircraft throughout the world.

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