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December 10, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.11.12

Now Appearing at an Airshow Near You --- Dracula!

IATA Says the Skies Will Be Crowded in 2016…

ALPA Says NO to A Customs Pre-Clearance Center

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.10.12

A Mexican Entertainer is Feared Lost in a Horrific Crash…

American’s Pilots Approve a New Contract…

Sport and Experimental Pilot

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IATA: Airlines To Welcome 3.6 Billion Passengers In 2016

China Accounts For Nearly One In Four Additional Passengers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an industry traffic forecast showing that airlines expect to welcome some 3.6 billion passengers in 2016. That’s about 800 million more than the 2.8 billion passengers carried by airlines in 2011.

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FCC Chair Asks FAA To Reconsider Electronics Ban During Takeoff, Landing

Letter Sent By Julius Genachowski To Michael Huerta

The chairman of the FCC has sent a letter to the Acting Administrator of the FAA asking that the agency reconsider its ban on the use of some portable electronic devices during takeoff and landing. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski wrote that the FAA should "enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices" during commercial flights.

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Bell Helicopter To Deliver First Bell 429 To United Kingdom

Power Company Will Use The Aircraft For Powerline Inspections, Maintenance

National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc in the U.K has purchased the first Bell 429 to be operated in Great Britain, Bell Helicopter said in a news release Thursday. The aircraft will be used for inspection and maintenance of power lines.

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CAP Board Of Governors Selects Chairman, Vice Chairman

First Meeting Under New Governance Structure

The Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors, meeting in person for the first time since the organization’s new governance structure was introduced in August, on Wednesday elected retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John Speigel as its chairman and CAP Lt. Col. Ned Lee as vice chairman.

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Boeing, WestJet Celebrate Airline's 100th Next-Generation 737

Airplane Initially Delivered To Aviation Capital Group, Will Be Operated By The Canadian Carrier

Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based WestJet has taken delivery of its 100th Next-Generation 737 ... having grown from three 737-200s serving five cities when it first began flying in 1996. With this delivery of a Boeing 737-800, WestJet's fleet now consists of 100 airplanes – all Boeing Next-Generation 737s.  

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Testing the Fold: The JWST's Sunshield

First Of Five Membranes Installed On The Space Telescope Mockup

Engineers got a first-hand look at how the James Webb Space Telescope's sunshield would fold around the observatory while stored in the rocket that would take it to its orbit a million miles from Earth. Engineers at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, CA, installed the first of five template sunshield membranes on a Webb telescope mock-up. The mock-up is a full-scale structural facsimile of the real observatory.

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Pratt & Whitney Singapore Engine Center Celebrates 7,000th Engine Delivery

Joint Venture With SIA Engineering In Operation More Than 30 Years

Pratt & Whitney on Thursday announced its Singapore engine center celebrated more than 30 years of operations with the milestone delivery of its 7000th overhauled engine.

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Sixteen Helicopters Participate In Alabama Toy Delivery

Gifts Intended For Kids At The Children's Hospital Of Alabama

It had all the markings of a well-oiled Christmas machine. Santa Claus arrived by state police helicopter Thursday, the first of 16 aircraft that would arrive on the helipad of the old Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL, while young patients at the new Children's Hospital of Alabama nearby watched from their rooms.

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Denmark Selects U.S. Navy's MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

Aircraft Configured For Anti-Surface Warfare Operations

The U.S. Navy announced last week that the Danish government has signed an official letter of offer and acceptance formalizing its intent to buy nine MH-60R Seahawk helicopters and comprehensive logistics support for its Maritime Helicopter Replacement Program. Valued at US $686 million (Kr 4 billion), the aircraft will be procured via the U.S. government's Foreign Military Sales program.

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US Navy Exercises Contract Option For 52 F414 Engines

Powerplants For F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growlers

The U.S. Navy exercised a 2013 contract option for the procurement of 52 GE F414 engines in support of the Navy's planned procurement of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. This contract option follows the Navy's decision to purchase 82 F414 engines earlier this year.

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A4A Opposes Increase In The UK Air Passenger Duty

A4A: 'Burdensome Tax' Depresses Demand,  Unfairly Penalizes Customers

The U.S. airline trade industry organization Airlines for America (A4A) has issued the a statement opposing the United Kingdom's increase to the Air Passenger Duty (APD) by 2.5 percent. The APD is the largest single tax passengers face anywhere in the world, with the increase, amounting to about $107 for economy tickets and $215 on all other cabins for flights to the United States.

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Space Prize Namesake Has A Dark Past

Hubertus Strughold Had Reportedly Been A Nazi During WWII, Emigrated To The U.S.

The Strughold Award is a prestigious recognition bestowed each year on a scientist or clinician for outstanding work in aviation medicine. But the man for whom the award is named has a dark past that still divides the aviation medical community.

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Airborne 12.07.12: Dynon ADS-B, Italian LSAs, New Army Helos

Also: LightSquared Returns?, Trig Transponder, Iran Drone Claims, First A350 Moves, R.I.P. Spidernaut...

Pilots of light sport and experimental aircraft will welcome the news that Dynon Avionics is now shipping the SV-ADSB-470 UAT Band Traffic and Weather Receiver for the SkyView system. This remotely mounted receiver module integrates with the SkyView system to provide easy access to weather and traffic information on top of the detailed navigational information SkyView already provides. Italico Aviation USA, a spin-off of the Italian ultralight builder Euroala, is opening an LSA manufacturing facility at Kissimmee Gateway Airport. The US Army's long

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U.S. Army Flies Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter

First Test Flight Had Pilots Aboard For Safety

Over the skies east of San Jose, CA, a Black Hawk helicopter was seen flying low and slow November 5. There were pilots aboard the aircraft, but all maneuvers during this flight were being conducted autonomously.

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ASTM Sets January Meeting For GA Committee

Held In Conjunction With Part 23 ARC Meeting In Daytona, FL

ASTM International will hold a meeting of its F44 committee early in January in conjunction with its Part 23 ARC meeting in Daytona Beach, FL. The sessions will be held January 10th and 11th on the campus of Embry-Riddle University.

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Ballooning Federation Of America Announce Youth Camps

Ensure The Future Of Ballooning And Get A Tax Deduction

The Ballooning Federation of America (BFA) will be holding two Youth Summer Camps in 2013, one in Dubuque, IA, (June 23-27) and the other in Reno, NV, (Dates TBA). The camps are organized and run by volunteers and volunteer counselors donate their time to the camps. Donations provide the scholarships for campers to attend and goes towards the campers expenses for the week.

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Klyde Morris (12.10.12)

Klyde Seems Prepared For The Worst...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NASA Twin Spacecraft Create Most Accurate Lunar Gravity Map

Moon 'Wears Its Gravity Field On Its Sleeve'

Twin NASA probes orbiting the moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body. The new map, created by the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, is allowing scientists to learn about the moon's internal structure and composition in unprecedented detail. Data from the two washing machine-sized spacecraft also will provide a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed and evolved.

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FAA Approves Touch Trainer For Cessna Singles

New Version Of BATD From FlyThisSim

The FAA recently approved a new version of the FlyThisSim (FTS) TouchTrainer flight simulator using touch screen technology for many of the controls and avionics. The new version is approved as a Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) for Cessna 172 (RG), 182 (RG), and 206 for six pack and Garmin G1000 aircraft.

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ALPA Pilots Call For Block Of Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Facility

Union: No U.S. Carriers Currently Serve The Middle-Eastern City

The Airline Pilots Association Intl. said Thursday that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service should not open a pre-clearance facility in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The union said they oppose the creation of the facility because no U.S. airline operates at Abu Dhabi International Airport, so the center would benefit only foreign carriers.

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Dad Builds Quadcopter To Follow His Son To The Bus Stop

Decided It Was Easier Than Walking With The Boy In The Cold

After deciding he'd rather not have to walk the 400 yards to the bus stop in December and January with his grade-school-aged son, Paul Wallich used his technical knowledge to build a camera-carrying quadcopter to follow his son to the bus stop.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.10.12): Hold For Release

Hold For Release Used by ATC to delay an aircraft for traffic management reasons; i.e., weather, traffic volume, etc. Hold for release instructions (including departure delay information) are used to inform a pilot or a controller (either directly or through an authorized relay) that an IFR departure clearance is not valid until a release time or additional instructions have been received.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.10.12)

Aero Linx: B-52 Stratofortress Association Welcome to the Official Site of the B-52 Stratofortress Association. Here you can find collections of stories and news relating to the history and current operations of the World’s Greatest Warplane: the Boeing B-52. We bring together all those who have been or are associated with the BUF—designers and builders, aircrew, maintainers, enthusiasts — to exchange memories. We try to help old buddies find each other. Anything it takes to keep alive the history of the weapon known in its early days as “America’s Long Rifle.”

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.10.12)

"A risk-minimizing algorithm was used to compute and command a safe trajectory continuously throughout 23 miles of rugged terrain at an average speed of 40 knots. No prior knowledge of the terrain was used." Source: Matthew Whalley, the Autonomous Rotorcraft Project lead, commenting on a November 5th flight over the skies east of San Jose, CA, where a Black Hawk helicopter was flown autonomously. There were pilots aboard the aircraft, but all maneuvers during this flight were being conducted autonomously.

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