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December 04, 2012

Wildlife On Runway Causes Problems For Bizjet Crew

Citation II Tangles With A Deer On Landing At Greenwood, SC

A Citation II registered to the U.S. Customs Service landing at Greenwood County Airport (KGRD) in Greenwood, SC, came out the worse for wear after striking a deer that had strayed onto the runway.

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Four Receive Master Instructor Designation In November

Designation Recognized By The FAA For CFI Renewal

Four flight instructors completed the Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in the month of November. The title has been earned by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 CFIs currently active in the country.

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NBAA Issues Call For Speakers For 2013 Regional Forums

Speaker Proposals Due By December 17

The NBAA has announced its call for speakers for education sessions at the Association's 2013 Business Aviation Regional Forums. Proposals for presentations are welcome on topics such as safety and risk management, maintenance, and technical issues.

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NASA's HS3 Hurricane Mission Ends For 2012

Final Flights Over The Pacific Prep For 2013 Campaign

NASA's 2012 Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel, or HS3, mission came to an end last month when a NASA unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flew a final data-collection mission in the North Pacific Ocean over a large storm in preparation for next year's campaign.

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Ex-Im Backs Bonds Issued By Ethiopian Airlines For Export Of U.S Aircraft

Will Finance Four Of Ethiopia's 10 Dreamliners

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is backing bonds issued by Ethiopian Airlines of Addis Ababa to finance the export of four of ten Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Ethiopia. Ethiopian Airlines obtained competitive interest rates on its bonds.

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PA-46 Down In Central Indiana

Four Fatally Injured When Plane Went Down On Approach

A Piper PA-46 Malibu Mirage with four people on board went down Sunday evening in Decatur County, IN, near Greensburg southeast of Indianapolis. The plane was on approach to Greensburg Airport (I34) when the accident occurred.

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NTSB Issues Prelim In CA Police Helicopter Collision

Two Pasadena PD Aircraft Collided During Airport Operations

The NTSB has released its preliminary report in an accident involving two Pasadena, CA, police helicopters operating at Pasadena Police Benedict Heliport, Altadena, California. One of the aircraft was maneuvering to a parking space when it hit a second, stationary aircraft with its main rotor blades.

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Airbus Military Delivers Final A330 MRTT To RAAF

Last Of Five Tanker-Transports Ordered By The Australian Air Force

The fifth and final new generation A330 MRTT multi-role tanker transport ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has been delivered by Airbus Military. The handover of the aircraft marks a major milestone for the A330 MRTT program.

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F-35C Lightning II Hits Weapons Testing Milestone

CF-2 Completes Initial Pit Drop Testing

The F-35 integrated test force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River completed a weapons ejection milestone for the Lightning II carrier variant on Nov. 28. CF-2, the second F-35C test aircraft, ejected a 2,000-pound inert GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) and a 500-pound GBU-12 Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb from an internal weapons bay into a foam-covered concrete pit.

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Volunteer Pilots Fly Endangered Sea Turtles To Rehabilitation

Helping In Effort To Rescue Animals That Had Become Too Cold In The North Atlantic

The mass stranding of hypothermic sea turtles on Cape Cod reached a new peak late last week as 22 more of the endangered and threatened marine reptiles were collected by Massachusetts Audubon staff and volunteers and transferred to the New England Aquarium's rescue facilities in Quincy.

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AD NUMBER: 2012-24-04

PRODUCT: GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Models GA8 and GA8-TC320 Airplanes.

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AD NUMBER: 2012-24-02

PRODUCT: All Stemme GmbH & Co. KG Models S10, S10-V, and S10-VT powered sailplanes.

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Aero-TV: Kestrel vs. Icing - Cox and Company Brings EMEDS To The Fight

Alan Klapmeier's Icing Solution For The Kestrel Relies On Exciting Technology

One of the more intriguing announcement to come out of NBAA2012 was the Kestrel Aircraft Company revelation that Cox and Company, of Plainsville, NY, had been chosen to supply the Ice Protection System for the Kestrel aircraft currently under development.

Aero-TV: Kestrel vs. Icing - Cox and Company Brings EMEDS To The Fight

Alan Klapmeier's Icing Solution For The Kestrel Relies On Exciting Technology

One of the more intriguing announcement to come out of NBAA2012 was the Kestrel Aircraft Company revelation that Cox and Company, of Plainsville, NY, had been chosen to supply the Ice Protection System for the Kestrel aircraft currently under development. Kestrel Aircraft CEO and President, Alan Klapmeier, stated, “We are very pleased to add Cox, as one of Kestrel’s development partners. We believe the Electro-Mechanical Expulsion Deicing System (EMEDS) is a perfect fit for our aircraft’s mission profile. EMEDS allows effective ice removal while retaining a

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Dassault's nEUROn Makes Its Maiden Flight

Stealth Technology UAS Demonstrator To Undergo Testing Until 2014

The nEUROn, Europe’s unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) stealth technology demonstrator, successfully completed its maiden flight from the Dassault Aviation company’s flight test base in Istres, in collaboration with the flight test personnel of the French defense procurement agency (DGA), on December 1st.

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EASA Certifies A320 'Sharklets'

Airbus Expects Certification Of Wingtip Devices On Other Models To Follow

EASA has certified the "Sharklet" wingtip devices on airbus A320s with CFM engines. This certification, received from the European airworthiness authorities (EASA), is expected to be followed "very soon" by FAA certification, Airbus said.

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EADS Discussing New State Shareholder Structure

Aerospace Company Says It Is Too Early To Release Details Of Any Changes

State participation in the European aerospace giant EADS was a topic of conversation between France, Germany, EADS, and Daimler over the weekend, according to media reports. But EADS says that the details being reported in the media are still just speculation.

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New NextGen Technology Improves Safety, Efficiency In Western Colorado

FAA Activates WAM Around Montrose Regional Airport

The FAA and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the activation of new NextGen technology Monday that will help pilots address inclement weather around Montrose Regional Airport (KMTJ) in western Colorado.

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Army Reportedly Leaning Towards New Scout Helicopter

Other Option Is Extending The Life Of The Kiowa Warrior

Army officials are reportedly backing a plan to replace the long-serving OH-58 Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter, rather than try to extend the life of the existing aircraft which first flew during the Vietnam era. If a new aircraft is pursued, it will be the Army's third attempt to procure a replacement.

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Advanced Simulation Platform Selected For Virgin Galactic Training

Quantum3D IDX 7000 Image Generator Allows Virgin Galactic To Train The World's First Spaceline Pilots

It makes sense that pilots training to fly spacecraft that aren't yet flying on a regular basis will need some simulator time to get them ready to carry passengers to the fringe of space. To provide that training, Virgin Galactic has ordered  Quantum3D's six-channel Independence IDX 7000 image generator, which will be used to train pilots on spaceship equipment and command.

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Qatar Airways Endorses Larger A350 XWB Models

Converts Orders To All -900 And -1000 Variants

The State of Qatar’s national airline, Qatar Airways and Airbus have signed an amendment to convert its existing firm order for twenty A350-800s, forty  A350-900s and twenty A350-1000s to 43 A350-900s and 37 A350-1000s. Qatar Airways’ total order for A350 XWB aircraft remains at 80 aircraft.

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Gama Aviation Awarded Canadian Foreign Air Operator’s Certificate (FAOC)

Allows Operations To, From, And Within Canada

Business aviation service provider the Gama Group has been awarded a Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) by Transport Canada, enabling Gama Aviation to operate flights to, from and within Canada.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.04.12)

"The currently-discussed potential changes are likely to require the approval of EADS NV shareholders and there can be no certainty that these discussions will be conclusive." Source: EADS statement regarding the distribution of European government participation in the company.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.04.12): Stability

The inherent quality of an airplane to correct for conditions that may disturb its equilibrium, and to return or to continue on the original flightpath. It is primarily an airplane design characteristic.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.04.12)

SAFAR

The long-term, ultimate goal of this consortium is to introduce new and innovative technologies into the small aircraft aviation segment; everything from avionics, navigation up to aircraft manufacturing.

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