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January 31, 2014

Allegiant Air Pilots To Meet With Investors, Analysts

Meetings Held To Discuss Operating, Safety Concerns

The Allegiant Air Pilots Executive Council, an employee group of Allegiant Travel Company pilots represented by Teamsters Local Union 1224 in Wilmington, OH, plan to begin formal dialogues with Allegiant stakeholders and other influential voices in the financial community, including institutional shareholders, equity analysts, corporate lenders and insurers, in order to address operating and safety concerns that exist at the airline.

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German Aerospace Center Opens Test Facility For Rocket Ignition

DLR Engineers Research Tomorrow's Hybrid Engines

The concrete tube stretching across the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) site in Trauen might be less than 11 feet wide, but every now and then it becomes outer space for around 10 seconds.

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ECA Highlights Lessons To Learn From The Fatal Cork Airport Accident

Investigation 'Uncovers Some Fundamental Failings' In Europe's Safety Environment

European pilots welcome the comprehensive accident investigation report on the 2011 accident at Cork Airport, which took the lives of 6 people, including both pilots. The investigation identifies not only a probable cause of the accident but looks beneath the surface and uncovers some fundamental failings in Europe’s aviation safety environment.

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AAR Partners With Spartan College For Internal Technician Training

Agreement Allows AAR Employees To Take Advantage Of University Programs

AAR Aircraft Services (AAR) has reached an agreement to utilize Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology to perform technician training and support in its Oklahoma City facility. Through this agreement Spartan College will provide AAR employees with online and on location technical training for initial, recurrent, aircraft type specific and airline customer training.

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ACSF To Hold Auditor Workshop Following Safety Symposium

Designed To Assist Part 135 And 91K Operators Understand Industry Audit Standards

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) will hold an Auditor Workshop on the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) on March 5-6, 2014, at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia. The workshop will be held immediately following the ACSF Air Charter Safety Symposium.

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NASA Ramps Up Space Launch System Sound Suppression Testing

Studying How Sound From Boosters Will Affect Rocket And Crew During Liftoff

The first round of acoustic tests on a scale model of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is underway. The tests will allow engineers to verify the design of the sound suppression system being developed for the agency's new deep space rocket. The testing, which began Jan. 16 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, will focus on how low- and high-frequency sound waves affect the rocket on the launch pad.

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Airbus Helicopters’ Foundation Expands Humanitarian Outreach

Partners With The French Ministry Of Foreign Affairs’ Crisis Center

The Airbus Helicopters Corporate Foundation says it has expanded its humanitarian outreach, signing a high-level agreement on heliborne airlift support for French government-coordinated operations at international natural disaster sites and in other emergency situations.

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Frontier Airlines Adds Trenton, NJ To St. Augustine, FL Route

Latest Scheduled Carrier To Try Northeast Florida Regional Airport

Frontier Airlines says it will expand its low-fare service at Trenton-Mercer Airport (KTTN), in Ewing, N.J., with the addition of nonstop service to Northeast Florida Regional Airport (KSGJ) in St. Augustine, FL. beginning May 2, 2014.

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Skiles' 'Miracle On The Hudson' Lecture Now Available Online

Video Can Been Seen Through Wisconsin Public Television On Demand

Jeff Skiles' January 16 multimedia presentation about the Miracle on the Hudson commemorating the five-year anniversary of the event in now available online at Wisconsin Public Television's University Place.

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Experts: Impossible To Determine If Aberdeen Super Puma Accident Was Preventable

Gearbox Pieces Critical To Investigation Never Recovered From The Ocean Floor

It may be impossible to determine if an accident in 2009 that resulted in 16 fatalities in the North Sea was preventable, according to an inquiry being conducted in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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NATA Welcomes RVSM Process Changes

Says On-Demand Carriers, Fractional Owners Among Beneficiaries

NATA welcomes the updated policies that will streamline the RVSM (Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums) approval process.  The revised process will especially benefit on-demand air carriers, fractional ownership programs and private aircraft operators by allowing FAA inspectors to give appropriate consideration to previous RVSM approvals when a new application is required.

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Revised SAIB Covers Certain CFM Engines

Dimension Anomalies Found That Could Affect Cooling Airflow

The FAA has issued a revised Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to inform owners, operators, and certificated repair facilities of all CFM International CFM56-5, -5A1, -5A1/F, -5A3, -5A4, -5A4/F, -5A5, -5A5/F turbofan engines that non-type certificate holder-repaired low pressure turbine (LPT), stage 1 nozzle guide vanes (NGV), supplied by Chromalloy Gas Turbine, LLC (Chromalloy), are being removed from service due to dimensional anomalies that can affect the cooling airflow to the turbine.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.31.14

European Controllers Call a Two-Day Strike…

A Graduate School For Pilot Safety Comes to Florida…

Protecting the Super Bowl From Above&

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Airborne 01.31.14: Hoover Tribute, New Enstrom Boss, Airborne Schedule Upgrade!!!

Also: Sikorsky Sale?, Sebring Synopsis, F-35B Software Glitch, Boeing Sued Over Asiana Accident, ANN Readies For AEA 2014!

We here at ANN are pleased to inform our viewers that on February 21, the legacy of Robert A. "Bob" Hoover will be recognized as the aviation community gathers to honor Bob's long, successful flying career. Jerry Mullins, the current president and CEO of Enstrom Helicopters, has announced his retirement to be effective today. A veteran in the aviation industry for 40 years, Mullins says, “It’s been a great run. Part of me will always be connected to the helicopter industry.” We are picking up rumors that something may change at Sikorsky. Corporate giant United Technologies (UTC) may be looking to divest itself of Sikorsky, or at l

Bob Hoover To Be Honored At Movie Premier, Gala

A Cavalcade Of Aviation Industry Stars Will Celebrate The Life Of The Aviation Legend

The legacy of Robert A. "Bob" Hoover will be celebrated February 21 as the aviation community gathers to honor Bob's long, successful flying career.

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ANN Preps For Its 'Best Ever' Coverage of AEA 2014!

Marks Fifth Year Of Live-News Partnership With AEA Covering, "Where ALL The Cool Stuff Happens"

The staff of the Aero-News Network is hard at work in preparation for its FIFTH LIVE EVENT Coverage of the 57th Annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show, coming up in less than 50 days in Nashville, TN, this March 12th-15th, 2014. This year marks a milestone for ANN, as it celebrates the fifth year of a partnership they note to be, "one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling that we've ever undertaken," with the staff of the AEA. ANN became the first online, 24/7 Real-Time Aviation News and Information service nearly 20 years ago and pioneered many of the new media technologies that have so changed the aviation world.

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Second Safe Pilot Proficiency Program Set For March 8-9 In Florida

Qualifying Pilots Can Earn FAA WINGS Program Credits

The second SAFE Regional Pilot Proficiency Project (PPP) has been set for Melbourne, Florida March 8–9, 2014, sponsored by Florida Institute of Technology (FIT).

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European Air Traffic Controllers Call Two-Day Strike

Union Says EC 'Single European Sky' Action Putting Air Safety At Risk

The Air Traffic Controllers European Union Coordination (ATCEUC) called a two-day strike on Wednesday to send "a clear message to the European Commission (EC)" that the entire air traffic management system is "concerned about the EC's roadmap" for a Single European Sky.

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Boeing 747-8 Freighter Painted In Seattle Seahawks Livery

Airplane Is Symbol Of Community Support As NFL Team Prepares For Super Bowl XLVIII

Boeing has revealed a 747-8 Freighter painted in the livery of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. The livery commemorates the team's National Football Conference Championship and upcoming appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII. Boeing is a sponsor of the Seattle Seahawks and has partnered with the team for more than a decade on programs in the Puget Sound area.

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NASA Observes Day Of Remembrance January 31

Pays Tribute To Crews Of Apollo 1, Challenger

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on Friday, Jan. 31.

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Klyde Morris 01.31.14

Timing Is Everything, Klyde. Timing Is Everything


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Super Bowl Preparations Include Air Defense Exercise

NORAD Conducted Exercises Near MetLife Stadium Early Wednesday

Fighter jets from the Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, also known as CONR, along with the command’s interagency partners, are preparing to protect the sky around MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the site of Super Bowl XLVII Feb. 2. Air defense exercise flights in the area of the stadium were conducted in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, officials said.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.31.14)

"The Seahawks have been an inspiration to our entire community throughout this incredible season." Source: Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.31.14): SAFO

A safety Alert For Operators (SAFO) contains important safety information and may include recommended action.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.31.14)

Viscounts in Africa -- The Air Rhodesia Story

This site has been built as a tribute to these aircraft and to serve as a memorial to those that died in what became known as the "VISCOUNT DISASTERS". The site has a detailed history of Central African Airways-Air Rhodesia-Air Zimbabwe with many photos thumbnailed for quick loading.

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