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October 19, 2012

American Airlines To Recruit And Hire More Than 1,500 Flight Attendants

Plans To Hire Largest Group Of New Flight Attendants In Over A Decade

American Airlines says it plans to bring on more than 1,500 new flight attendants over the next year. American will begin the process of recruitment and hiring in November, with the first new-hire class beginning training in January 2013.

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Planet Found In Nearest Star System To Earth

ESO's Harps Instrument Finds Uninhabitable Earth-Mass Exoplanet Orbiting Alpha Centauri B

European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system — the nearest to Earth. It is also the lightest exoplanet ever discovered around a star like the Sun. The planet was detected using the HARPS instrument on the 3.6-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. The results will appear online in the journal Nature on 17 October 2012.

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F-35 Full Mission Simulator Installed At Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

Base Will Be Home To The First Marine Operations Squadron Of The Aircraft

The first F-35 Lightning II Full Mission Simulators (FMS) have been installed at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, AZ by prime contractor Lockheed Martin. The air station will be home to the first operational Marine Corps F-35 squadrons worldwide. Two of six planned Joint Strike Fighter FMS systems have been installed on site.

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Jet Aviation Basel Completions Center Delivers 4th VVIP Aircraft In 2012

Undisclosed Client Takes Delivery Of Airbus Corporate Jet

Jet Aviation Basel (Switzerland) recently delivered a newly completed Airbus ACJ 319 VVIP aircraft to an undisclosed client operating in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Following a successful acceptance flight, Jet Aviation Basel has delivered a VVIP cabin interior completions project to an undisclosed client. This is the 4th VVIP aircraft delivered by the company this year.

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Community College Scholars Selected To Design Rovers

Forty Students Will Travel To NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center For The Program

Forty community college students from across the United States have been selected to travel to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., to participate in the 2012 National Community College Aerospace Scholars (CCAS) project. The three-day event Oct. 23-25 will feature a rover-building experience.

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Airbus, Global Engineering Deans Council Launch Diversity Award

Designed To Encourage More Diversity In Engineering Programs At Universities Worldwide

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus and GEDC (Global Engineering Deans Council), an engineering education organization, have launched award to recognize individuals who have been proactive in bringing more diversity into engineering classrooms.

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CAE, APS Continue To Provide Upset Prevention And Recovery Training

Courses Offered To CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Cadets

CAE and Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) have extended their partnership to provide comprehensive academic and in-flight Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) to flight instructors and student cadets attending CAE Oxford Aviation Academy flight school programs. Student pilots will receive Basic UPRT training with options for an upgrade program. Instructors will go through a Professional Pilot UPRT program.

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JetNet Presents 'State of the Market' Briefing At NBAA

Two Briefings Planned To Maximize Availability For Convention-Goers

JetNet will present its annual JetNet iQ State of the Market Briefing at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2012 Convention in Orlando, Florida. The briefing will highlight key trends and insights from JetNet iQ (Intelligence Quarterly), the company’s forecasting and advisory service for business aviation.

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Bizliner Aviation Completes Ditching Training For BBJ2 Operator

Third Class To Teach Cabin Crews How To Put A Big Airplane In The Water

A comprehensive cockpit and cabin crew ditching training to required FAA Part 125 standards has recently been completed by Bizliner Aviation for a major North American BBJ2 operator. This is the third time Bizliner has provided this type of training for this large aircraft operator.

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Garuda Indonesia Awards Contracts For Three Full-Flight Sims

Forty-Million Dollar Deal Goes To CAE

CAE has sold three CAE 7000 Series Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) to Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia's national flag carrier, including an Airbus A320, a Boeing 737NG and a Bombardier CRJ 1000, the company announced Wednesday.

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AD: Airbus Airplanes (A318, A319)

AD NUMBER: 2012-20-07

PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes; and all Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes.

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AD: Boeing 737-200

AD NUMBER: 2012-20-06

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 737-200 and -200C series airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.19.12

Hawker Intends to Emerge From Chapter 11 as a Stand Alone Company…

Cessna’s 3rd Quarter Draws Mixed Reviews… 


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Airborne 10.19.12: HBC Lives/Stays In USA, Cessna Disappointments, AOPA Still Won't Get 'Real'

Also: Monte Mitchell Goes West, Gryder's Triple Solo at Age 16, Babbitt's New Gig, Bell Beats Eurocopter, Buried Spitfires,

The fat lady has far from sung for Hawker Beech as ANN has learned that when Hawker Beechcraft emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it will do so as a stand-alone company. After a short and mysterious engagement with Superior Aviation Beijing Co., Ltd (limited), the wedding is off. Times are still tough in Wichita... In a conference call with analysts Wednesday, Cessna executives said that orders were "very, very light" in July and August, but a bit stronger in September. The result was higher revenue for the quarter, but the bottom line took a hit. In this week's 'Barnstorming, Jim Campbell talks about his recent trip to the 2012 AOPA '

Aero-News Network Will Be Offering EXTRAORDINARY DAILY Coverage of NBAA2012

Are YOU Ready For Some BizAv? BIG Surprises Coming For ANN's Coverage of NBAA2012!

The 2012 Rendition of Aviation's Annual Pilgrimage To ALL Things BizAv is nearly upon us, and, if history is any indicator, it's likely that some of you may have some news/announcements to make. The Aero-News Network, the aviation world's DAILY/REAL-TIME news and information service, is going to be webcasting DAILY from the floor of NBAA2012 with the industry's most aggressive roster of LIVE Online News, as well as Audio and Video programming, in the business.

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Reviews Mixed On Cessna's Third Quarter

Higher Revenue, Lower Profit Reported By The Company

In a conference call with analysts Wednesday, Cessna executives said that orders were "very, very light" in July and August, but a bit stronger in September. The result was higher revenue for the quarter, but the bottom line took a hit.

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Kennedy Space Center Makes Plans To Welcome Atlantis

Last Shuttle To Fly In Space Will Arrive Nov. 2 At The Site Of Its Future $100 Million Exhibit

And then, there was one. The last time a space shuttle will ever move will be November 2nd, when Atlantis, the last orbiter to fly in space, will also be the last orbiter to be transported to its final resting place at a museum. And the last orbiter to move has the least distance to cover.

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Klyde Morris 10.19.2012

When In Rome, Do As The Romans Do ...


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NTSB Releases Prelim In Truck, 717 Accident

Focusing On A Loose 'Beverage Can' In The Cab Of The Truck

The NTSB has to investigate them all ... but this one is just a bit on the unusual side. A catering truck struck an AirTran B717 in Milwaukee, WI, damaging the airplane and forcing the evacuation of everyone on board. The investigation is focusing on a loose "beverage can" in the truck that may have made it difficult for the driver to stop the vehicle.

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Daniel Hulme Selected For NBAA Backed European Flight Attendant’s Committee

Managing Director Of Alison Price On Air Tapped As Vice-Chair Of The Panel

Daniel Hulme, Managing Director of executive jet in-flight dining provider Alison Price On Air, part of the Alison Price Group, has been selected to Vice-Chair a newly formed European Flight Attendant’s Committee which has the full backing of the NBAA and the EBAA.

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Airmen Missing From Vietnam War Identified

F-4 Phantom Crew Went Down During A Nighttime Strike Mission

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Wednesday that the remains of two Airmen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be buried, as a group, with full military honors. Col. Wendell Keller, of Fargo, ND, and Capt. Virgil K. Meroney III, of Fayetteville, AK, will be buried as a group, in a single casket representing the crew, on Oct. 19 in Arlington National Cemetery. Meroney was interred individually June 9 in his hometown.

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Spitfires To Be Unearthed In Burma

Agreement Will Allow Excavation Of Dozens Of The Planes Buried By The British

Nearly 70 years ago, British forces buried dozens of Spitfire fighter aircraft in Burma to keep them out of the hands of invading Japanese forces. The aircraft, properly crated and preserved, have lain hidden underground in Burma ever since.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.19.12)

"The final trip of Atlantis will be the very last time anyone is going to see a space shuttle in motion or out in the open, making it a truly unique and momentous viewing opportunity." Source: Bill Moore, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, which operates the visitor complex for NASA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.19.12): Overhead Maneuver

A series of predetermined maneuvers prescribed for aircraft (often in formation) for entry into the visual flight rules (VFR) traffic pattern and to proceed to a landing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.19.12)

Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)

The ASRS is an important facet of the continuing effort by government, industry, and individuals to maintain and improve aviation safety.

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