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October 02, 2012

EASA Proposes New Harmonized Rules To Avoid Flight Crew Fatigue

More Than 30 Safety Improvements Contained In The Final Proposal

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its proposal to amend the current EU rules on flight and duty time limitations and rest requirements (FTL) for commercial air transport. Released in a final proposal known as an Opinion, the proposed rules contain more than 30 safety improvements compared to current requirements and introduce new limitations to the way crews can be scheduled.

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Cessna Announces Agreement With AirSprint For Nine Citation Business Jets

Deal Worth Over $60 Million For The Wichita Planemaker

Cessna, in conjunction with Innotech-Execaire, Cessna’s authorized sales representative in Canada, announced an agreement with AirSprint Private Aviation, based in Calgary, Alberta, for a minimum of nine Citation CJ2+ aircraft. At a current retail price of $6.695 million per unit, this agreement represents a total retail value of approximately $60.255 million.

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Airman Missing From WWII Identified

Aircraft Went Down Over The Himalayas In 1943

The remains of  a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO). Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Samuel E. Lunday, of Marianna, FL, was buried Sept. 28 at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.

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Philippine Airlines Orders 10 More A330s

Increases Recent Order To Over 60 Airbus Aircraft

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has placed a firm order with Airbus for an additional 10 A330-300 widebody aircraft. The latest purchase agreement follows a major order from the airline in August for 44 single aisle A321s and 10 A330s under the carrier’s fleet modernization program.

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U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Adds Twilight Air Shows, Online Ticket Sales

Team RV To Perform On Friday And Saturday

The 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will kick off on January 17 at the Sebring Regional Airport with several changes offering an enhanced experience for both exhibitors and visitors, including twilight air shows by Team RV on Friday and Saturday evening.

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Gone West: Former SAC Commander Gen. Bennie L. Davis

Had Been A Command Pilot With Over 9,000 Hours In His Logbook Retired Gen. Bennie L. Davis, former commander in chief of Strategic Air Command and director of the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff, with headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, NE, died Sept. 23 in Georgetown, Texas. He was 84 years-old.

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Air Canada Announces Appointment Of Klaus Goersch As EVP, COO

New Executive Is A Graduate Of ERAU

Air Canada announced the appointment of Klaus Goersch as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Friday. In this role he will have responsibility for the safe, reliable and cost-effective operation of the airline.

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Lawsuit Over JetBlue Pilot Rant Grows

Two Dozen Additional Passengers Join The Action Against The Airline

There are now 34 passengers who claim they feared for their lives when a JetBlue pilot had to be restrained when he ran through the cabin yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida. Capt. Clayton Osbon was tried for interference with a flight crew, but was found not guilty by reason of insanity in July after a forensic neuropsychologist testified that he had suffered a "brief psychotic disorder" brought on by lack of sleep.

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Africa Is New Growth Center For Quicksilver

Quicksilver South Africa Expanding To Nearby Countries

Shortly after announcing its new dealership location in Mexico, Quicksilver Aeronautics of Temecula California is sending more kits half way around the world to South Africa. International sales for the biggest-of-all light plane makers are poised to expand throughout the African continent.

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Balloon Manufacturer Prevails In Lawsuit Brought By Pilot

Was Injured In An Accident Which Resulted In Two Deaths

The manufacturer of a air balloon which caught fire in Surry, British Columbia, Canada in 2007 ... which resulted in the fatal injury of two passengers aboard the balloon ... has been found not to be liable for the accident by the B.C. Supreme Court.

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AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-19-07

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A340-500 and -600 series airplanes.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-19-03

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.02.12

Will American Take its Pilots to Court???

Oh Say Can You See --- the Grand Canyon From Here?

Curiosity Finds An Old Swimming Hole on Mars...

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Airborne 10.02.12: AOPA Scandals, RedBull Stratos Update, More GA Airports Under Attack

Also: More TSA Ripoffs, GENx Engine Probs, SpaceX Grasshopper, Honda Update, NASA Endeavour Prep

In an exclusive investigative report appearing on the Monday edition of Aero-News, it appears that all is NOT well at 421 Aviation Way, AOPA's HQ. Over the course of the last few months, and in particular, under the direction of current president Craig Fuller, AOPA is dealing with some tough issues and reportedly losing ground -- some say, rapidly. Mission managers for the Red Bull Stratos Program say that Felix Baumgartner is prepping for his record-setting free fall from the fringe of space on October 8. If all goes according to plan, Baumgartner will exit his capsule some 23 miles over the New Mexico desert and break the sound barrier as he returns to Earth. Vancouver's Pearson Ai

Aero-TV: Flight Design At Oshkosh -- C4 Project Update

Updating Flight Design's Promising New Four Seat Offering

Oshkosh 2012 was a great place to make news... or update news in the making. One such update concerned the greatly anticipated Flight Design C4.

Aero-TV: Flight Design At Oshkosh -- C4 Project Update

Updating Flight Design's Promising New Four Seat Offering

Oshkosh 2012 was a great place to make news... or update news in the making. One such update concerned the greatly anticipated Flight Design C4. One of the hottest new aircraft proposals currently offered to the general aviation market, "...development of the C4 continues with engineering of the engine installation, avionics selection and certification plan to meet an aggressive development schedule." Due to other high priorities in 2011 and early 2012, such as attaining EASA (R)TC certification for the CTLS and introducing the new fuel-injected Rotax 912 iS engine on our new CTLSi

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TFR Disrupts Airspace Around Las Vegas For Presidential Visit

Grand Canyon, Other Sightseeing Companies Repositioned To Nearby Jean Airport

A TFR that went into effect Sunday evening and which will be in place through Wednesday afternoon around Las Vegas, NV, has put pressure on Grand Canyon sightseeing companies operating in the area and closed some airports to GA altogether. The reason is a campaign trip to the city by President Obama leading up to the October 3 debate in Denver, CO.

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FAA Dedicates Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Control Tower

Built To Accommodate Future NextGen Technologies

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta dedicated the new $20.5 million airport traffic control tower at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Friday.

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DOT Levies $250,000 Fine Against British Airways

Cited For Violating Price Advertising, International Baggage Compensation Rules

British Airways violated the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rules on full-fare advertising as well an international treaty on reimbursements for mishandled baggage, the agency said Monday. The Department fined the carrier $250,000 and ordered it to cease and desist from further violations.

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Third X-37B Missions Could Boost Florida's Space Coast

Air Force Considers Moving Landing To Florida From California

The U.S. Air Force is reportedly considering consolidating its operations for the highly-secret X-37B mini-shuttle orbiter to Florida's Space Coast, which could help a local economy still shaken by the retirement last year of the space shuttle.

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LightSquared Shifts Frequencies, Wants To Try Again

Files With FCC For Approval Of Its Broadband Network

As LightSquared continues to work its way through bankruptcy, the wireless broadband company has petitioned the FCC for approval of a plan it says will resolve the interference issues with deployed GPS receivers. At the heart of the plan is a pledge to not use the frequencies that would cause the interference.

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Airplane Down At Jakarta Air Show

Two Pilots Fatally Injured In The Accident

Two Indonesian pilots were fatally injured Saturday when the Swiss-made AS 202 Bravo airplane they were flying during the Bandung Air Show went down during the performance, impacting a building. No one on the ground was injured.

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India's Civil Aviation Minister Hints At Possible Kingfisher Shutdown

Said Safety Issues Would Be The The Cause Should It Occur

India's minister of civil aviation Ajit Singh said Monday that Kingfisher Airlines could be shut down with very little notice should any safety issues arise. The comments came as Kingfisher cancelled several flights and some Mumbai-based pilots joined engineers in walking off their jobs over non-payment of salaries.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.02.12)

“Consumers deserve fair treatment from airlines when it comes to price advertising and being reimbursed for lost, damaged or stolen baggage. To surprise consumers at the last minute of the purchase process with additional unadvertised costs is deceptive and unacceptable.” Source: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.02.12): Ground Controlled Approach

A radar approach system operated from the ground by air traffic control personnel transmitting instructions to the pilot by radio.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.02.12)

Bellanca-Champion Club

Dedicated to the Bellanca Cruisair, Cruisemaster, Viking, American Champion Citabria, Decathlon, Scout, Champion and AviaBellanca Skyrocket lines of aircraft.

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