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October 26, 2012

NBAA Confirms It Is Obama Campaigning In Orlando Monday

Details Of TFR Released

The NBAA has confirmed that it will be President Obama campaigning in Orlando on Monday, prompting a VIP TFR to be put in place just as many are arriving for the associations' annual meeting and convention.

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Flight Testing For Aviation’s First Touch-Screen PFD Underway

Latest Configuration Of Rockwell Collins' Pro Line Fusion Avionics

Flight testing is underway for the latest configuration of Rockwell Collins' Pro Line Fusion avionics featuring the industry’s first touch-screen primary flight displays. The tests are taking place on the company’s Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200GT.

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Anticipation Builds Ahead Of The 65th NBAA Annual Convention

Exciting Lineup Expected For The Event Next Week In Orlando, FL

The clock is ticking down to the formal kickoff of  NBAA's 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012), which runs October 30-November 1 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

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Ex-Im Approves Over $50 Million To Finance Export Of U.S. Aircraft To Mexico

First Transaction Involving Sikorsky S-76 Helicopters

The board of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) authorized more than $50 million to guarantee a loan extended by Apple Bank to Aeroservicios Especializados S.A. DE C.V. (ASESA) of Mexico that will finance the export of a fleet of Sikorsky S-76D helicopters to Mexico.

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Singapore Airline Drops Long-Range Non-Stop Flights

Will Leave Qantas And Delta As The Carriers Flying The Longest Non-Stop Routes

Following the announcement earlier this week of a major order for new aircraft, Singapore Airlines said it will be dropping its long-range non-stop routes from Singapore to Newark and Los Angeles, flights that covered 8,722 and 8,770 nautical miles, respectively. The are the longest non-stop routes offered by any of the world's airlines.

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Rolls-Royce Wins $2.6 Billion Order From Singapore Airlines

Engines For 25 Airbus Aircraft On Order

Rolls-Royce has won an order worth $2.6 billion at list prices from Singapore Airlines for Trent engines to power 20 Airbus A350-900 and five Airbus A380 aircraft. The order includes long-term TotalCare service support.

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Atlas Air/Polar Air Cargo Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement

Flight Dispatchers To Vote On A First Contract

Negotiators for the flight dispatchers of Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo, represented by the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, way that a tentative agreement has been reached on a first contract for the members.

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Greenville Downtown Airport Community Aviation Park Set To Open

Airport Has Seen Broad Support From The Local Community For The Project

Phase one of the construction of the Greenville Downtown Airport community aviation park has been completed, according to Joe Frasher, Airport Director of the Greenville Downtown Airport. Frasher said money raised from the local community has allowed the completion on an educational amphitheater, irrigation system, fencing, and sod.

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Diamond Aircraft Congratulates Award-Winning Flight Schools

Two Recognized Training Organizations Fly Diamond Fleets

Diamond Aircraft congratulates Summit Aviation of Belgrade, MT, and Aviation Adventures of Leesburg, VA on having received the AOPA Flight Training Excellence Award. The award recognizes flight schools that provide an optimal training experience and encourage flight training best practices.

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AfBAA To Announce New Membership Categories, Leadership Group At NBAA

African Business Aviation Association Has Commitment From 18 Founding Members

The business aviation community’s latest member, The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) will be launching four new membership categories as well as detailing its Founding Members list during its debut at this year’s NBAA Convention next week in Orlando, Florida.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes (737)

AD NUMBER: 2012-21-08

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-21-04

PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A300 series airplanes; Model A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes).  

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AD: Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2012-21-07

PRODUCT: Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109S helicopters.

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Airborne 10.26.12: Pelton's EAA Commentary, TFR v NBAA?, Redbird Raises Sim Profile

Also: UTC Cuts, FAA Penalties, Embraer, More NBAA, AW119, Eurocopter AD, Cool City, More TSA Nonsense

ANN broke some major news earlier in the week with the announcement that Rod Hightower had stepped down as the Boss at EAA... now ANN presents excerpts of an intriguing interview with the man chosen to guide the EAA transition -- Jack Pelton. If you're traveling to NBAA 2012 on Monday, Brace Yourself! One of the presidential candidates has decided to make a timely swing through Orlando on Monday and you know what that means! The FAA has already given notice that a VIP TFR will be in place just as many of you will be arriving for the NBAA convention. You gotta love it when a plan comes together. After one year of turning students into Private Pilots for a flat fee of $9500, Redbi

Airborne 10.26.12: Pelton's EAA Comments, TFR v NBAA, Redbird Raises Sim Profile

Also: UTC Cuts, FAA Penalties, Embraer, More NBAA, AW119, Eurocopter AD, Cool City, More TSA Nonsense

ANN broke some major news earlier in the week with the announcement that Rod Hightower had stepped down as the Boss at EAA... now ANN presents excerpts of an intriguing interview with the man chosen to guide the EAA transition -- Jack Pelton. If you're traveling to NBAA 2012 on Monday, Brace Yourself! One of the presidential candidates has decided to make a timely swing through Orlando on Monday and you know what that means! The FAA has already given notice that a VIP TFR will be in place just as many of you will be arriving for the NBAA convention.&nb

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Don't Miss This! ANN's Exclusive Interview With EAA's Jack Pelton

An ANN Exclusive Interview With Jack Pelton, Chairman of the Board at EAA

This is a Special Report for Aero-News for Friday, October 26, 2012. Thursday was an interesting day at ANN... as we finally had the chance to clear away some of the confusion and get a look at the possible future of the EAA. It’s been a week of upheaval at EAA in Oshkosh that began early Monday with the announced immediate resignation of President and CEO Rod Hightower, followed rapidly by the election of Jack Pelton, recently retired Chairman, president and CEO of Cessna Aircraft, as Chairman of the Board at EAA

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CA Congressman Wants FAA To Get The Lead Out

Henry Waxman (D) Writes To Acting Administrator Huerta To Say Process Is Taking Too Long

California Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman has written a letter to Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta saying the agency should accelerate efforts to reduce lead emissions from general aviation by taking immediate steps to expand the use of currently available unleaded fuels.

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NA Airliner Market Projected To Be $820 Billion, 7,290 New Airplanes

Boeing: Low-Cost Carriers' Growth Continues To Outpace Network Carriers

Air carriers in North America will take delivery of 7,290 new airplanes over the next 20 years at a market value of $820 billion. Taking retirements of airplanes into account, the North America fleet will grow from 6,650 airplanes today to about 8,830 airplanes by 2031.

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FAA Issues Emergency AD For AW139 Helicopters

Pilot And Co-Pilot Controls May Have Been Improperly Installed

The FAA has issued an emergency AD for AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters based on EASA  AD No. 2012-0213-E, dated October 16, 2012, to correct an unsafe condition for certain Agusta Model AW139 helicopters.

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Piper 3rd Quarter Revenue, Deliveries Up Again

Caldecott Says Fourth Quarter Also Expected To Be Strong

There was some good news out of Vero Beach, Florida this week, as Piper Aircraft announced that, During the third quarter of 2012, new aircraft revenue and deliveries continued to increase. The company's initiative to level-load factory production is reflected in the company’s steady delivery pace for the first three quarters of 2012.

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Certified: Thrush 510G Agplane

First Ever GE-Powered Agricultural Aircraft Now Ready For Delivery

The FAA has issued Type Certification for the new Thrush 510G. This is a major milestone for both Thrush and GE Aviation, as the 510G features the new GE H80 turboprop engine – a first for general aviation.

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Stratford, CT, Approves Sikorsky Airport Deal

Runway Overrun Safety Zone To Be Constructed At Sikorsky Memorial Airport

The Stratford, CT, Town Council has reached an agreement with Sikorsky for the establishment of a safety zone at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Bridgeport, CT (KBDR). The agreement, which has been years in the making, was unanimously approved by the Council Wednesday.

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Soyuz Successfully Docks With ISS

SpaceX Dragon Resupply Spacecraft Set To Return To Earth Sunday

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying the next round of crew for the International Space Station has successfully docked with the orbiting laboratory, doubling the number of people on board the station to six.

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Klyde Morris 10.26.2012

Dear Mr. Klyde Morris. Thank You For Your Recent Submission ...

www.klydemorris.com

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.26.12)

"Today, high octane unleaded fuels are already commercially available and can be used in the vast majority of piston engine aircraft." Source: Letter from Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) to acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.26.12): When Able

When used in conjunction with ATC instructions, gives the pilot the latitude to delay compliance until a condition or event has been reconciled.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.26.12)

Air Traffic Control Association

Established in Washington, D.C. in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, the Air Traffic Control Association has been from the outset dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment.

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