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November 07, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.08.12

 GAMA Says It’s Time to Deal with the Nation’s Budget Crisis…

U.S. Airlines Will Soon Be Knocking on the Oval Office Door…


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GAMA Third Quarter Shipment Report Shows Signs Of Steadiness Across Segments

Bunce Urges Lawmakers To Address Fiscal Uncertainty And Bureaucratic Inefficiencies That Hamper The Global Economy

GAMA on Wednesday released the results of the first nine months of general aviation industry shipments and billings for 2012. Airplane shipments increased 4.2 percent compared to 2011 while the accompanying value of the airplane deliveries rose 1.4 percent.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.07.12

The FAA Says “Check Your Seats”

A Lawsuit Names FAA Controllers in a  Fatal Crash…

Making History with Biofuel in Canada&hel

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FAA Recommends Inspection Of Some Airliner Seats

SAIB Responds To Reports Of Loose Passengers Seats On Some Airliners

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) advising owners and operators of all transport category aircraft with Weber Aircraft LLC seats models 4001, 4004, 5150, 5200, 6002, 6200, 7001, 7501, 7502, 8000 and 8001 installed, that the rear track fittings, part number 840620-401/-403, can potentially be installed incorrectly.

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From Rocket Fuel To Cleaner Cars

Technology Developed For Ariane Rocket Being Adapted To Help Cars Burn Hydrogen

An Austrian manufacturer has adapted technology developed for the Ariane rocket to build clean-burning cars that can use hydrogen instead of gasoline for fuel.

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UD Aviation Fully Implements Higher Level Training Device For Jet Aircraft

CRJ200 Level 5 Sim Paid For Through A DOE Grant

Flight students going through the University of Dubuque Aviation Program are now experiencing full implementation of advanced jet transition training using the new, state-of-the-art, Aerosim Crew Resource Management (CRM) Flight Training Device (FTD).

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Bell Considers Tennessee Plant Expansion

Could Add Up To 125 Jobs At Piney Flats Plant

The Sullivan County, TN, County Commission's Administrative Committee heard from economic development official Jack Lawson at its regular meeting Monday concerning a possible expansion of Bell Helicopter's repair and overhaul facility at the Tri-County Industrial Park.

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Australia's Chief Of Air Force Visits F-35 Production Facility In Palmdale

First F-35 Center Fuselage For Royal Australian Air Force In Low-Rate Initial Production

The Royal Australian Air Force's Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, met Northrop Grumman Corporation executives during a visit to the company's F-35 Lightning II production facility in Palmdale, CA, on Nov. 2. As part of his visit, Brown received an update on the F-35 program and observed the first F-35 center fuselage being manufactured at Palmdale for the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Hypergravity Fabrication Helping Aircraft Fly Further

ESA Claims New Alloy Cuts Weight By Half Without Sacrificing Safety

ESA research has helped to develop an aircraft-grade alloy that is twice as light as conventional nickel superalloys that the agency says offers equally good properties.

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NASA's First 'Small Explorer' At The End Of Its Run

SAMPEX Launched In 1992 On A Planned Three-Year Mission

NASA's very first small explorer, the Solar, Anomalous, and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer or SAMPEX, was launched July 3, 1992 to study the zoo of particles and cosmic rays surrounding Earth. Surviving much longer than its expected mission of three years and providing invaluable observations for those who study space weather, the SAMPEX mission is now almost over.

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Business Jet Center Hosts Challenge Air Fly Days

Over 100 Special Needs Children Given Private Flights

"Fly Days," a one-day event for special needs children and youth sponsored by Challenger Air, a non-profit organization, was held recently at Business Jet Center (BJC) in Dallas, TX.

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Aircraft Operators, Oil & Gas Industry Come Together In Malaysia

Fifth Annual Event Sponsored By AgustaWestland In Kuala Lumpur

Over 120 delegates from more than 15 countries attended AgustaWestland's 5th Oil & Gas Seminar held recently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event focused on oil and gas industry helicopter operations, support and training developments in Asia and Australasia.

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New Jeppesen Website Streamlines Access For Business Aviation

Products, Services, And Self-Account Management Are Focus of Redesign

Jeppesen announced Tuesday it now provides business aviation operators with an online destination to manage critical information, from install management to Jeppesen flight planning and other product access through

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'Spartan' Aircrews Help Bring Power To New York

Generators, Other Supplies Transported Aboard C-27J Aircraft From OH, MS, And MD To NY

A C-27J Spartan aircraft crew from the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, flew power generators and other equipment to New York in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Saturday, Nov. 3. ANG crews from Ohio, Mississippi and Maryland flew the first-ever C-27J domestic operations missions transporting power generation equipment and HUMVEEs to Stewart Air National Guard Base, NY, to help provide needed power resources in the affected area.

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AD: BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax Reciprocating Engines

AD NUMBER: 2012-16-13

PRODUCT: BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax 912 F2; 912 F3; 912 F4; 912 S2; 912 S3; and 912 S4 reciprocating engines.

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Obama Re-Elected: What Will Happen To Aviation Now?

'Anti-Aviation' President Feared by Many In Aviation Industry

Well... it appears that the Fat Lady is singing and that Barack Obama, for better or for worse, is about to serve a second term. One of the most controversial men to hold the office (even beyond Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton), we found that while walking the halls of NBAA, a true fear of the future was ever-present among the aviation business community as a result of the consequences of the last few years. Be that as it may... we now have to live with reality.

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Airborne 11.06.12: Air Combat Scam Intensifies, NBAA12 Wraps, Airport Fence Feud

Also: ALPA Talks Movies, IS&S New Cockpit, RC Terrorist Gets Jail

ANN has learned that the fake fighter combat adventures offered by aviation's best known scam artist David Riggs have taken a new and dangerous turn. Neither Superstorm Sandy or a campaign visit by President Obama could derail the NBAA’s 65th Annual Meeting & Convention which Association President and CEO Ed Bolen termed “a very good show.” Nothing helps a company working its way out of bankruptcy more than a positive order book. With that in mind Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced recently that it has signed orders for nine new Beechcraft products with a t

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Grupo Aeromexico Finalizes Order For Boeing 737-8 MAX And 737-9 MAX Aircraft

The Contract Was Signed For The Purchase Of Up To 90 Aircraft Valued At Approximately $9 Billion

Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. DE C.V., has announced that the carrier has finalized a purchase agreement with Boeing Aircraft to purchase up to 90 Boeing 737 MAX narrow body aircraft. The order follows Aeromexico's Letter of Intent to purchase up to 100 aircraft as was announced on July 25, 2012.

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Blue Angels Welcome New Commander

Change Of Command Ceremony Held Sunday

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron the Blue Angels held the squadron's change of command ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum on Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Nov. 4. Cmdr. Tom Frosch relieved Capt. Greg McWherter as Blue Angel commanding officer/flight leader and commented on his optimism for the future and pride in taking command of the prestigious squadron.

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NRC Flies World's First Civil Jet Powered by 100 Percent Biofuel

Falcon 20 Burns Unblended Replacement Fuel In Test Flight

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) achieved a major milestone for the aviation industry as it recently flew the first civil jet powered by 100 percent unblended biofuel. This historic flight symbolizes a significant step not only for the aerospace industry, but also towards advancing sustainable sources of renewable energy.

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FAA Sued In Connection With 2010 Accident

Father Of One Of Those On Board Says Controllers Did Not Offer Proper Assistance

A lawsuit has been filed against the FAA in connection with an accident which occurred in January, 2010, that fatally injured two students at Hope College in Michigan. The father of Emma Biagioni, who had been a passenger on the flight, filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.

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Gama Aviation’s Paul Milverton To Chair European Flight Attendant Committee

NBAA Nominated Milverton To Lead The Newly-Formed Group

Business aviation services provider Gama Group said Monday that Paul Milverton, Gama Aviation Cabin Service Training and Safety Manager, has been honored to accept the NBAA's nomination to chair the European Flight Attendant Committee which will oversee the 2013 Cabin Crew Symposium to be held at EBACE next year.

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B-52 Sheds Flaps On Takeoff Thursday

Aircraft Had Recently Come Out Of Maintenance

A B-52 bomber being test-flown on Thursday after undergoing maintenance shed flaps from both of its wings on takeoff, according to officials at Tinker Air Force Base in OK. It was not specified if it was the inboard, outboard, or all of the flaps that separated from the airplane.

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Boeing Delivers 5th Production P-8A Poseidon Aircraft To US Navy

Deliveries To Ramp Up In 2013

The fifth production P-8A Poseidon aircraft has been delivered to the U.S. Navy. The P-8A is one of 24 low-rate initial production (LRIP) maritime patrol aircraft that Boeing is building for the Navy as part of contracts awarded in 2011 and 2012.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.07.12)

"It is an absolute honor and privilege to take command of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron following Capt. McWherter's lead, and I am proud to be part of such a superb and tradition-rich organization as the Blue Angels." Source: Cmdr. Tom Frosch, new commander of the Blue Angels.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.07.12): VY (Best Rate-Of-Climb Speed)

This airspeed provides the most altitude gain in a given period of time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.07.12)

A Pilot's Guide to Ground Icing

What do you say to a FREE online course that teaches some of the rudiments of ground icing? NASA has just that, for you. Every pilot who could encounter ground icing - whether their aircraft needs to be cleaned or protected from frozen contamination needs to spend some time with this site.

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