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December 26, 2012

Classic Aero-TV: Acro-Dizzy-Yaks -- Bud and Ross Granley Take to the Skies

One Of Aviation's Most Amazing Pilots Joins His Son In Aerobatic Amazement

At the time of the original publication of this video, it was Airshow Ace and long-time Aero-Friend, Bud Granley's birthday... and we wanted to celebrate! According to his bio, flying has been a part of Bud Granley's life since he was 9 years old. He and his brothers were playing when they saw a Tiger Moth biplane glide to a landing on their uncle's farm. They ran to see the plane, and were amazed to find that their Dad was the pilot. He had secretly earned his flying license. Bud and his two brothers were hooked on aviation after that. Their father made a career of flying

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Over 6,000 Students Worldwide Rise To The Airbus Fly Your Ideas Challenge

Twice As Many Participants As In The Previous Competition To Shape The Future Of Aviation

More than 6,000 students of over 100 nationalities registered for Fly Your Ideas 2013, the global university contest organized by the leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus. Teams of students are challenged to develop and submit ideas for a more sustainable aviation industry in the future. Twice as many students as in the previous competition have registered this time.

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Fuji Dream Airlines Orders Two More Embraer 175 Jets

Carriers' Fleet Will Number Eight E-Jets

Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA), of Japan has signed a contract for two Embraer 175 jets in a ceremony held at the headquarters of the airlines’ parent company, Suzuyo Corp. in Shimizu, Japan. The total value of the deal is $81.6 million, at list price, which will be included in Embraer’s fourth quarter of 2012 backlog.

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Airbus Delivers Tampa Cargo's First A330 Freighter

AviancaTaca Cargo Subsidiary Receives First Of Four Freighter Aircraft On Order

Tampa Cargo, AviancaTaca Holding’s cargo airline based in Colombia, has taken delivery of the first of four new A330 Freighter (A330-200F) aircraft at Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines.

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'New Wave' Musician Helps Found UK Children's Air Ambulance Service

Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon Raising Funds For Ongoing Operations

Simon Le Bon, lead singer of the New Wave group Duran Duran, has recently turned his attentions to a new venture. The father of three has helped to found a non-profit air ambulance service to transport critically ill children to medical facilities in England and Wales.

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CAE Awarded Contracts By Chinese And Russian Customers For 4 FFSs

Includes First Simulators For New COMAC C919 Aircraft

Four Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) have been sold by CAE to customers in China and Russia. The sales include the first two FFSs, associated training devices and the CAE Augmented Engineering Environment (AEE) for the new C919 aircraft being developed by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC).

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New Leadership Announced For National Coalition For Aviation And Space Education

Judy Rice Elected As President Of NCASE

The annual meeting of the National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) was held at the Air Force Association Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia on Tuesday, December 4th.  Coalition officers, directors, and members filled the conference room and several others participated by telephone for the six hour meeting.

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ESPN Recruited For Military UAV Video Analysis

Helping To Train Analysts To Sift Through 'Enormous Amount' Of Video From Drones

Anyone who's ever watched a sporting event ... at least with any knowledge of the broadcasting industry ... has been impressed with the ability of a producer to pinpoint multiple angles of a play to be shown almost immediately in instant replay as the announcers analyze the action. That skill has also caught the attention of the U.S. military, which has an enormous amount of footage coming in daily from drone flights over places like Afghanistan.

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Clemens Linden Appointed New Managing Director Of Eurojet

Executive Formerly With Turbomeca Rolls-Royce

The Shareholders' representatives of the Eurojet consortium appointed Clemens Linden, 58, as Managing Director of Eurojet Turbo GmbH as of December 1. He succeeds Hartmut J. Tenter, 63, who has led Eurojet since March 2001 and took over the position as Managing Director of Turbo-Union Ltd on November 1.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.26.12)

“There has been a remarkable increase in the number of entries and we have maintained a great mix of participants.” Source: Charles Champion, Airbus Executive Vice President of Engineering and Fly Your Ideas patron.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.26.12): Ground Based Transceiver (GBT)

The ground-based transmitter/receiver (transceiver) receives automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast messages, which are forwarded to an air traffic control facility for processing and display.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.26.12)

Canada Aviation Museum

The Canada Aviation Museum is recognized as having the most extensive aviation collection in Canada and one which ranks among the best in the world.

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