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December 18, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.18.13

Homeland Security Has A New Leader…

Boris Island Is Not on the UK Short List…

Six Americans Are Fatally Injured in an Afghanistan Helo

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Boeing Realigns Research & Technology Unit For 'Growth And Productivity'

Establishes Research Centers In Five States, Consolidates Work On Strategic Technologies

Boeing has announced it will establish technology research centers in Alabama, California, Missouri, South Carolina and Washington as it continues to lay the foundation for increased competitiveness and future growth. The company will restructure its Boeing Research & Technology organization, the company's central research-and-development unit, through the establishment of research centers in Huntsville, AL; Southern California; St. Louis; North Charleston, SC; and Seattle.

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Fighter Pilot Gets Hero's Burial

F-16 Pilot Killed In Action November 27th, 2006

Major Troy Gilbert’s former wife and their five children placed roses behind a small box beside his grave. Ginger Gilbert Ravella then knelt down, kissed her finger and placed it gently on the box after the Dec. 11 ceremony that partially fulfilled the family’s quest to bring their fallen hero to his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Launch Abort Engine Development Testing For Boeing's CST-100 Spacecraft Complete

Aerojet Rocketdyne Developed The 'Pusher' System For The Spacecraft

Development testing of a flight-like Launch Abort Engine (LAE) for an innovative "pusher" launch abort system on The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft has been completed by Aerojet Rocketdyne. The launch abort engine is a critical component of future commercial crew transportation to low-Earth orbit.

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Model Aviation Clubs Raise $76,000 For The Wounded Warrior Project

'Model Aviation Day' Event Saw Participation From Clubs Around The Country

A total of $76,000 was raised for and presented to the Wounded Warrior Project as a result of the efforts of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and its chartered clubs that participated in the inaugural National Model Aviation Day. AMA clubs across the country celebrated National Model Aviation Day on August 17, 2013, by welcoming the public to their flying sites to enjoy a day of model aviation activities.

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Lockheed Martin BoD Elects Marillyn A. Hewson Chairman

Will Continue As President And CEO Of The Company

The Lockheed Martin Corporation board of directors has elected Marillyn A. Hewson Chairman of the Board, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Hewson will assume her duties as Chairman of the Board in addition to her responsibilities as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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CAF Third Coast Squadron Breaks Ground On New Museum

Squadron's Namesake Maxine Flournoy Attended The Ceremony

The Maxine Flournoy 3rd Coast Squadron CAF has broken ground on its new Hangar and Museum at T.P. McCampbell Airport in Ingleside, TX. The event was held last week, with the squadron's namesake, the legendary World War II pilot and instructor Maxine Flournoy, in attendance. Flournoy was one of the first women ever to fly a military aircraft.

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Former FAA Administrator Presented With Wright Brothers Trophy

Marion Blakey Speaks Up For Those Who Choose A Career In Public Service

Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO, AIA, was presented with the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy on December 13, 2013 to commemorate her significant and lasting leadership in aviation. The trophy represents the highest honor in aviation to be presented annually to a living person by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) at the Washington Aero Club's annual dinner.

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Ohio Teen Receives NAHA Flight Scholarship

Award Comes On 110th Anniversary Of First Powered Flight

Brandon White, 17, of Urbana, OH, has received the second annual Mitchell Cary-Don Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship on Tuesday, Dec. 17, exactly 110 years after the Wright brothers’ first powered flights.

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NASA Receives Third Consecutive Clean Audit Opinion

Independent Auditor Found 'No Material Weakness' In The Agency's Budget

NASA has released its Fiscal Year 2013 Agency Financial Report detailing financial results, performance highlights, and its third consecutive unmodified, or clean, audit opinion.

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South Carolina Looks To Boeing For Growth Following Land Acquisition

Planemaker Can Triple Its Footprint In The North Charleston Area

North Charleston, SC is hoping for a major expansion by Boeing after the planemaker announced a $49 million land acquisition deal around its existing Dreamliner assembly plant. The acquisition came on the heels of an announcement by Boeing that it would create hundreds of new research jobs in the Charleston area.

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Airline Passengers Group To Feds: ‘We Have Rights’

FlyersRights.org Demands A 'Passengers' Bill Of Rights' At Two Events

The airline passenger advocacy organization FlyersRights.org says it will demand that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the FAA recognize an "Airline Passengers Bill of Rights" at two events this week.

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When All Else Fails: Dr. Richard McGlaughlin’s BRS Deployment

Revolutionary Technology Adopted By Alan Klapmeier's GA Revolution Used To Save Two More Lives... And A Mission

This is one of Aero-TV's most compelling stories to date... ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had a chance to sit down with Dr. Richard McGlaughlin and talk with him about a situation none of us would like to be in. His story starts when he and his daughter picked up his Cirrus SR22 after some maintenance in Miami and later departed on a flight to Haiti.

When All Else Fails: Dr. Richard McGlaughlin’s BRS Deployment

Revolutionary Technology Adopted By Alan Klapmeier's GA Revolution Used To Save Two More Lives... And A Mission

This is one of Aero-TV's most compelling stories to date... ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had a chance to sit down with Dr. Richard McGlaughlin and talk with him about a situation none of us would like to be in. His story starts when he and his daughter picked up his Cirrus SR22 after some maintenance in Miami and later departed on a flight to Haiti.

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Attention LSA Industry... ANN Expanding Coverage of 2014 US Sport Aviation Expo

ANN and the SportPlane Resource Guide Are Expanding Coverage of the 2014 US Sport Aviation Expo -- AND Check Back Later This Week For A Special Announcement!

The 2014 US Sport Aviation Expo is nearly upon us, and, if history is any indicator, it’s likely those of you in the LSA biz may (or should) have some news/announcements to make. The Aero-News Network, the aviation world's most comprehensive DAILY/REAL-TIME news and information service, is going to be webcasting live from the grounds of the 2014 USSAE with the industry's most aggressive roster of LIVE Online News, as well as Audio and Video programming, in the business. An expert assemblage of ANN's top journalists, including ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, have been assigned to generate dozens of stories ab

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Senate Confirms Jeh Johnson As Secretary Of Homeland Security

Full Senate Votes 78-16 In Favor Of The Nominee

There's a new leader at the top of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Jeh Johnson as the forth Secretary of the department, which was established in March, 2003. The Senate confirmed Mr. Johnson by a vote of 78 to 16.

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Industry Still Waiting For U.S. Government To Issue Repair Station Security Rule

GAMA Calls On New DHS Secretary Johnson To Act

As the aviation industry celebrates the 110th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, it is worth noting that this December also marks 10 years since President George W. Bush signed into law a bill requiring the issuance of final regulations to improve the security of domestic and foreign repair stations. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce called on Jeh Johnson, who was confirmed Monday as the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, to make issuing the rule one of his first duties in office.

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U.K. Airports Commission Releases 'Short List' For Expansion

Gatwick, Heathrow Both On The List Included In The Interim Report, 'Boris Island' Still In Play

The Airports Commission’s independent review into airport capacity and connectivity in the UK has concluded that there is a need for one net additional runway to be in operation in the south east by 2030. Its analysis also indicates that there is likely to be a demand case for a second additional runway to be operational by 2050.

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EU Issues New Non-Punitive Aviation Incident Reporting Plan

Sets Framework For Collecting, Storing, And Analyzing Safety Incident Data

European pilots and air traffic controllers welcome an agreement reached by the EU institutions on the new Occurrence Reporting Regulation. With the vote Tuesday in its Transport Committee, the European Parliament confirms once again its strong commitment to air safety.

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Six Americans Fatally Injured In Afghanistan Helicopter Accident

Officials: 'No Enemy Activity In The Area At The Time'

A helicopter reportedly carrying seven American service members went down Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, resulting in the fatal injury of six of those on board.

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NTSB Cites Pilot, Ground Crew In R44 Accident Probable Cause Report

Helicopter's Tail Rotor Was Struck By A Fueling Mat Left On The Aircraft

The NTSB has issued a probable cause report from an accident involving a Robinson R44 II helicopter that caused substantial damage to the aircraft. The pilot survived the accident, which occurred on February 6 this year.

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Air Methods Closes Acquisition Of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Air Medical Transportation Company Strengthens Position In The Helicopter Tour Arena

Air Methods Corporation has successfully completed its acquisition of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and its affiliates (“Blue Hawaiian”), a helicopter tour operator based in Hawaii. Founded in 1985, Blue Hawaiian is a large aerial tour operator flying a fleet of 24 helicopters consisting of Eurocopter AS350s and EC130s.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.18.13)

“As we all know, the President has asked Jeh Johnson to take on a difficult and demanding job. Fortunately, for our nation, he is a strong leader and well-prepared to face the challenges that await him." Source: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.18.13): Licensed Empty Weight

The empty weight that consists of the airframe, engine(s), unusable fuel, and undrainable oil plus standard and optional equipment as specified in the equipment list.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.18.13)

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Aviation law governs the operation of aircraft and the maintenance of aviation facilities.

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