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January 08, 2014

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.08.14

GAMA and Build A Plane Make High School ‘Cool’…

Space X Sees Falcon 9 Success Again…

AOPA Announces Regional Fly-Ins&helli

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Jewish Flyers Not Thrilled With AOPA Schedule for Fly-In During Yom Kippur

Despite Protests, AOPA NOT Interested In Changing Schedule

Imagine that a major organization, one that touts itself as being one of the most prominent (even the most prominent), in their field, decided to hold a major event gathering... during Easter? Or any other major religious holiday? Not smart... right? Well... that's the position being taken by a number of Jewish flyers who have contacted ANN when their protests to AOPA apparently fell on deaf ears.

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Allan McArtor To Become Chairman And CEO Of Airbus Group, Inc.

Will Assume Office In March 2014, Succeeds Sean O’Keefe

Sean O'Keefe, Chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, Inc, the company's North American business unit, will resign his position effective 1 March 2014. His successor will be Allan McArtor, currently Chairman of Airbus Americas. In his new capacity, McArtor will be a member of the Airbus Group Executive Committee.

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AOPA Announces Dates And Locations For Regional Fly-Ins Across The U.S.

Events Take The Place Of The Organizations' Annual 'Aviation Summit'

AOPA has announced the dates and locations of its first-ever regional fly-ins to be held nationwide throughout 2014. The Association will host six fly-ins as well as an “AOPA Homecoming” in Frederick, MD.

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Boeing, flydubai Finalize Order For 75 737 MAX Aircraft

Order Includes Additional 11 Next-Generation 737s

Boeing and flydubai today announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8s and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices. In addition, the airline retains purchase rights for 25 more 737 MAXs. The order was first announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, making it Boeing's largest single-aisle airplane order in the Middle East. 

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First Fully Configured S-76D Aircraft Delivered To Bristow Group

Sikorsky Helicopter To Execute Offshore Oil Service Missions

The first fully configured S-76D helicopter was delivered to the Bristow Group Inc. in December, according to a Sikorsky news release. The delivery follows an announcement in March 2013 that Bristow would acquire up to 26 S-76D helicopters to transport oil rig workers to and from offshore platforms.

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Lift off: International Space University Program Opens In Adelaide

Five-Week Program Runs Through Early February

The International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France and the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia have joined forces again, kicking off the fourth Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program (SHS-SP) in Adelaide this week. Running from January 6 until February 7, SHS-SP is an intensive five-week space education program, bringing together 35 students from nine countries and 44 staff and lecturers from 11 countries.

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DLR Researchers First To Make Causes Of Helicopter Noise Visible

Rotor Vortices Seen And Measured During Experiments

Researchers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) based at Goettingen and Braunschweig have succeeded for the first time in visualizing the main cause of what makes helicopters so noisy while in the air. To do this, they conducted at times daring in-flight experiments – most recently in a quarry in the Harz region.

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Airplane And 'Manufacturing Components' For Sale On ebay

One Complete Aircraft, Tools, Parts, And More Up For Auction

The purchaser of a 1986 Opus Super 2 airplane for sale on the online auction site ebay will also be buying the means to get started in the airplane manufacturing business. Included in the $299,000 "Buy It Now" price are all of the jigs for the airplane's components, plus various semi-complete parts, tools, office furniture, and more.

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Kirby Chambliss Announces Team Chambliss Intern

Teenager Has Been Working At Airports Since He Was 14

It's the internship a lot of us wish we'd had. Saying he "feels a strong responsibility toward encouraging the next generation of pilots and empowering our youth to realize the dream of flight," Kirby Chambliss has announced that Danny Onofryton will be joining Team Chambliss as an intern. At 19 years old, Onofryton said he is thrilled to be a part of the team and is its youngest member.

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FAA Says 'No Gray Area' For Journalists Using UAVs

Photographer Had Used Aircraft For Aerial Shots

A photographer who thought he was technically legal when he used a UAV to capture video from 30 feet above the ground has discovered that the FAA does not see it that way.

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It's Federal Prison For Man Who Slapped Toddler On Delta Flight

Had Also Reportedly Used A Racial Slur During The Incident

A crying baby on a crowded airliner is always frustrating, particularly for the parents of the child. But a 61-year-old businessman who slapped an African-American toddler on a Delta Airlines flight last year has found himself sentenced to eight months in federal prison for assaulting a child who began crying during the flight.

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Aero-TV: More ForeFlight Updates -- Putting 5 Pounds Into A 2-Pound Bag

A Visit With ForeFlight Yields News About Added Features And Capabilities

While at the 2013 NBAA convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell stopped by the ForeFlight booth to see what’s going on. ForeFlight is a serious gorilla when it comes to tablet aviation programs, and Jim asked the question, what’s new? ForeFlight director of marketing, Angela Andersen, said they come to these events to learn from the people that stop by to talk with them. She said this year is no different, and they have new features because of customer input.

Aero-TV: More ForeFlight Updates -- Putting 5 Pounds Into A 2-Pound Bag

A Visit With ForeFlight Yields News About Added Features And Capabilities

While at the 2013 NBAA convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell stopped by the ForeFlight booth to see what’s going on. ForeFlight is a serious gorilla when it comes to tablet aviation programs, and Jim asked the question, 'what’s new?' ForeFlight director of marketing, Angela Andersen, said they come to these events to learn from the people that stop by to talk with them. She said this year is no different, and they have new features because of customer input.

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Spacex Successfully Launches THAICOM 6 Satellite To Geostationary Transfer Orbit

THAICOM 6 Mission Marks Second Successful GTO Flight For The Upgraded Falcon 9 Launch Vehicles

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully launched the THAICOM 6 satellite for leading Asian satellite operator THAICOM. Falcon 9 delivered THAICOM 6 to its targeted 295 x 90,000 km geosynchronous transfer orbit at 22.5 degrees inclination.

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Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Visits New Zealand

Makes International Debut In Country Of Launch Customer

Boeing has flown the 787-9 Dreamliner to Auckland, home of launch customer Air New Zealand, marking the 787-9's international debut and longest flight since the robust test program began.

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Canadian TSB Releases Report On Helicopter Rotor Separation Accident

Three Fatally Injured After Main Rotor Failed In Flight The Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has released a report detailing an accident involving a Bell 206L helicopter which suffered an in-flight separation of its main rotor. All three occupants of the aircraft received fatal injuries when the helo impacted terrain.

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GAMA, Build A Plane Launch Second Nationwide Aviation Design Challenge

Event Designed To Promote STEM Education In High Schools

GAMA and Build A Plane are partnering for a second year to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in high schools across the United States through an aviation design competition. The winning high school will receive an all-expenses-paid, two-week trip for four students, one teacher and one chaperone to help build a Glasair Sportsman aircraft through Glasair Aviation’s well-known Two Weeks to Taxi program at its facilities in Arlington, WA, in June 2014.

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Singapore Airlines A380 Diverts To Azerbaijan

Loss Of Cabin Pressure Led To Emergency Landing

A Singapore Airlines A380 made what was described as an emergency landing in Baku, Azerbaijan following a loss of cabin pressure, according to media reports. While the airplane's oxygen masks in the passenger cabin were released from their compartments, none of the 494 people on board the aircraft was injured.

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Review: Lycoming Cold Weather Starting Techniques

Be Cautious When Cranking Up The Mill In Very Cold Conditions

As the nation shivers in the grips of what has been called a Polar Vortex, it might be advantageous to review Lycoming's 2002 cold-weather starting bulletin before you clear the snow from the hangar door and drag your bird out onto the tarmac.

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U.S. Commerce Department Stops Engine Export To Iran

Cites Anti-Terrorism Control Laws In Issuing Emergency Order Against Turkish Company

An emergency order posted Monday by the U.S. Commerce Department is preventing a Turkish company from delivering used aircraft engines to Iran. The Commerce Department cited anti-terrorism export control laws in preventing the engines from being transported to Iran.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.08.14)

"Sean has made significant contributions to the Airbus Group during his tenure as CEO of EADS North America, now Airbus Group, Inc. for which I am extremely grateful. These included leading the company during the tanker replacement competition, increasing our reputation with the U.S. Government and expanding our market presence in North America." Source: Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.08.14): Planform

The shape or form of a wing as viewed from above. It may be long and tapered, short and rectangular, or various other shapes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.08.14)

NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

The stated mission of the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center is to deliver space weather products and services that meet the evolving needs of the nation.

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