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November 29, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.30.12

The House Transportation Committee Has a New Chairman…

The Concorde Convictions are Overturned…

The Supreme Court Will Not Block a Uni

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.29.12

 President Obama Signs the Anti EU-ETS Bill

The Legacy 500 Performs a Flawless First Flight

The NTSB Moves to Better Detect and Suppress Air Cargo Fires

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School Counselors To Tour Greenville, SC, Downtown Airport

Annual Visit Designed To Help Guide Students Who Might Be Interested In Aviation Careers

School Counselors from Greenville County Schools in South Carolina will tour the Greenville Downtown Airport Thursday morning in order to learn about jobs that are available in the aviation/aerospace industry. About 25 counselors are expected to participate.

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Bahamas Issues Statement On Abacos Accident

One Fatality, Four Injured When Helicopter Went Down Thanksgiving Day

The Civil Aviation Ministry of the Bahamas has issued a statement resulting from its preliminary investigation of an accident which occurred Thanksgiving Day on Great Guana Cay, Abaco. The accident fatally injured a U.S. businessman, and resulted in the serious injury of four others on board the aircraft, including the pilot.

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406 ELT Required By The Bahamas February 1, 2013

Mexico Will Follow Suit June 1, 2013

A 406 ELT will be required equipment for pilots flying in the Bahamas beginning February 1st of next year. The devices will be required in Mexico beginning June 1st.

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Pilots Sought For Women's Aviation Event

'Women Of Aviation Week' Event In Fredrick, MD To Be Held In March

The organizer of the annual "Women of Aviation Week" event in Fredrick, MD, is looking for a few good pilots. Aviatrix Victoria Neuville, who writes the blog "Toriaflies," puts on the event each year at Fredrick Municipal Airport in Fredrick, MD.

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RNAV RNP Approaches Approved For Denver International Airport

Arrival Procedures Designed By Jeppesen In Conjunction With Airport Officials, FAA

The FAA has approved RNAV RNP (area navigation with required navigation performance) based arrivals for Denver International Airport (KDEN) that were designed by a group that included the agency, airport officials, and Jeppesen.

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Advanced Variable Speed Turbine For Army Rotorcraft In Development

Pratt & Whitney Awarded R&D Contract For New Technology

The U.S. Army has awarded a research and development contract to Pratt & Whitney for an Advanced Variable-Speed Power Turbine (AVSPOT) to meet the range and lift requirements for current and future force rotorcraft. The AVSPOT program is an initiative by the U.S. Army's Aviation Applied Technology Directorate in collaboration with NASA.

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Aviation Trade Mission To China Deemed A Success

U.S. Delegation Included Representatives From Pan Am Academy

The U.S. Department of Commerce declared their recent Aviation Trade Mission with the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC), held the first two weeks of November, to be "successful on all fronts." The group met in five major Chinese cities including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

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Judge To Hear Civil Lawsuit Stemming From 2008 AL Air Show Fatality

Five-Year-Old Child Fatally Injured During Windstorm At The Airport

A judge in Madison County, AL, will hold a summary judgement hearing January 4th in a case stemming from the death of a five-year-old boy at an air show in Huntsville in 2008. The civil suit was filed against the Airport Authority and a rental equipment company after the child was fatally injured by an air conditioning unit which fell on him after a microburst hit the airport grounds during the show.

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Qatar University Reveals Biofuel Project

Collaboration With Qatar Airways, Others Working Towards Sustainable Alternative Fuels

Qatar University (QU) has revealed groundbreaking research into the development of sustainable biofuels, as the Gulf state hosts the UN climate change conference COP18. The state-backed QR45.5 million (about $12.5 million U.S.) biofuel project is the only one of its kind in the region. Now, the team has publicly detailed its latest progress for the first time.

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AS365 N3+ Dauphin Helicopters Enter Service With The Bangladesh Army

Aircraft Will Fly Humanitarian Missions And VIP Airlift

The Bangladesh Army has marked its formal service introduction of two new Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters, which will be deployed on United Nations humanitarian missions and operated in multi-role transport duties for the republic. Supplied through the Eurocopter South East Asia subsidiary, these are the first Eurocopter-built rotorcraft to join the Bangladesh Army’s aviation fleet.

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TMZ: We Do Not Want A Drone

Calls Media Reports That It Had Applied For A Permit 'Bogus'

It was certainly plausible, but the celebrity news site TMZ insists that it has not applied for an FAA permit to operate a UAV. The site has a reputation for publishing less-than-flattering photographs and news stories about celebrities and others.

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Boeing Partner Orbital Completes MEXSAT Bicentenario Satellite

Commsat Shipped To South American Launch Site

Boeing and partner Orbital Sciences Corporation are a step closer to helping the government of Mexico provide advanced communications services throughout the country and surrounding maritime area with the completion of the MEXSAT Bicentenario communications satellite.

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AD NUMBER: 2012-23-06

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 777 airplanes.

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Aero-TV: It's ALL About Attitude -- Lee Lauderback Explains 'UAT'

Aggressive New Unusual Attitude Training Program Targets Commercial Pilots

Its not easy flying in the NAS... and its only gotten more complicated over the years -- especially if you are a busy commercial pilot. But Lee Lauderback's Stallion 51 operation believes that they can ease the life of today's commercial pilots... and keep them from harm when one of the most disabling emergency scenarios goes from being postulated to being real...

Aero-TV: It's ALL About Attitude -- Lee Lauderback Explains 'UAT'

Aggressive New Unusual Attitude Training Program Targets Commercial Pilots

Its not easy flying in the NAS... and its only gotten more complicated over the years -- especially if you are a busy commercial pilot. But Lee Lauderback's Stallion 51 operation believes that they can ease the life of today's commercial pilots... and keep them from harm when one of the most disabling emergency scenarios goes from being postulated to being real... Just a few days ago, Stallion 51 announced that it will now offer real-time, real-life Unusual Attitude Training in a specially equipped L-39 turbojet. The new program is the next evolution in Stallion 51’s 25-ye

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Embraer Calls Legacy 500 First Flight 'Flawless'

Clean-Sheet Design Incorporates Fly-By-Wire Technology

The flight test program for Embraer's Legacy 500 midsize business jet is underway. The company conducted a "flawless" first flight Tuesday at its headquarters in Brazil.

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President Obama Signs Law Banning U.S. Participation In EU-ETS

EU Had Announced It Would Suspend Enforcement Last Month

President Obama on Tuesday signed into law a measure to stop the United States’ participation in a costly European Union (EU) scheme to impose an emissions tax on American and other nations’ aircraft operators and air carriers, the EU-ETS.

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Boeing: Dreamliner Production On Track For 10 Airplanes Per Month

Execs Say They Are Looking To Cut Costs To Achieve Profitability

Boeing executives say that the company is on track to boost Dreamliner production to 10 airplanes a month by the end of 2013, but that the repairs that need to be done to some of the early airplanes could stretch into 2015.

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NTSB Issues Recommendations To Better Detect And Suppress Air Cargo Fires

Board Says Current Fire Protection Regs Are 'Inadequate'

The NTSB has issued three recommendations to reduce the impact of in-flight fires aboard cargo airplanes, saying current fire protection regulations are inadequate. The recommendations urge the FAA to require active fire suppression systems in all cargo containers or compartments of cargo aircraft.

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Embraer Breaks Ground On Engineering And Technology Center In FL

Melbourne Facility Expected To Employ 200 In Four Years

The Florida Space Coast’s aerospace economy continues to grow as Governor Rick Scott and representatives from Space Florida and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast joined local, national and international dignitaries in a groundbreaking Wednesday on the $24 million Embraer Engineering and Technology Center USA at Melbourne International Airport.

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Twenty Nine People Survive When Charter Plane Ditches

Embraer E120ER Went Down In The Indian Ocean Off The Comoros Islands

A charter flight operated by Inter-Iles Air, a small, Comoros-based carrier, went down in the Indian Ocean late Tuesday shortly after takeoff from the Comoros Islands. All 29 people on board the Embraer E120ER turboprop survived the ditching.

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Amateur Videos Seem To Show Syrian Helicopter Being Shot Down

Aircraft Resembles A Russian-Built Mi-8

Syrian rebels are claiming that amateur videos show a Syrian military helicopter being shot down by some kind of anti-aircraft missile, though the videos are unconfirmed.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.29.12)

“The flight was a success, precisely according to plan. In fact, it was flawless.” Source: Embraer test pilot Capt. Mozart Louzada.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.29.12): Tilted Updraft

A thunderstorm updraft which is not purely vertical but instead exhibits a slanted or tilted character.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.29.12)

Bush-Planes.com

The self-described Internet home of bush pilots, both new and experienced. The site claims to brings you a candid evaluation of the best bush planes plus some scenic photography of landscapes and wildlife, and the aircraft themselves.

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