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November 27, 2013

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Small Airplane Revitalization Act Is Law

Extensive Support by Both Sides of The Aisle Gets President To Sign Bill

Call it a victory... though it may wind up being a small one. Legislation designed to reduce the cost and complexity of doing business in the general aviation world is now law... but it will take some time to determine if the mammoth American bureaucracies involved in this business manage to screw that up, too. The legislation-which was introduced in May in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS), Sam Graves (R-MO), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Rick Nolan (D-MN), and Todd Rokita (R-IN), and in the U.S. Senate by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)-requires the FAA to implement the recommendations of the FAA's Part 23 Reorganization Aviation Rulemaking Committe

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.27.13

Move Over Pistons and Turbo Props – Here Comes the VLJ…

The FAA Chimes In On Potential Dreamliner Icing…

Is a Strike Looming At

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Aircraft Required To Serve Brazilian Market To Nearly Triple By 2032

Region’s Largest Market Represents 35 Percent Of Latin America’s Air Traffic

According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF) the Brazilian air travel market will need 1,324 aircraft by 2032 to address the country’s rising international and domestic air travel requirements. The 896 single-aisle, 353 twin-aisle and 75 very large aircraft (VLA) are forecast to help meet the rising demand from domestic and foreign carriers in Brazil almost tripling the in-service fleet from today’s 480 to more than 1320 aircraft by 2032.

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Curiosity Resumes Science After Analysis Of Voltage Issue

Full Operations Resumed Saturday

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity resumed full science operations on Saturday, Nov. 23. Activities over the weekend included use of Curiosity’s robotic arm to deliver portions of powdered rock to a laboratory inside the rover. The powder has been stored in the arm since the rover collected it by drilling into the target rock "Cumberland" six months ago. Several portions of the powder have already been analyzed.

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Flight Design Airframe Donated To College

Midwest Distributor Works With Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Stanton Sport Aviation, located just southeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, is a regional distributor for German aircraft manufacturer Flight Design. Stanton is also close to Wisconsin, and recently worked with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) to provide students with a Light-Sport Aircraft airframe that uses modern materials.

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Tennessee Teen Wins Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award

Submitted An Electric Helicopter Idea For The Year 2050 Helicopter Concept

Sikorsky Aircraft has given a 15-year-old Tennessee teenager its 2013 Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award and a $1,000 scholarship check for imagining an electrically driven helicopter designed specifically to serve humankind by mid-century.

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Embraer Sells One More E190 To BA CityFlyer

Will Operate From London City Airport

Embraer and BA CityFlyer, British Airways’ wholly owned regional subsidiary, have announced the acquisition of one additional E190 jet. This firm order will be included in Embraer’s 2013 fourth quarter backlog. The E-Jet will be operated from the Company’s main operating base at London City Airport (LCY).

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Northrop Grumman Successfully Demonstrates New NextGen Avionics

System Capability Meets FAA Mandates, Particularly Applicable As Affordable C-130 Avionics Modernization Program

Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully demonstrated a low-cost, certified avionics system designed to provide U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) aircraft next-generation capabilities that will be required by the FAA under its airspace modernization initiatives.

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'Hawkeyes' View Of Operation Damayan

Supporting Relief Efforts Following Devastating Typhoon

E-2C Hawkeyes from the "Liberty Bells" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, embarked aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), fly 26,000 feet above the Republic of the Philippines to provide airborne command and control during Operation Damayan.

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Do-It-Yourself Pilot Pleads Guilty To Airplane Theft

Used Aircraft Without Permission For 'Joyrides' Over The Summer And Fall

An 18-year-old man who reportedly taught himself to fly has pleaded guilty in Roseau County District Court in Minnesota to using an airplane without the owner’s permission over the past summer and fall.

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Bell Helicopter Recognizes San Antonio AirLIFE For Milestone

Company Recently Carried Its 50,000th Patient

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company congratulates San Antonio AirLIFE for transporting its 50,000th patient, a milestone reached this quarter. Bell Helicopter is celebrating AirLIFE’s accomplishment at the 2013 Texas EMS Conference, in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 24-27.

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NASA Launches Technology Transfer 'Super Tool'

Provides Access To Technologies For Licensing And Commercial Development

Businesses and individuals interested in using NASA research to develop new technologies and products now have access to an online tool to make the process of licensing easier. The QuickLaunch licensing tool provides access to a select portfolio of NASA technologies for the purpose of licensing and commercial development.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-23-06

PRODUCT: Certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200 and -200PF series airplanes.

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AD: Eurocopter France Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2013-23-10

PRODUCT: Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, B3, D, AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N helicopters.

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Aero-TV: Russ Demaray’s “Simple Decision”: A Beautiful AuRacle CRM 2120-Equipped B55 Baron

In The Air With The AuRacle CRM 2120 and An Extraordinary Baron

This time ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell shows how to get an interview done the right way. When Jim wanted to know how Russ Demaray decided to purchase the Ultra Electronics AuRacle CRM 2120 twin-engine management system for his Baron, he started off by taking a ride with Demaray in his beautiful B55.

Aero-TV: Russ Demaray’s Simple Decision-A Beautiful AuRacle CRM2120-Equipped B55

In The Air With The AuRacle CRM 2120 and An Extraordinary Baron

This time ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell shows how to get an interview done the right way. When Jim wanted to know how Russ Demaray decided to purchase the Ultra Electronics AuRacle CRM 2120 twin-engine management system for his Baron, he started off by taking a ride with Demary in his beautiful B55. After landing, Jim asked Russ to explain his choice of the engine management systems. Demaray said it was an easy choice because the AuRacle CRM 2120 is designed with the Beechcraft in mind. He liked the way the display was designed to be placed directly above the throttle quadrant,

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VLJ Market About To Rebound According To New Forecast

Analyst Predicts As Many As 1,700 Will Be Delivered Over The Next Seven Years

A second phase in the development of the very light jet (VLJ) market is about get underway, according to a new study by aerospace consultants PMI Media Limited, and more than 1,700 aircraft of this type will be delivered in the next seven years.

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FAA Dedicates New Control Tower at Oakland International Airport

New Facility Largely Paid For With An ARRA Grant

The FAA has dedicated a new, 236-foot-tall, environmentally friendly airport traffic control tower at Oakland International Airport. A $33.2 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant helped pay for constructing the tower and a 14,000-square-foot base building. The grant was the FAA’s largest single ARRA award.

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Orion Milestone Postponed Until May

European ATV Technology Under Technical Review By ESA, NASA

A milestone in developing Europe’s contribution to NASA’s Orion crew vehicle, expected to take human crews beyond Earth orbit later this decade, has been set for next May. The period until then will allow for an in-depth design analysis for the proposed European hardware. Using Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) technology proven in flight, Europe will contribute hardware and expertise to the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.

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DiamondShare Program Expands To New Locations, Announces Member Availability

DiamondShare Makes Modern Aircraft Accessible Through Its Unique New Approach

DiamondShare, the innovative new aviation access program, has placed aircraft at three new locations and indicated they only have one membership position remaining at each due to the popularity of the program. The new locations are Republic Field (KFGR), Farmingdale NY; Essex County Airport (KCDW), Caldwell NJ; and at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU), Raleigh NC.

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FAA Expected To Issue GEnx AD This Week

Will Warn Operators Of Icing Issue On Dreamliner, 747-8 Engines

The FAA is expected to issue an AD this week warning airlines flying Dreamliners and 747-8 airplanes powered by GEnx engines to avoid flying near towering thunderstorms. There have been several reports of ice building up behind the first compressor fan of the engines in such conditions, and the ingested ice has led to a temporary reduction of power in the engines.

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Boeing, Korean Air Break Ground On New Training Facility

New Incheon Flight Training Campus Will Become The Largest In Korea And Is Expected To Open In 2015

Boeing participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Monday with Incheon and Korean Air for construction of Korea's largest new aviation training facility to be located in  Incheon's Free Economic Zone (IFEZ). The new campus, which is slated to open in 2015, will allow Boeing to expand the scope of its training business in Korea and continue its long-standing training relationship with Korean Air.

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United Airlines Mechanics Call For Pension Reinstatement

Union Holds Informational Pickets At Airports Across The U.S.

United Airlines (UAL) professional aviation mechanics represented by the Teamsters Union held informational pickets at 10 major airports around the country Monday. United Airlines mechanics are informing the public that they may be forced to strike if the company refuses to keep its promise to reinstate the workers' pension plans.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.27.13)

"We weathered the storm with United Airlines when times were tough and now they want to leave us out in the cold. It is insulting that United Airlines is asking me to pay an extra $300-$500 each month for my health care when the company brought in record profits last year." Source: John Lauren, 24-year UAL mechanic at San Francisco International Airport and member of Teamsters Local Union 856.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.27.13): Rejected Takeoff

During takeoff, from the point where the decision to abort has been taken until the aircraft begins to taxi from the runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.27.13)

Human Factors Associates

Human Factors Associates, Inc. has developed an online Organizational Safety Effectiveness Survey (OSES) for civilian aviation applications.

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