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November 13, 2011

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.13.11)

Aero Linx: Redbird Skyport Unveiled this week, Redbird Skyport is a multi-faceted general aviation services facility, conveniently located at San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) between Austin and San Antonio Texas. Skyport is an aviation laboratory that takes the form of a working FBO, aviation experience center and flight training operation, charged with developing innovative solutions to the issues facing the industry.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.13.11): Braking Action Advisories

Braking Action Advisories When tower controllers have received runway braking action reports which include the terms “fair,” “poor,” or “nil,” or whenever weather conditions are conducive to deteriorating or rapidly changing runway braking conditions, the tower will include on the ATIS broadcast the statement, “Braking action advisories are in effect” on the ATIS broadcast. During the time braking action advisories are in effect, ATC will issue the latest braking action report for the runway in use to each arriving and departing aircraft. Pilots should be prepared for deteriorating braking conditions and should request current runway condition information if not volunteered by controller

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.13.11)

"It's unfair. We are buying Airbus planes. If anyone is to blame for the emission problem, it should be the manufacturer not the customers." Source: Cai Haibo, deputy secretary general of the China Air Transportation Association. As January 1 comes into view, neither side in the stand-off over a controversial new European carbon tax shows any sign of backing down. Europe's new Emissions Trading System, or ETS, would charge flights arriving in the EU's jurisdiction a fee for their carbon dioxide emissions, even for portions of the flights outside Europe. The US, China and two dozen other nations say that violates a 1944 treaty which gives all nations exclusive authority over

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