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October 25, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.26.12


Exclusive Interview with EAA's Chairman of the Board,

Jack Pelton:

•Hightower's Resignation

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.25.12

A VIP Visit is Set to Interrupt NBAA in Orlando…

UTC Cuts Its Sales Forecast…

Redbird has a Sim for Stay at Home Pilots….

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Fully Autonomous ADS-B Collision Avoidance Demonstrated For UAS

Executed By A Sense And Avoid System Installed On An Unspecified Unmanned Aircraft System

The the first ADS-B based, fully autonomous collision avoidance sequence, executed by a sense and avoid system installed on an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has been demonstrated by R³ Engineering (R³E).

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Gone West: British Pilot Flt. Lt. William Walker

Thought To Be The Oldest Surviving Pilot From The Battle Of Britain

Spitfire pilot and poet Flt. Lt. William Walker AE died in an unspecified hospital in the U.K. on Sunday at the age of 99, according to a release posted on the website of the Battle of Britain Trust. He is generally regarded as having been the oldest surviving veteran of the Battle of Britain.

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First Biofuel Research Project Announced By Boeing-COMAC Technology Center

Hangzhou Energy Engineering & Technology Will Explore Ways To Convert Waste Cooking Oil For Use As Jet Fuel

A newly formed technology center created by Boeing  and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) has announced that Hangzhou Energy Engineering & Technology, Co., Ltd., (HEET) will conduct the center's first research project.

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ARINC Direct Partners With FlightAware For Live BizAv Tracking

Official Announcement Planned At NBAA Convention Next Week

During the 2012 NBAA Meeting & Convention, ARINC Direct will announce a new partnership with FlightAware to provide enhanced live flight tracking information as a further evolution to its suite of business aviation services. 

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Singapore Airlines Ups Order For A380s, A350 XWBs

Airplanes Slated For Medium And Long-Haul Routes

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that it will order 25 more widebody aircraft from Airbus, comprising five double deck A380s and 20 A350-900s. The aircraft will be operated on the carrier’s long range and regional services including high density and medium capacity routes.

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Infant Quintuplets Fly First Class On Angel MedFlight

Air Ambulance Company Provides Service At No Out-of-Pocket Expense To Family

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, an Angel MedFlight medically-equipped Learjet 60 air ambulance left Scottsdale Airport (KSDL) on a flight that safely transported parents Michael and Carmen Matthews and their quintuplets over 2,000 miles back home to anxiously awaiting family and friends in Wilmington, NC.

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Dreamliner Used For Humanitarian Flight For The First Time

Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines And Seattle Anesthesia Outreach Join Together In The Effort

Boeing joined with Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach (SAO) to deliver approximately 20,000 pounds of medical supplies to Ethiopia's largest hospital. The delivery was made to Black Lion Hospital using Ethiopian's third 787 Dreamliner, marking the first time a Dreamliner has been used as part of Boeing's Humanitarian Delivery Flights program.

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Wrongful Death Trial Stemming From 2008 Air Show Incident Set For 2013

Five-Year-Old Child Was Fatally Injured In The Weather-Related Mishap

A February, 2013 trial date has been set in Madison County, Alabama Circuit court in a wrongful death case stemming from the fatal injury of a five-year-old child at a air show in Huntsville, AL, in 2008. The boy, Josiah Miller, was killed when a microburst in a sudden storm lifted up a string of hospitality tents, and a large air-conditioner fell on the child.

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Philly Baggage Handler Charged With Currency Theft

Allegedly Stole $20,000 In Brand New $100 Bills From A Flight

A bag of brand new uncirculated currency came up short following a recent flight from Dallas to the Federal Reserve in East Rutherford, NJ. And the trail led back to a baggage handler at Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL), who has been charged with stealing $20,000.

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AD: Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-21-05

PRODUCT: Certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model G58 airplanes.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes (767)

AD NUMBER: 2012-21-02

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes.

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AD: Eurocopter France Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2012-21-09

PRODUCT: Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC225 helicopters with certain epicyclic modules installed.

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Classic Aero-TV: The Green Flight Challenge -- NASA Supports Electric Propulsion

Is This The First Of A New Generation Of Airplanes???

If you wanted to see aviation history in the making this week, you needed to join ANN's Nathan Cremisino at the CAFE Green Flight Challenge, where the fine folks of NASA awarded the largest prize in aviation history, created to inspire the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and spark the start of a new electric airplane industry. The technologies demonstrated by the CAFE Green Flight Challenge, sponsored by Google, competitors may end up in general aviation aircraft, spawning new jobs and new industries for the 21st century. The first place prize of $1.35 million was awarded to team Pipistre

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New All-In-One Home Simulator From Redbird Flight Simulations

The Jay Targets Home Users Looking For A Bulletproof Desktop Trainer

Redbird Flight Simulations announced a new desktop flight simulation system specifically for the home market. The Jay inherits many design details developed for Redbird’s popular line of flight-school simulators, but has been simplified for ease of use without sacrificing durability.

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VIP TFR Will Affect Arrivals For NBAA

Details Such As Time, Extent Of The Restriction Not Yet Released

We're not sure which candidate it is that will be campaigning in Orlando next Monday, but the FAA has already given notice that there will be a VIP TFR in place in the Orlando area at the same time many attendees will be arriving for the NBAA convention.

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NTSB Issues Recommendations To Gulfstream, FAA, Flight Test Safety Committee

Ten Items Related To Flight Test Accident Involving Gulfstream's G650 Aircraft

The NTSB has issued a series of 10 recommendations related to an accident involving a flight-test Gulfstream G650 airplane. The board last month released its probable cause report in conjunction with the accident.

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United Technologies Cuts Sales Forecasts

Cites Global Economic Uncertainty, Fewer Airline Spare Parts Orders

Against a backdrop of ongoing global economic uncertainty and fewer orders for spare parts on the part of the world's airlines, United Technologies has cut its annual sales forecast even while its third quarter profit rose.

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Progress Reported In Talks Between American Airlines, Pilots

APA Indicates Management Is Considering Concessions

Negotiators for the Allied Pilots Association and American Airlines have reportedly been meeting daily ... and making progress towards a new agreement between the pilots and the airline's management.

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Embraer Executive Jets Debuts Legacy 450 Mockup At NBAA

Attendees To Get First Up-Close Look At The New Airplane Design

Embraer Executive Jets will display a complete Legacy 450 cabin and cockpit for the first time at the NBAA Convention in Orlando, FL, next week. While the mockup will be at Embraer Executive Jet’s booth at the convention center, the Company’s entire portfolio of in-production business aircraft will be at the static display at Orlando Executive Airport.

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UPS Pilots Re-Elect President, Secretary To Three-Year Terms

Overwhelming Support For Both Re-Elected Candidates

The Independent Pilots Association, which represents pilots flying for UPS, has re-elected its incumbent President, Captain Robert Travis and incumbent Secretary, Captain Thomas Kalfas to three-year terms. The IPA's Ballot Certification Board has certified the final election results.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.25.12)

"We continue to make progress in contract-language writing — there are many difficult issues to work through in the days ahead, but each of the past several days has proven productive at the table." Source: Statement from the APA negotiating team concerning talks with American Airlines.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.25.12): Supplementary Aviation Reporting Station

The SAWRS program addresses the concerns of users who depend on weather observations for air operations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.25.12)

Professional Aviation Maintenance Association

An association for the Aviation Maintenance Technician. PAMA promotes professionalism and recognition for the Aviation Maintenance Technician.

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