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November 14, 2012

Piper Incorporates Garmin G1000 In Seminole, Archer Aircraft

First Aircraft So Equipped To Be Flown By The Florida Institute Of Technology

New twin-engine Piper Seminole and single-engine Piper Archer aircraft models manufactured beginning in 2013 will be equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite. Piper made the announcement at the company's 75th anniversary celebration and fly-in in Vero Beach, FL.

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U.S. Air Force Academy's Dean To Retire

Successor Search Will Be Conducted Across A Wide Range Of Disciplines

U.S. Air Force Academy Dean of the Faculty Brig. Gen. Dana Born plans to retire during the summer of 2013, Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould announced Nov. 8. Born, a 1983 Academy graduate, has served as the Academy's ninth dean of the faculty since Oct. 1, 2004.

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CAAC Approves Gross Weight Increase For Bell 429

Twelfth Nation To Boost The MGW For The Aircraft

China has approved an increase in the maximum gross weight for the Bell 429. The Civil Aviation Administration of China’s (CAAC) approval makes China the twelfth country to endorse the increased maximum gross weight for the Bell 429 based on Transport Canada's certification.

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Lockheed Martin Continues CBP P-3 Deliveries

Rolling The Refurbished Airplanes Out The Door On An Accelerated Schedule

U.S. Customs and Border Protection took delivery of its sixth Mid-Life Upgraded P-3 Orion on Friday, Nov. 9, about 40 days ahead of schedule. This upgrade was completed in 11 months.

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Afriqiyah Airways Places Firm Order For Four Additional A350 XWBs

Libyan Carrier Also Up-Sizes Its Original Order For Six A350-800s To Larger A350-900s

Afriqiyah Airways has increased its A350 XWB fleet with a new firm order for four A350-900s. The carrier has also converted its original order for six A350-800s into six of the larger A350-900 model. This brings Afriqiyah’s total A350 XWBs on order to ten A350-900s.

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Lewis Jordan To Address The Atlanta Aero Club

Co-Founder Of ValuJet And Its Successor, AirTran Airways Guest Speaker November 29th

Lewis Jordan, who co-founded ValuJet Airlines and its Successor AirTran Airways, will be the featured guest speaker at the regular bi–monthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club scheduled for November 29th. Jordan served as Chairman of AirTran until his retirement from active management in 1997 and continued as an active member of the AirTran Board until the company's acquisition by Southwest Airlines in May 2011.

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SESAR JU Making 'Green' Flights A European Reality

AIRE Initiative Uses Existing Technology To Fly More 'Environmentally Friendly' Trajectories

The Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) is co-financing a third series of pre-operational demonstration projects to accelerate adoption of environmentally friendly Air Traffic Management (ATM) operations.

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Air Methods To Provide Services To St. Mary's Hospital In Colorado

Hospital Program Was Company's First-Ever Air Medical Program

St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Medical Center's CareFlight program in Grand Junction, CO, has selected Air Methods Corporation as the hospital's air medical operator with service to begin immediately. This new contract has significant historical relevance since St. Mary's was Air Methods' first-ever air medical program, and where the company transported its first patient in 1980.

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US Airways Flight Attendant Celebrates 55 Years With Airline

Washington, D.C.-based Bette Nash Is US Airways' Most Tenured Crew Member

It's a career that is definitely worth celebrating. US Airways flight attendant Bette Nash celebrates 55 years of dedicated service with the airline this month. Ms. Nash has the distinction of being the most tenured flight attendant at US Airways with a hire date of Nov. 4, 1957.

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Rocket City, Rocket Project On 'RocketHub'

Fundraising For First Private Orbital Crew Mission Underway

Space Operations (SpaceOps) has "launched" a fundraising effort on the "RocketHub" website with a 90-day, $98 million goal. RocketHub is a "crowdfunding" website that enables people to raise money through the Internet for various projects.

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AD: Univair Aircraft Corporation Airplanes (Correction)

AD NUMBER: 2012-08-06

PRODUCT: Certain Univair Aircraft Corporation Models (ERCO) 415-C, 415-CD, 415-D, E, G; (Forney) F-1 and F-1A; (Alon) A-2 and A2-A; and (Mooney) M10 airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2011-21-07 R1

PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes; all Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes; all Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; and all Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.14.12

 The Controversial EU Emissions Tax is Postponed…

Continental and United Pilots to Ratify a New Contract…

Tecnam Delivers a New Affordable F

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Aero-TV: EAA’s Jack Pelton – ‘Everything’s Going to Be OK’

Building A New Future For The EAA... One Issue At A Time

With only a couple of weeks in pocket, directing the reorganization of the EAA in the wake of the departure of Rod Hightower, ti seems that we can't get enough info from new Boss, Jack Pelton. Sitting next to a well-placed Stearman on the floor of the NBAA convention, ANN caught up with Jack to get a little more info as Jack adjusted to the realities of heading the evolving organization.

Aero-TV: EAA’s Jack Pelton – ‘Everything’s Going to Be OK’

Building A New Future For The EAA... One Issue At A Time

With only a couple of weeks in pocket, directing the reorganization of the EAA in the wake of the departure of Rod Hightower, ti seems that we can't get enough info from new Boss, Jack Pelton. Sitting next to a well-placed Stearman on the floor of the NBAA convention, ANN caught up with Jack to get a little more info as Jack adjusted to the realities of heading the evolving organization. Jack seems comfortable with his new role and is not the least bit intimidated about what lies ahead... and at the same time, seems all too aware that there is some repair work to do before EAA can get past c

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EU ETS On Hold For One Year

Delay Will Give ICAO An Opportunity To Craft International Standards

The European Union will delay the implementation of its Emissions Trading Scheme for non-European flagged airliners for a year, giving the ICAO an opportunity to craft an international plan that can be palatable to the rest of the world.

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ALPA, Airbus Welcome Delay In EU ETS Implementation

Governments Had Threatened Retaliation Against The European Planemaker

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said Tuesday it is encouraged by the European Commission’s proposal to “freeze” the application of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) for flights flying to or from Europe.

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New Data Shows Consistent Growth For BizAv In Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East

JSSI Report Shows The Americas Remain Steady While Europe Dips

As the United States continues to apparently slowly recover from what many are calling the Great Recession, the business aviation industry can report that it, too, is seeing some improvement, with growth around the world in markets like Asia Pacific (+6.1 percent), Eastern Europe (+10.7 percent) and the Middle East (+3 percent).

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United, Continental MECs Send Tentative Agreement To Pilots

Contract's Fate Now In The Hands Of The Membership

The Master Executive Councils of the Continental and United pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association International, have voted to accept a tentative agreement on a joint collective bargaining agreement reached with United Continental Holdings, Inc. The agreement now goes before the pilots for a ratification vote.

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First 787 Dreamliner Delivered To Qatar Airways

Airline To Be First In The Middle East To Operate The 787

The first of 30 787s ordered by Doha-based Qatar Airways has been delivered to the carrier. The airplane is also the first to be delivered to an airline in the Middle East.

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Phenom 300 Type Certificate Validated By CAAC

Embraer Has 28 Firm Orders, Five Options For BizJets In China

Embraer Executive Jets announced that its Phenom 300 aircraft recently received the Validation of Type Certificate issued by Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) today at the 9th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2012) in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province.

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Embraer Projects Demand For 650 Executive Jets In China Over 10 Years

Market Could Capture Nine Percent Of The World's Deliveries' Value

Embraer Executive Jets presented its business aviation market outlook at a press conference held Tuesday at the 9th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2012) in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province. The forecast predicts a total demand for 650 business aircraft by the year 2022, with a total value of $24 billion, representing 9% of the world deliveries’ value.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.14.12)

"If this exercise does not deliver – and I hope it does, then needless to say we are back to where we are today with the EU ETS." Source: EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.14.12): Concentric Rings

Dashed-line circles depicted in the plan view of IAP charts, outside of the reference circle, that show en route and feeder facilities.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.14.12)

AMA 'Park Pilot'

The Academy of Model Aeronautics currently defines a park flyer as a model weighing less than 2 pounds that is incapable of reaching speeds of faster than 60 mph.

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