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November 17, 2012

Aero-News Alert: FAA Issues Emergency Revocation Order Against David Riggs

"The Acting Administrator Finds That You Lack The Qualifications Necessary To Hold Any And All Of Your FAA Issued Pilot Certificates"

ANN RealTime Update, 11.17.12, 0011 ET: Well... the ever narcissistic David Riggs has popped up up with quotes in some West Coast media reports, as expected, and states that, "We've done nothing wrong." The AP reports Riggs claiming that his Boulder City operations were legal under a supposed motion picture and television waiver... an explanation both expected and already repudiated by the FAA. Such operations would not apply to the actions investigated in Boulder City and similar versions of this scam have been turned aside by the Feds on a number of occasions. The same explanation is expected for his current and overtly

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NTSB Releases Factual Report In Mississippi Accident

Pilot Flew Into A Thunderstorm, Airplane Broke Up In Flight

The NTSB has issued its factual report from an accident which occurred May 31, 2012.  According to the report, 1656 CDT, a Hawker Beechcraft A36, N976S, operated by a private individual, was substantially damaged during an in-flight break-up and collision with terrain near Macon, Mississippi. The certificated private pilot was fatally injured.

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Latin American Airlines Will Need Over 2,100 New Aircraft In Next 20 Years

Region's Airlines To Benefit From Second Highest Traffic Growth In The World

According to Airbus' recently released Global Market Forecast (GMF), Latin American airlines will require 2,120 new aircraft between today and 2031, including 1,660 single-aisle, 420 twin-aisle and 40 very large aircraft estimated at $242 billion. Globally, by 2031 some 28,200 new aircraft valued at $4 trillion will be required to satisfy future robust market demand.

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Bell Helicopter Inks Purchase Agreements For 16 Aircraft At Airshow China

Bell 407GX Most Popular This Year With 11 Sold

Bell Helicopter says that it signed purchase agreements for 16 aircraft during the 2012 China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China), held in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China, Nov. 13-18, 2012.

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Naval Air Training Command Welcomes New Commander

Rear Adm. Mark Leavitt Steps Into The Top Job

The Naval Air Training Command (NATRACOM) held a change of command ceremony aboard USS Lexington museum Nov. 15. Rear Adm. Mark Leavitt relieved Rear Adm. William Sizemore II, as the chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA). Sizemore is retiring after 32 years of service as a commissioned naval officer.

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Boeing Adds Three Dreamliners To The Order Book

Avianca Plans To Purchase Three Additional 787's Bringing Their Total To 15

Colombia's flagship carrier Avianca Airlines plans to acquire for three additional 787 Dreamliners. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website and is valued at approximately $620 million at published list prices. The order brings Avianca's total 787 order count to 15 , which includes the 12 of the airplanes ordered in 2007.

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NASA Rover Providing New Weather And Radiation Data About Mars

Curiosity Is Increasing Understanding About The Martian Environment

Observations of wind patterns and natural radiation patterns on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover are helping scientists better understand the environment on the Red Planet's surface. Researchers using the car-sized mobile laboratory have identified transient whirlwinds, mapped winds in relation to slopes, tracked daily and seasonal changes in air pressure, and linked rhythmic changes in radiation to daily atmospheric changes.

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Former Marine In A Wheelchair Sues United Airlines, Air Serv

Says He Was Mistreated By Airline And Airport Workers, Left Soaked In His Own Urine

A former Marine Sergeant who was wounded and paralyzed in combat in Afghanistan has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines and Air Serv Corporation at O'Hare International Airport, claiming he was "dumped" out of his wheelchair by an Air Serve employee and later left soaked by the contents of his catheter bag.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.17.12)

"I know the CNATRA team: officer, enlisted, government civilians and contractors, will continue to overcome these challenges and safely train the best naval aviators and naval flight officers in the world." Source: Rear Adm. Mark Leavitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.17.12): Tarmac Delay Request

A request by the pilot-in-command to taxi to the ramp, gate, or alternate deplaning location to comply with the Three-hour Tarmac Rule.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.17.12)

University Aviation Association

The University Aviation Association (UAA) is the voice of collegiate aviation education to its members, the industry, government and the general public. Through the collective expertise of its members, this nonprofit organization plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs that represent all segments of the aviation industry.

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AD: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2012-22-13

PRODUCT: Certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76C helicopters.

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AD: Bell Helicopter Textron Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2012-22-11

PRODUCT: Bell Helicopter Textron (BHT) Model 412, 412EP, and 412CF helicopters.

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