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December 07, 2012

NBAA Urges Quick Action To Preserve Accelerated Depreciation

Tax Provision Set To Expire At The End Of The Year

The NBAA has joined a number of other organizations in strongly urging Congressional leaders to continue stimulating capital expenditures among businesses, big and small, by extending their ability to speed up depreciation schedules for a wide variety of major capital investments. That process, known as accelerated, or “bonus” depreciation, is set to expire at the end of this year.

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Southwest Airlines' Gary C. Kelly To Chair A4A Board Of Directors

United CEO Jeffery Smisek To Serve As Vice Chair

Two well-known names in the airline industry have been elected to top posts on the Board of Directors of industry trade group Airlines for America (A4A). Southwest Airlines Chairman, President and CEO Gary Kelly has been elected to a two-year term to serve as Chairman of the board, and United Airlines Chairman, President and CEO, Jeffery Smisek was elected to serve as Vice Chairman. Kelly succeeds Delta CEO Richard H. Anderson.

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AIA Warns 2013 Aerospace And Defense Outlook Threatened By Fiscal Cliff

Remarks Come During Blakey Speech To Association's Annual Year-End Luncheon

Warning that "we're getting closer to a 'Thelma and Louise' moment, when we careen off into the void," AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey told attendees at AIA's Year-end Luncheon Wednesday that "the time for real work, real negotiation and a real solution" to sequestration "is now."

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Airlines For America Launches National Airline Policy Campaign

Goal Is To Help Ensure Global Competitiveness Of U.S. Airline Industry

A comprehensive policy that supports the integral role the domestic airline industry plays in connecting people and goods globally, spurs economic growth and creates more high-paying U.S. jobs has been launched by the airline industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A).

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McCain Wildfire Aircraft Transfer Amendment Passes The Senate

Part Of The Larger Defense Reauthorization Approved Tuesday

Included in the bill reauthorizing the Defense Department passed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate was the Wildfire Suppression Aircraft Transfer Act, a measure Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) introduced earlier this year.

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SpaceX Awarded Two EELV-Class Missions From The USAF

Will Launch Deep Space Climate Observatory, STP-2

The United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded SpaceX two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)-class missions:  DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) and STP-2 (Space Test Program 2).

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NASA Offers High School Girls A Chance To Jump-Start Their Future

Extends WISH Application Deadline To January 3

NASA is offering high school junior girls from across the United States an opportunity to jump-start their future by participating in the Women In STEM High School (WISH) Aerospace Scholars program for 2013.

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NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views Of Earth At Night

VIIRS Detects Nocturnal Glow Of Earth's Atmosphere

Scientists have unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before.

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US Navy Awards Maritime Patrol Aircraft Trainer Maintenance Contract

New 5-Year Contract With Boeing Covers 6 Platforms

U.S. Navy aircrew training devices for six aircraft types will be maintained by Boeing under a new $56 million contract, setting the stage for the company's expansion into trainer maintenance for militaries worldwide.

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NORAD Conducts Air Defense Exercise In National Capital Region

Exercise Falcon Virgo Concluded Thursday

The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), have been conducting an air defense exercise in the National Capital Region (NCR) in the early morning hours this week which concluded about 0400 EST Thursday.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.07.12

Hawker Nears Emergence from Bankruptcy…

Boeing and its Engineers Suspend Labor Talks…

Embraer Flies the 1st US Built Phenom

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Airborne 12.07.12: Dynon ADS-B, Italian LSAs, New Army Helos

Also: LightSquared Returns?, Trig Transponder, Iran Drone Claims, First A350 Moves, R.I.P. Spidernaut...

Pilots of light sport and experimental aircraft will welcome the news that Dynon Avionics is now shipping the SV-ADSB-470 UAT Band Traffic and Weather Receiver for the SkyView system. This remotely mounted receiver module integrates with the SkyView system to provide easy access to weather and traffic information on top of the detailed navigational information SkyView already provides. Italico Aviation USA, a spin-off of the Italian ultralight builder Euroala, is opening an LSA manufacturing facility at Kissimmee Gateway Airport. The US Army's long serving OH-58 Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter, may be on its way out. According to Reuters, Army officials are backing a plan to r

Airborne 12.07.12: Dynon ADS-B, Italian LSAs, New Army Helos

Also: LightSquared Returns?, Trig Transponder, Iran Drone Claims, First A350 Moves, R.I.P. Spidernaut...

Pilots of light sport and experimental aircraft will welcome the news that Dynon Avionics is now shipping the SV-ADSB-470 UAT Band Traffic and Weather Receiver for the SkyView system. This remotely mounted receiver module integrates with the SkyView system to provide easy access to weather and traffic information on top of the detailed navigational information SkyView already provides. Italico Aviation USA, a spin-off of the Italian ultralight builder Euroala, is opening an LSA manufacturing facility at Kissimmee Gateway Airport. The US Army's long

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Scientists Warn Of Effects Of Disagreement Over NASA's Goals And Objectives

Lack Of National Consensus Detrimental To Agency Planning, Budgeting Efforts

Without a national consensus on strategic goals and objectives for NASA, the agency cannot be expected to establish or work toward achieving long-term priorities, says a new report from the National Research Council. In addition, there is a mismatch between the portfolio of programs and activities assigned to the agency and the budget allocated by Congress, and legislative restrictions inhibit NASA from more efficiently managing its personnel and infrastructure.

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Hawker Beechcraft Disclosure Statement Approved By Bankruptcy Court

Company Will Seek Approval To Exit Bankruptcy At January 31 Hearing

Hawker Beechcraft said Wednesday that the Disclosure Statement filed in connection with the company's Joint Plan of Reorganization (POR) has been approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Icelandair Announces Commitment For 12 737 MAXs

Carrier To Purchase Both 737 MAX 8s And 9s

Icelandair has announced a commitment to purchase 12 737 MAXs, valued at more than $1.2 billion at list prices. The commitment by the Icelandic carrier includes 737 MAX 8s and 9s. Boeing says it looks forward to working with Icelandair to finalize the details, at which time the order will be posted as a firm order to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

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Want To Go To The Moon? It'll Set You Back $750 Million

Golden Spike Space Tourism Company Launches At The National Press Club

Former Apollo Flight Director and NASA Johnson Space Center Director, Gerry Griffin, and planetary scientist and former NASA science chief, Dr. Alan Stern, have unveiled "The Golden Spike Company" – the first company planning to offer routine exploration expeditions to the surface of the Moon by the end of the decade.

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Embraer Flies First U.S.-Built Phenom 300

Jet Produced At Company's Melbourne, FL, Facility

Embraer Executive Jets’ first made-in-the-USA Phenom 300 was rolled out and made its first flight Wednesday. The aircraft joined the production line in September, and the flight marked  the anniversary of the maiden flight of the first Phenom 100 to be produced in the U.S.

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Boeing, SPEEA Suspend Labor Negotiations

Federal Mediators Will Work With Both To Schedule A Resumption Of Discussions

Boeing and its engineering union have suspended talks on a new contract indefinitely, a move that has the approval of both sides of the dispute.

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Klyde Morris 12.07.2012

New Uses For Big, Empty Office Buildings

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Delta Air Lines Orders Up To 70 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen Jetliners

Order Includes 40 Firm CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft And Options For 30 More For Operation By Delta Connection Carriers

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Delta Air Lines, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia has placed a firm order for 40 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets and has taken options on an additional 30 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. Based on the list price of the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $1.85 billion, and could reach approximately $3.29 billion if the 30 options are converted to firm orders.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.07.12)

"The lack of national consensus on NASA's most publicly visible human spaceflight goal along with budget uncertainty has undermined the agency's ability to guide program planning and allocate funding." Source: Albert Carnesale, chancellor emeritus and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.07.12): Final Approach Course

A bearing/radial/track of an instrument approach leading to a runway or an extended runway centerline all without regard to distance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.07.12)

FAA Office Of Accident Prevention

The FAA's Office of Accident Prevention is intended to be a clearing house for resources, allowing the FAA to better understand current and emerging risks across the aviation community.

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