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February 09, 2013

Dreamliner Test Flights Approved By FAA, DOT

Huerta, LaHood Say Battery Certification Process Is Being Examined

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and DOT Secretary Ray LaHood issued a joint statement late Thursday indicating that Boeing is being given permission to conduct test flights with its beleaguered 787 Dreamliner.

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Boeing 'Welcomes' NTSB Assessment Of Battery Issues

Company 'Remains Committed' To Working With The Board To Get Dreamliners Flying Again

Boeing issued a statement late Thursday saying it welcomes the progress reported by the NTSB in the 787 investigation, including that the NTSB has identified the origin of the event as having been within the battery.

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CA Delegation Reintroduces Helicopter Noise Bill

Schiff, Feinstein, Boxer Introduce Measure To Regulate Helo Traffic Over L.A. Neighborhoods

The fight over helicopter flight corridors in the Los Angels area is about to heat up again. Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and California Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) and Barbara Boxer (D) have introduced legislation that would require the FAA to establish specific, restrictive flight corridors for helicopter traffic over the city.

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Boeing Warns Of Possible Delay Of Norwegian’s First 787 Dreamliner

Ripple Effect From Battery Issue May Begin To Effect Deliveries

Boeing has alerted a possible delay in the delivery of Norwegian’s first 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft was scheduled to be delivered in late April. The June delivery may also be affected. In the event that the 787 is not operational in time for Norwegian’s services to New York and Bangkok replacement long-haul aircraft will be leased to ensure that flights are operated as planned.

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Analyst Sees Potential Growth In Corporate Aircraft And Helicopter Sectors

International Bureau Of Aviation (IBA) Sees Increased Willingness By Lenders To Finance Corporate Aircraft

Driven by the ‘business tool’ aspect of ownership, IBA has seen a steady increase in lender appetite for bizav aircraft over the last two years.  Some lenders will only finance corporate aircraft for existing clients while others are more open.

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Alaska Airlines Takes Next Step Towards FAA Authorization For Paine Field Ops

Has Provided The Agency With Proposed Schedules As Required By Its Application

Alaska Airlines is working with the FAA to add Paine Field in Everett, WA, as an authorized airport for the carrier's operations. This is a required step if the carrier were to begin jet service out of the regional airport at some point in the future. As required by its application, Alaska Airlines is providing the FAA with a proposed schedule over the next five years that could include 28 round-trip jet flights a week.

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Eagle Pilots File Court Objection To American–Republic Purchase Agreement

Regional Carrier Announced Plans To Purchase Larger Embraer Jets In January

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA), the union that represents the American Eagle pilots, has filed a formal objection to the capacity purchase agreement recently announced between American Airlines and Republic Airways. The objection was filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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IMC Club Introduces 'Brown Jacket' Instrument Mastery Award

Leather Jacket Will Be Presented To An 'Instrument Master' Each Year Beginning In 2014

A special brown leather flight jacket will be awarded annually to one outstanding General Aviation Instrument Pilot for his or her safety, proficiency and contributions in helping other pilots in their quest to “Master the Art of Instrument Navigation.” This recognition will be a prestigious award similar to the “Green Jacket” award in professional golf. 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.09.13)

"The FAA will permit Boeing to conduct test flights of 787 aircraft to gather additional data. These test flights will be an important part of our efforts to ensure the safety of passengers and return these aircraft to service." Source: Joint statement from FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.09.13): Marker Beacon

A low-powered transmitter that directs its signal upward in a small, fan-shaped pattern.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.09.13)

Citizens for Space Exploration

The Citizens for Space Exploration mission is to promote awareness of the benefits of human space exploration and support for NASA and the Vision for Space Exploration.

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