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January 29, 2014

Three Fatally Injured In Colorado Helo Accident

Aircraft Reportedly Struck A Power Line During An Inspection Flight

A helicopter conducting power line inspections in western Colorado has reportedly struck one of those lines and gone down, resulting in the fatal injury of the three people on board.

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Indian Ministry Of Civil Aviation Approves A380 Operations In India

Country Expected To Become The World's Fastest-Growing Aviation Market

Airbus said Tuesday it welcomes the news that the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation has approved the operations of the Airbus A380 in India.

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Eurocopter Ends Strong Before New Branding Takes Hold

Closes Out 2013 With Nearly 500 Deliveries

Eurocopter finished its 20-year history of rotorcraft leadership with increased deliveries of 497 helicopters in 2013. Renamed Airbus Helicopters, the company opened 2014 with the certification of its new EC175 and the implementation of an ambitious customer-driven transformation plan.

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Canadian Smartpilot Website Offers New Videos On Upset Training And More

Helps Pilots Recognize Sudden Loss Of Control And How To Correct Such Situations

Canadian GA web portal Smartpilot.com has recently added more new, purpose developed material. The latest additions deal with the subject of Upset Training. Three segments are live now. Further installments will follow in the coming weeks.

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Application Deadline Approaches For NASA STEM Program For High School Girls

WISH Program Application Period Ends Next Monday

NASA is accepting applications until noon CST Monday, Feb. 3, for its 2014 Women in STEM High School (WISH) Aerospace Scholars program, in which high school junior girls can jump-start their future careers by exploring possibilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Two Certifications Received For Bell 429WLG

Transport Canada, National Civil Aviation Agency Of Brazil Approve The Aircraft

Bell Helicopter on Monday announced the initial certification of the Bell 429WLG by Transport Canada and the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil. Unveiled in October 2013 at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference, the helicopter combines the advanced capabilities of the Bell 429 with the added operational flexibility of retractable wheeled landing gear.

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Help Build The ‘One Week Wonder’ Airplane At Oshkosh 2014

Attendees Can Participate And Discover That Homebuilts Are Accessible, Affordable

The EAA is the home for those who build and restore aircraft and at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the tens of thousands of attendees at “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” can share the building experience through the “One Week Wonder” project.

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Royal New Zealand Air Force To Acquire 11 T-6C Trainer Aircraft

Contract Includes Fully Integrated Flight Training Solution

Beechcraft Corporation's Defense Company has signed two contracts to provide a comprehensive pilot training system for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). The foundation for the system is 11 Beechcraft T-6C Texan II turboprop military training aircraft. It also includes spare parts, training, logistics and maintenance support.

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Flight Attendant Union To United Management: Implement Solutions, Not Furloughs

Airline Plans To Idle Nearly 700 FAs

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has again called on United Airlines management to address proposed staffing issues by working with AFA on an array of solutions that would avert involuntary furloughs. AFA represents over 25,000 Flight Attendants at United.

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Ball Aerospace Completes Integration Of WorldView-3 Spacecraft

Remote-Sensing Satellite For Digitalglobe Prepares For Thermal Vacuum Testing

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed integration of WorldView-3, the next generation commercial remote-sensing satellite being built for DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions. WorldView-3, the fourth remote-sensing satellite built for DigitalGlobe by Ball, is scheduled to launch from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base this summer.

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Charlotte, NC City Council Approves Several Airport Improvement Consent Items

Telecommunications Contract, Property Acquisition On The Consent Agenda

The Charlotte (NC) City Council approved several consent items during their January 27 meeting to ensure Charlotte Douglas International Airport continues to meet its current and future goals.

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Southwest Airlines Announces First International Destinations

Integration of AirTran Airways Into Southwest Airlines Enters Final Phase

Southwest Airlines has delivered a trio of Caribbean beach destinations just in time for summer travel planning. The largest carrier of domestic passengers in the U.S. began selling seats on the first-ever scheduled international flights flown by Southwest Airlines.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.29.14

FAA Will Work With Industry to Improve GA Safety…

Is Sikorsky for Sale???

Parachuting Without An Airplane… Only in the Army…

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Aero-TV: Updating The 912iS – Rotax Releases First Major Software Update

Two Years In Service Yields Upgrades and Improvements

In this Video we ride along with ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell as he examines engines on display at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2014 in Sebring, Florida. Jim visits with Dean Vogel the Technical Director at Lockwood Aviation Repair. When Vogel starts talking about the Rotax 912iS engine, it becomes rapidly evident that this is a high tech product. It’s the first of the Rotax 912 series to use fuel injection technology, but the high-tech part of it only begins with the fuel injection.

Aero-TV: Updating The 912iS – Rotax Releases First Major Software Update

Two Years In Service Yields Upgrades and Improvements

In this Video we ride along with ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell as he examines engines on display at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2014 in Sebring, Florida. Jim visits with Dean Vogel the Technical Director at Lockwood Aviation Repair. When Vogel starts talking about the Rotax 912iS engine, it becomes rapidly evident that this is a high tech product. It’s the first of the Rotax 912 series to use fuel injection technology, but the high-tech part of it only begins with the fuel injection.

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Huerta: FAA, Industry Will Work Together To Improve GA Safety

Administrator Meets With GA Leaders In Washington, D.C.

FAA Administrator Huerta met with general aviation leaders in a General Aviation Safety Summit Monday to jump start safety efforts for this year’s flying season. The summit attendees agreed to work together to raise awareness to prevent weather related accidents for the upcoming flying season.

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NBAA's Board Elects Jim Schwertner As Its Newest Director

President And CEO Of Schwertner Farms Inc. Is An ATP-Rated Pilot

The Board of Directors of the NBAA has elected Jim Schwertner as the organization's newest director. Schwertner brings a wealth of business, aviation and non-profit executive experience to NBAA’s board.

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Sources: UTC Considers Sikorsky Sale

Company Mum On Whether It Will Continue In The Helicopter Business

Corporate giant United Technologies may be looking to divest itself of Sikorsky, or at least change its relationship with the helicopter maker. Sources with inside knowledge of the company say that UTC is considering multiple options, including selling the company outright, spinning it off, or forging a strategic merger with another company.

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Enstrom Helicopter Announces Change In Leadership

Current President And CEO Retiring At Month's End

Jerry Mullins, the current president and CEO on Enstrom Helicopters, has announced his retirement effective January 31st, 2014. A veteran in the aviation industry for 40 years, Mullins says, “It’s been a great run. Part of me will always be connected to the helicopter industry.” Mullins and his wife Nancy will be moving to Texas to be closer to family, which include twin grandchildren.

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Flight Attendants, Management At New American Reach Agreement On Bargaining

AFA, APA To Bargain Jointly For Pre-Merger Union Members

The unions representing each pre-merger flight attendant group at the new American Airlines reached an unprecedented agreement with Company management last week on bargaining for a joint contract. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA represents the pre-merger US Airways workgroup while the Association of Professional Flight Attendants represents the pre-merger American workgroup.

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Agreements Approved For Gary/Chicago International Airport

Airport To Receive $100 Million In Investments Over 40 Years

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority has unanimously approved development and management agreements to dramatically improve the economic landscape of the airport, the City of Gary and Northwest Indiana.

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ICAS Names Award Winners, Hall Of Fame Inductees

Air Show Industry Recognizes Its Best At December Convention

The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) and the ICAS Foundation recently honored several members of the air show community for their contributions to the industry.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.29.14)

"Improving general aviation safety is a top priority for the FAA and industry. The general aviation fatal accident rate has flattened over the past six years and there were 259 fatal accidents in 2013, at a cost of 449 lives." Source: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.29.14): Phase of Flight

The standard high-level set of activities performed by pilots on all operational flights, such as: preflight, engine start, pushback, taxi, takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, holding, approach, landing, taxi, and postflight operations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.29.14)

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation

As universal military service fades from the public experience, many members of the American public will never get to meet their soldiers and learn of our military's legacy of service and contribution to our Country.

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