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November 24, 2012

American To Recall Pilots Beginning In January

As Many As 40 Per Month 'For The Foreseeable Future'

It looks like American Airlines will start recalling furloughed pilots beginning in January of next year, and will continue to bring back pilots in small numbers for the long term.

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NTSB: Driver Of Truck Stuck By Airplane In Maine Says He Followed Procedures

Three On Board The Aircraft Were Fatally Injured

Authorities say that the driver of a pickup truck which was struck by an airplane at Knox County Regional Airport (KRKD) in Maine on November 16 followed standard airport procedures for vehicles crossing runways. In its preliminary report, the NTSB indicates that the collision appears to have caused a portion of the airplane's tail assembly to separate from the aircraft.

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British Airways To Partner With Nigeria To Develop Commercial Aviation

Airline CEO Describes Nigeria As An 'Important Market'

Following a closed-door meeting with Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo, held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, British Airways CEO Keith Williams said that the airline will work with the Nigerian government on the aviation piece of its Transformation Agenda.

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NTSB Issues Factual Report On Helicopter Checkride Accident

Pilot And Instructor Were Seriously Injured, But Survived

The NTSB has issued a factual report in an accident which occurred during a checkride in Maui, HI, December 16, 2009. A pilot for Sunshine Helicopters was demonstrating a simulated loss of engine power recovery for the FAA examiner when the aircraft impacted the ground on the island of Maui about 1.3 miles southeast of the Hana (uncontrolled) airport.

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Indonesia Certifies Russian SSJ-100

Paves The Way For Export Of Superjet To Indonesia Without Restrictions

The Civil Aviation Authority of Indonesia has certified Russia's new SSJ-100 Superjet, clearing the way for export of the airplane without restrictions to the Southeast Asian country.

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Replica RAF SE5a Down In Colorado

Pilot, A Former RAF Engineer, Fatally Injured In The Accident

A retired Royal Air Force engineer living in Colorado was fatally injured Wednesday when the replica RAF SE5a he had built went down near Front Range Airport in Adams County, CO.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.24.12)

"(D)ue to operational needs combined with recent and expected retirements, we will resume recalling pilots early next year. Right now, we are looking at about 40 pilots a month for the foreseeable future with the first class scheduled to begin January 9, 2013." Source: American Airlines vice president of Flight Capt. John Hale.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.24.12): Somatogravic Illusion

The misperception of being in a nose-up or nose-down attitude, caused by a rapid acceleration or deceleration while in flight situations that lack visual reference.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.24.12)

The Hang Gliding Federation of Australia

The HGFA is a non profit sporting body that administers Paragliding, Weightshift Microlights and Hang Gliding under the regulations laid down by the Civil Air Safety Authority.

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AD: Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2012-10-53

PRODUCT: Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (ECD) Model EC135 P1, EC135 P2, EC135 P2+, EC135 T1, EC135 T2, and EC135 T2+ helicopters.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes (747)

AD NUMBER: 2012-22-02

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 747-400, -400D, and -400F series airplanes.

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