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January 07, 2013

Report: Foreign Students Without Visas Can Still Get Flight Training

Have Until February 11th To Apply For Student Status

A researcher and analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies writes in the organizations' blog that there are still flight schools that are allowing foreign students to learn to fly without proper government documentation ... and doing so legally.

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CIT Places Order For 10 Airbus A350 XWB Aircraft

Deliveries Should Begin In 2019

Transportation finance company CIT Group said Thursday that CIT Aerospace has placed an order with Airbus for 10 A350 XWB aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2019.  

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Emirates, CAE Celebrate Ten-Year Partnership

Over 10,000 Pilots And Technicians Trained Each Year In Dubai

Emirates and CAE are celebrating the 10-year milestone of their joint partnership in the region. Over the past ten years, the business they formed in the UAE - Emirates CAE Flight Training (ECFT) - has earned a reputation in the industry for training excellence and thanks to a joint investment by the two companies of approximately $260 million, the center is now one of the largest in the world.

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Arianespace To Launch VNREDSat-1A Built By Astrium For Vietnam

Will Be Boosted Into Orbit In Mid-2013

Arianespace and Astrium signed the launch contract on Friday for the VNREDSat-1A Earth observation satellite, on behalf of the Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology. This ceremony was attended by ESA's Director General and by representatives of the Directorate of Launchers. VNREDSat-1A will be launched during the second quarter of 2013 by the second Vega launcher, VERTA 1.

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SCRA Announces Vertical Lift Consortium Agreement

Parties Say The Five-Year Collaboration Will Advance Aviation Technologies

The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) said Thursday that its Applied R&D sector has signed a five-year agreement with the Vertical Lift Consortium, Inc. (VLC). SCRA will serve as the consortia management firm, providing the professional management services necessary to effectively manage VLC’s business affairs.

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Pilot Royally Serves Alongside Marines

RAF Exchange Officer Training With USMC

When foreign countries look for help to better train their military, they sometimes look to train with other allied countries and learn strategies to better everyone as a team. One program offered by the British Royal Air Force is the Royal Air Force/United States Marine Corps Pilot Exchange Program.

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HeliFlite Acquires Sikorsky S-76 Executive Helicopter

VIP Transport Aircraft Purchased By The Company In 2012

A third Sikorsky S-76 helicopter has been added to the fleet of helicopter services company HeliFlite. The purchase was the second aircraft acquired in last year for the 14-year-old company.

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Global Aerospace Announces New Branch Office in Cologne, Germany

Will Look To Develop Business In Northern And Eastern Europe

A new branch office for aviation and space insurance provider Global Aerospace in Cologne, Germany will be led by Joerg Jakobs, who joined the organization effective January 1st. Jakobs will be responsible for the development of business throughout northern and eastern Europe, working closely with the company's established underwriting and claims teams around the Group.

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Aero-TV: ROTAX 912 is -- Updating the Rotax 912 Series Powerplants

The Latest Version of the Rotax 900 Series Shows Immense Promise

Nearly a year ago, one of the worst kept secrets in sport aviation finally went public. A new variant of the much used (and abused) Rotax 912 was announced... this one, fuel injected. According to Rotax sources, the Rotax 912 iS engine will deliver 38% to 70% better fuel efficiency than comparable competitive engines in the light sport, ultra-light aircraft and the general aviation industry.

Airborne 01.04.13: DA40 Best For 2012, Huerta Confirmed, Solar Impulse To Fly US

Also: Bolen Looks Ahead, GDL 88 Approved, CargoPlane Lands Short, TU-204 Crash, UFO Video, Pilot Spots Thief!

With 2012 still fresh in our memories it’s time for ANN to unveil our annual Best of the Breed – recognizing top aircraft in a number of specific categories. You can see all of our choices on our website at www.aero-news.net over the next few days, but let’s face it, it’s the Best of the Best that most people will be interested in. This year’s award winner is a solidly built little four seater built by a trustworthy company that has weathered a fair amount of tough times witho

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NAFI Imploding... Executive Director Steps Down

Several Tough Years Have Lead To Significant Decline In NAFI Fortunes

After several tough years which saw NAFI engaged in a number of scandals and the separation of a significant relationship with the EAA, the fortunes of the National Association of Flight Instructors continue to crash and burn. In the latest sign of the times, NAFI Executive Director, Jason Blair, notified the Board of Directors over the weekend that he is resigning the position he has held since May 2008.

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Attention LSA Industry... ANN Is Expanding Coverage of US Sport Aviation Expo

ANN and the SportPlane Resource Guide Are Expanding Coverage of the 2013 US Sport Aviation Expo

The 2013 US Sport Aviation Expo is nearly upon us, and, if history is any indicator, it’s likely those of you in the LSA biz may (or should) have some news/announcements to make. The Aero-News Network, the aviation world's most comprehensive DAILY/REAL-TIME news and information service, is going to be webcasting live from the grounds of the 2013 USSAE with the industry's most aggressive roster of LIVE Online News, as well as Audio and Video programming, in the business. An expert assemblage of ANN's top journalists, including ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, have been assigned to generate dozens of stories about the event, and to work on many more for future d

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FAA WINGS Seminar To Be Held At Sebring

Focus On Becoming An LSA Pilot At The Start Of The LSA Expo

The seminar description kind of makes it sound like there's really nothing to it. "If You Can Drive, You Can Fly" is the title of am FAA WINGS seminar to be held January 18th at Sebring Regional Airport during the annual LSA Expo.

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Gulfstream Adding 100 Jobs In Appleton, WI

Facility Needs To Fill Positions To Support More Completions Work

Gulfstream plans to increase employment at its Appleton, Wis., facility by approximately 100 positions in the next year to support growing volume in completions work for Gulfstream large-cabin aircraft, including the recently certified G650.  The site currently has approximately 725 employees, including nearly 425 technicians.

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Klyde Morris (01.07.13)

Klyde Talks Killer Audits

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Pilot Arrested At Minnesota Airport Tested Positive For Alcohol

Was Preparing To Fly An American Eagle Airplane To New York

An American Eagle pilot conducting pre-flight checks at about 0630 CST Friday was arrested by airport police at Minneapolis-St. Paul international airport and charged with being under the influence of alcohol.

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Air Zoo President And CEO Bob Ellis To Retire

Troy Thrash Named As His Replacement

Air Zoo Board of Directors Chairman Pete Parish has announced that Bob Ellis, Air Zoo president and CEO, will retire after 35 years of service to the museum.  The Air Zoo Board of Directors has named Troy A. Thrash as the museum’s new president and CEO, effective at the end of January. 

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Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked To Mars Crust

Object Was Discovered In 2011 In The Sahara Desert

NASA-funded researchers analyzing a small meteorite that may be the first discovered from the Martian surface or crust have found it contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites from unknown origins. This new class of meteorite was found in 2011 in the Sahara Desert. Designated Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034, and nicknamed "Black Beauty," it weighs approximately 11 ounces (320 grams).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.07.13)

Aero Linx: A-4 Skyhawk Association The Skyhawk Association is a non-profit organization founded by former Skyhawk Pilots which is open to anyone with an affinity for the A-4 Skyhawk. We welcome all ages, male and female, pilots, maintenance personnel, modelers and photographers, aviation historians, aviation enthusiasts; anyone with a love for "Heinemann's Hot-Rod". Join those that flew and repaired her in recognizing the Skyhawk's contribution to freedom.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.07.13): Sun Synchronous Orbit

Sun Synchronous Orbit A spacecraft orbit that precesses, wherein the location of periapsis changes with respect to the planet's surface so as to keep the periapsis location near the same local time on the planet each orbit.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.07.13)

"We have enjoyed support from several long-term partners who have enabled us to do much, but without additional strategic partners that see value in supporting NAFI, difficult decisions have to be made." Source: Jason Blair, former NAFI Executive Director, in comments made after he notified the NAFI Board of Directors over the weekend that he is resigning the position he has held since May 2008.

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