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October 18, 2013

EU Revives Airline Fees For Carbon Emissions

Aviation Industry Cries Foul After ICAO Agreement

The European Union (EU) has proposed a modified version its widely-panned Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) that would have charged all airlines regardless of country of registry for emissions during the full duration of their flights.

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Agreement Allows Moncton Flight College Instructors To Advance Aviation Careers

Will Become Pilots With Canadian Regional Carrier, Air Georgian

A recent agreement between Air Georgian Limited and Moncton Flight College (MFC) will supply Air Georgian with a steady stream of qualified pilots from Moncton Flight College's pool of instructors. These candidates will be specifically selected by MFC's faculty and will represent top performers within the company.

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Air Charter Association Of North America To Hold Open Forum At NBAA2013

Will Focus On DOT’s New Air Charter Regulations

The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA), a nonprofit entity, will hold an open forum and Q & A session regarding the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) recently published Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the air charter industry. At the conference, brokers, FAR Part 135/121 operators and industry stakeholders will have a rare opportunity to ask experts for clarification on the NPRM and how it will affect their businesses.

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GE To Power Bell V-280 Valor 3rd Generation Tiltrotor

Will Invest In 'Next Generation' Propulsion System For The Aircraft

GE Aviation will team with Bell on its V-280 Valor, a third generation tiltrotor. "We are very excited to welcome GE to Team Valor. GE is a world-leading engine provider, and we are pleased they have made the strategic decision to align interests and resources with us on the Bell V-280," said John Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter.

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CFM Says LEAP-X Testing On Schedule

Engine Under Development For Use On Boeing, Airbus, Comac Airplanes

The engine that will eventually power the Boeing's 737 MAX, some Airbus A320neo airplanes, and the Chinese Comac 919 is proceeding on schedule, according to officials at CFM International.

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Rolls-Royce Celebrates Expansion Of Jet Engine Test Facility

Officially Opens Second Outdoor Jet Engine Test Stand At NASA Stennis Space Center

A second outdoor jet engine test stand, representing an investment of $50 million, has been opened at the Rolls-Royce Outdoor Jet Engine Test Facility at NASA John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, MS.

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Astrium Awarded Three New Contracts By ESA

Agreements Support Continued Development Of Ariane 6 And Ariane 5 ME Launchers

Astrium has been awarded three new contracts by the European Space Agency (ESA). Running through to the end of 2014, the first two contracts cover the continued development of the Ariane 5 Midlife Evolution (A5ME) launcher and the sub-assemblies common to both it and Ariane 6. This study was approved by ESA in May 2013.

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JetBlue Names Ian Deason Vice President, Airports

COO Maruster: 'We Are Redesigning The Airport Experience'

JetBlue Airways has named Ian Deason Vice President, Airports.  In this role, Deason will be responsible for all airport-related operations and functions for JetBlue's network of 85 cities in 14 countries throughout the Americas. He will report to JetBlue's Chief Operating Officer, Rob Maruster.

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Elbit Systems Of America: Ready To Deliver The H-60L Cockpit

Will Provide Upgrades For Fleet That Averages 23 Years Old

For the past two decades, Elbit Systems of America engineers and manufacturing personnel have been developing, producing and supporting sophisticated avionic systems for many advanced aircraft such as the AH-64E, V-22, F/A-18 E/F and the F-35.  Now, in support of the US Army's H-60L digital cockpit upgrade, Elbit Systems of America is leveraging its Fort Worth, Texas based systems integration capabilities and experience to offer an effective and affordable solution to improve the aircraft operational capabilities and extend its lifespan.

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Private Group Envisions Manned Lunar Missions

Rima Marius Sees Ongoing Human Presence On The Moon

A private group founded by entrepreneur Joel Ammons says it just does not want to send humans back to the Moon, "we want to go and then keep going, again and again and again."

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Piece Of Meteorite That Exploded Over Russia Recovered From Lake

Largest Fragment Of The Body Located To Date

A piece of the meteorite that exploded over Russia in February weighing over 1,255 pounds has been recovered from Lake Chebarkul. The five-foot long piece of the meteorite was pulled from the lake by divers who wrapped it in a special covering while it was still under water and then dragged to shore.

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NASA Launch Complex 34 Believed To Be Haunted

Decommissioned Site Of Apollo 1 Fire In 1967

It is one of the true tragedies of the U.S. Space Program. On January 27, 1967, Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee died in a fire aboard the Apollo 1 capsule at launch complex 34 at Cape Canaveral.

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Airborne 10.18.13: 49 Plane Formation!, Raburn Is Back, R/C Pilot Fined $10K

Also: More Redbird $1 AvGas, Boshears Skyfest Postponed, EAA Declines FAA Exemption, Red Bull Stratos Reunion, Dream Chaser Delayed

In the past, it has not been uncommon for military training flights to make fly-by’s over large public events during the singing of the national anthem. However, government cut-backs have put a damper on these activities. So, a group of Vans RV pilots decided to put on the opening show at a football game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. And best of all? They titled their project, “Government Not Required.” Titan Aerospace, a producer of solar-powered atmospheric satellites, called, atmosats, has announced that Vern Raburn has joined the company as chairman and CEO. Seen as an accomplished high technology and aerospace leader,

Updated: Thursday, Bloody Thursday.... Serious AOPA Layoffs Confirmed

Adam Smith, Other VPs Let Go, CAPCOM Killed, Other Programs Reportedly On Chopping Block

ANN Real-Time Update, 101813, 0530 ET: I don't think Katie Pribyl sleeps... we received the following update/clarification at 0328 ET-- "For further clarification, just two of the layoffs came from government affairs, three from the Center to Advance the Pilot Community and ones and twos from other various departments." Original Story, Filed 101713, 2044 ET: On the heels of what many called a truly lackluster final AOPA Summit, the axe has fallen at 421 Aviation Way... and the result is that at least a dozen AOPA staffers, many high-ranking VPs and what were thought to be critical personne

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Aviation Industry Welcomes End Of Partial Government Shutdown

Advocacy Groups Caution That Impacts May Be Felt For Some Time To Come

With members of Congress finally agreeing to a continuing resolution that will at least suspend the partial government shutdown and allow the debt ceiling to rise, national aviation advocacy groups say the news is welcome, but that it may be some time before things return to normal.

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Raisbeck Aviation High School Opens Doors On Museum Of Flight Campus

One-Of-A-Kind School Celebrates New Home In Unique Educational Environment

Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS), in collaboration with The Museum of Flight and Highline Public Schools, celebrated the grand opening of its new campus on the grounds of The Museum of Flight Thursday.

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NTSB: Spirit Airlines A319 Experienced Uncontained Engine Failure

Aircraft Landed Safely At DFW

A Sprirt Airlines Airbus A319 en route to Atlanta from Dallas-Fort Worth International airport Tuesday suffered an "uncontained" engine failure shortly after takeoff, according to an unnamed official from the NTSB.

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Medallion Foundation To Offer Aviation Safety Audits Worldwide

Alaska Organization Created To Help Reduce Aircraft Accidents In The State

Alaska’s Medallion Foundation is now expanding its services and offerings worldwide. The organization provides aviation safety audits, safety training and programs tailored to individual companies’ needs. The Medallion Foundation was developed to reduce aviation accidents in Alaska by fostering a new safety culture using and promoting elevated safety standards.

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Klyde Morris 10.18.13

Klyde Learns That Fancy Words Don't Always Provide Adequate Cover


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Laos Airlines Turboprop Down In Mekong River

All 49 On Board Reported To Be Fatally Injured

A Laos Airlines ATR-72 turboprop airliner has gone down in the Mekong River in southern Laos, resulting in the fatal injury of all 49 people on board the aircraft.

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Boeing, China Southern, CAAC Establish Precision Navigation

First RNR AR Project In Xinjiang Completes Demonstration Flights In Difficult Terrain

Demonstration flights using Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required (RNP-AR) procedures were successfully completed recently at the Kanas Airport, Xinjiang Province, China. The Kanas procedure development, which is the first RNR AR implementation in the Xinjiang Region, is also the first collaborative RNP AR project between China Southern Airlines and Boeing.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.18.13)

“The FAA must ... act quickly to mitigate the shutdown’s other harmful effects on our industry, including the delay of new certification of aircraft, equipment and simulators; training and maintenance; and accident investigations.” Source: Statement from GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce on the end of the partial government shutdown.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.18.13): Cleared As Filed

Means the aircraft is cleared to proceed in accordance with the route of flight filed in the flight plan. This clearance does not include the altitude, DP, or DP Transition.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.18.13)

Sentinel Owners and Pilots Association

The organization provides information and support to owners, pilots and enthusiasts of the Stinson L-5 "Sentinel", also affectionately called the "Flying Jeep" and sometimes known by the designations O-62, OY-1, OY-2 and U-19.

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