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June 17, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.18.13

Canada Seeks Alternative Fuel for General Aviation…

WACO’s New Great Lakes BiPlane Takes Wing…

Will There Be A Surprise Fly By i

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.17.13

A New Class of Racing at Reno…

There’s Still Time to Weigh In on Airman Certification Standards…

BeechCraft Loses Another Battle

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Canada's NRC Investigating Suitable Alternative Fuels For GA Industry

Actively Seeking Partners to Join The Effort

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is launching a concentrated research effort to find an appropriate high octane gasoline alternative for 100LL (low lead) aviation gasoline (AVGAS). NRC is actively seeking partners and collaborators to join this effort to ensure the long-term viability of the general aviation industry.

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FADEC International Marks 10 Years Of Collaboration For Engine Controls

Joint Venture Between BAE Systems And Sagem/Safran Electronics

BAE Systems and Sagem/Safran Electronics are marking a 10-year milestone this year for their joint venture, FADEC International. FADEC International is aimed at developing, manufacturing, and servicing full authority digital engine controls (FADEC) for commercial jet engine applications.

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David M. Brantner Named President, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines

Matthew F. Bromberg Named President, Pratt & Whitney Aftermarket, Todd J. Kallman to Retire

Pratt & Whitney has appointed David Brantner, 46, as president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines, and Matthew Bromberg, 43, president, Pratt & Whitney Aftermarket, both reporting to Paul Adams, chief operating officer. Brantner and Bromberg succeed Todd Kallman who announced his intent to retire from UTC.

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IMC Club Releases Chapter Training Video

DVD Outlines How To Start And Run An IMC Chapter

The IMC Club International, Inc., a membership-based organization focused on instrument rated pilots and flight instructors with a network of chapters throughout the nation, has released a 30-minute training DVD on how to start and run an IMC Club Chapter.

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Fleet Grows, Training Increases For F-35

Twenty-Five Of The Joint Strike Fighters Now At The Integrated Training Center In FL

The largest fleet of F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters grew to 25 aircraft as the F-35 Integrated Training Center at Florida's Eglin Air Force Base welcomed two new Air Force F-35A variants of the multi-role fighter to the Emerald Coast, June 5. The expansion gives the 58th Fighter Squadron the ability to fly an expanded schedule and more readily put student pilots through the F-35 training course.

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LIAT Takes Delivery Of Its First ATR-600

Caribbean Carrier Commences Fleet Upgrade

Regional airline LIAT Limited has started its fleet upgrade with the first new ATR 72-600 aircraft delivered Wednesday. This first ATR in LIAT’s fleet is being leased from the lessor GECAS (GE Capital Aviation Services). This is the first of a total of eight ATRs (four 68-seat ATR 72-600 and four 48-seat ATR 42-600s) that will be introduced into LIAT’s fleet.

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RQ-21A Small UAS Completes First East Coast Flight

Current Phase Of Testing To Validate System Upgrades

The RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) completed its first East Coast flight from Webster Field Annex on June 12, marking the start of the next phase of test for the program. A team from the Navy and Marine Corps STUAS program office (PMA-263) and industry partner Insitu, Inc., are conducting flight operations at Webster, NAS Pax River’s outlying field, this June.

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Commercial Space Summit Planned For London In October

SpaceX, Mars One, Spaceport Sweden, Others Scheduled To Participate

The International Space Commerce 2013 Summit planned for October 29-30 in London will feature speakers from SpaceX, Mars One, Spaceport Sweden, and others, according to information released by the event's organizers.

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Horizon Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement On New Contract Terms

Details Will Be Sent To Rank And File Workers For Consideration

Horizon Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), announced a tentative agreement with management today that includes increased compensation, a new scheduling system and substantial improvements in flexibility and quality of life for the over 500 flight attendants. 

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Next-Generation Transponder Successfully Flies On Board Triton

System Helps UAV Sense And Avoid Other Aircraft

There’s a first time for everything, and a next-generation Identification Friend or Foe system has reached a first – flying on board the MQ-4C Triton, a high altitude unmanned aircraft.

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CAE Launches Tropos-6000XR Visual Image Generator For Civil Aviation Training

First Sim To Feature The Software Delivered To Switzerland

The latest generation of CAE's visual image generator (IG) for civil aviation training was unveiled Wednesday at the CAE User Conference. CAE Tropos-6000XR software provides a more immersive environment and an enhanced pilot training experience with new features leveraging the power of the latest NVIDIA commercial graphics processors.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-11-14

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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Airborne 06.14.13: FAA Extorts $447K From EAA, Eurocopter's X3, TIGHAR Denials

Also: Hadfield Retires, Dornier Do 17, Chinook Contract, Boeing Forecast, Wright Memorial

We can't say that this was unexpected but EAA has confirmed that it has entered, reluctantly, into a one time agreement with the FAA to pay them for services required to conduct the annual fly-in. EAA has revealed that, "Facing a spectrum of unpalatable options, EAA today finalized a one-time agreement with the FAA to cover nearly $450,000 in expenses related to air traffic control services at the 2013 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, which begins on July 29." The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter made history recently by attaining speed milestones of 255 knots in lev

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Progress! Great Lakes by Waco Classic Makes First Flight

First Flight 'Exceeds Expectations'

It's been a long time since we could announce the first flight of a new production aircraft... but we'll take whatever progress we can find... and in the case of the Great Lakes by Waco Classic, we're excited to see an outstanding old aircraft design updated and re-certified for production and sale to the GA community. The brand new Great Lakes made its first flight, Sunday, June 9th under the pilotage of Gabriel Valim and the watchful eye of Waco Boss, Peter Bowers.

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Avidyne Reduced Cost Warranty Program May Be No Bargain -- Legally Speaking

Avidyne User Community Increasingly Vocal About Legal Concerns Over Warranty Indemnifications

It was presented as a bargain to certain Avidyne avionics product owners who wanted to control avionics service/warranty costs for the future... but the small type suggests that it might be a costly step for certain Avidyne operators. In a recent announcement for Avidyne owners, the company offered an "AeroPlan" that seems, at the outset, to offer significant cost savings for operators of the highly regarded avionics products offered by the company. The initial announcement sounded promising...

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FAA Strikes Again... Father's Day Fly-In Can't Afford FAA Temp Tower Fees

Another Sign Of The Times Casts Dark Shadow Over GA

If there was ever any question as to who worked for who in terms of the FAA v The Aviation World, that time seems to have come and gone. In light of recent issues in which the FAA provided extremely short notice to the EAA before demanding extortionate fees and a written contract for services that thay have provided for many decades, we suppose that no one should be surprised that even the smallest of aviation events are already falling at the feet of the FAA's overwhelming thirst for cash... at our expense. The 47th Annual Father’s Day Fly-In, at Columbia Airport, CA, has been cancelled -- this year only -- due to the cost demanded by the FAA to staff a temporary control tower. While that news was disappointing,

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Bombardier Releases Annual Business And Commercial Aircraft Market Forecast

Estimates 24,000 Business Jet Deliveries, 12,800 Deliveries In The 20- To 149-Seat Commercial Aircraft Market From 2013 To 2032

Bombardier Aerospace has released its annual 20-year forecast for the business and commercial aircraft markets with signs of forward momentum beginning to emerge. While demand for new aircraft orders will continue to come from established and developed markets, the growth potential in emerging markets such as China, India, Russia and Latin America is predicted to play an increasingly important role in the global aviation marketplace.

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Klyde Morris (06.17.13)

Klyde Gets WAY Too Much Info....


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FL Space Coast Zoning Board Split On Helicopter Tour Business

Business Request Goes To Cape Canaveral City Council Without A Recommendation

A business proposal presented to the Cape Canaveral Zoning and Planning Board will go to the City Council without a recommendation after the board split its votes at a meeting Wednesday night.

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South Dakota Governor Proclaims June 'GA Appreciation Month'

National Aviation Organizations Praise Governor Dennis Daugaard's Proclamation

National aviation organizations are praising South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard for his proclamation declaring June “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” Across South Dakota, general aviation generates $303 million in economic activity annually.

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What Does It Take to Build a Solar Airplane?

The Developers Of Solar Impulse To Explain It All During The Aircraft's Stopover In DC

It's all about chemistry, of course! At a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Tuesday, June 18, research and development experts George Corbin, Ph.D., and Claude Michel, Ph.D., from chemical company Solvay will explain the science, and vision, behind the airplane Solar Impulse. Solvay was the first and main partner of Solar Impulse, the ultra-lightweight aircraft powered only by solar energy.

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Witness Statements On Weather Vary In Medical Helo Accident Prelim

Three Fatally Injured In When The Aircraft Went Down In Kentucky Last Week

Witnesses have given conflicting reports about the weather at the time a medical helicopter went down in a school parking lot in Kentucky last week, resulting in the fatal injury of all three people on board. The accident occurred June 6th in Manchester, KY.

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AeroMexico Anticipates Its First Dreamliner

The Carrier Is Scheduled To Take Delivery Of Its New Aircraft During The First Half Of August

Mexican airline Aeromexico will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in the first half of August of this year. This will make Aeromexico the first Mexican carrier to operate the composite-construction airliner.

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Embry-Riddle Prescott, Daytona Beach Teams Compete In Women's Air Race Classic

Cross-Country Challenge Will Test Full Range Of Piloting Skills

Teams from Embry-Riddle’s campuses in Prescott, AZ, and Daytona Beach, FL, will represent the university in the 2013 Air Race Classic (ARC), a four-day transcontinental flight competition for female pilots. Flying for Prescott are pilot Shelby King and co-pilot Anna Chrzanowski, while pilot Valdeta Mehanja and co-pilot Danielle Erlichman will fly for Daytona Beach.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.17.13)

Aero Linx: Civil Aviation Medical Association CAMA, working on behalf of physicians engaged in the practice of aviation medicine aims to: To promote the best methodology for assessment of the mental and physical requirements for civil aviation pilots. To actively enlarge our scientific knowledge. To advocate, through continuing education, both basic and advanced civil aeromedical knowledge. To promote professional fellowship among our colleagues from allied scientific disciplines. To bind together all civil aviation medical examiners into an effective, active medical body to promote aviation safety for the good of the public.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.17.13): Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR)

Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) A TFR is a regulatory action issued by the FAA via the U.S. NOTAM System, under the authority of United States Code, Title 49. TFRs are issued within the sovereign airspace of the United States and its territories to restrict certain aircraft from operating within a defined area on a temporary basis to protect persons or property in the air or on the ground. While not all inclusive, TFRs may be issued for disaster or hazard situations such as: toxic gas leaks or spills, fumes from flammable agents, aircraft accident/incident sites, aviation or ground resources engaged in wildlife suppression, or aircraft relief activities following a disaster. TFRs may also be issued in support of VIP mov

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.17.13)

"The aviation community can expect much more of the same... and while many events will be able to 'punt' and do what they need to do without the 'assistance' of the FAA; those events that need Waivers, special permissions or mandatory surveillance are pretty much up the creek if they can't afford what the FAA demands. Exacerbating the situation, the FAA is making it difficult to get data as to how they calculate the needs and costs for the fees they demand and their demonstrating an overt unwillingness to discuss the specifics of the situation has become all the more evident with each request for information." Source: From an ANN story detailing yet another aviation event that has had to restrict themselves due to their inability to meet F

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