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June 20, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.21.13

Boeing Enjoys A Strong Week in Paris…

What Really Brought Down TWA 800 in 1996??

No Asteroids for NASA…


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Beechcraft Answers Need For Light ISR Capabilities

Offering The Baron G58 With ISR Package

Beechcraft Corporation said during the Paris Air Show this week that it is offering the Baron G58 with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. The company recently delivered the first Baron G58 with an ISR package to the Fuerzas Unidas de Rápida Acción (FURA), an agency within the Puerto Rico Police Department.

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Pratt & Whitney To Provide Engines For 100 SkyWest Embraer Jets

Aircraft Deliveries Scheduled To Begin In 2020

Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for up to 100 firm plus 100 "purchase right" Embraer Second Generation E-Jets for an order announced Monday by Embraer and SkyWest, Inc. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020.

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Rolls-Royce Delivers Trent 1000 Engines For 787-9 First Flight

Company Says New Engines Are One Percent More Fuel Efficient Than Current Model

Rolls-Royce has delivered Trent 1000 engines to power the first test flight of the latest member of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family, the 787-9. The engines will provide 74,000lb thrust for the 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which will fly for the first time later this year. Trent 1000s will also power the aircraft’s entry into service with Air New Zealand in 2014.

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Embraer Discloses Firm Order From JAL

Asian Airline To Purchase Another Four E-170 Jets

Embraer S.A. disclosed a firm order from Japan Airlines (JAL) Tuesday for another four Embraer 170 jets. The firm order is already included in Embraer’s backlog as an “undisclosed” customer. With this new agreement, the total number of firm orders for the E170 from JAL is 15 aircraft.

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America Celebrates Sally Ride’s Historic Flight Into Space

Sally Ride Science Showcases Dr. Ride’s Legacy In Education At National STEM Conference

Thirty years ago Tuesday, America launched its first woman into space, Dr. Sally Ride. Dr. Ride captured the nation’s imagination as a symbol of the ability of women to break barriers. She became a role model for generations of young girls who followed in her footsteps—pursuing careers as astronauts, scientists, engineers and other professionals in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

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Helipartner Thailand To Launch Leasing Arm With 10 AS350 B3e Helicopters

Company Sees Increasing Demand For Light Helicopters In The Region

Helipartner Thailand has ordered 10 AS350 B3e helicopters to meet the increasing demand for light helicopters in the ASEAN region. The company will launch a leasing operation with the helos. The acquisition of the aircraft responds to increased demand for high-performance utility helicopters across ASEAN countries in support of aerial work operations and the management of natural resources.

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AgustaWestland Displays Project Zero Tilt Rotor At Le Bourget

Electric VTOL Aircraft Is Turning Heads In France

Among the thousands of aircraft and products on display at the Paris Air Show getting a lot of attention this week is one that may never reach production, but which could serve as a proving ground for many concepts that eventually do.

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Enstrom Helicopter Reports Progress On Expansion

Assembly Line Keeping Up With Increased Production While Construction Continues

After breaking ground on its planned expansion on May 10, Enstrom Helicopter says that it is making good progress on the new facilities.

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Qantas Group Finalizes LEAP-1A Order

CFM International Engines To Power A320neo Airplanes

The Qantas Group has finalized its order for CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power 78 Airbus A320neo aircraft currently on order.   The first aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2016 and will support Jetstar-branded airlines, the low-fare subsidiary created by the Qantas Group. The engine order, originally announced as a commitment in 2012, has a value of $2.0 billion at list prices.

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Belgian Sherpa Helicopter Demonstrator Powered By Compressed Air

Company Says The System Will Increase Efficiency, Affordability

A scale-model helicopter with rotors driven by compressed air is being displayed this week at the Paris Air Show. The aircraft, dreamed up by Belgian startup company Sagita, is approximately 85 percent efficient, according to Sagita's engineers.

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Ex-Im Bank, Delta Offer Differing Views Of Appeals Court Ruling

Airline Had Requested That Court Invalidate Ex-Im Bank Air India Transactions

The Export-Import bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and Delta Airlines have different takes on an appeals court ruling on the bank's support for sale of aircraft to Air India, with both sides saying the ruling is in their favor.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.20.13

EAA Takes Its Battle with the FAA to the House…

Boeing Accelerates the 737 Max Schedule…

Diamond to Build LUAs for Russia…

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Classic Aero-TV: Bob 'Mister FBO' Showalter -- Examining The Future Of Aviation

A True Aviation Pioneer Talks About The Future of GA

Originally Webcast, 05.30.12: Even to many who have to compete with him, Bob Showalter is "Mr. FBO." A veteran of decades of service to the GA and BizAv communities, Bob and Showalter Aviation have been working the leading edge of the airport services industry by running Orlando Exec's premier FBO. He's pretty much seen and done it all and served the industry not only at the helm of one of the best FBOs we know, but also through his volunteer efforts on behalf of the industry via a number of positions and with several of the aviation industry's associations. The Showalter fami

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EAA Urges Members To Contact Their U.S. Representatives Over ATC Fees

Large, Bipartisan Faction Of Congress Has Actively Opposed User Fees For GA

Two weeks ago, EAA members and others sent more than 19,000 emails and letters went to U.S. Senate offices urging senators to sign a letter opposing FAA's effort to charge air traffic fees at aviation events, including AirVenture. This is costing events hundreds of thousands of dollars, and in some cases force them to cancel.

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First 737 MAX Delivery Now Scheduled In Third Quarter 2017

Boeing Accelerates Schedule After 'Retiring Key Technology Risks'

The first delivery of the 737 MAX 8 to launch customer Southwest Airlines will be a quarter earlier than originally scheduled – in the third quarter of 2017 instead of fourth quarter.

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Boeing, Ryanair Finalize Order For 175 Next-Generation 737s

Represents Boeing's Largest Order Ever From A European Airline

Boeing and Ryanair have finalized a firm order for 175 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes valued at $15.6 billion at list prices. The order, originally announced as a commitment in March, is Boeing's largest ever aircraft order from a European airline.

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Singapore Airlines Finalizes Order For Up To 50 More A350 XWBs

Firm Order For 30 A350-900s And 20 Options Convertible To A350-1000

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has increased its orders for the A350 XWB with an additional 30 A350-900s, plus options for a further 20 aircraft. The agreement firms up a commitment announced last month. Under the terms of the agreement, Singapore Airlines will be able to select either the baseline A350-900 or the larger A350-1000 when exercising the options.

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Air France-KLM Places Order For Up To 50 A350 XWB Airplanes

Firm Contract For 25 Aircraft, Options For 25 More

The Air France-KLM Group has finalized a firm contract for 25 A350-900 aircraft and for a further 25 options, saying the aircraft will become an essential element in the Group’s future fleet strategy.

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New Generation AW189 Helicopter Enters Full Scale Production

Flight Test Program Has Logged Over 1,500 Hours

The newest member of the AgustaWestland helicopter line has entered into full scale production, the company said Tuesday. Daniele Romiti, Chief Executive Officer, AgustaWestland said “We are proud to achieve this major milestone on schedule."

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European Airline Stakeholders Weigh In On Flight Time Limitations Debate

Say More Needs To Be Done To Assure Safety Of The Traveling Public

Members of the European Parliament (EP) have been warned that not enough has been done to keep Europe’s sky safe and to protect the traveling public from the risks associated with aircrew fatigue. At a Public Hearing held on 18 June, pilots, cabin crew representatives and scientists addressed the members of the EP Transport Committee and reiterated the need for solid, scientifically validated Flight Time Limitations (FTL) rules for pilots and cabin crew.

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Diamond Aircraft And Rostec To Develop Russian Small Aircraft

Will Collaborate On A Series Of Light Utility Aircraft

Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA), a Rostec subsidiary, and Austria's Diamond Aircraft Industries (DAI) have signed an agreement for the joint design and production of a series of light utility aircraft (LUA) in Russia. The signing took place at the Le Bourget Paris Air Show.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.20.13)

“We have clearly heard the voice of scientists and their unanimous recommendations to change the proposal. From now on, nobody can claim ‘We did not know’." Source: Nico Voorbach, ECA (European Cockpit Association) President.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.20.13): Warm Advection

Transport of warm air into an area by horizontal winds. Low-level warm advection sometimes is referred to (erroneously) as overrunning. Although the two terms are not properly interchangeable, both imply the presence of lifting in low levels.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.20.13)

Professional Helicopter Pilots Association

This website provides valuable information to helicopter operators, including quick access to TFR maps, Homeland Security bulletins, forms to suggest newsletter content and report problem noise areas, and more.

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