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June 25, 2013

New Study Shows Strong Public Supports For Use Of Unmanned Aircraft

Nearly 90 Percent Say Aircraft Should Be Used For SAR Operations, 63 Percent Approve Of Law Enforcement Use

An overwhelming majority of Americans support the use of unmanned aircraft for homeland security, search and rescue, and fighting crime, according to a new poll conducted by Institute for Homeland Security Solutions and RTI International.

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Boeing Reports Five-Year Environmental Improvements

Company 'Greener' Even As Airplane Deliveries Increase

In its annual Environmental Report released last Thursday, Boeing says it made significant improvements in its environmental performance, even as total airplane deliveries increased by 50 percent from 2007 to 2012.

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Entry Deadline For The 2013 EAA AirVenture Cup Race Fast Approaching

Applications Must Be Made By July 1

The entry deadline for the EAA AirVenture Cup Race is July 1, 2013 and race organizers are urging interested participants to get their application in as soon as possible.  

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Aerospace Industry Leaders Discuss The Industry's Future In Washington State

Joint Center For Aerospace Technology And Innovation, Innovate Washington Host One-Day Symposium

Innovate Washington and the newly formed Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) brought together an elite-class of aerospace experts at their first annual future of aerospace symposium on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus held Monday.

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Vintage Aircraft Invited To Round-Engine Rodeo At EAA AirVenture

Events To Be Held Daily During The Show

Vintage aircraft with radial engines will have a special focus as the Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) is hosting the Round-Engine Rodeo on Monday, July 29 through Saturday, Aug. 2, during EAA AirVenture 2013. Vintage aircraft owners are invited to the gathering of radial-powered antique aircraft located in the Vintage area on the EAA AirVenture grounds.

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Citizen Science And Space Exploration In The Lone Star State

Space Hacker Workshop To Take Place In Dallas

Space isn't just for governments and large corporations. Citizen scientists and hardware hackers will learn how to do "space on the cheap" at a two-day Space Hacker Workshop in Dallas. Participants at the workshop will learn how they can build and fly experiments in space, and even fly in space as citizen astronauts, through the Citizens in Space program.

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Cassini Probe To Take Photo Of Earth From Deep Space

Our Planet Will Appear As A Small Blue Dot In Between The Rings Of Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now exploring Saturn, will take a picture of our home planet from a distance of hundreds of millions of miles on July 19. NASA is inviting the public to help acknowledge the historic interplanetary portrait as it is being taken. Earth will appear as a small, pale blue dot between the rings of Saturn in the image, which will be part of a mosaic, or multi-image portrait, of the Saturn system Cassini is composing.

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JAA Announces Growth At Cecil Airport In NE FL

Expanded Business Operations For Two Companies Will Bring Jobs, Help Boost The Region's Economy

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) broke ground Monday on a new 150,000-square-foot hangar at Cecil Airport to accommodate the expansion of Flightstar Aircraft Services, Inc. Flightstar's business expansion is expected to generate 250 new aviation-related jobs.

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South Carolina Businessman, Flight Instructor Fatally Injured In Accident

Two Were Aboard a Rockwell Turbo Commander On A Proficiency Flight

A South Carolina telecommunications executive and his flight instructor were fatally injured last Thursday when the 1977 Rockewell International Turbo Commander 269B they were flying went down in an unused rice field near McClellanville, SC, northeast of Charleston.

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Yak-18 Down In Colorado, Two Fatally Injured

Few Details Known About The Accident Involving A 1950s Era Chinese-Built Aircraft

An accident west of Vail, CO, Sunday morning fatally injured two people, according to media reports.

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AD: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-11-08

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AD: Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-11-10

PRODUCT: Certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) (previously COLUMBIA or LANCAIR) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.25.13

Rumors About the A350 XWB Were True…

Could it be in Paris? Chants of USA, USA…

Charleston SC Becomes a Global Aerospace Hub…

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Airborne 06.25.13: Airshow Tragedy, Klatt's Close Call, ICON Finds $$$

Also: Ed Iacobucci, Boeing Loves Paris, ATR Does Too, AgustaWestland Tilt Rotor, Massive P&W Order Book

The airshow industry is mourning the loss of two of its family members after a tragic accident this past Saturday at the Dayton International Airshow. Jane Wicker and Charlie Schwenker were reported dead after a 1245 (local time, Saturday) performance. While the show went on as scheduled in Dayton Sunday there were tense moments at the Quad City Airshow in Davenport, IA after airshow pilot John Klatt experienced an engine problem -- one serious enough to necessitate the release of his canopy in the middle of his performance  in order to see

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Airbus Closes Paris Air Show With A350 XWB Fly-Over

Friday Afternoon Fly-By Part Of Airplane’s Third Test Flight

As far as the visitors to the Paris Air Show were concerned, Airbus saved the best for last. As part of its third test flight from Airbus’ Toulouse headquarters in southwestern France, the no. 1 A350 XWB headed north to offer a "show-stopping" performance in the skies above Le Bourget Airport .

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Flight Attendant Union Continues Review Of Proposed Rules Governing PEDs

ARC Has Recommended Expanded Use Of Portable Electronic Devices On Aircraft

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) says it is continuing its evaluation of proposed rules that would allow increased use of certain portable electronic devices in flight, saying conclusions reached by the ARC in a draft report are premature.

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US Team Captures Gold In 2013 International Rocketry Challenge

Raytheon-Sponsored Team From Georgetown, Texas, Wins First Place In Student Rocketry Challenge At The Paris Air Show

Three students from the Georgetown, Texas, 4-H rocketry club took home gold medals after placing first in the sixth annual International Rocketry Challenge at Le Bourget Airport in Paris. The U.S. team, sponsored by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), reclaimed the title from the French team, which placed second. The U.K. team finished third. Each team was congratulated by the President of France, Francois Hollande.

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Aviator From Arizona Named National Small Business Person Of The Year

Helicopter Instructor Recognized For Innovation And Company Growth

As a young boy growing up in Pasadena, CA, John L. Stonecipher watched police helicopters fly overhead, and it spurred a lifelong interest in aviation. By 18, he was certified to fly. By 19, with an instructor's certificate in hand, he was teaching others the intricacies of helicopter flight.

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Navy Receives 1st F-35C Lightning II

Airplane Delivered Saturday To Eglin AFB In FL

The U.S. Navy's Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 received the Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin Saturday at the squadron's home at Eglin Air Force Base, FL.

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Washington State Lawn Chair Balloonist Rescued From A Tree

Had Hoped To Set A New Distance Record With The Flight, But Came Up Short

For his 60th birthday, Joe Barbera of La Center, WA, wanted to do something different. He landed on the idea of attempting to set the distance and duration records for a lawn chair balloon, and 15 days before his birthday, began building the rig.

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Charleston, SC Emerges As Global Aerospace Hub

State Claims It Has The Fastest Aerospace Growth In The Nation

South Carolina's aerospace industry was the fastest growing in the nation between 2007 and 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, thanks in large part to the 787 Dreamliner assembly plant that Boeing opened in North Charleston in 2009, which now employs 6,700 workers. The state's aerospace industry grew by more than 600% within the five-year period.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.25.13)

"John is a perfect example of a person who is driven to reach his childhood dreams. He exemplifies what it means to be an entrepreneur." Source: Karen Mills, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. John L. Stonecipher, President and CEO of Guidance Aviation in Prescott, AZ, was named the SBA's Small Businessperson of the Year.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.25.13)

12th TFW Association

The 12th TFW Association, consists of former officers, enlisted, and civilians (both contract and civil service), male and female, who were assigned or attached to the 12th TFW, 12th CSG, or a tenant unit that provided support to the 12th TFW.

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