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September 18, 2013

FAA Orders Inspections Of Honeywell Emergency Locator Transmitters

U.S. AD Will Follow Lead Of Transport Canada Document

The FAA is issuing an Airworthiness Directive (AD) identical to the August 26 Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) directive which requires airlines to inspect Honeywell emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) by January 14, 2014 to prevent an electrical short and possible ignition source.

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Swedish Maritime Administration Takes Delivery Of First AW139

Six Additional Helos Will Join The SAR Fleet By Next Year

The Swedish Maritime Administration has taken delivery of its first AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter during an official ceremony held at Vergiate plant (Italy) on September 10th. The aircraft is the first of seven AW139s on order which will be equipped for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations in Sweden.

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Wyle Assists High School Students During Rocket Launch At Black Rock, Nevada

Annual Rocket Safari Looks To Develop Next Generation Of Space Explorers

In a remote part of a northern Nevada desert known more where adults act like children, it is now time for children to act like adults. A small group of high school students from the San Francisco Bay area this week are joining industry experts, university students and educators to get hands-on advanced rocket operations and space exploration experience in the Black Rock Desert, where the annual Burning Man festival took place several weeks ago.

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Dynon Introduces SkyView 7.0 With Charts

New Version Also Includes Airport Diagrams And Enhanced Moving Map Features

Dynon Avionics released its latest addition to SkyView’s Navigation tool box: Geo-Referenced Approach/Departure Charts, Airport Diagrams, and enhancements to SkyView’s moving map. With these new features, Dynon is able to offer experimental and LSA pilots a “paperless” cockpit.

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Asiana Airlines Boosts Pilot Training Following San Francisco Accident

More Simulator Hours For Pilots Mandated, Training Program To Be Evaluated

Pilots flying for Asiana Airlines will be required to get more time in a simulator preparing for landings at airports without precision approaches, according to an internal e-mail. It will also conduct an independent review of its safety standards and training procedures.

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FreeFlight Systems Develops ADS-B Out Retrofit Option

Interface For Garmin GTX 330 Mode S Transponders

FreeFlight Systems is interfacing it Model 1201 WAAS/GPS sensor with the Garmin GTX 330 Mode S transponder to provide an additional 1090 MHz Extended Squitter (1090ES) ADS-B Out upgrade solution for GTX 330 owners.

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Flexjet Celebrates Learjet's 50th Anniversary With 'Legends Redefined' U.S. Tour

Will Display Lear 85 In Six U.S. Cities

In celebration of Learjet's 50th anniversary, Flexjet on Tuesday launched "Legends Redefined," a six-city U.S. tour offering guests the opportunity to experience firsthand the Learjet 85 model.

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Theodore Roosevelt Completes Flight Deck Certification

Program Consisted Of 160 Total Carrier Landings In Day And Night Conditions

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, successfully completed flight deck certification, Sept. 14, fulfilling an important milestone of getting the ship and its embarked airwing combat ready.

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Remains Of WWII Airmen Identified

Had Been The Crew Of An A-20G Havoc Bonber In 1944

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) recently announced that two U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Erickson Air-Crane To Manufacture Assemblies For Sikorsky

Erickson’s Expertise, Infrastructure And Manufacturing Capacity Extends Capabilities Beyond Core Fleet

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated has signed a Master Agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to build fabricated aircraft assemblies. Activities under the Master Agreement scope of work will begin immediately, using a wide range of Erickson expertise in engineering, legacy aircraft production, and fabrication of aircraft assemblies.

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AD: Eurocopter France Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2013-16-03

PRODUCT: Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS350 and AS355 helicopters.

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AD: Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-18-02

PRODUCT: Certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.18.13

Aviation ‘Bad Boy’ David Riggs Has Perished in a Crash in China…

Boeing’s 787-9 Makes Its First Flight…

FAA Orders I

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Classic Aero-TV: Congressman Tom Petri -- Defending Aviation on 'The Hill'

Aviation And Politics Are Strange But Necessary Bedfellows...

Original Webcast 08.23.12: Congressman Tom Petri was a toddler when his birth father, a Navy flyer and Lieutenant during World War II, was lost during a mission over the Atlantic. Obviously, aviation has had an impact on his life from the moment it started... and, since then, he has cast his mark on the industry as well -- and usually in a very good way. Tom Petri represents Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District and is serving his 17th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. First elected in April 1979, Petri has been returned to office every two years since.

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Boeing's 787-9 Makes First Flight

Stretched Dreamliner Spends Five Hours In The Air Over Washington State

The latest addition to Boeing's Dreamliner stable ... the longer, higher-capacity -9, make its first flight in the skies over Washington State Tuesday.

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Boeing Announces Montana Site Expansion And 787-10 Work

Workforce Will Be Increased By 20-25 People

Boeing says it will expand its manufacturing site in Helena, MT by nearly 50 percent to support demand for Boeing commercial airplanes and new work for the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.

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JetBlue Airways Names John Allen Vice President, Chief Safety Officer

Will Lead Airline's Safety Efforts In The Air And On The Ground

JetBlue Airways has appointed John Allen to the position of Vice President, Chief Safety Officer, effective immediately.  Mr. Allen is responsible for maintaining JetBlue's focus and practice of safe operations both in the air and on the ground.  Mr. Allen will report to James Hnat, JetBlue's Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs.

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Senator Schumer Presses FAA To Establish UAV Test Site In Rome, NY

Calls On The Agency To Choose NUAIR Application Submitted By Griffiss International Airport

In a speech Monday at Griffiss International Airport’s Commercial Hangar in Rome,NY, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the FAA to select Central New York-based NUAIR’s application, led by Griffiss International Airport for a test site for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) designation.

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Syrian Helicopter Shot Down By Turkish AF

Helo Had Violated Turkish Airspace And Was Not Responsive

A pair of Turkish warplanes have shot down a Syrian Mi-17 attack helicopter that violated Turkish airspace and did not respond to repeated warnings to retreat, according to military sources. It is the first aerial conflict between Turkey and Syria since the Syrian civil war broke out over two years ago.

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Rolls-Royce T56 Engine Enhancement Receives FAA Type Certificate

Modifications Designed To Improve Fuel Consumption

Rolls-Royce has received an FAA Type Certificate for the T56 engine enhancement program, a technology improvement that will significantly reduce fuel consumption, and could save the US Air Force billions of dollars and extend the life of its C-130H transport fleet.

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New Mexico Aviation Aerospace Association Plans Career Expo Wednesday

Event To Be Held At Kirtland AFB

The New Mexico Aviation Aerospace Association will be holding an aviation and aerospace career expo Wednesday morning at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.18.13)

"Boeing Helena has a great future ahead in support of unprecedented production rates." Source: Eric Smith, director and site leader, Boeing Helena.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.18.13): Rebuilt Aircraft Engine

A used engine that has been completely disassembled, inspected, repaired as necessary, reassembled, tested, and approved in the same manner and to the same tolerances and limits as a new engine with either new or used parts.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.18.13)

Corporate Aircraft Association

The Corporate Aircraft Association (CAA) is a non-profit organization formed to consolidate/enhance the purchasing power of its members, thereby improving their operating efficiency and effectiveness.

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