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May 17, 2014

Airbus Performs Its Longest Flight Using Sustainable Jet Fuel With KLM

A330-200 To Support The Itaka European Program For The Use Of Biofuel

An Airbus A330-200 of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (flight KL767) has commenced the longest commercial flight with sustainable jet fuels ever performed by an Airbus aircraft. The aircraft took off with a 20% blend of sustainable fuel made of used cooking oil, for a 10 hour flight from Schiphol airport to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.

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VAA To Celebrate Post-WWII Aircraft Boom

Classic Revolution Spotlights 1945-1947

The Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) annually welcomes a wide variety of some of the world’s most beautiful antique and classic aircraft to Oshkosh, and this year will be no different.

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Rolls-Royce Ships 1st Trent XWB For Entry Into Service

Engine Sent To Toulouse Where It Will Be Hung From The First A350 XWB That Will Be Delivered To A Customer

Rolls-Royce has shipped the first production Trent XWB that will power the Airbus A350 XWB's entry into commercial service with Qatar Airways later this year.

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FAA Issues SAIB For Some Chipmunk Airplanes

Some Exhibit Cracks In Fittings Attaching Horizontal Stab To Fuselage

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) addressing cracking discovered in certain aluminum fittings that attach the horizontal stabilizer to the fuselage of Robert E. Rust, Jr. Models DeHavilland DH.C1 Chipmunk 21; DH.C1 Chipmunk 22A; DH.C1 Chipmunk 22; serial numbers C1-001 through C1-1014 airplanes.

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Happy 60th Birthday To The Boeing Dash 80

This Airplane Can Take Credit For Revolutionizing The Airline Business

May 14th marked the 60th anniversary of the rollout of Boeing’s airliner research airplane often referred to as the “Dash 80.” This airplane can take credit for revolutionizing the airline business and providing the military with a workhorse that continues in service today; that is the KC-135 refueling airplane. While the Dash 80 has a physical resemblance to the Boeing 707 airliner, they are not the same.

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Russia Loses Another Satellite In Launch Accident

Booster Failed To Make Orbit, Payload Burned Up As It Fell Back To Earth

Russia's space program has suffered another setback with the loss of a communications satellite that failed to reach orbit atop a Proton rocket that launched Friday from Kazakhstan.

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Navy Pilot Earns Chance To Perform On Upcoming National TV Special

Lt. Chelsea Brunoehler Was One Of Twelve Service Members Selected To Participate In The ACM ‘All-Star Salute To The Troops’ Show Due To Air May 20 On CBS

An instructor pilot from Training Air Wing Five (TRAWING-5) at Naval Air Station Whiting Field recently received the rare opportunity to fly to Las Vegas, perform in front of 14,000 people, rub elbows with country music stars and more thanks to the Academy of Country Music (ACM).

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.17.14)

“VAA wishes to invite all owners and operators of aircraft manufactured from 1945 to 1947 to fly to Oshkosh and display their wonderful airplanes representing this boom in GA aircraft production.” Source: VAA President Geoff Robison.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.17.14): Frise-Type Aileron

An Aileron having the nose portion projecting ahead of the hinge line. When the trailing edge of the aileron moves up, the nose projects below the wing s lower surface and produces some parasite drag, decreasing the amount of adverse yaw.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.17.14)

FAA Global Navigation Satellite Systems

The FAA Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Program Office provides satellite (GPS) based positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services in the United States to enable performance-based (RNP/RNAV) operations for all phases of flight from en route, terminal, approach, and surface navigation.

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AD: Vulcanair S.p.A. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-10-01

PRODUCT: Vulcanair S.p.A. Model P68 airplanes.

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