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October 12, 2013

Mooney Production Re-Start Promised For 2014

With New Funding, Mooney Sets Itself to Re-enter the Single Engine Market

It's true... at least that's what the presser says -- After a five-year hiatus from manufacturing single-engine airplanes Mooney has announced that it will restart manufacturing at the beginning of January 2014 at its headquarters in Kerrville, TX. New funding from Soaring America Corporation, a California based Company will provide necessary capital to re-launch and sustain the legendary brand. Details of the financial arrangements will remain confidential. The company will continue to manufacture the Acclaim Type S, and the Ovation series.

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Boeing Makes Changes Following JAL Airbus Order

Strategy And Marketing Functions Being Restructured According To Internal Memo

Japan Airlines' decision to spend over $9 billion on Airbus A350-XWB airplanes rather than Boeing's planned 777X has rattled the U.S. planemaker to the point that it now plans to restructure its strategy and marketing functions.

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NATCA Holds Aviation Rally In Washington, D.C.

Calls On Congress To End Partial Government Shutdown

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association on Thursday hosted a rally calling on lawmakers to end the partial government shutdown immediately. Gathering on Capitol Hill, NATCA’s leaders, alongside representatives from across the aviation community, made clear that it is not business as usual for the aviation system during this government shutdown.

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Gone West: Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter

Second American To Orbit The Earth Passed Away Thursday In Denver

Mercury astronaut M. Scott Carpenter passed away Thursday in Denver, CO at a hospice facility. No cause of death was reported, but he had entered hospice following a recent stroke.

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AOPA Laurence P. Sharples Perpetual Award Winners Announced

Two Grand Junction, CO, Airport Advocates Receive The Honors

Colorado airport advocates Dave Shepard and Steve Wood have been named the 2013 winners of the Laurence P. Sharples Perpetual Award. The award is the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) highest honor for individuals.

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Two Fatally Injured In CA Accident

Mooney M20E Went Down In The Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve

A man and a woman were fatally injured Wednesday when the Mooney M20E they were aboard impacted terrain in the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve in southern California.

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Tentative Contract Reached Between Bell Helicopter, UAW

Vote Set For This Weekend

Bell Helicopter and the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local  218 have reportedly reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that is subject to a ratification vote this weekend.

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More Problems Reported With JAL Dreamliners

Three Airplanes Returned To Departure Airports Due To Technical Glitches

Japan Airlines can't seem to catch a break with its Dreamliners, with three flights being forced to return to their departure airports in recent days.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.12.13)

"When he became the second American to orbit the Earth, he completed his mission despite challenging circumstances. We knew then that not only did America have what it took technologically, but our entire astronaut corps would be able to face the challenges ahead that would lead us to the moon and living and working in space." Source: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, on the death of Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.12.13): ERAM

An FAA NextGen Implementation Plan Acronym for En Route Automation Modernization

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.12.13)

Aircraft Registration Branch

We've been hearing a lot about the Aircraft Registration Office during the partial government shutdown. Here's a link to the FAA site that ... when the office reopens ... will give pilots and operators access to the registry.

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