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July 12, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.12.13

Will the Asiana Crash Mean Improved International Standards?

Asiana Pilots Delayed Passengers Evacuation…

Canadians Have Won the Sikorsky Pri

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Asiana Pilot Told Passengers To Remain Seated After Accident

NTSB: Evacuation Delayed About 90 Seconds

The NTSB says that the evacuation of Asiana Flight 214 was delayed by about 90 seconds because the pilot told the flight attendants to keep the passengers in their seats.

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Lisa Airplanes Returning To Oshkosh

Company Has Emerged From Receivership, Says It Is Ready To Resume Akoya Program

Lisa Airplanes will be at Oshkosh again this year, the second consecutive year they will participate at the show. But that wasn't a foregone conclusion. The company went into receivership last year, and has been restructured. The company said in a news release that they emerged from receivership in April, and has been able to re-start activity on the Akoya program.

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NASA And JAXA Leaders Discuss Space Cooperation

Agency Heads Discuss Joint Work On Asteroid Capture Mission

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the president of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) met in Washington Wednesday, July 10, to discuss the importance of international cooperation in space, especially the continued support for the International Space Station.

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NASA Satellite Provides First View Of The Solar System's Tail

Pictures The Result Of Three Years Of IBEX Imagery

Like a comet, the solar system has a tail. NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has for the first time mapped out the structure of this tail, which is shaped like a four-leaf clover. Scientists describe the tail, called the heliotail, based on the first three years of IBEX imagery in a paper published in the July 10 edition of the Astrophysical Journal.

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Boeing, Silk Way Airlines Announce Order For Two 747-8 Freighters

Fleet Expansion Will Help Silk Way Strengthen Baku's Position As A Trade Hub

Boeing and Silk Way Airlines, a cargo carrier based in Baku, Azerbaijan, have announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 Freighters valued at $704 million at current list prices. 

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Gone West: Tuskegee Airman Paul Adams

Went On To Be A Teacher, Lead Local Lincoln, NE NAACP

Another of the renowned Tuskegee Airmen has gone west. Paul Adams, who had joined the Army after graduating from South Carolina State University, passed away in Lincoln, NE Sunday at the age of 92.

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Airman Missing From Vietnam War Identified

Air Force Maj. Larry J. Hanley Went Down November 4, 1969

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced this week that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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AF Reserve MAFFS C-130s, Crews Back In Colorado

Returned To Home Base For Stand-Down After Operations In Arizona

Aircrews, maintainers and two Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 aircraft assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing returned to Peterson AFB in Colorado July 7 after supporting aerial fire fighting operations for five days at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, AZ.

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Science Team Outlines Goals For NASA's 2020 Mars Rover

Mission Should Look For Signs Of Past Life, Demonstrate Technology For Future Human Exploration

The rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 should look for signs of past life, collect samples for possible future return to Earth, and demonstrate technology for future human exploration of the Red Planet, according to a report provided to the agency.

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Economic Development Officials Say More Hangars Needed At NW FL Airport

Looking To Lure 'Top Tier' Aerospace Companies To The Region

Economic development officials in northwest Florida say new hangars are needed at the recently-opened Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (KECP) in an effort to attract "top tier" aerospace companies to the region.

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AD NUMBER: 2013-13-01

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Airborne 07.12.13: Piper Tests 93UL, FAA To Announce Pilot Regs, SpaceX Hops Again

Also: Bahamian Tax Woes, Solar Impulse Success, Kickstarter Funds Space Telescope, Get The To Oshkosh!

Piper Aircraft has completed flight tests of a Piper Archer powered by 93 octane premium unleaded automotive gasoline. Piper worked with Airworthy AutoGas LLC, Phoenix, AZ, to prove the concept in a test flight regime conducted from the company's Vero Beach manufacturing campus. The FAA announced Wednesday that it plans to publish "soon" the final rule that will increase the qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines. SpaceX has released a video of a June 14 test of its Grasshopper, which flew 325 m (1066 feet)--higher than Manhattan's Chrysler Building--before smoothly landing back on the pad. All this... and MORE in t

Canadian AeroVelo Team Wins Sikorsky Prize

Another ‘Impossible Dream’ Achieved in Human Powered Helicopter Challenge

The American Helicopter Society (AHS) and Sikorsky Aircraft presented the Sikorsky Prize for the flight of a human-powered helicopter a special ceremony Thursday at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan, Ontario where the record-breaking flight was conducted on June 13.

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New York Legislators Call For International Pilot Training Standards

Schumer, Higgins Say ICAO Should Adopt Training Standards Similar To New FAA Requirements

Two New York Democratic legislators are calling on the FAA to press the ICAO to adopt its recently-released standards for pilot training in the wake of the Asiana Airlines accident in San Francisco.

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House Subcommittee Approves NASA Reauthorization Bill

Maintains Priority Programs And Provides Consistent Direction To NASA, Does Not Fund Asteroid Retrieval Mission

The Space Subcommittee of the House Science Committee on Wednesday approved a draft bill to reauthorize programs at NASA for two years, including a topline budget of $16.8 billion dollars for the agency, which the subcommittee chairman says is consistent with the requirements of the Budget Control Act.

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Klyde Morris 07.12.13

Laugh And The World Laughs With You, Klyde


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ALPA Hails New Qualification Standards For Airline Copilots

Moak Pledges To Make Transition 'Smooth And Seamless' For Union Members

ALPA has released a statement praising the FAA for increasing the minimum qualification requirements for first officers (copilots) who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines. The union says the new regulations, which go into effect on August 1, reflect its efforts on several fronts and incorporate several ALPA recommendations.

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Airlines For America Urges Congress To Draw The Line On Abu Dhabi Agreement

Calio: U.S. Government Should Not Pick Winners And Losers In The International Aviation Business

Airlines for America (A4A) President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio testified Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, addressing the administration’s misguided agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to establish a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport – a facility that no U.S. carrier serves.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.12.13)

“In order to protect the American space legacy, we must make hard choices, prioritize budgets, and give NASA direction for future endeavors. Source: Space Subcommittee Chairman Steven Palazzo (R-MS).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.12.13): En Route Low-Altitude Charts

Aeronautical charts for en route IFR navigation below 18,000 feet MSL.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.12.13)


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