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October 22, 2011

U.S. Delegation Works To Halt EU Air Tax

Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Talks Emissions With ICAO Leadership In Montreal

A bipartisan U.S. Congressional delegation conferred in Montreal Friday with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) leaders regarding U.S. opposition to the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS). This costly EU scheme would impose new taxes and emissions cap and trade requirements on U.S. and other nations’ air carriers flying into and out of the EU.

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GAO Identifies Safety Concerns For 787 Maintenance, Repair

Examined How FAA And EASA Assess Composite Materials In Dreamliner Fuselage And Wings

In a report released Thursday, the Government Accountability Office said that it had identified safety concerns related to the repair and maintenance of the composite materials used in the Dreamliner's wings and fuselage, but also reported that the FAA had properly followed its internal procedures in certifying the airplane.

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Reno Air Race Accident Memory Cards Yield No Significant Information

Data Chips Too Badly Damaged For Video To Be Captured

While the investigation into the September 16, 2011 crash of a vintage P-51D Mustang aircraft at the Reno Air Races in Reno, NV remains ongoing, the NTSB said Friday that they are unable to retrieve any on-board video from the badly damaged components and memory cards found in the debris field. 

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NBAA: House Transportation Leaders Oppose Aviation User Fees

Revenue Enhancement Found In President's Deficit-Reduction Proposals

The NBAA this week applauded a letter from House Republican transportation leaders to the leaders of the Congressional Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction opposing the Obama administration's proposed aviation per-flight user fee for deficit reduction.

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First Soyuz Launch From French Guiana A Double Success

Arianespace Places Two Satellites In Orbit Aboard Russian-Built Launch Vehicle

The first Soyuz launch vehicle to lift off from Arianespace's facility in French Guiana successfully placed Europe’s first two Galileo navigation satellites into orbit Friday. Lifting off from the ELS launch site in the Spaceport’s northwestern sector, Soyuz performed a 3-hour 49-minute flight to inject its two Galileo In-Orbit Validation (IOV) spacecraft into a 23,222-km. circular medium-Earth orbit, inclined 54.7 degrees.

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PS Engineering Latest To Take Aim At Garmin

Company Offers Audio Panel Replacement With No-Cost Installation

PS Engineering is offering it's PMA8000 series audio panels to replace Garmin's older GMA340, and PS says it will absorb the installation cost for a limited time. The upgrade instantly offers pilots new features such as monitor mode, front panel music input, front panel cellular telephone input, four music muting modes, IntelliVox automatic intercom squelch, radio recorder and more.

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American Eurocopter Confirms 26 Orders At AMTC 2011

Show Wraps In St. Louis With Sales Reported Across Product Line

The Air Medical Transport Conference wrapped up Wednesday in St. Louis, Missouri, and American Eurocopter reports a very successful show. The company confirmed the sale of 26 helicopters to nine customers, and announced a $250,000 donation to the MedEvac Foundation.

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FBI Busts Son Of Former Fire Chief At LAX

Man Allegedly Bribed TSA Agent To Get Bag Of Pot On Plane

The son of a former fire chief of Los Angeles has been arrested for trying to smuggle 10-15 pounds of marijuana on a plane at LAX the morning of October 16. 23-year-old Millage Peaks, Jr. is charged with bribing a TSA employee to help him get the weed through the airport in a checked bag for the flight to Boston.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.22.11)

“This ill-conceived EU aviation tax scheme is a violation of international law.” Source: House Transportation Committee Chair John Mica (R-FL).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.22.11): Same Direction Aircraft

Aircraft are operating in the same direction when they are following the same track in the same direction.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.22.11)

Society Of Air Racing Historians

The Society  was formed in the summer of 1985 by a small group of dedicated air racing enthusiasts who wanted to pool their efforts and knowledge with others having the same love of this great aviation era.

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