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December 16, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.16.13

The FAA Will Not Snooze on Sleep Apnea…

Flight Attendants Don’t Want You Phoning Home…

Talks Between Boeing and the IAM Collapse

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PSA Pilots Welcome American Airlines’ Announcement Of New Aircraft Order

Aircraft To Be Operated By The US Airways Subsidiary

The PSA Airlines pilots’ Master Executive Council, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued a statement in response to an announcement by American Airlines Inc. of an order for 30 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, with options for up to 40 more.

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Settlement Ends Lawsuit From 2009 Accident Near Teterboro

Pilot's Family Awarded $7.5 Million From Aircraft's Owner

The family of the pilot of a Beech BE-58 Baron that went down on a flight to deliver specimens to a Quest Diagnostics lab in Teterboro has been awarded a $7.5 million settlement from Quest, which owned the airplane.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report In Alaska Fatal Accident

Cessna 208 Operating As A Commuter Flight Went Down With 10 On Board, Six Survived

The NTSB has released a preliminary report on an accident which occurred November 29 near St. Mary's Airport in Alaska. Six of the 10 people on board the airplane survived the accident.

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Russia's Transaero Airlines Launches 'Flight Of Hope' Project

Special Livery Designed For A 747-400, Donations Sought For Children's Surgeries

Moscow-based Transaero Airlines has launched the Flight of Hope project to provide its passengers with an opportunity to participate in the mission of saving children's lives.

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Airbus Military Reveals More Details Of C295 Firefighter Program

Second Round Of Tests Completed On Prototype Aircraft

Airbus Military has completed a second round of tests of its prototype C295 firefighting aircraft which will provide detailed data on the performance of its water dropping system. Following earlier testing of the system, the company conducted seven water drops at a special range near Cordoba, Spain using ground equipment designed to measure the dispersal pattern of the water.

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WestJet Names New Executive Vice-President, Operations

Former American Eagle Executive To Join Airline In January 2014

WestJet has announced the appointment of Fred Cleveland to the position of Executive Vice-President, Operations, effective January 6, 2014. Fred Cleveland joins WestJet from American Eagle Airlines, where he has been Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President of Technical Operations since December 2009, responsible for the airlines' 1,700 daily flights to more than 150 cities across North America.

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United Airlines Flies Children To The 'North Pole'

Employees Transform Airports Into Winter Wonderland Experiences For Kids In Need

For the twentieth year, United Airlines employees are making the holidays a little brighter by hosting Fantasy Flights to the "North Pole" for children facing illness or living in underserved communities. During these events – which kicked off at many airports this past weekend – children and their families board United flights to the North Pole for a special holiday experience.

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Gatwick Airport Submits Report To U.K. Airport's Commission

Says It Counter's Argument By Heathrow Officials That 'Attack' Gatwick's Case For Expansion

London Gatwick has submitted what airport officials say is an in-depth assessment of Heathrow’s argument that only expanding Heathrow can meet the UK’s future aviation needs. They say the 24-page submission to the Airports Commission is a direct response to documents released by Heathrow in recent months that represent and attack on Gatwick’s case for expansion.

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Business Analyst In India Sees Growth In Aviation Sector

Country Supplies Components For Boeing, Airbus Airplanes

A new market study published by Indian business analyst Bharat Book indicates that India is a potential market for the manufacturer of commercial aircraft parts and MRO services. Currently, there is no company in India that manufactures complete commercial aircraft. Therefore, the country relies on the import of commercial aircraft from other countries such as the US and the UK. However, there are some vendors in India that manufacture commercial aircraft parts for Airbus SAS and the Boeing Co.

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LMC, US Navy Strengthen International Alliance

MH-60R Helicopters Delivered To The Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy accepted the first two MH-60R helicopters from the U.S. Navy in a ceremony Tuesday at the Lockheed Martin facility in Owego, NY.

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'Airplane Repo' Star Fights For Second Season

Poor Ratings, Accusations Of 'Fakery' Threaten The Series

One of the airplane repo men featured on the much-maligned (and deservedly so... -- ANN E-I-C) Discovery Channel series "Airplane Repo" is fighting for a second season for the show, which has had less-than-spectacular ratings and which some think is at least partially faked.

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Countdown Begins For NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

Don't Start Driving To Florida For The Launch Just Yet ... The Window Opens In September 2016

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission began its countdown on December 9, at 7:43 PM EST, with 999 days remaining until the opening of the mission’s launch window in September 2016. “This is a pioneering effort, both technologically and scientifically,” said Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-Rex principal investigator from the University of Arizona, Tuscon.

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Airborne 12.13.13: Scorpion 1st Flight, Pilot Protection Act, ICAS Amicus Brief

Also: Pilot Shortage, 777X Hopefuls, Volcano Warning, F/A-18 Anniversary, Pearl Harbor Vet Mistreated by Airline

It flies... and apparently does so fairly well. The joint venture between Textron AirLand and AirLand Enterprises has produced a flying prototype of the Scorpion Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Strike aircraft. The bird completed its first flight at 10:30 AM Central Time. The aircraft took off from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas and conducted a range of handling maneuvers for approximately 1.4 hours of flight. Today’s flight marks one of the fastest developments of a US-built tactical jet, progressing f

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NASA Selects SpaceX To Begin Negotiations For Use Of Launch Complex 39A

Historic Launch Pad Deemed 'Surplus' By The Space Agency

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, CA, to begin negotiations on a lease to use and operate historic Launch Complex (LC) 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Permitting use and operation of this valuable national asset by a private-sector, commercial space partner will ensure its continued viability and allow for its continued use in support of U.S. space activities.

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Klyde Morris (12.16.13)

Low Blow, Klyde.... Really Low Blow


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Southwest Helps 'Revolutionize' Weather Forecasting With Water Vapor Sensors

Airline Teams Up With NOAA To Provide A Missing Link In Weather Forecasting Data

Southwest Airlines recently completed installation of Water Vapor Sensing Systems (WVSS-II) on 87 Boeing 737 aircraft. The water vapor initiative, a result of a partnership between Aeronautical Radio Incorporated (ARINC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and SpectraSensors, has the potential to improve weather forecasting by providing real-time and frequent humidity data when aircraft takeoff and land at airports around the country.

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Thick Smog Causes Chronic Flight Delays In Beijing

Government Ask Pilots To 'Master' Low Visibility Landings

Beijing has become one of the smoggiest cities in the world, and the reduced visibility from thick smog has become an increasing factor in flight delays into the city.

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Beechcraft Hopes To Close Sale Of Jet Business By Year's End

Company Says It Is In 'Final Stages' Of Negotiations

Beechcraft says it is in the "final stages" of negotiations with a buyer for its Hawker 4000 and Premier business jet assets, and officials say they are hopeful a deal can be closed by the end of the year.

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NASA Pilots Trained In Florida For Antarctic Flying

U.S. Navy Provided Simulator Time At NAS Jacksonville To Practice Ice Operations

Pilots and flight engineers with NASA's Operation IceBridge traveled to Jacksonville, FL, to prepare for the mission's recently-concluded Antarctic campaign. There the flight crews spent time training in a P-3 aircraft simulator at the U.S. Navy base Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Each year, NASA pilots are required to train in a simulator and demonstrate proficiency in an actual aircraft, a process known as a check ride.

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Gene Cernan Calls Boy Who Established White House Petition For NASA

Last Man To Walk On The Moon Offers Encouragement To Six-Year-Old 'Activist'

When Gene Cernan heard about a petition established on the White House 'We the People' website by a six-year-old boy who hopes to increase funding for NASA ... he just had to pick up the phone.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.16.13)

Aero Linx: C-146A Wolfhound The C-146A Wolfhound’s primary mission is to provide United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) flexible, responsive and operational movement of small teams needed in support of theater Special Operations Commands. Airlift missions are conducted by Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) to prepared and semi-prepared airfields around the world. The C-146A commercial variant aircraft provides multi-configurable cabin combinations for passengers and cargo, to include casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) missions. The aircraft can carry a maximum of 27 passengers or 6,000 pounds of cargo or up to four litter patients.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.16.13): Retrogression

Retrogression In meteorology, it is the movement of a weather system in a direction opposite to the direction of the basic flow in which it is embedded. Often used in reference to a long wave trough or other macroscale feature. For example, a long wave trough that may move slightly westward when the "normal" movement and flow is eastward.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.16.13)

"I'm an astronaut. This is Gene Cernan calling. I'm the last person to have walked on the moon..." Source: When Gene Cernan heard about a petition established on the White House 'We the People' website by a six-year-old boy who hopes to increase funding for NASA ... he just had to pick up the phone. Connor Johnson got the call Wednesday.

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