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November 14, 2011

Aero-News Alert: Majority Interest In Diamond A/C Sold To Dubai's Medrar

Contracts Worth $350M 'Already Secured'

Medrar Financial Group and Diamond Aircraft Holdings have announced that an agreement has been signed for the acquisition of a majority interest of Diamond Aircraft Holdings, Canada. In addition to a range of Diamond Aircraft's gasoline powered piston aircrafts, the agreement also includes the D-JET program.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.14.11

Doug Stewart's role changes at SAFE.
The FAA is expected to publish a new AD for some GE turbofans today.
And Boeing celebrates a milestone.

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ANN Special Feature: US Relinquishing Lead in GA? - 11.14.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller, who fears the US lead in general aviation could go the way of its lead in cars and steel.

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LaHood, Babbitt Plan Winter Weather Forum

Will Review Proposed Steps To Avoid Lengthy Tarmac Delays During Winter Storms

In preparation for the upcoming winter storm season, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt are convening a Forum on Wednesday, November 30 to find better ways to manage aircraft diversions. Participants in the forum will review a series of proposed steps to improve travel for passengers who are diverted from their destination because of bad weather.

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DOT Approves Agreement Between American Airlines, Qantas

Joint Business Arrangement Allows Coordination Of U.S., Australian, New Zealand Routes

The DOT has given approval to American Airlines and Qantas for a trans-Pacific joint business agreement (JBA), which will allow the carriers to coordinate services between the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The authorization of the JBA will bring more travel choices and greater benefits to consumers and also maximize value for stakeholders in both airlines.

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Bristow Group Buys Six AW189 Helos

Buyer Provides Offshore Transport Services Worldwide

AgustaWestland announced Thursday that Bristow Group Inc. has signed a contract for six AW189 helicopters, plus options for additional aircraft. The helicopters will support offshore transport missions. The contract marks a further expansion of the fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters operated by Bristow, which already has AW139s operating globally.

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Honeywell Green Jet Fuel Powers Regular Commercial Route For Aeromexico

Across The Pacific, Boeing Joins Forces With Hawai'i Bioenergy Looking At Sorghum And Eucalyptus

AeroMexico is flying daily passenger service on its Mexico City to San Jose, Costa Rica route using Green Jet Fuel, a trademarked brand produced using process technology from Honeywell's UOP. The airline says it is one of the first uses of renewable fuels in everyday airplane passenger service.

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Angel MedFlight Honored By ASU

Award Is For Ethics, Energy, Entrepreneurship

Angel MedFlight has been honored with the Special Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award during the fifteenth annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards presented by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The awards pay tribute to Arizona businesses that excel in the areas of ethics, energy and entrepreneurship.

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Addison Airport Receives FAA Award For Construction Safety

Exceeded Safety Standards During Runway Reconstruction

The FAA has named Addison Airport in the Dallas, TX, suburb as the winner of its Excellence in Construction Safety Award for the recent successfully completion of a major runway reconstruction project.

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CAP To Honor Two World War II Members On Day Of 70th Anniversary

Ceremony To Be Held December 1st At Maxwell AFB In Alabama

When Civil Air Patrol marks its 70th anniversary with a ceremony at 1100 CST December 1 at its National Headquarters building at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, the organization will also be honoring two of its World War II members now in the Alabama Wing, Lt. Cols. Wendall Haas of Birmingham and Otha Vaughan of Huntsville, with the Exceptional Service Award.

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IR Camera Donation Benefits K-State Avionics Students

Hawker Beechcraft, Max-Viz Support Training In Advanced Technologies

The donation of an infrared camera from Hawker Beechcraft Corporation and Max-Viz will provide students in Kansas State University Salina's avionic program the opportunity to train using the latest technology.

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American Airlines Enters Into Sale-Leaseback Arrangement With ILFC

Deal Will Finance 15 Boeing 737-800 Next Generation Aircraft

American Airlines announced Wednesday it has entered into a sale-leaseback arrangement with International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a leading international leasing organization and wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, to finance 15 previously-ordered Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, two of which have been delivered and the remainder of which are scheduled to be delivered to American in 2012.

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Introducing: 'Airborne' -- Aero-TV's 'Next Big Thing'

ANN's Next Major Initiative Is Right Around The Corner
 
For over a decade, one of the most tumultuous in aviation history, and encompassing some 150,000 stories, 5000 Aero-Casts as well as over 1100 Aero-TV video features, the Aero-News Network has sought to be the premier source for innovative, ground-breaking, honest, real-time aviation news. And when each exciting new generation of aviation news products and programs were released, over the last decade or so, it was Aero-News that brought them to fruition.

Aero-TV: Redbird Skyport Grand Opening -- Recrafting The Future Of Flight Training

Redbird's 'Aero-Lab' Could Be The Focus Of A Major GA Flight Training Revolution

The Redbird Skyport's 'birthday' of November 8th, 2011 may be a date to remember... for the first time in a LONG time, aviation industry luminaries gathered together to celebrate the start of something "REALLY DIFFERENT." A multi-faceted aviation research and development laboratory, located in San Marcos, TX, the Redbird Skyport is the culmination of the efforts of Redbird Flight Simulations and King Schools and is supported by a growing number of industry partners.

Introducing: 'Airborne' -- Aero-TV's 'Next Big Thing'

ANN's Next Major Initiative Is Right Around The Corner

For over a decade, one of the most tumultuous in aviation history, and encompassing some 150,000 stories, 5000 Aero-Casts as well as over 1100 Aero-TV video features, the Aero-News Network has sought to be the premier source for innovative, ground-breaking, honest, real-time aviation news. And when each exciting new generation of aviation news products and programs were released, over the last decade or so, it was Aero-News that brought them to fruition. With our 24/7, Real-Time, coverage we have often been the first to bring you the hard-hitting stories that matter most to the Aviation World. Now, Aero-News i

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Aero-TV: Redbird Skyport Grand Opening--Recrafting The Future Of Flight Training

Redbird's 'Aero-Lab' Could Be The Focus Of A Major GA Flight Training Revolution

The Redbird Skyport's 'birthday' of November 8th, 2011 may be a date to remember... for the first time in a LONG time, aviation industry luminaries gathered together to celebrate the start of something "REALLY DIFFERENT." A multi-faceted aviation research and development laboratory, located in San Marcos, TX, the Redbird Skyport is the culmination of the efforts of Redbird Flight Simulations and King Schools and is supported by a growing number of industry partners.

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Boeing Starts Strong in Dubai -- Emirates Orders 50 Boeing 777-300ER Airliners

Emirates Order Is The Single Largest Airplane Order In Boeing History

After having to take a back seat to large-order announcements by the competition in the last few major trade-show outings, it seems that the tide is turning for Boeing. Boeing and Emirates have confirmed an order for 50 Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range) plus options for an additional 20 jetliners. The deal also includes a 12-year GE OnPoint solution agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the GE90-115B equipped aircraft. The engine order list price and service agreement is valued at approximately $6 billion (USD) over the life of the contract.

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New York Members Of Congress Applaud NTSB Document Request

Board Has Asked For All Documents And E-Mails Connected With Colgan Air Flight 3407 Accident

New York Representatives Kathy Hochul(D), Brian Higgins(D), and Louise Slaughter(D) released a statement after news that the NTSB has requested Pinnacle Airlines to fully disclose all information, including emails, related to the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407.

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NBAA: Biz-AV To Have Continued Voice On TSA Advisory Committee

Advocacy Organization Maintains Its Spot On The Panel

A recent notice from the Obama administration confirms that the business aviation community will continue to have an advocate on a committee formed to provide Transportation Security Administration officials with feedback about the potential impact of TSA procedures and regulations on the industry. A November 7 notice from TSA stated that NBAA was included among 24 other industry stakeholder groups to be named to the agency's Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC).

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NASA Ready For November Launch Of Car-Sized Mars Rover

New Landing Method Make Mission Challenging, Risky

NASA's most advanced mobile robotic laboratory, which will examine one of the most intriguing areas on Mars, is in final preparations for a launch from Florida's Space Coast at 1025 EST on November 25. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission will carry Curiosity, a rover with more scientific capability than any ever sent to another planet.

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Lithuania Considers Naming Airport After Ronald Reagan

Former President Remains Popular In Eastern Europe For Stance On The Soviet Union

Of all the places you might think you'd find an airport named after former President Ronald Reagan, Lithuania would probably not be anywhere near the top of the list. But following a recent vote in the Lithuanian parliamentary foreign affairs committee, Siauliai International Airport near the small Lithuanian city of Siauliai may soon bear the name of the former U.S. President.

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Klyde Morris (11.14.11)

Klyde Goes From Blue Juice to Blasphemy...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.14.11)

Aero Linx: EFlightWiki This is a place for the online community to create, maintain and share documents related to electric RC flying. Anyone with an interest in electric RC flight can help contribute to make this site successful. Please feel free to add content, you don't need permission you just need to create yourself an account. If you want to just "test" posting try the "my talk" page.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.14.11): Breakout

Breakout A technique to direct aircraft out of the approach stream. In the context of close parallel operations, a breakout is used to direct threatened aircraft away from a deviating aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.14.11)

“We have always believed that our systems could be a catalyst for improvements in the way pilots are trained and we needed a platform to test our ideas. Early on in the process we recognized that the only way to affect meaningful change was to look at all the pieces of the puzzle, we are building this project from the ground up to redefine the status quo.” Source: Redbird Flight Simulations Boss, Jerry Gregoire, explaining the rationale behind the Redbird Skyport experiment.

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MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France Model AS350B, B1, B2, B3, BA, C, D, and D1; and AS355E, F, F1, F2, N, and NP Helicopters

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