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March 30, 2012

ALPA VP Asks Congress To Oppose EU-ETS

Congressional Roundtable Convened On The Issue Includes Industry Representatives

At a congressional roundtable discussion held Wednesday in Washington, D.C. to discuss the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), ALPA First VP Captain Sean Cassidy expressed the organizations position against tax imposed on U.S. carriers flying in European airspace.

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Model Injured By Airplane Propeller Rejects Settlement Offer

Insurance Company Had Put $200,000 On The Table

The model and blogger who walked into a moving airplane propeller after exiting the aircraft has rejected a $200,000 settlement offer from the company that insured the airplane.

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NASA Extends Cooperative Agreement with NSBRI

Institute Will Continue Biomedical Research Program

NASA's Johnson Space Center has awarded a five-year, $120 million extension of its cooperative agreement with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, or NSBRI, of Houston. Under the extension, the institute and NASA's Human Research Program will continue biomedical research in support of a long-term human presence in space.

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Bombardier's Vision Flight Deck Enters Service

First Installation Is On Niki Lauda's New Global 5000 Jet

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that its Vision Flight Deck entered service on schedule on a Global 5000 jet. The aircraft was delivered to Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda, a longtime Bombardier customer, during a special ceremony at Bombardier's Global Completion Center, in Dorval, Canada.

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First Air Force Female Four-Star General Confirmed

Senate Promoted Lt. Gen Janet Wolfenbarger March 26th

The Senate confirmed Air Force Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger for promotion March 26, making her the first female four-star general in Air Force history.

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Vertical-Lift Aircraft Design Expected Soon

Army Should Deliver Performance Specs This Summer

The military services expect to unveil performance specifications this summer for a new joint vertical-lift aircraft, Maj. Gen. William T. Crosby told congressmen. Crosby, director of the Army's Program Executive Office Aviation, testified Tuesday afternoon to the House Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces at a hearing on rotorcraft modernization programs.

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Amazon Mogul Hope To Raise Apollo 11 Engines

Jeff Bezos Says He Has Located The F1 Motors In The Atlantic

Bezos Expeditions founder Jeff Bezos, who is perhaps best know as the business brain behind amazon.com, says his organization has located the F1 engines from the first stage of the Saturn rocket which boosted the first men to the moon deep in the Atlantic ocean ... and he wants to undertake a recovery effort.

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Woman On US Airways Flight Allegedly Attacks Crew

Flight Attendant Said She Appeared Intoxicated, Refused Her Alcohol

A woman who was on a US Airways flight from Charlotte, NC to Fort Myers, FL earlier this week is facing three counts of battery and one  count of interfering with an aircraft after allegedly attacking a flight attendant who refused to serve her a drink.

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TSA Manager Caught Running Alleged Prostitution Operation

Had Been The Focus Of Similar Complaints In 2009

Running a prostitution ring is never a good thing, but maybe even less so when your day job is with the federal government. A TSA manager a Dulles International Airport found that out when he was arrested this week on prostitution charges, and fired from his job.

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Gone West: Edward Allen Jr.

Last Of The 'Flying Allens' Balloon Act

The last of a family of balloonists who traveled the country as The Flying Allens passed away in Colorado Springs, CO, at the age of 93. Edward Allen Jr. had performed with his father and siblings in the ballon act, in which he and others would parachute from the aircraft at about 3000 feet.

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Airborne 03.30.12: Huerta Nominated, Diamond Likes Autogas, and the Corvalis To Fly Again

Also: AeroNav, Crazy Juries, Aspen, Avidyne, Appareo, Garmin, Vertical Power, Oshkosh, AMR, JAL, jetBlue and More!
 
Wow... what a week! Despite the lack of news coming from Lakeland and the location of what appears to be one serious dud of a Fly-In, there was plenty of other news going on around the aviation world. The big news, of course, is that Obama has nominated Acting Admin Michael Huerta to officially take over for Babbitt... putting a career bureaucrat and non-pilot in charge of the FAA for five more years. We do have some GOOD news with Diamond Aircraft's intention to certify their ever-efficient birds for alternate fuels, including AutoGas, as well as the rebirth of the Corvalis TTX... a bird we weren't sure we were ever going to see again... an

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Airborne 03.30.12: Huerta Nominated, Diamond Likes Autogas, Corvalis Flies Again

Also: AeroNav, Crazy Juries, Aspen, Avidyne, Appareo, Garmin, Vertical Power, Oshkosh, AMR, JAL, jetBlue and More!

Wow... what a week! Despite the lack of news coming from Lakeland and the location of what appears to be one serious dud of a Fly-In, there was plenty of other news going on around the aviation world. The big news, of course, is that Obama has nominated Acting Admin Michael Huerta to officially take over for Babbitt... putting a career bureaucrat and non-pilot in charge of the FAA for five more years. We do have some GOOD news with Diamond Aircraft's intention to certify their ever-efficient birds for alternate fuels, including AutoG

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Organizations Line Up Behind Huerta Nomination

Several Large Associations Urge Quick Confirmation

Though he had not been on the short list of very many aviation organizations, several have publicly announced their support for the nomination of Michael Huerta to be the next administrator of the FAA. President Obama announced Huerta as his choice for the post Tuesday.

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NBAA Says ABACE2012 An Outstanding Success

Bolen: Show 'Met All Of Our Estimates And Expectations'

The NBAA said Thursday that, by a host of measurements, the 2012 edition of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012) achieved the organizers' vision for the show as the largest and most successful business aviation event in Asia and a catalyst for the industry in China and the broader region.

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The Sky Arrow Aircraft Is Back

New Owner Magnaghi Aeronautica Presents Design Improvements And Programs

Top executives from Magnaghi Group announced the acquisition for their company of the Sky Arrow related assets, including all existing product certifications. The Sky Arrow, an Italian all-composite, high wing tandem aircraft in pusher configuration, was first introduced into the market back in 1993 from Meteor S.p.A., in response to the needs for a low cost, high visibility aerial work platform.

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Supreme Court Rules Gov't Cannot Be Sued For Emotional Distress

Social Security Office Improperly Shared Man's HIV Status With The FAA

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday handed down a ruling saying the federal government cannot be sued for emotional distress even when it violates the privacy act.

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Redbird Skyport Adds A New Seminole To Kick Off Its Latest Experiment

Skyport Takes Delivery Of A Specially Equipped Piper Seminole To Be Used In Multi-Engine Training Experiment

The Redbird Skyport fleet has expanded with the addition of a new, customized Piper PA-44 Seminole. The proven twin engine trainer will be used as part of a new experiment to test a revolutionary simulator-centric multiengine training curriculum developed by Skyport’s ProFlight Academy.

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ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi Docks Perfectly With ISS

Brings 6.6 Metric Tons Of ISS Supplies Ranging From Toothbrushes To Scientific Experiments

After a six-day flight, Edoardo Amaldi, the third unmanned supply vehicle built for the European Space Agency (ESA), has docked perfectly with the International Space Station (ISS) at 02:31 GMT on the 29th of March. “Achieving a rendezvous in space for the third time is a huge success for all our teams as it uses one of the most cutting-edge technologies that Astrium has developed as system integrator for ATV”, said Alain Charmeau, CEO of Astrium Space Transportation.

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Klyde Morris 03.30.2012

Klyde's Unique Take On Airline Pilot Hierarchy ...

   

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Tom Poberezny Joins Citation Jet Pilots Owner-Pilot Team

Steps In As Vice President, CJP Events And Programs

Ralph Lloyd, Executive Director and COO of the Citation Jet Pilots Owner-Pilot Association (CJP) announced Thursday that Tom Poberezny will be joining their leadership team as Vice President, CJP Events and Programs and Chairman of the 2012 CJP Convention in Coeur d’Alene, ID, September 12-16.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.30.12)

"While somewhat surprised at the swiftness of the nomination, we appreciate the fact that the Obama administration recognizes the need to name a new FAA administrator now rather than later." Source: AEA President Paula Derks.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.30.12): Ruddervator

A pair of control surfaces on the tail of an aircraft arranged in the form of a V. These surfaces, when moved together by the control wheel, serve as elevators, and when moved differentially by the rudder pedals, serve as a rudder.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.30.12)

Flight Safety Foundation

Flight Safety Foundation was formed in 1947 to pursue the continuous improvement of global aviation safety. The Foundation meets this objective through research, auditing, education, advocacy and publishing.

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