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July 08, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.09.12

The Boeing / Airbus Rivalry Heats Up This Week at Farnborough…

The Search for Amelia Earhart Begins Anew…

XCOR May be Moving to Midlan

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Viking Twin Otter Series 400 Receives FAA And Russian IACAR TC

Clears Aircraft For Delivery To The U.S. Army Golden Knights

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, Canada has received FAA Type Certification for the DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter, adding to the list of nine countries already recognizing the type since program launch in 2007. Under an amendment of the Type Certificate Data Sheet A9EA, the Series 400 Twin Otter has been added to the approved list of 100, 200, and 300 Series of DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft.

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Second AW169 Performs Its Maiden Flight

First Aircraft To Make Its Public Debut At Farnborough

The second prototype of the AW169, a new generation light intermediate helicopter, successfully completed its maiden flight Friday at Cascina Costa in Italy. Meanwhile the first AW169 prototype arrived at Farnborough in the UK Thursday in preparation for its public premiere at the Farnborough International Airshow which is being held from 9th to 15th July.

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Hypersonic Propulsion Research Payload Test Successful

Experiment's Success May Significantly Contribute To Development Of Future High-Speed, Air-Breathing Jet Engines

A hypersonic propulsion research mission was successfully launchted on May 1, 2012 from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. The launch was conducted by the Rocket Support Services (RSS) business unit under contract to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme (CA) Division Detachment at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico (NSWC PHD Det WS).

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Airbus Plans Major Presence At Farnborough

A380 Will Be Flying, A400M On Static Display

Airbus  says a full range of its newest commercial and military aircraft will be on display at the 2012.  Static aircraft will include a customer A380, an Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, an A318 Corporate jet, and the Airbus Beluga transport plane.

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CAE Inaugurates New Training Center In Barcelona, Spain

New Facility Has The Capacity To Initially Train More Than 600 Airline Pilots And 1,000 Cabin Crew Members Annually

A new training center in Barcelona, Spain for commercial aircraft pilots and cabin crew by simulator company CAE. It is located in Parc de Negocis Mas Blau II, near the main operations of Vueling Airlines, the anchor customer of the new facility. The inauguration was attended by government officials, Vueling Airlines and other commercial aircraft operators, as well as CAE employees.

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Emirates A380s To Be A Regular Sight At JFK

Set To Become The First Airline To Serve The U.S. With Twice-Daily Superjumbo Flights

Emirates Airline is set to become the first airline in the world to serve a U.S. city with a second-daily A380 service. Having been the first airline to offer an A380 commercial service to the U.S. in 2008, Emirates will increase the capacity on one of its daily flights from Dubai to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), starting January 1, 2013.

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Heli-Carrier Package Developed For UH-72 Lakota

Designed For Helos Flying EMS Missions

Helitowcart said Thursday it is adding a new set of options to its Heli-Carrier line to cater to specific needs of U.S. National Guard units operating Lakotas and EMS units operating EC145s.

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New University Team To Build On Southampton’s Reputation For Aerospace

Will Introduce New Collaborative Program At Farnborough

The University of Southampton will launch its new aerospace sector team at the 2012 Farnborough International Air Show on Tuesday. Aerospace Southampton will expand the University’s involvement in the sector and broaden research collaborations with key players, such as BAE Systems, EADS and the Ministry of Defence.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.08.12)

Aero Linx: Greater Miami Aviation Association The GMAA represents the regions’ aviation industry, providing a forum to increase public awareness and promote programs that leverage the positive impact aviation has on economic development in its local communities. The organization provides a forum for the sharing of opinions and concerns amongst industry leaders, business executives, government, civic leaders, and others with an interest in the past, current and future activities of the aviation and aerospace industries.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.08.12): Beaufort Wind Scale

Beaufort Wind Scale A system of estimating and reporting wind speeds. It is based on the Beaufort Force or Number, which is composed of the wind speed, a descriptive term, and the visible effects upon land objects and/or sea surfaces. The scale was devised by Sir Francis Beaufort (1777-1857), hydrographer to the British Royal Navy.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.08.12)

“...We are extremely pleased to be delivering the first Twin Otter in history to our friends in Russia. These aircraft will also be our first deliveries to incorporate optional Wheel/Ski and Intermediate Floatation Landing gear, as well as special extreme cold weather operational kits”. Source: Robert Mauracher, Viking vice president Business Development and general manager Maintenance Repair Organization, following Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, Canada receiving FAA Type Certification for the DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter, adding to the list of nine countries already recognizing the type since program launch in 2007.

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