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February 06, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.06.12

A high-tech CEO is lost in a GA accident.
Another European Airline has shut down, stranding passengers.
And Chuck Schumer isn't giving up on helicopter noise restrictions.


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ANN Special Feature: AIRMETs and SIGMETs - 02.06.12

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the importance of AIRMETs and SIGMETs.



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United Launch Alliance Moves Closer To Certifying Atlas V For Human Spaceflight

Achieves Two Key Milestones For CCDev Program

United Launch Alliance (ULA) says it has completed two key milestones leading toward the certification of the Atlas V launch vehicle for human spaceflight. ULA has successfully completed the third and fourth milestones of its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) Unfunded Space Act Agreement (SAA).

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GE, StandardAero Announce Opening Of New Facility

An Aircraft Engine Testing, Research And Development Center In Winnipeg, Canada

GE Aviation and StandardAero have cut the ribbon on a new $50 million aircraft engine testing, research and development center (TRDC) in Winnipeg. The announcement caps off a 12-month developmental partnership launched in February 2011 between the two companies.

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Screwdriver Focus Of New Zealand Accident

Tool Found In Wreckage May Have Jammed Controls

The investigation of an accident involving a Yak 52 which went down near Feilding, New Zealand is focusing on a screwdriver found in the wreckage. Investigators are trying to determine if the tool could have jammed the controls of the Russian-built aircraft.

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Airbus Military Delivers 13th 'Ocean Sentry' To USCG

SAR And Utility Aircraft Based On The CN235 Airlifter

The 13th HC-144A Ocean Sentry maritime patrol aircraft has been delivered by Airbus Military to the U.S. Coast Guard from its final assembly line in Seville, Spain. The handover came two months ahead of the contractual delivery date. The HC-144A is based on the Airbus Military CN235 tactical airlifter, more than 250 of which are operated by 27 countries.

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Colbert Advocates NASA Space Station Research

Appears In PSA For The Space Agency

Stephen Colbert, host of the nightly "The Colbert Report," said in a new NASA public service announcement released Thursday that he's always been a huge fan of space. The talk show host tells his Colbert Nation -- and the world -- that he now likes space even more "because NASA is doing great things on the International Space Station (ISS)."

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World's Only Civil War Manned Balloon Takes To The Air In Summer 2012

Genesee Country Village & Museum Constructing One-of-a-Kind Replica ... Flights Expected to Begin This July In Western New York

In late 1861, Virginia residents were shocked to see a manned balloon rise on the horizon, directing Union Army artillery against Confederate positions. One hundred and fifty years later, the Intrepid -- the first type of aerial vehicle used for combat in the United States -- will take flight once again beginning this summer.

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NE Florida's Cecil Airport Receives Safety Award

FAA Recongnizes Efforts To Improve Safety

Jacksonville Aviation Authority's Cecil Airport has been awarded the FAA Southern Region's 2011 General Aviation Airport Safety Award for its efforts in safety. This award was  based on the development and implementation of specific airport safety programs, and other accomplishments, that resulted in improved safety.

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Atlas Air Worldwide Completes 747-8 Financing Arrangements

Secures Over $860 Million For Remaining Freighter Deliveries

Atlas Air has entered into an $865 million term-loan facility with Apple Bank for Savings, guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States, to finance the company’s six remaining B747-8F aircraft deliveries. The aircraft are expected to be placed in Atlas Air’s international ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) service.

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Drop, Roll, And Stop

Equipment Lowered From A Helicopter Lands On Neighbor's Deck

A bad of seismic equipment that was intended to be used to measure siesmic activity in York county, PA, wound up on the deck of a house near the survey site, but it was all a misunderstanding, according to the company placeing the equipment and the FAA.

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Moller International Claims To Have Developed Two New Light-Sport Skycars

Concepts Are Downsized Versions Of Existing, Unproven Designs

Moller International, which has for years been working on the development of a roadable VTOL aircraft, said in a news release Monday that it has completed the initial design phase for two new Skycars which may qualify under the FAA's LSA category.

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JETNET Complements Helicopter Products With New Services

Plans To Feature An Aviation-Tailored Customer Relationship Management System

JETNET says it's plans for Heli-Expo later this month include introduction of a new complement to their comprehensive global database of piston and turbine helicopters: an aviation-tailored customer relationship management system, JETNET CRM. They will also be demonstrating new graphical Views and add-ons to their Evolution software at the show.

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GE Aviation’s Dowty Propellers Opens Brisbane Repair Facility

Official Ceremony Planned Later This Month

GE Aviation subsidiary Dowty Propellers has opened a repair facility in Australia to support operators of Bombardier Q400 aircraft in the region. Located at the existing GE facility in Brisbane, the Q400 aircraft propeller repair operations opened on 3rd January 2012. This marks a long- term investment to support the growing fleet in the region. Initial capability will be to repair blades and spinners.

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Airborne 02.03.12: Big Bucks For FAA, Aero-Unions Not Happy, NFlightCam Review!!

Also: Upgraded Bell 47s, LaHood Optimistic, 'Aero-Integrity', Darkside of the Moon, Flying People, 400th Mustang and SO Much More!

Airborne 02.03.12 is chock full of info about the week ending Friday, February 3rd, 2012... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton and Paul Plack, this episode covers: The FAA Closes In On Long-Term Authorization Labor Unions Oppose FAA Bill Compromise LaHood Optimistic for L

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SNC Completes First Dream Chaser Test Flight Vehicle Structure

Achieves A 'Major Milestone' In CCDev2 Program

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems has achieved a major Dream Chaser milestone under NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) Program.  Successful completion of this milestone required the assembly and delivery of the primary structure of the first Dream Chaser flight test vehicle. SNC has now completed all of its 11 scheduled CCDev milestones.

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Klyde Morris (02.06.12)

They Have No Idea What They're Getting Into -- Klyde Gets "Occupied"


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Resumes Piling Up At Kestrel For WI Plant

Company Won't Break Ground For New Facility Until April

Even though there's no building in which to build airplanes, Kestrel Aircraft Company says it has already recieved a great deal of interest in employment at the plant. Kestrel spokeswoman Kate Dougherty says that actual jobs with Kestrel in Superior, WI, are about two years away.

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Spirit Airlines Firms Up 75 A320 Family Order Including 45 A320neo

Completes Deal Struck At 2011 Dubai Air Show

Spirit Airlines has finalized its firm order for 75 Airbus single-aisles including 45 A320neo aircraft. The original Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was announced at the 2011 Dubai air show. The airline has not yet announced its engine selection. Spirit's order for 45 A320 neo aircraft was booked in December 2011.

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'Bahamas Day' Returns To Opa Locka

Pilots, Public Invited To Hospitality Event

If it's cold where you are, here's a warm thought. The Third Annual Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism and Aviation Bahamas Day aviation and cultural event will take place February 25th at Miami Executive Aviation, Opa Locka Executive Airport, Opa Locka Florida, from 1000-1500. The event offers general information on The Bahamas as well as information on charter flights and accommodations.

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Actor John Travolta Donates G2 To GA Hall Of Fame

Will Be On Display During April Air Show

A Gulfstream G2 owned by actor John Travolta has been donated to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame, and will be on display for the museum's air show in April.

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AvWorks Planning New Strategic Alliance

Will Team With Florida Cargo Company To Establish Caribbean, Latin American Presence

AvWorks Aviation is planning a strategic alliance with a Florida-based Specialized Air Cargo company. Details of the terms of the alliance will be disclosed in the Management Advisory Agreement the Company intends to enter into with the Air Cargo company.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.06.12)

Aero Linx: FAI -- AEROMODELLING All FAI Aeromodelling international championships, competitions and record activities are conducted under the direction of the FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM). CIAM stands for "Comité International d'Aéromodelisme". The FAI Aeromodelling Commission establishes and maintains rules and criteria for FAI Aeromodelling competitions and records, FAI badges, security at world sporting events, and technical standards.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.06.12): Inverse Square Law

Inverse Square Law A law that describes any quantity, such as gravitational force, that decreases with the square of the distance between two objects. For example, if the distance between two objects is doubled, then the gravitational force exerted between them is one-fourth as strong. Likewise, if the distance to a star is doubled, then its apparent brightness is only one-fourth as great.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.06.12)

“SNC is proud to have met its schedule and cost targets in the delivery of our first flight structure as we continue to make preparations for our vehicle’s first full-scale flight. The Dream Chaser Program is making great strides towards developing a safe and cost-effective space system that will provide our country with the capability to safely transport crew and critical cargo to and from the International Space Station...” Source: Mark Sirangelo, head of SNC’s Space Systems, commenting as they achieved a major Dream Chaser milestone under NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) Program.

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