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May 02, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.03.12

 It’s T-minus who knows and counting for the Falcon 9…

This is one NOTAM – shoot to kill – that you don’t want to ignore…

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Falcon 9 Launch Delayed Again

NASA Says May 10 Is Earliest Date, No Official Word From SpaceX

The software glitch which cropped up during the test firing of a Falcon 9 rocket Monday means another delay for the launch of SpaceX's COTS 2 and 3 combined flight. SpaceX had hoped to send a Dragon spacecraft to the ISS atop the Falcon 9 booster on Monday, May 7th, but the test fire did not go as smoothly as planned.

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Senator To Introduce Bill To Reduce Bird-Strikes Near JFK

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand Sponsoring Legislation To Cull Geese During Molting Season

In the wake of two recent incidents in which airliners have hit geese while departing New York City airports, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is pushing lawmakers to make it easier for wildlife officials to cull Canada Geese and other birds near those facilities.

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FAA Publishes Revised Field Approval Policy

Shifts Classifications Of Many Electronic Displays

The FAA has revised its Order 8900.1 field approval policy for aviation safety inspectors, correcting the challenges raised by the AEA late in 2011.

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Delta Plans To Produce Its Own Jet Fuel

Airline Buys A Refinery To Combat Rising Fuel Costs

Delta Airlines has decided on a novel approach to rising fuel costs and has announced the purchase of its own oil refinery. Delta will spend a reported $150 million for the Conoco/Phillips 66 refinery in Trainer, PA. The airline plans to spend another $100 million in improvements to the refinery in order to increase its output of jet fuel. The State of Pennsylvania will kick in an addition $30 million for job creation.

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US Airways, Inc. Announces Pricing Of $623 Million Aircraft Financing

Plans To Re-Finance Two A320 Airplanes, Purchase Additional Aircraft

US Airways announced Monday that it priced two offerings of enhanced equipment trust certificates in the aggregate face amount of approximately $623 million. The Company intends to use the proceeds from the offerings to refinance two Airbus aircraft currently owned by US Airways, to finance the Company's purchase of twelve Airbus aircraft scheduled to be delivered from September 2012 to March 2013 and to use the balance, if any, for general corporate purposes.

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Dawn Spacecraft Reveals Secrets Of Giant Asteroid Vesta

Details Of The Asteroid's Surface Show Much About Its Life In Space

Findings from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveal new details about the giant asteroid Vesta, including its varied surface composition, sharp temperature changes and clues to its internal structure. The findings were presented Wednesday at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, Austria and will help scientists better understand the early solar system and processes that dominated its formation.

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Associations Commend EPA Recognition Of Voluntary Pollution-Reduction Plans

Several Release Joint Statement On De-Icing Regulations

Airlines for America (A4A), Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA), the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Regional Airline Association (RAA) today commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for finalizing new aircraft deicing regulations that recognize and build on the industry’s strong safety and environmental record while recognizing the unique operations of airlines and airports.

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Blue Angels Announce New Boss

Cmrd. Thomas Frosch To Lead The Elite Demonstration Squadron

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the commanding officer for the 2013-14 seasons during a press conference at the National Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL, May 1.

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NTSB Investigating Hard Landings At Oahu

Three Aircraft Involved Over A One Month Span

The NTSB is investigating thee hard landings that occurred on three separate occasions at airports in Oahu between January and February. No injuries were reported in any of the accidents, but they did involve two Cessna aircraft and a Grob glider.

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Boeing Celebrates 50 Years In Alabama

Has Played Key Role In U.S. Space And Defense Programs

The Boeing Company on Monday celebrated 50 years in Alabama, where employees play a vital role in building and sustaining the United States' space and defense programs. The largest aerospace company in the state of Alabama, Boeing maintains its Strategic Missile & Defense Systems headquarters in Huntsville, as well as its largest program, Ground-based Midcourse Defense.

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Authorities Guarantee UAS Use Over National Capital Region

One Police Chief Says Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Are Coming, Likely Soon

If you're old enough to remember the CB radio craze, you'll remember the term “there's a bear in the air” ... meaning an airplane was conducting traffic surveillance, often with radar. Well, according to one Beltway area police chief, we may be returning to the days of “bears in the air” or as others have called it, Orwell's "1984" with Big Brother watching.

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Newark Terminal Closes For Over An Hour On Friday

Security Breach Triggered By Improper Screening Of Baby

On Friday a terminal at Newark’s Liberty International Airport was shut down for over an hour over a security breach involving a baby. TSA officials reported that a baby traveling with its parents had not been properly screened after the parents went through the checkpoint.

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Aero-TV: Acro-Dizzy-Yaks -- Bud and Ross Granley Take to the Skies

One Of Aviation's Most Amazing Pilots Joins His Son In Aerobatic Amazement

Today is Airshow Ace and long-time Aero-Friend, Bud Granley's birthday... and we wanted to celebrate! According to his bio, flying has been a part of Bud Granley's life since he was 9 years old. He and his brothers were playing when they saw a Tiger Moth biplane glide to a landing on their uncle's farm. They ran to see the plane, and were amazed to find that their Dad was the pilot. He had secretly earned his flying license. Bud and his two brothers were hooked on aviation after that. Their father made a career of flying, and saw his three children begin their lives in aviation.

Aero-TV: Acro-Dizzy-Yaks -- Bud and Ross Granley Take to the Skies

One Of Aviation's Most Amazing Pilots Joins His Son In Aerobatic Amazement

Today is Airshow Ace and long-time Aero-Friend, Bud Granley's birthday... and we wanted to celebrate! According to his bio, flying has been a part of Bud Granley's life since he was 9 years old. He and his brothers were playing when they saw a Tiger Moth biplane glide to a landing on their uncle's farm. They ran to see the plane, and were amazed to find that their Dad was the pilot. He had secretly earned his flying license. Bud and his two brothers were hooked on aviation after that. Their father made a career of flying, and saw his three children begin their lives in aviation

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Piper Aircraft Continues Growth In Deliveries, Revenue

Positive Trend Follows Pattern Set The Previous Two Years

Piper Aircraft Inc. grew its new aircraft deliveries and sales revenue during the first quarter of 2012, ended March 31. First quarter 2012 performance continued a positive trend set in the first quarters of 2010 and 2011 when Piper significantly increased new aircraft market share in a declining overall market.

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SpaceX Test Fires Falcon 9 Rocket

Static Fire Test Conducted At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

SpaceX conducted a successful static test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket it hopes will launch a Dragon capsule to the International Space Station May 7th. The rocket rumbled to life on the second try about about 1615 EDT after being delayed by a computer glitch.

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House Voices Add To Concern Over 'Fuel Fraud' Law

NBAA Joins Other Advocacy Organizations Opposing The Revenue Shift

In an April 25 letter to Representative Dave Camp (R-4-MI), chairman of the House Committee on Ways & Means, a bipartisan group of members from the U.S. House of Representatives called for the repeal of a seven-year-old law that increases costs for Jet-A users, while preventing a significant amount of fuel tax revenue from being used to support aviation programs.

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FAA Announces GPS Testing Off Florida Coast

Signals May Be Unreliable In The Southeast US During Test Period

The FAA has scheduled a round of GPS testing this month which may result in an unreliable or unavailable GPS signal.

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Air Lease Named As Unidentifid 737 MAX Buyer

Draft Orders From The Leasing Company Worth About $6 Billion

Industry sources are saying that Air Lease is one of Boeing's as-yet-unnamed buyers for the re-engined 737 MAX airplane to the tune of about $6 billion.

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NASA's Orion Spacecraft Coming To Virginia Air & Space Center

Visitors Will Get A Glimpse Of NASA's Vision Of America's Future In Space

In addition to giving visitors a glimpse into NASA's past, a new summer exhibit at the Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC) will focus on the future, as a full-scale test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft arrived at the museum Tuesday morning.

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NASA Talk Examines U-2 Incident With Gary Powers Jr

Spy Plane Was Shot Down 52 Years Ago Tuesday

the son of Francis Gary Powers will talk about the 1960 U-2 incident in which his father was shot down over the former Soviet Union while working for the CIA. The talk is scheduled for Wednesday morning at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.

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Airline Pilot Lost In German Airshow Accident

Formation Flight Ended In Tragedy

During a performance at an air show near Erfurt, Germany on Monday, 49-year old airline pilot Martino Waller flew his 1950's-era Zlin 226 in a formation flight when something went horribly wrong and control of the airplane was lost.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.02.12)

"In the first quarter of 2012 Piper's international aircraft deliveries continued to outpace those in the United States and that, again, reinforces the success of our strong globalization strategy." Source: Piper CEO Simon Caldecott.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.02.12)

Aircraft Engineers International

A.E.I. maintains a constant liaison with Flight Crew Associations which is particular important as we share common interest in the two most important aspects of aviation, ie. that of Flight Operations and that of maintenance which together determine Aircraft Flight safety to a large degree.

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