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July 11, 2012

Boeing See Exponential Growth in Demand for Pilots AMR Says It’s Time to Consider A Merger Garmin has a new GLO about it…

Boeing Sees Exponential Growth in Demand for Pilots

AMR Says It’s Time to Consider a Merger

Garmin has a new GLO about it…

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Cathay Pacific Selects A350-1000

Airline Adds Largest Version Of All-New Airliner To Existing A350 XWB Order

Cathay Pacific Airways said Tuesday at the Farnborough Air Show that it intends to add the A350-1000 to its future A350 XWB fleet, with an agreement to place a new order for 10 aircraft. In addition, the Hong Kong-based airline will convert 16 of its existing orders for the A350-900 to the larger A350-1000.

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Free Distribution Of Pilot's Guide to Avionics Begins At AirVenture

Special 10th Anniversary Edition Contains Educational Articles, Timely Information And Data About The World Of Avionics Technologies

The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association's Pilot's Guide to Avionics debuts July 23-29 in Oshkosh, WI, during AirVenture.

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Pratt & Whitney Becomes Majority Program Shareholder In IAE

Closes On Deal To Purchase Rolls-Royce Program Share In The IAE Collaboration

Pratt & Whitney and IAE International Aero Engines (IAE) shareholders, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines GmbH, have announced details of the June 29 closing of Pratt & Whitney's agreement to purchase Rolls-Royce's program share in the IAE Collaboration. Pratt & Whitney has increased its program share to 61 percent and MTU Aero Engines has increased its program share from 11 to 16 percent via a separate risk revenue sharing agreement with Pratt & Whitney.

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Alaska Air Taxi Operators Dispute IRS Audits

IRS Wants Hundreds of Thousands in Excise Taxes

A storm is brewing between a number of Alaska Air Taxi Services and the IRS who says the fliers owe the government hundreds of thousands in back taxes. Specifically the IRS wants payment of a per-passenger excise tax.

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Teamsters Call For Independent Board Leadership At Republic Airways

Union Says Management Crisis Creates Urgency for Governance Reform

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is calling on Republic Airways shareholders to vote for the union's proposal to appoint an independent chairman of the board. The proposal — No. 4 on the company's proxy - will be voted on by shareholders before polls close at the company's Aug. 1 shareholder meeting.

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'Greatest Generation In The Air' To Be Honored At Oshkosh

Doolittle Raiders, Tuskegee Airmen Among Those Recognized At EAA AirVenture

Veterans from two legendary World War II military units are among the honored guests this year during the "Salute to the Greatest Generation in the Air" at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 23-29 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Rolls-Royce Plans Further Performance Improvement For Trent 700 Engine

Engine To Be Hung On About Three-Quarters Of The Airbus A330s On Order

Rolls-Royce plans to make further performance improvements to its Trent 700 engine that powers the Airbus A330, the company announced Monday at the Farnborough Air Show.

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Seven Instructors Receive Master Designation In June

National Accreditation Recognized By The FAA

Seven CFIs completed Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in the month of June. The title has been eared by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 CFIs currently active in the country. The last 17 National Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs. In addition, the FAA has approved the accreditation as an alternate means for CFIs to renew their flight instructor certificates.

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Twin Otter Series 400 Sales Expand Into The Chinese Market

Order Book Swells With Nine New Orders

On the heels of a successful Singapore Air Show and South East Asia aircraft demonstration tour, the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 has now broken into the Chinese market with new customers added to the sales roster.

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Wichita Aero Club Board Adds New Members

Elevates Executive Director To President

The Wichita Aero Club (WAC) has elected six new members to its Board of Directors. The group includes three additions and three executives who were elected to replace company representatives who have left the Board. The new members are John Ek, Publisher of the Wichita  Business Journal, Sean Weaver,  Executive Vice President, Assurance Services at Allen, Gibbs, & Houlik, L.C., and Rod Wilson, Business Development, Goodrich Interiors. 

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P&WC's FAST Trend Monitoring Solution Certified For Regional Aircraft

Technology Offers A Solution To Enhance Aircraft Reliability And Minimize Aircraft Down Time

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has received FAA supplemental type certification (STC) for its FAST (Flight Data Acquisition Storage and Transmission System) engine diagnostic solution aboard the Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft which is powered by PW150A engines.

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Two Hundredth Falcon 7X Enters Completion

Company Says The Airplane Features A 'Host' Of New Customer Options

Assembly of the 200th Falcon 7X has been completed at Dassault's Bordeaux-Merignac facility in southern France, and the aircraft enters final completion this week.

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Boeing, GECAS Announce Commitment For 100 737s

Leasing Company To Purchase 75 737 MAX 8s, 25 Next-Generation 737-800s

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has agreed to purchase 75 737 MAX 8s and 25 Next-Generation 737-800s. Boeing made the announcement Monday at the Farnborough Air Show in London, saying the commitment builds on the momentum for the 737 MAX.

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ForeFlight Expands Educational License Program

Adds Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University Of North Dakota’s Aerospace Program

ForeFlight announced Monday that it is expanding its Educational Licensing Program (ELP) program offerings and the addition of both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace (UND) as members.

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HBC Buyer May Be Chinese Stalking Horse

Analysts Say Other Bids Likely To Come

Monday's announcement that Hawker Beechcraft had entered into an agreement with Superior Aviation Beijing for the purchase of the Wichita planemaker may have been what's known in the business world as a "stalking horse," according to some analysts. A stalking horse bid is one that's intended to "test the waters," and assure that the actual sales price of a company is not too low. It is often used in bankruptcy proceedings.

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Boeing: 737 MAX To Fly Farther, Deliver More Revenue Potential

Company Announces Updated Performance Stats For Its Re-Engined Single-Aisle Airplane

Boeing says its re-engined 737 MAX will extend the range advantage already offered by its 737NG airplanes. Speaking at the Farnborough Air Show Monday, Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 program, said The 737 MAX models will have the capability to fly more than 3,500 nautical miles, an increase of 400 – 540 nmi over the Next-Generation 737.

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United Airlines Announces Dreamliner Induction Plan

Entry Into Service Expected Later This Year

United Airlines, the North American launch customer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, has announced details about its induction of the aircraft into the company's fleet and revealing a specially-designed livery for the aircraft.

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Sikorsky S-92 Receives FAA Certification For Sea State 6 Conditions

EASA Certification Also Secured, Transport Canada Expected To Follow Suit Soon

The FAA has approved the S-92 helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky for Sea State 6 (SS6) conditions, completing the S-92A emergency flotation system sea state expansion and bringing further mission capability to operators. The FAA Sea State 6 certification was achieved on May 30, followed by certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Certification by Transport Canada is expected soon.

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Delta To Lease Or Sublease AirTran 717s

Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Boeing Capital Reach Agreement On The Airplanes

Southwest confirmed Monday that it, together with its subsidiary, AirTran Airways, has reached an agreement with Delta Air Lines and Boeing Capital to lease or sublease all 88 of AirTran's Boeing 717 aircraft to Delta. The Company will transition approximately three 717 aircraft per month beginning August 2013.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.11.12)

"We continue to make steady progress toward our development goals." Source: Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.11.12): No Gyro Approach

A radar approach/vector provided in case of a malfunctioning gyro-compass or directional gyro.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.11.12)

Portal Of The Folded Wings

The Portal Of The Folded Wings - Shrine To Aviation is the final resting place for many of aviation's pioneers. Restoration of the building began in 1995 and was completed in 2001 by an army of preservation specialists organized by the Sculpture Conservation Studio of Los Angeles. 

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