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October 09, 2011

Airbus: South Pacific Carriers Will Need 736 Aircraft Worth $98 Billion

Demand Seen For Larger, More Efficient Aircraft Over The Next 20 Years

According to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast (GMF), between 2011 and 2030, carriers in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands region will require 736 new passenger and freighter aircraft (above 100 seats) valued at $98 billion. The region’s close links to emerging economies are the main contributor to traffic growth with business and tourism set to grow steadily.

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Ethiopian Airlines Orders Four Boeing 777 Freighters

Manufacturer Says Purchase Signifies Growing Relationship

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines Wednesday announced an order for four Boeing 777 Freighters, making Ethiopian Airlines the first African carrier to order the twin-engine freighter. The order is valued at approximately $1.1 billion at list prices.

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NARA Introduces 2012 Officers

Annual Membership Meeting In Las Vegas On Eve Of NBAA

NARA, the National Aircraft Resale Association, plans to introduce its new officers for 2012 at its annual membership meeting at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on October 9, 2011.

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Safe Flight Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Several Programs And Certifications To Be Announced At NBAA

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, the longest privately-held avionics manufacturer under continuous management, marks this year’s NBAA convention with the celebration of its 65th anniversary and the announcement of several new programs and certifications.

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ACI-NA Honors Oris W. Dunham, Jr.

Organization Bestows 2011 Downes Award

The Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Board of Directors Wednesday announced that Oris W. Dunham Jr., first director general of Airports Council International, is the recipient of the 2011 William E. Downes Jr. Memorial Award.

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Space Florida Begins International Trade Missions

Memoranda Of Understanding (MOUs)Expected To Be Signed In UK And Spain Next Week

Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, Chair of the Space Florida Board and Space Florida President Frank DiBello will travel to the UK and Spain next week to meet with leadership of both countries to discuss enhanced business opportunities.

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Police Helicopter Helps To Prevent A Train Collision In The UK

A Potential Disaster Was Averted By Humberside Police After A Vehicle Was Left Abandoned On A Railroad Track In Hull

A former Royal Navy pilot who had spent some time as a train operator helped prevent a train from colliding with a car in the UK on Monday. The incident happened on the afternoon of October 3rd at when a car was requested to stop on Witty Street in Humberside, UK by a police patrol on the ground and failed to do so.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.09.11)

"This incident is just one example of how versatile the force helicopter can be." Source: Chief Superintendent (Operations) Colin Andrews.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.09.11):

Concerning altitude/flight level, the term means to remain at the altitude/flight level specified. Concerning other ATC instructions, the term is used in its literal sense.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.09.11)

Aviation Safety Network

 The ASN Safety Database contains detailed descriptions of over 10,700 incidents, hijackings and accidents. There is also a wiki that allows users to input and edit entries.

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