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May 27, 2011

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AD NUMBER: 2011-11-08

MANUFACTURER: Aircraft Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535 Series Turbofan Engines

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Emergency EASA AD Grounds Falcon 7X Fleet

Agency Cites "Uncontrolled Pitch Trim Runaway" For The Action

The EASA has issued an emergency AD that grounds the  Falcon 7X fleet worldwide due to a problem with pitch trim. The document states that "no person may operate an aircraft to which an AD applies.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.27.11

French investigators will release news today on Air France Flight 447.
The NTSB suggests changes for the New Mexico State Police.
And Korean Air gets its first A380.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.27.11

French investigators will release news today on Air France Flight 447.
The NTSB suggests changes for the New Mexico State Police.
And Korean Air gets its first A380.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Carol Jensen on a Safety Mindset - 05.27.11

Carol Jensen of the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association speaks on the topic, "Using Higher Order Pilot Skills to Reduce Fatal Accident Risks," from the Pilot Training and Reform Symposiu

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BEA Releases Findings From AF447 Voice And Data Recorders

A330 Apparently Stalled, Impacted The Ocean Descending More Than 10,000 FPM

The French accident investigating agency BEA has released a document culled from the initial findings from the Air France Flight 447 accident which occurred nearly two year ago.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 05.27.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.27.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) AN ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.27.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Carol Jensen on a Safety Mindset - 05.27.11 

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Report: Military Helicopter Market $12.6 Billion Last Year

Major European Powers Like The UK, France, Italy And Germany Remain Key Markets Despite Frozen Or Reduced Overall Defence Budgets

A new market study "The Military Helicopter Market 2011-2021" finds helicopters certainly play key roles and are expected to remain doing so in the foreseeable future. Thus, programs related to their development and acquisition remains remarkably resilient to cuts in defence spending.

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NASA To Launch New Science Mission To Asteroid In 2016

Goal Is To Bring Samples Of The Asteroid Back To Earth

NASA will launch a spacecraft to an asteroid in 2016 and use a robotic arm to pluck samples that could better explain our solar system's formation and how life began.

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USAF Personnel Prepare For F-35A By Training On F-35B And F-35C

Air Force Maintainers Learning On Navy, Marine Corps Models

U.S. Air Force maintainers are getting hands-on experience with the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.

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Transport Canada Validates G500H STC

Glass Cockpit Becomes Available For Eurocopters Registered In Canada

Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) has validated the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of Garmin’s G500H glass cockpit in Eurocopter AS350B2, AS350B3 and/or EC130B4 helicopters.

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AH-1Z Cobra Targeting Systems Delivered To U.S. Marine Corps

Upgraded Device Provides New Targeting Capabilities

Delivery of Target Sight System (TSS) follow-on production units for the U.S. Marine Corps' AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter has gotten underway. The TSS units feature upgraded software to provide additional targeting capabilities.

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HAI/FAA Safety Team Set Presentations In Minneapolis

Two Sessions Focusing On Helicopter Rules And Safety

the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) and HAI will be presenting two events at the Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis, MN, on June 9th.

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Homebuilder Knocks Out Wall To Liberate Airplane

It Was The Only Way To Get It Out Of The Basement

A homebuider became something of a home wrecker when he had to knock out a basement wall to set his experimental airplane free.

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Night Firefighting Training Available Soon

NVG Allows Pilots To Identify Hot Spots Unseen By Eyes Alone

With operators from Australia to California already fighting fires at night, Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) plans to offer NVG firefighting training to meet the growing demand.

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Hollywood, We Have Liftoff

Travel Company Offers Contest For Suborbital Flight With A Star

Is there a celebrity you'd like to see sent to space ... and allowed to come back? The collective buying travel site TripAlertz.com has picked a different kind of "A" list of celebrities ... and is asking the public to select one to be sent on a suborbital trip through a partnership with XCOR Aerospace.

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IMC Club President: GA Sickness Lies Much Deeper Than We Care To Admit

Radek Wyrzykowski Reflects On The Pilot Training Reform Symposium In Atlanta, GA

When it comes to the recent and very timely Pilot Training Reform Symposium, I confess to having mixed feelings about what was achieved.

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Classic Aero-TV: Mustang To The Rescue -- Cessna's Econo-Jet Turns Air Ambulance

Mustang Gallops To The Aid Of Air Ambulance Operators On A Budget...

"What a cool concept," we thought, when we first spied the Cessna Mustang air ambulance adaptation accomplished by Cessna and Spectrum Aero-Med... in an industry that lives (and, sadly, dies) as a result of the speed with which an operator can work, the fact that an uncommonly cost-effective entry-level bizjet has been brought into the game is not only smart but offers aid to parts of the world that, in the past, simply couldn't afford the life-saving speed a bizjet offers.

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Klyde Morris (05.27.11)

Klyde Bemoans A Milestone...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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ACI-NA Weighs In On Proposed 3% Tax Withholding Impact On Airports

Principato: Law Would Turn Airports Into Tax Collectors

Airports Council International-North America president Greg Principato stressed that the preparation for and implementation of the law will carry significant administrative and financial burdens at a time when airports are facing dramatic cuts in federal funding.

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B787 Set For First Trip To Asia

Boeing, ANA To Conduct 787 Service Readiness Validation In Japan

Boeing and ANA have outlined how the two companies will work together to help prove the 787 Dreamliner's readiness to enter service on a commercial basis. Using the second flight test aircraft, known as ZA002, they will simulate in-service operations across several airports in Japan.

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NASA Calls For Commercial Suborbital Flight Services Proposals

Contracts To Be Awarded To Multiple Vendors

NASA is seeking proposals for services from commercial suborbital flight providers and payload integrators to support the agency's Flight Opportunities Program, which is part of NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist.

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Study: Sustainable Biofuels Industry Viable In Northwest

Political Support Needed To Jumpstart Growth Of Domestic Biofuels Industry

According to a new study, the Pacific Northwest has the diverse feedstocks, fuel-delivery infrastructure and political will needed to create a viable biofuels industry capable of reducing greenhouse gases and meeting the future fuel demands of the aviation industry.

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NTSB Determines Probable Cause In Hawaii Helicopter Incident

No Injuries When Landing Skid Collapsed, Mechanic Cited As Partially At Fault

It was likely pretty surprising for the pilot and four passengers aboard an MD369E getting set for a sightseeing tour in Hawaii when the aircraft lurched left and the tail rotor contacted the ground.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.27.11)

"The 3% withholding regulation will put our industry in the position of not only playing our current role as landlord but we will also be forced to play the role of tax collector." Source: Greg Principato, President, Airports Council International-North America.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.27.11): Taildragger

Conventional landing gear is an aircraft undercarriage consisting of two main wheels forward of the center of gravity and a small wheel or skid to support the tail.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.27.11)

Online Air Defense Radar Museum

The Air Defense Radar Veterans' Association is a museum, not of physical hardware, electronics, musty old books or other artifacts, but rather a museum of online documents which contains an ever growing history of the U.S. Air Force.

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