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February 03, 2012

Micron CEO Lost In Lancair Turbo-Prop Accident In Boise

Steve Appleton Had A Love For Fast Airplanes, Aerobatics

ANN Real-Time Update, 02.03.12, 1711, ET: NTSB personnel are now reporting that Appleton's fatal flight last but a few minutes. According to an investigator on site, preliminary details suggest that his Lancair departed at approximately 0854 Local/Mountain Time and climbed to an altitude estimated at between 100-200 feet before he requested a return to the field. Appleton provided no reason for his request but in the process of recovering back to KBOI, the aircraft reportedly banked and may have stalled before rolling into the ground at 0856 Local/Mountain Time. Initial Report: ANN is working the details that are coming in from a fatal accident report that involved the CEO of Mic

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.03.12

The Pentagon will scale back the Osprey program.
EAA has three new board members.
And American Airlines wants to shed 13,000 jobs.

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NASA Receives Final NRC Report On Space Technology Roadmaps

Document Will Help NASA Define Technology Developments Going Forward

NASA has received the National Research Council (NRC) report "NASA Space Technology Roadmaps and Priorities," which provides the agency with findings and recommendations on where best to invest in technologies needed to enable NASA's future missions in space. The NRC report will help define NASA's technology development priorities in the years to come.

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Model 47 Upgrade Rollout Planned For Heli-Expo

Scott's - Bell 47 To Refurbish The Iconic Helo

Scott's - Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) says it will launch a Model 47 Upgrade Program at Heli-Expo in Dallas on February 12. This program gives customers the choice to have their existing Model 47 upgraded or to purchase a refurbished/upgraded 47G-2A configuration (narrow body) or 47G-2A-1 (wide body) configuration helicopter direct from the OEM.

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World's Largest Rocket Contest Helps Aspiring STEM Leaders Hone Skills

Tenth Annual Team America Rocketry Challenge Is Set For May 12

Nearly 700 teams of middle and high school students across 48 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands are gearing up for the 2012 Team America Rocketry Challenge, the world's largest student rocket contest and a critical piece of the aerospace industry's workforce development pipeline.

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CP Aviation Named Santa Paula, CA, Business Of The Year

Flight School Also Celebrates 25 Years In Business

The Chamber of Commerce for the City of Santa Paula, CA recently named CP Aviation, Inc. its 2011 Business of the Year. Presented annually since 1983, CP Aviation is only the second airport business in Santa Paula to receive such recognition. The flight school will be honored at an awards luncheon on February 7, 2012.

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New Liquid Detection System Tested For Aviation Security Market

System Exceeds European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Requirements

A new system for screening and detecting liquids contained inside passenger baggage has been successfully tested by Reveal Imaging, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the company said in a news release Monday.

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Brendan Lodge Named As New Chairman Of CEPA

European Private BizAv Organization Planning Expo In Prague

CEPA, the three-year old Central European Private Aviation organization, announced the appointment of Brendan Lodge as its new Chairman on Thursday. Brendan, based in the UK where he is Business Development Director of JetBrokers Europe, brings to the Association a new skillset in the field of international aircraft financing and trading. He will serve CEPA for a 12-month term.

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How To Turn Your CTLS Into A C4

Flight Design Offers Loyalty Upgrade Program

Recognizing the loyalty that carries a customer from a starting model to a larger airplane, Flight Design has announced a strong incentive program to present-day buyers of its CTLS Light-Sport Aircraft. Buyers who participate in the program can gain a delivery position for the German company’s coming four seater, the C4, plus an additional discount.

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The ISU’s 25th Space Studies Program To Land On Florida's Space Coast

Sessions To Be Held At Florida Institute Of Technology In Melbourne

The International Space University (ISU) has selected the United States’ Florida Space Coast as a natural fit to convene its Space Studies Program as the US gateway to exploring, discovering and understanding our universe. There are only five months to go before the launch of the 25th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) session at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida, and the NASA Kennedy Space Center north of Melbourne.

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Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival Deemed A Big Success By Organizers

Event Survived High Winds Saturday, Had Great Flying Sunday Approximately 80 Miles North Of Las Vegas

The inaugural Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival Jan. 28-29 did more than bring color and a level of mystique to the city about 80 miles north of Las Vegas. Two dozen participants were involved in what was a first for Mesquite.

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AD: Recission - Lycoming Engines Reciprocating Engines

AD NUMBER: 71-13-01R1

PRODUCT: Lycoming Engines model TIO-540-A series reciprocating engines.

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AD: General Electric Company Turbofan Engines

AD NUMBER: 2012-02-07

PRODUCT: General Electric Company (GE) CF6-45 and CF6-50 series turbofan engines with certain low-pressure turbine (LPT) rotor stage 3 disks installed.

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Airborne 02.03.12: Big Bucks For The 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!

It’s almost over... aviation’s version of a long-running soap opera, that is. This week's big story is the apparent end of five years of political infighting over long-term FAA reauthorization. US federal lawmakers Tuesday settled on a four-year funding bill for the FAA, after an incredible 23 short-term extensions. The Associated Press reports the bill authorizes 63-billion dollars for the FAA through the 2015 budget year, and includes compromises on several contentious issues. Beyond that, the unions aren't happy about it, LaHood is, Bell and Eurocopter each claimed victory in a recent lawsuit, and quite few other aero-stories. In addit

Sierra Nevada Corporation Speaks Out On LAS Program

Accuses HBC Of 'Misinformation And Legal Wrangling' Delaying A-29 Super Tucano Program

As the winner of the U.S. Air Force Light Air Support (LAS) competition, Sparks, NV-Based Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) on Thursday issued a point-by-point rebuttal of what it says is misinformation being spread by the disqualified contender for the contract.

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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 Long-Term FAA Bill
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  • Pelton, Auerbach, Pleasance Elected To EAA Board Of Directors

    New Directors Bring Extensive Aviation, EAA And Business Backgrounds

    Three directors have been added to the Experimental Aircraft Association board, which governs the 176,000-member aviation organization. The three new directors ... Jack Pelton, Stuart Auerbach and Darren Pleasance ... bring extensive aviation and business background to the board, in addition to longtime EAA involvement and thousands of hours of flight time.

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    NBAA Tells FCC: GPS 'Must Be Protected From All Sources Of Interference'

    Members Asked To Lend Their Voices In Fight To Preserve Vital Technology

    The NBAA replied Wednesday to a petition by the FCC asking for public comment ahead of its final decision on whether embattled telecommunications company LightSquared may deploy a nationwide 4G wireless broadband network, despite repeated test results demonstrating signals from that network would cause catastrophic interference with global positioning system (GPS) signals and receivers.

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    NTSB Released Prelim In Nemesis NXT Accident

    Experimental French Racer Went Down In Camarillo, CA

    The pilot of an experimental French racing airplane told the NTSB he was experiencing engine problems before he put the airplane down in a field near the Camarillo, CA airport. Fortunately, the pilot was only slightly injured in the accident, but the same could not be said for the "Big Frog."

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    Soyuz For Next ISS Mission Not Able To Fly

    Engineers Could Not Seal The Spacecraft, Delaying Mission

    The Soyuz spacecraft that was to carry the next ISS crew to the station on March 30 has developed problems and will not be able to fly, according to sources inside the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

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    NATCA Honors Top Controller Flight Assists

    Fifteen Regional Controller Recognized At Eighth Annual Archie League Medal Of Safety Awards

    Ten remarkable flights assists were honored at the National Air Traffic Controllers Association's (NATCA) eighth annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards banquet, part of NATCA's annual safety conference.

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    Klyde Morris 02.03.2012

    ... Meanwhile, On A Campaign Bus Rolling Out Of Florida ...


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    Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.03.12)

    “It’s unfortunate that the truth is being sacrificed for the self interests of Hawker Beechcraft and its owners ... a Canadian company, Onex ... and an investment bank, Goldman Sachs. Hawker Beechcraft is using aggressive media and lobbying tactics to fight the Air Force decision instead of letting the Court decide this issue in due course.” Source: Taco Gilbert, Ret. USAF Brigadier General, and Vice President of ISR Business Development at Sierra Nevada Corporation.

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    ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.03.12): Maximum Authorized Altitude

    A published altitude representing the maximum usable altitude or flight level for an airspace structure or route segment.

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    ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.03.12)

    Airshows, Fly-ins and Aviation Events are posted and e-mailed automatically and free.

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