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June 07, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.08.11

IATA downgrades its airline profitability projection.
An airshow swears off jet teams after the Blue Angels cancel.
And airline a la carte fees continue to escalate.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.08.11

IATA downgrades its airline profitability projection.
An airshow swears off jet teams after the Blue Angels cancel.
And airline a la carte fees continue to escalate.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: FAA Restores Training in Experimentals - 06.08.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with David Oord, a Government & Advocacy Specialist with the Experimental Aircraft Association, about new FAA guidance on flight instruction in expeimental aircraft in th

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F-16 Down In Wisconsin

Pilot Ejected During A Training Mission

An F-16 on a training mission went down in Adams County, WI Tuesday afternoon. The pilot, who ejected from the aircraft, was recovered in the town of Chester, WI, and is being medically evaluated.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.07.11

The FAA restores access to flight training in experimentals.
The EU bends on cap-and -trade for foreign airlines.
And NASA will fund new research on astronaut health.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.07.11

The FAA restores access to flight training in experimentals.
The EU bends on cap-and -trade for foreign airlines.
And NASA will fund new research on astronaut health.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I: FAA Restores Training in Experimentals - 06.07.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with David Oord, a Government & Advocacy Specialist with the Experimental Aircraft Association, about the significance of new FAA guidance to field offices on the issuanc

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 06.07.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.07.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.07.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: FAA Restores Training in Experimentals - 06.07.11 (ANN Special Report, with David Oord, a Government & Advocacy Specialist with the Experimental Aircraft Association)

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Rolls-Royce Reportedly Redesigning A350 Engines

Airbus Had Complained About R-R's Single-Engine Strategy For All A350 Models

Reports coming from the IATA conference in Singapore indicate that Rolls-Royce is set to build a new engine for the Airbus A350, a move said to be brought on by pressure from the European plane maker to make its composite-construction airliner competitive with Boeing's Dreamliner And 777-300ER.

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Southbridge, MA, Airport Suffers Extensive Tornado Damage

Many Airplanes At Tie-Downs Completely Destroyed

Among the spate of tornadoes that ripped across the country earlier this month was one that touched down in Springfield, MA, and continued on through the town of Southbridge.

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NASA Administrator Bolden Opens Exploration Symposium

Focus Is On Space Shuttle ... And What's Next

NASA and the Georgia Institute of Technology will review the achievements of the agency's Space Shuttle Program and look ahead to the future of space exploration during a symposium this week.

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New Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, Freighter To Debut At 2011 Paris Air Show

Dreamliner Will Also Be On The Ramp At Le Bourget

Boeing's two new 747-8 airplane models ... the Intercontinental passenger version and the Freighter version ... will make their international debuts at the Paris Air Show, joining the 787 Dreamliner as highlights of the company's presence during the show.

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Millville Air Show Will No Longer Book Jet Teams

Cancellation By Blue Angels Reportedly Deeply Hurt Army Air Field Museum Show's Bottom Line

Organizers of air shows at  the Millville Army Air Field Museum in New Jersey say they are done with "acrobatic jet teams" after a short-notice cancellation by the Navy's Blue Angels reportedly cut deeply into the show's bottom line.

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Final Pre-Production Hawker 200 Completes 1st Flight

Latest Aircraft Joins Light Jet Certification Program

The final pre-production Hawker 200 has completed its first flight and will now begin contributing to the certification flight test schedule.

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United Continental, Delta Hike International Baggage Fee$

Slight Discount For Delta Online Check-In Also Dumped

Two of the nation's largest airlines are charging more for a second bag on a trans-Atlantic flight. United Continental and Delta moved in lock-step to boost second bag fees on those flights.

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TACA Fined for Violating DOT Price Advertising Rules

Airfare Searches Online Did Not Include Taxes And Fees

The DOT has assessed a civil penalty against TACA International Airlines for violating the Department’s rules prohibiting deceptive advertising of airfares.  The company was assessed a $55,000 civil penalty.

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Transport Canada Certifies Bombardier's Global Vision Flight Deck

First To Feature Synthetic Vision On HUD

Transport Canada has certified Bombardier's Global Vision flight deck, with FAA and EASA approvals expected to come later this year.

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Latin-American Country To Acquire Elbit Hermes 900 UAS

Selection Follows Initial Order The Aircraft By The Israeli Defense Forces

A contract with an unnamed Latin American country has been awarded to Elbit Systems to supply that country with the Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The project, announced over the weekend, is reportedly not in an amount that is material to Elbit Systems.

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Space, Aviation Heroes To Share Their Adventures With Idaho Kids

Panel To Discuss Flight At Caldwell Industrial Airport June 24th

A veritable "Who’s Who" of aviation’s finest will be on hand at Caldwell Industrial Airport in Caldwell, ID, on June 24th to deliver an exciting presentation to local young people.

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Aero-TV: Lexavia EVS -- Enhanced Vision With Options

They Can Help You See What You (Normally) Can't!

It's darned hard to put one's finger on what is one of THE most welcome new technologies we've had the chance to add to our cockpits over the past decade... but Enhanced Vision Systems certainly have to be considered. The ability to SEE what would normally not be seen in a number of conditions and configurations is a no-brainer... it makes for safer, more knowledgeable flight and the value of such a capability can not be easily estimated.

Aero-TV: Lexavia EVS -- Enhanced Vision With Options

EVS Can Help You See What You (Normally) Can't!

It's darned hard to put one's finger on what is one of THE most welcome new technologies we've had the chance to add to our cockpits over the past decade... but Enhanced Vision Systems certainly have to be considered. The ability to SEE what would normally not be seen in a number of conditions and configurations is a no-brainer... it makes for safer, more knowledgeable flight and the value of such a capability can not be easily estimated.

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IATA Calls for Unity, Leadership And Innovation In Singapore

Bisignani: Sustainable Profitability Remains Elusive

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the global aviation industry to build a platform for a sustainable future based on renewed leadership, continuous innovation, and a united stand in addressing challenges and finding solutions.

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IATA: Airline Industry 2011 Profit Outlook Slashed To $4 Billion

High Oil Prices, Natural Disasters, Political Unrest Take Their Toll

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has further downgraded its 2011 airline industry profit forecast to $4 billion. This would be a 54% fall compared with the $8.6 billion profit forecast in March and a 78% drop compared with the $18 billion net profit (revised from $16 billion) recorded in 2010.

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'Home-Built' Danish Rocket Makes Successful Unmanned Flight

Co-Designer Still Hopes To Fly The Single-Person Suborbital Spacecraft

After three years in development and one unsuccessful launch attempt, a rocket built by two Danish inventors has made a successful unmanned test flight.

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Boeing Announces Workforce Reductions In Space Exploration Division

Over 500 Get Layoff Notices As Shuttle Program Winds Down

Boeing on Friday issued 60-day advance layoff notices to approximately 510 employees in its Space Exploration division, resulting primarily from the planned completion of the Space Shuttle program.

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From F-86 To F-22, NASA Presents One Test Pilot's Story

Tigers, Spiders, And Raptors ... Oh, My!

On Tuesday, June 7, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, Alfred "Paul" Metz will present "Tigers, Spiders and Raptors: One Test Pilot's Story," at 1400 EDT in the Reid Conference Center.

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Eclipse Sells Out Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS) Upgrade

Over 100 Owners, Operators Have Put Down Non-Refundable Deposits

Eclipse Aerospace said Monday it has "sold out" of slots in its Avio IFMS completion program. Over 100 customers have placed firm, non-refundable deposits to participate in the program, which is now sold out through March of 2012.

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Connecticut Takes Step Towards New Airport Authority

State Senate Passes Legislation, Still Pending In House

The Connecticut State Senate has passed a bill to create a new quasi-public airport authority to oversee Bradley International, as well as the state's GA airports.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.07.11)

“After a decade of crises and shocks, airlines today are safer, stronger, leaner, and greener. But sustainable profitability remains elusive.” Source: IATA Director General and CEO Giovanni Bisignani.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.07.11)

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

HAPS is dedicated to preserving Hawaii's aviation heritage by researching and recording the aviation history of the Hawaiian islands. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.07.11): ETOPS Significant System

An airplane system, including the propulsion system, the failure or malfunctioning of which could adversely affect the safety of an ETOPS flight, or the continued safe flight and landing of an airplane during an ETOPS diversion.

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