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May 06, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.07.12

Hawker Beechcraft files for Bankruptcy..

American’s unions won’t give up – they want a merger …

Sharing the skies with unmanned vehicl

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Boeing Files Patent On Supersonic Airliner

Sonic Cruiser Project Has Been On The Back Burner For Years

Before Boeing dreamed up the Dreamliner, it was working on a supersonic airliner it called the Sonic Cruiser ... even to the point of beginning construction on a prototype in 2007. After the company focused so much time and so many resources on the 787, many thought the program had faded away.

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St. Cloud State University To Discontinue Aviation Program

RAA Says Industry Timing For Decision Is Not Optimal

The aviation industry is forecast to see an increase in demand for pilots and aviation workers in the coming years, which just makes a decision by St. Cloud State University in Minnesota harder to swallow. And as government-mandated retirements and stricter regulations means aviation workers and pilots fall into short supply, the college’s decision to end its aviation program puts it at odds with an industry desperately needing employees.

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Weight Of 747-8 Still An Issue For Lufthansa

Airliner Will Operate Type Without Restriction

Boeing’s new 747-8 is still just a tad overweight ... by several tons ... but that will not cause any restriction on its use by Lufthansa.

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Red Steel Jet Team's Inaugural Air Show Performance A Success

First Flight At Dyess Big Country Airfest This Past Weekend Creates Anticipation For Next Show

The Red Steel Jet Team’s first air show performance at Dyess Big Country Airfest at Dyess AFB in Abeline TX, this past weekend was judged to be a huge success for the team. The Red Steel Jet Team’s 3 L-39’s were flown by pilots Douglas Gilliss, Orestes Lorenzo and Zach ‘Z’ McNeill.

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Dreamliner Makes Norwegian Debut In Oslo

Visit Part Of Boeing's Dream Tour For The New Airplane

Norway got its first look at Boeing's new Dreamliner Wednesday, making Oslo the latest destination on its global Dream Tour. Over the next three days, guests and media invited by Boeing's airline customer Norwegian will get a chance to see first-hand the Dream Tour 787 outfitted with the Dreamliner's special cabin features.

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Swiss Pilots Fly Gripen E/F Test Aircraft In Sweden

Saab Says Test Program Is Proceeding 'According To Plan'

A team of test pilots and flight test engineers from the Swiss Air Force and the Swiss federal defence procurement agency, Armasuisse, visited Saab in Linköping in Sweden to perform test flights with the Gripen E/F test aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.06.12): Area Forecast Discussion

Area Forecast Discussion A National Weather Service product, the AFD is intended to provide a well-reasoned discussion of the meteorological thinking which went into the preparation of the Zone Forecast Product. The forecaster will try to focus on the most particular challenges of the forecast. The text will be written in plain language or in proper contractions. At the end of the discussion, there will be a list of all advisories, non-convective watches, and non-convective warnings. The term non-convective refers to weather that is not caused by thunderstorms. An intermediate Area Forecast Discussion will be issued when either significant forecast updates are being made or if interesting weather is expected to occur.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.06.12)

Aero Linx: Air Charity Network The Air Charity Network (ACN) is comprised of independent member organizations identified by specific geographical service areas -- Airlift Hope NC-TN, Angel Flight Central, Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic, Angel Flight Northeast, Angel FlightTM Southeast, Angel Flight West and Mercy FlightTM Southeast coordinate volunteer pilot missions in the continental United States as well as Alaska and Hawaii. Mercy Medical Airlift, coordinates free airline tickets for missions over 600 miles and negotiates low cost air ambulance service for individuals and families, who are in need of this special service.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.06.12)

"The need now for skilled aviation professionals and young people to get into aviation at any level is greater now than it's ever been. The opportunity is greater now than it's ever been." Source: Roger Cohen, of the Regional Airline Association, reacting to news of the upcoming closure of the aviation program at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. The aviation industry is forecast to see an increase in demand for pilots and aviation workers in the coming years... 

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AD NUMBER: 2012-09-03

PRODUCT: All Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model SAAB 2000 airplanes.

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AD: Airbus A300 Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-09-02

PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, B2K-3C, B2-203, B4-2C, B4-103, and B4-203 airplanes.

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