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June 02, 2012

Board Appoints New Top Manager At Airbus

Tom Enders Moves Up To CEO At EADS

Fabrice Bregier, who has served as Airbus Chief Operating Officer, has been named by the board of directors as the new president and CEO of Airbus. The 50-year-old Bregier succeeds Tom Enders, who has now taken over as EADS CEO.

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ATC Update Plan Faces Delay

Congressional Deadline Looms In Two Weeks

The FAA’s plan to consolidate hundreds of outdated ATC facilities is still not ready with two weeks to go before the Congressionally-mandated deadline. This could potentially delay the $40 billion program to modernize the United States’ air traffic control system.

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Lufthansa Conducts Inaugural Flight Of World's First Boeing 747-8

'Intercontinental' Flies From Frankfurt To Washington, D.C.

Lufthansa, the launch customer for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, initiated commercial service of the new Jumbo jet Friday along the inaugural route of Frankfurt (FRA) to Washington, D.C.'s Dulles International Airport (IAD).

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NTSB Releases Factual Report In 2011 CA Super King Air Accident

Reports The Airplane Was More Than 600 Pounds Overweight At Takeoff

An NTSB factual report for an accident which occurred in March of 2011 resulting in the fatal injury of four of the five people on board the airplane contains information showing the airplane was about 600 pounds over its maximum approved takeoff weight when it departed Long Beach, CA, airport, and both engines were due for a major overhaul. The pilot was also not observed conducting a pre-flight inspection of the aircraft.

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SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Calls On President Obama To Protect GA

Points Out GA's Role In Creating And Sustaining Jobs, Providing Emergency Services

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has written a letter to President Obama asking the Administration to recognize the critical role that general aviation plays in the economy and in communities throughout South Dakota. Specifically, Governor Daugaard stressed the need to protect the general aviation sector from cumbersome taxes that would hurt the industry and the economy.

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Airventure Cup Race Seeks Sponsorships

Race Route Will Be From Mitchell, SD To West Bend, WI

The Airventure Cup Race announces sponsorship opportunities for the 2012 race, scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 22. Sponsorships are available to anyone wanting to support the race and provide companies excellent visibility within the aviation community.

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Solar Impulse Waiting For Weather Window

Hopes To Continue From Madrid To Morocco Soon

Solar Impulse is still sitting in Madrid, Spain, waiting for a decent weather window to continue its trip across the Straights of Gibraltar to Morocco. The French news service AFP reports that a program spokesman said that will not likely happen until Monday.

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Remotely Piloted Aircraft Testing Field Planned For Hyde County

Multiple Agencies Partnering On Project

The N.C. Department of Transportation, North Carolina State University and other partners are working collaboratively to establish a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) field at Hyde County Airport. Other agencies collaborating on the project include the N.C. Department of Commerce, the aviation science department at Elizabeth City State University, Hyde County government and the N.C. Northeast Economic Development Commission. The RPA airspace is planned to open in 2013.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.02.12)

“My team and I are pleased and honored to taking over the leadership of a company in good shape. Our target for the next five years is to make Airbus even stronger in developing and manufacturing the world’s best aircraft." Source: Fabrice Bregier, newly-appointed president and CEO of Airbus.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.02.12): Outer Area

When associated with Class C airspace, the nonregulatory airspace surrounding designated Class C airspace airports wherein ATC provides radar vectoring and sequencing on a full-time basis for all IFR and participating VFR aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.02.12)

The League of World War I Aviation Historians

The League of World War I Aviation Historians is a non-profit organization whose goals include the accumulation, preservation, and publication of factual data concerning aerial activity of World War I.

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