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July 19, 2013

ERAU Announces First Ph.D. Graduates

Degree Programs Launched In 2010

In an Embry-Riddle milestone, the first students have completed the research-based Ph.D. degree programs the university launched in 2010 – Jaime Rubio Hervas with a Ph.D. in engineering physics and Robert "Buck" Joslin with a Ph.D. in aviation.

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NASA Announces Effort To Form New Partnerships With Private Space Industry

Program Intended To Help Companies Accelerate Space Development

NASA officials Wednesday released a synopsis requesting information from U.S. private enterprises interested in pursuing unfunded partnerships. The aim is to advance the development of commercial space products and services.

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WingX Pro7 Version 7.0 Delivers Advanced Weather From Baron Services

Enhances IFR Situational Awareness And Adds Pitot-Static Support

Hilton Software LLC has rolled out the latest version of WingX Pro7. Version 7.0 delivers the ability to graphically visualize both real-time and predictive weather information from Baron Services in a highly customizable interactive map.

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Sporty's Releases The AirVenture 2013 App

Third Year For The Free Smartphone Guide To Oshkosh

Sporty’s 2013 EAA AirVenture app is now available for download – and it’s free. This useful app – now in its third year – has been continually enhanced with user feedback to make it a must-have for anyone attending EAA AirVenture.

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Beechcraft Appoints Jim Grant As Senior Vice President, Military Programs

Responsible For New Business In Company's Military Division

Beechcraft Corporation has announced the appointment of Jim Grant as senior vice president of Military Programs. In this role, Grant is responsible for the new business initiatives of the company’s three military organizations – Trainer/Attack, Special Mission and Global Mission Support.

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United Airlines First To Install Split Scimitar Winglets

New Winglets Estimated To Improve Fuel Efficiency By Approximately Two Percent For Airline's Next Generation Boeing 737 Fleet

A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft retrofitted with the new Split Scimitar Winglet took its maiden test flight Tuesday in Everett, WA. This advanced winglet improves on the existing blended winglets United currently has on its next generation 737 fleet.

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Macquarie Group Launches Helicopter Leasing Business

Will Focus On Oil And Gas, Medical Transport, SAR, And VIP Services

Macquarie Group has announced the launch of Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, a helicopter operating leasing business that will focus on the what the company says it the growing, worldwide demand for commercial helicopters servicing offshore oil and gas, medical transport, search and rescue, and the executive transport markets.

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Certified Audio Panel With Integrated Com Radio Introduced

PS Engineering Says PAR200 Is First Such Device To Be Certified By The FAA

An FAA certified VHF com radio with a fully integrated audio panel has been introduced by PS Engineering, which says it is the first such device to be available on the market. The PAR200 system combines an audio control panel, high fidelity 4-place stereo intercom with IntelliVox, Bluetooth connectivity, and a remote mounted EASA/FAA Certified Trig Avionics VHF aviation communications transceiver.

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Curiosity Mars Rover Passes Kilometer Of Driving

Rover Is On A Multi-Month Trek To A Nearby Martian Mountain

The latest drive by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover brought the total distance that the rover has driven on Mars to more than 1 kilometer, or about 0.62 mile. The drive covered about 38 meters and brought the mission's odometry to about 1.029 kilometers, or 3,376 feet. The drive was completed in the early afternoon of the rover's 335th Martian day, or sol, of work on Mars (July 17).

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Lark Of Duluth Replica Down In Lake Superior

Pilot Uninjured In Tuesday Morning Accident

The pilot of a replica of the Lark of Duluth, an early Benoist XVI seaplane, made what was describes as a "hard landing" in the water near Sky Harbor Airport (KDYT) in Duluth, MN.

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PRODUCT: Certain The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes.

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AD: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes

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PRODUCT: Certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-6/B2-H4 airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.19.13

Administrator Huerta Says NextGen is On Track…

The A350 XWB Passes Initial Flight Tests…

Piper to Deliver Its 800th Mirage

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Airborne 07.19.13: Small Airplane Revitalization, EAA's Next Prez Search, Aerial Trespass?

Also: ANN Announces 'AeroSports!' Book, ERAU ATP Students Get Advantage, A350 Flying Serious Hours, American Champion SAIB

In one of the few GA-positive stories to come out of Washington, DC, the House of Representatives passed the Small Airplane Revitalization Act, a bill sponsored by Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, which would revitalize America's general aviation industry by updating outdated certification regulations. There will be no announcement of a new president for EAA at AirVenture this year, because the organization has not yet initiated a search for a new leader. A well known National Geographic photographer has been arrested for "trespassing in the air." George Steinmetz of Glen Ridge, NJ, while working on an assignment for National Geographic, was oper

Huerta Defends NextGen Progress To House Aviation Subcommittee

'We Are Delivering The Objectives As Promised,' FAA Chief Says

FAA administrator Michael Huerta told the House Aviation Subcommittee that the agency is "delivering the objectives of NextGen as promised" during a hearing held Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

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Piper To Deliver 800th Single-Engine Mirage At Oshkosh

Milestone Airplane Going To Muncie Aviation In Indiana

Piper Aircraft Inc. will deliver the company's milestone 800th M-Class single-engine pressurized Piper Mirage to Muncie Aviation Company at AirVenture in Oshkosh. Muncie Aviation is Piper's dealer for new aircraft, serving Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and southern Illinois.

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Klyde Morris 07.19.13

Think Of It Like A User Fee, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Gulfstream G280 Certified For China And Canada

Authorizations Streamline Registration Process For The New Aircraft

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently earned type certificate validation from the civil aviation authorities in China and Canada for the Gulfstream G280. The validations officially recognize that the G280 is compliant with airworthiness and environmental requirements in each country. Securing a validation is one of the last steps required for an aircraft to be registered in a particular country.

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Washington Appeals Court Upholds Long Island Helicopter Routes

Local Officials Will Push For Additional Restrictions In Other Areas

A U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has upheld a ruling that allows the FAA to set certain corridors for helicopter flights along the north shore of Long Island Sound.

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Heathrow Submits Plans For Third Runway

Three Options Presented To The Airports Commission

Officials at Heathrow Airport have submitted three options for a third runway to the U.K. Airports Commission they say will increase capacity and reduce noise at the London airport. The proposals would cost between $21 and $27 billion, which airport representatives say is less than any competing proposal for a new hub airport outside the city.

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Aviation Programs To Continue At Auburn University

University Officials Respond To Concerns From Students, Alumni

Auburn University will not be dropping its professional flight management degree program, according to Provost Timothy Boosinger.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.19.13)

"Last year Congress reauthorized the FAA for four years and laid out a vision with bipartisan consensus to address the future needs of our aviation system. These needs have not gone away. Yet under the sequester and the current climate of fiscal uncertainty, the FAA needs to make sizeable budget cuts that affect our operations, NextGen, and our future." Source: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in testimony before the House Aviation Subcommittee Wednesday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.19.13): Descent Speed Adjustments

Speed deceleration calculations made to determine an accurate VTA. These calculations start at the transition point and use arrival speed segments to the vertex.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.19.13)

United States Pilots Association

The United States Pilots Association (USPA) is a "grassroots" organization of general aviation pilots, dedicated to protecting General Aviation in the United States.

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