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June 03, 2011

Northeast Florida Regional Airport To Host 'Destination…Bahamas'

Informational Event For Those Planning A Trip Down Island

Pilots in northeast Florida who may be planning a trip to the Bahamas can get some good information Saturday at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, which is hosting “Destination...Bahamas” on June 4, 2011 from 10000 – 1400 EDT.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.03.11

The FAA released a legal interpretation which finds that directing a laser beam into an aircraft cockpit could interfere with a flight crew performing its duties while operating an aircraft...

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CFO Peter Hunt Leaving Pinnacle Airlines

Takes Nearly Identical Job With Virgin America

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. said Thursday that Vice President and CFO Peter D. Hunt is leaving the company to become Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Virgin America Airlines in San Francisco. His last day at Pinnacle will be June 15.

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Ukraine Certifies G150

Aircraft Can Now Be Registered In That East European Country

the Ukraine State Aviation Administration has issues a type certificate Validation (TCV) to Gulfstream for its G150 aircraft from . The move allows operators to register the business jet in the Eastern European country.

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FAA Supersedes Bell 212 Rotor Hub Fitting AD

Comments On New AD Due By June 6

The FAA announced in April that it is superseding an existing emergency airworthiness directive (EAD) for the Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) Model 212 helicopters with a certain main rotor hub inboard strap fitting (fitting) installed. The period for public comment on the AD is about to close.

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NAS Brunswick Marks End To Service

Closed By BRAC After 68 Years, Ready For Civilian Use

Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB) in Maine held its disestablishment ceremony May 31, ending 68 years of service to the Navy.

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Bombardier: Efficiency, Quality Combined In Manufacture Of CSeries Aircraft

Robotics Is The Key To Predictable Repeatability

Bombardier said Tuesday that it expects to achieve predictable repeatability and enhanced quality while preventing ergonomic issues on the production line for the CSeries aircraft by using six 12-ton robots in the assembly of the cockpit and fuselage of the jetliner.

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Airbus Delivers 100th Airbus Aircraft To British Airways

One of Europe's largest Airbus Single Aisle fleets

The recent delivery of an A320 aircraft to British Airways means the airline has acquired 100 or more aircraft from every member of Airbus' single aisle aircraft family.

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Qantas Jet Grounded By Rats

Five Of The Rodents Found In The Main Cabin Just Before Passengers Boarded

A Qantas Boeing 767 was grounded Tuesday when flight attendants discovered five rats in the cabin just before the passengers were allowed to board.

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Airbus Delivers 50th A320 Assembled In China

Juneyao Airlines Keeps Growing With Airbus’ Single-Aisle Jets

Less than two years after Airbus delivered the first A320 Family aircraft assembled by the Final Assembly Line in China (FALC), the aircraft manufacturer celebrated the hand-over of its 50th aircraft assembled by FALC at the Airbus (Tianjin) Delivery Center to Chinese customer, Juneyao Airlines.

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NASA Selects KinetX For OSIRIS-REx Mission Design, Navigation Support

Flight Will Be First To Return Asteroid Samples To Earth

Starting later this year, KinetX will begin participating in the development of the OSIRIS-REx mission and navigation systems that will be implemented and tested by the 2016 launch. After launch, KinetX personnel will perform mission design and navigation operations.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2011-11-05

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F; Model MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F Airplanes

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AD: Sikorsky

AD NUMBER: 2011-12-03

MANUFACTURER: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A Helicopters  

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Klyde Morris (06.03.11)

Klyde Makes A Deal...


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Classic Aero-TV: GA's Power CEOs Talk About The Future of GA Fuel (Pt 2)

Lycoming's Kraft and TCM's Ross Present United Front To Solve GA Fuel Issues -- Part II

ANN E-I-C Note: It's become one of the most requested links from Aero-TV 2010... so here again is Part 2 of our August two-parter featuring Lycoming Boss Michael Kraft and TCM CEO Rhett Ross... enjoy!

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A Century Of Cessnas

Company Honors 100th Anniversary Of Clyde V. Cessna's Pursuit Of Flight

It was a century ago that Clyde V. Cessna learned to fly, and built his first airplane. "It's a source of pride for all Cessnans to know we are carrying the torch for a company started by a man with such a pioneering and tenacious spirit," said Dave Brant, senior vice president, Product Engineering.

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Aero-Commentary: Failure Was An Intention

“…But… It’s Time To Go”

In the early hours of the first day of June, 2011 the Space Shuttle Endeavour landed and rolled to a stop at the Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center. Its mission was a complete and total success which her crew and the entire NASA Shuttle and ISS team executed flawlessly.

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Mediation Board: Delta FAs' Election Merits Investigation

Board Orders On-Site Investigation Based On Charges Of Management Misconduct

The National Mediation Board has agreed with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) that substantive evidence exists that Delta Air Lines interfered with a representation election of Delta Flight Attendants last year. AFA had filed charges of interference on behalf of Delta Flight Attendants.

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Additional EASA STCs Announced For Aspen

Evolution Authorized For European-Registered Beech Bonanzas Pilatus PC-6 Aircraft

Aspen Avionics announced the approval of two additional EASA STCs for the Evolution Primary Flight Display (PFD) system Tuesday, one for the Beechcraft Bonanza 33, 35, and 36 series aircraft and one for the Pilatus PC-6.

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ATA Commends U.S. DOT For Thorough Review Of Data Collection

Urges Improved And More Timely Data Gathering, Distribution

The ATA has commended the U.S. DOT and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for withdrawing a proposed rule on airline data collection that would have added additional costs and complexity to airlines while providing little value for the government or traveling public.

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CCAGW Supports President’s Veto Threat Over F136 Engine Language

House Version Of Defense Authorization Bill Continues Funding For Alternate Engine Under Certain Conditions

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) expressed its support Wednesday for President Obama’s threat to veto the fiscal year (FY) 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) over language that would keep the door open for future funding of the F136 alternate engine program.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.03.11)

"One hundred years ago, Clyde Cessna taught himself to fly just eight years after the Wright brothers flew." Source: Dave Brant, Cessna senior vice president, Product Engineering.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.03.11): Airframe

The fuselage, booms, nacelles, cowlings, fairings, airfoil surfaces and landing gear of an aircraft and their accessories and controls.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.03.11)

Air Medical Physician Association

The Air Medical Physician Association is the largest professional organization of physicians dedicated to rotor wing (helicopter), fixed wing (airplane) and critical care ground transport.

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