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January 21, 2012

EASA Mandates Prompt Detailed Visual Inspections Of The Wings Of 20 A380s

Airplanes Which Have Completed Over 1300 Flights Are Covered By The AD

EASA published an AD on Friday mandating a prompt detailed visual inspection of the wings of 20 Airbus A380. This inspection, which applies to aircraft that have already completed more than 1300 flights, will have to be performed within six weeks of 24 January 2012. Aircraft that have completed more than 1800 flights will have to be inspected within four days of this date.

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White House OMB Reportedly Mulling Closure Of Some Contract Control Towers

Nearly Half Could Be On The Chopping Block If Proposal Adopted

While it's far from a done deal, the White House OMB is reportedly considering closing nearly half of the non-federal control towers in operation in the U.S. A report on the AOPA website indicates that most of the towers affected would be those at GA airports.

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Mass Gathering Of Piper Cubs Will Turn Oshkosh 2012 Into ‘Field Of Yellow'

Piper Cub Owners Invited To Register Online For Aircraft’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

Hundreds of Piper Cubs are expected to turn the flightline at EAA AirVenture 2012 into a “field of yellow” as a part of the week-long celebration of the iconic aircraft’s 75th anniversary. The 60th annual “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” scheduled for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport.

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TSA Responds To LA Times Radiation Story

'Blogger Bob' Says Misinformation Included In News Stories

A Monday story in the Los Angeles Times claims news has "leaked" that the Transportation Security Administration will be conducting new tests to determine whether TSA screeners are being exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. The article has elicited a response on the TSA's official blog.

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Work Underway On $16.4 Million Control Tower At Ft. Lauderdale

Groundbreaking At Executive Airport Attended By Ray LaHood, Michael Huerta

The FAA today broke ground Wednesday for a new $16.4 million, state-of-the-art airport traffic control tower at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The new tower, equipped with the latest radar, communications and weather technology, will enable air traffic controllers to continue to provide the safest, most efficient service to flights at the busy South Florida airport.

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Airbus Increases Aircraft List Prices For 2012

Price Adjustment Average Nearly Four Percent More

Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 3.9 per cent, except for the A320neo Family price which rises by an average of 6.1 per cent. The new pricing is effective from January 1st 2012.

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EADS North America Restructures Leadership

Changes Said To Leverage Experience, Promote Responsibility

EADS North America Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sean O’Keefe Tuesday announced a restructuring of the company’s senior leadership team in order to more fully leverage executive experience, skills and talents as well as increase responsibility and decision making throughout the organization. In addition to individual responsibilities, the senior leadership team will work with the CEO in guiding the company’s growth in the U.S. market.

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NATA Names New Comptroller

Johanna O'Toole Promoted From Directors' Position

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) today announced the promotion of Johanna O'Toole to comptroller. O'Toole, who has been with NATA since 1998, previously served as director, administration & financial services.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.21.12)

“When talking about iconic aircraft that pioneered the GA movement, you need to look no further than the distinctive Piper Cub.” Source: Rod Hightower, EAA President/CEO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.21.12): Primary Structure

Structural components or assemblies that are necessary to sustain design ultimate flight and ground loads.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.21.12)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

AIAA claims to be the shaping, dynamic force in aerospace - The forum for innovation, excellence and global leadership.

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AD: The Boeing Company

AD NUMBER: 2011-25-05

PRODUCT: Boeing Model 767 airplanes

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