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March 20, 2012

FAA To Increase Efficiency, Reduce Aircraft Emission In NoCal Airspace

Initiative Is Part Of NextGen Program

Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and aviation partners have kicked off a collaborative effort to make air traffic control more efficient, help airlines improve on-time performance, and reduce emissions generated by aircraft flying into and out of Northern California airports.

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Work Underway At New Italian Pipistrel Factory

First Step Is De-Mining The Area Where Construction Will Take Place

The first ground works at Pipistrel's new facility at Italy's Gorizia Airport, just 15 miles from Pipistrel Headquarters in Slovenia, began on Friday, February 24th, according to the company. The new facility will be built at the Duca d’Aosta airport next to Gorizia.

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Human Remains Found At Site Where Norwegian Plane Went Down

Rescue Effort Moves To Recovery Mode

Five Norwegian military officers are presumed dead following an accident in which the airplane they were in impacted a remote mountain peak in Sweden Thursday. Poor weather and the danger of avalanches had hindered the rescue effort.

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NTSB Prelim Released In Piper Comanche Accident Which Fatally Injured Two

Parts Of The Starboard Wing Were Found Nearly A Mile From The Main Wreckage

The NTSB has released a preliminary report in a February accident which occurred in Albany, TX, in which two people were fatally injured. During a night flight, the pilot reported problems with his attitude indicator during his night VFR flight, but that may have been the least of his problems. Portions of one of the airplane's wing were found about a mile from the location of the main wreckage.

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Eurocopter Announces Three New Bookings For Corporate Use At India Aviation 2012

Aircraft Order Includes AS350 B3e, EC13, EC155

Eurocopter has put its first orders for India for 2012 in the books. All three helicopters are expected to be delivered in corporate configuration before the end of the year.

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Study: Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market Entering Down Cycle

Forecast International Sees New Start Acquisition Programs In Jeopardy

In a new study, “The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft,” Forecast International projects that that 4,384 of these rotorcraft will be produced during the 10-year period from 2012 through 2021. The value of this production, as calculated in constant FY12 U.S. dollars, is $104.1 billion. The study defines a medium/heavy rotorcraft as one having a gross weight of at least 15,000 pounds.

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Cessna 150 Down In Columbia County, OR

Two People On Board The Aircraft Fatally Injured

An accident involving a Cessna 150 in Columbia county, OR last week fatally injured a flight instructor and student pilot.

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Angel Flight Southeast Holds Poker Tournament

Proceeds To Go To The Aviation Charity

Angel Flight Southeast has been coordinating Free Air Transportation for children and adults with medical or compelling humanitarian needs, for over 25 years throughout Florida and the Southeast.

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Sim-Based Trainer Uses Insect Vision Principles To Develop Pilot Skills

INSECT Designed Help Helicopter Pilots Avoid Hazards, Crashes In Obscured Conditions

A simulator-based training system designed to enhance the perceptual skills of helicopter pilots has been developed by Aptima in conjunction with the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). INSECT is an acronym for the Intuitive Navigation System for Effective Collision-avoidance Tactics.

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National Airline Quality Rating To Be Announced April 2

Rating Conducted Annually By Universities In Kansas, Indiana

The results of the 22nd annual national Airline Quality Rating (AQR) will be announced at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, April 2, at a news conference at the National Press Club, Murrow Room, in Washington, D.C.

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Airbus To Participate In Geneva Aviation And Environment Summit

Underlines Sustainable Practices For 'Perfect Flight'

Airbus plans to participate in the sixth Aviation and Environment Summit organized by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) in Geneva March 21-22. As a leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus believes that it can start today to shrink the environmental footprint of an aircraft’s flight to a minimum.

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PRODUCT: All Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D series turbofan engines.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.20.12

A Former Cirrus Investor is now Seeking Bankruptcy Protection From Creditors

The FAA announces plans to clear up and clean up the skies over northern California

And the nation's air

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Aero-TV: A Good Year For Robinson -- Kurt Robinson Looks to the Future

It Was A Bad Year For Airplanes, But A Surprisingly Good Year For Helos... Especially 'Robbies'
 
It was a tough year for most of the airplane business... but the helo biz showed signs of growth and recovery... and Robinson helicopters, most of all. Even more impressive, after fielding their first turbine helicopter, the R66, it looks like RHC has a major hit on its hands. On 23 December 2011, R66 serial number 0100 rolled off Robinson's production line, just one year and two months after the R66 Turbine received FAA certification. The 5-place R66 is Robinson's largest and most powerful helicopter. The idea, conceived more than a decade ago, was to produce a reasonably priced, low maintenance, high performance turbine helicopter that would fill the emergin

Aero-TV: A Good Year For Robinson -- Kurt Robinson Looks to the Future

It Was A Bad Year For Airplanes, But A Surprisingly Good Year For Helos... Especially 'Robbies'

It was a tough year for most of the airplane business... but the helo biz showed signs of growth and recovery... and Robinson helicopters, most of all. Even more impressive, after fielding their first turbine helicopter, the R66, it looks like RHC has a major hit on its hands. On 23 December 2011, R66 serial number 0100 rolled off Robinson's production line, just one year and two months after the R66 Turbine received FAA certification. The 5-place R66 is Robinson's largest and most powerful helicopter. The idea, conceived more than a decade ago, was to

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Sun 'N Fun CEO Issues (Long Over-Due) Memo Concerning Tornado Cleanup

Pays Outstanding Balance On Aircraft Towing, Cleanup After The Storm

In a memo posted on the Sun 'n Fun website, the event president and CEO John "Lites" Leenhouts says that the organization has paid a "substantial" balance remaining following the cleanup of damage which occurred when a tornado hit the event last spring.

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NATCA, FAA Sign Contract Extension

MOU Ties Pay Increases to Government General Schedule

The FAA and NATCA have agreed to an extension of the existing Air Traffic Controllers contract through July 1, 2016. In a news release, NATCA said this contract extension will provide stability for our workforce, ensure continued collaboration to transform the air traffic system through NextGen delivering more on-time and fuel-efficient flights, and continue to provide the safest air transportation system in the world.

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One Republican Congressman In LightSquared Camp

Says Technology Is 'Too Important' To Not Deploy

Mississippi Republican Congressman Alan Nunnelee said in formal comments to the FCC that it should find a solution that would allow LightSquared to proceed with the deployment of its 4G wireless broadband network despite interference problems with GPS.

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Airbus Will Address Wing Rib Feet Cracks By Year's End

Plans Are To Repair All A380 Aircraft By December, 2013

Airbus says it will have settled on a permanent solution to the problem of cracks which have been discovered in the wing rib feet of its A380 superjumbo airliners by the end of the year, and will have all of the affected aircraft repaired by December, 2013.

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Boeing Paid CEO McNerney $18.4 Million In 2011

Figure Is A 34% Boost Over 2010 Compensation

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney received salary and bonuses totaling some $18.4 million in 2011, according to company documents filed Friday. The figure represents a 34 percent increase over his 2010 compensation package.

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Air Canada Pilots End Apparent 'Sick Out'

Labor Actions By Both Sides Squelched By Canadian Government

Air Canada pilots staged what appeared to be a "sick out" over the weekend, causing some flights to be cancelled or delayed. The move came on top of some weather issues and an unrelated fire at the carrier's Toronto hub which also caused problems for the airline.

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Balloon Pilot's Body Located After Weekend Thunderstorm In GA

Had Been Carrying Skydivers When Weather Closed In

The body of the pilot of a hot air balloon which encountered severe weather during a skydiving flight in south Georgia over the weekend has been located. Searchers in a helicopter located the balloon, and directed a ground crew to the location where the body was found.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.20.12)

"This technology is too important to the 260 million Americans looking forward to the affordable access that only LightSquared can provide.” Source: Comments submitted to the FCC from Missouri Republican Congressman Alan Nunnelee.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.20.12): Passive Surveillance Radar System (PASSUR)

A system capable of plotting radar tracks of individual aircraft in flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.20.12)

Ford Trimotor

This web site is a tribute to the Ford Tri-Motor and is dedicated to the visionaries and pioneers who contributed so much to the development of early aviation.

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