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August 28, 2012

High Demand Projected For Aviation Personnel In Asia-Pacific

Region Leads Global Need For Commercial Airline Pilots, Technicians, According To Boeing Study

The Asia Pacific region will require hundreds of thousands of new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years to support airline fleet modernization and the rapid growth of air travel, according to the 2012 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook.

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FedEx Express To Receive NBAA's Ueltschi Humanitarian Award

Leading Sponsor For ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital

The NBAA announced Monday that FedEx Express, a division of FedEx Corp., and its founder, Frederick W. Smith, will be honored with the 2012 Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award, which recognizes the use of aviation for humanitarian purposes.

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Five Fatally Injured In CA Accident Saturday

Airplane Went Down Just After Takeoff From Lake Tahoe Airport

The owner of a Fresno, CA, trucking company, his wife and daughter, and two family friends were reportedly fatally injured Saturday night when the airplane they were aboard went down just after takeoff from South Lake Tahoe airport.

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FAA Selects Harris Corporation As Voice System Provider

Five Year Base Contract With Five Two-Year Options

The FAA has selected Harris Corp. of Melborne, FL, to support an essential element of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).  The NextGen-enabling program is called the National Airspace System (NAS) Voice System (NVS).

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UTAir Selects CFM56-5B Engine To Power New A321 Aircraft

Order Valued At $420 Million At List Price

UTAir Aviation (UTAir) has selected CFM International’s CFM56-5B engine to power its new fleet of 20 Airbus A321 aircraft. The engine order is valued at $420 million U.S. at list price and the airline is scheduled to begin taking delivery in 2013. The aircraft order was announced at the Farnborough Air Show in July of this year.

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Airbus And China Make A Push For Alternative Fuels

Speeding Up The Commercialization And Production Of Alternative Aviation Fuel

Airbus and one of the world’s leading academic institutions, Tsinghua University have formed a partnership to complete a sustainability analysis of Chinese feedstocks, and to evaluate how best to support the development of a value chain to speed up the commercialization of aviation bio-fuels.

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Glider down In Dansville, NY. One Fatally Injured

Pilot Was A Member Of The Fingerlakes Soaring Club

The pilot of a glider was fatally injured Saturday when the aircraft he was flying went down in an area well known for soaring activities.

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Pro-Obama Banner Needed Proofreading

Towed Banner With 'Typo' Flown Over Republican Rally In Ohio

The group that paid to have a banner flown over a Republican Rally over Powell, Ohio over the weekend may want to get its money back ... or at least a discount ... after a misspelled word was included in the message.

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NASA Selects Space Station Integration Services Provider

Two-Year Contract With Two-Year Option Goes To Small Business

NASA has selected Barrios Technology Ltd. of Houston, TX, to provide mission and program integration services for the International Space Station Program at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The two-year base contract is a small business set aside. It begins Oct. 1 and extends through Sept. 30, 2014.

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Swedish Government Looks At Next Generation Gripen

As Many As 60 Of The Aircraft May Be Acquired

The government of Sweden recently announced that it is in negotiations with Saab for the procurement of the next generation Gripen. In a news release, Saab indicates that Sweden will acquire some 40-60 of the next generation fighter jets from their domestic manufacturer. The procurement was announced by the Swedish government in a separate news release.

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AD NUMBER: 2012-16-13

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.28.12

The NTSB Issues Its Probable Cause in the Galloping Ghost Accident

The FAA Plans A Working Group to Study Usage of Electronic Devices in Flight

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Airborne 08.28.12: NTSB's Reno Report, FareWell To Neil Armstrong, Fast Cessnas

Also: HBC Bonus battle, Lee Bottom Needs YOUR Support, PPC Pioneers Lost, ForeFlight, A-7C Corsair Found In Ocean

The NTSB has published Probable Cause report on the tragic accident that took the life of Air racing Legend, Jimmy Leeward and 10 spectators at Reno 2011. No one has been able to look up at the moon in quite the same way after the events of July 20th, 1969. The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, passed away Saturday afternoon as a result of complications following recent coronary surgery at the age of 82.... with as firm a place in history as any man. The bankruptcy judge overseeing the Hawker Beechcraft court case has denied plans to award bonuses of $5.3 million  for 8 top HBC executives. Judge Stuart Berstein says HBC so called Key Employee Incent

Airborne 08.28.12: NTSB's Reno Report, FareWell To Neil Armstrong, Fast Cessnas

Also: HBC Bonus Battle, Lee Bottom Needs YOUR Support, PPC Pioneers Lost, ForeFlight, A-7C Corsair Found In Ocean

The NTSB has published Probable Cause report on the tragic accident that took the life of Air racing Legend, Jimmy Leeward and 10 spectators at Reno 2011. No one has been able to look up at the moon in quite the same way after the events of July 20th, 1969. The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, passed away Saturday afternoon as a result of complications following recent coronary surgery at the age of 82.... with as firm a place in history as any man. The bankruptcy judge overseeing the Hawker Beechcraft court case has denied pl

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FAA Plans Industry Working Group To Study Portable Electronics Usage

Panel To Include Representatives From Government, Industry

Given the widespread consumer use of portable electronic devices (PEDs), the FAA is forming a government-industry group to study the current PED policies and procedures aircraft operators use to determine when these devices can be used safely during flight.

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Tupelo City Council Rejects AIP Grant

Body Had A History Of Quick Approval Of FAA Monies

The Tupelo, MS, City Council last week decided not to accept a $1.85 million AIP grant from the FAA, saying the request for a local match came without warning and that it would mostly benefit a local company leasing property at Tupelo Regional Airport.

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NBAA Salutes American Hero Neil Armstrong

Famous Astronaut Also A Long-Time BizAv Pilot Who Set Five World Records

The NBAA on Monday hailed the legacy of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died Saturday of complications from heart surgery. “Neil Armstrong inspired generations of people to reach for their dreams, and all of us in the aerospace community have been inspired by his example,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

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Judge: No Bonuses For HBC Execs

Eight Company Officials Had Been In Line For $5.3 Million

The judge handling the bankruptcy case of Hawker Beechcraft ruled last week that it would be inappropriate to pay $5.3 million in bonuses to eight executives, essentially rewarding them for staying in their jobs.

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Fighter Jets Protect Skies During Republican Convention

NORAD Aircraft Will Enforce TFRs Over Tampa

Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region fighters are protecting the skies during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. Air Force fighter jets will be on alert during the convention, which runs from Aug. 28 through Aug. 30, enforcing the FAA's temporary flight restriction zone.

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USS Hornet Statement On The Passing Of Neil Armstrong

Aircraft Carrier, Now A Museum, Was The Primary Apollo 11 Recovery Ship

In a prepared statement, the staff and volunteers of the USS Hornet Museum said they were saddened to learn of the passing of Neil Armstrong. "We offer our deepest condolences to his family and the communities he served so well."

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Boeing Extends Contracts For Wheel Wells With Avcorp

Company Projects $80 Million In Revenue From The Deal

Canadian aviation manufacturer Avcorp has signed a five-year contract extension with Boeing to provide the wheel well for the Next-Generation 737 as well as assemblies and components that support the Next-Generation 737, 747-8, 767, and 777.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.28.12)

"If you want to go out and fly fast and try to win, that's one thing. If you're modifying an aircraft without fully understanding how the modifications can affect the aerodynamics, you're playing Russian roulette." Source: NTSB Member Robert Sumwalt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.28.12): Ferry Flight

A flight for the purpose of returning an aircraft to base, delivering an aircraft from one location to another, or moving an aircraft to and from a maintenance base.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.28.12)

Internaional Air Sports Federation (FIA)

An international, non-profit, non-governmental organization, the FAI's main aim is the development throughout the world of sport aviation and astronautical activities.

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