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March 08, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.08.11

It's over - EADS congratulates Boeing.
EAA's claims about Young Eagles spark debate.
And Australia may want more C-17s.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.08.11

It's over - EADS congratulates Boeing.
EAA's claims about Young Eagles spark debate.
And Australia may want more C-17s.


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ANN Special Feature: Tom Poberezny on EAA Young Eagles - 03.08.11

Experimental Aircraft Association Chairman Tom Poberezny discusses the results of a data-matching study done with the FAA which shows kids who participate in the Young Eagles program are much more

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Babbitt To Speak At Training Reform Symposium

FAA Administrator Will Address Training Challenges

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently announced that FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt will deliver a keynote speech during the Pilot Training Reform Symposium in Atlanta.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 03.08.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.08.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.08.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Tom Poberezny on EAA Young Eagles - 03.08.11 (ANN Special Report, with Experimental Aircraft Association Chairman Tom Poberezny)

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Air Force Accepts Delivery Of Last Predator

More Than 800 People On Hand For The Delivery Ceremony

The U.S. Air Force accepted MQ-1 Predator tail number 268, the last manufactured for the service, in a ceremony Thursday at General Atomics' Gray Butte Aeronautical Systems' Flight Ops Facility.

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Eurocopter Introduces Evolution Versions Of Four Helicopters

Updated Aircraft Will Carry 'e' Designation

A comprehensive evolution of Eurocopter’s helicopter product line was announced at the Heli-Expo 2011 exposition in Orlando, Florida.

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2011 National General Aviation Award Winners Named

FAA Recognizes Aviation Professionals For Contributions In Their Fields

In each of the past 48 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the FAA have recognized a small group of aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and safety for their contributions to aviation, education, and flight safety.

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Cobham HeliSAS Earns FAA Certification

STC Granted For Three Bell Platforms, Others Pending

HeliSAS, Cobham’s Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System, has been granted an STC by the FAA on Bell 206B, 206L, and 407 helicopters. By reducing pilot workload and increasing aircraft stability, HeliSAS sets a new standard in helicopter safety.

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American Eurocopter AS350 FFS FAA Level B Certified

Technologically Advanced AS350 Simulator Also Gets NVG Training Certification

The FAA has granted American Eurocopter's AS350 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) Level B and NVG training certification, continuing the company’s enhancement of its training capabilities in support of its helicopter operators’ efforts to improve flight safety.

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Bell Helicopter Announces 13 Orders First Day Of Heli-Expo

Bell Helicopter Announces 13 Orders First Day Of Heli-Expo

Bell Helicopter announced Monday that it received 13 orders on the first day of Heli-Expo 2011 in Orlando, FL.  Deliveries are expected in 2011 and 2012.

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Garmin: G500H Project For Robinson R44 Helicopter Underway

STC Will Cover All R44 Models

Garmin announced Sunday that it has initiated work on a project to obtain an STC for installation of the Garmin G500H glass cockpit in the Robinson R44 helicopter.

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Enstrom Begins Production For Royal Thai Army Aircraft

First Three Of 16 480Bs Completed

The first three of a contracted sixteen 480B advanced turbine training helicopters for the Royal Thai Army have been completed at the Enstrom factory.

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Airbus Military Completes A400M Full Scale Fatigue Tests For EASA Certification

The Test Airframe Has Successfully Completed The Number Of Required Simulated Flight-Cycles

Airbus Military has successfully completed the number of required simulated flight-cycles on a full scale test airframe to achieve civil type certification of the A400M by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Buy A Pilatus, Get An iPad

Pilatus Launches iPad Delivery Program For The PC-12 NG

Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd., manufacturer of the PC-12 NG, is reinventing the aircraft delivery and ownership experience with the launch of its new iPad delivery program. Pilatus is the world’s first aircraft manufacturer to offer such a program to its customers.

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Rolls-Royce Forecasts Steady Global Demand For Turbine Helicopters

Expects That 16,900 New Turbine Helicopters Will Be Delivered During Next Ten Years

A  long-term growth forecast released Sunday by Rolls-Royce at HAI shows the company expects growth in demand for new turbine helicopters. Over the ten-year period beginning 2011, total helicopter deliveries are predicted to be more than 16,900 units.

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Classic Aero-TV: Lawrence Bell's 47H -- The Original Businessman's Helicopter

An Attempt To Redefine The Business Rotorcraft

Preserving history is a tough gig... especially bits and pieces of it that comprise a fairly small part of it all. Such is the ultra-dedicated mission of the Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the legacy of the man that created one of the iconic helicopter companies of the century.

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Classic Aero-TV: John Snider's Mosquito -- An Affordable Single-Seat Helicopter

Affordable, Experimental Helos Make A Comeback

ANN's Paul Plack had a ball at last month's popular Rotorcraft Association annual convention and Fly-In in Mentone, In. While there was plenty to see and experience, Paul was particularly impressed with the demo flying of John Snider, the owner of Personal Rotorcraft, LLC and a distributor for the Mosquito kit helicopter line. John's stunning Mosquito XE put on quite a show and few folks who saw him fly will be able to forget his aggressive demos of the machine at Oshkosh and Mentone.

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Eurocopter Unveils New T2 helicopter, An Enhanced EC145

More Powerful Engines, A Fenestron Tail Rotor, New Avionics And Mission Capabilities Upgrades

The newest member of Eurocopter’s helicopter family was formally launched Sunday with the unveiling of its EC145 T2 – an evolved version of the popular twin-engine EC145.

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FAA Approves Category A Certification For S-92A

New All-Weather Software Also Certified To Enhance SAR Capabilities

Sikorsky said Monday that the FAA has approved the expansion of the S-92A helicopter’s operating envelope to execute Category A vertical takeoffs and landings from ground-level helipads.

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AgustaWestland Exhibits The New AW169 At Heli-Expo 2011

First Flight Scheduled In 2012

AgustaWestland is exhibiting the AW169 helicopter at Heli-Expo 2011 for the first time. Unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow in July 2010, the AW169 program is progressing as planned with the first flight scheduled in 2012.

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Bell Helicopter Launches Two New Aircraft Based On The 407 Platform

Bell 407GX For Civilian Market, And The Paramilitary 407AH

Bell Helicopter introduced two new variants of its 407 platform Sunday; the civilian 407GX and the paramilitary 407AH.

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EADS North America Will Not Protest USAF Tanker Selection

Said Air Force Ran The Competition Within The Outlined Rules

EADS North America announced late Friday that it will not protest the U.S. Air Force's selection of the Boeing offering in the competition to replace the service's aging fleet of KC-135 aerial refueling tankers.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.08.11)

"We will not take any action that could further delay the already overdue replacement of the Air Force's aging tanker fleet." Source: EADS North America Chairman Ralph D. Crosby, Jr.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.08.11): Off-Route Vector

A vector by ATC which takes an aircraft off a previously assigned route. Altitudes assigned by ATC during such vectors provide required obstacle clearance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.08.11)

Naval Helicopter Historical Society

The Naval Helicopter Historical Society was organized to gather, preserve and display the legacy of Naval Helicopter Aviation to include past, present and future helicopter operations in the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

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