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July 10, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.11.12

More Orders for Boeing’s 737 Max…

Say Hello to the New Pilot’s Guide to Avionics…

Oshkosh to Honor the Greatest Generation

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LaHood, Huerta Assist In SF Control Tower Groundbreaking

Major Infrastructure Project Could Create Hundreds Of Jobs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta joined federal and local officials Monday in breaking ground for a new, NextGen equipped air traffic control tower at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO).

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Pratt & Whitney, IndiGo Finalize Agreement for 300 PW1100G-JM Engines

Deal Includes Long-Term Maintenance On A320neo Engines

Pratt & Whitney and IndiGo have signed a definitive agreement for PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for 150 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The agreement includes 300 firm PurePower PW1100G-JM engines with additional options and a long-term PureSolution maintenance agreement. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2015.

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Alitalia To Lease Three Embraer E175 Aircraft

Acquisition And Lease Announced By Jetscape

Jetscape announces the acquisition of three (3) new Embraer E175 aircraft delivered on lease to Alitalia, Rome, Italy in June, 2012. Each aircraft has been leased to Alitalia for twelve-years and will be operated by Alitalia’s regional subsidiary Alitalia CityLiner.

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Arkia Israel Airlines Signs For Four A321neo Aircraft

European Planemaker Expands Its Presence In Israel

Israeli airline signed a purchase agreement Monday for four A321neos at the Farnborough International Airshow. This order makes the airline a new Airbus customer and the first airline in Israel to order the A320 neo Family. Engine selection will be announced at a later date.

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Airlines Finding Turboprops More Economical Than Regional Jets

Many Airlines Shifting To More Efficient, Smaller Aircraft On Some Routes

As some smaller and low-cost airlines look at short-haul domestic routes as a way to boost the bottom line, they're also finding that turboprop airplanes like the Bombardier Q400 and ATR-72 series are a better fit than single-aisle airliners, or even regional jets.

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Diamond Anniversary Avro Vulcan Display At Farnborough Could Be The Last

The World’s Only Flying Vulcan Will Open The World’s Leading Airshow With The Red Arrows

Sixty years after the prototype Vulcan’s first dramatic appearance at the famous Farnborough International Airshow, the last flying example of the iconic all-British aircraft will open the 2012 event in formation with the Red Arrows. After a long association with the show, starting when the prototype aircraft stunned audiences with a surprise appearance in 1952, this year’s Farnborough could well be the last at which a Vulcan will fly.

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Wichita Says FAA Paperwork Is One Of Its Biggest Problems

Planemakers Say Certification Process Needs To Be Streamlined

A combination of a flood of new aviation products and a flat or shrinking FAA budget has caused a massive bottleneck in the certification process, and aviation company officials in Wichita say it is stifling innovation for and production of new airplanes and products.

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Analyst: Airbus, Boeing Production Rates Straining Supply Chain

Component Suppliers Concerned About Keeping Up With Demand

Airbus and Boeing are gearing up to roll out large commercial jetliners in ever-increasing quantities over the next 10 years, according to a new report from Forecast International. But that has component suppliers concerned they won't be able to keep up with demand.

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Russian Prime Minister 'Testing' President Obama With Bomber Flights

Second Nuclear-Capable Bomber Incursion Into ADIZ In Two Weeks

A pair of Russian Tu-95 "Bear" bombers were intercepted by U.S. military jets for the second time in two weeks on July 4th. The bombers were met within the 200-mile Air Defence Zone near Alaska.

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Rockwell Collins, Boeing To Bring New Flight Deck To 757/767 Aircraft

Companies Jointly Developed Upgrades Inspired By The Dreamliner

Rockwell Collins announced today a new program to bring a series of innovative technologies to the flight deck of Boeing 757/767 airplanes. Jointly developed by Rockwell Collins and Boeing, and inspired by flight deck improvements offered on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the advanced flight deck technology will be available for retrofit on existing Boeing 767 and 757 airplanes. Supplemental type certification is expected in the 2nd quarter of 2014.

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Rolls-Royce Reveals World's Only Lego Jet Engine

Half-Size Replica Of A Trent 1000 Dreamliner Powerplant

Rolls-Royce unveiled the world's first jet engine to be made entirely of Lego building blocks at the opening of Farnborough International Airshow. The engine, which is one of the most complex Lego structures ever built, is a half size replica of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 which powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

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Sting Sport Down In Piru, CA, Two Fatally Injured

One On Board Had Been Injured In An Accident 15 Years Earlier

Two people were fatally injured last Thursday when the airplane they were flying went down in Piru, CA near Whiteman Airport (KWHP). One of the people on board had suffered serious injuries 15 years ago in another aircraft accident.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.10.12

Hawker Beechcraft Orders Chinese Takeaway…

XCOR Expands into Texas…

Solar Impulse is Back in Madrid…


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NEW Twice-Weekly Airborne 07.10.12: HBC Learns Chinese, Farnborough Flies, Big Boeing Bucks

Also: XCOR Moves, Earhart Search, US Airways/AA Merger Info, Heli-Noise Meetings, Sailplane Grand Prix!

Twice is definitely NOT enough... Another Aero-Week means TWICE AS MUCH Aero-News! Airborne now comes to you TWICE a week, Tuesday and Fridays, (with occasional exceptions for special event weeks and associated coverage). Each week, you’ll get your dose of Airborne on Tuesday as well as Friday, allowing us to make the news more timely for you.

Aero-TV: Recapping ANN's Live Coverage Of Airventure 2011, 07.25.11, Day 1

Published 07.25.11: Nightly Webcasts Keep You Up To Date On Events At The Show

From Our Day One Coverage of Oshkosh2011: In an ongoing effort to keep you informed about what's going on at AirVenture this year, ANN has made a commitment to bring you a live video wrap up of the days activities each evening a 1900 CDT. The programs, which will continue through Friday, include a summary of the days top news, as well as a feature interview with one of the days' newsmakers. In our first program, Avidyne led off the day today introducing a full line of panel-mounted, plug-and-play avionics for general aviation aircraft. The new avionics stack

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Leasing Company Signs Deal For 75 737 MAX Jetliners

Boeing, Air Lease Announce Agreement At Farnborough

Boeing and Air Lease Corporation have announced a firm order for 60 737 MAX 8 and 15 737 MAX 9 airplanes, with reconfirmation rights for 25 additional 737 MAXs. The order, with a list-price value of $7.2 billion, represents the first 737 MAX order by a leasing company.

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Boeing Focused On Production Rate Increases, New Airplane Development

Also Looks For More 747-8 Orders This Year

Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner laid out his goals during the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow, saying the company is hitting its stride on performance and making significant progress on new airplane programs.

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XCOR Aerospace Establishes R&D HQ In Midland, TX

Facility To Be Set Up Over The Next 18 Months

The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) and XCOR Aerospace on Monday jointly announced the establishment of XCOR’s new Commercial Space Research and Development Center Headquarters that will be created over the next eighteen months.

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Boeing Poised To Climb Past Airbus At Farnborough

ALC 737 MAX Order May Be Just The Start

The announcement by Boeing that Air Lease Corp is ordering 75 737 MAX airplanes may be the beginning of a shift on the order-book leader board between Boeing and Airbus ... with Boeing moving to claim the top spot.

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New Customer Places Order For 15 Bombardier CSeries Airliners

Twelfth Customer Added To The CSeries Aircraft Program

Bombardier Aerospace announced Sunday that a new customer, which has requested to remain unidentified at this time, has placed a conditional order for five CS100 and 10 CS300 jetliners. Based on the list prices of CS100 and CS300 aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately $1.02 billion.

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DoD Awards $7.3 Billion Contract To Sikorsky

Agreement Runs Through FY 2016

Sikorsky has grabbed a DoD contract that is reportedly worth $7.3 billion over five years. Under the agreement, the company will provide the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force with additional H-60 Black Hawk helicopters, as well as other versions of the utility aircraft

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Successful Return To Europe: Solar Impulse Lands In Madrid

Completes First Over-Water Flight For The Solar-Powered Airplane

After a flight that was particularly challenging from a tactical standpoint, the Solar Impulse aircraft landed at Madrid-Barajas International airport in the early-morning hours Saturday. The flight completed the airplanes' first over-water flight, which was considered something of a dress-rehearsal for an around-the-world attempt planned for 2014.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.10.12)

“This flight has taught us even more about the aircraft allowing us to fly through winds superior to the speed of the airplane." Source: André Borschberg, Co-founder and CEO of Solar Impulse, following the airplane's successful landing in Madrid returning from Morocco.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.10.12): Heading Indicator

An instrument which senses airplane movement and displays heading based on a 360 azimuth, with the final zero omitted.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.10.12)

FAA Flight Delay Information

An interactive map tied to an FAA database that gives you information about flight delays at most of the major airports around the country, and why those delays are occuring.

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