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September 16, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.17.12

Endeavour’s Final Flight is On a 24 Hour Hold….

The FAA Announces a New, Fuels Program Office…

Delta Connection Flight Attendant

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Civil Air Patrol Assisted In Damage Assessment Following Isaac

Worked With FEMA And The Louisiana Governor's Office Of Emergency Preparedness

The Louisiana Wing, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members put a sense of duty to their country, state and local communities before their own personal needs in the aftermath of hurricane Isaac. They responded immediately to requests from the Louisiana Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide aerial damage assessment imagery to aide in recovery efforts by both agencies.

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FAA, Germany To Cooperate On Alternative Aviation Fuels

Will Work Together On Development Of Sustainable Aviation Fuels In Both Countries

The FAA and the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) signed a Declaration of Cooperation at a ceremony during the ILA Berlin Air Show to work together in facilitating the promotion, development and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the United States and Germany.

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Advanced Mission Computer For Super Hornet, Growler Successfully Tested

New AMC Type 4 Boosts Navy F/A-18E/F And EA-18G Computing Power, Performance

The U.S. Navy has successfully flight tested a new mission computer that will expand the performance of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler. The new Type 4 Advanced Mission Computer (AMC) increases computing power and accelerates image and mission processing functions.

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Hawaii's Island Air Signs Letter Of Intent To Lease Five ATR 42 Aircraft

Airplanes Managed By Aerway Leasing Of Chicago

Hawaiian regional carrier, Island Air, has signed a letter of intent to lease five ATR 42 jet prop aircraft. The announcement is the next step in the carrier's New Business Plan (NBP) launched earlier this year. The agreement was reached with Chicago's Aerway Leasing, LLC for 5 ATR 42 jet prop aircraft which will enable a dramatic upgrade in scale and service for the airline.

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KC-130J Escorts Ospreys To Arabian Sea, USS Iwo Jima

Tanker Aircraft Acts As 'Contingency' For The Tilt-Rotors

Marines with Detachment A, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, primarily spend their day patrolling the skies of Afghanistan as an in-flight gas station for other aircraft. However, a five-man crew successfully completed a somewhat different mission on September 6.

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Sikorsky, PZL Mielec Sign MoU With WCBKT For Ground Support Equipment

Will Explore Potential Supply Scenarios With The Polish Company

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) and PZL Mielec – Polish manufacturer of the S-70i Black Hawk helicopter – announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Wojskowe Centralne Biuro Konstrukcyjno – Technologiczne (WCBKT) to explore how WCBKT could supply Ground Support Equipment to sustain a fleet of S-70i helicopters in Poland.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.16.12)

Aero Linx: Subsonic Aerodynamic Testing Association The Subsonic Aerodynamic Testing Association was formed in March 1965 to provide a world-wide organization for operators of low speed aerodynamic testing facilities. Its objectives include... To provide at the operational level a means of interchange of ideas, techniques, and solutions of problems. The general area of interest will include, but not be limited to: a. Design, performance, and economics of test facilities. b. Physical measurement, instrumentation, and handling and reduction of data. c. Facility operation and maintenance

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.16.12): Rainbow

Rainbow A luminous arc featuring all colors of the visible light spectrum (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). It is created by refraction, total reflection, and the dispersion of light. It is visible when the sun is shining through air containing water spray or raindrops, which occurs during or immediately after a rain shower. The bow is always observed in the opposite side of the sky from the sun.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.16.12)

"It's a very exciting time at Island Air as we have a lot to look forward to. We are dedicated to showcasing Hawaii's unique Aloha Spirit and cultural diversity by conveying our traditional Hawaiian hospitality." Source: Island Air CEO, Lesley Kaneshiro, in comments made as the carrier signed a letter of intent to lease five ATR 42 jet prop aircraft. The announcement is the next step in the carrier's New Business Plan (NBP) launched earlier this year.

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AD: Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines

AD NUMBER: 2012-17-04

PRODUCT: All Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 800 series turbofan engines.

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AD: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

AD NUMBER: 2012-14-01

PRODUCT: Certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-715A1-30, BR700-715B1-30, and BR700-715C1-30 turbofan engines.

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