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September 02, 2012

L39 Down At Quad City Airshow, Pilot Lost (Updated)

Plane Flew As Part Of 'Hoppers' Jet Team

It looks to be another tough weekend for the aviation community. ANN is monitoring reports of an L39 Albatros jet aircraft's crash at the 2012 Quad City Airshow in Iowa. The pilot, as yet unnamed, is reported to have been killed in the crash, as he flew as part of a three ship L39 jet formation routine at this year's show. The accident occurred at approximately 1325 local time, and the show continued, in a limited fasion, some time later with a proper salute to the fallen aviator. The impact area was located near a field close to the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center in northern Davenport.

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Author/Pilot Richard Bach Critically Injured In Powerline Strike (Updated)

SeaRey Amphib's Landing Gear Tangles With Powerlines On Airport Approach

ANN REALTIME Update, 09.01.12, 2331 ET: James Bach is now reporting that Richard's condition has improved and that his prognosis is "guardedly optimistic." Original Report: Aviation author, Richard Bach, has been critically injured in an approach to landing accident while flying an Amateur Built-Experimental SeaRey Amphib (file photos, below) he purchased earlier this year. According to media reports, Richard went down while approaching a grass strip on San Juan Island and caught powerlines with the gear. Bach's injuries required his removal to Seattle where he is under the care of physicians at Harborview Medical Center. Media reports indicate that Ba

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NASA Dawn Spacecraft Prepares for Trek Toward Dwarf Planet

Scheduled To Depart Vesta Asteroid September 5 On A 30 Month Journey To Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on track to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant destinations to help scientists answer questions about the formation of our solar system. The spacecraft is scheduled to leave the giant asteroid Vesta on September 5 to start its 2 1/2-year journey to the dwarf planet Ceres.

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Marine Ospreys Showcase New Weapon System

Look To Expand Capabilities Of The Aircraft

The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit has a new, unique weapon to add to its MV-22 Ospreys – capable of firing 3,000 rounds per minute. The 24th MEU’s Aviation Combat Element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), received and mounted several Defense Weapon Systems at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 29, 2012, and ran an initial live-fire test at Kuwait’s Udairi Range.

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Airbus Military Ferries First C212 To Vietnam Marine Police

Two More Aircraft On Order From The European Planemaker

Airbus Military has delivered to Vietnam the first of three C212-400 maritime patrol aircraft ordered by the Vietnam Marine Police. The aircraft, manufactured in Seville, Spain was handed over at Gia Lam (Hanoi) at the end of a 10-day ferry flight from Skavsta, Sweden following installation of its mission system. It was formally delivered last year prior to the conversion work in Sweden.

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Private Jet Central Takes First Steps Into Chinese Market

Charter Company In Discussions To Provide VIP Travel For Hotel Chain

The management team at Private Jet Central has held a series of meetings recently with representatives of a leading Chinese hotel chain. Discussions have been taking place that would leave Private Jet Central ideally situated to benefit from the booming jet charter market in China.

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U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Jacksonville District Extends UAV Contract

Altavian NOVA Block III UAV To Fly Missions In Florida And Puerto Rico

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District has awarded a contract to Gainesville, FL-based Altavian to continue working in support of using unmanned aircraft in civil works projects in Florida and Puerto Rico.

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Biofuels Pavilion Planned For Berlin Air Show

Australian Company Partnering With Lufthansa For Demonstration Of Algae-Based Fuel

Sourcing sustainable aviation biofuels at-scale is a major theme at this year's ILA Berlin Airshow and its dedicated Alternative Aviation Fuels Pavilion, designed to showcase the latest biofuels innovations. Australian biofuel company Algae.Tec, which is working with German aviation giant Lufthansa, will present its algae to aviation biofuels technology at the specialist Pavilion.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.02.12)

Aero Linx: JBAA -- Japan Business Aviation Association Japan Business Aircraft Association (JBAA) was founded on 14th May 1996. Its objectives are to popularize the use of, and to promote reinforcement of the infrastructure of "Business Aviation" in Japan. In May. 2001 the associatio was reorganized under the name of "Japan Busines Aviation Association (JBAA), and then Apr. 2003 was approved by Tokyo Metropolitan Government as "Not-for-profit" organization. Today, the demands of "Business Aviation" that wish to access to Tokyo or its metropolitan areas from abroad, especially from USA, have been increasing rapidly. JBAA is very proud to be a member of the International Business Aviation Council(IBAC)and has important

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.02.12): Numerous Targets Vicinity (Location)

Numerous Targets Vicinity (Location) A traffic advisory issued by ATC to advise pilots that targets on the radar scope are too numerous to issue individually.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.02.12)

“China is the market that we are looking to break into this year and next... The region is a huge potential market and we are hopeful that a deal with our planned strategic partner in the Far East will be tied up soon.” Source: Private Jet Central's Andy Hudson, CEO, in remarks associated with recent plans announced for operations in China.

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