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May 28, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:05.29.13

A4A to the Obama Administration – No New Taxes!

Lawmakers Question NASA’s Space Act Agreements…

EBACE 2013 Closes Strong…<

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Airborne 05.28.13: Senate Intro's SARA, Layoffs At Cessna, Angel Flight Down

Also: F35 Test Flight, Hilton Head Airport Obstructions, Renegade Light Sport Patriotism, Sporty's Fly-In

The Small Aircraft Revitalization Act of 2013 has been introduced in the Senate. This is the Senate companion to H.R. 1848, introduced by U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and a bipartisan group of U.S. House members earlier this month. An unspecified number of workers have been laid off at Cessna, according to a company statement. The move came last Thursday, a month after the planemaker asked for voluntary retirements from both salaried and hourly workers. A PA-34 twin engined Seneca reportedly broke apart in flight before impacting the ground last Friday in a wooded area near Ephratah, NY claiming the lives of the pilot and two passengers. Tragically, the flight from

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:05.28.13


NASA Conducting Experiment To Examine The Beginnings Of The Universe

CIBER Sensor To Be Launched On A Suborbital Sounding Rocket June 3

When did the first stars and galaxies form in the universe? How brightly did they burn their nuclear fuel? Scientists will seek to gain answers to these questions with the launch of the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRIment (CIBER) on a Black Brant XII suborbital sounding rocket between 2300 and 2359 EDT, June 4 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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NASA Education Offers Summer Of Innovation 'Mini-Awards'

Grants Of Up To $2,500 To Promote After-School And Summer Programs With STEM Focus

NASA's Summer of Innovation project is accepting proposals through Monday, June 10, from organizations that want to offer students science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational experiences this summer. NASA will grant "mini-awards" of as much as $2,500 each to encourage a wide variety of educational partners, such as museums, schools or school districts, and youth organizations to infuse existing summer and after-school student programs with STEM content.

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Big Oops: Couple Directed To The Wrong Flight

Wound Up In Bangladesh When They Thought The Were Traveling To Africa

A Los Angeles couple who thought the were on their way to an exotic African vacation found themselves 7,000 miles from their intended destination after Turkish Airlines mixed up their bookings and placed them on the wrong airplane.

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FAA Regs Slowing Drone Use For Wildfire Surveillance

Aircraft Being Evaluated In The Western U.S. For Public Safety Use

The U.S. Forest Service is exploring the use of UAVs to track how wildfires spread and identify hotspots using infrared cameras, all in an effort to reduce risks to pilots, firefighters, and others on the ground in a fire's path. But the Forest Service says the FAA is severely limiting their ability do make those evaluations.

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Baltic Aviation Academy A320 FFS Certified By CAAC

Government Forecasts 40,000 Pilots In China By 2015

Baltic Aviation Academy is positioning its self for new markets in pilot training business development. After successful audit completion of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), a Flight Simulation Device Certificate has been issued for the school's Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator. Baltic Aviation Academy management said it is glad that the training center's equipment has been deemed sufficient to serve Chinese airlines.

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FAA Approves Avjet BBJs For Part 135 Charter

Boeing Business Jets Currently Based In Los Angeles And Miami

Avjet Corporation said Thursday that it has become the only Boeing Business Jet operator in the United States approved for Part 135 global charter. The Part 135 certificate required rigorous reviews and approvals by the FAA and the DOT.

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Helo Carrying Prince Charles And Duchess Camilla Makes Emergency Landing

Royals Were En Route To The Hay Literary Festival In Powys

A helicopter carrying Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was forced to make an emergency landing Thursday en route to the Hay Literary Festival in Powys.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-09-10

PRODUCT: All Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes.

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AD: Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2013-10-05

PRODUCT: Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (ECD) Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters.

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Airborne 05.24.13: FAA To EAA: PAY UP!, PC-24 Unveiled, Cessna JT-A Flies

Also: Solar Impulse, More Sequestration Nonsense, Honda Jet Engine Report, Aspen Backup Display, Paul Allen's V-2

Despite a clear mandate in opposition to user fees and similar funding mechanisms oft discussed by the FAA, the agency has decided to start enacting some user fees of its own. And... they've begun by making a pretty aggressive demand for EAA to pay them to staff AirVenture.. EAA Chairman Jack Pelton spoke at length with ANN about this and says the FAA has already presented them with a bill… Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. has unveiled its newest airplane ... the PC-24 ... which it says is the "world's first 'Super Versatile Jet'." This innovat

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NBAA Welcomes Senate Legislation To Simplify Certification For GA Aircraft

Bolen: 'We Are Encouraged By The Widespread Bipartisan Support'

The NBAA said Monday it welcomed the introduction of the Small Aircraft Revitalization Act of 2013 (S.1072) by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).

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Renegade Light Sport Helping Dreams Come True In South Florida

New Program For Wounded Warriors Offers Free Sport Pilot Training

The Renegade Light Sport Training Division has announced a new Wounded Warrior Program. Dubbed the “Broken Wing” Project, the company will introduce our injured military heroes to the freedom of flight using two specially designed and equipped SC07 Speed Cruisers.

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It Was A Great Day For Sporty’s Ninth Annual Fly-In

Enthusiastic Crowds Make The Event A Success

Sporty’s Ninth Annual Fly-In went off without a hitch May 18th despite the all-day threat of thunderstorms. About 100 aircraft made the trip to Clermont County Airport near Cincinnati, OH, coming from as far away as Virginia, Maryland and Michigan.

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Kit Johnson Named Customs Manager For Airbus Mobile Assembly Line

Second Position Filled For New Airbus Manufacturing Facility

Christopher “Kit” Johnson has joined Airbus Americas as its new Customs Manager for the company’s A320 Family assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. Johnson joined the company on May 20, filling the second position for the company’s new manufacturing facility.

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ULA Launches Second Successful Mission For USAF In Nine Days

Wideband Global SATCOM Boosted Into Orbit Aboard A Delta IV Rocket

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the fifth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 8:27 p.m. EDT Friday from Space Launch Complex-37. This mission launched just nine days after ULA successfully launched the GPS IIF-4 satellite Wednesday, May 15.

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Mixture Cable Failure May Have Caused Hawaii Helo Accident

Two People Slightly Injured When R22 Went Down, Mechanic Says He Is To Blame

The mechanic who worked on a Robinson R22 which went down in Honolulu, HI, May 8th says he is to blame for missing an incorrectly installed mixture cable which may have caused the accident. Brant Swigart said he saw the broken cable as the aircraft sat in a hangar after the accident.

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Oregon Legislators Ban Seaplanes From State's Second-Deepest Lake

State House Passes Senate Bill To Exclude Takeoffs And Landings

Legislation passed by the Oregon legislature and signed by Gov. John Kitzhaber bans seaplane operations from the second-deepest lake in the state. 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.28.13)

“The Part 23 certification process as it exists today is cumbersome, time-consuming, costly and quite simply out-of-date. Revisions are necessary to adapt to the new level of technology commonly found today in general aviation aircraft.” Source: NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.28.13): En Route Automation System (EAS)

The complex integrated environment consisting of situation display systems, surveillance systems and flight data processing, remote devices, decision support tools, and the related communications equipment that form the heart of the automated IFR air traffic control system.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.28.13)


The Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP) is a cooperative program between the states of Florida, New Mexico, New York, and Texas. SATOP is a FREE service designed to provide technical assistance and speed the transfer of space technology to the private sector.

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