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June 11, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.12.13

Eurocopter Feels the Need for Speed! 

A Nazi Raider Lands in the UK…

Boeing Sees Demand for 35,000 New Aircraft…

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Singapore Airlines Group Chooses Rolls-Royce Power For 50 Dreamliners

Order With Support Contract Totals $4 Billion

Rolls-Royce has been selected by Singapore Airlines Group to power 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with Trent 1000 engines. The announcement, which includes long-term TotalCare service support, is worth $4 billion at current list prices. Thirty Boeing 787-10X aircraft will be operated by Singapore Airlines.

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Airbus Competition Showcases New Ideas For Future Aviation Industry

Fly Your Ideas Student Challenge Highlights The Importance Of Innovation

Planes powered by body heat, luggage floating on a bed of air and even aircraft running on cow power (methane gas) - these are just some of the revolutionary ideas, developed by students from universities across the world, that could one day feature on the aircraft of the future.

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Orlando International Airport, Airlines Disagree On Rent, Airport Expansion

Talks Have Broken Down After Nearly A Year Of Negotiations

Negotiations between authorities an Orlando International Airport and some of the airport's major airline tenants have reportedly broken down after nearly a year of discussions about expansion at the central Florida facility. The major sticking point seems to be how much rent and fees should be charged to the airlines ... costs that would likely wind up being tacked on to the price of a ticket.

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Mars Rover Opportunity Trekking Toward More Layers

Still Operational Nearly 10 Years After Leaving Earth

Approaching its 10th anniversary of leaving Earth, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is on the move again, trekking to a new study area still many weeks away. The destination, called "Solander Point," offers Opportunity access to a much taller stack of geological layering than the area where the rover has worked for the past 20 months, called "Cape York."

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NASA Selects New Suborbital Payloads, Total Tops 100 Experiments

Experiments Will Fly On Parabolic Aircraft, Suborbital Launch Vehicles, Balloons

NASA has selected 21 space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons, and a commercial parabolic aircraft. This latest selection represents the sixth cycle of NASA's continuing call for payloads through an announcement of opportunity. More than 100 technologies with test flights now have been facilitated through NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate's Flight Opportunities Program.

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NASA Announces 2013 Space Technology Research Grants

Sixty-Five Grad Students In The Third Class

NASA has selected 65 graduate students as the 2013 class of Space Technology Research Fellows. This third class of space technology graduate students will conduct research relevant to agency technology challenges aligned with NASA's space technology roadmaps, while pursuing degrees in related disciplines at their respective institutions.

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Eurojet Celebrates Delivery Of 1000th EJ200 Production Engine

Milestone Engine Delivered To Spain For Its Eurofighter Typhoon Fleet

Eurojet Turbo GmbH, the European consortium behind the EJ200 engine project, has delivered its 1000th EJ200 production engine. The landmark engine was assembled at the facilities of Industria de Turbo Propulsores S.A. (ITP) in Madrid, Spain and delivered to the Spanish Air Force on May 23, to power the Eurofighter Typhoon fleet.

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EU Ministers Take A Step Back On Preventing Air Accidents

European Cockpit Association Says Informal Agreement 'Waters Down' EU Commission Proposal

A new informal agreement by EU Transport Ministers waters down a proposal by the EU Commission for better prevention of aviation incidents and accidents,  according to the European Cockpit Association. In a Council meeting on Monday, Transport Ministers discussed the Commission proposal on Occurrence Reporting in the EU.

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Florida Tech, Copa Airlines Join For Flight Training

Will Provide Instruction Through A New Flight School In Panama

The Florida Institute of Technology College of Aeronautics (COA) has entered into a collaboration with a new flight school in Panama, the Latin American Academy for Superior Aviation (ALAS), a non-profit institution sponsored by the international airline of Panama, Copa Airlines. Ballard M. Barker, Florida Tech associate professor and director of external programs, is the project manager.

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Helo Accident In Russia Caused By Passenger Flying The Aircraft

R44 Went Down When Inebriated Pilot Allowed Drunk Passenger To Take The Controls

A helicopter accident in Russia involving a Robinson R44 helicopter was caused by a drunk pilot allowing a passenger who was also inebriated to take the controls of the aircraft, according to an official inquiry.

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Spokane, WA, Pilot Back In The Air For A Final Flight

Eighty-Two-Year-Old Pilot Flies A 172 Again After 25 Years

As a young surgical supplies salesman for Boise, ID-based Intermountain Surgical Center Myrl Hoefer determined that the most efficient way to serve his customers around the state was to purchase a Cessna 172 and fly it himself. He bought his airplane for around $14,000.

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PRODUCT: All Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Viper Mk. 601-22 turbojet engines.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.11.13

Lead Free Fuel by 2018…

American Moves Another Step Forward in Reorganization..

Cessna Appeals a $27.4 Million Award to Avcorp…

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Airborne 06.11.13: Great Lakes Lives Again!, More FAA Worries, Eclipse Extended

Also: 4000th Bonanza!!!, Collings Insurance Woes, Hartzell Propels RV8TORS, More Elected Officials Protest FAA, CT Impugns Wrights

WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation has officially unveiled the first conforming new production Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 by WACO. Much like the currently produced WACO YMF-5D, the new production 2T-1A is culmination of a dream and the offspring of an unequaled team of talented engineers, craftspersons and pilots. With the public outcry growing larger over the FAA's sudden financial demands to staff EAA's AirVenture, sources within the FAA suggest the current efforts may be but the tip of the iceberg. ANN has learned that there are, reportedly, extensive discussions within the FAA, as well as outright intent to seek fees for a great number of events and acti

Airborne 06.11.13: Great Lakes Lives Again!, More FAA Worries, Eclipse Extended

Also: 4000th Bonanza!!!, Collings Insurance Woes, Hartzell Propels RV8TORS, More Elected Officials Protest FAA, CT Impugns Wrights

WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation has officially unveiled the first conforming new production Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 by WACO. Much like the currently produced WACO YMF-5D, the new production 2T-1A is culmination of a dream and the offspring of an unequaled team of talented engineers, craftspersons and pilots. With the public outcry growing larger over the FAA's sudden financial demands to staff EAA's Airventure, sources within the FAA suggest the current efforts may be but the tip of the iceberg. ANN has learned that there are

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GA Avgas Coalition Praises FAA's Move To Solicit Unleaded AvGas Proposals

Six-Member Group Supports Development Of 'Drop-In' Replacement For 100LL

The General Aviation Avgas Coalition released a statement Monday praising the FAA's announcement that it will formally request sample unleaded fuels for testing as possible replacements to the 100 low-lead (100LL) aviation gasoline (avgas) that general aviation aircraft use today.

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Court Approves Disclosure Statement In AMR Reorganization

Company Is Positioned To Emerge From Bankruptcy In The 3rd Quarter Of 2013

AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., said Friday that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York entered the order approving the Disclosure Statement filed in connection with the company's proposed Plan of Reorganization (the Plan). The Court also authorized American to begin soliciting votes on the Plan of Reorganization from creditors and stockholders.

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Avcorp Receives Notice Of Appeal From Cessna Aircraft Company

Wichita Planemaker Challenging $27.4 Million Judgement In Favor Of The Canadian Company

Avcorp Industries, Inc. (the "Company") reports that it has received a notice of appeal and a motion to stay execution filed by Cessna Aircraft Company ("Cessna") on June 7, 2013 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (the "Court of Appeals") from the judgement entered against Cessna on May 8, 2013 by the United States District Court for the District of Kansas (the "District Court").

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Texans Call On Congress To Restore Funds For UH-72A Lakota Helicopters

Hundreds Attend Rally At American Eurocopter Facility In Grand Prairie, Texas

U.S. Representatives Joe Barton (R-TX) and Marc Veasey (D-TX) joined leaders of American Eurocopter, EADS North America and Turbomeca at a rally Friday to call on Congress to restore funding for the Army's UH-72A Lakota helicopter in the Fiscal Year 2014 budget.

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Shifting Cargo Focus Of Afghanistan 747 Accident

Investigators Found Vehicles Moved Aft As The Plane Departed

Investigators looking into an accident involving a civilian Boeing 747 cargo plane operating in support of the U.S. military in April have turned their focus on the possibility of shifting cargo aboard the airplane as it departed Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

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Flight Crew Breaks A330-200 Distance Record Flying Singapore-Atlanta

Bested Previous Record By About 200 Statute Miles

Delta last week broke a company distance and time en route record after ship 3351, an Airbus A330-200, flew nonstop 10,757 statute miles from Singapore’s Changi International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 18 hours and 34 minutes. The flight eclipsed the previous A330-200 record for distance by approximately 200 statute miles.

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Hoping For A SkyCraft SD-1 Minisport? There's Already A Waiting List

Pre-Order Reservations For 2013 Filled Up In Nine Days

The announcement by SkyCraft of plans to produce the SkyCraft SD-1 Minisport LSA in July has led to an order book that is filled through 2013. SkyCraft said on their blog that production on the SD-1 began last month, and the first completed aircraft is currently undergoing flight testing. SkyCraft is operating in full compliance to ASTM standards and expects to have certification to sell the SD-1 as an S-LSA later this summer.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.11.13)

"This is a significant step forward in our efforts to complete the most successful restructuring in aviation history." Source: AMR Corp president and CEO Tom Horton.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.11.13): Sea Level Engine

A reciprocating aircraft engine having a rated takeoff power that is producible only at sea level.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.11.13)

U.S. Air Force Research Lab

AFRL at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH, is the Air Force's only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces.

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