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July 08, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.09.13

Asiana’s Pilot was In Training…

An Alaska Air Taxi Accident Claims 10 Lives…

Piper Goes Flying With 93 Unleaded Auto Gas…

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Boeing Celebrates Delivery Of Hainan Airlines' First Dreamliner

Boeing 787 To Fuel Growth Of Hainan Airlines' North American Routes

Boeing and Hainan Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner Thursday. The delivery is the first of 10 787s for Hainan Airlines. Hainan Airlines will first operate the Dreamliner on a domestic route from Beijing to Haikou. Thereafter, the airline will deploy the 787 on its North America routes, increasing the frequency of its Beijing-Seattle, Beijing-Toronto and Beijing-Chicago services, with several new destinations under consideration.

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NASA Seeks Information On Commercial Robotic Lunar Lander Capabilities

To Assist In The Development Of Unmanned Exploration Of The Moon

NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) that will help agency officials better understand current plans in the U.S. commercial space industry for a robotic lunar landing capability. The RFI will assist NASA in assessing U.S. industry's interest in partnerships to develop a robotic lander that could enable commercial and agency missions.

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Hawaiian Airlines Introduces 'State-Of-The-Art' A330 Simulator

Will Allow Pilots To Complete Training On-Site At Hawaiian's Own Facilities

A "state-of-the-art" Airbus A330 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) has been opened by Hawaiian Airlines at its corporate headquarters to provide on-site training for its pilots. The simulator is manufactured by Sim-Industries, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, and allows Hawaiian to continue its Advanced Qualification Program for pilots using the most advanced and sophisticated technology available.

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Italian Police Receive First Two AW139 Helicopters

Aircraft Will Be Based At Pratica di Mare, Near Rome

The Italian Police have taken delivery of two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. These helicopters will be operated by the 1st Aviation Unit of the Italian Police and based at Pratica di Mare, close to Rome. Additional aircraft will be delivered to the customer in the coming months. The contract, which was signed in July last year, includes a total of eight AW139 helicopters.

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UAV Navigation To Sponsor Airplane For Reno Air Race 2013

Cassutt Special III To Compete At The September Event

Flight control avionics company UAV Navigation will sponsor a plane at the Reno National Championship Air Races and Air Show from Wednesday 9 thru 15 September 2013, the company announced Thursday. Guillermo Parodi, UAV Navigation's CEO and co-founder, will be piloting the aircraft. Plane No. 36, call sign 'N-A-RUSH', is a Cassutt Special III, a single-seat monoplane racer designed in the United States in 1951 by former-TWA captain Tom Cassutt.

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Polish Airline LOT Cancels Dreamliner Flight

Postpones A Second After Discovering Technical Issues With 787

The Polish airline LOT cancelled one of its Dreamliner flights to Chicago Wednesday when a "technical problem" cropped up in the airplane's power system. A second flight, this one to Toronto, was postponed due to unrelated problems.

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Canada's 1st CH-147F Chinook Helicopter Delivered

RCAF Has Ordered 15 Of The Helos From Boeing

The first of 15 new CH-147F Chinook helicopters was delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force on June 21. The first CH-147F was accepted by the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, and will be followed by six additional aircraft over the remainder of 2013.

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Firefly Welcomes Its First ATR 72-600

Malaysian Carrier Starts Fleet Upgrade To Rapidly Expand Its Route Network

Firefly, Malaysia Airlines’ subsidiary carrier, has taken ownership of its first new ATR 72-600. The aircraft is the first of 20 latest generation firm ATRs, plus 16 options, ordered by Malaysia Airlines in December 2012. Firefly currently operates 12 ATR 72-500s, and with the arrival of the new ATR 72-600s will almost triple its exclusively ATR 72 aircraft fleet, taking the total to over 30 aircraft.

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First Flight: Australia's MH-60R Romeo Helicopter

Australian Government Has 24 Of Aircraft On Order From Sikorsky

Australia's Minister for Defense Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP announced Tuesday that the first of 24 MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters has successfully completed its first test flight. The initial test flight occurred at Sikorsky’s Production Facility in Connecticut on June 26. It passed a range of tests including controllability, engine performance, vibration analysis and navigation as well as the ‘Contractor Flight Acceptance’ phase.

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GoAir Says Petite Female FAs Reduce Fuel Costs

Focuses Hiring On Slim Women As Cabin Crews

Indian airline GoAir says that they are hiring slim women as flight attendants simply because they weigh less, which translates into substantial fuel savings for the airline.

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737 Max Will Optimize Aerodynamics With BAE Electronics

To Provide Spoiler Control Electronics For The Latest 737 Variant

Boeing has selected BAE Systems to provide the spoiler control electronics for the new Boeing 737 MAX. The successful outcome of this competitive procurement was largely driven by the BAE Systems team’s ability to demonstrate a system that showed technical readiness and reduced development risk when introduced on the Boeing 737 MAX.  

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Buddhist Monk Shown In YouTube Video On A Private Jet Has Assets Frozen

Abbot Of Prominent Monastery Being Investigated For Money Laundering

The abbot of the Khantitham Forest Monastery in Thailand has learned that even Buddhist monks need to be careful about videos posted on YouTube.

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EAA v FAA Details Emergeā€¦ Yeah, The FAA Really Screwed Oshkosh (And Still Is)

FAA's Numerous Demands, Little Room For Discussion, Drastic Ultimatum Threatened Future Of EAA

As the author of ‘Air Of Injustice’ – the book that detailed the FAA’s crimes against Bob Hoover some time back, I can hardly be counted upon to be surprised that the FAA can be a real problem to the world of general aviation here and there… but the details that are emerging in the burgeoning legal battle between the EAA and the FAA are kind of a shocker. Even for me. In looking over the actual legal pleadings filed with the Seventh District Court, AN

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Airborne 07.02.13: Terrafugia To Fly At OSH13, Electroplanes Too!, NASA Thruster

Also: Foxx Confirmed, AEA AML-STC Workshop, JetBlue iPads, Model Aviation Day Is Coming!

If you weren’t excited about Oshkosh before, you should be now... as it will likely be the first time for many of the aviation world to see a flying car actually fly! Terrafugia will be returning to EAA AirVenture in Oskhosh, WI, this July 29th through August 4th. Terrafugia’s Transition will be making its first airshow appearance as part of the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration." Greenwing International (GWI) has been announced as the producer of the eSpyder and e430 Yuneec-powered electric aircraft. Yuneec International, which first displayed its

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Klyde Morris (07.08.13)

Klyde Can't Stand Amateur Aviation Journalists Any More Than We Can...


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Aero-Marketing 101: How To Grow Your Aviation Business

Ten Ideas That Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Aviation has such a natural mystique and magnetism to it, that it is relatively easy to draw people into it. The key business problem is getting them to stick. I can’t count the number of aviation businesses I’ve observed whose sole marketing strategy is giving people a $49.00 ride and then asking them if they want to take lessons. No? O.K. Thanks. Who’s next? This is the squirrel marketing technique. They keep digging for nuts until they eventually find one, and they consider that a successful strategy.

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First Flight Across Lake Michigan Recreated By Pilot's Granddaughter

Flight Came On The 100th Anniversary Of The Accomplishment

In 1913, just 10 years after the Wrights' first flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, 21-year-old Logan A. (Jack) Vilas was the first person to fly an airplane across Lake Michigan. The flight took place on July 1, and it was the first time most people in Chicago had ever seen a seaplane. Vilas was only the sixth person in the U.S. to obtain a seaplane rating.

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Rolls-Royce Says No Merit In U.S. Lawsuit

Two Former Employees Have Sued The Engine Maker For Right To Release Information

A lawsuit filed by to former employees of Rolls-Royce against the engine maker is without merit, the company says, adding that a judge has already thrown out two of the four claims.

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Trig To Feature ADS-B Transponders At Oshkosh

Company Designs Avionics Compact Equipment For A Variety Of Aircraft

Trig Avionics is packing up its product line including ADS-B compliant transponders fpr GA in preparation for AirVenture 2013 in just a few weeks.

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RC Helicopters Recalled By Toys R Us

About 6,000 Of The Model Aircraft Have Been Sold

Toys R Us and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a recall for Fast Lane FA-005 Radio-Control 3-Channel Helicopter with Gyro Stabilizer and Charger.

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Captain Wales Qualifies As Apache Aircraft Commander

Assessment Lasted Six Hours, Included Flying, Ground Operations, Planning

Britain's Royal Family said in a news release Friday that Prince Harry has this week qualified as an Apache Aircraft Commander within 3 Regiment Army Air Corps. This qualification marks the culmination of his experience as a member of the Apache aircrew.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.08.13): Arctic Air Mass

Arctic Air Mass An air mass that develops around the Arctic, it is characterized by being cold from surface to great heights. The boundary of this air mass is often defined by the Arctic front, a semi-permanent, semi-continuous feature. When this air mass moves from its source region, it may become more shallow in height as it spreads southward.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.08.13)

Aero Linx: Nebraska Business Aviation Association The Nebraska Business Aviation Association works to enhance and promote the livelihood and safety of its members – pilots, flight attendants, schedulers, and maintenance crews within corporate aviation departments and other business aviation related businesses. By speaking as a unified voice on behalf of corporate aviation to organizations such as the legislature, the Nebraska Aeronautics Commission, National Business Aviation Association, and the Federal Aviation Administration, the association is better able to influence outcomes on matters affecting business aviation.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.08.13)

“EAA delivers the Agreement and payment under protest. Further, EAA has objected to and resisted the FAA decision to seek additional payment for Air Traffic Control ("ATC) services at every possible occasion. Aside from the discussions between our executives and your agency on this subject, where our objections have been clearly stated, we attempted to insert our objections into the Agreement and to explicitly reserve our rights to challenge the Agreement in a court of law; however, our modifications were firmly rejected and we were compelled to execute the Agreement in its present form...

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