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August 31, 2013

Boeing Forecasts Increased Global Demand For Airline Pilots

Demand For Maintenance Technicians Remains Strong

Boeing projects the commercial aviation industry will need more than one million new pilots and technicians to support the expanding demand for new airplane deliveries over the next two decades. Projected pilot demand is increasing worldwide, as is demand for technicians in some regions.

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Safety Helicopter Steering Group Says Super Puma Helos Airworthy

But Recommends That AS332 L2 Models Fly Only Non-Passenger Missions

In a meeting held Thursday that continued a review of its decision to recommend the temporary suspension of AS332 L/L1, AS332 L2 and EC225 commercial passenger flights to and from offshore oil and gas installations within the UK, the Step Change in Safety’s Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) recommended lifting of the temporary suspension of the models.

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Type Club Coalition Welcomes Sonex CEO

Joins Tom Turner Of The American Bonanza Society As Co-Chair

Sonex CEO Jeremy Monnett is joining American Bonanza Society President Tom Turner as co-chair of the Type Club Coalition (TCC), the EAA announced Thursday. The TCC brings type clubs, owners, and operators of experimental and certificated aircraft together to share best practices, exchange information, and improve safety.

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Spirit AeroSystems Announces Salaried And Management Workforce Reductions

SPEEA Asks Department Of Labor To Grant Access To Training, Income Assistance

Spirit AeroSystems on Thursday announced additional workforce reductions in Wichita, KS, to begin next month. The company says the actions are the result of an ongoing workforce assessment designed to balance the workforce, reduce overhead costs, increase efficiency and drive improved performance.

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Bombardier CSeries Aircraft Awarded Transport Canada Flight Test Permit

CSeries Aircraft To Commence A Series Of High-Speed Taxi Runs To Clear The Aircraft For First Flight

Bombardier's first CSeries aircraft - Flight Test Vehicle 1 (FTV1) - has obtained Transport Canada's Flight Test Permit, thereby clearing the way for its maiden flight, expected in the coming weeks. This follows a series of pre-flight tests including low-speed taxi runs. FTV1 will now proceed with high-speed taxi runs whereby the aircraft simulates speeds for flight take-off.

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Vancouver Airport Authority, PSAC Of Canada Reach Tentative Agreement

Move Averts A Potential Labor Day Weekend Strike

Vancouver Airport Authority and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have reached a tentative deal that is fair and equitable for both parties. The PSAC Local 20221 represents employees working at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) that provide emergency services, finance and administrative services.

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New Hampshire Helicopter Flight School To Open Despite Strong Local Opposition

Seacoast Helicopters Approved By Pease Development Authority, Who Said They Could Not Deny The Application

A proposed helicopter flight school and charter service has drawn strong opposition from NIMBYs in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. But the Pease Development Authority (PDA) board of directors said they had no jurisdiction to prevent the business from opening.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.31.13)

"I recognize that for years there has been a perception that E-AB safety does not match the record of the GA fleet." Source: Sonex CEO Jeremy Monnett, who was named co-chair of EAA's Type Club Coalition Thursday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.31.13): Ground Effect

The condition of slightly increased air pressure below an airplane wing or helicopter rotor system that increases the amount of lift produced.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.31.13)

200 MPH Emergency Landing in the Middle of FAI World Record Run

On August 13, 2013 Chip Yates was in the middle of attempting five official FAI World Records in his electric airplane at 200 MPH and just 200 feet over the ground when a freak CAN bus network failure (not related to speed or power) occurred, which killed his fly-by-wire system and forced an emergency landing.

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