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May 02, 2014

Airborne 05.02.14: GAMA's 1Q/14 Sales, Quick's S-LSA Legal, FAA v UAVs--Again

Also: Boeing AH-6i Helo, Barnstorming: FAA and Navy Idiocy, $100 Hamburger Report, Calling All Breezys!

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the industry’s airplane shipments and billings for the first quarter of 2014. The total worldwide general aviation (GA) airplane shipments increased 11.9 percent. Billings for GA airplanes totaled $5.1 billion in the first quarter, up 9.0 percent from the same period last year. Let the fun begin! The FAA has informed Quicksilver Aeronautics that their audit to produce the Sport 2S model as a Special Light-Sport Aircraft has been satisfactorily concluded. The model will officially be marketed as the Sport S2SE. The FAA is looking into the use of a UAV by a storm-hunter who also works as a j

GAMA Announces First Quarter 2014 Airplane Shipments And Billing Numbers

Piston Airplanes Grow More Than 20 Percent, But Turboprops Declined

There was some very good news in GAMAs first quarter report for 2014. In the first three months of the year, total worldwide general aviation (GA) airplane shipments increased 11.9 percent, from 447 units in 2013 to 500 units in 2014. Billings for GA airplanes totaled $5.1 billion in the first quarter, up 9.0 percent from the same period last year.

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Boeing, Ryanair Announce Order For Five Next-Generation 737s

Airline Operates Largest Boeing Fleet In Europe

An order for five additional Boeing Next-Generation 737s, valued at $452 million at list prices, has been finalized between the planemaker and Ryanair. The announcement brings the total number of unfilled Next-Generation 737 orders for the Ireland-based ultra-low-cost carrier to 180 airplanes.

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CSF Welcomes House Appropriations Committee Passage Of FY15 NASA Budget

Commercial Spaceflight Federation Sees Room For Improvement In Program Funding Levels

The House Appropriations Committee has released its Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, allocating Federal spending for several agencies including NASA. The bill provided a welcome increase in NASA’s funding.

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Atlas Air Worldwide Announces Placement Of Two Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Aircraft In ACMI Service For DHL Express Will Provide Additional Revenue Cargo Volume For DHL’s Transpacific Network Growth

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has announced the placement of two Boeing 747-8 Freighters into ACMI service for DHL Express, an international express shipping company.

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NASA Selects Three New Flight Directors To Lead Mission Control

Will Help Carry Out Future Human Space Exploration Missions

NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage International Space Station (ISS) operations. Amit Kshatriya, Jeffery Radigan and Zebulon Scoville join a select group of human spaceflight leaders in the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Hamad International Airport Opens Gates To First Passengers

Ten Carriers Shift To New International Airport

Qatar's new Hamad International Airport (HIA) extended its jetways this week to welcome arriving passengers for the first time to the world's newest aviation hub. A press conference was held at the HIA passenger terminal to mark the soft launch of the airport. The event was attended by HE Mr. Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport, members of the New Doha International Airport (NDIA) Steering Committee, guests and members of the press.

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NASA Selects Partners For U.S. Commercial Lander Capabilities

Three Companies Chosen For Partnership Agreements

NASA has selected three U.S. companies to negotiate no-funds exchanged partnership agreements with the agency to advance lander capabilities that will enable delivery of payloads to the surface of the moon, as well as new science and exploration missions of interest to NASA and scientific and academic communities.

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Spirit Delivers First Flight Test Pylon For Mitsubishi Regional Jet

Structure Fabricated Under 2008 Contract

Spirit AeroSystems on Monday celebrated the rollout of the first flight test pylon for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft. The pylon and underwing structure are used to mount the aircraft's Pratt & Whitney power plant to the wing and are designed and manufactured by Spirit at the company's Wichita, KS, facility.

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Top Airport Eateries Named By '$100 Hamburger' Website

Candidates All Rated As Five-Star On-Airport Establishments

Each year the 54,000 private pilot subscribers of the $100 Hamburger website are asked to put forth their candidates for the top FlyIn restaurants in the United States. To be considered, a restaurant must be reviewed in the just released book The $100 Hamburger -2014/15 edition, which means they are located on an airport, close doesn’t count and they have earned our five star rating.

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CAE, Lider Aviacao To launch Sikorsky S-92 Training In Sao Paulo

Lider Will Offer Training To Other Helicopter Operators

CAE and Lider Aviacao, the largest helicopter operator in Brazil, have announced the launch of a new helicopter pilot training program in Sao Paulo for operators of the S-92 Sikorsky aircraft. The purchase of the S-92 CAE-built simulator by the CAE-Lider Aviacao joint venture was announced by CAE on December 19, 2013 as a sale to an undisclosed customer.

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Camcopter S-100 Demonstrating Its Maritime Capability In The Netherlands

Trials Executed From A Dutch Naval Vessel In The North Sea

The Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) successfully demonstrated its capability across several different maritime scenarios to Dutch Authorities in Den Helder, The Netherlands, on April 29. Consolidating its unmatched maritime position, the S-100 demonstrated its ability to support maritime commanders and decision makers in the North Sea, west of Den Helder.

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PRODUCT: Agusta Model A109C, A109E, A109K2, and A119 helicopters.

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Aero-TV: A Multi-Talented LSA -- The Airplane Factory 'Sling'

Not Your Usual Run-Of-The-Mill LSA... Not By A Long Shot

While at Sun 'n Fun 2014 ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had the opportunity to talk with Matt Liknaitzky, the president of The Aircraft Factory U.S. This is the company that brings the Sling line of aircraft to the U.S. market. The name Sling may be new to a lot of people because it originates in South Africa. The Sling 2 is a light sport eligible airplane that is produced in both a completed form and a kit version.

Airborne 05.02.14: GAMA's 1Q/14 Sales, Quick's S-LSA Legal, FAA v UAVs--Again

Also: Boeing AH-6i Helo, Barnstorming: FAA and Navy Idiocy, $100 Hamburger Report, Calling All Breezys!

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the industry’s airplane shipments and billings for the first quarter of 2014. The total worldwide general aviation (GA) airplane shipments increased 11.9 percent. Billings for GA airplanes totaled $5.1 billion in the first quarter, up 9.0 percent from the same period last year. Let the fun begin! The FAA has informed Quicksilver Aeronautics that their audit to produce the Sport 2S model as a Special Light-Sport Aircraft has been satisfactorily concluded. The model will officially be

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Aero-TV: A Multi-Talented LSA: The Airplane Factory 'Sling'

Not Your Usual Run-Of-The-Mill LSA... Not By A Long Shot

While at Sun 'n Fun 2014 ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had the opportunity to talk with Matt Liknaitzky, the president of The Aircraft Factory U.S. This is the company that brings the Sling line of aircraft to the U.S. market. The name Sling may be new to a lot of people because it originates in South Africa. The Sling 2 is a light sport eligible airplane that is produced in both a completed form and a kit version. In this interview you'll get a lot of information about the Sling 2 and other the Sling aircraft they produce. We learn that the Sling 2 was designed from the ground up as

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Orbital, ATK’s Aerospace And Defense Groups To Combine

Five-Billion-Dollar 'Merger-of-Equals' to Create 'Orbital ATK'

Orbital Sciences Corporation has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Alliant Techsystems (ATK) which will combine Orbital and ATK’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Groups to create a $4.5 billion (combined calendar year 2013 annual revenue), 13,000-person space, defense and aviation systems developer and manufacturer.

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Rockefeller, Thune Differ On Views Of TSA Funding

Senate Commerce Committee Holds Oversight Hearing

Senators John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV), chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, and Senator John Thune (R-SD), the committee's ranking Republican, offered different views of the Transportation Security Agency at an oversight hearing held by the committee Wednesday.

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Boeing Showcases Future Commercial Spacecraft Interior

Version Of CST-100 Capsule For Non-Government Space Customers

A new commercial interior of Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST-100) next-generation manned space capsule was unveiled Wednesday, showing how people other than NASA astronauts may one day travel to space. 

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Friends of ANN--Introducing The 'Beyond The Blue' XPRIZE Premier Edition

ANN's Exciting 'Premier Edition' Program Will Help Support XPRIZE Outreach At Oshkosh and Beyond!!!

Finally! We're ready to open the doors and welcome you along as we build a whole New ANN (and a lot more) with the first of a number of products and programs that will enable and empower us toward a better future. ANN is proud to give our readers. listeners, and viewers the chance -- ahead of the massive campaign that will start shortly -- to get their hands on the Collector's Version of the first print run for the Premier Edition of "Beyond The Blue" -- the Ultimate Insider’s Guide To The Tenth Anniversary Of The XPRIZE Revolution. Why go to all the trouble of putting this special program together? Simply put, we have a chance with this summer's 10th

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Rural Air Service Relies On U.S. Airlines’ Ability To Compete Globally

ALPA Testimony Before U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee Refutes Alleged Pilot Shortage

Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) underscored in testimony before the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee the serious economic threat to U.S. airlines posed by state-supported foreign airlines and foreign airlines’ business plans that conflict with U.S. policy. He reinforced ALPA’s call for the U.S. government to make certain U.S. airlines have an opportunity to compete and prevail internationally.

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First Flight: Boeing Production Configuration AH-6i

Light Helicopter Program Moves A Step Closer To Full-Scale Production

Boeing's AH-6i light attack/reconnaissance helicopter has flown for the first time in its production configuration, moving the program another step closer to full-scale production while continuing to prove the helicopter's close air support and attack capabilities.

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A4A Launches Campaign To Restore Transparency In Airfare Advertising Rules

Encourages All Stakeholders To Contact Obama Administration, Congress

Airlines for America (A4A) has launched a campaign calling on the Administration and Members of Congress to take action to restore transparency in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) airline advertising rules to ensure consumers know exactly how much of their travel dollars are going to federal taxes.

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Klyde Morris 05.02.2014

TSA: Re-Defining The Meaning Of 'Bright Side'

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.02.14)

“It is wrong for an airline that receives millions in federal EAS dollars to offer such poor wages and benefits that it cannot attract pilots and then use this inadequacy as an excuse to drop service to EAS communities" Source: ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.02.14): Profile Descent

An uninterrupted descent (except where level flight is required for speed adjustment; e.g., 250 knots at 10,000 feet MSL) from cruising altitude/level to interception of a glideslope or to a minimum altitude specified for the initial or intermediate approach segment of a nonprecision instrument approach.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.02.14)

The Federation of Galaxy Explorers

The Federation of Galaxy Explorers seeks to inspire and educate kids in space related science and engineering. Galaxy Explorers was created to prepare children for the future; a future that advances a space faring civilization.

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