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May 23, 2014

Airborne 05.23.14: Rolling Record-987!, More CBP Insanity, ANN's Oshkosh Yearbook!

Also: Boeing's 737Max OrderBook, SyberJet Update, Cessna Latitude TIA, Aerion SSBJ

The Guinness Book of World Records has officially recognized 987 rolls performed consecutively as a new world record. It was achieved by Kingsley Just from Australia who raises money for zinc absorption research to benefit his son, Kaelan. Specifically, he needed to perform more than 408 consecutive rolls, so he set a new record by a good margin. For several years ANN, long before the more recent coverage by some of the aviation associations, has been alerting the GA industry to CBP's aggressive surveillance and intrusive searches of GA aircraft. Well, here we go again! In a recent incident, a pilot and his date landed in Marathon, in the Florida Keys, after a flight from Opa-Locka. According to h

Textron Scorpion Prepped For Flight To England

Will Be On Display At Farnborough This Summer

The Scorpion AirLand tactical jet under development by Textron is getting some modifications this week that will allow it to fly to England for the Farnborough International Air Show this summer.

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Ex-Im Bank Sets Aggressive BizAv Goal For 2014

Targets $2 Billion In Financing of U.S.-Manufactured Business Airplanes And Helicopters By Year's End

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has announced a new goal of $2 billion in financing for U.S.-manufactured business aircraft and helicopters by the end of 2014. The Bank reached its previously announced goal of $1 billion in support of these exports in December 2013, 10 months ahead of schedule.

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Two Business Aviation Champions Receive 2014 European Awards

EBAA Recognizes Bernd Gans And Caspar Einem

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced that Bernd Gans and Caspar Einem have been honored as recipients of the prestigious 2014 European Business Aviation Award.

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Pilot Plans To Be The Youngest To Circumnavigate The Globe

Pilot Matt Guthmiller Plans To Attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh This Summer And Give A Presentation About His Adventure

On May 27, Matt Guthmiller, 19, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, will embark on an around the world flight that could land him a Guinness World Record. Guthmiller plans a May 27 departure from Gillespie Field in El Cajon, California, estimating to arrive back at the end of June after flying a total of 28,000 miles.

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Airbus Wins ACJ320 Order From Middle East Customer

Aviation Link Managing The Aircraft

Airbus has won an order from a Middle East customer for an Airbus ACJ320, adding to the strong presence of its corporate jets in the region.

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SpaceX Continues Development Of Soft-Landing Spacecraft

'DragonFly' Would Use Retro Rockets And Legs Rather Than A Parachute To Land

A spacecraft designed to make soft landings on Earth, and maybe one day on Mars, is under development by SpaceX. The capsule is a modified Dragon spacecraft that has been code-named "DragonFly."

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Nebraska Governor Declares May 'GA Appreciation Month'

Move Praised By Industry Organizations

National aviation organizations are applauding Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman for declaring May 2014 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Nebraska, general aviation accounts for $721 million in economic activity annually, and air transportation supports 5,250 jobs statewide.

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Pratt & Whitney Unveils Higher Thrust PurePower Engine

New A321neo Engine Most Powerful Offered For The Airplane

Pratt & Whitney has launched the newest addition to the PurePower engine family, the PW1135G-JM engine, a 35,000 thrust class engine for the Airbus A321neo aircraft. The engine's higher thrust makes it the most powerful engine on the A321neo allowing A321neo operators, fitted with Geared Turbofan engine technology, to fly routes of greater distance while carrying more passengers or larger payloads when operating out of high-altitude airports.

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Boeing Celebrates Double 777-300ER Delivery To EVA Air

Double Delivery Of Triple-7 Marks Airline's 25th Anniversary

Boeing and EVA Air on Wednesday celebrated the airline's first double delivery as the airline received its 16th and 17th 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The airline's first double airplane delivery also helps mark its 25-year anniversary.

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NATF Announces Scholarship Recipients

Assists Students In Pursuit Of Aviation Careers

The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) is proud to announce the winners of its Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship, Pioneers of Flight Scholarship, Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship and the NATA Business Scholarship.

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BO105 Helicopters Rack Up Eight Million Flight Hours

Milestone Captured By Flying Bulls Helicopter

BO105 have been a fixture of helicopter fleets around the globe for over 40 years, and collectively, they have now completed a total of 8 million flight hours.

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Rolls-Royce To Strengthen R&D For Future Aero Engines In Dahlewitz

German Facility Will Be Tasked With Developing Technologies That Lower Weight, Cost, Fuel Consumption

Rolls-Royce has revealed plans to develop key aero-engine technologies at its Dahlewitz site in Germany. This follows the ground-breaking in March of a new test-bed for power gearboxes, which will support the development of the next generation of aero-engine designs.

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Aero-TV: The BMW Of LSA? Bristell Offers ‘Premium’ Experience

ANN Puts The Bristell Through Its Paces...

While at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had the opportunity to test fly the new Bristell LSA. Jim likened his flight experience to, “First you meet the pretty girl, and then you find out she’s got a nice personality.”

Aero-TV: The BMW Of LSA? Bristell Offers ‘Premium’ Experience

ANN Puts The Bristell Through Its Paces...

While at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had the opportunity to test fly the new Bristell LSA. Jim likened his flight experience to, “First you meet the pretty girl, and then you find out she’s got a nice personality.” Managing Partner for Bristell USA, Barry Pruitt, likened the Bristell LSA to a fine touring automobile. He said that while the Bristell LSA is sport pilot eligible, many of his customers see it as a good 2-place touring airplane regardless of its S-LSA certification.

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U.S. House Appropriators Show Strong Support For GA Priorities

GAMA Lauds Action In Two Areas With Significant Potential Impact

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved continued strong support for two areas critical to general aviation's growth: reform of the certification process for new aircraft products and technologies, and the transition to an unleaded aviation fuel for piston-engine aircraft.

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Smith: NASA Negligent With Sensitive Information

GAO Report Finds Weaknesses In Space Agency's Control Of Access To Information

A recently-released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that weaknesses in NASA’s export control policy and implementation of foreign national access procedures at some centers “increase the risk of unauthorized access to export-controlled technologies.”

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NTSB Issues Recommendations On Certification Of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Looks At The Power Cells As They Are Used In Aircraft Systems

The NTSB has issued a series of recommendations today related to the evaluation and certification of lithium-ion batteries for use in aircraft systems, as well as the certification of new technology.

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CTI Professional Flight Training Selects Diamond Aircraft

Multi-Airplane Deal Includes Single- And Twin-Engine Trainers

A "major" purchase agreement has been announced by CTI Professional Flight Training and Diamond Aircraft. CTI Professional Flight Training selected the Diamond DA20-C1 as its primary trainer and the Austro Engine-powered DA42 as its complex, multi-engine trainer.

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Dragon Spacecraft Appears To Have Leaked After Landing

'Significant' Amount Of Seawater Found Onboard

The Dragon cargo spacecraft that recently returned from ISS contained a "significant amount of water" when it was retrieved from the Pacific Ocean, according to media reports.

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Klyde Morris 05.23.2014

Whatever You Call It, It's Still Not Flying, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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EBACE2014 Organizers Say Show Ranks Among Strongest To Date

Growth Over Last Year In Both Exhibitors, Attendance

As the 14th annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2014) concluded its third and final day, organizers reported that this year, EBACE further enhanced its reputation as Europe’s largest and most important business aviation trade show.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.23.14)

"The Committee would require the FAA to report on its progress to Congress in implementing Section 312 (Aircraft certification process review and reform) of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 and also in bolstering workforce and training programs for FAA certification inspectors, engineers, and specialists. The Committee also urges continued progress on the Small Airplane Revitalization Act rulemaking." Source: GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.23.14): Cardinal Altitudes

Odd- or Even-thousand-foot altitudes or flight levels.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.23.14)

National Agricultural Aviation Research & Education Foundation

NAAA was formed in 1982 as a non-profit organization to promote and foster research, technology transfer and advanced education among aerial applicators, allied industries, government agencies and academic institutions.

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