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May 30, 2014

Airborne 05.30.14: Prince William Flies Again?, CBP Stepping Back, Diamond DA62!

Also: Flight Design C4 Update, Pondering An Oshkosh Without Paul..., 10 Years Of Sport Pilot, SpaceX' New Thruster

The media in the U.K. is running all over with stories that Prince William may forgo becoming a "full-time" Royal to pursue a career as an air ambulance pilot with the East Anglican Air Ambulance company. Last year, the Duke of Cambridge stepped down from his post as a search and rescue pilot with the RAF in order to take up his royal duties full time. But multiple media sources in the U.K. are reporting that he has told his aides that he wants to continue to fly. We at ANN have been talking about this for a long time, and now it would app

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Airborne 05.30.14: Prince William Flies Again?, CBP Stepping Back, Diamond's DA62!

Also: Flight Design C4 Update, Pondering An Oshkosh Without Paul..., 10 Years Of Sport Pilot, SpaceX' New Thruster

The media in the U.K. is running all over with stories that Prince William may forgo becoming a "full-time" Royal to pursue a career as an air ambulance pilot with the East Anglican Air Ambulance company. Last year, the Duke of Cambridge stepped down from his post as a search and rescue pilot with the RAF in order to take up his royal duties full time. But multiple media sources in the U.K. are reporting that he has told his aides that he wants to continue to fly. We at ANN have been talking about this for a long time, and now it would appear that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is finally starting to understand that they don't need to search the airpl

New FAA ATC Hiring Practices Set To Take Effect

Eliminates Preference For Former Military Controllers, ATC School Graduates

The FAA says its pool of Air Traffic Controllers lacks diversity and is set to alter its hiring policy, ending a long-standing practice of giving preference to former military controllers and those who have graduated from an approved ATC curriculum.

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NORAD Reports Some 75 Restricted Airspace Incursions Per Year

Says Taxpayers Spend Millions On Intercept Flights, Infrastructure

NORAD says that it is going out to intercept pilots who have violated restricted airspace more than once per week, and it is costing the taxpayers millions of dollars.

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NASA Seeks Input On Kennedy Space Center Land Use

Master Plan Available For Public Review

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is conducting market research on the potential lease and development of land assets that will enable the center to continue its transformation to a multi-user spaceport. The transformation is based on effectively utilizing land assets identified in the 2013-2032 Master Plan.

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Boeing, Air Lease Corporation Celebrate First Direct Delivery 777-300ER

First Of 15 New 777-300ERs Ordered By ALC In 2012, 2013

Boeing and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) celebrated the direct delivery of the first of 15 777-300ERs (Extended Range) from its existing order pipeline with the manufacturer. This 777-300ER, the eighth 777 in ALC's fleet, is one of two delivering to British Airways on long-term lease from the lessor. The second 777-300ER for British Airways is scheduled to deliver from Boeing in July 2014.

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AOPA Foundation Offers Flight Training Scholarships

Eleven Awards To Be Made Totalling $62,000

The AOPA Foundation will award 11 scholarships in 2014 to help support outstanding student pilots. Ten of the scholarships will provide $5,000 each and an eleventh scholarship will award $12,000 to student pilots pursuing an FAA sport, recreational or private pilot certificate.

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FAA SAIB Addresses Maintenance Concerns With CFM-56 Engines

Critical Parts May Have Been Improperly Repaired And Returned To Service

The FAA has issued a revised Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to address concenrs about improper maintenance of CFM International CFM56-2, CFM56-3, CFM56-5A, CFM56-5B, CFM56-5C, and CFM56-7B turbofan engines.

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Helicopter Accident Leaves Pilot In Critical Condition

Aircraft Impacted A Barn In Rural Minnesota

A 71-year-old pilot is in critical condition after the helicopter he was flying impacted a barn in Ripley Township north of Little Falls, MN Wednesday.

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AF Honors Fallen Hero With Ship Renaming

Airman Killed In Action In Afghanistan

The Air Force decided May 23, to honor a fallen hero by naming the service’s newest pre-positioning vessel after Capt. David I. Lyon.

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F-35 Lightning II Helmet Mounted Display System To Make CANSEC Debut

Rockwell Collins Showing Off The Device At The Canadian Defense Trade Show

The F-35 Lightning II Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) will make its CANSEC debut this year in the Rockwell Collins exhibit (Booth 1103). The HMDS, manufactured by Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems, provides F-35 pilots with unprecedented situational awareness for piloting the most advanced aircraft in the world.

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Commercial Aviation Actuators And Electronic Components Market Growing

Segment Forecast To Be Worth $14.51 Billion By 2020

Actuators are components used to set a system in the motion and control its mechanism. The convert energy into motion, such energy is taken from pneumatic or hydraulic fluid pressure or by electric current. They are categorized as electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical. They are widely used in electromagnetic brakes, landing gears, seat actuation, manual drives, load limiters, clutches, and position feedback for commercial aircraft.

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Unmanned Aircraft Series Sets Record For Mission Hours Flown In One Week

Flight Record Is More Than 50 Percent Above Those Recorded For Global Hawk In 2013

Northrop Grumman Corporation's High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) series, which includes the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk, set a new record for mission hours flown in one week, logging 665 hours flying operational and exercise missions during the week ending Feb. 23.

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PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Company 757-200, -200PF, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes.

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SpaceX Unveils Dragon V2

Manned Version Of The Spacecraft Will Carry A Crew Of Seven

SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Thursday night dropped the curtain on the company's manned version of the Dragon Spacecraft.

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Classic Aero-TV: The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital -- Thirty Years of Saving Sight

Thirty Years of Saving Sight

The ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital is literally a hospital with wings that brings together dedicated eye care professionals and aviators to give the gift of sight to developing countries around the world. Onboard the refurbished DC-10 jet aircraft, local doctors, nurses and technicians work alongside ORBIS’s international medical team to exchange knowledge and improve skills. The mobile teaching hospital is a unique tool in the fight against preventable blindness in developing countries. In the 48-seat classroom at the front of the plane, doctors gather for lectures, discussions and live broadcasts of surgical procedures b

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First Production Citation CJ3+ Rolls Off Manufacturing Line

Debut Comes Only Two Months After The Bizjet Was Announced

Cessna has rolled out the first production unit of the Citation CJ3+ at the company’s manufacturing facility in Wichita, KS. The new aircraft was first announced on March 20 of this year, and it is expected to receive FAA certification during the second half of the year.

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Arrival Of ISS Expedition 40 Trio Expands Station Crew To Six

Trio Boosted From Kazakhstan On A Six-Hour Flight To The Station Wednesday

Three new Expedition 40 crew members were welcomed aboard the International Space Station when the hatches between their Soyuz spacecraft and the station were opened at 2352 EDT Wednesday.

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Enders: A320neo Introduction Must Be 'Flawless'

Company Is Concerned About Profitability And Cash Flow Targets

Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders says that the introduction of the A320neo needs to go without a hitch as the company keeps a close eye on cash flow and profitability.

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NGC, Diamond Collaborating On Intelligence-Gathering Aircraft Systems

Developing Capabilities For Canadian, International Markets

Northrop Grumman Corporation is collaborating with Diamond Aircraft Industries, Inc., to deliver new intelligence-gathering aircraft capabilities to Canadian and international markets.

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ConciAir 'Defender' Will Debut At The National Sheriff's Association Conference

Specially-Equipped LSA A Lower-Cost Solution For Law Enforcement

The "Defender" LSA law enforcement aircraft which rolled out in March will make its public debut at the National Sheriff's Association Conference next month in Fort Worth, TX.

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Klyde Morris 05.30.2014

Klyde Gets A Healthy Dose Of Caveat Emptor

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.30.14)

"We need an absolutely flawless execution on that program." Source: Airbus CEO Tom Enders, speaking about the A320neo launch.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.30.14): Danger Area [ICAO]

An airspace of defined dimensions within which activities dangerous to the flight of aircraft may exist at specified times.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.30.14)

Antilles Seaplanes

Antilles Seaplanes LLC has put together an outstanding team of highly-experienced individuals in all aspects of the operation-design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, finance, and flight operations. The company is operating from facilities in the North Carolina-Triad area, with facilities equaling more than 100,000 square feet.

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