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June 21, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.22.11

Airbus reports 90 new orders for the A320neo at Paris.
Boeing reports a backlog of 126 for its newest 747s.
And Bombardier says a major carrier will be the first operator of the CS100

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.21.11

NASA is learning lots of new things about Mercury.
Australia settles on Romeo naval combat helicopters.
And Boeing's Phantom Eye UAS is readied for its first flight.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.22.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)

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Airbus And Rolls-Royce To Enhance A350-1000 Capability

But Engine Redesign Pushes Entry Into Service Back By 18 Months

Saying it is responding to the market's call for more payload and range, Airbus and Rolls-Royce said Monday they will jointly develop the A350-1000 with more powerful Trent XWB engines.

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Major Network Carrier Places Firm Order for 10 CSeries Aircraft

Airline Becomes Sixth Customer For The CSeries Aircraft Program

An as-yet-unnamed "major network carrier" will be the first operator to take delivery of the first CSeries aircraft, according to an announcement Monday from Bombardier Aerospace.

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Pratt & Whitney Eyes Widebody Market For Geared Turbofans

Engines Could Be Scaled Up For Larger Aircraft, CEO Says

The CEO of Pratt & Whitney says its geared turbofan engine which is intended to power the A320neo could be modified to service Airbus and Boeing widebody airliners.

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R9 Gets EASA Approval For EA-500 Extra Turboprop

"Major Change" For The Aircraft Allows Day And Night IFR Operations

Extra Aircraft LLC and Avidyne Corporation announced Monday that the EASA has approved Avadyne's Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck avionics suite for the Extra EA-500 turboprop aircraft.

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Recovered Remains Of WWII Pilot Finally Laid To Rest

Disappeared On Patrol In September Of 1943

Richard S. Ryrholm Jr. was flying a combat patrol mission out of New Guinea during WWII when he and his airplane disappeared. More than 60 years later, the wreckage of the aircraft was discovered on a steep hillside near the city of Lae, along with the remains of the pilot.

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Ohio Cirrus SR22 Accident Results In Two Fatalities

Plane Went Down Near Rickenbacker International Airport In Columbus

A Cirrus SR22 with two people on board went down Sunday morning resulting in the fatal injuries of a New Jersey neuro-oncologist and his wife.

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Pilot Escapes Injury When Glider Goes Into Trees

Massachusetts Pilot Admits To Several Errors, One Good Decision

A glider pilot flying out of Sterling Airport (3B3) in Sterling, MA, reportedly deliberately put his aircraft in the trees following a missed landing attempt.

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National Flight Acadamy To Integrate LM's Prepar3D Software

Game-Based Visual Simulation Software Donated By The Company

The National Flight Academy says it plans to install Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D visual simulation software to power the NFA's immersive aviation experience as part of the academy's hands-on approach to teaching the principles of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to students.

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MANUFACTURER: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Model 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 212, 412, 412CF, and 412EP Helicopters

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AD: Fokker

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MANUFACTURER: Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes

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Aero-TV: Understanding ADS-B -- The 5 W's of Next-Gen Flight Management

Aero-TV: Understanding ADS-B -- The 5 W's of Next-Gen Flight Management

ANN Guest Editorial: Flight Training In The Time Of Insecurity

ANN Guest Editorial By Jerry Gregoire, Redbird Flight Simulations  ANN E-I-C Note: We LOVE guest editorials... especially when we can learn so much from them. We particularly favor them when they are gutsy, well-thought-out, controversial and brutally honest. This one is all that... and more... and comes from a guy whom we have observed to be one of those innovative personalities that has no fear of coloring outside the lines and dares to do what others insist can not or should not be done. I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I did... and we greatly look forward to working with Jerry

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Aero-TV: Understanding ADS-B -- The 5 W's of Next-Gen Flight Management

Ric Peri Provides A Solid Overview of the Potential of ADS-B

One of the greatest benefits that we at ANN enjoy, is the nearly unrestricted ability we have to engage in tremendous conversations (and the resultant education) with some of the industry's most expert analysts and advocates.

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Boeing's Latest 747s Arrive In Paris

Intercontinental, Freighter Land At Le Bourget For Paris Air Show

The newest member of the Boeing family of commercial jetliners made its international air show debut when the first 747-8 Intercontinental touched down at Paris Le Bourget Airport Sunday.

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Boeing Commercial Airplane CEO Albaugh: Company Poised For Future Growth

Planemaker Has Five Commercial Jetliners On Display At Le Bourget

Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh said the company is poised for future growth as it prepares to deliver the 787 Dreamliner and 747-8, increases production rates to respond to strong customer demand, and develops the market-leading technology and products of the future. 

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Airbus Opens The Paris Air Show With Orders For 90 A320neo Airplanes

GECAS Takes 60, SAS To Get 30 Of The Re-Engined Jetliners

Airbus said Monday that it has taken orders for 90 A320neo airplanes on the opening day of the Paris Air Show. Sixty of those airplanes will be delivered to General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), while another 30 are slotted for delivery to Scandinavia's SAS Airline.

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Airbus Scrambles For Replacement A380 To Fly Demos At Paris Air Show

First Super Jumbo's Wingtip Touched An Airport Structure

Airbus said Sunday that it would not be flying the signature A380 Super Jumbo airliner that it brought to the Paris Air Show this week after the airplane's starboard wingtip touched an airport structure while taxiing. It did, however, find a replacement airplane to make the demonstration flights.

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Labor Board Says It Has Acted Appropriately Against Boeing

Defends Its Actions In A Congressional Field Hearing In SC

An official of the NLRB says the board has acted appropriately in taking action against Boeing for opening an assembly plant in right-to-work South Carolina.

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Honeywell Touts Biofuels Following Trans-Atlantic Flight

Hopes To Gain Wider Acceptance Of Renewable Jet Fuels

Both Honeywell and Boeing have flown airplanes to the Paris Air Show using biofuel blends, and Honywell says it's flight utilizing the company's G450 was the first major test of renewable fuel on a trans-Atlantic flight by a business jet.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.21.11)

"Re-engining the Next-Generation 737 is technically viable and a real option for us." Source: Boeing Commercial Airplane CEO Jim Albaugh.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.21.11): Solstice

Either of the two times per year when the sun is at its greatest angular distance from the celestial equator ... about June 21.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.21.11)

Grissom Air Museum

Billed as one of the nation's fastest growing aviation museums, visitors can learn about our historic aircraft, climb the Observation Tower, view exciting exhibits, and enjoy a modern, hands-on facility.

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