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September 05, 2012

Airbus Will Only Sell Chinese-Built Airplanes In China

But Leasing Exceptions Could Place Airliners With Non-Chinese Carriers

Airbus says it will only sell airplanes it builds in China to Chinese clients, but that does not mean that they will never end up flying for other nations' airlines.

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DOT Fines Aeroflot For Violating Its Airline Consumer Protection Rules

Infractions Include Full-Fare Advertising And Fare-Hold Commitment

The U.S. DOT has fined Russia's Aeroflot airline for violating the Department’s expanded airline passenger protection rules, which took effect in January. Aeroflot violated the rule on full-fare advertising and the rule requiring airlines to include a commitment in their customer service plans allowing consumers either to hold reservations at the quoted fare without payment, or cancel without penalty, for 24 hours after they book a flight.

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Five Receive Master Instructor Designation In August

Designation Recognized By The FAA For CFI Renewal

Five flight instructors completed the Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in the month of August. The title has been earned by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 CFIs currently active in the country.

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Airbus Military Reconfirms A400M Production Output For 2013

Calls Schedule Change In Initial Delivery Plan 'Slight"

Airbus Military has reconfirmed that it will deliver the first four new generation A400M airlifters to customers in 2013 as planned, following the development of solutions to the recent engine issue, which prevented the A400M from participating in the Farnborough Air Show flying display.

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IAM President Tom Buffenbarger To Address Wichita Aero Club

Speech Set For September 27th

R. Thomas Buffenbarger, International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) will be the featured speaker at the next monthly luncheon of the Wichita Aero Club. The event is planned for Thursday, September 27, 2012.

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Iconic British Vulcan First Flew 60 Years Ago

Avro Bomber Saw Service For 28 Years With The RAF

The Avro Vulcan, one of the most evocative and instantly recognizable UK aircraft of the Cold War era, celebrates its Diamond Jubilee this year. First flown on August 30th, 1952, the famous Delta-Wing aircraft was designed by Roy Chadwick who also designed the Avro Lancaster.

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Airplane Loses Prop On Pilot's Checkride

Both Walk Away From The Forced Landing, Pilot Certificate Granted

Every person who has obtained a private pilot certificate has had to demonstrate his or her ability to find an acceptable emergency landing site to the FAA examiner giving the checkride. But a Colorado pilot going for his PPL on Saturday had to deal with the real McCoy.

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PilotView EFB Receives EASA Certification For A330-200/300 Installation

Covers Dual Installation For Paperless Cockpit Operations

Esterline CMC Electronics' (CMC) Class 2 PilotView CMA-1410 10.4 inch Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) has been certified by EASA for installation by PMVE Engineering Design Organization of France on the A330-200/300 aircraft.

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Eight-Grader's Science Project Lands In Driveway 10 Miles From Launch

Weather Balloon Reached The Edge Of Space, Was Successfully Recovered

When Jack Miron of Wilton, NH, developed his science project, he didn't know it would be as successful as it was, or that it would startle a homeowner some 10 miles away.

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Air Force Tanker Crew Assists Stricken Jet Fighter

KC-135 Flies As 'Wingman' To Malfunctioning Airplane

When the 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron crew stepped into their large tanker aircraft for a recent mission and departed the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, they believed they had just begun another "normal" day over Afghanistan. This day, however, proved to be anything but normal.

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Instructor Fatally Injured In Utah Accident Was Helping Another Pilot

CFI Did Not Know The Man He Offered To Train So He Could Fly His Plane Home

Pilots are known, for the most part, to be a helpful group of people, so it's probably not surprising to hear that a flight instructor in Utah offered to help a fellow pilot get up to speed in an unfamiliar airplane so that he could get home. Both were fatally injured when the airplane went down in an alfalfa field last Thursday.

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Jet Edge International Adds Lear 45 To Its Charter Fleet

First 'Super-Light' Aircraft Added To The Operation

Jet Edge International has further expanded its fleet with a west coast-based 2001 Lear 45. “This latest addition to the charter fleet – our first super light aircraft – further enhances our fleet selection,” said Bill Papariella, president of Jet Edge International.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.05.12

It’s the French, the Swiss and the Americans 1-2-3 after the 2012 Gordon Bennett Long Distance Balloon Race….

Wanted: 27,000 New Passenger Aircraft&hellip

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Aero-TV: Oshkosh 2012 Revisited -- One On One with Rod Hightower (Part 3)

Frank and Comprehensive Interview Offers Insights Into Hightower's Leadership

Just before this year's annual aerial extravaganza at Oshkosh, ANN managed to wangle some quality time with EAA Boss Rod Hightower.... just a year into this official leadership of the organization. Webcast in five parts as a component of our daily LIVE Airborne coverage during the show, we've had a number of requests for the interview, itself, separate from all the many other stories that were part of each day's jam-packed episodes.... and here it is.

Aero-TV: Oshkosh 2012 Revisited -- One On One with Rod Hightower (Part 3)

Frank and Comprehensive Interview Offers Insights Into Hightower's Leadership

Just before this year's annual aerial extravaganza at Oshkosh, ANN managed to wangle some quality time with EAA Boss Rod Hightower.... just a year into this official leadership of the organization. Webcast in five parts as a component of our daily LIVE Airborne coverage during the show, we've had a number of requests for the interview, itself, separate from all the many other stories that were part of each day's jam-packed episodes.... and here it is.

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Airborne 09.04.12: Richard Bach Accident, QCAS Airshow Crash, Sikorsky Prize

Also: NASA Radiation Mission, FAA PED Plans, AAL Pilots Looking For Agreement, Electric Cri-Cri, Vote OSH2012 High and Low Points!

Aviation author, Richard Bach, remains in serious but improving condition following his approach to landing accident on Saturday while flying an Amateur Built-Experimental SeaRey Amphib he purchased earlier this year. The Hoppers Jet Team has lost the newest member of the team after the crash of a L39 Albatross jet aircraft Saturday at the 2012 Quad City Airshow in Iowa. The accident occurred at approximately 1325 local time. The pilot has been identified as Glen A. Smith, 58, of Frisco, Texas. A group of students at a univ

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Demand Spurs Need For Over 28,000 Aircraft In The Next 20 Years

Over 10,000 Passenger Jets To Be Replaced By Newer, More Fuel Efficient Models

The latest Global Market Forecast (GMF) from Airbus identifies a need for some 28,200 passenger (of 100 seats or more) and freighter aircraft between 2012 and 2031 worth nearly $4 trillion, reconfirming an upward trend in the pace of new aircraft deliveries. Of these, over 27,350 will be passenger aircraft valued at $3.7 trillion.

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CubCrafters Announces 2013 Changes To Carbon Cub SS

New Cowl Design, Improved Heater, New Starter Among The Upgrades For Next Year

After three years in production and a fleet of well over one hundred aircraft, the CubCrafters Carbon Cub SS is evolving for 2013, the company says.

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Pro Line Fusion Now Certified On G280

Integrated Avionics System For Gulfstream's Newest Bizjet

With the certification of the G280 by the FAA and CAAI, Rockwell Collins announced that its Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system has achieved FAA certification for the Gulfstream PlaneView280 flight deck.

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Eurolot To Add Six More Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft To Its Fleet

Increases Fleet Size To 14 Turboprop Airliners

Bombardier Aerospace announced Tuesday that Warsaw-based Eurolot has converted options on six Q400 NextGen airliners to a firm order that will increase its fleet to 14 Q400 NextGen aircraft.

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PZL-Swidnik SA Unveils SW-4 ‘Solo’ RUAS/OPH Helicopter

First-Ever Polish Rotary-Wing UAS

PZL-Swidnik has unveiled the prototype of the SW-4 ‘Solo’ Rotorcraft Unmanned Air System/Optionally Piloted Helicopter (RUAS/OPH) single engine rotorcraft at MSPO 2012 in Kielce, Poland.

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Avidyne EX600 MFD Receives EASA Approved Model List Certification

Approved For Cessna 200/300/400 Series Aircraft

An Approved Model List (AML) Minor Change Approval from EASA has been granted to IAE Ltd., of Bedfordshire, England, for the installation of the Avidyne EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD) in Cessna 200, 300, and 400 series aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.05.12)

“In 20 years from now, China’s domestic passenger traffic will overtake the US domestic traffic to become the number one traffic flow in our forecast.” Source: John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.05.12): Information Request

A request originated by an FSS for information concerning an overdue VFR aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.05.12)

The Cactus Air Force

In honor of the airmen and ground crews of the U.S. Marines, Navy, and Army Air Corps who defended the skies over Guadalcanal in 1942.

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