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July 17, 2013

Canada's Aviation Sector Welcomes New Minister Of Transport

Airport Executive Lisa Raitt Appointed To The Post

The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) and the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) congratulate Lisa Raitt on her appointment as Minister of Transport.

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FAA Issues SAIB For Many American Champion Aircraft Models

Reinforcement Trusses Under The Front Seat May Have Been Omitted

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) for an airworthiness concern regarding the possible omission of the two reinforcement trusses in the folding front seat bottom in American Champion Aircraft Corporation (ACAC) Models.

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Avidyne, NexAir Announce R9 Certification For Saratoga NX Aircraft

FAA Grants STC For R9 Installation

The FAA has granted an STC to NexAir Avionics of Mansfield, MA for the installation of Avidyne's Entegra R9 Integrated Flight Deck in the Piper PA-32-301 series Saratoga aircraft. This R9 certification is part of the overall FAA approval of NexAir’s Saratoga NX aircraft revitalization program.

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Orbital Sciences Targeting September Launch To Station

Demonstration Flight To Lift Off From Wallops Island In Virginia

Orbital Sciences, one of NASA’s two partners participating in the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, announced it is now targeting a mid-September launch window for its demonstration flight to the International Space Station.

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Mid-Continent Instruments Appoints Paul Ryan Operations Manager

Will Manage Manufacturing Operations And Repair Lab

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has appointed Paul Ryan to the position of Operations Manager. Ryan will manage the company’s manufacturing operations and repair lab. He will focus on providing consistently high quality and on-time deliveries of new products and quick turnarounds for Mid-Continent’s extensive overhaul/exchange services.

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Embraer Delivers 22 Commercial, 29 Executive Jets In The Second Quarter

Period Included The Launch Of The E-Jets E2

During the second quarter of 2013, Embraer S.A. delivered 22 jets to the commercial aviation market and 29 to the executive aviation market, for a total of 51 aircraft. On June 30, 2013, the firm order backlog totaled $17.1 billion, an increase of $3.8 billion over the first quarter, reaching the Company's highest backlog value since the third quarter of 2009.

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Bardstown, KY Airport Set For Cessna 170 Convention

Full Schedule Of Activities Gets Underway Friday

Samuels Field (KBRY) in Bardstown, KY, is set for their annual International Cessna 170 Convention, taking place July 19-24.

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NASA Hubble Finds New Neptune Moon

Smallest Of The Satellites Is Not More Than 12 Miles Across

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting the distant blue-green planet Neptune, the 14th known to be circling the giant planet.

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FAA Tells Salt Lake City AA To Raise Rent On Airport Golf Course ... By A Lot

Could Lead To Closure Of The Course By 2017

Salt Lake City, UT maintains a municipal golf course at Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC) for which it has paid $1 to the Salt Lake City Airport Authority in rent for the current fiscal year.

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AD: Eurocopter France Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2013-10-51

PRODUCT: Eurocopter France Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters.

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AD: Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-13-15

PRODUCT: The Boeing Company Model 737-100 and -200 series airplanes.

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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.

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Small Airplane Revitalization Act Clears The House

Pompeo Issues Statement on House Passage

In one of the few GA-positive stories to come out of Washington, DC, the House of Representatives passed the Small Aviation Revitalization Act, a bill sponsored by Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, which would revitalize America's general aviation industry by updating outdated certification regulations.

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AeroSports! -- Rebuilding Sport Aviation, One Aviator At A Time

What Was Once An Incredible Inspiration, Now Becomes Our Next Step In Promoting Aviation

Life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge - and then you are going to live your life on a tightrope. Philippe Petit We all have our tales to tell… How our journey into aviation started, what a long strange trip it's been, and what we hope to do with the rest of our lives – at least where flying is concerned. I don't need to tell you that the world of aviation is

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NTSB, Honeywell To Participate In Ethiopian Dreamliner Fire Probe

Honeywell Built The ELT Which Was Installed In The Area Where The Fire Occurred

The NTSB and Honeywell have sent investigators to assist in the investigation of a fire that occurred last week aboard a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Heathrow Airport, London, England.

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EAA Likely To Open Search For New President In August

Pelton Says Search Held Until After AirVenture

There will be no announcement of a new president for EAA at AirVenture this year, because the organization has not yet initiated a search for a new leader.

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Embry-Riddle Students Earn Exceptions To New FAA 1,500-Flight-Hour Rule

ERAU Grads Must Fly 1,000 Hours, Can Acquire Restricted ATP Certificate Earlier With Full-Motion Sim Training

A new rule recently announced by the FAA increases qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines, but includes allowances for reduced hours for pilots holding Bachelor’s degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, FL, and Prescott, AZ, campuses. Students at Embry-Riddle also have another advantage – access to full-motion simulation training like no other university in the United States.

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Aero Business 101: Are You Missing The Opportunities In Aviation?

What Is Standing Between You And A Successful Business

Previously in ANN, I wrote two articles encouraging people to get out there and start their own aviation business (“How anyone can make at least $150,000 every year in their own aviation business” and “Any pilot can fly an aviation business”).

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Van Nuys Airport’s Main Runway To Close For Improvement Work

Runway 16R/34L Closed 24-Hours Per Day July 17– 26

A 24-hour, 10-day closure of Van Nuys Airport’s 8,000-foot primary runway, 16R/34L, will begin tonight (PST) during the final phase of a $20.5 million improvement project that began last February. The closure will begin on Tues., July 16, at 10 p.m. to prepare the runway for work that will officially commence on July 17 at 12:01 a.m. This project phase will conclude on Fri, July 26 at 11:59 p.m.

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NTSB Terminates Intern Who Confirmed Asiana Pilots' 'Names'

Report Indicates That Person Is 'No Longer With The Agency'

We may probably never know who it was, but the NTBS has reportedly canned the intern who confirmed false, racially insensitive names of the pilots who were flying Asiana Flight 214 to a San Francisco television station.

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Are Jet Teams Really Necessary For Air Show Success?

Civilian Performers Vital To The Air Show Industry

A recent news release from the U.S. Air Force indicates that Congress has approved a shifting of some funds to allow the return of the USAF Thunderbirds to basic proficiency flying status. Their counterparts on the Navy side of the universe have all along been funded to maintain at least basic pilot proficiency in a minimum number of practice flights.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.17.13)

"The airshow business has hopefully learned a few lessons in this “season-of-sequestration”. One, how vital the civilian performers are to this small industry." Source: Excerpt from an opinion piece by veteran air show announcer "Sonny" Everett.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.17.13): Oroca

An off-route altitude which provides obstruction clearance with a 1,000 foot buffer in non-mountainous terrain areas and a 2,000 foot buffer in designated mountainous areas within the United States.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.17.13)

IFALPA - The International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations

The mission of IFALPA is to be the global voice of professional pilots by providing representation, services and support in order to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide. 

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