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December 03, 2011

Letter Groups Welcome FAA's Decision to Fully Restore BARR Availability

Policy Change Will Likely Lead To End Of The Associations' Lawsuit Against The Agency

Three leading general aviation organizations welcomed plans announced Friday by government officials for lifting restrictions on a program that allows aircraft owners and operators to "opt out" from having their flight information broadcast over the internet.

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NTSB To Hold Public Hearing On Air Race And Air Show Safety

Board Will Hear From A Broad Cross-Section Of Industry Representatives On Planning, Safety, And Protocols

The NTSB announced Friday that it plans to hold a hearing on air race and air show safety. The hearing will be chaired by NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman, and all five Board members will participate.

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Airbus Reports Full European Implementation Of WTO Findings

Airbus Looks To Boeing To Live Up To Previous Rhetoric On WTO Compliance Next Year

Europe has implemented the WTO findings it ways has brought the parties into full conformity with WTO obligations. Airbus said in a statement that the WTW ruling in May of 2011 confirmed that European partnership with Airbus is legal and that government support to Airbus did not cause material injury to Boeing. While pleased with the WTO’s substantial affirmation of the European position in the decision, Airbus respects that the decision did contain limited findings of subsidy effects requiring action within six months of the decision.

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Airbus: North America Needs 5,901 New Passenger Aircraft In Next 20 Years

Region To See 66 Percent Growth In Passenger Fleet

The U.S. and Canada will require 5,901 new passenger aircraft of more than 100 seats between today and 2030, according to the recently released Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). In that same time period, there will be a need for 414 new freighter aircraft. This total of 6,315 new aircraft deliveries has an estimated value of $648 billion. These region-specific figures were presented Thursday in Washington, D.C. by Airbus Chief Operating Officer – Customers, John Leahy.

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Angel MedFlight’s Donated Medical Flight Brings Patient Back to U.S.

Young New York Woman Suffered A Severe Brain Injury In The USVI.

After being struck by a car in the Virgin Islands, a severely injured Long Island woman is back in New York, thanks to the efforts of her mother, Congressman Tim Bishop and Angel MedFlight. Kelly Breem suffered a traumatic brain injury Nov. 14 when she was hit by a car while crossing a street on the island of St. Thomas, USVI.

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Airbus Seeks To Avoid Patent Royalties On Winglets

Planemaker Sues Aviation Partners Saying Patent Is Invalid

Airbus has filed a lawsuit in Austin, TX, against Boeing partner Aviation Partners Inc., claiming its patent on winglets is invalid, and that the European planemaker should not have to pay royalties for the "sharklets" it plans to use on the A320neo aircraft.

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Penny Wise/Pound Foolish??? USAF Reduces Air Show Support In 2012

Air Combat Command Cites Budget Reductions As Reasons For The Move

A major draw for air shows large and small is the ability for the public to see military aircraft much closer than they would probably be able to otherwise. But looming defense budget cuts may spell at least a temporary end to the displays by Air Force planes at many shows, often seen as an effective recruiting tool.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.03.11)

"Today (Thursday) we have presented a comprehensive package of actions that achieves full compliance with the WTO recommendations and rulings in the Airbus case." Source: John Clancy, spokesman for European Union trade commissioner Karel De Gucht.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.03.11): Hazardous Wildlife

Species of wildlife (birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, earth worms), including feral animals and domesticated animals not under control, that are associated with aircraft strike problems.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.03.11)

Space Florida

Space Florida is an Independent Special District of the State of Florida, created by Chapter 331, Part II, Florida Statutes, for the purposes of fostering the growth and development of a sustainable and world-leading space industry in Florida.

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