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January 07, 2012

Final Agenda Announced For NTSB's Air Race And Air Show Safety Hearing

Fifteen Witnesses Expected From Industry, Regulatory Agencies

The NTSB has announced the final agenda for its Air Race and Air Show Safety Hearing, which takes place on January 10, 2012. The start time for the hearing, which is being held at the NTSB Conference Center and Board Room in Washington, DC, has been changed to 0900 EST. 

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EASA Reports Modest Improvement For Global Aviation Safety In 2011

Fatal Commercial Accidents Fall By One Over Previous Year

EASA has issued preliminary aviation safety data for 2011 which shows a modest improvement in worldwide safety levels. In commercial air transport operations, the number of fatal accidents decreased from 46 in 2010 to 45 in 2011. Safety performance continues to show important regional differences: the region of non-EASA Member States in Europe shows the highest number of fatalities with a total of 138. This is followed by the African region with 87 fatalities.

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Boeing To Relocate 800-900 Engineering And Program Support Jobs To Oklahoma City

Jobs To Come From Wichita, KS, And Puget Sound, WA

Boeing says it will relocate approximately 800 – 900 engineering and program support jobs from Wichita, Kan. and Puget Sound, Wash., to Oklahoma City by the end of 2013. The B-52, C-32, C-40, E-4B and VC-25 programs will now be supported at Boeing Oklahoma City, which will have approximately 2,000 employees when the transition is complete.

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Defense Strategy Stresses Use Of UAVs

Obama Plan Would Reduce Defence Budget By A Half-Trillion Dollars

The sweeping defense strategy announced by the Obama administration Thursday places a greater emphasis on the use of UAVs and cyberwarfare, and would reduce the number of active military troops significantly. “Yes, our military will be leaner,” President Obama said, “but the world must know the United States is going to maintain our military superiority with armed forces that are agile, flexible and ready for the full range of contingencies and threats.”

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Europe Threatens To Ban Flights From Non ETS Compliant Countries

Says A Ban Of Airliners Would Be A 'Last Resort'

The latest salvo in the sabre-rattling over the EU-ETS comes from the European Commission, which said Thursday that airlines who do not account for their emissions under the newly-imposed cap-and-trade scheme could be banned from landing at European airports.

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Update: Operation Migration Grounded Over FAA Question

Agency Works To Determine If 'For Hire' LSA Restriction Was Violated

The acclaimed and widely documented work of Operation Migration is leading young whooping cranes from breeding facilities to repopulate natural habitats has run into FAA trouble. The resolution of the gray area involving whether pilots on the charity's paid staff are flying "for hire" is taking longer than expected, and could have implications for other activities which might be conducted using Light Sport Aircraft.

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Golden Knights Close Season At The Sun Bowl

The Jump For The Bowl Game Has Become A New Year's Tradition

Every year, Golden Knights are invited to El Paso, Texas to close out the year by taking part in the Sun Bowl. Each year, the Sun Bowl is held on New Year’s Eve in this unique stadium, cut out of the mountainside of western Texas. This has become one of the team's most sought-after traditions as they close out each year’s show season.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.07.12)

“We want it -- we want it to succeed.” Source: Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, commenting on the future of the F-35.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.07.12): Turn Anticipation

The function performed by FMS/ RNAV units to advise the pilot when to begin a turn to the next waypoint in the programmed flight route to avoid overshooting the programmed track.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.07.12)

You can almost always tell ... "that used to be an airport." This Webmaster has been to the abandoned airfields that dot the landscape of much of this country

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