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June 08, 2012

Airline Trade Group Calls On U.S. Government To Block EU ETS

A4A Urges Quick 'Concrete Action' To Overturn The Emissions Trading Scheme

During a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee, the airline industry trade group Airlines for America (A4A) called on the U.S. government to take immediate action to halt the application of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), which it says seeks to unlawfully tax U.S. airlines and establishes a dangerous precedent that could be used to tax the products and services of other U.S. industries.

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Air Canada EVP/COO To Retire

Duncan Dee Has Had A 15 Year Career With The Airline

Air Canada announced Wednesday that Duncan Dee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer will be taking early retirement this fall following a 15-year career with the airline.

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American Airlines Plans Flight Cuts In July

Pilot Shortage Cited For Schedule Reduction

American Airlines says it will fly fewer planes in July because too many of its pilots are calling in sick. The carrier says it will cut one percent of its flights next month. It had already reduced its schedule by 1.5 percent in June.

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Q400 Airliner Awarded Type Approval For Operation In Russia And The CIS

Becomes The Largest Western-Manufactured Turboprop Aircraft To Obtain Such Approval

The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) - commonly known by its Russian acronym, MAK - has awarded aircraft type approval to Bombardier's Q400 turboprop for operation in Russia and the CIS, Bombardier confirmed Thursday.

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Space Realities Require A New Way Of Thinking, Official Says

U.S. Has 'Fine-Tuned' Methods To Promote Responsible Use Of Space

The U.S. has fine-tuned its methods to promote responsible use of space and strengthen international partnerships, Ambassador Gregory L. Schulte, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, said during the 2012 Women in Aerospace Conference June 1.

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Pratt & Whitney Signs Contract With Irkut To Power MC-21

PW1400G Will Be Sole Western Powerplant On New Narrowbody

Pratt & Whitney and Russia's Irkut Corporation today signed a definitive agreement to offer the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1400G engine on Irkut's MC-21 family of aircraft. This secures the PurePower engine as the only western powerplant offered on the new narrow body program.

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Rolls-Royce Opens New $1 Million Customer Delivery Center In Indianapolis

Facility Will Focus On Engines For C-130J

Rolls-Royce has opened its first Customer Delivery Center (CDC) for defense engines in the United States, initially focusing on deliveries for the Lockheed Martin C-130J military transport aircraft. Through more than $1 million investment in production advancements including automated inspection, dry-ice blast cleaning and electronic tool control, the CDC will enhance deliveries of AE 2100 engines, as Lockheed Martin continues to grow its C-130J business in the US and globally.

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Sebring Airport Authority Applies For $50,000 State Grant

Money Would Be Used To Help Preserve The Airport's Historic Tower

The historic air-traffic control tower at Sebring Regional Airport in Sebring, FL, is badly in need of renovation, and the Sebring Airport Authority is asking the city, the county and prominent members of the public for letters of support in obtaining a state grant.

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China Southern Airline To Lease 18 New Aircraft

ALC To Place The Airliners With The Chinese Carrier

Air Lease Corporation has entered into lease agreements with China Southern for 18 new jet aircraft from ALC’s orderbook delivering in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The aircraft include twelve (12) new Boeing 737-800s, four (4) new Airbus A320-200s, and two (2) new Airbus A321-200s, all of which are signed on 12-year lease terms.

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Etihad Airways Will Equip New A320 Fleet With 'Sharklets'

Airbus Says Large Wingtip Devices Enhance Airplane Performance

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed a contract with Airbus to equip 17 of its future A320s on order with wingtip devices it calls "Sharklets." The new wingtip devices measure about 10 feet tall and replace the aircraft’s current wingtip fence. Airbus says they will reduce fuel burn particularly over longer sectors.

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Aerion Expands Collaboration With NASA

Includes Supersonic Design Code Maturation

An expansion of the collaboration between Aerion Corporation and NASA's Glenn Research Center was announced Monday. The two will work together to mature NASA’s new SUPIN (SUPersonic INlet) computer code, which has been developed to perform aerodynamic design and analysis on engine inlets for future high-speed aircraft, such as Aerion’s planned supersonic business jet (SBJ).

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.08.12

A battle may be looming over the EUs Emissions Trading Scheme…

American Airlines is trimming operations in July…

NBAA rebrands its GA

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Airborne 06.08.12: Eclipse Production Restarts, Great Lakes AD, Solar Impulse

Also: Canon, AirVenture Cup, WingX, Aspen, Virgin Galactic, RIP: Ed King, Gulfstream Record, Boeing Phantom Eye... and MORE!

What a cool week! You really have to admire a company that says what they're going to do and then follows through. That's exactly what happened with Eclipse Aerospace, as Mason Holland took the stage during the first International Eclipse Dealer and Sales Conference held this past Friday in Albuquerque and announced the official launch of initial production of the new model Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet. It's rare that we get a news release from a company concerning an  Airworthiness Directive (AD), but the folks at WACO (WALK

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US Remains Firmly Opposed To EU Emissions Trading Scheme For Airlines

ICAO Looked To For Negotiations Framework

On Wednesday, the Obama administration raised its opposition to the European law targeting aircraft emissions, and is applying greater pressure on Brussels and the UN to resolve global concerns. Both Democratic and Republican members on the Senate Commerce Committee and the Transportation Secretary spoke out against the EU’s standard.

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SNC Completes Preliminary Design Review Of Dream Chaser

Vehicle Designed To Transport Astronauts To ISS

The preliminary design review (PDR) of the design, architecture and performance of the Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle has been completed by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems. This marks a milestone in the company's effort to develop transportation for astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station.

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NTSB Prelim Released In NV L-39 Accident

Two Fatally Injured When The Jet Went Down

The NTSB has released its preliminary report in an accident which resulted in the fatal injury of two people in Boulder City, NV. The airplane was an Aero Vodochody L-39 operated by Mach 1 Aviation and Incredible Adventures.

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NBAA Rebrands GA Desk As Air Traffic Services

Designed To Place Greater Emphasis On Member Services

The NBAA has been renamed its GA desk "NBAA Air Traffic Services (ATS)." The name change, announced Thursday, is designed to place greater emphasis on the unique services that NBAA ATS provides in helping Member Company aircraft avoid delays caused by air traffic issues, the organization said in a news release.

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Klyde Morris 06.08.2012

Don't You 'C', Klyde ... It's Just That Simple

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Grants Announced For West Virginia GA Airports

Senator Rockefeller: 'Airports Are Critical Lifelines For Our Businesses, Tourism, And Our State's Economy'

Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin announced recently that three regional airports serving Barbour, Marshall, and Upshur counties will receive a total of $795,727 in funding from the FAA to help them construct new hangar buildings.

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New Flight Restrictions Haven't Curbed F-22 Operations

Pentagon Shrank Operating Range, Oxygen System Retrofit Is Being Developed

Safety measures put in place last month on F-22 Raptor flights have had no impact on operations, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby told reporters Tuesday. Kirby and Pentagon Press Secretary George Little last month announced restrictions to F-22 flight operations after 12 pilots reported hypoxia-like symptoms.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.08.12)

“Building these airport hangers is an issue both Democrats and Republicans can agree on because it will create jobs and strengthen our ability to compete in the future.” Source: West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.08.12): Lateral stability (Rolling)

The stability about the longitudinal axis of an aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.08.12)

Museum Of Aviation

The Tennessee Museum of Aviation opened in mid-December 2001. The 50,000 sq. ft. facility is located right beside the 5,500 ft. runway at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (GKT).

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