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July 21, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.22.13

More Criticism Leveled at the NTSB Over Asiana 214…

The FAA Issues a Final Through-the-Fence GA Policy…

An Open On-Line Course In Avia

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Airborne 07.19.13: Small A/C Revitalization, EAA Prez Search, Aero-Trespass?

Also: ANN Announces 'AeroSports!' Book, ERAU ATP Students Get Advantage, A350 Flying Serious Hours, American Champion SAIB

In one of the few GA-positive stories to come out of Washington, DC, the House of Representatives passed the Small Airplane Revitalization Act, a bill sponsored by Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, which would revitalize America's general aviation industry by updating outdated certification regulations. 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. A well known National Geographic photographer has been arrested for "trespa

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ERAU Worldwide To Offer 'Massive' Online Course

Subject Matter Will Focus On Human Factors In Aviation Accidents

Human factors in aviation accidents will be the topic of the first massive open online course (MOOC) to be offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide in August.

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Horizon Air Flight Attendants Ratify Five-Year Contract

New Pact Includes Pay Raises, Flexible Scheduling, 'Quality Of Life' Improvements

Horizon Air flight attendants have approved a new five-year contract. The ratification vote concluded Thursday afternoon with 75 percent of the participating flight attendants voting in favor of the agreement.

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KC-46 Critical Design Review Nearing Completion

Boeing Says Process Will Conclude Before September 24 Contractual Date

The Air Force and Boeing successfully conducted the KC-46 critical design review, or CDR, from July 8-10 at the Boeing facility in Mukilteo, WA. The KC-46 weapon system CDR was the culmination of nine months of component and sub-system design reviews, which blended the best practices of both the commercial and Department of Defense frameworks.

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Moon Express Opens Propulsion Development Facility In Huntsville, AL

Operations Will Be Key To Landing First Commercial Spacecraft On The Moon

Lunar resource company Moon Express has announced the opening of a Propulsion Development Facility in Huntsville, AL, that will be key to landing the first commercial spacecraft on the Moon. The announcement was made by rocket pioneer Tim Pickens, who joined Moon Express as the company's Chief Propulsion Engineer earlier this year.

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Cameras Installed Aboard Orion In Anticipation Of EFT-1

First Avionics Hardware Completed For The Unmanned Test Flight

Three flight cameras have been installed on the Orion Exploration Flight Test (EFT-1) crew module by prime contractor Lockheed Martin. The cameras, developed by Ball Aerospace, are the first avionics hardware completed for the EFT-1, which is scheduled to launch in September 2014.

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Alabama Supreme Court Tosses Lawsuit Suit Stemming From 2005 Accident

Said Accident, Which Occurred in Oklahoma, Happened Too Long Ago

The Alabama Supreme Court says that Teledyne Continental Motors has waited too long to try to recover legal fees and court costs from the manufacturer of an engine component that was implicated in an accident which fatally injured three people.

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Indian AF Starts Pilatus PC-7 MkII Basic Flight Training Course

More Than 80 Cadets To Participate In Primary Flight Training

The first Indian Air Force Basic Flight Training course using the PC-7 MkII aircraft got underway as planned on July 8th at the Indian Air Force Academy at Dundigal, Hyderabad. The Indian Air Force, the Indian Ministry of Defense and Pilatus say the long-awaited and significant milestone was achieved as promised and on time.

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NASA Announces 2013 Aeronautics Scholarship Recipients

Awards Range From $15,000 To $45,000 Per Year Plus Stipends

NASA has selected 25 students from across the nation to receive the agency's Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year. This scholarship program, which is in its sixth year, is designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in fields of study related to aeronautics and aviation. Recipients were selected from hundreds of applications to the program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.21.13)

Aero Linx: Aviation Weather - NOAA Aviation Weather Center Mission Statement: The Aviation Weather Center delivers consistent, timely and accurate weather information for the world airspace system. We are a team of highly skilled people dedicated to working with customers and partners to enhance safe and efficient flight. Our Vision: To be the trusted authority and leading innovator for aviation weather information.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.21.13): Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud An abrupt lowering of a cloud from its parent cloud base, a cumulonimbus or supercell, with no visible precipitation underneath. Forming in the area of a thunderstorm updraft, or inflow area, it exhibits rapid upward movement and cyclonic rotation. It often develops before strong or violent tornadoes.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.21.13)

“Our first MOOC covers a particularly timely subject, The Human Factor in Aviation... The recent incident in San Francisco has definitely made the industry and public more aware of the intricacies of aviation safety.” Source: Worldwide Chancellor John R. Watret, Ph.D.,discussing what will be the topic of the first massive open online course (MOOC) to be offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide in August.The course, The Human Factor in Aviation, is free and open to the public. Registration opened Friday, with the class starting Aug. 19. Class size is limited to 500 students.

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