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March 12, 2011

Air Safety Institute's Latest Nall Report Now Available Online

Contains Good News, Not So Good News About GA Operations

The new edition of the Joseph T. Nall Report, a review of general aviation (GA) safety published by the Air Safety Institute, is now available online. It contains some surprisingly good news about commercial GA operations, but raises significant concerns in other areas.

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Airbus Appoints New A400M Program Chief

Series Production And Industrial Launch Approved

Airbus Military has given the green light to the industrial launch of the A400M airlifter and approved the start of series production. This follows a thorough review of all aspects of the program which demonstrated that all readiness criteria were fulfilled.

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Airlines Complete Disabling Of Oxygen Generators In Aircraft Lavatories

FAA Mandated The Change, Kept Potential Threat Quiet

The FAA recently required the nation’s airlines to disable the oxygen generators located in all aircraft lavatories to eliminate a potential safety and security vulnerability. The airlines reportedly completed the work on the 6,000 aircraft in the U.S. fleet on Friday March 4.

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Forty-One Bell Helicopters Ordered At Heli-Expo

Larry Roberts: There Is A "Change In The Climate" For Rotorcraft

Forty-one contracts were signed by Bell Helicopter at Heli-Expo, the company said in a news release Thursday.

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GAMA Enthusiastically Supports R&D Tax Credit Bill

Measure Should Stimulate Innovation, Create Jobs

GAMA said Thursday it welcomes the introduction of H.R. 942, The American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011.

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Boeing Begins Hiring For New Engineering Center In Oklahoma City

Positions Available For Workers With "A Variety Of Skill Sets"

Boeing is hiring in Oklahoma City for a variety of positions to staff a new engineering design center that will produce upgrades for the C-130 Hercules and the B-1 Lancer aircraft.

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SimCom Announces Turboprop Twin Commander Training

Initial And Recurrent Simulator Training At Texas Facility

SimCom Training Centers recently added simulator training for all turboprop Twin Commanders, conducted at its Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX facility (formerly PrestoSIM). Initial and Recurrent courses are available and are approved by all major aircraft insurance underwriters.

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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Says RS-68A Production Engine Is Ready For Flight

Hydrogen-Powered Engine Designed To Power Heavy-Lift Vehicles Into Space

A series of Hardware Acceptance Reviews on the first RS-68A production rocket engine has been completed by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, validating the hydrogen-fueled engine is ready to power a heavy-lift vehicle into space.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.12.11)

“The industrial launch is a very important milestone for the program. It is also excellent news for the suppliers and workforce who depend on the program and who can now look forward to producing the A400M in the years ahead," Source: Airbus Military CEO Domingo Ureña.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.12.11): Adjustable Stabilizer

A kind of horizontal stabilizer that can be adjusted in flight to trim the airplane, thereby allowing the airplane to fly hands-off at any given airspeed. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.12.11)

The Fleet Air Arm Museum

 The Museum has the largest collection of Naval aircraft anywhere in Europe together with the first British built Concorde which you can go on-board and visit the cockpit.

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