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July 06, 2012

Canadian Government Takes Action It Says Will Enhance Air Safety

TAWS Required On Turbine And Commercial Aircraft With Six Or More Passenger Seats

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Canada's Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced new regulations Wednesday designed to improve aviation safety in Canada. The new regulations require private turbine-powered and commercial airplanes with six or more passenger seats to be equipped with an alert system known as the "terrain awareness and warning system" (TAWS).

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NTSB Makes Safety Recommendations For B757 Airplanes

Report Follows Runway Excursion At Jackson Hole, WY, In 2010

The NTSB has adopted its report concerning the December 29, 2010 incident in Jackson Hole, WY, in which an American Airlines Boeing 757 ran off the departure end of the runway and came to a stop in deep snow after landing.

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Aviation Advertising: What Is Yours Saying?

Targeting Your Advertising Strategy Can Boost The Bottom Line

Do you remember the movie Godfather, where all the gangsters were running around making people offers they couldn't refuse? That saying has been echoed ever since in the training halls of the advertising industry. It has become a prime directive...if you can’t compose ads that make people offers they can’t refuse...its not very likely that you’ll succeed in the advertising industry, or your personal business.

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Southwest Wants More Time To Inspect AirTran 717s

Joins With Boeing To Ask FAA For Extension

Following the discovery of cracks on two Boeing 717s, the planemaker and Southwest Airlines have asked the FAA for additional time to inspect the 717s owned by AirTran, which Southwest recently acquired in a merger. Boeing is not saying what airline is flying the airplanes on which the cracks were discovered, but only AirTran and Hawaiian Airlines operate the model.

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NASA Awards Five Universities Funding For Learning Opportunities

Will Fund Hands-On Science And Engineering Projects

NASA has awarded five one-year U.S. National Laboratory education cooperative agreements to provide hands-on science and engineering opportunities for college and university students. Experiments proposed in two of the projects will be flown on the International Space Station in the near future.

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Virgin Australia Orders 23 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Order For The Re-Engined Single-Aisle Jetliner The First In Australia

Virgin Australia on Thursday announced an agreement with Boeing to order 23 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the first in Australia. The new aircraft will join Virgin Australia’s fleet between 2019 and 2021. The agreement includes four additional delivery options, ensuring flexibility to respond to market conditions.

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A400M Will Not Fly At Farnborough Air Show

Engine Problems Keeping The Airbus Military Airlifter Grounded ... Again

Engine problems will keep the Airbus Military A400M as a static display at the Farnborough Air Show next week, rather than conducting flying demonstrations. Similar problems prevent the A400M from flying at the Paris Air Show last year.

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JetBlue Pilot Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

Amarillo, TX Judge Delivers Ruling For Clayton Osbon

A judge in Amarillo, TX, ruled in a bench trial Tuesday that Jet Blue pilot Clayton F. Osbon  - who left the cockpit and frightened passengers by screaming about religion and terrorism – is not guilty by reason of insanity. U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson ruled that Osbon, be sent to a federal mental health facility until another hearing on or before August 6.

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Helicopter Down In Arizona, Four Fatally Injured

Investigators Found Downed Cables At The Scene Of The Accident

NTSB investigators say they have found downed cable lines near the site of a helicopter accident in the Verde River in Yavapai County, AZ, which resulted in the fatal injury of all four people on board the aircraft last Saturday.

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Gevo Flies High With USAF Alcohol-To-Jet Test Flight

USAF A10 Test Flight Validates Military Application

Working with the Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), the Air Force Alternative Fuels Certification Division (AFCD) and the 40 Flight-Test Squadron, renewable fuel company Gevo provided fuel for the first successful “alcohol-to-jet” (ATJ) fuel test flight, according to a company news release.

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Houston Police Union Backs Helicopter Funding

Budget Slashed Last Year, Department Wants To Sell Two Aircraft

The union representing police officers in the city of Houston, TX, have officially backed the restoration of funding for continuous air patrols over the city. Last year, Police Chief Chalres McClelland reduced the number of hours flown by the department's 13 helos to three hours per day.

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AD: Pratt & Whitney Canada Turboprop Engines

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NEW Twice-Weekly Airborne 07.06.12: Avidyne IFD440, AirFrance 447, Hawker Beech

Also: MAFFS Fly Again, Boeing Forecasts Big Bucks, Taco Bell Delivers... By Air, and 'Speak Up!' At Oshkosh

Guess what??? GREAT NEWS!! Another Aero-Week means TWICE AS MUCH Aero-News! Airborne now comes to you TWICE a week, Tuesday and Fridays, (with occasional exceptions for special event weeks and associated coverage). Each week, you’ll get your dose of Airborne on Tuesday as well as Friday, allowing us to make the news more timely for you.

Ya gotta hand it to them.... despite a bad economy, an even tougher regulatory environment, and the industry doldrums, Avidyne seems bound and determined to innovate themselves past the worst of recent times. ANN has confirmed that Avidyne is introducing the IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system with a ‘Hybrid-Touch’ user

NEW Twice-Weekly Airborne 07.06.12: Avidyne IFD440, AirFrance 447, Hawker Beech

Also: MAFFS Fly Again, Boeing Forecasts Big Bucks, Taco Bell Delivers... By Air, and 'Speak Up!' At Oshkosh

Guess what??? GREAT NEWS!! Another Aero-Week means TWICE AS MUCH Aero-News! Airborne now comes to you TWICE a week, Tuesday and Fridays, (with occasional exceptions for special event weeks and associated coverage). Each week, you’ll get your dose of Airborne on Tuesday as well as Friday, allowing us to make the news more timely for you. Ya gotta hand it to them.... despite a bad economy, an even tougher regulatory environment, and the industry doldrums, Avidyne seems bound and determined to innovate themselves past the worst of recent

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Pilot Error Cited In AF447 Accident

French Investigating Agency Releases Final Report From 2009 Accident

The French aviation accident investigating agency BEA has released its final report in the accident of Air France Flight 447, which went down in the Atlantic Ocean June 1st, 2009, resulting in the fatal injury of all 228 people on board.

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Bombardier Arrives at Farnborough Airshow 2012

Brings A Full Complement of Aircraft, Introduces New Branding Campaign

The world's third largest civil aircraft manufacturer, Bombardier Aerospace is returning to the Farnborough International Airshow with a display of its portfolio of business and commercial aircraft. It is also the first time the Company will introduce its new branding campaign to an international audience at an airshow.

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HBC Files Preliminary Reorg Plan

Framework Established For Resolving Debts, Transferring Ownership To Creditors

Hawker Beechcraft late last week filed paperwork in bankruptcy court that establishes a framework for resolving the company's debts with its creditors, and also how it plans to transfer ownership of the company to those creditors.

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FAA Agrees To SoCal Helicopter Noise Hearings

Community Meeting To Take Place In The First Week Of August

The FAA has agreed to a request from California Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA)and others to hold a town-hall style meeting in Los Angeles on the subject of noise generated by helicopter traffic.

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Klyde Morris 07.06.2012

Where Did You Download That Software, Klyde?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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MAFF-Equipped C-130s Flying Again

One-Day Stand Down Lifted Wednesday

The Air Force fleet of MAFFS equipped C 130’s are back in the air fighting western wildfires after a one day grounding following a fatal accident over the weekend. Four crew members were killed and two injured when one of the aircraft went down while fighting a fire in South Dakota last Sunday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.06.12)

"The crew did not take into account the stall warning, which could have been due to a failure to identify the aural warning, the appearance at the beginning of the event of brief warnings that could have been considered as spurious, and the absence of any visual information to confirm the approach-to-stall after the loss of the characteristic speeds." Source: Excerpt from the BEA final report on the AF 447 accident.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.06.12): False Horizon

Inaccurate visual information for aligning the aircraft, caused by various natural and geometric formations that disorient the pilot from the actual horizon.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.06.12)

Boarding Area

Boarding Area was developed by the same people who founded some of the most popular business travel and frequent flyer Web sites on the Internet, including FlyerTalk, WebFlyer, FlyerGuide, MileageManager and InsideFlyer.

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