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September 14, 2012

SkyWest To Fly Regional Routes For American Airlines

Four Year Agreement A Cost-Saving Measure Related To Bankruptcy Proceedings

Passengers booking American Airlines regional flights primarily out of LAX and DFW are likely to find themselves on a plane operated by SkyWest under an agreement announced Wednesday. American said it made the move in an effort to save money as it works through bankruptcy proceedings.

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Eclipse Unveils Carefree Ownership Program

Extended Warranty, Other Incentives For New Owners

Eclipse Aerospace has taken the wraps off of its new Carefree Ownership Program. For a limited time, EAI is offering a limited number of 550 Jet Positions with a number of incentives in addition to the standard features and warranties of the Eclipse 550.

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Authorities Break Alcohol Theft Ring At JFK Airport

Catering Employees, Others Accused Of Stealing More Than 100,000 Individual Mini-Bottles

After a nine-month investigation, authorities have arrested 18 workers at JFK Airport in New York, NY, for allegedly stealing more than 100,000 mini-bottles of alcohol from LSG Sky Chefs. The company caters flights for American Airlines. The Port Authority Office of Inspector General had dubbed the investigation "Operation Last Call."

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‘Fly Your Ideas’ Challenge Brings Innovation To Campus

Prize Winners Will Get A Week Of Learning With Top Airbus Innovators And €30,000

The biennial 'Fly Your Ideas' competition is once again challenging students worldwide to develop new ideas for a more sustainable aviation industry. This year, a win will mean not only a €30,000 ($38,715) cash prize. The successful team will also welcome experts from Airbus’ Innovation Cell onto their campus for a week of learning on what it takes to become a true aviation innovator.

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Austria's InterSky Orders 2 ATR 72-600s

First ATRs To Fly In An Austrian Carrier's Livery

The Austrian carrier InterSky and the European turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR have signed a contract at the ILA Berlin Airshow for the purchase of 2 ATR 72-600s, valued at some $47 million. The first of the 70-seat ATR 72-600s will be introduced in December this year, with the second one following in March 2013. These aircraft will become the first ATRs to be operated by an Austrian carrier.

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Toyota Truck To Pull Endeavour Through The Streets Of LA

Will Tow The Retired Shuttle On The Last Leg Of Its Journey To A Museum

Is there any doubt that this will show up on a television commercial? Toyota has struck a deal to have one of its full-size Tundra pickup trucks tow the Space Shuttle Endeavour through the streets of Los Angeles on the final leg of its journey to the California Science Center next month.

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CAE, Russian Helicopters Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

Will Evaluate Collaboration In 'High-Potential Areas'

Simulator manufacturer CAE and Russian Helicopters have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate the economic feasibility of working together in a number of high-potential areas.

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NASA And German Aerospace Center Sign Civil Aviation Agreements

Two Research Organizations Will Collaborate On Air Traffic Management

NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed two cooperative agreements to advance air traffic management benefiting airline passengers and citizens of both nations. The agreements were signed Tuesday at a Berlin Air Show ceremony by NASA's Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research Dr. Jaiwon Shin and DLR's Executive Board Member for Aeronautical Research Rolf Henke.

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Commercial Crew RFP Issued By NASA

Requests Proposals For Initial Contracts To Certify Commercial Crew Transportation Systems

NASA on Wednesday released a request for proposals for the first of two contract phases to certify commercially developed space systems in support of crewed missions to the International Space Station.

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Air Force Association Announces New President

Gen. Craig R. McKinley (Ret) Assumes Organizations Top Post

The Air Force Association (AFA) Board of Directors have approved Craig R. McKinley, the 26th Chief of the National Guard Bureau, as the next AFA President. McKinley will be succeeding Michael M. Dunn, who retired after completing his five-year term in the position.

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Med-Trans Corporation Orders 16 EC135s

Aircraft Will Support Expanding Business Model

At an event during the ILA Berlin Airshow 2012 Wednesday, American Eurocopter announced that Med-Trans Corporation, an air medical transportation provider, has signed an agreement to purchase up to 16 EC135 helicopters.

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AD: GA200 (Pty) Ltd Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-18-10

PRODUCT: GA200 (Pty) Ltd Models GA200 and GA200C airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.14.12

Politics at the FAA are Under Investigation…

Two Contracts Down, One to Go at American Airlines…

There’s a new Eagle Flying for

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Airborne 09.14.12: User Fees, TSA Disapproval, Aspen's Evolution For Helo's

Also: Freq. Flyer Survey, FAA Challenge, Phenom 300, AA's iPads, Electric Planes

The House Committee on Small Business conducted a hearing titled "User Fees in the Aviation Industry: Turbulence Ahead" on Wednesday. The purpose of this hearing was to discuss the financial and regulatory impact of additional user fees on the aviation industry. Ninety percent of frequent flyers think that the TSA is doing either a poor or only a fair job in performing security screenings at the nation's airports, according to a new survey of frequent flyers conducted by Frequent Business Traveler magazine. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL), and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security, has released a Majority Staff report entitled “Rebuilding TSA into a Smarter, Leaner O

Aero-Scam: 'Air Combat' Industry Fighting Fraud (Part 1)

Yet Another 'Crook' Makes Aviation Look Bad....

ANN has been poring through some troubling info gathered over a number of days.... info that has taken on voluminous and dangerous proportions. Based on a tip from "Aviation Criminal's" Kristy Graham, ANN has uncovered dozens of online offers on various "Daily Deal" websites purporting to offer exciting simulated 'Air Combat' experiences of the kind pioneered by a number of highly regarded companies that have been doing so safely and responsibly for quite a few years. But... while the offers made through "Daily Deal" marketing sites like Groupon, Living Social, MemberDealsUSA, Amazon

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Airborne 09.14.12: User Fees, TSA Disapproval, Aspen's Evolution For Helo's

Also: Freq. Flyer Survey, FAA Challenge, Phenom 300, AA's iPads, Electric Planes

The House Committee on Small Business conducted a hearing titled "User Fees in the Aviation Industry: Turbulence Ahead" on Wednesday. The purpose of this hearing was to discuss the financial and regulatory impact of additional user fees on the aviation industry. Ninety percent of frequent flyers think that the TSA is doing either a poor or only a fair job in performing security screenings at the nation's airports, according to a new survey of frequent flyers conducted by Frequent Business Traveler magazine. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL), and Chairman of the Subcommittee o

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Judge Approves American Airlines Contracts

Flight Attendants And Mechanics Will Get Equity Stake In The Airline

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane has approved six-year contracts between American Airlines and its flight attendants and mechanics unions which will give those groups an equity stake in the airline. Judge Lane said resolving the dispute in this way was "a wise thing to do."

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Huerta: Possible Hatch Act Violations Under Federal Review

Managers In Seattle Office Allegedly Urged Employees To Vote For Democrats

Potential violations of the Hatch Act, which prohibits some federal employees from engaging in political speech in the workplace, are being investigated in a case involving FAA managers in Seattle.

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Contract Air Combat Training Company Moving To New Mexico

Air USA Plans To Set Up Headquarters In Albuquerque

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez was joined by Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela and officials from Air USA Wednesday to announce that Air USA will be relocating its corporate headquarters from Quincy, IL to Albuquerque.

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Klyde Morris 09.14.2012

You Can Truly Find ANYTHING On The Internet, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mars Rover Curiosity Arm Tests Nearly Complete

Scientists Say They'll Next Start 'Looking For The Right Rock' To Study

NASA's Mars Curiosity team has almost finished robotic arm tests in preparation for the rover to touch and examine its first Martian rock. Tests with the 7-foot arm have allowed the mission team to gain confidence in the arm's precise maneuvering in Martian temperature and gravity conditions.

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Hawker Sea Fury Makes Hard Landing At Reno

Pilot Matt Jackson Had Just Finished A Qualifying Run, Was Not Injured

An Unlimited Class airplane that had just finished a qualifying run at Reno made what was described as a "hard landing" when its landing gear apparently collapsed Tuesday afternoon. Fortunately, pilot Matt Jackson of Van Nuys, CA, was not injured in the incident.

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FAA Decision On Commercial Flights At Paine Field May Come Friday

Two Regional Carriers Looking To Set Up Shop At Snohomish County Airport

The FAA has scheduled September 14 as the release date for its decision as to whether to allow commercial flights at Paine Field in Everett, WA. The airport is home to Boeing's main assembly plant, but has otherwise been traditionally considered a GA airport.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.14.12)

"We're about to drive some more and try to find the right rock to begin doing contact science with the arm." Source: Jennifer Trosper, Curiosity mission manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.14.12): Charted VFR Flyways

Flight paths recommended for use to bypass areas heavily traversed by large turbine-powered aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.14.12)

Ballooning Federation of America

The BFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the sport and science of lighter-than-air aviation, both hot air and gas balloons.

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