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September 27, 2012

FAA Awards Nearly $500,000 To Strengthen Commercial Space Activities

Grants Go To Projects In California, Colorado, Hawaii

The FAA has awarded nearly $500,000 in new Space Transportation Infrastructure matching grants to three projects located in California, Colorado and Hawaii that will help develop and expand commercial space transportation infrastructure.

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EADS-NA Begins Voluntary Flight Demonstration Of Armed Aerial Scout Helos

Proposed Light Combat Helicopters For U.S. Army

EADS North America has begun its voluntary flight demonstration (VFD) for the Army’s Armed Aerial Scout helicopter program, flying two aircraft at a high-altitude test site for a series of demonstrations that will exhibit the performance of the company’s AAS-72X+ offering.

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ISS Crew To Screen 'Forbidden Planet'

Will Be Beamed To The Station During Showing At KSC On October 13

When the movie 'Forbidden Planet' is shown at Kennedy Space Center on October 13, it will also be beamed up to the ISS for viewing by the station's crew.

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Airmen Certified For F-35 Engine Runs

First Maintenance Personnel Checked Out On Follow-On Task Procedures

An Airman seated in an aircraft, surrounded by electronic displays, surveys the cockpit of an F-35A Lightning II and begins rehearsed procedures that now feel comfortable. He feels the jet's familiar rumble below as the engine roars to life on the flightline.

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Boeing, IFTC Partner To Enhance Flight Training Capability In Europe

New 'Green' Facility Is Said To Be The World's First Self-Sustaining Flight Training Center

Boeing has added a new "green" flight training center to the Boeing Flight Services training network. The facility, developed by International Flight Training Center (IFTC), opened Friday in Antalya in the southwestern region of Turkey. It operates on solar power and incorporates several other environmentally progressive features, giving rise to the claim that it is the first self-sustaining flight training center in the world.

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Canadian Government Urged To Boost Aerospace Research

Challenge Issued By Geneva-Based Air Transport Action Group

The Canadian Government has been urged to boost investment in green aerospace research and development by Paul Steele, Executive Director of the Geneva-based Air Transport Action Group, a global association representing the commercial aviation industry on sustainability issues.

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United Launch Alliance Commemorates A Decade Of EELV Missions

Commercially Developed Atlas V, Delta IV Have Delivered More Than 50 Critical Payloads With 100 Percent Mission Success

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is commemorating a decade of Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) missions, in which the Atlas V and Delta IV successfully delivered more than 50 critical capabilities to orbit for the U.S. Air Force, National Reconnaissance Office, NASA and commercial users around the world.

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Dassault Falcon Looks To Expand Its Presence In Russia

Goal Is To Improve Its Ability To Serve This Rapidly-Growing Business Jet Market

Dassault Falcon will be present at Jet Expo 2012 this week , and two long-range Falcons, the flagship 5,950 nm Falcon 7X and the 4,000 nm Falcon 2000LX, will be part of the event.

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Pratt & Whitney Signs Five New Engine Management Program Contracts

Domestic And International Operators Sign On For Ongoing Maintenance

Pratt & Whitney recently signed five new contracts for its Engine Management Program  service in which Pratt & Whitney monitors and helps maintain customers' engine performance.

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Cessna Announces First Citation Service Center In The UK

Took Over Existing Facility At Robin Hood Airport

Cessna has opened its first Cessna-owned Citation Service Center in the UK, located at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. The newly-acquired 50,000-square-foot facility, re-branded as the Doncaster Citation Service Center, offers a wide range of services from maintenance to modernization and paint.

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TSA Pre-Check Hits 3 Million Mark

Five Airlines Participating In The Pre-Screening Program

The TSA said Wednesday that the agency has screened more than 3 million travelers through TSA Pre-Check lanes. TSA Pre-Check is currently available in 26 airports and operational with five airlines, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways.

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Aviation Blog Warns About French Propeller Company

Provides Photo Of Apparently Corroded Prop On A Plane For Sale In Europe

The blog Love4aviation has posted a story about the French propeller company Duc Helices that the blog's author says is jeopardizing aviation safety.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.27.12

The FAA Clarifies New Hire Pilot Training Under Part 135…

Eclipse Introduces Anti-skid Brakes….

45 Governors Can’t Be Wrong!


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Aero-TV: Viking Aircraft Engines -- Building A Rep For Alternative Sport Aviation Engines

Rotax Is NOT The Only Player In Sport Aviation Propulsion

Ya gotta hand to Viking... in an industry so VERY well dominated by Rotax, it takes some serious talent and extraordinary fortitude to take them on... But Viking Aircraft Engines has done so... and is making serious headway. While there is a lot to recommend the concept, it is not lost on most sport aviation customers that a Viking Engine can cost as little as half of the price of a comparable Rotax LSA engine. Hence, the little engine that could is quickly becoming popular in the OEM market for many of the most popular aircraft, gyro and powered parachute companies.

Aero-TV: Viking Aircraft Engines--Building A Rep For Alternative SportAv Engines

Rotax Is NOT The Only Player In Sport Aviation Propulsion

Ya gotta hand to Viking... in an industry so VERY well dominated by Rotax, it takes some serious talent and extraordinary fortitude to take them on... But Viking Aircraft Engines has done so... and is making serious headway. While there is a lot to recommend the concept, it is not lost on most sport aviation customers that a Viking Engine can cost as little as half of the price of a comparable Rotax LSA engine. Hence, the little engine that could is quickly becoming popular in the OEM market for many of the most popular aircraft, gyro and powered parachute companies.

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FAA Clarifies New-Hire Pilot Training For Part 135 Operators

Publishes New Guidance For Setting Up Training Programs For Experienced Pilots

The FAA has published a national policy notice that requires the review of part 135 certificate holders’ training programs that provide credit for previous training and/or qualification received from a different certificate holder. The notice also provides guidance for Principal Operations Inspector (POI) approval of reduced training hour curricula for initial, transition, or upgrade training.

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Boeing Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Of First 787 Delivery

ANA Got Its First Dreamliner September 25, 2011

It's hard to believe that the Dreamliner has already been flying for airlines for a year, but Tuesday marked the one year anniversary of the first delivery of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to ANA in Japan. Since then, Boeing has delivered 25 Dreamliners to six different customers.

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Anti-Skid Brake System Announced For Eclipse Jets

Reduces Stopping Distance To 750 Feet With 'Aggressive Braking'

Eclipse Aerospace has formally announced the addition of an Anti-Skid Braking System (ABS) as a new option for the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet. The new Anti-Skid Braking System is available as an option on the new production Eclipse 550 jets, and will be offered as a retrofit to the existing fleet.

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Governors From 45 States Officially Recognize The Value Of Aviation

Chief Executives From Utah, Connecticut, Michigan Issue Proclamations For September

Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder have all passed proclamations recognizing the value of aviation to the national and local economy in the month of September, meaning that 45 state Chief Executives around the country have now passed proclamations recognizing the value of aviation.

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FAA Proposes New AD For Bell Model 412

Swashplate The Focus Of The Action

The FAA is proposing an AD for Bell Helicopter Model 412 and 412EP helicopters. The notice was published in the Federal Register Monday.

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Eight Science Experiments Will Get Free Ride To ISS

Space Florida Sponsoring A Contest That Will Make It Possible

Space Florida, the State’s spaceport authority and aerospace economic development organization, and NanoRacks, LLC, have announced a partnership to host the Space Florida International Space Station (ISS) Research Competition.

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Airbus Delivers 100th A320 Family Aircraft Assembled In China

Milestone Aircraft To Fly For Air China

The 100th A320 Family aircraft assembled at Airbus’ A320 Family Final Assembly Line China (FALC) was handed over Wednesday to Air China. This delivery from the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Center comes some three years after the first aircraft was delivered on June 22, 2009.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.27.12)

"One year ago ... we reached a significant milestone in Boeing and ANA's partnership." Source: Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.27.12): Hoar Frost

You may have seen it on your wings and other surfaces if you don't keep your plane in a hangar during the winter. It's defined as a deposit of interlocking crystals formed by direct sublimation on objects, usually those of small diameter freely exposed to the air, such as tree branches, plants, wires, poles, etc.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.27.12)

Luftwaffe Resource Center

The stated purpose of this site is to provide a resource that covers all aspects of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) from 1935 to the present. We used it recently to find more information about the Me-323, one of which was discovered on the ocean floor off the coast of Italy.

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