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June 17, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.17.11

The Ultimate Air Race Championship backpedals in the search for credibility.
Boeing announces good news and bad.
And SwiftFuel will be put to the test this summer.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.17.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)

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CAM Governing Board Begins Accreditation Process

Chairman Rose Says Move Is "Important To The Future" Of The Program

The NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board met June last week to begin the process of obtaining accreditation for the CAM program, which identifies qualified professionals to lead flight departments and companies that use business aircraft.

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Boeing To Fly 747-8 Freighter To Paris Air Show On Renewable Fuel

Washington-To-Paris Leg Is First Transatlantic Flight Of A Biofuel-Powered Commercial Airplane

Boeing plans to fly the new 747-8 Freighter to its international air show debut in a doubly historic fashion, flying the airplane across the Atlantic Ocean to the Paris Air Show using a renewable aviation jet fuel.

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FAA Whistleblowers Alliance Disappointed By Audit Office

Told That Older Cases Would Be Assigned A Lower Priority

In a meeting with the FAA's Office of Audit and Evaluation, the FAA Whistleblowers Alliance (FWA) was told recently that the agency was placing a higher priority on cases involving current employees, and those who had left the agency would be pushed to the back burner.

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New NASA Spacecraft To Make Cross Country Voyage

Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle To Be Deep Space Transport

NASA is inviting the public to view a test version of the agency's next spacecraft that will carry humans into deep space.

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Golden Knights Take A Different Kind Of Plunge

Head Down Into A Pool For Annual Water Training

In the skydiving community, flying head down is quite a common position for various formations, but it was recently something quite different for members of the Golden Knights U. S. Army Parachute Team ... and it caused quite a splash!

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iFlite 3 Updates Ready For Cessna Single-Engine Aircraft

New Features Add To Functionality Of The Device

An updated version of Cessna's unique flight information and planning application for the Apple iPad is available for all single-engine aircraft manufactured by the Wichita planemaker.

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900LX Receives Certification From China

Final 900 Series Dassault To Be Certified By CAAC

Dassault Falcon recently received certification for the Falcon 900LX from the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC). The Falcon 900LX joins the rest of the Falcon 900 family already certified in China. The Falcon 7X and the Falcon 2000 family are certified by the CAAC as well.

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Corbi Air Chooses Vertical Power VP-X For Alto LSA

Electronic Circuit Breakers For Czech-Designed Sport Aircraft

The importer of Direct Fly’s Alto Light Sport Aircraft, Corbi Air, has chosen the Vertical Power VP-X Electronic Circuit Breaker System to manage the electrical system and control the trim and flaps.

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Texas Airport Finds Federal Money At Risk

FAA Is Investigating Allegations Of Favoritism

The FAA is investigating allegations that Valley International Airport (KHRL) in Harlingen, TX, has shown favoritism for one FBO over another, and millions of dollars of federal grant money could be lost as a result.

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Hangar Owners Propose Management Plan To Owen Sound Officials

Look To Assume Operation Of City-Owned Facilities

A group of pilots at Billy Bishop Regional Airport in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, have proposed a plan to city officials that would allow them to assume operation of the city's hangars at the airport.

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Baggy Pants Land US Airways Passenger In Jail

UNM Football Player Was Traveling Back To School Following The Funeral Of A Friend

The sartorial choices of a University of New Mexico Football Player getting on a US Airways flight in San Francisco not only got the 20-year-old African American kicked off the plane ... they landed him in jail.

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ATC2012 and FAA²: Seeking True Transformation For An Embattled Industry

ATC2012: The Beginning Of The Next Generation Of Aviation

Over the better part of two years, as part of the amazing experience it is to lead the Aero-News Network, I have been deeply involved in hundreds (literally) of conversations with people all over the aviation community about the state of our industry and the future of the Aero–World. I have the great good fortune of having gotten to know many of the movers and shakers in the aviation industry, and among them I have found some of the most innovative, aggressive, and original thinkers this industry has seen since Wilbur and Orville left Kill Devil Hill.

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Liberty Foundation's Chief Pilot Recounts Liberty Belle Accident

Says The Airplane Might Have Been Saved But For The Muddy Field

In an account on the Liberty Foundations website, chief pilot Ray Fowler says the organizations B-17 would have likely only suffered minimal damage from Monday's engine fire if local fire crews had been able to get across the muddy field and extinguish the flames.

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Classic Aero-TV: Preserving Wichita History – The Kansas Aviation Museum

Director Lon Smith Describes Wichita’s Living Aviation History Museum

The Kansas Aviation Museum is more than just a showcase for Wichita’s rich aviation history; it is history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum is housed in Wichita’s original municipal airport terminal. Dedicated on March 31st, 1935, the Wichita Municipal Airport served as a major mid-continent stopover for commercial operations as the last stop before crossing the Rockies to Denver or Los Angeles.

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Boeing 20 Year Forecast Is For $4 Trillion In New Aircraft

Expects A Market For 33,500 New Airplanes Through 2030

In its 2011 Current Market Outlook (CMO) released Thursday in Paris, Boeing says it can see a $4 trillion market for new aircraft over the next 20 years with a significant increase in forecast deliveries.

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Klyde Morris (06.17.11)

Klyde Claims That Any Similarities To Any Other Aviation Organization Are Strictly Hysterical...


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Second Hypersonic Flight Ends Prematurely, Still Brings New Flight Test Data

Scramjet Failed To Develop Full Power

A second test of the X-51A Waverider flew June 13, 2011, in the Point Mugu Naval Air Test Range over the Pacific Ocean, bringing significant hypersonic research data in a less than successful flight test.

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FAA Fines Atlantic Southeast Airlines

Says The Delta Connection Operated Out-Of-Compliance CRJ Aircraft

The FAA is proposing a $425,000 civil penalty against Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA), of Atlanta, for allegedly operating two Bombardier CRJ regional jet airliners when they were not in compliance with FAA regulations. 

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Guest Editorial: Remembering Liberty Belle

B-17 Was More Than A "Ride Hopper"

"You’re on fire! Get it on the ground now!” Within minutes of those words being spoken, news that Liberty Belle was down arrived in every aviation inbox in the world. Facebook was alive with chatter, Linked In passed condolences, and Twitter was a race to see who was most informed.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.17.11)

"Gaining NCCA accreditation is important to the future of the CAM program." Source: NBAA CAM Governing Board Chairman Scott Rose.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.17.11): Flight Safety-Critical Aircraft Part

Any part, assembly, or installation containing a critical characteristic whose failure, malfunction, or absence could cause a catastrophic failure resulting in loss or serious damage to the aircraft, or an uncommanded engine shutdown resulting in an unsafe condition.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.17.11)

Glenn Curtiss, Father of Naval Aviation

Aviation pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss is known as the father of naval aviation. Among many other important aviation accomplishments, Curtiss was responsible for the first aircraft to take off from and land on the decks of ships at sea.

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