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May 30, 2012

Ascent Solar’s Joe Armstrong Joins Bye Aerospace Strategic Advisory Council

Holder Of Five Patents Brings Wealth Of Experience In The Photovoltaic Industry

Joseph Armstrong, Ph.D., the Chief Technology Officer of Ascent Solar Technologies, has joined the Strategic Advisory Council of Bye Aerospace, Inc. Armstrong has spent the majority of his 30+ year career in photovoltaics (PV), including with Martin Marietta Corporation (now Lockheed Martin) and ITN Energy Systems before becoming a founding member of the ASTI team in 2005.

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Aircraft Involved In Utah Accident Captured On Closed Circuit Video

Four Aboard The Airplane Fatally Injured When It Went Down

The NTSB says it has video from a security camera of a Cessna 172 which went down shortly after takeoff from St. George Municipal Airport in southern Utah early Saturday. All four men aboard the airplane were fatally injured when it impacted the ground about 300 yards from the runway.

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Managing Director Of Bond Aviation Steps Down

Three Major Incidents Prompts Operations Review

Bill Munro, the managing director at Bond Aviation is stepping down, coinciding with a review of the company’s operations that is about to begin. Bond Aviation provides transportation to oil platforms in the North Sea, and has been at the center of three major offshore incidents in as many years.

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Canadian Authorities Investigating Reports Of Fallen Debris From Airliner

Air Canada 777 Landed After Engine Failure On Takeoff

Reports of debris falling from an airliner Monday afternoon are being investigated by Transport Canada, after several vehicles were damaged on the ground. The investigation centers on Air Canada Flight 001, which took off from Toronto at 1410 local time Monday, destined for Tokyo's Narita Airport.

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Two Companies Respond To FCC NOI On Communications UAVs

Small UAV And Near-Space Systems To Demonstrate Broadband Network And Long Distance Communications

Two companies announced responses to the FCC's Deployable Aerial Communications Architecture (DACA) Notice of Inquiry (NOI) proceeding with fairly different approaches to providing emergency communications following a natural or man-made disaster.

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Piper Seminoles Get Air Conditioning Upgrades

Available As OEM Option, Retrofit

Piper Aircraft is adding the Kelly Aerospace ThermaCool air conditioning system to new 2012 twin-engine Piper Seminoles as an option, and making the system available via retrofit for the Seminole fleet. Kelly Aerospace Thermal Systems, LLC and Piper worked collaboratively on the FAA-approved Supplemental Type Certificate and made the announcement jointly Tuesday.

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Skydiving Company May Be Penalized For Close Call

Woman, 80, Nearly Slipped Out Of Her Harness On Tandem Jump

A skydiving company in Lodi, CA is the center of an investigation following an incident a year ago in which an 80-year-old woman nearly fell to her death during a tandem jump.

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AZ Police Arrest Man For Firebombing Medevac Helicopter

Security Video Recorded Entire Attack

Cottonwood, Arizona police have arrested a man they caught on video firebombing a medevac helicopter early Friday morning. The incident occurred at about 0230 local time on the Verde Valley Medical Center's helipad.

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Former Police Pilot Reaches Settlement With City Of Glendale, CA

Says He Faced Retaliation After Raising Concerns Over Charity Auctions Of Helo Rides

A former police officer in Glendale, CA, will receive a $450,000 settlement from the city after he raised concerns about the auction of rides in the department's helos for charity organizations. David Gillispie had filed a lawsuit against the city after he said he was removed from pilot duty and placed on regular patrol after he questioned a decade-long practice.

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Attorney Injured In FL Accident Dies In Illinois

Airplane Impacted A Supermarket Near Orlando

A attorney who was seriously injured when his airplane went down in a shopping plaza in Deland, FL, has died of his injuries in Aurora, IL.

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ATC Software Glitch Hinders Delhi Traffic Flow

Raytheon Providing Diagnostic Support

For almost an hour on Monday, the Delhi air traffic control center managed to safely land flights at Indira Gandhi International Airport without critical flight data. The problem was a glitch in the flight data processing system (FDPS) which gives all information like the type of aircraft, flight route and origin point – going offline at 1140 local time.

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AD: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-11-06

PRODUCT: All Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G-1159, G-1159A, and G-1159B airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.30.12

The search for a missing Idaho pilot is growing…

Airbus will delay A380 wing crack repairs…

May is/was Aviation Appreciation Month in

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Aero-TV: Bob 'Mister FBO' Showalter -- Examining The Future Of Aviation

A True Aviation Pioneer Talks About The Future of GA

Even to many who have to compete with him, Bob Showalter is "Mr. FBO." A veteran of decades of service to the GA and BizAv communities, Bob and Showalter Aviation have been working the leading edge of the airport services industry by running Orlando Exec's premier FBO. 

Aero-TV: Bob 'Mister FBO' Showalter -- Examining The Future Of Aviation

A True Aviation Pioneer Talks About The Future of GA

Even to many who have to compete with him, Bob Showalter is "Mr. FBO." A veteran of decades of service to the GA and BizAv communities, Bob and Showalter Aviation have been working the leading edge of the airport services industry by running Orlando Exec's premier FBO. He's pretty much seen and done it all and served the industry not only at the helm of one of the best FBOs we know, but also through his volunteer efforts on behalf of the industry via a number of positions and with several of the aviation industry's associations. The Showalter family has been serving GA for most of the past centu

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Evektor SportStar RTC Gains EASA Type Certification

LSA Is Based On Previously Certified Airplane

EASA has granted CS-LSA type certification to Evektor for its SportStar RTC, making the sport airplane one of the first to be certified under EASA's latest regulations.

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Bombardier Marks 20 Years Of Making Planes In Ontario

Acquired The de Havilland Aerospace Plant In 1992

Bombardier celebrated a 20-year history in Ontario with a special event held Tuesday at the company's aerospace facility in Toronto. Bombardier CEO Pierre Beaudoin, joined by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, held a conversation with the company's more than 6,200 Ontario employees gathered in Toronto and at the company's manufacturing facilities in Thunder Bay, North Bay and Kingston.

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Tiger Helicopters Resume Flying Operations

Australian Army Had Grounded the Fleet After Fumes Were Detected In The Helo's Cockpits

The Australian Army’s fleet of Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters (ARH) has returned to regular training activities following the lifting of a temporary suspension that was put in place on 16 May 2012. The suspension was put in place following the detection of fumes in the cockpit of the aircraft.

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Governor Cuomo Declares May 'Aviation Appreciation Month'

National Aviation Organizations Applaud Move By New York Governor

A group of national aviation organizations is applauding New York Governor Cuomo for declaring May “Aviation Appreciation Month” In New York, the aviation industry accounts for more than $50 billion of economic activity every year and employs more than 394,500 people throughout the state. General aviation generates more than $1 billion in economic impact annually in New York, and supports 8,600 jobs.

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Airbus Delaying A380 Wing Crack Repairs

Permanent Solutions Will Be Applied Early Next Year

Airbus executives say they are delaying repairs to the A380 aircraft which have developed cracks in their wing rib feet into next year because "we only want to go and do this one time."

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Three Survivors Airlifted From Idaho Accident Scene

Cessna Was En Route From California To Mountain Home, Idaho

Rescuers from the Idaho National Guard airlifted a pilot, his wife and daughter from a mountain-side Sunday afternoon, more than 15 hours after the trio survived a night-time plane crash onto a forested slope in a remote part of the state.

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Memorial Day Accident Fatally Injures Two

FAA Employee's Airplane Was In Collision With Airplane Flown By NTSB Staffer

On May 28, 2012, at approximately 4:21 p.m. a Piper PA-28 and a Beechcraft BE-35 collided in flight about five miles from Warrenton-Fauquier Airport in Sumerduck, VA. Following the mid-air collision, the Piper PA-28 crash landed in a field and the BE-35 crashed in a wooded area. Following the accident, investigators learned that the PA-28 was registered to an FAA employee and the BE-35 was registered to an NTSB employee.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.30.12)

"As business aviation and defense markets envision solar energy as a compliment to traditional power sources, with purposeful integration into systems and structures, numerous performance advantages can be realized.” Source: Dr. Joe Armstrong, holder of five patents related to lightweight, flexible photovoltaics.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.30.12): Rabbit

High-intensity flasher system installed at many large airports.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.30.12)

The Aerodrome

Excellent repository of WWI information, including Aces, aircraft, books, and medals associated with the Great War.

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