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August 10, 2013

FAA Restricts Operations On Charlotte-Douglas Airport Runway 5/23

Affected Runway Is Diagonal To Airports Three Parallel Strips

The FAA has restricted operations of Charlotte Douglas International Airport's (KCLT) Runway 5/23 to a very limited number of hours. The runway, which is aligned at a diagonal to KCLT's three parallel runways, had been used for noise abatement between the hours of 2300 and 0700. But the FAA says that the airport must now use only the three parallel runways between 0500 and 2300.

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Air Tractor Presents 3000th To New Owner

Milestone Ag Plane Handed Over At Special Event

An international gathering of dignitaries were on hand as Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch, presented the company's 3,000th Air Tractor airplane to its new owners from Brazil. The Air Tractor AT-502B, a bright yellow single-seat agricultural aircraft rolled off the Olney Texas company's production line in mid-July and is recently returned from a being on display at EAA AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh.

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NTSB Prelim Released In Alaska Accident With 10 Fatal Injuries

Little Information Included In The Initial Report

The NTSB's preliminary report on an accident which occurred July 7 in Soldotna, AK, is a short paragraph containing some basic information about the airplane and the weather conditions.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In Benoist Replica Seaplane Accident

Pilot Said He 'Could Not Control The Landing'

The pilot of a replica Benoist Type XIV seaplane told NTSB investigators that he was "not able to control the airplane" during its first flight after being issued an airworthiness certificate. The pilot was not injured in the accident.

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Boeing Named In Lawsuit Connected With Asiana Flight 214

Attorney Says Planemaker Should Have Retrofitted 777s After Similar Accident In 2009

An attorney representing several families that live in the San Francisco Bay Area has filed four separate lawsuits claiming Boeing should have retrofitted its 777 airplanes following a 2009 accident similar to the one involving Asiana Flight 214.

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SpaceX Is Awarded Launch Of German Radar Reconnaissance Satellite System

Falcon 9 Rockets Will Deliver Three-Satellite SARah Constellation That Will Serve German Ministry of Defense

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will provide the launch services for Germany’s second-generation radar reconnaissance satellite system. The satellites, provided by OHB System AG and Astrium GmbH, will replace the current constellation and will be delivered to orbit by two Falcon 9 rockets in 2018 and 2019.

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Next Generation Of Unmanned Aircraft To Boost Geoscientific Research

MAVIS Aircraft Part Of The School's ASTRA Initiative

The University of Southampton in the U.K. is developing new unmanned aircraft for science applications and geoscientific research.

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Helitech Conference To Address The Future Of The Rotorcraft Industry

International Conference Set For London In September

The Helitech International Conference taking place in London September 24-26 will open with a keynote address from Dr Norbert Lohl, Certification Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The theme for the opening session of this year's Conference will be 'The Future for the Rotorcraft Sector', to be moderated by Vittorio Morassi from the European Helicopter Association (EHA).

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.10.13)

"These missions are very meaningful for SpaceX as the first contracted for a European government.” Source: Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President and COO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.10.13): Desired Track

The planned or intended track between two waypoints.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.10.13)

European Helicopter Association

The stated mission of the EHA is to speak as the  voice for the European Rotorcraft industry at the European institutions and elsewhere, including to the general public.

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