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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

FAA's Annual GA Survey To Begin Soon

Results Help To Determine Funding For Infrastructure Needs, Impact Of Regulatory Changes

The FAA will soon begin the 36th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for calendar year 2013. The GA Survey is the only source of information on the general aviation fleet, including the number of hours flown and the various ways people use general aviation aircraft.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Super Legend Launched In Lakeland

Lycoming-Powered Sport Plane Already Being Delivered

American Legend Aircraft Company launched its Lycoming powered Super Legend on the grounds of Sun ‘n Fun 2014 with the arrival of three new aircraft. The company also announced first customer deliveries of the Super Legend. The aircraft received its FAA approval last November. Currently, production is underway on an order book of nine aircraft with four having been delivered to customers.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Flight 93 Pilot's Widow Sends Open Letter To Congressman Bill Shuster

Seeks Immediate Vote On HR 1775, The Saracini Aviation Safety Act 2013

After numerous attempts to speak with Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA), Melodie Homer, whose husband LeRoy ... the First Officer of United Airlines Flight 93 ... was fatally injured when the flight was hijacked on September 11, 2001 and intentionally crashed in western PA, has released an open letter to the Congressman.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

G1000-Equipped Piper Seminole Delivered To Prince Aviation

Company In Siberia First European Training Organization To Receive The Airplane

Piper Aircraft recently made its first European delivery of a G1000 equipped Seminole to a Serbian customer involved in pilot training.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Embraer Projects 530 New Deliveries Of Mid-Size Jets In Africa, The Middle East

Strong Demand For Airplanes In the 70- To 130-Seat Segment Over The Next 20 Years

Embraer Commercial Aviation forecasts that airlines in Africa and the Middle East will take delivery of 530 new jets in the 70 to 130-seat segment over the next 20 years valued at $25 billion at list prices, representing 8% of the worldwide demand for the segment in the period. It is estimated that 65% of the total new deliveries will be added to support market demand growth while 35% will replace aging retiring aircraft.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Boeing Reports Strong First-Quarter Results

Revenue Increased 8 Percent To $20.5 Billion Reflecting Higher Commercial Deliveries

Boeing reported first-quarter revenue increased 8 percent to $20.5 billion on higher commercial volume. Core earnings per share (non-GAAP or Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) increased 14 percent to $1.76 when excluding a benefit of $0.19 per share for the 2012 research and development tax credit recorded in the first quarter of 2013.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

NTSB Prelim Released In WV Accident

Piper PA-32 Destroyed By Impact, Two Fatally Injured

The NTSB has released a preliminary report from an accident that occurred April 11 near Cedar Grove, WV. Two people were fatally injured when the Piper PA-32RT-300T went down on a flight from Akron, OH to Spartanburg, SC.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

ANN FAQ: Disqus

A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations

Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-based comment tool you can use to talk about stories on Aero-News with your friends.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.24.14)

"HR 1775 was introduced in an effort to further prevent and deter any attempts at gaining access to the cockpit. It calls for secondary barriers to be used during times in flight that the cockpit door needs to be opened for crew restroom breaks and meals. I respectfully ask you to release HR 1775 in the House of Representatives for an immediate vote." Source: Open letter to Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, from Melodie Homer, the widow of Flight 93 First Officer LeRoy Homer Jr.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.14): Dew Point (Abbrev. DWPT)

A measure of atmospheric moisture. It is the temperature to which air must be cooled in order to reach saturation (assuming air pressure and moisture content are constant).

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