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November 18, 2011

Certified (Provisionally): Gulfstream G650 Gets FAA OK

As Planned, Production Birds Head To Final Phase For Customer Deliveries In 2Q/2012

They did it. After the heartache of an unforeseen test flight tragedy and the intricacies associated with building their first Fly-By-Wire BizJet, Gulfstream Aerospace has received its Provisional Type Certificate (PTC) from the FAA. This clears the way for the company to begin interior completions of the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range business jet in preparation for customer deliveries in the second quarter of 2012, as originally planned.

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Aero-TV: Introducing... Airborne 11.18.11

ANN Unveils Our Latest Effort In 'Raising The Bar' For Aviation News and Info Programming

The first in what will start as a weekly series of Aero-News programs and quickly evolve into something "really cool" has just been uploaded to our servers as well as a number of content syndicators all over the Internet. Keep in mind that this is the FIRST in an evolving series of news offerings and that we at ANN don't play with the status quo very well or for very long. We have AGGRESSIVE and innovative plans for 'Airborne.' We will finish out the rest of 2011 as a weekly and have plan to dramatically up the stakes as 2012 commences... and not just in terms of frequency but in a wide variety of ways... in other words, like all things ANN, you ain't seen nothing yet.

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.18.11

Boeing gets its biggest airliner order ever.
US airlines file suit to stop cheap loans to offshore competitors.
And F-35 overruns may cost the Marine Corps some helicopters.

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Airlines Take Legal Action To Halt U.S. Export-Import Bank Aircraft Financing

ATA: U.S. Taxpayer-Backed Financing For Air India Harms U.S. Industry, Threaten Jobs

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) has filed suit against the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) to halt a pending deal for $3.4 billion in loan guarantees for aircraft financing to Air India, saying that it fails to meet statutory requirements, including consideration of the impact on the U.S. airline industry and U.S. airline jobs.

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Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Names November 'GA Appreciation Month'

Aviation Organizations Offer Congratulations, Support

The so-called "letter groups" representing GA are congratulating Governor Deval Patrick and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the governor's declaration of November as “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” The Commonwealth of Massachusetts becomes the 34th state to recognize the importance of general aviation.

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Nextant Aerospace Announces Exclusive Sales Partnership With Action Aviation

Firm To Distribute Nextant 400XT Remanufactured Business Jet In Europe, The Middle East, India

Nextant Aerospace announced Monday at the Dubai Air Show that it has entered into an agreement that authorizes Action Aviation to become the exclusive sales agent for the 400XT in Europe, the Middle East and India. The airplane received full FAA certification this year after a three-year development and flight testing process and saw its first deliveries last month.

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Airlines Report Three Tarmac Delays Longer Than Three Hours In September

Carriers Report Expanded Tarmac Delay Data On Domestic Flights Under New DOT Consumer Rule

Airlines reported a total of three tarmac delays longer than three hours on domestic flights in September, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report.

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Mesa Announces Sale Of Mokulele Turboprop Operation

Inter-Island Turboprop Service In Hawaii Sold To Arizona Concern

Mesa Air Group has sold its inter-island turboprop service Mokulele Flight Services to Scottsdale, Arizona based Transpac Aviation. Mokulele operates four, nine seat, Cessna Caravan aircraft. Mesa will continue to operate its jet inter-island service as go!Mokulele.

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Qatar Executive Launch Customer For CAE's Newest FFS

Training For Bombardier Global Express XRS Begins This Month

CAE announced Wednesday at the Dubai Airshow that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways' corporate jet subsidiary, for pilot training services on the Bombardier Global Express XRS (GEX) and the Bombardier Challenger 605. The training will be conducted at Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

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Airports Welcome FAA, DOT Forum On Better Managing Aircraft Diversions

Principato: Coordination Is The Key To Avoiding Tarmac Delays

Following the announcement of a forum to be held jointly by the FAA and DOT to find better ways to manage aircraft diversions, Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President Greg Principato said the orgainzation looks forward to participating in the November 30th meeting.

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Rolls-Royce and AviancaTaca Sign Trent 700 Agreement

Will Power A330 Cargo Aircraft Operated By Tampa-Cargo

Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide Trent 700 engines to AviancaTaca for four Airbus A330 aircraft. The agreement includes Rolls-Royce TotalCare long-term engine services and support.

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High School Gets $18 Million FAA Grant -- To Block Airplane Noise

NJ School One Mile From KTEB To Get Soundproofing

Students at Becton High School in East Rutherford, New Jersey will soon have a much-improved learning environment. The school, which sits just one mile from Teeterboro Airport, is getting $18.2 million from the FAA for soundproofing measures.

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Former RAF Flight Lieutenant Pleads Guilty To Negligence

Crash In 2007 Killed Three, Left Defendant A Paraplegic

In a bitter case dating back to August, 2007, former Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant Robert Hamilton has pleaded guilty to a charge of negligence in the crash of an RAF Westland Puma helicopter in a field at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. He also stands charged with willful neglect.

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Jeppesen Partners With Emirates Aviation College

Dubai-Based School Seeking To Address Pilot Shortage

Jeppesen has entered into a new contract agreement with Dubai-based Emirates Aviation College to provide Jeppesen Training courses through the college, a leading aviation education facility in the region. Jeppesen’s industry-leading ab initio pilot training courses will be provided through the service agreement.

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Congress Passes 'Mini-Bus' Bill Funding FAA, Other Agencies

Does Not Resolve Long-Term Issues For Funding The Agency

Congress on Thursday passed the so-called "Mini-Bus" appropriations bill which includes funding for the FAA for the current fiscal year. The conference report, which passed the House of Representatives 298-121  and the Senate 70-30 Thursday, supports important aviation programs and services vital to the general aviation community. President Obama is expected to sign the bill.

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Indonesia's Lion Air Makes Largest Order In Boeing History

Has Taken Positions For 380 737 MAX Airplanes. President Obama To Attend Signing

Jakarta-based Lion Air has placed an order for 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900 ERs (extended range). The agreement also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes. Boeing says that with 230 airplanes at a list price of $21.7 billion, this deal when finalized will be the largest commercial airplane order ever in Boeing’s history by both dollar volume and total number of airplanes.

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Piper Aircraft Begins Deliveries Of Indonesian Fleet

Government Flight School Has 18 Warriors On Order

Piper Aircraft recently delivered the first six of an 18-unit fleet order for Piper Warrior training aircraft to Sekolah Tinggi Penerbang Indonesia, the government flight school at Budiarto Airport in Curug, Indonesia.

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Klyde Morris 11.18.2011

Nobody Looks Good In That Shade Of Orange ...

  FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NTSB Investigator Speaks On Colorado Accident

Piper Malibu's Radar Track Shows 7,000 FPM Dive

A Piper Malibu that crashed in Colorado back on January 9, 2011 was last tracked by radar in a descent of more than 7,000 feet per minute. The revelation came Tuesday from NTSB Investigator Jason Aguilera. The accident claimed the lives of 66-year-old Dr. Michael Welton, a urologist who practiced in Waterloo, Iowa, and 70-year-old passenger Roswitha Marold, described as Welton's long-time girlfriend.

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USAF Pilot First To 1K Hours In Raptor

Milestone Set By Pilot Who Was Part Of F-22 Test Program

A significant milestone has been reached by a pilot of the F-22 Raptor fighter. The US Air Force reports that on November 4 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, Lieutenant Colonel David Piffarerio, commander of the 302nd Fighter Squadron, became the first pilot to fly 1,000 hours in the F-22.

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Emirates Chooses Rockwell Collins

Will Equip 62 New Airbus And Boeing Aircraft

Emirates Airlines has selected a comprehensive package of Rockwell Collins avionics for 32 new Airbus A380 and 30 new Boeing 777 aircraft. Aircraft deliveries are in progress and will continue through 2015.

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China's Largest Flight School To Add SR20s

Civil Aviation Flight University Will Add To Its 200-Aircraft Fleet

Cirrus Aircraft announced this week that its SR20 aircraft has been selected by the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) as an aircraft that will be used to train its pilots. CAFUC is the largest flight university in the world with more than 8,000 full-time students studying civil aviation and related subjects.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.18.11)

“We welcome this proclamation and, in the future, look forward to continuing to work with Governor Patrick and Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission Executive Director Christopher Willenborg.” Source: Henry Ogrodzinski, President of the National Association of State Aviation Officials.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.18.11): Dead Reckoning

Navigation of an airplane solely by means of computations based on airspeed, course, heading, wind direction and speed, groundspeed, and elapsed time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.18.11)

European Regions Airlines Association

According to the site, ERA is, and will remain, the principal body that represents the interests of organizations involved in intra-European air transport.

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