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November 24, 2011

Airborne 11.25.11: Gulfstream, Hawker-Beech and Boeing Lead the News!

Airborne's Informative Second Episode -- Holiday Style!

We're getting seriously RAVE reviews over the debut of Airborne... but here we are a whole week later and its time to DO IT AGAIN... and before a holiday, no less... but this is ANN, where we take the news gig VERY seriously and even the prospect of a most welcome Turkey coma can't keep us from delivering the goods!

HBC Requests GAO Review Of Light Air Support Bidding Process

Air Force Has Refused A Second Request For An Explanation

Following the notification last week that Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) was excluded from the Light Air Support (LAS) bidding process, the company has requested that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) review the Air Force's decision. 

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NASA Shuttle Enterprise Formally Transferred

Historic Orbiter To Be Displayed On Deck Of USS Intrepid In NYC

NASA and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum announced Tuesday the official transfer of title of Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise from NASA to the museum in New York City.

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Republic Airways Pilots Vote To Authorize Strike

Labor Action Is On Hold Pending Federally-Mediated Talks

Pilots for three airlines owned by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings voted to authorize their union leaders to call a strike against the company should it become necessary. Members of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local No. 357 who fly for Chautauqua, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America overwhelmingly voted "yes" in a union-held strike authorization election that closed Tuesday.

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NZ Helo Crash Seen On Live Web Stream

No Injuries Reported In Auckland Waterfront Accident

A Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopter (photo from company YouTube video) being used to help erect a seven-story-tall artificial Christmas tree on the waterfront in Auckland, New Zealand Tuesday morning apparently caught a scaffold guy cable with its main rotor, resulting in a spectacular crash seen live on a web video stream from TV New Zealand (TVNZ).

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German State Bank Buys Into EADS

Ownership Stabilizes, But Privatization May Be Set Back

German carmaker Daimler has sold half its 15 percent stake in EADS, which it's been trying to do for some time, and those shares will remain in Germany, preserving the national balance of ownership. But the German government itself is the buyer, discouraging to those who had hoped to see EADS make progress in moving into the private sector.

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Communications Workers Union Targets GOP Lawmakers Over FAA Funding

Contacted Voters, Passed Out Fliers In Airports Accusing Republicans Of Blocking Long-Term Funding Over Labor Issues

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) said it planned to contact 300,000 households in 19 Republican-held House districts, as well as handing out fliers in airports on the busiest travel day of the year, in an effort to blame those Republican lawmakers for the lack of a long-term FAA funding measure. The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) operates under the CWA umbrella.

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Honeywell Develops Flying Competition

Goal Is To Educate Next Generation of Indian Aerospace Engineers

Honeywell has conducted India's first Aero Club flying competition at the Air Force Bal Bharti School (AFBBS) in Delhi, to train the next generation of Indian aviation enthusiasts and engineers on the science of model aircraft design and air worthiness.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.24.11)

"Enterprise, along with the rest of our shuttle fleet, is a national treasure and it will help inspire the next generation of explorers as we begin our next chapter of space exploration.” Source: NASA Administrator Richard Bolden.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.24.11): Collateral Icing

Ice accretions that occur on aircraft surfaces other than those typically considered when aircraft certification tests use simulated ice shapes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.24.11)

State And Local Proclaimations In Support Of GA

The Alliance for Aviation Across America has a list of all the state and local proclaimations in support of GA, with links to the proclaimations.

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