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July 01, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.01.11

The Air Force says the pilot of a crashed F-16 did not survive.
Icon Aircraft now has the financing to move to production.
And flight attendants at United Continental have chosen AFA

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 07.01.11

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.01.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)

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Klyde Morris (07.01.01)

Klyde Avoids The Cheap Shot... Kinda

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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FAs At New UAL Unify In World's Largest Flight Attendant Union

AFA Elected To Represent Nearly 25,000 Flight Attendants

Flight Attendants from United, Continental and Continental Micronesia airlines on Wednesday elected the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) to be their union at the new United.

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Aviation-Themed Workshop Fosters New Learning

STEM Teachers Experience Flight, Take Lessons To Their Classrooms

Twelve teachers responsible for instruction in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) recently took part in a Leaders Take Flight workshop at Alexandria Field airport in New Jersey.

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Harris Awarded Contract by FAA for Alaska Flight Services System

OASIS provides critical, real-time, integrated information for FAA briefings to general aviation pilots

The FAA has awarded a potential 42-month, $56.7 million follow-on contract to Harris Corporation to upgrade and manage the system that currently provides real-time weather data and flight-planning capabilities supporting Alaska's general aviation community.

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FAA Grants STC For Aspen Evolution AS350 Installation

Modern Glass Panel Technology Increases Mission Safety

The FAA has approved an STC for the Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the installation of the Aspen's Evolution Flight Display System on the Eurocopter AS350 model helicopter.

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Airbus' JV In China To Increase A320 Rudder Production

Half Of A320 Rudders To Be Produced In China By 2014

Airbus has signed an agreement with its Chinese partners on progressively increasing the production of A320 rudder at the Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (HMC), a joint venture between Airbus and AVIC HAFEI and other Chinese partners.

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DOT Fines Three Online Ticket Agents

Charges Fare Aggregators Violated Code-Share Disclosure And Price Advertising Rules

The DOT fined three online ticket agents for failing to adequately disclose to consumers when flights were being operated under a code-sharing arrangement. 

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China’s CAS, ICBC Leasing Buy 88 Airbus A320 Family Aircraft

Agreement Signed In Berlin Tuesday

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) and ICBC Financial Leasing Co (ICBC Leasing) have signed agreements with Airbus for a total of 88 A320 Family aircraft.

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Airshow 3D Moving Map System Enters Asia-Pacific Market

EVA Airways To Install Rockwell Collins System In 36 Aircraft 

Taiwan-based EVA Airways has selected Rockwell Collins enhanced Airshow(r) 4200D 3D Moving Map system for 36 of its aircraft, including three new Airbus A330s with first delivery later this year, and its fleet of 33 Airbus A330-200, Boeing 777-300ER, and Boeing 747-400 aircraft.

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Vintage Airplane Damaged When Car Crashes Into Hangar

Maserati Was Driving On Taxiway, Went Out Of Control

A recently-restored Chinese military trainer was extensively damaged in its hangar at Mesa, Arizona's Falcon Field Saturday when a 21-year-old man driving a Maserati on a taxiway apparently lost control of the car and crashed into the building.

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New Commander Assigned To Ohio Wing Of The CAP

Col. Gregory L. Mathews Appointed To The Post

Col. Gregory L. Mathews, CAP, has been assigned to serve as the Ohio Wing Commander. Prior to his appointment, Mathews served as the wing’s Inspector General.

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Approval Given For Arianespace's July 1 Heavy-Lift Mission

Ariane Flight VA203 Has Been Approved For Launch July 1

The go-ahead for Arianespace's fourth heavy-lift mission of 2011 - and the 59th for its workhorse Ariane 5 was given Wednesday afternoon following the launch readiness review, which is held prior to each Arianespace mission.

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Turtles Temporarily Close Runway At JFK

Diamondback Terrapins Had To Cross Runway To Get To Nesting Area

About 150 diamondback terrapins making their way to prime nesting grounds had a barrier in their way ... Runway 4 at JFK Airport in New York. When they began to cross the runway about 0645 EDT Wednesday, traffic on that runway was shut down until they could make the journey.

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Aero-TV: Renegade Light Sport -- The LSA with a 'REAL Aircraft Engine'

Lycoming's 233 Makes Its LSA Debut!!!

In the US Light Sport Aircraft marketplace, how does a manufacturer differentiate an airplane from more than 100 competing models? Given the market dominance of the high-revving Rotax 900-series four-strokes in LSA, one sure way to stand out from the crowd is to build your plane with an air-cooled, direct-drive, traditional aircraft engine.

Aero-TV: Renegade Light Sport -- The LSA with a 'REAL Aircraft Engine'

Lycoming's 233 Makes Its LSA Debut!!!

In the US Light Sport Aircraft marketplace, how does a manufacturer differentiate an airplane from more than 100 competing models? Given the market dominance of the high-revving Rotax 900-series four-strokes in LSA, one sure way to stand out from the crowd is to build your plane with an air-cooled, direct-drive, traditional aircraft engine.

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NBAA Tells White House, Media: President’s Remarks About Biz-Av 'Inaccurate'

Association Calls on Members to Make Their Concerns Heard With Congress

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen sent a strongly worded letter to President Barak Obama Thursday expressing dismay at the disparaging remarks about business aviation made by the president in a June 29 press conference, and vowing to oppose any White House policy that harms the industry.

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How Much Would Closing The 'Corporate Jet Loophole' Save?

Republicans Call The Move A 'Stalking Horse'

Congressional Republicans say that President Obama's use of the imagery of wealthy people flying around in "corporate jets" is nothing more than a stalking horse for larger tax increases sought by Democrats.

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AEA, AIA Respond To President Obama's Attack On General Aviation

Organizations Say President's Remarks During White House Press Conference Are Damaging To Industry

Two more of the industry's trade associations have joined the chorus of those criticizing President Obama's remarks concerning "corporate jets" during a White House News Conference Wednesday.

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Nellis F-16 Crash Site Found

USAF Officials Confirm Pilot Did Not Survive

Air Force officials at Nellis AFB in Nevada announced Thursday that search and rescue teams have found conclusive evidence the pilot of an F-16 Fighting Falcon, which went down at approximately 1730 local time June 28, did not survive.

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ALPA: The Time Is Now For New Airline Pilot Rest Rules

Pilots Association Says Further Delay Risks Safety

ALPA submitted supplemental comments Thursday to the FAA urging the regulator to dismiss groundless stall tactics by some in industry and issue the flight- and duty-time regulations and minimum rest requirements that are urgently needed to ensure the safety of air transportation.

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Cessna Marks 15 Years Of Production At Independence, KS, Facility

Nearly 10,000 Airplanes Have Rolled Out The Doors In Those Years

Cessna marked 15 years since opening its manufacturing facility in Independence, KS on Thursday. The company has produced nearly 9,500 single-engine pistons and more than 350 Citation Mustang business jets at the plant.

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NASA'S Partners Meet Milestones For Developing Future Commercial Spacecraft

Working To Reduce The Gap In U.S. Human Spaceflight Capability

NASA's industry partners have met all their initial milestones in developing commercial crew transportation capabilities to reduce the gap in U.S. human spaceflight capability.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.01.11)

"The President's proposed tax changes would adversely impact an industry that is vital to the nation's economic recovery efforts." Source: AEA President and CEO Paula Derks.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.01.11): Meter Fix Arc

A semicircle, equidistant from a meter fix, usually in low altitude relatively close to the meter fix.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.01.11)

SpottersWiki - Spotters Guide

Updated by the local spotters, add your airport!

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