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March 06, 2012

Aero-News Alert: Coyne Stepping Down As President Of NATA

Has Served In That Capacity Since 1994

In a statement released Tuesday, NATA president James Coyne announced he will be stepping down from the post effective December 31st. "The NATA Board of Directors and I have decided that 2012 will be my last year as president of NATA," Coyne said.

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UK Begins To Issue Carbon Credits In Conjunction With EU-ETS

Hands Out About One Percent Of Allowed Credits To Three Airlines

The British government has begun issuing carbon credits to airlines in anticipation of the full implementation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). So far, it has haded out 4.9 million credits to three carriers, or about one percent of the number of credits it is allowed.

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Air Canada Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Dreamliner's Canadian Debut

New Aircraft To Enter Air Canada's Fleet In 2014

Thousands of Air Canada employees, suppliers, and customers took part in an open house event in Toronto Friday to kick off a year-long celebration of the airline's 75th anniversary. The centerpiece of the festivities is a Boeing 787 Dreamliner making its inaugural visit to Canada.

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ATV-3 Set To Provide ESA's Annual Service To The ISS

Ready For Launch Atop An Ariane 5 Booster March 9th

ESA’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Edoardo Amaldi, is ready for launch on an Ariane 5 to the International Space Station on March 9th from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. ATV Edoardo Amaldi follows the two highly successful supply missions carried out by ATV Jules Verne in March 2008 and ATV Johannes Kepler in February 2011.

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FAA Certifies G500H For MD 500 Series Aircraft

Installation Is Available As OEM, Retrofit

MD Helicopters has received FAA certification of the Garmin G500H electronic flat panel displays. The G500H system, approved under the Type Certificate of the MD 500, is available for production and  retrofit installation in the MD 500E, MD 530F and MD 520N helicopters. Installation is immediately available for production aircraft, and for retrofit installations performed at the MD Factory Service Center in Mesa, Arizona.

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TSA Pre-Check Begins At John F. Kennedy International Airport

Pre-Screened Passengers Can Keep Their Shoes And Belts On

Pre-Check operations are underway as of Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), according to TSA. The program is a passenger pre-screening initiative and at JFK select American Airlines’ frequent flyers are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits when traveling domestically.

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EADS North America Delivers Second CN235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft For Mexico

Aircraft Based On The Same Airframe As U.S. Coast Guard’s HC-144A Ocean Sentry

EADS North America has delivered the second of four Airbus Military CN235-300 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) to be supplied to the Mexican Navy. The foreign military sales contract for the aircraft is managed by the U.S. Coast Guard, which uses the CN235-300 in the HC-144A Ocean Sentry configuration for missions ranging from search and rescue to drug interdiction.

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FAA SAIB Covers Fuel Systems Of Some Cessna Bizjets

One Citation With Aux Tanks Developed Fuel Leaks

The FAA has issued an SAIB for some Citation jets which have auxiliary fuel tanks installed following Sierra Industries, Ltd. Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) SA80RM or SA152RM, of new instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA). The tanks may be on Cessna 500, 501, and 550 airplanes.

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Jet Aviation Acquires Enterprise Jet Center FBO At Houston Hobby

Business Is The 14th In Its Global Network

Jet Aviation has acquired the Enterprise Jet Center FBO at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, adding the 14th FBO to its global network of premium aircraft service and support facilities. The facility becomes the sixth Jet Aviation FBO in the U.S., including Boston/Bedford, MA, Dallas, TX, Palm Beach, FL, St. Louis, MO, and Teterboro, NJ.

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Eurocopter Focuses On Private Aircraft At Abu Dhabi

Says It Is Well Positioned For Expected Growth In Demand

Eurocopter says it is well-positioned to cater to an expected growth in demand for helicopters, which is a vital complement to business jets for corporate and VIP air transport. Not only does Eurocopter offer the widest range of products available in business aviation and VIP configuration, it also has “designer helicopters” specially produced in collaboration with top luxury designer brands that will offer the utmost comfort and style.

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Baggage Handlers At Logan Charged

State Police Say They Recovered Cash, Computers, Other Items

Massachusetts State Police say that they have charged two baggage handlers at Logan International Airport with theft of items ranging from cash to computers.

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AD: Correction - Robinson Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2011-12-10

PRODUCT: Robinson Helicopter Company Model (Robinson) R22, R22 Alpha, R22 Beta, R22 Mariner, R44, and R44 II Helicopters

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AD: Correction - Hawker Beechcraft

AD NUMBER: 2011-27-04

PRODUCT: All Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Models 95-C55, D55, E55, 58, and 58A airplanes equipped with a certain STC

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Aero-TV: WAI 2011 NextGen Panel: How Does NextGen Affect Efficiency?

From WAI2011: An Examination Of The Future And Potential Of NextGen

One of the high points of our year is our annual trek to the Women in Aviation gathering. Unfortunately; due to commitments overseas, we're going to miss most of the event this year but for those of you with the ability, we can't recommend a visit highly enough... no matter what gender you represent.

Aero-TV: WAI 2011 NextGen Panel: How Does NextGen Affect Efficiency?

From WAI2011: An Examination Of The Future And Potential Of NextGen

One of the high points of our year is our annual trek to the Women in Aviation gathering. Unfortunately; due to commitments overseas, we're going to miss most of the event this year but for those of you with the ability, we can't recommend a visit highly enough... no matter what gender you represent. This year's rendition takes place in Dallas (which we visited a few days ago for the 2012 HeliExpo). The 23rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be held from Thursday, March 8 through Saturday, March 10, 2012. This year's Conference will take place at the Hilton Anatole. Participants in

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American Eagle Reportedly Furloughing 50 Pilots

Move Is The Result Of Airline's Idling Of Nine Aircraft

A decision by American Eagle to idle nine of its airplanes will result in the furlough of 50 pilots, the carrier said in a message to employees.

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Sikorsky Aircraft Sponsors Major Industry Safety Summit

Eighth Annual Meeting Places Industry-Wide Focus On Helicopter Safety

Sikorsky has committed to Platinum-level sponsorship of one of the industry's largest and most important safety conferences, the annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit.  The three-day, internationally recognized event focuses on the human side of aviation safety, with last year's summit attracting more than 700 delegates from throughout the world.

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Boeing Celebrates 1,000th 777

Aircraft Reaches 1,000 Milestone Faster Than Any Twin-Aisle Airplane

Boeing and more than 5,000 employees, suppliers, customers and government officials celebrated the 1,000th 777 at a special event Friday. The 1,000th 777 jetliner will be delivered to Dubai-based Emirates later this month.

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Fantasy Of Flight Joins Aviation Green Alliance As A Founding Member

Attraction To Host 35th Annual Lindbergh Awards March 29th

The Lindbergh Foundation said Monday that Fantasy of Flight in central Florida has joined the Aviation Green Alliance as a Founding Member.

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Cassini Spacecraft Detects Trace Amounts Of Oxygen At Dione

Confirms The Moon Of Saturn Has A 'Very Tenuous Atmosphere'

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has "sniffed" molecular oxygen ions around Saturn's icy moon Dione for the first time, confirming the presence of a very tenuous atmosphere. The oxygen ions are quite sparse - one for every 0.67 cubic inches of space (one for every 11 cubic centimeters of space) or about 2,550 per cubic foot (90,000 per cubic meter) - show that Dione has an extremely thin neutral atmosphere.

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United Completes Assimilation Of Continental

CA Took Its Last Flights Saturday

Continental Airlines is officially no more as a separate airline. The last flights under the company's separate computer system took place Saturday. Continental posted a notice on its website that all flights would be operating as United Airlines as of March 3rd.

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World Airports Industry Analyzed In New iCD Research Study

China, India, Middle East Expected To See The Most Growth This Year

A new report “Global Airports Survey 2012–2013: Market Trends, Buyer Spend and Procurement Strategies in the Global Airports Industry” drawn up by iCD Research has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the report, China, India and the Middle East are expected to register the fastest growth rate in the industry driven by the increased demand for air travel and related services.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.06.12)

"The CHC Safety summit is a unique and valuable forum where safety professionals and operators from a global cross-section of the industry join together to share knowledge and train each other for the common goal of preventing helicopter accidents." Source: Fred Brisbois, a member of Sikorsky's Qualification Assurance Board.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.06.12): En Route Flight Advisory Service

A service specifically designed to provide, upon pilot request, timely weather information pertinent to his/her type of flight, intended route of flight, and altitude.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.06.12)

Lighter Than Air - Overview

The U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission published this essay outlining the principals of lighter-than-air flight. While the principles of aerodynamics do have some application to balloons and airships, LTA craft operate principally as a result of aerostatic principles relating to the pressure, temperature and volume of gases.

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