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April 11, 2012

Thomas Huff Named As Gulfstream's First Aviation Safety Officer

Newly-Created Position Goes To Former Navy Test Pilot

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named Thomas “Tom” Huff, a retired U.S. Navy test pilot with more than 25 years of experience, to serve in the newly created position of aviation safety officer. Huff reports to Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream.

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Bombardier Aerospace Inaugurates New Office In Shanghai

Will Serve As Primary Location For Collaboration With COMAC

Bombardier Aerospace has taken the next step in support of its growing activities in China with the inauguration of a new office in Shanghai. On hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday were Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace; Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier China; Albert K. Li, General Manager and Head of Bombardier Aerospace China; and Andy Solem, Vice President, Sales, China and North Asia, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

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Navy Investigates Unmanned Helicopter Mishaps

Grounds Fire Scout Fleet While Procedures Are Reviewed

The Navy recently experienced two unrelated operational mishaps with the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. There were no injuries to personnel and no damage to other aircraft.

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Team RV To Make Its First Oshkosh Appearance At AirVenture 2012

Homebuilt Aircraft Dazzle As Part Of World's Largest Formation Aerobatics Group

Team RV, the world’s largest air show team that combines precision formation flying and formation aerobatics, makes its first Oshkosh appearance in 2012 when it flies during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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NAA To The Present Crews Of Pedro 83 Flight With Prestigious Mackay Trophy

Awarded For 'Most Meritorious Flight Of The Year' By An Air Force Person

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) will present the 2011 Mackay Trophy to the members of the crews of Petro 83 flight. The crews of Pedro 83 Flight distinguished themselves in Combat Search and Rescue operations on 23 April 2011 while assigned to the 83d Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

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AHS Announces Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Total Of $50,000 Awarded To Deserving Students To Pursue Helicopter Careers

The Vertical Flight Technical Society is pleased to announce its 2012 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. The VFF was established in 1967 as the philanthropic arm of the American Helicopter Society.

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Reserve, Active Duty F-22 Pilots Fly Long-Range Strike Exercise

Group Included KC-135s, E-3s, B-1s, And F-16s

A mix of personnel from the 477th Fighter Group, 3rd Wing, and 673rd Air Base Wing left Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to participate in a long range strike exercise on April 4. F-22 Raptors and E-3's assigned to the 3rd Wing along with F-16s from Misawa Air Base, Japan, B-1's from Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD, and KC-135s from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, participated in the U.S. Strategic Command operation.

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Businessman's Jet Siezed By The IRS For Tax Fraud

Apparent Owner Charles Candler Had Committed Suicide During A Federal Investigation

A corporate jet connected to Knoxville, TN, businessman Charles D. "C.D." Candler has been siezed by the IRS as part of an investigation into a multi-state mortgatge and investment fraud case. Candler committed suicide March 1st as the case unraveled.

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EU Official Compares Carbon Tax To A Cup Of Coffee

Airlines, Governments Continue To Protest Unilateral Imposition Of EU-ETS

The head of the EU's climate commission is continuing to downplay the costs associated with the imposition if the Emissions Trading System it implemented in January, saying that on a per-passenger basis, it's less than a cup of coffee purchased at the airport.

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Ryanair Tells FAs To Lose Weight For Fuel Savings

Using 'Girls Of Ryanair' Calendar As An Incentive To Slim Down

Check your calendar ... it's not April 1st. Ryanair has owned up to the fact that it is asking its female flight attendants to slim down as a way to reduce its fuel costs, and using the chance to appear in a "Girls of Ryanair" calendar as an incentive.

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Pinnacle Pilots Say Contract Is Essential In Reorganization Plan

Delta Could Become The Only Customer For The Regional Carrier

The union representing pilots flying for Pinnacle Airlines says the very survival of the regional carrier depends on a fair contract that will allow the airline to attract and retain qualified pilots. That statement came from Tom Wychor, chair of the pilots union, in an interview with the MinnPost.

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Will That Be Children, Or No Children

Malaysia Airlines Plans To Ban Kids From An Entire Floor Of Its A380s

It used to be "smoking or non," but a new policy in the works by Malaysia Airlines would ban children from one entire floor of the A380s it has on order, with the first delivery scheduled in July. Malaysia Airlines says it will not allow kids 12 and under in the economy seats on the upper deck of the airplane, according to a report appearing in Australian Business Traveler.

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Aero-TV: GPS Data On Your iPAD -- Guardian Avionics Bluetooth Aero 454

Ash Vij Expands The Capabilities Of His Product Line In An Imaginative (And Useful) Way
Its one thing to come up with a unique product... say, like the amazing CO Guardian product line sold for a number of years by Ash Vij and his CO Guardian organization... but its something else entirely to take that same technology and repurpose it in new, useful and highly creative ways. Like he has with the Aero 454. 

Aero-TV: GPS Data On Your iPAD -- Guardian Avionics Bluetooth Aero 454

Ash Vij Expands The Capabilities Of His Product Line In An Imaginative (And Useful) Way

Its one thing to come up with a unique product... say, like the amazing CO Guardian product line sold for a number of years by Ash Vij and his CO Guardian organization... but its something else entirely to take that same technology and repurpose it in new, useful and highly creative ways. Like he has with the Aero 454. Guardian Avionics' (by CO Guardian, LLC.) newest instrument for 21st century panels, the Aero 454, receives data from your airplane's Garmin GPS system (430, 530, 650,750,G900, G1000) and transmits it simultaneously to as many as THREE iPad/tablet dev

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FAA Holds Forum At AEA In Washington, D.C.

Message To Industry On Certification Delays: 'If You Don't Like It, Talk To Your Congressman'

At last week's AEA meeting in Washington, D.C., several representatives of the FAA were on hand to present an update on operations to the attendees. Among the takeaways from the discussion is that companies could not expect to see any break in the logjam of product certifications due to staffing and funding levels at the agency.

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NTSB Prelim Released In Central Florida Accident

Seawind Aircraft Impacted A Grocery Store Shortly After Takeoff

The NTSB has released a preliminary report in an accident in which a home-built airplane went down shortly after takeoff from Deland Municipal Airport northeast of Orlando (KDED), impacting a grocery store. One person in the store suffered serious injuries. All for aboard the airplane were also injured.

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AF Accepting Applications For Test Pilot School

Selection Board Will Convene In July To Fill Next Two Classes

Eligible pilots, combat systems officers and engineers have an opportunity to join the ranks of airpower pioneers like Jimmy Doolittle and Chuck Yeager, but they have to apply for U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School to do so.

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United Launch Alliance Announces New Human Launch Services Organization

Focus Will Be Solely On NASA Human Spaceflight Programs

A new organization that will focus exclusively on NASA's human spaceflight programs has been introduced by United Launch Alliance (ULA). The company's Human Launch Services organization will be dedicated to supporting NASA and its partners in the development of capabilities to deliver U.S. astronauts to Low Earth Orbit and human exploration beyond Earth orbit. 

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Two Fatally Injured In Extra EA-300 Accident Identified

Plane Went Down Sunday Near Salinas, CA

An Extra EA-300 airplane went down Sunday morning near the Salinas, CA airport, resulting in the fatal injury of both men on board the airplane.

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Boeing And Embraer Sign Agreement For Broad Business Cooperation

Leading Aerospace Companies To Explore Ways To Enhance Aircraft Efficiency And Safety, Productivity And Research

Normally, they're competitors, but Embraer and Boeing have announced a cooperation agreement to work together they say will benefit their customers, their companies and the global aviation industry. The companies say the agreement establishes an important relationship between two of the world's largest aerospace companies to cooperate in ways that enhance operational efficiency, safety and productivity, improve customer satisfaction and create value for both companies and their customers.

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North Dakota Trial To Become UAS Test Case

Man Was Arrested Using Help Of DHS Predator Drone

A self-described anti-government "sovereignist" who was arrested following a 16-hour standoff at his 3,000 acre farm in North Dakota is about to become the central figure in what may become a test case for the use of UAVs by law enforcement.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.11.12)

"This pilot in this airplane had never flown this fast on this course." Source: NTSB Chair Debora Hersman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.11.12): Advisory Circulars

Issued to inform the aviation public in a systematic way of nonregulatory material. An Advisory Circular is issued to provide guidance and information in a designated subject area or to show a method acceptable to the Administrator for complying with a related 14 CFR part / regulation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.11.12)

Taylor Mini-Imp

The Mini-IMP is a “second generation” version of the original, 2+2 place, Taylor IMP (an acronym for Independently Made Plane) homebuilt aircraft.

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