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June 19, 2012

Pilot Lands LSA On A Florida City Street After Engine Failure

Parked Flight Design CTLS In Front Of The Brevard County Government Complex

A nearly 90-year-old pilot who flew P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs during WWII made a perfect deadstick landing in a Flight Design CTLS LSA Friday after experiencing an engine problem with the airplane. Neither 89-year-old pilot Col. Victor Hernandez or his passenger, identified a Tim Hayes, were injured in the incident.

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Another Seven TSA Workers To Be Terminated

Were Reportedly Invloved In A Bribery Scheme at Philadelphia International Airport

TSA has announced it plans to fire seven employees related to a bribery scandal that involved at least 10 TSA employees at Philadelphia International Airport.

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Air Canada And IAMAW Receive Arbitrator's Final Offer Selection

Airline's Version Of The Agreement Is Chosen, Concluding The Negotiations

Air Canada said Sunday that it along with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) have received the decision of the arbitrator, Mr. Michel Picher, in the final offer selection arbitration conducted in accordance with the process legislated by the federal government in the Protecting Air Service Act. 

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Beechjet Involved In Runway Excursion In Georgia

Airplane With Four Aboard Went Through A Perimeter Fence At DeKalb-Peachtree Airport After Landing

A Hawker Beechcraft 400A went off a runway and through an airport fence after landing at at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) in Decatur GA, Monday morning. Authorities reported only minor injuries among those on board the aircraft.

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Military Air Crews Spot Possible Aircraft Debris Near Alaska's Knik Glacier

Remnants Of The Aircraft 'Not Recent', According To AK National Guard

Alaska Army National Guard personnel on a routine mission have reported what may be debris from a military aircraft accident, and officials say that the wreckage may be of a "vintage" aircraft.

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Project To Honor Commander Scott Carpenter

Centerpiece To Enhance New Space Exhibit At The Spirit Of Flight Center

May 24, 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of Astronaut Scott Carpenter’s launch and orbit of the Earth. Commander (USN, retired) Scott Carpenter was the second of NASA’s Project Mercury astronauts to accomplish this feat, with Senator John Glenn being the first American to orbit the Earth.

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Massport Propped Up Marginal Airline With Over $1.1 Million

Subsidies Paid Over Three Years To Direct Air For Worcester Operation

The Massachusetts Port Authority reportedly spent more than $1.1 million to support Direct Air, the only commercial air service operating from Worcester Regional Airport.

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NBAA Welcomes New Air Traffic Procedure At Orlando Executive Airport

Airport Will Host Static Aircraft Display For Association’s 2012 Convention

A new procedure at Orlando Executive Airport (KORL) in Florida the host facility for the Static Display of Aircraft at the NBAA's upcoming 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) – will allow more efficient operations year-round at ORL by enabling controllers to position aircraft on the runway prior to takeoff clearance.

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UK MoD Awards Contract To BAe For Aircraft Conversions

Two Civilian BAe 146 Airplanes To Be Converted For Military Use

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a $24.2 million contract to BAE Systems for the conversion of two BAe 146-200QC (Quick Change) aircraft from commercial to military configuration for use by the Royal Air Force.

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Family Fatally Injured In Texas Glider Accident

Three Were Aboard An Aircraft Intended To Seat Two

A Fathers' Day accident involving an ICA Brasov glider resulted in the fatal injury of all three people on board the aircraft.

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AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-12-01

PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R and A300 F4-600R series airplanes, Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes, and Model A310 series airplanes.

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AD: Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2012-11-05

PRODUCT: Model F-28C, F-28C-2, F-28F, 280C, 280F, 280FX, TH-28, 480, and 480B helicopters.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.19.12

 NASA and the FAA sign a historic accord on commercial space travel…

The NTSB is criticizing Gulfstream over it’s G650 Accident Reporting…

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Classic Aero-TV: It’s All In The Details–A Closer Look At Bell's 525 Relentless

A More Detailed Look At The Biggest News Story Of Heli-Expo 2012

Bell helicopter did more than just put on a good show for the attendees of Heli-Expo 2012... they signalled to one and all that they are intent on recapturing past glories. Once the world's pre-eminent helicopter builder, Bell's glory days have been eclipsed by aggressive product development at Eurocopter -- which now proudly carries top billing in the world's heli-builder sweepstakes. It wasn't always that way... and if Bell proves to be good to its word and new direction, it may just topple Eurocopter and go on to lead the heli-world once again.

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NASA, FAA Enter Into Landmark Commercial Space Agreement

Agencies To Coordinate Standards For Human Space Transportation

The FAA and NASA have signed an historic agreement to coordinate standards for commercial space travel of government and non-government astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station (ISS). The two agencies will collaborate to expand efforts that provide a stable framework for the U.S. space industry, avoid conflicting requirements and multiple sets of standards, and advance both public and crew safety.

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NTSB Chair Hersman Criticizes Gulfstream For G650 Accident Reporting

Letter To President Larry Flynn Details Concerns About The Planemaker's Role In The Investigation

Among the documents contained in the NTSB's public docket of information which will be used to determine the probable cause of the April 2nd, 2011 accident involving a flight-test version of the G650 are letters exchanged between NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman and Gulfstream president Larry Flynn about the company's role in the accident investigation.

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First Chinese Woman Boosted Into Space

Part Of A Crew Of Three Which Launched Saturday In Space-Docking Attempt

One of the crew which will attempt China's first docking between two spacecraft in orbit is also that country's first woman in space. 33-year-old Air Force Major Liu Yang was aboard the Schenzhou-9 spacecraft when it lifted off form the Jiuquan Launch Center in the northwestern Gobi Desert.

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First Flight: FlyNano Electric Prototype

Single-Place Float Plane In Development In Finland

The FlyNano electric prototype airplane made its first flight last week. The single-place open-cockpit floatplane concept was unveiled at the Aero 2011 trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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Group Launches ICAO Flightpath To A Sustainable Future

Aéroports de Montréal, Bombardier Aerospace And Porter Airlines Fly Biofuel Flights With Porter Q400 Turboprop

Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), Bombardier Aerospace and Porter Airlines joined forces Monday to launch the inaugural flight of a series of biofuel flights which will deliver Raymond Benjamin, the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

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Airbus, Air Canada Bill International Flight As 'Perfect'

Says There Is The Potential To Reduce CO2 Emissions By More Than 40 Percent

Airbus and Air Canada on Monday made what they billed as North America’s first “Perfect Flight” over international borders, with the goal of cutting CO2 emissions by more than 40 percent compared to a regular flight. The commercial flight on an Airbus A319 aircraft from Toronto, Canada to Mexico City combined the use a modern, state-of-the-art aircraft, powered by sustainable alternative fuels, guided by streamlined Air Traffic Management procedures and facilitated through best practice operations to under-pin the industry’s four pillar strategy to tackle carbon emissions.  

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Plane Damaged In Air Show Practice Accident

Pilot Suffered Only A Sprained Ankle

The pilot of an airplane scheduled to perform at the Legacy Air Show in Rexburg, ID, went down during a practice session Friday night. While the airplane was reportedly a total loss, pilot Buck Roetman suffered only a sprained ankle in the accident.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.19.12)

"This agreement is the next step in bringing the business of launching Americans back to American soil." Source: NASA Administrator Michael Bolden.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.19.12): Known Traffic

With respect to ATC clearances, means aircraft whose altitude, position, and intentions are known to ATC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.19.12)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world's largest technical society devoted to the global aerospace community.

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