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November 16, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.16.10

Piper names a new VP.
Boeing pilots may be joining the Engineers' Union.
And Kaman acquires Global Aerosystems, and 120 engineers.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.16.10

Piper names a new VP.
Boeing pilots may be joining the Engineers' Union.
And Kaman acquires Global Aerosystems, and 120 engineers.


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ANN Special Feature: Flight for the Human Spirit - 11.16.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Michael Combs of The Flight for the Human Spirit, who's turned what most of us would call hardship into an inspiring aviation story.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.16.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.16.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Flight for the Human Spirit - 11.16.10 (ANN Special Report, with Michael Combs of The Flight for the Human Spirit)

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IBA: BizJet Sector Starts To See Positive Trends

But It's Still Very Much A Buyer's Market

The International Bureau of Aviation says that it sees positive trends in the bizjet sector, but that there is still a lot of previously-owned inventory on the market. That puts a lot of leverage in the hands of those in the market for a business jet.

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New Jersey Residents Still Fighting Airspace Changes

FAA Seeks To Move More Aircraft Through Busy NE Corridor

The FAA is moving forward with plans for changing the routes flown by commercial aircraft departing the three major airports in the New York area, and activists are still working hard to put a stop to those plans.

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FAA Official's Badge Stolen In Orlando

Spokesperson Says It Would Be "Difficult" For Someone Else To Use The ID

An FAA official's identification badge has reportedly been stolen from his car at Orlando International Airport.

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AMTSociety Offers U.S. Military Scholarship Program

All Military Aviation Personnel Are Eligible To Apply

U.S. military personnel are eligible for A&P scholarships through the AMTSociety. The total value of the scholarship is estimated at more than $3,000, and the training encompasses approximately two weeks.

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Group Urges 'National Opt Out Day' For Full-Body Scanners

Hopes People Will Protest November 24

A self-described pro-consumer grassroots effort calling itself "We Won't Fly" is attempting to organizing mass x-ray scanner opt outs at airports around the nation. They are calling the effort "National Opt Out of the Airport Scanners Day," which is planned for November 24.

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China Shows Off Full-Size C919 Model

Full-Scale Mock Up At Zhuhai Air Show

China's state-owned Comac is showing off a full-sized model of its C919 single aisle airliner at the Zhuhai Air Show this week. China hopes the C919 will siphon off some of the single-aisle airliner business from Boeing and Airbus.

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F-35s Delayed In Reporting To Eglin AFB

Program Managers Say More Time For Testing Needed

Eglin Air Force Base had been scheduled to receive its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft this month, but the Air Force quietly pushed that date back by about a year, according to officials.

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Skymark Airlines Signs MoU For Four A380s

Will Operate Long-Haul Routes From Tokyo

Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase of four A380s. The aircraft will be operated on major international long-haul routes from Tokyo. Engine choice and cabin details will be revealed at a later stage.

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County Supervisors In Arizona Look Into Aircraft Accident

Families Of Two Of Those Fatally Injured Filed Suit Against The County

The Yavapai County, AZ Board of Supervisors is set to consider whether to settle a lawsuit stemming from an accident in 2006 in which five people were fatally injured.

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UK Army Air Corps Acquires Australian Air Crew Simulator

Trainer Goes From Basic Circuit Work To Formation Flying

The UK Ministry of Defence has signed a deal with Australian based company, Virtual Simulation Systems (VSS) for the lease of a Complete Aircrew Training System (CATS) for up to 3 years. The system will be delivered to the Army Air Corps' 7 (Trg) Regt AAC at the Famous WWII Airfield, Middle Wallop.

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AOPA Hands Out Awards At LGB

Recognizes Pilots, Government Official For Efforts On Behalf Of Aviation

AOPA handed out four awards on the final day of its Aviation Summit, held this year in Long Beach, CA.

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Aero-TV: Touring The Toy Store -- Aspen Avionics Plant Tour

One Of This Decade's Rare GA Success Stories Shows ANN How It's Done

Talk about a trip to the toy store! In the midst of all the balloonacy of the 2010 ABQ Balloon Fiesta, the hot-air-weary folks of ANN's Aero-TV division made a visit to the home of Aspen Avionics -- a company founded by true aviation enthusiasts back in 2004.

GAMA Announces Leadership For 2011

Cav Aerospace Accepted As New Member

GAMA's board of directors has elected John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon and executive vice president of civil aircraft for Dassault Aviation, as GAMA's chairman for 2011.

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NBAA Welcomes Graves As New House GA Caucus Chair

Missouri Congressman Is A Pilot From An Area That Relies On GA

The NBAA said Monday it welcomes the announcement that U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-6-MO) will serve as co-chair of the House General Aviation (GA) Caucus when the 112th Congress convenes in January 2011.

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FAA Issues Emergency AD For Bell 212 Helicopters

Crack Found On The Main Rotor Hub Inboard Strap Fitting

The FAA has issued an Emergency AD (EAD) (2010-24-51) prompted by a recent accident that resulted in several fatalities. During the investigation of the accident, a crack was found on the main rotor hub inboard strap fitting.

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Aero-TV: Touring The Toy Store -- Aspen Avionics Plant Tour

One Of This Decade's Rare GA Success Stories Shows ANN How It's Done

Talk about a trip to the toy store! In the midst of all the balloonacy of the 2010 ABQ Balloon Fiesta, the hot-air-weary folks of ANN's Aero-TV division made a visit to the home of Aspen Avionics -- a company founded by true aviation enthusiasts back in 2004.

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EASA Relaxed Inspection Standards For Trent 900 Engines In August

Directive Revised To Calculate "Average Wear" On Turbine Shaft To Determine Future Inspections

EASA reportedly revised its inspection standards for the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine three months before one catastrophically failed on a Qantas A380, forcing an emergency landing in Singapore recently.

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Gulfstream Expanding Its Savannah Site

Employment Projected To Grow By 1,000

Gulfstream said Monday that it will expand its Savannah facilities through a $500-million, seven-year plan to ensure that the company is well-positioned to meet future demand for business-jet aircraft and support services. The growth is expected to result in 1,000 additional jobs.

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FAA: No Dreamliner Flight Testing Until Fire Cause Is Known

Ground Testing Will Continue On Schedule

Boeing's Dreamliner will be grounded until the cause of an onboard electrical fire last week has been determined, the FAA said Friday.

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Passenger Who Refused Body Scan, Pat-Down Is Escorted From SD Airport

Video Of Much Of The Incident Posted To His Blog

John Tyner's trip through security at the San Diego Airport started out normally enough, but when he refused screening by the full-body backscatter scanner, it set in motion a series of events that ended with him being escorted from the airport.

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N.H. Pilot Wins Remos Light Sport Aircraft

Yorke Brown Wins Keys To A New Airplane

Yorke Brown, a scientific and engineering consultant from Etna, N.H., is the winner of the 2010 Fun to Fly Sweepstakes Remos GX light sport aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.16.10)

"The effect this initiative will have is very simple. It's jobs for 'G-A.' Source: Gulfstream CEO Joe Lombardo.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.16.10): Call For Release

Wherein the overlying ARTCC requires a terminal facility to initiate verbal coordination to secure ARTCC approval for release of a departure into the en route environment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.16.10)

Air Force Memorial Foundation

The Air Force Memorial Foundation was incorporated in January 1992 to pursue the development of a Memorial that would honor the men and women of the United States Air Force and its heritage organizations.

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