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December 15, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.15.11

Piper asks to renegotiate the terms of an economic development deal.
Delta and US Airways complete their slot swap.
And another US drone has crashed.

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NTSB Factual Report Shows Two Substances FAA Says Are 'Not Appropriate' For Use While Flying

The NTSB has released a factual report in a 2010 accident in Georgia in which the pilot of a Robinson R44 (N34JS) and his passenger were fatally injured. On August 2 1900 EDT, the helicopter collided with mountainous terrain while maneuvering near Blood Mountain, Blairsville, Georgia.

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President Selected For Rhode Island Chapter Of IMC Clubs

Victoria Kuo, Chief Flight Instructor For New Horizon Aviation, To Lead The Group

The Rhode Island Chapter of the IMC Clubs will be led by Victoria Kuo, the Chief Flight Instructor of the New Horizon Aviation in Providence. As a highly qualified volunteer Ms. Kuo was chosen to provide her expertise in flight education to the Club. Rhode Island Chapter meetings will take place every third Thursday at 6:30 PM, starting in January 2012, and will be held at the Horizon Aviation offices, at T.F. Green Airport in Providence, RI.

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Delta, US Airways Close Deal On Slot Swap

Flying Rights Transferred In New York, Washington, D.C.

Delta Air Lines and US Airways have finalized their agreement to transfer takeoff and landing rights at New York's LaGuardia and Washington D.C.'s Reagan National airports. The agreement was approved on Oct. 10, 2011, by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which concluded that the transaction is in the public interest because of the service benefits and efficiencies that would result in both New York and Washington, D.C.

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American FAs Want 30 Rock Banned From Flights

But Airline Is Not In Charge Of In-Flight Entertainment Offerings

American Airlines is still fuming about actor Alec Baldwin's Twitter blasts about his recent experience on an AA flight and his less-than-sincere "apology" on Saturday Night Live ... so much so that the airline wants to ban the actor's show 30 Rock from its in-flight entertainment.

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Japan Expected To Choose F-35

Decision Over F/A-18 and Eurofighter Expected By Weekend

A Japanese business publication is reporting that the government there is expected to choose Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter over Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet and the Eurofighter Typhoon by week's end.

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Partners With CHC Helicopter On iPad Software

Appareo Systems says it has undertaken a significant software development project with CHC Helicopter, providing the world’s largest helicopter services company with an innovative and robust electronic flight bag (EFB) application. The CHC EFB software will run on the Apple iPad, continuing CHC’s commitment to leveraging advanced technology to achieve a completely paperless cockpit environment.

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Flight To Support STEM Education

Female GA Team Crossing India, Thailand

Judith Rice of ThinkGlobalFlight began an adventure Tuesday, flying with CarolAnn Garratt from Muscat, the capital of Oman, on a trip which will take the duo through northern India and Thailand by Christmas Day.

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Dawn Spacecraft In Low Vesta Orbit

Proximity Enables Surface, Gravity Studies

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AFA's Orlando Symposium Focuses On Aerial Warfare

Air Force Chief Of Staff Norman Schwartz Confirmed To Appear

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Maryland Governor Joins ARINC On Trade Mission

Airports Authority Of India Will Be Upgrading 25 Airports

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Two New Orders For Eurocopter EC225 Confirmed At LIMA 2011

Heavy Helicopter Will Fly Offshore Operations In Malaysia

Orders for two EC225 helicopters were placed with Eurocopter Malaysia at LIMA 2011, one aircraft each to be delivered to MHS Aviation and Awan Inspirasi. The EC225s will be deployed for offshore operations.

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Aero-TV: The 407GX And 407AH -- Upgrading Bell's Venerable Helo

Bell's Civilian 407GX And Paramilitary 407AH

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Piper Seeking To Renegotiate Incentives With Local Government

Cites Difficult Economy In Asking For Debt Forgiveness

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Lockheed Martin Rolls Out Final F-22 Raptor

Scheduled For Delivery To USAF After Production Flight Checks

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MQ-9 Reaper Down In The Seychelles

Unarmed Surveillance Aircraft Destroyed Following Mechanical Failure

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Self-Locking Nut Missing From Alaska Accident Airplane

NTSB Factual Report Released In August Non-Fatal Forced Landing

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EASA Validation Expected In 2012

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Arianespace Preps Second Soyuz For Launch From Guiana

Vehicle Rolled Out Of Assembly Building For December 16 Launch

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"I feel like I have the opportunity to have an impact on aviation." Source: Rhode Island IMC Clubs Chapter President Vicky Kuo.

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An FAA NextGen Implementation Plan Acronym for Airport Movement Area Safety System.

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