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June 18, 2011

Winning Numbers For Biz-Av: One Half, One Quarter, One Third

Host Of Governors, House, Senate Leaders Understand Industry's Value

The NBAA on Friday pointed to three key metrics – one half, one quarter and one third – which the organization says demonstrate that national and state policymakers understand and want to highlight the value of business aviation.

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Analyst Says Industry Expectations High For Paris Air Show

Airbus, Boeing Order Books Will Be Closely Watched

Following this week’s announcement of the two major orders from Cebu Pacific and GoAir, the heat is on in the Airbus-Boeing order feud at the Paris Air Show.

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IAM Charges GOP Senator With Ethics Violations In Boeing Case

Union Representing Boeing Workers Says The Senator Interfered With Law Enforcement

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) released a letter Friday which has been sent to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics calling for an investigation into South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey.

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Honeywell Green Jet Fuel To Power Transatlantic Biofuel Flight

Honeywell-Operated Gulfstream G-450 Departed Friday To Paris Air Show

Biofuels are definitely going to be at the forefront of the Paris Air Show. The same day Boeing announced that it was flying its 747-8 to Le Bourget on a 15% biofuel blend, Honeywell announced that it would fly its G-450 to the show on a 50/50 blend of traditional jet fuel and camelina-based fuel.

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FAA Proposes $584,375 Civil Penalty Against United Airlines

Fines Issued For Violation Of Drug Testing Policy

The FAA has proposed to assess a $584,375 civil penalty against United Airlines, Inc., of Elk Grove Village, IL, for allegedly violating FAA and U.S. DOT regulations for random drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive employees.

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Launch Customer Announced For CFM LEAP Engine

Virgin America To Be First With $1.4 Billion Order On A320neo Airplanes

Virgin America launched CFM International's advanced LEAP engine with an order on Wednesday to power 30 new Airbus A320neo aircraft. The airline also announced that CFM's CFM56-5B will power 30 current technology A320s.

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Department Of The Interior Warns Pilots About Tail Rotor Effectiveness

Publishes Guidelines For Pilots In Handling LTE

The U.S. Department of the Interior has issued a Safety Alert for its pilots following an incident in which an aircraft experienced a Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness (LTE).

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.18.11)

"One half, one quarter and one third – these numbers are solid proof that lawmakers all over the country understand and appreciate what business aviation means for them and their constituents." Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.18.11): Touchdown Point

The place on the runway where the aircraft undercarriage first touches the ground on landing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.18.11)

Friends of Leiston Airfield

The 'Friends of Leiston Airfield' was formed in the summer of 1995 by Peter Saunders, Chris Betson and the late Peter Barker.

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AD: Robinson

AD NUMBER: 2011-12-10

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

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