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July 12, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.12.11

An aerospace groundbreaking in Wichita for a change.
Unmanned cargo aircraft are being tested in Maryland.
And NASA bring its app to the Android.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.12.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)

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AIA Marks End Of An Era With Last Shuttle Launch

CEO Blakey Calls For Continued Government Investment In Aerospace

The Aerospace Industries Association has congratulated NASA on a remarkable record of achievement marked by the successful launch of the final space shuttle flight.

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FAA Issues Emergency AD For Bell Model 407,427 Helicopters

Improper Lock-Washer Installation Could Lead To Servo Malfunction

The FAA has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) prompted by a report that a quality escape by a supplier has occurred and certain hydraulic servo actuators (servo) may have a loose nut, shaft, and clevis assembly due to improper lock-washer installation.

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FAA Authorizes Iridium For Oceanic ATC Communications

Move A Step Toward "Cost-Effective" Oceanic Controller/Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC)

The FAA has authorized aircraft operating in oceanic airspace to use Iridium Communications' satellite data services for critical air traffic control communications.

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Local Media Sensationalizes Watsonville, CA, Accident

Editorial Decries Lack Of Tower And Flight Plan In Quadruple Fatal

The crash of a Mooney M20 Thursday night in Watsonville, California has fanned the coals of a heated local debate about residential encroachment on airports.

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Appeal Filed In Lawsuit Against Cirrus

Melanie Lidle, Stephanie Stanger Will Try Again For $50 Million

On May 24, Cirrus Aircraft prevailed in a lawsuit stemming from the death of former New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, whose SR20 flew into a 50-story luxury condo building in Manhattan during an attempt to turn his plane around over the Hudson River in October of 2006.

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Australian Regional Carrier Says Govt. Measures Will 'Decimate' Air Services

Regional Express Takes Aim At Carbon, Fuel Excise Taxes And Tightened Security

Australia's Regional Express (Rex) has expressed its strong disappointment at the recently announced carbon tax levy on regional air services.

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C-17 Crews 1st To Use New In-Flight Fuel-Saving Software Program

Fuel Economies Of Up To 1.5 Percent Are Predicted

This summer, C-17 crews will start saving more gas by using Mission Index Flying -- a new program that allows them to adjust their flight profile in real-time in order to maximize fuel efficiency while meeting mission objectives.

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P-51 Lost At Duxford, UK, Air Show

One Plane Lost A Part Of Its Wing In A Mid-Air Collision With Skyraider

A P-51 flying as part of a formation at the Duxford, Cambridgeshire UK, "Flying Legends Air Show" went down after a mid-air collision with another warbird.

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Latest Becker Audio Panel Delivered For LA County Sheriff's Department

A Dozen Have Gone To Hangar One For Installation On LACSC Helos

Becker Avionics announced over the weekend the recent delivery of the 12th DVCS6100 Digital Audio System to Hangar One for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Aero Bureau’s Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopter fleet replacement program.

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Experienced Skydiver Fatally Injured In Jump Accident

Collided With Another Skydiver, Who Survived

Hawaiian authorities say an experienced skydiver was fatally injured Sunday after a mid-air collision with another jumper.

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Melts In Your Mouth ... Not In Space

M&M'S Brand Commemorates 30-Year Relationship With NASA By Honoring Final Mission Of Space Shuttle Atlantis

In conjunction with the final space shuttle launch last Friday, Mars Chocolate North America announced its M&M'S Brand is commemorating the final mission by providing personalized M&M'S for the crew, as well as NASA personnel at both launch control Kennedy Space Center  and mission control in Houston.

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Aero-TV: Fain Simulator Systems -- Another Dimension to Simulated Flight (Part 2)

Why Simulator Authenticity Matters -- Fain Simulation Systems Duplicates the Real Feel of the F-16

I/ITSEC, the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, is held late each calendar year. Among the exhibitors at the 2010 event in Orlando was Fain Simulation Systems, a division of Fain Models which entered the simulation industry to produce high quality, reliable, well-supported simulated hardware for commercial and military flight simulators at a fair price.

Aero-TV: Fain Simulator Systems--Another Dimension to Simulated Flight (Part 2)

Why Simulator Authenticity Matters -- Fain Simulation Systems Duplicates the Real Feel of the F-16

I/ITSEC, the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, is held late each calendar year. Among the exhibitors at the 2010 event in Orlando was Fain Simulation Systems, a division of Fain Models which entered the simulation industry to produce high quality, reliable, well-supported simulated hardware for commercial and military flight simulators at a fair price.

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Flying To Oshkosh? Your Video Could Be A Contest Winner

NFlightcam Offers Its Latest Camera For The Best Trip Video

As you get ready to make your journey to AirVenture this year, don't forget to pack your NFlightcam (or other cockpit video recorder). You could win a new NFlightcam with your video journey to Oshkosh.

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FAA Revokes Bimini Island Air Operating Certificate

Florida-Based On-Demand Operator Grounded As Of June 27

The FAA has revoked the operating certificate of Bimini Island Air (BIA) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, an on-demand operator.  The FAA issued the emergency order of revocation on June 27 and it took effect immediately.

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Pilot Speech Recognition System Available For GNS430W/530W

Enter And Edit Flight Plans Through Speech Commands

So what if when you talked to your instruments, which we've all done from time to time, they actually listened?

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He Did It Again -- President Obama Targets 'Corporate Jet Owners'

Ten Mayors From Seven States Respond To President's Comments About GA

Mayors from seven different states across the country have sent a letter to President Obama voicing their disappointment with recent comments regarding general aviation and potential, additional tax burdens on businesses, individuals and groups that rely on this crucial form of transportation.

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DOT Grants Terrafugia Exemption Requests

The Transition Becomes The First 'Flying Car' To Receive Such Consideration

The Transition Roadable Aircraft officially received a grant of all of the special exemptions it had requested from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) late last month.

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Brazilian Validation Granted For Avidyne TAS600

AML STC Removes Cost- And Time-Burden Associated With Individual Field Approvals

Avidyne Corporation has received Agência Nacional De Aviação Civil –Brasil (ANAC) validation for their Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML STC) for the installation of the ADS-B-upgradeable TAS600 Series of Traffic Advisory Systems.

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NORAD Intercepts Three Aircraft Near Camp David

All Were Escorted To A Maryland Airport, Landing Without Incident

NORAD says they intercepted three GA airplanes near the Camp David Presidential retreat over the weekend.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.12.11)

"It's worth recalling that in 1972, when the shuttle program was approved, the war in Vietnam was raging and our nation was on the verge of both stagflation and the energy crisis." Source: AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.12.11): Production Approval Holder

A holder of a production certificate (PC), an approved production inspection system (APIS), a parts manufacturer approval (PMA), or a technical standard order (TSO) authorization who controls the design and quality of a product or part thereof.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.12.11)

Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight exists to acquire, preserve and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts that provide a foundation for scholarly research and lifelong learning programs inspiring an interest in and understanding of science, technology and the humanities.

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