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January 10, 2012

Witnesses At NTSB Air Show Hearing Defend Industry, Make Safety Recommendations

Hersman Says Spectator Areas, Air Bosses Will Be Scrutinized

At the much-anticipated hearing held by the NTSB on air show and air race safety, witnesses made a handful of suggestions for improving safety, while the industry strongly defended its safety record. In the opening session, representatives from the FAA and ICAS said they work as "partners" in the process of staging air shows. But FAA director of Flight Standards Service John McGraw said the agency maintains its position as a regulator. In responding to a question from Chairman Hersman about the physical stress of flying aerobatics and races, McGraw said he was not aware of any "systemic problem" that would show a correlation between accidents and pilots who might become incapacitated during a performance, and no

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Avidyne Updates DFC90, DFC100 Software

Optional Upgrades Improve Envelope Protection And Alerting

The FAA has granted a pair of STCs to Avidyne for software upgrades to their DFC90 and DFC100 autopilots.

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U.S.-Based Aer Lingus Flight Attendants Mobilize For Union Election

Would Be Represented By The AFA-CWA

In less than a month, a large majority of Aer Lingus Flight Attendants mobilized to unify their work group for union representation with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA). The union filed the signed authorization cards seeking AFA representation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) on Friday.

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India Keeping An Eye On IndiGo, Air India Express

Civil Aviation Safety Agency Says Airline's Safety Records Are 'Lax'

India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation is raising questions about the safety records of two of the country's airlines ... IndiGo and Air India Express. A recent financial report from the DGCA finds that the airlines are guilty of serious safety violations.

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Flight Attendant Union Reaches Tentative Agreement With United Airlines

Covers The 15,000 FAs Flying For United Pre-Merger

United Airlines Flight Attendants successfully reached a tentative agreement with management late last week for 15,000 pre-merger United Flight Attendants. The agreement was reached with oversight from the National Mediation Board (NMB) through expedited mediation with airline management.

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Airports Applaud U.S.-Canada Efforts to Improve Border Facilitation And Security

ACI-NA Files Comments On U.S.-Canada Action Plan Regarding Air Travel And Trade

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) on Monday submitted comments in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Request for Public Comments regarding “U.S.-Canada Action Plan for Perimeter Security and Economic Competiveness”.

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Hartzell Propeller Introduces New Scimitar Top Prop For Piper Seminole

2-blade Conversion Developed In Cooperation With Kent State University Aeronautics Program

The FAA has granted an  STC to Hartzell Propeller for a 2-bladed propeller conversion kit for all normally aspirated PA-44-180 Piper Seminoles. The conversion kit provides Piper Seminoles with improved performance, appearance, and decreased noise signatures.

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NASA Helps Kick Off 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition

Contestants Have Six Weeks To Design And Build Its Robot From Standard Parts Kit

An international robotics competition aimed at developing a new generation of technology leaders got underway Saturday. NASA, the largest sponsor of the FIRST Robotics Competition joined local technology firms to launch the event, which is taking place at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.

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Afghanistan Airdrops Surpass Record Levels In 2011

Nearly 76 Million Pounds Of Cargo Delivered

In 2011, mobility Airmen delivering airdrops reached a new annual record with 75,956,235 pounds of cargo delivered, according to a USAF news release. That's nearly 16 million more pounds delivered than the previous record set in 2010 of 60,400,000.

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Gulfstream Brunswick Adds Resources For Operators

Mobile Support Vehicle, Renovated Customer Lobby Among The Enhancements

Gulfstream has added to the services available to operators with the addition of a mobile support vehicle and a renovated customer lobby at its Brunswick, GA, facility. "The Brunswick location and its nearly 200 employees are a very important part of our Product Support network," said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support.

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AD: Turbomeca Arriel 1 Series Turboshaft Engines (Correction)

AD NUMBER: 2010-19-06R1

PRODUCT: Turbomeca Arriel 1 Series Turboshaft Engines

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Aero-TV: Bob Hoover At Airventure -- Getting a Little Help Along the Way

Aviation's Greatest Living Legend Talks About His Life In Aviation (Part 3)

ANN is pleased to offer you yet another snippet from the public conversations that took place with Bob Hoover at Airventure 2011... where he was honored for a lifetime of aviation excellence. In this program, Bob continues his discussion about his life in aviation, in a segment entitled, 'Getting a Little Help Along the Way.' Ask any pilot who he (or she) thinks is the best he ever saw and depending on how long they've been in the business, the answers might surprise you... BUT, for anyone who had the grand opportunity to see much of the Golden Age of GA, its hard to forget the grace and professionalism exhibited by Robert A. "Bob" Hoover -- a man whom many have no hesitation calling the best t

Aero-TV: Bob Hoover At Airventure -- Getting a Little Help Along the Way

Aviation's Greatest Living Legend Talks About His Life In Aviation (Part 3)

ANN is pleased to offer you yet another snippet from the public conversations that took place with Bob Hoover at AirVenture 2011... where he was honored for a lifetime of aviation excellence. In this program, Bob continues his discussion about his life in aviation, in a segment entitled, 'Getting a Little Help Along the Way.' Ask any pilot who he (or she) thinks is the best he ever saw and depending on how long they've been in the business, the answers might surprise you... BUT, for anyone who had the grand opportunity to see much of the Golden Age of GA, its hard to forget the grace and profes

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Feds Quit Squawking... Operation Migration Gets One-Time FAA Waiver

Agency Grants One-Time Permission While Larger Issue Is Resolved

Operation Migration (OM) has caught a break from the FAA, which yesterday afternoon announced it will allow this year's migration of young whooping cranes to continue behind an LSA trike flown by paid employees of the charity. But it's a one-time waiver due to the circumstance, not a precedent-setting ruling which might have created precedent for the use of Light Sport Aircraft in the future.

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Greenway Takes Over Avemco

HCC Insurance Holdings Names Jonathan J. Greenway As President Of Avemco Insurance

The aero-revolving door continues with another major leadership change in the GA world... HCC Insurance Holdings has announced the hiring of Jonathan J. Greenway as President of Avemco Insurance Company (Avemco) effective... well, right away, as in January 9, 2012. Prior to joining Avemco, Mr. Greenway served as captain and check airman with American Airlines and more recently as the director of Safety for the AOPA Air Safety Institute. He is an aircraft owner and active flight instructor, and lives with his wife (Candy) and two daughters in Frederick, Maryland.

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Lawyer Suing Reno Says Air Race Fans 'Absolutely Nuts'

Comments Come After Some Of Those Affected By Leeward Accident Say Races Should Continue

Despite having been seriously injured, or losing a family member when Jimmy Leeward's plane tragically went down at the Reno Air Races in September, some of the people represented in a law suit against the race organizers by attorney Tony Buzbee have told him that they would like to not only see the races continue, but to attend future events.

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HBC, Embraer Escalate War Of Words Over LAS Contract

Program On Hold Pending Litigation

With the Light Air Support (LAS) program on hold as a suit brought by Hawker Beechcraft makes its way through the legal system, both sides are taking the skirmish public, and both say the argument is principally over jobs.

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NTSB Prelim Released In FL Banner Towing Accident

Initial Probe Focuses On Pawnee's Fuel System

The NTSB has issues its preliminary report in an accident involving a Piper Pawnee airplane belonging to a banner towing company in Jacksonville, FL on the last day of December, 2011. The accident resulted in the fatal injury to the pilot of the airplane when it went down in a shopping center parking lot across the street from Jacksonville Executive Airport at Craig Field.

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OAG Analysis Indicates Further Passenger Air-Fare Increases From EU-ETS

In-Depth Report Examines The Likely Scenarios And Impacts Of The EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Aviation intelligence firm OAG has released a report exploring the implications of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme for the aviation industry. Airlines operating flights within Europe become subject to the EU ETS initiative this month.

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NORAD Exercise Planned For Washington, D.C.

Residents May Notice Low-Flying Jets And Helos In The Wee Hours Of Wednesday Morning

The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 12-04 beginning Tuesday night, January 10, at 0000 EST into early Wednesday morning, January 11, in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C.

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NASA Talk Focuses On Monitoring Air Quality From Space

Atmospheric Chemist To Present Research At Langley Tuesday

Atmospheric chemist James Crawford will present, "Improving the View of Air Quality from Space," at 1400 in the Langley Research Center's Reid Conference Center in Hampton, VA. Last July, Crawford, NASA researchers and partners, two NASA aircraft and an extensive ground network, provided an unprecedented view of air pollution over the Baltimore-D.C. metropolitan area.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.10.12)

"You are absolutely nuts." Source: Attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents several people involved in the September 17th accident at the Reno Air Races.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.10.12): Feeder Route

A route depicted on instrument approach procedure charts to designate routes for aircraft to proceed from the en route structure to the initial approach fix (IAF).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.10.12)

Aviation Handbooks & Manuals Need an official FAA handbook or manual in a hurry? The FAA offers them for download as PDF files.

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