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January 18, 2012

JetBlue CEO Comments On AMR Bankruptcy

Says Of Consolidation, Higher Fares, 'Why Not?'

In an interview on Bloomberg TV Monday, JetBlue Airways CEO David Barger was asked about the bankruptcy of AMR, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle. He explained how the process will be good for American and for the industry, but his comments on why it's good for consumers may be a tough sell.

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NTSB Prelim Out In Lauren Scruggs Accident

Model Walked Into The Moving Prop Of An Airplane

Its no understatement to say that a moving propeller is one of the most dangerous things at an airport. An accident in December in McKinney, TX, bore that out as Lauren Scruggs, a young woman who had been a model and fashion blogger was struck exiting an airplane in which she had just been for a ride. She was badly injured, but survived, and is still recovering.

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EADS Reports Growth Across All Business Divisions

Eurocopter, Astrium, Cassidian All 'Solid' Performers

Airbus' parent company EADS reported 2011 as a year of growth and improved performance. Along with the commercial airline numbers, EADS said it saw solid performance in its Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter divisions.

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Two Former TSA Workers Sentenced For Grand Larceny

Passenger Had $40K Stolen From Bag At JFK International

Even as the TSA is crowing over the story of an honest screener at Newark Liberty who turned in $5,000 in cash discovered on the floor in Terminal C, two former TSOs at JFK International in New York have been sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation after admitting they stole $40,000 in cash from a passenger's bag.

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RBS Divests Its Aircraft Leasing Arm

Japanese Bank Outbids Chinese, Wells Fargo

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is getting out of the aviation leasing business. Bloomberg reports RBS will get about $7.3 billion for a division which currently controls a fleet of 206 aircraft, and has 87 more on order for delivery through 2015. The sale is expected to be complete by the end of this year's third quarter.

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Hollywood Comes To Spirit Of Flight Center

BD-5 Micro Joins The Museum's Collection

A BD-5 Micro aircraft has joined the Spirit of Flight Center air museum collection. The single-seat homebuilt aircraft, created in the late 1960’s by US aircraft designer Jim Bede, was introduced to the aviation market primarily in “kit” form by the now-defunct Bede Aircraft Corporation in the early 1970s.

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AFA Introduces New Wounded Airman Initiative

Will Provide For Needs For Injured Personnel Through All Phases Of Recovery

The Air Force Association and its chapters have taken on a new initiative to help care for wounded Airmen as they make their way from the front line to their home. AFA Chapters around the world are participating in this effort along with the Air Force Recovery Care Coordinators to provide support to Airmen's needs while in various phases of recovery.

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Groundbreaking Wednesday For New Tower At KFXE

Officials Say New Tower Needed Despite Lower Traffic

The slowing of the economy and downward political pressure on general aviation are among factors cited for a 25 percent drop in traffic at Florida's Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE) since 2008. But the FAA is still providing a $9 million grant to build a new control tower there, in the expectation that better times will bring resumed growth.

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Warning: New IL Airport Could Be Boondoggle

Analyst Boyd Warns Of Repeat Of MidAmerica St. Louis

After two decades of wringing their hands over air traffic congestion and a bitter battle to expand O'Hare International, Chicago-area planners are hoping to see a third airport to be located near Peotone finally getting off the drawing board in 2012. But an analyst is warning that the new South Suburban Airport could be a money pit, and cites the example of another recent midwest airport project.

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German Federal Police EC135 Fleet Marks 100,000 Hour Milestone

Forty-One Aircraft Fly Missions Country-Wide

The German Federal Police has been recognized by Eurocopter for reaching the 100,000 total flight hour mark with its EC135 fleet, which performs thousands of operations annually across Germany for law enforcement, home security and Helicopter Emergency Medical Services missions.

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ULA Names New Director Of Human Spaceflight Operations

Former NASA Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach Tapped For The Post

United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced Monday that Mike Leinbach has joined the company as the Director of Human Spaceflight Operations. "We are fortunate to have Mike with his wealth of human spaceflight experience join the ULA team," said George Sowers, ULA's vice president of Business Development.

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New Comm Radio Fits In 2.25-Inch Cutout

Radio And Four-Place Stereo Intercom From MGL

A new comm radio from MGL is targeted directly at the sport and experimental aircraft market, and boasts a variety of popular features in a small package. The V6 fits in a small 2 1/4" round standard instrument hole and has many of the same great features of its older brother the V10.

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Aero-TV: Heritage Over Oshkosh 2010 -- Honoring What Got Us Here Today

Stirring the Souls of Flyers All Over America, The Heritage Flight Reminds Us Why We Are Free

These are the sights and sound that stir the hearts of aviators all over the world... but especially for those is here in the good ol' USA. Airpower, old and new, in tight formation, showing the world what kept us free... time after time.

First Flight: Cessna Citation Ten Prototype

Two Hour Flight Tested Stability, Control, Handling Of The Airplane

A little more than a year after its public introduction at NBAA 2010, the Citation Ten prototype made its first flight Tuesday. The flight lasted more than two hours and included tests of stability and control, handling qualities, functional operations including the autopilot and autothrottle system, engine operability and avionics before landing at Wichita, KS, Mid-Continent Airport (ICT) where Cessna's main manufacturing facility is located.

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Aero-TV: Heritage Over Oshkosh 2010 -- Honoring What Got Us Here Today

Stirring the Souls of Flyers All Over America, The Heritage Flights Remind Us Why We Are Free

These are the sights and sound that stir the hearts of aviators all over the world... but especially for those is here in the good ol' USA. Airpower, old and new, in tight formation, showing the world what kept us free... time after time. The USAF Heritage Flight program was established in 1997 to commemorate the Air Force's 50th anniversary. It involves today's state-of-the-art fighters flying in close formation with World War II, Korean and Vietnam era fighters such as the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre. In 2010 the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation (AFHFF) was formed wi

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GAMA Responds To 'Perfunctory' Statement By White House On User Fees

Bunce: Obama Policies Will Hinder Economic Recovery

The White House has responded to a request from over 8000 petitioners to review their policy of imposing general aviation user fees. The petitioners requested this policy review through an online petition system set up by the Obama Administration called “We the People.”

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Airbus Reports Record Deliveries, Orders

But Boeing Still Dominates More Profitable Twin-Aisle Segment

Corks are popping across Europe. Airbus Tuesday announced that it finished the year 2011 with 534 commercial aircraft deliveries to 88 customers, (ten of those new customers,) which makes 2011 its most successful year ever, and the tenth in a row to notch production increases.

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GPS Coalition Supports PNT Committee Position On LightSquared

No Credible Independent Research Backs Up Company's Claim Of Non-Interference

A statement issued Jan. 13, 2012 by the Department of Defense and the Department of Transportation, on behalf of the nine government departments and agencies that use and benefit from GPS in performing critical functions for the public, represents the culmination of a year of unprecedented technical effort to evaluate LightSquared’s proposal to repurpose satellite spectrum adjacent to GPS for a nationwide wireless network providing terrestrial-only services.

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AAR Airlift Reports Helicopter Accident In Afghanistan

Three Crewmembers Fatally Injured When Their Helo Went Down

AAR Airlift, an operating unit of Chicago based AAR CORP. reports that a helicopter carrying a crew of three employees was involved in an accident in Helmand Province, Afghanistan at approximately 1045 local time, January 16, while conducting operations for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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New Jeppesen Terrain Data Available For Aspen

Existing Subscribers Will Get Free One-Time Upgrade

Aspen Avionics announced Tuesday the availability of a new terrain database from Jeppesen for Aspen’s Evolution Flight Display product line. This new database improves the resolution of the terrain data used in the Evolution System and offers an improved customer experience for the Evolution MFD, notably in markets outside of the United States.

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Russia Implicates U.S. In Phobos-Grunt Failure

Claims U.S. Radar May Have Interfered With Mars Probe

In what sounds like a return to Cold War rhetoric, Russian space officials are suggesting that interference from U.S. radar installations may have caused the failure of its Phobos-Grunt Mars probe.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.18.12)

"We believe this tax not only imposes a significant new administrative burden on general aviation operators who currently pay through an efficient per-gallon fuel charge at the pump, but it will also necessitate the creation of a costly new federal collection bureaucracy.” Souce: GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.18.12): Piston-Use Airport

Any airport that does not sell Jet-A fuel for fixed-wing turbine-powered aircraft, and primarily serves fixed-wing, piston-powered aircraft. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.18.12)

The International Society Of Women Airline Pilots

Today's link is to the website of a charitable, non-profit organization of career women airline pilots.

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