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March 05, 2012

No Standardization For European Flight Crew Licensing

Implementation Deadline Of April 8th Has Been Scrapped

Confusion and uncertainty surrounds the implementation of EASA-FCL (Flight Crew Licensing) across Europe, with different countries establishing different timetables for compliance and minimal coordination between national aviation authorities. According to AOPA International, the original implementation deadline of April 8th 2012 has been abandoned, and states are planning to introduce EASA-FCL any time between July 2012 and April 2013.

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IMC Club Opens Three New Chapters

Latest Additions Include Groups In Iowa, Vermont, And Texas

IMC Club International, Inc., headquartered in Massachusetts, is opening three new Chapters in the next two weeks. Pilots will gather at Iowa Flight Training in Cedar Rapids on March 6th; North Ramp Aviation in South Burlington, VT on March 8th and MotionAir Aviation in Midlothian, TX; for the official inaugural meeting of the new IMC Club Chapters.

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ISU’s 27th Space Studies Program To Convene In Montreal

One Of Canada's Top Engineering Schools Will Host The 2014 Sessions

The 27th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) session presented by the International Space University (ISU) will be hosted by the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and HEC Montréal in 2014. The 2014 session will mark the third time that the ISU has convened an SSP in Canada.

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Plea Deal Reached In Alaska Moose Aero-Herding Case

Father And Son Used An Airplane To Break The Animal Away From The Herd

A plea arrangement has been reached in an Alaska case in which a man and his son were accused of using an airplane to herd a moose before shooting the animal.

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Roadable LSA To Debut At Worldwide Auto Show

Terrafugia's Street Legal Airplane At New York International Auto Show

The Transition Roadable Aircraft, developed by Terrafugia, makes its auto show debut at the 2012 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), April 6th through the 15th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. After years of testing and engineering breakthroughs, Terrafugia has decided it is time to share their unique product with the legions of fans attracted to the NYIAS.

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AOPA UAE To Launch At Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Ceremony To Be Held March 6th At La Bateen Executive Airport

Next week’s first Abu Dhabi Air Expo will play host to the inauguration of the newly formed Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in the United Arab Emirates. The launch of the new division of the international association will take place during the show March 6-8.

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International Commercial Space Trade Mission Held In Israel

U.S., Israeli Companies Showcased New Technologies, Discussed Collaborations

As the Governments of the United States and Israel shift their policy vision to building robust commercial space industries, the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation (USISTF) is facilitating the cooperation between U.S. and Israeli industry that will help make that vision a reality.

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400th Learjet 60 XR Aircraft Enters Service With Cinepolis

Mexican Movie Company Took Delivery Of Their Bizjet Tuesday

The 400th manufactured Learjet 60 business jet, a Learjet 60 XR model, was delivered to Cinépolis, a corporation based in Morelia, Mexico, during a special ceremony in Morelia on February 28, 2012.

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Ohio Airmen Help F-16 'Go Green'

Biofuel Research Continuing On Fighting Falcon

In a joint effort by Airmen from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, and Airmen from the Ohio Air National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing, the F-16 Fight Falcon is currently undergoing a field service evaluation of biofuel. As the largest consumer of energy in the Defense Department and $8 billion spent on fuel in fiscal 2011, Air Force officials are working toward making the fleet a little "greener" by researching, testing and ultimately implementing the use of alternative fuels.

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Tampa Police Department Aviation Unit Acquires New Laser Filters

Addressing The Growing Problem Of Laser Strikes Against Aircraft

The Tampa PD Aviation Unit has procured new Laser Armor Light Interference Filters (LIF) from Night Flight Concepts to protect their NVGs from malicious laser strikes encountered by their pilots and aircrew members. The aviation unit is one of the first law enforcement agencies to take advantage of these new technology filters.

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Air Astana Places Order For Seven New Aircraft With Boeing

Three Dreamliners, Four 767-300ERs Represents Single Largest Order For Commercial Airplanes In Kazakhstan

Boeing and Air Astana have announced an order for four 767-300ERs and three 787-8s. The order is valued at $1.3 billion at current list prices, making this the largest single order for commercial airplanes in Kazakhstan's history.

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Quiet Please ... You're In First Class

Virgin Atlantic Hires Whispering Coach For Upper Class Dream Suite Service

Virgin Atlantic wants to be sure that its passengers who have paid a premium for first class seats get more than extra legroom and "free" drinks. They have hired a "whispering coach" to train flight attendants in its soon-to-be-launched "Upper Class Dream Suite" service to be sure things are not to noisy in the cabin on long over night flights.

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FAA Complaint Again Used As Weapon Of Intimidation

Friend of 'Aviation Criminal' Webmaster Targeted AGAIN Via Complaints To FAA

The bizarre mythos being built around the actions of a convicted felon who inhabits the aviation sphere has grown again and the details, dare we repeat ourselves, remain truly bizarre. In late January of this year, ANN reported that an airman in California was turned into the FAA some weeks ago, via the FAA Hotline, anonymously. The anonymous tipster told the FAA that "Pilot X" (identified that way in order to allow him some protection from further harassment) had kidney stones -- a malady the FAA Medical folks can consider immediately disqualifying for flight privileges...

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Airborne 03.02.12: New Airline Regs, USAF Scraps LAS Contract, GA Has Friends!

Also: Schumer Attacks, XCOR Soars, 300th Phenom, Aero-Innovation, ECi A.D., Aero-Gadgets... and Hoover To The Rescue!

The week was not nearly the downer that last week was (as the GAMA numbers showed how badly GA fared in 2011), and in fact, we discovered we still have friends! The week's big stories started with the announcement of the FAA's long awaited re-write of the regs covering minimum Airline pilot experience levels (and associated issues), and was made even more intriguing as the USAF broke months of silence and killed the LAS deal... as Hawker-Beech had hoped. And best of all, we have clear proof that GA has good friends in high places... and

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Evektor Selects SmartDeck For EV-55 Outback

Esterline CMC Electronics Integrated Cockpit To Be OEM For The Multipurpose Aircraft

Evektor of the Czech Republic has selected the Esterline CMC SmartDeck integrated avionics suite for the multipurpose EV-55 Outback aircraft, Esterline said in a news release Monday.

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Klyde Morris (03.05.12)

Klyde Introduces ANN To The 'WTF' Channel

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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ALPA Supports FAA NPRM On Pilot Qualifications

Union Plan To Offer Comments That It Says Will Further Enhance Safety

ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak released a statement Friday expressing support for the FAA's NPRM setting higher minimum qualification standards for airline first officers.

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NBAA Thanks U.S. House Leaders For Letter Opposing User Fees

Bolen Says Organization Will Continue To Advocate Against The White House Proposal

The NBAA has gone on record supporting a move by 195 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who sent a letter to President Obama opposing the $100 per-flight user fee proposed in the administration's fiscal 2013 budget.

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NASA Laptop With ISS Command Codes Missing

Space Agency IG Reveals The Theft In Congressional Testimony

A laptop which contained command codes for the International Space Station was stolen last year, according to Congressional testimony from the NASA Inspector General. It was one of 48 pilfered from the agency between April 2009 and April 2011.

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AFRL Flight Research Vehicle Designated X-56A

UAV Will Be Used In Aircraft Configuration Research

The Air Force Research Laboratory was recently awarded an X-Plane designation for a vehicle that will be used to explore active control of lightweight, aerodynamically-efficient aircraft configurations. The X-56A is an innovative, modular, unmanned fight research vehicle that will allow investigation of active flutter suppression and gust load alleviation technology.

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NTSB Prelim: Bent Elevator Makes For Wild Ride

Embraer EMB-120 Landed Safely After Pitch Excursion Incident

The crew of an Embarer EMB-120 on a cargo flight had a pretty wild ride on February 16th. On approach to Iliamna, AK, the airplane suddenly pitched down 20 degrees .... twice. Fortunately the pilot was able to recover and land the airplane safely, but what they found on a post-flight inspection will likely surprise you.

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FAA Proposes $153,000 Civil Penalty Against Colgan Air

Charges Airline Operated 17 Flights Outside Crew Rest Parameters

The FAA is seeking a civil penalty of $153,000 alleging that Colgan Air, Inc. operated 17 flights without giving pilots or flight attendants the required minimum amount of rest.

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AirVenture Cup Race Course Finalized

Cross-Country Course Covers 450 Miles

Race officials for the 2012 EAA AirVenture Cup race have finalized the race course for this year’s cross-country race, scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 22, 2012. This year’s race will commence in Mitchell, SD (KMHE) and end in West Bend, WI (KETB), with checkpoints in Sheldon, IA (KSHL) and Pocahontas, IA (KPOH), totaling 450 miles.

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Air Force May Close Wright-Patterson Aero Club

Cites Cost For Hangars, Aircraft Maintenance

The U.S. Air force said Tuesday that it plans to close the Wright-Patterson Aero Club, which has been in existence since 1954 and has 321 members. 

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Winston-Salem NC Sets Air Show Dates In August

Dedicated To 100 Years Of Marine Corps Air Power

The Winston-Salem Air Show returns to Smith Reynolds Airport (KINT) on August 25 & 26, 2012. Organizers say that the show offers a host of activities, vendors and demonstrations that will delight the entire family, from kids to seniors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.05.12)

Aero Linx: Air Navigation -- On The Beam The old-timer sat in the pilot's lounge with his coffee, listening to the student pilots discussing their navigation assignment. Like dolphins bounding to the water's surface, keywords occasionally reached his ears: "Waypoints," "VORs," "GPS," "Radials" "OBS," "Compass locators," "DME," "Victor-Airways."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.05.12): Back Taxi

Back Taxi A term used by air traffic controllers to taxi an aircraft on the runway opposite to the traffic flow. The aircraft may be instructed to back-taxi to the beginning of the runway or at some point before reaching the runway end for the purpose of departure or to exit the runway.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.05.12)

“(t)he March 2011 theft of an unencrypted NASA notebook computer resulted in the loss of algorithms used to command and control the International Space Station. Other lost or stolen notebooks contained Social Security numbers and sensitive data on NASA’s Constellation and Orion programs.” Source: IG Paul K. Martin, as part of his written testimony presented to a House committee looking into NASA security (or lack thereof).

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