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August 09, 2013

Senator Udall, Governor Martinez To Attend General Aviation Jobs Rally

Event To Be Held August 12 In Albuquerque

GAMA, in partnership with Aspen Avionics, Bendix/King by Honeywell and Eclipse Aerospace, will hold a rally celebrating general aviation’s (GA) contributions to the economy on August 12. Governor Susana Martinez, U.S. Senator Tom Udall and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry will be the featured speakers.

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'Wheels Up' Promises To 'Revolutionize' Access To Flying Privately

Placed Order With Beechcraft For 105 King Air 350i Airplanes

Last week, Beechcraft announced an order called the largest order for propeller-driven aircraft in history ... 105 King Air 350i airplanes. The company that placed that order is Wheels Up, which Kenny Dichter, Founder of Marquis Jet and innovator of the first 25-hour fractional jet card, says will transform the private aviation industry.

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NTSB Says Fatally Injured Pilot Was Attempting An Aerobatic Maneuver

Accident Occurred Near Georgetown, SC

The NTSB has released a preliminary report from an accident which occurred July 29 about 1320 EDT which resulted in the fatal injury of the pilot.

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Key Leaders Assume New Roles At Cessna

Moves Focus On The Business Jet Segment Of The Company

New leadership announcements were announced Wednesday by Cessna that the company says will positively impact its Citation business jets. Bob King has been named business leader for the Mustang, M2, CJ2+, CJ3 and CJ4 aircraft and Brian Rohloff has been named vice president of Quality.

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Boeing, Travel Service Finalize Order For Three 737 MAXs

Will Join 27 737s Already In Service With The Carrier

An order for three 737 MAX 8s, valued at $301.5 million at list prices has been finalized between Travel Service and Boeing. The Czech Republic-based carrier originally announced a commitment to purchase the 737 MAX in June during the 2013 Paris Air Show. The announcement brings the total number of orders to date for the 737 MAX to 1,498 airplanes.

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Eurocopter Delivers AS365 N3 To Japan’s Fire And Disaster Management Agency

Aircraft Slated For Operations In Miyagi Prefecture

Eurocopter’s recent delivery of the AS365 N3 is the Fire and Disaster Management Agency’s (FDMA) third helicopter of this model. The brand new aircraft began operations yesterday in the Miyagi Prefecture as a replacement for its BK117 C-2 which was damaged during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

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Spirit AeroSystems Rolls Out First KC-46A Tanker Forward Fuselage Section

Boeing and Air Force Representatives Joined In Wichita, KS Roll Out Ceremony

In a recent rollout ceremony, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. celebrated completion of the first forward fuselage section, Section 41, destined for integration into the Boeing KC-46A tanker. Boeing and U.S. Air Force representatives joined Spirit leadership and employees to mark the occasion.

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Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Is The World's Most Efficient Airport

New Study Examined 195 Airports And 26 Airport Groups

Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the most efficient airport in the world, according to a comprehensive ranking of global airports, conducted by a team of international aviation academics at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.

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First Upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout Delivered To US Navy

Latest Variant Doubles 'Time On Station', Ground And Flight Testing To Begin Soon

The U.S. Navy got its first look at the upgraded MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned system when Northrop Grumman Corporation delivered its first MQ-8C system last month. The company delivered the first MQ-8C aircraft to the Navy in early July in preparation for ground and flight testing.

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Papua New Guinea Helo Operator Suspends Flights

Crew Was Robbed By 'Thugs'

Heli Solutions Limited of Papua New Guinea has suspended flight operations after one of its crews was robbed by men described as "heavily armed" on a scheduled charter flight.

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AD: Various Restricted Category Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2013-13-06

PRODUCT: Multiple Aircraft

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AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-15-05

PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.09.13

ALPA Preps for New Pilot Fatigue Rules…

GAMA and New Mexico to Rally ‘Round General Aviation…

Jeppesen Introduces a New APP for

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OSH2013, Day Five, Revisited: FAA Cert Progress, Piper and 93 UL, MGL EFIS

Also: BRS for RV7/9, Great Lakes!, Sinus FLEX, Jack Pelton Intvw-Part 5

The FAA said in a statement posted on its website Thursday afternoon that it would be streamlining the aircraft certification and approval processes to keep pace with technological advancements in aviation products and to help the United States maintain global competitiveness. Piper has had the Archer that if flew from Florida to Oshkosh on 93 U-L automobile gasoline on display here at Oshkosh this week. Piper completed flight tests of the Archer powered by 93 octane premium unleaded automotive gasoline in July. Experimental and other non-certified airplanes don’t have to go

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Evidence Suggests That AOPA May Soon Be Led by Another 'Baker'

Reports Mount That CEO/Pilot Mark Baker May Get The Nod To Lead AOPA

OK... the rumor mill has been a bit interesting this week as a few names finally started circulating about potential new leadership for the AOPA. While multiple reports leaving Oshkosh suggested that Scott's Miracle Gro's Jim Hagedorn (which got some favorable comments... though many also noted that Hagedorn may have been too much of a maverick to pass the AOPA Board's muster) may have been asked to lead the stumbling organization, several highly placed sources now indicate that another veteran of Scott's is the guy who actually is getting the nod... specifically, Mark R. Baker, a pilot currently leading Orchard Supply Hardware.

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ALPA Readies Aviation Industry For New Rule To Combat Pilot Fatigue

Conference Highlights Rule Implementation Date Of January 4, 2014

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), hosted a special meeting this week bringing together representatives from government agencies, airlines, and aviation labor groups to ensure that all parties involved in the implementation of new pilot fatigue rules next year are coordinated.

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Aero-Caption Contest Winner Is An 'Angel'

We Wonder If Jack Was Actually Thinking Any Of These Things

Well, after much consideration and deliberation, we have a winner for ANN's Aero-Caption contest, and it is "heavenly"

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NTSB Released Factual Report In Superstition Mountains Accident

Six Fatally Injured When Rockwell 690A Impacted Terrain

The NTSB has released its factual report in an accident which occurred November 23, 2011 that resulted in the fatal injury of six people aboard a Rockwell International (Aero Commander) 690A airplane which was destroyed when it impacted terrain in the Superstition Mountains near Apache Junction, Arizona.

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Klyde Morris 08.09.13

Well, Pilgrims, My Work Here Is Done ....


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Helicopters Will Star At Udvar-Hazy Center’s Super Science Saturday

Family Day Will Feature Several Rotary-Wing Aircraft

It is not every day that people can get up close and personal with helicopters and the people who fly them. On Saturday, Aug. 10, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will present “Helicopters,” an educational family day at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

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Wideband Global SATCOM Mission For U.S. Air Force Launch Successful

Second Launch Less Than Three Months Carried Out By ULA

A Delta IV rocket successfully launched the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-6) satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 8:29 p.m. EDT Wednesday from Space Launch Complex-37 in Florida. This is the seventh launch for United Launch Alliance (ULA) in 2013, the 73rd launch since the company was formed in December 2006, and the second WGS mission launch this year.

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New VFR Charts App Introduced By Jeppesen

Wow! It Will Be Fun To Actually Have Current VFR Charts!

Never fly with outdated charts again. Bob Belcher, of Jeppesen, explained at AirVenture that Jeppesen has an integrated digital mapping app that greatly increases the efficiency of using the iPad in the cockpit, which means less “head down” time in the cockpit when navigating VFR.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.09.13)

"It's The EAA's Version Of The Victoria's Secret Angels Wings, and I'm This Year's Cover Model." Source: Winning caption in the ANN's Aero-Caption contest submitted by Doug Rice.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.09.13): Flap Deflection Angle

The angle between the deflected flap and the chord line. The angle is positive for a downwards deflection of the flap. Deflect the flap downwards to increase the airfoil’s lift.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.09.13)

American Helicopter Museum And Education Center

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the nation's premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters.

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