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November 25, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.25.11

Pilots of three regional US airline brands authorize a strike.
The Dubai Air Show set an attendance record this year.
And helicopter sling work can be hazardous.

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Klyde Morris (11.25.11)

Klyde Confronts Some Ugly Suspicions...

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Somon Air Takes Delivery Of Milestone Next-Generation 737-900ER

Boeing Has Delivered 100 Of Its Largest Variant Of The Single-Aisle Airliner

The number of Boeing's Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended range) flying reached 100 this week, with a delivery to Tajikistan-based Somon Air. To date, the 737-900ER has logged 414 orders from 16 customers. The Next-Generation 737 family has won orders for more than 6,000 airplanes and Boeing has delivered more than 3,800.

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Aviation Mission Organization Launches Online Fundraising Effort

Pilots And Volunteers Opening Their Hearts And Offering Support

The Bahamas Habitat annual fund raising "Christmas Campaign" is officially underway and will continue until the end of December, according to John Armstrong, the organization's president. “The Thanksgiving season is the perfect time to begin our efforts because it reflects the gratitude that we all feel for the blessing of being involved in this mission,” he said 

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BOC Aviation Signs For 15 E190s

Asia’s Leading Lessor Buys First Embraer

Embraer and BOC Aviation, a Singapore-based aircraft leasing company, have signed a contract for the sale of fifteen Embraer 190 aircraft (pictured in Air Canada livery). Deliveries are scheduled from the fourth quarter of 2012 through 2014.

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Washington Confident Boeing Will Keep 737 MAX At Home

State-Funded Study Finds Puget Sound Has Strong Economic Hand

Washington Governor Christine Gregoire (pictured) has commented recently about an Aerospace Competitiveness Study commissioned by the Washington Aerospace Partnership. Now, a report in the Renton Reporter reveals some details which support the state's contention that it remains the best location for construction of the new 737 MAX.

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Analyst: India, Middle East Face Aviation Infrastructure Challenges

OAG Unveils Analysis Of Fastest-Growing Aviation Markets

A report released Tuesday by aviation analyst OAG, reveals a striking contrast of opportunities and challenges in two of the world's fastest-growing travel markets, India and the Middle East. With consistently growing demand for air travel, a surge in aircraft orders, steadily increasing inbound tourism, spectacular airport development plans and the enthusiasm of investors for the sector, the Indian and Middle Eastern commercial aviation sectors are expected to achieve overall annual growth of 9% and 10% respectively for several years to come.

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NATA Calls For 2011 Industry Excellence Award Nominations

Seven Awards Bestowed Annually By The Industry Organization

NATA has put out a call for nominations to acknowledge the individuals, offices, and organizations demonstrating excellence in their field and the highest level of customer service to the general aviation community. Each year, NATA presents seven awards to the exceptional individuals and companies that have helped to improve the general aviation community.

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NASA Hosts Second Annual Education Stakeholders' Summit

Goal Is Building STEM Workforce For The Future

NASA's Office of Education will host the second Education Stakeholders' Summit Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Chantilly, VA. The summit's theme is "An Innovative Solution for the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow." A major conference focus will be the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI).

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.25.11)

"The network of existing Boeing and supplier facilities in Washington that support the 737 production are likely to provide Boeing a faster return on its 737 MAX manufacturing investment versus building brand new in-state or out-of-state assembly facilities." Source: Quoted from a report underwritten by the state and conducted by Accenture, it concluded that the productivity of Boeing's experienced workforce in the greater Seattle area is an exclusive advantage -- the report was cited in terference to questions about the future location of Boeing's manufacturing of future 737 programs .

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.25.11): Runway Incursion

Any unauthorized intrusion onto a runway, regardless of whether or not an aircraft presents a potential conflict. This is the international standard, adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.25.11)

National Coalition for Aviation Education

The National Coalition for Aviation Education represents government, industry, and labor; united to promote aviation education activities and resources; increase public understanding of aviation; and support educational initiatives at the local, state, and national levels.

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