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June 08, 2011

IATA Reveals 'Checkpoint Of The Future'

Employs Intelligence-Driven Risk-Based Measures, Reduces Intrusive Searches

The first mock-up of a "Checkpoint of the Future," designed to enhance security while reducing lines and intrusive searches at airports and using intelligence-driven risk-based measures, was unveiled this week at IATA  Air Transport Summit in Singapore.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.08.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.08.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.08.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: FAA Restores Training in Experimentals - 06.08.11 (ANN Special Report, with David Oord, a Government & Advocacy Specialist with the Experimental Aircraft Association)

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Florida Governor Rick Scott Proclaims June GA Appreciation Month

Industry Contributes $6 Billion To The Florida Economy

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed a proclamation declaring June as General Aviation Appreciation Month in the state of Florida. The document was signed by the Governor on Tuesday.

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Touch The Moon At NASA Exhibit Touring South Carolina

"Driven to Explore" Touring The Palmetto State This Month

South Carolinians have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's "Driven to Explore" traveling exhibit, a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA.

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IATA Announces 2011 Eagle Awards

NAV CANADA And Prague Airport Recognized For "Outstanding Achievements"

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded its prestigious 2011 Eagle Awards to NAV CANADA and Prague Airport in recognition of their outstanding achievements in customer satisfaction, cost efficiency, and continuous improvement.

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Gone West: Former Air Force Association President Gen John R. Alison

WWII Ace, Korea Veteran Died On The Anniversary Of D-Day

Maj. Gen. John R. Alison, USAF (Ret.), a highly decorated World War II combat ace and Korean War veteran, died on Monday, June 06, 2011, at his home in Washington, D.C. He was 98 years old.

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Disaster Prevention Program To Be Conducted At Bangladesh Airports

Preparedness Training Conducted By United Nations Development Programme, Deutsche Post DHL

Airports in Dhaka and Chittagong in Bangladesh are in line for "Get Airports Ready for Disaster" (GARD) training conducted by logistics company Deutsche Post DHL in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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Cirrus Aircraft Center Planned At Palm Beach, North County Airport

Platinum Aviation Training To Open Its Third Flight Training And Aircraft Rental Operation

A new Cirrus training and rental center is planned for North County Airport (F45) in Palm Beach FL.

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Chicago Politics As Usual? Former Mayor's Son Profited From Airport Wi-Fi Deal

Patrick Daley Realizes Over $700,000 From Concourse Communications

The son of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daily was not listed as an investor in Concourse Communications when it was awarded a contract for Wi-Fi services at O'Hare and Midway airports. But Patrick Daley did serve as a liaison between the company and its investors.

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Aerospace Industry Exhibition Tokyo 2011 Set For October 26-28

Trade Show Designed To Promote Japanese Aerospace Industries

The second Aerosapce Industry Exhibition Tokyo (ASET2011) will be held October 26 to 28 at Tokyo Big Sight ... Japans largest industrial center ... in cooperation with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

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Study: Commercial Aircraft Leasing Market Tops $233 Billion

Nearly Seven Thousand Aircraft Under Lease Globally

A new report focusing on the Commercial Aircraft Leasing Market 2011-2021 shows the commercial aircraft leasing market will continue to expand, allowing for growth during 2011 and beyond in the wake of a sluggish global economy and an uncertain economic outlook.

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Aero-TV: Ultimate All-Weather Sport Plane? AirCam Gets an Enclosure

One of Our Favorite Birds Gets An Upgrade

To anyone who has known me for any length of time... at least long enough to have THE conversation about what constitutes our favorite airplanes, there is little doubt about my love for the AirCam... an amazing twin-engine sport aircraft with nary a bad-tempered bone in its body and a bag of tricks that never seems to run dry.

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Aero-TV: Ultimate All-Weather Sport Plane? AirCam Gets an Enclosure

One of Our Favorite Birds Gets An Upgrade

To anyone who has known me for any length of time... at least long enough to have THE conversation about what constitutes our favorite airplanes, there is little doubt about my love for the AirCam... an amazing twin-engine sport aircraft with nary a bad-tempered bone in its body and a bag of tricks that never seems to run dry.

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IATA Announces New Leadership As General Meeting Concludes

Hartman To Chair Board Of Governors; Tyler Named DG And CEO

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced leadership changes at the conclusion of the Association’s 67th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Singapore.

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New Space Station Crew Members Launch From Kazakhstan

Docking With ISS Scheduled For Thursday Afternoon

NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa launched to the International Space Station at 1612 EDT Tuesday (2:12 a.m. local time, Wednesday) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Long Tarmac Delays Dramatically Diminished

New Report Details First Year Of DOT’s Aviation Consumer Rule

During the first 12 months after a new rule limiting airline tarmac delays went into effect, lengthy delays experienced by passengers aboard aircraft largely disappeared and only a minimal number of flights were canceled to avoid delays on the tarmac, according to the U.S. DOT.

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Unnamed Airline Places Order For Up To Six Bombardier CSeries Aircraft

"Well-Established" Carrier Becomes Fifth To Purchase The Jet

An unnamed airline has placed a firm order for three CS100 aircraft and options on three more, according to a news release Tuesday from Bombardier Aerospace.

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Technology Upgrade Leads To Safer Flight, Fuel Savings In N. Atlantic

Gander Automated Air Traffic System Plus (GAATS+) Allows Better Traffic Flow, Planning

NAV CANADA Air Traffic Controllers who direct aircraft as they transit across the North Atlantic - the busiest oceanic airspace in the world - are now employing an enhanced system that makes oceanic flight safer and more efficient.

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Airbus, UAC To Stop A320 Passenger-To-Freighter Conversion Program

Demand For Used A320 Aircraft Grinds The Joint Airbus/Russian Effort To A Halt

Airbus, EADS EFW and their Russian partners, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and IRKUT, have jointly decided to stop the A320/A321 Passenger to Freighter (P2F) conversion development program for economic reasons.

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A Funny Thing Happened To Flight 1549 On The Way To The Museum

Truck Pulling The Airbus Fuselage Couldn't Make A Turn In Moorestown, NJ

It wasn't quite "position and hold" or even "line up and wait." The truck carrying the fuselage of the US Airways Airbus which Capt. Sully landed gently in the Hudson River ... saving all of the passengers and crew ... got stuck on the way to its new home at the Carolina Aviation Museum Sunday afternoon.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.08.11)

"My goal is to make the world a better place for airlines to do the important business of connecting 2.8 billion people and 48 million tonnes of cargo.” Source: Tony Tyler, newly named Director General and CEO of IATA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.08.11): Elevated Convection

Convection occurring within an elevated layer, i.e., a layer in which the lowest portion is based above the earth's surface.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.08.11)

American WACO Club

Repository of all things WACO.

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