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June 07, 2013

Groups Commend TSA Decision On Small Knife Policy

AFGE, Flyersrights.org Say The Move Protects Aviation Workers And The Traveling Public

More groups are lining up to praise the decision Wednesday by TSA to reverse its proposed policy to allow small knives in the passenger cabins of airliners.

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Gulf Air Disclosed As CSeries Customer

Has Ordered 10 Airplanes With Options For Six More

Bombardier Aerospace and Gulf Air disclosed Tuesday that a previous firm order for 10 CS100 aircraft, with options for an additional six aircraft, was placed by Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The firm order was announced by Bombardier on June 20, 2011.

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Hartzell Propeller And The RV8tors Formation Aerobatic Display Team Join Forces

Advanced Structural Composite (ASC-II) Propeller Installed On One Of The Team's Aircraft

The UK-based aerobatic team, The RV8tors, are collaborating to display Hartzell Propellers’ Advanced Structural Composite (ASC-II) propeller in air shows across the UK and Europe over the next year.

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Flight Management Systems Market Worth $1.8 Billion By 2018

Report Forecasts Flight Management Systems Will 'Determine The Future' Of Aviation

According to a new market research report, the total FMS Market is expected to reach $1.8 billion by 2018 with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3%.

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Lockheed Martin Executive Addresses The Future Of Global Air Traffic Management

Calls For A 'Common Set Of Principles' In Speech To RTCA

The president and CEO of Lockheed Martin has called upon the aviation industry to coalesce around a common set of principles to ensure sequestration does not hinder NextGen progress. The FAA's NextGen initiative is transforming the National Airspace System by moving from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management.

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RC Helicopter Tested For Use In Vineyard Applications

Aircraft Used For Spraying Agricultural Fields For 20 Years In Japan Being Evaluated In CA

A remote-controlled helicopter, fitted with a spray applicator system, was field tested Wednesday over a vineyard in the heart of the famed Napa Valley by engineers at the University of California, Davis, and Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA.

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HAI Relocates To New Headquarters

Some Facilities Available For Use By Association Members

The executives and staff of Helicopter Association International (HAI) moved into the association’s new headquarters facility, located a few blocks away from its previous location in Alexandria, VA, on Thursday The new, larger space allows HAI to meet growth requirements to better serve members and provides office space, classrooms and meeting room facilities for visiting members.

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American Warbirds Heading To Fairbanks, Alaska

Phase One Of Flight Re-Creation Project Documenting Secret WWII Air Route Set To Begin June 24

On June 24th, a North American Aviation T-6 Texan warplane will be making its way to Fairbanks, Alaska as part of a flight re-creation and documentary to tell the untold story of Lend-Lease and the Alaska-Siberia Air Route. From 1942 – 1945, the United States secretly delivered nearly 8,000 American-made warplanes to the Soviet Union via this route, otherwise known as “ALSIB”. Approximately 6,000 miles long, it runs from Great Falls, Montana up through Canada and Alaska, across the Bering Sea, into Siberia, and on to Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

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U.S. DoD To Increasingly Rely On COTS Aircraft

Analyst Frost & Sullivan Forecasts That Fixed-Wing And Rotary Wing 'Off-The-Shelf' Aircraft Will Be Favored Over New Designs

As Department of Defense (DoD) spending decreases, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) aircraft will become more important to future programs. While growth in the market will be limited, use of COTS aircraft will allow for significant savings in the area of research and development (R&D) since they do not require the development costs that would be required for completely new aircraft designs.

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Chute Pull Saves Cirrus Pilot In U.K.

Airplane Came Down In The Garden Of A Home In Gloucestershire

A 76-year-old Cirrus pilot suffered only minor injuries after the plane he was flying developed an unspecified problem and led him to deploy the emergency parachute system.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.07.13

WACO Introduces a New Aircraft…

Connecticut Says The Wrights Were Not First…

Money Makes the Warbirds Sit…

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Airborne 06.07.13: FAA Extorting EAA?, RV-12 To Go!, F-15 Style BizJet

Also: Mind-Flying A Quadcopter, Cool City PMA, Solar Impulse, Sandbar Mitchell, UAV Nearly Clobbers Airbus

Just about the time that you thought the FAA couldn't get any more difficult to understand... or justify... comes news that the Feds are ratcheting up the pressure on EAA to pay nearly $500K in additional fees to staff the annual Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI. What started as a negotiation has now turned into an outright demand. After forty years of supplying kits for amateur-built aircraft, Van’s Aircraft, Inc. stepped into a new world on May 31 when they delivered the very first certified, fly-away, ready-to-go Van’s airplane. Looking for military jet styling and performance with all the luxuries of civilian life? You may need look no further than the Saker S-1. The e

WACO Classic Aircraft Unveils New Bipe

First Three Airframes For Delivery Already On The Production Line

WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation has officially unveiled the first conforming new production Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 by WACO. Much like the currently produced WACO YMF-5D, the new production 2T-1A is culmination of a dream and the offspring of an unequaled team of talented engineers, craftspersons and pilots.

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Airborne 06.07.13: FAA Extorting EAA?, RV-12 To Go!, F-15 Style BizJet

Also: Mind-Flying A Quadcopter, Cool City PMA, Solar Impulse, Sandbar Mitchell, UAV Nearly Clobbers Airbus

Just about the time that you thought the FAA couldn't get any more difficult to understand... or justify... comes news that the Feds are ratcheting up the pressure on EAA to pay nearly $500K in additional fees to staff the annual Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI. What started as a negotiation has now turned into an outright demand. After forty years of supplying kits for amateur-built aircraft, Van’s Aircraft, Inc. stepped into a new world on May 31 when they delivered the very first certified, fly-away, ready-to-go Van’s airplane. Looking for mi

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Insurance Issues Ground Collings Foundation Flights

Unable To Conduct Fundraising Sorties From Reno-Stead Airport

The Collings Foundation is well known for offering the opportunity to fly in vintage WWII aircraft as a fundraising effort. The group tours the country conducting flying and static displaying their B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, and P-51 Mustang, and  at most stops, the group publicizes that members of the public can have an opportunity to ride in one of the iconic aircraft as a way to raise money to keep them flying. But not at Reno-Stead Airport in Nevada.

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ALPA Calls U.S. Aviation Policy 'Misguided'

New Report Highlighted At First Pilot Legislative Summit

A new report issued Wednesday by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l., (ALPA) highlights the growing threat of state-sponsored foreign competition and underscores the need for fundamental changes in laws and regulations that govern the U.S. airline industry and its employees.

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FAA Approves Eclipse Jet Extended Service Life

Company Says The Jet Should Fly For Over 50 Years

The FAA has approved the extension of the service life of the Eclipse 500 & 550 aircraft to 20,000 hours / 20,000 cycles with unlimited calendar life. This provides the typical Eclipse Jet owner with over 50 years of safe operation.

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The Most Dangerous And Daring EVA Ever Attempted

It Occurred Not On STS-114 ... But 22 Year Earlier Aboard Skylab

“This will be the most dangerous and daring EVA ever attempted!” one TV “journalist” spouted during the July 2005 STS-114 Space Shuttle mission. But in fact, the most daring and dangerous EVA ever attempted was done 22 years earlier by Pete Conrad and Joe Kerwin aboard Skylab.

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Klyde Morris 06.07.2013

It's All Great Except For That One Minor Detail ...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Connecticut Senate Says Wright Brothers Were Not First In Flight

Smithsonian Institution Curator Says 'You Can't Legislate History'

The Connecticut Senate has passed a bill that displaces the Wright Brothers as the first to fly a heavier-than-air powered airplane. House Bill 6671 instructs the Governor of Connecticut to "proclaim a date certain in each year as Powered Flight Day to honor the first powered flight by [the Wright brothers] Gustave Whitehead and to commemorate the Connecticut aviation and aerospace industry.”

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Rocket Launched From Wallops Flight Facility In Virginia

CIBER Experiment Boosted To An Altitude Of 358 Miles Above The Atlantic Ocean

A Black Brant XII suborbital rocket carrying the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) was successfully launched at 2305 EDT June 5 from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.07.13)

"You don't legislate history." Source: Tom Crouch, senior curator of aeronautics for the Smithsonian Institution.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.07.13): Interrogator

The ground-based surveillance radar beacon transmitter-receiver, which normally scans in synchronism with a primary radar, transmitting discrete radio signals which repetitiously request all transponders on the mode being used to reply.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.07.13)

Sport Flying, 1908 Style

As you contemplate this weekend's $100 hamburger, consider this. As early as 1908, no less pilot than Wilbur Wright understood that flying would be something that people would do for the sheer pleasure of it.

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