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February 20, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.20.12

LightSquared's major backer is being sued by investors.
Lightsquared is said to be considering suing the federal government.
And the GAO says NextGen ATC is billions over budget.


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ANN Special Feature: TIS in GA Aircraft - 02.20.12

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the benefits - and limits - of TIS in GA aircraft. Also, what elements belong in a passenger briefing before a flight in a GA a

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H-65 Milestone Celebrated In Dallas

American Eurocopter Congratulates US Coast Guard

American Eurocopter has presented the U.S. Coast Guard with a certificate of commendation for attaining 1.25 million fleet flight hours on the H-65 Dolphin multi-mission helicopter. The presentation happened Sunday at Eurocopter’s exhibit at Heli-Expo in Dallas, TX. American Eurocopter delivered the first Coast Guard H-65 in 1985 and has serviced the fleet since, to include the fleet-wide engine upgrade program.

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Space Experts Gather At ISU For Annual Symposium

Theme For The Meeting Is The Sustainability Of Space Activities

The International Space University (ISU), in collaboration with NASA, will welcome more than 150 space experts from various space agencies, industries and academia next week for its 16th Annual Symposium.

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EAA’S Women Soar You Soar Will Inspire Young Women During AirVenture

Rewarding Experiences Await Young Women Interested In Aviation-Based Careers

Young women will be inspired to reach for their aviation dreams as Women Soar You Soar, a four-day mentoring camp featuring inspirational women aviators, returns for its eighth year in conjunction with EAA AirVenture 2012.

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Sichuan Airlines, ICBC Take V2500 Engines For Airbus A320s

Deliveries Expected As Early As January, 2013

The V2500 engine developed by International Aero Engines (IAE), a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise of Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, the Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines, has been selected by Sichuan Airlines and leasing company ICBC to power their new A320 family aircraft.

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NASA To Deliver Commercial Research Equipment To Station

Centrifuge Will Enhance Existing ISS Lab Equipment

NASA, Astrium Space Transportation and NanoRacks LLC are teaming up to expand the research capability of the International Space Station through delivery of a small commercial centrifuge facility that will conduct molecular and cellular investigations on plant and animal tissue.

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CAP Names New IL Wing Commander

Col. Oeth Joined CAP As Cadet In 1976

Colonel Rickey L. Oeth, of Mascoutah, IL, has been assigned to serve a four-year term as Civil Air Patrol's Illinois Wing Commander. He was formerly the wing’s vice commander.

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Dimatteo Named EAA Vice President Of AirVenture Features And Attractions

Decorated U.S. Naval Aviatior Joins EAA Staff

Jim DiMatteo, a decorated U.S. Naval Aviator who has served in several aviation leadership positions, is joining EAA as Vice President, AirVenture Features and Attractions. In that role, DiMatteo will be responsible for developing and coordinating the programs for the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in.

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WAI Presents Helicopter Panel At 2012 Annual Conference

Goal Is To Expose Members To Opportunities In Rotary-Wing Segment Of The Industry

A new feature at this year’s International Women in Aviation Conference is an all-female panel of helicopter experts, moderated by Helicopter Association International President Matt Zuccaro. The Helicopter Panel will take place during the General Session on Friday, March 9, 2012, which is sponsored by Helicopter Association International, EAA, GAMA and NBAA.

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Transport Canada Certifies Dart Screw-In Windshield For Bell 206

Kit Allows For Quick Windshield Replacement Or Removal

Transport Canada has certified the first ever Screw-in Windshield Kit for Bell 206A/B/L/L1/L3/L4 model aircraft. Dart Helicopter Services announced the certification award Sunday.

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Dassault Falcon 7X Fleet Reaches 100,000 Flight Hour Milestone

First Airplane Was Delivered In June, 2007

The Dassault Falcon 7X fleet has accumulated more than 100,000 flight hours marking a significant milestone for the company's longest range aircraft. The first 7X was delivered in June, 2007 and since that time 133 have entered service in 31 countries. The fleet leader has accumulated more than 3,500 flight hours.

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Gulfstream, Flightsafety Launch First Asian Bizjet Flight Simulator

Gulfstream G450/G550 Simulator Is Located In Newly Opened Hong Kong Learning Center

Gulfstream Aerospace and FlightSafety International on Tuesday announced the opening of a new Learning Center in Hong Kong. The center will train operators of Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft using a Level D-qualified full-flight simulator, the first of its kind in Asia.

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Saudi National Accused Of Lying To FAA To Obtain Instrument Rating

Ordered Not To Leave Iowa Prior To Trial Date

Falsifying his record of PIC hours has landed a private pilot in Waterloo, IA ... who maintains dual citizenship in Saudi Arabia ... in hot water with authorities.

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Airborne 02.17.12: User Fee War!, HeliExpo Highlights, LightSquared is Toast!

Also: Boeing, Bell, Sikorsky, Red Tails, Eurocopter, Enstrom, NBAA, EAA, A4A, AEA, And A Few More A380 Cracks...

Airborne 02.17.12 is chock full of info about the week ending Friday, February 17th, 2012... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton and Paul Plack, this episode covers:

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Klyde Morris (02.20.12)

Klyde Keeps Lobbying For That Falcon 7X....

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Looking Back At America's First Orbital Spaceflight: Friendship 7 (Part 2)

God Speed John Glenn

John Glenn's mission to become the first American to orbit the Earth suffered an agonizing amount of delays.

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Bell To Refurbish Thai Helicopters

Royal Thai Army Has Eight Bell 212s To Update

Bell Helicopter reports it has received a contract to modify and refurbish eight Royal Thai Army Bell 212 helicopters. Bell Helicopter Asia will work with Bell Helicopter’s independent representative Royal Airport Services on this in-country program.

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City Of Creswell Will Fight Skydivers

Jump Operation Files FAA Complaint Over Jump Ban

Both sides in a fight between skydiving operations and airport management in Creswell, Oregon seem to be tiring of their seven-year battle. The dive operation says it must fight an attempt to ban its operations before the FAA, or go out of business. The city has threatened that the cost of addressing that complaint could force it to end services at Hobby Field Airport (77S).

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Czech Airlines Captain Dies In Cockpit

FO Lands Safely With 46 Pax Onboard

The captain of a Czech Airlines flight from Warsaw to Prague is reported to have collapsed and died in mid-flight on Wednesday. Reuters reports the co-pilot landed the aircraft in Prague.

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Women Complain Of TSA Profiling

Accuse Agency Of Enabling Voyeurism At Checkpoints

Many people worry about the TSA profiling passengers based on skin color, religious clothing or national origin. Several women who've been through checkpoints at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport say they were targeted for multiple screenings simply because they were attractive.

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United's New 'Anti-Pet' Policy Sparks Military Backlash

Cost To Transport Pets Increases

United Airlines has recently announced changes to its pet transport policy that will increase the cost for military service members transporting their pets up to 1,300 percent! According to an article published in Stars & Stripes, military personnel transferring from the Asian Pacific region back to the United States currently pay an average of $283 to fly their pet home. Under the new policy due to go into effect on March 3, 2012, that cost will skyrocket to between $1,440 - $3,869.

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ANN FAQ: ANN's Legal Fund

Be A Part of ANN's Fight To Keep Telling It Like It Is...

Aero-Update 01.09.12: Hi Folks... We've held up on this for the last several weeks due to some legal confusion, but we're sorry to say that the Cirrus war against our Constitutionally-protected responsibility to tell the truth about the ills this industry faces, continues on... especially when those stories are about Cirrus. We'll have a LOT more to say about this shortly... including an interesting documentary project that not only tells you what went wrong... but shows Cirrus and its ilk caught in fib after fib, time after time... in glorious living color. The sad fact about this story is that there is actually MUCH more to tell and that the real reason for the problems we face is that Cirrus s

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Universal Avionics Certified To New Aerospace Standard

Meets ISO-9001 Requirements For Aviation, Space, And Defence Organizations

Universal Avionics Systems Corporation said in a news release Thursday that it has received registration to Aerospace Standard ISO-9001:2008/AS9100C. AS9100C standardizes the Quality Management System requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations.

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Singapore Airshow 2012 Wraps Up Trade Days With Record Deals

Over $31 Billion In Business Transacted During The Event

Singapore Airshow 2012, Asia's largest and one of the three most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, wrapped up the trade segment of the six-day event with a record value of deals announced worth over $31 billion. Major announcements include contracts for Boeing, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, CFM and ATR. This represents a threefold increase over the total value of deals announced in 2010.

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Series 400 Twin Otter Sales Expand Worldwide

Papua New Guinea, Turkey, Nigeria, Chile, Tahiti and Panama Added To International Sales List

In addition to the prior announcement of delivery to Papua, New Guinea, Tahiti, Turkey, Nigeria, Chile, and Panama have all been added early in 2012 to the growing international list of Twin Otter Series 400 sales, totaling fifteen aircraft amongst the six countries and bringing the Series 400 Type Certificate recognized country total to fifteen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.20.12): Polar Jet

Polar Jet Marked by a concentration of isotherms and strong vertical shear, this jet is the boundary between the polar air and the subtropical air. It often divides into two branches, the north and the south, and marks the high speed core of the prevailing westerlies. It is associated with the location and motion of the high and low pressure areas of the middle latitudes, and therefore, is variable in position, elevation, and wind speed. Its position tends to migrate south in the Northern Hemispheric winter and north in the summer, and its core winds increase during the winter and become less strong in the summer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.20.12)

Aero Linx: (NASA) How Does A Jet Engine Work? Jet engines move the airplane forward with a great force that is produced by a tremendous thrust and causes the plane to fly very fast. All jet engines, which are also called gas turbines, work on the same principle. The engine sucks air in at the front with a fan. A compressor raises the pressure of the air. The compressor is made up of fans with many blades and attached to a shaft. The blades compress the air. The compressed air is then sprayed with fuel and an electric spark lights the mixture. The burning gases expand and blast out through the nozzle, at the back of the engine. As the jets of gas shoot backward, the engine and the aircraft are thrust forward.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.20.12)

"The city’s refusal to comply with the FAA’s finding, and discrimination against skydiving, has nearly put me out of business. Now that I’m calling them out for their wrongdoing, they’re making threats..." Source: Urban Moore, who owns Eugene Skydiving, who is currently in the seventh year of a dispute with Hobby Field Airport (77S) -- which has attempted to curtail skydiving via a number of actions, putting one operation out of business and Moore's in jeopardy.

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