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Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Airborne 02.27.15: CS300 Flies, Nimoy Goes West, NTSB's Hart OK'd, PBOR II

Also: Bell 505 Update, Mooney Update, UAV Hysteria, AAR Sells Telair, True Blue Power, More UAV Waivers, Flyers Rights

The Bombardier CSeries CS300 airliner made its first flight today from Montreal's Mirabel airport. After a weather cancellation Thursday and nearly hour's delay this morning, the CS300 took off at 1100, ET, after dealing with an issue with the flight test monitoring system. Once fixed, C-FFDK took off from runway 24 without any problems and engaged in a 'picture perfect' 5 hour test flight. ANN also just learned of the passing of Science Fiction TV/Movie Icon, Leonard Nimoy, whose 'Mr. Spock' character inspired many to dream of great things. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved Christopher Hart as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board on February 26, sending the nomination to the full Senate. Hart originally served with the NTSB from 1

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Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Viking Completes Global Aerospace Logistics Contract

Delivers 9th Twin Otter Series 400 Aircraft

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has now officially handed over the final Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft on order for Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL), of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, completing the multiaircraft purchase contract. The final aircraft will join the eight Viking Twin Otter Series 400 already delivered to GAL since 2013, being utilized by the UAE Government under a multi-year service contract.

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Sun, Mar 01, 2015

AgustaWestland Aviation Services To Expand Mid-East Support

Helicopter MRO And Logistics Services Introduction Almost Complete

AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC (AWAS), an Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland joint venture, is expanding its range of support solutions serving the growing fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters in the Middle East.

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Sun, Mar 01, 2015

CASA Grants Extension On Small Aircraft Licensing Transition

Australian Agency Lengthens Training Period For Maintenance Candidates

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia has extended the training period for individuals seeking a small aircraft maintenance license under CASA's new system.

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Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Sentinel-2A: New Eyes Of Copernicus Ready For Space

Spacecraft Completes Six Months Of Testing In Preparation For Launch

After six months of intensive testing, the first Sentinel-2 satellite developed and built by Airbus Defence and Space for the European Space Agency (ESA) is getting ready for its mission in space.

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Sun, Mar 01, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.01.15): Advancing Blade

Advancing Blade That half of the rotor disc in which the rotation of the blade is moving in the same direction as the movement of the helicopter. If the helicopter is moving forward, the advancing blade will be in the right half of the rotor disc; if moving backward, it will be in the left half; if moving sideward to the left, it will be in the forward half; and if moving sideward to the right, it will be in the rear half.

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Sun, Mar 01, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.01.15)

Aero Linx: The New England Helicopter Council The New England Helicopter Council is committed to promoting rotorcraft aviation through and for the benefit of our membership. If you own, operate, fly or are interested in rotorcraft in New England, you should be a member of NEHC. Join us to ensure that rotorcraft is alive in New England now and in the future.

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Sun, Mar 01, 2015

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind!

Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to the masses, or share the latest Klyde Morris with another member of the flying community? (Or perhaps to someone who just really, really likes ants?)

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Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.01.15)

“Sentinel 2 is the next important milestone to deploy Europe´s Copernicus program for which Airbus Defence and Space is a key contributor. In particular, we are prime contractor for five of the seven Sentinel missions, and have built state of the art instruments and components for the others, such as the radar of Sentinel-1A that is working perfectly in orbit.”  Source: François Auque, Head of Space Systems. After six months of intensive testing, the first Sentinel-2 satellite developed and built by Airbus Defence and Space for the European Space Agency (ESA) is getting ready for its mission in space.

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Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Christopher Hart Approved As NTSB Chair By Senate Committee

Has Been Acting Chair Since Departure Of Deborah Hersman Last Year

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has voted to confirm Christopher Hart as the next chairman of the NTSB. Hart has served as acting chair of the panel since the departure of Deborah Hersman last year.

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