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December 02, 2012

Bahamas Civil Aviation Extends 406MHz ELT Waiver

Will Not Mandate The Upgraded Equipment In February

The Civil Aviation Ministry of the Bahamas has extended the waiver for the installation of 406 MHz ELT devices past the February 1, 2013 deadline. Aviation groups had lobbied the Bahamian government to not make the installation of such equipment mandatory, but as recently as earlier this week, they had not extended the waiver.

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ANG Conducts Rescue Off The Coast Of Mexico

Brings 129th Rescue Wing's Total Of Lives Saved To 957

Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing successfully completed a complex, overwater rescue of an injured ship hand from a Marshall Islands flagged merchant vessel approximately 300 miles off the coast of Mexico on Nov, 29.

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'Space Junk' Growing Issue For AF Space Operations

More And Smaller Objects Orbiting Earth That Could Damage Spacecraft

Members of the 1st and 7th Space Operations Squadron took notice when an upper stage Russian rocket disintegrated in low earth orbit Oct. 16. The break up introduced an estimated 500 pieces of debris into an area where the U.S. operates a multitude of satellites, further congesting an already crowded orbit around Earth.

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Star Alliance Chief Executive Board Names New Chairman

Air Canada's Calin Rovinescu Elected To The Post

Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board (CEB). He succeeds Rob Fyfe, CEO Air New Zealand, who held the post for the last two years.

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AAR Announces The Sale Of 10 737-400 Aircraft To MAS From Its JV Portfolio

Company Continues To Make Progress On Its Stated Goal To Reduce Investment In Leased Aircraft

AAR and its joint venture partner have entered into an agreement to sell 10 Boeing 737-400 aircraft to Malaysian Airline System Berhad (MAS). The aircraft have been on lease to MAS since they were acquired by the joint venture in July 2007.

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Mattituck, NY, Airport Faces Uncertain Future

Closure Of Teledyne Overhaul Facility Raises Concerns Among Pilots

The owners of the land on which Mattituck Air Base in Suffolk County, NY is located say that they are unsure that the airport, the only public airport in the North Fork region, can remain open much longer.

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Astrium To Build Two New Research Satellites For NASA

Twin Grace Follow-On Satellites To Investigate The Earth's Gravity Field

European space technology company Astrium has been commissioned to build two new research satellites for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. The agreement was signed Friday in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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XL Airways France Becomes A New A330-300 Operator

Airplane Leased From GECAS To Enter Service Next Month

XL Airways France has expanded its Airbus fleet with the delivery of its first brand new A330-300 from the manufacturer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. Operated under a leasing agreement with GECAS, the aircraft is powered by GE CF6-80E engines.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.02.12): Call For Release

Call For Release Wherein the overlying ARTCC requires a terminal facility to initiate verbal coordination to secure ARTCC approval for release of a departure into the en route environment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.02.12)

Aero Linx: Marine Corps Aviation Association The Marine Corps Aviation Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and recognize professional excellence in Marine aviation, support the fraternal bond of its membership, preserve Marine aviation heritage and safeguard the future of Marine aviation through awards programs, events and publications.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.02.12)

"This was a complex rescue mission, but our Airmen were up for the task... This is the third successful long-range, overwater mission we have executed within the past nine months. Saving lives beyond the capability of others is what we do best." Source: Col. Steven J. Butow, 129th RQW commander, in statements that followed the 129th Rescue Wing's successful completion of a complex, overwater rescue of an injured ship hand from a Marshall Islands flagged merchant vessel approximately 300 miles off the coast of Mexico on Nov, 29. The rescue mission increases the wing's total lives saved to 957.

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