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January 19, 2014

Predator-Series Aircraft Pivotal To Search And Rescue Missions

Italian MQ-9s To Be Upgraded With Lynx Maritime Mode

An MQ-1 Predator and a Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper RPA successfully supported local law enforcement officials in their efforts to find a missing mountain biker who was stranded and injured in the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico last October, according to a news release from General Atomics, which manufactures the UAVs.

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Flyboys Aeroworks To Unveil Newly Restored P-40 Curtiss Warhawk

Restoration Commissioned By The National WWII Museum in New Orleans To Be Showcased At Gillespie Air Center

A group of local students and two master fabricators led by a retired executive have replicated to the last detail a World War II-era aircraft commissioned by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The P-40 Curtiss Warhawk, with 7 White 23rd Fighter Group, Burma, squadron markings, better known as "The Flying Tigers," will be displayed in the Museum's new Campaigns of Courage Pavilion inside the Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries, opening in 2015.

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Tennessee National Guard Leader Warns Helicopter Facilities May Close

Move Could Be The Result If Kiowa Warrior Helicopters Are Scrapped

The adjutant general of the Tennessee National Guard said the Army's proposal to remove the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior from its inventory could lead to the closure of two flight facilities in the state of Tennessee.

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Air Canada rouge Begins Recruiting In Western Canada

Flight Attendants Sought For Spring 2014 Flights

After a successful launch and first six months out of Toronto and Montreal, Air Canada rouge is expanding west and is now starting to build a team of rouge crew (flight attendants) needed for flights starting this spring out of Calgary and Vancouver, with further details on routes and fares to be released in the coming weeks.

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Dassault Aviation Reinforces Sales Team For Africa

New International Sales Manager Named To Meet Growing Demand

Dassault Aviation has named a new International Sales Manager for Africa to help meet growing demand for business jets in this vast continent. Olivier Zuber, formerly the company's Falcon marketing and business development manager for India, will fill this new position.

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Portland NBC Affiliate Selling Helicopter

Will Share An Aircraft With The Local Fox Station

A television station in Portland, OR is planning to sell its news-gathering helicopter and will enter into an agreement with a competitor to share the costs of a single aircraft.

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Russia's Transaero Airlines Launches Low-Cost Service

Some 5,000 Passengers Carried On First Day

On January 14, 2014, Transaero Airlines started to offer a new low-cost product called Discount Class. Discount class is offered on certain Transaero flights from Moscow Domodedovo airport on a number of popular domestic and international routes.

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NFL Player Bret Lockett Jets From The Field To Runway

Becomes Partner With Private Aviation Company M2Jets

Former New York Jets free safety Bret Lockett has been named Senior Partner of startup private aviation company M2Jets which is based in New York. Lockett, who was was released by the Jets in August, will work alongside company founder and CEO Moshe Malamud.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.19.14)

"The P-40 Curtiss Warhawk is a highly anticipated addition to our Museum." Source: Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller, President and CEO of The National WWII Museum.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.19.14): Final Monitor Controller

Air Traffic Control Specialist assigned to radar monitor the flight path of aircraft during simultaneous parallel and simultaneous close parallel ILS approach operations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.19.14)

The Cutaway PBY

A project to restore a 1942 Consolidated Aircraft Corporation PBY-5B Patrol Bomber Seaplane for Display in the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

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