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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

AA Is First Retrofit Customer For Airbus’ New Airspace XL Luggage Bins

To Be Installed On The Carrier's A321 Fleet

American Airlines (AAL) has chosen Services by Airbus to provide cabin upgrades for 202 of its A321s in-service – the largest retrofit project in Airbus history. The airline will be the first retrofit customer for Airbus’ new Airspace XL bins. The larger bins provide a 40 percent increase in storage space for carry-on bags, reducing bin crowding and the need to check bags at the gate, allowing a more relaxed boarding experience to both passengers and cabin crews.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Grunt Style Air Show Majors Premieres As The Industry's First National Tour

The Inaugural Series Brings Together A Collection Of The Most Prestigious Air Shows In The Country

The launch of the inaugural 2018 Grunt Style Air Show Majors tour was announced Monday at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) annual convention in Las Vegas. Grunt Style Air Show Majors is a collection of America's most prestigious air shows: SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Cleveland National Air Show, and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Bombardier Selected for New Airbus Nacelle Program

Aerostructures and Engineering Services Division Will Supply Nacelles For Pratt & Whitney Powered  A320neo Aircraft

Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services has been selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle program for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

NASA Highlights Jupiter, Search For Life At American Geophysical Union

Meetings Being Held This Week In New Orleans

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Dec. 11-15 in New Orleans. NASA-related briefings will stream live on the agency's website.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

New M-Code GPS Capability Tested Onboard B-2 Bomber

Receiver Enhances Security, Positioning, Navigation And Timing Capabilities

The U.S. Air Force recently completed a series of successful flight tests of its next-generation Military-code GPS using a Raytheon Company receiver onboard a B-2 Spirit at Edwards Air Force Base, California. This first ever M-code test onboard the B-2 is an important milestone for the U.S. Government-led GPS Modernization effort to enhance security, positioning, navigation and timing capabilities for U.S. military and civilian applications. Military GPS User Equipment M-code receivers will give military aircraft, ships and ground vehicles access to the modernized GPS network. 

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.10.17)

Aero Linx: Air Mail Pioneers U.S. Air Mail Service website is dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Air Mail Service, a little-remembered organization that laid the foundation for commercial aviation worldwide. With the cooperation of the U.S. Air Service, the U.S. Post Office flew the mail from 1918 until 1927. Air Mail Service pilots are the unsung heroes of early aviation.  In their frial Curtiss Jennies and postwar de Havillands, they battered wind, snow, and sleet to pioneer round-the-clock airmail service along the world's longest air route, the U. S. transcontinental.  In the process, thirty-four pilots lost their lives. Through profiles, photographs and historicl articles, this Internet website brings to life the human drama of those early days in aviation history.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.10.17): Special VFR Operations

Special VFR Operations Aircraft operating in accordance with clearances within Class B, C, D, and E surface areas in weather conditions less than the basic VFR weather minima. Such operations must be requested by the pilot and approved by ATC.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.10.17)

“The arrival of the MBe Panther has enhanced the Navy Aviation’s operational capabilities. It is a modern, multi-mission helicopter that we can use in both maritime and land environments for a wide range of missions, including maritime SAR, disaster relief, external load operations and even air ambulance.” Source: Admiral Jose Maria Garcia Macedo, the Mexican Navy’s General Director of Naval Aviation, commenting on the Mexican Navy's receipt of  its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order for ten units in 2014, the Mexican Navy became the launch customer of this new version. The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the remaining six during the course of 2017.

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Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Airborne 12.08.17: AMA Joins GoFly, Mackay Trophy Heroes, KSMO To The Rescue

Also: Orion Parachute Test, Workforce Shortage Issues, Cygnus Departs ISS, Myrtle Beach AirShow

AMA has partnered with Boeing to support GoFly, an incentive competition that encourages innovators to create a safe and easy-to-use personal flying device.“ AMA is excited to partner with GoFly in support of this creative initiative,” said Dave Mathewson, AMA executive director. “AMA has always supported advancements in aviation technology, and we look forward to witnessing the success of the GoFly program.” On Nov. 2, 2016, fourteen AC-130U Gunship crewmembers provided close-air-support to a U.S. Special Forces team and 43 Afghan soldiers near Kunduz, Afghanistan. The crew's persistent fire support, presence of mind and courage during two hours of intense combat ultimately saved 50 lives. For their actions, the aircrew of the AC-130U Gunship known as "Spooky 43" were presented

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