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November 03, 2013

Scientists Discover First Earth-Sized Rocky Planet

But Kepler-78b Is A 'Blazing Inferno'

Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-sized planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth. Kepler-78b whizzes around its host star every 8.5 hours, making it a blazing inferno and not suitable for life as we know it. The results are published in two papers in the journal Nature.  

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NASA Prepares To Launch First Mission To Explore Martian Atmosphere

MAVEN To Answer Questions About How Mars Lost Its Atmosphere

A NASA spacecraft that will examine the upper atmosphere of Mars in unprecedented detail is undergoing final preparations for a scheduled 1328 EST Monday, Nov. 18 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone Of 60,000 Hours

Medical Transport Service Operates 32 AgustaWestland Helicopters

TriState CareFlight, an air medical transport service operating in the Southwestern United States, has reached a fleet milestone of 60,000 hours, according to AgustaWestland.

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The Lithuanian Air Force Orders Three Eurocopter Aircraft

Contract Signed For AS365 N3 Dauphin Helicopters

Eurocopter will supply three AS365 N3 Dauphin helicopters to the Lithuanian Air Force for a renewed countrywide search and rescue service with around-the-clock availability, adding another customer to the list of global operators using this twin-engine rotorcraft for vital life-saving missions.

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Gulfstream Appoints Prestige Jet As Sales Representative In France

Expands Role Of The Company Beyond Italy And Switzerland

Gulfstream recently expanded the role of commercial sales representative Prestige Jet to handle Gulfstream aircraft transactions in France as well as Italy and Switzerland.

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Spirit AeroSystems, Progresstech Announce Intent To End Joint Venture

Companies Have Been Working Together Since 2007

Spirit AeroSystems International Holdings and the Progresstech Group of Companies of Moscow, Russian Federation, announced Thursday that they intend to conclude their joint venture that began in 2007. Spirit intends to sell its 50 percent interest in Spirit-Progresstech, LLC to a member company of Progresstech.

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Tianjin Airlines Receives TRUEngine Designation For CF34

Engines Powering Carrier's Entire Fleet Of E190 Airplanes

GE has awarded Tianjin Airlines its TRUEngine designation for 107 CF34-10E engines powering its fleet of 50 Embraer 190s. Tianjin is the first airline in Asia to receive the TRUEngine designation for the CF34.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.03.13): Aleutian Low

Aleutian Low A semi-permanent, subpolar area of low pressure located in the Gulf of Alaska near the Aleutian Islands. It is a generating area for storms and migratory lows often reach maximum intensity in this area. It is most active during the late fall to late spring. During the summer, it is weaker, retreating towards the North Pole and becoming almost nonexistent. During this time, the North Pacific High pressure system dominates.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.03.13)

Aero Linx: Airline Passenger Experience Association “The Association of businesses and professionals that create, deliver, and manage the airline passenger experience.” APEX membership encompasses a network of businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe. Every day, APEX members are concerned with the airline passenger's total travel experience, from ticket purchase through baggage claim, and they work to improve every aspect of the airline experience: from designing, building and installing seating, entertainment and communications systems on commercial aircraft, to airport lounges and inflight dining.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.03.13)

“AgustaWestland congratulates TriState CareFlight and their operations team for achieving 60,000 flight hours across their fleet over the past 11 years. As a proven innovator in maintenance and operations within the air medical transportation industry, we are proud to call TriState CareFlight our partners and work with them in delivering access to care to patients in the Western United States.” Source: Giovanni Cecchelli, Vice President of Customer Support and Training, for AgustaWestland folllowing the announcement that TriState CareFlight, an air medical transport service operating in the Southwestern United States, has reached a fleet milestone of 60,000 hours.

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