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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Gone West: NASA Astronaut Hank Hartsfield

Commanded First Flight Of Space Shuttle Discovery

Former NASA astronaut Henry W. (Hank) Hartsfield Jr., who served as commander of space shuttle Discovery's maiden mission and flew on three shuttle flights, died on July 17 after an illness. He was 80 years old.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

U.S. Team Captures Silver In 2014 International Rocketry Challenge

Team from Canton, GA Wins Second Place In Student Rocketry Challenge Final At Farnborough

Five students from Creekview High School of Canton, GA took home silver medals in the seventh annual International Rocketry Challenge at the Farnborough International Air Show. The U.S. team, sponsored by Raytheon won second place, while the French team captured first and the U.K. team took third.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

City Of Kissimmee, FL Welcomes New Aviation College

Aviator College Of Aeronautical Science & Technology To Open At Kissimmee Gateway Airport

The City of Kissimmee’s Economic Development Office has announced that Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology, will open a new campus at Kissimmee Gateway Airport in central Florida in early 2015. This Kissimmee facility will offer airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics classes that go towards preparation of FAA A&P certifications.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

HeliStar To Operate AW119Ke Helicopters In Turkey

Will Be Used For Electricity Infrastructure Aerial Monitoring For Teias 

HeliStar SA of Turkey, owned by Kaan Air and Air Methods, will operate three AW119Ke single engine helicopters plus a same type back-up aircraft to perform  electricity infrastructure aerial monitoring for Teias (Turkish Electricity Transmission Company).

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Airbus Helicopters Marks 40 Years Training British Military Pilots

Single Engine Gazelles Were First Used For Training In The 1970s

The important role of Airbus Helicopters in the ab-initio training of British military rotorcraft pilots was marked by Airbus Helicopters during the Farnborough Airshow.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

MTS Technology Used In Development Of New Jet Engines

Test System Used By Snecma In Evaluation Of LEAP Turbofans

MTS Systems Corporation ... a supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, recently delivered a state-of-the-art test system to French aircraft engine manufacturer Snecma (Safran).

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Nominee For Pacific AF Command Is First Woman Ever Tapped For The Post

If Confirmed, Lt. General Lori J. Robinson Would Also Be First Non-Pilot In The Position

President Obama has nominated Air Force Lt. General Lori J. Robinson for promotion to four stars and to command the Pacific Air Forces, a major combatant command with broad security responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

FAA Grants Re-Issues Hawker Beechcraft STC To Flyht

Covers AFIRS for 700/800/900 Models

The FAA has granted a re-issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Hawker Beechcraft 700/800/900 model aircraft to Flyht Aerospace Solutions.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Bell Helicopter Completes Mid-East Huey II, 407GT Demo Tour

Aircraft Showcased In Jordan, Saudi Arabia With Live-Fire Demonstrations

The full capabilities of the Bell Huey II and the 407GT aircraft were showcased during a series of demo flights in Jordan and Saudi Arabia in May and June 2014. The Bell 407GT light attack helicopter also completed a successful live fire demonstration in Amman to prove its ability to shoot both precision and non-precision weapons systems.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Study On Common Upper Stage Service For NASA

Goal Is To Provide More Affordable Launch Services For Medium And Heavy Lift Missions

A recently-completed study conducted by Rocketdyne and Ball Aerospace focused on the development of a common upper stage service for NASA, designed to enhance the performance of the NASA Launch Services (NLS) II medium and heavy launch vehicles for planetary and heliophysics missions, and pave the way for additional missions by providing more affordable launch services.

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