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Wed, May 06, 2015

Southwest Airlines Seeks To Fill 500 Ramp Agent Positions Companywide

Job Involves Cargo And Baggage Handling, Other Ramp Services

Southwest Airlines is looking to hire an additional 500 Ramp Agents. Southwest Airlines Ramp Agents handle cargo and baggage service, directing and servicing aircraft, and performing related activities on the airport ramp. Paid relocation assistance may be available for candidates hired from outside the Company who move more than 100 miles for a Ramp Agent position in: Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Baltimore.

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Wed, May 06, 2015

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way ... The 'Headlines And Teasers' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: Headlines And Teasers

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Wed, May 06, 2015

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.06.15)

"It is an absolute honor to have been selected for this prestigious position." Source: Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi, who has been selected as Commander of the Blue Angels for 2016-2017.

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Wed, May 06, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.06.15): Break-Even Load Factor (BELF)

The load factor at which a flight, or collection of flights, earns revenue equating to its expenses.

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Wed, May 06, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.06.15)

Acepilots.com

Read about aces like Pappy Boyington, Butch O'Hare,  Chuck Yeager, Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron), Eddie Rickenbacker, & Erich Hartmann, or about pioneering aviators like Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Howard Hughes.

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Wed, May 06, 2015

EASA AD: Arriel 1E2 engines

Ruptured Front Support Pins Found During Regular Maintenance

EASA has issued an AD for all Arriel 1E2 turbo-shaft engines. These engines are known to be installed on, but not limited to, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland (formerly Eurocopter Deutschland) MBB-BK117-C1 and MBB-BK117-C2 helicopters.

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Tue, May 05, 2015

Airborne 05.05.15: UAV Vandalism, Ryanair Ripped Off, B-1 Upgrades

Also: United CEO Pay Raise, Aero-Calendar, Space Video Game, Frequent Flier Letdowns, Billion Dollar Cargo Suit, Honeywell/737MAX

Indiscriminate use of small UAVs has posed a problem, but now we have a case of a UAV being intentionally used to commit vandalism. A graffitti lawbreaker has attached a spray-paint can to a DJI Phantom UAV to vandalize a huge billboard in New York City ... thought to be the first time an unmanned aircraft has been used for such a public display of vandalism. Running an airline can be challenging, but now Ryanair confirms an attack on their bank account. It’s reported that a Chinese bank found a way to remove nearly $5 million from an account Ryanair uses to buy fuel for its aircraft. The Boeing B-1B Lancer celebrates its 30th anniversary with the U.S. Air Force which marks one of many milestones in a legacy that will continue long into the future as Boeing’s

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Tue, May 05, 2015

Aero-TV: The Legend Cub - ‘Just a Little Bit Better than the Original Cub’

Taking The Legendary Cub 'Metaphor' To New Heights!

During Sebring 2015, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, stopped by the Legend Aircraft Company to talk about their line of Cub-similar aircraft. He was fortunate to link up with Darren Hart, who is the owner of the company. Hart starts off by explaining their goal was to keep their aircraft easy to fly and similar to the original Piper Cub designs. They offer 3 models of aircraft, all of which qualify as an LSA.

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Tue, May 05, 2015

EASA, IATA Move To Reduce Risk Of Loss Of Control Accidents

Publishes New Training Requirements For Airline Pilots

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the publication of new training requirements for airline pilots to prevent loss of control situations.

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Tue, May 05, 2015

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2015 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extraordinary event that is OSHKOSH. We have something up our sleeves -- actually TWO big somethings -- and they could be some of the biggest upgrades/surprises we've pulled off yet -- so we're going to be changing quite a few things about how we cover Oshkosh, as a result. IF YOU want to be a part of this unique adventure, speak up NOW, rather than later, because we're going to looking for the best folks we can find and are planning to do so ASAP. You've been warned (grin)....

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