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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Air New Zealand, Air China Unveil Proposed Alliance

Would Offer Dreamliner Service Between Beijing And Auckland

Air New Zealand and Air China have released details of a proposed alliance on services between China and New Zealand.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

American Aero FTW First IS-BAH Certified FBO In The Western Hemisphere

Fixed-Based Operator Meets Highest Standards For Aircraft Handling And Safety

American Aero FTW, a fixed-base operator (FBO) located at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, today became the first FBO in the Western Hemisphere to be issued a rigorous new safety and ground handling accreditation from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

AgustaWestland, UK MoD Sign Integrated Merlin Support Contract

Provides Additional Five Years Of Integrated Operational Support For UK MoD’s AW101 Merlin Fleet

Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) covering the third five year period of the 25-year Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract. The contract provides a comprehensive availability based support package for the UK MoD's fleet of AW101 Merlin helicopters for the period 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2020.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

LASD Awards Maintenance Contract To Vector Aerospace

Company Will Perform Major Service Inspections For Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Rescue Helicopter

Vector Aerospace has been selected to perform a 7,500 hour major inspection (G check) and 12-year inspection on one of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s three AS332L1 Super Puma helicopters. This inspection will also include post maintenance return to service activities and a 10-year calendar fuel hose replacement.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.30.15): Kuiper Belt

Kuiper Belt A region in our outer solar system where many "short-period" comets originate. The orbits of short-period comets are less than 200 years. This region begins near Neptune’s orbit at 30 astronomical units (AU) and extends to about 50 AU away from the Sun. An astronomical unit is the average distance between Earth and the Sun. The Kuiper Belt may have as many as 100 million comets.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.30.15)

Aero Linx: Oregon Pilots Association We are the Oregon Pilots Association. Our goal is to promote aviation in the State of Oregon and to provide information to pilots and anyone interested in general aviation. We encourage all pilots and aviation enthusiasts to join our organization, whether you currently fly, own your own aircraft, or just like to talk aviation! Browse our site, check out some of our links, but most of all - join one of chapters in your area for one of our monthy meetings. If you don't wish to join a chapter, we encourage you to join as a "Member At Large", where you still gain all the benefits OPA has to offer.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.30.15)

“EAA AirVenture creates unmatched opportunities for people to see aircraft in one place that you cannot see anywhere else in the world. It’s only fitting that on the B-52’s 60th anniversary of active military service that it comes to Oshkosh and, for the first time, will be on ground display for the world’s aviation enthusiasts to see up-close.” Source: Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member services, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions, commenting on plans for the first-time attendance of the venerable B-52 Bomber at this year's massive AirVenture gathering.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Airborne 03.27.15: Cockpit Changes Announced, Maine v UAVs, NBAA v Santa Monica

Also: AirVenture Update, Barnstorming Opines On Media Aero-Reporting, NTSB Update, ERAU Scholarships, Doolittle Raiders, Tecnam P2010

The loss of Germanwings Flight 9525 due to what seems to be confirmed as case of the First Officer being alone in the cockpit, which facilitated his deliberately crashing the airplane, has already caused changes in the way some other European air carriers are managing cockpit disciplines. Norwegian Air Shuttle has decided to change its cockpit procedures so that two crew members always are present in the cockpit. There’s no getting around it, people are concerned about the issue of privacy when it comes to UAV operation. A bill introduced in the Maine legislature would make it a crime to fly a UAV over someone's property without their express permission. At a City Council meeting earlier this week more than 100 people attended to express their views for and against th

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

NASAO Announces U.S. Winners Of 2015 Aviation Art Contest

Will Compete In International Judging In April

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) is proud to announce the U.S. winners of the 2015 International Aviation Art Contest. The winning original artwork with this year's theme of "World Air Games" will be forwarded to Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) in Lausanne, Switzerland to be included in the International judging in April.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

NIAR Adds New Lightning And HIRF Testing Capabilities

Will Test Direct Effects Of Lightning, HIRF On Airplanes, Avionics

Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) recently added lightning transient analysis, high intensity radio frequency (HIRF) and direct effects of lightning testing capability to the wide range of services offered by its Environmental Test and Electromagnetic Effects Labs.

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