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Sun, Feb 07, 2016

CAE Announces Multiple Commercial And Business Aviation Training Contracts

Agreements Valued At More Than $250 Million

CAE has unveiled a series of contracts, including the sale of 9 full-flight simulators to airlines globally, as well as commercial and business aviation training programs with more than 10 operators. These agreements, valued at more than C$350 million (approx $250 million U.S.), cover a broad range of CAE's training equipment and programs, from commercial cadet to captain training, to business aviation pilot training, to training center operations and post-delivery services.

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Sun, Feb 07, 2016

NASA First SLS Flight To Send Small Satellites Into Space

Thirteen CubeSats Will Be Boosted Into Orbit By The Heavy-Lift Rocket

The first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018.

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Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Comlux Orders Three Airbus ACJ320neo Aircraft

Becomes Largest Customer For New Corporate Jet Family

Comlux The Aviation Group has announced a firm order for three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft, becoming the largest customer for Airbus’ new corporate jet family. The order also consolidates Comlux’s leadership in Airbus corporate jet deals, with more to its credit than any other client.

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Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Associated Air Center Redelivers First Boeing 787-8 VVIP Aircraft

Airplane Acquired For A 'Head Of State' Customer

Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero's Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center has redelivered the company's and the industry’s first Boeing 787-8 Head of State aircraft completion.  Shortly after a celebration ceremony, the aircraft departed from the company’s facility, located at Dallas Love Field, on February 2, 2016.  

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Sun, Feb 07, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.07.16): Localizer Offset

Localizer Offset An angular offset of the localizer from the runway extended centerline in a direction away from the no transgression zone (NTZ) that increases the normal operating zone (NOZ) width. An offset requires a 50 foot increase in DH and is not authorized for CAT II and CAT III approaches.

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Sun, Feb 07, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.07.16)

Aero Linx: The Lancair Owners and Builders Organization (LOBO) The Lancair Owners and Builders Organization (LOBO) promotes the safe use of Lancair Aircraft through education, training and fostering communication between members. LOBO safeguards and furthers its members’ interests with regulatory agencies, the general aviation community and the public at large. LOBO is an invaluable resource and advocate for Lancair builders, owners and pilots. LOBO has the expertise and contacts to help you learn to build, fly and maintain your Lancair aircraft more safely and professionally.

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Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.07.16)

“The 13 CubeSats that will fly to deep space as secondary payloads aboard SLS on EM-1 showcase the intersection of science and technology, and advance our journey to Mars.” Source: NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, commenting on the details released concenring the first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), which will carry 13 CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018.

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Airborne 02.05.16: Collier Trophy Noms, NJ Homeowner Nonsense, Flight Design USA

Also: A-10 Survives, The Essential Aero-Community, Miami Seaplanes, ERAU WACO, Jeppesen Leadership, ADS-B Kickstarter, Guilty Non-Pilot

The National Aeronautic Association announced Tuesday that nine aerospace projects and accomplishments will compete for the 2015 Robert J. Collier Trophy. For 104 years, The Robert J. Collier Trophy is awarded annually "for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year." Once again it’s time to play the amusing and informative community game of, “Who owns this airspace?” A townhome development homeowners association in Mendham, New Jersey has passed a resolution banning the flight of model airplanes and drones in the neighborhoo

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Counting Down! ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition's Just Around The Corner!

Get Your Wacky Ideas In NOW!

ANN E-I-C Note: Folks... we gotta warn you... this may (will!) be our best April 1st Edition yet and based on all the nonsense we've had to endure in 2015-2016 (which we are duty-bound to lampoon), we certainly have good reason for that... so if you have any ideas of your own as to how to heighten the insanity, this is your LAST CHANCE. As always... NO ONE IS SAFE. We're going to have some fun with EVERYONE...

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Airborne 02.04.16: ATC Privatization Fears Mount, PK Floats, IFD440 Update

Also: RIP Roger Boisjoly, Let Bob Fly, 1st Legacy 500, AZ Sales Tax Exemption, Hartzell 5-Blades, Air Transat, Pro Line Fusion

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo introduced the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization legislation. This legislation establishes a nongovernmental, independent, not-for-profit corporation, to modernize and provide U.S. air traffic control services. The Act is a six-year reauthorization of the FAA, and proposes a federally chartered air traffic control corporation that will be governed by a board representing the aviation system’s users and the public interest. Here’s some good news for our ‘fly and splash’ aviator friends. PK Floats is back in the business of building floats for aircraft. The company had closed three years ago after the death

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