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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

ESA's Spaceplane Set For Flight

Will Showcase Reentry Technologies During Test Flight Planned For November

All eyes will be ESA’s spaceplane which is designed to showcase reentry technologies after its unconventional launch from Kourou in French Guiana on a Vega rocket this November. Instead of heading north into a polar orbit – as on previous flights – Vega will head eastwards and release the spaceplane into a suborbital path reaching all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Navy Says Farewell To The C-9 Skytrain II Aircraft

Last Of The Airplanes Retired In Late June

Ending its 41-year commitment to a workhorse aircraft, the U.S. Navy retired the last C-9B Skytrain II on June 28 to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group based in Tucson, AZ.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Students To Launch The Future Of Colorado Aerospace On Saturday

College Interns From United Launch Alliance (ULA) And Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., K-12 Students To Launch The Largest Rocket In Colorado

More than 100 students of all ages will put their rockets and payloads on display high above the plains of Pueblo, Colorado, during the seventh annual Student Rocket Launch on Saturday, July 26.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

PA State Police Get First Two Of Six Bell 407GXs

Aircraft Will Fly Missions Throughout The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania

The first two of six Bell 407GX helicopters have been delivered to the Pennsylvania State Police. They will be used for airborne law enforcement patrol and will serve citizens throughout the Commonwealth.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Air Tractor Briefs Congressional Staff On Importance of EX-IM Bank

Briefing Organized By GAMA And Other Business Interests

Jim Hirsch, President of Air Tractor, Inc., and a GAMA board member, briefed staff of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday on the Export-Import Bank’s importance to small businesses. The briefing was organized by GAMA, the Coalition for Employment through Exports, the Small Business Exporters Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Manufacturers.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Boeing And Corpus Christi Army Depot Celebrate 10-Year Partnership

Public-Private Agreement Supports Apache And Chinook Helicopters

Boeing and Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) are celebrating 10 years of partnering on the repair and overhaul of U.S. Army AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The public-private partnership ensures aircraft readiness and availability by supporting the overhaul of complex parts such as transmissions and gear boxes serviced at the depot.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

ANN FAQ: Disqus

A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations

Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-based comment tool you can use to talk about stories on Aero-News with your friends.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.25.14)

"The final rule is now planned for, I think its December of 2017. That is later than the statute, which calls for a final rule by the end of 2015."  Source: FAA's Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Peggy Gilligan, in a hearing before the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.25.14): Pitch Point

A fix/waypoint that serves as a transition point from a departure procedure or the low altitude ground-based navigation structure into the high altitude waypoint system.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.25.14)

Aviation Digital Data Service

The Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) makes available to the aviation community text, digital and graphical forecasts, analyses, and observations of aviation-related weather variables.

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