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February 02, 2014

Partnership For Corporate Aviation Training Announces New Board Members

Also Releases Initiatives For 2014

The Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training recently announced their new Board Members and Officers along with new initiatives and events.  The 6th annual IA Renewal event will be March 11th and the 6th Annual Smackdown will be held June 2-4.

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HeliVert Gets AR IAC Approval For Production Of Commercial AW139

Certificate Allows Assembly Of Aircraft In Russia For Two Years

HeliVert, a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland, has received a Certificate of Approval from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (AR IAC) for production of the AW139 commercial helicopter. The certificate is valid for two years.

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ATK And Airbus Finalize Agreement On A350 XWB-1000 Variant

Contract Expands Current Work On A350 XWB Program

ATK has finalized an agreement with Airbus to manufacture and supply composite stringers and frames on the –1000 variant of the A350 XWB program. The contract expansion adds to the work already being performed on the A350 XWB program. This agreement is the next step in ATK's valuable working relationship with Airbus and its partners, Aerolia SAS and Premium Aerotec GmbH.

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AF Awards $15.5 Million In Scientific Research Grants

Recipients Offered Proposals Through Young Investigator Research Program

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research announced Jan. 24 that it will award approximately $15.5 million in grants to 42 scientists and engineers from 32 research institutions who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program, or YIP.

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NASA, JAXA Prepare Rain And Snow Satellite For Launch

Joint Mission Scheduled For Launch In A Month

The world enters a new era of global weather observing and climate science in February with the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a new international science satellite built by NASA. GPM, a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is scheduled to launch Feb. 27 from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

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Dassault Aviation Becomes First OEM To Offer EASA Part 147 Practical Training

EASA Approval Kick Starts Launch of 'Dassault Training Academy'

Dassault Aviation recently received regulatory approval from the EASA to operate as a Part 147 Training Center, the first such authorization to be granted to a business jet OEM. The approval allows Dassault Aviation to comply with new European regulations requiring that technicians be offered practical maintenance instruction in addition to theoretical training, and permits them the ability to obtain an EASA type rating certificate through their Part 66 license.

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Airbus Forms A Sustainable Fuel 'Center Of Excellence' In Malaysia

Partnership Aims To Promote Local Production Of Sustainable Jet Fuels

Airbus and key Malaysian partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assess local solutions for sustainable bio-mass production in Malaysia. The aim is to determine the most suitable feedstocks to ensure that any future jet fuel production in the region is based only on sustainable solutions. The first assessment is expected to be completed by December 2014.

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Tag Aviation Introduces Paperless Cockpit Operations

Features Jeppesen Mobile Flitedeck On iPad

TAG Aviation S.A. recently introduced iPad-based electronic flight bag (EFB) technology to its Switzerland-based fleet, featuring Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck. Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Digital Aviation, will help to eliminate paper-based flight information from TAG Aviation operations and increase overall operational efficiency.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.02.14)

Aero Linx: The National Aircraft Finance Association The National Aircraft Finance Association is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the general welfare of individuals and organizations providing aircraft financing and loans secured by aircraft; to improving the industry's service to the public; and to working with government agencies to foster a greater understanding of our members' needs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.02.14): Discrete Frequency

Discrete Frequency A separate radio frequency for use in direct pilot-controller communications in air traffic control which reduces frequency congestion by controlling the number of aircraft operating on a particular frequency at one time. Discrete frequencies are normally designated for each control sector in en route/terminal ATC facilities. Discrete frequencies are listed in the Airport/Facility Directory and the DOD FLIP IFR En Route Supplement.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.02.14)

"The real-life working conditions offered by the Practical Training Program make it the most useful and comprehensive program available from any OEM. We're already looking at ways to expand and improve training program content to meet the future needs of our operators as new regulations and technologies are introduced." Source: Patrice Kurdijian, Training Manager at the Dassault Training Academy -- The academy recently received regulatory approval from the EASA to operate as a Part 147 Training Center, the first such authorization to be granted to a business jet OEM. The approval allows Dassault Aviation to comply with new European regulations requiring that technicians be offered practical maintenance instruction in addition to theoretica

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