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Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Airborne 01.30.15: SpaceShipTwo Test Update, Google Lunar, CAF Hall Of Fame

Also: XL-2 Returns, DJI Disables, Barnstorming On Aero-Community, Prop STC, Elon Musk, Mars-Copter

Since its inception, Virgin Galactic has worked with Scaled Composites to build and test the spacecraft Virgin hopes will eventually carry paying passengers on sub-orbital spaceflights. But when the newest version of SpaceShipTwo is complete, Virgin Galactic says it will be doing the flight testing on its own. XPRIZE has announced that five Google Lunar XPRIZE teams have been awarded a combined $5.25 million in recognition of key technological advancements toward their quest to land a private spacecraft on the surface of the moon. For over 50 years the Commemorative Air Force has grown through the efforts of tens of thousands of members. A few of those members have made monumental contributions towards the success and worldwide impact that the CAF enjoys to this day. The CAF Hall of Fame was established to h

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Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Astronomers Discover Ancient System With Five Small Planets

Kepler-444 Planets All Too Close To Their Sun For Life As We Know It To Exist

Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission have discovered a planetary system of five small planets dating back to when the Milky Way galaxy was a youthful two billion years old.

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Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Botswana’s Police Air Support Branch Orders Three AS350 B3e

Delivery Of The New Aircraft Scheduled Later This Year

Botswana’s Police Service has signed for a contract for three new AS350 B3e ‘Ecureuil” Airbus Helicopters aircraft for its Police Air Support Branch.

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Sun, Feb 01, 2015

PacAvi Takes First Airbus A320 For Passenger-To-Freighter Conversion

Initial Work Underway On Prototype That Will Be Evaluated For Certification

A prototype Airbus A320 (MSN 293) has been delivered to HAITEC Aircraft Maintenance GmbH by PacAvi Group for conversion from passenger to freighter (P2F) configuration in order to finalize regulatory approval by the FAA, EASA, and other governmental authorities. Initial work has commenced on the prototype, which will be fully converted P2F on an aggressive schedule.

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Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Citizen Scientists Lead Astronomers To Mystery Objects In Space

'Yellow Balls' Discovered By Volunteers Studying Spitzer Images

Sometimes it takes a village to find new and unusual objects in space. Volunteers scanning tens of thousands of starry images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, using the Web-based Milky Way Project, recently stumbled upon a new class of curiosities that had gone largely unrecognized before: yellow balls. The rounded features are not actually yellow -- they just appear that way in the infrared, color-assigned Spitzer images.

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Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Air Ambulance Market Size, Vendor Landscape Analyzed In New Report

New Global Air Ambulance Research Report Shows Projected Growth Of Nearly Ten Percent

The Global Air Ambulance market is expected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 9.57% during the period 2014-2019, according to a new report "Global Air Ambulance Market 2015-2019" recently released by ReportsnReports.com.

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Sun, Feb 01, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View Of Dwarf Planet

Most Recent Images Taken From 147,000 Miles Away

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles from Ceres on Jan. 25, and represent a new milestone for a spacecraft that soon will become the first human-made probe to visit a dwarf planet.

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Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Wing Jet Center Awarded Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Status

John Wing, CEO And Owner, Honored For His Service

John Wing, CEO and Owner of Wing Jet Center located at Lone Star Executive Airport (KCXO), was recently recognized for his service as an aviator during the Vietnam War by being awarded with the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business status.

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Sun, Feb 01, 2015

US Navy Approves F/A-18 IRST System For Production

Long-Range Sensor System Demonstrated Production Readiness On Super Hornet

The F/A-18 Super Hornet infrared search and track (IRST) system, developed and integrated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin has received approval from the U.S. Navy to enter low-rate initial production.  

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Sun, Feb 01, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.01.15): Final Approach Fix

Final Approach Fix The fix from which the final approach (IFR) to an airport is executed and which identifies the beginning of the final approach segment. It is designated on Government charts by the Maltese Cross symbol for nonprecision approaches and the lightning bolt symbol, designating the PFAF, for precision approaches; or when ATC directs a lower-than-published glideslope/path or vertical path intercept altitude, it is the resultant actual point of the glideslope/path or vertical path intercept.

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