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October 28, 2012

University Hospital In Florida Purchases EC155 B1

Aircraft Will Transport Patients Throughout Central And North Florida, South Georgia

ShandsCair, the air medical and critical care transport system for Shands at the University of Florida, has purchased an EC155 B1. With a range of more than 300 miles, the EC155 B1 will expand ShandsCair coverage area in North Central Florida and Southern Georgia.  Additionally, the large cabin will provide enough room to allow an increased level of patient care.

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HFI Maintenance Scholarship Deadline Is November 30

Students Urged To Apply For The $2,500 In Tuition Assistance

The Helicopter Foundation International is in the process of accepting applications for the Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship – a scholarship specifically geared towards students enrolled in an FAA Part 147 school (or its international equivalent) who plan to become certified helicopter maintenance technicians.

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Global Full Body Scanners Market Worth $1.37 Billion By 2017

Over 41 Percent Growth Expected Each Year Over The Next Five Years

According to a new market research report, "Global Commercial Airport Full Body Scanners Market (2012 - 2017)", the total full body scanners market is expected to reach $1.37 Billion by 2017.

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The Eagle Has Landed ... Again (Virtually)

Website Allows Visitors To Experience The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Minute-by-Minute

An educational interactive website featuring the first lunar landing as experienced minute-by-minute by the crew of Apollo 11 and Mission Control has been launched by website and software audio-visual synchronization company Thamtech.

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NASA's Spitzer Sees Light Of Lonesome Stars

Galactic Mergers Stripped Stars From Their Homes, Left Them To Wander In Space

A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggests a cause for the mysterious glow of infrared light seen across the entire sky. It comes from isolated stars beyond the edges of galaxies. These stars are thought to have once belonged to the galaxies before violent galaxy mergers stripped them away into the relatively empty space outside of their former homes.

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NASA Selects Early Stage Innovation Proposals From 10 Universities

To Develop Technologies To Improve Shielding Of Spacecraft From Radiation

NASA has selected 10 university-led proposals for study of innovative, early-stage space technologies designed to improve shielding from space radiation, spacecraft thermal management and optical systems. The 1-year grants are worth approximately $250,000 each, with an additional year of research possible.

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Changing Weather, UAV Integration Will Require Increased Industry Collaboration

ATC Global Demonstrated Possible Scenarios At Recent Virtual Event

The weather is changing and - as over 200 air traffic management (ATM) professionals from around the world learned as part of the ATC Global virtual event held October 17 - air navigation service providers (ANSPs), airports and aircraft operators will have to work increasingly closely to prepare for and mitigate extreme weather conditions, from the sub-Saharan Africa to the northern Europe and the United States. 

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TSA Pre-Check Begins At Honolulu International Airport

Open To Passengers On Alaska, American, Delta, United, And US Airways

The TSA has commenced Pre-Check operations at Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Under TSA Pre-Check, U.S. citizens traveling domestically who are select Alaska, American, Delta, United and US Airways frequent travelers or members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs are now eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening benefits.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.28.12)

"NASA's Space Technology Program is moving out on solving the cross-cutting technology challenges we face as we move beyond low-Earth orbit and head to an asteroid, Mars and beyond." Source: Michael Gazarik the program's director at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.28.12): Landing Roll

The distance from the point of touchdown to the point where the aircraft can be brought to a stop or exit the runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.28.12)

Bloomberg Business Aviation Blog

Business Aviation is part of Business Exchange. Read updated news, blogs, and resources about Business Aviation. Find user-submitted articles and reactions on Business Aviation from like-minded professionals.

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