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Sun, Feb 07, 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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Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Boeing, Turkish Airlines Announce Long-Term Collaboration Agreement

Strategic Alliance Agreement Will Support Development Of Turkey’s Largest Airline, Aerospace Industry

Building on their 70-year relationship, Turkish Airlines and Boeing have signed a collaboration agreement that the parties say will strengthen the carrier as well as Turkey’s aerospace and technology capabilities.

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Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Legislation Backed By Flight Attendants' Union Introduced

Would Fight The Practice Of Human Trafficking Through Training For Airline Crews

Legislation that would fight human trafficking with proper training for aviation workers has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Dina Titus (D-NV-01) and Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10). The "Secure Our Skies Act" has the backing of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA).

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Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Southwest Airlines Appoints Grace D. Lieblein To Its Board Of Directors

Most Recently Served As VP For Global Quality For General Motors

The Board of Directors of Southwest Airlines has appointed Grace D. Lieblein as a member of the Board. Lieblein most recently served as Vice President, Global Quality for General Motors (GM), and has more than 20 years of experience in senior executive positions in the Automotive Industry.

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Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Navy's UAV Could Be A Tanker

Carrier-Based Unmanned Gas Station Might Be Result Of X-47B Program

While there was much speculation about the ultimate role for the Navy's unmanned X-47B aircraft that demonstrated the ability of an unmanned aircraft to launch and trap from an aircraft carrier, its ultimate mission may be far less sexy than attack aircraft or intelligence gathering.

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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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