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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.11.17)

“What we turned in was a list of ideas that we had identified as things that might be helpful in terms of regulatory streamlining... Nobody had to twist our arms on this. We’ve been trying to decrease the regulatory burden on everybody, both the government and the industry.” Source: FAA associate administrator for commercial space transportation George Nield commenting during a panel discussion at the SpaceCom Expo December 5th in Houston.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

ICAO Seminar Drives Progress Toward Greener Airports

Number Of Airports Worldwide Showing Strong Growth

ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu opened the UN aviation agency’s Seminar on Green Airports last week at its Headquarters in Montréal. The seminar was organized to permit ICAO Member States and industry stakeholders to exchange ideas on the latest technological, operational and policy advancements with an environmental focus which can assist the ongoing efforts of airports globally to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and assure more sustainable operations.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

NBAA, Industry Leaders Work To Address Workforce Shortage Issues

Solutions Discussed During The First BAMC Workforce Summit

As the industry grapples with the best way to address current and future staffing shortages, more than 25 representatives of business aviation organizations recently met at NBAA’s Washington, D.C., headquarters to discuss ways that industry stakeholders can confront these issues, particularly for pilots, maintenance technicians and flight attendants.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Airbus Helicopters Completes AS565 MBe Panther Deliveries To Mexican Navy

Delivers Final Two Multi-Mission Panther Helicopters Out Of An Order For Ten

The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order for ten units in 2014, the Mexican Navy became the launch customer of this new version. The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the remaining six during the course of 2017.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

AA Is First Retrofit Customer For Airbus’ New Airspace XL Luggage Bins

To Be Installed On The Carrier's A321 Fleet

American Airlines (AAL) has chosen Services by Airbus to provide cabin upgrades for 202 of its A321s in-service – the largest retrofit project in Airbus history. The airline will be the first retrofit customer for Airbus’ new Airspace XL bins. The larger bins provide a 40 percent increase in storage space for carry-on bags, reducing bin crowding and the need to check bags at the gate, allowing a more relaxed boarding experience to both passengers and cabin crews.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Grunt Style Air Show Majors Premieres As The Industry's First National Tour

The Inaugural Series Brings Together A Collection Of The Most Prestigious Air Shows In The Country

The launch of the inaugural 2018 Grunt Style Air Show Majors tour was announced Monday at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) annual convention in Las Vegas. Grunt Style Air Show Majors is a collection of America's most prestigious air shows: SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Cleveland National Air Show, and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Bombardier Selected for New Airbus Nacelle Program

Aerostructures and Engineering Services Division Will Supply Nacelles For Pratt & Whitney Powered  A320neo Aircraft

Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services has been selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle program for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

NASA Highlights Jupiter, Search For Life At American Geophysical Union

Meetings Being Held This Week In New Orleans

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Dec. 11-15 in New Orleans. NASA-related briefings will stream live on the agency's website.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

New M-Code GPS Capability Tested Onboard B-2 Bomber

Receiver Enhances Security, Positioning, Navigation And Timing Capabilities

The U.S. Air Force recently completed a series of successful flight tests of its next-generation Military-code GPS using a Raytheon Company receiver onboard a B-2 Spirit at Edwards Air Force Base, California. This first ever M-code test onboard the B-2 is an important milestone for the U.S. Government-led GPS Modernization effort to enhance security, positioning, navigation and timing capabilities for U.S. military and civilian applications. Military GPS User Equipment M-code receivers will give military aircraft, ships and ground vehicles access to the modernized GPS network. 

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.10.17)

Aero Linx: Air Mail Pioneers U.S. Air Mail Service website is dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Air Mail Service, a little-remembered organization that laid the foundation for commercial aviation worldwide. With the cooperation of the U.S. Air Service, the U.S. Post Office flew the mail from 1918 until 1927. Air Mail Service pilots are the unsung heroes of early aviation.  In their frial Curtiss Jennies and postwar de Havillands, they battered wind, snow, and sleet to pioneer round-the-clock airmail service along the world's longest air route, the U. S. transcontinental.  In the process, thirty-four pilots lost their lives. Through profiles, photographs and historicl articles, this Internet website brings to life the human drama of those early days in aviation history.

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