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Mon, Sep 01, 2014

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of thoughts on how to correct that problem and get the most out of Aero-News in the least amount of time.

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Mon, Sep 01, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.01.14): Tropical Depression

Tropical Depression A tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface winds are 38 miles per hour (33 knots) or less. Characteristically having one or more closed isobars, it may form slowly from a tropical disturbance or an easterly wave which has continued to organize.

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Mon, Sep 01, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.01.14)

“We are delighted that construction of a world-class aerospace assembly facility is underway in Lafayette and that skilled Louisiana workers will be producing the standard-bearer for a vital segment of the commercial aviation market. Companies like Bell Helicopter are recognizing what Louisiana offers the top employers of the future: a best-in-the-nation business climate, an outstanding workforce, a tremendous infrastructure and a quality of life like no other. For those reasons, Louisiana is becoming the investment state of choice for expanding businesses from around the world. We are excited that hundreds of Louisiana families will benefit from the advanced aerospace assembly operations that will take place here in Lafayette.” Source: LA Governor Bobby Jindal, commenting as Bell Helicopter commenced construction of its facility in Lafayette, LA, where the company will assemble its newest commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. 

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Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Boeing Names Three Flight Scholarships Recipients

Each To Receive $5,000 Award For Passing FAA Written Exam And Making First Solo Flight

Boeing Flight Services has named the recipients of three $5,000 flight training scholarships to flight students who have scored 70 percent or better on their FAA written exam and also made their first solo flight. Applicants were also required to write a short essay explaining their future plans with flight. The scholarship recipients are Amy Dahlheimer, 19, of Howard Lake, Minnesota; Benjamin Lillie, 17, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts; and Shelby Scorse, 17, of Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Sun, Aug 31, 2014

HFI 2015 Scholarship Applications Open

Offers 19 Scholarships To Support Students In Aviation Studies

The Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) has long recognized the need for qualified commercial helicopter pilots and helicopter maintenance technicians — the current shortage is very real and many of our experienced pilots and maintenance technicians are nearing retirement age. HFI annually offers up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow's vertical aviation industry.

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Sun, Aug 31, 2014

New NASA App Encourages Kids To Play Along In Adventure Of Rocketry

Available For iOS, Android Platforms

The fun and learning experiences of preparing a rocket and spacecraft for launch are not limited to the engineers and technicians in special suits thanks to a new digital activity book available for the iPad.

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Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Australian Advanced Aircraft Contract Executed By The U.S. Navy

To Acquire Four P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Australian Minister for Defense Senator David Johnston announced Monday the United States Navy has executed an Advanced Acquisition Contract for Australia’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Jeppesen Tapped By Gulf Air To Provide FliteDeck Pro On iPad

New EFB Service Contract Transitions Airline Navigation Data, Documents To The iOS Device

Jeppesen recently signed a new three-year service contract with Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, to provide the airline with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services on iPad.  The agreement allows Gulf Air to continue its digital transformation by eliminating paper-based flight information on the ground and in the air.

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Sun, Aug 31, 2014

SLCC Secures Portion Of NASA Grant

Included In More Than $17.3 Million Through National Space Grant And Fellowship Program

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) has been awarded part of more than $17.3 million being offered by NASA’s Office of Education through the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program with the goal of increasing student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at community colleges and technical schools around the country.

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Sun, Aug 31, 2014

First Ever RQ-4 Global Hawk Hits 100th Flight On NASA Mission

Milestone Reached Nearly 16 Years After It First Flew In 1998

The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research. The milestone occurred on a flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California more than 16 years after its first flight in 1998. The aircraft is now at Wallops Island for a two month deployment to conduct hurricane research missions.

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