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November 25, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.26.12

Going Back to Work At American…

Chuck Yeager’s Court Declaration is Ruled a “Sham”…

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SpaceIL, Odyssey Moon Announce Joint Teaming Agreement

Partnering To Pursue $30 Million Google Lunar X Prize

Two teams that had been competitors for the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize have joined forces in their pursuit of the big payday. Odyssey Moon, the first team entrant in the Google Lunar X PRIZE, is joining SpaceIL, the most significant international teaming deal in the private $30 million race to the Moon.

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China's Tibet Airlines Takes Delivery Of Its 1st FALC A319

Will Operate From One Of The World's Highest Airports

China’s Tibet Airlines has taken delivery of its first A319 assembled at the Airbus Tianjin Final Assembly Line (FALC). The A319 delivered today is the fifth A319 to join the all Airbus fleet operated by lhasa based Tibet Airlines. The airline received its first Airbus A319 in July 2011 in Hamburg, Germany.

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U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules Against Chuck Yeager In Memorabilia Dispute

Ninth Circuit Judge Affirms District Court Summary Judgment Finding Yeager's Declaration To Be A 'Sham'

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, CA, has upheld a district court summary judgment that claims made by Chuck Yeager concerning signed memorabilia offered for sale on a website are a "sham."

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Spacecraft Monitoring Martian Dust Storm

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Begin Observing The Storm November 10

A Martian dust storm that NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been tracking since last week has also produced atmospheric changes detectable by rovers on Mars.

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Turkey To Begin Mass Production Of Attack Helicopter Next Year

Aircraft Developed By Turkish Aerospace In Conjunction With AgustaWestland, Aselsa

The Prime Minister of Turkey said Wednesday that Turkish Aerospace is ready to begin mass production of the T-129 attack helicopter next year. The move is intended to grow the percentage of the country's military equipment that is produced domestically.

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Bombardier Names SA Express As Its First African Service Facility

Airline’s Maintenance Facility Received Bombardier Authorization For Regional Jets, Q400 And Other Dash 8/Q-Series Turboprops

South African Express Airways (SA Express) has been appointed an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for CRJ100, CRJ200 and CRJ700 regional jets, as well as Q400 turboprops and other Dash 8/Q-Series turboprops by Bombardier. The announcement was made Sunday at the African Airline Association (AFRAA).

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Fokker Services To Perform Landing Gear Overhauls For Air Panama

Contract For Fokker 50 Aircraft Signed At ALTA Forum In Panama City

At the first day of the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Panama City, Panama, the largest event of its kind for the Latin American and Caribbean commercial Aviation industry, Air Panama has signed a contract with Fokker Services for the landing gear overhauls of their Fokker 50 fleet. In May 2012 Fokker Services announced the extension of the Fokker 50 Landing Gear Life from 60,000 to 72,000 flight cycles.

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New Class Of Australian Aviation Fire Fighters Enters Service

Nineteen Graduate, Receive Assignments Around The Country

Nineteen new aviation rescue fire fighters were welcomed into service at a graduation ceremony held at the Airservices Learning Academy at Melbourne (Australia) Airport Friday. The graduating recruits will join more than 740 fire fighters at the nation’s busiest airports as part of Airservices Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) service.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.25.12): Gravitation

Gravitation The mutual attraction of all masses in the universe. Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation holds that every two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses, and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. This relation is given by the formula at right, where F is the force of attraction between the two objects, given G the Universal Constant of Gravitation, masses m1 and m2, and d distance. Also stated as Fg = GMm/r2 where Fg is the force of gravitational attraction, M the larger of the two masses, m the smaller mass, and r the radius of separation of the centers of the masses.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.25.12)

Aero Linx: The American Astronomical Society (AAS) The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established 1899, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The membership (~7,000) also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers and others whose research interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising contemporary astronomy. The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the Universe.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.25.12)

"This team has a tremendously high probability of achieving one of the greatest space challenges of our time, the landing of a private, non-governmental lander on the Moon. This will probably be one of the largest media events of 2015." Source: Odyssey Moon advisor Michael Potter, in comments made as two teams that had been competitors for the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize have joined forces in their pursuit of the big payday. Odyssey Moon, the first team entrant in the Google Lunar X PRIZE, is joining SpaceIL, the most significant international teaming deal in the private $30 million race to the Moon.

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