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November 28, 2013

Aero-TV: Sandel And APG Aid The UN -- Enhancing Int’l Terrain Avoidance for Demanding Helo Ops

Impressive International Deal Provides Much-Needed Protection For Int'l Helicopter Operations

ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell meets with Jerry Henry of Sandel Avionics at the 2013 NBAA convention. Jim starts the interview with his standard question which is, “What’s going on at Sandel?” The response to this question is, “quite a bit,” and it’s significant in the international market. Sandel avionics has joined with a company named Aviation Partners Group, also known as APG. An APG representative explained that there is a large international market for helicopter terrain avoidance electronics, and Sandel is the product of choice.

Tecnam P2008JC Equipped with Garmin G3X Receives EASA Approval

Panel Meets Night CS-VLA Standards

Tecnam's P2008JC equipped with Garmin's G3X has received EASA certification for CS-VLA day and night VFR operation. The G3X is the first non-TSO authorized electronic flight display to support CS-VLA night certification, which requires additional scrutiny over standard CS-VLA VFR day certification standards.

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Moon Express Software Successfully Flies NASA Mighty Eagle Robotic Lunar Lander

Company Plans Unmanned Mission To The Moon In 2015

Moon Express, a commercial lunar enterprise, conducted a successful free flight test of its lunar lander software on NASA's "Mighty Eagle" prototype robotic lander.

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Piper Named A 'Best Place to Work'

Non-Profit Organization Evaluates Businesses In The Florida Research Coast Region

Piper Aircraft has been recognized by Workforce Solutions as one of the community’s best places to work at the 11th Annual Indian River County "Best Place to Work" awards for employers with more than 50 employees.

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U.S. Marine Fatally Injured In GA Accident

Was Flying His Personal Airplane To The Funeral Of Another Marine

Hundreds of people turned out for a funeral for Marine Maj. Luke Parker Tuesday morning. Maj. Parker was fatally injured when his Focke-Wulf 149 airplane went down November 17 on a flight to the funeral of another Marine. 

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Marketing Group Makes Airplane Faux Pas

Puts An Airbus Airliner In An Ad Promoting Boeing In Washington State

All those airliners look the same, right? When pulling a stock photo for an ad designed to promote the aerospace industry in Seattle, the designer grabbed a photo of an Airbus A319 ... not exactly the image they might have wanted to project for the home of so many Boeing employees.

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Hangar In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Raided By DEA

Reason For Search Of World Jet Inc. Not Given

The hangar of World Jet Inc. at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport was searched Monday by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the FBI, and Homeland Security.

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BASE Jumper Fatally Injured In Utah

Witnesses Said He Opened His Chute Too Late To Arrest His Fall

An accident at a well-known BASE jumping location in Moab, UT has resulted in the fatal injury of a local jumper.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.28.13)

"Today's successful free flight test on the NASA Mighty Eagle brings us closer to the Moon. We thank NASA and the Mighty Eagle team for their support and collaboration as we advance our capabilities in lander technology." Source: Moon Express co-founder & CEO, Bob Richards, following a test flight Tuesday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.28.13): Pilot Report

A report of inflight weather by an aircraft pilot or crew member. A complete coded report includes the following information in this order: location and/or extent of reported weather phenomenon: type of aircraft (only with reports turbulence or icing).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.28.13)

Flight Cognition Laboratory

The Human Systems Integration Division's Flight Cognition Laboratory, at NASA AMES Research Center, is studying the cognitive processes that underlie the performance of pilots, air traffic controllers, and other skilled professionals.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-24-01

PRODUCT: Boeing Model 747-8 and 747-8F series airplanes and Model 787-8 airplanes powered by GEnx engines.

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