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January 26, 2014

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.27.14

Funding Unleaded Fuel Testing Crucial to General Aviation…

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NASA Offers Space Tech Grants To Early Career University Faculty

Agency Expects To Award About Five Grants This Fall

NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early career faculty members who are beginning their independent careers. The grants will sponsor research in specific, high priority areas of interest to America's space program.

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Predator B Demonstrates Integrated, Networked Electronic Warfare Potential

GA-ASI and NGC Showcase Additional Unmanned Electronic Attack Capabilities In 2nd USMC Exercise

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) and Northrop Grumman Corporation have successfully demonstrated the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper's Electronic Attack capability featuring Northrop Grumman's new Pandora Electronic Warfare (EW) system at the U.S. Marine Corps' (USMC) Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course held at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma on October 22.

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Boeing Sees Growth In 'Boutique' Airliner Financing

Norwegian Air Shuttle Recently Financed Five Aircraft Through Private Placement

The recent private placement of five Boeing 737-800 airliners with Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) has Boeing bullish on the future of such "boutique" financing.

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Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator UAS Surpasses 10,000 Combat Flying Hours

Northrop Grumman-Built System Works As Eyes To U.S. Navy Fleet Commanders In The Middle East

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built unmanned demonstrator aircraft used for maritime surveillance missions by the U.S. Navy surpassed 10,000 combat flying hours supporting intelligence-gathering missions in the Middle East.

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Fokker, TenCate Enter Next Stage In Innovation Partnership With Airbus

Agreement Carries Collaboration Through 2017

Airbus, Fokker and TenCate have signed a contract for the next stage of the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure innovation program (TAPAS), in the presence of the French President François Hollande, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp.

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Global Satellite Operator's ABS-2 Relay Platform Is Fueled For Launch

Will Be Boosted Into Orbit In February Aboard An Ariane 5 Rocket

The ABS-2 spacecraft has been “topped off” at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana as preparations continue for its launch on Arianespace’s year-opening Ariane 5 mission, which is scheduled for a February 6 liftoff.

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Newly Private Aircraft Charter Brokerage Firm Launches In CA

The Charter Portal Commencing Operations From Headquarters In Los Angeles

The Charter Portal, a private air charter brokerage firm and a subsidiary of California-based ALG Group, says it is set to commence operations from its Los Angeles office. The Charter Portal says it plans to operate a boutique-style air charter brokerage while offering private aircraft from highly-rated safety-certified air charter operators throughout the world.

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Astronics To Acquire EADS North America Test And Services Division

Deal Worth $53 Million To Close In February

Astronics Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and liabilities of EADS North America's Test and Services division (EADS T&S) for approximately $53 million in cash plus a net working capital adjustment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.26.14): Feeder Bands

Feeder Bands In tropical parlance, the lines or bands of thunderstorms that spiral into and around the center of a tropical system. Also known as outer convective bands, a typical hurricane may have three or more of these bands. They occur in advance of the main rain shield and are usually 40 to 80 miles apart. In thunderstorm development, they are the lines or bands of low level clouds that move or feed into the updraft region of a thunderstorm.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.26.14)

Aero Linx: National Black Coalition Of Federal Aviation Employees NBCFAE is an organization comprised of over 1000 members in regions and chapters and is an employee association specifically designed to provide you with highly effective training and creative resources to succeed in today’s business world. For over 35 years, NBCFAE, a nationwide network, has been dedicated to promoting equal employment for African Americans, female and minority employees; improving employee-management relations and providing an effective liaison amongst FAA employees and the community at large.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.26.14)

"NASA believes the innovation and creativity early career university faculty possess is critical for solving the hard space technology challenges the agency and American industry face today. These grants help assure the U.S. will continue to lead the world in space tech research and development for decades to come." Source:  Michael Gazarik, NASA's associate administrator for space technology in Washington, commenting as NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early career faculty members who are beginning their independent careers.

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