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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

FAA Dedicates New Airport Traffic Control Tower At KFXE

Construction Began In November Of Last Year

The FAA has dedicated a new $16.4 million, state-of-the-art airport traffic control tower at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE). The new tower is equipped with the latest radar, communications, and weather technology. It will enable air traffic controllers to continue to provide the safest, most efficient service to flights at the busy South Florida airport.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Thousands Of Students Participate In World's Largest Rocketry Competition

The Team America Rocketry Challenge Launches Into Qualifying Rounds For The 2015 Contest

Nearly 4,000 middle and high school students across the country are gearing up for the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the aerospace and defense industry's flagship program to inspire young people to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year, close to 700 teams representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are designing and building model rockets as they contest to qualify for the national finals scheduled for Saturday, May 9 in The Plains, VA.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Boeing, Silk Way West Announce Order For Three 747-8 Freighters

Deal Puts $1.1 Billion On Boeing's Order Books

Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West has place an order for three Boeing 747-8 Freighter airplanes valued at more than $1.1 billion at current list prices. 

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

NATA Offers Safety 1st Digital Emergency Response System Demo

Interactive Demonstration Can Be Accessed Online

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Safety 1st Program has launched an online, interactive demonstration of the new Safety 1st Digital Response System (ERS) is now available. This cutting-edge tool is designed to assist businesses to prepare for – and respond to – emergency situations with an unparalleled level of effectiveness.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.05.15)

"This certification enables our customers in Europe to begin operations using the S-76D helicopter." Source: Shane Eddy, President, Sikorsky Commercial Systems & Services.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.05.15): Hoar Frost

A deposit of interlocking crystals formed by direct sublimation on objects, usually those of small diameter freely exposed to the air, such as tree branches, plants, wires, poles, etc.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.05.15)

Airplane T-Shirts

Gotta have that shirt of that favorite plane? This Web site is sure to have it. The site owners are both pilots, so the selling aviation T-shirts was a natural for this family.

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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Airborne 03.04.15: Airbus' NEW H160, Robinson Buys 1000 RR300s, NEW Bell 407GXP

Also: Inverted Flat Spin Record, Belite Aircraft Reinvents the Cub, Aspen Evolution In Demand, Screamin’ Sasquatch, New Elite HeliSim, JetBlue Pilot Update

Airbus showed off its all-new H160 helicopter at Heli-Expo 2015. As the first product introduced with the Airbus Helicopters corporate identity and its new numbering designation, Airbus claims this 5.5 to 6-ton-class rotorcraft has nose-to-tail breakthroughs in design and systems. The H160 integrates as many as 68 different Airbus Helicopters-patented technologies. It has a cruise speed of 160 knots, and can carry 12 passengers at distances of up to 120 nautical miles for oil and gas missions, and a 450-nautical mile range with 20-minute reserve in public service or search and rescue tasks. Rolls-Royce and Robinson Helicopter Company have signed a new, 10-year agreement to supply at least 1,000 RR300 engines to power their R66 Helicopter. The Rol

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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

GAO Finds U.S. Air Traffic System Vulnerable To Cyber Attack

Finds Weaknesses In Controls Designed To Prevent Unauthorized Network Access

In a recent report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that while the FAA has taken steps to protect its air traffic control systems from cyber-based and other threats, significant security control weaknesses remain, threatening the agency's ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system (NAS).

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