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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Japan National Police Agency Orders An AW109 Power For Kyoto

Will Replace An Older Aircraft When Delivered In December

The Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered one AW109 Power light twin helicopter which will be operated by Kyoto Police. The AW109 Power helicopter will replace an aging B206 model and will be delivered to the customer in December 2015.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

NASA Identifying Candidate Asteroids For Redirect Mission

Hopes To Capture And Park An Asteroid In Orbit Around The Moon

NASA is continuing to push forward with its somewhat controversial Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), looking to add potential candidate target asteroids for the program. The robotic mission will identify, capture and redirect a near-Earth asteroid to a stable orbit around the moon. In the 2020s, astronauts will explore the asteroid and return to Earth with samples. NASA says this will test and advance new technologies and spaceflight experience needed to take humans to Mars in the 2030s.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

VivaAerobus Selects Airbus As Flight Training Provider

Training Center To Open In Monterrey, Mexico

VivaAerobus, the low cost carrier serving Mexico, has chosen “Training By Airbus” to provide simulator training and courses for pilots, maintenance personnel, flight operations engineers and cabin crews in Miami and Monterrey, Mexico. The 10-year agreement includes more than 25,000 flight training hours for approximately 750 pilots.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.14.14)

Aero Linx: Lake Amphibian Flyers Club The Lake Amphibian Flyers Club is an international organization of owners, pilots, and aficionados of Lake Amphibian aircraft. Able to operate on the land, in the air, and on the water, this unique airplane can do what ordinary airplanes cannot do. Once you have flown a Lake, an ordinary airplane will seem mundane. Lake Amphibians are truly the "all-terrain vehicles" of the air. Come. Explore. Discover Lake Amphibians.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.14.14): Rainbow

Rainbow A luminous arc featuring all colors of the visible light spectrum (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). It is created by refraction, total reflection, and the dispersion of light. It is visible when the sun is shining through air containing water spray or raindrops, which occurs during or immediately after a rain shower. The bow is always observed in the opposite side of the sky from the sun.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

ANN FAQ: Disqus

A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations

Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-based comment tool you can use to talk about stories on Aero-News with your friends.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.14.14)

"The solution has two advantages: firstly, we could optimize the production ourselves. In addition, we were able to improve the design so that the complete work piece can be manufactured in one operation." Source: Otilia Castro Matías from Airbus Defense and Space, discussing the latest generation of satellites from Airbus Defense and Space that contain special clamps that join the body of the satellite to the feed and sub-reflector assembly at the top end.

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Sun, Sep 14, 2014

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Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Airborne 09.12.14: Alan Klapmeier's $10M Win, OWW Progress, 3rd Class Update

Also: Zero-G Engine Repo, Collier Trophy, EAA Addresses FAA Hangar Use, CAF's Dallas Air Expo

While it comes as no surprise to those of us that have had to deal with Cirrus Aircraft's negative tactics and behaviors, a judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota last month dismissed post-trial motions filed by Cirrus Industries following a jury verdict that awarded $10 million to Alan Klapmeier last March. The actual judgment was posted this week by the court. During the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, thousands of people had a hand in building EAA’s One Week Wonder Zenith CH 750 Cruzer. During the ensuing weeks a handful of pilots have completed the required 40 hours of Phase one flight testing, beginning with the first flight by Jeff Skiles the day after the convention. Eleven U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle, all co-sponsors of a bill to reform the third-class medical process, are asking the Department of Transportation and the Off

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Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Airborne 09.10.14: CSeries Flies Again, Reno Tragedy, GA Fuel Update

Also: New Osprey Engines Wanted, Red Bull Air Race, Retired Hueys, Atlanta Warbird Weekend, Congressman Petri on Aero-TV!

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has confirmed to ANN that the CSeries aircraft resumed flight testing with flight test vehicle number two taking flight Sunday at Bombardier's facility in Mirabel, Quebec. The flight follows an in-depth review and analysis of the engine-related incident that occurred during stationary ground maintenance testing involving CSeries flight test aircraft number 1 on May 29. The investigation into the crash of a Reno air racer continues. It is confirmed that the airplane in question was the experimental Sport class GP5 racer named, Sweet Dreams, owned and piloted by Lee Behel. It has been reported by several sources that the aircraft appeared to break up in-flight and that Behel did not survive the crash. The FAA has selected four unleaded fuels for the first phase of testing in its search for a drop-i

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