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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

NASA Expands Commercial Space Program

Requests Proposals For 2nd Round Of Cargo Resupply Contracts For ISS

On the heels of awarding groundbreaking contracts to U.S. commercial space companies to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the next round of contracts for private-sector companies to deliver experiments and supplies to the orbiting laboratory.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Boeing, Etihad Airways Unveil Livery Of Airline's First 787-9

New 'Facets Of Abu Dhabi' Livery Inspired By UAE Culture

Boeing has rolled out of its paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner that will be delivered to Etihad Airways. The airplane is painted in the airline's new 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery with colors reminiscent of the desert landscape, inspired by the culture, Islamic design and architecture motifs of the United Arab Emirates.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

CAV Ice Protection Opens TKS Repair Station

Will Open At New Century Airport In Olathe, KS

The FAA has approved CAV Ice Protection to operate a repair station at their North American Operations Center at the New Century Airport (KIXD) in Olathe, KS. The limited accessory repair station is approved to repair and overhaul TKS ice protection equipment and has begun conducting repairs. Prior to approval, the sole TKS repair station was located at the CAV Ice Protection manufacturing facility in Consett, United Kingdom.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

USAFAC Promotes US-Built Beriev Be-200 Firefighter

Will Collaborate With Russia To Develop US Version Of The Water-Scooping Amphibious Jet

USA Firefighting Air Corps (USAFAC) has announced that Russia has signed a collaboration agreement with an American company to develop a US-built Beriev Be-200 multipurpose amphibious aerial firefighting jet, and that the collaboration would be headquartered in Colorado.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

White House To Require Specific UAV Details From Federal Agencies

Would Require Disclosure Of Where The Aircraft Are To Be Flown

A directive that would require the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, Justice Department, and other federal agencies to disclose where they intend to operate UAVs is being prepared by the White House.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

PeoplExpress Temporarily Suspends Operations

Cites Crew Shortages, Lack Of Airplanes

With a shortage of crew members and only one airplane, startup scheduled carrier PeoplExpress has temporarily suspended its operations with the hope of resuming flights by October 16.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Indiana A-10 ANG Squadron To Deploy To Middle East

Six-Month Mission To Begin In Early October

A dozen A-10 "Warthog" airplanes and more than 300 airmen attached to the 122nd Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard are scheduled to be deployed to the Middle East early in October. And while they are not specifically part of the current campaign against ISIS, the airplanes could provide air support for ground troops in that fight.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

AgustaWestland Sues U.S. Army Over Helicopter Contract

Asks Court To Block UH-72 Lakota No-Bid Award

AgustaWestland has turned to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in an effort to block a contract awarded to Airbus Helicopters by the U.S. Army.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Cessna Sued Over 1981 Accident

Survivor Of Grand Canyon Airport Accident Lasts Longer Than Insurance Company

The survivor of an accident involving a Cessna airplane is suing the Textron subsidiary after the insurance company that had agreed to pay him over $6 million from an annuity went out of businesses.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

City Of Santa Monica Seeks To Recoup Airport Cleanup Costs

Files A Lawsuit Against Estate Of Citation Pilot Who Impacted A Hangar On Landing Two Years Ago

The City of Santa Monica is suing the estate of a pilot flying a Cessna Citation which impacted a hangar while landing at KSMO two years ago in an effort to recoup the costs of the emergency services and cleanup at the airport.

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