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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Space Research Institute Awards Fellowships To Five Scientists

Will Support Two Years Of Biomedical Space Research By Each Recipient

Five young scientists have received First Award Fellowships from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). Through this two-year program, they will conduct research with the eventual aim of protecting astronaut health during long-duration spaceflights.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Esterline CMC Electronics Modernizes Critical Flight Display Systems

FDS Updated With ANSYS To Meet New DO-178B Standard

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is using ANSYS solutions to quickly and easily develop next-generation primary flight display systems for aircraft – reducing the time and costs required for certification while speeding time to market.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Gulfstream Names Cindy Halsey VP Of Completion Planning And Design

Joins The Company After Working For Textron And As A Private Consultant

Cindy Halsey has been named by Gulfstream as vice president, Completion Planning and Design. She reports to Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

New Zealand Training Company Calls For More Female Pilots

CTC Aviation Estimates Only About Four Percent Of Airline Pilots Globally Are Women

A flight school in New Zealand is actively seeking women to enter a training program to become airline pilots, as the industry forecasts that over 500,000 new pilots will be needed over the next 20 years.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.20.14)

Aero Linx: The Naval Helicopter Association The Naval Helicopter Association, a non-profit organization, is open to anyone interested in naval aviation. Our members include active duty, retired, civilian, and corporate people. A subscription to Rotor Review magazine is included in your annual membership and is mailed quarterly. The magazine content includes articles and photographs about unit activities, new developments in rotary wing aviation, and special features of professional interest. NHA also sponsors professional and social functions including the annual NHA Symposium which alternates locations between San Diego and Norfolk, and hosts social events around the annual CNATRA Gulf Coast Fleet Fly-In at NAS Whiting Field in Pensacola, Fl.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.14): Altostratus

Altostratus This middle cloud genus is composed of water droplets, and sometimes ice crystals, In the mid-latitudes, cloud bases are generally found between 15,000 and 20,000 feet. White to gray in color, it can create a fibrous veil or sheet, sometimes obscuring the sun or moon. It is a good indicator of precipitation, as it often precedes a storm system. Virga often falls from these clouds.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

ANN FAQ: Contact Us (Updated)

We've Moved!

There's nothing quite like central Florida in the summertime... which is but one reason Aero-News relocated its Global Headquarters from Polk County, FL up to the Jacksonville area, some time ago.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.20.14)

"I am extremely saddened by the loss of my friend. Peter devoted the last 23 years of his life to this wonderful mission. His faith, dedication, and hard work were something to emulate." Source: Wings of Mercy Board President, Terry Boer, in remembrance of Founder Peter VandenBosch, who died last week at the age of 91, according to the organization. Peter had recently experienced a significant decline after enjoying many years of good health.

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

AFA Applauds Frontier For Swift Action After Ebola Incident

Aircraft Removed From Service And Decontaminated

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, applauds Frontier Airlines management for responding immediately to the concerns of frontline workers and taking decisive action to safeguard the health and safety of flight attendants affected by transport of the confirmed Ebola patient.

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Contract Awarded On Seventh Lot Of F135 Engines

Propulsion Systems For The F-35 JSF Program

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Pratt & Whitney a contract for the seventh lot of F135 propulsion systems to power F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The contract announcement for $592 million raises the total procurement contract value to $680 million. In December 2013, a $263 million sustainment contract was previously awarded bringing the total LRIP 7 propulsion cost to $943 million.

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