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February 23, 2014

Indian Parliament Considering Blacklist For AgustaWestland

Cites Allegations Of Kickbacks In AW101 Sale

AgustaWestland may find itself frozen out of the Indian helicopter market if a measure to blacklist the company passes that country's parliament.

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NBAA Announces 2014 Baldwin Business Aviation Management Scholarships

Award Presented During Leadership Conference To Recognize Aspiring Aviation Managers

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the recipients of its Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship, which benefits individuals seeking to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs).

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Future Bomber Has Legacy To Uphold

Air Force Says New LRS-B Bomber Will Face High-Tech Threats

With a proven history of success, today’s bomber fleet has a reputation for excellence. It is, however, an aging fleet in need of a new addition, the deputy chief of staff operations, plans and requirements said during the 30th Annual Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 20, in Orlando, FL.

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U.S. Navy Awards Pilot Training Aircraft Maintenance Contract To Sikorsky

Providing Aftermarket Support Services To Fixed Wing T34, T44 & T6 Fleet

The U.S. Navy has awarded a maintenance and support services contract for more than 360 aircraft operated by the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) to Sikorsky. Valued at an estimated $110 million, the work is expected to be completed in October 2014.

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GX Aviation Satcom To Be Installed On Air China A330s

Testing To Be Conducted In The Second Quarter Of 2015

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Air China and Honeywell Aerospace for the installation and testing of Inmarsat GX Aviation on Air China’s A330 aircraft, expected in the second quarter of 2015.

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NASA Researcher Finds Planet-Sized Space Weather Explosions At Venus

'Hot Flow Anomalies' Can Occur Multiple Times Each Day

Researchers recently discovered that a common space weather phenomenon on the outskirts of Earth’s magnetic bubble, the magnetosphere, has much larger repercussions for Venus. The giant explosions, called hot flow anomalies, can be so large at Venus that they’re bigger than the entire planet and they can happen multiple times a day.

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P-8A Poseidon Aircraft To Boost Australia's Maritime Surveillance Capabilities

First Aircraft To Be Delivered In 2017

The Australian government has approved the acquisition of eight P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. These state-of-the-art aircraft will dramatically boost Australia’s ability to monitor its maritime approaches and patrol over 2.5 million square kilometers of that country's marine jurisdiction – an area equating to nearly 4 per cent of the world’s oceans.

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U.S. Army Awards Apache Targeting And Pilotage System Sustainment Contract

Lockheed Martin Will Be Paid $92 Million From The Deal

The U.S. Army awarded a $92 million Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract in December 2013 to Lockheed Martin for sustainment of the AH-64 Apache helicopter Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.23.14)

Aero Linx: The Plymouth Aero Club The Plymouth Aero Club was formed nearly 50 years ago by a group of local pilots to help promote aviation safety and education. The Aero Club has been instrumental over the years in organizing air shows and raising money for local charities. The Aero Club meets a number of times a year to enjoy good food, share flying stories and plan aviation and charity events. If you would like to join or renew your existing membership with the Aero Club please download our membership form listed below, or to get more information about this wonderful organization, please email plymouthaeroclub@gmail.com.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.23.14): Albedo

Albedo The ratio of the amount of radiation reflected from an object's surface compared to the amount that strikes it. This varies according to the texture, color, and expanse of the object's surface and is reported in percentage. Surfaces with high albedo include sand and snow, while low albedo rates include forests and freshly turned earth.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.23.14)

"Not only are they gigantic. But as Venus doesn’t have a magnetic field to protect itself, the hot flow anomalies happen right on top of the planet. They could swallow the planet whole." Source: Glyn Collinson, a space scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, making comments associated with the recent discovery that a common space weather phenomenon on the outskirts of Earth’s magnetic bubble, the magnetosphere, has much larger repercussions for Venus. The giant explosions, called hot flow anomalies, can be so large at Venus that they’re bigger than the entire planet and they can happen multiple times a day.

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