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Sun, Dec 09, 2018

Millennium Space Systems Completes Successful ALTAIR Pathfinder Mission

Small Satellite Pathfinder Validates Critical Systems And Software

Millennium Space Systems completed the final phase of its highly successful ALTAIR Pathfinder satellite mission Nov. 17. After 548 days operating the satellite from the ALTAIR mission operations center at Millennium's headquarters in El Segundo, and amassing more than 13,000 hours of performance to reduce technology risk, the ALTAIR Pathfinder operations team decommissioned the satellite and prepared for it to naturally de-orbit.

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Sun, Dec 09, 2018

Abaco Names Dualos As Distributor For Test And Simulation Avionics Products

Company Plans To Expand In High Growth Avionics Areas

Abaco has appointed Dualos LLC as an authorized distributor for Abaco's extensive range of avionics products in the test and simulation market. Dualos has a market focus on, and far-reaching expertise in, test and simulation, and will initially serve the North American market. The company plans to expand in high growth avionics areas.

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Sun, Dec 09, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.09.18)

Aero Linx: The Tennessee Aviation Association (TAA) The Tennessee Aviation Association (TAA) is an airports advocacy organization representing our statewide system of airports. The mission of TAA is to promote and encourage communications among its members, governmental entities and the general public; and to foster a better understanding of the value of all airports in the State of Tennessee. Celebrating more than 25 years of statewide advocacy, TAA membership includes representatives from airports, local governments, consultants, vendors and other suppliers that serve the aviation industry. We are proud to produce the annual Tennessee Airports Conference which is the single best event in the state in which to network, stay informed about the industry, and to learn about new aviation business opportunities. TAA is a non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(6) of the IRS code. We are dedicated to promoting airport-friendly State policy and legislation. There are

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Sun, Dec 09, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.09.18): Obstacle

Obstacle An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain at a fixed geographical location or which may be expected at a fixed location within a prescribed area with reference to which vertical clearance is or must be provided during flight operation.

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Sun, Dec 09, 2018

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind!

Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to the masses, or share the latest Klyde Morris with another member of the flying community? (Or perhaps to someone who just really, really likes ants?)

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Sun, Dec 09, 2018

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.09.18)

"ALTAIR Pathfinder has been a resilient and flexible satellite. Combining autonomous routine operations with ease of reprogramming for special opportunities, ALTAIR Pathfinder efficiently delivered significant technical performance data that will directly benefit our customers, stakeholders and Boeing's space business." Source:  Griffith Russell, mission director, discussing Millennium Space Systems completion of the final phase of its successful ALTAIR Pathfinder satellite mission Nov. 17. After 548 days operating the satellite from the ALTAIR mission operations center at Millennium's headquarters in El Segundo, and amassing more than 13,000 hours of performance to reduce technology risk, the ALTAIR Pathfinder operations team decommissioned the satellite and prepared for it to naturally de-orbit.

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Sat, Dec 08, 2018

OIG: FAA Remains Years Away From A Standardized Controller Scheduling Tool

Also Faces Significant Challenges Before Benefits Of Such A Tool Can Be Realized

The FAA employs over 14,000 air traffic controllers to operate 314 air traffic control facilities nationwide. As inefficient facility scheduling can lead to staffing issues and increased overtime costs, in July 2016, FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) agreed to implement a commercially available tool, Operational Planning and Scheduling (OPAS), to standardize scheduling practices at all air traffic facilities.

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Sat, Dec 08, 2018

Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre Find New Uses For Airplane Structure Material

Form Partnership To Repurpose Aerospace-Grade Composite Material Into New Products

Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre have announced a partnership to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite material, which will be used by other companies to make products such as electronic accessories and automotive equipment. The agreement – the first of its kind for the aerospace industry – covers excess carbon fiber from 11 Boeing airplane manufacturing sites and will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year.

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Sat, Dec 08, 2018

Boeing KC-46 Tanker Program Completes Phase II Receiver Certification Testing

Six Test Aircraft Have Now Completed More Than 3,700 Flight Hours

Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program has completed its planned Phase II receiver certification flight testing following three weeks of flights with F-15E aircraft out of Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

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Sat, Dec 08, 2018

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From Medical Flight Accident

Aircraft Broke Up In Flight At Cruising Altitude

The NTSB has released a preliminary report from an accident which occurred November 18 involving a Cessna 441 on a medical transportation flight. The airplane broke up in flight at cruising altitude, resulting in the fatal injury of the three people on board.

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