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October 07, 2012

American Eurocopter Delivers First EC130 T2

Maverick Aviation Receives The First Of The New Model

American Eurocopter has delivered the company’s first EC130 T2 to Maverick Aviation Group. The EC130 T2 is Eurocopter’s newest model, introduced to the industry at this year’s Heli-Expo (pictured). Maverick, a Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tourism company, was one of the launch customers for the new product line with a signed agreement to purchase up to 50 helicopters.

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Pennsylvania State House Defeats Bill To Move State Aircraft

Would Have Returned State Police Aviation Unit To Williamsport Regional Airport

A bill to return the state police aviation unit to Williamsport (PA) Regional Airport was defeated by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week. The measure failed to carry by eight votes.

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NASA Offers Opportunities For Biological Research On ISS

Looking For Experiments Focusing On Adaptations To Microgravity

NASA invites scientists from around the country to submit proposals to perform biological research aboard the International Space Station. The NASA Research Announcement (NRA), "Research Opportunities in Space Biology," opened Sept. 30.

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Desert Jet Lands Spot On The 2012 Inc. 500 List

Private Jet Charter Company Checks In At Number 69 On Magazine's Exclusive List

Even with President Obama's often-disparaging remarks about business aviation, some companies continue to thrive. Inc. magazine recently ranked Desert Jet, an aircraft management and private jet charter company based in Southern California, on the prestigious Inc. 500 list, for the second time.

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Cancer Patients To Benefit From Unique Donations At NBAA2012

Auction Items Include Aviation Equipment, Travel Opportunities

Donated items for the NBAA/CAN Soiree-An Evening With Angels are more exciting than ever this year! The auction held to benefit Corporate Angel Network (CAN)  during the National Business Aviation Association’s Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012), takes place on Wednesday, October 31st at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, FL.

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NORTHCOM Marks 10 Years Protecting U.S. Homeland

Unit Stood Up In Response To 9/11

Ten years ago Oct. 1, still stinging from the devastating 9/11 terror attacks, the United States stood up U.S. Northern Command with one sole mission: to deter, prevent and defeat threats and aggression aimed at the continental United States, its territories and its interests.

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CAE Awarded Contracts Valued At More Than $86 Million

Six Simulators And Update Services Sold To Various Manufacturers, Facilities

CAE has sold six simulators to customers in Asia and North America: one for Bombardier Aerospace to support in the development of the Global(i) 7000(i) and Global 8000(i) aircraft program; one Boeing 737-800 to Alaska Airlines; one A320 for the Asian Aviation Center of Excellence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and three simulators for the Zhuhai Flight Training Center in China: an Airbus A330, a Boeing 737 and a Boeing 777. In addition, CAE sold simulator updates to various customers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.07.12)

Aero Linx: Southern California Balloon Association The Southern California Balloon Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of hot air ballooning and other lighter than air craft. Membership is comprised of commercial and private pilots, their crews, family, and others interested in ballooning. The SCBA organizes informal competitive and recreational events. The club promotes safety and education in our sport and sponsors safety and educational seminars. Meetings and events are held monthly.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.07.12): Balloon Inflation Ballast

Balloon Inflation Ballast Ballast in gas ballooning is used to control buoyancy (affecting altitude) during flight. Ballast is frequently in the form of sand or water and is carried aloft at launch. When the pilot needs to adjust the balloon’s altitude, a small amount of ballast is jettisoned from the gondola which reduces the gross weight of the balloon and allows it to rise to a new pressure altitude (when it is desired for the balloon to descend lifting gas is released from a valve at the top of the envelope). The balloon will remain at that altitude until there is another dynamic change in the lift equation. It is often stated that the ballast is to feed the gas balloon and well before all ballast has been expend

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.07.12)

"We are excited about supporting Bombardier once again in their new aircraft development programs using CAE's unique simulation engineering expertise and we are very pleased to welcome Alaska Airlines as a new full-flight simulator customer. Through the simulator orders from the Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence and the Zhuhai training centre, we are happy to support the growth of the fleets of China Southern, Air Asia and other airlines throughout Asia." Source: Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services, following the announcement that CAE has sold six simulators to customers in Asia and North America.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes (737)

AD NUMBER: 2012-20-01

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes.

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