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December 30, 2012

Bombardier Aerospace Secures Orders For Six Learjet 75 Aircraft

Transaction Valued At $81 Million Based On List Prices

Bombardier Aerospace has received orders for a total of six Learjet 75 business jets from an undisclosed customer. The transaction is valued at approximately $81 million based on the 2012 list price for typically equipped aircraft.

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BAE Inks Contract With Sultanate Of Oman

Deal Covers Multiple Typhoon And Hawk Aircraft

In the first contract to be closed since BAE and EADS ended merger talks, BAE Systems says it has reached an agreement with the Sultanate of Oman to provide 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk aircraft, a deal with about $4.1 billion. Deliveries are expected to commence in 2017.

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Facing Consolidation And Budget Cuts, Middle Georgia Aviation Campus Looks Ahead

Continuing Projects For NASA, Pursuit Of Sikorsky Prize

Middle Georgia College in Eastman, GA, has a lot going for it, according to its administration. In fact, some call it the best-kept secret in the region.

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Air China Honored With Canada's Outstanding Enterprise Award

Cited For Work Towards Improvements In Relations Between The Two Countries

Air China received the Outstanding Enterprise Award-Bronze Prize at the 34th Canada China Business Council (CCBC) annual meeting in Montreal, Canada for its continuous efforts to improve products and services and contributions to relations between China and Canada.

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Las Vegas Airline Back On The Horizon

Management Team Says It Is 'On Track' For A 2013 Start

An airline promising "Las Vegas thrills, holographic image safety briefings, as well as full reclining luxury beds in first class" is back on the horizon. LV Air says it is moving towards a 2013 launch with "over $35 million, a soft aircraft market, and an experienced management team."

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Republic of Korea Seeks To Acquire Global Hawk UAVs

Estimated Cost For Four Aircraft Is $1.2 Billion

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Dec. 21 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for four RQ-4 Block 30 (I) Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.2 billion.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.30.12): Aleutian Low

Aleutian Low A semi-permanent, subpolar area of low pressure located in the Gulf of Alaska near the Aleutian Islands. It is a generating area for storms and migratory lows often reach maximum instensity in this area. It is most active during the late fall to late spring. During the summer, it is weaker, retreating towards the North Pole and becoming almost nonexistent. During this time, the North Pacific High pressure system dominates.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.30.12)

Aero Linx: Air Force Space Command Air Force Space Command, activated Sept. 1, 1982, is a major command with headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. AFSPC provides military focused space and cyberspace capabilities with a global perspective to the joint warfighting team.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.30.12)

"We're completely on track for 2013... An offer has been made to acquire a fully certified carrier. Our designer Edese Doret has begun designs and features for First Class to include state of the art reclining beds, a live plant wall and a shower/changing room. In Club Class, translucent bulk heads, a Circle Bar, and 3D Surround Sound will be the norm. Every flight will feature an online and private network gaming experience." Source: CEO and Founder Eneliko Sean Smith, in remarks associated with LV Air's claim to be moving towards a 2013 launch with "over $35 million, a soft aircraft market, and an experienced management team."

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