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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.17.14): High Wind Warning

This product is issued by the National Weather Service when high wind speeds may pose a hazard or is life threatening.

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.17.14)

Airport Webcam Locator

Look at current and live Webcam views at airports in the US and other countries, with links to those airport homepages.

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

AD: Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-05

PRODUCT: Certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes.

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

AD: Sikorsky Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-04

PRODUCT: Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Airborne 04.16.14: Red Bull Race Results, BFA v FAA, B-29's New Home

Also: Aero-TV Classic-Ballooning, Dassault UCAV Formation, Black Knight Transformer, Save Jane Wicker's Aurora!

It was a day full of surprises in Rovinj, Croatia, as Hannes Arch won a very narrow victory over Paul Bonhomme. The winning margin was just eight-hundredths of a second. Japan's Yoshi Muroya made the podium for the first time in his race career after pushing Canada's Pete McLeod into fourth place. The Balloon Federation of America (BFA) Board of Directors has released an official statement regarding the NTSB's recommendation to the FAA that balloon tour ride operators be required to obtain and comply with a Letter of Authorization. The AT Black Knight Transformer completed driving tests in December 2013 and completed its first flight tests last month. The Black Knight Transformer is the world’s largest multicopter that is controlled and stabilized with propeller speed. The aircraft has a maximum takeoff weight of 4,400 lb. All thi

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Aero-TV: Active Winglets -- Tamarack Aerospace Partners with Cessna

Innovative Aerodynamic Technologies Produce Game-Changing Results

At the NBAA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had a chance to talk with Tamarack Aerospace Group about their partnership with the Cessna to provide winglet modifications for certain Cessna jet models. Nick Guida, founder and president of Tamarack Aerospace Group explained to Jim the uniqueness of their product. Adding winglets to an airplane aerodynamically increases the aspect ratio of the wing creating less drag and more efficiency.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

FAA Completes Nationwide Equipment Installation For NextGen

Aircraft Tracking System Currently In Use At 100 Airports

The FAA has announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. This upgrade is a key improvement in the Next Generation Air Transportation System.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Minsheng Financial Leasing Celebrates 60-Aircraft Order With Gulfstream

Signing Ceremony Held At ABACE

Gulfstream held a signing ceremony Tuesday with Minsheng Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition. The ceremony recognized Minsheng’s order for 60 Gulfstream aircraft, which was signed in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Hartzell Propeller Back In Business With Mooney Aircraft

Three-Bladed Scimitar Props To Be Installed On New Ovation And Acclaim Type S Airplanes

Hartzell Propeller and Mooney International Corp. are again in business together as the aircraft manufacturer has begun production on the first new Mooney airplane in five years. Hartzell Propeller has initiated deliveries of the company’s three-blade, blended airfoil, scimitar props to Mooney’s manufacturing operation in Kerrville, TX, for factory installation on its Ovation and Acclaim Type S aircraft models.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Bell Helicopter Sells Five Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Aircraft To Aerochine Aviation

Company Plans To Resell The Aircraft For VIP Transport, Tourism, And Training

Textron company Bell Helicopter has announced a signed purchase agreement for five Bell 505 Jet Ranger XTM aircraft to Aerochine Aviation during a signing ceremony at the Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (ABACE).

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