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Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Two Ball Aerospace-Built Instruments Headed For ISS

Launch Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Scheduled For Saturday

Two Ball Aerospace-built payloads will soon blast off toward the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. Scheduled for a February 18 launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the two Ball instruments will play critical roles in the International Space Station's scientific and environmental observations and technical operations.

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Sat, Feb 18, 2017

BO105 Celebrates Its 50th Birthday

Innovative Technology Continues To Leave Its Mark On Airbus’ Helicopter Fleet

This month marks 50 years since the BO105 embarked on its maiden flight, on 16 February 1967, in Ottobrunn near Munich. Conceived as a two-metric-ton-class light multi-purpose helicopter, cutting-edge technologies and materials led to the BO105 being the first helicopter to feature a rigid, hingeless rotor head made of titanium and glass-fiber-reinforced rotor blades.

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Sat, Feb 18, 2017

ALPA Unveils Vision To Put America First In The Future Of Air Transportation

Policy Priorities To Advance Safety, Security, And Airline Pilot Supply

ALPA has released "We Keep America Flying", a policy solution white paper to present airline pilots’ priorities on issues from infrastructure and safety to the supply of pilots as part of its commitment to ensuring that U.S. airlines and U.S. aviation workers can compete and prosper now and in the future.

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Sat, Feb 18, 2017

National Aviation Hall Of Fame Will Not Sell Signed Wright Aircraft Propeller

Denies Allegations From Congressman Mike Turner Concerning Artifact Sales

The National Aviation Hall of Fame says it will not sell a propeller dating back to 1915 which was signed by Orville Wright.

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Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Group Looks To Stem Growth Of Montauk Airport

Urging East Hampton Town Government To Buy The Field

The NIMBYs are at it again on New York's Long Island. A group which calls itself the "Airport Noise Citizens Advisory Committee" has written a letter to East Hampton Town recommending that they buy Montauk Airport (KMPT) in an effort to prevent, or at least slow, traffic growth in the future.

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Sat, Feb 18, 2017

ANN FAQ: Here's How YOU Can Support The 'Let Bob Fly!' Documentary Project

Bob Has Asked ANN To Help Him Tell A Story That Could Transform The Fight For Airmen Rights... YOU Can Help!

Just a few days ago, ANN dropped the first hints (of many to come) of what has become an all-involving endeavor... to undertake an inspiring, exacting, professional, long-form documentary covering the tumultuous FAA v Bob Hoover debacle. 'Let Bob Fly!' is the working title for an aggressive and somewhat controversial new documentary. Some 20 years ago, one of the greatest living aviators was grounded by two FAA inspectors based on hearsay, innuendo and suspicious conjecture. The resulting fight cost Hoover three years of his life, untold amounts of money, and embarrassed the American aviation community to the core. At events like Lakeland, ICAS, Oshkosh, dozens of airshows all over the world, and the AOPA Conventions; people gathered, protested, made themselves heard and made it abundantly clear that the FAA had gone too far -- and that support for Hoover was pretty much an industry mandate.

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Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.18.17)

"Airbus is surprised by today’s press conference by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense raising criminal allegations (“Strafanzeige”) against Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, a division of Airbus, and Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, alleging willful deception and fraud linked to the order for Eurofighter jets back in 2003." Source: Statement by Airbus following the filing of a lawsuit against the planemaker Thursday.

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Sat, Feb 18, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.18.17): Progressive Taxi

Precise taxi instructions given to a pilot unfamiliar with the airport or issued in stages as the aircraft proceeds along the taxi route.

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Sat, Feb 18, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.18.17)

Turbo and Supercharging Aircraft Engines

"Due to the reduction in air density by gaining altitude, lower air pressure or higher ambient temperatures an aircraft engine loses some of its rated power. At about 10000 ft the air pressure has dropped 25%.

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Sat, Feb 18, 2017

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AD NUMBER: 2017-02-02

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

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