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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

S-TEC And Chelton Flight Systems Acquired In MBO

Businesses Included In Management Buyout Of Cobham Avionics

Genesys Aerosystems Group  has acquired Chelton Flight Systems, Inc. and S-TEC Corporation, previously doing business as Cobham Avionics, from Cobham in a management buyout.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home

NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) for use and occupancy of the complex. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support their commercial launch activities. It looks like the president will be flying in a new, made in America, Sikorsky helicopter. That's because it appears Sikorsky is the only manufacturer still in the running. Both Boeing and a team consisting of AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman have dropped out of the bidding process. This is a reunion that nobody will forget, and EAA's B-17G, Aluminum Overcast, was at the heart of the gathering. On April 14, ten World War two United States Army Air Corps veterans who represented all 10 Flying Fortress crew positions from pilot to tail-gunner were brought to Oshkosh to be reunited with the aircraft in which they helped to preserve liberty and freedom. Their ages

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

World’s Only Flying B-29 Superfortress Headed Northwest This Summer

CAF Airpower Tour Includes Over 15 Cities Including FIFI’s Hometown, Boeing Field In Seattle

The Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress returns to California and the Northwest U.S. this summer. It will be FIFI’s first visit in almost 20 years to many locations which include over 15 cities in Arizona, California, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Colorado.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Airman Missing From WWII Accounted For

Pilot Of C-47B Skytrain Went Missing In 1945

The remains of a U.S. serviceman, lost during World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Europe's 5th ATV Is Loaded With Cargo For Its Launch By Arianespace

Launch Of Georges Lemaître Will Be The Last Of The ATV Series

Cargo loading has commenced in French Guiana for the fifth – and final – European Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), which is being prepared for a 2014 launch from the Spaceport on Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 servicing mission to the International Space Station.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

ERAU Adds Community And Business Leaders To Board of Trustees

Four New Members Include Alumni, Experts In Aerospace Finance, Alternative Energy, Health And Insurance

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Board of Trustees has elected four new members to help shape the future of the world’s top aerospace and aviation academic institution – Dr. Charles D. “Chuck” Duva, president and CEO of DuvaSawko; C. Jeffrey (Jeff) Knittel, president of CIT Transportation Finance; David B. O'Maley, chairman emeritus and retired president and CEO of Ohio National Life Insurance Company; and Jon W. Slangerup, an executive advisor to Moelis Capital Partners.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Japan's National Police Agency Orders Another AW139

Aircraft To Be Delivered To Law Enforcement In Kagoshima Prefecture.

The Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered another AW139 intermediate twin helicopter which will be operated in the Kagoshima Prefecture. The AW139 helicopter will replace an older Bell 412 model  and will enter service in 2015.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Pilatus Expands Sales And Service Network For The PC-24

Names Representatives In Canada, Mexico, Eastern Europe

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd has announced that it has formally appointed sales and service representatives for the upcoming Pilatus PC-24 twinjet in Canada, Mexico, and Eastern Europe.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Viking Appoints New Vice-President, International Sales & Marketing

Evan McCorry To Lead Twin Otter Series 400 Global Sales Effort

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia has appointed Evan McCorry to the new role of Vice-President, International Sales & Marketing. In this position, McCorry will be responsible for the management and continued development of the international sales and marketing campaign for Viking and the Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Robert Kline Joins Universal Avionics

Tapped For Role Of Airline Sales Manager For US, Latin America

Scott Campbell, Director of Airline and Military Sales, announced that Mr. Robert Kline has been appointed to the newly created position of Airline Sales Manager for the US and Latin American sales regions. Based in Virginia, he will be responsible for maintaining Universal Avionics’ existing programs and relationships within the Airline market segment, as well as seeking out and developing new programs in those regions.

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