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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Airbus Forecasts Strong Demand For Air Travel In The Middle East

Delivers First A380 To Qatar Airways Saying Airplane Is 'Ideal' For The Region

Airbus has delivered Qatar Airways' first A380, and has used the occasion to tout the airplane as playing a "major role" in the growing Middle East air transport sector.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

'J' Marks The Spot For Rosetta's Lander

Offers Unique Scientific Potential, Minimum Risk

Rosetta’s lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

USAF Expands RQ-4 Global Hawk Fleet

Contract Includes Retrofit Kits And Other Upgrades To Existing Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation for the expansion of their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three aircraft.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Enhanced F-35 Logistics Systems Delivered To Flight Test Locations

Integrates Preventative Maintenance, Flight Scheduling, And Mission Planning

The 'next evolution' of the F-35 Lightning II's information technology backbone called the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) has been delivered to test locations by Lockheed Martin. Following validation at test sites, the software will be installed at all F-35 locations and deployed for military operations beginning in 2015.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.21.14): Doppler Radar

Doppler Radar Weather radar that measures direction and speed of a moving object, such as drops of precipitation, by determining whether atmospheric motion is horizontally toward or away from the radar. Using the Doppler effect, it measures the velocity of particles. Named for J. Christian Doppler, an Austrian physicist, who in 1842 explained why the whistle of an approaching train had a higher pitch than the same whistle when the train was going away.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind!

Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to the masses, or share the latest Klyde Morris with another member of the flying community? (Or perhaps to someone who just really, really likes ants?)

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.21.14)

Aero Linx: Washington Pilots Association (WPA) Interested in general aviation in Washington? Then you need to be part of the Washington Pilots Association. The Washington Pilots Association (WPA) helps keep the passion for general aviation alive in Washington State and plays a leading role in ensuring the facilities and policies are in place to enable this spirit of adventure to take flight today and in the future. The WPA is the only non-profit organization of pilots and others interested in aviation focused on serving pilots and promoting general aviation specifically in the state of Washington.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.21.14)

"The RCAF took the initiative to remove these functional, perfectly good parts and use them effectively. It was a sound decision, helping to ensure the long-term viability of the aircraft." Source: RCAF Spokeswoman Johanna Quinney, commenting on what's happening with the RCAF's C-130 Hercules SAR airplanes. One of the planes still in service was in need of two replacement inertial navigation units, and they turned to a Herc on display at the National Air Force Museum of Canada that had entered service in 1965, and had been given to the museum in 2011. 

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

FAA Calls On The Aviation Industry To Equip For NextGen

Will Hold A 'Call To Action' Summit October 28

FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker announced to a group of aviation leaders at the NextGen Institute that the FAA will hold a “Call to Action” summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. The all-day session will be held on October 28.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Boeing: Asia Pacific Region To Lead Global Need For New Pilots, Technicians

More Than 400-Thousand Expected To Be Required Over The Next 20 Years

If you're looking for a job as a pilot or aircraft technician, you might want to look east ... to the Far East. The 2014 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, an industry forecast of aviation personnel demand, projects a requirement for 216,000 new commercial airline pilots and 224,000 new technicians in the Asia Pacific region through 2033.

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