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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Airbus Helicopters To Continue Providing Support For Bundeswehr’s EC135s

Contract For The Bückeburg-Based Fleet Extended Until 2022

Airbus Helicopters has won the support contract to maintain, overhaul and ensure the availability of the German Army Aviation School’s fleet of EC135 training helicopters. This extends the existing contract, signed in 2005, by a further seven years.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

FLY Leasing Grows Fleet To 127 Aircraft

Delivers Last Of Three Boeing 737-800s To Asian Airline

Growing its fleet to 127 aircraft, FLY Leasing Limited has delivered the last of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft to a leading Asian airline.  The three new aircraft are on 10-year leases.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.21.14): Axis

Axis A straight line, through the center of gravity, around which an aircraft rotates. For example, an aircraft rolls around its longitudinal axis which is a straight line that runs through the center of the aircraft from the nose to the tail.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.21.14)

Aero Linx: Christian Pilots Association (CPA) Established in 1972, Christian Pilots Association, (CPA), is a mobilizing service agency dedicated to assisting God's people in fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ found in Matthew 28:19-20 by providing emergency air logistics, survival services, and supplies for people in need... CPA's mandate is to enlist dedicated pilots and airmen volunteers throughout the world to fly church and mission projects which relate to the Great Commission.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier

While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their Aero-News dropped into their e-mail boxes every day. Our new site makes that process even easier than before.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.21.14)

"We have received extremely positive feedback from our Amadeus A-CDM Portal stakeholders. It is easy to use and enables them to make better decisions that contribute to smoother and more efficient operations. The portal supports all partners at the airport involved in activities from refuelling and de-icing and to ground handling and cargo. Those employees have access to real-time data about what's happening across London Gatwick." Source: Michael Ibbitson, CIO, London Gatwick Airport, after the airport became the first to implement a cloud-based Airport-Collaborative Decision Making Portal (A-CDM) developed by Amadeus. The system is designed to improve collaborative decision-making processes. Gatwick joins the European-wide A-CDM standard, with airports such as Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Madrid and Zurich.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

NASA’s Orion Arrives Back At Kennedy

Carried By Truck 2,700 Miles From California To Florida

After traveling more than 3,600 miles above Earth and 600 miles over sea, NASA’s Orion spacecraft completed the final leg of its journey by land Thursday, arriving home at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Airbus Receives Over 500 Submissions For Fly Your Ideas Student Challenge

Teams At Airbus Now Selecting The Best 100 Concepts

Round One of Airbus’ global competition Fly Your Ideas has attracted worldwide entries on how the next generation will tackle the future challenges of aviation. Over 50 Airbus experts and innovators are now reviewing the more than 500 ideas submitted. Their mission is to select the 100 teams who merit a place in Round Two of the competition.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

SAFO Looks At Use Of Tie Wraps And/Or Collars On Circuit Breakers

FAA Warns Of Potential For Confusion Among Flightcrews

The FAA has released a Safty Alert For Operators (SAFO) alerting maintenance providers and operators about potential confusion to flightcrews that may result when using tie wraps or collars on circuit breakers.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

NASA Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chemistry On Mars

Scientists Say Many Possible Sources For Spike In Methane

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill.

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