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February 22, 2015

Sensors Detect Icing Conditions To Help Protect Airplanes

NASA Research Would Fine-Tune Icing Predictions Near Airports

When ice accumulates on the surface of an aircraft during flight, it distorts the smooth flow of air necessary to stay aloft. The result is a reduction in lift, which can lead to stalls and crashes. Knowing about hazardous icing conditions in advance helps pilots, air traffic controllers and airline dispatchers navigate airplanes and passengers away from danger.

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AgustaWestland Expands Presence In West Africa

Future Plans Include A Regional Service Center

AgustaWestland has announced four new orders for the AW139 in West Africa, with four undisclosed government customers recently choosing the best-selling intermediate helicopter for passenger transport roles.

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Pacific Sky Aviation Hires Sim Industry Veteran Mauro Pezzetta

Named General Manager Of Training And Simulation Division

Pacific Sky Aviation has appointed Mauro Pezzetta, a flight simulator industry veteran, as General Manager of Training and Simulation. In this role, Pezzetta will oversee the development of Pacific Sky’s world-class Twin Otter Training Center and the implementation of the world’s first Twin Otter Level “D” full flight simulator (FFS).

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SLU Partners With Midwest Helicopter To Offer Flight Training

Flight Instruction Available While Earning An Undergraduate Degree

The School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University has launched a series of courses designed to prepare students to be certified by the FAA to fly helicopters. SLU is partnering with Midwest Helicopter to give students the option to train to become a helicopter pilot while earning their undergraduate degree from the University.

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50th F-35 Aircraft Set For USMC Is Completed In Lancashire

Nearly 200 Aft Fuselage And Tail Sets Have Come Off The Line

The 50th F-35 rear fuselage and tails destined for the U. S. Marine Corps have been completed by BAE Systems in Lancashire, England.

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AJW Capital Partners Completes Acquisition Of B737-700NG

Airplane Will Support Expanding Power-By-The-Hour Programs

AJW Capital Partners Limited, part of the AJW Group of Companies, has recently completed the purchase of a Boeing B737-700NG (MSN 29094). This was the second of two recent deals and covers the airframe only.

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LM Commercial Flight Training Celebrates Two Years In Sao Paulo

Ceremony Marks Second Anniversary For Latin American Facility

Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training, formerly Sim-Industries, celebrated two successful years of pilot training during a ceremony yesterday at the company’s Sao Paulo, Brazil training center.

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Daher-Socata Launches TBM Multi-Mission Aircraft Website

Highlights Aircraft's Multiple Applications

A website dedicated to the TBM Multi-Mission Aircraft (TBM-MMA), the multi-mission version of the company’s TBM very fast turboprop family, has been launched by Daher-Socata.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.22.15): IDENT Feature

IDENT Feature The special feature in the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS) equipment. It is used to immediately distinguish one displayed beacon target from other beacon targets.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.22.15)

Aero Linx: International Wheelchair Aviators Although IWA began in 1972 as just a monthly "fly to lunch" group of four paraplegic aviators from the Southern California area. The Southern California Wheelchair Aviators (SCWA) was started by Bill Blackwood, Ed Hays, Dan Rodewald, and Neil Adler. Over the years it has developed into a worldwide group of disabled and able bodied (A/B) pilots interested in aviation and flying. 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.22.15)

“Our goal is to improve the tools and data that controllers and dispatchers need to make tactical decisions.” Source: From Aerospace Engineer Andrew Reehorst, who leads NASA’s Glenn Research Center icing remote sensor program, where scientists are advancing the methods, technology and accuracy of sensor systems to provide better detection of potential icing hazards around the nation’s airports. 

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