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August 20, 2016

RS-25 Engine Test Advances SLS Progress

Engine Ran For 420 Seconds Up To 111 Percent Rated Power

Additional testing of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 development engine 0528 was recently completed at NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The engine ran for a duration of 420 seconds over power ranges from 80 to 111 percent rated power level.

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Boeing Awarded $2.8B For KC-46A Tanker Initial Production

First Two Production Lots Will Total 19 Airplanes

The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing $2.8 billion on Aug. 18 for KC-46A tanker low-rate initial production. The award includes the first two “production lots” of 7 and 12 planes respectively, as well as spare parts.

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First 10 CommutAir Career Path Program Pilots Awarded UAL Training Dates

Program Feeds Mainline Carrier With Experienced Flight Crews

The first batch of 10 CommutAir pilots has received formal notice to join United Airlines under the Career Path Program.  The Pilot Career Path Program (CPP) is designed to lead participating CommutAir pilots on a clear and reliable path to a United Airlines flight deck.

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ULA Successfully Launches AFSPC-6 Mission For The U.S. Air Force

Twin GSSAP Satellites Enhance Space Based Situational Awareness

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the AFSPC-6 mission for the United States Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 Aug. 19 at 0052 EDT. This is ULA's seventh launch in 2016 and the 110th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006.

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Bristow Rescues Louisiana Flood Victims

Flew In Support Of Homeland Security, Local Officials

Bristow supported helicopter rescue efforts for Louisiana residents affected by historic flooding in the parishes around Livingston and East Baton Rouge August 14 and 15, 2016. Working in close coordination with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for Livingston Parish, Bristow teams based at Galliano and New Iberia quickly mobilized the company’s response to provide critical care to those in need.

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IFR Paper Chart Price Increases Coming

Wholesale Price Going Up, Retailers Will Charge Shipping

Those of you who fly IFR and use printed charts, take note: costs are expected to rise significantly in the next few months.

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Draken Pilot Ejects From A-4 Following Training Exercise

Was Returning To Nellis AFB When He Punched Out

A Draken International pilot ejected from his A-4 Skyhawk Thursday following a training mission.

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Lightspeed Aviation Announces Enhancement To The Tango Headset

Spare Battery Can Now Be Charged From Ship Power

Lightspeed Aviation has made an enhancement to the LEMO version of its Tango headset. The new feature enables the panel interface unit of the headset to charge a spare battery from ship's power, providing a ready replacement should the battery in the headset itself become depleted.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.20.16)

“Our employees are on the front lines, saving lives and making a difference.” Source: Bristow’s Americas Region Search and Rescue (SAR) Manager David Jacob.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.20.16): Longitudinal Separation

The longitudinal spacing of aircraft at the same altitude by a minimum distance expressed in units of time or miles.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.20.16)

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is dedicated to preserving the history of Bush Flying and Forest Protection in Canada.

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