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January 08, 2017

NASA Selects Mission To Study Black Holes, Cosmic X-Ray Mysteries

Mission Slated For Launch In 2020

NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects, such as stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars.

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Sichuan Airlines Signs Agreement To Lease New Airbus A350-900 Aircraft

Air Lease Corporation To Deliver The Airliner In Early 2019

Air Lease Corporation has announced the placement of one Airbus A350-900 new technology wide body jet on long term lease to Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu, China).

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FLIR Introduces Thermal Cameras Designed For Drones

Two Models Targeted At Hobbyists And Professionals Alike

FLIR has introduced a line of new thermal cameras at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, including two that are designed specifically for drones.

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Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Dunks Drone

Dropped The Aircraft In The Intracoastal Waterway During A Training Exercise

The Palm Beach (FL) Sheriff's Office last year received a $1 million grant from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to establish a drone program, but one of its aircraft reportedly got dunked in the Intracoastal Waterway during a recent training exercise.

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Gama Aviation Teams With BBA

Creates Largest U.S. Aircraft Management Business

Gama Aviation Plc has announced the merger of its U.S. aircraft management and charter business with that of BBA Aviation Plc as of January 1.

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U.S. Army Plans To Fly Chinooks Through 2060

Would Mark 100 Years Of Service For The Iconic Helicopter

The U.S. Army believes it can fly the CH-47 Chinook helicopter through 2060, which would give the aircraft an operational life of 100 years.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.08.17)

Aero Linx: Piper Apache Club In 1978 a group of Piper Apache owners from the USA and Canada gathered in Hazleton, PA and formed the "Flying Apache Association". The Association produced a monthly newsletter and had an annual fly-in in various locations in the United States and the Bahama Islands. The Piper Apache was primarily owned by individuals that were long time owners and some flight schools for multi-trainers. As time went on many of the owners moved on to larger twins and a lot of the planes were sold to individuals that were only interested in building multi time to get an airline job. There was still a group of dedicated Apache Lovers out there that kept in touch and we did our best in helping them with needed pa

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.08.17): Compass Locator

Compass Locator A low power, low or medium frequency (L/MF) radio beacon installed at the site of the outer or middle marker of an instrument landing system (ILS). It can be used for navigation at distances of approximately 15 miles or as authorized in the approach procedure.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.08.17)

“We cannot directly image what’s going on near objects like black holes and neutron stars, but studying the polarization of X-rays emitted from their surrounding environments reveals the physics of these enigmatic objects. NASA has a great history of launching observatories in the Astrophysics Explorers Program with new and unique observational capabilities. IXPE will open a new window on the universe for astronomers to peer through. Today, we can only guess what we will find.” Source: Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, in comments made as NASA selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidd

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