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April 04, 2013

Tucson International Airport Updates Master Plan

Document Looks 20 Years Into The Future To Provide A Strategic Roadmap

The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) Board of Directors approved an update to the Tucson International Airport (TIA) Master Plan April 2. The Master Plan looks out 20 years into the future and provides a strategic roadmap for the physical development of the airport. The plan is typically updated every five to seven years. The last TIA Master Plan was completed in 2004.

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CAE Awarded Civilian, Military Contracts Totaling Over $200 Million

Company Has Sold 35 Full-Flight Simulators In Fiscal Year 2013

CAE said Tuesday that it has sold five full-flight simulators (FFSs) as well as a series of training devices, long-term service agreements and update services to airlines and original equipment manufacturers in Asia, Australasia, North America and Europe. The contracts are worth a total of approximately $84 million at list prices and bring the total number of FFS sales that CAE announced in fiscal year 2013 to 35. The company has also finalized several military agreements that add up to about $128 million.

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NASA's Swift Sizes Up Comet ISON

May Be 'One Of The Most Dazzling In Decades' When It Rounds The Sun

Astronomers from the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) and Lowell Observatory have used NASA's Swift satellite to check out comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), which may become one of the most dazzling in decades when it rounds the sun later this year. Using images acquired over the last two months from Swift's Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT), the team has made initial estimates of the comet's water and dust production and used them to infer the size of its icy nucleus.

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A New Season For Jet Engine Testing In Winnipeg

Canadian Facility Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary

The GE Aviation Engine Testing, Research and Development Center (TRDC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba just celebrated its one-year anniversary with the completion of updates that will allow the facility to accommodate year-round operations.

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Gone West: Osvil 'Ozzie' York

Helicopter Pilot Began Flying Career In 1941

The Twirly Birds notes the passing of longtime member, Mr. Osvil "Ozzie" York on March 25, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma following a brief illness. Mr. York was 92 years old and had recently driven from his home in Oklahoma to attend the annual meeting of the Twirly Birds held during the HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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US Airways Education Foundation To Award $270,000 In Grants

Nonprofits In Airline's Hub Cities Will Benefit

The US Airways Education Foundation will award $270,000 in grants this year to nonprofit organizations in the airline's hub cities of Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Organizations may apply for a minimum of a $10,000 grant from the Foundation's Community Education Grant program at giving starting April 1.

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Bombardier Appoints New Leader At Its Amsterdam Service Center

Ian Ludlow joins Bombardier Aerospace With 30 years Of Industry Experience To The Post Of General Manager

Bombardier Aerospace today strengthened its position as the maintenance and repair service provider of choice for its European customers with the appointment of industry veteran Ian Ludlow as General Manager of its Amsterdam Service Center. Mr. Ludlow brings with him 30 years of experience in commercial and business aircraft operations and maintenance, from numerous management and consulting roles within the United Kingdom and Europe.

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JSSI Introduces Alliance Program

Multi-Tiered Program Offers Three Member Levels

A multi-tiered Alliance Program has been introduced by Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) the company says is designed to meet the needs of its growing network of customers and business associates. The JSSI Alliance Program is a framework for working with Alliance Members to deliver greater value to customers, while expanding JSSI's reach and offerings to new and existing customers.

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Samoa Air Ticket Prices Now 'By The Pound'

Heavier Passengers Pay More To Fly

It seemed inevitable that it would come to this. Samoa Air has become the world's first airline to charge passengers by the pound, meaning heavier customers pay more than their slimmer counterparts.

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Small Aircraft Pull Their Weight For USMC

UC-12W Huron Provides Essential Airlift Capabilities For VIPs, Cargo

Like “Rudy” Ruettiger of the 1975 Notre Dame football team, the Marine Corps UC-12W aircraft is respected among large tactical aircraft in current theaters of war, despite its smaller-than-average stature. Forward-deployed in support of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF), the UC-12W Huron provides time-sensitive airlift of high-priority passengers and cargo.

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Reva Air Ambulance And Medical Flights Opens New Arizona Headquarters

Regional Operation Will Shorten Response Times For Medical Emergencies

Reva Air Ambulance and Medical Flights has opened a new regional headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The company was formed from a merger of Aero Jet International and Air Ambulance Professionals. They claim to be the largest dedicated fixed wing company in the Americas, making their Air Ambulance presence in Arizona even more critical to medical traumas around the world.

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AD: General Electric Company Turbofan Engines

AD NUMBER: 2013-06-06

PRODUCT: General Electric Company (GE) CF34-8C and CF34-8E turbofan engines with certain part numbers (P/N) of operability bleed valves (OBV) installed.

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Classic Aero-TV: Kestrel vs. Icing - Cox and Company Brings EMEDS To The Fight

Alan Klapmeier's Icing Solution For The Kestrel Relies On Exciting Technology

One of the more intriguing announcement to come out of NBAA2012 was the Kestrel Aircraft Company revelation that Cox and Company, of Plainsville, NY, had been chosen to supply the Ice Protection System for the Kestrel aircraft currently under development. Kestrel Aircraft CEO and President, Alan Klapmeier, stated, “We are very pleased to add Cox, as one of Kestrel’s development partners. We believe the Electro-Mechanical Expulsion Deicing System (EMEDS) is a perfect fit for our aircraft’s mission profile. EMEDS allows effective ice removal while retaining a

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Court: EPA Cannot Be Forced To Issue Report On 100LL Effects

Decision Helps Efforts To Find Lead-Free Alternative To AvGas

Efforts to find a safe and cost-effective alternative to leaded aviation gasoline were bolstered by a March 27 U.S. District Court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should not be forced to rush the issuance of its report on the public health effects of lead emissions from general aviation aircraft.

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Sequestration To Cause Closure Of Some USAF Museum Exhibits

But The Dayton, OH, Museum Will Remain Open Seven Days A Week

Put another notch in the sequestration gun handle, as the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that its Presidential and Research and Development Galleries will close until further notice beginning May 1, 2013, as part of budget reduction requirements due to sequestration.

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New Mexico Governor Signs Spaceflight Liability Bill

Development Welcomed By The Commercial Spaceflight Federation

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed a bill into law Tuesday that will extend liability protections beyond spacecraft operators. Through informed consent, spaceflight participants are accepting the risks associated with spaceflight.

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World's Largest Student Rocket Contest Shows Momentum

TARC Helps To Grow A Strong Aerospace And Defense Workforce Pipeline

Hundreds of students from across the country will meet May 11 at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA to decide the winner of the world's largest student rocket contest. The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) has been captivating students nationwide for the past decade, encouraging them to advance their education and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Midwest Trading Group Recalls Banshee RC Helicopters

Consumer Product Safety Commission Cites Burn Hazard From Overheating Batteries

Midwest Trading Group has issued a recall for its Banshee 3 channel remote-controlled helicopters after a report of one of the models catching fire from an overheated battery. The company is offering a full refund for the RC aircraft.

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NASA Asks Universities For Early Stage Innovation Tech Proposals

Looking For Ideas For Everything From Science Instruments To Long-Duration Life Support

NASA is seeking innovative, early-stage space technology proposals from accredited U.S. universities that will enable NASA's future missions and America's leadership in space. Proposals are sought for science instruments, cryogenic propellant storage for long-duration space exploration, optical coatings for astrophysical pursuits, oxygen recovery for life support systems, and to improve our understanding of and protection from near-Earth asteroids.

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Popular Rotax Forum To Be Presented Again In Lakeland

Everything You Need to Know About The New Rotax 912 iS Presented By Leading American Rotax Expert, Phil Lockwood

Well-known Rotax engine expert Phil Lockwood will present his popular Rotax Aircraft Engine Forums next week at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Lockwood travels to airshows around the country from his home base in Sebring, FL, to present the forums.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.04.13)

"Clearly, the EPA recognizes that progress is being made and that additional work with FAA is necessary." Source: Steve Brown, NBAA’s chief operating officer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.04.13): T Rolls

Transverse Rolls - elongated low-level clouds, arranged in parallel bands and aligned parallel to the low-level winds but perpendicular to the mid-level flow.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.04.13)

The American Aviation Historical Society

The Society was founded in 1956 as a non-profit educational organization with the primary objective being the preservation and dissemination of the rich heritage of American aviation.

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