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June 23, 2013

Craig Richmond Named President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority

B.C.-Born Candidate Returns To YVR With International Airport Experience - And A Passion For Planes

Vancouver Airport Authority Board of Directors Chair Mary Jordan has announced the appointment of Craig Richmond to the role of President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. The board said that under Richmond's leadership, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will continue to grow as a global gateway, community contributor and North America's best airport.

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Thales Alenia Space Signs Partnership Agreement With Swiss Space Systems

Swiss Company Will Build Pressurized Compartment For Suborbital Spacecraft

An agreement between Thales Alenia Space and Swiss Space System (S3) was signed Monday at the Paris Air Show for the development of the pressurized compartment intended to house scientific experiments and astronauts aboard the SOAR (Sub-Orbital Aircraft Reusable) suborbital vehicle.

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Royal Navy Launches New 'Eye In The Sky'

UK Warships Are To Benefit From A New UAV Surveillance Aircraft

ScanEagle is a maritime reconnaissance asset that can be launched off the back of Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships day or night to gather intelligence and survey the wider area of operations. Built by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing Defense UK Limited, the ScanEagle is the first maritime-specific unmanned air system capability to be delivered in support of naval operations. It will complement the existing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets used on operations such as helicopters and long-range radar.

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Boeing, Oman Air Announce Order For Five Next-Generation 737s

First Order From An Arabian Gulf Carrier For The -900ER

Boeing and Oman Air have announced an order for five Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER airplanes at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $473 million at current list prices.

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GE Aviation Plans Parts Factory In North Carolina

Will Be Adjacent To An Existing GE Machining Plant In Asheville

GE Aviation has announced plans to break ground on a new parts manufacturing plant in Asheville, NC later this year. The new facility will be adjacent to an existing machining plant owned by GE.

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Ohio Aerospace Institute Trustees Elect New Leader

Industry Leader Salvatore Miraglia Is New Chairman Of The Board

The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) Board of Trustees has selected former Timken senior executive Salvatore Miraglia, as its new chairman.  He succeeds Brigadier General (ret) Peter Hennessey, a vice president at Battelle, who completes a three-year term as chairman and will remain on the board.

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Air Lituanica Selects Embraer E-Jets

New European Carrier Acquires Two For Regional Routes

A new commercial airline in Europe, Air Lituanica of Vilnius, Lithuania, has acquired two Embraer E-Jets. The carrier will launch scheduled service on June 30th with one EMBRAER 170 leased from a third party. In July, Air Lituanica will add another E-Jet, an EMBRAER 175, leased from ECC Leasing Company, Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Embraer.

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ViaSat Ka-band In-Flight System Will Be New Option On Boeing Commercial Aircraft

Expanding High-Capacity Ka-Band Footprint Enable Easier Airline Transition To High-Speed In-Flight Service

ViaSat Inc. and Boeing have agreed to work together towards offering ViaSat Ka-band airborne satellite terminals as a factory line-fit option on Boeing commercial aircraft. Airlines will be able to specify ViaSat in-flight connectivity on new Boeing aircraft and take delivery of the planes with the equipment already installed.

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Gone West: Boca Raton Airport Manager Ken Day

Had Been Hospitalized For An 'Undisclosed Illness'

The manager of Boca Raton Airport (KBCT) in Florida passed away last Sunday at Boca Raton Regional Hospital where he had been admitted for an "undisclosed illness."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.23.13)

Aero Linx: In memory of Jane Law Wicker, lost at the Dayton Air Show. June 22, 2013. In 1989 she was given an aerobatic ride at the Flying Circus as a Birthday present. Bitten by another bug, she set off with a new set of new goals. After that one Stearman flight, she knew she had to learn aerobatics and that she was destined to fly airshows. In 1990 the Flying Circus Airshow, in Bealeton VA, placed an advertisement for a wing walking position in the Washington Post Classifieds. She answered that ad thinking that wing walking would be an exciting way to enter the airshow business, not to mention a lot of fun. Her first time airborne on the wing also happened to be her first show....

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.23.13): Marker Beacon

Marker Beacon An electronic navigation facility transmitting a 75 MHz vertical fan or boneshaped radiation pattern. Marker beacons are identified by their modulation frequency and keying code, and when received by compatible airborne equipment, indicate to the pilot, both aurally and visually, that he/she is passing over the facility.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.23.13)

"We believe the future Asheville plant will be on the ground floor of a new technology that will change aviation." Source: GE Aviation president and CEO David Joyce in comments noting that the plant would be the first factory to mass-produce their ceramic matrix composite components.

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