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February 28, 2016

Haiti-Based Sunrise Airways Announces Fleet Expansion

ATR 42-320 Paves The Way For Longer-Haul Routes

Sunrise Airways has announced that it will expand its fleet with the addition of a new 46-seat ATR 42-320 aircraft. The airline expects to accept delivery of the new ATR in late-February 2016 in advance of launching new routes better serving a wider swath of the Western Caribbean from its hub in Port-au-Prince.

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HeliEVS Performs Successful Flight Tests In Operational Configuration

Elbit Systems’ Enhanced Flight Vision System for Helicopters In Final Stages Of Development For Commercial Aviation

Elbit Systems recently performed several flight tests with the Helicopter Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS), HeliEVS in its operational configuration, combining the EVS sensor, HUD and fused image display processor.

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Air Transat Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement On New Contract

ALPA Says Five-Year Deal Includes Many Improvements

Air Transat A.T. and the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l. (ALPA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract that includes significant improvements.  Union leaders and the airline came to terms after more than a year of direct negotiations and federal conciliation and follows the expiration of the current collective agreement on April 30, 2015.

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Nominations Open For Inaugural Kern Professionalism Award

Will Be Presented At November Convention In Orlando, FL

The NBAA is now accepting nominations for the new Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Business Aviation Award, which honors individuals in the industry for outstanding professionalism and leadership in support of aviation safety. Recipients will be recognized at the 2016 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), to be held Nov. 1 to 3 in Orlando, FL.

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Embraer Partners With Across For Business Jet Sales In Mexico

Will Be Based At Toluca International Airport

Embraer Executive Jets and Across have announced a partnership for sales of business jets in Mexico. Under this agreement, the premium business aviation services provider, based at Toluca International Airport (AIT), became an authorized sales representative for Embraer’s full business jet portfolio in the Mexican market.

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Transportation Partners Awards Major Avionics Contract To Rockwell Collins

Selection Includes 230 Boeing 737s

Rockwell Collins has announced that Transportation Partners, an integrated aviation services company based in Singapore and Dublin specializing in tailored leasing solutions, has selected a comprehensive suite of its avionics for 201 Boeing 737 MAX and options for 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft.

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Glow From Big Bang Allows Discovery Of Distant Black Hole Jet

Phenomenon Discovered Using Chandra X-Ray Observatory Astronomers have used NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory to discover a jet from a very distant supermassive black hole being illuminated by the oldest light in the Universe. This discovery shows that black holes with powerful jets may be more common than previously thought in the first few billion years after the Big Bang.

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MetaVR Virtual Reality Scene Generator Selected for USAF JTC TRS Sim

Immerses Trainee In Real-Time Virtual Battlefield

The U.S. Air Force has selected MetaVR as the 3D real time visualization provider in the award of the Joint Terminal Control Training and Rehearsal System (JTC TRS) contract to QuantaDyn Corporation by Department of the U.S. Air Force – Air Force Material Command. This award supersedes a limited contract for the JTC TRS program that the U.S. Air Force awarded to Fidelity Technologies in February 2009.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.28.16): Automatic Terminal Information Service

Automatic Terminal Information Service The continuous broadcast of recorded noncontrol information in selected terminal areas. Its purpose is to improve controller effectiveness and to relieve frequency congestion by automating the repetitive transmission of essential but routine information; e.g., “Los Angeles information Alfa. One three zero zero Coordinated Universal Time. Weather, measured ceiling two thousand overcast, visibility three, haze, smoke, temperature seven one, dew point five seven, wind two five zero at five, altimeter two niner niner six. I-L-S Runway Two Five Left approach in use, Runway Two Five Right closed, advise you have Alfa.”

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.28.16)

Aero Linx: International Birddog Association The members and Board of Directors of the International Birddog Association·sincerely hope that you enjoy this site as it is dedicated to one of the greatest aircraft that has served the United States Military and military services around the world. The L-19 Birddog in it's original configurations and later models such as the O1 Birddogs in it's many configurations was for many years and many decades, the work horse, the eyes and ears, and the most famous observation aircraft the world has known. For this reason and for the thrill of actually piloting an

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.28.16)

“Because we’re seeing this jet when the Universe was less than three billion years old, the jet is about 150 times brighter in X-rays than it would be in the nearby Universe.” Source: Aurora Simionescu at JAXA’s Institute of Space and Astronautical Studies (ISAS), after astronomers used NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory to discover a jet from a very distant supermassive black hole being illuminated by the oldest light in the Universe.

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