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March 13, 2016

The Epitome of Sadness... Colleen Hoover Passes Away

Truly, One Of The Most Extraordinary Women In The Aero-Verse Has Left Us

Reposted From 03.12.16: Mutual friends have let me know that the 'perfect/better half' of the Bob/Colleen Hoover marriage has left this world. Colleen Hoover (Shown in the attached photo with Bob, Charles Lindbergh and Neil Armstrong!) is one of those women whom history should record as a perfect partner to an effort that changed aviation history. But for me... I remember her as this warm wonderful lady who made sure I had a proper breakfast when I stayed over at the Hoover home... gave me some very wise counsel when I was having girl troubles, and caused one of my best friends in all the world, Bob Hoover himself, to smile pretty much every time he talked about her -- and th

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Bell Helicopter Improves Performance With Bell 412SP To HP Upgrade

Company Says Upgrade Kit Will Increase Performance, Reduce Cost

Bell Helicopter has introduced a newly available kit that allows customers to upgrade their current Bell 412SP to the 412HP configuration – increasing aircraft performance and reducing customers’ cost.

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LMC Announces C-130J Roll-On/Roll-Off University Design Challenge Winners

Teams From Two Indian Universities Will Design And Develop Modules For The Aircraft

Teams from two leading Indian universities were named winners in the Lockheed Martin C-130J Roll-On/Roll-Off University Design Challenge during ceremonies in New Delhi on March 8.

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Italian Scientists Present Neuroscientific Protocol To Protect Astronauts

Research Presented At American Academy Of Forensic Sciences Meeting

Vincenzo Lusa, professor at Milan's Università Internazionale di Scienze della Sicurezza e della Difesa Sociale and at the Pontifical University of St. Bonaventure, and Annarita Franza, professor at the University of Florence, took part in the 68th annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the most important international organization for forensic science research and study.

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Hubble Team Breaks Cosmic Distance Record

Captures Light From 13.4 Billion Years In The Past

By pushing NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to its limits, an international team of astronomers has shattered the cosmic distance record by measuring the farthest galaxy ever seen in the universe. This surprisingly bright infant galaxy, named GN-z11, is seen as it was 13.4 billion years in the past, just 400 million years after the Big Bang. GN-z11 is located in the direction of the constellation of Ursa Major.

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Airbus Defense And Space Will Operate German Military Satellite System

Agreement Spans The Next Seven Years

Airbus Defense and Space has been awarded a 145 M€  (approx $160 million) contract by the procurement agency of German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) for the long term operation of the SATCOMBw secure satellite communications system.

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Bombardier, Hawker Pacific Extend Authorized Service Facility Agreement

Will Support Q Series Aircraft For An Additional Five Years

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has extended its Authorized Service Facility (ASF) agreement with Hawker Pacific of Sydney, Australia for an additional five-year term.

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FL Technics To Design And Retrofit Airbus A320s For Small Planet Airlines

First Of 13 Aircraft Has Already Been Delivered

FL Technics has signed an agreement with the European leisure air carrier Small Planet Airlines. According to the newly inked agreement, FL Technics shall carry out cabin re-design and refurbishment works on the carrier’s 13 Airbus A320s. The first fully retrofitted aircraft has been already delivered to the carrier.

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Duncan Aviation Ready To Light Up New Orleans With NextGen Seminar

Session To Be Held March 29 At The Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Convention Center

You may have had to skip the Mardi Gras celebration this year, but if you’re an owner/operator of a business aircraft, you won’t want to miss Duncan Aviation’s free NextGen seminar in New Orleans. On Tuesday, March 29, Regional Avionics Sales Manager Mark Francetic will host Duncan Aviation’s second NextGen seminar of 2016.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.13.16)

Aero Linx: The International 180/185 Club, Inc. The International 180/185 Club, Inc. invites you to join in the fun and adventure of belonging to a group established for those who own and fly 180/185s, and those who share the passion for these airplanes. This is a non-profit organization. All work is done by volunteers. There are no paid officials. We hold one major fly-in convention a year, located somewhere in the U.S. or Canada, and regional fly-ins whenever and wherever one member or a group of members wishes to organize one. Our club newsletter is published 6 times a year. The newsletters contain information on flying events for members, reports on travel and incidents by club members, technical information and m

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.13.16): DOD FLIP

DOD FLIP Department of Defense Flight Information Publications used for flight planning, en route, and terminal operations. FLIP is produced by the National Geospatial−Intelligence Agency (NGA) for world-wide use. United States Government Flight Information Publications (en route charts and instrument approach procedure charts) are incorporated in DOD FLIP for use in the National Airspace System (NAS).

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.13.16)

“It’s amazing that a galaxy so massive existed only 200 million to 300 million years after the very first stars started to form. It takes really fast growth, producing stars at a huge rate, to have formed a galaxy that is a billion solar masses so soon.” Source: Investigator Garth Illingworth of the University of California, Santa Cruz, discussing recent revelations where by pushing NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to its limits, an international team of astronomers has shattered the cosmic distance record by measuring the farthest galaxy ever seen in the universe.

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