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April 10, 2016

Jazz Adds Seneca Flight Instructors

Agreement To Enhance Airline's Professional Pilot Career Pathway Program

Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") has announced a further commitment to Canada's future professional pilots with an extended agreement between the airline's Jazz Aviation Pathway Program ("Jazz APP") and Seneca College's School of Aviation ("Seneca").

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Embraer Is Exclusive E-Jets Heavy Maintenance Provider For SkyWest

Will Provide Service For Carrier's E175 Aircraft

Embraer announced at the MRO Americas show in Dallas, TX, that SkyWest Airlines selected Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS) as the exclusive heavy maintenance provider for their fleet of E175s. Under the contract, EAMS will provide airframe maintenance, modifications and repair services for SkyWest’s Embraer fleet.

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Bombardier Welcomes Africa's Congo Airways

The Airline Joins Over 60 Q400 Turboprop Aircraft Operators In Almost 40 Countries Worldwide

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft welcomed Kinshasa-based Congo Airways, the flag carrier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the family of Q400 aircraft customers and operators. The airline, which started operations in October 2015, joined the Q400 aircraft family when it launched service with a previously owned 76-seat aircraft that was acquired from a third party.

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Bell Helicopter Announces First European Client For Customer Advantage Plans

Heli Charter Announced As European Launch Customer For The Service

Heli Charter UK will be Bell Helicopter's Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) launch customer for the European region – choosing the support solution on their existing Bell 429. The company additionally secured an order for a 407GXP through Heli Charter UK, for a private customer.

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NASA Awards Spacecraft Avionics Development Contract

Agreement Will Run Through March 2019

NASA has selected The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc. of Cambridge, MA to provide development and operations support for the avionics software suite that will guide the agency's next generation of human rated spacecraft on missions beyond low-Earth orbit.

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Airbus To Upgrade TAP Portugal’s A330 And A320 Passenger Cabins

Both Types To Receive New Interior Styling

TAP Portugal has signed an agreement with Airbus at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg to upgrade the cabins of its A330s, A319s, A320s and A321s. The engineering and certification of this extensive cabin retrofit program will be accomplished by Airbus Upgrade Services for seven A330ceo and 41 A320ceo Family aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.10.16): Minimum En Route IFR Altitude (MEA)

Minimum En Route IFR Altitude (MEA) The lowest published altitude between radio fixes which assures acceptable navigational signal coverage and meets obstacle clearance requirements between those fixes. The MEA prescribed for a Federal airway or segment thereof, area navigation low or high route, or other direct route applies to the entire width of the airway, segment, or route between the radio fixes defining the airway, segment, or route.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.10.16)

Aero Linx: The Alaska Airmen Association WELCOME TO THE ALASKA AIRMEN ASSOCIATION... With more licensed pilots per capita than any state in the union, the Airmen includes 2,400 members, one of the largest General Aviation state memberships in the country. Our mission is to promote aviation, enhance safety and support initiatives that benefit pilots and our growing aviation community. Whether you’re a veteran pilot or just discovered a passion for aviation, the Alaska Airmen is proud to welcome new members who share the wonders of flight on the Last Frontier!

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.10.16)

“We are delighted to have Heli Charter serve as our CAP launch customer for the European region and are excited to provide them with a simple and reliable solution that covers their entire aircraft. As Bell Helicopter continues to expand its customer base across the globe we will also work to ensure customers have access to the aftermarket service and support offerings that differentiate Bell Helicopter in the market.” Source: Glenn Isbell, executive vice president, Customer Support and Services for Bell Helicopter, following the news that Heli Charter UK will be Bell Helicopter's Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) launch customer for the European region – choosing the support solution on their existing Bell 429. 

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AD: GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop Engines

AD NUMBER: 2016-07-13

PRODUCT: Certain GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. M601E-11 turboprop engines.

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