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April 17, 2016

Airbus Group, Siemens Sign Long-Term Cooperation Agreement

Will Explore The Field Of Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems

Airbus Group and Siemens have signed a collaboration agreement in the field of hybrid electric propulsion. In doing so, the Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of both companies, Tom Enders and Joe Kaeser, have launched a major joint project towards the electrification of aviation with the goal of demonstrating the technical feasibility of various hybrid/electric propulsion systems by 2020.

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Boeing, Army To Remanufacture 117 Helicopters

Agreement Provides For Upgrading AH-64D Apaches To New AH-64E, Training, Support And Spares

The U.S. Army has awarded a contract to Boeing to remanufacture 117 AH-64D Apaches to the new, more capable AH-64E model. The agreement, which also includes the acquisition of Longbow Crew Trainers, logistical support and spares, carries a total contract value of about $1.5 billion.

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Gen. Hyten Announces AF Space Enterprise Vision

Document Is Result Of Study Commissioned By The Air Force Space Command

Gen. John Hyten, the commander of Air Force Space Command, announced the command's Space Enterprise Vision April 12 at Peterson Air Force Base. The SEV is the result of an AFSPC-commissioned study that looked at how to make the nation's national security space enterprise more resilient.

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NASA Awards Sounding Rocket Operations Contract

Orbital ATK Selected To Support The Program

NASA has awarded the NASA Sounding Rocket Operations Contract III to Orbital ATK, Inc., in Greenbelt, Maryland, to support the agency’s Sounding Rockets Program.

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Airbus Corporate Jets Expands Service Center Network

Two New Members Added To Provide Maintenance, Cabin Upgrades

Airbus has added two new members to its ACJ Service Center network, HAECO Private Jet Solutions and ST Aerospace, enhancing the way that it cares for corporate jet customers and operators around the world.

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A4A Survey: Air Travel Is Affordable, Accessible

A4A Survey Finds A Vast Majority Of Travelers Satisfied With Overall Experience

The affordability of airfare is enabling more people to take to the skies at a younger age and more often, according to a new national survey that found that 80 percent of Americans are satisfied or very satisfied with air travel. The survey, released Tuesday, was commissioned by Airlines for America (A4A) and found that the affordability and accessibility of air travel means the flying public more closely reflects the demographics in the United States.

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Zetta Jet Adds Two Global 6000 Jets To Its Growing Fleet

Company Currently Operates Six Global-Family Aircraft

Singapore-based Zetta Jet has exercised options for two Global 6000 ultra-long range business aircraft, Bombardier announced recently. Zetta Jet currently operates a fleet consisting exclusively of six aircraft from the Global family.

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Wings Club Foundation Board Of Governors Taps L-3 President And COO

Christopher E. Kubasik Named To The Board

The Board of Governors of The Wings Club Foundation in New York has elected Christopher E. Kubasik, president and COO of L-3 Communications, to its ranks. Established 1942, The Wings Club is a global foundation dedicated to the advancement and development of aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.17.16)

Aero Linx: Piper Apache Club In 1978 a group of Piper Apache owners from the USA and Canada gathered in Hazleton, PA and formed the "Flying Apache Association". The Association produced a monthly newsletter and had an annual fly-in in various locations in the United States and the Bahama Islands. The Piper Apache was primarily owned by individuals that were long time owners and some flight schools for multi-trainers. As time went on many of the owners moved on to larger twins and a lot of the planes were sold to individuals that were only interested in building multi time to get an airline job. There was still a group of dedicated Apache Lovers out there that kept in touch and we did our best in helping them with needed pa

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.17.16): Surveillance Approach

Surveillance Approach An instrument approach wherein the air traffic controller issues instructions, for pilot compliance, based on aircraft position in relation to the final approach course (azimuth), and the distance (range) from the end of the runway as displayed on the controller’s radar scope. The controller will provide recommended altitudes on final approach if requested by the pilot.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.17.16)

“I am honored to support The Wings Club’s mission as a member of this prestigious board. The aerospace industry and The Wings Club share a vision of technological innovation coupled with a dedication to advancing aviation excellence. I look forward to contributing to their educational initiatives and promoting the critical role our industry will play in helping to guide the future of aeronautics worldwide.” Source: Christopher E. Kubasik, president and COO of L-3 Communications, who was elected by the Board of Governors of The Wings Club Foundation in New York, to join its ranks. Established 1942, The Wings Club is a global foundation dedicated to the advancement and development of aviation.

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