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April 02, 2017

NASA Selects Mission to Study Churning Chaos In Our Milky Way And Beyond

GUSTO Will Fly A Telescope On A High-Altitude Balloon

NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars. This data will help scientists determine the life cycle of interstellar gas in our Milky Way galaxy, witness the formation and destruction of star-forming clouds, and understand the dynamics and gas flow in the vicinity of the center of our galaxy.

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StandardAero Agrees To Acquire PAS Technologies

Adds High-Tech Component Provider To Its MRO Portfolio

StandardAero has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PAS Technologies, a high technology components provider, to expand its portfolio of industry-leading MRO service offerings.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Dave Stewart Confirmed As VP & General Manager At Flying Colours, U.S.A

Already Working On Growth Plans For The Business

Flying Colours Corp. has confirmed the appointment of Dave Stewart as Vice President & General Manager of Flying Colours KSUS, its St Louis, MO - based facility. Dave is already working on implementing growth plans which will increase the workforce, and extend the facility’s footprint, to underpin further business development.

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Pakistan Strengthens Helicopter Fleet Renewal With Additional AW139s Order

Further AW139s For Utility, SAR And EMS With Deliveries Starting In Early 2018

The Government of Pakistan has signed a new order for an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters.

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BAE Systems Awards Contract For Advanced Typhoon Simulator Systems

Esterline Will Deliver The Systems To The RAF In Scotland By Year's End

A contract worth more than a million Euros will provide advanced Eurofighter Typhoon simulator visual systems to the Royal Air Force. BAE Systems has awarded the contract to Esterline, based in Kortrijk, Belgium, further strengthening a relationship spanning more than 10 years on Typhoon synthetic training systems.

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Adient Collaborating With Boeing On Aircraft Seating And Interiors

Will Explore Improved Comfort, Functionality

Automotive seating and interiors supplier Adient has announced a collaboration with Boeing to explore innovative comfort, efficiency and functional improvements to commercial aircraft seating and interiors.

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Eagles Complete Strike Fighter Advanced Readiness Program

Training Conducted At NAS Fallon In Nevada

The "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 completed the Strike Fighter Advanced Readiness Program (SFARP) training syllabus at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, Nevada, earlier this month.

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JetSmarter Gives Immunocompromised Newborns A Safer Way Home

Members Send Private Jets To Bring Babies Home For The First Time

Members of the private air travel community JetSmarter have started providing a safer way home for America's most vulnerable newborns and their families. The company is launching a charitable initiative called #CharterHope that allows members to send private charters to bring immunocompromised infants home for the first time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.02.17)

Aero Linx: The Kentucky Aviation Association The Kentucky Aviation Association is a non-profit corporation organized under the 501(c)(6) federal tax c?ode. We foster and promote aviation facilities, safety, industry, business, recreation, and aerospace education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and pool and bring together the various interests and talents of individuals, bureaus, agencies, departments, professional people, and municipalities, for those purposes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.02.17): 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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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.02.17)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "Completing SFARP has been a tremendously valuable experience for our pilots. The syllabus required everyone to rise to the challenge and achieve very high levels of tactical knowledge and performance in missions that ranged from urban close air support to offensive counter air." Source: Lt. David Ash, assistant detachment officer in charge for the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 -- which completed the Strike Fighter Advanced Readiness Program (SFARP) training syllabus at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, Nevada, earlier this month.

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