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February 18, 2017

Austrian Ministry Of Defense Files Suit Against Airbus

Alleges Fraud Connected To Eurofighter Jet Order In 2003

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense and Sports (FMDS) has filed a criminal complaint with the Vienna Office of Public Prosecutions today against Airbus Defense and Space GmbH (formerly EADS Deutschland GmbH) and Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH based on suspected willful and fraudulent deception. The Republic of Austria represented by the Finanzprokuratur (lawyer and legal advisor of the Republic of Austria) has joined the proceedings against the two Airbus companies as a private party.

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NAA Issues Call For Nominations For Katharine Wright Trophy

Recognizes 'Those Who Have Contributed To The Art, Sport And Science Of Aviation And Space Flight In The U.S.'

Part of NAA's mission is identifying and recognizing those who have contributed to the "art, sport and science of aviation and space flight in the United States." NAA presents more than a dozen awards throughout each year to honor achievements in aviation and space.

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Two Ball Aerospace-Built Instruments Headed For ISS

Launch Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Scheduled For Saturday

Two Ball Aerospace-built payloads will soon blast off toward the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. Scheduled for a February 18 launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the two Ball instruments will play critical roles in the International Space Station's scientific and environmental observations and technical operations.

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BO105 Celebrates Its 50th Birthday

Innovative Technology Continues To Leave Its Mark On Airbus’ Helicopter Fleet

This month marks 50 years since the BO105 embarked on its maiden flight, on 16 February 1967, in Ottobrunn near Munich. Conceived as a two-metric-ton-class light multi-purpose helicopter, cutting-edge technologies and materials led to the BO105 being the first helicopter to feature a rigid, hingeless rotor head made of titanium and glass-fiber-reinforced rotor blades.

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ALPA Unveils Vision To Put America First In The Future Of Air Transportation

Policy Priorities To Advance Safety, Security, And Airline Pilot Supply

ALPA has released "We Keep America Flying", a policy solution white paper to present airline pilots’ priorities on issues from infrastructure and safety to the supply of pilots as part of its commitment to ensuring that U.S. airlines and U.S. aviation workers can compete and prosper now and in the future.

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National Aviation Hall Of Fame Will Not Sell Signed Wright Aircraft Propeller

Denies Allegations From Congressman Mike Turner Concerning Artifact Sales

The National Aviation Hall of Fame says it will not sell a propeller dating back to 1915 which was signed by Orville Wright.

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Group Looks To Stem Growth Of Montauk Airport

Urging East Hampton Town Government To Buy The Field

The NIMBYs are at it again on New York's Long Island. A group which calls itself the "Airport Noise Citizens Advisory Committee" has written a letter to East Hampton Town recommending that they buy Montauk Airport (KMPT) in an effort to prevent, or at least slow, traffic growth in the future.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.18.17)

"Airbus is surprised by today’s press conference by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense raising criminal allegations (“Strafanzeige”) against Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, a division of Airbus, and Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, alleging willful deception and fraud linked to the order for Eurofighter jets back in 2003." Source: Statement by Airbus following the filing of a lawsuit against the planemaker Thursday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.18.17): Progressive Taxi

Precise taxi instructions given to a pilot unfamiliar with the airport or issued in stages as the aircraft proceeds along the taxi route.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.18.17)

Turbo and Supercharging Aircraft Engines

"Due to the reduction in air density by gaining altitude, lower air pressure or higher ambient temperatures an aircraft engine loses some of its rated power. At about 10000 ft the air pressure has dropped 25%.

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PRODUCT: All Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes.

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