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May 28, 2017

Lockheed Martin's LM-100J Commercial Freighter Makes Successful First Flight

Civilian Variant Of The C-130J Is The 17th Configuration For The Aircraft

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight May 25.

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Space Trust Presents 'ZeroG Summit On Space Diplomacy'

Forum Held On Capitol Hill Wednesday

Space Trust, a non-partisan and non-profit initiative presented an innovative forum on Capitol Hill, “ZeroG [0G] Summit, Space Diplomacy in the Age of NewSpace” which featured Congressman Jim Bridenstine, US Representative for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District, as the keynote speaker and Ms. Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna, as the Guest of Honor.

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ASA Names Director Of Marketing

Brian Snider Has Worked For The Company Since 2008

Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA) is pleased to announce that Brian Snider has accepted the Director of Marketing position for the company. He began working for ASA in 2008 as a product specialist, moved to a marketing coordinator position in 2012, and has now transitioned to Director of Marketing. 

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Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air Win 16th FAA Diamond Awards

Maintenance Technicians Also Honored May 24 For Aircraft Maintenance Technician Day

The FAA has presented Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air with their 16th Diamond Award for excellence in maintenance training. The FAA reserves this award for select carriers who complete the Aircraft Maintenance Training (AMT) program with 100 percent participation from eligible technicians.

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FLIR Systems Appoints James J. Cannon President And CEO

Succeeds Andy Teich, Who Is Retiring

James J. ("Jim") Cannon has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of FLIR Systems, effective June 19, 2017. Mr. Cannon will succeed Andy Teich, whose retirement after 33 years of service was previously announced on February 14, 2017. 

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Centaurium Aviation Ltd. Takes Delivery Of Its GrandNew Helicopter

The GrandNew Will Be Operated By Mountainflyers For Heli Taxi Duties

Centaurium Aviation Ltd. of Switzerland has taken delivery of its AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter. The handover was celebrated during an official ceremony held at EBACE 2017 in Geneva.

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P&WC Launches Innovative Oil Analysis Solution On PW306A Engines

Move Follows Successful Customer Trials

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Oil Analysis Technology made its debut at EBACE 2017 as a commercially available solution on PW306A engine-powered business aviation aircraft. One of the many examples of P&WC’s leadership in data-driven engine health, P&WC’s Oil Analysis Solution will provide an innovative oil system prognostic capability, also playing a role in the company’s new proactive help desk, which is also being launched at EBACE starting with the PW300 engine family.

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Mechanic Claims He Was Fired Improperly

Says He Refused To Release An Aircraft With Safety Issues

An aircraft mechanic working for Pro Pilots LLC at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey says he was fired after he refused to return an airplane with as many as eight "discrepancies" to flight status.

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FAA Proposes $63,000 Civil Penalty Against Gladwin Paint Company

Agency Alleges HazMat Violations

The FAA has proposed a $63,000 civil penalty against Gladwin Paint Company of Arlington, Texas, for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.28.17): Security Notice (SECNOT)

Security Notice (SECNOT) A SECNOT is a request originated by the Air Traffic Security Coordinator (ATSC) for an extensive communications search for aircraft involved, or suspected of being involved, in a security violation, or are considered a security risk. A SECNOT will include the aircraft identification, search area, and expiration time. The search area, as defined by the ATSC, could be a single airport, multiple airports, a radius of an airport or fix, or a route of flight. Once the expiration time has been reached, the SECNOT is considered to be cancelled.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.28.17)

Aero Linx: Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals VISION STATEMENT: The vision of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is to commit to the realization of an aerospace industry in which all individuals have equal opportunities to expansive careers. OBJECTIVES: •    To motivate youth to become educationally prepared for life. •    To increase minority participation in aviation and aerospace through exposure, training, mentoring and scholarships •    To increase the number of underrepresented minority professionals, engineers, scientists and management personnel in

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.28.17)

"I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C-130J new production aircraft. This new model will perform many commercial roles in the decades to come, like humanitarian service following natural disasters and others like nuclear accident response, oil spill containment, and firefighting. This aircraft will also enable remote area development such as mining and oil and gas exploration. This day marks the beginning of a tremendous commercial capability that only the LM-100J can deliver." Source: Wayne Roberts, chief test pilot for the LM-100J Program. The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its firs

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