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April 24, 2016

Bombardier Creates Dedicated, Worldwide Learjet Aircraft Sales Team

Industry Veteran Mike Fahey Appointed Vice President, Learjet Aircraft Sales

Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced the creation of a dedicated, worldwide sales team with the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft as its singular focus. To that end, Mike Fahey is appointed Vice President, Learjet Aircraft Sales, assuming overall responsibility and accountability for the Learjet program worldwide.

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LM Launches Educational Program To Prepare Students for Deep Space Exploration

'Generation Beyond' If First Such Program In The U.S.

Lockheed Martin has launched Generation Beyond, a first of its kind, national educational program to bring the science of space into thousands of homes and classrooms across America. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program is designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, explorers, inventors and pioneers to pursue STEM careers.

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New Airbus Asia Training Center Opens In Singapore

Joint Venture Between Airbus And SIA To Become Airbus’ Largest Flight Crew Training Facility

The new Airbus Asia Training Center (AATC), a joint venture owned 55% by Airbus and 45% by Singapore Airlines (SIA), was officially opened in Singapore Tuesday. The opening ceremony was hosted by Fabrice Brégier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airbus and Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines, in the presence of S Iswaran, Minister of Trade and Industry (Industry) for the Republic of Singapore.

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AirSprint Adds Embraer Legacy 450 To Its Growing Fleet

Offers Non-Stop Coast-To-Coast Travel

AirSprint has selected the Embraer Legacy 450 to join its growing fleet. The new midsize business jet offers fractional owners greater comfort, performance and further reach. AirSprint's owners will enjoy non-stop coast to coast travel, as well as new destinations such as Hawaii and Bermuda.

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VIP Jets Ltd. Signs For First Bell Helicopter In Cambodia

Will Be Used For VIP Transport And Tourist Flights

Bell Helicopter has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with VIP Jets Ltd. for the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X in Cambodia. This is also the first Bell Helicopter aircraft signed for in Cambodia. The aircraft will be used for VIP and tourist transport from The Royal Sands Koh Rong in Cambodia.

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New Zealand Defense Force Retires Seasprite Helicopters

Will Be Replaced By Upgraded Super Seasprite Models

The New Zealand Defense Force has officially retired the SH-2G Seasprite helicopters from service, according to military officials there.

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Army, Air Force Train For Short Takeoff, Landing

Exercises Conducted Earlier This Month In Germany

Airmen from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron out of Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, and Soldiers from the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade out of Vicenza, Italy, secured the Hohenfels Training Area’s short takeoff and landing strip (STOL) April 13, as part of their certification at Saber Junction 16.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.16)

Aero Linx: Mid-Atlantic Air Museum The story of Mid-Atlantic Aviation is not just the story of airplanes, but of ideas. It is also a story of productivity, perseverance, patriotism, and above all, the people that made these ideas a reality. The story of Mid-Atlantic Aviation begins with people. From the first manned balloon flight in Philadelphia in the 18th century, to the space age, Mid-Atlantic Aviation is the story of men and women, such as: The Manufacturers -- William Piper, Sherman Fairchild, Giuseppe Bellanca, and Glenn Martin. Pioneers of Commercial Aviation--Clifford Ball, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Harold Pitcairn. Innovators and Leaders--Carl Spaatz, Billy Mitchel

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.16): Standard Instrument Departure (SID)

Standard Instrument Departure (SID) A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) air traffic control (ATC) departure procedure printed for pilot/controller use in graphic form to provide obstacle clearance and a transition from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure. SIDs are primarily designed for system enhancement to expedite traffic flow and to reduce pilot/controller workload. ATC clearance must always be received prior to flying a SID.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.24.16)

“The new facility provides exceptional training on state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring that AATC is a true center of excellence in the Asia-Pacific region. With hundreds more new Airbus aircraft on firm order by the region’s airlines, we are confident that AATC will go from strength to strength.” Source: Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong, in comments made as the new Airbus Asia Training Center (AATC), a joint venture owned 55% by Airbus and 45% by Singapore Airlines (SIA), was officially opened in Singapore, Tuesday.

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