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October 22, 2017

IATA-WCO Collaboration To Improve Air Cargo Efficiency And Security

IATA's Cargo-XML Messaging Standard Has Been Fully Integrated Into WCO's Cargo Targeting System

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) announced that IATA's Cargo-XML messaging standard has been fully integrated into WCO's Cargo Targeting System (WCO CTS), a risk assessment tool available to WCO member countries worldwide.

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SECAF Talks Space During POC Conference

Air Force Senior Leaders Agree That Space Will Be 'Contested' In The Future

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the importance of the Air Force’s space mission during the 2017 Potomac Officers Club Space Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2017.

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National Airlines Provides Massive Cargo Airlift To Puerto Rico

Operates Flights Delivering 2.7 Million Pounds Of Cargo To Support Ongoing Efforts And Restore Basic Necessities To Island's Residents

  National Airlines' 747-400 freighter fleet has operated 13 flights transporting 2.7 million pounds of much needed aid to Puerto Rico and quickly deliver goods to areas most devastated by Hurricane Maria.  In addition, the Company operated a flight that transported more than 200 stranded cruise ship passengers on its 757-200 on a relief flight from Miami to San Juan.

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AIM Altitude Participates In Dorset Plane Pull

Twenty Volunteers Pulled A Boeing 737 165 Feet To Raise Money For Cancer Trust

Along with their ability to create stunning cabin interiors, it seems staff at AIM Altitude have other skills to put to good use. For instance, a team of 20 willing volunteers from the company recently took part in the ninth annual Dorset Plane Pull at Bournemouth Airport. They pulled a 77,000 pound Boeing 737 over a distance of about 165 feet meters to raise money for Wessex Cancer Trust. Making it a truly global and diverse line-up, the team included two members of staff from AVIC in Beijing, and AIMsley Bear, the company mascot.

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OAG Identifies North America's Most On-Time Airlines And Airports

Delta Maintains OTP Dominance Among Legacy Carriers; Salt Lake City Airport Earns Five Stars

Flight information provider OAG has released its On-time Performance (OTP) Star Ratings, accrediting the top airlines and airports around the world for superior performance. Delta Air Lines once again demonstrated on-time excellence, finishing as the only legacy carrier to achieve 4 stars. Among North American airlines, Delta trailed only Hawaiian Airlines – the only U.S. carrier to achieve 5 stars.

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Vector Aerospace Emphasizing Safety With Crash-Resistant Fuel System

Product Designed For AS350/EC130 Helicopters

Vector Aerospace has been focused on bringing innovative improvements to flight safety for many years. From its early stages of involvement in the ground-breaking FAA Capstone program more than fifteen years ago, Vector has continuously emphasized the importance of progressing safety and has actively worked with industry partners to introduce significant solutions to the aviation community.

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Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Celebrates 90th Anniversary This Month

First Tour Was Conducted Aboard A Stinson Detroiter SM-1

This month marks the 90th anniversary of Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines (GCSA), the world's longest-running aerial tour company. The story of Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines began in 1927. That year, Parker Van Zandt left his position at Ford Motor Company to pursue his dream of flying passengers from one rim of the Grand Canyon to the other.

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NASA 'Pinpoints' Cause Of Earth's Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

Study Cites El Nino-Caused Drought In Some Tropical Regions

A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth's tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.22.17)

Aero Linx: Bell 47 Helicopter Association Inc. Are you a helicopter pilot, mechanic, or related personnel that knows & admires the original Bell 47? If so – this is an organization created – just for you and I invite you to become a member! You will join B47HA members and become one of the ‘who’s who”  of the Bell 47 community on our exclusive B47HA roster. Your glossy wall certificate & embroidered B47HA jacket/flight suit patch will signify your support for our mission to preserve and protect the legacy of this iconic helicopter.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.22.17): State Aircraft

State Aircraft Aircraft used in military, customs and police service, in the exclusive service of any government, or of any political subdivision, thereof including the government of any state, territory, or possession of the United States or the District of Columbia, but not including any government-owned aircraft engaged in carrying persons or property for commercial purposes.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.22.17)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "National Airlines has tirelessly supported Americans at home and abroad for nearly 20 years. In the case of Puerto Rico, National was able to mobilize quickly and efficiently to deliver massive amounts of necessary supplies to the island, and hopefully in the process, save lives." Source: Christopher Alf, Chairman and CEO, commenting on the National Airlines' 747-400 freighter fleet having operated 13 flights transporting 2.7 million pounds of much needed aid to Puerto Rico and quickly deliver goods to areas most devastated by Hurricane Maria.  In addition, the Company operated a flight that transported more than 20

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