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April 21, 2019

Dominica Becomes ICAO’s 193rd Member State

Membership Will Be Particularly Important For Developing Tourism

Dominica has now become the 193rd Member State of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) following its official adherence to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (the Chicago Convention).

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Airbus’ Internal Transport Network Takes An 'X-tra' Step With The BelugaXL

Sixth Aircraft Under Construction

As the production of BelugaXL aircraft continues to advance as planned, Airbus has decided to “future proof” the company’s internal transportation network by adding another next-generation airlifter to the overall fleet.

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TCCA, FAA Approves Universal Avionics ‘NextGen And Beyond’ Learjet 45 Upgrade

Skyservice STC Meets Future Air Navigation System 1/A+ and Aeronautical Telecommunications Baseline 1 Requirements

The FAA and TCAA have granted STC approval to Universal Avionics (UA) Authorized Dealer, Skyservice Business Aviation for its Bombardier Learjet 45 ‘NextGen and Beyond’ upgrade. EASA approval for certification is imminent.

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BAE Australia Welcomes National SmartSat CRC

Cooperative Research Center To Be Based In South Australia

BAE Systems Australia welcomes today’s announcement to establish a space industry focused SmartSat co-operative research center (CRC).

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AsBAA Announces 'AsBAA Takes Off 2019'

The Association’s Inaugural Static, Forum And Community Event In Singapore

AsBAA, Asia’s non-profit representative body for the business and general aviation industry (BA/GA) held a news conference at ABACE2019 in which it shared regional updates from Greater China and Southeast Asia. 

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Collins Selected By U.S. Army For Critical Expertise In Future Vertical Lift

Will Design And Demonstrate Multiple Technologies Needed For Future Helicopters

The U.S. Army has selected Collins Aerospace Systems as one of three companies to serve as a Mission Systems Integrator (MSI) for the Joint Multi Role (JMR) Mission Systems Architecture Demonstration (MSAD) program. The JMR MSAD program will provide critical information to the Department of Defense to develop a strategy for Future Vertical Lift (FVL), which is expected to eventually replace every Army helicopter in the United States.

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U.K. University Launches Campaign For A New Flying Classroom And Laboratory

Cranfield University Looks To Replace Jetstream 31 With Saab 340B

Cranfield University has launched a fundraising campaign to replace its aging Jetstream 31, part of the National Flying Laboratory Center (NFLC), with a new Saab 340B aircraft.

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New Dassault Falcon 7x Special Purpose Aircraft Arrives In Canberra

Will Be Operated By RAAF 34 Squadron

The first of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) new Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft Have arrived in Canberra.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.21.19)

Aero Linx: Hello and welcome to, the online home for Vintage Aircraft. We are a multifaceted company which is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of our nation's aviation heritage with a specialty for the famous Twin Beech but an affinity for all types of vintage aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.21.19): Nonapproach Control Tower

Nonapproach Control Tower Authorizes aircraft to land or takeoff at the airport controlled by the tower or to transit the Class D airspace. The primary function of a nonapproach control tower is the sequencing of aircraft in the traffic pattern and on the landing area. Nonapproach control towers also separate aircraft operating under instrument flight rules clearances from approach controls and centers. They provide ground control services to aircraft, vehicles, personnel, and equipment on the airport movement area.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.21.19)

“The Falcon 7X is an advanced business jet designed and manufactured by Dassault Aviation. The jet has a standard crew of three (pilot, co-pilot and crew attendant) and can carry up to 14 passengers. With a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.9 and a range of up to 11,000 km (approx. 6,000 nm), the aircraft can fly from Canberra to anywhere in the world with only one stop. Its ability to land at almost any airfield provides notable regional and remote airfield accessibility.” Source: Wing Commander Jason Pont, Commanding Officer of 34 Squadron, commenting on the first of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) new Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft having arrived in Canberra.

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