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February 17, 2013

Eurocopter Secures First Major EC135 Contract In India

Medical Services Provider Aviators May Purchase As Many As 50 Of The Aircraft

Marking a key milestone in India’s development of modern heliborne resources to support lifesaving missions, Aviators Pvt Ltd signed, in the presence of French President François Hollande, a firm order for an initial batch of seven Eurocopter EC135 aircraft for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations.

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Free FAA Acronyms Mobile App To Debut At AUVSI Conference

North Star Group Developed The Program for iOS, Android Devices

Anybody who's been associated with aviation for any amount of time knows that there is a special language of acronyms associated with almost everything we do as pilots. If you've always wanted a quick, hand-held reference to know what that FAA official was talking about, help may be on the way from North Star Group

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Alaska Airlines Gifts One Million Frequent Flier Miles To Make-A-Wish Hawaii

Seeks Help From The Hawaiian Public To Raise Another Million Miles

To help grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions, Alaska Airlines is donating 1 million miles to Make-A-Wish Hawaii. The airline also asked the community to help raise 1 million more miles. As part of the new partnership with the nonprofit, the Seattle-based airline will also donate 100 miles to Make-A-Wish for every Hawaii resident who registers for a new Mileage Plan account during 2013, up to 1 million additional miles.

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Next Phase Of B-2 Defensive Systems Modernization Set To Begin

Technology Development Approach Reduces Costs, Schedule For Fielding Bomber Upgrades

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to modernize the B-2's defensive management system (DMS). The program is designed to speed the availability of new hardware and software upgrades for the B-2 stealth bomber. The contract covers Technology Development (TD) Phase 2 of a multiyear effort by NGC, which is expected to last approximately three years.

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Boeing, Elbit Systems To Collaborate On Aircraft Defense Systems

Electro-Optics Subsidiary To Provide Directed Infrared Counter Measures For Boeing Platforms

A Memorandum of Understanding covering opportunities for new sales and retrofits has been signed between Boeing and Elbit Systems Ltd. have signed the companies say supports the growth of both companies through the joint pursuit of opportunities for self-defense solutions for Boeing military aircraft in international markets.

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Australian Regional Airline Defends Airport Security Measures

Says Dubbo City Council Reportedly Lied To Deputy Premier Of New South Wales

Australian regional airline Regional Express (Rex) said recently it has serious concerns over the reported "lies and misinformation" provided by the Dubbo City Council to Deputy Premier of New South Wales (NSW) Andrew Stoner with regards to security screening at Dubbo airport. Dubbo is in New South Wales northwest of Sydney.

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Bristow Reaches Milestone With Mountain Flying Training Center

Over 100 Pilots Have Been Trained At The Facility Near Lake Tahoe

More than 100 pilots from several countries have been trained at Bristow Academy's facility in the Lake Tahoe region, the company announced Thursday. The Flight Training Center, which opened on May 23, 2011, specializes in high altitude operations.

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Pilot Fatally Injured In California Accident

Aircraft Was An Avions Fairey Tipsy Nipper T-66

An accident near Winters, CA, fatally injured the pilot of a 1959 Avions Fairey Tipsy Nipper T-66 Wednesday, and witnesses said that the airplane appeared to break up in flight. The accident occurred about 1615 PST, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.17.13)

Aero Linx: The Model Aeronautical Association of Australia The Model Aeronautical Association of Australia (MAAA) is the governing body for aeromodelling in Australia and is affiliated to the FAI through the Australian Sports Aviation Confederation. The organization also provides an industry insurance program, to its membership. This insurance cover applies when members and other insured persons/entities are involved in activities that are sanctioned by the MAAA. These activities include training, competition, social functions, committee meetings, fundraising activities and travel to and from these activities.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.17.13): Adiabatic Process

Adiabatic Process A thermodynamic change of state in a system in which there is no transfer of heat or mass across the boundaries of the system. In this process, compression will result in warming and expansion will result in cooling.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.17.13)

"It is completely untrue that federal regulations lack flexibility with regards to security screening for smaller aircraft. Rex has highlighted, in four official submissions, to Dubbo City Council that the Air Transport Safety Regulations (ATSR) do authorise simultaneous unscreened and screened flight departures from regional airports under an approved Transport Security Program with the Office of Transport Security. Federal regulations do not require Rex's passengers to be security screened at regional airports due to the smaller size of its aircraft." Source: From a news release sent out by Australian regional airline Regional Express (Rex) in which it said that it has serious concerns over the reported "lies and misinformation" pro

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