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March 20, 2016

Missile Warning, IFF Systems Will Protect USAF Combat Rescue Helicopters

First U.S. Air Force Platform To Benefit From BAE Systems' Reduced Size Transponder And Common Missile Warning System

The U.S. Air Force has selected BAE Systems to provide critical survivability and situational awareness technology for the U.S. Air Force’s HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter. The company will supply its Identification Friend or Foe technology known as the AN/DPX-7 Reduced Size Transponder (RST) and its Common Missile Warning System (CMWS).

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Meridian Jet Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Certificate First Issued In February 1996

Meridian, a private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, NJ, recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of Meridian Jet Center, the company’s aircraft maintenance operation. The certificate was originally issued to the repair station on February 21, 1996 by the FAA.

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Japan Coast Guard Orders An Additional H225

Delivery Scheduled For Late 2018

Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of an additional H225. JCG, which already operates five H225s, has ordered this additional aircraft as part of its fleet renewal plans. The helicopter is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2018.

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First Falcon 8X Set For Delivery To Indian Operator

Expected To Enter Service By The End Of This Year

Dassault Aviation presented its fleet of Falcon large cabin, long range business jets at India Aviation, India's biggest civilian aviation exhibition.

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Rosetta Finds Magnetic Field-Free Bubble At Comet

Comets Pour Gas Into Space Obstructing Solar Wind, Creating The Phenomenon

ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has revealed a surprisingly large region around its host comet devoid of any magnetic field.

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Duncan Aviation Appoints New Avionics And Instrument Manager

Brian Leffers To Assume The Role In Lincoln, NE

Duncan Aviation is pleased to name Brian Leffers as the new Avionics and Instrument Manager. In this position, Leffers will provide daily oversight and leadership to Duncan Aviation’s avionics and instruments repair facility located in Lincoln, NE, where nearly 100 technicians inspect, install, troubleshoot, service and repair virtually every type of equipment an aircraft might have, or need to have, aboard.

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Western Aircraft Names Director Of Aircraft Services

Jody Harris Promoted From Senior Service Manager

Western Aircraft in Boise, ID has appointed Jody Harris as its Director of Aircraft Services.

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New Raytheon Software Translates Modern Weapons For Legacy Aircraft

'Envoy' Software Enables Easy Integration, Lowers Costs And Complications Of Upgrades

Raytheon Company has developed the Envoy software solution to quickly and affordably integrate newer weapons onto legacy aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.20.16): Light Gun

Light Gun A handheld directional light signaling device which emits a brilliant narrow beam of white, green, or red light as selected by the tower controller. The color and type of light transmitted can be used to approve or disapprove anticipated pilot actions where radio communication is not available. The light gun is used for controlling traffic operating in the vicinity of the airport and on the airport movement area.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.20.16)

Aero Linx: The Society of Flight Test Engineers The Society of Flight Test Engineers is a fraternity of engineers, whose principal professional interest is the flight testing of aerospace vehicles. The objective of the Society is the advancement of flight test engineering throughout the aerospace industry by providing technical and fraternal communication among individuals, both domestic and international, in the allied engineering fields of test operations, analysis, instrumentation and data systems.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.20.16)

“We have certainly come a long way in 20 years. When I first started with the company, we had about three employees and one hangar with only 10,000 sq. ft. of working space. Today we have 21 employees, two hangars with up to 60,000 sq. ft. of space, and a plan to build a larger hangar here soon. Back then, most of our business was generated from our own fleet of aircraft. Today, most of our business comes from transient customers passing through Teterboro and our managed fleet now has a dedicated charter maintenance team. Along with growth also came the ability to provide additional services...” Source: John Langschultz, VP of Meridian Jet Center, upon celebrating their 20 anniversary. FMI: Read More





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