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July 02, 2017

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MDA Announces On-Orbit Satellite Servicing Business Formation

New Venture To Be Called Space Infrastructure Services (SIS)

SSL MDA Holdings has announced important milestones in its progress to bring transformational on-orbit satellite servicing to market. Space Infrastructure Services LLC (SIS), a new U.S. company, will commercialize sophisticated satellite servicing capabilities, including refueling. SIS will be majority owned by Finance Technology Leverage LLC (FTL), a global investment company headquartered in Silicon Valley, along with other U.S. investors, with SSL MDA Holdings maintaining a minority ownership share.  Full financing for the venture is expected to conclude in the coming weeks.

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Bomber Squadron Marks 100 Years Of History

23rd Bomb Squadron Traces Origins Back To 1917

Carrying out vital missions for over 100 years, the 23rd Bomb Squadron and the associated aircraft maintenance units continue to play a critical role in delivering combat airpower. Dating back to June 16, 1917, the 23rd BS honors 100 years of existence.

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Fishtail Air Signs First HCare Smart Contract In Nepal

Covers Fleet Of Two H125 Helicopters

Fishtail Air has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters to cover a fleet of 2 H125 helicopters for 5 years under the manufacturer’s HCare service offer. The contract stipulates support for both scheduled and un-scheduled aircraft events, and entitles Fishtail Air for a full Material Management service backed by a parts availability commitment.

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Second S-92 Helicopter Delivered To South Korea Coast Guard

First Aircraft Entered Service In March, 2014

The South Korea Coast Guard has accepted delivery of its second S-92 helicopter. The South Korea Coast Guard has operated a single S-92 helicopter since March 2014.  To date, that aircraft has flown more than 850 flight hours, saving more than 30 lives flying search and rescue and emergency medical transport missions.

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Tony Bailey Named To The Ohio Aerospace And Aviation Technology Committee

Spirit Aeronautics President And COO Appointed To A Second Term On The Panel

Spirit Aeronautics President and COO has been appointed to the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee (OAATC) for a second term.

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China University Joins Airbus Global University Partner Program

Tsinghua University Becomes Part Of AGUPP

China-based Tsinghua University, has signed an agreement with Airbus to be part of the Airbus Global University Partner Program (AGUPP), bringing the total number of partners to 21 universities from around the world.

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SpaceX Dragon, Booster Catch 'Selfies' During Launch

Images Captured During June 3 Launch To ISS

Some unusual photographs were captured during the June 3 launch of a Dragon cargo vessel to ISS.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.02.17): Fuel Remaining

Fuel Remaining A phrase used by either pilots or controllers when relating to the fuel remaining on board until actual fuel exhaustion. When transmitting such information in response to either a controller question or pilot initiated cautionary advisory to air traffic control, pilots will state the APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF MINUTES the flight can continue with the fuel remaining. All reserve fuel SHOULD BE INCLUDED in the time stated, as should an allowance for established fuel gauge system error.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.02.17)

Aero Linx: The Utah General Aviation Association (UGAA) The Utah General Aviation Association (UGAA) preserves, promotes, and protects the interests of all involved in and served by General Aviation. The UGAA was formed in 1998 to serve as a voice for general aviation in the State of Utah. Since then they have worked hard to: Monitor state and local laws, ordinances and administrative actions affecting aviation Encourage the construction, improvement, and maintenance of air facilities and airports, both mainstream and back country Conduct activities designed to promote good relations between airport users Advance Ut

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.02.17)

"This is a significant milestone in any squadron history by reaching the century mark. It’s particularly appropriate that the Bomber Barons here are spending our 100th dropping bombs in combat.” Source: Lt. Col. Mike Maginness, the 23rd Bomb Squadron commander, speaking about the vital missions the 23rd has carried out for just over 100 years. The 23rd and the associated aircraft maintenance units have played a critical role in delivering combat airpower dating back to June 16, 1917, an astounding record of 100 years of existence.

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