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December 07, 2014

Bombardier Extends Agreement With FlightSafety International

FSI Will Continue As An Authorized Training Provider

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has extended its current ATP Agreement with FlightSafety International for 10 years.

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Horizon Air Achieves International Safety Standard

Alaska Airlines' Regional Partner Completes IOAS Safety Audit

Alaska Airlines' regional partner Horizon Air has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association's Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Registry.

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Australia's Heron Mission Ends In Afghanistan

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Completed More Than 27,000 Mission Hours In Theater

Australia’s Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) detachment in Afghanistan flew its final mission for Operation SLIPPER from Kandahar Air Field on November 30.

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Investec Bank Joins Q400 NextGen Aircraft Family

Enters Into Lease Agreement With Thailand's Nok Air

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft officially welcomed Investec Bank plc ("Investec") to the family of Q400 aircraft lessors as Thai premium low-cost carrier Nok Air and the international bank and asset manager closed the sale and leaseback of two extra capacity Bombardier Q400 NextGen airliners. The 86-seat aircraft recently joined the carrier's fleet as part of a purchase agreement for up to eight Q400 NextGen turboprops, six of which are firm.

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Emirates-CAE Flight Training, Flydubai Announce Type-Rating Training Program

Will Provide Instruction in Boeing 737-800 Aircraft

Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) has entered into a long-term pilot training agreement with flydubai, a Dubai-based carrier. This arrangement will provide instruction on the Boeing 737-800 aircraft to those interested in having an opportunity to fly for flydubai. The program is offered to commercial pilots who have less than 1,500 flying hours. The program is currently underway at the Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) and Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) centers.

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FltPlan Adds Multiple, Customizable FRATs

Flight Risk Assessment Tools Can Be Configured For Different Operations, Aircraft

FltPlan has enhanced its Safety Management System program by adding multiple FRATs (Flight Risk Assessment Tools) that are customizable for both a flight department's operation and the department's different aircraft as well.

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F-16 Pilot Has Brush With Russian MiG

Near Collision Between Two Airplanes After Airspace Incursion

A NATO F-16 was involved recently in a near-collision with a Russian MiG that the pilot was tracking off the coast of Norway.

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AfBAA Signs Agreement With JSSI

Will Work Together To Raise Awareness About The Importance Of Aircraft Maintenance

The African Business Aviation Association, AfBAA, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Jet Support Services (JSSI) to raise awareness of the importance of adopting best practices in aircraft maintenance. The strategic agreement, which was ratified at this year’s NBAA meeting, will see both parties cooperating in promoting awareness of programme options to enable best practice across the aviation maintenance sector.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.07.14): Fatigue Failure

Fatigue Failure Fatigue failure of metal components is by far the most common type of the failure of aircraft components. Fatigue Failure is defined as the progressive and localized structural damage that occurs when a material is subjected to repeated or fluctuating loads (cyclic loading). The maximum stress values are less than the ultimate tensile stress limit, and may be below the yield stress limit of the material.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.07.14)

Aero Linx: Collegiate Soaring Association In late 1985, CSA was formed to foster and promote the amateur sports of gliding and soaring in the context of Colleges and Universities, on a National and non-profit basis. More specifically, CSA exists to:  Sanction Intercollegiate Soaring Contests for teams and individuals Maintain regular communication between existing College Soaring organizations Act as a clearing-house of information towards the formation of new College Soaring organizations Act as a central publicizing and fund-raising body for soaring by young people enrolled in school...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.07.14)

“The delivery of our 50th Signature Series aircraft is important to NetJets for several reasons. First, the timing allows us to celebrate this delivery during our 50th anniversary year. Second, it clearly demonstrates our continued commitment to our customers, giving them state-of-the-art, custom-built aircraft designed to provide the ultimate flying experience. Finally, it is a reminder that the company is fulfilling its strategy to completely refresh its fleet with the record $17.6 billion aircraft order (up to 670 new aircraft) we placed beginning in 2010.” Source: NetJets Chairman and CEO Jordan Hansell, NetJets takes delivery of its 50th Signature Series aircraft. This is the third Challenger 350 to enter th

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