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October 17, 2015

Textron Will Build Citation Longitude In Wichita

State Will Modify $45 Million Incentive Package As Part Of The Agreement

The Kansas Department of Commerce and Textron Aviation have restated their Workforce Services Training Agreement that will support hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in new product development and production in Wichita. The company plans to build its next business jet, the Citation Longitude, at the Textron Aviation facilities in Wichita.

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Final Flight ... US Airways

Flight 1939 Will Be The Last For The Carrier As A Unique Entity

By the time you read this, it's possible that US Airways will have landed its final flight. If you're reading it before 0618 EDT ... then the flight is still in the air.

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Boeing Pays $18 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Government Alleged That The Planemaker Improperly Billed For Labor Force Breaks, Lunch Hours

The Boeing Company has paid the United States $18 million to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims for labor charges on maintenance contracts with the U.S. Air Force for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

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NASA Appoints Mark Kirasich To Serve As Orion Program Manager

Has Been Deputy Manager For The Program Since 2006

NASA has appointed Mark Kirasich to be manager of the agency’s Orion Program. The Orion spacecraft is being developed to send astronauts to deep space destinations, such as an asteroid and ultimately to Mars, launching on the agency’s Space Launch System rocket.

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Two Libyans Identified As Suspects In Lockerbie Investigation

Request Made To Libyan Government For Assistance In Interviewing The Suspects

Scotland’s top legal authority Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland and the US Attorney General Loretta Lynch say two more suspects in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland have been identified in Libya, and have formally requested the assistance of the Libyan government in obtaining interviews with the two.

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WWII Flying Ace Encounters New Generation Of Aircraft

Britain's Highest-Scoring Living Ace Observes F-35 Simulator

The World War II flying ace looked wide-eyed at the instrument panel of an F-35 Lightning II simulator, as a pilot hovered the virtual fighter jet above a warship and safely landed it.

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EASA Certifies CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Center

Becomes An Approved Training Organization

EASA has formally certified the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Center (MPTC), a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam, as an Approved Training Organization (ATO).

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.17.15)

“I am pleased that Textron Aviation and the State of Kansas have come to this agreement, and I look forward to working with the company to develop a similar agreement with the City of Wichita.” Source: Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell, on the announcement that Textron will build the Citation Longitude in the city.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.17.15): VAPS

Visual Approaches. An approach conducted under Instrument Flight Rules that authorizes the pilot to proceed visually and clear of clouds to the airport. Usually this will be used in conjunction with Visual Separation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.17.15)

The Academy Of Model Aeronautics (AMA)

AMA is the official national body for model aviation in the United States. AMA sanctions more than a thousand model competitions throughout the country each year, and certifies official model flying records on a national and international level.

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AD: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines

AD NUMBER: 2015-20-03

PRODUCT: Certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW120, PW121, PW121A, PW124B, PW127, PW127E, PW127F, PW127G, and PW127M turboprop engines.

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