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October 15, 2017

EASA Inaugurates Singapore Office

Official Opening Held October 11

EASA officially opened a regional office in Singapore last week. EASA’s Singapore office will strengthen the well-established partnership between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and EASA, and will support the aviation industry from Singapore and Europe. The regional office will also be competent for the entire South-East Asia region.

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Lynn Nichols, Yingling Aviation Selected For Eighth Annual WAC Trophy

Annual Award Will Be Presented In January, 2018

The eighth annual Wichita Aero Club Trophy will be presented to a Chief Executive Officer who led the revival of a virtually dormant business to impressive levels of success—even during an industry-wide recession—and to his team of employees at Yingling Aviation, which currently holds a well-deserved reputation as one of the nation’s leading fixed base operations, maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities and parts suppliers.

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China Express Is Newest CFM56 Operator

Received First Of 11 CFM56-5B-Powered A320s.

China Express Air has become the newest operator of CFM International's CFM56 engines.  The airline took delivery of the first of 11 CFM56-5B-powered Airbus A320ceo aircraft; the remaining aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2018 and 2019.

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Duncan Aviation, Bombardier Collaborate On 4G Service For Challenger Aircraft

Will Develop STCs For Gogo AVANCE L5 STC For In-Service Aircraft

Duncan Aviation is collaborating with Bombardier Business Aircraft to develop Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the Gogo AVANCE L5 system hardware on in-service Challenger series aircraft.

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European ACASIAS Project Contributes To Making Aviation More Sustainable

Goal Is Reduction Of Fuel Consumption For Future Aircraft

Launched in June, 2017, The European ACASIAS project (Advanced Concepts for Aero-Structures with Integrated Antennas and Sensors) had a stated goal of reducing the fuel consumption of future aircraft by improving aerodynamic performance and by facilitating integration of new and efficient propulsion systems. ACASIAS will help to reduce CO2 and NOx emissions by aircraft and thus help to make aviation more sustainable.

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Prepare For Flight: 2018 Student Launch Teams Announced By NASA

Competition Planned For Next April Near The Marshall Space Flight Center

The crack and roar of Student Launch will again echo across the fields of North Alabama on April 4-8, when teams face off in the 2018 competition. Held near NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, 60 selected middle school, high school and college teams representing 23 states will vie for top honors.

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Airbus Helicopters Delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota To U.S. Army

Highly Capable Helicopters Produced In Columbus, MS By Veteran Workforce

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the U.S. Army’s 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter, fulfilling its contract requirements to date by delivering every aircraft on time, on budget and meeting the Army’s rigorous quality standards.

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Canadian Government Explores Options To Supplement CF-18 Fleet

Needs Aircraft To Bridge The Gap To Fleet Replacement

Canada is building a more agile, better-equipped military, while ensuring the utmost care and prudence in the handling of public funds. Getting our women and men in uniform the equipment they need to do their jobs and protect Canadians, is a priority.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.15.17): Nonapproach Control Tower

Nonapproach Control Tower Authorizes aircraft to land or takeoff at the airport controlled by the tower or to transit the Class D airspace. The primary function of a nonapproach control tower is the sequencing of aircraft in the traffic pattern and on the landing area. Nonapproach control towers also separate aircraft operating under instrument flight rules clearances from approach controls and centers. They provide ground control services to aircraft, vehicles, personnel, and equipment on the airport movement area.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.15.17)

Aero Linx: Association of Naval Aviation The mission of ANA is to educate the general public about the overall military status of the United States, to encourage widespread interest as to the importance of Naval Aviation in the defense of the United States and its allies, to stimulate the collection, preservation and display of historical material concerning the history of naval aviation, and to encourage scientific and technical development of naval aviation.  ANA is a not-for-profit organization as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.    

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.15.17)

Aero-News Quote of the Day “From the moment when the Army awarded Airbus the contract to produce the UH-72A, our team has strived daily to deliver on our promises to the Army, to the dedicated soldiers who operate these aircraft, to the U.S. government and the taxpayers. We have produced a superb aircraft that meets the Army’s requirements and quality standards, and we have also delivered on our promise to provide outstanding support to keep the Army’s Lakotas flying and ready to perform vital missions.” Source: Chris Emerson, President of Airbus Helicopters Inc., after they delivered the U.S. Army’s 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter

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