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October 08, 2017

ICAO Secretary General Calls For Support Of The Global Aviation Security Plan

Says The UN Security Council Should Be Involved

In a comprehensive aviation security update presented recently to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu called on this UN prominent body to promote greater international awareness and implementation in aid of ICAO’s new Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP).

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LM Completes 1st Flexible Solar Array For LM 2100 Satellite

New Technology Delivers 50 Percent More Power And Is 30 Percent Lighter Than Previous Arrays

After years of development, Lockheed Martin completed the first flight build of its new Multi-mission Modular (MM) Solar Array. This new flexible array advances Lockheed Martin’s significant heritage flying flexible arrays on such programs as the International Space Station and a constellation for the U.S. Air Force. The new design is a major component of Lockheed Martin’s multi-year modernization of its LM 2100 satellite bus, which is part of its newly-enhanced family of buses.

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Leonardo AW139 Success Continues In The U.K.

Announces Sale Of Two Helicopters For VIP/Corporate Transport

Leonardo has announced the sale of a further two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters to customers in the UK for corporate/VIP passenger transport, further strengthening its leadership in this market segment with a 50% share in the multiengine segment. Over 30 AW139s are currently operating in the U.K.

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Gulfstream Launches Aircraft Ownership Service (AOS)

Customizable Suite Of Maintenance And Flight Operations Services

Gulfstream has launched, a comprehensive and customizable suite of aircraft maintenance and flight operations services that aircraft owners, flight departments and management companies can tailor to meet their specific needs. AOS, which will initially be available to new aircraft owners and operators, was developed based on feedback from customers, who desire a seamless and simplified aircraft ownership experience.

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Duncan Aviation Installs Its First Gogo AVANCE L5 System

System Now Aboard A Gulfstream GIV-SP Bizjet

The skilled avionics installation technicians at Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek, Michigan, facility have installed the company’s first Gogo AVANCE L5 from Gogo Business Aviation, in a Gulfstream GIV-SP. Gogo AVANCE L5 is a complete Wi-Fi system that operates on the Gogo Biz 4G network. This industry-first installation will let cabin passengers take advantage of greater network capabilities and speeds that are up to three times faster than Gogo’s 3G network provides.

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Baldwin Expands Safety With New Threat Assessment Tool

Enhanced Assessments Apply To All Phases Of Flight, Focus On Human Factors

Baldwin Safety & Compliance has broadened its Safety Management System (SMS) again with the addition of a comprehensive Threat Assessment tool designed to focus on all phases of their client’s flight activities.  

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Galileo Pair Arrives In French Guiana

Launch Planned For Later This Year

Europe’s next two Galileo navigation satellites have touched down in Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana ahead of the launch of a quartet by Ariane 5 at the end of this year.

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Airbus Helicopters, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Corporation Celebrate 30 Years

Became First Vietnamese Helicopter Operator In 1986

Airbus Helicopters has presented VNH South with an award celebrating its 30 years of flying Airbus helicopters in offshore missions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.08.17)

Aero Linx: The Aircraft Engine Historical Society The Aircraft Engine Historical Society, Inc. was organized in July of 2001 by a small group interested in preserving the rich history of all engines used in aerial propulsion, including rocket engines. The organizers hoped to achieve this goal by bringing together aircraft engine authors, collectors, operators, researchers and enthusiasts within a single non-profit organization. Since that time, the AEHS quarterly journal, Torque Meter, has been read by tens of thousands, and the AEHS web site has been visited by millions of people from around the world. Publication of Torque Meter was abandoned at the end of 2008 in favor of an all-web presence.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.08.17): Braking Action Advisories

Braking Action Advisories When tower controllers have received runway braking action reports which include the terms “fair,” “poor,” or “nil,” or whenever weather conditions are conducive to deteriorating or rapidly changing runway braking conditions, the tower will include on the ATIS broadcast the statement, “Braking action advisories are in effect” on the ATIS broadcast. During the time braking action advisories are in effect, ATC will issue the latest braking action report for the runway in use to each arriving and departing aircraft. Pilots should be prepared for deteriorating braking conditions and should request current runway condition info

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.08.17)

Aero-News Quote of the Day “This pivotal document, which focuses extensively on the threat of terrorism to civil aviation, has benefitted from extensive inputs on behalf of both governments and industry. Its objectives align with those of UN Security Council Resolution 2309, and once finalized it will be the primary tool by which the aviation security community fulfils its diverse roles.” Source: In a comprehensive aviation security update presented recently to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu called on this UN prominent body to promote greater international awareness and implementation in aid o

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