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November 05, 2017

Boeing Announces More Than $50 Million In Grants To Support Nonprofits Worldwide

Includes Three-Year Commitment Of $25 Million In Support Of Veterans' Programs And Services

Boeing has announced more than $50 million in grants to more than 500 nonprofit organizations across 50 countries globally. The annual contributions include a three-year commitment of more than $25 million in support of veterans' recovery and rehabilitation programs and transition services. The charitable grants package will fund programs through 2018 and supplement an anticipated $117 million in company-wide business and employee contributions to similar causes—bringing Boeing's total community investments to approximately $167 million this year alone.

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Teamster Technicians And Related Functions, NetJets Reach Agreement In Principle

Finalized Agreement Will Go To Membership For A Ratification Vote

The negotiating team comprised of Teamsters Airline Division representatives, Teamsters Local 284 business agent and rank and file committee members for the NetJets Technicians and Related Group have reached an "agreement in principle" to amend their current collective bargaining agreement with NetJets.

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Orbital ATK Demos Tactical Solid Rocket Motor Built Using Additive Manufacturing

Test Marks First Of Its Kind For 3-D Printed Motor Components

Orbital ATK has successfully completed a series of static test firings of a prototype tactical solid rocket motor built with critical metal components fabricated by additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3-D printing. These tests marked the first industry demonstration of a 3-D printed complex rocket nozzle and closure assembly in a tactical class rocket motor.

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Vector Aerospace Signs Exclusive Agreement With Precision Air Services

Seven Year Exclusive Deal For ATR Turboprop Aircraft Maintenance And support

Vector Aerospace has signed a new seven-year exclusive engine service agreement with Precision Air Services to support the Tanzanian airline’s fleet of ATR regional turboprop aircraft. The signing of this new agreement demonstrates Precision Air Services’ confidence in the support received from Vector’s facility in Gonesse, France, over the past three years.

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Annette King Named New Chair Of Life Flight

Charity Operates Westpac Rescue Helicopter In New Zealand

The Life Flight Trust has appointed Hon Annette King as the charity’s new Chair.

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GE Aviation And Tableau Partner To Better Serve The Airline Industry

Will Provide Data Analytics Making Aviation Data Accessible And Useful To Industry

GE Aviation's Digital Solutions and Tableau Software have announced an agreement to empower commercial and military airline customers across the aviation industry with agile visual analytics that can help improve fuel efficiencies, aircraft safety and consumers' overall flying experience. GE's Predix platform will provide rich services with detailed data and reports blending airline and industry data that aviation customers can acquire to analyze and customize on-the-fly with Tableau's advanced visual analytics capabilities.

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Digitalization Of Aircraft Records Is Sure To Cause Lively Debate At SILC 2017

Shannon International Leasing Conference To Be Held Next Week

Ahead of next month’s highly anticipated Shannon International Leasing Conference (SILC 2017), organizers have confirmed that digitalization in aircraft transitions will be one of the leading panel discussions. The annual conference will be hosted by the University of Limerick for the second year on Friday 10th November 2017.

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AfBAC EXPO Taking Off As South African Civil Aviation Authority Lends Support

Conference Will Focus On All Aspects Of African Business Aviation

AfBAC EXPO, the African Business Aviation Association’s first combined conference, exhibition and static display, has confirmed that it is being supported by the South African Civil Aviation Authority, whose Director of Civil Aviation, Poppy Khoza, will give a keynote speech.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.05.17)

Aero Linx: RAF Red Arrows The Red Arrows are renowned throughout the world as ambassadors for both the Royal Air Force and the United Kingdom. Since the Team was officially formed in 1965, the Red Arrows have completed over 4,000 displays in 53 countries. The Red Arrows’ reputation is built on the commitment and professionalism, combined with Royal Air Force skills, training and equipment. Many of the Red Arrows’ pilots and support staff have recently returned from Afghanistan and Iraq and many will be temporarily detached on operations overseas during their time with the Red Arrows.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.05.17): Autoland Approach

Autoland Approach An autoland approach is a precision instrument approach to touchdown and, in some cases, through the landing rollout. An autoland approach is performed by the aircraft autopilot which is receiving position information and/or steering commands from onboard navigation equipment.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.05.17)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "We aspire to be a top performer in every area of our business, and that includes leading in the communities where our employees and their families live and work. By harnessing our teammates' unique skills and passion for giving, our professional networks and partnerships, and our financial resources, we will inspire the dreamers and doers of tomorrow and drive positive, lasting change in our communities across the globe." Source: Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and chief executive officer, commenting on Boeing announcement of more than $50 million in grants to more than 500 nonprofit organizations across 50

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