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July 04, 2017

Shaanxi Helicopter Signs Purchase Agreement For 100 Bell 407GXP Helicopters

Deliveries To Begin Later This Year

Bell Helicopter has announced that Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd. (SHC), a subsidiary of Shaanxi Energy Group, has signed a purchase agreement for 100 Bell 407GXPs, with deliveries starting this year, in connection with the framework agreement entered into with SHC in 2016.

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Wishing You All A Very Safe And Happy July 4th

The Aero-News Staff Needs A Break Too

As we get into the early part of next week, we'll all pause to celebrate the independence of our nation from Great Britain. It has been a tumultuous year, to say the least. So here in the early part of the summer, it's a good time to take a break, and a breath, and reflect on the great nation in which we live.

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AF Test Team Looks At New Parachute For ACES II Ejection Seat

Being Evaluated By The 418th Flight Test Squadron

Members of the 418th Flight Test Squadron are testing a new parachute canopy for the Advanced Concept Ejection Seat II. Testers are collecting data on the GR7000 parachute, which has been proposed to replace the current C-9 canopy used in the ACES II ejection seat. The testing is part of the Air Force’s ACES II Safety and Sustainability Improvement Program. 

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Vector Aerospace Achieves CAA Part M Approval

Expands Capabilities To Include CAMO Services

U.K. MRO provider Vector Aerospace Corporation' Fleetlands facility in Gosport, United Kingdom, has achieved Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Part M approval. As such, Vector’s UK team is now a Continued Airworthiness Management Organization, capable of supporting aircraft operators and owners with CAMO services.

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Miracle Flights Announces Record-Setting Year For Free Medical Flights

Nonprofit Provided 8,226 Flights For Critically Ill Patients This Fiscal Year

Miracle Flights performed a record number of flights for its fiscal year ending April 30, 2017. The Las Vegas-based nonprofit provides free commercial air transportation to children and adults with rare and life-threatening medical conditions who require specialized, out-of-state medical care.

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JetBlue’s Soar With Reading Initiative Lands In Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue And Random House Children’s Books Bring 100,000 Free Books To Kids In South Florida

JetBlue and Random House Children’s Books have launched the seventh annual Soar with Reading initiative, which provides age-appropriate books to children who need them most. This summer the program lands in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with JetBlue installing four custom vending machines throughout the city to distribute 100,000 books, free of charge. The vending machines will include a variety of children’s books.

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Alaska Airlines Plans Flight To Chase 'The Great American Eclipse'

Airline Will Host In-Flight Viewing Party From Portland, Oregon In August

Alaska Airlines is chasing "The Great American Eclipse" on August 21, with a special charter flight for select astronomy enthusiasts and eclipse chasers to experience totality from 35,000+ feet above the earth.

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NGC's Astro Aerospace Delivers Mission Critical Capability For NASA's JWST

Mid-Boom Assemblies Will Help Deploy Sunshield In Orbit

Northrop Grumman Corporation has reached another major milestone for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, with the delivery of the mid-boom assemblies. The graphite-epoxy assemblies were designed, built, and tested by Astro Aerospace, a Northrop Grumman business.

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United Airlines Wins Lawsuit Against

Canadian Professor Has Cataloged Complaints Against The Airline For 20 Years

United Airlines has been granted an injunction by a Canadian court to prevent the use of its trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property on a website dedicated to complaints against the airline.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.04.17)

"The continued demand for free medical air transportation speaks to the value of the service Miracle Flights provides." Source: Miracle Flights CEO Mark E. Brown.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.04.17): Call Up

Initial voice contact between a facility and an aircraft, using the identification of the unit being called and the unit initiating the call.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.04.17)

US Powered Paragliding Association Here is the scoop on flying a powered paraglider. Need an instructor? Here is a list of certified schools. Powered Paragliding is the simplest, most portable, affordable, and possibly the safest way to get into the air.

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