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July 09, 2017

Boeing Global Services Begins Operations

Third Major Business Unit Focuses On Services Needs Of Customers Worldwide

Boeing recently launched its third major business unit when Boeing Global Services begins operating alongside Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security. This new dedicated services business focuses on the needs of government, space and commercial customers worldwide. 

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United Bumps Two-Year-Old For Standby Passenger

Airline Says Child's Ticket Was 'Improperly Scanned'

United can't seem to get over its PR problems when it comes to seats on its airplanes. Of course, it probably doesn't help the airline to be under a media microscope following the incident in which a passenger was dragged off a plane in Chicago.

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Zipline Drones Now Delivering To 21 Hospitals In Rwanda

Aircraft Carrying Needed Supplies To Remote Areas Since 2016

Zipline Drones has grown its hospital delivery service to be able to serve 21 hospitals in the African country of Rwanda.

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Solar Ship Celebrates Canada 150

Demonstrates Fossil Fuel Free Flight For Canada's North

Solar Ship today completed the first in a series of flights to develop a fossil fuel free transport and logistics system for Canada's North. Solar Ship is working with Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) as part of project to support the Department of National Defense.  The project is being funded by the Federal Government's Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) to work with DRDC to demonstrate the capabilities of a new transport system able to service Canada's far North without using fossil fuel.

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OR Police Fatally Shoot Suspect Attempting Helicopter Hijack

Man Reportedly Tried To Steal An Aircraft From A Flight School At Gunpoint

A man who allegedly attempted to steal a helicopter from a flight school in Hillsboro, OR at gunpoint was fatally shot by police as the incident unfolded last week.

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Pilatus Hands Over 1,500th PC-12 To Royal Flying Doctor Service Of Australia

RFDS Was Among The First Customers For The Airplane

As part of a celebration at the headquarters in Stans , Pilatus has handed over the 1,500th PC-12 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS).

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Life Flight Network To Open Air Medical Base In Bozeman, MT

Will Begin Operations September 1

Life Flight Network is opening a new helicopter base in Bozeman, Montana by September 1, 2017. Located at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, the base will make ICU-level care provided by flight nurses, paramedics or respiratory therapists accessible to people anywhere in southern Montana and northern Wyoming.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.09.17): Glideslope Intercept Altitude

Glideslope Intercept Altitude The published minimum altitude to intercept the glideslope in the intermediate segment of an instrument approach. Government charts use the lightning bolt symbol to identify this intercept point. This intersection is called the Precise Final Approach fix (PFAF). ATC directs a higher altitude, the resultant intercept becomes the PFAF.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.09.17)

Aero Linx: The T-34 Association The T-34 Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation promoting the safe enjoyment of the Beechcraft T-34 Mentor. The Mentor is known for its honest flight characteristics, aerobatic capabilities, and formation flying. The tandem seat trainer was built for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and many other military training commands around the world. As such, the T-34 is a true Warbird and a welcomed guest at all airshows. Membership in the T-34 Association is open to anyone with interest in the Mentor. We have members around the world.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.09.17)

"We are very happy to be able to hand over the 1,500th PC-12 to an exceptionally loyal customer who believed in the merits of the PC-12 from the outset... The RFDS successfully uses our PC-12 for exceptionally difficult missions, delivering daily proof that it is optimally suited for such work. I am thankful and extremely proud that we may count the RFDS amongst our customers. I am equally pleased that the RFDS is among our first customers for the PC-24, which it plans to use for ambulance operations – once Pilatus, always Pilatus!" Source: Oscar J. Schwenk, Chairman of Pilatus, during a celebration at their headquarters in Stans. Pilatus has handed over the 1,500th PC-12 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFD

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PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 777-300ER series airplanes.

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