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October 16, 2016

Las Vegas Red Bull Air Races Plagued By Excessive Winds

Saturday Flight Operations Were Cancelled

Our Friends at Red Bull have let ANN Know that, "Due to weather conditions at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Red Bull Air Race Committee has taken the decision to cancel all flight operations on Saturday 15 October, including both Challenger and Master Class Qualifying rounds." Gusting winds of more than 30kts in the aerial racetrack exceeded the safety limit for safe flying operations.

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NASA Offers Prize Money For Winning 3D-Printed Habitat Ideas

Phase 2 Focuses On Materials Needed For Manufacture

NASA is offering $1.1 million in prize money in Phase 2 of the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for new ways to build houses where future space explorers can live and work. The three-part competition asks citizen inventors to use readily available and recyclable materials for the raw material to print habitats.

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Banned! DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones from Airplanes

Massive Action Seeks To Eliminate Hazards Of Note 7 Battery Debacle

The DOT, the FAA and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), have issued an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo. The ban is effective as of Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET.

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Test Milestone For Next-Gen GPS Controls Complete

Testing Demonstrates End-To-End Functional Checkout, Integration Of Block 1 Capabilities

Another milestone has been reached in the development of the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX.

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Receives Museums for America Grant

Award Will Dramatically Increase Access To Museum’s Extensive Aerospace Related Collections

The San Diego Air & Space Museum recently received an Institute of Museum and Library Services Museums for America three-year grant for $150,000 to increase online access to its renowned aerospace related collections. The Museum’s project was selected from more than 500 applications.

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EASA, TCCA Approve STC For AS332L/L1 Flight Management System Upgrade

Heli-One, Universal Avionics Announce STC Approval The Modernization Program

Heli-One has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its Flight Management System (FMS) upgrade for the Airbus AS332L and AS332L1 from EASA and Transport Canada (TCCA). This STC is a part of the AS332L/L1 modernization program currently underway with the Bundespolizei German Police (BPOL) and contracted by NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). The program includes an extensive flight display upgrade.

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Hexcel Announces Contract Amendments And Extensions With Airbus Group

Agreements Expected To Generate Sales Of $15 billion

Two key contracts with Hexcel Corporation to supply advanced composites to Airbus Group have been amended. Hexcel expects these contracts to generate total sales of $15 billion for the duration of the contract.

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State Department Approves Sale Of CMWS To Egypt

Will Provide Missile Protection For Apache, Blackhawks And Chinook Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) for AH-64E Apache, UH-60 Blackhawks, and CH-47 Chinook Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $81.4 million.

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Passenger Sues Airline For Burn Suffered During E-Cig Charging Cycle

Says Carrier Should Not Have Allowed Him To Recharge The Device In Flight

A passenger who suffered third degree burns on a Norwegian Air Shuttle flight from London To New York while recharging his electronic cigarette has sued the airlines, saying it is responsible for its injuries.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.16.16): Contaminated Runway

Contaminated Runway A runway is considered contaminated whenever standing water, ice, snow, slush, frost in any form, heavy rubber, or other substances are present. A runway is contaminated with respect to rubber deposits or other friction-degrading substances when the average friction value for any 500-foot segment of the runway within the ALD fails below the recommended minimum friction level and the average friction value in the adjacent 500-foot segments falls below the maintenance planning friction level.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.16.16)

Aero Linx: The SAFE Association The primary objective of the SAFE Association is to stimulate research and development in the fields of safety and survival, and to disseminate pertinent information to concerned individuals in government and industry. In addition, the objective is to establish and maintain a meaningful relationship between the SAFE Association and the scientific communities related to safety and survival.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.16.16)

Aero-News Quote of the Day “Shelter is an obvious necessity as we prepare to explore worlds beyond our home planet, but space and weight aboard our vehicles are precious, and taken by the many other resources we will need for survival. That’s why we are seeking the technology to reuse the materials we will already be carrying, and combine them with what is already available at our destination, which is, in this case, soil. We recycle here on Earth – why not on Mars?” Source: Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, adding soem background to NASA's offer of $1.1 million in prize mo

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