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April 19, 2015

India’s Heritage Aviation Acquires Two H125 Helicopters

Company Has Special Focus On Pilgrimage Tours

In an acceptance ceremony held today in Marignane, India’s Heritage Aviation received two H125 helicopters acquired for charter and utility missions, with a special focus on pilgrimage heli-tours. The first H125 will arrive in India by the end of the month, followed by the second in early May.

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Boeing-Built CH-147F Maintenance Training Center Opens In Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force Facility Supports World-Class Chinook Maintenance Training

In 2013 and 2014, The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) took delivery of 15 new Boeing-built CH-147F Chinook helicopters, among the most capable and advanced variants of the legendary Chinook family. Now, the RCAF and Boeing have unveiled an equally advanced training facility for those helicopters.

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NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Nears Historic July 14 Encounter With Pluto

Knowledge Of The Farthest Known Object In The Solar System Will "Expand Exponentially" With Flyby

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is three months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of distant Pluto and its system of large and small moons.

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Dassault Aviation Opens Line Service Facility In Beijing

Signs Agreement With Deer Jet For Line Maintenance Work

Dassault Aviation has signed an agreement with Beijing-based Deer Jet authorizing it to provide line maintenance and unscheduled maintenance for the Falcon 7X.

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Boeing, Navy Equipment Upgrades Enhance Readiness, Affordability

Upgraded System Simplifies, Aids Aircraft Maintenance; Lowers Cost For US Navy, Marine Corps

Boeing has delivered the first of 10 upgraded aircraft diagnostic and maintenance systems to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The devices, used for servicing military aircraft, consolidate depot level testing into a single station, improving efficiencies and lowering costs while maximizing use of existing equipment.

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Interior Design Competition For AW609 TiltRotor Launched

Second Edition Of The 'Flydeas For The City' Initiative

Finmeccanica–AgustaWestland has launched the second edition of its “Flydeas for the City” initiative, within the framework of the ‘Energy for Creativity’ Exhibition-Event that was officially opened Monday by INTERNI magazine in Milan. The initiative is aimed at developing an all new, advanced corporate cabin interior for the AW609 TiltRotor with several design studios competing to be selected.     

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Boeing Supports Allen University, Provides Grant Award

Quarter-Million Dollar Investment To Help Restore Historic Chappelle Auditorium

Boeing has presented a $250,000 grant for Allen University to support the restoration of an historic building on the college’s campus. The investment will go toward the restoration of Chappelle Auditorium, originally built in 1925.

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Becker Avionics Announces New Sales Representative For Europe

Previously With EuroAvionics

Becker Avionics has named Ms. Antonia Aldinger as their newest sales representative for Europe. Aldinger was previously a marketing and exhibition manager for EuroAvionics, where she acquired familiarity with avionics in general and the EuroAvionics Euro-Nav products.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.19.15): Air Navigation Facility

Air Navigation Facility Any facility used in, available for use in, or designed for use in, aid of air navigation, including landing areas, lights, any apparatus or equipment for disseminating weather information, for signaling, for radio-directional finding, or for radio or other electrical communication, and any other structure or mechanism having a similar purpose for guiding or controlling flight in the air or the landing and takeoff of aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.19.15)

Aero Linx: United Flying Octogenarians Founded in 1982 by a group of 31 aviators over the age of 80, the United Flying Octogenarians (UFO) now has a membership of over 1,400 men and women. When each of our members joined, at the age of 80 or older, he or she was still flying as Pilot-in-Command. Today, many of us are no longer at the controls of an aircraft, but our love of aviation still binds us to this elite group. The UFO is an international, non-profit organization with members in the United States including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Argentina, Australia, France, and the United Kingdom.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.19.15)

"Scientific literature is filled with papers on the characteristics of Pluto and its moons from ground based and Earth orbiting space observations, but we’ve never studied Pluto up close and personal. In an unprecedented flyby this July, our knowledge of what the Pluto systems is really like will expand exponentially and I have no doubt there will be exciting discoveries." Source: John Grunsfeld, astronaut, and associate administrator of the NASA Science Mission Directorate at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington.

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