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October 23, 2016

BAE Systems Lands $52 Million Navy Contract

Will Sustain And Support U.S. Navy Air Traffic Control And Landing Systems

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract worth as much as $52 million to provide essential maintenance and testing support for various air traffic control and landing systems. These systems provide Navy pilots with electronic guidance to help them land safely on the ground and at sea, in all weather conditions.

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MIA Receives Inaugural Airport Innovation Award From AAAE

Cites 'Creative Work To Improve The Passenger Experience'

Miami International Airport has been selected by the Airport Innovation Accelerator – an aviation industry community established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) – to receive the inaugural Airport Innovation Award for its creative work to improve the passenger experience.

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NASA Finds Earth's Moon Hit By Surprising Number Of Meteoroids

Could Have Implications For Long-Term Equipment Or Settlement That May One Day Be On The Moon

The moon experiences a heavier bombardment by small meteoroids than models had predicted, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft. The result implies that lunar surface features thought to be young because they have relatively few impact craters may be even younger than previous estimates.

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Air Traffic Controllers Recognize Raytheon

Wins Industry Group's 2016 Industrial Award For Upgrading Systems That Control 80 Percent Of US Air Traffic

The Air Traffic Control Association has named Raytheon the winner of its 2016 Industrial Award for modernizing key air traffic systems that control the most complex and congested airspaces in the nation.

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Unmanned, Autonomous Technologies Tested In 1st USN Unmanned Warrior Exercise

Operation Conducted Over Remote Scottish Island Of Benbecula

Luckily, the skies above the island of Benbecula, a remote Scottish outpost in the Outer Hebrides, have been clear and calm so far this October.

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Air China Signs Dreamliner Support Contract With Moog

Covers Flight Control Projects On Entire Fleet Of Boeing 787 Aircraft

Moog Inc. and Air China have signed a 10 year exclusive contract for comprehensive support of the Moog flight control products on Air China's fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft. The program will include maintenance and inventory support via Moog's strategically selected worldwide stocking locations, giving Air China 24/7 access to spares no matter where their aircraft are located.

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Rajant Meets Growing Demand For Drones And Broadband Connectivity

Kinetic Mesh Networks Enable AirMast Tethered Drone System to Accomplish More

As the demand for drone usage increases across industry sectors, Rajant’s kinetic mesh networks are equipped to meet the aerial broadband connectivity drones require to maximize business advantage.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.23.16): Final Approach Point

Final Approach Point The point, applicable only to a nonprecision approach with no depicted FAF (such as an on airport VOR), where the aircraft is established inbound on the final approach course from the procedure turn and where the final approach descent may be commenced. The FAP serves as the FAF and identifies the beginning of the final approach segment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.23.16)

Aero Linx: The Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons (SoUSAFFS) SoUSAFFS was established in 1960 to more specifically support the USAF FS than AsMA at large could. Since then SoUSAFFS members have contributed in immeasurable ways to the advancement of the art and science of Aerospace Medicine and have shaped the Air Force Medical Service into the premier organization that it is. Many SoUSAFFS members are icons in aerospace medicine for this reason. AsMA is growing to encompass human performance and this is perfectly consonant with the AFMS’ vector. This is an exciting time to be an Air Force Flight Surgeon!

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.23.16)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "Think of this transition as changing an engine on a plane when it's inflight. Rolling out STARS in our nation's busiest airspaces, without disrupting air traffic operations or compromising public safety, is a tremendous accomplishment. We delivered a modern system that provides long-term cost savings for the FAA and enhances the safety and efficiency of our nation's airspace." Source: Robert Delorge, vice president of transportation and support services at Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business, commenting after the Air Traffic Control Association named Raytheon the winner of its 2016 Industrial Award for modernizing k

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