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November 20, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.20.16): CAA--Civil Aviation Authority

CAA: Civil Aviation Authority CAA: Civil Aviation Authority. An organization in charge of defining aviation safety standards. The United Kingdom and New Zealand, among others, have organizations with that exact name and role. In the United States, CAA stood for the Civil Aeronautics Administration, a fore-runner of today’s FAA.

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Hurricane-Tracking Small Satellites Set To Launch

CYGNSS Mission Expected To Lead To More Accurate Forecasts

NASA is set to launch its first Earth science small satellite constellation, which will help improve hurricane intensity, track, and storm surge forecasts, on Dec. 12 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Etihad Airways Engineering, Airbus Sign MoU

Will Develop A380 MRO Services In Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways Engineering and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of a new A380 MRO Services offering. With this partnership Airbus and Etihad Airways Engineering will combine their respective skills to offer the market a value-adding MRO service solution for worldwide A380 operators, starting in 2017.

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Bell Helicopter Signs Memorandum Of Understanding With IAR - Ghimbav Brasov

Romanian Aerospace Manufacturer Will Engage With American Manufacturer To Discuss Potential Collaboration On AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopter

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Bell Helicopter and IAR - Ghimbav Brasov Group, a Romanian defense and aerospace company.

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Technical University Of Munich Designs Extreme Altitude Composite Helo Blades

Process Uses VABS Software To Accelerate Helicopter Rotor Blade Design

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will leverage VABS software for modeling composites and other advanced materials developed by AnalySwift of West Jordan, UT to accelerate design of composite helicopter rotor blades. TUM has used VABS for a variety of projects, including the Autonomous Rotorcraft for Extreme Altitudes (AREA) research project, in its Institute of Helicopter Technology, which is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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U.K. To Acquire Predator B Remotely Piloted Aircraft

State Department Approves Possible Sale November 16

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for Certifiable Predator B Remotely Piloted Aircraft, equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $1.0 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 16, 2016.

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New Russian Engines Unveiled At Iran Air Show 2016

Russian United Engine Corporation (UEC) Presents The PD-14 New Generation Civil Aero Engine

Two new civil aviation engines have been unveiled by The Russian United Engine Corporation (UEC) at the Iran Air Show 2016.

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Boca Raton Flight School Expands Into Orlando, FL

Beach Aviation Academy Opens New Location In Central Florida

A Boca Raton-based flight school has recently expanded its operation, opening a new location at central Florida's Orlando Executive Airport (KORL).

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Airbus Defense And Space Delivers First A400M To Spain

Aircraft Leaves Final Assembly Line At Seville To Serve At Zaragoza Base

The Spanish Air Force has taken delivery of its first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter – the most advanced aircraft to have been produced in Spain and one which will transform the nation’s air mobility fleet.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.20.16)

Aero Linx: The Deaf Pilot's Association The objective of this Association is to protect and promote the rights of deaf and hard of hearing pilots and student pilots; to educate the public about this existing organization; and to become a contacting organization regarding the educational potentials of deaf and hard of hearing student pilots.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.20.16)

"This is a first-of-its-kind mission. As a constellation of eight spacecraft, CYGNSS will do what a single craft can't in terms of measuring surface wind speeds inside hurricanes and tropical cyclones at high time-resolution, to improve our ability to understand and predict how these deadly storms develop." Source:  Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington, commenting as NASA is set to launch its first Earth science small satellite constellation, which will help improve hurricane intensity, track, and storm surge forecasts, on Dec. 12 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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