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August 06, 2017

Airbus Foundation Brings Youth Development Program To Africa

Goal Is Reach 3,000 Participants In The First Year And Will Grow To Cover Several Countries In The Continent

The Airbus Foundation together with its partner The Little Engineer is rolling out the Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) robotics program in Africa. The initiative aims at training thousands of students between 10 and 16 years old in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The goal is to encourage students to understand and embrace technology and ignite a passion that could grow into an exciting STEM career.

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Two Executive Charter Helicopter Companies Combine To Form Sweet Helicopters

Fort Wayne, Indiana-Based Company To Maintain Same Ownership And Pilots, Add To Fleet

Indiana Helicopters and Helimotion, charter helicopter companies based in Goshen, Indiana, and Joliet, Illinois, respectively, have merged into one company to be called Sweet Helicopters. Sweet Helicopters provides premium-level professional and private helicopter charters as well as aerial production services, including utility and real estate surveying, aerial photography and videography, environmental studies, media coverage, law enforcement, and more.

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Life Flight Network, PeaceHealth Oregon Network Renew First Call Agreement

Designed To Improve Care For Critical Patients

Life Flight Network and PeaceHealth Oregon Network announced they renewed a First Call Agreement. The agreement improves patient care and operational efficiency for patients at hospitals in Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, and Florence, Oregon, who need ICU level medical transportation. PeaceHealth and Life Flight Network work collaboratively to move patients who require the highest level of care available during transport, or when a time sensitive emergency exists.

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Drone Delivery Canada, TECSYS Sign Commercialization Agreement

Will Collaborate On Drone Delivery Development In Healthcare Supply Chain Management Services

Drone Delivery Canada has signed a commercial agreement with TECSYS, a health systems and hospital supply chain company, to collaborate on the design, development and implementation of a drone delivery solution to expand the logistics capabilities of TECSYS specifically in the healthcare vertical.

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RAF Pilots Test Advanced Weapons, Software Upgrades For Eurofighter Typhoon

Work Is Part Of Program To Ease The Transition From Tornado To Typhoon

A new package of advanced weapons, software and avionics enhancements for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet is being tested by Royal Air Force Test and Evaluation pilots at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, ahead of roll-out across the U.K. fleet.

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Jeppesen And Wataniya Airways Of Kuwait Sign Service Agreement

Jeppesen Charts And International Trip Planning Group To Help Airline Begin Flight Operations

Jeppesen has agreed to a service contract with Wataniya Airways, a new Middle Eastern carrier based in Kuwait. As the airline is working to begin air service in the near future, Jeppesen has agreed to provide multiple services to assist the airline with several operations. Wataniya Airways will receive paper charts for navigation and International Trip Planning services from Jeppesen in the near term.

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CAE Awarded Defense Contracts Valued At More Than $139 Million

Includes KC-130J/C-130J Fuselage Trainers For U.S. Marine Corps And U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command

CAE has been awarded defence contracts on a range of platforms valued at more than C$175 million (approx. $139 million U.S.) to provide simulation products, training services and in-service support for global military customers.

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LVNL, Aireon Sign Agreement To Evaluate Space-Based ADS-B In Dutch Airspace

Air Traffic Control The Netherlands Will Work On A Concept Of Operations To Improve Efficiency In The Amsterdam Flight Information Region Including The North Sea

Aireon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL), the Dutch Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). LVNL operates the Amsterdam Flight Information Region (FIR), which extends above Dutch territory and a large part of the North Sea. LVNL will collaborate with Aireon to assess how space-based ADS-B can act as a more efficient and cost-effective secondary and contingency air traffic surveillance system in their terrestrial airspace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.06.17): Feathered Propeller

Feathered Propeller A propeller whose blades have been rotated so that the leading and trailing edges are nearly parallel with the aircraft flight path to stop or minimize drag and engine rotation. Normally used to indicate shutdown of a reciprocating or turboprop engine due to malfunction.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.06.17)

Aero Linx: The Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) The Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) recognizes professional excellence in Marine aviation through education, activities, media, events and its renowned awards program. MCAA has the largest aviation-based award program in the country. Headquartered in Quantico, Virginia, MCAA continues the mission of its founding fathers to link the past, present and future of Marine aviation.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.06.17)

Aero-News Quote of the Day “Africa has developed an ‘innovation’ culture that is growing fast with many social entrepreneurs, local non-profit organizations and we want to support and work with them. It is important that we all join efforts to facilitate the access to STEM skills. These skills play a key role because Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related jobs are at the core of solving the complex problems of today’s world and its future.” Source: Andrea Debbane, Executive Director of the Airbus Foundation, commenting as the Airbus Foundation and its partner The Little Engineer rolled out the Ai

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