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November 11, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.11.18): Hold-Short Point

Hold-Short Point A point on the runway beyond which a landing aircraft with a LAHSO clearance is not authorized to proceed. This point may be located prior to an intersecting runway, taxiway, predetermined point, or approach/departure flight path.

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QinetiQ Target Systems And Canadian UAVs Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

Agreement Covers Commercial And Military UAV Services In Canada

QinetiQ Target Systems and Canadian UAVs (CUAVs) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), outlining how the two companies will work together to bring combined 'best of breed' solutions for military and commercial markets.

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Justice Department Charges Chinese Intelligence Officers And Hackers

Alleges Conspiracy To Steal Sensitive Commercial Aviation And Technological Data For Years

Chinese intelligence officers and those working under their direction, which included hackers and co-opted company insiders, conducted or otherwise enabled repeated intrusions into private companies’ computer systems in the United States and abroad for over five years.  The conspirators’ ultimate goal was to steal, among other data, intellectual property and confidential business information, including information related to a turbofan engine used in commercial airliners, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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United Express Flight Attendants Authorize A Strike

Air Wisconsin FAs Vote Overwhelmingly For The Labor Action

Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have voted 99 percent to authorize a strike. Air Wisconsin provides regional air service for United Airlines.

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E170 Flight Simulator Built By FlightSafety Receives EASA Qualification

FTD Manufactured For Russia's S7 Airlines

  FlightSafety International announces that the Embraer E-170 aircraft simulator it built for S7 Airlines of Russia has received EASA qualification. This European Aviation Safety Agency qualification includes Issue 2 upset prevention and recovery training capability.

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GE Celebrates 40 Years Powering Sikorsky's H-60 Black Hawk

Submits ITEP Final Proposal Revision

GE Aviation congratulates Sikorsky on the 40th anniversary of the Black Hawk. Sikorsky delivered the first H-60 Black Hawk, powered by GE’s T700 engine, on Oct. 31, 1978, to answer the U.S. Army’s call for a new helicopter and powerplant capable of significant performance and reliability improvements with reduced lifecycle costs. Today, more than 4,000 GE-powered Black Hawk aircraft of all types are in service worldwide.

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Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Three Holds Change Of Command

Cmdr. Dewon M. Chaney Relieved Capt. Sean P. Rocheleau As Commanding Officer

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron THREE (HSC-3) held a change of command ceremony on November 8 on Naval Air Station North Island. Cmdr. Dewon M. Chaney relieved Capt. Sean P. Rocheleau as commanding officer of HSC-3.

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Xiamen Airlines And GE Aviation Sign Digital Solutions Agreement

Will Enhance Safety, Optimize Fuel Efficiency

Xiamen Airlines signed an agreement with GE Aviation on the Event Measurement System (EMS) based Flight Analytics Services to further extend their strategic cooperation in digital. This service enables customers to effectively enhance flight safety, optimize fuel efficiency and reduce operational costs for the airline’s fleet.

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ESA's Gravity-Mapper Reveals Relics Of Ancient Continents Under Antarctic Ice

Data From The Mission That Ended Five Years Ago Still Being Analyzed

It was five years ago this month that ESA’s GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to gravity, but its results are still yielding buried treasure – giving a new view of the remnants of lost continents hidden deep under the ice sheet of Antarctica.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.11.18)

Aero Linx: Wings of Hope Wings of Hope is a global humanitarian charity that has been helping the world’s poor since 1962. As our name suggests, we use our wings to deliver resources to the poor—but not all of our efforts involve aviation. Wings of Hope changes and saves lives through the power of aviation. We work on a global scale, helping the world’s poorest citizens access the basic resources essential for human dignity...

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.11.18)

"Enough is enough. Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants are ready to do whatever it takes to get a new contract. We have made every sacrifice to ensure the stability of the airline while management refuses to offer meaningful pay and work rule improvements. Higher pay, no more delay!" Source: Ernie Lazernick, AFA Air Wisconsin President. Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have voted 99 percent to authorize a strike. Air Wisconsin provides regional air service for United Airlines.

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