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November 17, 2018

Space Foundation Signs Space Commerce Project Agreement

Will Present A Series Of Nationwide Workshops To Bring Minority Business Leaders Into The Space Commerce Community

The Space Foundation has signed an agreement for a grant from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to present a series of nationwide workshops with the goal of bringing minority business leaders into the greater space commerce community.

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Gen. Goldfein Meets With Ukrainian Air Force Chief

'Russian Aggression' Top Issue For Discussion

In the latest example of the strong ties between the U.S. and Ukraine, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein held high-level discussions with his Ukrainian counterpart, Col-Gen. Sergii Drozdov, at the Pentagon, Nov. 8.

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Plane Down In The Atlantic Ocean Near Myrtle Beach

Pilot Assisted By Good Samaritan, Hospitalized Due To Injuries

A Gulfstream 690C Turbo Commander went down in the Atlantic Ocean while on approach to Myrtle Beach International Airport Monday, causing a brief interruption in airport operations.

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Government Of Canada Investing In Safety At Five Manitoba Airports

Each Will Receive Grants For Runway Maintenance Equipment

Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.

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Airbus To Deliver New Zealand’s First HEMS-Configured H145s

Will Be Operated On The South Island As Flagship Aircraft

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited has selected Airbus’ H145, in response to New Zealand’s Health Ministry’s call to enhance its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) industry.

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NASA's CERTAIN Program Uses NextNav's 3D Geolocation Technology (MBS)

NextNav's 3D Location Service (MBS) Brings Accurate 3D Geolocation, Navigation And Timing To GPS-Challenged Areas

NextNav has announced that its Metropolitan Beacon System (MBS) service has been accepted for use by NASA. The agency will use NextNav's MBS network as part of its CERTAIN (City Environment for Range Testing of Autonomous Integrated Navigation) facilities at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.

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Leonardo Awarded Contract For 22 New AW169Ms By Italy's Guardia Di Finanza

Helicopters In Dedicated Configuration With Support And Training Package Valued At $315 Million

Leonardo has inked a contract with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza for 22 new generation AW169M twin engine helicopters. The contract, valued at $315 million, includes a comprehensive support and training package which could be further extended with optional services valued at an additional $112.6 million. Deliveries are expected to start in summer 2019 and to be completed by 2024.

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DAC International To Rep Becker Avionics

Appointed As Distributor Of TCAS II Compatible And Global ADS-B Compliant Mode S Transponders

Longtime avionics solutions provider, Becker, is expanding their market reach by appointing DAC International as a distributor of the Becker BXT family of Mode S transponders, addressing the need for affordable ADS-B solutions on business and commercial type aircraft. The DAC International BXT Mode S offering is complete turnkey installation, certification, a cost-effective way to equip with ADS-B OUT for the upcoming U.S. January 1, 2020 mandate as well as meeting all global ADS-B standards.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.17.18)

"This partnership between the Space Foundation and MBDA brings together two powerful organizations at the right place and right time to create this bold opportunity for the future.” Source: Thomas Dorame, the Space Foundation’s Vice President for Washington Strategic Operations and Program Manager for the Space Commerce Partners Program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.17.18): Airfoil

Any surface, such as a wing, propeller, rudder, or even a trim tab, which provides aerodynamic force when it interacts with a moving stream of air.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.17.18)

The Combat Helicopter Pilots Association (CHPA)

The Combat Helicopter Pilots Association (CHPA) was incorporated as a Non-Profit, 501 (c) 19 veterans organization in Washington, D.C. on 7 Jan 2005.

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