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March 10, 2013


NY’s Mayor Bloomberg Hits A New Political Anti-Aviation Low…

Will Florida’s Lakeland Linder Regional Tower Be Among Those Sequestered?

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U.S. General Questions Motives Of F-35 Contractors

Expresses Frustrations About The Program To Reporters In Australia

The U.S. General leading the F-35 acquisition program had some harsh words for prime contractor Lockheed Martin and engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney during an interview at the Australian Air Show.

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Bell Helicopter Appoints New Russian Sales Representative

Announces Five Aircraft Purchase Agreements

Bell Helicopter has named Helidrive as its new independent representative for Russia. Helidrive is the first Bell Helicopter authorized independent sales representative in northwest Russia.  Bell Helicopter and Helidrive also announced recent purchase agreements for five aircraft - two Bell 429s and three Bell 407GXs.

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In-Flight Maintenance Alerts, Talk, Text And Tracking Available For Helo Fleets

Honeywell Sky Connect Tracker III Integrates Zing HUMS Into The System

Honeywell has announced the availability and certification of Sky Connect Tracker III, giving helicopter operators an all-in-one system that enables concurrent voice, text and tracking of their fleet in a single box. By using the Iridium satellite network for the communications function, Sky Connect Tracker III is ready to be used across the globe, wherever the Iridium satellite network can be accessed.

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Gray Eagle Completes Initial Operational Testing, Evaluation

IOT&E Determines If System Meets Designated Requirements

The U.S. Army's Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system recently completed a successful initial operational testing and evaluation at the Army's National Training Center at Fort Irwin, CA. During the initial operational testing and evaluation, or IOT&E, the Gray Eagle platform was operated from Edwards Air Force Base, CA, and employed in an operational and realistic way in support of a brigade combat team rotation at NTC.

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Sikorsky Celebrates Longtime Customer NHS Of Trinidad & Tobago

Company Claims Record For S-76 Helicopter Performance

Sikorsky Aircraft has recognized National Helicopter Services Limited of Trinidad & Tobago for its longtime operation of S-76 helicopters over a 35-year relationship. Sikorsky celebrated the customer during an event at its booth at the Heli-Expo industry show in Las Vegas, NV Tuesday.

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Precision Aviation Group Names New President For Gardner Aviation Services

Adrienne Robinson Will Continue In Role Of VP Business Development

Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG), has named Adrienne Robinson President of subsidiary Gardner Aviation Services (GAS). "Adrienne is a proven leader and well respected in the Aerospace Industry, bringing 25 years of solid experience to our growing Gardner Aviation Services business," said David Mast, President and CEO of PAG. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.10.13): Aleutian Low

Aleutian Low A semi-permanent, subpolar area of low pressure located in the Gulf of Alaska near the Aleutian Islands. It is a generating area for storms and migratory lows often reach maximum instensity in this area. It is most active during the late fall to late spring. During the summer, it is weaker, retreating towards the North Pole and becoming almost nonexistent. During this time, the North Pacific High pressure system dominates.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.10.13)

Aero Linx: Houston Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (HHPA) Welcome to the home of the Houston Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (HHPA). Our organization consists of over thirty members sharing a common passion for human flight in its purest form. While we are primarily dedicated to enabling and promoting free flight in southeast Texas, our members come from regions as diverse as San Antonio, Austin, Waco, and Dallas in addition to Houston. Weather permitting, we fly nearly every weekend, year-round.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.10.13)

“NHSL is one of Sikorsky’s longest tenured and most faithful operators of S-76 aircraft. They have really put the S-76 helicopter to work and helped to build the strong legacy of solid performance by our medium helicopter through the years. Today, we salute their commitment to our relationship with them, and offer our congratulations on their more than 100,000 flight hours with S-76 aircraft through the years.” Source: Carey Bond, President of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, speaking of the the relationship between Sikorsky and NHSL at the recent 2013 Heli-Expo event.

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PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A310-203, -204, -222, -304, -322, and -324 airplanes.

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AD NUMBER: 2013-04-11

PRODUCT: Certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -800, and -900ER series airplanes.

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