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March 24, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.25.13

The FAA Says Turn out the Lights – The Party is Over…

It’s Las Vegas or Bust for the 56th AEA Convention & Trade Show…

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New ARSA Study Underscores Economic Strength Of MRO Industry

Reviews Civil Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, And Alterations Markets

A report recently released by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) provides a comprehensive economic review of the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) marketplace. The report, entitled “Global MRO Market Economic Assessment,” is sponsored by ARSA and was produced by ICF SH&E.

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Ex-Im Bank Authorizes $190 Million To Israeli Airline

Financing Will Support Export Of Boeing 737-900ERs For El Al

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized more than $190 million in financing to support the export of Boeing 737-900ER aircraft to El Al Israel Airlines, Ltd. (El Al). According to Boeing, this transaction will help the company create and sustain more than 1,300 American jobs.

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First Images Released From Newest Earth Observation Satellite

Pictures Of The Great Plains Prove Sensors Survived 'The Rigors Of Launch'

NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have released the first images from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, which was launched Feb. 11. The natural-color images show the intersection of the United States Great Plains and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Colorado.

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Herschel Discovers Some Of The Youngest Stars Ever Seen

Fifteen Protostars Discovered In A Survey Of A Site Known For Star Formation

Astronomers have found some of the youngest stars ever seen thanks to the Herschel space observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions. Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile, a collaboration involving the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany, the Onsala Space Observatory in Sweden, and the European Southern Observatory in Germany, contributed to the findings.

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Piper Expands Global Sales Network

Dealers And Agents Added In More Than A Dozen Countries

Piper Aircraft Inc. has dramatically increased its global sales reach with an unprecedented expansion of its dealer network in 2011 and 2012. “Just in the past two years Piper has added dealers and agents in more than a dozen countries to our sales force, and now the team is positioned on every continent in the world and in most countries where there is a potential to sell new airplanes,” said Drew McEwen, Piper’s Head of Global Sales and Business Development.

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Navy Completes TTNT For X-47B Deck Handling Trials

Tactical Targeting Network Technology Developed By Rockwell Collins

The recently-completed deck handling trials of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) was assisted by Rockwell Collins Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT). The exercises demonstrated the ability to maneuver the tailless, strike-fighter-sized aircraft quickly and precisely on the flight deck using a wireless handheld controller.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.24.13): Westerlies

Westerlies Usually applied to the broad patterns of persistent winds with a westerly component. It is the dominant persistent atmospheric motion, centered over the midlatitudes of each hemisphere. Near the earth's surface, the westerlies extend from approximately 35 to 65 degrees latitude, while in the upper levels they extend further polarward and equatorward.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.24.13)

Aero Linx: British Aerobatic Association Welcome to the website of the British Aerobatic Association. We are the sport flying Association responsible in the UK for scheduling and running aerobatic competitions for powered aircraft and gliders to internationally approved rules. We run up to twenty events each year throughout the UK. The majority of these cater for all levels of aerobatic contest flying, and national champions are declared in four power and glider classes. In addition we send teams to the three major annual international aerobatic World or European championships.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.24.13)

“TTNT is part of the overall command and control architecture for the X-47B, and it plays an essential role in helping the aircraft perform vital functions. We’re pleased that our technology is helping Northrop Grumman and the Navy successfully prepare for the introduction of unmanned aircraft to carrier operations.” Source: Bob Haag, vice president and general manager of Communication and Navigation Products for Rockwell Collins, following the recently-completed deck handling trials of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75).

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes (767)

AD NUMBER: 2013-05-07

PRODUCT: Certain  Boeing Model 767 airplanes.

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AD: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

AD NUMBER: 2013-05-13

PRODUCT: Certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710 series turbofan engines.

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