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July 17, 2016

Doc Makes His First Flight

There Are Now Two Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bombers That Are Airworthy And Flying.

On Sunday morning of July 17, the part of our Aero-Verse commonly referred to as, ‘Warbirds,’ became larger, and if weight counts, a lot heavier! The B-29 known as ‘Doc’ took to the sky for the first time since 1956. Doc now joins with the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) B-29, FIFI, as a living and flying memorial to our heroes from World War II.

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P&WC To Provide Turbofan And Turboprop Engines For 328 Aircraft Program

Turkey's TRJet Selects PW100 Derivative Engine For Revitalized 328 turboprop aircraft

Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW100 family of turboprop engines, designed for the regional airline industry, has been selected by TRJet to power its new TRP328 aircraft. TRJet, an aviation company based in Ankara, Turkey, has asked Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) to develop a new version of its PW127 engine to provide heightened performance over the PW119 engine that powered the original 328 aircraft which entered into service in 1993.

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Babcock Signs 10-Year Support Agreement For S-92 Helicopter

Provides Operator With Continued Aftermarket Aircraft Support

Sikorsky and Babcock Mission Critical Services Ltd. have signed a 10-year agreement providing Babcock’s S-92 helicopter fleet with extended support for its aftermarket material needs. Sikorsky’s Total Assurance Program provides Babcock continued aftermarket support to operate its S-92 fleet within a known budget, reducing the risk of unplanned costs.

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UTC Aerospace Systems Next-Gen Sensor Selected For Global Hawk UAS

Contract Awarded Following Three Year Collaboration With Northrop Grumman

UTC Aerospace Systems has been awarded a contract to support the integration and testing of the MS-177 multi-spectral imaging (MSI) and long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor onto the Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

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CAE Reaches Validation Phase Of Its Next Generation Training System

AirAsia Is Launch Customer For The Program

CAE has announced the launch of the validation phase of its Next Generation Training System with its longstanding partner AirAsia. Leveraging years of training innovation advances, CAE launched earlier this year the development of its next breakthrough in pilot training referred to as Next Generation Training System.

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Boeing, Kunming Airlines Announce Memorandum Of Understanding

Kunming Airlines Becomes Launch Customer In China For Improved 737 Max 7 Model With 10-Airplane Order

Boeing and Kunming Airlines announced a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of 10 737 MAX 7 airplanes at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow.

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Pratt & Whitney, Lufthansa Technik Sign Strategic Agreement

Will Strengthen Geared Turbofan Engine MRO Services

Pratt & Whitney and Lufthansa Technik have announced that Lufthansa Technik has signed a strategic network agreement to become a key member of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine MRO network offering the full scope of MRO services on PW1100G-JM and PW1500G engines.

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Dowty Begins Delivery Of AN-132D Transport Aircraft Demonstrator Propellers

Aircraft Will Utilize R408 Propeller Systems

Dowty Propellers has started component deliveries for propeller systems that will equip the demonstrator for Antonov's new AN-132 twin-engine transport aircraft.

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Spirit AeroSystems Installing One Of The World's Largest Autoclaves

Will Expand Composite Manufacturing At Wichita Facility

Spirit AeroSystems is installing one of the world's largest autoclaves at its Wichita, KS facility to support increasing production levels in the company's composite fuselage business and to grow overall composite production capability. The new autoclave has a 30-foot diameter and an internal volume of more than 78,000 cubic feet.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.17.16)

"TRJet, utilizing its experience in the latest technologies in the aviation industry, effectively reintroducing both the 328 turboprop and turbofan version of the aircraft and has selected the dependable engines that led to the original success of the aircraft program." Source: Maria Della Posta, Senior Vice President, P&WC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.17.16): Dead Reckoning

Dead reckoning, as applied to flying, is the navigation of an airplane solely by means of computations based on airspeed, course, heading, wind direction, and speed, groundspeed, and elapsed time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.17.16)

Aviation Environment Federation

The Aviation Environment Federation (AEF) is the principal UK non-profit environmental association concerned with the environmental effects of aviation. The AEF has over 120 affiliated members comprising community and environmental groups, local authorities, parish councils, businesses and consultancies and individuals.

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