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October 24, 2015

NASA's Space Launch System Is A 'Go'

Critical Design Review, RS-25 Engine Testing Completed

NASA’s Space Launch System program has completed its Critical Design Review, and major subsystems such as Orion’s launch abort system and the SLS RS-25 engines have recently completed successful testing. These accomplishments bring America one step closer to deep space – preserving the nation’s leadership in human space exploration.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In Lake Worth, FL Accident

Two Fatally Injured When Plane Went Down On Approach To KLNA In South Florida

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident which occurred October 13 in which a Piper PA-28-180 went down in a trailer park while on approach to Palm Beach County Park-Lantana Airport (KLNA) in Lantana, Florida. The pilot of the aircraft and one person on the ground were fatally injured in the accident.

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Fees Expected To Increase Again For Flights To The Caribbean

Small Aircraft Subject To The Same Fees As Commercial Airliners

The FAA has proposed an increase in Overflight Fee Rates for aircraft transiting the Bahamas.

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United, Teamsters Reach Agreement

Brings More Than 8,600 Employees Under A Single Contract

United Airlines has reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) to put a proposed joint collective bargaining agreement out for ratification. The proposed agreement will bring together the airline’s more than 8,600 technicians and related employees under a single contract.

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Rolls-Royce Signs $2.4 Billion Engine Agreement With HNA Group

Engines Will Power A Total Of 44 Airbus Aircraft On Order

Rolls-Royce has reached an agreement worth $2.4 billion for engines and services with HNA Group. The agreement was signed during the state visit by the President of the People's Republic of China to the United Kingdom.

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FAA Approves Avionica’s 4G Cellular Module

AML Includes 250 Aircraft Models

The FAA has approved installation of aircraft satellite communications equipment manufacturer Avionica's avCM, a fourth generation cellular module designed for increased high-speed transmission of flight data, on 250 aircraft models.

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Pratt & Whitney To Support EL AL PW4000 Engines

Will Provide Maintenance Services For An Additional 17 Engines

EL AL has signed an exclusive, five-year Maintenance Service Agreement with Pratt & Whitney to provide maintenance services on up to 17 additional PW4000 engines. This agreement supplements the 27 EL AL engines that Pratt & Whitney already services.

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Etihad Airline Accused Of Helping Pilot Flee The U.S.

Had Been Arrested Following Altercation In A Chicago Hotel In 2013

Etihad Airlines has been accused of helping a former pilot flee the United States, breaking his bail conditions after being arrested in Chicago.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.24.15)

“This rocket is the foundation of a very promising future for human spaceflight, and will take humans farther than we’ve ever gone before.” Source: Charlie Precourt, vice president and general manager for Orbital ATK’s Propulsion Systems Division, and four-time space shuttle astronaut.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.24.15): Alternate Airport

An airport at which an aircraft may land if a landing at the intended airport becomes inadvisable.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.24.15)

Antique Airplane Association

The Antique Airplane Association, Inc. was first formed in August of 1953 by a few persons with a deep interest in old airplanes.

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