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June 21, 2015

WestJet Encore Places Firm Orders For Six Bombardier Q400 Airliners

Canadian Carrier Exercises Options, Prepares For Delivery Of Milestone 500th Q400 In June

Calgary-based WestJet Encore Ltd. has signed a firm order with Bombardier for five Q400 aircraft. The airline also signed a firm order for one Q400 aircraft in March 2015. These transactions are conversions of options previously booked by the carrier's parent company WestJet Airlines.

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UN Receives Report On Accident That Fatally Injured Dag Hammarskjöld

Plane Went Down On A 1961 Peace Mission To Congo

An independent panel of experts appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has delivered a report that examined a 1961 accident which fatally injured then-Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld.

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Peach Aviation Orders Three A320s

Japan’s Low Cost Carrier Expands Its Fleet With Airbus Aircraft

Peach Aviation, Japan’s Low Cost Carrier (LCC), has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the purchase of three A320s. A signing ceremony was held Tuesday at the Paris Air Show, with presence of Peach Aviation President Shinichi Inoue and Airbus Chief Operating Officer-Customers, John Leahy.

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Shutter Pilots Awarded FAA Exemption For Aerial Imagery

Will Use Captured Footage For 2D, 3D Visualizations

Shutter Pilots has been granted an FAA exemption to operate drones for the use of aerial imaging and computer animation. Shutter Pilots was founded in 2014 by Mike Mabin, Ed Sargeant and Alexander Mabin.

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AS332 MK1 Helicopter In Line For Pro Line Fusion Retrofit

Airbus Helicopters, Vector Aerospace And Rockwell Collins Sign Cockpit Upgrade Agreement

Airbus Helicopters, Vector Aerospace and Rockwell Collins have entered into an agreement to jointly develop and market the scalable and flexible Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics solution to upgrade Airbus Helicopters platforms.

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Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement With Azul

Will Support E195-E2 Jets Powered By PurePower Engines

Pratt & Whitney and Azul have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Fleet Management Program supporting off-wing maintenance for 30 firm Embraer E195-E2 jets plus options for 20 aircraft, powered by PurePower engines. The PurePower PW1900G engine is the sole source powerplant on the E190-E2 and the E195-E2 jets. Deliveries are anticipated to begin in 2020.

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L-3’s TACAN+ Selected By Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

System To Be Installed Aboard Light Utility Helicopters

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has selected the L-3 Tactical Airborne Navigation System, TACAN+, for HAL’s new Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program. The TACAN+ transceiver is a small and light tactical airborne navigation system capable of tracking up to four ground stations simultaneously in range and two in bearing. It can be installed on rotary- and fixed-wing platforms and used for air-to-air and air-to-ground operations.

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Pratt & Whitney's Dr. Alan Epstein Presented Aircraft Engine Technology Award

Recognized By The American Society Of Mechanical Engineering

The American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) on Monday awarded its prestigious Aircraft Engine Technology Award to Dr. Alan Epstein, Pratt & Whitney's vice president, Technology & Environment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.21.15): Final Approach Fix

Final Approach Fix The fix from which the final approach (IFR) to an airport is executed and which identifies the beginning of the final approach segment. It is designated on Government charts by the Maltese Cross symbol for nonprecision approaches and the lightning bolt symbol for precision approaches; or when ATC directs a lower-than-published glideslope/path intercept altitude, it is the resultant actual point of the glideslope/path intercept.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.21.15)

Aero Linx: The Arizona Pilot’s Association (APA) The Arizona Pilot’s Association (APA) was organized in 1978 to give Arizona’s general aviation community a voice in aviation matters. Our mission remains much the same today as we continue to promote general aviation through advocacy at various levels of state and federal government, as well as through partnering with other aviation organizations in advocating our common interests: promoting aviation safety, pilot education, and public understanding of general aviation; preserving, maintaining, and even re-opening Arizona’s backcountry and recreational airstrips; broadcasting Arizona aviation news; and connecting Arizona pilots through aviation events

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.21.15)

"The Secretary-General wishes to thank the Head of the Panel, Chief Justice Mohamed Chande Othman of the United Republic of Tanzania, and the other members of the Panel, Kerryn Macaulay of Australia and Henrik Larsen of Denmark, for their important contribution to the ongoing search for the truth about the conditions and circumstances related to the tragic death of the late Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjöld, and the members of the party accompanying him on that fateful night of 17-18 September 1961." Source: From comments made by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, after an independent panel of experts appointed by the UN Secretary General delivered a report that examined a 1961 accident which fatally injured then-Secretary Gen

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