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November 23, 2017

Goodyear Blimp 'Santa Claus Express' Returns To Dayton For Toys For Tots

Goodyear, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Team Up To Host 7Th Annual Toys For Tots Events

The Goodyear Blimps and the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve will conduct their seventh joint maneuver next month benefitting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation at the company's airship base in Ohio. The event will provide the public with an opportunity to donate to Toys for Tots while enjoying an up close and personal view of the ongoing construction of a third airship inside the hangar in Suffield, Ohio.

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Harris Completes Testing For JWST

World's Most Powerful Space Telescope Will Collect Universe Data Never Previously Observed

NASA’s Johnson Space Center has partnered with Harris Corporation to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope – validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment.

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Eight Recovered After Navy C-2 COD Goes Down In The Pacific

Aircraft Was En Route To The USS Ronald Reagan

A U.S. Navy C-2 Greyhound airplane ... known as a COD for Carrier Onboard Delivery ... went gone down in the Pacific Wednesday while en route to the USS Ronald Reagan. There were 11 people on board the aircraft, according to the Navy. Eight of those were rescued and transported to the carrier where they received medical attention.

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IATA: Air Transport Generates $9.6 Billion In GDP For Argentina

Accounts For 1.7 Percent Of That Nation's Gross Domestic Product

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced new data showing that aviation and aviation-induced tourism contribute $9.6 billion to Argentina's economy and support 300,000 jobs, equivalent to 1.7% of the country's GDP. The findings are among the highlights from "The Importance of Air Transport in Argentina'" study conducted by Oxford Economics on behalf of IATA.

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Municipal Opposition Mounting Against Airport Selloffs In Canada

Government Is Considering Airports To Private Entities

Municipalities are starting to add their voices to the growing opposition to the idea of selling Canada's airports. Opposition to the move has already been voiced by the cities of Vancouver, Victoria, and Richmond, BC, while Calgary's mayor has publicly spoken out against the plan. Toronto City Council is considering a motion to oppose the plan as well. 

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Second U.S. Navy P-8A Aircraft Joins Argentina's Submarine Search

Poseidon Deployed From NAS Jacksonville To Aid In The Search

A second U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft deployed to Bahia Blanca, Argentina, Nov. 19 to join an ongoing international search for the Argentinean Navy's submarine A.R.A. San Juan in Southern Atlantic waters.

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Bombardier Ramps Up Hiring in Montreal

Inaugurates the Center of Excellence For Interior Completions Of Global 7000 Aircraft

Bombardier Business Aircraft has inaugurated its state-of-the-art Center of Excellence, where high-precision completion work for the segment-defining Global 7000 business jet will take place. Bombardier is actively recruiting to fill approximately 1,000 new positions in Montréal over the next 18 months for completion work on its Global 7000 aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.23.17)

"We take great pride in our Goodyear Blimp crews teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to support Toys for Tots." Source: Paul Fitzhenry, senior vice president, Global Communications, Goodyear.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.23.17): No-Gyro Approach

A radar approach that may be used in case of a malfunctioning gyro-compass or directional gyro. Instead of providing the pilot with headings to be flown, the controller observes the radar track and issues control instructions “turn right/left” or “stop turn,” as appropriate.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.23.17) is a non-profit site operated by engineers and scientists in the aerospace field. The goal of this site is to provide educational information on a variety of subjects ranging from aviation to space travel to aerospace technology.

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