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March 18, 2018

ICAO Notes Renewed Momentum For Aviation Development In Haiti

Meeting Held With The President Of Haiti Do Discuss The County's First Aviation Law

A recent courtesy meeting with the Haitian President Mr. Jovenel Moïse provided ICAO’s North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACC) Regional Director Mr. Melvin Cintron with an excellent opportunity to deliver, on behalf of the President of the Council and the Secretary General, ICAO’s message of partnership and commitment to Haiti. It was attended by Haiti’s Minister of Transportation, Mr. Fritz Caillot, its Director General of Civil Aviation, Capt. Olivier Jean, and Presidential Advisor Mr. Gerd Pasquet.

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Orbital ATK Introduces Next Generation In-Orbit Satellite Servicing Technology

Plan Unveiled At The SATELLITE 2018 Conference

Orbital ATK has announced its plan for the company’s next generation of satellite life extension and in-space servicing products. During a keynote address at the SATELLITE 2018 Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C., Orbital ATK President and Chief Executive Officer David W. Thompson and SpaceLogistics President Tom L. Wilson introduced a new robotic servicing system that provides additional options for customers to enhance the value of their satellites. This new space system also enables the company to expand its customer base with advanced mission capabilities in an emerging market that Orbital ATK is pioneering.

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SUU Aviation Uses Night Vision To Aid In Search For Missing Child

Students Get Real-World Experience, Help Reunite Child With His Family

The Southern Utah University Aviation Program assisted in the search and rescue of a 6-year-old child missing for more than nine hours on March 8, 2018. Flying a Robinson R44 equipped with night vision technology, flight instructor Daniel Garcia was able to see through the darkness and help locate the missing child.

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Anthropology Professor Deploys Drone To Combat Hunger In Africa

Aircraft Being Used To Promote Sustainable Agriculture

Oakland University professor Jon Carroll, Ph.D., is part of a pioneering team of scholars harnessing the latest advances in science and technology to promote sustainable agriculture in Africa.

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ESA, JAXA Confirm Further Cooperation In Space

Will Collaborate On Technology For Lunar Exploration

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA and ESA reviewed and confirmed their continued cooperation at the International Space Exploration Forum ISEF2 on 3 March in Tokyo, Japan. The agencies released a joint statement detailing their partnership and future collaboration.

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Fifteen New Planets Confirmed Around Cool Dwarf Stars

Includes One 'Super-Earth' That Could Have Liquid Water

Scientists report the existence of 15 new planets — including one 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water — orbiting small, cool stars near our solar system. These stars, known as red dwarfs, are of enormous interest for studies of planetary formation and evolution.

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Honeywell Provides Airlines With Powerful Connected Aircraft Analytics Package

GoDirect Flight Efficiency Delivers A Comprehensive Look At Fleet And Environment Data

Honeywell is bringing a deeper level of visibility into airlines' operating environments with its newest integrated service, GoDirect Flight Efficiency. The offering — part of an extensive family of GoDirect flight-related services — allows airlines to make strategic decisions on flight operations and planning by amassing all flight variables into one place, including flight plans, weather, navigation charts, aircraft performance, optimized fuel usage and more. This powerful new tool from Honeywell provides up-to-date information to airlines and pilots for informed decision-making during all phases of flight. For airlines and passengers, the result is fewer turbulent flight

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.18.18): Minimum Vectoring Altitude (MVA)

Minimum Vectoring Altitude (MVA) The lowest MSL altitude at which an IFR aircraft will be vectored by a radar controller, except as otherwise authorized for radar approaches, departures, and missed approaches. The altitude meets IFR obstacle clearance criteria. It may be lower than the published MEA along an airway or J-route segment. It may be utilized for radar vectoring only upon the controller’s determination that an adequate radar return is being received from the aircraft being controlled. Charts depicting minimum vectoring altitudes are normally available only to the controllers and not to pilots.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.18.18)

Aero Linx: South Carolina Aviation Safety Council (SCASC) The stated mission of the SCASC is to promote and improve positive attitudes and behaviors towards all areas of aviation safety (ground and flight) in order to reduce occurrence of personal injury and death, and property and equipment damage and destruction while ensuring the future of general aviation in South Carolina.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.18.18)

“SUU’s Aviation courses include scenario-based training that prepares both instructors and students to aid in these kinds of searches. There is no better training for our students than to get up in the air on real life missions, which is why we work closely with the Iron County Sheriff's Department and operate as a Search and Locate Team.” Source: Robert Paul, director of Student Outreach for SUU Aviation, commenting after the Southern Utah University Aviation Program assisted in the search and rescue of a 6-year-old child missing for more than nine hours on March 8, 2018.

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AD: Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2018-05-10

PRODUCT: Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB412 and AB412 EP helicopters.

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