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April 22, 2018

Saab Delivering Digital Towers To First Airport Without Traditional Tower

System To Be Installed In Sälen, Sweden

Saab will be installing and operating digital towers for the new Scandinavian Mountains Airport in Sälen, Sweden. It is the first airport in the world to be designed and built without a traditional tower.

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Jeppesen And Blackshape Extend Long-Term Agreement

Boeing Company Will Provide Multiple, Integrated Services

Jeppesen, and Blackshape, an Italian manufacturer of high performance general aviation aircraft, today announced they will extend their cooperation through a long-term agreement. The agreement will include the distribution of spare parts for Blackshape aircraft, a new 10-year agreement for bundled Jeppesen navigation data to be installed at every new Blackshape aircraft delivery and the exploration of integrated pilot training.

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Canada's Bow Valley College Offers UAV/Drone Certification Courses

Will Assist Drone Professionals And Hobbyists Ahead Of New Transport Canada Rules

Canada's Bow Valley College, through its School of Continuing Learning, helps drone enthusiasts and professional UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or “drone”) operators prepare for new and updated aviation laws that will limit where and how they can be flown. Two comprehensive certification courses will be offered at Bow Valley College’s Okotoks and High River campuses beginning May 4, 2018.

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Bombardier Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Of Tianjin Service Center

Facility Completes First 120-Month Inspection On A Challenger Jet

Bombardier Business Aircraft celebrated the first anniversary of the state-of-the-art Tianjin Service Center, inaugurated in collaboration with its partner, the Tianjin Airport Economic Area (TAEA), in April last year. The facility is a testament to Bombardier’s dedication to growing business aviation in the Greater China region and to strengthening its long-term relationship with TAEA.

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Airbus’ A330neo Continues Toward Its 2018 Service Entry

Flight Evaluations Take Two Test Aircraft To Locations Around The Globe

The A330neo is demonstrating its capabilities as the newest member of Airbus’ proven and highly-reliable twin-engine A330 Family, with flight testing continuing ahead of its planned service entry in Summer 2018. Two test aircraft have logged more than 700 hours aloft in the 200-plus flights performed as of 10 April, according to A330neo aircraft integration and flight testing integrated product team (IPT) leader Jean-Christophe Bonjour.

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Miracle Flights Announces 640 Free Medical Flights Performed In March

Represents 13 Percent Increase Over February's Total

The nation's leading medical flight provider, Miracle Flights, concluded March with 640 free flights provided to families of children battling rare and life-threatening illnesses, according to the Las Vegas–based charity.

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Air Canada To Save 160 Metric Tons of Carbon On Earth Day

Reduction Credited To Innovative Biojet Fuel Project At Toronto Pearson Airport

Air Canada will save 160 metric tons of carbon on 22 domestic flights this Earth Day through an innovative biofuel demonstration project at Toronto-Pearson Airport. Under the project, coordinated by Canada's Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), Air Canada is a leading partner, introducing 60,000 gallons of sustainable biofuel blended into the airport's multi-user fuel supply system to show the feasibility of biofuel use in shared fueling systems Canadian airports.

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Drone Helps Lead To Two Arrests In Stockton, CA

Homicide Suspect One Of Those Taken Into Custody

Stockton, CA police are crediting one of their six drones for providing information that led to the arrest of two suspects last week.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.22.18): Permanent Echo

Permanent Echo Radar signals reflected from fixed objects on the earth’s surface; e.g., buildings, towers, terrain. Permanent echoes are distinguished from “ground clutter” by being definable locations rather than large areas. Under certain conditions they may be used to check radar alignment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.18)

Aero Linx: The Airline Pilot's Historical Society The Airline Pilot's Historical Society is a non-profit, charitable foundation whose purpose is to educate through the preservation of aircraft parts and components. What money we raise goes either to educational projects, or to children's hospitals and organizations that specialize in the needs of children. We are all volunteers...we have no paid employees. Founded in 1997.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.22.18)

"For those reasons, a key measure of success is not, 'Did we provide the most flights possible?' but 'Did we provide the most comfortable flights possible?'—for instance, by avoiding stressful layovers and preventing long drives to and from the airport. Our mission is to provide hope to these families, and how we deliver that hope matters." Source: Miracle Flights CEO Mark E. Brown, noting that the nation's leading medical flight provider, Miracle Flights, concluded March with 640 free flights provided to families of children battling rare and life-threatening illnesses, according to the Las Vegas–based charity. Established in 1985, Miracle Flights arranges commercial airline flights at no cost to help children with complex med

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