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May 05, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.06.13

Solar Impulse Has Begun Its Transcontinental Journey…

Boeing Begins Testing the Market for the 777X…

The Waverider Makes History on it

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LEAP-1B Achieves Major Milestone

Final Configuration Now Set; Detailed Design Phase Begins

CFM International says it has completed design freeze for the advanced LEAP-1B engine, the exclusive powerplant for the Boeing 737 MAX, paving the way for the first full engine to test in mid-2014. This milestone is effectively the point at which the engine configuration is set, or frozen.  This now allows CFM to finalize and release detailed engine design drawings, which it will do over the next six months.

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First Joint Meeting On Space Cooperation Held Between Japan and Canada

Countries Hope To Better Promote And Organize Cooperative Activities

Japan and Canada held the first Joint Meeting on Space Cooperation Wednesday. The Joint Meeting was based on the Memorandum for Promotion of Space Cooperation between Japan and Canada that was signed on the margins of Prime Minister Harper's visit and Canadian Space Agency Business Development Mission to Japan in March 2012.

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DAC Aviation International To Take Delivery Of First Of Six New Grand Caravans

New Generation Aircraft To Serve Clients In Africa From DAC’s Base Of Operations In Nairobi, Kenya

DAC Aviation International (DAC), a provider of aircraft charter and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services with expertise in serving aid and relief agencies in remote and conflict-affected areas, has taken delivery of a new Cessna Grand Caravan EX. This aircraft is the first of six Grand Caravan EXs to be delivered to DAC by Cessna over the next six months.

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Rockwell Collins Named A 2013 Gold Edison Award Winner

Honored For Synthetic Vision On A Head-Up Display

The Edison Awards, celebrating 26 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, has named Rockwell Collins a Gold winner for innovation at an April 25th event at Navy Pier in Chicago.

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Body Of Pilot Of Balloon Downed Off Peruvian Coast Located

One Person Still Missing After The Aircraft Went Down In The Pacific

The body of the pilot of the balloon which went down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru Sunday has been located, according to Peruvian officials. The remains of Juan Carlos Fernandez were found near a beach in Cerro Azul, according to a report from the BBC.

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NASA's 'LAUNCH' Program Recognized For Government Innovation

Program 'Searches For Visionaries' With 'World Class Ideas'

A NASA program supporting innovative approaches to sustainability challenges has received an Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.05.13)

Aero Linx: NWS Weather Education This page offers information for children, teens and adults. Materials range from coloring books, puzzles and games, to lesson plans, brochures, satellite images, and career information for weather related fields, such as meteorology, hydrology and climatology.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.05.13): Blocking High

Blocking High The development of a warm ridge or cutoff high aloft at high latitudes which becomes associated with a cold high at the surface, causing a split in the westerly winds. Such a high will move very slowly, tending to move westward during intensification and eastward during dissipation. It prevents the movement of migratory cyclones across its latitudes.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.05.13)

"Experience has taught us that the more testing we do before the first engine goes into service, that smoother that entry will be. That’s why we are going to log more than 40,000 engine cycles – the equivalent of approximately 10 years of airline service – over the next three years to ensure that we deliver service-ready engines from day one.” Source: Gareth Richards, LEAP program manager for CFM parent company GE Aviation, following the news that CFM International says it has completed design freeze for the advanced LEAP-1B engine, the exclusive powerplant for the Boeing 737 MAX, paving the way for the first full engine to test in mid-2014.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER:  2013-08-15

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 737-800 series airplanes.

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