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May 27, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.28.12

The alphabet groups are backing biofuel…

The FCC is exploring emergency communications through drones…

A donated FedEx Aircraft will a

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FedEX Donates Retired Aircraft To Spokane International

727 To Be Used To Train Firefighting Personnel

A Boeing 727-200F aircraft from FedEx Express was donated Wednesday and parked on the east side cargo apron at Spokane International Airport, while community leaders gathered to tour the aircraft.

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Sikorsky Completes Airframe Modernization For U.S. State Department

Structural Work Finished On S-61T Airframe

Structural modernization of a first S-61T airframe has been completed by Sikorsky at its Troy, AL facility. The structure will now undergo completion at Carson Helicopters for eventual delivery to the U.S. State Department for diplomatic service in Afghanistan.

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Boeing Delivers UPS's 50th 767 Freighter

Cargo Operator Boasts World's Largest Fleet Of 767 Freighters

The 50th 767-300 freighter was delivered to UPS by Boeing on Tuesday. The airplane joins the world's largest 767 Freighter fleet.

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Private 'Adventurer' Finds Remains Of WWII Airmen On 'The Hump'

The Pilot Went Down Flying A C-47 In 1942

It was often called the "skyghway to hell" ... but perhaps was better known as "The Hump". The region in the Himalayan mountains claimed nearly 700 airplanes, and often their crews, as the U.S. worked to help supply China during its war with Japan.

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Eurocopter, Turbomeca Inaugurate Mexico Training Center

Reportedly First On The Continent To Offer Spanish-Speaking Instructors

Eurocopter de México (EMSA) and Turbomeca México (Safran Group) have signed a cooperation agreement for the training of helicopter maintenance technicians and recently opened their first joint training center in Mexico, which is also the first of its kind on the American continent to offer Spanish-speaking instructors.

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NASA Funded Research Shows Existence Of Reduced Carbon On Mars

Study Of Meteorite Leads To The Conclusion

NASA-funded research on Mars meteorites that landed on Earth shows strong evidence that very large molecules containing carbon, which is a key ingredient for the building blocks of life, can originate on the Red Planet. These macromolecules are not of biological origin, but they are indicators that complex carbon chemistry has taken place on Mars.

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U.S. Space & Rocket Center To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of Space Camp

Officials To Recognize 600,000th Student In The Program

June 15 marks the 30th anniversary of Space Camp ... a program that today counts four astronauts, one cosmonaut, and nearly 600,000 other alumni, many in careers on the frontiers of technology.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.27.12)

Aero Linx: Army Aviation Association of America The Army Aviation Association of America is a not-for-profit organization with many constituencies to include Active Duty, Reserve Component, Civilian, Industry, Retired, affiliated organizations, and friends of Army Aviation. Regardless of interests and motivations there is one indisputable and overriding focus that the AAAA membership would agree upon as it's purpose: To Support the United States Army Aviation Soldier.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.27.12): Ultralight Vehicle

Ultralight Vehicle An aeronautical vehicle operated for sport or recreational purposes which does not require FAA registration, an airworthiness certificate, nor pilot certification. They are primarily single occupant vehicles, although some two-place vehicles are authorized for training purposes. Operation of an ultralight vehicle in certain airspace requires authorization from ATC.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.27.12)

“With its rugged endurance, spaciousness and lift capabilities, the Sikorsky S-61 helicopter has proven to be a dependable, multi-mission aircraft and provides a capable solution for our customers looking for a utility aircraft with a legacy of strength and reliability. Our S-61 helicopter is the best value proposition in the industry.”  Source: John Johnson, S-61 Program Director, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, following the structural modernization of a first S-61T airframe to have been completed by Sikorsky at its Troy, AL facility. The structure will now undergo completion at Carson Helicopters for eventual delivery to the U.S. State Department for diplomatic service in Afghanistan.

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AD: Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 And 0100 Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-10-05

PRODUCT: All Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes.

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