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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.21.14)

Aero Linx: British Parachute Association (BPA) The National Governing Body for Sport Parachuting, the British Parachute Association (BPA), was founded in 1961 and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, British Parachute Association Limited, in 1966. It is a democratic, not-for-profit organisation of individuals whose purpose is to organise, govern and further the advancement of Sport Parachuting (skydiving) in the UK.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

ANN FAQ: How To Get YOUR News Out On Aero-News

Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News

As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at all of them, and can usually tell whether something merits publishing consideration within reading the first couple of paragraphs. Often, however, a new and innovative product can be overlooked because of the very words written to promote it, by the very people who created it.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.21.14): Land and Hold Short Operations

Land and Hold Short Operations Operations which include simultaneous takeoffs and landings and/or simultaneous landings when a landing aircraft is able and is instructed by the controller to hold short of the intersecting runway/taxiway or designated hold-short point. Pilots are expected to promptly inform the controller if the hold short clearance cannot be accepted.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.21.14)

"Based on its Platinum Forecast System 2.0, Forecast International expects production of about 1,000 UAVs of all types in 2014, with output rising to nearly 1,100 units in each of the following two years. Thereafter, production is forecast to average about 960 UAVs annually for the remaining seven years of the 2014-2023 forecast period." Source: From information imparted as part of a report published by market intelligence provider Forecast International. FI believes that UAV manufacturers can still expect their coffers to grow, based on the new systems' relatively higher price tags.

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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

NASA Names Six New Members To Advisory Council

Group Advises Senior Leadership On 'Challenges And Solutions' Facing The Agency

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has announced the appointment of six new members to the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The group advises NASA's senior leadership on challenges and solutions facing the agency as it unfolds a new era of exploration.

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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet In The 'Habitable Zone'

Kepler-186f Confirms That Worlds Like Ours Exist 'Out There'

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.

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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

ATK Announces $178 Million Contract Award From United Launch Alliance

Will Build Composite Launch Vehicle Structures For Both Atlas V And Delta IV Programs

An agreement has been reached on a $178 million contract award as part of the Air Force's Phase 1 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) buy from United Launch Alliance (ULA). The order value includes hardware for both of the current United States Air Force EELV launch vehicles, the Atlas V and Delta IV.

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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Bombardier Aerospace Celebrates Official Launch Of CARIC

Consortium For Aerospace Research And Innovation In Canada Is A Research And Technology Network

Bombardier Aerospace has noted the launch of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC). An initiative of Industry Canada and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), CARIC is a national research and technology network that unites stakeholders from industry, universities, colleges and research institutions to advance strategic aerospace technology areas and facilitate collaborative research and development.

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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

CHC AW139 Fleet Sets 100,000 Flight Hour Milestone

Canadian Company Operates More Than 40 Of The Aircraft

CHC Helicopter’s AW139 helicopter fleet has set a major operational milestone by reaching 100,000 flight hours, with the fleet leader achieving over 9,000 flight hours in less than eight years. A leading AW139 customer, CHC operates more than 40 AW139s globally performing a wide range of missions including offshore transport, search and rescue and emergency medical service.

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Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Odd Tilts Could Make More Worlds Habitable

Discovery Could Expand Concept Of A World That Could Support Life

Pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable, according to new modeling by NASA and university scientists affiliated with the NASA Astrobiology Institute.

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