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May 19, 2013

A4A Projects Increase In Summer Travel

Industry Advocates for National Airline Policy To Benefit Customers Through Lower Taxes, Reduced Air Traffic Control Delays

In its annual forecast released Thursday, airline industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) reported more people will fly this summer than a year ago, and a record number of passengers will fly internationally. A4A said it expects U.S. airlines will carry close to 209 million passengers globally from June through August, an increase of 1 percent from the same period in 2012. The system-wide summer estimate includes 27 million international passengers, a record number for U.S. airlines.

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Cessna Promotes Shortt To Global Sales Leadership Position

Tom Perry To Be VP Of Sales For EMEA Sales Division

Kriya Shortt, a Cessna employee since 1996, has been named senior vice president of Sales. Shortt will lead Cessna's global sales force.

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Exclases Russia Signs Contract For Five AW139 Helicopters

Aircraft To Be Supplied By HeliVert

HeliVert, a Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland joint venture, and Exclases Russia are pleased to announce the signing of a contract between the JV and Exclases Russia for the supply of five AW139 helicopters which will be assembled at the HeliVert plant in Tomilino near Moscow.

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C-130J Super Hercules Worldwide Fleet Surpasses 1 Million Flight Hours

Aircraft Operating In 13 Countries

The worldwide community of C-130J Super Hercules operators recently surpassed a landmark 1 million flight hours milestone, logging this time through numerous combat, special operations and humanitarian missions. Thirteen countries operating C-130Js, and members of Lockheed Martin's Flight Operations and the U.S. Government's Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) teams contributed to this achievement.

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Q400 Smart Parts Agreement With Japan Air Commuter Extended

Renewal Customized for Commuter Carrier's Operational Performance Requirements

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has signed a comprehensive, five-year agreement with Japan Air Commuter to renew its Smart Parts program coverage for the Japanese regional carrier’s 11 Q400 turboprops. The program renewal is customized to the airline’s specific operational and performance needs.

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First Chinese-Assembled A320 With 'Sharklets' Delivered To China Eastern

First Chinese Carrier To Acquire And Airplane So Equipped

China Eastern Airlines, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with "Sharklet" fuel saving wing-tip devices, becoming China’s first carrier to do so. The aircraft is also the first "Sharklet" equipped A320 assembled and delivered in Tianjin.

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Australia Renews Interest In MQ-4C Triton UAS

Aircraft Noted For Ability To Perform Persistent Intelligence And Surveillance

The Australian Ministers for Defence and Defence Materiel announced May 15 that the government of Australia will enter into a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) planning case with the U.S. Navy for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The FMS planning case will help Australian defense officials assess the applicability of Triton’s capabilities to their high-altitude, long-endurance UAS for maritime patrol and other surveillance requirements.

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Raytheon Delivers Electronic Jamming Capability For Gray Eagle UAS

Effort Will Mark First Time Army Has ECM Capability On Unmanned Aircraft

Two electronic attack payloads in support of the U.S. Army's Networked Electronic Warfare, Remotely Operated (NERO) system have been delivered by Raytheon. The payloads were delivered as part of a contract awarded by the U.S. Navy NAVSEA-Crane in 2012.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.19.13): Direct

Direct Straight line flight between two navigational aids, fixes, points, or any combination thereof. When used by pilots in describing off-airway routes, points defining direct route segments become compulsory reporting points unless the aircraft is under radar contact.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.19.13)

Aero Linx: Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aviation, space, and environmental medicine. AsMA is an umbrella group providing a forum for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise for the benefit of all persons involved in air and space travel. The Association has provided its expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues, including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.19.13)

"There are a million reasons to pick the C-130J, as the Hercules continues to demonstrate the ability to fulfill any mission at any time. Not only is this milestone a testament to the capability of the C-130J Super Hercules, it reflects the dedication displayed by crews and maintainers each day they fly a C-130J. Once again, the Super Hercules family continues to prove why the C-130J's flexibility and versatility remains without equal." Source: George Shultz, vice president and general manager of C-130 programs at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.

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