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May 12, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.13.13

The Contract Control Towers Will Stay Open…

A Maverick LSA Prototype is Down With Minor Injuries…

The Cessna Citation M2 is Ready to W

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C-5M undergoes 'Super' Upgrade At Edwards AFB

Software Upgrade Corrects 72 'Deficiencies' Documented During Previous Test Programs

In 2006, the C-5 Galaxy underwent a "super" upgrade to further strengthen the airframe's worldwide airlift capabilities. Test at Edwards AFB and at Dover Air Force Base, DE, are showing why the recent software upgrade to the largest aircraft in the Air Force inventory -- now known as the C-5M Super Galaxy -- is no small task.

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HSC-2 Pilot Receives USO Woman Of The Year Military Leadership Award

Helo Instructor Pilot Honored By The USO Of Metropolitan New York

A helicopter instructor pilot from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 2 was selected as the Navy's Woman of the Year honoree for the USO of Metropolitan New York, May 2. Lt. Janis Harrington was one of five female service members - one from each branch of the armed forces - who received the award in commemoration of their dedication, achievements, and service to the country.  

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Jeppesen Teams With NAV CANADA To Deliver RNAV RNP Airspace Procedures

Agreement To Increase Takeoff And Landing Efficiency Through Precise Flight Procedures

Jeppesen has reached an agreement with NAV CANADA to design and deliver RNAV RNP (area navigation with required navigation performance) instrument flight procedures that are based in Performance Based Navigation (PBN) principles.

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B-52 Moves Into The Digital Age With Communications Upgrade

Satellite Links Greatly Improve Situational Awareness, Boeing Says

U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers are being upgraded with digital communications systems from Boeing that will allow aircrews can send and receive information via satellite links, allowing crews to change mission plans and retarget weapons in flight and better interact with aircraft and ground forces. To date, mission information has been uploaded to a B-52 only before a flight, not during.

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Southwest To Begin Service At Pensacola, FL, International Airport

City Currently Served By AirTran, Will See First Southwest Flights By Year's End

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced Tuesday that Southwest Airlines would begin service at Pensacola International Airport (PNS) later this year. Pensacola International is currently served by AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest. "By the end of the year, we will see Southwest jets landing at Pensacola International Airport," said Mayor Hayward.

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Ex-Im Bank Approves $45.5 Million For Brazilian Airline Maintenance By Delta

Ex-Im Financing Will Support High-Quality Delta Jobs In Atlanta

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has approved a Final Commitment for a $45.5 million loan guarantee to VRG Linhas Aereas S.A. (GOL), a Brazilian airline. The Ex-Im Bank supported financing will support the export of engine maintenance services by Delta TechOps (Delta), a subsidiary of Delta Airlines, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.12.13): Outer Area

Outer Area Nonregulatory airspace surrounding designated Class C airspace airports wherein ATC provides radar vectoring and sequencing on a full-time basis for all IFR and participating VFR aircraft. The service provided in the outer area is called Class C service which includes: IFR/IFR-standard IFR separation; IFR/VFR-traffic advisories and conflict resolution; and VFR/VFR-traffic advisories and, as appropriate, safety alerts. The normal radius will be 20 nautical miles with some variations based on site-specific requirements. The outer area extends outward from the primary Class C airspace airport and extends from the lower limits of radar/radio coverage up to the ceiling of the approach control's delegated airspace exc

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.12.13)

Aero Linx: British Parachute Association British Parachute Association (BPA) was founded in 1961 and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, British Parachute Association Limited, in 1966. We are 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. BPA is has no shareholders - we are a 'third sector' body owned and run by our Members. Our governing instrument is the BPA Articles of Association which we updated in 2012, staying true to our original objectives and keeping up with the times, so that our Articles remain fit for purpose in the 21st century.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.12.13)

"It's been very humbling. I was just doing my job and I am grateful for this opportunity I've been given." Source: Lt. Janis Harrington was one of five female service members - one from each branch of the armed forces - who was recognized as the Navy's Woman of the Year honoree for the USO of Metropolitan New York the award, in commemoration of their dedication, achievements, and service to the country.

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PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A330-200 and A330-300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and A340-300 series airplanes.

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