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September 22, 2013

EADS Announces Top Management Picks For Its Airbus Defense & Space Division

Part Of Company Rebranding To Incorporate 'Airbus' In All Aspects Of the Business

EADS has announced three further top management nominations for its new Airbus Defense & Space Division, which will become operational in 2014. Pilar Albiac-Murillo (60), currently Cassidian’s Chief Operating Officer and CEO of Cassidian Spain, will be Executive Vice President Operations for the new Division. She will lead the transformation process of Airbus Defense & Space.

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FAA Extends LMC Contract For Transoceanic Air Traffic Management

Company To Enhance ATM Technology For ATOP Operations

The FAA has extended Lockheed Martin's contract to enhance air traffic management technology that enables safe and efficient travel within U.S.-controlled airspace over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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EVA Air Lands 777 In Hello Kitty Livery In LA

Airplane Intended To 'Make Flying Fun'

EVA Air has introduced its popular Hello Kitty jets to US travelers. EVA Chairman and airline Captain K.W. Chang piloted the first long-range edition of the aircraft painted with pop icon Hello Kitty and other Sanrio friends, from Taipei, Taiwan, on its first flight to Los Angeles. The Boeing 777-300ER Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand jet will be used on three of EVA's 17 regular weekly flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Taoyuan International Airport (TPE).

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Sunshield For NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Ready For Manufacturing

Will Protect The Telescope’s Optics From The Heat Of The Sun

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is dominated visually by the tennis-court sized sunshield, which separates the observatory into a warm sun-facing side and a cold anti-sun side. Each of the five sunshield layers helps to protect the telescope optics — or mirrors — from the sun's heat.

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NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane On Mars

Contradicts Previous Findings About The Martian Atmosphere

Data from NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane. This is a surprise to researchers because previous data reported by U.S. and international scientists indicated positive detections.

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Dassault Aviation Delivers A New Falcon 50 M To The DGA

Aircraft To Fly Maritime Surveillance Missions For The French Navy

A new Falcon 50M was delivered by  Dassault Aviation in Mérignac, France to the French defense procurement agency (DGA) to ensure maritime surveillance tasks. This aircraft is the first in a series of four State-owned Falcon 50B (initially operated by Etec, the French Air Force squadron that ensured presidential and other official flights) to be transformed for maritime surveillance missions.

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Airport Cities Conference And Exhibition Set For Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Airports Will Host The 2014 Event March 31 - April 2

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.22.13)

Aero Linx: The Aviation Instrument Association The Aviation Instrument Association is an association of aviation professionals made up of FAA and JAA certificated aircraft instrument repair facilities as well as associate members in related aviation fields throughout the world. Our association membership consists of component manufacturers, aviation schools, and both domestic and international repair facilities specializing in various component level repair, overhaul, and installation services.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.22.13): Kite (14 CFR 1.1)

Kite (14 CFR 1.1) Kite means a framework, covered with paper, cloth, metal, or other material, intended to be flown at the end of a rope or cable, and having as its only support the force of the wind moving past its surfaces.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.22.13)

"Through ATOP, Lockheed Martin and the FAA created a new system that modernized oceanic air traffic control systems, provided new tools for safer flights and reduced aircraft fuel burn and carbon emissions. With this new extension, we're continuing our partnership with the FAA, sustaining ATOP and its family of systems into the future and continuing to deploy NextGen air traffic capabilities." Source: Sandy Samuel, vice president of Transportation Solutions for the company's Information Systems and Global Solutions business -- following the FAA decision to extend Lockheed Martin's contract to enhance air traffic management technology that enables safe and efficient travel within U.S.-controlled airspace over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

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AD: AgustaWestland S.p.A. Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2013-19-01

PRODUCT: AgustaWestland S.p.A. (AgustaWestland) Model A119 and AW119 MKII helicopters.

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