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May 25, 2014

NASA Announces Space Station Research And Development Conference

Third Annual Event To Be Held In Chicago In June

The American Astronautical Society, in cooperation with NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), will host the third annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference June 17-19 in Chicago.

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Kaan Air Orders One AW139, One AW189

Both To Be Delivered In VIP Configuration In Turkey

An order for one AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter and one AW189 super medium twin-engine helicopter has been placed with AgustaWestland by Kaan Air. Both helicopters will be fitted out with VIP passenger transport interiors and will be operated in Turkey. The contract expands the success of the AW139 in Turkey and marks the entrance of the AW189 into the Turkish helicopter market.

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NASA's Space Launch System One Step Closer To 2017 Flight

Test Demonstrates Key Structure's Max Load

NASA and ATK are one step closer to meeting a 2017 launch date for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) after completion of a significant structural test of the booster's main attachment mechanism. NASA is developing SLS to take humans farther into deep space than ever before.

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Saab Completes ADS-B System For Naviair

Will Allow Tracking Of Flights Over Greenland And The Faroe Islands

Defense and security company Saab has announced that it has completed the deployment of its Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) system for Naviair, the Air Navigation Service Provider for Denmark. The ADS-B system will provide surveillance of ADS-B-equipped en route flights over Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

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Sikorsky, Lord Corporation Test Hub Mounted Vibration Suppressors

Successful Completion Announced At AHS Annual Forum

Sikorsky Aircraft and Lord Corporation have completed flight demonstration testing of the Hub Mounted Vibration Suppressor (HMVS), a new technology aimed to reduce vibration on helicopters. The demonstration was part of an effort to address the challenge of crew fatigue and reduced equipment reliability and readiness that are caused by helicopter vibration.

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Alaska Airlines Seeks Government Approval For New Service

Proposes Flights From Portland, OR To Los Cabos And Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Alaska Airlines has submitted its application to begin two new nonstop flights from Portland, OR to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The flights are pending approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC).

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Boeing Multi-Intelligence Tactical Aircraft Surpasses 1,000 Flight Hours

Onboard Systems Adaptable For Diverse Missions

Boeing's Reconfigurable Airborne Multi-Intelligence System (RAMIS) aircraft has flown for more than 1,000 hours, demonstrating the reliability of the platform and systems that can be adapted for many missions.

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Bell Announces First Bell 407GX Sale In The Czech Republic

Will Be Used For Casino's VIP Transport

Bell Helicopter has signed a purchase agreement with King’s Casino for a Bell 407GX. This is the first Bell 407GX to be sold into the Czech Republic. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.25.14): Towering Cumulus

Towering Cumulus Another name for cumulus congestus, it is a rapidly growing cumulus or an individual dome-shaped clouds whose height exceeds its width. Its distinctive cauliflower top often mean showers below, but lacking the characteristic anvil of a cumulonimbus, it is not a thunderstorm.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.25.14)

Aero Linx: Alaska Airmen's Association  Welcome to the Alaska Airmen's Association! With more licensed pilots per capita than any state in the union, the Alaska Airmen include 2,200 members, one of the largest General Aviation state memberships in the country. Our mission is to promote aviation, enhance safety and support initiatives that benefit pilots and our growing aviation community. Whether you’re a veteran pilot or just discovered a passion for aviation, the Alaska Airmen welcome new members who share the wonders of flight on the Last Frontier!

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.25.14)

"We test like we fly. There are no second chances in spaceflight—we have to be certain we've got it right before we launch." Source: Charlie Precourt, vice president and general manager of ATK's Space Launch Division, commenting as NASA and ATK take one step closer to meeting a 2017 launch date for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) after completion of a significant structural test of the booster's main attachment mechanism. NASA is developing SLS to take humans farther into deep space than ever before.

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