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June 01, 2014

Florida Institute Of Technology Earns EASA Authorization

Pursues Airbus Partnership For Flight Training

Florida Institute of Technology is pioneering new partnerships aimed at enhancing its role as an international leader for flight training.

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Morpheus Uses Hazard Detection System To Land Safely In The Dark

ALHAT Demonstrated In Free-Flight Test At The Kennedy Space Center In FL

In a test this week, NASA demonstrated that it can land an unmanned spacecraft on a rugged planetary surface in the pitch dark. The free-flight test was the first of its kind for NASA's Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology, or ALHAT.

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FLYHT To Install Monitoring Systems On Five Boeing 737's

Aircraft Operated By A Nigerian Airline

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. reported today that it has signed a contract with a Nigerian airline for the sale and delivery of the Automated Flight Information Reporting System ("AFIRS") 220 on five Boeing 737 aircraft.

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New Craft Will Be America's First Space Lifeboat In 40 Years

Commercial Crew Spacecraft Designed To Be More Than A Ferry Service

The next generation of American spacecraft designed to carry people into low-Earth orbit will be required to function as a lifeboat for the International Space Station for up to seven months. This service has not been provided by an American spacecraft since an Apollo command module remained docked to Skylab for about three months from 1973 to '74.

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Pacific Rim Aerospace Opens Charleston County Office

Company Expects To Create 100 Jobs In Coming Years

Pacific Rim Aerospace (PacRim) has established an office in Charleston County, allowing for more direct support of its customers in the growing aerospace sector of the Southeast region. PacRim expects to create at least 100 jobs in the area in the coming years.

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Esterline CMC Electronics To Provide FMS For C-27J Spartan

Will Be Proposed For The Fixed-Wing Search And Rescue Replacement Program

Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi has selected Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) to provide the flight management system (FMS) for its worldwide C-27J Spartan fleet and for Team Spartan’s offering for the upcoming FWSAR (Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Replacement) Program.

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NASA Missions Let Scientists See Moon's Dancing Tide From Orbit

LRO Samples 350,000 Locations On The Moon's Surface To Detect Change In Shape

Scientists combined observations from two NASA missions to check out the moon’s  lopsided shape and how it changes under Earth’s sway – a response not seen from orbit before.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.01.14)

Aero Linx: The Beechcraft Heritage Museum The Beechcraft Heritage Museum is a distinctly original one-of-a-kind, “living and working” aviation museum that traces the lineage of the Beechcraft family of airplanes. The Museum began life as the Staggerwing Museum Foundation, incorporated in October of 1973, under the auspices of the Staggerwing Club.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.01.14): Bermuda High

Bermuda High A semi-permanent, subtropical area of high pressure in the North Atlantic Ocean that migrates east and west with varying central pressure. Depending on the season, it has different names. When it is displaced westward, during the Northern Hemispheric summer and fall, the center is located in the western North Atlantic, near Bermuda. In the winter and early spring, it is primarily centered near the Azores Islands.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.01.14)

"You never kept more on station than you could get off the station and back home. It's why we staff that station the way we do. Now, you expand the crew capacity and then the crew and that really expands the amount of science you can do." Source: Scott Thurston, deputy manager of CCP's Spacecraft Office, commenting on the next generation of American spacecraft designed to carry people into low-Earth orbit -- spacecraft that will be required to function as a lifeboat for the International Space Station for up to seven months.

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