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June 28, 2014

Obama Nominates Hart As NTSB Chair

Nominee Is A Licensed Pilot With Long Public Service Record

President Obama has nominated Christopher Hart as chair of the NTSB.

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AF Awards New Combat Rescue Helicopter Contract

Sikorsky Will Develop The New Aircraft

The Air Force awarded a $1.28 billion contract for the initial engineering and manufacturing development phase of the new combat rescue helicopter to Sikorsky Aircraft Company on June 26. The contract also includes procurement of the first four of the program’s planned 112 aircraft.

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ATSB: Data On MH370 Accident Points To Hypoxia

Information Included On Update On Search Area

In a report released Thursday by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the agency says that the most likely scenario for the end of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was that all on board succumbed to hypoxia, and that the Boeing 777 traveled on autopilot until its fuel was exhausted and it went down in the Indian Ocean.

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Cameroon Searching For Missing U.S. Pilot

Had Been Flying Cessna 172 From Nigeria To Congo

Authorities in the African country of Cameroon are searching for a pilot who went missing on a flight between Nigeria and Congo Sunday night.

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Engines Mounted On First MRJ Flight Test Aircraft

Called A 'Significant Milestone' Towards The Aircraft's Completion

A pair of PurePower PW1200G engines have been mounted on the Mitsubishi Regional Jet's (MRJ) first flight test aircraft at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' (MHI) final-assembly factory, the Komaki South Plant, MHI's Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works located in Aichi Prefecture. This engine mount marks a significant milestone toward MRJ's completion.

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American Helicopter Museum Honors Project Zero

Tiltrotor Demonstrator Wins 2014 Achievement Award

AgustaWestland was honored this week with the 2014 American Helicopter Museum and Education Center Achievement Award for advancements in rotary wing technologies based on the success of the Project Zero tiltrotor demonstrator. 

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Young Eagles Program Honored By NAHF

Receives Prestigious 2014 Milton Caniff 'Spirit of Flight' Award

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has honored EAA’s Young Eagles program with the 2014 Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight” Award, which is presented to groups or organizations that are “exemplary in improving and advancing aviation.”

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Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum Engaging Youth Through Aviation

Hosts First Aerial Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

In an event held Thursday at Compton-Woodley Airport in Los Angeles, a group of forty students, some as young as 12, participated in a simulation exercise and received certification in what officials identified as the nation’s first Aerial Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). 

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Alaska Editorial Questions UAV Ban In All National Parks

Writer Says NPS Ban 'Solves A Problem That Doesn't Exist' In The State

The National Park Service late last week banned the use of UAVs in all national parks and other facilities under its jurisdiction, citing noise, safety, and other concerns.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.28.14)

“The ... contract is $700 million below the government's affordability target gate.” Source: Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, on the awarding of a contract to Sikorsky for a new Combat Rescue Helicopter.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.28.14): Air Navigation Facility

Any facility used in, available for use in, or designed for use in, aid of air navigation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.28.14)

Aircraft Fleet Recycling Program

Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) is recognized as the leading global industry association dedicated to the salvaging and recycling of aircraft parts and materials.

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