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June 22, 2014

NASA Turns Down The Volume On Rocket Noise

Reductions Achieved Through SLS Scale Model Acoustic Testing

NASA engineers recently went on an auricle ride as a scale model of the Space Launch System (SLS), including solid rocket motors, was fired -- giving an "earful" of information about how low- and high-frequency sound waves will affect the rocket on the launch pad.

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Volaris Selects Airbus As Flight Training Provider

Will Open Its First Flight Training Center In Latin America

Mexican budget carrier Volaris has chosen “Training By Airbus” to provide A320 Family flight simulator training and courses in Miami and Mexico as part of an agreement which includes more than 25,000 flight training hours for 500 pilots.

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MQ-8B Fire Scout's Visual Reach Increased By Modernized Radar

Multimode System Modified From Manned Aircraft Radar

A new multimode maritime surveillance radar has been demonstrated on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that will drastically enhance long-range imaging and search capabilities for Navy commanders.

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RAF Flying High In New Chinook Helicopters

First Of 14 Aircraft Unveiled By UK Defense Secretary

During a visit to RAF Odiham in Hampshire, the home of the Chinook Force, Philip Hammond also announced a new £115 million (approx $195 million) agreement with Boeing Defense UK to maintain the engines of the RAF’s increased fleet of 60 Chinooks; a move that will replace 5 existing support contracts with one arrangement, saving the taxpayer over £20 million (approx $34 million).

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Royal Brunei Air Force Signs Aviation Training Contract

Continues Relationship With BAE Systems

BAE Systems will continue delivering military aviation training to the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF), with the signing of a contract to train six students across three courses during 2014-15.

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Drone Aviation WASP Systems Complete Participation In US Army's NIE

WASP Aerostat Systems Utilized In Network Integration Experiment 14.2

Drone Aviation ... a developer of specialized lighter-than-air aerostats and tethered drones ... has announced that aerostat systems provided to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command ("SMDC")/Army Forces Strategic Command have successfully completed operations in the U.S. Army's Network Integration Experiment ("NIE") 14.2 at Fort Bliss, TX and White Sands Missile Range, NM.

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Company Says Airlines Should Determine Cell Phone Use

OnAir Calls For US Airlines To Be Given 'Freedom Of Choice' About Inflight Usage

With the ending of the FCC’s consultation period on the extension of the access to mobile wireless services onboard aircraft, OnAir is once again urging the commission, as well as the FAA, to define the legal framework and to give the decision about inflight cell phone usage to airlines. It is also calling on the federal government not to pass legislation banning inflight cell phone use.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.22.14)

Aero Linx: Piper Apache Club In 1978 a group of Piper Apache owners from the USA and Canada gathered in Hazleton, PA and formed the "Flying Apache Association". The Association produced a monthly newsletter and had an annual fly-in in various locations in the United States and the Bahama Islands. The Piper Apache was primarily owned by individuals that were long time owners and some flight schools for multi-trainers. As time went on many of the owners moved on to larger twins and a lot of the planes were sold to individuals that were only interested in building multi time to get an airline job. There was still a group of dedicated Apache Lovers out there that kept in touch and we did our best in helping them with needed pa

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.22.14): Severe Weather Avoidance Plan

Severe Weather Avoidance Plan An approved plan to minimize the effect of severe weather on traffic flows in impacted terminal and/or ARTCC areas. SWAP is normally implemented to provide the least disruption to the ATC system when flight through portions of airspace is difficult or impossible due to severe weather.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.22.14)

"This test is unique because it's like going through the steps of a true launch, only on a much smaller scale. The noise the engines and boosters generate is so great that it can impact the rocket, and the crew, during liftoff. We have to ensure we have the proper suppression system to basically turn that noise down to a safe level." Source: Jeremy Kenny, acoustics engineer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, describing tests in which a scale model of the Space Launch System (SLS), including solid rocket motors, was fired -- giving an "earful" of information about how low- and high-frequency sound waves will affect the rocket on the launch pad.

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AD: Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2014-12-09

PRODUCT: Agusta Model AB412 helicopters.

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