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October 24, 2010

ALPA Canada Adamantly Opposes Reported Aviation Security Cuts

Canadian Air Marshal Personnel Protect Travelling Public

ALPA is voicing dismay at recent news media reports indicating that budget cuts have lead to a 25% reduction in force of air marshal personnel in the Canadian Air Carrier Protective Program (CACPP).

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Gulfstream Honors Outstanding Flight Award Recipients

Phoenix Air Group, Navy Executive Detachment Recognized For "Superior Performance"

Gulfstream recently announced Phoenix Air Group Inc. of Cartersville, GA,  and the U.S. Navy's Executive Transport Detachment Pacific, Hickam AFB, Hawaii, as the winners of the Gulfstream Outstanding Flight Award.

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NASA Missions Uncover The Moon's Buried Treasures

Water Ice On The Moon Was Just The Beginning Of LCROSS, LRO Discoveries

Nearly a year after announcing the discovery of water molecules on the moon, scientists Thursday revealed new data uncovered by NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO.

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EAA To Honor Five With Induction Into The Hall Of Fame

October 29 Ceremony Planned

The EAA will recognize the contributions made by five aviators to the world of flight on Friday, October 29. They will be inducted into the EAA Hall of Fame during a banquet at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, WI.

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Sikorsky Begins Test Operations At SIL For CH-53K Helicopter

System Integration Lab Formally Brought On Line For The Program

Testing is set to begin for the key systems to be installed on the CH-53K helicopter, the new heavy lift aircraft being built by Sikorsky for the U.S. Marine Corps, at a new Systems Integration Lab (SIL) which was recently formally brought on line to begin operations.

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Hawker Beechcraft Services Announces Inaugural Hawker 800XPR Upgrade Customer

Denmark Charter Operator JoinJet Boasts The Greenest 800XP In The World

Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) announced JoinJet of Denmark as the inaugural customer for the Hawker 800XPR upgrade during a ceremony Monday at the company's Global Customer Support booth at the NBAA Meeting & Convention in Atlanta.

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Highspeed Broadband System Certified On Boeing Business Jet

Testing And Demonstrations Will Continue Following Installation

The first certification and installation of Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s in-flight wireless highspeed broadband service, eXConnect, on a Boeing Business Jet was announced last week at the NBAA convention and meeting in Atlanta.

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ISS Has Been Home To Humans For Ten Years

200 Explorers Have Called The Station Home

NASA will commemorate the 10th anniversary of human life, work and research on the International Space Station (ISS) with an October 27 series of roundtable discussions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.24.10): Vapor Trail

Vapor Trail A cloudlike streamer or trail often seen behind aircraft flying in clear, cold, humid air. A vapor trail is created when the water vapor from the engine exhaust gases are added to the atmosphere. Also called a contrail, for condensation trail.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.24.10)

Aero-Linx: Malibu/Mirage Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) The Malibu/Mirage Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the interests and safety of owners and pilots worldwide who fly PA46 derivative (Malibu, Mirage, Meridian, Jetprop and Matrix) aircraft. MMOPA was founded in 1988, and now serves over 800 members.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.24.10)

"This is a world-class facility that provides a simulated flight environment allowing us to test these key subsystems individually and then integrated together to warrant out any issues prior to advancing to test flight. This will reduce the number of required flight test hours, resulting in significant time and cost savings to the customer." Source: John Johnson, Program Manager for the CH-53K helicopter program, in comments made as testing is set to begin for the key systems to be installed on the CH-53K helicopter, the new heavy lift aircraft being built by Sikorsky for the U.S. Marine Corps...

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