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March 31, 2013

ATK Successfully Ground Tests New CASTOR 30XL Upper Stage Solid Rocket Motor

Motor Will Be Used For NASA Commercial And Government Launch Vehicles

The newly developed ATK CASTOR 30XL upper stage solid rocket motor was successfully tested Thursday at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) in Tennessee. The test was the final qualification for the ATK commercial motor, which was jointly developed by ATK and Orbital Sciences Corporation in just 20 months from concept to completion.

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Spokane Airport Board Sues FAA To Stop Tower Closure

Suit Claims Agency Failed To Exercise Legal Obligation To Assess Risks To Safety

Saying the FAA failed to exercise its legal obligation to assess the risks to safety that might be caused by the shutdown of air traffic control operations, the Spokane, Washington airport board has filed suit to stop the closing of the tower at the city's Felts Field. The suit was filed Monday, March 25 in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington reports Bloomberg.

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Georgia Museum Of Aviation Downsizing

Thirty-Two Aircraft To Be Relocated Or Scrapped

For the first time in its 29-year history the Georgia Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, GA, is having to take a step backwards, and is cutting 32 aircraft from its inventory. Some will be moved to other museums or put into storage, but others, among them a cold war iconic B-52 Stratofortress, will be scrapped.

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Warbirds And Legends Event To Feature Vintage TWA Story

Lockheed Model 12 In TWA Livery Joining The Event

The year was 1932. America struggled to launch airline service that could reliably connect major cities. In this time, names like Jack Northrup, Howard Hughes, Donald Douglas, and Paul Richter were industry giants of early airline travel. Paul Richter was an experienced line pilot, but he also held an executive position of the fledgling Transcontinental and Western Airlines (TWA) in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Richter flew the Douglas DC-2, the DC-3, and both the Lockheed Model 12A and the Model 18.

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Dassault Aircraft Services Opens New Satellite Service Station

Van Nuys Location Ideal For High Concentration Of Operators In Southwest

Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) has expanded its footprint of service with a new satellite service station in Van Nuys, California. The satellite service station can provide troubleshooting and line maintenance for all Falcon 50, 900 and 2000 series models as well as the Falcon 7X.

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Philippine Airlines To Buy 20 Boeing 777X Jets

Airline Adding Flights To The US And European Destinations

Philippine Airlines is retooling its fleet as it launches service to the US and Europe and says it is considering the purchase of 20 Boeing 777X airliners, according to a report by Reuters. Owned by Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp and local billionaire Lucio Tan, the airline also expects the new aircraft will allow it to challenge its domestic rival Cebu Air Inc.

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CAV Ice Protection To Open Kansas City Area Ops Center

Salina, KS Center Will Relocate And Expand

CAV Ice Protection has announced plans to open a North American Operations Center at New Century Airport (KIXD) in Olathe, Kansas, near Kansas City. The company is relocating its North American headquarters after a decade in Salina, KS. The move has been planned since the fall 2012 and will be effective April 2.

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Study: Charter Passengers Account For Much Of Airport Extra Security Costs

Research Conducted In A European Airport Shows That 33-50 Percent Of Charter Passengers Carry Prohibited Items, 33 Percent Need To Be Reexamined

Passengers flying on charter flights are responsible for the majority of extra costs arising from delays in airport security checks, according to scientific research conducted by airport security consulting company, Kirschenbaum Consulting.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.31.13)

Aero Linx: Aerospace and Aviation Club Mission: To connect Harvard Business School students with an interest in aerospace and aviation, to introduce others to both the sector and the sport, and to serve as a conduit to career opportunities within the industry. Annual Events include a Learn-to-Fly Day, Leadership in Aerospace/Aviation Speaker Series, Teach a future Rocket Scientist, and Local Business Tours.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.31.13): Expedite

Expedite Used by ATC when prompt compliance is required to avoid the development of an imminent situation. Expedite climb/descent normally indicates to a pilot that the approximate best rate of climb/descent should be used without requiring an exceptional change in aircraft handling characteristics.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.31.13)

“We’ve only been growing since we started. This is really the first time we’ve had to make real decisions on downsizing the collection to preserve quality versus quantity.” Source: Museum Director Ken Emery, in comments made with the announcement that the Georgia Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, GA, is having to take a step backwards, and is cutting 32 aircraft from its inventory. Some will be moved to other museums or put into storage, but others, among them a cold war iconic B-52 Stratofortress, will be scrapped.

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AD: Lindstrand Hot Air Balloons Ltd Appliances

AD NUMBER: 2013-03-10 (Correction)

PRODUCT: Certain Lindstrand Hot Air Balloons Ltd female ACME threaded hose connectors, part numbers HS6139 and HS6144.

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