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August 18, 2013

Navy Awards PDR Contracts For Unmanned Carrier-Based Systems

Four Companies To Assess Technical Data, Design Maturity, Other Factors

The Navy announced Aug. 14 that four Preliminary Design Review (PDR) contracts were awarded for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) air vehicle segment.

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Boeing Delivers First Next-Generation 737-800 To Iraqi Airways

Delivery Marks Milestone In Boeing's Efforts To Help Rebuild Iraq's Aviation Infrastructure

Boeing delivered a Next-Generation 737-800 to Iraqi Airways, the first of 30 that the airline ordered in 2008, marking a milestone in its relationship with the airline.

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NASA Ends Attempts To Fully Recover Kepler Spacecraft

Potential New Missions Considered

Following months of analysis and testing, the Kepler Space Telescope team is ending its attempts to restore the spacecraft to full working order, and now is considering what new science research it can carry out in its current condition.

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Curtiss-Wright Controls Awarded Contract By Eclipse Aerospace

Will Provide Aircraft Computer System (ACS) For Eclipse 550 Aircraft Program

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. has received a contract from Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. to supply the Aircraft Computer System (ACS) for use on the new Eclipse 550 aircraft. Under the agreement, the Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) division will supply Eclipse with its ACS product which will provide the ability to continuously monitor and control aircraft systems such as flaps, landing gear, climate control, fuel management, autopilot and flight envelope protection.

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NASA Aircraft Take To Skies Over Houston For Air Pollution Study

Flights Will Be As Low As 1,000 Feet To Conduct Air Sampling

A multi-year NASA science mission soon will be airborne over Houston to help scientists measure and forecast air quality from space. NASA is inviting media  to see two NASA aircraft equipped with scientific instruments at Ellington Field in Houston on Tuesday, Sept. 3 as the planes are being readied for a month-long series of flights over the metropolitan area beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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Report: World Commercial Aircraft MRO Market To Be Worth $49.2 Billion In 2013

Growth Due To Demand For Maintenance Services

Recently-published analysis of the world commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market indicates it will reach a value of $49.2 billion in 2013 due to the growing demand for maintenance services to handle the global fleet of commercial aircraft.

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Fly-by-Wire Technology Driving Advancements In Rotary Wing Flight

UTC Aerospace Working With Sikorsky On New Flight Controls

UTC Aerospace Systems is working with Sikorsky Aircraft to drive advancements in rotorcraft technology as part of Sikorsky's self-funded Matrix Technology autonomy research and development program. With Matrix Technology, Sikorsky aims to significantly improve the capability, safety and reliability of vertical take-off and landing aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.18.13)

Aero Linx: Hispanic Association of Aviation and Aerospace Professionals (HAAAP) Hispanic Association of Aviation and Aerospace Professionals (HAAAP) is a newly formed nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, mentorship and scholarship opportunities for Hispanics who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.18.13): Crab Angle

Crab Angle A crab, or crab angle, is a maneuver used to counteract the drift of an aircraft caused by a crosswind. The pilot will offset the heading of the aircraft from the desired track by a calculated amount, and the aircraft's velocity combined with the wind through vector addition will give a net movement in the desired direction.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.18.13)

"We're proud to provide this critical flight control technology to our customer and colleagues at Sikorsky Aircraft. Having previously used a derivative system on a fly-by-wire Black Hawk helicopter, UTC Aerospace Systems has shown the FCS could be expanded for the autonomous mission management role. We are looking forward to further advancing the FCS to continue increasing safety and versatility for future helicopters." Source: Peery, vice president for UTC Aerospace Systems' Engine & Control Systems business unit in comments made about UTC Aerospace Systems work with Sikorsky Aircraft to drive advancements in rotorcraft technology as part of Sikorsky's self-funded Matrix Technology autonomy research and development program.

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AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-15-12

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A310 series airplanes.

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