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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Airborne 09.19.14: Cool City R44 Cert, Reno Rumblings, Sierra Re-Jets The CJ

Also: Eclipse Improvements, AEA Urges NextGen GA Fund Adoption, FAA OKs External Cams, GA Accident Rate Declines

The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installation of its family of six autopilots in Robinson R-44 helicopters. The approved autopilots include the HAP-100 2-axis autopilot, the HAP-150 3-axis autopilot, the HFC-100 2-axis autopilot with stability control and augmentation systems, known as SCAS, the HFC-150 3-axis autopilot with SCAS and the HFC-150-LE and HAP-150-LE that add an orbit mode specifically designed for law enforcement and electronics news gathering helicopters. Last Sunday concluded what was one of the most competitive Reno National Championship Air Races in recent histories. However, there were some questions raised about the disqualification of one of the racers. Unofficial race results had Thom Richard finishing in third place in the P-51 racer, “Precio

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

NASA Seeks America's 'Best And Brightest' For Research Fellowships

Applications Period Open For Space Technology Grants

NASA is seeking applications from U.S. graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships. The research grants, worth as much as $74,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the 2015 fall academic term.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

NBAA Names 2014 Humanitarian Award Recipients

International Jet Aviation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, To Be Honored In Orlando

The NBAA is pleased to announce that International Jet Aviation Services of Centennial, CO and the Make-A-Wish Foundation have been named as co-recipients of NBAA’s 2014 Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Northrop Grumman Launches New Air Traffic Control Communication Portfolio

Sapphire Suite Includes Latest Generation Of T6 Radio

Northrop Grumman's U.K.-based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has introduced a new line-up of air traffic control (ATC) communication products called Sapphire.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

NetJets Unions Coalition Announces Multi-Site Informational Picket

Set For Three Locations On Monday, Sept. 22

The NetJets Unions Coalition is organizing Informational picketing by unionized NetJets employees – all of whom are currently engaged in collective bargaining negotiations with NetJets – in three locations on Monday, September 22.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Airbus Forecasts Strong Demand For Air Travel In The Middle East

Delivers First A380 To Qatar Airways Saying Airplane Is 'Ideal' For The Region

Airbus has delivered Qatar Airways' first A380, and has used the occasion to tout the airplane as playing a "major role" in the growing Middle East air transport sector.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

'J' Marks The Spot For Rosetta's Lander

Offers Unique Scientific Potential, Minimum Risk

Rosetta’s lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

USAF Expands RQ-4 Global Hawk Fleet

Contract Includes Retrofit Kits And Other Upgrades To Existing Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation for the expansion of their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three aircraft.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Enhanced F-35 Logistics Systems Delivered To Flight Test Locations

Integrates Preventative Maintenance, Flight Scheduling, And Mission Planning

The 'next evolution' of the F-35 Lightning II's information technology backbone called the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) has been delivered to test locations by Lockheed Martin. Following validation at test sites, the software will be installed at all F-35 locations and deployed for military operations beginning in 2015.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.21.14): Doppler Radar

Doppler Radar Weather radar that measures direction and speed of a moving object, such as drops of precipitation, by determining whether atmospheric motion is horizontally toward or away from the radar. Using the Doppler effect, it measures the velocity of particles. Named for J. Christian Doppler, an Austrian physicist, who in 1842 explained why the whistle of an approaching train had a higher pitch than the same whistle when the train was going away.

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