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March 09, 2013

Erickson Air-Crane Signs Binding Term Sheet For Acquisition Of HRT Air Services

Obtains Commitment Letter for Credit Agreement

Erickson Air-Crane has executed a binding term sheet and made significant progress toward completion of its previously announced intention to purchase the Air Amazonia aerial services business from HRT Participacoes em Petroleo, S.A. (“HRT”). This binding term sheet replaces the non-binding letter of intent entered into on September 14, 2012.

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American Airlines Announces Leadership Changes

Bev Goulet Promoted To Senior Vice President And Chief Integration Officer; Peter Warlick Promoted To Vice President And Treasurer

American Airlines has promoted Bev Goulet to senior vice president and chief integration officer for American Airlines. Last month, Goulet was appointed to lead the merger transition planning and integration coordination efforts with US Airways on behalf of American. Immediately prior to her appointment, she served as vice president of corporate development, treasurer and chief restructuring officer.

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Sikorsky Innovations Launches 3rd Entrepreneurial Challenge

Competition Is Open To Technology, Small Business Enterprises

Sikorsky's third annual Entrepreneurial Challenge is now open to small businesses and technology companies. The competition is designed to identify and accelerate companies with revenue under $5M, including newly formed and pre-revenue entities, with applications in the rotorcraft market.

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French Senate Honors 21-Year-Old Female Apprentice Mechanic At Airbus

Sandy Bodet, Structure Fitter At Airbus, Awarded The Gold Medal For Best Apprentice Aircraft Mechanic

A 21-year-old woman who has been training as an apprentice for more than two years at the Airbus plant in Saint-Nazaire has received the annual "Meilleurs Apprentis de France – Best Apprentice in France" competition. Sandy Bodet has been rewarded with the Gold Medal for Best Apprentice Aircraft Mechanic, Airframes. which she received at the French Senate on March 6, just a few days before International Women’s Day.

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Ex-Im Bank Approves $1.1 Billion In Financing For Lion Air 737s

Transaction To Support An Estimated 7,300 American Jobs

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has approved a final commitment of $1.1 billion to finance the export of a fleet of Boeing 737-900ER (extended range) aircraft with CFM International aircraft engines to Lion Air, the largest privately owned airline in Indonesia. The aircraft will be delivered to Lion Air, Malindo Airways (Malaysia) and Batik Air (Indonesia).

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Pegaso To Expand Its Eurocopter-Built Fleet

Orders Two EC155s To Service Deepwater Gulf Of Mexico Oil And Gas Platforms

Mexico’s Transportes Aereos Pegaso has ordered two Eurocopter EC155s. The long-range members of the Dauphin medium-lift twin-engine helicopter family will be used to service oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater regions. The contract was signed at this week’s Heli-Expo industry show in Las Vegas, Nevada by Pegaso CEO Enrique Zepeda and Lutz Bertling, the President & CEO of Eurocopter.

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Ballooning Illegal In The Balloon Capital of the World?

Albuquerque, NM City Council Changes Zoning Code That Lacked 'Hot Air'

Our April 1st, April Fool’s Day spoof is still a few weeks away so you’ll understand our confusion when we thought someone was trying to pull one over on us! Ballooning in Albuquerque, New Mexico Illegal? April Fools right? Wrong.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.09.13)

“My father, who also works at Airbus on the A320, never thought that one day I would follow in his footsteps.” Source: Female Airbus apprentice mechanic Sandy Bodet, winner of the 2012 "Best Apprentice in France" competition.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.09.13): Leading Edge

The part of an airfoil that meets the airflow first.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.09.13)

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AD NUMBER: 2013-04-08

PRODUCT: Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model H-36, HK 36 R, HK 36 TS, and HK 36 TTS airplanes.

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